19 - 26 September 2020
Packages from €1395
The Autumn Retreat
8 days at a family-run permaculture ranch on Portugal’s Southwest Atlantic coast. We'll provide creative workshops, daily yoga and meditation, local excursions and activities, as well as beautiful food all week with local organic produce. So whether you're into surfing, hiking or reading at the bio pool, you'll find the space to reset.
We're spending 8 days on Portugal’s Southwest Atlantic coast, bordering Algarve. It combines an amazing set of spectacular wild surf beaches and the authentic countryside tranquility of Alentejo. 1,5 hours away from Faro airport and 2,5 hours away from Lisbon. Odemira is a family run, eco-sustainable, permaculture based, soul retreat centre; nestled in 71 hectares of nature and privacy. It’s one of the oldest buildings on record in this remote protected region, predating the town of São Teotónio.
“Permaculture addresses the way we live on this planet in a graceful and healthy way, respecting the plants and animals around us, and leaving the biosphere in a more productive and healthy state than we found it.”
We'll be proving a delicious 'flexitarian' menu, primarily plant-based, with lots of vegetables from the farm gardens. We consciously prepare the food to be healthy, balanced, nutritious and tasty using seasonal produce, mostly organic and home grown.
Depending on the weather there will also be a pizza night (made in the wood fire stone bread oven), Indian or Brazilian night; with food, outdoor music, fire pit and some compulsory star gazing.
Nestled in one of the most diverse regions of Portugal, Odemira is close to some of the most stunning beaches Portugal has to offer, as well as incredibly beautiful towns and villages. We'll scatter a few local activities and excursions throughout the week.
Guests have access to all shared spaces: the biopool, kitchen, meditation temple, panoramic solarium, terrace, natural amphitheater lounge, all 71 hectares of the ranch, hiking trails and creeks.
The biopool is a natural and live system; chemical free, where all purifying of the water is achieved through biological filters and plants rooted hydroponically in the system. The nearby aqueduct is also perfect for an afternoon dip. Or take an outdoor bath with a view of the deep green forest.
We're offering a few different accommodation packages; including private suites, bungalows and cozy dorm rooms. Whichever room you decide to take, you're guaranteed to sleep well and wake to the sound of birds.
Classes and Workshops
There will be a variety of workshops and classes available to attend; including yoga, meditation, cooking classes and creative workshops. Be sure to take time to rest, unplug, read and socialise. The temple is the perfect place to contemplate stillness and practice mindfulness.
We find that having a loose plan and structure helps guests to relax into the week much quicker. We do keep it flexible though and the daily itinerary may be subject to changes due to weather and other elements outside of our control. All classes, activities and workshops are optional.
Day 1 - Arrive Faro. Check in 4pm. Dinner. Yoga.
Day 2 - Orientation. Yoga. Group walk. Excursion.
Day 3 - Pilates. Workshop. Cooking demo. Talk.
Day 4 - Yoga. Surfing. Equinox Workshop. Sound Bath.
Day 5 - Meditation. Activity. Relax.
Day 6 - Excursion. Hike. Breath-work Workshop.
Day 7 - Workshop. Relax/Massages. Pizza night.
Day 8 - Check out 10am. Arrive Faro 12pm. Depart.
7am - Yoga / Meditation
9am - Breakfast
10am - Workshop / Activity / Excursion
1pm - Lunch
2pm - Workshop / Activity / Excursion
5pm - Relax
7pm - Dinner
8pm - Meditation / Relax / Talk / Presentation
All ‘group’ transport to / from the venue
Renovated farmhouse accommodation
‘Flexitarian’ meals w/ local organic produce
‘Group’ excursions to local town and beaches
Daily yoga and meditation
Daily workshops and presentations
Infusions, teas and coffee throughout the day
Added staff gratuity
5% carbon footprint offset
International flights and individual transfers
Surfing, horseback riding, massages etc
Entrance and guide fees
Bank transfer and credit card fees
Independent travel insurance
Want to know how we design and structure our retreats?
Single occupancy room with private bathroom
€1995 (Only 2 left)
Double room with private bathroom
Double room with shared bathroom
€1495 (Only 2 left)
Mezzanine / Dorm with shared bathroom
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