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HAPPY ME Retreat: Azores 2020

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Happy Me Azores Retreat.

Join Transformational Life Coach, Maria Salomão-Schmidt and Yoga Guru Rimi Chakraborty for a unique 6 day/5 night retreat to Azores, Portugal, where you’ll experience the culture, taste and feel of this absolutely stunning sub-tropical island. The Azores are a magical, volcanic land, full of natural, raw beauty, a temperate climate and endless amazing activities. Truly a paradise, and under 5 hours from Boston!

Re-Start Your Life… Get rid of stress, boredom, sadness, and depression. This once-in-a-lifetime trip is specifically designed to re-set your life. Your days will include creative and inspiring workshops and activities based on the book Finally FULL Of Yourself: Unlocking Your Spiritual DNA, including hikes to some of the most incredible vistas on the island, soaks in natural hot springs, and exploration of neighboring towns.

There will also be plenty of time for respite and retreat amongst the beautiful fruity orchards of Quinta Minuvida, our home for the week. The meals will give you a true taste of delicious Azorean fare, because they are made from fresh local ingredients, lovingly made from scratch. Our accommodations feature lovingly renovated suites, each unique and gorgeous, with its own private bathroom.

What’s included:

Space is limited to 13 . We anticipate this retreat selling out extremely fast, so please reserve your spot ASAP if you’re interested in joining.

  • 6 day/5 night lodging at Quinta Minuvida, a unique orchard lodge surrounded by gardens, fruit orchards (help yourself!), a saltwater pool, and plenty of private areas for relaxation, journaling, meditating, reading… being!
  • Daily aha-filled, super-fun, sacred and powerful group coaching workshops led by Maria based on aligning your life’s energy systems.
  • Locally sourced meals. Some at Quinta Minuvida and some out at nearby restaurants (one optional alcoholic beverage provided at each dinner). We will work to accommodate dietary restrictions.
  • Excursions to some of the island’s best hikes, relaxing hot springs, and local towns –  all guides and transportation to and from group excursions are included.
  • Yoga, wonderful experiences, sharing of tools & meditation.
  • Roundtrip airport transfers from Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) to Quinta Minuvida and back (about a 15 minute ride each way).
  • More Information CLICK HERE

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare to Ponta Delgada (PDL) – we will provide you with info on which exact flights to book. Currently, they are $600 via SATA (Azores) Air.
  • Additional alcoholic beverages (one is included with each dinner)
  • Some lunches. We have provided free time for a few lunches so that you can explore the Azorean restaurants and local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Transport or taxis for additional excursions on free days or during free time. In additional, airport transfers are not included for those not traveling on the group flights.

Special Pricing:

  • Single accommodations, where you have your own private room. (very limited spots available)
  • Shared suite accommodations, where you share a room with others. Each person has their own bed.

BOOK TODAY… Just book your flight, pack your bags, and show up. Perfect for de-stressing. Learn some amazing life strategies. Meet amazing people. Eat amazing food. Connect with nature. REALLY LIVE!!! All other details are taken care of for you! Sign up now because you know it’s calling you! This is your trust fly! 🙂 BOOK TODAY

Ready to learn more? Read on!

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The Portuguese Azores Islands are a magical, volcanic land, full of natural, raw beauty, a temperate climate and endless outdoor activities. They are located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,000 miles off the coast of Portugal. Truly an adventure lovers paradise, and under 5 hours from Boston.

Discover the island:

Our week will include opportunities for deep connection with the senses in nature. There is no better to get to know and feel a place than through the locals. We partner with local guides to explore the island and aid you in your journey of self-discovery.

Discover some of the most pristine corners of the island during our hikes. Breathe and feel the breeze on your skin, smell the mineral-rich soil, step on the black sand beaches and verdant green hillsides and taste the ocean air.

You’ll also have free time for your own adventure or exploration… For those real outdoor enthusiasts, flights on SATA/Azores Airlines include a free piece of checked sporting gear – so you can take a bike or surf board along for free! For something even more out of the ordinary you can commune with nature on horseback.





Heart-Centric Lodging:

Our home away from home will be Quinta Minuvida, a beautiful orchard lodge nestled on the slopes of the Fogo volcano. Quinta Minuvidais centrally located, only 15 minutes from the airport and about 30 minutes from most attractions. The lodge features five thoughtfully appointed suites, large outdoors pool, yoga studio, guest kitchen, fireplace living area, outdoors grills, fire-pit, observatory tower, organic vegetable garden and one acre of orchards. We’ll be close to beaches, walking trails, hot springs and bike paths, not to mention the largest fishing port in the Azores. For even more photos of Quinta Minuvida and its grounds, click here.

An added bonus is spending time with very special and friendly residents – the dogs Biscoito and Moo!

Here’s a peek at your digs:




Local Cuisine:

Most meals are included, and will be nourishing, fresh and delicious, so you get a true taste of Azorean fare. Our home for the week, Quinta Minuvida, is located on an orchard – feel free to wander around and pick delicious fresh fruits and herbs. Each morning’s breakfast will include a sampling of fresh fruits, jams and teas that are grown on the grounds.

A highlight in our culinary experience is the Minuvida Dinner a five-course sensory food journey inspired by local cuisine using traditional ingredients with a creative twist. Includes local wine pairings and liqueur.


To yourself, to others, to nature

Our fast-paced digital lifestyle is draining us more than ever before. Unplug from your daily grind for a few magical days. Truly recharge your body, mind and soul. Whether it’s with nature, with yourself, or with like-minded people, this retreat offers you the opportunity for true connection.


Our days will include the following activities and sites:

  • An orchard tour by the owners of Quinta Minuvida, João & Rimi
  • Hikes and nature walks in some of the most pristine nature you’ve ever experienced
  • Evening dinner excursions in neighboring towns, with time to explore new places
  • Walking on canadas, old farming roads, including one optional walk to a nearby Chocolate Factory (did someone say “CHOCOLATE FACTORY”!?) 😉
  • Optional massages at Quinta Minuvida
  • Optional visit to Caldeira Velha, a beautiful natural park and hot spring
  • Free time for outdoor activities for the true adventure junkies ~ canyoning, whale & dolphin watching, mountain biking, surfing, etc.

Sign Up Now… Click Here To Start Your Adventure! 

Last year’s amazing group of hearts on legs!

What I Need (W.I.N.) Laser Coaching

Life can be incredibly hard, especially for those who are “trying” to have a life with some sort of meaning, purpose.
Why are we here?
Why bother getting up?
How much f&*king bad news can we handle?
It can all feel very overwhelming. 🙁

I’ve designed a coaching program that honors your time & budget… 15 min one-on-one coaching sessions… with me so it doesn’t get overwhelming. Plus, it’s a whole year of support!!

It’s one of the best-designed programs I’ve come up with so far. I can’t wait to share it with you! I have helped many people and now I’m here to help you! So say YES! 🙂

You may be thinking… “Why Sign Up When I’m Already So Busy?” Well, because…



When I Sign Up Right Now I GET…
* The Support I Need!
* Someone Who Really Listens to Me!
* The Exact Tools I Need!
* Answers to my Specific Questions!
* An Entire Year of Moving Forward!
* Initial 30 Minute Intake Coaching Call with Homework for Extra Support
* Unlimited 15 Minute Coaching Calls with Homework for Extra Support
* Unlimited Email Support
* An entire year for only $997! Normally, coaching one-on-one with Maria is this much per month!

LESS THAN $84/month to work directly with Maria!!!!


IT’S SUPER SIMPLE! Here’s What To Expect…
 You sign up. 🙂
 You get an initial intake 30 min coaching call with Maria, where you get your very first W.I.N. homework assignment.
 Your W.I.N. Laser Coaching calls after that are 15 minutes each session.
 As soon as you are done with my W.I.N. homework, you schedule my next one-on-one coaching call with Maria.
 You also get unlimited email support in between calls so whenever you feel stuck, you have support to move through that STUCK POINT.

For example, If your coaching call is on Wednesday, you do your homework right after our call and schedule your next call that very same day. Super easy!


Maria Salomão-Schmidt, MBA is a “passionate tsunami of love” who entertains as she teaches. Maria was also one of the Oprah Show very last guests!!! She’s an expert in combining coaching with energy and brain science, and shares her knowledge of how thoughts, habits, patterns and emotions impact your ability to thrive authentically. Maria cuts through the crap and gets to the heart of the matter through her humor, intuition and zaniness. She’s a powerful international transformation coach, speaker and author who helps ignite her clients’ life purpose.

Maria graduated from Boston College, Simmons University (GSM) and Rhys Thomas Institute of Energy Healing. The sudden death of her beloved daughter Sophia, helped her move from the corporate world into the world of energy. Maria is a Reiki Master Teacher and expert in NLP, EFT (tapping), chakra balancing and full spectrum healing. Her book on how to use your energy to dramatically shift your life, Finally Full of Yourself: Unlocking Your Spiritual DNA hit Amazon’s TOP 100 BOOKS ON HAPPINESS. Maria loves languages, yoga and meditation. She lives outside of Boston with her husband Doug, their five children and four rescue dogs.

Maria graduated from Boston College, Simmons University (GSM) and Rhys Thomas Institute of Energy Healing. The sudden death of her beloved daughter Sophia, helped her move from the corporate world into the world of energy. Maria is a Reiki Master Teacher and expert in NLP, EFT (tapping), chakra balancing and full spectrum healing.

Her book on how to use your energy to dramatically shift your life, Finally Full of Yourself: Unlocking Your Spiritual DNA hit Amazon’s TOP 100 BOOKS ON HAPPINESS. Maria loves languages, yoga and meditation. She lives in an small New England town outside of Boston and in Portugal with her husband Doug, their children and four rescue dogs.

Heartfelt Testimonials

“Maria has reached deep into my heart, soul and mind with what could only be called tough love and humor!!!! I can’t get enough of her!!! If you have the opportunity to experience all that she has to offer, take that first small step. You won’t regret it!”

Terry Maguire Klausmeier, Lake Forest, IL

“The coaching we did helped me heal many of the very broken parts and reintegrate many of the disconnected and disassociated pieces of my life. I feel such peace and love and support from all of you and the universe and the roles you played in my healing process.”

Joscelyn Chatman, San Francisco, CA

“Maria has helped open up my eyes to a beautiful life I never even thought I deserved. She cut through the BS & walls I have been putting up around me for years. I am truly a better Woman, Mother, an Artist… Because of her gifts I am Now living Authentically Me.”

Megan Twing, Natick, MA

“Maria Salomão-Schmidt knows we were not meant to suffer through life. She believes in her heart and soul that life should be satisfying, fulfilling and joyful. Her zest for life is contagious. She’s the most enthusiastic person I have ever met, and you know who she is enthusiastic about? You and your potential. What could be better than that?”

Jan Krause Greene, Boston, MA

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Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 6.17.04 AMDear Coach Me Maria Sweeties,

I got inspired to call you a “sweetie” today because we oftentimes forget that the absolute sweetness that is inside of us. We live in the sour. Give yourself some credit! This is one of the hardest places you can incarnate, both physically and emotionally speaking. This planet is full of pain if you focus on that. It is also full of love and movement in the directions of your dreams… That’s why you have dreams, btw. They are your built-in navigational system. Pay attention to them. Believe them. Nurture them. Grow them. Be pulled by them. Your dreams know the way. Your fear… and the fear of others… pulls you away from your dreams. Again….Pay attention to them. Believe them. Nurture them. Grow them. Be pulled by them.

We are at a pivotal time in our lives. Many of our relationships might be falling away as we begin naturally shifting closer to our authentic selves. Those who insist on staying at a different vibration, will continue being stuck. No judgement. That is their path and this is yours. Don’t confound the two. Send them LOVE. Remember that you ARE LOVE. Remember they are LOVE.

Today’s Coach Me Maria video blog is absolutely perfect for beginning to notice that when you do follow your dreams you might lose the very people you thought would always be there. That is the myth. If we stopped acting like we’d live forever and start embracing SHIFT, we’d all be a lot more happy in each moment… because ultimately that is all we really have. Here is the link to the video… click here!

NAMASTE (or for those who are really wild… WEIRDMASTE)

Great big hugs,




How Do YOU Treat Your Inner Child?

inner childBeautiful CMM Lovers,

Here’s an amazingly simple way to get back into your alignment. Everyone starts off being a child and whatever coping mechanisms we learned often keep us stuck. Learn how to see how your magnificent inner child can set your life free!

As always please leave your comments below.

Great big hugs,


DOES YOUR LIFE SUCK? How to Get Back on Track…

Beautiful Coach Me Maria Family,

Welcome back for another week of super-duper re-focusing your life back to its purpose and passion points. Today’s short video is specifically designed with you in mind… Leave a comment below and share your feelings. We want to hear what you have to say.

Great big hugs,



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