*As seen in The Logbook
Nestled deep in the heart of the wild pine forests of central Portugal, Vale de Moses is a stunningly beautiful retreat run by a team of kind and generous teachers, healers and chefs. It has been listed as one of the best yoga retreats in the world by NatGeo UK Travel, Forbes Magazine and The Guardian and is a sought after location for those wishing to restore the real balance within themselves.
Surrounded by valleys thickly carpeted with green and abuzz with local bird and animal life under a sky of luscious blue, guests have the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature’s tranquillity. Enjoying a week of soulful therapeutic yoga, healing massages, deliciously nourishing food and long leisurely woodland dog walks.
Other activities to help guests disconnect from the manic pace of their everyday lives, include swimming in wild waters, marvelling at sunrises and sunsets over the valleys and long explorative nature walks. All resulting in a sleep so deep and restoring it’ll leave them feeling like a different person.
There are a selection of places for guests to choose to stay in. Including the delightfully restored open-plan shared stone cottages, the private bedrooms in the farmhouse or for those seeking to be even closer to nature, the Soulpad glamping belle tents in the forest.
All retreats include two yoga classes a day from inspirational teachers and a healing treatment from experienced therapists. Meals are vegetarian and vegan based and created by their talented inhouse plant-focussed chefs. Prepared three times a day, these delicious dishes are a fusion of ingredients, spices, world flavours and all in line with the principles of Ayurveda meaning that every meal is not only tasty but also easy to digest, plentiful and nourishing for the stomach and soul.
With the body nourished and the mind rested, guests notoriously find themselves wanting to explore the surrounding forests and spend as much time in nature as possible. Although they still find time to fully relax in the hammocks by the cascading natural river pools.
Fly into Lisbon or Porto and enjoy a weekend in either of those charming cities before heading to the mountains on Sunday afternoon coaches to Oleiros.
Everyone is welcome wherever you might be in your love affair with yoga. Weekly retreats happen all year round from Sundays to Saturdays and the price ranges from 960€ to 1380€.
For Logbook readers, quote LOSTEXEC2020 for a 5% discount when reserving your place online. BOOK NOW.
Tel: 00351 272 634 006