Awaken Your Senses!

28 April – 4th May 2018

Join us on this unique retreat. Experience the alchemical art of distilling essential oils, connect with nature and your instinctual being. Nourish yourself, body, mind and soul!

Distilling Helichrysum

Any questions? Contact us or call +351 968 774022

Instinctive connection

The sense of smell is our most instinctive connection to the world and stimulates our emotional responses from birth. But over time we lose our connection with this primal sense. We are taught not to trust it, to hide our own natural scent. Our olfactory system is slowly de-sensitized by synthetic fragrances, which dull our instincts.  This cuts us off from the essence of who we are. Aromatic plants reconnect you to yourself, enlivening your spirit.

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Reconnect with your instincts

Essential Oils

Essential oils are the fragrant extractions of aromatic herbs. The whole process of distillation is a sensual experience that unlocks your instinctual being, heightens your awareness of the energetic inter-connectedness of the universe,  and reconnects you with yourself. The scents encourage us to open our hearts, let go of fear and let life in.


We enhance this natural process with meditations and mindful interaction with the plants we harvest.

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Rock rose, ancient healer grows abundantly here

Spring in Portugal

In May the Alentejo region of South Portugal explodes with aromatic herbs. We are blessed with  a variety of plants on our property, among them rare white lavender, which we will harvest and distill. We will also go out and visit Vitor Menas at D’Alenguadiana, a local artisan distillery in the beautiful Guadiana National Reserve. Vitor will talk about the special essential oils of the region. And we will help harvest and distill seasonal plants.

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Ground and expand

In this week long retreat you will learn how to ground, expand and connect with nature and yourself through ‘doing’ (selecting, harvesting and distilling plants) and ‘being’ (meditations with plants and horses, qi gong, energy awareness exercises). Through this you will gain more self-awareness,  breathe deeply and relax into yourself.IMG_6092

You will also get to know and understand essential oils and aromatic plants intimately and how they can support your body, mind and soul. You will learn how you can use aromatics to take care of yourself in sickness and in health.

And, you will experience a beautiful area of Portugal that is Europe’s best kept secret, with local essential oil experts as your guides.Distilling cistus

Off-grid Eco Camp

Our home here is a beautiful off-grid eco-camp. You will sleep in simple wooden cabins or caravans, with all bedding supplied. We have warm showers and flush toilets in a small bathroom block. Our ethos is very much one of celebrating our embodied experience on this planet, with good food, good wine and good conversation.

You will also have plenty of down-time to enjoy the long view from the deck, a dip in the lake, a quiet walk in the woods or a conversation with the horses. This retreat will be relaxing and enlightening as well as fun and adventurous. A transformational experience that will leave you revitalised and reconnected.Aframe eco cabin at Over the Edge

Book Now!

If you enjoy using essential oils you will LOVE this retreat. But if you still have questions phone (or WhatsApp)  +351 968 774022 or email. There are only 6 places available, so don’t hesitate to book your spot if you feel your senses calling to you!

The retreat price includes:

  •  Transfer to/from Faro Airport or Funcheira train station (flights into Lisbon).
  • 6 nights single accommodation
  • All meals, drinks, snacks, anything you need from the kitchen. The food is high class, multi-cultural vegetarian
  • Day trips to distillers, including lunch at traditional Portuguese town
  • 100 ml hydrosol from each distillation

Cost for 6 nights all inclusive in single accommodation is €1,200.

Book and pay in full by March 30th and pay only €995. We have 1 double/twin room with discount of 5% per person when you book together.

Contact us now to reserve your place. Or call +351 968 774022


Cancellation Policy

If you cancel up to 60 days prior, you will be refunded if you are able to find a qualifying person as a replacement. Otherwise you will lose your deposit.

No refund on cancellations within 15 days of departure.

If cancellation is implemented by us, we will of course refund all monies paid to us by you.