Community at New Life Portugal, Meditation
New Life Portugal Hotel, Outside
Journal at New Life Portugal, Healing Hotels of the World
Yoga Room at New Life Portugal, Sun
Room at New Life Portugal
Pool at New Life Portugal, View, Sunset
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USD 272.–
per Night / per Room

Healing Hotel Extras:

1 extra session with a wellness professional / meditation teacher / yoga teacher

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Healing Focus

New Life Portugal is a residential retreat where daily mindfulness and a connection with nature form an integral part of their healing programs. You’ll enjoy one-on-one sessions with counsellors, life coaches, meditation and yoga teachers, and personal trainers, plus a huge range of group classes and activities in a stunning natural setting.

There are three programs to choose from, including the Reconnect & Heal program, with counselling and group therapy, the Relax & Discover program for reducing stress, as well as the Reset & Rejuvenate program for rest and relaxation. Developed by a psychologist, and drawing on the science behind mindfulness, healing and recovery, New Life Portugal offers a holistic approach to burnout, stress, grief, loneliness, depression, and addiction, and creates a welcoming space for personal growth and self-development.

„New Life Portugal is a holistic wellbeing retreat focused on personal growth and transformation. Here, set in a beautiful and healing nature reserve, you can heal burnout, find inner balance, and recover from psychological distress, such as loneliness or grief.“
  • Healing Nature
  • Holistic Therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Burnout Prevention
Nature at New Life Portugal, Hills


New Life Portugal is located in the stunning Serra Da Estrela Natural Park, Portugal’s oldest and largest conservation area, so it’s the perfect place to reconnect with the natural world. Explore the mountains, forests, wildflower meadows and lakes, or simply swim in the pool, which is heated year-round. The resort is dedicated to supporting biodiversity through a program of restoring indigenous trees and plants. 

Traditional stone buildings already on the site have been repurposed to create serene and private guest suites, while the shared spaces are designed to capture the stunning views, and to bring people together – the ethos at New Life Portugal recognises the transformative power of community. Find your own perfect mix of group activities and individual exploration in this beautiful resort.

Activities at New Life Portugal, Bicycle, Nature, Sport, Outdoor

Features & Benefits


  • 49 private ensuite units

Sustainable & Social Practices

  • Conserving and promoting biodiversity
  • Planting indigenous trees, shrubs & flowers
Social responsibility
  • Re-invigorating and supporting local communities 
  • Commitment to staff wellbeing and paying a living wage

Healing & Spa

Spa Facilities
  • Therapy centre
  • Multifunction community centre
  • Meditation hall
  • Swimming pool heated all year
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Massage facilities
Healing Therapies & Treatments
  • Counselling
  • Life coaching
  • Wellness coaching
  • Workshops and process groups
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Qi Gong
Healing Therapies

Healing Programs & Retreats

Healing Programs


  • Restaurant with largely vegan and ovo-lacto-vegetarian options
  • If Ingredients cannot be produced the resort’s own garden, the produce is locally sourced to create honest and regional Portuguese dishes


  • One-on-one counselling sessions with experienced counsellors
  • Experiential and psycho-educational workshops
  • Mindfulness & mindful movement
  • Yoga, Qi Gong, and meditation classes
  • Personal training
  • Life coaching
  • Weekly guided hikes in the Serra Da Estrela Natural Park
  • Forest bathing 
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Horse riding
  • Birdwatching
  • Skiing & snowboarding
  • Day trips and excursions
  • Cultural experiences
  • Wildlife hospital

Guest Reviews

“Incredible, life changing experience. This is mindfulness in action, holistically applied across the entire experience of staying at New Life. From the incredible staff, to the beautiful grounds, amazing food and wonderful community, I couldnt have asked for a better place to spend a month repairing my heart, nourishing my mind and body, and finding inner balance. TRULY THE BEST EXPERIENCE YOU COULD HOPE FOR!”

– Emma Moroney

“I spent one incredible week at New Life. It was more than I had hoped for. I feel so much better rested than I ever had in the past from holiday, and learned from some of the best teachers in yoga breathwork and mindfulness. The openness of the community is something I won’t forget.”

– Jenny Zhao

“I had an incredible experience at New Life. It was extremely nourishing for my body and soul. The grounds and facilities are breathtaking, which are creatively and thoughtful designed to cultivate a deep sense of peace and tranquility. Every detail, even down the amazing selection of food exceeded my expectations. I am sincerely grateful to all of the New Life team, including guest relations, cooks, cleaners, gardeners, farmers, coaches, counselors, wellness coordinators, therapists and contemplative guides for the inspiration, and for making such a positive impact on my journey of growth and transformation”

– Ben Lowe

Healing Programs
Elisabeth Ixmeier, COO, Founder
Dr. Elisabeth Ixmeier
Healing Hotels of the World
With it's emphasis on community and participation as part of the transformative journey, New Life Portugal offers what is wanted and needed in our challenging times.


Located in Serra Da Estrela Natural Park, a UNESCO Global Geoparks site in central Portugal. 

  • Train
    Celorico Train Station: 20 min
  • Airplane
    Porto Airport: 120 min
  • Airplane
    Lisbon Airport: 210 min


New Life Portugal

Caminho das Regadas, Nº1
6290 – 081, Folgosinho
Gouveia, Portugal


+351 238 249 925


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USD 272.–
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1 extra session with a wellness professional / meditation teacher / yoga teacher

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