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Omassim Guest House is an oasis of bright, homelike homely accommodation offering vegetarian food, yoga, meditation, and tranquility.

Instructors 4

Lia Muczenski

In her yoga classes Lia tries to support the increase of physical flexibility and strength to transform it into inner strength, to gain trust, harmony, inner alignment and joy. She speaks fluent German, English, or Portuguese and can run classes in any of these three languages depending on the participants.

Eduardo Cunha

has been working with fire in a sacred and shamanic form, helping and serving thousands of people in their process of cure and self-discovery. He is deeply in love with nature and with a total understanding of the universal laws of the universe. The discovery of yoga and meditation transformed him and and has since been an intricate part of his daily life.

Joana Andrade

As a professional surfer she started the first female surf school in Portugal in 1998 and in 2014 founded Progress School “Take Your Level to the next step” with Filipe Rastef (Bodyboarder & Surfer). Years ago she moved to Ericeira to be able to surf the best waves of Europe every day. She continues training girls for competition. As a natural sequence of a dedicated surfing career she always had a strong affection for big waves. As the first and only Portuguese surfer girl she decided to challenge tow-in surfing, and was nominated for the Billabong XXL Awards.

Filipe Rastef

Born and raised in Ribamar, he grew up amongst the best surfers of Ericeira. He knows all the secrets of this magic coast. Filipe used to compete at body boarding for 13 years and was triple champion of western Portugal. Since 2005 he turned this motivation, to teach the art of riding waves.

Reviews 135

Shelby Davies

from United States, December 2017

"Excellent experience!!"

The food and yoga were incredible!! Amazing location. No complaints at all about this experience. Above and beyond what I expected.

Kristin Andrus

from Canada, November 2017

"Best week ever!"

Lia and Eduardo have made Omassim an amazing little sanctuary, welcoming of absolutely anyone and everyone. As a solo traveler, I wasn't sure what to expect but there was a good mix of people of all ages, from all around the world, traveling together and alone, and by the end of the week, we were all sad to say goodbye.

From the minute I arrived, I felt 100% comfortable in the space and I loved being able to take advantage of different yoga, meditation, and surf classes throughout the week, plus nature walks, sunset hikes, and of course, some lazy time in the hammocks by the pool!

The food, all vegetarian or vegan, was all incredible and the bedrooms were modest but lovely. I am already planning my next trip and I can't wait to go back to Omassim!

Audrey Murphy

from United States, November 2017

great value for money, met some great people. Just a wonderful experience

Faith Pires

from Republic of South Africa, October 2017

"Spiritual journey"

Brilliant yoga sessions and so varied

Laurel Nicholson

from Great Britain, October 2017

"Perfect stay!"

everything exceeded my expectations, from the food, to the accommodation and the yoga/surf lessons we received. I would HIGHLY recommend this place!!! I wouldn't go anywhere else for a yoga holiday in the future... it has it all!

Amelia De Chabert

from France, August 2017

"A wonderful experience"

The setting was idylic. The food beyond delicious. The whole team very welcoming and available. The yoga varied and fun. The massages were wonderful. The whole experience was amazing. I highly recommend it.

Emily Rayfield

from United States, August 2017

"Brilliant brilliant retreat "

Peaceful retreat in a beautiful coastal town, the best food you'll eat, welcoming atmosphere and great dogs!

Elia Chavez

from Great Britain, August 2017

"Pleasant yoga week "

The yoga instructors were professional and friendly, giving a variety of techniques for both yoga and meditation.

The food was superb with 2 dedicated chefs making interesting vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Great facilities and close to the beach.

Excellent value for money!


from Great Britain, July 2017

"A home from home"

The yoga, the food, the people, the location. So relaxing and friendly. Loved it!!!

Andreea Ambs

from Romania, July 2017

"Wonderful and friendly place "

I loved the people, amazing food, fun, yoga classes and the surfing! So all together everything!;) Thank you again for an amazing time! I'll be coming back for sure!!

Shira Meah

from Great Britain, July 2017

"Complete nourishment for body and soul "

- The quality and variety of food offered three times a day was excellent.

- Accommodation was good.

- Vinyasa flow and Yin yoga classes offered were also very good and varied from class to class.

- Staff, particularly volunteers, very friendly.

- Several experiences offered which took you out of your comfort zone - but which I personally really enjoyed.

Gwyneth Cluffe

from Great Britain, July 2017

The yoga classes were very professional and heartfelt and i really enjoyed the meditation each day which was always different. The staff were helpful and friendly and excellent care from Lia throughout. I LOVED the massage ,loved the SUP,loved the extra trips out,couldn't recommend the place more.

Steven Mughal

from Great Britain, July 2017

"Elating, elevating and innovating experience."

I enjoyed the whole experience.

Hannah Mills

from United States, May 2017


Amazing people and food. Great location for relaxation.

Rob Hough

from Ireland, May 2017

"Fantastic Value retreat"

Food was amazing

People that worked there were very professional and welcoming

The additional evening activities such as the wave breathing, dancing ritual and sweat lodge were a joy to experience.

Kirsty Harris

from Great Britain, May 2017

"A nourishing time "

The chilled out environment, the relaxed schedule and the care given by Lia and her team to all participants

Denise Larson

from Germany, May 2017

"Great yoga retreat"

The staff was great and very involved. The meditation and yoga classes we're awesome.

Louise Robbins

from Great Britain, May 2017

"Beautiful and relaxing week"

Lia and all the staff were so lovely! Food was incredible and great variety. Very clean at all times. Lia helped to arrange optional extras such as a Stand up paddle boarding and a trip to Sintra. Yoga and meditation were great. Highly recommend and excellent value for money!

Pamela Jones

from Australia, May 2017

"Amazing week"

Lia was a wonderful host. I loved everything. The yoga, the gardens, my room, the village, the food, my fellow yogis!

Evgeniya Shapovalova

from Germany, April 2017

"8 Days yoga and meditation retreat "

I had an amazing experience. Everything was great! Yoga teachers are really professional. Food is very tasty, location is very nice. Special thanks to Lia, she was really taking care of everybody!

Meret Eich

from United States, April 2017



Martin Stalder

from Switzerland, November 2017

"Erholsame Ferienwoche"

Tagesprogramm, Ausrausch mit den andere Gästen,dem Team, die Lokalität


from Germany, October 2017

"Yoga Trail"

Neben Yoga das gute Angebot an (1) Aktivitäten, Surfen, Biken, Stand-up Paddling, und (2) Massagen.

Nora Singer

from Germany, September 2017


Eine Woche, in der einfach alles wunderbar, harmonisch zusammenpasste. Team, Location,Yoga und Surfen, alles geht Hand in Hand. Ich fühlte mich sehr aufgehoben und man spürt, dass alle dort ihre Arbeit mit sehr viel Hingebung machen!

Brigitte Gfrei

from Germany, September 2017


Ich bin immer noch ganz hin und weg...hier spürt man die Energie, mit wieviel Liebe gekocht, meditiert, Yoga und Massagen abgehalten werden, auf Menschen eingegangen wird und noch Vieles mehr...ich habe noch nie einen Urlaub, wo ich dermasen erholt, entspannt, glücklich und zufrieden nach Hause gekommen bin, erlebt, wie hier. Danke euch Allen, dass ich das erleben darf! Die Gegend und die Landschaft ist ein Wahnsinn, kraftvoll, atemberaubend, stimmig, harmonisch...passt alles perfekt zusammen. Ich war mit meiner Schwester hier, sie ist gleich begeistert von diesem Haus samt Lia und Team, wir kommen bestimmt wieder. ♡

Frederique Cormier

from France, August 2017

"Sérénité oceane vivement recommandée "

Accueil très chaleureux et attentif de Lia et son équipe. Cuisine végétarienne délicieuse et créative.

Excellents cours de yoga très variés et complémentaires.

Très bons massages pour se relaxer ou se remettre de ses petites douleurs

La piscine est un vrai plus et la salle de yoga est spacieuse.

Proximité de l'océan

Ina Peterson

from Germany, July 2017

Super nettes Staff!

Tolles, abwechslungsreiches Essen!

Yoga, Surfen und SuP waren toll!

Schöne Gegend und Atmosphäre!

Isabella Lackner

from Austria, July 2017

"We had a Perfect stay!"

The hosts Lia and Eduardo were very welcoming and nice, always helpful. The House was beautiful and tidy. I really liked the colorful interior.

We did the Yoga trial week, and The Yoga was really good. Also The extra activities they offered, like The SUP tour or the sweat lodge were better than we expected.

And also the Food was really good!

I definitly think of coming back Next year!!

Emilie Devesvre

from Switzerland, July 2017

Les activités, la nourriture et l'ambiance étaient excellents !

Isabel Fritzsch

from Germany, June 2017

Es war eine rundum gelungene Reise,das Personal war super freundlich ,das Essen super lecker und die yogastunden perfekt

Estela Roman

from United Mexican States, June 2017


La conexiòn personal con la coordinadora, amabilidad del personal, la comida excelente!

Linda Granzow

from Germany, June 2017

"Rundum Sorglos Paket"

Man hatte alles was man brauchte. Ein zusätzliches Angebot an Massagen, Sound Journey etc und die Möglichkeit von Tagesausflug machten die Zeit sehr kurzweilig.

Sehr, sehr gutes Essen und eine liebevoll gestaltete und absolut saubere Anlage.

Nathalie Roussel

from France, June 2017

"Merci à toute l'équipe d'Omassim!"

L'ambiance familiale, l'esprit des lieux et de Lia et d'Eduardo,

Les repas fabuleux préparés avec amour,

les excellents cours de yoga...

Je recommande vivement!

Helen Mahnke

from Germany, June 2017

Die Atmosphäre, die Menschen, das Essen, die Yoga- und Meditationsstunden waren einzigartig!

Würde es zu 100% weiterempfehlen!

Melina Sachtleben

from Spanish State, June 2017

"Wonderful, relaxing with beautiful people"

The atmosphere was entirely calming with beautiful, thoughtful yoga classes and amazing vegetarian food. I loved my week at Omassim and am sure to return one day.

Dagmara Puch

from Austria, June 2017

Das Essen war ein Traum und das gesamte Personal einfach toll.

Ich habe mich wie zu Hause gefühlt

Claeren Smets

from Belgium, May 2017

"Een echte aanrader!"

De lessen waren zeer goed, de sfeer heel positief en relax, het eten was geweldig, de guesthouse is zeer netjes verzorgd en een heel fijne inrichting en locatie. Ook de sound journey en sweat lodge zijn een echte aanrader. Ik ben Omassim heel dankbaar voor de"ze heerlijke ervaring en ik k om met heel veel plezier terg!

Audrey Mayer

from France, May 2017

le lieu est très agréable. L''équipe est à votre écoute et les cours de yoga étaient d'une très grande qualité

Manuela Manser

from Switzerland, May 2017

Mir gefiel einfach alles. Omassim kann ich wärmstens empfehlen. Top Urlaub ?

Maria Magdalena Picher

from Austria, April 2017

es war eine Atmosphäre mit extrem lieben Personal; das Yoga Angebot war sehr gut und auf die Tageszeit abgestimmt; das Essen war sehr ausgefallen, abwechslungsreich und hat immer freude geweckt!

Maryam Stettler

from Switzerland, April 2017

Endroit bien géré, un planning agréable

Sarah Köberle

from Germany, April 2017


Lia, Eduardo und das ganze Team sind wirklich unglaublich! Es war einfach wunderbar!!!

Nadja Herdic

from Germany, April 2017


Tolle, anspruchsvolle Yogastunden, leckeres Essen, sehr nette Gäste bei Sonnenschein an herrlicher Küste im NaturschutzGebiet.

Jörg Leupold

from Germany, April 2017


Mouna Dix

from Germany, April 2017

"So viel mehr als eine Auszeit "

Alles! :)

Claude Safi

from Spanish State, January 2018

"home sweet comfortable home "

Omassim team have been so kind at all time , helpful , they succeeded to make everyone feel home .

Maria York

from Norway, January 2018

"Best Christmas escape ever in beautiful Ericeira"

Social atmosphere, friendly staff, amaaazing food, close to the beach, lots of activities, relaxed, pool

Amanda Aloisio

from Gibraltar, December 2017

"Great atmosphere with lovely guests and great staff"

Susie is a great yoga instructor as well as Lia of course! All the staff were great and looking after our needs continuously. I stayed in the yellow house and it was a little cold and not as equipped as the other houses but on the other hand it was really peaceful with a lovely garden. My stay was so so so much better than expected. Highly recommended especially if you are travelling alone! This was my first retreat and first time going alone! I had a super time and miss it already! Well done Lia and Eduardo!! xxxx

Cathy Noels

from Canada, October 2017

"Uplifting experience"

What not too like! Lia, Eduardo & team have set the bar high. This is my first yoga retreat & not sure what to expect going in. I chose this place based on reviews only.

Everyone very helpful & friendly. One big family.

The food was amazing. Accommodations good. The location close to beaches, hiking & walking trails. As well Supermarket & pharmacy very close. Lots to explore in foot.

The yoga & meditation practices were rejuvenating. Each teacher brought different energy to the class. Carolina did my massage (my score 10/10). I added SUP to my week.I was expecting yoga on the board much more difficult. Sara such a good teacher.

I have made many new friends here. Looking forward to coming back soon. ❤️❤️❤️

Krystle Wittevrongel

from United States, October 2017

"A week that won't soon be forgotten "

The week at omassim was one for the mind, body, and spirit. Nothing could have prepared me for the quality of the retreat. I will most definitely be returning.

Sandra Stoneman

from Spanish State, September 2017

"Wonderful retreat "

They create a comfortable community where people can create the retreat they need.

Kathryn Cumming

from Canada, July 2017

"Amazing week at Omassim"

The owner (Lia) was fabulous. You could tell how much she cared about everyone's enjoyment. The food was beyond amazing. My drawbacks were for the surf and surf lessons - The water was very cold and I felt that I lacked feedback during surfing lessons. The other thing I would have appreciated was to have our towels changed at least once during the week. Lastly the yoga instructors are volunteers and one was not as good as the others. Although with feedback she improved throughout the week. Otherwise I met amazing people and had a very positive experience. Extras like SUP yoga and nature walks were appreciated. Whether you go for yoga only or yoga and surf it is a worthwhile trip and great value for the money.

Young Park

from Great Britain, June 2017

"A beautiful place - you are looked after!"


Rachel Maccann

from Ireland, June 2017

Amazing food, efficiently run, hassle free

Samantha Larke

from France, May 2017

"Amazing, restful week at Omasima"

The entire atmosphere was very friendly and relaxing. The food was exceptional and yoga lessons were great.

Sarah Mills

from Great Britain, April 2017

"April surf and yoga"

Went alone and returned having made 20 new friends.

From the very first moment I arrived I felt that the hospitality was so fantastic.

Transfers were well organised and we were asked if we wanted to share to save money.

Then we had a delicious welcome dinner and Lea gave a welcome talk about what the week entailed. She was so fantastic and thoughtful about every little need we had.

I shared with two others and slept very well. The place was clean and bathrooms cleaned regularly.

The food was just delicious and always lots of it.

The yoga classes were incredible and personalised to the group.

The surf was super fun and it was great to go with new surfers. Felt very safe in the sea with the instructors and wetsuits and boots were provided.

There were also super daily meditation classes and free classes in the evening.

Always lots to do or nothing to do if you wished.

Warm fires, incredible food, wonderful atmosphere and very happy, open-minded people.

An amazing week overall and I miss it already.

Thank you Omassim Team!

Mathilde Auvray

from France, January 2018

"Great moments of sharings"

la surprise de la Cacao Party pour la nouvelle année!


from France, January 2018

Excellente ambiance. Très bons cours de yoga et de surf y compris pour les non initiés. Nourriture excellente. L'équipe d'Omassim est très sympathique et bienveillante.


from France, December 2017

Yoga classes are perfects

Massages and activities are very good to.

The staff is also very nice

Jana Hoss

from Germany, October 2017

"Einfach toll!!"

Es war einfach traumhaft bei omassim. Das Essen war fantastisch, die surflehrer haben eine wahnsinns Arbeit geleistet und wir standen alle auf den Brettern ( jeder wurde an den richtigen Stellen gefördert und gefordert). Die yoga-Stunden wurden auf den Könnensstand der Gruppe angepasst und die asanas wurden sehr achtsam durchgeführt. Eine durchweg tolle Erfahrung. Danke an alle, die hier mitgewirkt haben!


from Germany, September 2017

Sehr familiär und gastfreundlich

Anja Lang

from Switzerland, July 2017

"Sensationell "

Die familiäre Stimmung

Khrystyna Bündgens

from Germany, July 2017


Alles war sehr gut durchdacht und organisiert! Jeder einzelne Tag war ein Genuss!

Yvonne Leonie Kistemaker

from Netherlands, May 2017

"Helemaal tot rust gekomen! Warm bad!"

Combinatie van surf, yoga, meditatie, rustmomenten en perfect eten brachten me helemaal tot rust! Zalig

Fabian Höft

from Germany, May 2017

"Großartige Zeit mit großartigen Leute "


Testimonials 3

Inga Arbatauskyte

BookYogaRetreats website

I would rate Omassim 10 out of 10. I was visiting them for the 2nd time and it was amazing . The staff is very friendly and welcoming , the atmosphere is relaxing, rooms are comfortable. Only best recommendations!

Maiken Denmark


Had a wonderful Jivamukti retreat who so to speak really recharged my batteries. The whole place vibes with good and hearty energy created by the people who lives and work there. The rooms are really nice and clean and I felt like home right away. The outdoor areas are beautiful with lots of opportunities for relaxing in a sunbed, the hammock or take a dip in the lovely pool. The surrounding areas are really beautiful and good for trails along the sea, at the cliffs and to the really nice neighbor cities.

All the days we were served with beautiful and tasty vegan food, it was so good. The yoga this week was special and instructed by external teachers, so can't comment on that. (But if you have the chance to attend a Jivamukti class you should really do so!) Will without doubt come back another time if I have the opportunity.

Spegle UK


Great people, yoga, surfing, amazing vegetarian cuisine, relaxing massage - what more could you want on holiday. The care of every guest personally make everyone feel like at home in a big family house. Very special place where you want to return! I tried surfing for the first tie in my life and thanks to amazing Joana and Filipe from Ericeira Surf Progress I'm now dreaming of the ocean! Thank you Omassim! The location is wonderful with several beautiful beaches nearby. Also you could take bus/taxi to Mafra or Sintra.

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