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Freespirit Holidays welcomes you to this amazing retreat that is tailored to suit your needs. You can choose if you want to be taken to the best surf beaches or stay in the villa and hang out by the heated pool. This holiday is a celebration of good surf, good yoga, good food, and good company. It is ideally suited for people who enjoy others' company while on holiday, but also want to spend some time on their own.
During this retreat, you will be accommodated in a stunning villa with sea views and a heated pool; the beach is just a two minutes' walk away. The villa has five rooms, there are double rooms, twin rooms, and a large family room.
The double room is spacious with a double bed on the first floor. It shares a bathroom with one other room. The bathroom has a shower, two washbasins, and a water closet.
The family room is a very large and spacious room suited to a family or a large group of friends. It has its own bathroom with a shower, a washbasin, and a water closet.
The king double room is on the ground floor with a king-size bed. It has its own bathroom and plenty of extra space for children, if needed. It is best suited for two adults and up to two children.
The twin room is on the first floor. It shares a bathroom with one other room. The bathroom has a shower, two washbasins, and a water closet.
Wake up to a morning yoga class, then sit down to enjoy a fresh nutritious breakfast. After breakfast, you can choose to take a trip to the best surf beach, with the option of surfing lessons or stand up paddle boarding in a natural park. You can choose to stay at the villa and swim in the heated pool or walk down to Martinhal Beach, located just five minutes from your villa. Lunch is provided whether you choose to stay at the villa or you're out and about. With the option of a second yoga class in the evening, you will certainly be ready for a delicious, healthy evening meal and a good night's sleep in your luxury villa.
With a mild climate and consistently great swell, Portugal is a fantastic surfing destination. The villa is situated on the southwestern tip of Portugal, which means that you can easily assess a huge variety of fantastic surf spots giving you the greatest chance of finding a beach with the right wind and swell direction. There are point-break spots for more experienced surfers and sandy open beaches with smaller swell for those learning, as well as everything else in between. With your own English-speaking surf coach, Tom Roberson, overseeing all lessons and guiding, you know you are going to be in fantastic hands throughout your surfing experience.
Freespirit Holidays offers stand up paddle boarding tuition and guided tours throughout this holiday. Whether you are experienced in stand up paddle boarding or new to the sport, in Algarve they have access to calm seas to explore the secret grottoes, hidden beaches, and huge cliffs while watching the abundant marine life along the cliffs of Sagres .There is also the beautiful Aljezur river which runs through the Costa Vicentina Natural Park. The perfect way to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty is on a paddle board.
All yoga classes will be guided by an Anusara-inspired yoga teacher. You will start the day with a Vinyasa yoga class on the deck and then dive deeper into your practice with options of meditation and pranayma classes.
Families are welcome on this surf holiday. There is something for everyone: surfing, stand up paddle boarding, and yoga. The heated swimming pool and beautiful beach are just a five minutes' walk away. Surf guiding is included, so you do not need to worry about hiring a car. Your meals will be prepared so that you can spend this important family time together, not just cooking and cleaning. A separate children's tea is also served at 17:00.
Georgie has been practicing yoga for 16 years and has been teaching for 10 years. She has studied Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga with senior teachers from British Wheel of Yoga, and has completed a Yoga Alliance accredited 200-hour Vinyasa teacher training program.
In 2004, she moved to Cornwall and met Bridget Woods Kramer, a certified Anusara teacher. She loved her classes and began training towards becoming an Anusara teacher herself. She trained with Bridget, John Friend, and Carlos Pomeda. In 2012, she gained an Anusara-inspired Yoga Alliance 200-hour teaching qualification. She has also assisted Bridget on her teacher training programs, becoming a teacher of teachers.
Georgie studied pranayama and yoga philosophy with Clive Sheridan and Rose Baudin. She holds qualifications in anatomy and physiology, holistic massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, Indian head massage, and Thai massage. Georgie is a qualified registered general nurse.
All surf lessons and guides on yoga and surf holiday are overseen by Tom Roberson. Tom has been surfing since he was 9, teaching surfing since he was 15, and has his own surf school in Cornwall, "Breakers Surf School", since 2002. He is BSA level two qualified and has a current NARS beach lifeguard qualification.
Your luxury villa is situated on Martinhal Beach, just a 15 minutes' walk from Sagres, a historic harbor town situated on the south western most point of Portugal. This is one of the most underdeveloped areas of the Algarve and the villa itself sits within a protected natural park. The area enjoys fantastic weather with temperatures reaching 25 degrees Celsius at this time of year and is ideally suited for surfing, being so close to both the south and west coast.
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This holiday is inclusive of three delicious meals per day, as well as an endless supply of fresh, local fruit. Expect a Mediterranean-inspired menu full of choice and nutrition, and sympathetic to children’s tastes. All the cooking is overseen by Lisa Pedly, a Ballymaloe-trained chef.
Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO), also known as Algarve Airport.
"Pregnancy yoga with Georgie has been absolutely what I needed through all the stages of my pregnancy. I started at 16 weeks and plan to carry on for another few weeks (I am now 35 weeks). I feel like the classes have given me the best possible preparation for my labour, especially as a first time mom. It's a great all round class, and Georgie has a wealth of knowledge that she is generous to share. I've also benefited from meeting some lovely fellow moms to be along the way. I look forward to attending baby yoga with Georgie when I'm on the other side with my little girl."
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"We have really enjoyed Georgie's parent-and-baby yoga class, it's definitely the activity that my daughter seems to enjoy most during our week. It's a great mix of some yoga for mom and baby, with some great ideas that I use at home a lot to entertain my little one. Definitely recommended, very flexible, and thoughtful teaching."
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"Your teaching has formed the foundation of my love for yoga and your voice will always be the guiding practice in my head."
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