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 for calm, 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.
Quinta da Luz Offers
✩✩✩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 as Gregory does, 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. Rejuvenate yourself through a retreat to recharge your batteries, to escape from city life and for those who are seeking to accelerate their life. All aided by the presence of Nature all around you from bird song, the trees to views.
✩✩✩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 craniosacral therapy, energy work and massage, including shiatsu 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. We also have a travel cot for those visiting with their little one.
For more details about rooms visit the ‘About your Stay’ page.
✩✩✩A yoga teacher visits most Friday evenings 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.
Gregory Twice A #1 Best-Selling Author
During the launch it achieved #1 status in 12 countries, ranging from Australia to the USA and UK via India and Japan. In the Amazon categories such as biography, self-help and spirituality and religion, the book achieved 108 #1 best seller status across all Amazon markets.
Gregory´s first book achieved #1 best-seller status when published in 2014. It details how Gregory learnt his body was sending him signals only he was not listening, with the result he was experiencing pain and dis-comfort. Once he began to listen life became easier and more joyful.
The lessons, science and changes he had effected led him in the year after arriving in Portugal to write The Seven Secrets. The purpose being to outline his experiences so others could also benefit. It contains case studies of how using shamanic practices and other tools has changed the lives of clients and their businesses.
Guidance is available on how to make this transformation – if you so choose! Then you will be able to accelerate 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 him know if you need any help? Just press the contact button to email him.
Workshops in 2020
Find Your Place In Your Life With Family Constellations
✩✩✩ This is an unique opportunity to focus for all friends who live around Seia to start 2020 free from being held back by past events. Rather to lead a life of freedom within your family and every other aspect of your life.
This one day workshop focuses on shifting what you desire to let go. Are you ready to do so?
Orianne Corman will lead participants to be free of such restrictions and so able to live life as you desire. The process focusing on the Constellation our beliefs create around us. By identifying and shifting this so a new, freer Constellation in Harmony can be created.
✩✩✩ To help you understand how your own Constellation is unconsciously directing your life and how this was created by past events.
✩✩✩ To recognise how once there is awareness, your Constellation can be amended.
✩✩✩ To participate in exercises to amend the Constellation of attendees ready to make such shifts.
The date for the next one is 10th January 2020, bring a meal to share afterwards. For more details and to book visit our Facebook events page.
Expand My Vision
✩✩✩ The focus of this event on 28th and 29th March is to expand your awareness of energy and so access to insights. One of the techniques taught will be shamanic journeying. There will also be the opportunity to connect with your future self.
During the event you will:
✩ Extend your awareness and experience into the unseen world for insight and the unknown.
✩ Be introduced to the shamanic experience of journeying, meeting your guides, power, spirit and totem animals.
✩ Learn powerful, effective tools to let you tap into the unseen world for insight and healing which requires no external authority, intermediary, or even beliefs. and empower you to be yourself.
✩ Experience journeying to meet other versions of yourself and receive initiation into the Inner Circle of Light.
This event is held at the Quinta so that all may experience the energies of our medicine wheel, labyrinth and stone circle. For more details and to book visit Shamanics in Portugal´s Facebook events page. Wish to stay at the Quinta let us know when you make your booking.
Retreats – 2020
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.
The focus of this retreat is to move you immediately beyond beliefs limiting your ability to create your vision for your life of harmony. Knowing your calling and so accelerating your life and your business by using your unique abilities, gifts and skills.
It is an intensive seven night retreat.
Including Four Consecutive Days Coaching
All coaching is a deep and personal process. Commit to being in retreat for seven days with us at the Quinta, then we guarantee you will look, feel and be different by the end of them. Four days of intensive coaching are included to bring about at least the transformation you desire. The other days are to enable you to 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 one visitor beautifully described as “kitchen coaching.” Another 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.
Yoga at the Quinta
“Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence” – The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The Quinta hosts Fran Moulder´s one day events – dates have yet to be confirmed. 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/)
Most Friday evenings at around 18.00 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.
The Quinta hosts 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.