Harmonise Your Elements
A restorative week of yoga, massage, great food, swimming in rivers and walks in the forest. All in a family home in the stunning mountains of Portugal. All are welcome. Online Reservations for 2014 retreats at
Type of Event
Take the Sunday afternoon coach from Lisbon or Porto to Oleiros where you will be picked up by car. More travel info on our site.
650€ to stay in a shared stone cottage or tipi. 800€ for private room or tipi. 10% discount for groups, 2 week stays, or returning guests.
Here in the Portuguese hills, we’ve become much more aware of the impact the natural elements have on our daily lives. Living in houses bermed out of rocks and earth, breathing crystal clear mountain air, surrounded on all sides for miles by the wood of the forest, drinking pure spring water and swimming in natural rivers pools, warmed by the fire of the sun in the sky. Within this wilderness environment, the effects of 5 Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture with Daily Yoga Practice have been profound. Enhancing what a spell in nature so easily provides; that wonderful sense of wellbeing through harmony.
Rising early for guided silent morning walks will improve your circulation and boost your Qi. Daily yoga practice will ignite Fire through the heart, further stimulating blood circulation. Hearty vegetarian meals will strengthen your Earth energy and help build muscular endurance challenged through your yoga practice. Swimming in the pools on a hot summer’s day will calm and tonify the nervous system fostering mental clarity, as will the mid-week mud bath in the Rio Zêzere.
Taking the invitation to retreat for just a week, can set us on a path of harmony that lasts a lifetime.
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