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Couple's Weekend Retreat

Deepening Connection

A couples retreat for reconnection, growth and relaxation.

November 13 to17, 2024


This couples retreat is designed to provide you with the necessary tools and skills to strengthen and improve your relationship - with yourself and your partner. We invite you on a delightful journey to beautiful Portugal, where you and your partner can focus solely on each other. No distractions from kids, work, appointments, or stress - just the two of you.

Our idyllic retreat setting provides the perfect backdrop for relaxation and reflection, with opportunities for leisurely walks, moments by the pool, and meaningful conversations. Whether you're strolling hand in hand through the serene surroundings or enjoying a quiet moment together, you'll have plenty of chances to reconnect and create cherished memories.


Join us for a weekend of self-discovery, growth, and reconnection, and leave feeling more connected and in tune with your partner than ever before.

This couples retreat is designed by relationship experts Clarinda Brandao and Maria Mihailoska from Saúde In The City & Psychotherapy In The City and Isabel Maria, founder of Monkeymindretreats.



Throughout the weekend, you will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of workshops and activities aimed at deepening your understanding of each other and fostering a stronger, more resilient relationship. Our experienced facilitators will guide you through exercises that encourage vulnerability, empathy, and open communication, allowing you to explore your emotions and experiences in a safe and supportive space.


At our retreat, you'll experience:

  • The warmth of the sun, the beauty of nature, and the camaraderie of a supportive community.

  • A genuine escape from the demands of everyday life.

  • Nutritious and delicious meals that nourish both body and soul.

  • Attentive guidance from experienced retreat leaders throughout your stay.

  • Engaging workshops that focus on helping you break free from stress, anxiety, and limiting beliefs.

  • Daily practices to energize your body and calm your mind, including pranayama, asana, energy work, and meditation.

  • The breathtaking charm of Serra de Montejunto, with its beautiful Couple Domes, stunning views, and serene hiking trails, a heated pool, sauna and hot tubes 

Enjoying the Sunset

What will you learn

One of the highlights of the retreat is our vulnerability exercise, where you and your partner will engage in guided activities designed to foster trust and intimacy. By sharing your thoughts, fears, and dreams with each other, you'll have the chance to build a deeper emotional connection and strengthen the foundation of your relationship.

In addition to the insightful workshops, our retreat also offers morning yoga sessions to help you and your partner connect with yourselves and each other on a deeper level. These gentle and restorative practices will allow you to start each day feeling grounded, centered, and ready to embrace the day ahead.

During these sessions, you'll explore:

  • Active listening and speaking skills to foster better communication and deeper connection. 

  • The importance of intimacy and ways to keep it alive through touch, sex, and the development of a shared understanding of each other. 

  • Development & Practice of Profound Self-Love.

  • Guided activities designed to foster trust and intimacy.


Clarinda & Maria

Couples Therapists from Canada


Clarinda Brandão and Maria Mihailoska are a powerhouse pair of therapists with a combined experience of over 20 years in the field of psychotherapy. Together, they form the heart and soul of "Psychotherapy In The City" in Toronto, Canada and "Saude In The City" in Lisbon, Portugal, dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families achieve healthier, more fulfilling lives through relational therapy.

As a dynamic therapeutic duo, Clarinda and Maria are committed to relational therapy, recognizing that connections are the cornerstone of our well-being. They have successfully transformed countless lives, empowering clients to navigate life's challenges with strength, resilience, and understanding.

With Psychotherapy In The City in Toronto and Saúde In The City in Lisbon, Clarinda and Maria offer a global perspective on healing and personal growth. Whether you're an individual seeking clarity, a couple looking to strengthen your bond, or a family yearning for harmony, Clarinda and Maria are your trusted guides on the path to a more fulfilling life.


Your Guide


Holistic Health Coach and Founder of MonkeyMindRetreats 


Isabel is an inspiring yoga instructor and entrepreneur who's passionate about making yoga, meditation and mindfulness accessible to everyone. Since 2020, she's been teaching Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Active & Silent Meditation, Energy Practices and Breathwork (E-RYT 200h and RYT 300) and even organizing retreats worldwide. 


Isabel's passion for yoga and holistic health has shaped how she approaches teaching and guiding couples retreats. The benefits of yoga and mindfulness for relationships are immense. 

Through her retreats, she aims to help couples connect on a deeper level by nourishing both body and mind. The physical postures strengthen and open the body, while the breath work and meditation practices cultivate presence and awareness. 

Touch is such an integral part of intimacy between partners. The asana practice helps release tension that can block physical and emotional closeness. It improves flexibility, range of motion, and body confidence - allowing you to embrace your partner freely.


What to Expect

Embark on a soul-nourishing experience, starting your days with an energizing morning practice of breathwork, yoga asanas, and meditation, followed by a wholesome breakfast. Our compassionate coaching workshops will gently guide you on your journey of self-discovery and healing. Evenings consist of a heartwarming dinner and a calming night session.

Here you can find our example schedule. The workshop topics are going to be different every day and we keep the right to modify some times. 

07:30 AM: Morning Yoga Practice including Asanas, Breathwork, Meditation

09:00 AM: Breakfast

10:00 AM: Workshop: Exploring Core Narratives & Beliefs in Relationships

12:30 PM: Lunch

03:00 PM: Workshop: Conflict Resolution: Understanding Triggers & Repair Workshop

04:30 PM: Tea Time

06:00 PM: Free Time (Walking, Hiking, Reading, Chilling, Pool, Hot Tube)

07:00 PM: Dinner

09:00 PM: Night Session (Optional)

Your Idyllic Location

Experience the perfect escape from the fast-paced city life at SÓIS Montejunto Eco Lodge! Located just 50 minutes away from Lisbon, this tranquil oasis offers the ideal balance between comfort and nature. Nestled in the breathtaking foothills of the protected Serra de Montejunto landscape, our geodesic domes provide a unique and serene setting. 


Immerse yourself in the idyllic surroundings of vineyards, windmills, and a picturesque landscape. Here, you can truly unwind and reconnect with nature. Engage in unforgettable activities that allow you to fully embrace the natural environment and connect with the local community.  Indulge in moments of pure relaxation and rejuvenation at SÓIS Montejunto Eco Lodge. Rediscover the importance of tranquility for your overall well-being in this remarkable haven.



"Clarinda and Maria were amazing to work with for our couples classes. They were intuitive and insightful to our needs. They were able to pivot when needed as well as help direct. Our relationship and connection will always have a special bond because of our retreat. Thank you"

- E & M

Retreat Cost

The full retreat fee is 850€ per person (1700€ per couple)

We request a deposit of 500€ to hold your spot.  The full payment is due 45 days prior to November 13, 2024.  The deposit is non-refundable.

This price includes:

4 nights in a private dome (which includes all amenities).

Breakfast provided by the establishment

Lunch & dinner by our private chef

Yoga & mindfulness

Six workshops and one-on-one sessions with our relationship experts


Extras available: Couple's massage

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