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A week long yoga and wellness retreat in the green heart of Sintra, Portugal

Aug 25 - 31, 2024

Vista Verde Retreat:
Yoga & Adventure in Portugal's Green Heart

Escape to the serene landscapes of Sintra, Portugal, on a journey designed to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. Each day begins with the comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee, followed by yoga and meditation with Courtney to align, stretch, and heal. From here, we’ll explore the region with exciting excursions, such as a beach day, hike and wine experience, memorable boat day, and a trek to see the surrounding palaces and parks of Sintra. Close out each evening with a variety of yoga sessions, ensuring you get the best sleep of your life each night.

With the promise of tranquility, adventure, and self-discovery, Courtney invites you to find your inner balance and create lasting memories in Portugal. Join us for a transformative experience in this enchanting destination and step up your yoga game in Sintra's fairytale setting.


Twice daily yoga

Enjoy morning and evening yoga with guided meditation to start and end your days by pouring your attention into yourself.

freshly catered meals

Locally sourced meals will leave you feeling revitalized and rejuvenated from the inside out. Most meals included.

Cultural Excursions

Explore the beauty of Portugal with multiple group excursions, including a catamaran tour and a historic hike!

A healing environment in nature

Connect to the beautiful nature surrounding you through guided experiences and during your down time.


Daily Schedule

Your daily retreat schedule will look something like the below, with an excursion on most days and plenty of free time for you to relax and explore on your own.

7:00 am – Coffee
8:00 - 9:30 am – Morning Yoga + Meditation
9:30 - 10:30 am – Breakfast
12:00 - 3:00pm – Excursion

3:00 - 6:00 pm – Free time
6:00 - 7:00 pm – Optional evening flow
7:00 - 9:00 pm – Dinner 


Casa do Valle in Sintra, Portugal, is a picturesque guest house surrounded by lush gardens, a swimming pool, and stunning mountain and palace views. Situated on a historic vineyard slope, this former wine-producing property has been revitalized, offering an orchard that yields fruit year-round and a profusion of blooming flowers. Located just 400 meters from Sintra's Old Town Center, it provides a tranquil escape from tourist crowds while still being within walking distance of key attractions and the Lisbon train line. With 11 double rooms, a fully equipped guest kitchen, and multilingual hosts, Casa do Valle ensures guest comfort while emphasizing sustainability and local support, all in a safe and fair environment for their staff and collaborators.

Double Occupancy


   Included in price:

  • 6 nights at Casa do Valle

  • All breakfasts

  • Lunch days 2, 3, 5, 6

  • Dinner days 1, 3

  • Shuttle to/from Lisbon airport

  • Twice daily yoga with Courtney

  • Historical Hike with visit to Palaces and Park

  • Hike & Wine experience

  • Beach day with dinner at a local restaurant

  • Boat day – sailing catamaran

Your Host


Courtney Nied

Courtney is a 500hr E-RYT Yoga Instructor and has taught yoga for almost a decade. She owns The Rising Heart, a yoga and wellness school that teaches new teachers how to teach and implement the Yogic life. She specializes in alignment and the merging together of mind and body to integrate the soul. You can expect intentional, dynamic, and individually curated instruction through your experience. With deep knowledge of the body, Courtney also offers yoga massage and hands-on assisting. Some of her favorite things, outside of yoga, are dogs, beaches, laughing, and play! 

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