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Join Santosha Society for this long awaited journey to yoga and surfing paradise. This 10-day yoga and surf retreat by Santosha Society will bring you to a remote tropical island, fringed with the most perfectly clear water you will have ever seen. It is a perfect getaway for those looking to escape, relax, and unwind, with amazing waves and daily yoga!
You will stay in a bungalow at Togat Nusa Retreat in the Mentawai Islands. There are four traditionally inspired bungalows, each is uniquely designed using recycled timbers and driftwood. Each bungalow is setup to accommodate 2 people, for a total of 8 guests on the island at any one time. All have private bathrooms with running hot water and fans to help stay cool with Wi-Fi in the main living area.
The funky interior design incorporates hand built custom furniture and antique lighting and fixtures left over from Dutch fishing vessels. Togat Nusa Resort is not a fancy luxury resort, it is an eco-resort with a friendly family feel. In fact, Santosha Society feels honored to have been invited by the legendary kind-hearted souls who have built and run it with their own two hands, John and Ainsley Ocean.
With more staff than guests Togat Nusa Retreat has the best reviews in the Mentawai Islands. The hospitality, the service, the food, the location - it is all outstanding.
If you desire single occupancy of a room with two or more beds please write Single Occupancy! in the booking form box marked ‘Additional Info’.
The yoga is themed around the yin and yang elements of life. Kori Hahn will guide you through two daily yoga and meditation sessions. The yoga schedule includes a variety of morning Vinyasa / Hatha / Mysore / Ashtanga classes and evening Restorative / Yin classes. If you choose to participate, meditations will be offered in the early mornings before yoga. The focus with all yoga practice is to reset your body and mind to a state of peace and zen. You wil also have daily transfers to local surf spots.
On this yoga retreat, you will have village visits.
Yoga Alliance USA (Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga)
Kori is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor and Government of India certified Ayurvedic massage therapist. She is passionate about Ayurveda, herbalism, naturopathy, as well as global theology. Her dedication to Ashtanga and Yin yoga give her a balanced approach to strengthening and healing the body. Kori’s retreats are designed to share her knowledge in a way that gives her students a sense of autonomy in their paths, immersing them in an ocean of wellbeing to take back to their everyday lives.
This retreat will take place in Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. The Mentawai Islands are a private, tropical island sanctuary perfect for those looking to escape, relax, and unwind with amazing waves and daily yoga. It may take an extra flight or two and a boat ride to get here, but the best things in life take a little extra effort. The Mentawai Islands are world renowned by surfers, not only for the quality of waves on offer there but also for its consistency with surf. This one 12-hectare island sanctuary can be circumnavigated in just half an hour, ringed by a beautiful white sand beach, coral reef, and crystal clear waters. Looking out over a turquoise lagoon at the front of the island you will find Scarecrows, a long left-hand wave that peels around the fringing reef, just one of the many waves in the area.
Every surfer not only knows of the Mentawai Islands but might spend nights of their wave-driven life dreaming of traveling and surfing there because it is so amazing. Since the early 1990’s surfers from around the globe have been visiting the Mentawai islands to experience untouched rainforest and superb waves. Most spots host mechanical perfection and vary in intensity, making this region suitable for surfers of all abilities. It is a Robinson Crusoe, deserted island surf paradise. If you surf or not, it is heaven out here.
This retreat is situated on Pitojat Island, off the northern end of Sipora Island, there is a number of world class breaks you can access, all within a short boat ride to the Island. Santosha Society has compiled a brief glimpse of some well-known surf spots close by with many more secrets around the retreat place.
You will be amazed and rewarded by the people, scenery, and way of life in this remote part of the world. Aside from all the surfing, sunrise / sunset yoga, and meditation classes. There is a host of other things to do on the island. You can go beachcombing, fishing, snorkeling, swimming, and a local sanpan (canoe) paddle. Take out an SUP or enjoy a massage on request.
You will have 3 meals per day with smoothies, juices, coconuts and healthy snacks to keep you satisfied. Santosha Society can cater for your dietary requirements and preferences. The meals are served with an emphasis on locally sourced fresh vegetables, fish, fruit, and meats, as well as home-baked bread and pastries. Santosha Society's experienced Indonesian chef combines traditional and western recipes to create the most delicious meals.
You can arrive at Minangkabau International Airport (PDG). Santosha Society's representative will pick you up at the airport. This service is already included in the price.
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