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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!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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