Say Yes to Less weekend retreat 2020

Retreats in Portugal to book, such as yoga and coaching holidays

Learning how to say no to what doesn't serve us


  • Learn to say yes to what serves you and no to what doesn't
  • Regain confidence and a better sense of who you are
  • Restore your mind and body with optional yoga sessions
  • Indulge in healing forest walks and river bathing
  • Reconnect with nature in the peace and tranquility of rural Portugal
  • Enjoy our deliciously fresh, homegrown, homemade food

We created Relaxscape as a place for you to escape from the stresses of your everyday life. It offers a calm and tranquil environment to reconnect with nature and recharge your body and mind.

Read what other guests have said about their stay at Relaxscape.


Our Say Yes to Less weekend retreat is designed for people who are feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the demands that are being made on them and not sure how to change this. In today's busy society, we often feel we have to fulfil multiple roles: mother, husband, father, wife, dutiful son or daughter, friend, business colleague, care giver, organiser and we forget to pay attention to what we need ourselves.

During this weekend retreat, we'll discuss why we believe we have to say "Yes", even when it's not serving us, and explore what it means to be true to ourselves and live authentically. We'll learn techniques to make us more comfortable saying "No", and how to listen to what our body and intuition is telling us. By saying yes to less, we actually make more time for what is most important to our own wellbeing.

In between, we'll allow plenty of time for rest, reconnecting with nature and quiet contemplation. Take a walk among the olive groves and eucalyptus forests, join in one of our optional yoga sessions, go for a swim in the tranquil river lagoon, or just soak up some sun in Relaxscape's peaceful grounds. By the end of the weekend, we hope you'll leave us feeling more confident, more relaxed, and with a renewed sense of purpose and self-worth.

Your host will be Relaxscape's owner Belinda Raitt, who runs coaching business About Talent Ltd and is a Yoga Alliance Certified Hatha & Vinyasa yoga instructor.

Guide programme

Day 1 - Friday

Arrange your day's travel plans at your leisure. We suggest you aim to arrive at Relaxscape late afternoon/early evening in time for the welcome dinner at 20:00.

Day 2 - Saturday

8:00 - 10:00 - Buffet breakfast

10:00 - 11:30 - group sharing circle

Free time

12:30 - 14:00 - Buffet lunch

14:30 - Mindful forest bathing walk

16:30 - Relaxation, reflection & journaling time

17:30 - Optional yoga session

19:00 - group sharing circle

20:00 - Dinner

Day 3 - Sunday

8:00 - 10:00 - Buffet breakfast

10:00 - 10:30 - Breathing & relaxation session

10:30 - 11:30 - Practising saying No

Free time

12:30 - 14:00 - Buffet lunch

14:30 - River bathing, relaxation time

16:00 - Reflection & journaling time

17:30 - Optional yoga session

19:00 - Group sharing circle

20:00 - Dinner

Day 4 - Monday

Breakfast and check-out, head home refreshed & more confident or onwards to continue your holiday in Portugal.

Accommodation & Prices

You'll stay in Relaxscape's lovingly restored 100 year old house that combines traditional style and modern comforts, set in a peaceful olive grove surrounded by trees and amazing views leading down to a beautiful river lagoon. In all of our retreats we invite you to explore relaxation and wellbeing by enjoying these restorative natural surroundings.

This retreat is £300 per person on a shared room basis, including all meals and refreshments on site. (1 room with 2 twin beds and 2 rooms with double beds suitable for a couple or close friends available at this price).

There are also 3 single rooms available at a cost of £400 per person.

All rooms have an en-suite toilet with shower or bath+shower.

If you already live in Central Portugal near Tomar and Ferreira do Zêzere and would just like to join us for the day's activities without staying the night, day passes are available at a cost of €150 for the weekend. This includes lunch, refreshments during the day and dinner, but does not include breakfast.

We try to be as eco conscious as possible at Relaxscape, respecting our environment, using natural materials where we can, re-using and recycling, renewable energy, and growing (and eating!) seasonal, organic produce on site. We kindly ask our guests to respect these principles and our home when they stay with us as they help to create a more sustainable world for us all. You can read more about Relaxscape and sustainability here.

We're looking forward to welcoming you at Relaxscape and to sharing with you the special calm and beauty of this wonderful area of Central Portugal.

Please note

We consciously incorporate plenty of free, self-reflection time into our retreats (even if relaxing to you means helping out with some gardening, or mending some old bikes!) as our aim at Relaxscape is to help you to discover the benefits of relaxation and finding your "ikigai." Our facilitators are all trained to offer you gentle guidance to enable you to improve your emotional and physical wellbeing.

We are welcoming you into our home in a small, tranquil village, so please be respectful of your surroundings, our village neighbours and your fellow retreat members during your stay.

Transfers can be arranged from Tomar train station, or from Ferreira do Zêzere bus station. (For an extra cost, we can arrange a transfer for you from Lisbon Portela Airport).

Simply complete the form below to reserve your place

We will then send an invoice with a secure online payment link for you to pay the required deposit.

If you have any enquiries about this retreat, please feel free to email us your questions.