23rd to 29th May 2023

Casa Fuzetta - Olhão // Algarve // Portugal


Yoga Teachers: Daniela Israel & Delia Sauer

Mala Workshop: Rachel Sundström


This is a unique 7 days all inclusive experience and it's designed to nourish and transform your beautiful female body, mind and soul. Fulfil your heart with this special energy created in a safe space at one of the most exclusive locations in the Algarve. Fall in love with yourself, relax and re-balance while we take care of everything. Splash in the pool and soak up the magical sun. Enjoy delicious and hormone balancing food. Lighten your shoulders, breathe close to the mediterranean seafront, explore the beach and just be you. We can't wait to welcome you here to our favourite place. All Levels are welcome, just come as you are and get back your feminine glow!


Casa Fuzetta is a place like no other. Opening the door makes you feel like stepping into a different world. It's a historic townhouse located in the heart of the old Fishermans town Olhão. Travel and Leisure has listed Casa Fuzetta on their top 10 best yoga retreats worldwide for two years in a row.


It has been lovingly and passionately restored between 2014 - 2016, keeping it's original, ancient charm combined with a modern comfort including a spectacular saltwater rooftop pool which can be heated if needed. 


Each bedroom has a large ensuite bathroom. It includes 100% cotton bed linen,100% cotton bath towels, hammam towels, umbrellas, handmade local baskets for the beach trip, AC or underfloor heating if needed (we don't think so), hairdryer and our absolute favourite: LaEva gold standard organic units of well-being (wash, lotion, shampoo & conditioner and we recommend using it, its amazing!)


The beautiful harbour is only 5 minutes walk away. The stunning beaches of the offshore islands can be reached from within a few minutes by water cab.



We will have two yoga sessions a day and start with a guided sunrise meditation on the rooftop terrace or inside the classical meditation room.


The morning yoga class will hold a mindful mix of feminine and traditional yoga (Hatha & Vinyasa) to bring you back to balance and recharge your energy. We will carefully flow our way from the first class to the last morning.


In the evening we will slow down with Yin and Restorative Yoga, to come back to ourselves. Yoga Nidra will prepare you for a good sleep at night. The last evening will hold a surprise, which I am sure you will like. Daniela and Delia will always support you in every class.



Yogi practice can make you pretty hungry so we will spoil you with three delicious and healthy meals daily. 


An abundant breakfast after the energising morning practice, a nourishing lunch and an exclusive dinner after the relaxing evening practice. All meals are prepared with love by our private chef, full of nutrients and tailored to the retreat participants. We have created a special menu that supports your feminine energy and balance your hormones.


The dishes are mainly organic, plant based, gluten and dairy free or with these alternatives. Since I know (having/had multiple intolerances) how challenging it can be to find a suitable retreat, there will be options for low histamine and low fructose as well. If you have any certain allergies or special dietary (vegan etc.) please let us know we got you covered.


Water, tea, snacks and coffee are all inclusive.



We are holistic human beings and we will learn how to flow our mind to a happy and healthy state. Only a few minutes a day can make a huge difference. Begin a new way of life full of joy and happiness. Proven tradition meets the latest science.



Rachel will guide you through each step of the sacred mala making process using mindfulness and positive intentions.  Learn how to create you own personal mala bead necklace to use for your meditation practice or to wear as a beautiful reminder of the Feminine Glow Retreat.  The mala will be a base of Rudraksha or Sandalwood beads with the option of adding up to 20 crystal gemstone beads and a cactus silk tassel.  You can choose to create the mala yourself or receive a ready made mala as a welcome gift.




You will receive your free "Feminine Glow" Guide and we will have plenty of time to answer questions or personal needs. This guide will provide you with the most important steps to boost your hormones and feminine energy. You will also learn how to build up your yoga practice to coincide with your monthly cycle.



We will gather to one of the beautiful surrounding islands and explore the amazing shoreline of the area. Hanging around at the beach and soaking up the healing sun. If you wish to explore more of the area you can walk through the beautiful old fishing town of Olhaõ or book one of the plenty adventures in the area.



Delia is a dedicated Thai Yoga and Tuina Massager. Enjoy this special experience of deep relaxation, devotion and touch. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.



  • have your baggage packed full with lovely memories 
  • be more energised and feel confident to manage everyday life
  • know how to create space for yourself
  • feel so much lighter and open hearted
  • have a rejuvenating look everybody will recognise
  • know how to create small rituals that nourish yourself
  • have more understanding of your monthly cycle and your needs 
  • have more positive thoughts and inner conversations
  • have more ideas about how to eat to support your hormones
  • have a better connection to your feminine energy
  • know how to put yourself first to be able to support others
  • feel so much less tension through the daily yoga and meditation practice we did and be more motivated to integrate it into your life

This yoga retreat is suitable for all levels, beginners are welcome. Classes will be taught in German and English. Everything we planned is optional. You always have the freedom to skip a session or more if it feels needed. You can connect with like minded women or just enjoy some time by yourself. It's all up to you. It's all about you.


Included in the Retreat:

  • 7 days of luxury accommodation
  • 3 delicious, hormone balancing meals daily
  • tea, water, coffee and healthy snacks at all time
  • daily meditation practice
  • 2 daily yoga sessions to support your feminine energy
  • boat trip to the beautiful nearby Island
  • Happy Mind Flow Workshop
  • Creative Mala Workshop or receive a mala welcome gift
  • Feminine Glow Guide
  • plenty of free time for chilling, sunbathing, splashing into the pool, reading a book etc.


  • flights
  • airport transfers (Olhaõ is a 15 minutes taxi drive from the airport at approx. 18 Euros)
  • travel and health insurance
  • massage
  • extra activities
  • alcoholic beverages 


To invest in yourself and this unique experience you can choose between a big luxury same sex twin bed room with ensuite bathroom to share this experience with a like minded Yogini or a luxury private suite with large double bed and ensuite bathroom.













To reserve your spot a non refundable deposit of 25% will be payable with a further 25% due to October 2022 with the balance to be paid 8 weeks before the retreat starts.

Personal payment plan available as long as early bookings allows.



We totally understand your worries to travel these days. If Portugal goes into a full lockdown, we will retransfer 100% of your retreat investment, or you can choose to join the rescheduled retreat. If due to Covid restriction, flights between your country of residence and Portugal are not allowed, your deposit will be transferred to a later retreat date. Please check the up to date Covid Requirements of the Portuguese Government before entering Portugal.


Please ensure that you have adequate health and travel insurance.


For more information please contact Rachel via email: info@malatopia.ch.



My journey in holistic health began over 25 years ago with a beautiful gift from my Grandmother, an aromatherapy book, that sparked my interested in the magic of essential oils.  After completing my aromatherapy and reflexology studies in South Africa and London I started a small holistic health practice in my garden studio and also worked as a therapist at Neal's Yard Remedies in Guildford, England. 


While entering into Motherhood, I attended my first yoga class in the late 1990s and fell in love with the practice. I loved the energy; the vibrancy; the way it made me feel; the lessons it taught me; the transformation; the confidence it gave me; the stability; the clarity and most of all the tranquillity. I continued to develop my yoga practice working with some incredible teachers over the years and decided that, as yoga had become such a deep-rooted part of my life, I wanted to share it with others. In 2007 I headed off to Kerala, India to complete my yoga teacher training and have been teaching ever since. 


Since 2007 I have had the honour and privilege of working with many inspiring yoga teachers and spiritual leaders: Richard Freeman, David Swenson, Kino MacGregor, Tim Feldman, Stephen Thomas, Michael Hamilton, Douglas Keller, Richard Hackenberg, Brian Kest, Max Strom, Katchie Ananda, Elena Brower, Baron Baptiste, Shai Tubali and all the wonderful yoga students over the years past and present.


My teaching style is focused on Hatha and Vinyasa Flow as well as taking inspiration from, and incorporating elements of the Ashtanga tradition.  I offer yoga classes, private yoga coaching, yoga workshops, aromatherapy and reflexology from my tranquil yoga studio, YogaTopia, in the heart of Herrliberg.  At YogaTopia we believe that everyone of every age, temperament and state of health has a right to experience the wonderful healing and harmonious effects of a regular yoga practice. Yoga is not just a form of dynamic movement but a way of life and provides a solid foundation for a healthy, harmonious and balanced lifestyle.


It was during my time in India that I discovered my passion for meditation malas. I always found meditation quite challenging so I felt naturally drawn to japa meditation. I had an immediate connection to the mala beads, the feel, the aroma of the sandalwood and the healing properties of the crystals. My mala was the perfect tool to develop my seated practice. This was the first small step to developing MALATOPIA which was born in 2015.  With the help of my little team I offer Creative Mala Workshops in Switzerland and I also travel within Europe to offer workshops at yoga festivals as well as yoga and meditation retreats.  


Through my teachings of yoga and a holistic approach to health I am able to share my inspirations and knowledge with others to help them to heal themselves.

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