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Reinvigorating Yoga Retreat

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!

Meet the instructors

Carla, Xico, Miguel, & 2 More…
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  • 1 day SUP yoga for 4 hours
  • 2 days surf course (1 session a day / 2 hours each / 4 hours)
  • 2 days yoga Classes (2 session a day / 1 hour 30 minutes each / 6 hours)
  • 1 trip to Obidos, Peniche, and Cabo da Carvoeiro for 4 hours
  • 3 nights at Lemon Tree Beach House
  • 3 Breakfasts

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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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.


SUP Yoga day takes place at Obidos. We drive 25Km north to a beautiful Lagoon. After a short introduction to this new board, we will paddle about 1 hour and reach our yoga place. SUP Yoga class starts after a delicious homemade picnic. On our way back. we will visit Obidos, a romantic and charming medieval village. The historical heritage and breathtaking landscapes make Óbidos is one of the main jewels of the country. The day ends with Sunset at Cabo Carvoeiro.

Schedules change due to tides, weather, and ocean conditions, but our regular program is:

Sample daily schedule

Day 1 or 2 - Monday / Tuesday and Friday (Expect check-in up to 2 p.m.)

  • 08:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Yoga class
  • 14:00 Check in
  • 14:30 - 16:30 Surf lesson
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Yoga class

Day 2 or 3 Wednesday and Saturday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Paddle at Obidos Lagoon
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch pack
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Yoga class (Obidos Lagoon)
  • 16:00 - 20:00 Trip to Obidos

Day 3 or 4 - Thursday and Sunday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Yoga class
  • 12:00 Check out
  • 14:30 - 16:30 Surf lesson
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Yoga class

Day 4 Thursday or Friday and Monday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Yoga class
  • 12:00 Check out

Included excursions

Obidos, a romantic and charming medieval village. The historical heritage and breathtaking landscapes make Óbidos is one of the main jewels of the country. Here you can taste the best chorizo bread of the region, and visit a bakery that cook 130 years old secret recipes. The visit is not completed without drinking Ginja (typical cherry liquor) in a chocolate cup. It is a cliché, but it is worthy.


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.
Miguel Contreras
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.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Lisbon, Portugal.

Unique features


  • Shopping
  • Surfing


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio


  • Free Wi-Fi


Daily Breakfast Lunch Pack Obidos Day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

Things to do (optional)

  • Portuguese language and culture classes
  • Shiatsu massage

What's included

  • 3 nights at Lemon Tree Beach House
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Linen and towels
  • Lunch Pack(1) - Obidos day
  • 2 days Surf course (1 session a day / 2 hours each) | 4h
  • 2 days Yoga Classes (2 session a day / 1h30m each) | 6h
  • 1 Day SUP Yoga | 4h
  • 1 Trip to Obidos, Peniche, and Cabo da Carvoeiro | 4h
  • Transfer from our surf base to other surf and yoga spots, if necessary
  • Discount on Backdoor Surf Shop Free
  • Free internet
  • Sports insurance
  • Certified Instructors
  • Certified Guiding at Obidos
  • Lots of fun

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Arriving at Praia Areia Branca by public transportation from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) is very easy, you just need to get metro at the airport to Sete Rios metro station and there get a bus to Praia Areia Branca. The full trip should cost around 12 EUR. Ripar Surf School can also pick you up at Lisbon Airport and drive you to your accommodation.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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