Healing Through Psychology, Yoga & Self-Care Retreat, Portugal

  • Organizer: 108 House
  • Type: Yoga Retreat
  • Starting From: 25-April-2020
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Area: Ericeira, Portugal
  • Food: Vegetarian,Vegan,Gluten Free,Organic,Dairy Free
  • Surrounding area: Near to Beach,Sea,Close To Nature


Traditional yoga philosophy parallels psychological science across the continuum of health and illness. Harriet presents a bio-psycho-social perspective: explore the latest research to heal yourself.

Retreat topics include stress and the immune system, sleep, the gut-brain connection, and addiction: rewiring your brain. Explore how to heal from trauma through psychology, yoga, and self-care. Emerge a brighter you. 


108 house is a perfekt place for a yoga retreat or yoga holidays. It just made me fall in love with it from the very beginning.

I felt not like in a hotel, but like at home with a nice a caring family. And on top of that: Federico is the best yoga teacher I ever had.

Add the most delicious breakfasts ever, an amazing view from a terrasse and you get the perfect place to be.

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Ever since I arrived, Federico, Riccardo and their team made me feel most welcomed into 108 House. They made sure to cater for their guests needs, thus creating a most inviting environment.

The attention to detail was always there and you could see that on the presentation of the amazing food at breakfast and dinner. The yoga lessons taught by Federico were a pleasure to attend.

Federico’s attention to his students is reassuring, especially when someone needs correcting the poses. If you are looking for some time devoted to traditional yoga, with a caring teacher and at the same time enjoy great food and stunning views of Ericeira’s sea, this is the place to go!

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    Federico Zanchetta

    Core Subject: Hatha Yoga

    As a certified Sivananda (RYS) teacher, Federico has taught students in many European countries and Asia. When instructing teacher training courses and private workshops, his focus is on asanas and yoga theory. His classes range from Hatha, pranayama, meditation, yoga Nidra to philosophy and nutrition. A holistic view of yoga means his practice focuses on traditional Sivananda and Satyananda techniques. Over 20 years of continuous personal evolution and professional experience has made it possible for him to find a balance between the modern era and traditional yoga.

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    Harriet Sciberras

    Core Subject: Health Psychologist

    Harriet is a certified yoga teacher with a background in health psychology and has practiced yoga for nearly a decade. Originally from Brighton, but raised in Sydney, she has also taught yoga in Central America, Europe, Indonesia, and Australia and received training in India. Harriet's health psychology background in the interplay of mind and body in health and illness and strong personal practice contributes to her holistic approach to health. She is passionate about bringing yoga off the mat: helping to equip people with practical strategies to improve their quality of life.


108House is located within an easy walking distance of the stunning coastline of Ericeira, Mafra Municipality, just a few kilometers from Lisbon. The coastal way can walk towards North to the nearby beaches of Empa and Ribeira D'Ilhas, there are perfect surf spots protected by breathtaking cliffs, as well as the South through the maze of narrow streets in town.


  • Bus stop, 200 meters
  • Ericeira town center, 1 kilometer
  • Supermarket, 200 meters
  • The Atlantic Ocean, 200 meters
  • Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) - 30 to 40 minutes
  • Matadouro Beach, 750 meters
  • Pescadores Beach, 1.4 kilometers
  • Ribeira d'Ilhas beach, 2.5 kilometers

During the retreat, yoga practice will be combined with daily workshops meant to empower you with skills to thrive, and an accessible toolbox of good habits to cultivate simply. The workshops combine yogic techniques: including pranayama, meditation, asana, and yogic philosophy with evidence-based western psychological techniques to: 

  • Calm and rejuvenate
  • Release tension
  • Improve focus and concentration
  • Break free from harmful addictions
  • Rest well for better overall health

After the work you do with Harriet, Federico will accompany you on a journey into the yogic tradition. To understand how an ancient discipline can help to reach a balance between the opposites to which we are exposed every day. With the intention of rediscovering how to maintain a state of psychophysical balance.

Sample daily schedule:

  • 08:30 AM Tea and dry fruits
  • 09:00 AM Hatha yoga class, meditation, and pranayama
  • 11:00 AM Delicious vegan brunch
  • 12:00 PM Free time - activities
  • 16:45 PM Yoga class 
  • 18.00 PM Tea break 
  • 18.15 PM Afternoon workshop
  • 20:30 PM Vegetarian dinner

Relax under the breeze on the terrace at daytime or leave your room door slightly open at night and let yourself lulled by the sound of the ocean. The guesthouse can accommodate up to 15 people in four rooms; one independent shared room with a kitchenette and can accommodates up to 6 people, one smaller shared room can accommodate four people, one triple room and one suite for 2 people. All the rooms have terraces facing he coastline, town, and ocean.

Meals are offered on the covered patio which enjoys an ocean view. On the main patio, guests can relax and appreciate the ocean breeze. An open area with a big table is available in the back of the house - an ideal place to share food, drinks, and conversation.

A healthy and delicious vegan base brunch will be waiting for you after your morning yoga practice. Fruit salad, freshly baked bread, honey, jam, tea, coffee, juices, tomatoes, and avocado will be on your table every morning, together with a daily special recipe to load you up with good and tasty energies. In the house, tea, fruits, and coffee are always available.

Even if we can stand eggs or cheese from time to time, our goal is not supporting an industry that causes so many troubles to communities, families, and life on this planet. That is why you will find dairy products on this table only when we will be sure to provide you quality and sustainable food. If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organizer when making a reservation.

The aim of this retreat is to improve your understanding of addiction, from a biopsychosocial perspective, and facilitate connection, combined with the intention of 108 House is to bring you to experience the yogic tradition, maintaining balance and consistency in all aspects of yoga. 

  • 6 Morning yoga classes from Sunday to Friday
  • 5 Evening yoga class from Monday to Friday
  • 4 Workshops
  • 6 Delicious vegan brunches
  • 6 Vegetarian dinners
  • 6 Nights accommodation

108 House


108 House is located in a peaceful and quiet closed community by the ocean.Enjoy and be inspired by the surrounding nature or get lost in Ericeira’s lively and narrow back roads just walking distance from the house.

The 108 project was born from the intention to provide the teachings of traditional yoga disciplines in a beautiful environment conducive to satisfying our passions.

  • We require 30% advanced payment in order to confirm the booking.
  • Balance is due before leaving the Guest House