AM / PROUT in Portugal

Ananda Valley is a settlement focused on all-round sustainability (environmental, economic and social sustainability) and local development, with a vision of being a model for sustainable 21st century living.

Ananda Kalyani is located in a gorgeous green valley in the centre of Portugal near the beautiful Serra da Estrela Nature Reserve. Over the last years we transformed this lush but abandoned valley into a habitable place. Our land currently covers 50 hectares comprehensive of wild forests, a beautiful river, several scattered ruins, small springs, wild fruit trees and also 2,8ha of certified organic agriculture land. Recently we built a simple suspension bridge, several compost toilets, six solar heated showers, two warehouses for activities and farming, and we are currently improving the camping area with a capacity for 300-400 people. Read more


Ananda Cafe

An alternative cafe and coffee shop that’s part of an auto-sustainable project / eco-village. Serves daily changing lunch menu. Dishes are vegan with vegetarian options.

A magic place – I’m a friend of Shiila, and I go regularly to eat in Ananda Café… beautiful atmosphere, healthy and yummy food, with a touch of vegan / Indian, Asian and Continental styles. Their often recurring “cultural nights” are also very interesting…

PROUT Research Institute Portugal (PRIP)

Lisbon Yoga & Training Center

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