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5 Days Midsummer Yoga & Surf Retreat in Ericeira, Portugal

  • Casa Paço D'Ilhas, Estr. Da Junceira Paço D'Ilhas, 2640-825 Ericeira, Portugal

Into the Flow - Yoga and Surf Retreat in Portugal

Come celebrate summer with Inspiro Yoga, stay at the magical Casa Paço D’ilhas in Ericeira, a charming fisherman’s village also known as one of the best surf spots in Europe. You’re invited to a place that feels like just like home, deepen or kick off your yoga practice, learn (or improve your skills) how to surf and nourish yourself with healthy food prepared with lots of love. A retreat where you can truly disconnect from your daily life and to do lists, be surrounded by beautiful nature, make new friends and have plenty of time to relax and just be.

Highlights

  • Professional surf instructors
  • All surf equipment and transportation to the surf spot
  • Daily Vinyasa Flow classes with experienced teachers
  • Daily healthy homemade breakfasts and dinners
  • Plenty of free time to explore the surroundings
  • Healthy snack and fresh fruits
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 4 days with instruction
  • Spanish, Swedish, English
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During this retreat, you will stay at Casa Paço D’ilhas, a traditional heritage-style guest house with all the modern amenities you can wish for. It’s located on a hilltop, overlooking the world renowned surf breaks of Ericeira on one side, and the lush countryside of Santo Isodoro on the other side. Just a 10-minute walk from the nearest beach Ribeira D’ilhas.

In the main building, there’s a dining area, open fireplace, kitchen, and an honesty bar where you can enjoy a glass of good Portuguese wine or a local beer. Casa Palheiro, Casa Celeiro, and Casa Azores are just a few names of the very unique and charming rooms and small houses at Casa Paço D’ilhas.

Imagine uneven wooden and stone floors, antique beds and chairs, and other vintage details. This is a place full of soul and history.

During your stay, you will wake up in one of the beautiful rooms and hear the sound of the ocean. You will then step onto the yoga deck and join a dynamic Vinyasa Flow yoga class with simple meditation and breathing techniques in the garden. Enjoy a healthy yummy breakfast buffet with smoothie bowls, juices and fresh fruit in season, local bread and cheese, coffee, and tea. Later, you will get picked up for a surf lesson, treat yourself a massage, chill out by the swimming pool, or soak up the sun at one of the beautiful beaches nearby.

Some afternoons, you will gather together again for Yin or Restorative yoga. Other days, you might relax on the beach, or you can take some time for yourself to enjoy the surroundings or finally read that book. In the evening, a nourishing vegetarian dinner is served, inspired by what’s in season and Inspiro Yoga’s travels around the world - they promise to make your taste buds dance!

Watch the sunset or the stars, sit by the fire pit in the garden, have a glass of wine at one of the local wine bars in Ericeira, or listen to some live music. You are free to join the activities as much or as little as you like, depending on whether you feel like being more by yourself or with others. All in all, this is a retreat where you can truly disconnect from your daily life and to-do lists, be surrounded by beautiful nature, make new friends, and have plenty of time to just relax and be.

Sample daily schedule

  • 08:30 Vinyasa Flow
  • 10:00 Healthy breakfast buffet
  • 17:00 Afternoon yoga
  • 20:00 Dinner

Please note that depending on the weather and the ocean tides, the times may change.

  • Lisa Andersson Rhodiner

    Radiantly Alive Yoga Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Vinyasa Yoga)

    Lisa is a 300-hour certified Radiantly Alive yoga teacher, having completed her teacher training in Ubud, Bali in 2012. She lived in Bali for three years between 2012 to 2015 teaching regular classes and workshops at the Radiantly Alive Yoga Studio, as well as assisted and mentored at their world renowned teacher trainings. Apart from yoga, Lisa's second greatest passion is raw and whole foods, which after an inspirational workshop a few years ago, has become a great part of her life.

  • Nazareno Grisolia

    Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga)

    Nazareno completed his first 200-hour teacher training with Tribe Yoga in Goa, India in 2011. He has been teaching yoga full time since then in Bali, Sweden, and along his travels through Europe and Asia. In 2013, while teaching at Radiantly Alive yoga studio in Ubud, Bali, he completed their 300-hour Vinyasa teacher training, as well as Swaha kids teacher training at Green School Bali.

This retreat will be held at Ericeira, Portugal. Just a short drive away, Ericeira is a traditional Portuguese fishing village that has been catering for tourism for over eight centuries, whilst still always managing to maintain it's original character, symbolized by its labyrinth of windswept alleys that whisper tales of seafaring adventures.

Your holiday is set in the middle of a world-class surf zone with an exceptional variety of surf spots ranging from powerful reef breaks to mellow beach breaks, catering for different levels and tastes of surfing. This exceptional surf potential, a vibrant marine ecosystem, an established yet burgeoning surf culture, and a community centered around ocean pursuit and enjoyment are the perfect setting for successful management of coastal resources.

These factors made the global surf community aware of Ericeira's true grandeur and awarded this eight-kilometer stretch of coastline with the prestige World Surfing Reserve title.

Nearby places:

  • Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) - 45 minutes
  • Ribeira D’ilhas - 10 minutes

During the retreat, you will be served daily healthy breakfast buffet and delicious vegetarian dinners with fresh fish option available upon request.

During your free time, you can enjoy a range of activities for an additional cost.

  • Additional surf lessons
  • Hiking
  • Kitesurf lesson
  • Massage
  • Stand up paddle board
  • Stand up paddle board yoga
  • Visit to Sintra, Óbidos, Lisbon, or Peniche
  • Wine tasting
  • 2 afternoon Yin or surf yoga lessons
  • 2 surf lessons
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy breakfast buffet
  • Daily Vinyasa Flow classes
  • Delicious vegetarian dinners
  • Healthy snacks and fresh fruit during the day
  • Surf equipment
  • Transportation to and from the beach
  • Airfare
  • Airport pick up from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)
  • Lunches
  • Personal expenses
  • Transport to and from Casa Paco D’Ilhas
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). It is recommended that you rent a car to easily move around during your stay and to enjoy all the beautiful beaches and the town of Ericeira easily. Inspiro Yoga can also help you arrange airport pick up for an additional fee.

Arrival by bus

There’s a beach bus that runs every hour from the nearest beach into town and also to all the others beaches.

Arrival by taxi

If you don’t want to rent a car, you can either walk or take and share a taxi. It takes about 45 minute to walk into town and 15 minutes to the nearest beach Ribeira D`Ilhas.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Sharon Van Der Wal from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Very nice and relaxing yoga lesson at the BEST spot in Ericeira, Portugal. Could not have asked for a better view! We even got a healthy brunch and smoothie at the end of the session! Would recommend it to everybody who is staying or visiting Portugal in the area of Lisbon. Thank you, Lisa, Lisanne en Naza for a wonderful experience!"

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  • Review by Anneli Larsson

    "This retreat with Lisa and Naza was filled with so much love, happiness, laughter, and crazy good food! It inspired me in my yoga practice to evolve, and to look inward and to accept what is around me. Under the retreat, I got to understand more techniques to avoid injury and different variations of yoga poses. A place like this, a gathering with lovely people is also a beautiful way to learn more about yourself and others, to get inspired, and to find gratitude."

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  • Review by Katrine Wittlestone

    "The Bali Passion Yoga Retreat with Lisa and Naza was an experience for life. I found my body and my body found me. I met wonderful people who were welcoming and open. The yoga retreat just made our Bali trip so much better. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Signe from Denmark

    "Yoga with Lisa and Naza exudes of a calm, loving, and accepting atmosphere. There is time to do the poses properly and at your own speed and level. You don't want the retreat to be over and you wish for more of them. They are truly inspirational and wonderful."

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  • Review by Steve from Hong Kong

    "Lisa and Nazareno are a celebration of good vibrations. As teachers, both individually and in tandem, they are all I could wish for in a guided yoga class. They are knowledgeable, and they are all heart, and their warmth and radiance resonate from floor to ceiling, and wall to wall, filling the space with gentle waves of clarity. If you wish to immerse yourself in a yoga experience which boomerangs in an avalanche of positivity, taking a retreat with Lisa and Nazareno is a no-brainer. They make the practice of yoga and the teaching of that practice, something truly special."

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  • Review by Antonina from Russia

    "You never know how Lisa and Nazareno will surprise you during the yoga retreat or workshops! They so naturally share love, smiles, positive vibes with all people around. Everyone can discover something new for themselves in a playful friendly atmosphere. I participated at their yoga retreats twice and for sure, I will join their retreat three, four, and many more times! I got a lot of energy and inspiration and met lovely people and I really appreciate Lisa and Nazareno!"

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  • Review by Kerstin Asplund from Sweden

    "A yoga retreat filled with warmth, humour, happiness, playfulness, laughter and two beautiful, skilfulled teachers leading heartily with love. Dont miss this! Highly recommended!"

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  • Review by Jill

    "My time at Shambala, in the verdant nature of Sweden, led by Lisa and Naza was the pause that refreshes the grand escape from the busyness of my daily world, a guided journey to my mat, to my breath and deep within. Lisa and Naza are gifted spiritual individuals whose talents and skill sets complement each other yielding a peace-centred yet challenging workshop experience, abundant with possibilities for growth, within and without. Keep doing what you are doing Lisa and Naza. It appears you have found your sacred path."

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  • Review by Britt Shailaja Frischknecht

    "Lisas classes are definitely a must to visit for every yoga practitioner from beginners to experienced and advanced. Lisa fills her classes with heart, never losing her gorgeous personality throughout the class. She makes you feel guided yet leaves space for your own transformation. A true blessing having Lisa in the world of yoga teachers! Gratitude and thank you for great classes, Lisa!"

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  • Review by Laura Pava

    "Lisa guides her students with the most care during the classes, she makes you feel confident and happy. Always with a smile on her face, serenity would be the word to describe her. She works well explaining for beginners, like myself, and has a natural wisdom and strength you can feel very easily. Not strict, but disciplined in her practice, her gentle flow classes push you to have a great start of the day!."

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  • Review by Nathalie Zingaro K.

    "I came to Ubud in April in 2013, I had just begun yoga, and I have been very happy to meet Lisa as yoga teacher. I stayed 1 month there and was able to practice yoga almost everyday. She is strong, compassionate, precise, very friendly, and so spiritual. I really enjoyed each of her lessons, and made a lot of improvements thanks to her clever adjustments. I strongly recommend her!"

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  • Review by Anastasiya Timoschenko

    "Nazareno is one of the most inspiring yoga instructors Ive ever met! Not only hes very talented and experienced, but also very friendly and funny which makes you fall in love with his very dynamic and creative classes from the first visit! His classes are filled with professionally created sequences, relaxed and warm environment and lots of positive energy that leave you with a good mood and smile on your face for a while after any of his classes. Hes definitely a great example of a type of a teacher I want to become in the future!"

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  • Review by Daniel Buchalter

    "Naza makes yoga what it should be: Inspiring, educational, and joyous. His classes are lighthearted and memorable, and you leave feeling light as a feather and full of happiness."

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  • Review by Daniel Buchalter

    "Naza is one of those special teachers that inspire you to fall in love with yoga. He takes yoga practice to a whole different level more special, more laughter, and more enjoyment with every asana. Every lesson with Naza is unique & challenging. I love every minute of it!"

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