Late summer in Portugal with Hilde Broeckhove & Louise Chardon September 12th > 15th

We invite you to 4 days of introspection and celebration of your subtle self!

In the supportive environment of A Mandola, Space to Be, near Odemira, South-West of Portugal.

Hilde will take you into a journey and discovery of basic Chi Kung, Tao yoga and Tao meditation to get to know your inner body better. You will learn to listen to your inner family (your organs), clean out negative emotions and transform them into positive life force energy. You will learn to relax deeply into your bones, find tendon strength and proper alignment of your structure. We will open important meridians, gather earth force, heavenly force and cosmic energy and re(awaken) as a human in this universal trinity.

Louise wishes to invite us to meander in the subtle layers of our embodied self through breath, dedicated attention, caring touch, and sentient movement. These somatic explorative ways are for us to encounter ourself and each other in the most fundamental reality of our nature which is elemental, meaning we are mineral, celestial, solar, fluidic, earthy, and so forth. Ultimately, we’ll encompass the surrounding landscapes in our awakened tactility and receptivity, by resonance, contemplation, communion, dance, and/or any other nurturing emanation. An invitation to dwell into the ground of our being-ness.

Open for every soul wishing to dive with us in these fields of the micro and macro cosmos of our body/mind/soul and somatic practices. 

No prior knowledge or experience needed, just an open mind to receive and be in wonder…

The group sessions will be in the mornings till lunch time.

The afternoon is open for own practice, integration, relaxation time or individual movement/bodywork sessions with Hilde and/or Louise.


7:30 meditation (optional)

8:30 breakfast 

10am till 1pm session with Hilde and/or Lou

13:15 lunch

Optional individual session in the afternoon with Hilde or Lou. 

Contribution (workshop): sliding scale between 120€

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Sep 12 - 15 2024


All Day
A Mandorla


A Mandorla
Monte do Carvalhosinho, 7630-568 São Teotónio (37.515889, -8.621389)
Louise Chardon


Louise Chardon
+351 91 051 81 01

After a long and intense professional career as a dancer and performer, Louise Chardon develops further herself into the field of somatics, based on spiritual growth and self-inquiry. For more than 30 years she dedicates her life to the study of the self in motion. Specialized in the profound sensitive abilities of the being and how its subconscious manifests through embodied patterns, she mainly applies her researches to her visual and performative art and shares it through her pedagogic and therapeutic approaches which she defines as Embodied Philosophy and Energetic Physiology. Louise is a certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner. She embodies Chi Kung, Tuina, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Authentic Movement and Yoga for more than 20 years.