Slow Living Home


200hrs Yoga Teacher Certification

Live Inner Transformation

Sept – Oct 2023

Space where everyone finds their own rhythm

Swara Slow Living Home

The sweet melody of chimes blowing in the wind, a garden filled with organic vegetables that you will taste, colorful flowers at every turn and sun-drenched rooms waiting for you to transform them into learning spaces where your guests and students can reconnect with the rhythm of their soul.  
Welcome to Swara, a beautiful events space for teachers, healers, and slow living leaders who want to host intimate workshops, retreats, and training. You can find us just outside of Aveiro, Portugual in Quinta Do Picado, a small village that is the perfect setting for slow living, learning, and self-exploration.

This magical place isn’t just our workspace, it’s our home and we’d love to invite you in.

Alkaline Water
Nourishing Food
Quality Rest
Swara Slow Living

Our Story

The first vision was my grandfather’s. His vision was to build a home where love and connection could be shared amongst family. He worked his entire life, saving bit by bit to accomplish his dream. The second is my own, born from many years of traveling, learning, self development, and self healing. I was at a meditation retreat in India when I was struck by a vision: I saw myself inviting teachers and students from all around the world to our family home in Portugal to explore the possibilities of their self growth. In my vision I saw my grandfather’s home full of positive energy, transformed into a slow living oasis, but this was far from the reality I knew . . .


What They Say

“I organized a 5 day yoga retreat at Swara and couldn’t have been happier with the experience. The place is amazing, easy to reach from Aveiro but also quiet enough to have a relaxing time. Sandy has done a fantastic job in transforming the house into a space for practice, healing and slow living. The yoga hall is beautiful, with lots of natural light and a fireplace, the rooms are spacious and comfortable, but what steals the show is the garden and all the veggies and fruit that are used to cook the amazing food they prepare there. Ever meal in the retreat was a celebration. As an organizer and facilitator, I felt fully supported by the team there and am looking forward to returning next year.”

Radiate Love was organising a retreat at Swara Slow Living and we couldn’t make a better choice. Everything was prepared with attention to the smallest details. …the most exceptional is THE FOOD! It was one of the reasons why we chosen this place. Nowadays eating fresh from the veggie garden instead of a fridge is real luxury. Between the amazing local products and herbs all over the garden our expectations were exceeded. Radiate Love will for sure be back with some more Love creations at Swara. Thank you!

Come On In

We’d Love To Learn More About Your Vision.