“Be the change you want to see in the world” is a quote accredited to Mahatma Ghandi. With 4elements retreat we strive to do exactly that and more: we not only want our lives to be fulfilled and happy, with a healthy, well-nourished body and a balanced and aware mind. A life close to nature and surrounded by the people we love and cherish. Flourishing relations with our partner, family and friends. Responsible and sustainable in the decisions we take. Full of love and acceptance towards ourselves. Supporting those in this world who haven’t been as fortunate as us.
We want also our guests to catch this spirit. We invite you to be a part of our retreats, which besides of relaxing and getting to know our region, has the main goal to give you tools to improve a specific area of your life. Here you can read more about the retreats we offer.
We are a family-run business. Meet the members:
is a true local here in Póvoa. He not only knows the area like the back of his hand, but is also a graduate in sports as well as a certified yoga teacher. He has various post graduations in the area of fitness and wellbeing and is a trained coach. He quit his job as a fitness director to fulfill his dream of his own business in the area of health & wellbeing together with his business and life partner Ali.
left her home in Germany to build 4elements retreat together with Pedro. She has a passion for travelling and has lived a year in both India and Thailand, where she worked in a resort. Originally a trained bookworm (book seller and book scientist), during her travels and whilst living abroad and in Germany, she always loved to cook with people. She is super curious to meet and cook with you all ;)
Freddy and Pippa, our cats, are an important part of the 4elements family. We're currently preparing a nice house for our lovely chicken ladies Belle, Daisy, Elsa and Fiona - they will soon be thrilled to receive you, too! Not to forget our fishes, going about their business in the pond.
Where we are
Rua António Franco Nº1, Póvoa de Penafirme, 2560-046 A-dos-Cunhados, Portugal