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For all surfers interested in yoga and for all yogis willing to learn to surf and for all those who would like to try or already do both surfing and yoga. If you need comfort and pure bliss, you have found just the right place! After one week in Karma Surf Retreat you will be able to surf for the first time standing, have improved yoga skills, and met some great like-minded people. You are going to be fit and refueled enough for everyday life back home, and take great memories with you.
Stay in a luxury villa with pool, which is situated in the southwest Algarve, on the edge of the beautiful nature resort Costa Vicentina. Algarve Villa with pool. The villa is fully air-conditioned and equipped with high standard furnishing and a fireplace for cozy evenings. Chill in a large private pool with loungers and enjoy stunning views, overlooking the greens of the golf course and views onto 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.
Within the surf and yoga package you will have 2 yoga classes and surfing lessons each day from Monday to Friday.
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. Then you will fuel up your body with a delicious organic breakfast, so you can start into the day full of energy.
After breakfast, which of course is accessible even before the yoga class, the surf instructors 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 sessions you will have a tasty snack, the team has prepared for you. You will regain your strength spent for the waves.
After the surfing lessons, 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. After this, everyone is free to do whatever he or she wants. A delicious meal on the terrace, watching the sunset, relaxing with a refreshing drink or tea at the pool, in front of fireplace or simply read an exciting book in your cozy bedroom. Karma Surf Retreat is confident, that with the given variety of possibilities you will find the one that makes you happy the most.
Saturday and Sunday you can do excursions into the surroundings (for example sightseeing in Lagos or Sagres), lounge on the beach or pool or enjoy one of the plenty activities the area offers such as horseback riding, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, scuba diving and whatever you like to do – they make it happen!
After one week in Karma Surf Retreat you will be able to surf for the first time standing, have improved yoga skills, and meet some great like-minded people. You are 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.
For you who want to deepen the surfing techniques just learned, surf more and experience deep relaxation, they recommend 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.
Igor has the ability to question life without anxiety, which opens him to meet the experience with a child’s curiosity and keeps him present. Together with Jenny, he has decided to open up to eclecticism and enrichen their yoga practice from different points of view.
Growing up in an internal world where questioning was driving, Jenny became an observer of human behavior; her own and those of her surroundings. Together with Igor, she has decided to open up to eclecticism and enrichen their yoga practice from different points of view.
The Karma Surf Retreat Algarve is situated amidst the beautiful rolling countryside in the Western Algarve, on the Parque da Floresta resort, which is one of Europe’s most spectacular golf resorts.
The resort itself is nestled in the hills between the south and west coast and is no more than 5 minutes by car to the south and 15 minutes to the west coast beaches which are some of the best surfing beaches depending on swell direction and time of the year.
The villa is elevated and idyllically situated in a quiet peaceful location on a south facing hill which guarantees sun all day, with well maintained gardens and stunning panoramic views over the 18 hole par 71 golf course right on the edge of the beautiful Costa Vicentina nature reserve. Luxurious villas and charming village houses surround the centre piece of the resort.
Apart from golf there are many other leisure activities available at the resort such as golf driving range, floodlit tennis, bowling, football, choice of several swimming pools and gymnasium, Spa and a range of bars and restaurants.
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In the morning they serve you a healthy organic breakfast (buffet), consisting of cereal, organic fruit, bread, rolls, homemade jam, milk, yogurt, typical sausages and cheese of the region and other Portuguese delicacies. Moreover, coffee, various teas, water and fruit are at your disposal during your stay at the Karma Surf Retreat. At noon they arrange a delicious healthy packed lunch to enjoy during or after your activities. Maybe you will discover a neat typical Portuguese snack bar during your mountain bike rides to have a quick coffee. Karma Surf Retreat will organize a welcome-barbecue plus a seafood lunch (Wednesday). At all other times there is a fully equipped kitchen of the the villa at your disposal, so you can prepare your favorite dishes and dine together, for example, on the terrace watching the sky turn purple. 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 wind something you like. You have an even bigger variety of restaurants in Sagres and Lagos (10-15 minutes).