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Spiritual Yoga Retreat Portugal

Omassim invites you to a magical retreat combining yogic bliss and exciting surfing lessons. Enjoy morning yoga classes in the classical Jivamukti method with singing, spiritual talk, music, and meditation mixed in with a challenging flow. Evening classes will be restorative focusing on either alignment issues within particular asanas, pranayama, or slow flow. Relish healthy vegetarian and vegan food and make most of your holiday experience!


  • 5 surfing lessons
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily Jivamukti yoga classes
  • Pranayama, chanting, singing, and spiritual talks
  • Guidance of an experienced instructor
  • Nutritious vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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You will be staying at the Omassim Guesthouse in Ericeira, Portugal. They offer a wide selection of rooms and can accommodate groups, twin travelers, and single travelers. You will have free access to their yoga and meditation hall including yoga mats, blocks, and blankets. The room types include double rooms, three people sharing, and five people sharing rooms with all having shared bathrooms.

Omassim Surf and Yoga Retreat Program

Enjoy morning yoga classes in the classical Jivamukti method with singing, spiritual talk, music, and meditation mixed in with a challenging flow. Evening classes will focus on either alignment issues within particular asanas, pranayama, slow flow, and Restorative yoga. Surf classes are suitable for all levels and are offered during the daytime.

Relish delectable vegetarian or vegan meals daily to nourish your body from the inside out and in your free time, you can explore nearby areas and participate in various activities on offer at the venue.


Kari Zabel
Kari has been teaching yoga since 2003 and is an advanced certified Jivamukti teacher who studied under founders Sharon Gannon and David Life. She has taught thousands of classes across the United States, Asia, and Europe before moving to Munich in 2013 to join the Jivamukti Yoga Centers in Munich. She is regularly featured in Yoga Journal Germany and is the model for 108 asana finder on their online platform. She is known for her light spirit, heartful teaching, creative sequencing, and love for music.


This surf and yoga retreat will take place at Omassim Guesthouse, Ericeira, Portugal. Omassim is a small vegetarian run yoga and surf guesthouse with a cozy atmosphere and a special touch. It is the perfect place for all kinds of visitors: surfers, beach lovers, yogis, vegetarians, those who simply cannot stay away from the ocean, and for all those who appreciate the special and unique natural and culture surrounding of Ericeira.

The guesthouse is located in a lovely residential area of the small village Palhais which is just three kilometers away from Ericeira. In about 20-minutes walk you can reach the beaches of Praia da Ribeira d'Ilhas and Praia do Coxos which are part of the World Surf Reserve of Ericeira.

The capital, Lisboa is only about 40 kilometers away to the southeast. They hold events, workshops, and courses to turn all your attention to yourself to breath, relax, meditate, simply create a place for personal development, self-realization, and wellness.

Nearby places

  • Ericeira, 3 kilometers
  • Lisboa, 40 kilometers
  • Praia da Ribeira d'Ilhas - 20 minutes
  • Praia do Coxos - 20 minutes



  • Massage
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Dining area
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio


You will be offered three daily vegetarian or vegan meals during the duration of the retreat. Please let Omassim know of any special dietary requirement or restriction at the time of booking.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
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)

Experience mystical fire walking with Eduardo

Very often in life, you are blocked with fears and doubts. This may bring physical pain and soul pain or simply block you from developing your talents in your life journey. The spiritual practice of walking on fire will help you accept these doubts and transform them. Walking on fire has a very particular meaning, that was transmitted by ancient cultures for thousands of years. It is the union of body, mind, and soul.

Go for excursions and sightseeing

Take tours to nearby sites like the Mafra palace, Tapada de Mafra, Sintra town (Unesco heritage), Lisbon, Cascais, Óbidos, Fatima (religious place of pilgrimage), Peniche, and Cabo da Roca the westernmost point of Europe.

Indulge in holistic treatments

Pamper yourself with additional massages, holistic treatments, and Reiki healing.

Take sauna at the sweat lodge

The sweat lodge is a hut made ​of branches bent into a circular shape. This format of tortoise-shell (also considered the womb of mother Earth) helps generate positive thoughts and is conducive to good directing prayers to the great spirit mother Earth to yourselves and to your fellow participants.

As you enter the sauna you will walk left crossing behind the hole clockwise and occupy your seats. The first four stones that are brought into the sweat lodge represent the four sacred directions: east, south, west, and north. The hot stones are placed in the fire pit, water is poured onto the hot stones resulting in the purifying steam, during this time there is a sharing among the participants.

The door opens three more times, at the times given by the sweat lodge keeper of the ceremony. The duration of the sweat lodge varies depending on the group. You will exit the sweat lodge reborn and recreated.

What's included

  • 5 surfing lessons
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 6 dinners
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily Jivamukti yoga classes
  • Guidance of an experienced instructor
  • Pranayama, chanting, singing, and spiritual talks

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).

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