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Cultivate Contentment with Vonetta Winter

Yoga retreat with Fleur van Hille

Retreat details

Being cared for on retreat in a family home; having a simple and comfortable space to rest; wholesome food to nourish; revitalizing mud for the skin; experienced therapists to ease away persistent aches and pains; good company with time for meaningful conversation; silence and opportunity for reflection; early morning walks and late afternoon swims; visits to remote country villages, sampling the local fair. All of these things makes it just a little easier for those of us feeling stressed out and pulled in all directions, to feel restored.

A retreat encourages us to foster expectations in harmony with our experiences so that a more peaceful or blissful state, contentment, can arise. Daily Morning Yoga Classes designed to challenge your strength, flexibility and stamina will be broken down into easily accessible steps so that the complete beginner along with the more advanced Practitoner can both experience the contentment that yoga posture practice encourages. This Dynamic and Yin Yoga inspired week is aimed at broadening our hearts, opening our hips, and finally lengthening our limbs and spine so that we may walk a little taller in our lives, contentedly guided by each and every moment of life and each and every breath.

What’s included

  • All food, accommodation and facilities

  • Transport to and from Oleiros

  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest

  • 5 morning Yoga Flow classes to music (more info on the classes here)

  • 4 afternoon Sessions on pranayama, guided meditation and partner yoga

  • 90 minute Body Harmonising treatment - Thai, Tui Na, Indonesian, Ayurvedic and/or Acupuncture

  • A mid week trip to the Rio Zêzere for a mud bath and swim (weather permitting).

  • Additional treatments available from our therapists for 90€ per 90 minutes


Growing up in the West Indies, Vonetta became acutely aware of the natural and joyful ways people healed themselves and each other through touch, dance, storytelling, simple local food, and a slow soul bolstering approach to life. This initial grounded upbringing was enhanced by the study of Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics, with a particular interest in shamanistic healing. Subsequent study of Community and Youth Work at Goldsmiths and several years working with homeless people, those with mental health difficulties, unemployed and vulnerable young people further fueled her compassion for human life and the desire to assist in a more pragmatic and direct approach.

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Accommodation & Prices

Single occupancy in private farmhouse bedroom is €1380.
Double occupancy €2100.

Single bed canvas soulpad or the cosy stone ninja room is €960.

Shared stone cottage is €1050.

Single occupancy stay in canvas soulpad is €1140.
Double occupancy €1920.

For group bookings or for any questions please contact

Later Event: September 13
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