OHMat - Spirit Health Retreat ALGARVE
Mantra music - Community - Home grown plant-based food
Join our spirit health women retreat to re-connect with your inner self, abundance & female wisdom. Retreat with us at this luxurious seaside eco farm and embark on a journey of self love, sisterhood to awakening your sacred health. Moving freely, chanting meditative mantras, eating wholesome vegan meals, laughing, sharing yoga philosophy circles from Bhagavad Gita, doing daily hatha yoga asanas and gathering barefoot under the moon at the nearest Atlantic Ocean or a bonfire evening with like minded women from all around the world. No matter your age, size, background or yoga level – every woman is welcome & embraced for who they are.
We need to remember each other in the world we live in, that everyone's Unique Self is perfect with all characteristics. Through practical ingredients in our daily program, this will be nourished and unveiled.
- Everyone seeks happiness.
True Happiness is a product of inner fulfilment -
- Twice daily yoga, morning Hatha inspired yoga and afternoon Yin yoga (total 10 hour of yoga practice)
- Daily evening chanting before going to sleep (minimum of 5 hours chanting)
- Talks about Bhagavad Gita, the science of yoga in your daily life (minimum 3 hours, Bhagavad Gita is a required text for all global yoga teacher trainings)
- Reading together from the same Bhagavad Gita that will be provided on the first day
- Experiencing off grid permaculture rural living in a luxury setting
- Daily sharing and caring in ceremony circle
- 3 Shared meals a day, including tea water and fruits
Madhavi & Debbie met 7 years ago at the Yoga conference in Munich. They became instant friends. Over years this became closer and they shared many deep realisations on life, setting up their own individual business, reading the same books and of course also about their life relationships that come with ups and downs and reflecting on the inner self. This comes with many laughters and tears on all topics, but foremost they come with teachings. Always highlighting the best qualities of the other in the end of every conversation to summarise and remind the other we are spirit souls living in a demanding material world. They started to dream about hosting a retreat to empower other woman on living a more simple life with this higher conscious way of thinking.
At the retreat Madhavi will lead daily Mantra Meditation and she´ll share her experience and knowledge about the healing power of essential oils and how they can bring balance and healing for body, mind and spirit.
7am Yoga asana include meditation, pranayama & asanas by Debbie
9 am Breakfast
10 am Kirtan (mantra meditation) by Madhavi & group Yoga Philosophy circle talks
Afternoon Workshop / garden walks / trip to town / or some me-time at the pool
5pm Yin yoga by Debbie
7:30pm Kirtan guided by Madhavi on Harmonium before going to sleep
Located in the municipality of Lagos, yet faraway from the city’s noise, nestled on the side of Ria de Alvor where birds and nature still thrive - is Quinta Vale da Lama, the farm that harbors our Casa. Casa & Quinta Vale da Lama are truly unique. They’re passionate about nature, sustainability, regeneration of the land and soil and passionate about sharing our knowledge with everyone. Therefore Casa combines comfort and leisure with sustainability and consciousness, making it a unique experience.
MAIN HALL / COMMON AREA
Our living room and dinning hall share the same area - a wide and luminous space, with large windows with direct access to nature, tall ceilings, a service area where clients can help themselves to tea, coffee, homemade kombucha, among other products; a fireplace for colder days and a small farm shop. This space also contains a little surprise nook, our library, set in the mezzanine above the main hall with plenty lounge spaces and lots of carefully curated books.
And if one steps outside, we have an outdoor shaded dining area, with plenty of seats and a pallet couch with a view to the herb gardens and a salty swimming pool.
Our house is surrounded with nature: from ancient native trees and bushes, to the orchards and the chickens, the sheep close by and all the wildlife that has settled there. We have a herb garden where you can pick herbs to make tea, and a whole forest farm to explore and savour.
KITCHEN: FARM TO TABLE
The kitchen is the heart of the house. It makes one feel at home with family and friends gathered over a delicious meal. A delicious meal can happen anywhere, but home grown food made with love is here at our Casa, created and made by passionate people, our chefs. Experience the satisfaction of tasting dishes full of life, because our ingredients aren’t just organic: they are grown by us, with dedication and passion in a sustainable way that respects nature. And if there is something we don't have, we ask our neighbours, our local producers.
Our retreat is vegan, inspired in the Mediterranean diet and prepared with their home grown organic produce as well as local, seasonal and organic ingredients.
We believe nutrition is the pathway to wellbeing, and our meals are planned to provide you and your guests a healthy and balanced diet.
*Let us know directly if you have any special diet or allergies.
Our rooms were designed with simplicity and sustainability, and of course, our wish to make clients feel at home. They are all laid out in the same way except for the number of beds and unique decorative details. With tall large windows facing nature and the sea, our rooms with 48m2 have more than enough space for relaxing. On the ground floor you have direct access to the lawn and a little patio with a hammock. Still on the ground floor you will find two individual beds, a bathroom equipped with a bathtub and natural soaps. Then we go upstairs to the mezzanine, a private space, with individual, twin or triple beds, and a sky light to watch the stars at night.
You have to rent a car at the airport but this is very cheap in Portugal. (Aprox € 8,- - 15€ per day) Makes sure you also book an insurance because the car will drive into the rural life of the Algarve. Its an one hour drive. Debbie will whatsapp you the google map directions before boarding your flight. Your 3/4g phone is working in Portugal and no extra cost for roaming within EU. Car rental is not included in the retreat price. Driving in Portugal is very safe and easy. If you wish a pick up from the airport, please reach out to us personally. Below our details.
Not Included in the retreat:
airport pickup - car rental (recommend car rental)
things outside our daily offered program
Travel Cancelation Insurance:
No one books with the intention of cancelling or postponing but unexpected things do happen, therefore we strongly recommend you to purchase travel cancelation insurance. Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason.