The Summer Retreat was the perfect place to start my retreat journey. The kindness, openness and sensibility of João and Francisca was perfectly enhanced by their extensive expertise and ever expanding wisdom. Their authentic connection invited the whole group to connect deep and genuinely with each other. To this day, I still hold wonderful memories and profound insights that have influenced and, ultimately, shaped the course of my life. Perhaps the most astonishing thing, I never thought I would still hold deep and connected friendships with people I met there. It was a truly transformative experience.