22 -27 October 2023
Languages: EN, FR
Teacher: Holly Niemela & Edouard Payen
To introduce Tinhela610 to the world we’ve created our signature retreat Inner Gold, inspired by the Roman gold mines of Trésminas, gold in the river Tinhela and the Golden Ratio/Fibonnaci sequence -- the mathematical yet divine configuration of how Nature has built everything from pine cones to sunflowers to human beings. Our name, Tinhela610 includes the Fibonnaci number 610 which refers to the river bank’s altitude.
Beyond the idea of a monetary valure of gold, we wish to pursue the value of a golden experience at Tinhela610. What is of value to you today? What is your gold?
For most, time and health are our two most valuable assets. How do we manage to best live each moment? How can we have the “time of our lives”? How do we maintain a healthy lifestyle? What are the components of a healthy lifestyle of prevention instead of trying to fix things once we face illness?
Inner Gold is our first signature retreat to enjoy yourself in nature, to take care of yourself and to discover some wellness tools to bring home--whether it’s about better sleep, being the boss of your attention, eating less or just better choices, moving your body, training your breath and managing your stress. Learn the basics or how to improve your meditation practice. We will help you to connect to your Circadian Rhythm in order to reset for the best sleep--our foundation of health and wellbeing. This rhythm is so important to maintain and most folks have no idea about how to do that. These five nights, six days are an ode to nature and ourselves--the unique inner connection that nature helps us find.
HIghlights, 5 hours of guided practice per day.
3 mornings of Yoga Asana practice (all levels)
2 mornings of Chi Gong Longevity Practice with Batons.
Yogic breathwork, meditation, guided relaxation, teachings to build your wellness foundation from the inside out.
Wim Hof style Cold Water Swimming, for the daring!
Walking the hills, fields and back roads of our neighborhood.
Yagya Fire Ceremony
Unguided Relaxation Activities
Sit in nature for some shinrin-yoku “forest bathing” or bathe in the river, sweat it out in the sauna, lie on your bed and listen to the sounds of nature, take long, slow, deep breaths perfumed with the essence of lavender. Explore the paths, fields and forests around us. Borrow the binoculars and do some seriously cool bird watching. Read, paint, draw, write...or just do nothing.
Our days are highlighted by delicious and harmonizing meals to help reboost and revitalize your health. Using only organic or locally sourced products, we seek to have the highest quality food in terms of how it was grown or produced. The vibrational quality of food and beverage is of upmost importance to us.
We start out light with a local herbal concoction to drink, morning practice then a lovely Brunch; a colorful buffet of a variety of products--from fresh baked bread, fruits, berries, fermented vegetables, to sprouts, smoothies and eggs from our chickens.
In the afternoon, a snack is a neatly packed into a box to enjoy in the outdoors. We feel that this is the perfect moment to be in silence and on one’s own if you so desire. Silence is also nourishing for the soul and allows a fresh perspective to develop in oneself.
Dinner is a festive affair around our table that accommodates all guests and teachers together. Candles, lively conversation and a varied menu of local delicacies and specialities. Wine from the Douro or the Tras-os-Montes region is served every evening. After dinner there’s time to savor a glass of Port while watching the stars. At night we have almost no “light pollution” in the sky so expect a spectacular post-dinner show of twinkling stars when the evening sky is clear.
All cabins are based upon 2 person occupancy in Twin or Queen size beds. Our first retreat at Tinhela610 is specially priced at 950€ per person plus 8% tax. A very limited number of single cabins are available, please contact us for this information.
Our all natural, sweet smelling wood cabins for two guests are conceived for deep relaxation along with a quiet and peaceful night’s sleep. Each cabin includes handcrafted beds available as two twin beds or one queen size bed. The beds are equipped with all natural mattresses from the industry leader in natural bedding--CocoMat. Our fine bed linens, bathrobes and towels are exclusively from Portuguese mills—not far from Tinhela610.
Each cabin has built-in storage shelves and a large drawer under each bed. There is a lovely space with a desktop to sit and write. The views from inside the cabins are spectacular--the nature, the river, the sky…our wilderness. We’ve adopted the ancient ritual of washing up: each cabin has a ceramic sink and two enamel pitchers so you can fetch your water from our outdoor fountain source and bring it indoors for washing up or brushing your teeth. Just a few meters away you’ll find our japanese and finnish inspired bathhouse with state of the art ecological “Cinderella” toilets from Sweden.
A stay at the Tinhela610 cabins evokes our deep dreams of a simple life by the river,
Not Included but available for extra cost
pick up/drop off service via Porto Airport, 1hr30min from T610