Autumn Retreat in Sintra


Autumn Retreat in Sintra

8-11 November 2019

“By letting go, it all gets done.”

Lao Tzu


Recharge your energies and prepare for the upcoming season and let yoursel be enchanted by the magic of Sintra, enjoying a weekend of yoga, meditation, relaxation and nature. This time we invite you to the valley of Sintra where the mountain, the Moorish Castle and the Pena Palace will be the inspirations for our practice.  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 relax with a massage or a Reiki session.

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


 Casa do Valle

It was an instantaneous decision to take our Retreat to  Casa do Valle after we visited it for the first time. The house is set in the middle of a vast garden with a swimming pool and enchanting view to the mountain and the palaces. We are on a slope that before us was a vineyard. After years of abandonment, the grounds are kept again, and though they do not produce wines, the orchard gives lots of fruit almost all year around, and something is always in bloom.


Rua da Paderna 5,

2710-604 Sintra

There is a possibility of leaving the car in the private parking of the Casa do Valle 

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, 8th November 2019

17h00 – 19h00              Arrivals and Welcome

19h00 – 20h00              Yoga Suave

20h15 – 21h30              Welcome Dinner

21h30 – 22h00              Meditation

22h00 – 23h00              Storytelling


Saturday, 9th November 2019

9h00 – 10h30                  Yoga class

10h30 – 11h30                Breakfast

11h30 – 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 – 22h00             Storytelling


Sunday, 10th November 2019

9h00 – 10h30               Yoga class

10h30 – 11h15              Breakfast

11h15 – 13h00              Surprise Activity

13h00 – 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!



210EUR/person in a STANDARD double room

Single use of room supplement: 80EUR

230EUR/person in a SUPERIOR double room

Single use of room supplement: 100EUR


Accommodation with breakfast for two nights in Casa do Valle, Welcome dinner, Saturday dinner, Sunday lunch (vegetarian food), teas and biscuits, yoga classes, meditation classes,  Storytelling, surprise activities, 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