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Forest Bathing Winter Retreat

Yoga retreat with Emily McMichael and Lola

Retreat details

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.

Accommodation & Prices

Single occupancy in private farmhouse bedroom is €95 per night.
Double occupancy €150 per night.


  • Accommodation

  • 3 freshly prepared vegetarian/ vegan meals a day

  • Use of all our facilities.


With at least a week's notice, we can also arrange private yoga classes (50€ per class), massage, acupuncture, energy healing treatments or herbal consultations (90€ per session) and guided forest hikes (15€), depending on the availability of our local teachers, therapists and guides.

You are welcome to come alone, with a friend or partner, or with a group of friends. We offer a 10% discount for returning guests, students, Portuguese nationals, and group bookings of 4 or more.


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 from 3.5 hours coach ride to a 2 hour drive. It also means you can explore more of the wider area here during your stay, to visit villages and river beaches throughout the region. And depart at a time that suits you.


The winter weather in this part of Portugal is changeable. We can have weeks of gloriously warm afternoon sunshine interspersed with a few days of wind, rain and even snow. Often jumpers and coats in the mornings, and tshirts as we work outside tending the landscape in the afternoon sun or walk with the dogs in the woods. 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.

We will be closed for two weeks in December for Christmas with the family.

If you're a yoga teacher and would like to organise a workshop or weekend retreat with us, get in touch to discuss availability.

If you have any questions, please just email or WhatsApp him on 00351964219028

For group bookings or for any questions please contact

Earlier Event: November 17
Run Wild and Free Retreat with Mars Gossi
Later Event: March 15
Yoga with Emilie