New Year Restorative Nature Week

  • Casa dos Bernardos Casa dos Bernardos
  • Campo de Abades - Terras de Bouro - Portugal
  • Dec 30, 2018 - Jan 4, 2019 (6 days)

About us

The Restorative Nature Week is a 5 day immersive experience, providing the space to renew, restore and rebalance our body, mind and spirit within nature.

Set in the stunning Peneda Gerês National Park in Portugal, we will spend 5 days and nights slowing down and deepening our understanding and practice of rest and self-care.

This 5 day program is designed to take you on a restorative journey that will support your body, mind and spirit to renew, restore and regain balance.

Through a variety of different practices you will gain awareness about your individual needs for self-care and become empowered to make the changes in your life that will support your ongoing health and wellbeing.

The program includes:

- Morning walks & Yoga Practice

- Nature Connection Experiences & Forest Bathing

- Meditation, Conscious Resting, Embodiment & Silence

- Delicious Vegan Organic Meals & Workshops on Clean Eating

- Unplug for 5 Days & Learn Simple Tools to bring Self-Care into your Life

There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer. Calvin Coolidge

Event Highlights

  • Morning Power Walks & Yoga Practice
  • Nature Connection Practices & Forest Bathing
  • Meditation and Silence
  • Restorative Embodiment Practices & Conscious Resting
  • Delicious Vegan Meals & Clean Eating
  • New Year Celebration Party

Venue Highlights

Set within the Peneda-Gerês National Park, originally home to the Bernardine Friars, this is a traditional stone building that has existed for centuries.
Surrounded by pristine nature and wild life it offers the perfect setting for a nature restorative program
Beautiful group room for the indoor classes.

Amenities

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

Schedule

This 5 day retreat will offer a varied program designed to support restoration and renewal in nature as well as bringing awarenss to our body and its innate rhythm.

A day of the Program looks like:

8:00 - 9:00 - Embodied Power Walk or Restorative Yoga Session or Meditation
9:00 - 10:00 - Delicious Vegan Organic Breakfast
10:30 - 13:00 - Morning Session in Nature with Forest Bathing or other Nature Connection Practices
13:00 - 14:00 - Delicious Vegan Organic Lunch at the venue or in nature
15:00 - 18:00 - Embodiment and Conscious Resting Practices or Restorative Food workshop
19:00 - 20:00 - Delicious Vegan Organic Dinner
21:00 - Free evenings or Night Sessions in Nature like star gazing

On the 31st of December we will have our New Year Celebration Party

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

All meals served during the retreats will be prepared under the principles of Clean Eating. They will be vegan, organic and locally sourced. The food concept of this retreat is to provide participants with the joy of delicious healthy food that is simple to prepare with the intention that participants learn about the concept of Clean eating and can then replicate it when they are back at home. All main meals will consist of an entree, main course and dessert. All food is sugar, gluten and dairy free.

Accommodations

For your accommodation there are various options within this century old stone building decorated with traditional local furniture. All the rooms have stunning vistas over the sunbathed valley. The house is fully heated with central heating and there is a super cosy fireplace in the living room.

- Single Room with a Double Bed
- Double Room with a Double Bed ideal for couples
- Double Room with two Single Beds ideal for sharing
- Triple Room with three single Beds ideal for sharing

All rooms are served with a private bathroom with shower. Towels are provided for each guest. Please bring your own toiletries.

Directions

The closest airport to the venue is Oporto - Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport

Driving:
Take the A3 from Porto towards Braga Sul (Celeirós)
From Braga, exit towards the North taking the EN 101 to Rio Cávado (83,5 km), then following the EN 205 until km 47,7 and then on the EN 205-3 following directions to Terras de Bouro.
From Terras de Bouro follow the signs to Campo de Abades and Casa dos Bernardos

Public Transport:
From Porto Airport take a bus to Braga
From Braga take a Bus to Terras de Bouro - there will be a pick up in Terras de Bouro to take you to the venue.

A pick up can be arranged from Oporto Airport directly to the venue at an extra cost. Please contact us for details.

Tags: clean eating digital detox embodiment forest bathing meditation nature connection power walks restorative yoga shinrin-yoku silence wellness

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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After participating in more yoga classes and events this year than in my entire life, I am yearning for the opportunity to attend a professional retreat. The opportunity to grow my practice, learn from talented students and teachers, and immerse myself in this gorgeous Red Feather Lakes sanctuary is the dream of a lifetime! Sara
 

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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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