All-Level Yoga Retreat Portugal

Ripar Surf School offers this amazing holiday in Portugal where you will practice not only yoga but also surfing each day. Whether you are new or experienced to yoga and / or surf, the certified instructor will surely guide your practice to the fullest. With delicious breakfast served every day as well as stunning surroundings, this 8-day retreat is perfect for everyone who's seeking a complete holiday. Come and bring home all the benefits of surf and yoga!

Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga lessons
  • Daily 4-hour surfing lesson
  • Free use of surfing equipment
  • Discount on Backdoor Surf Shop
  • 1 welcome dinner on Sunday
  • Daily homemade breakfast
  • 7 nights' lodging

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Portuguese, English
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Accommodation

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.

Ripar Surf School Portugal Yoga Retreat Program

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, riding 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.

Instructors

Xico
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.
Miguel Contreras
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
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
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.

Location

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 mini golf course, a futsal field, and tennis courts in the area.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 2 minutes' walk
  • Hospital and pharmacies, 3 kilometers

Features

Activities

  • Massage

General

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

Daily delicious homemade breakfast and 1 welcome dinner with the team (on Sunday) will be catered.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

What's included

  • 1 welcome dinner with the team on Sunday
  • 2 daily surfing sessions (2 hours each)
  • 2 daily yoga classes (1.5 hours each)
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily homemade breakfast
  • Discount on Backdoor Surf Shop
  • Free surf equipment during weekends
  • Linen and towels

How to get there

Arrival by plane

The nearest airport is Lisbon Airport (LIS).

Arrival by bus

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.

Arrival by taxi

You can take a taxi from the Lisbon Airport (LIS) directly to Praia da Areia Branca. It costs around 70 EUR.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • 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
  • January 1 - April 30
  • November 1 - December 31
 
Middle season
  • May 1 - June 30
  • October 1 - 31
 
High season
  • July 1 - September 30

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