Rediscover Your Core

30th October 2022 - 4th November 2022

Learn new techniques in a relaxing retreat style environment that will enhance your resilience through life. Teaching you to use the sources we have to overcome the challenges of life, connect with yourself on a true deep level and gain fresh energy, a calm state of mind and a full hearted soul.

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TA training in a retreat style environment

Download the Rediscover Your Core Wisdom Information Booklet for additional details on this U Time Academy Program


We've created what we believe to be the healthiest and most relaxing learning environment. Combining a retreat style experience with an official recognised TA 101 certificate and qualifications, signed by P-TSTA Karen Bruyn.

Conscious Movement

Included in the retreat is multiple forms of conscious movement, allowing you to feel and understand how the body moves in different settings. We use Qi Gong, Yoga and Strength & Mobility style training.


Enjoy highly nutritious and delicious chef-prepared meals throughout your U Time Experience. We have a vegetarian chef alongside us to help fuel the body and mind with the highest quality ingredients.

Your Program Includes

  • Certificate of TA 101 with 16h Training by P-TSTA Karen Bruyn
  • The TA 101 deepened and extended with other applied theories
  • Luxurious, clean, and comfortable private accommodation
  • The spacious venue only for our group
  • Private Room - unless sharing is requested, then of course you are more than welcome
  • All day delicious healthy vegetarian food,
    fresh from the garden made with love by an in house chef
  • Refreshments with fresh fruits and juices
  • Every day Conscious Moving
  • Mobility, Strength and conditioning + Additional PT sessions upon request
  • Qi Gong and Yoga Session in a spacious and traditional facility
  • Shamanic Ritual close to the earth
  • Spa for deep physical cleansing
  • 1 1/2 hour massage: Ayurvedic or Traditional Chinese
  • Food and the Five Senses: Blindfolded Food Experience
  • Swimming Pool to relax and bathe in the sun
  • Zen Garden, where birds sing and water peacefully trickles into the pond
  • Time, just for you!

A Typical Day

  1. 08:00 - Yoga/Qi Gong/Group Training
  2. 09:15 - Nutricious Breakfast
  3. 10:00 - Learning the basics of Transactional Analysis
  4. 11:30 - Refreshment Break with fresh fruits
  5. 12:00 - Learning the basics of Transactional Analysis
  6. 13:00 - Lunch under the Trees
  7. 14:30 - Learning the basics of Transactional Analysis
  8. 16:30 -  Refreshment with indulgent
  9. 17:00 - Massages & Time To Relax
  10. 19:30 - Healthy Chef-Prepared Vegetarian Dinner
  11. 21:00 - Massages & Time To Relax

Pricing & Conditions

For information on pricing please enquire your interest and we will be in touch with you.

There are no entrance conditions for this U Time Academy Program.
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Meet Your Hosts

Karen Bruyn

Karen is a Psychologist and TA-Psychotherapist, Provisional TA Supervisor and Teacher. Since 2011, she has had her own practice as a trainer, coach and therapist. Karen combines a clear head with a warm heart and helps connect people to their own inner core, family context and destiny. She also works with shamanic methods to help other address the mind, body and soul in her practice.

Eva van der Randen

Eva is the owner of U Time. She is an experienced and empathic coach and trainer who addresses the mind and body as a whole. Working internationally, online and live in Portugal, she uses Transactional Analysis to help individuals, teams and organizations increase insight and improve communication. She also has a background in Vedic lifestyle, yoga and meditation. The Academy of U Time offers courses of personal growth and TA combined with nourishment of the body, finding mind space and calmness in beautiful surroundings.

About Your Trainer

Justine Schenk is a psychosomatic specialised physiotherapist from the Netherlands, a specialisation that brings the body and mind together.

She works with clients that experience chronic pain and stress related issues, using the biopsychosocial model, ACT, mindfulness and graded activity training.

She greatly enjoys helping others to explore the possibilities and boundaries of their body with compassion and self care.

About Quinta Carvalhas

Located about 90 minutes northeast of Lisbon, on a lovingly restored  150 year old working farm. The retreat venue is a family owned and operated business. Set on 42 hectares of tranquil farmland, in a beautiful and naturally abundant part of Portugal close to many hiking trails. The retreat features modern and comfortable accommodation, a swimming pool, plentiful gardens, serene picturesque surroundings and wonderful venues for workshops, dance, movement or play.

Some U Time Academy FAQs

Everything else you need to know about our experiences and retreats.

Where is the program located?

Quinta Carvalhas, located about 90 minutes northeast of Lisbon, on a lovingly restored  150 year old working farm.

What's not included in the pricing?

Travel to and from Lisbon Airport
Travel to and from the venue (we can help arrange a van transfer on request)

How is U Time Academy different from other (TA) Academys?

We want to offer you an experience of self development combined with sources that help you destress, like movement, breath, healthy food, and spa & massage. Utilising a unique approach to learning in a retreat style environment.

How is a U Time Academy different from traditional 'Retreats'?

U Time Academy is a fusion of traditional learning in a retreat style environment to ensure your body and mind are open and relaxed when absorbing new life-changing information and practices.

What facilities does the venue have?

Swimming Pool
Turkish Bath
Meditation Garden
Communal Lounge
Extensive Gardens
Farm Pond
Fresh Fruit & Refreshment Bar
Fire Pit
Courtyard Terrace

What ammenities do the rooms have?

Coffee & Tea facilities
Mini fridge
Reusable water bottles
Ensuite bathroom (6 rooms with private bathroom, 5 with shared bathroom)
Shampoo & body wash
Hair dryer
Temperature control
Complimentary Wi-fi

More questions?

If you need to ask anything, we would love to hear from you.