Rejuvenate the body and mind – Join our 5 day burnout retreat

A retreat to take stock, recharge and reset; with yoga, breathwork, a personal resilience assessment, workshops and one to one sessions to learn healthy habits and science-backed strategies to prevent burnout and flourish in your personal and professional life.

Need to recharge?

This retreat is perfect if you are looking to recharge your batteries from a busy life and learn some tools to stress less and manage your resilience over the long run.

During these 5 days you will experience:

1. Yoga with Marah Arcilla to ground and energise you each morning and to restore and recover each evening.

2. A ‘breathe well’ workshop to teach you the basics and a 90 minute transformational breathwork journey* with Mary-Ann Voli.

3. A personal resilience assessment, workshops and 1:1 session with Rachel Austen to help you understand your stress profile, keep burnout signs in check and develop a personal resilience toolkit.

4. Immersion in nature, relaxation by the pool, nourishing food and connection with others.

We like to keep our group size small for more personalised support and connection, therefore our maximum is 14 people.

Your outcomes from this retreat

Through mind and body practices with time and mental space for reflection, you will:

* Increase self-awareness of your resilience roadblocks and what you can do to overcome these

* Learn how to build ‘true’ resilience: shifting from the old style of resilience “toughing it out” and “coping strategies”

* Learn skills and strategies for managing emotions and cultivating a mindset to help you navigate the inevitable stresses and challenges of everyday life

* Connect to your body through yoga practices and breathwork

* Renew your energy and reignite your flame

Others have left our retreats feeling…

“a renewed sense of purpose, relaxed and centred, supported, refreshed and empowered to make positive changes in my life..”

Where and When?

Join us from Friday 14th to Tuesday 18th July 2023 at the newly opened Quinta Marugo in the heartland of the Alentejo region in central Portgual. Extending over 30 hectares of secluded beauty, Quinta Marugo is a fully sustainable oasis of peace that invites you to leave behind the stress caused by an ever-changing world and to recharge.

The Pagoda, living spaces, library, massage room, swimming pond, sunset point, lakes, island and other landmarks all combine to provide the best experience for you to retreat, reconnect and revitalise.

See for full details about the venue.

Retreat schedule

Friday 14th July

3pm onwards – Arrival and check into rooms

5.30pm – Introductions and welcome

6pm – Restorative yoga

7.30pm – Dinner

Saturday 15th July

7am – Yoga

9.30am – Breakfast

11am – Workshop: Building personal resilience

1pm – Lunch

Afternoon – 1:1 AURA debrief and coaching sessions with Rachel

6pm – Restorative yoga

8pm – Dinner

Sunday 16th July

7am – Yoga

9.30am – Breakfast

11am – Workshop: Mindset tips and tricks

1pm – Lunch

Afternoon – Free time; relax by pool, read in the library, walk in nature

5pm – Breathe well workshop

6.30pm – Restorative yoga

8pm – Dinner

Monday 17th July

7am – Yoga

9.30am – Breakfast

11am – Workshop: Emotional resilience

1pm – Lunch

Afternoon – Free time; relax by pool, read in the library, walk in nature

4.30 pm – Transformational Breathwork Journey with Mary-Ann Voli

6.30pm – Restorative yoga

8pm – Dinner

Tuesday 18th July

7am – Yoga

9am – Breakfast

10am – Workshop & Tree planting: Intention setting

12pm – Lunch

1pm – Check out

What is included?


  • 4 nights accommodation in shared or single elegant bedrooms
  • daily healthy breakfast, light lunch and dinner
  • AURA resilience assessment with personal report
  • 1:1 AURA debrief and coaching session with Rachel
  • morning workshops with Rachel
  • morning hatha yoga sessions with Marah
  • sunset restorative sessions with Marah
  • breathwork session with Mary Ann
  • unlimited herbal teas picked straight from the garden


  • visit to the village of Serpa
  • massage
  • additional one to ones with Rachel


  • international flights & travel up to Beja/Serpa
  • travel insurance
  • alcoholic beverages

Retreat Leaders

Rachel is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and the creator of AURA.

After a lived experience of burnout in 2015, she specialised in this area to help others recognise the warning signs and learn practical skills for managing their resilience.

Marah is a sought after yoga teacher, based in Hong Kong.

Marah has been teaching yoga since 2009 and dedicates her teaching to guide students with clarity, purpose and intent in their practise.

Mary-Ann owns Quinta Marugo and will be a special guest facilitator of the breathwork sessions within this retreat.

Her purpose is to give support to you as a leader to reconnect with your inner resources, wisdom, compassion and power.

See About Us page for full bios.

Accommodation & Facilities

Quinta Marugo has elegant and comfortable rooms with breath taking views and sustainable furnishings. The elevated location showcases the beautiful scenery that benefits from zero light and noise pollution.

All rooms have external entrances sheltered by porticos that allow guests to enjoy the warm, balmy days and nights of the Alentejo countryside, and moments of much needed reflection and peace. 

There are two room types to choose from ; Standard and Standard Plus. Standard Plus rooms are bigger with porticos and offer expansive views over the magnificent landscape, lakes and/or swimming pool. All rooms can be configured as a twin bed or king.

Because of the venue’s environmental philosophy, there are no single use items that are in plastic such as tooth paste – there are bamboo tooth brushes on request, and their soaps and bath gel are arrive in powdered form, they just add water and it is activated – reducing supply chain carbon footprint and avoiding plastic disposal.


  • King size bed 180×200 (or two twin sized beds)
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating system
  • Heated towel rack
  • Wardrobe
  • Roof fan
  • Hot water kettle and tea set with our owns teas
  • No smoking
  • No pets

Share a room with a friend/ partner or opt for a single room.


Food served is vegetarian and 90% seasonal and local within the Iberian Peninsula. Most of the food is sourced from Quinta Marugo’s own vegetable gardens, bee hives, tea trees/bushes/flowers and olive trees, which are organic and follow permaculture principles of giving back to nature. They have agreements with organic farmers in the area to source from them when needed.

They make their own home made breads and baked goods and aim for no refined sugar baked goods.

* All menus have allergy information and there will be different options to make sure all allergies are taken care of.


Early bird pricing (until 30th April 2023)

Room typePrice
Standard Shared 1200 Euros
Standard Plus Shared 1300 Euros
Standard Single1800 Euros
Standard Plus Single1900 Euros

Full pricing

Room typePrice
Standard Shared 1500 Euros
Standard Plus Shared 1600 Euros
Standard Single2100 Euros
Standard Plus Single2200 Euros

Sign up & reserve your spot

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