Awaken your Inner Healer
MAY 7 – MAY 13, 2021
Awaken your inner healer is a special retreat led by 3 world-renowned physicians. Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience on the coast of Portugal. Led by seasoned physicians who understand the value of getting away from the everyday grind and getting into a new rhythm guided by a higher vision.
We are witnessing a paradigm shift this century both as individuals and as communities. The importance of mindfulness and empowering ourselves is necessary for true happiness. This provides a myriad of opportunities to “retreat”- from neighbourhood yoga studios to organizations providing you with an opportunity to go on retreats. The Infinite Gathering Retreats are different… the goal is not to have you retreat for a finite amount of time and then return to “society” and your “daily living” – our goal is to be part of the continuum of your awakening… what you learn at our retreats is part of an unending journey of mindfulness, connection, healing and wellness.
The Awaken Your Inner Healer retreat series journeys back to Europe for 2021 with an exploration of our minds and souls in the enchanting country of Portugal. We are overjoyed at the opportunity to bring together humanity in a gathering where every one of your senses will rejoice in this learning environment. Awaken your inner child with walks on the beach amidst waves from the Atlantic lapping at your feet. Tantalize your taste buds with the flavors of a cuisine consisting of the merging of many civilizations. Conclude your evening with unhurried, deep conversations with fellow souls.
Best for Targeted Healing – Conde Nast Traveller Spa Awards, 2019
Built in 1930 and recently renovated, the Palácio Estoril, is one of the most prestigious hotels in Portugal. Situated in the heart of Estoril – just 25 Km away from Lisbon Airport, the Palácio is a five-star deluxe hotel, enjoying beautifully landscaped gardens and sea views.
As retreat leaders, we chose this location because of it’s immaculate beauty and ease of staying here. This allows you to more easily drop into your personal growth of “Awakening Your Inner Healer.”
We will have the opportunity to be enchanted by the beauty of Sintra, a UNESCO world heritage site and town in the foothills of Portugal’s Sintra Mountains. Sintra is a longtime royal sanctuary, in the midst of a forest and colored with gorgeous palaces and villas in Moorish style. We will take a tour of local sights including Pena Palace (considered one of the seven wonders of Portugal), and Monserrate. We will also take a walk on the paths of Parque de Pena for views over the city below.
MEET THE PHYSICIANS
An award winning naturopathic physician dedicated to inspiring humanity to achieve well- being in the mind and body.
Dr. Mickey Bansai, MD; MBA, FAAP
A nationally recognized pediatric emergency physician driving change to improve healthcare as a system.
Dr. Lena Suhalia, ND, FABNO
A naturopathic physician with a focus in integrative oncology – one of only 100 practitioners worldwide.
AWAKENING YOUR INNER HEALER RETREAT – TOPICS OF DISCUSSION WITH PHYSICIANS
- Practices to Awaken Your Inner Healer: meditation, visualization, self-observation, and
- Evidence-based practices to change obsolete habits and behaviours
- The Science of Resilience and Adaptability
- Understanding the root causes of illness – knowledge is power
- Virtue medicine: The nectar of healing processes and health shifts
- Honoring the divine feminine and divine masculine
- Natural medicine from around the world: A comparison of different systems and how they can help you (i.e. Chinese Medicine, Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, Natural Medicine, Astrology, and other Spiritual Perspectives on Medicine from Mystical traditions)
- Foods, herbs, and plants to support the Nervous system, Lymphatic system, Hormonal system, Skeletal system, Muscle system, Skin, Respiratory system, Cardiovascular system, Urinary system, Reproductive system
- Self-care Tips for Optimal Health
OUR TYPICAL DAY
7:30-9am: Rise and Shine Meditative Yoga session (Suitable for all levels)
9am-10am: Morning Meditative walk on the beach.
10am-11am: Buffet Healthy Brunch
11am-1pm: Group Teaching on one of the Awakening Your Inner Healer topics listed by one of the Physicians
1pm-4pm: Visit the spa, hammam or garden for relaxation
4pm-5pm: Afternoon Resilient Mind Skills session – Effective evidence-based practices to break obsolete habits and behaviors
5pm-6pm: Buffet Healthy Dinner
6pm-6:45pm: Evening Walk
7pm-8:30pm: Evening session/Guest Session or Free time depending on the day
The above schedule is subject to change
All activities are optional
First Day: Welcoming New Beginnings
Second Day: Self Observation: Initiating Change From Within (Afternoon trip to Cascais, a local nearby town)
Third Day: Accessing Your Inner Healer
Fourth Day: Finding Joy and Beauty (Day trip to Sintra and Buddhist Monastery)
Fifth Day: Healing the Body
Sixth Day: Healing the Mind (Afternoon trip to Lisbon)
Seventh Day: Integration and Inspiration
Book your awakening retreat by Nov 310, 2020:
- Double Room USD 2550 / € 2300
- Single Room USD 2950 / € 2650
Book your awakening retreat by the deadline on April 10, 2021:
- Double Room USD 3050 / € 2750
- Single Room USD 3450 / €3100
RESERVE YOUR ROOM
- 6 nights accommodations based on room category
- Brunch and Dinner Buffet daily
- Tea/coffee, mineral water and healthy snacks
- Wireless Internet
- Access to Banyan Tree Spa with
- 20% discount on special spa services
- All Workshops and Lectures by renowned physicians
- Daily Yoga, Meditation and Breath-work practices
- Airfare to/from Lisbon, Portugal
- Arrival and departure transfers to the hotel
- Costs to obtain valid Passport/Visa
- Cancellation insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Medical Insurance
- Any items of a personal nature
- Any item that is not specifically detailed on our website or in the final retreat itinerary