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Yoga for surfers applies a combination of yoga techniques targeted on surfing that will provide an extraordinary increase of energy, vitality, strength, flexibility, and confidence. This retreat offers a lovely and typical surfers’ accommodation, 5 days surf lesson, 5 days yoga sessions, meditations, transport and surf materials. Enjoy the peaceful yoga and meditation as well as the exciting wave surfing in Portugal with West Coast Surf Camp!
West Coast Surf House is a lovely and typical surfers’ accommodation. The Surf House has 1 dorm and 3 double rooms, kitchenette, living room and 2 bathrooms in the main house. You are free to cook, use the fridge and all kitchen utensils and appliances for your meals.
In addition, the other facilities that you can find in this accommodation are a games room with pool table, fire-place, cable TV, LCD, world library and Wi-Fi connection. In the courtyard you can find a yoga studio, an outside shower with warm water and an in-house surf school where you can rent surf gear.
The shared and private rooms are sunny and large. The house equipped with all the essentials that you may need for a comfortable holidays. There are several types of rooms offered in this accommodation, such as Purple, Red, Orange, Green and Blue room.
West Coast Surf Camp teaches you how to surf by dividing the learning process into 3 levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced level. Based on this classification, the instructors will take you to the best spot that fits your level. West Coast Surf Camp also provides surf guiding for surfers with some experience which are already self-sufficient in the water.
In addition to the surf lessons, you are going to do a 5-day yoga session and meditation. By using a fluid movement from one posture to another and combined with the right breathing (Vinyasa flow), you will develop a useful concentrative state and understand what is “focus in movement”, which is very useful in the water.
All the work which is made in yoga, like the postures (asanas) and the breathings (pranayama), aims to prepare yourself to meditate. Samyama yoga tantric meditation uses concentration (dharana) and meditation (dhyana) to enter Samadhi, a state of intense concentration achieved through meditation.
This retreat will take place in Praia da Areia Branca. It is located right in the middle of the West Coastline of Portugal. The accommodation is only a few steps from the beach, bus station, supermarket, the bakery and some restaurants. Its strategic location allows you to enjoy the cultural offerings of the major urban centers and the typical magic of the places where land meets the sea. The population is divided between working in agriculture and the various opportunities that the Atlantic Ocean provides, such as fishing.
The closest airport to West Coast Surf House is Lisbon Airport (LIS), 80 kilometers to south. Faro Airport (FAO) and Porto International Airport (OPO) are other available airports.
From Lisbon Airport (LIS) the cheapest and easiest option to reach West Coast Surf House is by bus. There is a bus from the airport to Sete Rios, the main bus station, near the Lisbon Zoo. It costs around 3 EUR. There you can find the express bus to Peniche, and buy a ticket to Praia Da Areia Branca which costs around 9 EUR. The journey will take about 50 minutes. Once you arrive at Areia Branca bus station, you just walk down the street (Rua Das Caravelas) about 50 meters and you will find West Coast Surf House just across the road (Avenida António José Do Vale).
If you came from Faro or from Porto, the easiest way to get to the surf house is by taxi to the Rodoviária bus station. There you can find the express bus to Peniche and buy the ticket to Praia da Areia Branca.