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Deveza Retreat

June 18 - 24 / 2023 




Looking for a peaceful place to tune-in to your wellbeing?

Unwind in nature and connect to yourself and others?

Relax your shoulders, take a deep inhale through the nose…and exhale.

You’ve found what you’re looking for! 

Join our 7 day Yoga Retreat in

the beautiful mountains of Central Portugal.

June 18 - 24

September 10 - 16

Scroll down to read about what to expect from a Deveza retreat, or...



Experienced teacher Donna Palinhos provides at

least 2 yoga sessions a day in a variety of styles: Vinyasa,

Yin and Kundalini.


Classes will be guided in our beautiful yoga shala, with a view over the valley

and mountains, and are designed to help you reconnect to

your body and inner voice. Taught in English.


Karin Seelen is trained as a Rebirthing Breathwork Facilitator in the original tradition of Leonard Orr. During the retreat we will practice different

breathwork excersizes, from pranayama to connected breathing.


There will be group sessions as well as

optional 1:1 sessions.


- Pema Chödrön


Retreat Program

We create our program with enough time to relax and be with yourself.

All activities and workshops are included but never mandatory. 

  • Daily yoga classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon or evening

  • Breathwork excersises and cold water training

  • Meditation

  • Breathwork group sessions

  • Inner child workshop

  • Sharing circles

  • Day trip to waterfalls

  • Tour at organic winefarm Quinta da Comenda

optional extras: massages and Rebirthing Breathwork 1:1 sessions

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For whom?

Our retreats are suitable for all genders and for both beginner and experienced yogis. Minimum age is 18 years. If you have any questions about the space or access requirements, please contact us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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- Ram Dass


Cuisine - don’t lift a finger!

Giel and our kitchen team will spoil you to the max this week! Healthy, fresh and super yummy dishes will be served to you every day.

Prepared with local, organic products and as sustainable as possible.

On the last night of the retreat, we heat up the wood oven to bake delicious, home-made pizzas.
There is always fruit, coffee, tea and water available throughout the day.
When you register for the event we will ask you about any dietary requirements.

We serve no alcohol during our retreat and ask you to please respect this.

Only at the last day we will go to Quinta da Comenda for a winetasting. 



Shared room 1095 Euros

Private room adds 195 Euros  to the price. We have 5 private rooms available:

1 private glamping tent, 2 double bed rooms, 2 single bed rooms.

(First bookings have first choices, prices are the same for all private rooms)


Price includes: full program with all workshops and daytrips, accommodation, use of all yoga props, catering and transfer to and from airport Porto on set times.

Not included: flights (read more at Travel to and from Land of Deveza)

Your reservation will be confirmed after your downpayment of 20% of the total amount.

By booking you will agree with our Terms and conditions "retreats".

Please read before booking!


Deveza offers 3 types of accommodation:

a guest house, our ‘tiny-houses’, and 2 glamping tents. We will host a maximum of 14 participants during the retreat. The price is based on a shared bedroom in one of these accommodations. There are 5 private rooms available, which increase the price by 195 Euros. The maximum capacity of a shared 'room' is 3, which will be in the tiny houses.

You can send us your preference for type of accommodation.

Check all of our accommodations here.


Travel to and from Land of Deveza


There are daily flights to Aeroporto Oporto, which is a 1.5 hours drive from where we are based in São Pedro do Sul.
Land of Deveza will take care of the transfer from and to the airport of Oporto on set times at he days of arrival and departure.

Free pick up from Oporto airport on Sunday: 15:30 (3:30 pm)

Free drop off at Oporto airport on Saturday: 14:00 (2:00 pm)

(From Eindhoven, the Netherlands, there are Ryanair flights available

at these dates)

If you arrive or depart on other days, we can advise you about the options. We are also very happy to give you tips about traveling around Portugal,

if you wish to stay longer in this beautiful country. 

You can find us on Google Maps here. Please let us know if you plan on driving as we have limited parking spaces.

And these are your hosts:


This is us; Giel Jansen and Karin Seelen.
Creating Deveza since 2019, together with friends, family and volunteers.
And of course our doggos
Máka (r) and Sjakie
Our happy Saarloos makes sure he gets all the cuddles.
He loves running and playing with dogs of all kinds and sizes. Sjakie is our newest family member, we found him Summer of 2021, as a puppy. 


Donna Palinhos is one of your hosts this week; yoga teacher and spaceholder.
Very passionate about yoga and it's beautiful path.
Donna has a yoga studio in São Pedro do Sul, we attend her classes ourselves every week.
She will teach all the yoga classes at the retreat and will make sure you will want to bring your practice back home.

Instagram: @originyogawithdonna

Besides host and spaceholder,
Giel is also our chef at Deveza.
Together with his kitchen team he makes sure we will not be hungry during the retreats.
Prepared with lots of love and local products, fresh, yummy and beautifully 
put together cuisine.


Karin is your other host; breathwork faciltator and spaceholder. She will guide you in the breathwork excersises and sessions and the inner child workshop. 

She finds breathwork truly
transformational and
can't wait to share it's magic with you!

Instagram: @karin_breathwork


Some pictures from last years retreats

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