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Re-Remembering
Portugal 14 - 19th August

You are invited on an immersive remembrance of your wild and sweet inner nature in a beautiful uninhabited natural sanctuary in Portuguese mountains.

 

We will meet twice daily for practices to re-remember and reconnect to our bodies and essence through structure, movement, freedom and play.

Our stunning retreat home is nestled amongst the wild nature of the Serra de Estrela mountains in the heart centre of Portugal between Lisbon and Porto.  

Immerse yourself in practice and abundant wilderness. Explore cascading river pools, wander endless trails and listen deeply to the sensations of forest bathing. Find the space to rest and release, cocooned within the sanctuary of the valley, and  feel nourished by delicious daily plant-based meals. 

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THE VENUE

Val de Moses is beautiful hideaway nestle  in the stunning forested valleys of central Portugal.

Surrounded by pine and eucalyptus forest and jaw-dropping valley views, this is a nurturing space to be as you acclimatise with the fresh mountain air and tune in to the sound of birdsong all around.  where you get to reconnect with all that’s magnificent about the natural world and to appreciate all that’s truly important in life.

Choose a bedroom in the Farmhouse, private single, twin or double bed Soulpad belle tent in the forest or a shared space in either the 3 bed Monastic Adega or the 4 bed Moses cottage.

Wherever you stay you will have nearby access to indoor bathrooms and newly built modern showers. There are no en-suite rooms but there are plenty of showers and bathrooms near all the options. Beds are quality Portuguese-made mattresses, all with memory foam toppers, cotton sheets, blankets, mosquito nets, good pillows and duvets.

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THE PRACTICES

Twice daily we´ll explore and share practices to re-remember our inherent nature; yoga, free movement, mantra, meditation in the beautiful wooden and glass shala which is elevated to offer stunning views across the valley.​

A typical day on retreat:

8am            Optional space for meditation

8.30am       Dynamic movement practice

10.30am     Breakfast

                    FREE TIME

1.30pm       Lunch

                    FREE TIME 

5pm            Evening Restorative or Workshop

7.30pm       Dinner 

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THE FOOD

Three delicious and nutritious, lovingly prepared vegetarian/vegan meals every day.

 

Fresh vegetables, salads and fruit from the gardens and local greengrocers in Oleiros. Rich in pulses and grains, low in salt and high in fresh herbs and spices. Honey from local wild bees is preferred over sugar.

The fusion of ingredients, spices and flavours, according to the principles of Ayurveda, mean every dish is not only tasty but also easy to digest.

 

We start the day with warming tea, fruit and nuts. After which we have a nourishing breakfast of rice, millet, quinoa or buckwheat porridge with fruit salad, toasted nuts and seeds, and freshly squeezed juice.

 

Lunch is the biggest meal of the day when our stomachs are best able to digest.  Dinners are light to help us sleep more deeply. Food is plentiful at Vale de Moses.

FREE TIME

Free time can be spent having healing treatments, wild swimming, forest bathing and walking around the rolling hills and valleys

WHAT´S INCLUDED

  • 8 x yoga & movement practices

  • 5 nights accommodation in stone cottages or SoulPad belle tents

  • 3 freshly prepared, nourishing vegan/vegetarian meals daily

  • Transportation to and from Oleiros

WHAT´S NOT INCLUDED​

  • Travel to Portugal and to Oleiros 

  • Personal insurance

  • Any additional activities and personal treatments/massages.

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This holiday is inclusive for all levels of practitioner.

ROOM OPTIONS + BOOKING

Shared space in 4 bed stone Moses Cottage,

3 bed stone Adega Cottage

or private Single SoulPad 

775€ per person

 

Private Farmhouse Bedroom

or Double/Twin SoulPad for single occupancy  

1,050€ per person

Private Farmhouse Bedroom

or Double.Twin SoulPad for double occupancy 

1,450€ for 2 people

 

Deposit of 30% is requested to reserve your space