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Join this surfing and yoga retreat with Karma Surf Retreat for a fantastic holiday in the beautiful Algarve. At the end of this retreat, you will be able to surf for the first time standing, have improved yoga skills, and met some great like-minded people. You’re going to be fit and refueled enough for everyday live back home, take great memories with you and for sure you will be looking forward to come back the next time.
You will be accommodated in a comfortable villa in a cozy double room or suite. The accommodation is well chosen, situated in prime locations of a high standard and maintained with special attention to details. There are local hosts responsible for every of your needs dedicated to making your stay a pleasant and unforgettable one.
The villa is fully air-conditioned and equipped with high standard furnishing and a fireplace for cozy evenings. The spacious living room is offering both, space and comfort inviting to sit and relax on the large sofas in front of the fireplace and to enjoy the stunning views onto the beautiful rolling countryside. You will find a large plasma screen TV, SAT-TV, DVD player with a large collection of DVDs and games, sound system and free internet access (Wi-Fi) for your entertainment needs.
The modern kitchen with a utility room is fully equipped with a 6 hob gas stove and oven, fridge freezer, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, juice maker, dishwasher etc. The utility room contains a washing machine, tumble drier, iron and ironing board.
Chill in a large private pool with loungers and enjoy stunning views, overlooking the greens of the golf course and views on the south coast. Mediterranean gardens surround the villa and pool. Several terraces offer complete privacy, shaded areas and grassed lawn with many corners to relax or meditate.
Enjoy 2 daily 1-hour yoga which will support your start into the day by getting you tuned up for the surfing session to come and in the afternoon, in order to regenerate your body from the unknown surfing exercise. The experienced yoga teachers are fully qualified and licensed. With different yoga styles offered, you will have a lasting yoga experience and enjoy new inspiration for your daily yoga training at home.
You will also get 5 days with 2-hour surfing lessons, which will take place at the closest beach with suitable conditions possible, depending on group level and wave / weather conditions. Usually driving is to the spot varies between 3 - 20, maximum 45 minutes. The surfing coaches are fully qualified, highly skilled and very passionate about surfing. They are keen on sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for surfing, therefore making your stay a special fun holiday experience for you. The following are your itinerary during this program:
It is changeover day. Arrive, breathe, relax, and explore. There will be time to meet other participants and in the evening there will be a welcome Barbecue altogether.
It is time to chill out or discover the surrounding cities, venues, beaches, nature, the pool, read your favorite book, or just enjoy the stunning view from the beautiful property. Those who need to be active can as well enjoy one of the many recreational activities the area offers such as horseback riding, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, scuba diving. But that one week of daily surfing and yoga will already be a challenging experience for your body.
You will learn how to surf on nearby beaches and get to know beautiful places along the coastline that you will worship so much. You will also be taught in theory of surfing, getting to know about security measures like how to read a beach, weather forecasts, and the right choice of material. Last but not least you will be living the surfer's lifestyle!
In order to start your surfing experience relaxed and also to calm your muscles down, there will be yoga classes in the morning and in the afternoon. You will start the day with a gentle yoga class in the morning in order to wake up and build up flexibility, strength, and confidence for the surfing lessons. The different yoga styles (Hatha, Power, and Iyengar yoga) will ensure a memorable yoga experience and give inspiration for your daily yoga exercise at home.
You will fuel up your body with a delicious organic breakfast, so you can start the day full of energy. After breakfast, your surf instructor will pick you up for the surfing lessons and bring you to the finest surfable beaches of this region, so you will learn how to surf together. The selection of surf spots, of course, depends on your ability, as well as wind and wave conditions.
After the surfing lesson, you can refuel and enjoy the tasty healthy packed lunch that has been prepared for you directly at the beach or back at home. Early in the evening, a second yoga session aims at relaxation and stretching your muscles and ligaments. This will help you to recover faster from surfing and reduce the risk of sore muscles.
Everyone is free to do whatever pleasant. A delicious meal on the terrace, watching the sunset, eating out, relax with a refreshing drink or tea at the pool, in front of a fireplace, or simply read an exciting book in your cozy bedroom. It is almost sure that with the given variety of possibilities you will find the one that makes you happy the most.
For those who want to deepen the surfing techniques just learned, surf more and experience deep relaxation, It is recommended to book at least 2 weeks. In general, this is what you need to really relax properly and get the most fun out of the waves.
Note: during high season, minimum number of participant in the retreat is 6 persons.
This retreat will be held in Algarve, Portugal. The Algarve Villa is located in the Western Algarve, the southern most region of Portugal. More precisely it is located between Sagres and Lagos on the Santo Antonio Golf Resort. The nearest Airport is Faro (FAO), which is approximately 100 kilometers away from the villa.
Algarve Villa is situated in the southwest Algarve, on the edge of the beautiful nature resort Costa Vicentina. You will have a beach nearby, you can either walk to or reach in a 5 minutes drive by car. Those who need even more activities will find numerous possibilities of distraction or challenges in the nearby area and surrounding nature.
The food consists of an organic breakfast, healthy lunch packages, welcome barbecue, and a special local lunch or dinner, including soft drinks and fruit for free. A fully equipped kitchen is always at your disposal for preparing your favorite dishes with fresh ingredients or have it prepared for you by the passionate team members. There are usually also many possibilities of eating out in the nearby area.
In the morning, you will be served with a healthy organic breakfast (buffet), consisting of cereal, organic fruit, bread, rolls, homemade jam, milk, yogurt, typical sausages and cheeses of the region and other Portuguese delicacies. We will also serve freshly juiced juices and green smoothies made from fruit and veggies of the season. Moreover, coffee, various teas, water, and fruit are at your disposal during your stay at the Karma Surf Retreat.
At noon, Karma Surf Retreat will arrange a delicious healthy packed lunch for you to enjoy during or after your activities. You can have it at the beach or back home in the villa.
In case you would like to eat out, there are several restaurants nearby, including typical Portuguese, seafood, grilled chicken, snacks, pizza and also a gourmet restaurant. For sure you will find something you like. You have an even bigger variety of restaurants in Sagres or Lagos (each 15 minutes).
Transfer not provided
The nearest Airport is Faro Airport (FAO) which is approximately 100 kilometers away from the villa. You will have to travel the remaining kilometers by rental car, bus, train, taxi, or get picked up by Karma Surf Retreat. Or you can book a shuttle from Karma Surf Retreat for 80 EUR.
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