Vale de Moses Yoga Retreat Portugal
Val de Moses yoga Portugal
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Yoga Retreat Portugal – Vale de Moses, open April to October

Vale de Moses is a family run yoga retreat in the heart of the Portuguese mountains. Spend a week or more practicing yoga, receiving massage and acupuncture treatments, walking in forests, swimming in natural river pools and eating delicious nutritious food. Stay in one of the beautifully restored stone cottages, Soulpads or in a Tipi.  Our retreat home is perfect for those in need of a break, rest and relaxation. We are surrounded by nature and forests, peace and tranquility – the perfect ingredients to restore your body and mind. The combination of good food and sleep, clean mountain air and water, therapeutic massage and acupuncture, hill walking and river swimming, all create a highly restorative context in which to begin, or to deepen, your yoga practice

Retreat Weeks

We run our retreats from April to October – please contact us for dates.

Yoga

A variety of styles of yoga are taught at Vale de Moses through the year by some delightful and inspiring teachers who will take care of you on your mat. You will be safely and physically challenged. Please do not worry about being “good” enough. Or flexible or thin enough. Or whatever enough. We prefer to think you are perfect just as you are. Whatever your capability or experience may be, you are truly welcome. It might be your first yoga retreat, perhaps your first yoga class, or maybe you’ve been practicing regularly for decades.

Though the format and language of yoga styles taught by our teachers may differ (Dynamic, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and more), they are in essence, just one. The very meaning of the word Yoga, is union. A daily invitation to explore the possibility of what our bodies can do and what they can show us, about ourselves and the world we perceive around us. A wonderful journey of self enquiry and discovery.

Cuisine

Inspired by Ayurveda, our daily menus are always colourful, easy to digest and soul satisfying. Enjoy three tasty and nutritious meals every day, cooked from fresh local ingredients, low in salt and rich in home grown herbs and salads. You will not go hungry on this retreat, you will be nourished and fed! We are well versed in catering for vegans and for those with special dietary requirements.

Accommodation

– Two stone cottages that sleep 3 or 4 of the same sex.
– Private bedrooms in the farmhouse.
– Soulpads
– Tipis in the forest. All beds are comfortable with memory foam toppers, duvets, pillows, blankets, cotton sheets and towels – a good night sleep is an essential part of the restorative retreat experience.

Retreat Price in Euros

€790 for the stone cottages
€890 for a private room or private Soulpad/Tipi
Special couples price of €740 each for sharing a private space. 10% discount for returning guests, 2 week stays, students, or group bookings of 4 or more

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

Does not include

* Flights
* Coach to and from Lisbon or Porto (25€)

Optional activities

* Daily walking, hiking and cycling routes through surrounding hills and forests
* Swimming in natural pools in the two rivers that run through the valley
* Climbing trips (additional cost with a Swiss climber living in the village above)

What past guests have said

“This place is magic!! Being in nature all day, having great yoga practice, eating delicious food and hanging out with new friends. All this made Vale de Moses an unforgettable experience! I will keep all the beautiful memories of this wonderful week with me for a very long time. Andrew, Vonetta, their grown up children and all their team are lovely people and truly inspiring!”. Maren, Germany

”I cannot recommend a retreat here highly enough! Without a doubt the most relaxing and inspirational holiday we have been on. There were so many memorable parts…the setting in the forest & doing yoga in the beautiful shala with the sound of the river and birds, the silent morning walks, the ayurvedic and delicious food everyday, the amazing treatments and acupuncture, all the lovely people including the perfect hosts the Winter family, Tashi, Oli, Katherine & Jude. Anyone looking to get away from it all and reconnect with your self and nature should come to this retreat. We will definitely be back!.” Jordan, Brighton

”Vale de Moses is a living example of harmony between people, nature and the land. Andy and Vonetta have created a space that allows people to enter into that harmony in comfort and joy. My soul is still captured by that place; may it never recover! We were invited to share in the incredible food that was offered for both body and soul. The transformation and revitalization were profound and long lasting. Built on love, respect and ultimately trust, this was truly a life-changing experience. Much gratefulness to you both for your work!.” Georg, Saudia Arabia

Special offer

Receive a complimentary massage when you book through Soul Seed Travel.

How to get here

Arrive: Fly into Lisbon or Porto in time to take the Sunday afternoon coach from Lisbon (1.30pm) or Porto (4.30pm), to our local town of Oleiros, where we will pick everyone up by car on arrival. Fly in early if you can and enjoy a night or 2 in either of those charming cities before heading up to see us on Sunday. Have a read of the Soul Seed Travel guide to Portugal for recommendations.

Coach timetable, prices and tickets on the Rede Expressos website. We’ll email all guests the week before arrival so if you’d like, you can contact each other to meet in Lisbon or Porto before travelling up to the forest together.


The trip from Porto has 2 changes, Coimbra and Sertã, with a chance at each for a tea and loo break. The coach from Lisbon has one short loo break half way at Tomar.

Depart: Return coach is either 8am or 3pm to Lisbon or 8am to Porto the following Saturday. Again, stay another night in Portugal if you can before flying home Sunday. You can buy your coach tickets in advance online or 15 minutes before you board.

Driving: Check in from 5pm Sunday afternoon. From Lisbon – A1 north to A23 turn off. A23 to Abrantes, Villa de Rei turnoff. N2 to Sertã. Sertã to Oleiros. Oleiros to village of Amieira. From Porto – A1 south to Coimbra, A13 to Tomar, IC8 to Serta, Serta to Oleiros to Amieira. Good signposting throughout, but a SatNav with latest Portuguese new road map will help. The drive from both Lisbon and Porto with breaks is about 2.5 hours. Google map coordinates 39.98336, -7.917524. Check out by 2pm the following Saturday.

What to pack

– A good pair of walking shoes or trainers
– Swimming costume
– Water bottle to rehydrate regularly
– Warm jumper
– A raincoat in Spring and Autumn
– A good torch, as the paths at night, unless moonlit, are dark!
– For your yoga practice comfortable, soft stretchy clothing is all you need. We provide yoga mats and
cotton towels, although you are welcome to bring your own
– In summer sun tan lotion, and mosquito repellent in the Autumn. Please use the simplest, most natural version you can find of these and other washing products. You’ll be in and out of the rivers, and the water from your showers goes directly to irrigate orchard trees and shrubs. We have a range of natural soaps, shampoos and toothpaste to buy
– Pack Light. Remember that whatever you bring down the mountainside to Vale de Moses, you’ll
have to take up again at the end of your stay. We live on the side of a very steep, deep and pretty valley

Booking

Send your request to the bookings team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on retreats@soulseedmedia.com or call/whatsapp (0044) 7730095657.

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Vale de Moses Yoga Retreat Portugal

Vale de Moses is a family run yoga retreat in the heart of the Portuguese mountains. Spend a week or more practicing yoga, receiving massage and acupuncture treatments, walking in forests, swimming in natural river pools and eating delicious nutritious food. Stay in one of the beautifully restored stone cottages, Soulpads or in a Tipi.  Our yoga retreat Portugal is perfect for those in need of a break, rest and relaxation. We are surrounded by nature and forests, peace and tranquility – the perfect ingredients to restore your body and mind.

A variety of styles of yoga are taught at Vale de Moses through the year by some delightful and inspiring teachers who will take care of you on your mat. You will be safely and physically challenged. Please do not worry about being “good” enough. Or flexible or thin enough. Or whatever enough. We prefer to think you are perfect just as you are. Whatever your capability or experience may be, you are truly welcome. It might be your first yoga retreat, perhaps your first yoga class, or maybe you’ve been practicing regularly for decades.

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