Sleeping is a very important part of our lives. We spend a third of our lives sleeping. From the teachers Vonetta winter (Yoga) and Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan (sleep workshops) you will learn tools about your unique relationship with sleep and how to heal your body, mind and spirit.
Being surrounded by the soft green hills of the Portuguese forests easily invites our attention inward, away from the normal concerns of everyday life, increasing our awareness of our more intuitive or creative abilities.
It’s a great opportunity to escape our daily habits that keep you from getting a good night’s sleep and learn how bad your day habits are, like skipping breakfast, running on adrenaline, staying permanently connected, alcohol, sugar and caffeine all create barriers to a quality and restful sleep at night. The daily routine in Vale de Moses of morning yoga classes with Vonetta, nutritious food, walking the hill, swimming in the river with massages and acupuncture treatments will help reinforce the sleep-inducing habits that Dr. Ramlakhan will teach us during her afternoon workshops.
We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, but this magical process remains a mystery. In this sleep / yoga retreat you will learn about: Why do we sleep? How sattvic (pure) sleep heals the mind, body and spirit. What to do when you get home: Bring your retirement experience into your everyday life.
Vale de Moses has been ranked as one of the best yoga retreats in the world.
You will find yourself in a magical place immersed in Nature to live with it. The facilities respect the environment and have all the comforts although the bathrooms and showers are outside the rooms.
Vale de Moses is a magical farm in a remote valley located in the impressive foothills of the Serra de Estrela mountains in central Portugal.
The perfect place to recover and restore whatever is happening in your life. Located in the center of Portugal, it is not as well known as other parts. Oleiros is far from international tourist routes and as such has not yet been discovered. He is calm, humble and beautiful in his distance. The isolated nature of mountain communities here means that the culture is self-sufficient for food, water and shelter, along with dependence on aid and support from neighbors.
From here you can make beautiful excursions in the area.
Practice yoga in our wood and glass shala floating above edible herb and flower gardens, hike miles of endless trails in the surrounding pine forests with our dogs, swim and bathe in the mud in the natural pools of the cascading rivers, Breathe in the fresh mountain air, eat deliciously fresh vegetables and vegan foods, have a healing treatment, stargaze, and then sleep soundly each night in comfortable rustic stone cabins or Soulpad Belle tents.
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We have a variety of accommodation options for your stay. Choose one of two shared (single sex) stone cottages Moses and the Monastic Adega, three private bedrooms in the farmhouse or six Soulpads in the forest. 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. Restorative sleep is an essential part of your retreat with us.
You won’t be hungry as we feel it’s important to nourish your body while on retreat with us. We’re feeders! We lovingly prepare three delicious and nutritious vegetarian/vegan meals every day. Fresh vegetables, salads and fruit available from our own or our neighbours’ gardens during the season and from our favourite 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.
Rich natural food made with products grown in the village itself and cooked by chefs with a lot of experience in vegan and Ayurvedic food.
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