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Yoga retreats at The Cha Yoga Centre, in the Coimbra region of Portugal.

The Cha Centre is in the foothills of the Serra da Lousã, near the river Ceira. The aim is to make the teachings of yoga available through asana (posture) practice, pranayama (yogic breathing) and meditation, with the guidance of an experienced teacher. There is plenty of space and time for you to do other things as well.


Cha Yoga Centre has been reconfigured and there's a new house, Chestnut House, with a yoga terrace and pool on the way.

At Cha stillness in nature helps you re-tune, have space and time. You can experiment not only with postures with a teacher in a small group or 1:1 but explore and absorb other limbs of yoga. There are lots of opportunities to sink into nature, wild swimming in the river Ceira close by and at numerous river beaches, walking in the hills or just sitting. Deep tissue masage is available by arrangement. Sometimes it's better to just rest, we lead such hectic lives with endless input we've forgotten how to be still and quiet in nature.



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The centre is run on a volunteer basis. Please get in touch if you are interested in cooking or looking after rescued dogs.

Local Area

The Cha Centre is self-catering and vegetarian. Outside the Centre you will find food shops close-by in Serpins including two bakeries, a small supermarket and various cafes, as well as a cafe at the local river beach. The town of Lousã is about fifteen minutes by car, with two large supermarkets and a big variety of shops.and cafes. Coimbra is about twenty five minute’s drive, a beautiful city with stunning botanical gardens, famous university and unspoiled medieval old town.

Getting Here

The area of Coimbra is serviced by two airports, Lisbon and Porto with daily flights into both. Lisbon and Porto also have excellent rail links to Coimbra, and from there it’s a bus or taxi to Serpins where you’ll be collected.



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