Breath & Water Retreat

with Lao Marin & Mela Mariposa

Water and Breath – two main life forces. Both inside of us and extremely essential to survive.

Inhaling, exhaling, waves of the ocean, pulse of our inner Waters – a dance of life that we want to celebrate during a whole weekend with you!

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In this retreat we dedicate our time to breathing, moving and meditation practices on land and in the Water, which help us focussing on the present moment and reconnecting with our vitality.

Both, breathing and floating, can be amazing transcendental experiences that anyone can easily access.

This weekend is created for you, to receive, to let go, to be held and be fully nurtured on all levels, as well as going deep into yourself giving you the possibility to release stuck energies and tensions in your body.

You will receive breathwork sessions with Mela Mariposa and experience the magic of somatic water work with Lao Marin.

We are blessed to have a catering service by Jivan, who will provide, high quality, organic, glutenfree and vegan meals for us during our practises. Healthy and nutritious foods are essential to accompany your journey of self care.

The sessions are held in beautiful spaces that provide enough safety and comfort to let go and surrender. No previous experience needed - if you are ready to let new energy in, gain clarity and strength for your new projects and have a great time you are very welcome to join us.


The more conscious you breathe the more connected and aware you become.

Breathwork uses a simple technique, called “conscious connected breath”, a profound technique that deeply supports the clearing away of old energies, conditioning, negative thoughts/patterns and emotions.
It helps us to open up the doors for new possibilities and a greater consciousness. If done properly it is a “gateway” to your inside world, to truly see who you are with all layers of a human being, emotionally, physically and energetically. And yet the outcome is always a surprise, as we are all individuals caring different stories and backgrounds. The main result is pure presence & awareness, which eventually leads us into a fuller acceptance of what is.

Somatic Waterwork:

SOMAQUATICS is a space for experiencing and discovering one’s own body in relation to Water. Water is part of our body, thus the liquids of our body are part of Water, as a whole. Water awakens a cellular memory of the universal life force energy within, reconnecting us to our health, vitality and the innate joy of life, especially, when over the course of life we may have come to forget.

SOMAQUATICS facilitates connection to the here-and-now, and simultaneously, as well to the other dimensions. The experience that arises in the very moment of connecting with Water is completely individual for every person. It can range from encountering one's own essence, an important memory, the answer to a personal question, or perhaps meeting the living conscious essence of Water itself. In this retreat we will do practices alone, in pairs and as the whole group, floating eachother and experiencing weightlessness, movement and breath.

Important to know:

Breathwork is not suitable for you in case of pregnancy, or if you suffer of any severe heart disease, psychosis, glaucoma, or epilepsy. Please get in touch if you are in any doubt about your health situation.

Locations & Accommodation


Quinta Ten Chi

Friday session and accommodation:

Quinta Ten Chi offers us cosy nature, a bodywork space where we meet for our opening ceremony.

For everyone who is happy about a simple and cheap accommodation can choose to stay at this beautiful quinta in a dorm, 10€/night. (

You are free to book your own private accommodation in Sintra.

Saturday and Sunday we offer transport in the morning from Tenchi to Liquidzome and back in the evening.

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Liquid Zome

Saturday and Sunday sessions:

Liquidzome is a beautiful chlorine-free hot water pool embedded in a sacred geometry construction, made of wood and cork


Daily Schedule

Day 1

Quinta Ten Chi

4pm Opening Circle Breathwork Ceremony

8pm Dinner delivered to the workshop space

Day 2

Liquid Zome

9.30am-6.30pm, including breaks

Water Sessions, Breathwork, Meditations, Nature


Day 3

Liquid Zome

9.30am-5pm, including breaks

Water Sessions, Breathwork, Meditations, Nature


Who is guiding you:


Mela Mariposa

Mela is a breathwork facilitator and spirit coach. She has worked for over 12 years as a nurse in psychiatric clinics, she is a holistic nutritionist and spent years studying the science and practice of traditional yoga. She has lived, trained and taught in various communities in Asia and Europe. Nowadays she integrates shamanic work, western therapeutic elements and elements from traditional Yoga & Tantra.


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Lao Marin

Lao is trained in different natural healing practices, body therapy, dance and somatic waterwork. With Somaquatics, Lao combines all of this knowledge and is completely dedicated to working with people and water, individually and in groups, giving single sessions, teaching courses and facilitating reatreats, in Berlin and other beautiful places around the world.


27-29th of May in beautiful Sintra, Portugal


Early Bird until 11th of March Price:270.-€

Retreat Fee: 290.-€

Nutritious organic, vegan, glutenfree meals delivered to our workshop spaces (4 meals): 60.-€

Accommodation in dorm at Quinta Ten Chi: 10.- €/ night/person (optional)

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