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A holiday of structure in a fun community provides you the support to find balance and focus in your life. Reward yourself with a short break filled with daily yoga classes and meditation sessions, surf lessons, and balanced healthy meals everyday. Detox from the stressful daily life, energize, create life memories, and relax with the rhythm of the waves and the music of the ocean. Create your personal Retreat with Yoga, Surf and space for your project. (exam preparation, thesis writing, business planning, or relaxing). You can come to this retreat with an idea on what you want to work on or get inspired by the community and just let your mind wander.
During this retreat, you will stay either in a private or a shared room at the Sunway Hostel. The hostel offers a big cozy commune area with a bright and beautiful dining room. It features a wide space to learn and teach with and outdoor area.
Facilities include spacious private, double, or triple rooms with private bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room with television and games, and very appreciated terraces with barbecue.
And this is the idea of our perfect day: (please ask the exact schedule for your dates, as in some weeks not everything is included)
No Yoga class on Tuesday morning.
With this schedule, you have a lot of time on your hands to get things done or recharge your batteries. And if you’re stuck, you can always get out into nature, go for a hike or a surf or a stroll into the old beautiful town and there will be someone who will join you.
During this retreat, you will have two yoga classes every day, Vinyasa in the mornings and Restorative Yin in the evenings. You will also be able to surf as much or as little as you wish. If you are a beginner in surfing, you will enjoy group surf lessons five times a week including the materials and a ride to the perfect spot for your level. For intermediate and advanced levels, you can choose between surf guiding or coaching five times a week including board rental.
In between classes, you can always check the waves or just get to the beach and enjoy the sun and water. If you don't feel like surfing or want to do everything by yourself, then you can also book without any surf.
Every class starts with a silent group meditation. After that, you will do some asanas to get the muscles warm and smooth. Into the Vinyasa (moving with your breath), you will move through different postures in which you will strengthen your core, balance, or stretch your muscles. At the end of every class, there is a second meditation session. In total, the classes last 60 minutes.
You will create a flow with your movements and breath. It is physically more demanding and perfect to build up muscle strength and increase your flexibility. Learn Surf & Yoga will show you some more advanced poses too, but as always, everyone only does what feels right to them.
You will simply do light stretches with your own body weight and hold them for one to two minutes. This is good to learn to let go, get into deep relaxation, restore your muscles, and accept the status of self.
This retreat will take place at Peniche, Portugal. You will stay at the Sunway Hostel centrally located in the Peniche area. All the surfing beaches are just five minutes away.
An hour drive from Lisbon you can find the small towns of Peniche, Baleal, Ferrel, and Atigua de Baia. All closely together and famous for their countless surf spots.
The hostel itself is in Atigua de Baia, which is a beautiful old town with a lot of ancient houses, a big square by the church, nice cafés, and restaurants. Here you can still feel the Portugese culture.
In Baleal, you can find a lot of bars and clubs directly on the beach. The surf community party, enjoys a quiet beer during sunset, or just meets for dinner. But most importantly, you have to visit the famous surf spots. The most famous one would be Supertubos which is a stop of the World Champoinship Tour in the end of October.
You can't forget the beautiful endless beach breaks between Peniche and Baleal, which is a perfect spot to learn how to surf. After Baleal there are a few hidden spots which quiet often have great waves even when the forecast everywhere else is rather bad.
In the south, you can find a point break called Consolacao and a nice smaller beach break called Plaia de Area Branca. This is just a small summary of the closest surf spots.
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During the retreat, you will be served daily breakfast and dinner. The diet will consist of vegetarian meals. Learn Surf & Yoga believes that a balanced, healthy, and tasty diet is a very important factor in living happy, being energized, and healthy.
Therefore, they try to use fresh, local, and seasonal products with which they create natural self-made meals without any processed foods or additives.
During this retreat, in between classes you can always check the waves or just get to the beach and enjoy the sun and water.
Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS). From all big airports in Europe, you can find cheap flights to Lisbon.
Upon arrival at Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS), you can take a bus to Peniche where Learn Surf & Yoga can arrange a pick up for you.