Autumn Retreat

Autumn Retreat

26-28 de Outubro de 2018

“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”

Paramahansa Yogananda


Recharge your energies and prepare for the upcoming season in beautiful Alentejo, enjoying a weekend of yoga, meditation, relaxation and nature. Once more we invite you to Alentejo where you can feel nature from sunrise to sundown. Take time for yourself to reflect and to contemplate.

This Retreat is designed for everyone, regardless of the previous contact with the practice.

Besides yoga and meditation sessions, you can also enjoy Storytelling evenings, lovely surroundings of the Refuge, taste delicious vegetarian gastronomy and homemade biscuits prepared especially for us by the Refuge’s owner and relax with a massage or a Reiki session.

*A minimum number of participants must be registered for the Retreat to be held.


 Refúgio das Origens

O Refúgio das Origens is a family places, Rosa Azevedo’s heritage. It belongs to a 49.42 acres state. There are large over two hundred years old trees in the surrounding area. These trees mark the landscape by their grandeur.

This agrotourism place is the outcome of Rosa’s big wish of going back to her origins. Its name came out naturally. It really is a refuge of origins. Of going back to the to the land and to what makes her feel loved.


GPS: N 38º 2’5.51″  W 8º 23′ 57.88″

N262, IC1 km 615 (Algarve Direction)

Monte Novo Vale Lousal 7565-257 Ermidas do Sado


Retreat’s Hosts

Vânia Montinho

Studied tourism for two years, but it was in Spa and Holistic therapies that she discovered her true calling.

She is a certified yoga teacher from Yoga Alliance UK.

Nowadays she divides her time between Spa therapies, Yoga classes, being with family and friends, and, whenever possible, travelling.

Adriana Duarte

Created Moonluza as place where inspiring project and events are born, where culture meets tourism and edcuation.

Passionate by Scottish Country Dancing, which she started twelve years ago, has let herself be charmed and carried away by Yoga, that brings balance to her everyday life.


Friday, 26th October 2018

17h00 – 19h00              Arrivals and Welcome

19h00 – 20h00              Yoga Suave

20h15 – 21h30              Welcome Dinner

21h30 – 22h00              Meditation

22h00 – 23h00              Storytelling


Saturday, 27th October 2018

8h00 – 9h30                  Yoga class

9h30 – 10h30                Breakfast

10h30 – 13h00              Surprise Activity

13h00 – 15h00              Lunch or free time

15h00 – 18h00             Leisure moments – massages, Reiki (under request)

Reading of Oracle Cards –  Healing with the Faeries and Magical Messages from the Faeries (under request)

18h00 – 19h00             Yoga class

19h00 – 20h30              Dinner

20h30 – 21h30              Sat Chakra

21h30 – 23h00              Storytelling

Sunday, 28th October 2018

8h30 – 10h00               Yoga class

10h00 – 10h45              Breakfast

11h00 – 12h30              Surprise Activity

12h30 – 15h00              Farewell lunch

Retreat’s languages: Portuguese and English

Yoga mats will be provided by the organizers.

Retreat’s Dress:

Yoga Classes: comfortable, lightweight clothing, leggings, T-shirts.

Walks: comfortable clothing and suitable shoes.

Limited number of places!


200EUR/person in a double room

Single use of room supplement: 60EUR


Accommodation with breakfast for two nights in the Refúgio das Origens, Welcome dinner, Saturday dinner, Sunday lunch (vegetarian food), teas and biscuits, yoga classes, meditation classes, Sat Chakra, Storytelling, Oracle Card Reading (under request);


  • Additional nights: under request;
  • Saturday lunch;
  • Massage, Reiki session – 30 min – 25EUR;
  • Massage, Reiki session – 60 min – 35EUR;

Payments of fees

Participation is confirmed after the (first) payment, which can be done of total amount at once or in parts (2 fases).

It can be done via PayPal or by bank transfer in EUR to the following account:

Moonluza, Unipessoal Lda.

Banco Millennium BCP

IBAN: PT50 – 0033 – 0000 – 45451204059-05