Where nature heals

A holistic retreat centre

for well-being and discovery

Vision and mission

Reconnection with Nature

Vale das Lobas is situated close to the source of the Muxagata River, in the foothills of the Star Mountains. Since ancient times, this fertile valley was home to many families of subsistence farmers. More than 5000 years ago, the neolithic population built temples and dolmens here, and it was surely a place of spiritual importance. Many times since then, this remote mountain district has served as a refuge in times of war and persecution. Ancestral wisdom is present here, in the rocks, the water, and the soil.

In the years to come, many people will visit Vale das Lobas, for inspiration, healing, to learn, and to rekindle hope. As a holistic retreat centre, we are offering practical solutions to the challenges that face us all.


Natural materials, passive solar, lime and earth mortars, cork insulation, thermal mass, compressed earth blocks (CEB). 

Regenerative, Biodynamics, Permaculture, Agro-Ecology. Aligned with Nature. Microbiome, mycology, biodiversity.

Supporting vital energy.  Resolving ancestral trauma. Connecting to inner wisdom.  Removing environmental toxins. 

Programs at vale das lobas

well - being


Healing Retreats

Corporate Wellness


Day Visits









    Sacred Earth, Lda holds shares in Vale das Lobas, Lda. Here is an investment opportunity for people who want to make a difference with their money, and be part of the solution.

    Thirteen Moons

    For the past ten years, we have been developing ways of accelerating soil health, to revitalise soil ecology, improve biodiversity, and in turn create more food sovereignty and food security. One of the outcomes of this research is a soil enhancing medicine, called Thirteen Moons, and it is now...

    Planting by the Moon

    Planting by the Moon   We are in the first planting moon here in Portugal, which corresponds to the ancient rites of Imbolc, which is the lunar ceremony during this moon. In the contemporary era, it is marked on 1st February, but the lunar ceremonies are not on the same day every year, unlike...

    Compressed Earth Blocks

    Unearthing the Benefits of Compressed Earth Blocks: A Sustainable Building Solution In the quest for sustainable and eco-friendly construction, one ancient building material is making a remarkable comeback: Compressed Earth Blocks (CEBs). These blocks, made from locally sourced soil, offer a...

    Together we are Stronger

    Greetings from Vale das Lobas, a valley in the highlands of Portugal, where we are creating a nature and health sanctuary to touch the heart and inspire the soul. It began as a dream in 2006, and lead to a quest. In the dream was a river valley, above 400m, with no industrial farming, with ancient...

    Harmony with Nature

    Touch the Earth


    Inner Wisdom

    Soul of Creation

    In the Presence