In a completely stress and expectation free environment, you find the space, the stillness and kindness you need to reconnect with yourself - Reconnect to your true needs and the Knowing within. Find the courage and strength to let go of old, unsuitable patterns. Start feeling the potential to transform your inner and outer world - Create Space, Imagine, Let go & Become.
In a simply stunning, luxurious retreat center in the heart of Alentejo Portugal you experience a powerful combination of yoga asana, breath work, meditation, delicious wholesome vegetarian food and free time for yourself.
The number of participants is limited, so you can expect a nurturing week in a small, supportive community.
Take a break, relax, become still and be curious what’s next.
The location Herdade dos Alfanges is nestled in the heart of the Alentejo, known as the new Tuscany, it is a region filled with quaint villages, castles, vineyards and olive trees.
Herdade dos Alfanges is located in the bigger triangle of Évora, Beja and Grândola within the Évora district and exists of 90 hectares of centenary olive trees, mature Iberian oak and cork oak trees and sheep.
It is simply the perfect oasis for you to relax, let go and renew your love for life.
You are accommodated in a spacious single or double room with own bathroom in one of the two luxurious guesthouses.
Each house offers a beautiful lounge with a cozy fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and access to the garden and pool area.
Take a stroll in the beautiful garden, relax in one of the cozy lounges or take a cleansing swim in the infinity pool.
Every morning you will start the day with a quiet meditation and some journaling time. After a nutritious, home-made smoothie Melanie will move with you through an energising yoga practice including a beautiful Vinyasa flow, inspiring breath work and a long relaxation to close your morning practice.
Before dinner Miriam leads you through a soothing evening session including Yoga Nidra, Mantra Chanting and Yin or Restorative Yoga leaving you deeply relaxed and nurtured.
All classes are suitable for all practitioner levels.
In between yoga classes you enjoy free time for yourself. Take time to relax at the amazing pool and lounge area, take a calming stroll or cleansing run under the olives trees, rent a bike and explore the beautiful surroundings, visit close by villages or take a tour in an olive oil factory or wine yard.
Practitioners of all levels are warmly welcome.
Enjoy three healthy, vegetarian meals made with love from organic, locally grown produce, mainly from the own garden. In between you get spoiled with organic local fruits and vegetables as well as freshly made juices and smoothies and hot and cold herbal teas.
In your personal health counselling session, you get valuable, tailor-made suggestions on how to improve your overall wellbeing in your daily life.
Get inspired to cook healthy meals at home in a fun cooking class at the end of the week.
Melanie M. Gerber
I'm Melanie Gerber – wife, mother of two, Yogini & nutritionist and a woman dedicated to the path of conscious, connected and happy living.
As a proud mom of two and a loving wife, I'm passionate about healthy, easy-to-prepare food for the whole family.
When my healthy-food blog and cookbook took off I decided to become a certified health coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition, New York) and to support people on their way to living healthier lifestyles. Seeing my clients reaching their goals and becoming better versions of themselves makes me deeply grateful.
Being blessed with the teachings of yoga from early childhood, I know about the power of yoga to make life easier, happier and more meaningful.
Taught by the daily challenges of family life and many wonderful teachers along the way, I know much about the magic that comes from practising yoga and enjoying healthy food.
I am deeply grateful for my long term yoga teachers Irene Wohnlich and Stephen Thomas who were - and Stephen still is - a true companion on this journey.
After graduating from university (Master in Economics and Finance), I had a successful career in business management and banking but I always felt I was working against my true nature.
After opening my yoga studio in Zurich – Yoga in a Bag, I found my true calling; my flow. The combination of yoga and healthy food is simply magical.
I am learning about life every day, but my vision is clear: to find and share tools suitable for modern life that help us live in more conscious, connected and happy ways.
My approach is open-minded, non-dogmatic and full-hearted! My yoga classes are creative, powerful and fun. It’s all about taking the next step – everyone is welcome and appreciated.
A yogini for more than a decade, Miriam’s interest as a teacher is in sharing yoga’s gift for revealing the presence of the divine in daily life.
She fell in love with classical tantric yoga as a teenager and through her travels around Asia was fortunate to spend many years in dedicated sadhana with beloved teachers.
She is passionate about yoga’s power to connect people back to the home of their body and to others in deeper, more meaningful ways.
Miriam’s intention in her classes is to share a yoga that makes us softer, more connected, more joyful and more alive.
She teaches Vinyasa, Nidra and YIN Yoga.
The founder of moon-body.com, Miriam offers workshops and retreats for women interested in developing practices which honour their wild feminine power.
Miriam teaches in English.
Rates for 7 nights/8 days per person including:
Excluded: Flight, transport from and to airport (taxi approx. 30 EUR each way), additional activities