Summer Magic 2020

with Karin & Marco Circelli

Summer magic retreat in Portugal 2020

Our 2019 retreat was quickly sold out, so we decided to go for another week full of yoga, amazing food, surfing and good vibes. The daily yoga classes will leave you feeling strong yet balanced and grounded. As much as we will look at the energetics we’ll also spend time for proper alignment, pranayama and meditation. There will be enough time to just play (surfing, cycling, hiking etc.) or sleeping:)

Return nourished with a heart full of magic and a strong spine an open heart and a stable mind.

Accommodation & Food

We are staying at the amazing Cocoon Portugal ( Their 275 acre property is a piece of magic. It is situated on the breathtaking Atlantic coast of Portugal, near the charming fishing village of Zambujiera del Mar, in the Alentejo region, which is known for its long stretches of untouched coastline and charming white-washed villages.

Hop on one of their bicycles to explore the area. Skinny dip in their pristine freshwater lake, or simply daydream in an oversized hammock…

Cocoon believes that a nourishing meal and a delicious feast don’t need to be exclusive of one another. Their food is local, with most of products coming from either their property, or a nearby farm. They are comfortable with accommodating dietary restrictions such as gluten free and vegan.

Facts & Price

 May 30 – June 6, 2020 (over Pentecoste „Pfingsten“)

 Max. 18 participants

English & German

Retreat package price per person:

  • Double room: CHF 1’390.-
  • Triple room: CHF 1’240.-
  • Single room (only 2 rooms available): CHF 1’890.-
  • It includes room (7 nights) / yoga / food / transportation
  • Reservation fee CHF 400.-, full payment end of December 2019


  • Swiss flight details will be recommended as soon as you reserved the spot. It will be later during the year as flights for May 2020 are not schedule yet.
  • Costs: Approx. CHF 300.-
  • Please book your flight as soon as you received our flight information email
  • Transport is included (airport, daily trips, etc.). However, airport transfer is only included with recommended flight (see above).

 Cocoon Portugal (, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal



Karin Circelli-Zemp: My yoga journey started 12 years ago, when I found myself in a Bikramyoga class, knowing immediately to want to teach this method as well. After my Bikramyoga Training I wanted to learn more and so I studied by myself and then eventually ended up in a classical  200 hrs Hatha yoga asana training, honestly struggled through a 50hrs backhanding training, and floated through a Yin training (bumpy float in the beginning, but it ended in a very smooth ride). My attention to detail derives from my own struggle and injuries I suffered when I started practicing. Attention to detail and an ability to read people’s body is my strength. I consider myself spontaneous as each and every moment evolves. They say I have a natural ability to explain the way to move, breath or sense things that will help you to further develop your practice, not only on a physical but also on a mental level. Knowing that Asana is just a small part of yoga, I continuously study and immerse myself in the Tantric Hatha Yoga philosophy & practices to become of better service for my students. After years of searching for an authentic and true yoga teacher in the yoga jungle, I finally found my teacher Octavio Salvado, who continues to teach and guide me through my journey.

Marco Circelli: Over 14 years ago my wife asked me if I wanted to try  “yoga”. Skeptical I agreed and ever since then I practice yoga.  We both started with Bikram Hotyoga and soon after that I tried different yoga styles knowing there is more: Ashtanga, Yin Yoga, Hatha, Vinyasa etc. It never got easier but I got a little better every time. Not only on a physical level but also on a mental level I fell in love with the practice.
Still now after all this years yoga remains hard work for me on every level. It does not only improve my posture but also my breathing and therefore concentration and focus. Yoga helps me to be more patient and supports my rather stiff body. Over the last years I went through an intense Hatha Yoga asana training and immersed myself into traditional tantric Hatha yoga practices which I love teaching now.


In order to reserve your room please transfer CHF 400.- to the following account:

Karin & Marco Circelli – Kilchberg

ZKB Zürich

IBAN: CH62 0070 0110 0040 6466 8

Reference: Yoga Retreat 2020 (in case you book double or triple room, mention the name of your room mates, if you don’t have one, please let us know what type of room are you planning to book – we might find you a nice room mate)

Once reservation fees are paid, the costs are non-refundable