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Organic Retreat – Bio-dynamic Farm Weekend Raw Food & Fermentation – PORTUGAL

Booking now: Thursday August 31st – Sunday September 3rd 2017

If you are ready to unplug in to nature and spend a long weekend feasting at the farm on organic produce made by me, you and fermentation fanatic and biodynamic farm guru Stefano Novellino – then come join me for this restful weekend of nourishment in The Algarve.

Daily raw food and fermentation classes will be the main feature of this weekend, and each evening we will feast on the foods of our labour.

The farm is an eco paradise that provides EMF free accommodation, allowing for a complete digi-detox.

There will be a chance to learn and explore organic food production, go free range on the farm, get hands-on if you wish, and nourish your body at this restful retreat with like-minded health-seekers who enjoy exploring life that is a little more ‘off-the-grid’.

We will get the chance to know each other around the farm table each day.

Your hosts

I will be co-hosting this retreat with Stefano Novellino who is an expert fermenter and organic farm owner. Stefano is an off-grid expert and fermentation obsessive who lives a bio-dynamic, free range lifestyle. Read more about Stefano and his work here.

I am Stephanie Jeffs, a raw food chef & teacher – read more about me here and explore this website to find out more about what I do with raw food and a raw living-foods lifestyle.

Cuisine

We will feast daily on organic produce, mostly produced and prepared at the farm. The food will be organic, mostly vegan and mostly raw although not exclusively. The focus of our dining will be fermented organic plant-based produce. The farm is also alcohol and coffee free.

Smoking is not welcome at the farm. Please also do not bring non-organic products or toiletries to this eco space.

Accommodation

The eco farm is located in the green hills of The Algarve hidden in nature and secluded from the everyday buzz of modern life. Stefano Novellino and his children bought the farm early in 2016 and called the project Shangri-La after the fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton. Hilton describes Shangri-La as a mystical, harmonious valley… an earthly paradise, a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world.

The farm promotes a sustainable, holistic lifestyle, living off the land introducing a rich variety of subtropical fruits and plants to the farm to offer fresh organic produce to all who stay along with the possibility of practising mindfulness in physical work.

The farm is as free as possible from electro-magnetic radiation (including wifi and mobile phone radiation). The farms offers the chance to take a ‘digital detox’ as well as a physical one.

All of the rooms are simply furnished, with locally made timber beds, eco-certified mattresses and unbleached, organic cotton bed linen.

At the farm Stefano and his family are inspired by the writings of Rudolf Steiner, and consciously focus on human contact, connecting with nature and handicrafts.

The perfect place to retreat. Find our more about the Shangri-La here.

Teaching schedule

Each day will be different and our days will be as free range as the farm – we will work with the flow of the group. However this is an idea of what our teaching schedule will cover

  • Sourdough
  • Fermented buckwheat bread
  • Fermented carrots & vegetables
  • Dosa bread
  • Sprouted nuts & seeds
  • Nut & seed mylks
  • Kombucha
  • Kefir
  • Kimchi
  • Fermented Nut Cheese
  • Fermented Nut & Seed Cheesecakes
  • Raw Chocolate & Desserts

We will also enjoy entertainment of our own making so if you play an instrument feel free to bring it along! Stefano is also an expert harp player and will share his beautiful craft music with us.

Itinerary

Our 3 day retreat:

  • Thursday: Pick up from airport by transfer 20:00
  • Thursday pm: Welcome & evening of rest
  • Friday: Rest, teaching, dining
  • Saturday: Rest, teaching, dining, entertainment
  • Sunday: Explore the farm, lunch, depart to airport 14:00

Retreat prices in pounds

Sharing twin or triple rooms: £700pp or £599 early bird pricing. Early bird offer ends August 26th, 2017. Click here to book now!

Your price includes

3 nights accommodation
All meals
Fermentation & Raw Food Classes
Opportunity to get hands-on at the farm
Time to retreat with like-minded health seekers
Kitchen Masterclasses
Airport transfers
Local well water

Does not include

Flights

Flights 

Flights are not included. The nearest airport is Faro, and the farm is a 60 minute taxi ride from the airport.

Transfers

Your transfers to and from the airport are included in the price and are at fixed times: leaving the airport at 20:00 on arrivals day and departing for the airport at 14:00. Cash alternatives are not available if you arrange your own transport.

Testimonial

“A heavenly landscape, with conscious and committed people …… I am a travel writer who specialises in retreats and this one is as magical and memorable as any I have come across.”

Read more testimonials by clicking HERE.

Refund Policy

Please note that bookings are not refundable once made but can be transferred to a third party on request. NB: Sorry, I cannot transfer you to another retreat if you are unable to make the one.

For full terms and conditions for our Retreats and Raw Juice Camps please click here.

Booking

Booking online is easy. Just click HERE to reserve your space now! Payment is by PayPal or direct bank transfer only. Spaces are limited to a maximum of 7 guests.

Free One Day Detox

I appreciate you stopping by and taking a look at my organic retreat: as a thank you I would love to gift you my FREE One Day Raw ebook Raw24: Recipes to get you started on a one day detox. You’ll also be added to my newsletter list for special offers, last minute retreat deals, recipes and more. Just CLICK HERE to get it.

Want yoga?

Try my Raw Food & Yoga Summer Retreat in Portugal by clicking HERE.

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Try my Raw Juice Camp Bootcamps in Portugal by clicking HERE

Contact

Call me now on 07914399109 or email me at stephanie@exploreraw.com to ask any questions about the organic retreat with Stefano and myself.

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Are you ready to indulge in 7 days of bliss with raw food, fitness, food prep classes, rest, sunsets, massage, meditation and LOADS more?! Click link in bio for more details! 
I am hosting 2 bootcamps this autumn in our stunning villa near the beach in near Portugal's most beautiful coastal scenery. Which means total tranquility! Starting September 23rd & 30th. 
Eat with me daily al fresco by the poolside and enjoy delicious gourmet raw food dishes prepared by me and my fantastic team. Go crazy at boxercise, swim like a fish in our pool, perfect your workout techniques with our bootcamp leaders and stretch out with yoga... play it how you like it.

Each booking comes with a FREE signed copy of my book Spiralize! and a host of other goodies! 
To book call me on 07914399109 or email me at stephanie@exploreraw.com

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