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6 Day Surf and Yoga Retreat in West Algarve, Portugal

Hotel Vale Da Telha, Urbanização Vale da Telha, 8670-156 Aljezur, Portugal

Energy of the Ocean Retreat

Surya Alpine Yoga Philosophy goes to the Ocean!

Join us for an inspirational and perhaps life-changing Yoga and Surfing Retreat, a 6-day mystical experience exploring the wild and breathtaking coasts of Algarve.

Surfing gives yogis an external experience of yoga. And yoga gives surfers a leg up when they're on the board. It's obvious that the two disciplines complement each other physically. Both require strength, flexibility, and a lot of balance; attract lovers of beautiful moments in nature; and keep their devotees looking and feeling unusually young, strong, and vibrant.

But yoga and surfing intersect on the mental and spiritual planes, too. They both keep you so present. The presence you develop in a yoga practice serves surfers well during the tedious moments, too, since more time is usually spent waiting and paddling than actually riding a wave. The yogic technique of observing the breath can transform the long lulls between sets of waves into focused meditation.

We are united with the energy of the ocean. Surfing and yoga complement each other because they both hone and tone the fluid body. In yoga, we observe and even move the unseen waves of energy within us, known as prana, or "life force." In surfing, we feel the external wave energy that we're tapping in to during yoga practice. Whether or not you know how to surf, the metaphor is an apt one for leading a yogic life.

Surya Yoga Philosophy has designed the perfect yoga and surfing retreat to combine the two activities so that you experience endless mutual benefits. Daily yoga classes, morning and evening session,

Join us for a different style of yoga retreat!

Meet the instructors

Giulia & Cecilia
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  • Pranayama sessions
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, and Restorative yoga sessions
  • 3 days of outdoor climbing with qualified UVGAM mountains guides
  • Delicious vegetarian breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Free time to rest, unwind, or to do leisure activities
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian
The maximum participants in the group is 25
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  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Free parking
  • Library
  • Parking lot
  • Outdoor shower

The farm is a newly renovated rustic and sustainable building, decorated with recycling and natural materials. We have 4 rooms and 3 bathrooms, a beautiful outdoor yoga deck facing the sunset valley and a huge land with a garden where we grow our own vegetables! How cool is that? Plenty of lounge areas to chill, music area, library and loads of hectares for you to walk around.


Daily schedule

Sunday, September 15

  • 16:00 Arrivals and registrations
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Yin and Restorative yoga practice
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 21:30 Opening circle
  • 22:30 Mouna practice**

Monday to Thursday, September 16 - 19

  • 08:00 - 10:00 Morning practice (yoga, pranayama, meditation)
  • 10:15 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 17:00 Beach time: Surf and free time with packed lunch
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Afternoon practice (yoga, pranayama, meditation)
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 22:00 Mouna practice

Friday, September 20

  • 08:00 - 10:00 Morning practice (yoga, pranayama, meditation)
  • 10:15 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Closing circle, departure, and beach time

Please be aware that the program can slightly change according to weather conditions or logistic organization

**Silence is sacred; please respect it from 10 p.m.until breakfast.


Giulia Paoletta

Cecilia Arioli

Retreat location

The retreat venue is located 15 to 20 minutes drive from the main beaches in the heart of nature, off-the-grid of Aljezur.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During this retreat, there will be offered three delicious vegetarian meals a day: breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner. You'll taste amazing dishes directly cooked with fresh products from the property garden.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

After an active day in the outdoors, you can enjoy the astonishing view at the sunny terrace or relax in the living room to enjoy a drink at the bar and curl up on the sofa with a book.

What's included

  • Daily yoga, pranayama, meditation classes
  • 1 Thai body workshop
  • Accommodation in shared / private rooms
  • 3 yummy and healthy vegetarian meals a day
  • 4 surf classes, equipment, and transfer to beach
  • Plenty of free time to relax on the beach or chilling at Offline, reading, walking

What's not included

  • Flight tickets
  • Massage treatments
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO) or Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Surya Alpine Yoga Philosophy kindly advises their guests to rent a car at the airport, it's quite convenient and it will give you the opportunity to explore the wild and breathtaking cliffs and beaches of Algarve even more. However, if you prefer not, they will be happy to help you to schedule your journey, there are buses from Faro and Lisbon every day, and during surfing days the surf school will take care of our transfers! Stay Cool, Smile Big

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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6 days / 5 nights
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Monday September 23, 2019
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