Food & Lifestyle Photography and Mindfulness retreat in Portugal (sold out!)

27 April to 2 May 2019 (6 days / 5 nights) - from € 1.575,-

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A Food & Lifestyle Photography and Mindfulness retreat in the south of Portugal

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Dates: 27 April 2019 - 02 May 2019 (6 days / 5 nights)

Where: Companhia das Culturas , Algarve Portugal


€ 1.575,- double room, double occupancy

€ 1.895,- single room, single occupancy

  • 50% deposit due at registration and when your participation is confirmed by Slow Escapes
  • Final payment will be due March 15th 2019
  • ps. if you're awesome and motivated to come but have trouble meeting our payment terms, contact me so I can see what we can do!

Slow down and unwind from your busy life and let’s experience new things together. This retreat will be all about finding your own style, playing with light and shadow and learning how to tell your story with styling and photography. We will style food scenes, play around with props, gather around the table with delicious and healthy food from the region and talk about photography. And because all creativity starts with a clear mind, mindfulness will play a big part in this 6 day immersive experience. We will offer yoga and meditation classes daily and also plant based cuisine, focussed on cultivating a clear and calm state of mind, using simple ingredients, playing with their shapes and textures to bring balance and beauty to the table and to our bodies.

Our base will be a once abandoned rural estate, now turned into a beautiful eco hotel, Companhia das Culturas. It’s situated amidsts acres of pines, cork, carob trees, figs and apricots and has it’s own organic garden. With it’s salt-water pool and hammam it is the perfect setting for the ultimate relaxing break. As the surroundings also call for some adventure and sightseeing, we will take our camera’s and go out exploring together. Our program is designed to stir all of your senses whilst at the same time calming and balancing your mind.

For this retreat we are so proud to team up with stylist and photographer Sanda Vukovic of Little Upside Down Cake, whose work is infused with a sense of quietude and stillness, perfect for this Slow Escape.

We're happy to announce that the food (all plant based) will be catered by Diana Basto Ferreira

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What’s included:

  • 6 day itinerary packed full of exciting and mindful adventures
  • 5 night stay at eco-hotel Companhia das Culturas
  • All of your meals, snacks and beverages 
  • All the private and selected excursions
  • variety of mindful activities such as yoga sessions, silent walks, mindfulness class
  • hands-on mindfulness workshop
  • welcome goodie bag


Airfare, transportation to + from airport, personal shopping or meals/drinks outside of the retreat activities, travel insurance (highly recommended)

What you will take home after the retreat:

  • Creative inspiration
  • A sense of feeling relaxed and nourished
  • Beautiful memories
  • A feeling of new energy and the tools to tap into that more often
  • A supportive network

For who:

  • People looking to enhance their styling and photography skills (also beginners!)
  • For those that want to celebrate life with like-minded people
  • For those that want to experience new things
  • People needing to strengthen or start practicing self-care
  • People that want to find their own creative voice

If you have any questions about this retreat, please contact us at: or

* all images on this retreat page are made by the co-host to this retreat Sanda Vukovic

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Date27 April 2019 Duration27 April to 2 May 2019 (6 days / 5 nights) Pricefrom € 1.575,-