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8 Days Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat in Portugal

  • Moka Surfhouse, Praceta dos Sete Moios, 11, Ericeira 2655 128, Portugal


Yoga Retreat Portugal

Take a break from the hectic life of everyday and join Moka Surf House for a rejuvenating yoga retreat in Portugal. Practice in a yoga shala overlooking the yard where the shadow of a large ficus will refresh you during the afternoon and the chirping of birds will accompany you every morning. Then, at sunset you can relax on the terrace directly facing on the ocean.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Complimentary deep tissue massage
  • Free time to explore the surrounding areas
  • Access to the camp’s facilities
  • Delicious welcome dinner
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Located on the hills surrounding the small city of Ericeira, Moka Surf House is a typical Portuguese villa, with a large garden and a terrace with ocean view. The house offers double rooms, twin rooms, and shared rooms (maximum four people) with common bathrooms (bedding and towels are provided at arrival), a large dining-room with a fully equipped kitchen for guests, external barbecue, and a relax area, television, and video.

Every day, you will have two yoga classes. The one in the morning, at 9:00 a.m., will be dynamic and energizing, based on a mix of Rocket and Vinyasa flow yoga, while the one in the afternoon, at 6:00 p.m., will be slow and focused on deep stretch, based on a mix of slow flow and Yin yoga.

  • Dorotea

    Dorotea is a certified RYT 400 Ashtanga Vinyasa and Rocket yoga teacher and her style is strongly influenced by her background in ballet and contemporary dance. In her classes, Dorotea always encourages her students to listen and to bring stillness in their body and mind. At the same time, she never forgets the need for students to play, fall, and step out of their comfort zone. Dorotea's classes are strong, dynamic, energetic, and always incorporate a strong breathing technique. Expect to sweat, play, invert, and enjoy a long savasana at the end!

Moka Surf House is five minutes by car from the center of Ericeira, an old fishermen village in Portugal featuring typical light-blue and white houses facing the ocean. Restaurants and night clubs are increasingly crowded by tourists every year. You can enjoy the fresh fish that arrives daily at the little harbor, and the numerous surf shops, as well as the warm welcoming of the locals.

Ericeira is also a perfect starting point for discovering the many attractions of the Estremadura region; not far from the famous old village of Sintra, one of the most popular historical well-known locations in Portugal which has also been declared, since 1995, a UNESCO Human Heritage and from the natural park of Tapada Nacional de Mafra, a charming location for those who love nature.

If you are interested in spending a day walking along the small streets of Baixa and Chiado, or enjoying evenings between Alfama and Bairro Alto, Lisbon is easily reached either by car or by bus (around 40 minutes ride).

Nearby places

  • Ericeira - 5 minutes
  • Lisbon - 40 minutes
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Massage
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Board rental
  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot

You will be served one welcome dinner on your arrival day.

During the day, you can decide to have surf lessons, visit Ericeira, Sintra, or Lisbon, or just lay down in the sun at the beach. Moka Surf House also provide surf equipment rental, horse riding, SUP lessons, surf guides, and surf training on request and at added costs.

If you are interested in spending a day walking along the small streets of Baixa and Chiado, or enjoying evenings between Alfama and Bairro Alto, Lisbon is easily reached either by car or by bus. You can also visit nearby tourist attractions.

You will enjoy one 60-minute session of deep tissue massage. Dorotea is a qualified Raynor technique massage therapist, a deep tissue holistic technique focused on finding and releasing tension. Its origins are in Ayurvedic massage, Chinese medicine, Lomi Lomi, reflexology, Shiatsu, and yoga breath work combined with deep tissue body work to the release of prana (or chi).

The primary goal of Raynor naturopathic massage is to relieve someone from residual tension, muscle tightness (in an area of the body when the body is at rest), and return the body to a natural state of relaxation. With this technique, it is believed that each massage should not be performed in a routine manner, since every client is different and must be addressed with a specific treatment depending on their needs.

This is the reason why for Dorotea it is important to get know the client first in order to understand their needs and work together towards bringing the body to his natural state of relaxation.

  • 1 hour deep tissue massage
  • 1 welcome dinner
  • 6 yoga classes (twice a day)
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily meals

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

Ericeira is only 30 kilometers far from Lisbon. Every hour, a bus leaves from the bus station of Campo Grande to Ericeira.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Moka Surf House an inquiry.
  • Review by Simon from Plymouth, United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Moka is an awesome place to stay. As others have said, the staff are excellent and cool people, making you feel at home and the atmosphere is very open with plenty of space to chill. The fact that it is a little bit isolated on a beautiful country hill (maybe 1 hour walk from the center of Ericeira along very nice coastal path) makes it a really social hostel as people share rides, do events, go surfing etc. all together which involves everyone that is around and dead easy to meet others. The film nights, Italian dinners, barbecues, surf lessons and especially the yoga (be prepared to SWEAT!) were all excellent. Special thanks to management, can't wait to come back."

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  • Review by Gwenne
    10 out of 10

    "Highlight of my trip to Portugal. Moka is a beautiful house (with big communal terrace, garden and balcony) not too far from the breathtaking coastline of Ericeira (Sao Juliao beach!). Staff are excellent. They all make you feel at home from the start and all is very well organised: From pick up from the bus station, to surf and yoga classes, to Italian dinners. Definitely recommend!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Biella, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "Staff and guests help to create the right mood. The house is well maintained and clean, there are good coaches during the surf lessons for beginners. The limited number of guests allows you to relax and meet everyone. I suggest to follow also the yoga lessons, especially for people like me who never tried this kind of activity because it is well structured for beginners. Don't lose the welcome dinner with barbecue of fish/meat!!"

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  • Review by Emanuela
    10 out of 10

    "Back again in Moka Surfhouse, together with my brother and a friend. News were all around the house! From this season you can enjoy practicing skate directly in the front yard. And yoga classes have been increased in order to train your body for the surf time. As from the first year the staff is amazing and warm, every guest suddenly feels at home, rooms, kitchen and bathrooms always clean and tidy."

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  • Review by Susie Power
    10 out of 10

    "Best holiday in a long time! Brilliant yoga and surfing with really friendly kind people. Look forward to going back."

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  • Review by a traveler from Barcelona, Spain
    10 out of 10

    "First trip I've done by myself and the staff made me feel right at home! They are honestly genuinely nice and are concern that you are having fun. I really enjoyed my stay with them not only did I meet wonderful people but also the yoga and surfing experience was incredible. You will not regret it! I plan on coming back."

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  • Review by Morten R.
    10 out of 10

    "Moka Surfhouse hosted us for a lovely week of surf, yoga, and Italian family feel. We really enjoyed our stay, and we would recommend anyone with an interest to try out surfing in cozy, safe, warm, friendly circumstances to go here."

    "The surf house is actually a local villa turned into a hostel. It is about 10 minutes drive from Ericeria and the shopping and restaurants there. It has a really friendly atmosphere, where everyone seem to become friends within minutes."

    "Hanging out at Moka between yoga and surf is really cozy. If you want to go to town, Moka staff will take you there at a very reasonable price, and there are also taxis, buses, and even bikes for a ride in the beautiful mountains."

    "We were lucky to get over own room with four beds. The bath room was in the hall, just next to our room. This was as close to a real hotel room as it gets. Of course, everything is hostel standard, and not at four or five star level. But there is all you need and the place is very clean and well kept."

    "The sea and surf itself was amazing. Beautiful beaches, fierce but surfable waves, good, local instructors. As beginners, we could not ask for more. Even more, the Portuguese local people are very polite, helpful and friendly. In Ericeria there is a cozy cafe and restaurant life with some quite good fish and seafood restaurants. The town in itself is quite beautiful and charming."

    "In short, Moka Surfhouse is a very, very good spot for active family vacation in beautiful and pleasant surroundings and with excellent hosts and family feel."

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  • Review by Alexandra from Berlin, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I had a great time there. I loved the people taking care of us and the other guests there. There were nice teachers, too. The dogs of the owner and their babys were lovely to be around. I loved the house, the garden and the kitchen area. I loved the sitting area, the terasse, the beds and the rooms. The bathrooms were tidy and nice. Cleaning was done every day. I met awesome people there and I had a god time! Yoga - lessons also were very very well taught! Best recommendation from my side!" website, edited

  • Review by Darya Luzyk from Rotterdam, Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "All in one - perfect active holiday!"

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  • Review by Natalie Esther Gips
    10 out of 10

    "It is an absolutely great location to stay for your surfing holidays! I loved the whole atmosphere in the surf house, the hosts, the other guests, the surf lessons, the rooms, just everything was perfect! I will definitely come back!"

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  • Review by Anna Mroczkowska from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I absolutely loved my time at the Moka Surf House! Their hospitality was unmatchable and wave instruction was top notch. Highly recommended!"

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  • Review by Patrick Bumler
    10 out of 10

    "Best holidays ever! Surfing is not just about surfing. It's so much about the people you meet and spend time with as well! Thanks for feeling like we know each other for years! Thanks for the surf guiding, for so much fun and laughing, for such a great overall experience. I already miss Ericeira, Moka Surf House, and you guys so much. I will definitely come back and I am already looking forward to surf and laugh with you guys again. Love you and your house. Nohomo!"

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  • Review by Sveta Shestopalova from Moscow, Russia
    10 out of 10

    "It was my best beach vacation - full of waves, good people around, and Italiano (both Italian people and Italian talks). Thank you for the perfect atmosphere you create in your surf house, your valuable advice about everything and warm welcome of all guests. I hope to come back next year or even sooner - in the past month in Moscow I can't stop thinking about ocean and when can I find some time and some good tickets to come to Portugal."

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