About

In fact, it doesn’t matter what you do, how much money you make with it or what status it has in society – if that what you do fits your destiny – in Eastern philosophy this is called ‘dharma’ – you will be fulfilled and feel happy.

Dharma is the order that makes life and universe possible, the ‘right way of living’. It is about flow and the abundance of giving without expecting anything in return, where everything is connected and in balance. The nature in Dharma Garden, one feels it so abundant and blissful and the night sky of stars makes one feel as we are in the center of the universe.., and so Dharma Garden felt like the perfect name for this little peace of paradise.

The reverse is also true: if what you are doing is not in line with your own destiny, it can be so prestigious and lucrative, it will not satisfy or make you happy. So dedicated to the healing balance of all. We offer ceremonies, kundalini yoga, meditation, sound healing, several private and small group retreats, personal transformational breath sessions, conscious bodywork massages and more… For each one to live from Dharma, follow ones destiny, to feel fulfilled and happy.

Dharma Garden

Dharma Garden Retreat Center Provides the perfect base to unwind and connect with nature. A sanctuary where all yoga and meditation activities and retreats are focused on developing your self-awareness, while enjoying every moment of your stay. With only nature around, our retreat center is so peaceful. There are no main roads around, no neighbors living near by, only some stables with sheeps and guardian dogs. There is no mains electricity, we live completely off the grid with solar power and water from the source.

The love, the land, the water, the wind, the fire, the energy and life around. Shift from head to heart. It all makes so much sense in this wonderful journey of ours.

Founders

Founders of Dharma Garden

Beloveds Bruno Cruz and Kim Kaur – travellers, friends and lovers. For years we walked individually our path to consciousness, healing and transformation. Now, since the universe brought us together, we walk hand in hand full in trust and understanding of life and rising in love. We come from different countries and cultures, but we were both led to the same place.

Algarve, our home base

With only nature around, it is so peaceful. There are no neighbors near by and no roads around. There is no mains electricity, we live completely off the grid with solar power and water from the source. Nowhere else in the Algarve you can find such a luxuriant vegetation as here. The land has mimosa trees, pine trees, cork oaks, arbutus trees (the fruits that are used to make medronho, a traditional Portuguese alcoholic liquor), citrus trees, a couple of amazingly old eucalyptus and chestnut trees. As well the land is enriched with many flowers and shrubs, wild mint, laurel, rosemary, heath, oleander, arbutus and rock roses.

This build up of Dharma Garden, center for healing and transformation, are lively times for us which we embrace fully and we are happy to share this adventure with you. It is the home base for small retreats and events to transform oneself into a new being.

Bruno Cruz

Bruno is inspired and guided by Native American Energy & Rituals. He is experienced and specialized in Shamanic Nature Medicine Healing, Shamanic breath/sound healing, Tantra, several types of massage, life coaching, leading summer camps, and constructive building. He was born and raised in Lisbon and spent his summers in the Algarve. Later he started traveling the world and lived more than 10 years in Ibiza. He reminds you of the beauty of nature in and outside with silence, intuition, and creativity. He guides you through the waves of the sea, the hidden paths in nature, and the secrets of body, mind, and soul.

Kim Kaur

Kim is focused and dedicated to Teach Kundalini Yoga & Meditation, Pranayama, Bio Dynamic Rebalancing Bodywork, Tantra and Yoga Lifestyle Coaching. She grew up in Amsterdam. After spending over 5 years in offices, she exchanged her digital city life in an apartment in Amsterdam for a Nomad life in an old van in Ibiza. She experienced the self-healing capacity of the body by balancing soul, mind and body through yoga technology. Her focus is to enhance the quality of ones life by sharing this knowledge through daily yoga classes, workshops and retreats in Portugal & Ibiza.

Ibiza, the island of love

Ibiza is where we met, exactly in the right moment in time. Open to connect and start building a life project. Both we felt the calling to Portugal and to build up a healing center as life project, a gift to share with all those who are open to transform and living full of love & abundance.

Portugal was calling

In the summer of 2018 we spended a month in the Algarve. We checked out some lands for sale and the first moment we stepped foot on the wild land of Portela do Moinho, we felt the overwhelming strong healing and transformational power of the 10ha wild forest with three hills, clear waters and two ancient ruins full of memories and reminders of the life of the ancestors. After experiencing the amazing views, rich vegetation, several water springs, strong spiritual power and so many signs, we fell in love and couldn’t deny that this land was calling US. And so Dharma Garden was born.