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Rainbows on Your Eyelashes with Vonetta Winter

Yoga retreat with Fleur van Hille

Retreat details

Being enclosed by the gentle rolling green hills of the Portuguese Forests easily invites our attention inward away from the normal concerns of daily life, heightening our awareness of our more intuitive or creative capacities. Released from the bombardment of modern stimuli, the countryside softens us and we become more conscious of our experience in each moment, fostering a childlike joy in the now, in the play of light through a window, through a Forest or through our own eyelashes.

As we take our early Morning walks we become more attentive to the details of the Forest, the texture of stone or the smell of the woodland floor underfoot. We earn and give ourselves the time to observe the changing nature of the light at Morning Yoga Practice and Evening Sunset Practice. The silence and noises of the countryside provide the natural soundtrack to Guided Meditation as we enlighten our imaginations through contemplation of the Chakra System.

The heat of the midday sun on our backs while dangling feet in a cold running stream rejuvenates us. Medicated therapeutic or relaxing oil massage soothes away the accumulated muscular aggravations as we become more connected to the intuitive, mysterious, and not easily verbalized aspects of ourselves so that we may return to our lives with a little less tension and with a little more delight.

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

Earlier Event: July 26
Flow with Fleur