The Natural Retreat

About This Center

The Natural Retreat was established by the current owner Rosalind Hodges. The garden has been designed, sculpted and tended under Rosalind's hands, shaped and nurtured to enhance this calm and peaceful place.

This unique and intimate retreat venue sits on the hills above Salema, on the south Coast of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, in the Western Algarve, Portugal. The Villa has a tranquil atmosphere, with a traditional villa feel. Simple natural colours harmonise the rooms, and the recreational facilities include large terraces, secluded pool, yoga deck, meditation area and gardens. Additional outdoor activities can be arranged by personal request including; holistic horse riding, surfing, mountain biking, windsurfing, diving, and walking. Plus alternative therapies including; massage, reflexology, reiki, cranial sacral massage and beauty treatments.

The Natural Retreat has been adapted where possible to use ecological resources, including solar pool heating, solar water heating, ecological waste disposal, natural sewage processing, ecological cleaning products and spring water.

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Why Retreat?

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

Reconnecting with myself after a very crazy few months with a new baby! Just having that feeling of being grounded again. But also having an opportunity to connect with new amazing people. Getting exposed and Inspired by new (to me) yoga instructors (and community). Being in the presence of real, authentic and raw emotion (the whole spectrum).. So many reasons! Alyson

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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