Restorative Nature Week

About This Event

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 Plant Based Organic Meals & Workshops on Clean Eating and Restorative Nutrition

- 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 Vitality Walks & Yoga Practice
  • Nature Connection Practices & Forest Bathing
  • Meditation and Silence
  • Restorative Embodiment Practices & Conscious Resting
  • Delicious Organic, Locally sourced and plant based meals
  • Clean Eating & Restorative Nutrition Classes

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 - Power vitality walk, Restorative integral yoga session or meditation
9:00 - 10:00 - Delicious vegan organic locally sourced breakfast
10:30 - 13:00 - Morning session in nature with Forest bathing or other Nature Connection practices
13:00 - 14:00 - Delicious plant based organic locally sourced lunch at the venue or in nature
15:00 - 18:00 - Embodiment and conscious resting practices or Clean eating and restorative food hands-on workshop
19:00 - 20:00 - Delicious plant based organic, locally sourced dinner
21:00 - Free evenings or Night Sessions in nature like star gazing or moon walks

Venue Highlights

Hosted at Casa dos Bernardos, a traditional charming stone building in the beautiful village of Campo de Abades with only 60 inhabitants in the Municipality of Terras de Bouro. The ideal place to drop into the slow rhythm of life that still exists here.

Originally belonging to the Bernardine friars, a gift they received from D. Afonso Henriques and where for centuries they collected the yearly harvest for the kingdom, this house is waiting for you to simply be and rest.
Beautiful group room for the indoor classes.

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 dining room and group room for the indorr activities

- Single Room with a Double Bed and ensuite bathroom
- Single/Double Room with a Double Bed and shared bathroom - ideal for couples
- Double Room with two Single Beds ideal for sharing, ensuite bathroom
- Double Room with two Single Beds ideal for sharing, shared bathroom

Towels are provided for each guest. Please bring your own toiletries.

Amenities

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

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • 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 vegetarian and plant based, 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 restorative nutrition 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.

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

Tags: clean eating conscious resting embodiment forest bathing nature connection power vitality walks restorative nutrition yoga

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Why Retreat?

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To bring my friend and open her world to the gift of yoga. Denise
 

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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