Out of the Comfort Zone - Into the Wave of Growth.

Join a small group of like-minded professionals on one of our five-day business retreats to gain new tools on how to smoothly ride the different waves of your career.

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Why join a Salted Minds Retreat?

Salted Minds Retreats are not your typical business retreats: we intertwine individual professional challenges of our participants with surfing insights, promote lasting development through pre- and post-coaching sessions, all while actively embracing the fusion of work and personal life.

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Your Needs - Your Retreat

Every retreat has it’s own overarching theme but is still uniquely tailored to your individual needs. In a pre-retreat one-on-one online coaching session, we will discuss your current business challenges and interests as well as your goals for the retreat.

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A Different Kind of Business Retreat

Experience innovative workshop sessions, delve into the invigorating world of surfing, embrace new challenges, and draw valuable lessons from the waves for your personal and professional growth.

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Skills with Longevity

To solidify all the learnings you will gather during the retreat, we'll revisit your discoveries and goals in a one-on-one online coaching session one month after the retreat.

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Taste Work-Life-Fusion

At Salted Minds we don’t just talk about Work-Life-Fusion - we actually embody it. We balance business with play, so expect stunning locations, delicious food, and a great atmosphere all while taking your career to the next level.

A Sneak Peek Into the Salted Minds Retreats

Anastasia Lonski explains to her participants what they can learn from surfing and transfer it to their working life.

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Need to Convince Your Boss?

There a plenty of company benefits that will make your boss want to jump on the chance of investing in your professional development. Here are some of the main benefits:

Skill Enhancement & Growth Mindset

You will acquire a wealth of new skills, methods, and knowledge, along with cultivating a growth mindset. The result? Enhanced job performance.

Productivity & Creativity

You will work on concrete cases from your business life, and explore innovative approaches to tackle your work challenges.

Fresh Perspectives & Insights

Sharing your retreat learnings with your colleagues will spark new inspiration, fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth.

Talent Attraction & Retention

Smart companies invest in their employees' growth and well-being, reaping the rewards of talent retention and unwavering loyalty.

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Are You Ready for the Next Step?

Then get in touch with me and let’s find out if Salted Minds is the right choice for you!

Ericeira - A Magical Coastal Fishing Village

As Europe’s First World Surfing Reserve Ericeira is most known for its first-class waves - but the little Portuguese fishing town just a 30-minute drive from Lisbon, nestled along the most stunning coastline, is so much more. Dive into a world of new activities in mesmerizing nature from hiking to exhilarating mountain biking or lean back and enjoy some of the delicious local food. Get to know the locals and expats, people that embody the essence of new work and will leave you wanting to embrace these principles in your own life.

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Congratulations! You’ve taken a step closer to reaching new heights in your professional and personal life.

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Talk to us about your motivations for joining.

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Pre-Retreat Coaching Session

A private online coaching session to get clear about your intentions and goals for the retreat.

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Retreat Time

Time to get out of your comfort zone and unleash your full potential!

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Post-Retreat Coaching Session

A final integration coaching session to ensure a successful retreat for you.

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Position, Company name

Ana has been supporting our executive team for over 4 years in strategy development and cultural change, consistently bringing new and fresh perspectives. With her unconventional and innovative approach, she motivates us to think in a needs- and solution-oriented manner, tackling complex challenges with creativity. I am particularly impressed by her ability to scrutinize even difficult subjects and, through the right questions, delve into the "problem behind the problem". Ana is undoubtedly an expert in her field, and her passion for her work is clearly reflected in the results. We are grateful for the collaboration and look forward to more inspiring moments in the future.


Managing Director

I worked with Ana as part of her innovative coaching program to enhance my personal development and my role as the Innovation Manager at VR-Bank Werdenfels eG. For me, it was a perfectly tailored solution to bring about changes in both myself and my role within the bank. The various sessions and methods still support me in my daily endeavors. It was the personal aspect - the peer-level interaction with Ana - that made it so intriguing for me. Her innovative and open approach, her creative perspective on sometimes conventional banking topics, and her energy to constantly bring something new to life are what truly distinguish her. You can simply feel her passion for and dedication to her subjects :) Whether it's personal or professional, anyone looking to advance should definitely take advantage of Ana's expertise. :)


Innovation Manager

Ana supported us in our strategy process. Given the changing market conditions and internal demands, we aimed to adjust our direction and develop a forward-looking strategy. Ana took the time to thoroughly understand each area beforehand and conducted a precise assessment. This allowed her to select the appropriate methods and approach for our workshops. As a result, during the workshop, we could fully concentrate on our topics and work on the future strategic alignment. I particularly appreciated her open, dynamic, and humorous manner of flexibly adapting to the participants. Ana was also readily available for questions and discussions afterwards. For those seeking structure and authenticity, Ana is the right person to turn to. Thank you for your valuable support!



Superb support in the strategy process: Ana exceeded our expectations. She accompanied us, ABG, in our strategy process and a customer workshop. From preparation to implementation, we are truly delighted with the results and successes in our daily operations. Ana continuously surprises us with innovative methods, a clear structure, and result-oriented focus, all delivered with ease and enjoyment. We always look forward to working with Ana! 😊 When it comes to strategy guidance, organizational development, customer-centric workshops, or innovation at ABG, we all eagerly anticipate collaborating with Ana.


Department Head

I was super lucky this summer to had a coaching session with Ana 🥰 I felt stuck, full of confusion and lack of confidence in the ocean that time, not knowing what to do. Ana guided me to face my emotions and fears, helped to understand them rather than fighting, she also navigated me to the very core memory and unwind the reasons why I fell in love with the ocean💙 I’m still applying methods she gave me on the daily basis in different life situations as it gives me strength and confidence. Thank you one more time for this early morning session that helped me to move on 🫶


Cloud Platform Engineer

I had the opportunity to get to know Ana as part of my personal development in the field of HR training, and I immediately appreciated her approach of taking things in a relaxed yet focused and structured manner. Her way of learning new tools through hands-on experience and personal involvement encourages one to implement these tools immediately in practice. Even after the initial interaction, Ana is always ready to provide support and engage in a beneficial exchange of ideas. It is evident that she is truly passionate about her subjects. I have particularly benefited from Ana's expertise in implementing Design Thinking methods.


Learning & Development Specialist

Anastasia supported us as a facilitator in a strategy workshop for Strategic Procurement Internal Demand. The collaboration was delightful, as she exuded both ease and competence, positively influencing the atmosphere. Anastasia enriched the workshop with fantastic ideas and contributions, engaging participants and encouraging interaction. Her ability to consider various perspectives made the workshop truly exceptional. I wholeheartedly recommend her, especially for innovative workshops with energizing team-building activities. Thank you for the fantastic collaboration; I look forward to more opportunities in the future.


Head of Corporate Purchasing & Services

Ana has been indispensable for our company for years. As an external sparring partner, facilitator, workshop leader, and coach, she accompanies our change process, fostering an open mindset and an innovation culture. Her support in product development, business field expansion, and strategic guidance for the leadership team are just a few aspects of our collaboration. Ana addresses difficult topics directly, brings in fresh ideas, and questions thought patterns. Her adaptability and 110% commitment are contagious. Our collaboration is characterized by trust and respect. I wholeheartedly recommend her as a coach, project leader, facilitator, or concept developer.


Project Portfolio Owner

Anastasia always supports our boutique consultancy whenever it comes to igniting creativity. Whether it's team development or creatively realigning our approach to work, she breaks through our thought patterns and enables a fresh perspective on challenges. With her open, inspiring, and humorous approach, we not only achieve great results in content but also have fun in the process. Her workshops are a real highlight, where we successfully develop new ideas together.


Managing Partner


Got questions? Check our FAQs for answers. If you can‘t find an answer to your question, get in touch with us!

How do I get to Ericeira?

The easiest way is to get a flight to Lisbon, Portugal (LIS). The retreat price includes the pick-up from the airport, so you don’t have to worry about organizing transport.

What is NOT included in the price of the Retreats?

Additional activities and expenses at restaurants that are not part of the guided program, airfare, alcoholic beverages, and personal travel insurance are not included in the retreat package.

What is the cancellation policy?

If cancelled up to three weeks prior to the retreat's beginning, we refund 100% excluding the booking and management fee of 150€. The booking and management fee can be used as a credit for another retreat, workshop or coaching at any time in the future. If cancelled up to two days before the retreat's beginning, we will unfortunately need to retain 50% of the overall retreat value, as expenses will have occurred. If cancelled less than two days before the retreat or if there is a no-show, we retain the full amount of the overall retreat value.

How does the payment work?

To reserve your spot, we kindly ask for a deposit of 50%. The other 50% is to be paid until two days prior to the retreat’s beginning. Please contact us for more detail on payment and cancellation policies.

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What type of accommodation will be provided?

You will stay in a renovated historical house located right in the center of town, less than one minute walking distance to the Fishermen's Beach. The house consists of several apartments with single rooms or shared double rooms. Depending on the room, you might share the bathroom with another participant. The top floor apartment has an amazing ocean view, where we will hold workshop sessions and share meals. And the cherry on top? The house is located next to an amazing coffee place where we can get our little energy boosters ;)

Can I book the retreat together with a co-worker?

Absolutely! You and your co-worker(s) can book the retreat together and participate as a team. If you want to book this retreat as a group, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are also open to discussing the possibility of organizing a separate retreat specifically tailored to your team's needs and preferences.

I have never been on a surfboard or skateboard before. Is the retreat still suitable for me?

Yes, the retreat is still suitable for you! The retreat is designed to accommodate participants of all experience levels, including beginners in surfing and skateboarding. Professional coaches will be there to help you learn the basics and feel comfortable on the water and skateboard. It's a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and embrace new challenges.

I would love to participate in this retreat, but I really don't see myself on a board at all. What should I do?

We encourage all participants to give it a try and surprise themselves with what they can achieve! But if you are still unsure about being on a board, please feel free to contact us. The primary focus of the retreat is personal and professional growth, and we offer various opportunities to cater to individual preferences and interests. We will work together to find the perfect way for you to make the most of the retreat.

What is a Surfskate Session?

A Surfskate session is a skateboarding session that replicates the movements and sensations of surfing. It utilizes a specially designed skateboard with a truck system that enables smooth, surf-like turns and maneuvers on flat ground. It's an excellent way to enhance your surfing abilities and balance while on land, and most importantly, it's a lot of fun!

Are there any additional costs or hidden fees not mentioned in the package?

No, there are no additional costs or hidden fees beyond what is mentioned in the package. The retreat package includes all the specified inclusions, such as workshops, surf and surfskate sessions, accommodation, meals, and airport transfers during the retreat. You can have a worry-free experience knowing that everything outlined in the package is covered in the stated price.

What is the language of instruction and communication during the retreat?

The primary language of the retreat will be determined by the participants. If all participants speak German, the retreat will be conducted in German. Otherwise, it will be in English. However, for Surf and Surfskate Sessions, English will be the primary language as the coaches are Portuguese speakers. Flexibility in language ensures an inclusive and engaging experience for all participants.

Can I extend my stay at the accommodation before or after the retreat dates?

Yes, you may extend your stay at the accommodation before or after the retreat dates. Please keep in mind that this is subject to the availabilities of the house. Feel free to contact us, and we will be more than happy to help. If the house is not available for extension, we can also provide recommendations for other accommodations in the area.

Are there any specific health or physical requirements for participation, especially for surf and surfskate sessions?

Yes, for participation in surf and surfskate sessions, there are some health and physical requirements to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Participants should have a basic level of fitness and be comfortable in water for surf sessions. Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions about this.

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Are You Ready for the Next Step?

Then get in touch with me and let’s find out if Salted Minds is the right choice for you!