Winter Retreat

Thursday, 1 December - Sunday, 4 December 2022

Tucked away in the green hills of Serra da Arrábida with stunning ocean views is Villa Epicurea. This beautiful eco-lodge will host us for our Winter Retreat.

With a natural pool, yoga dome, generous suites and eco-villas, it is the perfect place to become immersed in the serenity of the surrounding landscape, get carried away be the stunning views, soak up the fresh air and find a creative flow, inspired by nature.

It is a place to come home to yourself and back to your true creative nature to then take on the world afresh.

Yoga, Breathwork and Meditation

Body and mind are each other’s mirror. With a focus on precision and flow, based on the principles of Manu School of Yoga and always guided by the breath, you get to explore and savour movement, balance and presence, physically and mentally, in deep and powerful hatha yoga classes with Chico Fezas Vital. Encompassing asana, pranayama and meditation, Chico’s classes are an invitation into yoga as a way of life.

Natural Dyeing and Furoshiki

In anticipation of the holidays, you will learn to naturally dye textiles with pigments from plants and food waste and to wrap presents using the Japanese technique furoshiki. Tamara of Distinto Studio will guide you on this exploration of colour, textile and a circular, more sustainable approach to gift-giving.

Wholesome Food

The delicious and nourishing meals prepared fresh every day provide energy to fuel this journey’s creative endeavours, while healing from within. Following the principles of a regenerative food culture, the healthy, vegetarian and local ingredients set a foundation to nurture body and soul.
We are happy to accommodate dietary requirements.


Thursday, 1 December 2022

– ca. 4pm: Check-in and welcome – Yin yoga and meditation
– Dinner

Friday, 2 December 2022

Manu School of Yoga hatha yoga
– Breakfast
– Natural dyeing workshop
– Lunch
– Free time
Breathwork and meditation
– Dinner

Saturday, 3 December 2022

Manu School of Yoga hatha yoga
– Furoshiki workshop
– Lunch
– Free time
Breathwork and meditation
– Dinner

Sunday, 4 December 2022

Manu School of Yoga hatha yoga
– Breakfast
– 11am: Closing and check out
(option to stay longer on the property)

During the free time you can hike to the beach or enjoy the poolside and the gardens.

What's included

– 3 nights at Villa Epicurea, Serra da Arrábida
– Yoga, breathwork and meditation classes (equipment provided)
– Two art workshops (materials provided)
– Full, vegetarian meals (dietary restrictions can be accommodated)
– Small journal with prompts to accompany the journey
– A little surprise from us for you!

What's not included

– Transport (we can help arrange it)
– Massage treatment (option to book on-site)
– Optional activities during free time

Accommodation Options


The suites are located in the main house and have one queen size bed or two twin beds. One suite has an extra single bed.

Private: €650
Shared 2 px: €420/person



Located around 20 to 30m from the main house and with an independent entrance, the eco-villas offer even more privacy.

Shared 4 px: €390/person


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