Moinhos Velhos

We've been running juice detox and yoga programmes for over 30 years and the place is a treasure trove of holistic wellness and natural health knowledge! We have a great sense of community and like to have a high vibration positive outlook, clean living, but fun!

Volunteers are treated like one of the family - we all eat together and share the community experience. But in turn we desire people to show motivation and enthusiasm and see it as more than a job - it's a chance to participate in a beautiful natural environment full of lovely gentle and sensitive people who treat you well!

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Being at Moinhos Velhos was a wonderful experience, being surrounded by nature, a place lit by the sun itself every day, the wonderful people working there and the food that the volunteers cook make up something you shouldn't miss. If you're looking to spend some time abroad, if you like serving others, if you love nature, getting to know beautiful people and you want to invest your time on something more personal, then this is a great opportunity for you!

Thank you Richard and the whole team for choosing me and I'll definitely go back there some time in the future. Namaste!

18 days ago



I had a nice experience, specially in a spiritual level. The BEST of the place is that you Will meet spiritual people Who gonna share with you their passions, feelings and knowledge. The work is easy, you can learn It quick and you Will have the first Days someone with you. The place is amazing, a lot of peace, and things you can do. Its a good place to share with others but Also to meditate and stay Alone with yourself.
The food Also is very good!
I recommend this experience. Thank you to the team

20 days ago



I really enjoyed my stay in Moinhos Velhos! The place is located in a beautiful valley and it's amazing if you want to disconnect from everything and get in touch with yourself, and nature of course. All the other volunteers as well as staff working there is simply amazing, I felt welcomed since my very first day. You'll be working in different shifts which I enjoyed, it never got too monotonous. I'd highly recommend this place!

about 2 months ago



The whole experiencing at Moinhos Velhos was great.
As a volunteer you feel your wellbeing is taken into consideration, Richard makes sure everything goes as smooth as possible and the team is very welcoming, including the volunteers :)

While you are there you have access to the pool, sauna, the holistic and nutrition talks and even the yoga session in case there is an extra spot.

I could easily write a report on how Moinhos Velhos is great! In the end, I didn't even want to leave :)

Thank you everyone that made my stay so special!

about 2 months ago



Foi meu primeiro voluntariado e posso dizer que aprendi bastante e conheci pessoas maravilhosas. Foi um desafio aprender a cozinhar comida vegana para 15 pessoas (uma tarefa que poderia ser compartilhada com mais uma pessoa), mas isso abriu muito minha mente, principalmente sobre ter uma alimentação mais saudável. Acabei reduzindo o tempo da minha estadia, mas o tempo que passei em Moinhos me trouxe aprendizados que levarei para a vida. Um abraço especial para todos, mas principalmente para Ivan e Hans. Desejo muito sucesso e um futuro brilhante!!!

3 months ago

Perfect for you if you're looking for

Contact with nature

Vegetarian / Vegan



Yoga / Meditation