A Five-Day Restorative Retreat

Relax and renew while exploring the sweetness of the local Portuguese countryside.

As the seasons change we invite you to share a relaxing and restorative time with us in the beautiful autumnal hills of central Portugal. Join members of our warm and engaging kula for five days of community, service, practice, nourishing balancing foods, fireside discussions of our NDST (non-dual Shaiva Tantra) dharma, and some fascinating excursions into local Portuguese culture.

The day starts with an invigorating and restorative asana practice and meditation followed by a warming cup of tea or coffee and service to the community. Choose to work in the kitchen, help in the garden or bring your particular skills to share with us. Enjoy a delicious home prepared, vegetarian brunch as you consider an afternoon excursion or simply some quiet time to rest, read, journal, and reflect. Excursions include a hike on a section of the Portuguese Camino, foraging for exotic mushrooms with a certified mycologist, and a cooking class and demonstration with our own celebrated chef Lynn Halstead to prepare warming seasonal dishes. Perhaps indulge in a relaxing massage or bodywork. A delicious dinner and table conversation precedes an evening in the library in front of the fire with our Founder and Head Faculty Hareesh Wallis.

Please note that this retreat will be self-guided within a structured timetable and program. There will be no curriculum or specific teachings.

What would it be like to embrace a uniquely beautiful vision of reality that uplifts and enhances your everyday life experience?

Join us!

In this retreat, you will receive:

– A daily guided sunrise asana practice
– A daily group meditation session
– Excursions into local Portuguese culture
– A walk on the Portuguese Camino
– Mushroom foraging with a mycologist
– A visit to a local waterfall
– Cooking classes with our celebrated chef
– Evening kirtan sessions and shala jams
– Daily fireside discussions with Hareesh Wallis
– A supportive container for your personal reboot

Appreciations from our last retreat

This retreat was exactly what I needed. I finished the retreat with many lessons learned and insights gained. I’ll need a few days to allow it all to digest and unfold but I’m already looking forward to the next retreat and to continuing my studies with Hareesh. Life’s a blessing, and although I already felt that way, the retreat totally strengthened my awareness of it.

Jeannine Plaiche

The retreat was a truly powerful experience. I particularly enjoyed and found of great benefit in the practices and my outlook on life and how I play the game of living it has certainly being impacted by the teaching Hareesh transmits and how he holds space for each of us to get in contact with the truth


“I always come away thinking,
‘Thank God, I didn’t miss that one.'”

Gary Falk

The retreat was humbling, overflowing and fun! It was overflowing with wisdom and energy yet I can feel the humility from everyone involved. Those fun moments interspersed are icing to the cake! Thank you!

John Hofilena

Stoke the fire of your
Spiritual Liberation!


Oct 21 – 25, 2021


Tantrika Institute Portugal
Figueiró dos Vinhos


From $700 – $1860 all inclusive

For further information please contact retreats@tantrikainstitute.org
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