Our Upcoming Retreats
Frogs chirping. Stars wheeling overhead. Stunning sunsets views. Tranquil lakes. Pine trees all around. This is Monte Velho, 5 minutes drive from Amado beach, one of the many gorgeous beaches on the Costa Vicentina. With country tracks waiting to be explored by foot, bike or horse; a swimmable lake and surfing beaches nearby; Plenty of opportunity for healthy outdoor fun…
Organize your own Retreat
We are happy that you come and organise a retreat here!
Be it Yoga , Qi Kong, adventures, shamanic, music…
What we Provide
Monte Velho . Projects . Inspirations . Desires . Dreams . For a better world
The Waldorf School “a Oliveira ” is a basic education school based on the Waldorf pedagogy, whose vision is to awaken in the child the spontaneous desire to learn, the spirit of investigation and the willingness for creative activity. We place a special emphasis on the integral development of the individual, namely in his intellectual, artistic and social capacities, valuing rhythm and contact with nature.More →
Therapeutic & Social Art
Spirit of Art Spirit of Life
It is a project that meets the other through artistic experiences. Social arts, groups and retreats based in anthroposophic guides lines.
Feeding the soul is priceless for a healthy life nowadays.More →
Monte Velho Surfer Girl
My name is Concha Balsemão and I grow in Monte Velho Retreat Centre.
I´m 15 years old surfer from Carrapateira , Algarve, Portugal.
Surf always made part of my life, I live by the sea on the West Coast at the natural park area.
I´ve been surfing all over Portugal best spots , competing and sometimes I go with my family around the world, searching for new waves. I always love to come back to my magic playground surrounded by wild nature…
Nature & Conection
Holistic Being with Horses
Horses are nature. So are we. I keep on saying to everyone that we should focus more on seeing what we can learn from horses instead of trying to teach them something. My horses have been the biggest healers and teachers in my life. Here are the main points I have in mind when talking…More →