Healthy Eating, Yoga and Wellness

Join us for a week of healthy plant based eating. Enjoy 3 delicious and healthy plant based meals daily, combined with Yoga in the morning & evening meditation.

During the retreat there will be daily hands-on cooking classes and nutritional talks where we will teach you how to prepare healthy meals and give you the latest information on nutrition and health.

In the afternoon there will be the possibility to take some guided hikes in the nature reserve that surround our property or take some time to relax in our salt water pool, hot tub & sauna. Or pamper yourself with an additional treatment by one of our therapists. 

Get away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life and take sometime for yourself. We’ll provide you with the tools you need to leave here confident that you can make those small positive changes in your life.

Reasons For Participating

  • Alleviating stress and enjoying a week of potent wellbeing practices
  • Time for personal reflection, transformation and rest
  • Support with transitioning to a Plant Based Diet
  • Great preparation or adjunct for our juice detox programmes
  • Weight Loss and fitness
  • Deepening yoga and meditation practice
  • Benefits

  • Learn to prepare healthy plant based meals
  • Increase nutritional knowledge
  • Increase energy, vitality and sense of wellbeing
  • Better protection from chronic disease
  • Regulation of weight, appetite and cravings
  • Improved blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Scientifically Proven Way of Eating

    The diet plan we offer gives you a scientifically proven way of eating that will help you reach a healthy body weight, feel better and protects you against many chronic diseases. This program is not only for vegans, but also for those wanting to make a transition towards a more plant based diet.

    As any movement towards a more plant based diet can give you significant health benefits, we will teach you how to prepare healthy and delicious meals from whole plant foods that are loaded with nutrients. The program can also be used as a good preparation for our juice detox program that will start after the retreat.


    Yoga, Exercise, Meditation and Relaxation

    Our yoga classes are accessible to all - whether you are a beginner or seasoned yogi our skilled teachers can guide you through an enriching and relaxing practice that supports your retreat. 

    Yoga is a fundamental part of our programmes because the combination of gentle moving, stretching, and twisting together with deep breathing, significantly helps the detox process for body, mind and spirit. This enables an even greater appreciation of the highly nutritous food you will now be enjoying! 

    The evening workshops include a range of meditations and workshops, which further assist the release of tensions held in the physical, mental, and emotional levels of the body. These practices help you to let go of them, to relax properly, and to sleep more comfortably.

    During the day, you can relax, swim, have a therapy session, explore, and walk around the area and even help out in the organic gardens. Once per week we also take a trip to one of the stunning local beaches. 

    There is a collection of videos and DVDs of related subjects and movies to watch. The sauna is on in the early evening. The hot tub is on every day.

    What’s Included

    • 7 nights accommodation
    • 3 delicious meals per day
    • Nutrition Talks
    • Cooking Classes
    • Morning Yoga
    • Evening meditation
    • Use of Finnish style sauna and California style hot tub
    • Use of QRS – magnet healing bed
    • Use of salt water swimming pool
    • Internet access

    Daily Timetable

  • 07:00 Wake up
  • 07:30 Tea & Melon
  • 08:00 Yoga
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Nutrition Class
  • 14:30 Enjoy the pool, have a massage or other treatment
  • 16:00 Snacks are served, possibility to join dinner preparation
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:45 Meditation
  • 20:45 Free time and other activities
  • Ed Van Tegelen

    Ed has been resident nutritionist at Moinhos Velhos since 2016. He uses an evidence-based approach to cut through the confusion about nutrition and will give you advice that’s firmly rooted in science.

    While appreciating the importance of the nutritional composition of foods, he's also conscious that food also has to delight your taste buds and warm your heart! Having previously worked as a plant-based chef in a restaurant he can provide not only lots of tips and ideas for a healthier diet, but also meals that are creative and simply delicious. 

    When he is not busy with our guests you can usually find him somewhere at work in our garden as he has a deep appreciation of the entire process of what we eat, from the first moment the seeds are handled to what ends up on your plate.

    Ed is also a traditional Thai massage & foot reflexology therapist and he is also offering his treatments here at Moinhos Velhos. He looks forward to welcoming you! 


    We also have various therapies available that assures the elimination of toxins and the balancing of your entire system. The sauna also aids cleansing through the skin. Treatments include:

    • Multiple Styles of Massage
    • Acupuncture
    • Thai Massage
    • Cranio Sacral Therapy
    • Lymphatic Drainage

    Read more about Therapies


    • Twin rooms
    • Single Rooms
    • Shared Cottage
    • Single Cottage

    Prices and more information here

    Travel Options

    • Airport transfers are available on request
    • Taxi from airport to Moinhos Velhos
    • Train from Faro to Lagos
    • Bus from Faro to Lagos
    • Pickup in Lagos is free

    Prices and more information here

    Visited us before? We offer a 10% discount for all returning guests!

    *This offer is not available in conjunction with any other discount or promotional offer. 



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