We invite you to take some time off from your busy schedule to take part in a weekend retreat at Quinta do Areal and learn more about plant-based cooking. Experienced vegan chef, Marit will be in the kitchen preparing delicious and visually attractive dishes, using locally-grown and mostly organic ingredients. As well as preparing all the meals, Marit will be sharing her knowledge about cooking plant-based with some cooking workshops, tips and demonstrations during the weekend.
Our intention is that guests will come away with a better understanding of how to include more plant-based foods into their diet, some favourite recipes from the weekend and some tips about how to cook vegan dishes at home for friends and family.
Marit’s way of living, cooking style and philosophy of life is all about minimizing the suffering and harm done to animals and the planet. She hopes to inspire others to contribute to a kinder world with her cooking and wants everyone to fully enjoy the delights vegan cuisine has to offer.
In addition to the focus on vegan cooking, we will also immerse ourselves in yoga practices to nourish our body, mind and spirit. We will practice meditation, yoga and pranayama in the morning and the evening. In the morning we will practice more active yoga to invigorate and strengthen the physical body and in the afternoon we will focus on relaxing yoga poses to restore and recharge the energetic body. Recognizing that we all need to learn simple techniques to relax more, we will end the day with a guided relaxation.
Saturday, 4 February
09.00 – Arrival at the quinta with a welcome juice and energy bar
10.00 – 11.00 – Yoga class
11.00 – 12.00 – Cooking workshop
12.30 – 13.30 – Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 – Free time
15.00 – 16.30 – Yoga class
16.30 – 18.00 – Free time
18.00 – 19.00 – Dinner
19.00 – 20.00 – Cooking Q&A
20.00 – 20.45 – End of day relaxation
Sunday, 5 February
07.30 – 8.00 – Juice & fruit snack
08.00 – 09.30 – Morning Yoga practice
09.30 – 10.30 – Breakfast
11.00 – 12.00 – Cooking workshop
12.00 – 13.00 – Free time
13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 – Cooking Q&A
15.30 – End of weekend
€225 per person for the weekend, including overnight stay.
€150 per person for the weekend, without accommodation.
Marit is a plant-based chef and was the owner of a successful, fine-dining vegan restaurant in Amsterdam before she decided to follow her dream and move to Portugal to build a house together with her partner Gino and to start a new life among the sheep and olives.
Alison is an experienced Yoga Alliance E-500 RYT yoga and meditation teacher who has trained in the UK, the US and the Netherlands. After many years of living and teaching in the Netherlands, Alison moved with her partner to Portugal in 2020. Together they have lovingly restored an abandoned old farm and are working to create a more sustainable and kind way of living. Alison’s goal is to create a peaceful haven for people who want to take time off to rest and recharge in the beautiful natural surroundings of unspoilt Portugal.
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