This summer, dedicate a week to your mind, body, heart and soul in stunning Viana do Alentejo, Portugal. Join Melanie Gerber (Yoga In A Bag) and Miriam Ropschitz (Moon Body) for 7 days of purifying yoga and clean, vegan food at a restful retreat. Spend your days in the sunshine, enjoy high-vibrational nourishment and deep, integrated spiritual practices. Summer is the perfect time to harness the power of the sunshine to reset your body. Our week of practice will focus on detoxification through asana, pranayama, kriya and healthy food; on letting go of limiting habits and thought patterns; and creating space for contentment, ease and focus.




September 12-19, 2020

7 Days


4-bed Suite: 1'250 CHF
Double Room: 1'450 CHF
Single Room: 1'790 CHF


Herdade dos Alfanges,

Viana do Alentejo.





Our retreat is inspired by the philosophical and psychological concept of Sattva, a Sanskrit word meaning balance, serenity and clarity. At Sattva Retreat, we hold space for our guests to relax, let go, reset their health and renew their love for life.



Sattva Retreat offers two daily yoga practices. The morning sessions are dynamic and detoxifying yoga, pranayama and kriya. (Led by Melanie.) The afternoons are relaxing and nourishing with practices like Yoga Nidra, Mantra Chanting & YIN Yoga. (Led by Miriam.) Our practices will be tailored to the needs, wishes and abilities of our guests.

Healthy Food

Cleanse the body with a week of delicious plant-based food, made from organic locally grown produce (mainly from the property's own garden). You will enjoy three wonderful meals per day and be spoiled in between with organic local fruits, freshly made juices and smoothies and hot and cold herbal teas and infusions. We'll share a plant-based food workshop so that you can bring the philosophy of healing with healthy food back home with you.


You are accommodated in one of two luxurious guesthouses in a spacious bedroom with own bathroom. The houses have a cozy lounge with a beautiful view and a big fireplace, a fully equipped new kitchen and a large terrace and garden, respectively. Take a stroll in the beautiful garden, relax in one of the cozy lounges or take a cleansing swim in the infinity pool.


Herdade dos Alfanges is nestled in the heart of the Alentejo, known as the new Tuscany. This region is filled with quaint villages, castles, vineyards and olive trees. Herdade dos Alfanges is located in the bigger triangle of Évora, Beja and Grândola within the Évora district and consists of 90 hectares of centenary olive trees, mature Iberian oak and cork oak trees and sheep.

What's Included

* Accommodation
* 3 raw, vegan meals
* Healthy snacks
* Juices & Smoothies
* Herbal tea
* 2 Yoga practices per day (Sunday to Friday, Saturday closing ceremony)
* Personal coaching throughout the week
* A plant-based cooking class


Melanie Gerber Minder

Miriam ropschitz

Owner & Founder, Yoga In A Bag

Owner & Founder, MOON BODY

Melanie Gerber Minder trained in yoga with Stephen Thomas (AirYoga, Zurich), she is a trained nutrition coach (Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York). When she's not spending time in nature with her family, her greatest passion is guiding people to full-spectrum health through good food and an intelligent yoga practice. 

Miriam Ropschitz is the owner and founder of Moon Body. A former senior yoga teacher at Orion Healing Centre, Thailand, she loves helping people transform through a dedicated yoga practice combined with good nutrition. Miriam will be sharing Yoga Nidra, YIN Yoga and guiding the afternoon's restorative sessions.

rooms & PRICEs


You can direct any questions about joining Sattva Retreat to Melanie or Miriam

If you're ready to book, choose from one of the accommodation options below...

4-bed Suite: 1'250 CHF
Double Room: 1'450 CHF
Single Room: 1'790 CHF


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© Miriam Ropschitz 2019