Awaken and Align in the Azores: A Soulful Retreat for Women (2023)

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$3,675
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1290
10-days
United States
Azores
Max People : 15
Health & Wellness
Tour Details

During this extraordinary retreat in the magnificent Azores, we will find our North Star with a grounding foundation of mindful movement, meditation, manifestation as well as various transformative workshops.

Each day will bring a new experience, adventure and connection with nature, locals, yourself and our group on a deep and authentic level.

Through the unique vortex energy of this special place along with its culture, your senses and experiences, you will awaken parts of yourself that have been dormant for way too long. You will leave with a deeper sense of identity by working to align yourself with your values, desires and purpose.

Return home with a renewed version of yourself and the confidence and tools to continue to transform, reinvent and create wholeness and a new dimension for your self and your life.

Departure & Return Location

Any major United States Airport (contact info@stoneandcompass.com for quotes from smaller airports)

Ages

All ages

Questions

info@stoneandcompass.com

Itinerary
Day 1
Departure

Travel to São Miguel on overnight flight

Day 2
Explore São Miguel

Our first day on the island of São Miguel will include a walking tour of the area, specifically the capital at Ponta Delgada. We will explore popular tourist destinations as well as historic locations and eat at a small, local restaurant.

Day 3
Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo
  • Early Morning Yoga/Movement/Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Group Circle: Coaching Content/Lesson
  • Excursion: Today, we will take a guided tour to the stunning Sete Cidades Crater Lakes and Lagoa do Fogo, with stops at scenic viewpoints along the way.
  • Lunch
  • 3:00 – return to hotel
  • Rest & 1:1 coaching sessions
  • Dinner
  • Evening Reflection – Group Circle
Day 4
Reflective Relaxing Day
  • Early Morning Yoga/Movement/Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Group Circle: Coaching Content/Lesson
  • Excursion: Today we will be a reflective relaxing day at the facility and a walk through the local town
  • Return to hotel
  • Dinner
  • Reflection – Group Circle
Day 5
Tea Plantations/Farm
  • Early Morning Yoga/Movement/Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Group Circle: Coaching Content/Lesson
  • Excursion: Today we will visit the Gorreana and Porto Formoso Tea Plantations. Afterward, we will visit a local farm, where we will have a chance to practice cow yoga! – all while connecting life. We will stay at the farm to enjoy the beautiful sunset while connecting as a group.
Day 6
Swimming with Dolphins
  • Early Morning Yoga/Movement/Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Group Circle: Coaching Content/Lesson
  • Excursion: Today we will visit Portas do Mar Shop at Ponta Delgada where we will spend a half day swimming with dolphins in their natural habitat while learning about the species. After our lunch break, we will embark on a hiking tour through highland and flatland routes to the beautiful Lagoa do Fogo. Following that, we will visit Caldeira Velha, a scenic waterfall featuring lush vegetation and hot springs before heading home for dinner.
  • Dinner
  • Reflection – Group Circle
Day 7
Beach Day
  • Early Morning Yoga/Movement/Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Group Circle: Coaching Content/Lesson
  • Excursion: We will spend a relaxing day at the beach, enjoying one of the island’s stunning beaches, Praia do Populo.
  • Lunch
  • 3:00 – return to hotel
  • Rest & 1:1 coaching sessions
  • Dinner
  • Evening Reflection – Group Circle
Day 8
Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park
  • Early Morning Yoga/Movement/Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Group Circle: Coaching Content/Lesson
  • Excursion: We the unique opportunity today to take a guided hike through the lush greenery of the Ribeira dos Caldeirões Natural Park, with stops at waterfalls and scenic viewpoints along the way. At your option, partake in canyoning at the park. 
  • Lunch will be in the park, where we will have a chance for self-reflection and one-on-one coaching sessions.
  • Return to hotel
  • Dinner
  • Reflection – Group Circle
Day 9
Cooking Class/Fumaroles/Botanical Gardens/Hot Springs/Farewell Dinner
  • Early Morning Yoga/Movement/Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Group Circle: Coaching Content/Lesson
  • Excursion: On our last full day in the Azores, we will have a traditional cooking class, where you will have a chance to learn more about local cooking techniques. Afterward, we will head to the Botanical Garden and Hot Springs in Furnas to enjoy these last moments on this beautiful island.
  • Lunch
  • 3:00 – return to hotel
  • Rest & 1:1 coaching sessions
  • This evening we will have the opportunity to do a full trip debrief at our Farewell Dinner.
Day 10
Departure

Depart on return flight to the United States.

Instructor Bios

Melanie Wilson-Lloyd is a transformational life and wellness coach who is devoted to helping people achieve their fullest potential. With a wholistic practice including transformation through travel, she combines her expertise in personal growth and development with her passion for exploring new cultures and perspectives. She loves to spark shifts, create clarity and belief-change to help individuals who are in transition or feeling stuck in their lives and are seeking their true purpose.

Born and raised in a suburban town outside of Philadelphia, Melanie always felt a deep curiosity about the world beyond her own. As she lived in different parts of the US and other countries and explored various cultures, Melanie became deeply inspired by the transformative power of travel. She began to see how stepping out of one’s comfort zone and experiencing new ways of life can help people break free from limiting beliefs and unlock their full potential.

After her divorce and other personal struggles in her career, Melanie transformed her own life and became a certified life and wellness coach with a focus on guiding people through states of change by looking at a whole person — mind, body, and spirit. She founded her own coaching practice, Emerge Life and Wellness, where she helps individuals and groups to overcome obstacles, identify and achieve their goals, and live happy, balanced and fulfilling lives.

Melanie’s unique approach to coaching incorporates her love for travel, which she sees as a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation. She leads group retreats and individual sessions that combine mindfulness and coaching techniques, with immersive travel experiences, helping clients to expand their horizons and create huge shifts in their lives. A cornerstone of her philosophy, travel is the catalyst for people to to see themselves and their life in a new light. By expanding perspectives, building confidence, creating new connections and community, discovering purpose, and fostering gratitude, Melanie believes travel can bring about profound changes in people’s perceptions of themselves and their life experience.

Melanie is deeply committed to helping others find their own paths to personal growth and fulfillment, beyond what they’ve ever experienced or imagined. With her expertise, compassion, and adventurous spirit, she inspires clients to embrace their own journeys of self-discovery and lasting transformation.

Certifications/Accreditations

  • IFC CEE Life and Heath Coach, Heath Coach Institute
  • Master Reiki Certification
  • BA Spanish
Includes/Excludes

Price Includes

  • All Inclusive
  • Rountrip AirfareFrom any major U.S Airport
  • Airport Fees/Taxes/Transfers
  • Hotels
  • Meals
  • Translator
  • Museum/Historical Site Admission Fees
  • Transportation
  • Tour Guide(s)

Price Excludes

  • Private ExpensesSnacks, gifts, shopping, etc.
  • Alcohol not included
Payments

Price per person is based on single or double occupancy.

Payment can be made in full or following the payment schedule below.

Single Occupancy Price

$4,075

Price per/person

Deposit

$326

Due:  July 1, 2023

Final Payment

$3,749

Due:  August 1, 2023

Double Occupancy Price

$3,675

Price per/person

Deposit

$294

Due:  July 1, 2023

Final Payment

$3,381

Due:  August 1, 2023

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