Combining hatha flow, restorative yoga, meditation and surfing this retreat gives you the opportunity to combine the wonderful surf of the Portuguese South West coast with a healing and insightful yoga practice.
Our retreat home is Vale da Lama, a solar passive house, where temperature is controlled without any use of electricity, only by sunlight and firewood. A happy week. Two yoga sessions, movement in the morning and restorative in the evening, sandwich a daylong surfing session.
Sun, waves and excitement at the beach, good food, lush gardens and lazy hammocks back home. All the good feelings and smiles of an Algarve holiday plus quality yoga lessons to support the healing, strength and flexibility of the body.
If you like to be physical and train your body (or want to start doing so) or if you are simply looking to throw some beach & waves at your yearly yoga retreat, this week will be unforgettable.
Last but not least: we keep getting raging reviews of our associates, Future Surf School. Serious, attentive and trustworthy instructors will guide your in your first steps onto a surfboard, you are in good hands with them!
We teach hatha yoga for all levels. Jenny and Igor entered into Hatha Yoga through Ashtanga Vinyasa, loved the feeling of committing to practice and that of giving movement to the meditative process. Over the years they have slowed down and so has their practice, moving in softer styles, such as Yin or slow flow asana.
They are most interested in finding their voice, which practice suits me today? Practicing like this, asana becomes a vehicle for not only awareness but also joy and creativity. Their first meeting with meditation was through Vipassana and it is still a relevant part of our awareness training but we are also open to any self revelatory practice that offers a direct link to the heart.
Our lovely cooks provide the vegetarian meals with fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden. Most food is produced on the farm, organic and seasonal. Other products are mainly from local producers.
The Sweet Spot Cafe and Farm Shop are perfect spots to buy organic products from the farm or taste a glass of organic wine.
The resort consists of 9 spacious rooms, all with en suite bathroom. Our retreat home is Vale da Lama, a solar passive house, where temperature is controlled without any use of electricity, only by sunlight and firewood.
Prices are in Euros
Shared double €1,090
* 6 nights accommodation
* 3 daily organic vegetarian meals, additional snacks and teas available at all times
* 2 daily sessions of yoga and meditation
* 5 days surfing, includes instructor and surf equipment
* Travel insurance
* Transfers to and from Faro airport (we can assist with arrangements)
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* Surf excursions (with or without instruction)
* Car or bike rental
* Swimming in the salt water pool
* Massage treatments