Wicked Weekend:
Spring Cleaning in Portugal

Unfortunately, this weekend was cancelled!

Spring is around the corner, time to come out of the darkness and prepare yourself for the sun!

Wicked Retreats offers you the place and the time to prepare yourself for coming season, by guiding you into re-awakening your body from the slumber of winter.

Would you like to spend some days in peace, learning to care of your body and to create a delicious and healthy eating pattern?

Join Rianne and Marrit for a long Easter weekend getaway, in the beautiful valley of Monte Mariposa in the Algarve in south Portugal. This is the place to unwind, reconnect to yourself and nature and enjoy some quiet you-time.

Reconnect with your body during the Meditation and Yoga sessions.
Find inner calm with our breathing deepening practice.
Nourish and optimise your energy levels with amazing vegetarian food.
Prepare delicious meals in our Creative Vegetarian Cooking Workshop.
Cleanse your body with our sweat lodge ceremony.

Our aim, besides creating a beautiful experience during our Spring Cleaning Retreat, is to provide you with the tools and information to continue with the integration in your everyday life.

cabin and the view

The retreat



has over 10 years of yoga experience and will guide you through meditation and the yoga sessions. You will explore mindful movement and get to know and feel your body better. The practice is fairly gentle, but challenging at the same time. It will make you even more present with what you are doing and discover your body and movement in a deeper way. You just have to be curious!

Rianne will also teach a breathing deepening practice. Breathing is something we all do, but we’re hardly ever aware of it. The breath is a great indicator of how you are doing in this moment. In the breathing deepening practice, you will explore your breath and practice different breathing techniques. We will also link it to your posture. In this way, it will also be of benefit in your movement and meditation practice as well as during daily life.

For more info on Rianne, please visit her website Vyana yoga or her Vyana yoga facebook



is passionate about yoga, plant based cooking and nutrition. She will teach you useful of vegetarian cooking skills during the Creative Vegetarian Cooking Workshop. The focus will be on creating a healthy and tasteful eating pattern, while keeping things fun and practical. There are so many healthy and delicious recipes that we will share with you! Vegetarian food can be festive, colourful and nourishing – even for meat lovers.

In the workshops we share nutritional information, practical tips and experiences, focused on creating more sensibility in listening to your body´s needs. You will be guided through the preparation of a delightful lunch, which we will enjoy together. You will also receive the recipes of all the meals that are eaten during the retreat so you can continue nourishing your body after the retreat.

For more info on Marrit, please visit her Creative Vegetarian Cooking facebook


We have invited our friend Marie to host the sweat lodge ceremony in order to offer you a full spring cleaning experience. Her first sweat in 2012, she feels a strong calling to work with sweatlodges. When she sits inside the sacred womb, her soul feels at the right place. She is very thankful for all teachings she has received. Earth, fire, wind and water on her side, being guided and always send to right people. She is grateful to herself for stepping into her powers and overcome her fears.

The Day to Day

We would like to start the day in silence, to give everyone the space to wake up in peace. We then start waking up our body in the morning yoga session, followed by a healthy vegetarian breakfast. After a short break the different workshops and activities will commence, see our program for full details. In the afternoon, there is enough time to just relax, read a book, take a dip in the pool or explore the beautiful surroundings of the valley. You also have the opportunity to book a personal bodywork or Thai massage session (not included in the price). Do note that the availability of this is limited, so book in time.

The Sweatlodge Ceremony

The Sweatlodge Ceremony has been a sacred practice for many different cultures for thousands of years. Those cultures use this practice to go back to the sacred womb of mother earth to reconnect with their light and love. They give thanks to life and to praise pachamama. Inside they pray, sing or are in silence.
In our ceremony, the transformative power of the elements will help us to co-create a sacred field of healing, receiving insights and getting reborn as a more aligned version of ourselves.

The Location

In a beautiful valley, surrounded by cork, almond and orange trees, you can find retreat centre Monte Mariposa. The perfect place to enjoy the peace and tranquillity the Algarve has to offer. At the same time the picturesque village of Tavira is just 15 minutes’ drive, just like the beautiful beaches of the Ria Formosa. Faro airport is only 30 minutes by car.

The peaceful valley is located behind the main building. We have a lovely spacious studio space, covered with glass windows that can be opened. This way you’re protected against the sun and wind, but still have the sense of being outside in nature. There are wooden cabins with 2 single beds scattered around the valley. We have an open kitchen and dining area available and shower/bathroom facilities.

yoga shala and dining area

What you get

This Wicked Weekend was cancelled.

Price includes:

  • 4x breakfast and 3x lunch and dinner (with recipes)
  • 4 nights in a 2-person shared accommodation
    (single accommodation by request, extra fee applies)
  • Yoga and Meditation sessions
  • Creative Vegetarian Cooking Workshop
  • Fascial Release workshop
  • Breathing deepening practice
  • Sweatlodge ceremony

Price excludes:

  • Flights
  • Transport to and from Faro airport (please state in your booking if you need one) latest transfer at 15:00 on March 30th
    (we encourage the sharing of a taxi, or sharing of a hired car).
  • Optional bodywork/massage session
    (€50 for 60 min, €75 for 90 min)


Note that the program can be subject to change.

Arrival day, Friday, March 30
16:30 – 17:00 Welcome meditation (optional)
18:00 – 19:30 Opening circle and dinner
19:30 – 21:00 Creative Vegetarian Cooking Workshop – theory

Saturday, March 31
8:30 – 9:45 Yoga Somatics
9:45 – 11:00 Breakfast
11:00 – 13:00 Cooking / Massage Workshops
(half of the group will join per workshop and change the next day)
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 18:00 Free time (optional treatments)
18:00 – 19:30 Breathing deepening practice
19.30 Dinner followed by a campfire before bedtime

Sunday, April 1
8:30 – 9:45 Yoga Somatics
9:45 – 11:00 Breakfast
11:00 – 13:00 Cooking / Massage Workshops
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 18:00 Free time
18:00 – 19:30 Restorative yoga followed by a deep relaxation
19:30 Dinner followed by an optional evening program

Monday, April 2
08:30 – 09:45 Morning walk, preparation for sweatlodge
09:45 – 11:00 Breakfast
11:00 – 18:00 Sweatlodge Ceremony
18:00 – 20:00 Celebratory dinner, followed by an optional evening program

Tuesday, April 3
08:30 – 10:15 Yoga & Meditation
10:15 – 11:45 Breakfast and closing circle

Other info

A minimum of 7 participants is needed for the retreat to continue. There is a maximum of 12 participants. If the minimum number of participants is not met, the retreat will be cancelled and there will be a full refund of money already paid. Upon booking you will be requested to fill out a small questionnaire. This will give us an idea of the group and allow us to adjust the program to make it most beneficial.

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To book your place at Wicked Weekend: Spring Cleaning send us an email at: info@wickedretreats.com

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