Alquimia Healing Arts

Alquimia Centre of Healing Arts


Alquimia is a sacred space nestled in the wilderness of Central Portugal. An educational hub where creative arts and ancestral medicine are combined for delivering unique learning experiences. The centre and wild sanctuary offers the opportunity to learn ancient wisdom and traditions, herbal medicine and ethnobotany along with a fullfilling research work in the field of complementary medicine.
The organization supports mindful community projects to protect the environment and rise awareness on specific subjects like self-healing and ecological consciousness.



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Yes, I recommend this program

I have a lot to say about this program...very engaging, entertaining, complete!
Outstanding information, clear delivery, very passionate teachers.
The overall stay was nice. Beautiful wooden cabins where to sleep, amazing views...
The Centre is close to the river and next to a forest with many ancient native trees.
I have loved very much the visits to the local woods and the time spent in the library.
They have an etnobotanical garden and some classes are interactive and very visual.
It has been easy to memorize information due to the clarity of explanations and the direct experience with plants.
My favourite time? Myths, legends and history of psychotropic plants. I also enjoyed the seminars on pharmacology and bioactivity of certain plants.
So many emotions and insights!
Thanks again.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Please, bring a camera because the sorroundings are stunning!
Leave back the city life, because you will learn how to live in a community of conscious people with meditative moments and introspection. It is a good chance for disconnecting from technology, distractions and stress.
You have all comforts but not luxury..this is the best lesson. Living this peaceful moments of reconnection to nature.
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Yes, I recommend this program

I am very excited to review the Internship in Herbal Medicine, as it has been a special moment of growth for me, both personally and academically.
The teachers are extremely professional, bright and helpful. I have been inspired by their work and ideas. Alquimia is the perfect hub for learning and development. It is a quiet, spiritual place sorrounded by nature and wonderful gardens.
The whole practice gave me a variety of tools and techniques to work with.
My favourite part is the laboratory work, soapmaking and cacao processing. I particularly enjoyed the morning meditation and the forest trips in the afternoon, to be able to forage plants, collect and process them the same day..beautiful.
I appreciate the ability of the teachers to hold such a diverse knowledge on ancestral and natural medicine..biology, physiology, chemistry, antrophology, cosmology and so on.
I said, this the most complete course I have found until now. Intensive, fullfilling.
Thank you very much.
Very, very suggested!

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Yes, I recommend this program

This is a deep introduction to the world of shamanism and plants. I reccommend it for many reasons, there is no barrer in between the medicine man and the patient, here you understand the importance of self-healing in a respectful, joyous environment.
The teachings come in many forms, verbally, practically and in a more subtle way. Working with locals has been fantastic.
I recognize the spiritual growth and the great transormation I undergo.
I spent 2 weeks in a forest retreat dieting with plants to understand their medicinal value and wisdom. Unique opportunity. Very thankful.

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Yes, I recommend this program

I enrolled the course 3 months ago and I think it's one of the best move in my life. After travelling around I had the feeling to be lost and restless. Alquimia has been my home, my shelter, my school and my space for finding again harmony and balance. It's not just a course, it's an inspiration.
Through the ancient Maya wisdom I learnt how to approach plants from a different point of view and now I want to apply this new relationship on my self-healing.
I spent days in the forest collecting plants with locals and I send all my appreciation to my teacher/guide/shaman.
I will love to come back one day.

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Yes, I recommend this program

I have been studying for 2 months at Alquimia, extending my staying and enjoying a one week retreat in the forest to close my personal path of knowledge.
The variety of information and the precious wisdom and support offered have been a guidance for me. I will always have memories of the whole experience.
The nature around is simply outstanding and I felt the great benefit of living a simple life with delicious food and meditation.
The locals are friendly and I particularly enjoyed the community living.
Fantastic course and life changing experience.


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