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Journey with Movement & Prāna

Jivamukti Yoga Retreat 

September 28th - October 4th, 2024 



We will gather together this autumn for a magical time at the scenic Melides Lagoon to get out of our heads and into our hearts, set amidst the captivating beauty the Portugal coastline and our exclusive private finca overlooking the lagoon.

Join us for six transformative days of Jivamukti Yoga, sunrise Meditation, Breath,  and nourishing food.

Immerse yourself in daily yoga practices, guided meditations, and soul-nourishing workshops. Indulge in delectable, plant-based cuisine crafted with love to nourish your being from within. 

Daily, we will indulge in delicious meals created by our amazing Chef Caro Gante, embracing the farm-to-table experience.

Reconnect with nature, nurture your spirit, and find solace in Melides tranquil ambiance.



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A stunning 6 bed luxury finca, with 2 big terraces overlooking the lagoon will be our beautiful Sanctuary for this magical Autumn Retreat. A beautiful villa, in picture-postcard settings, with breathtaking views, far away from civilisation but then only 10 minutes drive to the next town and the beach. The Villa is composed of 3 independent houses which share a great deck with breathtaking views of Melides Lagoon and the Sea. Every house has 2 rooms with ensuite bath an its own private living/ room and a smaller private terrace. So there is lots of room for your privacy.

Our retreat villa is located 1h15 min south of Lisbon in the heart if Melides Mountains. The fisherman village Melides is 6 min drive away and the beautiful beaches just 10 min.

We will practice Yoga on the big terrace surrounded by nature, with stunning views sun and light October breeze.

After your practice you can enjoy a swim at the heated salt water swimming pool.

Mitch Burnett​ 


Mitch is an  800h+ Advanced  Certified Jivamukti Teacher, mentor and facilitator of 75, 300 and 500 hour Jivamukti teacher trainings.

Australian now living in Spain, Mitch´s classes are inspired and developed through a combined practice of Jivamukti and Ashtanga Yoga. Movement and Breath are used as primary tools to harmonise the Body and Mind. Our sacred connection to the Breath is given the priority throughout all of Mitch’s classes. Understanding mindfulness to establish a strong foundation of inner peace is the outcome of consistent, regular and devoted practice. Using the asana to develop deep states of concentration.

Teaching Language: English

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Caro Gante

Private Chef and Health Coach

Caro's expertise in holistic health and plant-based cuisine.

Caro has been passionate about cooking, food and nutrition for almost all of her life. Connecting her knowledge of holistic health and her love for innovative cooking, she creates unique, vegan food that will leave you feeling nourished and satisfied. Her culinary works are mostly inspired by her surroundings, centered around natural, seasonal and local ingredients and designed to promote health in a flavorful way.


Nourish your body and soul with every bite created by Caro.

Debby Reuter

Debby is a 875h+ certified Jivamukti Teacher & the Founder of W.H.Y. Retreats 

After travelling around the world, Debby was inspired by many teachers and Yoga styles and finally lost her heart at Jivamukti Yoga. She learnt to teach the method from Moritz Ulrich and Yogeshwari followed by a 500h apprenticeship with her dear Mentor Mitch Burnett in Barcelona in 2023.  Who not treating on Retreats she teaches at Roots Yoga Hamburg. Debby is also a certified NLP Master and the founder of W.H.Y.Retreats.

Her vision is to help people to take a pause from their busy life’s finding what it is what they really really want and support a healthy and mobile lifestyle while well-aging.


With her clear and gentle voice, she creates a calming atmosphere which helps her students to be present and focused on their practice. With precise alignment cues, she guides them through mindful movement and physically challenging sequences without pushing or rushing through the Asanas.


Teaching Language: English & German

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Daily Itinerary



We invite you to be part of our community and the program we carefully curated for our group as we come together for these 6 days at this beautiful place on earth . But we also want to give you enough space to enjoy time to yourself, focus on your own personal journey to well-being and life at a slower pace.




Experience the essence of beautiful simplicity and earthly wholeness in every bite at our retreat. Each serving is a culmination of honoring the entire journey, from farm to table. We meticulously source the finest organic ingredients from Portugal, ensuring our dishes are not only nutrient-rich but also bursting with flavor.


Indulge in our daily-changing gourmet brunches and 3 course dinner buffets created by Caro Gante

At our W.H.Y. Retreats, expect flavorsome, plant-based, nutrient-rich, and mostly gluten-free, sugar-free offerings, brimming with fresh, authentic, and natural flavors.





questions & reservations |
To confirm your spot we ask for a 400 EUR non-refundable deposit.

Remaining amount is due by July 27th, 2024.




Before applying, please read our terms and conditions here.

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