Awaken Your Senses
3rd – 9th May 2020
Join us on this unique retreat...
Experience the alchemy of distilling essential oils, connect with nature and your instinctual being, enjoy Portugal in Spring
What we will do
- Conscious Harvest of Wild Aromatic Plants
- Learn to Distill Hydrosol in a Traditional Copper Still
- Experience the Production of Essential Oil from A to Z
- Discover a Beautiful Unexploited Area of Portugal
- Learn How to Include Plant Medicine in your Daily Life
- Enjoy the Stunning Nature of Our Off-Grid Farm
- Meditations in Nature and with the Horse Herd included
COST: €955 – 6 nights all inclusive,
Early Bird till March 1st 2020 €875
Nourish yourself - body, mind and soul!
Discover a beautiful, unexploited area of Portugal, with local essential oil experts as your guides.
Learn how to harvest, distill and use native Portuguese essential oils and hydrosolsVisit local artisan distillers in Guadiana National Park
Make Your Own Medicine!
Learn how to distill and use aromatics for health and self-care. Traditionally every household would make their own medicine, gathering local herbs and preparing them at home. When we distill we reclaim this power and take control of our health. Household distilling is easy, even if you live in a city and only grow herbs in a pot, or buy from market.
Learn how you can use aromatics to take care of yourself!
Spring in Portugal
In April and May the Alentejo region of South Portugal explodes with aromatic herbs. The fragrance fills the air, along with the buzzing of bees as they feast on the bounty. It’s an experience like no other to be immersed in this beauty as we harvest.
Ground, expand... connect with nature and yourself
Harvesting and distilling plants is an intimate process that connects us with nature. The sense of smell is our most instinctive connection to the world and stimulates our emotional responses from birth. Each plant has a different energy that touches and heals us on an individual level. Through ‘doing’ (selecting, harvesting and distilling plants) and ‘being’ (meditations with plants and horses), you will gain more self-awareness, breathe deeply and relax into yourself.
€955 for 6 nights, all inclusive
Early Bird till March 1st €875
What do you get?
If you would like to stay extra nights, or to arrange a pick up from Lisbon airport, contact us for price.
Your flights and insurance not included.
Off Grid Eco Camp
Our home here is a beautiful off-grid eco-camp. You will sleep in simple wooden cabins or caravans, with all bedding supplied. We have warm showers and flush toilets in a small bathroom block. Our ethos is very much one of celebrating our embodied experience on this planet, with good food, good wine and good conversation.
You will also have plenty of down-time to enjoy the long view from the deck, a dip in the lake, a quiet walk in the woods or a conversation with the horses. Or treat yourself to an extra individual session. This retreat will be relaxing and enlightening as well as fun and adventurous. A transformational experience that will leave you revitalised and reconnected.
More questions? Or want to reserve your place?
If you enjoy using essential oils you will LOVE this retreat. But if you still have questions send us a message, or phone/WhatsApp) +351 968 774022 . There are only 6 places available, so don’t hesitate to book your spot if you feel your senses calling to you!
Below is a rough outline of what we will get up to, but every good plan is a basis for change and one of the first principles of Over the Edge is “Let it unfold”. Apart from what’s listed below we might also do Qi gong if you are interested. Or we could spend some time with horses, if people would like. We could make a tree essence as well if we have time. Time to relax by the lake and take nature walks are important parts of the experience here too. In short aim to enjoy everything this place has to offer.
Afternoon pick up at airport/train station. Settling in and camp orientation. Meet and greet.
After breakfast, Farm walk and introduction to the varieties of aromatic plants. Choosing the plants we will harvest and learning their properties. Journalling to tune in to the plants. Meditation with the Ancient Oaks.
Harvest and distill Lavandula viridis
Visit to Dalenguadiana Artisan Distillers. Lunch in Historic town of Mertola. Explore Guadiana river with local plant specialists.
Harvest and distill Helichrysum Stoechas. Talk about uses of aromatic waters in personal care and animal care
Further explorations of plant medicine, tree essences, macerated herbs. Possible sunset visit to the beach.
Departure for day, leaving late morning for drop off at airport or station. It’s been fun, no?