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Cultivate Contentment in the Forest

A week of yoga, massage, acupuncture, swimming in rivers, walking in forests and freshly prepared nutritious food. All our welcome, whether travelling alone or with friends, new to yoga or practicing for decades.


Vale de Moses
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Amieira, Castelo Branco PT 6160-052

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Apr 20 to
Apr 26
10:15 amto07:15 am

Arrive on the Sunday afternoon coach from Lisbon or Porto to our local town of Oleiros where you will be picked up by car with the rest of the group. Return coach is the following Saturday at 3pm. Enjoy a couple of nights in the city before heading to the forest. A lovely way to begin your retreat. More travel advice and links on our website.


585 €

650€ to stay in a stone cottage or tipi
800€ to stay in a private room in the farmhouse or a tipi
10% discount for returning guests, 2 weeks stays and groups of 4

Full Description

2014 Retreats: 20 April, 15 June, 24 August, 21 September

Being cared for on retreat in a family home; having a simple and comfortable space to rest; wholesome food to nourish; revitalizing mud for the skin; experienced therapists to ease away persistent aches and pains; good company with time for meaningful conversation; silence and opportunity for reflection; early morning walks and late afternoon swims; visits to remote country villages, sampling the local fair. All of these things makes it just a little easier for those of us feeling stressed out and pulled in all directions, to feel restored.

A retreat encourages us to foster expectations in harmony with our experiences so that a more peaceful or blissful state, contentment, can arise. Daily Morning Yoga Classes designed to challenge your strength, flexibility and stamina will be broken down into easily accessible steps so that the complete beginner along with the more advanced Practioner can both experience the contentment that yoga posture practice encourages. This Dynamic and Yin Yoga inspired week is aimed at broadening our hearts, opening our hips, and finally lengthening our limbs and spine so that we may walk a little taller in our lives, contentedly guided by each and every moment of life and each and every breath.

Price: 650€ in shared cottage or tipi. 800€ for private room. Includes:

All food, accommodation and facilities
Transport to and from Oleiros
Guided silent morning walks in the forest
6 Morning Yoga and Pranayama Classes
3 Afternoon Sessions exploring the Bandhas and Meditation, guided Shavasana and Partner Yoga
Half hour private health consultation with Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis
One hour Body Harmonising massage - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture
A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).
Additional treatments available from our therapists for 75€ per 90 minutes