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Hatha Yoga Classes always take place in the morning, before breakfast. The asanas (postures) in the classes aim at beginners and intermediate students. You don’t need any special physical condition to attend the class but if you have severe physical limitations it will be more challenging. In the 90 minute morning yoga class, we will practise asanas, but also pranayama (breathing) techniques, mudras (gestures), bandhas (energetic locks) and help with alignment. Our group size is between 5-8 students, so we are able to give you attention and feedback. Every class focuses on a different aspect, for example strength, flexibility, balance and hip openers, to release tension and increase mobility.

There is also the possibility to have a lesson of aerial yoga in case the group is interested.

In the 60 minute evening session we will give you the opportunity to try different meditation and relaxation techniques like sound meditation, yin yoga, yoga nidra and more.

Our yoga studio is fully equipped with mats, bolsters, blocks, belts and blankets.


At the retreat we serve vegetarian and vegan food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Between meals there is always fruit, water, coffee, and tea available for you.

We try to use as much as possible from our garden to prepare the meals. Our goal is it to prepare healthy, tasty, and simple recipes so you can also cook them at home. We are currently in the process of publishing our first cookbook as well!

If you have any intolerances, allergies or dislike some ingredient or food, please let us know during your booking. Please note that a gluten free diet will be charged 25€ extra.

We don’t serve alcohol at the retreat, but we won't forbid the consumption in moderation.

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The garden unfolds over 1500 sqm. The outside area offers a huge variety of vegetables, fruit and herbs and is home to many birds, butterflies, our chickens, and cats. Since we have a big garden with our own fruit and vegetables, those will be our main ingredients for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner. Everything that can`t be produced by our hens and the farm is bought locally. We prefer short transports and local farms and shops over strictly buying everything organic, since many organic products in Portugal are imported.


On the first floor our house features 5 bedrooms with a double bed (1.60 x 2m), each with a private bathroom.  The rooms are simple and comfortable, the bathrooms have showers with a good water pressure, sink and toilet as well as a hairdryer. We also provide shower gel, shampoo and hand soap, so you have to worry less about the liquids in your hand luggage 😉 The rooms will be cleaned daily and we provide you bed linen and towels as well as beach towels on request. Since we are just 500m away from the beach from some of the rooms you can see the ocean.



On the ground floor you can find a common bathroom, the yoga studio, the kitchen, dining and living room where we all get together to eat and talk. In front of the yoga studio we have a nice deck for you to sit and relax and behind the house there is a small outdoor kitchen with a big table to enjoy some of our meals outdoors. You also have access to our garden to see where the ingredients of your food grow 😊 In the common areas you have best reception of our free wifi.


We are located in the little village of Póvoa de Penafirme, about 50 mins north of Lisbon Airport. Póvoa has a pharmacy, a post office, various cafés, fruit shops, a bakery, and small supermarkets for everyday needs. The city of Torres Vedras is a 20 min drive away, the holiday village Santa Cruz can be reached within 30 minutes walking. The area here offers fascinating nature with a long and empty coastline. From our house to the beach, it is less than 10 minutes walking


Where we are

Rua António Franco Nº 1, Póvoa de Penafirme, 2560-046 A-dos-Cunhados, Portugal


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