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Run Wild and Free Retreat with Mars Gossi

Yoga retreat with Mars Gossi

Retreat details

Yoga is the perfect compliment to the wide range of actions we make with our bodies daily. Hiking, running, swimming, sports, even long hours spent sitting at desks or driving can be balanced with yoga. As well as calming the nervous system and cultivating a deep intimacy with your own presence, the practice of yoga invites you to physical lengthen, soften, strengthen, broaden and ground. 

During this special retreat, teacher and therapist Mars Gossi will generously share her considerable experience of using yoga to support other forms of fitness if your life. Morning classes will focus on a dynamic yang practice and afternoon workshops will explore specific postures in relation to the physical activities of the group as well as yin yoga practices and meditations to soothe and nourish tired muscles and minds.

Massage and energy treatments are a powerful way to deal with the aches and pains that many of us experience – either arising from stressful lives or ironically from the regular physical activities we enjoy to relieve that stress! A massage treatment is included in the price, and additional treatments are highly recommended to help your body heal during your week’s stay.  

Morning meditations with Andrew Winter outside if the weather allows, or inside the glass and wooden shala floating above the valley will set up your day inviting you to become more intimate with the sensations happening in your body and your connection to the surrounding forests.


The menu this week has been designed to support both your yoga practice and your hiking or running - 3 nutritious meals a day to nourish the body and feed the soul. Food as therapy. 

Everyone is welcome to come, particularly those who are seeking to use yoga as a way to balance their walking, running or sports. The schedule allows plenty of time every day to explore the surrounding forests. Enjoy endless miles of glorious hiking and running trails up and down the river valleys with stunning views along the meanders of the Rio Zézere up to the Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain in continental Portugal. You are unlikely to meet another person while on these woodland trails as Vale de Moses is located in one of the largest uninhabited wild pine forests in Europe. One of the reasons National Geographic and Forbes Magazine listed us in their Best Yoga Retreats of the world to visit.

Spend a week running wild and free in these beautiful hills. Experience deeply how yoga can help your body do what it loves to do, in a kind and loving way for years to come.  

This retreat is recommended by Womens Running UK Magazine.


What’s included

  • All food, accommodation and facilities

  • Transport to and from Oleiros

  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest

  • 5 Morning Yoga Classes

  • 4 Afternoon workshops

  • 90 minute Body Harmonising massage - 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



Mars is a travelling yogini, originally from Australia, now based in Portugal and loves all things good for you… yoga, massage, nature, food and travel. As a yoga teacher and massage therapist her intention is to create a space allowing safe, honest, joyful self-enquiry and transformation. Mars went to her first yoga class in 2008, and it was love at first sun salutation. Since 2014 she has dedicated herself to the yogic path, trading a demanding corporate job for a journey that has taken her around the world to deepen her practice and teaching. Yoga has invited great transformation in Mars’ life and she is honoured to share the practice and its transformational power.

Find Mars on Facebook and Instagram


Accommodation & Prices

Single occupancy in private farmhouse bedroom is €1300.
Double occupancy €2000.

Single bed canvas soulpad or the cosy stone ninja room is €900.

Shared stone cottage is €1000.

Single occupancy stay in canvas soulpad is €1100.
Double occupancy €1800.

For group bookings or for any questions please contact

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