14 - 19th August
You are invited to immerse in remembrance of your wild and sweet inner nature in a beautiful uninhabited natural sanctuary in Portuguese mountains.
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.
Val de Moses is beautiful hideaway nestle in the stunning forested valleys of central Portugal. 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.
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.
GETTING THERE - Oleiros is about 2.5hrs from both Lisbon and Porto with buses that travel directly to the village where you will be picked up and taken to magical hideaway. Alternatively car sharing can be organised. More info provided on booking
Twice daily we´ll explore and share practices to re-remember our inherent nature; yoga, somatic, 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
5pm Evening Restorative or Workshop
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.
Free time can be spent having healing treatments, wild swimming, forest bathing and walking around the rolling hills and valleys
9 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
Any additional activities and personal treatments/massages.
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
725€ per person
Private Farmhouse Bedroom
or Double/Twin SoulPad for single occupancy
950€ per person
Private Farmhouse Bedroom
1,350€ for 2 people
Deposit of 30% is requested to reserve your space