About This Center

“Be the change you want to see in the world” is a quote accredited to Mahatma Ghandi. With 4elements retreat we strive to do exactly that and more: we not only want our lives to be fulfilled and happy, with a healthy, well-nourished body and a balanced and aware mind. A life close to nature and surrounded by the people we love and cherish. Flourishing relations with our partner, family and friends. Responsible and sustainable in the decisions we take. Full of love and acceptance towards ourselves. 

We want also our guests to catch this spirit. We invite you to be a part of our “retreat”, which besides of relaxing and getting to know our region, has the main goal to give you tools to improve the quality of your daily life and to give you the possibility to know yourself better.  We have put together a manifold package for you around relaxation and exercise, workshops and pleasure, culture and nature. Unwind, enjoy and learn….

Be the change you want to see in the world - Mahatma Ghandi

Venue Highlights

4elements retreat is located in the lovely village of Póvoa de Penafirme, about 45 mins from Lisbon Airport. Póvoa has a pharmacy, a post office, various cafés, fruit shops, a bakery and small supermarkets for everyday needs. The city of Torres Vedras is a 15 min drive away, the holiday village Santa Cruz can be reached within 15 minutes walking. The area here offers fascinating nature with a long and empty coastline. Two beautiful beaches are just a stone's throw away from our house and can be seen from some of the rooms.


Our rooms can be booked with single or double occupancy and offer a comfy 1,60m bed. Every room has it's own private bathroom with towels provided. Rooms have either garden or sea view.


  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free


Since we have a big farm with our own fruit and vegetables, those will be our main ingredients for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. Everything that can`t be produced by our hens and the farm is bought locally. We prefer short transports and local farms and shops over strictly buying everything organic, since many organic products in Portugal are imported. If you have any intolerances, allergies or dislike some ingredient or food, please let us know during your booking. A special field is provided in our reservation form.


The nearest airport is Humberto Delgado Airport, Lisbon. We'll pick you up every Sunday around 4 pm and drop you Saturdays around 3 pm free of charge. If those timings don't suit you, please contact us at (contact info blocked) and we'll help you to arrange your transport.

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Why Retreat?

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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.

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