Seated Meditation
Abdominal Pose
Bound Warrior


What ​​I learned, felt and saw, no matter where we are from and what we are doing in this world, we often forget how to look after ourselves. We keep forgetting to gift ourselves with the pure focus on our emotional, physical and mental state using our built-in tools.

I dedicate my life to inspire others to take a holistic, real and authentic approach and perspective on healing what is ready to be healed.


You are invited to rediscover your own true nature and getting inspired for a zest of life.


  • 4 x 2-hour-long private yoga & health coaching sessions,100% tailored to your current life, work & health situation

  • My complete and undivided attention and focus on you and your body with all its details and subtleties

  • Yoga poses, designed specially for your body constitution

  • Safe and holistic sequences - taking your physical, mental and emotional state into consideration ​​

  • Breathing exercises to experience the interlink between body, mind and emotions

  • Strengthening core to support feeling centered & grounded

  • Back supportive poses​

  • Neck release poses

  • Direct alignment corrections & feedback 

  • Safe space to speak verbally

  • Customized emotional release meditation if you wish

  • Practice - at - home yoga sequence 


Yoga will have a lasting impact in your life if you practice it regularly. During your 4-day retreat it is my endeavor to co-create with you a short yoga and breathing sequence that thrills you to keep it up and turn yoga into a beneficial, healthy and supportive routine for your everyday life.

I do not believe in a "one-way-fits-all" recipe.

I will inspire you and gently remind you of your own tools that you can use to assist your needs in the best possible way in any given moment.


You will be able to carry these tools with you, and use them again and again as you walk through your everyday life.


Forward Folt
Extended Warrior Variation

This retreat is available for all levels, beginners, intermediate and advanced.

We will connect over Skype for 4 days, 2 hours per day (if another video call platform is preferred please indicate in your booking).

​Your two-hour sessions will start when it suits you best and on days that match your schedule, as long as they are during day time in Portugal - GMT+1.


Your four sessions can be taken on four days in a row or with breaks, spreading them out over maximum 8 days. How you will distribute them over these days is up to you, as long as there is availability.

You are invited to share upfront as many information as you would like about your level of experience, health situation and expectations etc.

The Course

What subject will these credits count toward?

These credits will transfer as “elective credits”. All students are required to fulfill a certain number of elective credits by the time they graduate college.

Will all schools accept these credits?

Yeshiva University credits have been accepted by many different colleges throughout the country, including highly selective schools, liberal arts colleges, public flagships, specialized programs, and many more, such as:

  • Arizona State University
  • Baruch College
  • Bergen Community College
  • Binghamton University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Cal Arts
  • California State University
  • Collin College
  • Northridge (CSUN)
  • FIT
  • FIU
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia State University
  • Grand Valley University
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University
  • Kennesaw University
  • Lehigh University
  • LMU
  • Loyola University
  • Macaulay Honors College
  • Miami Dade College
  • Miami University
  • Michigan State University
  • Monmouth University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Nova Community College
  • NYIT
  • NYU
  • Ohio State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Queens College
  • Rhode Island School of Art and Design
  • Ringling College Of Art And Design
  • Rutgers University
  • Seton Hall
  • St. John’s University
  • State College of Florida
  • Stony Brook University
  • Temple University
  • Touro College
  • Towson University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Florida
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • University of Wisconsin- Madison
  • Wayne State University
  • William Patterson University
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Xavier University
  • Yale University

How are grades determined?

Grades will be determined as follows:
Attendance: 30%
Midterm: 35%
Final: 35%
A final grade of D is the minimum required to receive credit for this course.

Why is this good for my college resume?

Students who can articulate their interest in a specific major and how they want to explore it in college have a significant advantage in the college admission process. This course covers many topics that are gateways to majors like science, philosophy, and medicine. One of our students was admitted into Stanford after writing in her application about the relationship between science and faith. Colleges also prefer students who have a wealth of experience and knowledge beyond what their regular classes provide. Additionally, with so much else put on hold because of Covid-19, taking this course demonstrates that you still keep busy even while most other activities have stopped.

How will this help prepare me for college?

Though there won’t be homework assigned, you will get a taste of a lecture series that proceeds at a college-level pace, with expectations for polite and mature discourse.

How will this course appear on my transcript?

The transcript will not show that you are in high school. It will have you listed as a non-matriculated student.

Will my grade in this course show up on my transcript?

The letter grade will appear on your transcript, but you are not required to share your transcript with the college.




Hilke has an absolutely otherworldly, magical way of getting me to where I need to be in my mind and body. EVERY TIME. You free my spirit from its bound up places. Thank you so much. Chanelle - US I would give 6 or 7 stars (out of 5) if I could for this wonderful and healing experience.
Hilke creates a beautiful space - figuratively in the space she created for me to lean back and process some important things through our yoga practice. For a few days, I could just focus on me and what I needed. A true luxury.
Hilke has a loving, warm and thoughtful presence. Her true care and eye for detail were reflected in every session. Jorien - NL Her yoga class was healing, relaxing but still challenging and I learned a lot about myself during the classes.
Having some injuries, 'normal' yoga is sometimes hurtful for me but thanks to her help I can now integrate yoga in my everyday life. Hilke gave me so much in only 3 days: inspiration, individual yoga poses, life hacks for self love and health, the ability to love myself more and care for my body and the motivation to integrate all this in my everyday life! Julie - GE Hilke is both an amazing yoga teacher who is very patient and caring who just knew how to adapt each practice into exactly what I needed. Pippa - GB

From day 1, each day of practice Hilke designed for me flows out naturally and interconnected to each other. She is very intuitive, sharply catch so much detail during our lessons, where I was holding unnecessary tension almost never escaped her senses. 

Ujjayi breath inhale and exhale fully has always been a challenge for me.  I feel it somehow stuck near top of my chest, my struggle to breathe fully limied my focus and body movements. Instead of just explaining the mechanism of Ujjayi breath, on day 2, Hilke asked if I'd be open to try a guided meditation to search for things that I might have been holding inside. The guided meditation digged through layers of my inner thoughts, helped me access and recognize some of the fears I carry in my mind and held deeply and heavyly in my heart. It was a emotional relief for me. Now I could begin to process, and hope to eventually release it. It's like a heavy load lifted off my chest and I found space to breathe into. 

My ujjayi breath improved after this, magically.  After the 5th day, I am able to immerse myself in the beauty and power of ujjayi breath when I practice. Experiencing it also helped me recognized creating the space to breathe leads to strength, support and connection with my body. Suddenly my goal of getting to certain asanas perfectly  became less important than finding that space in my body to breathe in.

I feel very fortunate to have followed my intuition here and beyond thankful that Hilke introduce me the world of Forrest Yoga. The slow and conscious movements along with amplified breath enhance awareness of the body. Her holistic, contemporary and intuitive approach to the practice is unique and amazing therapy for both mind and body. I can't wait to apply the tools I learned here to my yoga practice and life journey.  


Weilan - US



The price for the entire retreat is: 490 €.


Check availability in the calendar & choose your dates.

Get in touch via email, phone or fill out the form below.

Email: hello@yogaretreatlisbon.com

Phone: +351 939 11 66 44

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