Forest Bathing Winter Retreat


November 25 2019 - March 08 2020


Retreat in the Winter

Immerse yourself in the healing tranquility of these beautiful forests this winter. You are warmly invited to retreat to Vale de Moses anytime between November and March. During these months, instead of our usual weekly program, you can arrive any day and stay for as many nights as you like, for a minimum of 2 nights.

The price to stay in one of our private farmhouse bedrooms is 95€ per person per night or 150€ per couple and includes 3 freshly prepared vegetarian/ vegan meals a day and use of all our facilities.

Yoga & Massage

Your stay includes use of all the Vale de Moses facilities which means you can take time to enjoy your own self-practice in our beautiful Yoga Shala whilst taking in the views of the gorgeous valleys that surround us.

With at least a week's notice, we can also arrange private yoga classes for 50€ per class, massage, acupuncture, energy healing treatments or herbal consultations for 90€ per session and guided forest hikes for 15€. We can not guarantee on the availability of our local teachers, therapists and guides but we will do our best to provide you with the experience you’re looking for.

Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods.
— John Muir

Getting Here

Coach times from Lisbon to Oleiros are 7am and 6pm daily (Sundays 1.30pm and 6pm). And 4.30pm daily from Porto. We can pre order a taxi waiting for you on arrival to take you to Vale de Moses and one of our team will welcome you and show you to your room. Return coaches to Lisbon are 8am and 3pm daily and 8am to Porto (no return Porto coach on Sundays!)

Hiring a car is also a good option. It reduces the travel time from both Porto and Lisbon to a 2 hour drive. It also means you can explore more of the wider area during your stay and depart at a time that suits you.


The winter weather in this part of Portugal is changeable. Evenings will be cold, so we spend time in front of wood burning stoves, reading and resting. All the farmhouses and cottages are heated by these stoves, so you'll be cosy wherever you choose to sleep with plenty of piping hot water to bathe in.

The yoga shala and treatment rooms are heated with air conditioning as needed. Whatever the weather, whatever the temperature, the forest generously provides a rich environment where we can connect more deeply with nature and with ourselves.


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