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Soft Power

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


Vale de Moses
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Amieira, Castelo Branco PT 6160-052

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Mar 30 to
Apr 5
13:45 pmto13:45 pm

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. Links on our website.


585 €

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

Full Description

2014 Retreats: 30 March, 4 May, 8 June, 13 July

If your practice, body, mind, life is in need of cleansing, nourishing, softening or remolding then a Yoga Retreat dedicated to water may be just the thing. Gently moving water encourages a sense of fun and playfulness. Living here in the heat of a Portuguese summer and the wild wetness of a mountain winter, we have regained a respect for this most precious world resource.

On this water inspired week, we’ll focus on our own literal and metaphoric rehydration. Moving the soft continuous energy of water, connecting simple postures on the breath and developing these into more complex vinyasas or sequences, sensitive to our capabilities. Chanting the Ocean of Om Mantra to retune our ears and our awareness to the liquid nature of our bodies. After practice, rest and drink; the pure water direct from our springs or sip from our range of cleansing Internal Organ Nourishing herbal teas. And perhaps an afternoon swim in the natural river pools with a mid-week mud bath in the River Zêzere.

Hearty nourishing vegetarian meals, clean mountain air, secluded Forest walks and experienced therapists will guide you to accessing your own well spring of well-being. And on just one day, we turn off the kitchen flame to rest our digestive systems and revitalize our taste buds with raw food or juice fasting, a truly hydrating experience.

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

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