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How to die happy

  • Saturday
    March 16, 2024
    March 23, 2024
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A Wellness Retreat Exploring The Art of Living

The Secret To Dying Well Hides in a Life Well-Lived

Let's make one thing clear — this isn't a sombre, death-centric retreat. It's a chance to reflect on how embracing life's natural cycles, much like the renewal of Spring, can profoundly reshape our outlook on the life we have yet to live. This retreat celebrates awareness, acceptance, gratitude, and presence, helping you connect with yourself and others on a deeper level. Join Julia and Martin in celebrating this season of awakening, growth, and renewal.

What You Can Expect

Redefine Your Purpose

Explore the core themes of dying, living, and being from Martin O'Toole's acclaimed book, "How To Die Happy".Immerse yourself in mindfulness, philosophical discussions, and practical spiritual teachings. Over seven days, you'll cultivate self-awareness, self-expansion, authenticity, and a profound sense of purpose.

Cultivate Connection

Our daily practice of invigoratingKundalini yoga, including movement, meditation, and breathwork, provides nurturing tools for developing and maintaining presence and awareness. Whether you're new to yogic practices or an experienced yogi, these sessions will enrich your ability to be present, fostering a deeper connection with yourself and the world.

Surrender to Nature

Nature offers a sanctuary for introspection. Our Quinta Marugo site provides plenty of opportunities to explore breathtaking landscapes. This retreat particularly encourages as much time outdoors as possible. Swim in the natural pond and lake, hike the land, and stargaze under unpolluted skies. Surrender to nature and gain insights, clarity, and renewed energy in time for group fireside sessions.

Watch this video to find out more.

Rates based on room and occupancy choice

Early bird 10% discount for booking and payment by 15th November

Standard shared room                             Euros 2900 pp

Standard single use room                        Euros 3300 pp

Plus shared room                                      Euros 3100 pp

Plus single use room                                 Euros 3500 pp

What’s Included:

7 nights accommodation in a shared room or single occupancy

All Farm to table meals


Morning Kundalini Yoga

Philosophical and practical psycho-spiritual workshops

Fireside chats

What’s not included:

Flight and transfer to Quinta Marugo, in Serpa.

You can get here by car, or to Serpa by bus/train and taxi here. Contact us if you want us to arrange an airport pick up for €300 for an 8 people van.



Reiki sessions

Ready to Transform Your Life?

We understand that this retreat is aninvestment that requires careful consideration. That's why we're here to answerall your questions. Let's have a chat and address any concerns you may have before you reserve your spot on this truly transformative wellness retreat.

For more information, book a call with Martin & Julia

Join Julia and Martin at Quinta MarugoPortugal in 2024 and get busy exploring the Anatomy of Happy.

What's included


Quinta Marugo offers 10 elegant and comfortable rooms with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. The 360-degree position of the building allows for both a variety of scenic vistas and/or private courtyards.  

All rooms have their own bathroom and outside entrance under protective porticos to enjoy sitting outside during the warm and balmy days and evenings of the Alentejo.

  • Restaurant and Food Philosophy, Veggie Garden.
  • Living Spaces, Massage Room, Pagoda
  • Biological Pool, Sunset point and other landmarks
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Food served is vegetarian and 90% seasonal and local within the Iberian Peninsula. Most of our food is sourced from our own vegetable gardens, bee hives, tea trees/bushes/flowers and olive trees, which are organic and follow permaculture principles of giving back to nature. We have agreements with organic farmers in the area to source from them when needed.

We make our own home made breads and baked goods and we aim for no refined sugar baked goods.

We cater towards allergies such as gluten, nuts, etc. Just let us know in advance

food at Quinta Marugo
photo by Matthias Heil

How to die happy

A Wellness Retreat Exploring The Art of Living

  • Saturday
    March 16, 2024
    March 23, 2024
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