Contemplative Living

USD 2,954.–
per person, 14 nights, single occupancy, full board


  • mindful nature excursion
  • private ensuite room
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With Contemplative Living at New Life Portugal, you can find out what meditation and mindfulness practices can do for you. The program is suitable for complete beginners to mindfulness and meditation, who are looking for a comprehensive introduction as well as for advanced practitioners.

Get to know and experience the benefits of contemplative practices and learn about ways to integrate them into your daily life. Deepen your existing practice in a peaceful, retreat-like atmosphere with the support of an experienced teacher amidst a group of dedicated and like-minded students.

In the Contemplative Living Path, the tranquility of the surrounding nature and the structure of mindful community are woven into the various components of the program. This includes personal guidance from a meditation teacher, topical study groups and workshops, intensive longer practice sessions, and regular times of Noble Silence.

Whether you like to practice mindfulness for the first time or want to dive deeper into the profound possibilities, the community and its contemplative atmosphere provide the setting for study and practice.

Contemplative Living – included offering:
  • Peaceful, private ensuite room
  • Three nutritious meals per day
  • One-on-one private session with a meditation teacher per week
  • Extended guided and self-led practice time, including mindful eating, walks, and sits.
  • Choice of 1 x psycho-educational and/or experiential workshop per week based on resilience-building themes
  • 1 x mindful nature excursion per week exclusive to Contemplative Living Path participants
  • Group yoga, qigong, and meditation classes
  • Unlimited access to the mountainside facilities, including heated pool, sauna, and gym
  • Weekly guided hikes in the Serra Da Estrela natural park
  • Access to all community-wide groups such as mindful movement and forest bathing sessions, support groups, and games nights
Optional extras:
  • Optional weekly group excursions to regional areas of interest
  • Optional extras from the wellness menu

Please note, that this Special Offer requires a minimum stay of 14 nights.


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


+351 925 749 201


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USD 2,954.–
per person, 14 nights, single occupancy, full board