4 Day Eco Therapy, Happiness & Mindfulness Retreat, Portugal

About us

Imagine 4 Days and 3 Nights in the Sunny Algarve region of Portugal, being hosted by friendly, committed people supporting you as you deepen your connection with nature and rediscover yourself.

Every day renewing yourself through the arts and practices of Shinrin-Joku (forest bathing), Mindful Movement & Happy Activities, Nature Therapy, Meditation, Playful & Restorative Yoga, Energising Breathwork, Sound Baths, Sauna, Jovial Camp Fire Evenings and Organic Health Restoring Food.  All Unplugged & Offline in Peaceful, Tranquil Rural surroundings.


It's true, our retreat covers a lot of ground, combining all the best aspects of retreats from around the world in a 4 day program.  But there is also plenty of time and space to just be, relax and rejuvenate.

Your participation in any activities on the retreat is voluntary, so when you need more time alone you're free to be in nature or retreat to your accommodation.  We have so much space and so many nooks and crannies ready for you to let go all your stresses and worries and return to the moment.

Every day we will take part together in deeply transformative practices for mind and body, let go of those emotional weights and step back into the flow of our intuition and sensuality.

And every meal will feel like Mother Nature's Medicine for you, organic, fresh, prepared by devoted supporters with love and healing intent.

We support you and guide you back to your true self, holding a safe and loving space for this deep work, building of friendships, laughter, sharing and letting go of all the stresses of modern life.

At times we all feel a sense of being lost, in turmoil, unsure of our future, disconnected from what's most important....nature, ourselves and our loved ones.

We make time and space to slow right down into the moment, coming back to yourself in mind and body. Rediscovering our interdependence with all of nature, remembering it’s importance as our greatest source of wisdom, inspiration, and healing.

All the while we will be Off-Line, Unplugged and away from the on-line world, emails, social media, text messages, telephones, tv and distracting entertainment.  No work, No Bosses, No Demands on Our Time....No Stress.

Facilitators with big open hearts, quiet monk like support staff to ensure your every need is covered, beautiful natural surroundings, supportive and restorative activites, practices and techniques.

Every moment of every day on our retreat is just for You and your Journey!

It was easy to unplug from technology with the yoga, nature therapy, animal guide therapy, and delicious food! None of us were even tempted to reach for our phones. It was just the cleansing and healing we all needed, I would 100% recommend the experience.

Event Highlights

  • Experience a little magic, reconnect with the beauty and wisdom of nature, disconnect from the pressures of modern life and re-emerge newly energised, your sensuality reawakened.
  • This retreat combines all the most popular current retreat practices in one package.
  • We keep the group sizes small, not more than 12 people, to ensure group cohesion and dynamics, encourage bonding and friendships, facilitate a deeper personal experience, preserve the peace and relaxation aspects and give everyone more personal space.
  • Our facilitators and crew have 20+ years experience in the field and much more than that in their own journeys of self discovery, healing and development.
  • This retreat is for adults and is usually attended by women (65%) in the age range 24 to 55. Men and other ages are of course very welcome!
  • Daily gentle yoga classes with an experienced teacher - 20+ years teaching
  • Guided meditations and breath work to calm the mind and relax the body
  • Guided Shinrin-Yoku nature therapy practices and walks for deep nature connection
  • Nature art and craft, creative, restorative and happiness activities
  • Guided and free wandering
  • Camp fire evenings, storytelling and music
  • Peace, tranquility and space
  • Dark skies for stunnig stargazing
  • Fresh water lakes for a refreshing swims
  • Cozy, relaxing evening in the sauna, fired by a wood burning stove
  • 3 nights accommodation in a peaceful valley in the Algarve hills
  • 3 daily delicious vegetarian meals, locally sourced and organic when available

Venue Highlights

Get Unplugged & Offline in Portugal...Conscious Earth Retreats is nestled in a 40 hectare estate with private lakes, a river, groves of olive, tangerine, orange and mandarin. We also have our very own Stone Circle. The estate is hilly and has many lovely walks, from strolls to challenging hikes. There is no ambient light or noise pollution, wifi or mobile phone signals, allowing people to truly connect with Nature and themselves. To leave all the hustle and bustle of modern life behind.

We have constructed as much of Conscious Earth from materials available on the estate as possible and have created a rustic, down to earth venue for those whose primary concern is closeness to nature and relaxation therein.

Freedom in Nature
Our Lakes are for swimming and paddling, they are pristine in their natural state, being unpolluted by agricultural chemicals. They are abundant with fish and turtles, as well as other wildlife and fantastic Water Lillies.

All of our estate is available to you, whether you choose to walk the boundaries, kickback in Hammock Island or sit within the stone circle…..or just lay back next to one of our freshwater spring fed lakes you will find places to truly reconnect with nature and yourself.

Amenities

  • Sauna
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Schedule

Excerpt from a Typical Retreat Day:

Greeting of the day at 7:00 a.m.

Breakfast at 8:00 a.m.

Lunch at 1:00 p.m.

Dinner at 6:00 p.m.


Various Activities throughout the day:

Daily gentle yoga classes with an experienced teacher - 20+ years teaching
Guided meditations and breath work to calm the mind and relax the body
Guided Shinrin-Yoku nature therapy practices and walks for deep nature connection
Nature art and craft, creative, restorative and happiness activities
Guided and free wandering
Camp fire evenings, storytelling and music
Peace, tranquility and space
Dark skies for stunnig stargazing
Fresh water lakes for a refreshing swims
Cozy, relaxing evening in the sauna, fired by a wood burning stove
3 nights accommodation in a peaceful valley in the Algarve hills
3 daily delicious vegetarian meals, locally sourced and organic when available

Menu Types

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

Menu/Cuisine

Food is organic as far as seasonal availability allows.


We cater for the following dietary styles:

Vegetarian and ovo-lacto vegetarian

Vegan, in fact we make most of our meals vegan and yummy!

Gluten and dairy free

Wholefood

Common food allergies

Specific acute allergies


Tell Us...

As part of the registration process for this retreat we end you a link to a confidential questionnaire, in which you can detail your dietary needs and we will ensure to cater for your requirements. If there is something that we can not reasonably be expected to provide, that you need for your health and wellbeing, we encourage you to bring a sufficient supply for the duration of the retreat.

Accommodations

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Conscious Earth is all about getting back to nature.
Down to earth, rustic and organic, a place for those needing to recharge, recover and recuperate.

The accommodation options include: private rooms (single or double), shared rooms (max. 3 people), private off-grid cabin, private self-contained lodge, a quirky 'gypsy' bus and a renovated roundhouse (also a perfect spot for yoga, meditation and other healing work)

There are also plenty of shaded outdoor spaces for activities or just to chill out.

Directions

We can arrange transport for your group for collection and drop off to Faro airport and other popular transport hubs in the Algarve. Talk to us about your needs. We are about 1 hour drive from Faro aiport and 2.5 hours from Lisbon airport. An additional option is to fly into Seville, Spain (SVQ) approximately 260kms away, as the Spanish border is near.


Car Hire

Please inform us during your reservation if you would like assistance to hire a car with our local car rental friends at cheaper rates than the big boys, and no card deposits required.

Various other car rental companies can be found at the airport websites.


Driving Directions

We will email you very detailed driving directions and GPS coords when we have finalised your reservation. This will bring you directly to our estate.


Train: Faro Airport to Silves

There is no direct train service from the airport to Silves, it is necessary to take a bus or taxi to Faro train station, bus recommended as it's cheapest and very close to train station.

There are 9 train services from Faro to Silves per day starting at 08:24 and the last departure is 20:18, though it is important to check timetables as these times may vary.

The train station at Silves is 2km south of the town and requires a taxi ride (~€5) or 20 - 30 minute walk.


Train: Lisbon Airport to Silves

From Lisbon Airport (LIS) take Subway from Aeroporto to Oriente Station, approximately 6 minutes and costs €2.

Take train from Lisboa Oriente to Tunes, approximately 3hrs and costs €16 - €35.

Take Train from Tunes to Silves, approximately 22minutes and costs €1 to €3.


Buses & Taxis: Faro Airport to Silves

There are no direct buses from the airport to Silves. Bus service from arrivals to Faro city running at 30 to 45 minute intervals. From Faro you will take the bus to Albufeira and then a connection to Silves.

You can arrange with us to collect you from Silves, BUT we do not collect on retreat days unless it is an early morning arrival.

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Why Retreat?

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

After having just completed my RYT 200 I have been inspired to further my yoga journey and my own personal journey inward. I have fallen in love with yoga and how it has changed my life and I just want to continue to explore so I can share this beautiful gift with as many as possible. Jessica
 

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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