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What is better than experiencing surf and yoga holiday in the stunning Portugal? Ripar Surf School offers this amazing retreat combining surf and yoga for everyone, from complete beginners to advanced ones, as both can operate synergistically for a more fulfilling existence, merging spirituality, physical, and mental health. Accompanied by certified instructors, your daily practices will surely be another unforgettable experience of a lifetime. Book your flight now and enjoy your holiday!
You will stay at Lemon Tree Beach House consisting of 4 rooms, either double, twin, or triple. It is a perfect hostel for everyone who looks for a nice, friendly, and quiet place by the beach.
With the physician, surfer, and certified yoga teacher, you will have the opportunity to experience the classic teachings of the millenary yoga Sámkhya philosophy, working the 14 technical disciplines for a complete, natural, healthy, and joyful personal development that manifests in a much more profitable surfing experience. The technical disciplines include dhyána / samádhi, pujá, kryá, mantra / kírtana, pránáyáma, asana, yoga Nidrá, bandha, japa tala, japa shesha, yantra, mudrá, nyása, and mánasika.
With the early morning yoga sessions, you can slowly connect to your inner self, wake up with the ocean's breeze energy, and prepare your body's muscles for paddling, standing up, ridding waves, and to avoid injuries. These sessions can take place on the beach, surf school’s deck, or studio according to group preferences and / or weather conditions.
Furthermore, through conscious breathing exercises, you can enhance your endurance in the water and with a focused mind, you can make better wave choices as well as follow more precisely the experienced surf teacher's advice. You can also stretch and relax your body, recharge your mind, and get prepared for more exciting life to come.
In addition, the aim of this retreat is to promote a state of receptiveness that will allow you to fully enjoy the connection with the vast Atlantic Ocean, its waves, and its people, in the beautiful part of the Portuguese coastline. Lastly, whether you’re experienced or beginner in yoga or surf, you are always welcome to participate in this program.
Xico is one of the best local surfers while also being an incredible father of three small children. He is patient and careful with all his surfing students. He lives under the influence of permaculture and believes that relationships can be found in nature and can be applied to all aspects of human habitation.
An openhearted human, that smiles through life. He is graduated in Medicine, since 2012, from de University of Salamanca and has been working as a General Practice trainee doctor in Nazaré until this year, when he realized he needed to explore new ways to approach health and life. He is a certified Yoga Sámkhya Instructor from the Portuguese Confederation of Yoga and a surfer with more than 10 years of experience which allows him to merge this two fulfilling activities into a practice than can enhance your surfing and promote your connection to yourself, in nature.
Pipas is a local surfer and has been a surf instructor since 2005. Teaching most of the times at the "improvers" surfing lessons, he will help you enjoying the ride of your life.
Rafael is a surf instructor. He's a local surfer with more than 20 years of experience with classic style and is always chasing some tubes. He's also known as the Big Rider of Areia Branca. He has an amazing knowledge of the ocean and is always in tune with nature.
This retreat will take place in Praia da Areia Branca, Lourinhã, Lisbon District, Portugal. Located 65 kilometers' distance from Lisbon, Praia da Areia Branca is a small seashore village that has not yet been massively occupied by tourism and where you can have contact with the local population in a calm and safe environment.
Near the best Portuguese surfing spots, Praia da Areia Branca is the perfect place for surfers, nature lovers, families, friends, and couples. There are several restaurants, bars, and cafe's for different tastes, as well as a minigolf course, a futsal field, and tennis courts in the area.
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Monthly recommended wetsuit
Daily delicious homemade breakfast and 1 welcome dinner with the team (on Friday) will be catered.
Lisbon Portela Airport
Transfer not provided
The nearest airport is Lisbon Airport (LIS).
If you're coming from Lisbon Airport (LIS), the cheapest option to reach the location is by bus. However, you need to take the metro or a taxi to the Rodoviária bus station in Sete Rios (Metro Station) near the Lisbon Zoo. Then, please look for the express bus to Peniche (schedule) and buy the ticket to Praia Da Areia Branca (9 EUR). The journey takes about 50 minutes.
You can take a taxi from the Lisbon Airport (LIS) directly to Praia da Areia Branca. It costs around 70 EUR.