ALIVE OAKS - Transformation in Nature



Alive Oaks is a 35 acre Eco farm set on a mountain side in one of the most beautiful

and charming  areas of Central Portugal and the world. 

We  are a transformation retreat ... helping you to transform anything that keeps you from living  a  full happy life ....Our top priority is to provide a safe space for healing and relaxation , Alive Oaks is a place to de-stress , and rejuvenate your body ,mind and soul .

We are nestled into the mountain side with breathtaking views looking out over Portugal and Spain .

We offer organic vegan food , nature walks , sound healing , Qi Gong , Yoga , access bars , bio magnetism , NLP , CBT , spiritual journeys and much more .

The best part .......You can customize your retreat to suit your needs and transformation.

The more effort you put towards your transformation and your intentions the greater the rewards will be.

We have 35 aces to explore and can accommodate your needs in our beautiful farm house and renovated barn , we also offer life-changing health, Qi giong / Yoga Retreats .

Also Sound healing lessons through out the year .



A transformation retreat is a time where you reset your inner light and we help guide you to reconnect to your essence. We do this by a total emersion in nature, intermittent fasting to allow the body to heal. Good vegan food grown from the garden or from local markets .


Daily yoga and Qi gong, Life coaching, nature walks and many different therapies and healing modalities. But most of all the love care and attention you deserve. We are very down to earth, open and friendly here and all are welcome.


Each person attending will have a 2 hour one on one healing session which is suited to their needs - a combination of sound, magnets, channelling, body work, multidimensional and shamanic healing.


A guided journey day will be included to add to the transformation. This will be discussed beforehand according to the persons needs.


Nature walks in the day and you will be given enough time to yourself for journaling and integration, we also provide therapy and coping methods - CBT / NLP for those that want or need it. So you have the tools and support when you continue your journey in your day to day lives.



During your stay your accommodation will be in one of our beautiful two bed houses. One is a beautiful converted barn with 2 beds in, log burner, kitchen and cosy lounge. 


The other is the old original farm house, has two bed rooms, kitchen, bathroom and comfortable lounge... outside looking at the beautiful views is a covered dinning area and lounge...  all are very clean and comfortable with breathtakingly beautiful views peace and tranquillity the perfect place to relax surrounded by nature.


Life changing .....

"I spent my entire life filled with anger , conflict and depression .

"Alex and Ira are an amazing team and both really helped me to understand my trauma and find my light ... i left there after 7 days a new person , feeling love , light and excitement for life ! I owe both of them my life. "

"What they have there and who they are is very special its like no other place in the world . I highly recommend it " 

"This transformation will benefit so many people who rely on me , as its a beautiful ripple affect ... when you heal your self you heal the world "

Dino - Isle of Wight




Warmth, kindness..... , the bumpy path up takes us off grid into the wilderness . We arrive at the house, blazing in the sun that is my shelter for the next 5 days, cozy veranda, typical Portuguese building style

I feel right at home .

I meet Alex, nice guy .

Friendly, no nonsense, and hilarious .

It's all very relaxed .

Ira is already very busy practicing Chi gong and invites me to join her this morning . This will be a daily ritual, a nice start with energy to do some things .

The yurt is hidden between a group of trees and shrubs, surprising, beautiful blue and beautiful color decoration on the outside, an oasis of peace and safety when I enter the yurt .

It is the temple of Ira where she lives and works .

Soon a larger yurt will be built on the site decided for the rides that will start early next year, highly recommended..

The area is facing a hill, in several places there are beautiful viewpoints where you look at an endless distance, greenery, tree plantations, lovely houses hidden in the green .

Vegan and self-sufficient, around the house small gardens with vegetables, grapes, other fruit .

Delicious salads or vegan pasta dishes, all tastes delicious

I don't really have to eat much .

The area offers peace and a nice Zen feeling for free and for nothing .

In addition, the inviting attitude of our host and wife and a nice varied program with yoga, chihong, walking, swimming and trips in the area .

Time for myself, breathing, floor, unraveling thoughts and emotional, distance from my life in the Netherlands really loose, real holiday .

Ira and Alex thx, it was super nice to be with you

Marc Weemaes - Netherlands


I feel lighter, I have more trust and the life things that pop up seems to drift away with more ease. I am noticing how much more of a participant I am in my reality and the ways in which I can create more peace, love and happiness in my life.

I have soo much appreciation for Ira and Alex. I always feel so safe and cared for in their presence. They have lots of love in their precious hearts.

While at the retreat space I worked with a number of modalities and medicines. I loved the way Ira moves with you in these spaces. The lack of judgement and trust I felt created moments where I allowed myself the freedom to express, feel, release, process, explore, move with any of the many things that were discovered and revisited. Ira is amazing at what she does, she helped me with many stubbourn things I couldn't release, I learnt soooo much. I feel refreshed hehe.

I am left with an abundance of love and appreciation for my time here, for these beautiful humans coming into my life, for the land and all the magical trees, the loving beings, the animals and all the magic that took place and will continue to be present in my life.

Explossions of love sprinkles everywhere hehe

Rebecca (Australia)



I really enjoyed my stay here, the different healing sessions deeply moved (something within) me, whilst the chi gong made me move. the nature urged me to turn inward and be still so a very moving experience alltogether. The hosts make for lovely company and interesting conversations. Would definately recommend going here.

Rowann - Belgum