Rainbows on Your Eyelashes
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
Arrive to Oleiros on the Sunday afternoon coach from Lisbon or Porto and we'll pick you up by car.
650€ for a place in our stone cottages or tipis
800€ for private room or single occupancy tipi
10% discount for 2 week stays, groups bookings or returning guests
2014 Retreats: 23 March, 27 April, 01 June, 06 July, 14 September
Being enclosed by the gentle rolling green hills of the Portuguese Forests easily invites our attention inward away from the normal concerns of daily life, heightening our awareness of our more intuitive or creative capacities. Released from the bombardment of modern stimuli, the countryside softens us and we become more conscious of our experience in each moment, fostering a childlike joy in the now, in the play of light through a window, through a Forest or through our own eyelashes.
As we take our early Morning walks we become more attentive to the details of the Forest, the texture of stone or the smell of the woodland floor underfoot. We earn and give ourselves the time to observe the changing nature of the light at Morning Yoga Practice and Evening Sunset Practice. The silence and noises of the countryside provide the natural soundtrack to Guided Meditation as we enlighten our imaginations through contemplation of the Chakra System.
The heat of the midday sun on our backs while dangling feet in a cold running stream rejuvenates us, enthuses our evening drumming and Mantra sessions. Medicated therapeutic or relaxing oil massage soothes away the accumulated muscular aggravations as we become more connected to the intuitive, mysterious, and not easily verbalized aspects of ourselves so that we may return to our lives with a little less tension and with a little more delight.
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 Diagnosi
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