A link to reset your password has been sent to your email


Change language & currency




Change language & currency



Gentle Yoga and Reiki Training Portugal

Learn level one Reiki with Annie, eat yummy vegan food, and enjoy gentle morning yoga classes and three days of Reiki training. Leave your busy life behind and let the beauty of what you love be what you do!

Meet the instructors

Annie (Annabel)
Read more


  • 3 days of practice
  • Morning yoga classes
  • 2 Reiki level one sessions per day
  • Meeting all the animals at the sanctuary
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Reiki manual, pendulum, and attunements
  • Daily vegan meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

3 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 6 participants
Airport transfer available:
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$ 152 per person)
Hide all


Check-in Time:
Check-out Time:


  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet

Star Mountain Animal Sanctuary is a five-hectare farm, dedicated to animal welfare. The guest accommodation is in a seven-bedroom house located in the village, 800 meters away or a five-minute walk from the animal sanctuary where the classes are held.

The rooms are spacious. All accommodation is private unless you ask to share. Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms.

Star Mountain is a vegan retreat and animal sanctuary and does not allow meat, dairy, alcohol, or drugs into the property. It is a place to detox your mind, body, and spirit. The ethos there is getting closer to nature and your natural self.

Please contact them with any questions or requests, so they can make your stay a magical adventure.



Reiki means universal energy or spirit energy. It is drawn through the practitioner, who works as a channel for the energy to pass through. It is a method of natural healing that works to put the mind and body at ease and thus participate in its own recovery.

Reiki treatments help to relieve stress and pain both at a physical and emotional level, restoring a sense of balance and well-being. They are wonderful gifts that everyone can learn. They are gentle, life-affirming, practical, and non-invasive.

Reiki will help you restore a sense of balance to yourself, to loved ones, friends, animals, plants, and the environment around you. It will also aid you in connecting with your higher self, guides, and angels, as well as in improving your intuition and self-love. It is a wonderful doorway into living a love and compassion-filled life.

Reiki level one

In first degree training, you will be taught the general principles of Reiki and become familiarized with its history and roots. You will also receive Reiki “attunements.” These attunements are focused on opening up the physical, mental, and spiritual bodies so as to allow the practitioner to attune to the Reiki energy / vibration, therefore raising their vibration.

Through enjoyable exercises, guided meditations, and practice, you will learn how to feel energy and be taught how to give a treatment, firstly to yourself and secondly to other people. This part of the course assists the integration of the energy and gives you the tools to become a Reiki practitioner.

You will also explore the use of a pendulum and crystals during treatments as well as learn how to communicate with animals and give them a Reiki treatment.

The classes include the Usui Reiki attunement, learning about the history of Reiki, how to give yourself and others a Reiki treatment, how to feel energy or auras, how to connect with your spirit guides, and much, much more. There are also sessions on using crystals and a pendulum with Reiki.

Learn Reiki level one during this retreat, complete with accommodation and delicious and plentiful vegan food. The classes are suitable for beginners and intermediate students so you do not have to worry about anything. Star Mountain Retreat is an animal sanctuary and has plenty of rescue animals for you to practice on.

Star Mountain Vegan Retreat's Reiki courses are taught by Annie. She has been a master teacher since 2000. She has taught in many different countries over the past 19 years and will not only be there for you during the course but afterward as well via email or WhatsApp.


Enjoy morning yoga classes (optional) and three days of Reiki training in the serenity of a five-hectare off-grid property. Yoga classes will be in gentle Hatha style. They are suitable for beginners and intermediate yogis. Star Mountain Vegan Retreat does not teach advanced yoga asanas.

Classes may be chakra-focused or focused on the Reiki experience the group will be having that day. Reiki groups are limited to six people.


Star Mountain Vegan Retreat has horses, dogs, cats, and pigs living on the land in harmony. They like to interact with guests. If you have an allergy to any of these animals, Star Mountain Vegan Retreat will do its best to keep them away from you, but cannot guarantee that they will listen.

The learning room often has a dog or cat hanging out and the communal areas also have dogs and cats living there. The animals are not allowed in the guests rooms and Star Mountain Vegan Retreat asks that guests not ask the animals to come in or feed them.

Star Mountain

Partners or friends are also welcome to come and stay without doing the course. Star Mountain Vegan Retreat also runs juice fasts and offers just accommodation with a daily yoga class if that suits your needs better.

Please send an inquiry for more information and get in touch and ask as many questions as you'd like.

Further studies

Star Mountain Vegan Retreat asks students to wait at least three months before doing level two, after having completed level one. This just gives you time to practice and really feel the effects of Reiki on yourself and others, then when you come to level two, you can go much deeper into the practice.

Daily schedule

  • 08:00 Yoga
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast (buffet style)
  • 10:00 - 12:30 Reiki class and attunements
  • 12:45 Lunch, followed by free time to enjoy the natural pool or visit the river beach
  • 16:00 - 18:30 Reiki class
  • 19:30 Dinner


Annie (Annabel) Street


This training will take place at Star Mountain is situated on the edge of the historic village of Melo in the Serra da Estrella national park, central Portugal.



  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck


  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library


All meals, fruit snacks, beverages, and yummy desserts are included in the price. Daily meals will be healthy, delicious, plentiful, and vegan. Water and tea will also be available for you.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Reiki level one training
  • Morning yoga classes
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Fruit snacks, teas, beverages, and yummy desserts
  • Reiki manual and pendulum

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Transport from and to the airport
  • Pick up and drop off from and to the nearest bus (Gouveia) or train station (Fornos de Algodres)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO). It is the nearest airport (188 kilometers) to the venue. Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

You can also book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), which is 300 kilometers away. The cost from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) is between 20 to 30 EUR per person on public transport and 25 to 35 EUR from Lisbon.

Please send Star Mountain Vegan Retreat an inquiry for the transfer price from the airport.

Arrival by bus

Transfer from the local bus station is included in the price. The local bus station is Gouveia, which is seven and a half kilometers from Star Mountain. They will pick you up if you arrive between 15:00 and 21:00 on the check-in day.

Arrival by ferry / boat

Take the overnight ferry from the UK to Spain (Santander or Bilboa) and then drive on another five hours to Star Mountain, passing Salamanca on your way.

Arrival by train

The transfer from the train station is included in the price. The local train stations are Fornos de Algodres which is 17.5 kilometers from the accommodation and Celorico da Beira, 18 kilometers from Star Mountain. It is possible to take a taxi from both.

Airport: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Airport transfer available: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$ 152 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

Value for money
Accommodation & facilities
Quality of activity
5 days / 4 nights
from --


Arrival: Thursday September 26, 2024
Departure: Monday September 30, 2024

Select your package:

For this organizer you can guarantee your booking through Tripaneer.com. All major credit cards supported.

Why choose Tripaneer.com

Largest Selection
Friendly Customer Service
Offers for every budget
Best Price
Don't miss out! Join our mailing list to get inspiration, tips & special offers sent directly to your inbox.
Served by www:8000

Logging out

of Tripaneer websites