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Join Chicks On Waves for a week filled with yoga, surf, and sun. This active and healthy getaway will allow you to let out your adventurous side, stretch, have fun, and hang out with like-minded women. In this retreat, you will realize that yoga and surf is a perfect combination and a unique and empowering way to staying healthy and in shape. This is a retreat in which you’ll get to spend time in the water, but also a place for you to relax and make new friends who share your passions and interests.
During this retreat, you will be staying at One Life Lodge. The lodge offers a fantastic view to the ocean and all rooms have private bathrooms and communal areas such as terraces and a shared kitchen and are in walking distance to the beach.
The yoga that you will practice in the mornings or afternoons is entirely designed to stretch and strengthen your body for the surfing. It is one hour of pure relaxation to start or finish the day with. Chicks on Waves believes yoga will improve your surfing in various ways.
Chicks on Waves offers personal surf coaching to small groups for quick learning. They will be two surf teachers so there will always be the possibility to surf green waves when you are ready for it. The coaches are passionate surf girls with great experience and knowledge of the region and types of waves. They will also be your guide for the journey and take you around for a tour so you can explore the area.
Camilla is an English yoga instructor who lives in the Algarve since many years. She is a passionate yogini.
Originally from the Netherlands, Harmke is a yoga instructor with passion and light.
Hailing from Norway, Chrissy is a surf instructor who is always happy and in for a laugh. She is a great coach.
Tatjana is Portuguese and a great coach and motivator. She will teach you to surf in no time !
This retreat will take place in Salema, a typical Portuguese fishermen’s village located in Algarve. It has several good fish restaurants and a stunning beach. It’s just one-hour drive from Faro Airport (FAO) and three hours away from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).
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There will be six breakfasts and six lunches included. All meals are healthy and made with organic products bought at the market.
During your free time, you can visit Lagos or Sagres, two small towns just 20-minute drive from Salema. Chicks on Waves also highly recommends SUP (stand up paddle boarding) tour to discover the amazing coastline of the south Algarve.
Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
From Faro Airport (FAO), you can take a bus service to Lagos.
If you’re traveling by train, you can take a service to Lagos and catch a bus from there to Salema.