Rhythm of the wild

Troviscais Portugal Retreat

17.10 - 23.10.2022

This week is all about nature. Combining movement, art and music with elements of nature. In the midst of a hidden permaculture farm in the south of Portugal we will dive deep into natures rhythms and connect to the wilderness within us.  At Pachawa Retreat Center we will spend our days connected to the rhythms of nature. We will start our mornings with movement classes, and continue our day learning about inspirational topics and skills, have creative afternoons, evenings of connecting with each other at community dinners and ending our nights with storytelling and music around the fire. 

Our days will be filled with: Yoga, Movement, Creative Expression, Relaxation, Nature & Permaculture, Music, Storytelling and bonfires – and much more.


8:00 Outdoor Movement class 
10:00 Community Brunch
12:00 Nature Walk
Free time
16:00 Creating with nature
18:00 Community Dinner
20:00 Soundhealing around the fire


Pachawa Retreat Center and permaculture farm is nestled the wilderness of a national reserve in the magical hills of Portugal’s Atlantic coast. The place invites you to live in harmony with nature and show you what regenerative living can look like. Therefore it does not provide you with luxurious facilities (has compost toilets) but rather gives you an opportunity to experience real ecological living. You have different options of accommodation. From camping to glamping, from eco dorms to Firetrucks, we provide you with a lot of options to serve whatever your needs are. 

“The land knows you, even when you are lost.” ― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass 


Shared outdoor nature dome – 1130€ per person

Shared apartments – 1220€ per person

Shared double tiny house ‘Fire truck’ – 1300€ per person

 7 days (6 nights) retreat including all classes, workshops, excursions, accommodation & 3 vegetarian meals daily

A deposit of 400€ is required to reserve a spot. If you have any questions or would like to reserve your spot, please emails on contact@mahakala-retreats.com

The group size will be max 11 guests per retreat.


The hosts for this week is a combination of international  teachers, artists, musicians and movement practitioners. 

Ophir Hamtzani @. from Israel is going to guide us through yoga and movement classes as well as aromatherapy workshops and guided meditations. 

Hannah Namaste from Germany is going to teach us artistic expression with nature and playful creativity. 

Frazer Hearps from Australia will teach us the fundamental elements of permaculture and guide us through sound healing journeys. 

Linnea Lappalainen from Finland is going to take us on a journey of exploring kundalini yoga and expression through movement.

Finnegan Tui from New Zealand will enchant us with his musical expression and teach us how to hear the rhythms within ourselves and create with the sounds of nature. 

Marijana Lemm from Montenegro will share with you her passions of plants & nature and how we can live closer to our environment. 

If you still ask yourself: “Is this the right retreat for me?” 

Maybe these questions help you to make the decision for yourself:

Do I feel comfortable with the thought of spending the whole day outside? 

Can I handle bad weather in case it rains? (Remember there is no bad weather, only bad clothing!)

Am I willing to share my journey with others?

Do I want to join a retreat where I also work with my hands in the soil?

Do I like the thought of being connected to my wild and creative energy?

If you said yes to all these questions: this retreat is made for you!!

If there are some no´s: Maybe we can help you with your questions or maybe our other retreats are more suited for you.


You can travel from Faro or Lisbon by train until the stop „Funcheira“, the nearest train station to Pachawa. 

From Funcheira, you can catch our shuttle service which will take you directly to Pachawa. 


“Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.” 

― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass:

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