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Step into a world of self-discovery, creative expression, and spiritual awakening as we invite you to join us on a unique transformative 4-day Art and Yoga retreat, on the paradisiacal island of Madeira.


Over the four days, immerse yourself in a holistic exploration of self, through art-making, yoga practice, and nature. Soul Painting invites you on a creative journey, unlocking the depths of expression and listening to the natural movement of your body in dialogue with the canvas. In painting sessions you will traverse your lifeline from birth to present, utilizing diverse tools beyond painting, including movement, meditation, writing, and collages. These varied practices awaken your innate creative flow, fostering deep self-discovery and connection.


Throughout the retreat, we embrace the sacred practice of Hridaya Hatha Yoga. With each asana and each breath, we connect deeply to the divine within, experiencing a profound sense of peace and inner harmony.

The practice of yoga brings us to a state of balance, allowing us to delve even deeper into the art practice, and vice versa. We will move between the various environments - the studio, the park, and the forest - our senses are heightened, and our creativity is ignited. All that we do is deeply connected to the sacredness of existence itself, as we honor the beauty and divinity present in every moment.

This retreat is more than just a getaway; it's a sacred invitation to rediscover yourself, unleash your creativity, and embrace the beauty of the world around you. Join us on this unforgettable journey of self-discovery and spiritual exploration, where every moment is infused with possibility, inspiration, and the joy of being truly alive.

This Retreat is for anyone wanting to explore deeper inner connection and creativity. No previous experience is necessary in art or yoga practice. 


Retreat local

Located in the heart of Funchal´s historic district, Portal das Artes is a holistic haven. It is a space dedicated to the Art of growing and transforming, a true sanctuary for creative souls seeking for deeper inner and artistic connection.


Detailed program of the Retreat



  • 4:30 to 5pm arrival to Portal das Artes.

  • 5pm Welcome drink and presentation of the retreat 

  • 5:30 to 6:30 pm yoga session

  • 6:30 to 7pm tea break with snaks 

  • 7 to 8:30 pm Soul painting -Creative Being. Birth.



  • 9 to 11:15am Hridaya Hatha Yoga and meditation in nature (Parque Santa Catarina). Gathering inspiration.
    •    Herbal tea or home made cocoa with snacks.
    •    11:30am to 1:30pm Soul painting - Exploring first steps. Child. 
    •    1:30pm to 3 pm vegetarian lunch and lunch break
    •    3 to 6pm Soul painting. Exploration. Play. Child.
    •    6 to 8pm dinner break
    •    8 to 9:30pm Night painting. Creative chaos. Daring. Adolescence.



  • Gathering 11am for day in nature

  • 11am to 17pm trekking and creative exploration in nature

  • Free evening 



  • 10 to 11:30am Hridaya hatha Yoga

  • 11:30am to 1:30pm Soul painting. Discernment. Flexibility. Adult.

  • 1:30 to 3pm vegetarian lunch

  • 3 to 5pm Soul painting. Wisdom. Adult. Conclusion

  • 5 to 7pm free time

  • 7pm gathering for evening tour in nature

  • 7:30 pm dinner

  • 9pm final ceremony and conclusion of the retreat.

Dive into Our Inspirational Art & Yoga Gallery

Meet our Team

Márika Mankinem

Your retreat leader, intuitive painter, art therapist, yoga, and meditation teacher.

With over 20 years of experience practicing yoga and certified by Hridaya Yoga School (RYS500), along with extensive training in intuitive painting under renowned artists like Meera Hashimoto, Flora Bowley, and Nicholas Wilton, I've committed myself to facilitating transformative workshops, trainings, and retreats. My mission is to guide individuals on a profound journey of self-discovery and healing through the integration of art, yoga, and meditation.

I firmly believe in the healing power of creativity and its ability to awaken the innate artistic skills within each of us. Creativity is not a talent reserved for a select few—it's our birthright, a sacred energy that connects us with the essence of life itself.

Join me as we delve into the depths of our being, reconnect with our souls, and experience the transformative power of art and yoga. Together, let's embark on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and inner transformation.


Teresa Patrício

Passionate mountain hiker, yoga, and meditation teacher.


I've been practicing yoga and meditation for 15 years. I've been running yoga classes in Funchal for over 10 years. I completed my first yoga teacher-training course in 2016, but my training has been continuous. I attended the Sundari Centre, the Kamala School of Yoga and Meditation in Bucharest, and more recently the Hridaya Yoga France Centre, always with the vision of yoga from the spiritual heart and always with the same soul family.

On this journey, I have always valued silence and meditation retreats. Silence retreats allow you to develop detachment and clarity in a context of shared humanity.

I'm passionate about nature, long walks in the mountains of Madeira Island, and intuitively discovering special places, whether with friends or alone.


During the retreat I will be assisting with whatever is needed and taking you to very special places in the forests of Madeira.

Lidiane Duailibi

A Plant-Based Chef, renowned singer, producer, and event organizer.

After facing a serious health problem with her husband a decade ago, Lidiane was inspired to deeply rethink the relationship between food and health, which took her in a new direction in her professional career.

As so, she formed herself as a Plant-Based Chef, focusing not only on flavour but also on the sustainable and healthy benefits that natural food can offer. For the past four years, Lidiane has been implementing this philosophy of Holistic Nutrition through her work, which stands out for combining outstanding flavour and nutritional properties, reflecting her dedication to health and well-being.

Lidiane Duailibi believes that art combined with healthy and sustainable nutrition is not only essential for the body but also for the soul, promoting a culture of integral well-being.

During the retreat, she will be preparing three amazing vegetarian plant-based meals for us.


Sophiia Dehe

Artistically called Lugya So, French/Argentinian singer, song-writer and musician.


My connection to music started from a very young age, using it sometimes as an escape and other times as an inspiration. I like to channel my love for music through my healing journey and self-development, which ultimately gives birth to my songs. My process of writing and creating is powered by a connection to nature, specifically the element of Fire. Currently, I am exploring ways in which I can combine my passion for healing, spirituality, and connection to our most sacred self through music.


During the retreat, I will be with you on nature tours with my music.


Retreat Price

Early bird 699€ until 20 of May, after 849€

Retreat price includes

  • Several hours of daily art-making practice and exploration;

  • All art materials and supplies will be provided;

  • Three vegetarian lunches prepared by Plant-Based Vegan chef Lidiane Duailibi;

  • One dinner at cozy local restaurants;

  • One-day hiking tour including transportation;

  • One evening of nature gathering with dinner, including transportation;

  • Soul painting workbook provided;

  • Snacks, tea, water, and juice will be available throughout the entire retreat.

Retreat price does not include

  • Flights;

  • Extra meals;

  • Accommodation.

We understand that each individual's journey is unique, which is why we offer multiple retreat dates throughout the year. You can choose the dates that best align with your schedule and preferences.

Please note that the early bird pricing ends 30 days before the start of each retreat.

Agenda Madeira Art&Yoga Retreat

  • 20th to 23rd of June 2024

  • 31st of October to 3rd of November 2024

  • 13th to 16th of March 2025

  • 5th to 8th of June 2025


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To catch a glimpse of the breathtaking beauty that Madeira Island has to offer, simply click the link below to view captivating video of Cinelifter Media.

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If needed, we help to arrange accommodation close to Portal das Artes.

We suggest the following possibilities just a few minutes walking distance away from Portal das Artes.

How to get from Madeira Cristiano Ronaldo airport to center of  Funchal?


The best way to get from the  airport to Funchal without a car, is to take a direct bus which takes approximately 35 minutes to the city center. The bus leaves every 30 minutes  during the day, located in front of the arrivals with a cost of 5 to 6€.

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