10 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia

  • Togat Nusa Retreat, Mentawai Islands, Kabupaten Kepulauan Mentawai, Sumatera Barat, Indonesia

10 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia

  • Togat Nusa Retreat, Mentawai Islands, Kabupaten Kepulauan Mentawai, Sumatera Barat, Indonesia

Revitalizing Indonesia Yoga Retreat

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!

Highlights

  • All-level yoga retreat
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • 2 meditation classes per day
  • Free snorkeling, SUP, and village visits
  • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Transfers to local surf spots
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • 9-night lodging
  • 9 days with instruction
  • English
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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.

Note

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.

  • Kori Hahn

    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.

  • Beachcombing
  • Fishing
  • Local sanpan (canoe) paddle
  • Massage
  • Snorkeling
  • SUP
  • Swimming
  • 2 yoga and meditation classes a day (all levels)
  • 3 meals per day with smoothies, juices, coconuts, and healthy snacks
  • 9 nights’ accommodation
  • All island activities, snorkeling, SUP, and village visits
  • Daily transfers to local surf spots
  • Transfers from your arrival at Minangkabau International Airport (PDG) out to the Island and back
  • 30-day tourist visa, it's rumored to be complementary soon - currently 35 USD on arrival at first Indonesian port
  • Bottled drinking water (please bring your own water bottle to refill)
  • Bottled water is available for purchase but Santosha Society likes to keep plastic usage to a minimum
  • Hard alcohol / mixed drinks / beer
  • Mentawai souvenirs
  • Overnight hotel in Padang if needed
  • Soda, soft drinks, juices
  • Tips for the staff (this is entirely up to you, tipping is not mandatory but appreciated.)

Arrival by airplane

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.

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

Testimonials

  • Review by Pauline Souchu
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful experience. I am so glad and thankful to have been able to participate in this amazing week with you all. I will do my best to keep the serenity and peacefulness that I gained here. I loved the morning meditations as well as the restorative and yin yoga after surfing. It really helped to release all the soreness. I loved everything actually. Thank you Kori for your classes and your nice calm way to guide us."

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  • Review by Meikie Stahl
    10 out of 10

    "How to put it in words… I feel centered, I take peace and harmony with me. I barely ever have felt so welcome. This bunch of travelers full of awesomeness made me feel so good. As far as the yoga, OMG that was the best I have ever had. Going through different styles is just great. It was so good for me. I learned a lot and I take home so many new things. Perfect!"

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  • Review by Ines Ambrosio
    10 out of 10

    "With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble.” Courage is the foundation of integrity” Keshavan Nair. “Kori and the Santosha Society team, you inspire me to keep searching for my dreams and working with love to make them happen. It was a pleasure to share waves, talks, yoga and memories with such amazing human beings! I really feel grateful for all. Thank you for all! Seriously you legends!"

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  • Review by Anna Ehrgott
    10 out of 10

    "While in Sri Lanka I gained new friends, a taste of Sri Lanka and appreciation for lady slide takeovers. I loved the outdoor shower and spacious room. The mosquito nets were a white girl’s best friend and the cool beautiful rooms provided for a great nights sleep. I have felt so well-rested here. I loved the healthy and vegetarian food options at all meals. There was something for everyone with lots of local flare. Such good fruit, curries, and soups. My only problem was that the surf was too fun to practice and learn from you talented ladies about yoga. Some highlights of the retreat are the curry buffet in Weligama, the waves right out front, the great food, and the feeling of being free yet cared for if we needed anything."

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    "I rose and fell each night to the gentle sounds of the sea. Each day felt like sailing smooth, refreshing and with new discoveries on the horizon. I can’t wait to attend more of your retreats."

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  • Review by Mareikie
    10 out of 10

    "This week I had my first surfing experience, loved the yoga and learned new things. I was inspired by the others. The accommodation is really nice. I liked the different styles and teachers. And I like to see and feel when somebody is totally in love with what they are doing. My favorite cultural experience was visiting the temple and walking around the area. It was a pleasure having the time here. Thank you for all attention and everything."

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  • Review by Kasha Palmer and Jason Scheben
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful experience. The trip I will never forget. Most beautiful beaches. Kind sweet locals. Whole experience very well done. Yoga was great new experience for Jason. The Yin yoga was so chill. The room was beautiful and clean. Breakfast and dinner were awesome, lots of fresh fruit for breakfast which was a super bonus and dinner was always new and tasty. Teachers gave a great introduction."

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  • Review by Suzanne Del Rosario - Davis
    10 out of 10

    "I have always wanted to go on a yoga retreat, however I felt intimidated since I am not a professional instructor. On a request from a dear friend, I took the plunge and experienced an amazing week long yoga-meditation filled adventure in Sri Lanka with Kori. She welcomed each of us with open arms, patience, and one on one attention. I elevated my basic yoga moves with breath, learned new poses, and practiced focused meditation. My favorite part is the yoga on the beach! Thank you, Kori for cherished memories."

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  • Review by Vilia Zeisig from Germany

    "My first yoga retreat and a wonderful experience. I learned so much from the experienced yoga teachers and enjoyed the familiar atmosphere in the group of beginners and advanced yoga people. The stunning scenery of our accommodation made it even more special and a real escape of our daily lives. I got inspired so much from the amazing people around. The double room was luxurious and wonderful. Very comfortable beds and good air conditioning. The food was great. I love that it was all local and cooked by locals. With fresh ingredients and a clean kitchen in combination with the expertise of the chef. I had no expectations when coming to the retreat, but I am definitely leaving with a heartful of energy, inspiration, and love for all the people I met here. I am really thankful for the organizer, Kori, for bringing us all together as such an amazing place."

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  • Review by Vera Nording from Sweden

    "Kori is not just an amazing and pedagogic yoga teacher that lets you follow your own pace and at the same time as she helps you take your yoga to the next level, she is also a rad human being that will crack you up and make you cry from laughter."

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  • Review by Alicia Damato from United States

    "Before I ever set foot in an official yoga class and I was so inflexible that touching my toes seemed impossible, Kori Hahn was patient enough to work me through some beginner poses like downward dog and tree pose. Calmly enthusiastic, Kori had a keen ability to teach me the next move with a gentleness that lightened the harshness of any authoritative instruction. She was also an expert at doing partner yoga, and to this day, after nearly six years of weekly yoga, I have yet to find someone who I enjoyed grasping hands or ankles with as much as Kori. Her unpretentious wisdom and knowledge is both comforting and enlightening, and I recommend her to yoga practitioners of all levels."

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  • Review by Edda Velvet from Chile

    "I met Kori in Tushita Meditation Center, McLeod Ganj India, where Kori was the daily yoga teacher. I loved Kori's yoga class on the rooftop terrace every afternoon! Despite a constant distraction of monkeys, she explained and adjusted the asanas while creating an atmosphere for personal development. I hope to practice with her again, maybe here in Chile?"

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  • Review by Cari Baer from Texas, USA

    "Kori is very confident in her teachings, relaxed, adding bits of humor in the workshop to keep everyone comfortable, and extremely knowledgeable on the benefits of Yin yoga. She set a great vibe for the workshop which continued from start to finish. The Yin yoga workshop Kori conducted at our gym in Frisco, Texas was absolutely beneficial! I've made my own little sacred space to continue practicing at home. I have small children and this is basically a necessity to keep me from losing my mind. I learned a lot and really feel like this goes right alongside with my everyday exercise program. I have since shared the benefits with my family members and friends. This is something I will do until my old body won't allow me to anymore! I wish Kori would move back to Texas and host a class every week!"

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  • Review by Rebecca Harold from United Kingdom

    "Kori Hahn's approach to her teaching and the people she invites to join her leaves you feeling like you belong to a big family. She's incredibly down to earth and her live and let live approach to life leaves you feeling that yoga is not only cleansing, purifying, and peaceful but she's a great believer in not taking yourself too seriously. I would thoroughly recommend any opportunity that comes your way to work with Kori. Not only will you come away feeling that you've made a new soul mate for life but her passion for her teaching and experience is truly impressive and totally infectious."

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  • Review by Vicky Felton from Bali, Indonesia

    "The Yin yoga class on the beach today was beautiful. Thank you so much for welcoming me and Vana. It was such a beautiful experience to share yoga with my beautiful baby in such a beautiful spot lead by such a beautiful person."

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  • Review by Claire Dusting from Bali, Indonesia

    "I can't thank you enough. You are awesome! A fabulous class and invigorating experience with such an incredible back drop."

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  • Review by Cyndy Cordray from Texas, USA

    "In an era when there is so much need for grounding, we are blessed to have teachers such as Kori Hahn among us. She shares the wisdom of traditional practices with her travel and life experiences. She applies the practical application of yoga to our daily lives. She is a wonderful spirit to have in your presence."

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Arrival: Monday October 2, 2017
Departure: Wednesday October 11, 2017

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