Temple of the (H)Earth

Learn more about our vision, mission and our story

Welcome dear sister, welcome dear brother to the Temple of the (H)Earth

“We are not teaching you to run and hide. We are coaching you to stand up as a Woman and Man and follow your path to be, to be authentic, to speak your inner truth and to pursue your path… We need to heal ourselves from the past and follow our heart as rays of light…  Because we are light, strong lasers of light …” 

We join our powers and our live experiences to create a larger network and foundation to coach women and men on their true healing paths. Our own initiations and long vital processes to be genuine and authentic human beings, we tresspass with love, care, commitment and dedication to Empower persons. As each man or woman innates her own space, roots herself and claims her right of existence, we enrichen the world, and make her shine with beauty, love and light.

Our place of power

A precious domain of 7ha, with two buildings, a small lake, a river, 2 water reserves, lots of parking space, a camping place, an open kitchen and sanitary blocks, and a swimming pool. Behind the property there is a nature reserve Vale da Nora, of more then 800ha. Easy access with private or public transport. It is situated at vife minutes from the picturesque village Aljezur, 10 minutes from Amoreira and Arrifana, and twenty minutes from the magnificent Carrapateira, the virgin Atlantic Westcoast. We have a guesthouse, dining room, office and space for meeting and coaching. Yurts (Mongolic large tents or Ger) serve as Temple (10m) and workshopspace. Four other yurts serve as sleeping facilities or more rooms to organize activities. The domain has a swimming pool, a wooden and infrared sauna. We offer the space and opportunities to receive larger groups.

Our back garden is the nature reserve of Vale da Nora. A unique place on earth with indigenous trees as cork oaks, medronho bushes (berries delicious to eat during the months october-november and they also make a strong licor of them). We also have some eucalyptus trees, wonderful for the smell and the wood.

Our property has fruit, cypres and olive trees, next to trees that carry the beautiful yellow mimosa flowers of which the smell already in january anounces spring.

A magic place to come to rest, retire an resource yourself, meet nature as a mirror and to re-connect with earth water sun and air/wind in the colours and smells of a pure and autentic Algarve.

Our centre is managed by us, with colaboration and support of international volunteers and local workers.

We have a Sweatlodge, Fire pit and a Medicine Wheel which is empowered by Ancestor crystal stones

Five Guardians keep this Sacred Space

Guardiana Pacha Mama of the North – Guardian Brother of the East – The Great Guardian Fallus of the South – Guardian Sister of the West and also a Guardian in the Centre

Interested to learn more about the Temple of the Earth? Read more about our Vision & Mission.

How to reach us


Temple of the Earth Quinta da Nora Aljezur
Vale da Nora, Aljezur

e-mail: info@templeoftheearth.org

By own transport you can reach us best by searching through Google Maps: Quinta da Nora Aljezur. This will take you to our front door!

The property is easy to reach. Fly to Faro. Distance Faro-Aljezur with own transport: 1h15 by motorway, 1h45 by local road. Distance Afstand Lisboa-Aljezur: 2h45.

Easy to reach by bus or taxi/transfer from Faro or Lisboa. Best is to hire a car online.



By own transport:

Faro A22 till N120 direction Aljezur. Aljezur centre direction Monchique N267

After the curve (coming from Aljezur) you will see on your right a blue panel with a camper on it: Quinta da Nora, you take right in the landroad. First entree goes towards the nature reserve. Second entree is the parking, you drive into it and you can park there. Third entree is private.

You walk by the little bridge the road upwards of by the parking just ahead of the sanitary block under the camper area, there is a stair upwards which goes to the main house. There you can announce yourself at the reception in the main house.

If you come by taxi: drive till the third entree (privé), through the gate and let the taxi drop you upstairs. You can announce yourself at the reception in the main house.

A warm welcome from the Hearth

Veerle Phara & Yves

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