Group Retreats

at Quinta Carvalhas


at Quinta Carvalhas

mosaic art retreat (18-20 October 2021)

This creative retreat will give you the chance to explore the absorbing, meditative art of mosaic making in the beautiful, inspiring setting of Quinta Carvalhas. Artist, Lucy Jackson, will share the fascinating history of azulejos in Portugal and mosaics from around the world and guide you through the process of mosaic making, using broken tiles and ceramics and explore different techniques and tools. As well as making your own mosaic wall piece or picture you will have the chance to leave your mark by adding to a permanent wall mosaic at the very heart of our farm.

What you can expect on this creative retreat:


  • Learn the art of mosaic with your own project
  • Contribute to a farm mosaic wall – become part of the story of the farm 
  • Enjoy gentle yoga
  • Enjoy our famous, yummy farm-to-table food

portuguese tiles (5-6 november 2021

What says Portugal more than azulejos? Join us for a creative break with artist Mariana Sampaio, where you will learn about the ancient techniques for creating and decorating Portuguese tiles, whilst staying at a beautiful Portguese quinta. Mariana will share the history of techniques that were invented by the Arabs and developed over centuries in Portugal.

During the workshops, you will design and paint your very own dry-rope tiles. Add to that mouthwathering home cooked meals and daily yoga and meditation sessions and you’ll have all ingredients to fully nurture your body mind and soul. 

    Leadership & Friendship (24-26 November 2021)

    We are honored to welcome Sandra Dias da Cunha with a course that is designed for those who want to learn about a more horse-friendly approach to training and riding horses, people who are interested in Natural Horsemanship, or even those who are afraid of horses. The focus is on creating a trusting relationship between horse and human.

    Over the course of two days Sandra will share theory on horse behaviour, teach basic groundwork and rope skills, and there will be plenty of time for you to practice your newly learned skilled with one of our horses, or bring your own horse.

    Money and Light Retreat (26-28 November)

    Money can be a magical, light, flowing and amplifying energy or it can be an anxious rollercoaster of stress, challenge and shadow. 

    Which is it for you?

    Join Donna McCallum and Michelle Thomas for this Money & Light weekend retreat, to permanently change your relationship with money… 

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    Cooking & Yoga Retreat (28-30 January 2022)

    Quinta Carvalhas is famous for its yummy vegetarian food – and the love and passion that goes into each meal. What stands out are the flavours in the dishes, and the quality of the ingredients.

    Join Richard Thomas for three days of cooking, with a masterclass, hands-on cooking classes and gentle yoga. You will prepare popular Quinta Carvalhas dishes and learn how to create food with incredible flavours that you can easily recreate at home. Over the course of the weekend you will learn how to prepare a four-course meal using readily available ingredients.  

    Gentle yoga classes to suit all levels round off this popular retreat.

    Small groups ensure individual attention with 4 – 6 guests per retreat

    we also offer
    private retreats