Ulivo Wellness

The Breath is Life

Breathwork Retreat

27th – 31st March, 2024

Welcome to our Breathwork Retreat!

Together we will explore the deep power and magic of Breath 
“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
Breathwork Retreat

The Breath is Life is not your ordinary retreat

It’s an invitation to release, connect, and breathe.

It’s about deep connections, both with oneself and the souls joining this transformative journey. Within our sanctuary, the influence of breath goes beyond the personal, it transforms into a shared ritual.

Creating a feeling of safety and allowance is our main priority, because we understand that you need to feel in a safe space, to fully go inward and let go of what no longer serve you.


During this Breathwork Retreat, we’ll provide you with daily life tools to work with your breath and understand your breathing patterns. Additionally, we’ll guide you through daily conscious connected breathwork ceremonies to help you connect with your emotions, deepest patterns, and belief systems.


You will receive

  • Morning movement practices
  • Functional Breathing exercises
  • Pranayama
  • Daily Guided Breathwork ceremonies
  • Sweat Lodge
  • Healthy organic food
  • Fire Ritual
  • Easter Cacao Ritual and Banquet

Are you ready to exhale the old and inhale the new with us?

Join in, and let the journey unfold together.



The more consciously you breathe, the more connected and aware you become.


Breathwork employs a technique known as “conscious connected breath” a profound method that strongly facilitates the clearing of old energies, conditioning, negative thoughts/patterns, and emotions. This technique acts as a key to unlock new possibilities and heightened consciousness.

When performed correctly, it serves as a “gateway” to your inner world, allowing you to authentically discover the layers of your human experience—emotionally, physically, and energetically.

The outcomes, however, are always surprising, given our diverse stories and backgrounds. The primary result is pure presence and awareness, ultimately guiding us toward a fuller acceptance of the present moment.

Functional Breathing: 


Functional breathing, as the foundation of our daily lives, plays a vital role in shaping both our mental and physical well-being.


Incorporating a scientific approach, functional breathing practices become instrumental in addressing stress, sleep disturbances, digestion, and energy levels. Developing a correct breathing pattern will lead you to a stronger connection with yourself, which will also allow you to reach deeper state during breathwork journeys.

This retreat is not suitable for you in case of pregnancy, or if you suffer of any severe heart disease, psychosis or epilepsy.
Please get in touch if you are in any doubt about your health situation.
the team

We do our best to make you feel safe

We love holding space for your transformation

Mela Mariposa

Breathwork Facilitator, Spirit Coach and Cacao Mama

Fabio Cancogni

Breathwork Facilitator, Functional Breathing Instructor



Are you IN aready?

Please fill out the registration form to join our retreat!

The Location:  Monte Mariposa 












Monte Mariposa is a residential Retreat Centre in the heart of the Algarve.

The Centre is located in a beautiful valley which creates a supportive environment for what we offer. The facilities are simple, functional, and comfortable.

We will be in the main building, built in the 1990’s was designed to maximise the use of natural light and can accommodate 34 people.

An independent infrastructure has been created in our valley. Wooden cabins, a yurt and tipis are built around a Thai-style workspace and outdoor-kitchen plus an outdoor workspace under the cork trees, a swimming pool and a sweat lodge to complete the valley complex.

Monte Mariposa is nestled in a beautiful and tranquil environment, creating a harmonious and supportive atmosphere.

the details

We do our best to make you feel safe

holding space for your transformation


8am Morning Movement
9am Breakfast
10.30am Breath Foundations – daily life tools
1pm Light Lunch
4pm Breathwork Ceremony
7.30pm Dinner

9pm optional evening activities

During your stay, we will incorporate a fire ritual and a sweat lodge experience into the schedule. Please note that the timings may be adjusted on those particular days.

Date, location & prices

27th- 31st of March 2024

at Monte Mariposa Retreat Center, Algarve, Portugal



Arrival Wednesday 25th latest at 12pm

Departure Sunday 31st at 3pm.




Prices starting at 660€ early bird incl. food and accommodation.


Please fill out the registration form to join our retreat!