Paint in Portugal! 🇵🇹

I really do not consider myself a creative type. I dreaded art class in school, and just got by with stick figures and sunset drawings. However, this is a door I’ve been wanting to open. A big room out of my comfort zone. A space to re-explore through a new lens and mindset. What room of your life would you like to revisit? Where are you being challenged to grow, shift, and move?

A retreat setting is the perfect place to relax, get out of your normal routine, and explore new environments and activities. It is a beautiful balance of reflective solitude and community with new, like-minded friends.

Please join us for an amazing Yoga & Art Retreat in Portugal! We encourage you to share with a partner or close friend. May this be a fun international traveling experience!

Yoga & Art Retreat in Portugal 🇵🇹 with Heather & Vangie
May 2, 2020-May 7, 2020

Join Heather Wiest & Vangie Rodriguez as they partner with Dawn Oliver and WellXplored for this incredible journey to Portugal. Paraiso Escondido is a magical boutique property terraced into the Portuguese coastal hills. The yoga studio sits on top of the resort with expansive views. The room offerings are exquisite and the food is farm to table organic. The communal space inspires good times where we will share memories. Spark your creativity as we explore art in this hidden paradise. All levels of yogis and creatives are welcome. As always, we have planned some extraordinary experiences for you during your stay, which will add up to the trip of a lifetime!!! Space is limited to 15 so we will be an intimate group. Make sure to reserve your space right away!

Click HERE for all the details and to book.

This Retreat Includes:

  • 5 Nights luxury accommodations, including taxes

  • Group Airport Transfers from Lisbon

  • Farm to Table Meals – Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily

  • Beverages throughout the day & Wine included with meals.

  • Cooking Workshop at Paraiso Escondido in Open Kitchen Studio

  • Garden & Sustainability Tour

  • Painting Workshops with Vangie

  • Daily Yoga with Heather

  • Excursion – Private Wine Tasting & Waterfalls plus Vegan Lunch

  • Excursion – Villa Nova de Milfontes for Costal Walk, Village & Sunset Dinner

From $2100 Per Person

$2100 is based on Double Occupancy, sharing a room with a King Bed

$2500 is based on Single Occupancy having your own private room with King Bed



Be Still.

✨Love ~ Serve ~ Inspire✨

Be still and know that I AM God. ~ Psalm 46:10
Be still and know I AM.
Be still and know.
Be still.

Our intention this week is to explore MEDITATION. In the classical yoga tradition, asana yoga is practiced as a preparation for seated meditation. Yoga Nidra, Restorative, and Yin Yoga are also wonderful meditative practices. What exactly is meditation? The definition is “to think deeply or focus for a time for spiritual purposes or to relax. To think deeply or carefully about something.” Whatever we think deeply or carefully about becomes what we meditate on. What fills your mind, my friend? The Hebrew word for meditate is DOMAH, and is literally translated as “to liken, compare, to make oneself like.” Whatever we meditate on, think deeply about, is what we become like. The more we sit with our thoughts, the more likely we are to act…

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Joyce Moments 💞

Mom, today would have been your 77th earthly birthday. How I love and miss you so! I hope you feel cherished and honored as you listen to my piece, Joyce Moments, from the brand-new book, 365 Soulful Messages: The Right Guidance at the Right Time. 💞

This new release, 365 Soulful Messages: The Right Guidance at the Right Timeis filled with 365 personal stories that contain uplifting signs and messages that helped each author change their life in a positive way. Over 200 beautiful souls from all around the world are part of it, including me! 😊


My personal entries include Joyce Moments — a dedication to my Mom who passed in 2018, and Mala Messages — an experience of how God confirmed my complete healing. May these stories help us all to H.E.A.L. — HEED, EXPERIENCE, AWAKEN, LIVE!

Click HERE to order from Amazon, or explore my WEBSITE STORE for personalized copies. This book makes a great gift for friends, family, and anyone else who loves to be inspired and amazed…including yourself! 💞

All is well,



P.S. Receive inspiration from other authors of 365 Soulful Messages. Click the following links to visit their websites. 😊