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New Life Portugal

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New Life Portugal is a wellness center that offers individuals the opportunity to improve their mental and physical well-being. The center’s main goal is to provide emotional support, teach lifestyle methods, and help individuals address issues such as stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, grief, loneliness, addiction aftercare, and relapse prevention.

Here you will have a chance to improve your physical, emotional, and mental health. With a focus on teaching lifestyle techniques and providing emotional support, the center will help you overcome various challenges that impact your quality of life.

This is a perfect place for those who are experiencing challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, and grief. It is also ideal for those seeking to learn meditation and mindfulness from highly skilled instructors or wanting to progress on their journey of personal development with the help of expert guidance.

The concept was born first in Thailand in 2010 and has supported over 4,000 individuals in achieving positive transformations in their lives. Due to a greater demand for their services than expected, they established a second wellness retreat and recovery center in Portugal in 2022.

Located in the breathtaking natural surroundings of Serra Da Estrela park, New Life Portugal provides an ideal environment to unwind, disconnect from technology, and detoxify. With the serene natural environment, individuals can easily gain energy from nature, enjoy the calming atmosphere, and rejuvenate their minds and bodies.

Features of the New Life ® Approach

Focus on the Emotional Health

What we love about this center is that the program’s focus on emotional health, which is often forgotten in most wellness resort programs.  Emotional health is crucial for our overall well-being because it directly impacts our mental and physical health. When we are emotionally healthy, we are better equipped to manage stress, cope with life’s challenges, form and maintain positive relationships, and experience a greater sense of happiness and fulfillment. Conversely, poor emotional health can lead to a range of negative outcomes, including increased risk of mental health disorders, physical health problems, substance abuse, and social isolation. Therefore, it is important to prioritize and invest in our emotional health through practices such as self-care, therapy, mindfulness, and cultivating positive relationships.

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Community sense

Are you searching for a community that will help you achieve true wellness and provide a sense of meaningful belonging? Does it feel like you’re the only one facing challenges, and opening up seems impossible because you fear being judged? Look no further than this place, where you can engage with a supportive community living in a mindful environment. Here, you will find people with similar experiences who understand and relate to you. It’s a space where you can express yourself freely without fear of judgment or stigma, building your self-worth and reducing feelings of isolation. You will participate in the uplifting practice of working meditation, which will leave you with a renewed sense of purpose and belonging. There will be several sessions each week to promote social interaction and connectedness with like-minded people.

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Counselling and coaching experts

The New Life team utilizes an experimental and somatically oriented approach, which is a non –pathologising practice of helping you to grow. The life and wellness coaches embody all the characteristics that one should seek in a skilled and knowledgeable guide to personal growth, wellness, and overall wellbeing. With a strong foundation in mindfulness, meditation, somatic experiencing, internal family system, relapse prevention, nutrition, exercise, and stress management, the experts take a holistic approach to your health and wellness. The teams received weekly supervision to ensure the highest quality care.  

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Stunning Location

Serra Da Estrela park is located in central Portugal, covering an area of approximately 101,000 hectares. It is the largest natural park in Portugal and is situated in the Serra da Estrela mountain range, which is the highest mountain range in mainland Portugal. The park is known for its stunning natural beauty, including rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and an abundance of wildlife. It is a popular destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, skiing, and snowboarding.

Mediterranean diet

A tantalizing array of fresh and nutritious foods awaits guests at the New Life. The kitchen prepares mouth-watering meals packed with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and low GI foods – all scientifically proven to nourish the body and promote mental well-being.

The menu is also locally inspired, with dishes showcasing the best produce and flavors of Portugal. As passionate supporters of small businesses, the retreat proudly sources from local artisans and purveyors. While the kitchen caters to a variety of dietary preferences, it’s not always possible to guarantee allergen-free options due to the vast range of ingredients. However, the team is always happy to work with guests to provide meals that meet their specific needs.

Modern Wellness Facility

The accommodations at the New Life strike a balance between solitude and social interaction. With a design that blends contemporary conveniences and Portuguese architectural flair, these living spaces radiate a sense of tranquility and balance. Here, guests can luxuriate in activities such as yoga, swimming, saunas, and massages while also taking part in workshops and gatherings. The spaces are also ideal for meetings and groups, making it the perfect place for both personal and professional growth.  You will also find a fitness center with few machines for your daily work out sessions. There are 49 private ensuite units remodelled from traditional stone quintas, each with a private bathroom.

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New Life ® Residental Programs

Find expert support and healing for various challenges such as stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, relapse-prevention, and grief in the intensive Resilience Path, a 28-night program. Through counseling and group workshops, the experts will provide a comprehensive approach to address your needs.

Rediscover your sense of purpose and vitality in the 14-night Wellness Path. With coaching, somatic therapy, group workshops, and nature expeditions, you’ll embark on a transformative journey towards personal growth and empowerment.

Take a pause, let a smile grace your face, and breathe deeply as you indulge in a tranquil 7-night Rest and Rejuvenate Retreat. Nestled amidst the awe-inspiring Serra da Estrela mountains, experience the rejuvenating power of yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and soothing massages.

No matter which program you choose, New Life’s aim is to guide you towards holistic well-being, supporting your mental, emotional, and physical health every step of the way.

New Life Portugal reset & rejuvenate

Reset & Rejuvenate by New Life

A transformative program for mental wellbeing in the largest natural park in Portugal: you will find expert support and healing for various challenges. Fixed price € 298 per night, 2 weeks.

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Relax & Discover by New Life

Take a pause, let a smile grace your face, and breathe deeply as you indulge in a tranquil 7-night Rest and Rejuvenate Retreat. Nestled amidst the awe-inspiring Serra da Estrela mountains, experience the rejuvenating power of yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and soothing massages. € 357 per night

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Nearest airport is Porto Airport which is 2 hours away from the New Life Portugal. Alternatively, there is Lisbon Airport which is located 3 hours away from the centre.

Upon request, New Life organizes a Shuttle Service from any airport.