Gravito is a beautiful retreat centre in Portugal run by Shobha Brennan and Miguel Humblet.
Gravito is a truly magical spot with many acres of land surrounded by forests. There are some great river waterfall swimming spots, many walking trails and it is at walking distance from a river beach with restaurants and local cafes.
They have individual terraces each with domes and tipis for group accommodation, a large outdoor shaded platform and a big geodesic dome for practice, and a barn with kitchen and dining room and outdoor dining area for the groups. Their project is ongoing. The restoration of part of the hamlet will provide further accommodation in the future.
Homegrown and locally sourced organic ingredients are available to create inventive and nutritious vegetarian cuisine.
As well as being a retreat centre, Gravito is a non profit organisation working for the development of consciousness and the protection of the natural heritage. Their Aim is to restore the ecosystem by gently moving away from the eucalyptus and pine monoculture to a more bio-diverse condition.
We are enhancing the preservation and reintroduction of natice species by using permaculture principles, water retention systems and an ecological approach.They are planting orchards and designing gardens, reintroducing indigenous species and looking after the many varieties of wild plants that came with the land being abandoned for 70 years. They are aiming to create spaces that resonate with the surroundings
Travelling to Gravito
For information on travelling to Gravito for one of our courses, please download the Gravito Travel Directions PDF for detailed getting there instructions and information about group transfers.