Quality Yoga and Surfcamp Portugal

Start yoga and surfing and bring each of them to a whole other level! Like sea and saltwater, yoga and surfing go together. Both of them tap into a natural flow. If surfing makes you in sync with the wave patterns and ocean tides, then yoga makes you in touch with the rhythm of your breath and body. During this retreat, you will minimize the risk of injuries and improve a recovery time after a surf session by doing special Hatha yoga postures which help you strengthen the key physical points from the surfing practice such as arms, legs, back, and wrists. Besides, the postures will help you focus your mind and support your balance on the board. Therefore, if you want to feel challenged and relaxed at the same time, this retreat is perfect for you!

Highlights

  • 3 surf sessions
  • 3 yoga sessions
  • Access to the pool and garden
  • 5 nights of accommodation Private Villa
  • Transport for surf sessions

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Portuguese, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 16
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Accommodation

Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas' goal is to be more a home than a surf camp which allows you to have individual attention. The accommodation is the alternative for those seeking for some peace of mind; located in the city center, but on one of the few premium properties in Ericeira. It has a common pool, outdoor parking, and also a number of green spaces. The team is composed of people who travel a lot. They know the importance of being well received and followed up when they come to a country that is not theirs. If you find you need anything extra or have some special requests, please tell Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas.

The private villas are for one to four guests, equipped with a master bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Since comfort and quality are essential, the queen bed, mattresses, and pillows are ones of Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas’ concerns. The villa's decor is minimalist, modern, and relaxing. It is very spacious with lots of windows and lots of light. The build quality is a high standard and is fully equipped and it also has one sofá-bed in the living room (for more two guests). The common spaces are a parking, garden, and swimming pool.

Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas Yoga and Surf Camp Portugal Program

Making a decision on how to spend your vacation is an important one. You should choose this retreat if these reasons sound familiar to you.

  • You want to travel with like-minded people.
  • You want to learn more about yourself and your possibilities.
  • You wish to connect with other culture.
  • You have stress in your life and need to rest and be pampered.

In yoga, you learn not to force any pose, but to find the depth of the pose in the moment. In surfing, you learn that you can’t force a wave or a set. Instead, you practice being fully present in the moment and in tune with the current so you can catch a wave. Therefore, it’s no wonder that pros, like Kelly Slater and Rochelle Ballard, use this old-school practice (roughly 5,000 years old) to complete their surfing skills. Whether you are a pro surfer or not, your surfing will definitely benefit from a special surf and yoga practice. You will see that practicing yoga will improve your surfing steadily.

Yoga is a great way to start and / or end your surf day by warming up your body and creating the energy on focusing yourself before a session or by stretching to help avoid neck, shoulder, and back stiffness, as well as relaxing your physical and mental bodies after a nice surf day. Practicing yoga on flat surf days can also keep you in great shape until the next big swell comes in.

Both yoga and surfing teach you to meet and overcome fear, to breathe deeply, and to ride the waves of life with grace and ease. Learning to concentrate during intense yoga poses plays out in the water. As you breathe deeply and calm your mind, you settle into a natural rhythm and balance on your board. Therefore, when the big waves roll in, you can stay cool and collected. Hang loose on yoga.

Here are some more benefits, how yoga will improve your surfing skills:

  • Increased flexibility and stronger core muscles
  • Better breathing techniques
  • Improved balance
  • More stamina
  • Greater mental focus
  • Restored and revitalized energy
  • Morning sessions

The morning sessions are composed of energizing and re-vitalizing Hatha yoga to strengthen and tone your body structure and posture. In the happy back sessions, you concentrate on postures to support a healthy and natural body posture and a strong healthy back. During "open your heart" sessions, you learn postures and frequencies to open your chests, release tension in your heart regions, and support a well-being. With the hip hip hurra sessions, you practice postures to open your hips. In addition to the benefits of an improved range of motion and circulation and decreased back pain, opening the hips can create an energetic shift or release as well. Opening the hips gives you access to freedom in the body and in your own unique expression - creatively, physically, sexually, and spiritually.

Sundown yoga sessions

With deepening Yin yoga, you reach out to the fasciae structures, connective tissues, and joints of your body, take your personal time out, let all the stress go, and just become aware of yourself in the present moment.

Sample daily schedule

Day 1: Arrival day

  • 14:00 Check in
  • 15:30 Introduction
  • Free time to relax and enjoy Ericeira

Day 2

  • 10:00 Surf session
  • 17:00 Yoga session
  • Free time to relax and enjoy Ericeira

Day 3

  • 10:00 Surf session
  • 17:00 Yoga session
  • Free time to relax and enjoy Ericeira

Day 4

  • Day Off
  • Free time to relax and enjoy Ericeira

Day 5

  • 10:00 Surf session
  • 17:00 Yoga session
  • Free time to relax and enjoy Ericeira

Day 6: Departure day

  • 11:00 Check out

Instructors

Sami
Sami is a professional surfer born in Ericeira. He tries to adapt the classes to the students so that they have fun and learn the maximum. He has been teaching since he was 16 years old. He has worked as a surf coach all over the world. In addition to being certified as a surf instructor, he also has certification as a lifeguard, a stand-up paddle instructor, and as a surf coach.
Sansão
Sansão is one of the surf instructors during your stay. His background is architecture, however, he dedicated himself to surfing a few years ago. He is certified as a surf teacher and has been teaching in Ericeira since the beginning of his training.

Location

During this retreat, you will stay at Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas. This retreat is an alternative for those seeking for some peace of mind. It is located in the city center but on one of the few premium properties in Ericeira.

It has a common pool and outdoor parking and also a number of green spaces. Not only the Golden Heritage itself, with its outdoor pool, the lovingly landscaped garden, and the countless chill-out and withdraw options leaves nothing to be desired.

Also the surrounding area offers a lot. For city lovers and explorers, the center of the beautiful city Ericeira - the first World Reserve Surf in Europe and second in the world and part of the ASP World Tour and its many stunning beaches are within walking distance. For those who like to explore more of the Portuguese Atlantic Coast, the historical cities, such as Óbidos, Sintra, Lisbon, Peniche, and Fatima are very close too.

The whole coastline invites water sports enthusiasts to go surfing, sailing, diving, and canoeing, land lovers come with hiking, golfing, biking, and many, many more activities at their expense. The villa's goal is to be more a home than a surf camp, which allows you to have individual attention. If you find you need anything extra, or have some special requests, please tell Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas.

Features

Activities

  • Reiki
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Balcony
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

Breakfast not included - ask for an extra cost:

Every morning, Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas will serve you a healthy breakfast with organic fruit and juices, homemade granola musli, and a choice of well-chosen ingredients for a rich lunch pack. A healthy and balanced as well as tasty diet which gives you strength for your yoga and surf sessions is the number one priority. Also, you will have the option to cook for yourself.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

One of the best part of getting your own apartment is the chance of experiencing the city like a local Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas has a handful of great advice on how to explore the best of Ericeira. From sites to restaurants, museums, and shops, Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas will help you love the city, hopefully as much as they do. Golden Heritage Ericeira Villas will help you plan your stay and make sure that you will experience the most of what the Ericeira offers. Here is the list of several things to do:

  • Horse riding
  • Massages
  • SUP
  • Wine tasting tours

What's included

  • 3 surf sessions
  • 3 yoga sessions
  • 5 nights’ accommodation Private Villa
  • Access to the pool and garden
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Material for the activities
  • Transport for the surf sessions

What's not included

  • Additional food
  • Transfer from and to Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Optional activities
  • Souvenir shopping
  • Personal phone calls
  • Laundry
  • Alcoholic and bottled beverages

How to get there

Driving directions from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)

  • Take the A8 motorway and then the A21 will take you to Ericeira.
  • Leave the airport at Av. Berlin, turn left at Av. Porto, and follow the signs to road E1 North A1 / A8 West / A12 South.
  • Take the exit 14 at IC17 / CRIL towards A8 West.
  • Take the exit towards A8 Leiria / Loures and follow this road for 16 kilometers.
  • Take the exit 5 towards N8 / Mafra / Malveira and follow the A21 motorway to the end.
  • The toll has a cost of 2.90 EUR if you have not seen green. Make sure you get a valid ticket on the automatic machine.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. You can book your transfer soon after booking the room.

Arrival by bus

A cheap and convenient way to get from Lisbon to Ericeira is to use the public bus. Leaving the Campo Grande in Lisbon, there is a direct connection to the center of Ericeira. The first bus leaves at 06:27 and the last at 23:40. It takes between 45 minutes (fast lane) and 85 minutes. You can consult the calendar on www.mafrense.pt.

Coming from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) to Ericeira, just take the Metro to Campo Grande. In Campo Grande, catch a bus from Mafrence to Ericeira. The entire trip (from the airport to Campo Grande, Ericeira Bus Terminal, and walk to the Golden Heritage) can take three to four hours depending on the time you take the bus.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season

 

  • November - February

 

Middle season

 

  • March - May
  • October

 

High season

 

  • June - September

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