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About This Center

Alquimia is a sacred space designed for delivering a unique learning experience, an intentional place where creative arts, ancestral medicine and conscious living are combined for self-realization and metamorphosis to occur.

At Alquimia we encourage the expression of the inner truth through the physical and the spiritual, the uplifting of the mind as a clear function of a more profound connection with all the parts. We host individuals from any paths of life and assist with the therapy of choice.

We offer events, workshops and Diploma courses all year-round, embracing playfully meditation, sensorial enhancement, brain entrainment, dream therapy, trance dance and a variety of subjects like shamanic medicine, mycology, herbalism and alchemy. 

Let Alquimia guide your journey into the marvels of nature and the Self.

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“This is true freedom: to be capable of leaving ourselves, crossing the boundaries of our little world to open up the universe.” ― Alejandro Jodorowsky

Venue Highlights

The Centre hosts a set of beautiful medicinal gardens and a practical laboratory where to process and work with plants
Enjoy our forest paths, our gardens and our beautiful space for meditation and ceremonies
The whole area is the perfect spot for outdoor activities like hikes and kayaking


Cozy private house with amazing views


  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • House Keeping
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


We prepare fresh home made food accordingly to one's need and in respect of the different diets we offer.


We are based in the heart of Portugal, 3 hours by train from Lisbon at the foothills of Serra da Estrela. We are sorrounded by natural streams, rivers and beautiful mountains.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Have been spending this year getting healthy and a retreat to relax and focus would be wonderful. Crocker

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.