Reset, Relax, Find Balance and Achieve Personal Success

Overview

Join us for this week long retreat in the newly redesigned, ultra-chic luxurious Vila Vita Parc resort in Portugal’s Algarve region. With a focus on resetting and renewing, you’ll discover all the tools you need to find balance and harmony in your work and personal life.

Switch off and unwind in these beautifully breathtaking surroundings so that you leave feeling refreshed and with a clear mind. Visit alone or with a friend or partner who also wishes to transform the way they approach life.

As soon as you arrive, you’ll begin to feel the stresses and strains of life lift from your shoulders. Combine this five star luxury with the retreat programme developed by our highly experienced and qualified consultants, and you’ll feel healed, revitalised and ready to move forward with your life in a healthy, positive and fulfilling way.

Choose whether to stay for the five day retreat, or to extend your stay for an extra two nights, with a weekend to enjoy at your leisure – the perfect way to reflect on your learnings in order to utilise them for the rest of your life.

Relaxation and Fun

Whilst our retreats are focussed on learning and physical and emotional wellbeing, we still understand the need for time out for relaxation and enjoying your trip away from home. For this reason, we leave afternoons for you to explore, relax and have some fun in and around the Vila Vita Parc Resort.

During your week-long stay, you’ll be able to make use of the gym and spa facilities onsite. Included in your retreat package is one activity per day, so choose from the wide range of pamper sessions or leisure activities on offer too.Whilst our retreats are focussed on learning and physical and emotional wellbeing, we still understand the need for time out for relaxation and enjoying your trip away from home. For this reason, we leave afternoons for you to explore, relax and have some fun in and around the Vila Vita Parc Resort.

During your week-long stay, you’ll be able to make use of the gym and spa facilities onsite. Included in your retreat package is one activity per day, so choose from the wide range of pamper sessions or leisure activities on offer too.

Emotional Wellbeing

Say goodbye to emotional negativities such as stress, low energy levels and burnout and replace them with a renewed calmness, sense of balance and control over your emotional reactions.

Using robust, research-backed techniques such as meditative stress management, resilience for inner strength and emotional intelligence boosts, you’ll learn exactly how to reset, relax, find balance and achieve lifelong personal success.

Food and Accomodation

All food is included in our retreat package and all meals are carefully developed to provide a balanced, healthy and nutritional diet. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements.

All rooms are of an exceptionally high standard with a balcony or terrace and an en suite bathroom. Rooms are allocated on a single occupancy basis but should you wish to share a room with a partner or companion, this can be arranged.

Instructors

Cara de Lange, Wellbeing Consultant

Cara de Lange
  • Life Coaching
  • Burnout Prevention
  • Stress Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Digital Wellbeing
  • Higher Productivity
  • Woman’s Wellbeing

Cara de Lange, Wellbeing Consultant and Burnout Expert (United Kingdom)

Cara de Lange is a wellbeing consultant and international burnout expert with more than 20 years’ experience in fast paced multinational companies all around the world. Having experienced burnout herself, she now shares simple tools and tips on how to slow down, increase energy and become more resilient. Cara is passionate about women’s wellbeing, helping women achieve more with less effort, helping them set boundaries around technology, learn good digital wellbeing, and take steps to help prevent burnout.

She is the Founder and CEO of Softer Success, empowering some of the world’s leading organisations and their employees to proactively prevent burnout. Cara’s powerful techniques and tips, based on her studies, research and experimentation, are transforming the lives of thousands of people. Their unique programme ‘Prevent Burnout, Find Balance’ enables individual clients and corporate teams to create a more harmonious, peaceful and productive life.

A sought-after keynote speaker on the subject of burnout, she has been invited to speak at organisations such as Google, Box and the United Nations. Her bestselling book Softer

Success: Prevent Burnout, Find Balance and Re-Define Your Success, published in 2019 is available via Amazon, Waterstones and Barnes & Noble. Cara is a keen yoga fanatic and is learning how to be a sushi making pro!

Cara is an associate of, and works closely with, the International Stress Management Association (ISMA). She is also a member of the organising committee for International Stress Awareness Week.

Dr Michaela Merk, Wellbeing Consultant

Michaela Merk Consultant
  • Positive Psychology
  • Emotional Management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Success Management
  • Career Management
  • Relationship Intelligence
  • Inspirational Communication

Dr Michaela Merk, Wellbeing Consultant, Expert in Success Management (France)

Michaela Merk is a wellbeing consultant and is a top-class international expert in success management, positive psychology, emotional intelligence and inspirational communication to help her clients to enhance their lives and shape their future. While excellence in communication skills, leadership and relationship intelligence in business are the main fields of her consulting activity, she has helped many individuals to grow, unfold their true talent and dare to pursue the success and happiness they always dreamt of. Besides, she is certified in the use of highly recognized and robust tools that allow in-depth analysis of our clients’ profiles.

Michaela is German and has been living in Paris for 25 years, where she worked in leadership positions and guided senior managers of influential global brands such as L’Oréal, Dior, Hermès, Vacheron Constantin or Four Seasons Hotels.

Along with her consulting practice, operated through her company Merk Vision, Michaela is a professor in management and marketing and obtained her PhD at Sorbonne Business School. She teaches or has taught at ten leading business schools and universities in Europe, Asia, America, the Middle East where she also helped young professionals find their career path and follow their dreams. In her role as coach, trainer, keynote speaker, author and professor she has inspired over 100 000 people across the globe for over 15 years in English, French or German.

One of her main inspiration sources is her over 100 trips and expeditions to the most extreme parts of the world, living with and observing still authentic tribes, learning from researchers like Jane Goodall about wildlife and exploring still active volcanoes in remote parts of our beautiful planet.

Additional

Weather

The weather in the Algarve in October is usually warm, with a daily average temperature of 20°C, although it can range between 15°C in the early morning to 25°C in the afternoon.

The sea averages a warm 21°C and the rainfall is low.

How to Get There

Faro International Airport is 35 minutes away by car, which you can organise via the hotel or via us. There are multiple flights from major European destinations.

Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa
Rua Anneliese Pohl
8400-450 Porches
Portugal

Tel: +351 282-310-100
https://vilavitaparc.com/en/

Visa Requirements

Travellers from within the EU do not require a visa to travel as Portugal is a signatory to the Schengen Agreement. Any UK citizen who holds a UK passport can travel to Portugal visa-free.

Travellers from outside the EU and non-EU nationals who reside in the UK will require a Schengen visa with no stays longer than 90 days permitted, or return travel within 180 days.

Travel Insurence

You are advised to have travel insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellations or eventualities that might befall you during your trip. However, there are no extreme sports or dangerous activities including in our retreat package.

What to Bring

Pack light clothing for the daytime, with a long sleeved coverup in case of a morning chill. For the evenings, long sleeves are advised due to a slight drop in temperature, but you won’t need cold weather gear. (Although we do advise checking the local weather forecasts before you travel.)

The Vila Vita Parc resort is close to the beach and has several swimming pools, so make sure you pack your swimming costume or trunks.

Gym gear including trainers and lightweight, comfortable clothing is also advised for taking part in yoga sessions or using the gym. You may also wish to bring sturdy footwear to explore the surrounding resort of Armação de Pêra.

Sunscreen or other forms of sun protection such as a wide brimmed hat and loose clothing are also advised.

Program

Monday, June 27th 2022

Arrive, settle in and become comfortable in your new surroundings before joining us and your fellow retreat attendees for a welcome dinner.

Tuesday, June 28th 2022

Wellbeing retreat
Morning – Group session – “Reset and Restore” with Cara de Lange. Learn practical ways to reset and restore your mind, body and soul with meditation, stress management and strategies to help prevent and recover from burnout.
Wellbeing retreat
Afternoon – Free time, wellness, sports and other activities*
Evening – Free time

Wednesday, June 29th 2022

Wellbeing retreat
Morning – Group session – “Finding Balance in Life and Work” with Cara de Lange. A calming session to help you successfully balance life and work in a holistic way including how to say no and how to manage screen fatigue.
Wellbeing retreat
Afternoon – Free time, wellness, sports and other activities*
Evening – Group cooking lesson

Thursday, June 30th 2022

Wellbeing retreat
Morning – Group session – “Going Deeper into Relaxation & Developing Resilience for a Calm Life” with Cara de Lange. Learn the resilience skills you need to bounce back stronger, being kinder to yourself and deal better with challenging situations.
Wellbeing retreat
Afternoon – Free time, wellness, sports and other activities*
Evening – Free time

Friday, July 1st 2022

Wellbeing retreat
Morning – Group session – “Finding Your Inner Self to Boost Your Energy Level” with Michaela Merk. Learn how to fully connect with yourself in order to better connect with others by knowing how to boost your emotional intelligence and continually restore your own energy.
Wellbeing retreat
Afternoon – Free time, wellness, sports and other activities*
Evening – Group dinner

Saturday, July 2nd 2022

Wellbeing retreat
Morning – Group session – “Relating to Others to Boost Your Influence Level” with Michaela Merk. Learn how to be heard, accepted, followed and appreciated in order to amplify your own influence and interaction with others.
Wellbeing retreat
Afternoon – Free time, wellness, sports and other activities*
Evening – Free time
*Free time, wellness, sports and other activities – during your week-long stay, you’ll be able to make use of the gym and spa facilities onsite. Included in your retreat package is one activity per day, so choose from the wide range of pamper sessions or leisure activities on offer too. You’ll also be free to explore the hotel grounds, beach and nearby village of Armação de Pêra at your own pace. Or why not book an individual session with one of our instructors to further develop your knowledge and understanding of your learnings?

Sunday, July 3rd 2022

Optional, to enjoy time in reflection and at leisure.

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Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa

The Vila Vita Parc is a luxury five star hotel situated between a backdrop of 54 acres of stunning lush greenery and the breathtaking coastline of the Algarve. Featured in the Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice Awards 2020 and recognised as one of the worlds’ best destination spa resorts, this hotel has all the comfort and exquisite features you’d expect from a five star retreat.

Just minutes from the beach, it truly is the ideal place for you to reset and relax during our week long retreat. As soon as we saw this luxurious hotel set in the most beautiful of surroundings, we knew it had to become part of our wellbeing retreats.

You’ll experience a world class, bespoke service in this unique destination, with its views of the Atlantic Ocean, beautifully landscaped, flower filled gardens and the welcoming resort of Armação de Pêra.

Spend time in the health club and gym, take part in the array of sports activities, explore the surrounding villages or relax on the pristine beach. Breathe in the clean, sea air and feel a million miles away from the busyness of life.

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, immerse yourself in this paradise oasis imbedded with Portuguese hospitality, culture and spectacularly relaxing and inspiring views.

Wellbeing Retreat Enquiry

    Wellbeing Retreat

    Reset, Relax, Find Balance and Achieve Personal Success

    • 5 or 7 days
    • Five star luxury
    • 5 training sessions
    • Personalised advise
    • Leisure activities
    • Sport and Fitness
    • All food is included