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5 DAYS - RESTORATIVE NATURE WEEK

The Restorative Nature Week is a 5 day immersive experience, providing the space to renew, restore and rebalance our body, mind and spirit within nature. Set in the stunning Peneda Gerês National Park in Portugal, we will spend 5 days and nights slowing down and deepening our understanding and practice of rest and self-care.

Restorative Nature Week

A 5 Day immersion in Nature to support yourself to slow down, restore and reconnect to your natural rhythm. A week to reflect and learn tools to regain balance in your life.

When we allow ourselves the time to re-tune with nature, we begin to live more in harmony with ourselves and the natural world; we develop a sense of inner peace that is felt by those around us, and become aware that we are all connected.

This 5 day program is designed to take you on a restorative journey that will support your body, mind and spirit to renew, restore and regain balance.
Through a variety of different practices you will gain awareness about your individual needs for self-care and become empowered to make the changes in your life that will support your ongoing health and wellbeing.

The program includes:

Each day starts with an invigorating walk or yoga practice to awaken our senses and energy within us; feeling the difference we can make within ourselves by energetically embracing the day. Being more aware enables us to feel into the world around us and better connect.

Through Forest Bathing and Nature Connection we use our senses, slow down and cultivate presence as a way to reconnect to nature and ourselves. By tuning into the frequency of the natural world we tap into it’s restorative potency and create conscious ways to regain balance, health and wellbeing in our life.

Each day will include meditative, embodiment and breathing practices. These guided relaxation practices create a positive and nourishing internal environment that is the foundation for our body’s ability to self-regulate.

For conscious nourishment, our in-house health coach will offer a workshop on nutrition for peak performance where we will learn about Clean Eating and simple and effective ways to integrate it into our busy lives.

Bringing all the elements of the program together will be delicious, organic, plant based meals prepared by our in-house health coach and designed to offer a nutritious and balanced diet over the two days.

You will return home feeling renewed, re-tuned with nature and with a sense of your own natural rhythm; taking with you a set of tools and techniques that will support your ongoing journey into a clearer, more peaceful, more creative and focused life.
You will feel empowered to make positive changes in your life that will allow you to focus and actively direct your energy towards your goals.

Core to the 5 day retreat, there are frequent talks and discussions on the power of creating and holding space for connecting to nature; providing the tools to empower positive lasting change within us.

We will return home re-tuned with nature and with a sense of our own natural rhythm; taking with us a set of tools and techniques that will support our ongoing journey to a healthier, clearer, more tranquil and meaningful life.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE RESTORATIVE NATURE WEEK

LOCATION

Set in the idyllic Village of Santa Isabel do Monte in Terras de Bouro, within the Peneda-Gerês National Park, Casa dos Bernardos is a traditional stone building that dates from 1483. Nestled at the head of a very fertile valley facing south, for centuries this was home to the Bernardine Friars that cultivated the surrounding lands for the Kingdom. It has since been restored and offers a comfortable stay. All the rooms enjoy a stunning view over the village and the valley with it’s lush green fields and century old oak woodlands. Today, the village is home to a mere 40 inhabitants, their way of life connects us to the rhythm of the land reminding us of the importance of slowing down and taking time to enjoy each moment. This is the ideal setting to simply be, rest and take time for yourself.

Single Room with Double Bed and ensuite bathroom

This is comfortable room with a stunning view over the valley. It has it’s own private bathroom.

Single Room with shared bathroom

A large room with a double bed with a view over the village and neighbouring hills. The rooms shares a bathroom with another double occupancy room.

Double Room with two Single Beds and ensuite bathroom

This is a spacious room with it’s own terrace and ensuite bathroom. The room is full of natural light and has views over the valley to the neighbouring oak woodlands.

Double Room with two single beds and shared bathroom

This is a medium sized room with two single beds. Furnished with traditional Portuguese furniture it offers a comfortable stay. It shares a bathroom with another single occupancy room

UPCOMING RESTORATIVE NATURE WEEKS

8-13
OCTOBER
2019

Choose one of our dates for the next Restorative Nature Weeks

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2 DAYS - DIGITAL DETOX

 The Digital Detox is a two day program to unplug from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and all the gadgets in it. We will slow down, reconnect to nature and gain understanding and tools for restoring balance, health and wellbeing in our lives. Set in a stunning location in a natural park, we will spend time leaning into the restorative power of the natural world

Digital Detox

2 days to disconnect from technology and reconnect to Nature. Practice Slowing Down, Deep nature connection and learn about Nutrition for Peak Performance. 2 Days to restore balance in your life.

  • – Disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and technology.
  • – Learn how to connect consciously with nature through Forest Therapy and tools to support your ongoing practice.
  • – Learn about how to tweak your eating habits for peak performance in your life.
  • – Support yourself learning about conscious resting and how to restore balance and health in your life.

Over the weekend, with the focus on Digital Detox, we seek to prioritise, enhance and refocus our connection to ourselves and to the natural world around us. All the elements of the program aim to support awareness, slowing down, health and wellbeing.

There will be talks on the importance of Digital Detoxing where there will be time for reflection and discussion. We will look at some facts and figures, and learn simple techniques to make the most of our digital world. With a focus on remaining in control of it, we aim to ensure we optimise our digital days and stay effectively connected.

Each day will start with Power Walks and Yoga classes as a morning ritual, an opportunity to empower our bodies and minds.

Afternoons will be for relaxation practices and for learning how we can nourish ourselves better. Relaxation includes include Breathing, Embodied Mindfulness and Conscious Resting reconnecting our body and mind, learning how to relax in a way that restores and renews and learning simple tools to take back with us to optimise our downtime.

For conscious nourishment, our in-house health coach will offer a workshop on nutrition for peak performance where we will learn about Clean Eating and simple and effective ways to integrate it into our busy lives.

Bringing all the elements of the program together will be delicious, organic, plant based meals prepared by our in-house health coach and designed to offer a nutritious and balanced diet over the two days.

You will return home feeling renewed, re-tuned with nature and with a sense of your own natural rhythm; taking with you a set of tools and techniques that will support your ongoing journey into a clearer, more peaceful, more creative and focused life.
You will feel empowered to make positive changes in your life that will allow you to focus and actively direct your energy towards your goals.

As we take a break from our connection to technology and the modern world, we see and feel that we are part of nature and start to value our place in it.

“Sometimes you just have to unplug from everything to find yourself again”

 

Robin Zee

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