Sara is an experienced retreat manager, having worked on numerous juice and yoga retreats in the UK, Spain and Portugal.
Retreats can be excellent ways in which to take some quality time out, initiate important lifestyle and nutritional changes to help improve your health and vitality in the long term.
Nourish in Nature – Retreats for Women 2017
Yoga, herbs,nutrition and meditation in the lush forests and crystal clear lakeside countryside of central Portugal.
Sometimes we need to take a step back, simplify things and reflect on our lives. Join us in Portugal on these special retreats designed specifically for women.
Dates: May 28th to June 3rd
June 4th to June 10th
August 27th to September 2nd
September 3rd to September 9th
Location: Oleiros,Central Portugal
– yoga & breathing practices,
– herb workshops, making tinctures, infusions and tea blends
– a complementary treatment with Aoife (Relaxing massage, reflexology or reiki)
– guided meditations & yoga nidra,
– a herb walk, gathering, collecting, drying and storing herbs
– hormone health workshop
– herbal smoothie making
– adrenal fatigue and herbs to de-stress workshop
– opportunity to book for more specialized bodywork with Aoife *not included in price
– opportunity for private consultations with Sara (herbs and nutrition *not included in price)
Women’s lives are often too hectic because we are busy with work, children, family and social commitments. Our minds also become busy, remembering things, planning and making lists. We can start to feel overloaded as we negotiate our way at top speed on our smart phones through the plans for each day, and each week, dropping in and out of each others lives through social media and balancing the pressures of our careers and family with our true selves.
Learning techniques and methods of self care can help us to cope with life. Instead of just surviving, we can learn to thrive and embrace our true creativity. Retreating into a natural environment can encourage this process, and spending time in a simple environment, indulging ourselves with daily yoga practice, simple breath work and meditation can all assist in this process.
We can also learn to further support ourselves and our lives with the use of herbs and nutrition. Especially as we move through the different phases of a woman’s life; where our bodies encounter so much transformation and change. Sara will be sharing her wisdom on herbs and health, and ways to support women’s health and well being.
This retreat is designed to gently address these ideas, allowing women time to step away from everyday life and make some space to focus on well being and perhaps initiate some longer lasting lifestyle changes. We all need time out to take care of ourselves, so that we are better able to take care of others in our lives.
All the food is prepared daily from fresh (organic where possible) ingredients and is wholesome and tasty. Guests can enjoy the surrounding location, forest, traditional Portuguese village, walking tracks and the reservoir 20 minutes walk away for swimming. (weather permitting) On the final evening guests will enjoy some Portuguese wine with dinner, bonfire, star gazing and a dip in our wood fired hot tub.
The week will be guided by Fiona (yoga and meditation) and Sara (herbs and nutrition) Aoife will also be joining us to offer relaxing massage and therapeutic treatments designed specifically for women. View Aoife’s website
8.00am – Morning Yoga – Pranayama, asana and silent meditation
10.00 – Self Serve Breakfast
11.00 – Morning workshops (herbs, nutrition)
2pm – Lunch
3.30pm – Afternoon, workshops or treatment time
5.30 – 7pm – Afternoon yoga (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
7.30 – Evening meal
For more information or to book this retreat contact: Fiona