Our retreat center and home is set in six hectares of a traditional Portuguese rural estate in the gorgeous countryside of central Portugal. The Retreat centre was founded by Peter & Sue in 2008. This is a place of authentic yogic practice with each moment being an opportunity to explore open awareness meditation.
The retreats are purposefully for small groups of people so that we have more time to spend assisting you with your yoga practice. When you are not practicing yoga there will be plenty of time to socialise, relax by the salt water pool, explore the surrounding forest, read a book from our extensive library, recharge and just be in the moment. We have pergolas and hammocks dotted all around the grounds so finding space is very easy. Each day here begins with the sounds of nature, a morning cup of herbal tea from our dedicated guest kitchen overlooking the stunning Bacelo valley. Four days a week we incorporate morning silence before and after practice so as not to create too much disturbance to our minds, which allows for a deeper yoga experience in a class environment. Our classes starts at eight in the morning and six in the evening.
Our theme here at the retreat centre is yoga and during your stay we aim to help your practice evolve by sharing the space and time to explore Ashtanga, Yin, Mindfulness Meditation, and Pranayama Practices. We also have an in-depth bandha’s class which has been transformative for a lot of our yogi/yogini friends.