Semente da Vida Holistic Healing & Retreat Center Portugal

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. 

Semente da Vida Holistic Healing & Retreat Center is a private and secluded nature hideaway surrounded by forests, lakes, rivers and mountains. We have 2 private therapy rooms which are hosted by, qualified and experienced healing practitioners. We are a family-owned passion ran centre who together with the love and support of the tribe co-create something special. 

We continue to pour love into this space to make it the very best environment for you, to do the real work.

We are all committed to our own healing journies and living in alignment with nature at all times, we like to juice fast (occasionally), are very proud of our medicine garden among other things.

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.

We honour all of ourselves (especially our shadow shelves) equally as we honour your journey and where you are on it. This is a space to express your authentic self with no explanation or apologies.

We are all here for each other.

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

2 Holistic Therapy Rooms
Qualified & experienced team of teachers, healers and practitioners
Landscaped sun terrace and outdoor swimming pool
Meditation cave - secluded away from the centre
Woodland riverside mindfulness playground
Extensive gardens and seating areas
Fully inclusive vegetarian/vegan meals, snack and drinks
Medicine garden
Outstanding social connections
Music and Art Room
Metaphysical Library
11.5 Acres of mountain land our onto Apartadura Dam and lake beyond.
We are located in the Sao Mamede natural park
Abundant flora and fauna


We offer comfortable single bed accommodation, 6 beds over two rooms.

Well decorated and maintained, each bed has a side table, lamp, PowerPoint, quality bedding, linen and towel, free wi-fi internet connection and a lockable storage unit.

The feather room - light, airy and spacious room with high ceilings. Two beds on the ground level and one bed on a mezzanine level. Access via a solid staircase.

The mineral room - also high ceilings but more of a grounded feel to this room. All of the beds are on the ground level with a little less space due to having a larger and better equipped en-suite shower/WC.

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


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

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


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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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.