Quinta da Luz was created from the granite stones of a forester’s watch tower to provide a home and location for visitors to enjoy peace and calm and find themselves. Whether being fascinated by the never ending changes of light on Portugal´s highest mountain, Serra da Estrela, as it becomes blue, green, purple or simply hides in cloud.
Or, perhaps just sitting listening to the tinkle of water at one of the seven chakra ponds.
Our mission is to ensure all who visit depart feeling inner peace. And, yes a place to sleep or a place for retreat. The Quinta facilities are also available for hire by those seeking to use its presence to add to their own special occasion. For further details contact Caroline via the online contact form.
✩✩✩As well as enjoying our ever changing mountain view, guests can stroll in our garden, walk in the surrounding woods and open spaces and enjoy the starry skies and spectacular sunsets. Perhaps write your book, take some stunning photographs, cycle or walk in the countryside or across the highest mountain in Portugal? Then there is the moon to watch rising over the Serra da Estrela, or perhaps using one of our set of Divination cards, or even asking for guidance?
✩✩✩Or, simply revitalise yourself through its healing energy. Quinta da Luz has luxury accommodation where you can enjoy all of these and more.
✩✩✩Take breakfast on the terrace before setting off to explore the local sights. Perhaps rejuvenate yourself through one of our retreats to recharge your batteries, to escape from city life and for those who are on their spiritual journey – helped by the ever present bird song?
✩✩✩The Quinta is totally off-grid – all the energy comes from our solar panels, and the water is from our wells. The water used is cleaned in a reed bed and put back onto the land. As it is a living system, we provide bio degradable soaps and shampoos as chemical petroleum based products harm the microbial life. We collect rainwater from our roof to irrigate our garden and horta – vegetable garden.
✩✩✩The Quinta faces South toward the peak of Serra da Estrela. It is 500 mts to Lajes and accessed by a rural road. It has vineyards to the East and West, woodland to the North and grassland and trees to the South. More details with links and directions can be found here.
✩✩✩Quinta da Luz has an unique presence where visitors often stay for longer than planned due to its calm, peaceful energy of wellbeing. Various modalities such as massage and energy work are available to help clear away any debris. There is also a house guitar should you feel the need to strum or drum.
✩✩✩The area offers river beaches, hiking, boating at Vale do Rossim, skiing at the peak of the Serra, typical stone villages and attractions such as Linhares with its castle. Those who enjoy exploring nature and unravelling the history of the region will find Celtic sites as well as Roman remains.
✩✩✩The Oliveira bedroom is en-suite with a king size double bed. The Estrela bedroom has two singles and the Zen bedroom one single bed. All three rooms are along a private corridor on the ground floor. The Serra bedroom is en-suite and situated on the upper floor looking out to the South East at the peak of Serra da Estrela itself.
For more details about rooms visit the ‘About your Stay’ page.
✩✩✩A yoga teacher visits every Friday evening and visitors are welcome to join us and others who enjoy the session.
If you wish to make a booking you can do so via the Accommodation Booking Form.
In November 2017 Gregory´s first book the #1 best selling The Seven Secrets to Living in Harmony was nominated for the 2017 Readers Choice Awards!
The book details how Gregory learnt his body was sending him signals only he was not listening, with the result he was experiencing pain and discomfort. Once he began to listen life became easier and more joyful. He wrote the book so that others could also benefit. In addition to case studies it contains scientific support for his contention our beliefs limit the way we live our lives. Guidance is available on how to change this – if you so choose! Then you will be able to start, grow and achieve how you desire your life, both personal and business, to be!
In addition to Amazon, the Seven Secrets in pdf format is available from Gregory´s Creating Harmony site if you wish to read a copy.
Let Gregory know if you need any help? Just press the contact button to email him.
Constellations to Harmony
Held back by past events, desire to have a life of freedom? Want to change the Constellation your beliefs have created around you, this one day workshop focuses on shifting what you no longer desire. Are you ready to do so?
Ebo Boerema will lead participants to be free of such restrictions and so able to live life as they desire it. The process focusing on the Constellation our beliefs create around us. By identifying and shifting this so a new, freer Constellation of harmony can be created.
The next Constellations are on 14th April and 10th May.
Rite of the Womb in Portugal
On 19th April we are hosting the Rite of the Womb to bring forth the full freedom of your place of creation and birth. Its purpose is to join a lineage of women who following this Inca shamanic tradition have freed themselves of suffering and stand in their Feminine strength.
The ceremony is intended to bring your Womb to a natural balance of creation and new life in a safe space and in softness. It is the ideal moment for you remember yourself as the woman you are?
In the ceremony Annemarie Doze and Ina Jansen will softly prepare attendees for the initiation. It is a transmission of energy from the Cosmic Womb that heals and re-balances your feminine organs, enabling you to rebirth in beauty and your full potential.
This initiation is deepening for all women, with or without a physical womb.
More details are available on Shamanics in Portugal’s Facebook page. Or you can send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deepening your Shamanic Practice – The Healing Ways of the Shaman
This Shamanics in Portugal event is for those who have experienced journeying, yet unsure how to develop the practice? Wanting to use journeying to heal deeper issues? Want to learn about working with nature, understanding the guidance of the natural world? What are signs, symbols and omens?
This event on 21st/22nd April assumes experience of journeying. It is an ideal means to develop your own journeying practice, connecting to the natural world. This event is held at the Quinta so that all may experience the different energies of our medicine wheel, labyrinth and stone circle. If wishing to stay at the Quinta let us know when you make your booking. For more details and to book visit Shamanics in Portugal´s Facebook events page.
Working with the Ancestors
Ever felt that whatever you try to you remain in the same pattern? Have you observed yourself saying and acting in the same way as one or both of your parents? Have you heard stories of how your family has always been held back? Is your expectation of relationships the same as your parents, even your grandparents, other members of your family lineage?
If you are seeking to be free from the limitations of your ancestral lineage, then this event on 26th and 27th May is for you. It is held at the Quinta so that all may experience the different energies of our medicine wheel, labyrinth and stone circle. If wishing to stay at the Quinta let us know when you make your booking. For more details and to book visit Shamanics in Portugal´s Facebook events page.
Wish to Discover your Inner Realms?
This Shamanics in Portugal event will enlighten you and empower you to be yourself. If you feel called to change any part of your life – or even its direction? Or, seeking to know and move closer to who you really are? Not living to your full potential? Then why not investigate more:
22nd/24th June 2018 there will be Discovering the Inner Realms…a Journey into Shamanism. It will provide you with powerful, effective tools to let you tap into the unseen world for insight and healing which requires no external authority, intermediary, or even beliefs.
This event is held at the Quinta so that all may experience the different energies of our medicine wheel, labyrinth and stone circle. For more details and to book visit Shamanics in Portugal´s Facebook events page. If wishing to stay at the Quinta let us know when you make your booking.
Working with Energy
19th and 20th October 2018 we will be Working with Energy. This offers a practical discovery of energy and how you can connect with it to help yourself, your family, friends and clients. Each person will complete exercises that empower them to understand, receive and give energy. These will enable you to integrate energy work within your daily practice.
To empower you to cultivate and use your intuition we will practice addressing and listening to it. As the intuition communicates in a variety of ways, you will learn how to notice it. Whether as a verbal response, a feeling in your body or a sense of calmness, knowing or anxiety, each can be your intuition. We will also address the role of trust in working with energy
This workshop focuses on practical application and observation. It is held at the Quinta so that all may experience the different energies it offers. If wishing to stay at the Quinta let us know when you make your booking. For more details and to book visit Creating Harmony´s Facebook events page.
Yoga at the Quinta
“Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence” – The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Womb Yoga Day – 19th May
“Womb Yoga brings us home to ourselves as women. To honour the natural cycles of our womb life is to dance in time with the cosmic rhythms of the universe.” Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
This day honours all women, even those who do not have a physical womb.
“Womb Yoga is a simple, subtle and delightful route to access feminine spiritual authority, a powerful set of techniques and attitudes for all women to use on their journeys toward spiritual empowerment, self acceptance and contentment.” – Uma
Come and join me to delve deeply into your femininity.
Please bring something nutritious to share for lunch, together with your own water bottle.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket.
Donation €40 http://www.wombyoga.org/
Artwork by Pamela Polbaciu
Exploring Yoga Day – 2018 dates to be confirmed
The Quinta hosts Fran Moulder´s one day events. It is suitable for all, especially if you already have an interest in Yoga and perhaps would like to delve a little deeper into it as a lifestyle, as opposed to just a weekly class?
As well as practising asanas and learning about their benefits, the day will incorporate some partner Yoga as well as other aspects from the 8 limbs of yoga. We will also be delving a little deeper into certain groups of asanas, for example balances, to increase focus and concentration.
You will have a chance to learn different breathing techniques (pranayama) and their benefits. For example, there is a great and simple breathing technique called Sheetali, which can greatly help you handle the Summer heat!
You will further understand the significance and importance of chanting AUM and have two sessions of the beautiful practice of Yoga Nidra (to understand more about Yoga Nidra and for a free session – http://serrayoga.com/blog/)
Each Friday evening at around 17.00 Fran Moulder holds a yoga session at the Quinta. All are welcome to join, the focus is usually on stretching and helping maintain our flexibility. Click here for some recent images on Facebook. Depending on who attends, we often finish the evening with some impromptu music and singing!
The yoga session is held in our ‘Casa’ with a donation of €7 per person.
For more details contact Caroline via the online contact form.
Retreats – 2018
The Quinta is hosting Fran Moulder´s Yoga Retreats. These five day full board retreats provide two hours of yoga each morning and afternoon. There will also be Yoga Nidra meditations. In between you simply enjoy the peace and calm of the Quinta, perhaps watching the ever changing Serra view or take a walk in the surrounding area. Or, book a massage or energy work. To find the date which suits you visit our Forthcoming Events page.
Gregory holds three day events in various locations around the world, including the Quinta. Each is designed to enable you to create your life of harmony. At core this means addressing beliefs which are limiting your life. For many they will appear as pain and discomfort, physical as well as emotional.
Desire to change, yet no time to?
Do you feel unable to make the next step in your life and so your conscious business or career? If so, then Gregory´s intensive Transform and Create retreat here at the Quinta is many steps deeper than the VIP days he holds.
All coaching is a deep and personal process, commit to spending four consecutive coaching days with us at the Quinta then we guarantee you will look, feel and be different by the end of these four days. The retreat is for seven days in total so that you can integrate all that has been achieved before you step back away from the Quinta.
Being coached whilst you enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Quinta also means it is possible for those empowering ad hoc conversations to just happen – one attendee said how valuable he found the chats whilst making tea! Recognising you may wish your accountability partner, colleague or friend to also benefit, the retreat is for two.