8 Days Amazing Surfing and Yoga Retreat in Ericeira, Portugal

8 Days Amazing Surfing and Yoga Retreat in Ericeira, Portugal

  • Omassim Guesthouse, Rua das Taipas, No 2, Palhais 2640 068, Ericeira, Mafra, Lisbon, Portugal

Yoga and Surf Retreat Portugal

Keen on an amazing yoga and surf experience? Looking for healthy and tasty vegetarian full board? Then this retreat is definitely for you! In Omassim's vision, yoga and surfing are two wonderful full-body practices which guide you to inner peace, to a connection with your natural state, the elements and to deep love. They believe that yoga and surfing are an amazing combination engaging in both can have a dynamic effect on each. The yoga and surf retreat offers you a unique and unforgettable experience and gives you the opportunity to get the best of both.

Highlights

  • 5 days of surfing classes
  • 5 morning Vinyasa flow classes
  • 5 evening soft flow or Yin yoga classes
  • 6 delicious dinner and 6 tasty lunches
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 days with instruction
  • German, Portuguese, English
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Omassim Guest House (two houses) is an oasis of bright, homely accommodation, located in a quiet and lovely residential area in the small village of Palhais, Ericeira with an open view over the surrounding green hills.

Omassim Gueshouse can accommodate 20 guests with two-bed, three-bed, and five-bed rooms including one bunk bed. All bathrooms are shared. The dining and living room are the perfect meeting point to take breakfast, read a book, or on cold days enjoy the warmth of the fireplace. You will relax and enjoy the peaceful nature, soak up the sun next to the swimming pool (not heated) in its lovely garden, or feast on the delicious vegetarian menu.

Ericeira charming Fishertown is about four kilometers south walking distance away, the next beach (Ribeira dIlhas) is reachable in about 20 minutes walk in the beautiful nature reserve with stunning, breathtaking views. Single occupancy is available for a supplementary charge.

Dive into the ocean and leave your worries behind. This retreat will provide you with an active holiday that nourishes body, mind, and soul and gives you a solid foundation for a further practice of yoga and surf. Enjoy your stay in the homely guesthouse, start your day with the tasty, home-made vegetarian breakfast buffet and make an amazing yoga and surf experience.

Combination of yoga and surfing

The benefits that yoga can have on surfing are far-reaching, whether it's through strength, balance, flexibility, or breathing techniques. On a physical level, yoga provides important pre-board stretches and allows the body to recover faster from the surf sessions. Joints become warmer and are opened, helping you to improve your flexibility, stability, and energy. Learning how to breathe and clear your mind will help you to stay calm and relaxed and to tighten your focus, catching your best wave ever.

Yogis can also get benefit from surfing. Surfing is feeling as one with nature, feeling, and breathing with the ocean, connecting in deep respect to ride your wave in harmony. You may experience a new level of focus and intensity through surfing - there`s no reason to not give it a try.

The yoga classes

Yoga classes will take place on Monday to Friday. There will be 5 morning Vinyasa Flow yoga classes, 5 evening Restorative, Soft Flow or Yin Yoga classes. All classes are 75 minutes long.

Yoga is for everyone, you do not need to be an aficionado, nor to be in top form. Each class includes the practice of pranayama (breathing exercises), asanas (seat, posture) and savasana (relaxation at the end of the class).

The morning classes will be the Vinyasa flow, a gentle practice of Hatha yoga which focuses on the synchronization of the breath (prana) with the postures (asanas). It is a dance of the asanas always in connection with breathing to calm the mind. Let the breath be your guide to liberate your mind and increase your inner peace, harmony, love and joy. Practicing yoga will help to harmonize the nervous system, increase the sense of balance of body and mind and strengthens the lymphatic system.

Traditionally, the evening classes are more soft, slow, restorative or yin yogis to integrate the day and prepare for a great rest for the night. Let yourself emerge into the flow of your yoga practice. Enjoy the breathing, and relax deeply your body, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and also your mind. Let yourself lead your own breath through a class full of regeneration, recreation, and calm.

The surf lessons

Surfing lessons will take place on Monday to Friday (approximately 10 hour of surfing lessons/week). Wetsuit, board, transport and insurance are included.

Ericeira Surf Progress is the only surf school in Ribamar. The team consists of qualified teachers who are local surfers who perfectly know and master all the technical aspects of the sport. They know the region inside out and will be happy to share our knowledge and teach you how to read, surf and enjoy the ocean at its best. How to surf safely and how to feel confident in different surfing conditions, that is what you will learn with Ericeira Surf Progress.

Ericeira Surf Progress provides surf classes for different levels in separated groups. The surf courses are specifically designed for your level of surfing, combining theory and practice in the most effective way. As a complete beginner, you will learn how to surf with us from the start. Well-experienced surfers will get the chance to perfect their surfing techniques. Take your surfing to a higher level.

Typical schedule

  • 08:00 Indoor morning class Vinyasa flow yoga
  • 09:15 Delicious healthy vegetarian breakfast, and then, according to the conditions and time of the tide: pick-up for your surf class
  • 19:00 After-surf yoga class
  • Lia Muczenski

    In her yoga classes Lia tries to support the increase of physical flexibility and strength to transform it into inner strength, to gain trust, harmony, inner alignment and joy. She speaks fluent German, English, or Portuguese and can run classes in any of these three languages depending on the participants.

  • Eduardo Cunha

    has been working with fire in a sacred and shamanic form, helping and serving thousands of people in their process of cure and self-discovery. He is deeply in love with nature and with a total understanding of the universal laws of the universe. The discovery of yoga and meditation transformed him and and has since been an intricate part of his daily life.

The retreat will take place in Ericeira, Portugal. Ericeira is a mecca for surfers. This area is considered as one of the best surf spots in Portugal. There is a wide range of beach, point, and reef breaks in the immediate area suited for all levels of surfing.

Nearby places

  • Bus station - 5 minutes
  • Ericeira fisher town, 4 kilometers
  • Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) - 30 to 40 minutes
  • Ribeira dIlhas beach - 20 minutes

Omassim believes that cooking and eating are an art. That is why they only use good quality, seasonal, locally sourced fruits and vegetables. Delicious vegetarian meals will be provided for the duration of your retreat. Omassim will provide you with 7 nourishing buffet breakfast, six tasty lunch packages or light lunch at Omassim Guesthouse, and six healthy buffet dinner.

Surfing lesson

Surfing lessons for you with the local surf schools run by professional surfers can be arranged. Whether it's your first time or you are an experienced surfer looking for some tips, a lesson at any level can be arranged. Surfing lesson will be given by local professional Ericeira Surf Progress School.

The price including surf gear, transport, and insurance is 25 EUR for approximately two hours, mini-surf course 125 EUR, approximately 10 hours surfing on five days, intensive surf course 255 EUR approximately 25 hours.

Other activities

  • Active meditation
  • Consultation (Inner child and co-dependency)
  • Creative writing sessions
  • Fitness classes
  • Guided walks
  • Life coach or personal fitness training
  • Stand up paddle
  • Sweatlodge (depending the season)
  • Health Consultation (Naturopathy)

Other available options

You will also enjoy many other activities in the surrounding area. The nature reserve is ideal for walking or mountain biking. The trails take you between beaches, along the cliff tops and past famous surf spots. Also, if you just want to lie on a nearby beach or stretch your legs, breath the fresh Atlantic air, watch the local surf and be surrounded by the stunning flora and fauna of Western Portugal, Omassim Guesthouse is the place to be.

Omassim provides spa treatments at extra charges from approximately 35 to 50 EUR

  • AromaTouch massage
  • Ayurvedic massage
  • AyurYoga massage
  • Body-Mind centering
  • Holistic massage
  • Reiki
  • Sound healing massage
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Zen Shiatsu and acupressure
  • 5 days morning Vinyasa flow yoga classes and 5 evening soft yoga class from Monday to Friday
  • 5 days surfing classes (approximately 10 hours per week) with wetsuit, board, transportation, and insurance provided
  • 6 tasty lunches
  • 6 vegetarian dinners as buffet
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Extra massages or treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS). Omassim provides transfers from and to Lisbon airport for an additional fee of 50 EUR for a group of one to three people. For groups of more than three people, the fee will be 20 EUR each.

Arrival by bus

There is a regular bus from Campo Grande in Lisbon to Mafra. There is also a bus going to Campo Grande from Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS).

Ericeira, Portugal

Omassim Guest House is an oasis of bright, homelike homely accommodation offering vegetarian food, yoga, meditation, and tranquility.

  • Availability: The Yoga Retreats of this organizer are available 68% of the time.
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8 days / 7 nights

This holiday is available all year round, with arrival and departure on Sundays. Choose your preferred dates below.

 

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