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“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman and complained about being discouraged or depressed, he would ask one of four questions:

When did you stop dancing?
When did you stop singing?
When did you stop being enchanted by stories?
When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?”

> in “Maps to Ecstasy” by Gabrielle Roth

4 days dancing, singing, connecting, awakening.

We organize again, for the 7th time in a row, this New Year’s Gathering that is always so special : ))

A ritual of the end of the cycle and the beginning of a new one, where we leave renewed, in ecstasy and with a lot of peace to start the year.

We will be about 70 people in this unique moment, for 4 days and 3 nights : ))

A special ritualized New Year’s Gathering, where we will dance a lot, express ourselves creatively, in a deep connection with ourselves, with others and with nature!

Free from additives (alcohol, drugs..) where our infinite energy naturally reveals itself!!


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Organized by Virgílio Beatriz, with very special facilitators and big regular Ecstatic Dance organizations from Portugal.

> Virgílio Beatriz: Host,  Facilitator & Musician – Ecstatic Dance & Voice Portugal; Nós Voz mantras. In this Gathering >> 1 Ecstatic Dance session + 2 Mantras session + 2 Rituals + Host.

Marta Carvalho: Facilitator, Artist & Musician. In this Gathering >> 1 Ritual e 1 Vision & Art session.

> Rute Novais: Facilitator & Producer – Ecstatic Dance Lisboa & Sintra. In this Gathering >> 1 “Vision Dance” session.

> Orka: Ecstatic Dance DJ. In this Gathering >> DJ “Sacred Party” 

> Mariana Travassos: Musician (Nós Voz Mantras) & Psychotherapist. In this Gathering >> Musician: Guitar & Percussion.

> Carolina Marcelino: Musician (Nós Voz Mantras), Yoga & Reiki. In this Gathering >> Musician: Harp & Cristal Bowls + Yoga.

Joana Guardiã: Facilitator & Producer – Ecstatic Dance Porto. In this Gathering >> Space holder & some more spells.


Tiago Bento (coordination & production); Mónica Barbosa (registration & communication); Bruno Carvalho (sound & structures); Sofia Frutuoso (communication & production); Joana Magno (production); 

>> Present Organizations: Ecstatic Dance & Voice Portugal, Ecstatic Dance Lisboa, Ecstatic Dance PortoEcstatic Dance Sintra, Nós Voz and  Enxara

4 unique days!


: : Saturday (30 DEC) at 2:00pm to Tuesday (02 JAN) at 6:00pm : : :

*It’s also possible to come just for 2 nights (30 DEC – 01 JAN)*

The last night and last day are optional (Fade-out) where we will have a more relaxed program with 2 sessions.


// 1Ecstatic Dance session – with “sound wave” of Virgílio Beatriz (listen here)

// 1 Vision Dance session with Rute Novais (listen here)

// 1 Sacred Party Set with Orka (listen here)

// 2 Rituals in the Sacred Fire with Mantras & Medicine Songs with NÓS VOZ – Virgílio, Mariana, Carolina, Marta and guest prayers.

// 1 Vision & Art session with Marta Carvalho

// New Year’s Special Ritual with Virgílio + Facilitators, Musicians and Prayers in the Sacred Fire.

// Yoga with Carolina Marcelino

// Astrological Chart personalized analysis by Miguel Gandara

// 1 Collective Massage session 

// 1 Sound Healing session with the musicians


ENXARA RETREATS ~ Mafra (30 minutes from Lisbon)

We return to this Retreat Center where we started our first gatherings and which we miss so much!

One of the Retreat Centers with the most history in Portugal, known for its comfort and delicious vegetarian meals.

Recently was built a new temple, with 180m2, wooden floors and views of the mountains, which will be the space where a lot of magic will happen.

Theres also a special place for the fire, which was created for our New Year’s Gatherings of 2018 and which we will use again to connect with the sacred fire!!


There is a contribution for the ticket and another for Accommodation + Meals.

Ticket: 235€

The ticket includes:

  • Gathering of 4 days and 3 nights
  • Workshops, Rituals and Group sessions
  • Personalized astrology chart analysis

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Accommodation + Meals Price:

(Includes all breakfast, lunch, dinner and a supper on the night of the 31st)

2 nights (30 Dec – 01 Jan) or 3 nights (30 Dec – 02 Jan)

Prices per person:

Dormitory* or Van*: €162 (2 nights) / €243 (3 nights)
Triple or quadruple room: €196 (2 nights) / €294 (3 nights)
Double room or Double in Yurt: €220 (2 nights) / €330 (3 nights)
Suite Room (with bathroom)*: €260 (2 nights) / €390 (3 nights)

>> You can choose between 2 or 3 nights – on the 2nd of January we have the “Fade Out” day, with a program of 2 sessions

*Prices for your own Van or Caravan

*Dormitory: Improvised dormitory in two domes (click on the details below)

* Suites and double rooms: few available 

>> Children: this retreat center does not accept children, as the space is very irregular, with many stairs and unfenced spaces

+ detailed info about accommodation click here: (^)

Important notes:

> Registration is only confirmed after completing the registration form (see below) and paying the full amount or, at least, 50% of the ticket value.

> Here you can read the cancellation policy

> If you want to guarantee your place, sign up now, as we always sold out.

** There will be translation in English and the workshops are in Portuguese and English : )


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