Mindfulness and Beyond Retreats in Alvor, Portugal


Led by retreat leaders, mentors, teachers and former monks, Rajesh Ramani and Smitha Jayakumar of Mindfulness and Beyond, Longevity Wellness will be hosting the first curated retreats at Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel in Alvor, Portugal in April 2023, and bookings are now open:

Three Retreats in April

Stress: Balance and Wellbeing Retreat, 1st – 5th April (four nights)

An immersive experience that allows you to explore, understand and dissolve the sources of your stress and change your response to it, and in so doing, to achieve a state of wellbeing beyond stress. This retreat supports you while you re-establish the body-mind-heart connection as you regulate the nervous system and rediscover the peace of balance.

Embracing Connection Retreat, 8th – 13th April (five nights)

An immersive retreat where you will learn to build, sustain and enhance your ability to connect with others, while addressing the challenges that come with it. This retreat will help you manage your individual space and boundaries while maintaining a sense of belonging and connection.

The Rising Awareness Meditation Retreat, 15th – 21st April (six nights)

Meditation helps us engage with life deeply. It brings a calm sense of clarity as we navigate everyday tasks. The Rising Awareness meditation retreat combines insights and practices to train the mind, open the heart, so you can experience meditation in its wholeness with all its benefits.

What you can expect

All three guided retreats combine ancient teachings and traditional practices from Eastern philosophy with modern Western psychology techniques, offering attendees the opportunity to dive deep within and take inventory of their life. The retreats offer progressive solution-based insights and wisdom that will lead guests to a deeper sense of connection and clarity, ultimately steering you towards positive transformation.

In addition to the three curated retreats, Mindfulness and Beyond will be offering introductory talks, group meditation and pranayama sessions, and one-to-one personal mentoring for in-house guests while in residence at Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel, from 1st – 23rd April 2023.

“We believe it is possible to be happy and live a fulfilling life, with less suffering,” comments Rajesh Ramani of Mindfulness and Beyond. He continues, “On our individual spiritual paths, we have encountered many inspiring teachers and have both faced the full spectrum of emotions…from sorrow to joy…that accompanies the human condition. Mindfulness & Beyond is our effort to share our insights and wisdom with others in the hope that it will lead others to clarity and a connection with life’s magical potential.”

An exclusive partnership for Portugal

CEO and Founder of Longevity Wellness Worldwide, Nazir Sacoor says, “We are thrilled that Rajesh and Smitha have chosen to host their debut Mindfulness and Beyond retreats in collaboration with Longevity in Portugal. We believe the demand for mental, emotional and spiritual healing retreats is greater now more than ever, and we are delighted to be working exclusively with such an expert partner towards bringing these retreats to Portugal for our guests from across Europe and around the world.”

About Mindfulness and Beyond:
Mindfulness and Beyond was co-founded during the COVID pandemic lockdowns by Rajesh Ramani and Smitha Jayakumar. Rajesh and Smitha’s life’s work has been to connect people to their true potential through immersive retreats, meditation instruction, one-to-one mentoring sessions and mind-training programs.
“At Mindfulness and Beyond we believe the transformation journey begins with mindful awareness. By consciously changing the way you approach your relationships, make decisions and interact with your daily experiences, you have the potential to transform yourself, and your life, into a magical reality.”

Rajesh Ramani is an internationally sought-after mentor, teacher and retreat facilitator. Over the past two decades, he’s led retreats on emotional and spiritual transformation, facilitated a variety of mind -body wellness programs and run leadership seminars across the world . Rajesh’s approach is influenced by his background as a banker-turned-monk. He has nearly three decades of meditation and Eastern philosophical training, including 13 years embracing a monastic life as a spiritual teacher at the Oneness University, India, and a decade as a Life Enhancement Mentor with Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa in Koh Samui, Thailand. Rajesh is also an International Coach Federation (ICF) registered ontological coach.

Smitha Jayakumar is a personal mentor, counsellor and teacher with more than 20 years of experience. Working with individuals and groups, she conducts therapies, workshops and retreats that support mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Smitha is a certified teacher with CEB^™ (Cultivating Emotional Balance) that combines Buddhist psychology and practices with modern psychological tools. She is also a yoga teacher trained in the Krishnamacharya Tradition of yoga. Her spiritual journey began in her 20s when she practiced as a monk in the Hindu tradition for 10 years. This profound experience moulded and inspired her approach to her life and work. She spent the next decade in the wellness field as a Life Enhancement Mentor at Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa in Koh Samui, Thailand, where she guided people through life changes, relationship enhancement, emotional balance and self-acceptance.

Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel

Nestled on a slight hill over the picturesque Alvor town, facing the finest coast beaches and the countryside of the Algarve, Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel is the ultimate five-star wellness destination.
It brings together the best in hospitality and health: The special touch of genuine care and authentic Portuguese friendliness while inspiring wellness travellers from around the world to achieve a healthier, happier and longer life.

The Longevity brand was awarded internationally by the World Travel Awards, the Seven Star Luxury Awards as the Best Medical Spa in the World, and the prestigious Tatler Awards as the “Most Life Changing Spa” in the World. Named one of the Best Medical Spas in the World by Traveller of Condé Nast Group, Longevity brand has consistently achieved cross-border success.

Special Benefits included

All retreats include accommodation, breakfast and dinner, access to the Longevity Vitality Plan Basic daily group activities, x1 Daily entrance to the Detox & Relax Wet Area Circuit, and unlimited access to the gym.

Complimentary Spa Credit Voucher*:
90 Euros per person for Longevity programme reservations of minimum of 5 nights stay
120 Euros per person for Longevity programme reservations of a minimum of 7 nights stay

*The spa credit is not applicable on medical treatments or any other procedures related with Medical Spa. It is specifically for spa treatments such as massages.

Early check-in from 10h00 and late check-out until 14h00, upon availability
Standard Room bookings with Free Upgrade to Longevity Room, subject to availability at the time of check-in (not applicable to other room type bookings)

For more information and reservations contact us


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