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Ripar Surf School truly believes that surf and yoga can come together and operate synergistically for a more fulfilling existence, merging spirituality, physical, and mental health. Whether you’re experienced or beginner in yoga or surf, with the physician, surfer, and certified yoga teacher, you will have the opportunity to experience the classic teachings of the millenary Yoga Sámkhya philosophy. Discover the amazing journey through yoga and surf!
During this retreat, you will stay at Lemon Tree Beach House. It is a charming Portuguese house by the beach and perfect for you who are looking for a nice, friendly, and homey place to spend a vacation. Whether you are looking for an adventurous surfing or a relaxing beach holiday alone, with friends, or family, your Portuguese hosts, Cristina and Nuno, will make you feel at home at once.
Lemon Tree Beach House is a spacious house with 4 rooms. Get a room with sunset view. The house provides double / twin and triple rooms, comfortable, and decorated with vintage design. There is a large outside terrace and garden, perfect to chill and watch Saturday jam session. You will get a free Wi-Fi inside the house.
The worldwide surf community is opening to this marriage with top surfers like Kelly Skater, Rochelle Ballard, Matt Wilkinson, big-wave rider Greg Long, or free 'spirit' surfers like Dave Rastovich and Rob Machado, among many others, including the ancient yoga practice in their life and training routines.
You will have the opportunity to experience the classic teachings of the millenary Yoga Sámkhya philosophy, working the 14 technical disciplines (Dhyána / Samádhi, Pujá, Kryá, Mantra / Kírtana, Pránáyáma, Ásana, Yoganidrá, Bandha, Japa Tala, Japa Shesha, Yantra, Mudrá, Nyása, Mánasika) during your stay for a complete, natural, healthy, and joyful personal development that will certainly manifest in a much more profitable surfing experience.
With the early morning yoga sessions, you can slowly connect to your inner self, wake up with the ocean's breeze energy, and prepare your body's muscles for paddling, standing up, riding waves, and to avoid injuries. Through conscious breathing exercises, you can enhance your endurance in the water with a sharp, focused mind you can make better wave choices, follow more precisely the experienced surf teacher's advice, and later on in the afternoon and closer to the sunset, you can stretch and relax your body, recharge your mind, and get prepared for more exciting life to come.
Above all, Ripar Surf School aims to promote a state of receptiveness that will allow you to fully enjoy the connection with the vast the Atlantic Ocean, its waves, and its people in this beautiful part of the Portuguese coastline. The yoga sessions can take place on the beach, surf school’s deck or studio according to group preferences or weather conditions.
Yoga is Carla’s philosophy of life, her discipline, and consciousness. In 2002, she began the journey as a yoga instructor. It's not been an easy road. It has been a constant challenge for her and for others, but always a very pleasurable journey.
Xico is one of the best local surfers while also being an incredible father of three small children. He is patient and careful with all his surfing students. He lives under the influence of permaculture and believes that relationships can be found in nature and can be applied to all aspects of human habitation.
An openhearted human, that smiles through life. He is graduated in Medicine, since 2012, from de University of Salamanca and has been working as a General Practice trainee doctor in Nazaré until this year, when he realized he needed to explore new ways to approach health and life. He is a certified Yoga Sámkhya Instructor from the Portuguese Confederation of Yoga and a surfer with more than 10 years of experience which allows him to merge this two fulfilling activities into a practice than can enhance your surfing and promote your connection to yourself, in nature.
Pipas is a local surfer and has been a surf instructor since 2005. Teaching most of the times at the "improvers" surfing lessons, he will help you enjoying the ride of your life.
Rafael is a surf instructor. He's a local surfer with more than 20 years of experience with classic style and is always chasing some tubes. He's also known as the Big Rider of Areia Branca. He has an amazing knowledge of the ocean and is always in tune with nature.
This retreat will take place in Lisbon, Portugal.
You will have daily homemade breakfast and one welcome dinner with the team on Sunday.
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