Find your Self during a week in Portugal

Return To Love
A 7-Day
Spiritual Raw Food & Kundalini Yoga Retreat for Women
12-19 October 2019 – Algarve

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

This retreat is now fully booked

"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.




Join us for

Saturday 12th to Saturday 19th 

October 2019

Western Algarve


Fully booked

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.

"I’ve been to many retreats, have done personal development and spiritual programmes, as well therapy, but I’ve never been to anything as wholistic as Return To Love."

A truly wholistic retreat

"When I told people I was going on a retreat, the response was mostly: ‘oh, how lovely, have a good rest…’. If only they knew?! What a full-on week it was – in the best possible way! The ‘raw food and kundalini’ aspect turned out to be a sort of framework within which there was a lot of deep-diving and soul-work. It was intense at times, but what feelings of energy, power and positivity by the end. An extraordinary week."

Shirley Smith
An extraordinary week

"Difficult for me to sum up the experience of this week into a few sentences. It’s been a journey into flavours and textures of the raw food we’ve eaten. For me the retreat was a week of discovery that is leading me on a very interesting journey! One of the most important lessons has been about living in the present and not worrying about the past or the future. I'm not that great at applying it but am trying!"

Janine Nelson
A journey into flavours and textures

"This week has exceeded any expectations I may have had. I learnt so much about myself, experienced so many new things and made incredibly special friendships. It has changed how I approach my life – I am clearer, more positive and confident. I cannot thank you enough for such a life-affirming experience."

Debbie Rolmanis
A life-affirming experience

"This seven day retreat was an awakening process for me on many levels. The healing energy of accompanying women was a very important aspect on this journey. Kundalini Yoga with Rose brought so much light to this whole experience and beautifully stimulated all processes. Gabriela’s knowledge, experience and ability to work with the whole group was the highlight at this stay. Surrounded by the breath-taking Portuguese landscape and being fed with the food full of LOVE, by Gabriela, Olivia and Natalia, you wouldn’t really ask for more. Overall it was one of the most beautiful and important experiences of my life. Thank you! All my love!"

Kasia Suder
Healing energy

"I really enjoyed the retreat & it opened my eyes to the potential with raw food. Everything you prepared to eat was delicious."

Mary Nelson

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:

  • feel you are on the cusp of something but not quite sure what it is. 
  • feel you are holding yourself back because of fear or guilt.
  • feel your life could soar, but you don’t know how to take off. 
  • want to embark on a journey of physical, emotional and spiritual greatness, and just need a little helping hand to do this. 
  • need a break from your daily life so you find the time to break through to what you are really here to do.
  • understand that energy, health and happiness go hand it hand.
  • would love to eat delicious raw vegan food and experience the energy it can give you.

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. 

Fully booked

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.
  • A day out in the beautiful coastal town of Lagos with a raw food dinner at Estúdio Vegetariano.
  • 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).
  • Pooled airport transfer between Lagos & Venue on arrival and departure day.**
* not included are flights. The closest airport is Faro.

** We will aim for 2 transports on both arrival and departure day. This may require you to wait at the airport for other travellers. There is no refund for participants who prefer to organise their own transport. 

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? 

Fully booked

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.

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

Paula Young

Paula's passion for creating nutritious, healthy and inspiring plant based food goes back a long way! As a vegan and qualified chef of 24 years Paula likes to take a mindful approach to cooking, resulting in a feast not only for the eyes but the senses too! Paula is also a qualified nutritionist and takes great care in providing well balanced meals to nourish the body & mind.

Paula is currently a chef at Monte Velho Eco Retreat in the West Algarve. We are very happy to have her take time out from her normal job to cater at Return To Love.



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. She is an ongoing student of A Course In Miracles and is uses her guidance to help others heal their lives.

Your Yoga Teacher

Rose Long

Rose has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Today yoga is the foundation of her life, it makes so much possible. Yoga has taught Rose how to live a life worth living, and continues to enrich her in meaningful and unexpected ways.

Rose is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher. 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.


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