21-day gathering & retreat (Tavira, Portugal)

Being in Breath

Being here. Turning inwards. Coming home to yourself and welcoming all of you in.

During this gathering and retreat we will work with our own breath and conscious movement, allowing all to just be and finding peace with all that is. Observing life to move through us, like our very own breath. Being present with all emotions, sensations, thoughts and everything we experience as human beings. To drop the fight, create space, and embrace the resistance and all that is alive within, with love and acceptance that it – that you – always longed for. 

We would like to invite you to just be, instead of focusing on a strict program and knowing exactly what you will be doing from one moment to the next. This retreat is all about being present, being with what is, allowing yourself to open your heart to all that wants to move through you.

structure of the 21-days

Gatherings & retreat

Week 1: daily online gatherings

Welcome to the start of your daily 30 minute online sessions.

This is to prepare you for your week in Portugal. When you arrive you will have already met your fellow guests and all the facilitators online.

Week 2: retreat, Tavira - Portugal

Immersing yourself and Being in Breath.

Instead of focusing on a strict program and knowing exactly what you will be doing from one moment to the next. This gathering is all about being present, being with what is, allowing yourself to open your heart to all that wants to move through you.

  • 2 one-on-one rebirthing breathwork sessions with Dorien or one of her trained facilitators
  • daily breath awareness sessions & inspiring talks
  • ceremonies: inner child ceremony, cacao ceremony, vision quest, fire ceremony
  • working with the elements of water, earth, air & fire
  • movement medicine & creative expression
  • personal guidance & mentoring throughout the week
  • time to integrate and just be, beach walk
  • plant based meals, infused water & teas

Week 3: daily online gatherings

This is where you get to use the new valuable tools you’ve acquired. A further week of 30 minute daily online sessions with everyone you have already spent time with so the trust is there and the care is there. We are here to guide you through the ‘week after’ and help you to integrate.

book before december 1st 2022 and get

one extra 1:1 rebirthing breathwork session

your host

Dorien Blaauw

Dorien Blaauw is a Rebirthing Breathwork therapist and trainer who aims to help people connect to their breath (to yourself and to life) and to spread the healing power of the breath so that it becomes accessible to everybody.

Dorien helps you, through 1:1 breathwork sessions, inspiring talks and breath awareness practices, to unveil, embody and expand your Divine essence from radical acceptance to what is, complete trust in what will be, and surrender into being, instead of forcing our way through life.

Throughout the retreat she will guide you to see what’s present, deeply feel and embody everything that that lives inside of you and yearns for your attention, and rebirth into all of you.

Dorien will be assisted by 3 of her trained rebirthing breathwork facilitators who all have their own specialty and unique way of working.

breathwork & creative expression

Karin Seelen

“Olá everyone, my name is Karin and I’m a Rebirthing breathwork facilitator and illustrator. I completed the training with Dorien and since then I’m guiding sessions in both the Netherlands and Portugal. I love the rebirthing breathwork technique because of it’s softness and it’s natural approach. The breath shows you what needs to be shown in that specific moment, without forcing into it but with gentle encouragement. And to be able to guide that and to hold the space with loving awareness, is something truly magical.”

breathwork & spiritual purification

Merijn Schuurman

“Hi, My name is Merijn and I love to live, heal and work with the Elements of water, fire, earth and air. I consciously integrate them as much as possible in every part of my personal life, in rebirthing breathwork sessions and ceremonies. Living and working with the elements is so much fun; it’s a great way to connect to “all” and to use it for spiritual, physical and emotional purification. I am looking forward to meet you this January in Portugal to give 1:1 rebirthing sessions, to hold space with an open hart and to connect. You, us and the Elements. With love, Merijn”

breathwork & cacao guardian

Irene Hubers

“Hi! I’m Irene, 39 years old and born and raised in the southern part of the Netherlands. I am a rebirthing breathwork facilitator and I love to share the magic & love of ceremonial cacao. My intention is to be of support for people with all that life’s experience has brought me. Breathwork as well as cacao were of big importance for me. I am really looking forward meeting you in Portugal this January, to connect, to breathe, share cacao an with that to welcome ALL of you. Love, Irene”

dates, pricing & location



The retreat in Portugal is part of a 21-day gathering program. NEW DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN JANUARY 2023.


Quinta da Capelinha – a beautiful place surrounded by nature in Tavira, Portugal (near Faro) which allows you to enjoy the unique calm of the Algarve mountains, just a few kilometers from the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve. Click here for the website.


Price per person €1777,- based on shared accommodation.

Price includes:

  • scheduled airport transfers for arrival and departure
  • all classes, workshops, one to one sessions & all activities on the scheduled programme.
  • allocated accommodation
  • arrival dinks, breakfast, lunch, evening meal. infused water & teas. last night party, any picnics for outside of the venue activities & last day packed lunch for your travel home.

prices do not include: flights & insurance

optional extras: massages, horseriding

All accommodation will be allocated on arrival but please request your preference.

apartment – sleeps 2
queen apartment – sleeps 2
duplex apartment – sleeps 4
premium duplex – sleeps 4
sunrise house – sleeps 5
sunset house – sleeps 5

Single occupancy price on request.

€150,- euros deposit on booking. Monthly payment plan available.

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You can apply to the retreat by sending us an email via events@quintadacapelinha.com

We will send you our gathering brochure, and an intake form to aid our bespoke planning. This will include accommodation choice, any allergies, payment plan, any medical history you need to let us know about and a general questionnaire.

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