Portugal Surf and Yoga Retreat

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.

Retreat highlights

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Daily surf group lessons
  • Daily silent meditation sessions
  • Surf coaching five times a week
  • Surf board and equipment rental
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 2 daily healthy meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 13
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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.

Learn Surf & Yoga Retreat Portugal Program

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)

  • 07:30 - 08:30 Vinyasa flow
  • 08:45 Breakfast
  • 09:15 - 18:00 Surf class/study/work/chill/surf
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Restorative Yin Class
  • 19:30 Dinner, relaxation and good conversations

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.

Yin yoga

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.


Lara Schneider
Since 2014, yoga has seized Lara and it does not seem to let her go. The more yoga she does, the more it makes her happy. In May 2015, she started teaching yoga regularly. She is also a medical doctor in Germany. With every yoga session, her head space gets cleaner and her body gets smoother. It is exactly that happiness and freedom that she wants to transport into her class. Since the founding of her company, she continuously works on her project Learn Surf & Yoga and hopes to create a beautiful, sustainable program.

Retreat location

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.

Nearby places

  • Lisbon - 1 hour

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During this retreat, in between classes you can always check the waves or just get to the beach and enjoy the sun and water.

What's included

  • 2 daily healthy meals
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All workshops
  • Daily silent meditation sessions
  • Room service every other day
  • Pick up and drop off at Peniche bus station

What's not included

  • 5 surf group lessons with equipment
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Lunch

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

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.

Arrival by bus

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 60% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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