A migration of minds and bodies, to commune within deep, shared and evolving wisdom

At the beginning of summer, yörük make the trek from the dense city plains to summer in the warm breeze and highlands. Arriving with collaborators, bundles, extended methodologies, pots, thoughts, homes and conversations to set up their retreat and settlement.

Bringing together our 4 lands methodology, we invite you join us for 5 days of ecological and creative musing within a beautiful natural setting. This five day retreat will consist of an immersive workshop programme of ‘source-gestures’ including shared ritual making in the surrounding landscape, yoga, sound healing, movement meditation, walks, shared cooking and ‘home-making’ at the intersection of nature and culture.

We will be hosted by the magical permaculture community ‘Mount of Oaks’ nestled within the Gardunha Mountains – a place of convergence, micro climate and refuge. Within the District of Fundao, meaning ‘Deep Place’.

We will be camping in a simple way in shared bell tents, close to nature. This is very much part of the experience of returning to and becoming ensconced in the land. There are lovely compost toilets, wood and solar showers. There is also the option of bringing your own tent.

Each day will have 3 meals of organic vegetarian food from the land, including delicious olives and natural spring water.

Timeframes 5th-10th July
5th July – Arrivals and 6pm dinner and Opening evening ceremony.
(Guests are also invited to arrive the evening before)
9th July – Closing Full Moon ceremony
10th July – Shared breakfast and departures

Flight to Lisbon and from Lisbon take a beautiful train journey to Alpedrinha, from where transport to the site will be arranged.

£425 (£375 early bird with booking before 8th May)
Includes full workshop programme, accommodation, all food, tea and snacks.

To make your booking and further information contact:
Louise and Eva at

Intentions for workshops



Your workshop was a gift of surprise. I loved every moment of the week. I enjoyed the new way I could experience my peers, interact physically and emotionally. Share ideas, play with both our voices, space, textures and feelings of light, shadows of seeing and doing things. You gave me something that left a beautiful after taste, the art of union. What a great ritual art can be when it represents principals of humanity. Union, communicating, dancing soulfully and innocently. This work of recreating and uniting us to this basic principal of existence. What are we if we don’t interact with our others with openness?

– Workshop participant, Bergen Academy of Arts