About us

The Sanctuary Portugal (TSP) is a luxury destination management company (DMC) organising destination weddings, wellness retreats and events in Portugal.

With over ten years of experience, TSP meticulously design and plan every event according to your interests and needs, consistently making each moment unique and unforgettable.

When it comes to discovering Portugal, TSP redefine understated authentic experiences, always striving to exceed expectations, guiding you to the perfect location and showing you the endless possibilities.

TSP’s ultimate goal is, once visited, you will want to make Portugal your destination, time and time again.

Founder

Sandra Janeiro

Sandra Janeiro is the founder of The Sanctuary Portugal.

Originally from London, and a lifestyle and fashion journalist for Condé Nast and Hearst Publications, she moved to Portugal 10 years ago.

A renowned event organiser for the past 14 years, Sandra has a wealth of knowledge of the very best Portugal has to offer, along with contacts with the best professionals in the industry dedicated to fulfil each need with creativity and skill.

Sandra founded TSP with the vision of showing the very best of what Portugal has to offer to national and international clients, introducing authentic, one of a kind experiences that surpass all expectations.

To contact Sandra Janeiro directly, please email her on:
sandra@thesanctuaryportugal.com

Signature Retreat Collaborators

Carly

Mindful, Hatha & Raja Yoga Teacher
Carly joined TSP as a fully qualified teacher of both Hatha and Raja Yoga. Certified by the Integral Yoga Institute, Carly is also a certified therapeutic life coach, holding diplomas in integrated energy techniques including NLP, EFT and Eriksonian Hypnosis. She is also certified in Indian head massage & Reiki.

With over 10 years of extensive study and specialized training with renowned teachers from around the world, Carly now specializes in using "Mindful Yoga" to aid the healing and prevention of emotional based issues such as: stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue.

Laetitia

Herb and Plant Master
Laetitia is TSP’s connoisseur when it comes to the world of plants. To deepen her knowledge and love of herbal infusions, Laetitia trained at the Instituto de Medicina Tradicional in Lisbon and is currently pursuing a curriculum of Phytotherapy at the Faculté Libre de Médecine Naturelle et d’Ethnomédecine in Paris.

In her workshops, Laetitia encourages participants to play a creative role beside her and develop their senses using plants as raw materials to develop delicious and unique infusions, bringing together the benefits of medicinal and aromatic plants with fresh, delicate aromas.

Laura

Labyrinth Facilitator
Laura is a Veriditas trained labyrinth facilitator. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she grew up in New Mexico, and graduated from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, with a degree in Chemical Engineering, and most recently, a Masters Degree from Wisdom University.

In the last six years, Laura has given diverse coaching and labyrinth workshops covering topics such as self-innovation, empowerment, leadership and finding balance in today’s world. Her main aim is to always support her clients on their own path to wellbeing.

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