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Yoga and Pilates with Ali

Yoga retreat with Mars Gossi

Retreat details

The magical and restorative powers of Vale de Moses will provide you with the perfect backdrop to unwind and feel nurtured, whilst the fusion of yoga and Pilates classes will help you to reconnect to your center and feel physically and mentally realigned, revitalized, and rejuvenated. You will be invited to breathe deeply and peel back the layers of tension and residue to deliver you sweetly back to yourself and your true nature.

"Tensions are our guests; we have invited them. Relaxation is our nature, we don’t have to invite it. You don’t have to relax; you have to just stop inviting tensions, and relaxation will start on its own accord." - Osho.

This week will celebrate the similarities and differences between yoga and Pilates. Morning yoga practices will be breath initiated, mindful, and flowing.

At times you'll go slow and keep it simple and soothing and other times you'll pick up the intensity with some deep and strong poses. You will be encouraged to journey inside and explore your own felt sense awareness to facilitate presence and connection to yourself and discover freedom, clarity, and joy.

In your afternoon Pilates workshops, you will explore what 'core' really means and learn how to move from your center whilst experiencing first hand the transformative power that this has in enhancing your yoga practice, making it safer, more powerful, graceful, and fluid. All are welcome and no previous experience of yoga or Pilates is required.

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


Ali has been teaching movement since 1999 and has constantly been evolving! She teaches a blend of Pilates (Matwork & Equipment),   Yoga and Hanna Somatics, and mostly draws on all of these movement modalities to create just the right blend to meet students needs during retreat. As a perpetual student of the human body, she is also qualified as a Restorative Exercise Specialist through the Nutritious Movement Centre, and is enjoying using this knowledge to further help students to move and feel better. 

Ali creates a safe and nurturing space which allows you to unplug from the busyness of life and reconnect with your wondrous self. You are invited to breathe, relax and enjoy being back in relationship with your body and breath. The power we have to change and heal our body is immense – all we need to do is have the willingness to begin and then be consistent in our efforts to feel and see the results. Let Ali guide you along that path. 

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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: May 31
Live Your Truth with Mars Gossi
Later Event: June 21
Yoga and Pilates with Ali