Information about the
Yoga Retreat


6 days Retreat conduct by Anke Truyman

08-14 July 2023


Anke Truyman Balans yoga

Word from Anke Truyman

One beautiful morning Spring 2022, I fell in love with a guy called Malte Martin. He was pouring his heart out on a handpan, in a YouTube vidéo.

I had heard the handpan before, but never could so clearly capture the soul of the human playing it…

One hour later I had inscribed myself to go on a retreat with him, in the mountains of Portugal.

The place he had chosen for this retreat was, again, a place I fell in love with… by incredible humans who are living their dream…

Loural Eco Village is a village in transition to become not only autonomous, but mainly a place dedicated to the transmission of integrative therapies and of global permaculture.
The village is located in the heart of the Serra de Açor at an altitude of 500 m in the mountains.
The nearest town is about 45 minutes away by car (Gois, Arganil).

They are therefore well….in the middle of nature…wild…untouched…buzzing…..greeeenery….

If we want to become able to live, as much as possible, in Present Time; since that is THE place to be

for a fulfilling life …we want to break free from certain habitual patterns that we have developed over the years, to protect ourselves.

Yoga practice is all about cleaning up and rewiring our system; so that access to: Connection in the Here

and Now, is more available. During our week together, we will become aware of some patterns that don’t
serve us anymore and train our abdominal area (third Chakra), so that our heart feels safe enough to open up.

This week is for you if you would feel stuck, and you feel the need for clarity and reconnection to: your drive in life.
This drive in life, comes from an open heart and a connection to our soul*.

How to book my workshop

1°) Contact Anke by email (
2°) Confirm with Anke your registration for the workshop and pay your retreat (only the yoga courses)
3°) Ask for the link and password to book your accommodation
4°) Book your accommodation online (pay the room, the food…)
5°) Inform Anke that your reservation has been made.

Yoga session
at Loural Eco Village in Portugal
Sleep in the middle of nature
Loural Eco Village kitchen
experience delicious home made food
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Our schedule for the week (no obligations)

7h-8h Morning Sadhana (mainly Kundalini Yoga)
8h-9h Tea and Fruit
9h-11h Dance and PowerYoga
12h-14h Brunch
17h-18h Yin
19h Dinner
Evenings Sharing Circles at Campfire

Star bathing at night at Loural eco village
Star and moon bathing at night at Loural eco village

Week activities

We arrive on the 8th and we leave on the 14th of July. That gives us 5 full days of retreat where we will indulge in:
– Power Yoga
– Yin Yoga
– Kundalini Yoga
– Dance
– Guided Nature Walks and Edible Plants
– Private Pool
– Sauna
– Cold Plunges (with breathing sessions up front of course)
– Campfires
– Delicious Food: 2 vegetarian meals a day
– Tree -Planting Session
– Sound-Healing Bath Session
– Sharing Circles
– Massages (optional).

What you may expect

As a result of living this way for 5 days… you will probably:
– notice your resistance, which will show you the areas where you want to shift habits
– Feel into what is missing in your life
– Become clearer about what you really want to go for
– Feel physically stronger
– Get inspired about your dieet
– Live and interact from a place filled with Love, Gratitude and Acceptance

Go to the discovery of Anke Truyman

Anke Truyman Balans yoga

You can get to know me and my work via 

– my website : 

– my YouTubeChannel :

Terms of the yoga retreat

Price for the whole retreat depending on the accommodation you choose is between 900€ to 1140€.

This price is including:
Lodging, delicious vegetarian food and 3 long classes per day.

Prices are inclusive of all taxes, accommodation, 3 vegetarian meals a day, wifi and use of all facilities.
The Yoga Shala is 98 square meter and can accommodate up to 25 persons.

Cancellation :
Full refund 30 days before the start date.
50% of the total a
mount of the stay will be retained if cancellation is made between 30 and 8 days before and 100% if cancellation is made less than 8 days before.

Place or the yoga retreat : Loural Ecovillage, Aldeia Velha, Colméal, Gois, 3330-072, Portugal.

May I confess something to you

Can’t wait who I will have the privilege to work
There is space for 20 people…

Afterwards feel free to join me to this incredible festival:
Tickets are still available!

Anke ✨ ✨



Loural EcoVillage is 2h 30min from Lisbon and 2h 25min from Porto. If you are coming from either airport, the best way to get here is to take a train or bus to Coimbra, and a taxi to Loural. Transportation is your own responsibility.

Anke Truyman


As an experienced yoga teacher my goal is to take you on a journey.
A journey deep within yourself.
A journey that brings you peace of mind and a renewed lust for life.
Coming from an unstable catholic family situation i was pushed for an inner search for truth from a young age.
By age 16 i broke my back and my dear parents got a divorce.
A blessing in disguise.
This woke up the rebel in me and led me to make decisions that took me down various and exciting pathways and destinations around the world.
The gratitude this brought inspired me to make the decision years ago to take the ultimate journey inwards. This personal journey has brought me a comfort of being and form of existence that gives me great ease.
If you would feel “heavy” and/or stressed, realise that these feelings could be a result of your unconscious choices in life, based upon your programming, combined with the lifestyle-habits you have developed over time.

The way we see, hear, feel things is based on our belief-system which ultimately determines how we feel about ourselves and life in general. Yoga and Meditation are the number one tools to change the way we see and experience life.

I am educated and experienced in different schools of yoga which provides me with a toolbox to work with. Thus the classes I give vary greatly from week to week. Whether in a group or individual classes, i assess the energy levels and state of mind of those with me. From there i’m able to adapt the course to nourish the participants with what they are lacking or need more of.
I’m qualified as a fitness, shiatsu and chair massage instructor and am a certified Pilates and Yoga teacher.
Studies have been done in Holland, Belgium, Thailand and Himalaya’s India where i received the “World Alliance Diploma for Teaching Yoga”, to teach Ashtanga (Paul Dallaghan) and later my certificate to teach Kundalini (Kia Miller) combined with my TT from Ashley Turner: Yoga Psyche Soul which has given me more tools to assess the psyche during the session.

After having accumulated 18 years of experience of teaching individuals and groups in (sports) companies, yoga schools and private homes I find that yoga is more about getting to know yourself and creating a compassionate relationship with yourself then becoming souple or calm.

When working with people i use different tools to influence the body, mind and spirit…. such as word, music, breath, kria’s, dynamic movement and postures (asana’s) so that after the session you feel lighter not only in your physical body, but in your whole being.


Loural EcoVillage is 2h 30min from Lisbon and 2h 25min from Porto. If you are coming from either airport, the best way to get here is to take a train or bus to Coimbra, and a taxi to Loural. Transportation is your own responsibility.