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3-12 november 2020

3-11 November 2020

ENJOY A 5 DAY RETREAT AT THE WONDERFUL QUINTA CARVALHAS  – with the option to extend it up to 10 days

We have prepared a wonderful 5-day retreat to give you the rest you need, the nourishment you need, the energy you are looking for, and the way to move forward with inner peace and clarity.

This retreat is designed to help you make sense of this new world and love life, with tools to help you to manifest your new life. This is a time to detox mentally, physically and digitally.

The program includes:

Yoga, meditation, practical learning, horse interaction, an ayurvedic massage, and a sound bath. 

If you feel the need to deepen the rest or consolidate, assimilate or enhance the information you can extend your stay by up to another five days.

The next five days is all about rest, pampering and tuning into your body to give it what it needs.
These five days are all about meeting your needs in a supported way, following the practice of mindfulness. This is the time to design your own retreat. You can tailor these days – enjoy the tranquility of time in nature to unwind on your own, sleep, enjoy spa treatments, spend more time with the horses – you can add extra activities here as needed, for the number of days you need.

Before 2020 and the virus that changed the world, our lives were busy and we longed for space to breathe, to manifest something bigger, or just something different. 

Then Corona happened, and lockdown, and the world changed – you got the rest you needed during lockdown perhaps, but the stress increased as your income was disrupted and you experienced isolation, or stressed living situations with family.

And now more than ever before, you want to figure out how to manifest something different and better for yourself.
And make sense of this new world, feeling peaceful and hopeful. 

Or maybe you just want time out in peaceful surroundings with nourishing food, yoga and horses.

Now is that time.

It is time to exhale, to allow the tension to flow out – leaving peace.
It is time to awaken your senses with gentle yoga and horse interaction.
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.
It is time to learn about manifesting what you dream of.

Before 2020 and the virus that changed the world, our lives were busy and we longed for space to breathe, to manifest something bigger, or just something different. 

Then Corona happened, and lockdown, and the world changed – you got the rest you needed during lockdown perhaps, but the stress increased as your income was disrupted and you experienced isolation, or stressed living situations with family.

And now more than ever before, you want to figure out how to manifest something different and better for yourself.
And make sense of this new world, feeling peaceful and hopeful. 

Or maybe you just want time out in peaceful surroundings with nourishing food, yoga and horses.

Now is that time.

It is time to exhale, to allow the tension to flow out – leaving peace.
It is time to awaken your senses with gentle yoga and horse interaction.
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.
It is time to learn about manifesting what you dream of.

Spend 5 days and at the magical Quinta Carvalhas in the Ribatejo, exchanging the stress of this crazy new world for clarity and calmness. Work with horses to learn about mindfulness and being present.  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, Ayurvedic massage, nourishing food and gentle yoga that will help you regain your life balance while being pampered in luxury accommodation and surrounded by abundant natural beauty.

Your host is Michelle, a highly experienced facilitator, with a vast wealth of knowledge, who is looking forward to welcoming you home to Quinta Carvalhas.

THIS RETREAT WILL BRING YOU:

  • Deep rest
  • Connection with horses
  • Improved mental clarity and head space
  • A blueprint for ongoing wellness
  • Assistance on your mindfulness journey

THIS RETREAT WILL BRING YOU:

• Deep rest
• Connection with horses
• Improved mental clarity and head space
• A blueprint for ongoing wellness
• Assistance on your mindfulness journey

dates:

Tuesday 3 November 2020 to Thursday 12 November 2020

The retreat starts at 17:00 on Tuesday and ends at 15:00 on Thursday.

Venue

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

Investment

Price

5 Days:
Private Room €1090
Twin Room €890

Extend your stay from €150 per day
All meals and daily yoga included.

Book additional activities:
Horse Interaction | Spa Treatments | Bicycle Hire

Early bird special

Book before 20 September and pay €990 / €790

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

Retreat Itinerary

Day 1

14:00
Arrive and check in – welcome drink and tour

17:00
Orientation and introduction: The Start 

19:30
Dinner

20:30
Bonfire and meditation

Day 2

08:00 – Yoga

09:15 – Breakfast

10:00 – Morning session: The Elements

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Ayurvedic massage or free time 

17:00  – Afternoon session: Working with the Elements

19:30 – Dinner

20:30 – Sound Bath

Day 3

08:00 – Yoga

09:15 – Breakfast

10:00 – Morning session: Horse interaction 

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Ayurvedic massage or free time 

17:00 – Afternoon session: Energy Centers

19:30 – Dinner

20:30 – Chakra balance

Day 4

08:00 – Yoga

09:15 – Breakfast

10:00 – Morning session: Craft your life

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Ayurvedic massage or free time 

17:00  – Afternoon session: ‘Writing’ our stories, and a walk to the farm pond

19:30 – Dinner

20:30 – Bonfire

Day 5

08:00 – Yoga

09:15 – Breakfast

10:00 – Morning Session: The Doing is the Destination

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Afternoon Session: Arriving Home and Farewell to Some

17:00 – Check out – for those who are leaving 

19:30 – Dinner

20:30 – Bonfire and meditation

Day 6, 7, 8, 9

08:00 – Yoga (optional)

09:15 – Breakfast

10:00 – Your choice of (in)activity 

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Reiki with Michelle (free) or your choice of (in)activity

19:30 – Dinner

20:30 – Bonfire and meditation / Shamanic drumming / Djembe (optional)

Day 10

08:00 – Yoga (optional)

09:15 – Breakfast

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – End of Retreat

About the venue

Set in the rolling hills of Ribatejo, 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.

 

Included in the retreat:

+ 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.

+ Periods of silence for inner processing and reflection.

+ A full body Ayruvedic massage.

+ A sound bath with therapeutic singing bowls.

+ Daily workshops on manifesting and energy

Included in the retreat:

+ 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.

+ Periods of silence for inner processing and reflection.

+ A full body Ayruvedic massage.

+ A sound bath with therapeutic singing bowls.

+ Daily workshops on manifesting and energy

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

Thank you Michelle for sharing such a nurturing, shining and holy sanctuary with us!
– Sandra Fernandes

The Details:

Horse Interaction

We will be working with horses on one of the mornings, and for this you will be required to wear closed shoes and have personal insurance. All the work with the horses is alongside them on the ground. Many people feel nervous around horses, something which we completely understand and can accommodate. We have horses of all sizes, from Mini Shetland to Irish Draft, and you will feel comfortable and safe at all times. The work with horses is transformational and is the catalyst for so many shifts. I am really excited by this work and can’t wait to share this experience with you.

Sound Bath

You will be treated to a sound bath one evening with therapeutic singing bowls, facilitated by the fantastic Silvia Catarina Santos. Silvia Catarina has been working with sound bowl healing for five years and is passionate about her work and the transformations that sound healing facilitates.

Shamanic Drumming

As a bonus in the second half of the retreat we will have some Shamanic drumming sessions which take us on wonderful inner journeys. This is available free to those who stay for the extra days.

Silent Afternoons and Massage

Every afternoon is your free time for journaling, working on exercises, introspection and reflection. We will be in silence from after lunch until we meet for our late afternoon session. Your full body Ayruvedic massage will take place on one of the afternoons. This is the most-requested massage of our experienced massage therapist Claudia and will leave you in a state of relaxed bliss!

Reiki with Michelle

The gift I am giving all who extend their stay for additional days, is a 90-minute Reiki session which helps to reset and reboot, giving you a boost to start your new chapter.

Meals

Our kitchen is gaining a reputation for the healthy, delicious vegetarian meals we serve. The food is farm-fresh, grown here on our farm or sourced locally. All meals are included in the retreat price, as well as drinks at meal times and fruit available at all day. Breakfasts will be mindful, silent meals.

The Details:

Horse Interaction

We will be working with horses on one of the mornings, and for this you will be required to wear closed shoes and have personal insurance. All the work with the horses is alongside them on the ground. Many people feel nervous around horses, something which we completely understand and can accommodate. We have horses of all sizes, from Mini Shetland to Irish Draft, and you will feel comfortable and safe at all times. The work with horses is transformational and is the catalyst for so many shifts. I am really excited by this work and can’t wait to share this experience with you.

Sound Bath

You will be treated to a sound bath one evening with therapeutic singing bowls, facilitated by the fantastic Silvia Catarina Santos. Silvia Catarina has been working with sound bowl healing for five years and is passionate about her work and the transformations that sound healing facilitates.

Shamanic Drumming

As a bonus in the second half of the retreat we will have some Shamanic drumming sessions which take us on wonderful inner journeys. This is available free to those who stay for the extra days.

Silent Afternoons and Massage

Every afternoon is your free time for journaling, working on exercises, introspection and reflection. We will be in silence from after lunch until we meet for our late afternoon session. Your full body Ayruvedic massage will take place on one of the afternoons. This is the most-requested massage of our experienced massage therapist Claudia and will leave you in a state of relaxed bliss!

Reiki with Michelle

The gift I am giving all who extend their stay for additional days, is a 90-minute Reiki session which helps to reset and reboot, giving you a boost to start your new chapter.

Meals

Our kitchen is gaining a reputation for the healthy, delicious vegetarian meals we serve. The food is farm-fresh, grown here on our farm or sourced locally. All meals are included in the retreat price, as well as drinks at meal times and fruit available at all day. Breakfasts will be mindful, silent meals.

Gratitude for the magical energy of your sacred place… A sanctuary on Earth. 
– Paula Sá

Thank you, Michelle Thomas, for everything. It was all amazing!!!! The energy of the place, the power of nature, the food, the smiles… Everything is so, so, good! Thank you for providing the sacred ground for us to fly. Kisses, smiles and hugs.
– Andreia Saraiva Rodrigues

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.

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.

book now

This special retreat organized by Michelle only takes place twice a year, due to the individual attention provided over the course of retreat to each guest.
Spaces are limited to ensure private rooms, and to ensure the best experience for each individual.

To secure your place on this magical retreat please book now.