A week in the Algarve to nurture your soul

Return To Love
A 7-Day
Spiritual Raw Food & Kundalini Yoga Retreat for Women
13-20 October 2018 – Algarve

Are you ready to unplug yourself from your busy life and come home to yourself?


"It's love and love alone that gives us the power to transcend the lower thought forms and appearances of the mortal world. Only love of our self and others gives us the divine authority to reset the trajectories by which our life unfolds."

Marianne Williamson, The Law of Divine Compensation

Do you always think 'maybe next time'?

Ask yourself honestly: 'Why do I keep delaying taking care of my own wellness. What am I waiting for?' If you're like most women, you probably think that your own wellbeing has to always come second. But just like you would put your oxygen mask on first in an airplane emergency, you need to put your wellbeing first, before you can be of real service to others. The world needs women like you, don't put it off. Act now!

Find your True Self

This Retreat is for the woman who is committed to connect with who she really is and learn how to live from that place every day of her life.

You already know that health is not just the absence of disease, but that it includes your body, mind and spirit.
The Return To Love Women's Retreat is about LOVE in all its forms.

It is about the awareness and truth that you can awaken to love in many different ways, in each and every moment.

And that true love comes from deep within you and will bring you the peace and joy you so yearn for.

Let's talk!

Let me share with you my 3 top tips for starting your conscious, raw food lifestyle right now. 

Send me a message with your telephone number and a time that is convenient for you, and I will be happy to call share these easy to implement strategies right now!


Return To Love builds on the 6 Prayers of Raw Love Awakening and is for you if you are a woman on a journey to find your inner truth and a connection with your Higher Self.

This is a raw food retreat which draws on the high vibrational energy of raw food, movement, meditation and awareness, to bring you an experience of love, peace, health and inspiration.

Join Gabriela Lerner and her team for 7 days, which will leave you peaceful, empowered and ready to live your life with integrity and from your heart.

This is a small retreat with a maximum of 12 participants! Places will go fast.

Treat Yourself


Imagine you could be supported and guided to implement the steps needed to create sustainable health and connect with the greater intelligence that is in us and all around us.

Raw Vegan Food

Imagine being served raw vegan dishes for every meal created with care and love, and full of vibrancy, nutrition and flavour.

Stillness and Peace

Imagine having time away from your busy life, to fully nurture yourself and discover the true you that is yearning to be heard and expressed.

Joy and Love

Imagine spending time with like-minded women, sharing meals, laughter, tears, stories and experiences in a safe and loving environment.

"Gabriela’s retreat was wonderful in so many ways. It is more than just a ‘retreat’. We were welcomed like old friends. The lifestyle that emulates is inspiring while at the same time completely relaxing. Gabriela finds herself on a level with us, and discussions run freely. The raw food provided is diverse, incredibly tasty and clearly made with passion."


"Sometimes in life you need to take stock of things - and that also includes your health. Gabriela guided me through her mentoring program that covered not just food but everything else besides. If you are thinking about giving yourself a gift – some time to explore how to really improve your health – then Gabriela's programme will help you to the better health and better lifestyle that you deserve."

Tessa Harris

"It has truly been a life changing experience. Gabriela has helped me come to terms with and take responsibility for my health, I have been able to safely explore my blocks and limiting beliefs and release them, as well as changing my diet to promote health rather than disease. The journey continues but I would not have made such big changes without Gabriela's help, knowledge, support and love."


"Gabriela is a clear and easy-to-understand coach with a wealth of knowledge and experience in this area. She speaks and teaches from a point of knowing and having been there herself and having benefitted from a committed journey over a period of years."

Elspeth Duncan

"Words do not do justice to this warm, nourishing experience – it is in the experience of being there, after all. And I am truly grateful!"


"I really enjoyed the retreat & it opened my eyes to the potential with raw food. Everything you prepared to eat was delicious & I have cabbage in the fridge ready to make my first batch of sauerkraut. "

Sue Williams

Is this for you?

Are you yearning for time-out just for yourself. Do you feel that a complete break from your normal day-to-day life will help you be more authentically yourself, which will be of benefit to all those whose lives you touch? Return to Love Women's Retreat is for you if:

  • You are already clear that you want to discover your own spirituality more deeply.

  • You know that raw food can make a difference to your health, now you are ready to find out how it can impact on your mind and spirit too.
  • You love the idea of being surrounded by beautiful, nurturing nature as you take this journey.

  • You really feel the call to rest, rejuvenate and reinvent yourself and are open to growth and learning on many levels.

  • It really excites you and lights you up to imagine spending a week being nourished and nurtured with the knowledge that this will ultimately also impact on the health and peace of your loved ones and our entire world.

  • You want to connect with other like-minded women and feel safe and part of a community.

The Return to Love Women’s Retreat will give you the opportunity to restore your soul, nourish your body and discover how to bring love and beauty to your life with a sense of deep connection and abundance. 

Secure your place now!

What you will take away

All activities at the retreat are specifically designed to help you connect on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level, and you will leave the retreat and our time together with:

  • a sense of peace, awareness and presence
  • an open heart filled with love, joy and hope
  • an awakened mind with clear strategic action to live a harmonious, healthy lifestyle
  • renewed inspiration, involvement and creativity
  • an experience of the high vibration of delicious raw vegan food
  • an experience of how you can develop your awareness, consciousness and spiritual growth through Kundalini Yoga
  • a body that feels clean, invigorated, and full of energy
  • a discovery of how to consistently bring love to your thoughts, intentions and actions
  • new friends for life

Sunshine - Friendship - Ocean - Nature

What's included

  • Inspiring, thought-provoking and insightful seminars with Gabriela Lerner, to help you understand what really matters to you and how to align your life decisions to those values and infuse them with the love of the universe.
  • An understanding of and deep connection with The 6 Prayers of Raw Love Awakening and how they can guide your life’s journey.
  • Daily Kundalini Yoga Sessions taught by Rose Long (suitable for all levels including beginners)
  • Exquisite, nutrition-dense and high vibrational raw, plant-based cuisine including
    green smoothies, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, all made with organic, locally sourced
    ingredients wherever possible and always prepared with passion and love.
  • Beautiful, guided meditation sessions to still the mind and be present in the now.
  • Fun activities, including dance and music.
  • Shared accommodation at The Natural Retreat (private accommodation at nearby guesthouse optional).
* not included are flights and airport transfers. The closest airport is Faro.

Is this only for vegans?

This retreat does not require you to be vegan or in fact follow any dietary plans. The food at the retreat will however be entirely vegan and mostly raw. To find out more, why not request a call with Gabriela


What you will gain

​Full participation in this retreat and an willingness to explore new ideas and deepen existing ones will give you:

  • The ability to make self-care a priority in your life
  • An understanding of how your health is directly related to the health of others and the planet
  • A way of living and eating that feels natural and normal (no more yoyo dieting!)
  • More energy
  • Improved mood – Joyful life experience
  • Improved relationships
  • Clarity of mind
  • The ability to listen to your body
  • A deeper connection with who you really are
  • The ability to go within and access the messages your Higher Self is sending you all the time, but which you have forgotten how to hear.

Are you always waiting for the right time? 

The right time for starting a life that is filled with health, vibrancy, joy and love is right now in this moment. There is no better time. 

As women, we often find it particularly difficult to take time for ourselves, always putting other people's needs before ours. But remember, only if you take care of you own wellness and happiness, can you truly share wellness and happiness with others. 

So what are you waiting for? Book before 15 July with code EARLYBIRDPORTUGAL and save 15%

Retreat Fees and Payment Options

High Vibrational Raw Food

Delicious, nutrient-dense raw vegan meals are one of the cornerstones of this transformational retreat and so the utmost care is brought to the menu planning and preparation of all drinks and meals.

Be inspired by the delicious and energy fuelling juices, smoothies, snacks and meals. We promise you that you will go home with a new understanding of how to feed yourself and your family and that you will feel enthused about food in a way you would not have imagined.

Kundalini Yoga

"May the light within you guide your way on. Because when you look to the outside for light, there is a possibility that you may be blinded and exploited. But one thing shall never betray a woman: her own light and her own radiance as a woman. If the light within you can guide you, you will definitely excel."

"Kundalini Yoga means awareness. Awareness is a finite relationship with infinity. That's all it means. This dormant energy is in you. This awareness is sleeping so you only experience (a limited part of) your full capacity. When it can be extended to Infinity, you remain You! In that state, nothing is lacking. This is the basic human structure, the framework through which we have to function."

Yogi Bhajan (responsible for bringing Kundalini to the West in 1960’s)


The Venue

Return to Love Retreat will take place at The Natural Retreat, Salema, Algarve. The dramatic landscape, stunning ocean sunsets and endless miles of golden beaches provide a magical setting for our time together. Enjoy this landscape as part of your retreat. The paths from the retreat lead you through the national park to the ocean. The walk can be a meditation or inspiration for your creativity and soul connection.

The Natural Retreat was established by the current owner Rosalind Hodges. The garden has been designed, sculpted and tended under Rosalind's hands, shaped and nurtured to enhance this calm and peaceful place.

This unique and intimate retreat venue sits on the hills above Salema, on the south Coast of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, in the Western Algarve, Portugal. The Villa has a tranquil atmosphere, with a traditional villa feel. Simple natural colours harmonise the rooms, and the recreational facilities include large terraces, secluded pool, yoga deck, meditation area and gardens. Additional outdoor activities can be arranged by personal request including; holistic horse riding, surfing, mountain biking, windsurfing, diving, and walking. Plus alternative therapies including; massage, reflexology, reiki, cranial sacral massage and beauty treatments.

The Natural Retreat has been adapted where possible to use ecological resources, including solar pool heating, solar water heating, ecological waste disposal, natural sewage processing, ecological cleaning products and spring water.

Reserve your place now!

This retreat is limited to 12 participants and there are now only 8 places left. So make sure you book soon to avoid disappointment.

The Team

Gabriela and her team are dedicated to making this week one that will stay with your for a very long time. We are here to spoil you, nourish you, hold you and inspire you. We love being of service.

Your Chef

Olivia Kirschner

Olivia has a passion for home-made, healthy, wholesome food. She has found a way to combine her love for feeding people with her own healing journey and through this inspires others to eat well and live well. 

Olivia lives with her dog Booja in Aljezur, Portugal and will enrich your dining experience through her knowledge of local and organic produce and her lovingly created raw, vegan meals. She is a free-lance chef, catering for retreats, private events, schools and individuals.



Your Host

Gabriela Lerner

Gabriela is your host for the week. She will guide you through the week with experience of raw food and conscious living. Feel safe in the knowledge that she will always support you with love from her heart. 

Gabriela has healed herself from Fibromyalgia and IBS and has transformed her life from one of suffering to joy. She is a certified Raw Nutrition Coach and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and draws on her the experience of her own spiritual journey to help others heal their lives.

Your Yoga Teacher

Rose Long

Rose has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and today yoga is the foundation of her life. It has been her own practice through many changes and challenges in life, and continues to enrich her in meaningful and unexpected ways.

Rose is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, training under the Master Teachers Sada Sat Singh and Sada Sat Kaur.  She says: “I’ve trained in yoga for mastering the addictive personality and have found yoga to be a great tool for breaking unhealthy patterns and habits, of which I’ve had many!”  Rose has also trained with the British Wheel of Yoga, and Traditional Yoga Teacher Training.

Are you ready to say YES to yourself?

There are only 12 places on this retreat, so make sure you secure your place.


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