Movement & Stillness of the Soul 2019

Download the pdf  with full info about this retreat here: Summer retreat 2019 Landeira

PDF deutsche Version info zum Seminar : Bewegung und Stille der Seele


A Journey-work Retreat

with Melanie Reeg & Laura Parr

26rd – 30th of June 2019

Landeira Rio – São Pedro do Sul – Central Portugal

The Vision

We will create a time and a place to share and to heal,

to connectexplore and express:

a time and a place to celebrate life and practice gratitude,

to consider what moves our souls and what lies in the stillness and beyond.

We will gather to share stories about our lives, loves and passions, with the aim to

enrich and empower one another.

We will create a moment to be in pure nature with the elements,

with silence and with sounds,

with laughter and with tears,

with movement and with stillness.


Melanie Reeg – I am passionate about personal 0A1A0375

development work that helps me to find more inner freedom and joy in this journey called life and I love to share this work with others.

During the retreat I will share some of the tools that I have learned to be effective for me and others.

I will guide and facilitate activities such Byron Katie’s ‘work’ method, inner child work, meditations and systemic constellations.

Besides discovering new aspects of our journeys and exploring new solutions in our lives, we will also spend time expressing ourselves, reflecting and celebrating: the idea is to create a well-rounded retreat with every need accounted for.

More about me: I have lived in Portugal for more than 25 years. I first came here as a young woman in search of more freedom and opportunities than my life in Germany presented me with. This life-long search has brought me to discover that true freedom can only be found inside and has little to do with the outer world, which is simply a projection of our inner world. These days I love to share what I have learned with others. Along the way, I have had to overcome many obstacles and learned to understand myself better by putting into practice those ideas that seemed to make sense.

Guiding and facilitating soul-searching activities are what makes me happy and I am thankful for the opportunity to continue gaining deeper understanding of life, love and freedom. I am looking forward to hosting our first retreat in the magical place of Landeira, which has, in recent years, become my second home.

OmUlbQzILaura Parr: I am a yoga teacher and yoga therapist from the UK, and I came to Portugal over five years ago in search of a different way of life. With a background in nursing and public health, I have a passion for helping people find wellness, but conventional centres of ‘health’ such as hospitals never really suited me.

I started practicing yoga more than 20 years ago and have been teaching since 2013. Through my practice, I discovered that yoga is less about strength and flexibility in the body and more about strength and flexibility in the mind.

During the retreat, we will explore the ancient yogic models that can be used to address the underlying causes of our suffering.

Through relaxation, breathing techniques and gentle movements, the sessions will focus on bringing about the awareness that leads to persistent and real-life changes.


Please note this is a first retreat we will do at this place and we are offering special rates for this retreat!

  • All 4 days – 26th – 30th – 150 € including camping, meals and all activities

  • 1 day (including 1 night, 3 meals + 1 snack and 1 day activities) – 50 €

  • 2 day (including 2 night, 6 meals + 2 snack and 1 day activities) – 90 €

  • 3 day (including 3 night, 9 meals + 3 snack and 1 day activities) – 120 €

additional meals: breakfast 2,50€, lunch 4€, dinner 3,50€, snack 2,50€

We are planning for a group of 12.

Please reserve your space by e-mail:

Or call for any further information 00351 918 270 302

The closing date for inscriptions is 31th May 2019

The reservation fee is 20 € (non-refundable)

WORKSHOP2018-Round wood timber framing

Two weeks of round wood timber framing workshop

Here we are… Woodhalla is organizing a second Round Wood Timber framing workshop

(basic carpentry skills required) from 1st to 14th of june 2018.

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The Project is to build a round wood timber framing living house with light adobe walls. as you can see on the picture with the model, the main structure will be 3 cruck frames creating 2 bays, mainly using sweet chestnut and eucalyptus globolus logged in the neighbourhood. We have room for 7 people(few people to keep the quality of learning experience), who are interessted to learn and explore ancient techniques about round wood timber framing.

During the workshop you will prefabricate round wood timber framing based on center lines and framing bed (see Ben Law)

and learn

  • marking on framing bed
  • rule & scribe method
  • joinery: mortise & tenons, half dove tail, cruck joins, cogged cruck join
  • trad. way of making pegs and wedges
  • layout based on center lines
  • use of hand tools

The workshop will be facilitated by Alan Ueland

2016  reciprocal timber framing workshop in Terre Alta

2017 reciprocal timber framing structure “Woodhalla”…/round-wood-timber-framing-project-woo…/

The workshop will be held during 2 weeks. we will provide 3 vegetarian meals. The organic vegetables found on the table will come from our and local gardens.

With our experience of last year it is just possible to do the complete workshop. Last year we had participants for half the workshop. But for the flow of the learning experience we see that it is nessesary to part take the hole time.

We run our project mainly donation based; and we want to run this workshop on donations as well. We ask a minimum donation of 550/ 2weeks.

For early birds untill 15.april 500€/ 2weeks.

We have a big camping ground, close to the river. Compost toilet and commonhouse, where we going to cook and eat.

If you would like to take part please contact us


if you want to see more what we are doing visit our facebook “Woodhalla”

Hope to see you soon

The Woodhalla team

Common house how it goes



This is our common house and clay oven. It was build 2011 after buying the land. We had very small budget and so it never got finished until 2016. We got donations and could get started. Now I want to show you what we did:

Its December and this is what happend on the Common house in august. We reinforced and extended the walls.



here you can see that we rendered the natural stone wall with cob. You see the extension of the back part of     the roof.




That looks also better and is improved.