24 hours of silence in nature / 24 horas de silencio na naturaza
Silent retreats are a powerful way to reconnect with yourself. Away from the busy-ness, distraction and noise of your everyday life, when you spend time with yourself in silence, you have no choice but to start to observe what is going on inside you. At your own pace, you can start to acknowledge your feelings, perhaps discovering new things about yourself in the process. From there you can reach a greater understanding about yourself and what you need, where you'd like to go from here and what you can let go of.
Some people like to use silent retreats as a way to ignite their creative spark - away from other distractions they can let their imagination flow freely. Others simply like the opportunity to rest and recharge without needing to speak or interact with others.
Relaxscape provides the perfect environment for a silent retreat, surrounded by nature and trees, in a tiny village by the River Zêzere. Peace settles on you from the moment you arrive. You can choose to join one of the weekend group silent retreats that I run throughout the year, that include a yoga and meditation session, a guided mindful forest bathing experience and meals together (no dinner time conversation though!), or book your own individual one, designed just for you.
The group retreats run once a month, usually over the last weekend of the month (may vary depending on public holidays and other events.) If you'd like to join one or create your own, please get in touch using the form below.
The next silent retreat weekends will be:
25/26 February - 18/19 March - 22/23 April - 28/28 May - 24/25 June
What you can expect
On the Saturday, we'll start the retreat with a yoga class at 10:00 to balance us, then there will be some quiet time for self-reflection. After lunch we will go forest bathing in the silence of the forest, and we'll meditate there among the trees. Later we'll get together for dinner, also in silence. On Sunday morning there will be a guided meditation, and afterwards we'll break our silence over brunch, where we can share and talk about our experience with each other.
Accommodation & Prices
I created Relaxscape as a place for you to escape from the stresses of your everyday life. It offers a tranquil environment to reconnect with nature and recharge your body and mind.
You'll stay in my lovingly restored 100 year old home that combines traditional style and modern comforts, set in a peaceful olive grove surrounded by trees and amazing views and walks 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.
All rooms have a a private en-suite toilet with shower or bath+shower.
A deluxe double room with en-suite bath+shower is €175 per person (1 room available, suitable for 2 people who don't mind sharing a double bed. Must be booked for 2 people otherwise single occupancy will apply). Single occupancy €300
A deluxe twin room with en-suite bath+shower is €175 per person (1 room available with 2 single beds, suitable for 2 people who don't know each other). Single occupancy €300
A standard double room with en-suite shower is €150 per person (suitable for 2 people sharing a double bed), based on 2 people sharing. (Must be booked for 2 people otherwise single occupancy will apply). Single occupancy €275
There are also 3 single rooms available at €200 per room.
A 20% deposit is required on booking, and the balance to be paid no later than 28 days before the start date of the retreat.
If you already live in Central Portugal near Tomar or Ferreira do Zêzere and would like to join in the daily activities, please message us to find out about our Day Pass rates.
We're looking forward to welcoming you to Relaxscape and to sharing with you the special calm and beauty of this wonderful area of Portugal.
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.