Give yourself that space to reconnect to your inner compass. During twice daily yoga, inspired by ashtanga vinyasa, vinyasa flow, and yin yoga, we will delve deep into our hearts to shed light on our truth. We will connect with nature and its rhythm to release old stories and invite new perspectives to our lives. We will explore the power of journaling, rituals, breathing exercises, sound, touch and meditation to help nurture our unique journeys and live our truth. There will also be plenty of time to just be and embrace the raw beauty of the valley.
Come to practice yoga daily in a wooden and glass shala floating above herb gardens, walk miles of endless paths in the surrounding pine forests, swim and mud bathe in rivers, breath pure mountain air, eat deliciously fresh veggie meals, have a healing treatment or 2, star gaze and then sleep deeply each night in comfy rustic stone cottages or Soulpad belle tents.
Retreat into nature. Soulfully reconnect with our planet and with your own body. This warm invitation to deepen your love affair with yoga, is open for everyone, travelling alone or with friends, new to yoga or practicing for decades. Most of our retreats include morning and afternoon classes, a health consultation, massage/acupuncture treatment, 3 nourishing daily meals and a trip to the nearby Rio Zêzere.
This retreat is led by Mars, an Australian yoga teacher based in Europe. Her intention is to create space that allows safe, honest, joyful self-enquiry and transformation. Visit her website and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
Mars is a travelling yogini, originally from Australia, now based in Portugal and loves all things good for you… yoga, massage, nature, food and travel. As a yoga teacher and massage therapist her intention is to create a space allowing safe, honest, joyful self-enquiry and transformation. Mars went to her first yoga class in 2008, and it was love at first sun salutation. Since 2014 she has dedicated herself to the yogic path, trading a demanding corporate job for a journey that has taken her around the world to deepen her practice and teaching. Yoga has invited great transformation in Mars’ life and she is honoured to share the practice and its transformational power.
Prices: 900€/1100€ in a single/double bed Soulpad belle tent in the forest, 1000€ in a shared cottage or couple sharing private room. 1300€ for a private double bedroom as single occupancy. 10% discount for returning guests, a 2 week stay or groups of 4 or more.
- Sunday afternoon arrival from Lisbon at 5pm or from Porto at 8.30pm. Sundays are just to arrive, settle into your accommodation, meet the team and the others on your group and have dinner together.
- Monday to Friday
7.30am Kitchens open for tea, fresh fruit and nuts
8am Silent led meditation walk through the forest
8.30am Yoga 2 hour class with your teacher for the week
10.30am Big breakfast, a variety of delicious rice and grain porridges, fruit salads, toasted seeds, local honey and freshly squeezed juices
11.30am Free time / massage treatments / swimming / walking
2pm Large nutritious lunch
3pm More free time / massage treatments / swimming / walking
5pm Yoga classes/workshops
7pm Light evening meal
One afternoon in the week we head off to the nearby Rio Zêzere for a wild swim and mud bath weather permitting.
-Friday evening party with music and dancing
-Saturday check out 7am for 8am coach to Porto or Lisbon.
Find out more on our Valedemoses.com site or via fb and insta @valedemoses