“Heal your body whilst resting your mind.”
Ever felt as though you need to press reset?
Switch off from everything and just focus on yourself for a change? We live in a frantic society and finding a place of solace and peace to retreat to has become an essential, not just a luxury. Wild View Retreat is the perfect place to completely switch off, re-connect with nature and heal your body – whilst resting your mind.
Set in the breath-taking surroundings of the protected Serra da Caldaräo mountains there are no neighbours or other buildings as far as the eye can see. It’s an incredible wilderness, yet only a 40 minute transfer from Faro airport. Andrew Finlay and his team at Wild View Retreat have certainly created a little slice of heaven – the perfect place for you to truly focus on your own wellbeing.
Nutrition, fitness and wellness with long lasting effects
Wild View Retreat ethos is centered around 4 key areas of your overall wellbeing:
A week at the retreat focuses on one of these key areas at the core, supported by the other aspects of health, giving you a holistic week of total relaxation for body and mind. This is a place to completely rejuvenate your mind and body and the effects will be long lasting, giving you the tools and techniques to reboot your lifestyle when you get back home.
The people, the passion, the purpose…
Andrew Finlay, the owner, is fully trained and accredited and BANT registered in nutrition, so each program has a deep focus on the true power of good quality, healthy, locally grown, plant-based food.
After losing his dad to cancer and later a terrible accident whilst working in The Marshall Islands, Andrew realised how precious life can be and set himself on a path of wellness. He spent three years retraining at the College of Nutrition in London and then as yoga teacher, with the long-term vision of opening a retreat and creating a place to help others re-establish balance and health into their lives. Wild View Retreat is the amazing realisation of those dreams.
A retreat centre with a difference
The custom designed retreat centre has taken two years to renovate and rebuild from the neglected and derelict old mountain village – Corgas Bravas. The retreat hosts up to 24 guests, each guest room has an en-suite with stunning views of the surrounding mountains, individually designed with local materials used throughout. From the terracotta floor tiles to the carefully selected Portuguese bed linen – it’s all locally made and carefully considered. The retreat has an incredible infinity pool which faces northwest taking in spectacular views of the 360° view surrounding moutains. The large, open kitchen dining area is just perfect for food demos, cooking lessons and for you to enjoy the nutritious food in a positive communal area.
And if you feel like practicing your downward dog or HIIT session outside, then there is a large, open roof terrace – the perfect spot for some silent star gazing too.
Every detail of the retreat has been carefully considered; with the entire location being sustainability powered by a brand new 32 panel solar system and it even has its own private water source, filtered from a natural underground aquifer.
Find out more about Wild View Retreat on their website.
Find them on stand H23 at the OM Yoga Show London.