Get on your mat with Kat

Discover the path of practice

4-10 June 2017, 20-26 August 2017 and 3-9 September 2017

Get on your mat with Kat is an invitation to come home to yoga.

During this week long yoga retreat you will learn how to empower your practice in a way that is heartfelt and healing, according to your individual needs.

Together we will explore the anatomy of yoga practice. Calling upon the wisdom of Patanjali’s Eight Limb Philosophy as our guide, we’ll consider how the qualities of self-discipline, dedicated, non-judgemental awareness and loving-kindness affect life on and off the mat, in order to cultivate inner peace and contentment in the heart and mind.

Dynamic vinyasa-based morning classes will help you sink into your centre and offer you the chance to practice concepts that will help you to find your still point as you soften, open and unfold.

In the afternoons I will introduce you to your bodies natural integrity, as we learn how form, activation, and technique can bring the lightness, insight, and stability needed to move comfortably, confidently and freely, without injury.

Each day will build upon the last and leave you equipped with tools to own your own yoga practice.

This retreat promises you a playful, explorative, heart-warming week of yoga practice in a wonderful, welcoming place.

Free time can be spent exploring the surrounding forest, enjoying the company of new found friends, relaxing in the sun, taking a dip in the natural pools or treating yourself to massage or acupuncture by expert therapists.

If you’ve ever wondered how to practice yoga this retreat is for you – perfect for those newer to yoga or anyone wanting to refine their existing practice.

What you’ll get:

  • All food, accommodation, and facilities
  • Transport to and from Oleiros
  • Guided silent morning walks in the forest
  • 5 Morning classes + 1 optional self-practice 
  • 3 Afternoon/evening classes
  • 3 nutritious, healthy, vegetarian meals will be served daily
  • Half hour private health consultation with Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis
  • One hour 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 75€ per 90 minutes

The venue

Vale de Moses is a small old valley farm nestled in the remote and picturesque foothills of the Serra de Estrela mountain range, Central Portugal.

Spend a week on the edge of wilderness, in the beautifully restored home of the Winter family, beneath the village of Amieira, Oleiros.

Here you can practice yoga daily, explore the surrounding forest, swim and mud bathe in the natural pools and rivers, breath mountain air and eat beautifully prepared vegetarian cuisine.

A massage and/or acupuncture treatment is included in every retreat.

The accommodation

You can choose to stay in one of two shared (single sex) stone cottages,  two private bedrooms in the farmhouse, three Soulpads and one large tipi. Wherever you stay you will have nearby access to our bathrooms and three outdoor showers.

Beds are either quality mattresses or superb Portuguese made futons, all with memory foam toppers, cotton sheets, blankets, mosquito nets, good pillows and duvets.

There are plenty of natural outdoor spaces to be enjoyed, as well as the main courtyard, communal kitchen and lounge.

Yoga will be held in the floating Shala surrounded by views of the valley outside.

The food

At Vale De Moses you will find an abundance of nourishing, homely meals rich in pulses, grains and fresh vegetables, low in salt and sugar and high in fresh herbs that are intended to be gentle on the digestion.

Facilities and additional services

  • Free wifi
  • 1-2-1 private yoga session with Kat
  • Three different types of massage or acupuncture

How to get there

Vale De Moses can be reached from Lisbon or Porto. Fly into either of these stunning cities and take a bus operated by Rede Xpressos to Olerios where you will be collected and delivered to the retreat free of charge.

We recommend you enjoy an overnight stay in Lisbon or Porto in order to take the Sunday bus at 1.30pm stress free.

Dates and prices 

4.6.2017 – 10.6.2017

20.8.2017 – 28.8.2017

3.9.2017 – 9.9.2017

Prices from €800 for a shared room / €900 for a private room.

Returning guests receive a 10% discount.

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