Rediscover Your Core

Saturday 13th - Thursday 18th of May 2023  

Learn the basics of Transactional Analysis in a relaxing retreat 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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transformational retreat with TA training

TA Training

We've created what we believe to be the healthiest and most relaxing learning environment. Combining a retreat 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 tools to gain awareness and rebalance the nervous system. We use Breath, Yoga, Qi Gong, Dance, Strength & Mobility style training.

All-inclusive Accommodation

We've specially selected a luxurious private accommodation which is entirely and only available to our group. Enjoy complete relaxation while bathing in the warm Portuguese sun, walking through breathtaking gardens, preserved nature and connect with yourself during a high-quality massage.

Your Program Includes

  • TA Training
    The TA 101 deepened and extended.
    The introductory course syllabus and handout.
    Certificate of TA 101 with 16h Training by P-TSTA Karen Bruyn.
  • Movement
    Conscious Movement, at least twice a day.
    We use Breath, Yoga, Qi Gong, Strength & Mobility style training.
  • Massage
    1 1/2 hour Ayurvedic massage.
  • Sunny location in Portugal
    Luxurious and comfortable private accommodation entirely and only available to our group.
    Private Rooms - unless sharing is requested, then of course you are more than welcome.
    Swimming Pool to relax and bathe in the sun.
    All day delicious healthy vegetarian food, fresh from the garden made with love by an in house chef.
  • Extra’s
    Shamanic Ritual.
    1 on 1 intake.
    Demo embodied therapy.
  • Time, just for you!

Rediscover Your Core

  1. Rediscover Your Core is a retreat program designed to deeply explore and sustainably transform guiding beliefs.

    We do this using the basic training in Transactional Analysis. The so-called 101. This training also provides access to all the other training courses TA offers worldwide.

    The TA 101 training is an introduction in TA, officially recognised by the International Transactional Analysis Association and the European Association for Transactional Analysis. In the training we use the cycle of explaining-practiceing-experiencing and reflecting.

    We believe the training is meant as U Time; on the one hand this means that you have to put an effort into gaining deeper knowledge about yourself. On the other hand we adapt our training methods and technique to the needs and requirements of every single participant and we use the power of the group dynamics.

    Moreover we have chosen to work in a relaxed pace, so that the concepts can sink in and connect to the knowledge the participants already have.

    As U Time, we believe in a holistic approach. Our approach is to target the mind and the body as one, analysing the entirety of your being as one. The body has wisdom the mind is able to uncover.

    Every morning we start with a silent movement session, in order to connect with your body and make contact with your inner world and feelings. We end our program with energetic bodywork so that you are able to loosen up and indulge.

    While being in retreat, we focus on release and relaxation. You will receive, for instance, an hour-and-a-half Ayurvedic massage, a Shamanic ritual, nourishing vegetarian food and there is plenty of time for nature and contemplation.

Pricing & Conditions

Single Luxury Room
€ 2400,-
Single Room
€ 2350,-
Single Room
€ 2250,-
& shared Bathroom
Single Luxury Suite
€ 2500,-
& living room & kitchen
Apartment Suite
2 bedrooms
€ 2300,- p.p.
& living room & kitchen
(Private € 2650,-)
Early Bird - 10% discount until the 31st. of March

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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 Justine

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 the location

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 spaces 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?

All travel costs (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.