From the top of the “Monte”, we become consciousness of the vast natural space around us, the strength of the elements in the region and the overwhelming beauty of one of the most, or perhaps last, secret places in the world. The Ocean, the trees and hills, the animals and humans, one vision that puts us in the very center of the continuous beautiful and mighty universal cycles. Once a rural tourism center, Monte Velho has grown into its true essence and purpose as an Eco Retreat Center. A space to appreciate and bring to life the natural beauty of the environment and a chance to have a real and empowering experience, our connection to our roots and a way to discover our true nature.






30-8th June


Rihannon is a vocal artist with a vision of music as a vehicle for innovation, healing, transformation, and social change.




Rihannon -  ALL THE WAY IN (mastery level program)

10-18th June


ALL THE WAY IN has been a major landmark in my learning about this craft called improvisational singing. The sharing of knowledge, tools and unique perspectives by the participants is a valuable adjunct to the course materials themselves. I have made lifelong friends with whom I am sure to collaborate, in the future. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is serious about vocal improvisation.


 Ready for our SUMMER RETREATS ;)


Lalumbre - with Lila Heller & Lea Udry

18-24  June

Join Lila Heller and Lea Udry for one week of Pilates and yoga classes at the beautiful Eco Retreat Center in Monte Velho, Portugal. Enjoy a mindful, strengthening and invigorating Pilates class and a heart opening but grounding yoga class per day as well as a variety of optional activities available at the stunning Monte Velho Eco Retreat Center, including hiking, horseback riding, surfing, massage, music and more.  We look forward to sharing this magical experience with you

Yoga , Meditation & Surf Retreat- with Simone Brenner and Driftwood Travelling

25 June to 01  July 2017
Take a break and reconnect. Together we embrace nature, dive into the ocean and meet within a lovely community.
Invite yourself to find peace in daily morning meditation, to breathe deeply in a mindful yoga practise (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga), to enjoy our delicious gatherings around a buffet of healthy homemade food and to simply be and explore the beautiful surroundings of Monte Vehlo - walking new paths, taking heartful movements on the oceans floor in your daily surf lessons and chilling in your hammok with ocean view.

                             "Open the window in the center of your chest, to let the spirtits fly in and out.“ Rumi

Yoga Bija-David Keil & Gretchen Suarez

01-07  July


ASHTANGA VINYASA YOGA COURSE -Come with us and enjoy one week of Ashtanga Yoga with David Keil & Gretchen Suarez in Portugal's beautiful West-Algarve. This retreat is an opportunity to dive deeper into the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga while having a holiday at the same time - Monte Velho Nature Resort is located in a peaceful setting with fantastic ocean views in the middle of the San Vicente natural park with sandy surf-beaches and spectacular cliffs.