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Five-Day mindfulness & breath Retreat

1 – 5 november 2019

Five-Day mindfulness & breath Retreat

1 – 5 november 2019

Enjoy a 5-day Body, Mind and Soul retreat of nourishing your body, resting your mind, and nurturing your soul

Are you so busy ‘doing’ that you have forgotten how to just ‘be’? 

Have you become so busy with daily tasks that you have no time just for you? 

More and more people are asking for time out – for deep rest, soul rest, for space and time to catch up, to process and just breathe. It is as if we are holding our breath, waiting for a moment of non-busyness so that we can exhale. Our shoulders are tensed, and our breathing is shallow…

It is time to exhale, to allow the tension to flow out – leaving peace.

It is time to nourish your body with delicious home grown organic, nutritious food.

It is time to find mental space and calmness in beautiful surroundings.

Spend five days and four nights at the magical Quinta Carvalhas in Central Portugal, exchanging the stress of busyness for clarity and calmness.

Work with horses to learn about mindfulness and being present. Using horses as mirrors, learn how your energy affects you and those around you as you go on a journey of self-discovery.

Enjoy a combination of horse interaction, meditation, silence, massage, nourishing food and gentle yoga to regain your life balance while being pampered in luxury accommodation.

Spend five days and four nights at the magical Quinta Carvalhas in Central Portugal, exchanging the stress of busyness for clarity and calmness.

Work with horses to learn about mindfulness and being present. Using horses as mirrors, learn how your energy affects you and those around you as you go on a journey of self-discovery.

Enjoy a combination of horse interaction, meditation, silence, massage, nourishing food and gentle yoga to regain your life balance while being pampered in luxury accommodation.

At the end of this retreat you will:

 

·         Feel deeply rested

·         Have experienced a profound connection with horses

·         Have improved mental clarity and head space

·         Have an everyday toolkit to manage daily stress

·         Have a blueprint for ongoing wellness

dates:

Friday 1 November 2019 to Tuesday 5 November 2019

The retreat starts at 2pm on Friday and ends at 3pm on Tuesday

venue:

Quinta Carvalhas, Central Portugal
(An hour from the Lisbon airport)

investment:

4 nights luxury private en-suite rooms + all meals + horse interaction + massage

€795.00

Spaces are limited to 10 people and fill up fast. To secure your place on this magical retreat please book now.

What an amazing Retreat Centre. I facilitated one of my international retreats for my clients at Quinta Carvalhas and I recommend it SO HIGHLY. Superb accomodation; Delicious vegetarian (and gluten free) food; I really appreciated the service, friendliness and support from the staff; The facilities are fantastic… from board-room to yoga studio, gorgeous pool, amazing farm walks, the spa and of course the incredible horses. A highlight was our 2 sessions of “communication with the horses”. And finally this place is so infused with conscious creation… that the peace, tranquility and balance you feel when you arrive here is palpable. Thank you Michelle and Richard for creating such a special place. I will be coming back many times again to run retreats here!

– Donna McCallum, aka The Fairy Godmother

About the Venue:

Set in the rolling hills of Central Portugal, Quinta Carvalhas is a beautiful and peaceful family-run retreat centre with accommodation, function rooms, yoga studios, a meditation garden and a swimming pool. The owners, Michelle and Richard Thomas, have lovingly restored the buildings and brought the property back to life. This 42ha working farm produces olive oil and is home to 11 horses, 7 dogs and 16 chickens.The luxury accommodation is in converted barns and the original Manor House, combining rustic charm with contemporary comforts. There are a variety of units, each uniquely decorated. 

Experience the peace of the meditation garden and walking meditations to the farm pond. 

The lovingly prepared, nutritious vegetarian food is farm fresh or locally sourced. 

Located an hour from the Lisbon airport, access is easy with the local train station having a direct link to Oriente Station in Lisbon. Transfers are available from the station nearby (2,2km from the farm) or from the airport. 

Quinta Carvalhas – also known as The Green Farm – is the perfect venue for experiencing peace and rejuvenation on this retreat.

 

Retreat Activities:

+ Gentle yoga classes to relax and stretch the body to increase awareness.

+ Horse interactions which teach you about your relationship with yourself, and your relationship with others.

+ Meditation indoors and outdoors.

+ Journaling and reflection with optional group feedback.

+ Periods of silence for inner processing and reflection.

+ A full body Ayruvedic massage.

+ A sound bath with therapeutic singing bowls.

Retreat Activities:

+ Gentle yoga classes to relax and stretch the body to increase awareness.

+ Horse interactions which teach you about your relationship with yourself, and your relationship with others.

+ Meditation indoors and outdoors.

+ Journaling and reflection with optional group feedback.

+ Periods of silence for inner processing and reflection.

+ A full body Ayruvedic massage.

+ A sound bath with therapeutic singing bowls.

I just came back from a wonderful retreat at Quinta Carvalhas – The green farm. Most importantly, I came a visitor and left as a friend. From the first moment, I felt cared for, nurtured and just wonderfully relaxed. The place is newly renovated and Michelle has managed to transform an old Quinta into a modern retreat by leaving the old charm shine through and providing modern comfort, with the most beautiful yoga hall, little surprising places everywhere, charming and warmth, horses, a dam, a wonderful family and staff, the most comfortable, beautifully decorated and clean rooms. Additionally Michelle is an amazing Reiki master who managed to provide so much release for me and the yoga sessions provided by her and her husband Richard are divine. Oh and the food is delicious too (vegetarian and organic, of course mostly from the farm). I give it 10* out of 5* and I already booked our next weekend 🙂 I am actually almost reluctant to share it…

– Andrea Caprio

A warm welcome from your Retreat Host, Michelle:

Hi, I’m Michelle, and I can’t wait to welcome you to Quinta Carvalhas!

I call this farm the place of Peace and Magic, because magic seems to happen here all the time – people arrive stressed with life, and leave full of peace. I set out to create a space where people can exhale – when you carry on with life, full of busyness, it is as if you are holding your breath waiting for the space in the bustle to let go and just exhale. 

This is the place to let go, to breathe and get in touch with yourself again.

I have been helping people as a Reiki Master and coach for eight years, and as a yoga teacher for three. Bringing it all together with the horses has opened up a new way to assist people with inner change and transformation.

I believe that when people step out of their lives and busy minds they see with clarity what they can create for themselves, and how incredible they are.  This is the place to do that, and I look forward to working with you on this retreat.

dates:

Friday 1 November 2019 to Tuesday 5 November 2019

The retreat starts at 2pm on Friday and ends at 3pm on Tuesday

venue:

Quinta Carvalhas, Central Portugal
(An hour from the Lisbon airport)

investment:

4 nights luxury private en-suite rooms + all meals + horse interaction + massage

€795.00

Spaces are limited to 10 people and fill up fast. To secure your place on this magical retreat please book now.