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Co-Regulate with Loving Authority

Mouriscas, Portugal
  • Activities




  • Minimum no. of participants


  • Suitable for

    All levels

  • Accommodation

    Retreat resort / centre, Tents / Yurts, Eco-resort / property

  • Length of retreat

    5 nights

  • Meals included

    Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

  • Capacity

    up to 7 persons

  • Main instructor language


    Instructors also speak

About retreat

Co-regulate with Loving Authority:  A practical retreat to show you how to be available for others without burning yourself out.

This is designed for people who hold space for others such as therapists, teachers and others.  It is also one for parents to learn new techniques to show up in healthier ways to support your children.  This retreat will give you the opportunity to practice ways that you can take care of yourself whilst at the same time holding space for others. Learn how the embodiment of doing less is the true healer.

Duration:  5 nights, 6 Days

Arrival:  Monday 22nd July

Departure:  Saturday 27th July

Host:  Mel Love

Contact Hours:  approx. 20 hours

Experience:  Suitable for all levels.   But this retreat is particularly suitable for those who have done personal development work before in a therapeutic setting.

Ideal For:  Therapists, teachers, NHS workers, parents, healers & other roles in which you provide care to others.

Capacity:  7 Guests

The Benefits & Intended Outcomes Of This Retreat

You will be supported to embody a way of moving with less tension when your attention is on helping others.

Learn how to stay connected to your own body so that you can create an environment where everyone feels a greater sense of freedom to be themselves. You’ll learn how to work with yourself in a way that feels more loving & authentic so that you feel less exhausted at the end of your day. You will develop a greater awareness of co-regulation (how one persons nervous system influences another).

Mel has developed her own, unique style as a healer influenced by The Alexander Technique & other powerful somatic therapies that allow her to take care of herself when helping others suffering with trauma & other ailments. She also has two teenage children, so why not enjoy this learning experience & discover what works for her & how this may work for you!

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Mel works with our guests to create a safe & relaxed environment & due to our intimate group sizes, we pride ourselves on guests receiving a very personal retreat experience.  Below you will find details of what a typical day during this retreat may involve.  

A typical day...

Morning Session:  0800hrs - 0930hrs:  A vibrant wake up call with Mel on our yoga platform - absorbing the sweeping landscape views, incorporating breathwork & more.....

Breakfast:  0930hrs - 1030hrs:  Continental Buffet Breakfast Served in the Communal Dining Area

Down Time: 1030 - 1130hrs: Head back to bed.  Take a shower.  Head out for a walk or a run.  The choice is yours!  But down time is extremely important during your stay.  Want to chat?  The team are on hand to engage with you during your stay but dont forget that your complementary journal is also an integral part of our experience and well-being.   

Afternoon Session:  1130-1300hrs:  Your afternoon session with Mel will begin.  

Lunch:  1330 - 1500hrs:  Take time to re-energise.  Get to know your fellow guests better.  Engage with the onsite team.   Lunch is served buffet or in a shared meal environment with guests all enjoying our communal dining area whilst taking in the nature around them.

Down Time:  1500 - 1730hrs:  Head back to bed.  Take a shower.  Head out for a walk or a run.  The choice is yours!  But down time is extremely important during your stay.  Want to chat?  The team are on hand to engage with you during your stay but dont forget that your complementary journal is also an integral part of our experience and well-being.   Evening Session:  1800 1930hrs:  Your evening session with Mel will begin.  

Dinner:  1930 - 2100hrs:  Your included evening meal will be served where you can unwind, share stories & relax with your fellow guests.  Our team will also be on-hand to share the evening with you.  

Quiet Time & Reflection:  2200hrs onwards:  Take in the night sky - observe the Milky Way & star constellations.  Meditate.  Read.  Or simply be.  During this part of the day we suggest that guests might like to spend the late evening reflecting on their day & considering the one to come.

Instructors and Staff



Based in London with her two teenage children, Mel enjoys connecting people with their own, unique rhythm which supports a way of moving through life that feels more authentic. She has experienced first-hand what it is like to live with post-traumatic stress disorder and overcome generational dysfunction. Since 2018, her work has focused on somatic therapies that facilitate healing trauma. She identifies with this being her purpose, her true calling and passion.

A qualified Yoga Teacher and Sound Healer, Mel also has an interest in Psychology and has studied Counselling skills with The Minster Centre in London. She is also a devoted student of The Alexander Technique, training with Anthony Kingsley. She studied Myofascial Energetic Release (MER) in Poland with the gifted Satyarthi Peloquin who worked with world renowned, Osho as his body worker.

She holds space regularly for people of all ages & levels (online and in person) and offers mental health support for people suffering with trauma and illness. Well known as an expert in the field of healing and wellbeing she is also frequently invited to write articles connected to these topics.​

Mel believes the recipe for deep, integrative healing is relational and that we need to feel supported in a way that we haven't yet experienced. We need to feel safe in order to process difficult emotions and experiences from the past and integrate them like we digest a meal so that we are no longer overwhelmed and consumed by the past. Mel has done and continues to do the work so that she can be present to facilitate the space that you need to do yours.






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Guest Liaison



Owner - Guest Liaison - Landscaping




Fonte De Ferro is an off-grid homestead located in Central Portugal, set within 2.5 acres of natural land.  Built from the ground up, Scott & Driss welcome you to join them in this naturally beautiful location, surrounded by wildlife, natural water sources & peace.  

Having been on their own transformation journey over the past few years, Scott & Driss are keen to share their exciting new off-grid adventure, in the hope that it will help you to progress on your own personal journey.  

​Fonte De Ferro is born from a dream to encourage peace, soul searching & reconnection in a natural & sustainable environment.  Scott & Driss invite you to enjoy the beautiful sunsets & starry nights where you can marvel at the Milky Way whilst relaxing & reconnecting with the world around you.  

​Scott & Driss are extremely friendly & approachable, they have worked in the corporate world, owned & operated their own businesses & travelled extensively.  There is always a story to be shared! 

We aim for every one to enjoy their experience with us & the Fonte De Ferro team have worked hard to provide you with a variety of naturally stunning spaces for your enjoyment.  Being off-grid doesn't mean it has to be difficult & basic, so through clever design & eco-sensitive systems you can relax & enjoy many creature comforts you'd find 'at home'.

Our retreats are designed with you in mind; so that you can fully reconnect & benefit from being in nature, along with guidance & teachings from our hand-picked Retreat Leaders.  

​All of our retreats are intimate & relaxed, with no more than 7 guests at each retreat.  This allows us to create a welcoming & safe experience for all guests; whilst allowing you the opportunity to truly hold space & benefit from the retreat's intended outcomes.  

We will work with you during your retreat to create a near one-to-one experience which has heart & soul at its core so that you have an individual & enjoyable time with us.  We are confident that you'll make some life long friends along the way too during your stay.

We want all of our guests to have a memorable time & we require guests to engage with us prior to arrival on any areas on which you may personally wish to develop.  

​Our retreats our relaxed, informal, respectful & engaged.  

Mouriscas, Portugal

How to get there


Lisbon - 120 km

Glamping Tent

Retreat resort / centre, Tents / Yurts, Eco-resort / property

We aim to provide everything you need for a relaxed, cozy & luxurious off-grid retreat experience

Home From Home Glamping Tents
Our glamping tents consist of 2 x 5 metre bell tents and 1 x Emperor tent which are the perfect place for those looking for boho chic in an off-grid location during your retreat.  Each tent will be set as a twin or triple with comfy and cozy large single beds.  Accommodation is shared.

Your accommodation comes complete with:

4 x European Plug Points

Electric Room Lights

Bedding, Pillows & Throws

Beach & Bath Towels

Occasional Seating

Bedside Table(s) & Side Table

Outside Bench

Complimentary Wifi

Complimentary Drinking Water

Complimentary Eco-Toiletries

Amenities and services
  • Garden
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Parking
  • Free wifi
  • Holistic treatments
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Outdoor exercise possibilities
  • Linen & towels provided
  • Massages
  • Outdoor yoga deck
  • Washing machine

We are proud to have our own organic garden. We encourage you to join us in tending to the garden. We supplement our menus with local organic produce as far as possible & use our own produce each & every day. We are able to cater for a variety of dietary preferences & requirements and invite you to let us know about your choices in advance so that we can best serve your needs.

Included meals
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Included drinks
  • Coffee
  • Water
  • Tea
Special dietary requirements
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Dairy free
  • Standard / Local
What is included in the price
  • Accommodation in Shared Glamping Tent
  • Continental Style Breakfast Each Day
  • Buffet Light Lunch
  • Evening Meal
  • Drinking Water
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Instruction Sessions (approx 20hrs)
  • Wifi
  • Mindfulness Journal
  • Beach & Bath Towels
  • Bed Linen & Blankets
  • Spiritual Cleansing On Arrival
What is not included in the price
  • Flights
  • Transfer To & From Venue
  • Insurance
Cancelation policy

Free cancelation 60 days before check in

Guests will incur a fee 20% if they cancel their booking 59 days before check-in

Guests will incur a fee 50% if they cancel their booking 50 days before check-in

Guests will incur a fee 70% if they cancel their booking 40 days before check-in

Guests will incur a fee 100% if they cancel their booking 30 days before check-in


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