About Nourish in Nature Retreats
Nourish in Nature Retreats-
Next Retreat for 2019 will be Sepember 1 - 7, at the stunning Quinta da Flores in the heart of Portugal, just near Figueiro dos Vinhos.
Twice daily Yoga with Fiona, dynamic morning classes including vinyasa, asana, pranayama. Late afternoon classes including restorative practice, yoga nidra and meditation.
Six nights accommodation at the beautiful Quinta da Flores, twin share and single occupancy, en-suite rooms, salt water swimming pool, stunning gardens and surroundings, waterfalls and river running through the property.
Freshly prepared delicious home cooked meals every day using as many organic ingredients as possible from our own gardens.
Transfer to and from the local bus station.
Friday night closing around the fire pit.
Optional extras, massage, kayaking, walks, swimming.
Prices from 450 EUR for twin share and 65- single occupancy. Many rooms are also en-suite.
‘This retreat was about healing, taking the time to truly retreat inward and having the luxury of gazing at yourself and asking what you and your body needs, and leave feeling better and with ideas and energy for living a little bit healthier.’ Alden Wicker - Ecocult
Nourish in Nature are yoga retreats based as much as possible in nature, and the natural beauty of Central Portugal. Fiona has lived in this area for over 11 years, and as well as sharing her deep love of yoga, she also values the importance of connection, and the human need to connect deeply with nature.
Read some of our latest reviews here.......
‘Having practiced yoga for over 20 years and working as a teacher for ten, Fiona’s breath led practices incorporate vinyasa, asana and nidra yoga, creating a transformative trifecta. Wrapped in her warm guidance, we were taught to focus on alignment and release while honouring our limits; allowing us to abandon the ‘push it’ yoga many city-bound studios bolster, and gifting us with tools which would guide us to our goals with conscious care. Fiona is deeply rooted, sharing a sense of solidity and strength. Characteristics which have likely helped guide her through the heartbreaking harms she and her family have faced through the fires. Which only months ago reduced her family's home, and the off-the-grid retreat Fiona and her partner had spent the previous ten years building, to ashes.’ Holly Rose of Leotie Lovely
I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten so healthfully and deliciously for five days. On Sunday, we arrived on the last train from Lisbon, were picked up from the station, and traveled through the solid countryside darkness down a gravel road to the retreat. Even though it was almost 11 pm, we found a full spread of hot squash soup; dense and moist vegan bread, crisp kale salad with sprouted lentils, ad vegetable crudités and dip, all followed by fresh cherries for dessert. This would be a theme of the retreat. The chef, Gabi, prepared meals with an overwhelming variety of nutrient-dense and delicious vegetarian (vegan optional) food, served hot and family style. I felt like we were stuffing ourselves with food from 10 am to 8 pm everyday. There was so much variety of deliciousness at every meal to savor, that we piled it onto our plates likes bears storing fat for the winter.’Alden Wicker of Ecocult
‘At 7:30 we started our first yoga session of the week with Fiona a true powerhouse and yoga teacher who has taught yoga for over 10 years and whose strength you could sense from the very beginning. Fiona opened the practice with an introduction circle, followed by a rejuvenating yoga practice that borrowed elements from asana, vinyasa, as well as yoga nidra. I was afraid that the class would be too advanced for me to follow but the pace was just right and everybody was able to join in at their own pace on their own level.’ Florine of www.thewastedblog.com
' I didn’t expect the external to fall away so suddenly and dramatically, and instead to find my life transformed from the inside. ' Ethical Unicorn - Francesca Willow
‘Being at the retreat forced me to do more of it, with yoga classes every morning and Yoga Nidra (guided sleep meditation) in the afternoon every other day. People assume I’m a chilled out person, but I’m someone who likes to be productive all the time. Evening when I’m sitting still, I’m usually reading or working on the computer, so my mind stays active. Meditation is something I don’t do for more than two minutes. Yoga, for me, is a form of meditation for the body. And my body is challenged by it, especially in the mornings, before breakfast, for two hours straight.’ Annie of www.terumah.com
- I discovered for the first time what yoga is truly about during this retreat. Highlights were waking up to birdsong, the thoughtful yoga classes, long leisurely breakfasts. All this is tucked away in a little valley -