~ Your Retreat ~

Check in any day between April 15th and October 15th to stay 3, 5, or 7 nights for your Back to Nature Yoga Retreat at the idyllic Cara Creek Eco Lodge.

Beautiful young woman practices yoga asana Eka Pada Bheka Ushtrasana in the park at sunset

Unplug for a reset of your body and your mind participating in transformational yoga classes, meditation sessions, and an introduction to mindful living.


Nourish your soul with an immersion into the rustic and natural setting right on the River Seia in the heart of Central Portugal. 


Three wholesome meals prepared with local and organic ingredients, healthy snacks, water, coffee and tea are included throughout your retreat.


Our retreat participants favourite free time activities include swimming in our chemical free pool, spending an evening relaxing in the wood-fired hot tub, and jumping into the creek for a wild swim at Cara Creek Eco Lodge.


Alternatively guests love to stand up paddle board peacefully down the Mondego River, walk to a nearby river beach (our dogs will be sure to lead the way), or cycle to a nearby village for a coffee full with rich Portuguese tradition and culture.


Cara Creek Eco Lodge has unique eco-pods with great quality mattresses to guarantee a restful nights sleep breathing in the fresh mountain air.


Our “Penta-Pods” feature a private front deck and full size bed for single occupancy or couples, and our shared twin bed Tetra-Pods feature a star-gazing ceiling.

From Autumn 2020, we will also be offering rooms in our rustically renovated traditional stone houses.


As part of our sustainability, most of the toilets are dry compost toilets, and showers are heated by solar or wood burners. We have 2 flushing toilets near the cafe.


Our pets and farm animals are a highlight for most guests’ visits. The goats are super friendly, and the pigs free range during the day so you may find them wading in the river. Our 4 dogs love to show guests their favourite walking trails, and our 2 cats love to curl up for a cuddle.

~ Dates ~

Inquire to book your retreat of connecting back to nature and your body

~ Retreat Instructor ~

Ashley Murray

~ Example Schedule of 3 day retreats ~

Day 1 –Arrival/check in from 4pm

Upon arrival you’ll have your choice of a fresh smoothie or cup of tea and snack while you settle in and get oriented to Cara Creek Eco Lodge

5:30pm – Dinner

8pm – Gentle Stretch and Yoga Nidra

Day 2

6:45am ~ Kitchen open for tea/coffee and light breakfast options

8am ~ Morning Yoga (75 minutes)

9:30 ~ Breakfast

11am ~ Introduction to Integrating Mindfulness Workshop (optional)

Morning Free Time to enjoy Cara Creek Eco Lodge and the surrounding area

1:30pm ~ Lunch

Afternoon free time

4pm ~ Afternoon Paddle Boarding and/or Yoga Session

7pm – Dinner

Evenings at Cara Creek Eco Lodge are to use the hot tub or a glass of wine under the stars

Day 3

6:45am ~ Kitchen open for tea/coffee and light breakfast options

8am ~ Morning Yoga (75 minutes)

5:15pm-7pm – Afternoon Hike to View Spot of Serra da Estrela followed by Yoga

7:15pm – Dinner

Evenings at Cara Creek Eco Lodge are to use the hot tub or a glass of wine under the stars

Departure, Day 4

6:45am ~ Kitchen open for tea/coffee and light breakfast options

8am ~ Morning Vinyasa Yoga (75 minutes)

12pm ~ Room Check Out

Note: 5 and 7 day long retreats have a similar flow and schedule, just a little bit longer to really immerse yourself in the healing of nature and yoga 🙂

~ What is Included ~

  • Unique eco-pod accommodations and stay at Cara Creek Eco Lodge
  • All meals noted on daily schedule, as well as tea and coffee (available in cafe throughout the day)
  • Use of paddle boards and mountain bikes available on site
  • All yoga and meditation sessions noted on schedule
  • Discussions on Yoga philosophy, meditation, pranayama, and more

~ Price based on accommodations chosen ~

Cara Creek Eco Lodge has a variety of uniquely shaped Eco-Pods, some featuring their own private river front decks and others a transparent star-gazing roof.

3 Day long Retreat 

#1 Private Penta-Pod with detached individual toilet and shower ~ €450 (per person)

Your very own eco-pod that has 1 queen sized bed inside, and a detached but private toilet and shower.

#2 Couples or friends sharing Private Penta-Pod with detached individual toilet and shower ~ €400 (per person) / €800 (per couple) – Couples booking together only!

#3 Connect to your wild side and bring your own tent and camping stuff to pitch! – shared toilet and shower available for use ~ €300

~ Arriving to Cara Creek Eco Lodge ~

You can arrive to Cara Creek Eco Lodge by flying to Lisbon or Porto. From either of these cities there are train connections to book by following link here and arrive to Carregal do Sal. From there, pick up is included in package.

~ Booking ~

Deposit due at booking to hold place: €200

Balance of Remaining Fees due at check-in by cash or bank transfer

* all fees include tax

* airfare and land transport to Cara Creek Eco Lodge are NOT included in fees

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What additional expenses will I incur, not including the retreat cost?

The additional expenses you may incur will be for airfare, land transport, and any additional tours or treatments you have during your stay.

Refund Policy of Deposit Fees: Since we immediately reserve your selected accommodation for the retreat when we receive the deposit, the deposit is non-refundable.


  • FULL REFUNDS of ALL fees will be issued if Off Grid Yoga School cannot move ahead for any reason that is of no fault or not related to the guests (i.e. minimal attendance etc.).
  • In case of a student’s medical emergency any time prior to the start of program, full CREDIT that can be used with Off Grid Yoga School will be issued with official documentation from a Medical Doctor, to be used for future retreats.
  • In case of a student’s medical emergency at any time during the program, fees credit will be granted, and the student may continue on during an upcoming scheduled program. If you are on a payment plan, payments will be processed accordingly.
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