Semente Da Vida

About This Center

Our aim is to offer you a time out, to retreat and pull back from the world and spend some time in nature. A safe place to come and explore your personal growth and self-development and catalase-positive change in your life. We host and co-host a variety of creative, conscious and healing courses, workshops and retreats, throughout the whole year, here in Portugal. 

We offer an opportunity for you to work on yourself, to become a better person. No matter what your goals are – eating better, recharging, gaining perspective, energy balancing, exercising more or taking a moment for deep introspection – our retreats offer time and professional guidance for self-improvement.

Turn your demons into art, your shadow into a friend, your fear into fuel, your failures into teachers, your weakness into reasons to keep fighting. Your traumas were not your fault, however, it is your responsibility to heal from them.

Venue Highlights

Home from home atmosphere in a family ran centre with 3 rescue dogs from Asia.
Delicious homemade vegan snack, meals and drinks.
Bags of creativity and innovative ideas throughout the whole property
Private therapy studio, where you can find many holistic treatments and therapies.
Beautiful indoor sacred space where we practise yoga and hold ceremonies in the cooler weather.
Large geo-dome sacred space with spectacular views, where we practice yoga and hold ceremonies in the warner weather.
Art supplies and workshop area.
Natural pharmacy and eco shop 'Karma Corner'
11 acres of garden, terraces and forest to explore and Swimming pool.
Lots of communal areas to socialize and lots of quiet private nooks to grab some solitude.
Incredible walks in nature around the Serra da Sao Mamede Natural Park (37 thousand Hectares)
2 mins to Apartadura dam and Lake
Peace and quiet in rural Portugal
Short drive to magical Marvao and Castelo da Vide
20 mins from the Spanish border


1 room with 3 single beds and en-suite shower/toilet
1 room with 2 bunk beds (sleeps 4) with en-suite shower/toilet
1 self-contained studio apartment sleeps 3 with wood burner, kitchen, bathroom and private balcony

we also have other discounted options available, please contact us for details.


  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan


Breakfast will be served buffet style. An assortment of fresh fruits, cinnamon porridge, homemade bread's and spreads, nuts, seeds and herbal tea, fresh orange juice.

Lunch will be served buffet style. An assortment of salads, nuts and homemade bread with some kind of one-pot ie. dahl, pasta dish or stew. Always different so this is just an idea.

The evening meal will be served buffet style. Soup, bread's and spreads

We are happy to accommodate any food sensitivities, just let us know when you are booking,


From Lisbon (international airport)
Train - from Lisbon Airport to Orient Station Lisbon - to Portalegre 5h 15m includes 1h 22m transfer. Portalegre to Rasa, Marvao by taxi 24 mins

Bus - from Lisbon Airport to Lisboa Sete Rios Bus Station - to Portalegre 4h 49m includes 1h transfer. Portalegre to Rasa, Marvao by taxi 14 mins

Drive - from Lisbon Airport to Rasa, Marvao 2h 28m

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Why Retreat?

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

Watching the sun come over the mountain in the morning inspires me! Holly

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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