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7 Days Girls Surf and Yoga Retreat in Indonesia

  • Bobby's Surf Camp, Grajagan Bay, Alas Purwo National Park, East Java, Indonesia

Surf and Yoga Retreat Indonesia

This retreat is all about treating yourself to good waves, yoga, and bonding with other lady sliders who love laughing out loud and adventuring wildly in a place that is certainly just that, wild. It's time to disconnect from your phone and reconnect with inspirational and amazing women in Grajangan Bay, Indonesia. Surrounded by jungles, the bay is one of the best surf destinations in the world and you are going to enjoy some sensational morning yoga spots with a stunning view.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Local surf guide knowledge
  • Photos by legendary photographer Fiona Peters
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Boat transfers
  • Daily meals
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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During the retreat, you will be accommodated at Bobby’s Surf Camp, an outpost of civilization located on the edge of a wild jungle and beautiful reef. After more than 30 years of operation, the G-Land facilities have been upgraded from being the first place to stay into a truly first class accommodation. Even though you are in the jungle, you are comfortable and safe.

There are two options for this surf and yoga trip: deluxe and superior. You can decide on the style of accommodation you want for the week.

Deluxe

The deluxe option is a two-story bungalow that has an en suite cold water bathroom which is quite refreshing in the tropical heat. There is a lounge space on the first floor, an air-conditioned sleeping quarters, and open-aired balcony on the second floor.

Superior

The superior option is the largest bungalow complete with an en suite hot water bathroom, mini-refrigerator, hot water kettle, satellite TV and DVD player, and air-conditioned sleeping quarters. If you are accustomed to some simple comforts or traveling with a non-surfing companion, this is the way to go.

This retreat will allow you to surf, stretch, explore the jungle, and relax. If you are coming for yoga, then do yoga, but if you are coming to surf and are not inclined to stretch it out, that's also fine. You are encouraged to feel that you have the freedom and flexibility to do whatever it is you dream of doing.

The jungle is always an inspiring and unforgettable healing space. It's perfect for yoga and meditation. Kori Hahn is joining along to support you for your daily yoga and meditation sessions throughout the week. With a mixture of Vinyasa flow style classes to healing Yin or Restorative classes, you are sure to leave the week feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. Since this trip is built for surfers, the yoga schedule will be flexible and based on the tides and winds. All yoga levels are welcome and Santosha Society is happy to cater to your needs.

Though it's without a doubt a boy's world out in Grajangan Bay, you and the other girls will take it over for a week and make it a girls' surf and yoga trip to G-Land.

Fiona Peters will also join you for the week not only as a well-seasoned G-Land visitor but as a professional photographer. She has been returning to G-Land year after year because she wholeheartedly loves it. She will capture the week adventure from the water as well as from the shore.

Daily highlights

Day 1 - Sunday, October 16, 2016

You will take a boat ride in the early morning from Kuta, arriving two hours later to Grajangan Bay, Java, Indonesia. You are advised to arrive in Bali on the previous day which is Friday, October 15, 2016 or at least in the very early morning on the 16.

Day 2 to 6 - Monday to Friday, October 17 to 21, 2016

Each day, you will do early morning yoga sessions in a variety of spots, from a wooden lookout tower overlooking the bay to a platform built just for you on the reef. The views will be nothing but amazing. Surfing, jungle walks, exploration, and hammock time are also the good parts of the itinerary for the week.

Day 7 - Saturday, October 22, 2016

This is the departure day when you will take a boat ride and return to Kuta, Bali to catch your flight home.

  • Kori Hahn

    Yoga Alliance USA (Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga)

    Kori is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor and Government of India certified Ayurvedic massage therapist. She is passionate about Ayurveda, herbalism, naturopathy, as well as global theology. Her dedication to Ashtanga and Yin yoga give her a balanced approach to strengthening and healing the body. Kori’s retreats are designed to share her knowledge in a way that gives her students a sense of autonomy in their paths, immersing them in an ocean of wellbeing to take back to their everyday lives.

This retreat will be held in the surf spot known as Grajagan or G-Land. It's the eastern fringe of Grajagan Bay, which is located on the southeast corner of the island of Java, Indonesia.

Nearby places

  • Kuta Beach - 2 hours
Activities
  • Boating
  • Massage
  • Surfing
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Hammock
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • Mosquito net

Bobby’s Surf Camp has remained focused on keeping the meals both nutritious and exciting. There will be three breakfast menus and approximately 25 choices for lunch. Dinner is a choice of either a rotating international main course menu or anything from the lunch menu.

The kitchen staff are known throughout the jungle to have great food that is prepared fresh and to your liking. The food will ultimately keep you feeling healthy and refreshed through your sessions in the ocean, on the yoga mat, or in the hammock.

Santosha Society can adapt all cuisine to suit your dietary requirements, allergies, and preferences.

Natural adventures

When you are heading into the jungle, the options of natural adventures are endless. The park’s name, Alas Purwo National Park, means first forest or ancient forest, in accordance with a Javanese legend that says that the earth first emerged from the ocean. It's a magical and natural paradise.

Surfing

In Alas Purwo National Park, G-Land offers an unforgettable adventure experience for all level of surfers (except first timers). One of the most famous surf breaks in the world, G-Land has been featured in nearly every single surf publication that has ever existed. G-Land’s main wave is postcard perfect and not for the faint of heart. The main reef of Grajagan Bay has a handful of breaks for the most experienced of surfers, the chargers. There are a lot more breaks on the inside of the bay that most don’t even know about and rarely surf. These waves range in style from small sloped-out long-board waves to trestles-like performance waves.

A very long, world-class, barreling left hand reef or point break breaks along the east side of Grajagan Bay. It has long been considered one of the world’s best left hand waves. The correct name of the point upon which the main wave breaks is “plengkung.” The wave becomes shallower and more critical the further down the point one rides the wave. It is one of the most consistently rideable waves in the world in season, with offshore tradewinds and often plentiful swell between the months of mid-April to mid-October. It is a place every surfer dreams to watch, if not surf.

The G-Land surf break has been divided up into several sections. The first, at the top of the point, is called “kongs,” which breaks up to several hundred meters in length and can hold quite large sizes. It is not usually a barrel, nor genuinely world-class, but more a series of takeoff zones with some long wall sections, although it can also barrel on occasions. This is also where surfers can find the ‘key-hole’ which is a section of the reef that allows a more forgivable paddle out. This section picks up a lot of swell, rarely less than three feet, and is a savior when the rest of the point is too small. Then there are “money trees”, “speedies”, and “launching pads” in the same area of the bay. There are also a few other, smaller waves further down and within the bay, such as “chickens,” “20/20,” and “tiger tracks.”

There are amazing Balinese massages that you can book for approximately 10 USD.

  • 3 delicious wholesome meals a day
  • 6 nights’ accommodation at Bobby’s Surf Camp
  • Boat transfer from and to Kuta
  • Daily yoga sessions specifically for surfers
  • Dedicated and caring host service throughout your stay
  • In and out of the water photos by legendary photographer Fiona Peters
  • Local surf guide knowledge

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).

Arrival by ferry / boat

You will be transferred to Grajagan from Kuta Beach by boat. The boat will be departing early in the morning on October 16 and returning on October 22. The boat transfer is included in the price.

Testimonials

  • Review by Pauline Souchu
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful experience. I am so glad and thankful to have been able to participate in this amazing week with you all. I will do my best to keep the serenity and peacefulness that I gained here. I loved the morning meditations as well as the restorative and yin yoga after surfing. It really helped to release all the soreness. I loved everything actually. Thank you Kori for your classes and your nice calm way to guide us."

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  • Review by Meikie Stahl
    10 out of 10

    "How to put it in words… I feel centered, I take peace and harmony with me. I barely ever have felt so welcome. This bunch of travelers full of awesomeness made me feel so good. As far as the yoga, OMG that was the best I have ever had. Going through different styles is just great. It was so good for me. I learned a lot and I take home so many new things. Perfect!"

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  • Review by Ines Ambrosio
    10 out of 10

    "With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble.” Courage is the foundation of integrity” Keshavan Nair. “Kori and the Santosha Society team, you inspire me to keep searching for my dreams and working with love to make them happen. It was a pleasure to share waves, talks, yoga and memories with such amazing human beings! I really feel grateful for all. Thank you for all! Seriously you legends!"

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  • Review by Anna Ehrgott
    10 out of 10

    "While in Sri Lanka I gained new friends, a taste of Sri Lanka and appreciation for lady slide takeovers. I loved the outdoor shower and spacious room. The mosquito nets were a white girl’s best friend and the cool beautiful rooms provided for a great nights sleep. I have felt so well-rested here. I loved the healthy and vegetarian food options at all meals. There was something for everyone with lots of local flare. Such good fruit, curries, and soups. My only problem was that the surf was too fun to practice and learn from you talented ladies about yoga. Some highlights of the retreat are the curry buffet in Weligama, the waves right out front, the great food, and the feeling of being free yet cared for if we needed anything."

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    "I rose and fell each night to the gentle sounds of the sea. Each day felt like sailing smooth, refreshing and with new discoveries on the horizon. I can’t wait to attend more of your retreats."

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  • Review by Mareikie
    10 out of 10

    "This week I had my first surfing experience, loved the yoga and learned new things. I was inspired by the others. The accommodation is really nice. I liked the different styles and teachers. And I like to see and feel when somebody is totally in love with what they are doing. My favorite cultural experience was visiting the temple and walking around the area. It was a pleasure having the time here. Thank you for all attention and everything."

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  • Review by Kasha Palmer and Jason Scheben
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful experience. The trip I will never forget. Most beautiful beaches. Kind sweet locals. Whole experience very well done. Yoga was great new experience for Jason. The Yin yoga was so chill. The room was beautiful and clean. Breakfast and dinner were awesome, lots of fresh fruit for breakfast which was a super bonus and dinner was always new and tasty. Teachers gave a great introduction."

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  • Review by Suzanne Del Rosario - Davis
    10 out of 10

    "I have always wanted to go on a yoga retreat, however I felt intimidated since I am not a professional instructor. On a request from a dear friend, I took the plunge and experienced an amazing week long yoga-meditation filled adventure in Sri Lanka with Kori. She welcomed each of us with open arms, patience, and one on one attention. I elevated my basic yoga moves with breath, learned new poses, and practiced focused meditation. My favorite part is the yoga on the beach! Thank you, Kori for cherished memories."

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  • Review by Vilia Zeisig from Germany

    "My first yoga retreat and a wonderful experience. I learned so much from the experienced yoga teachers and enjoyed the familiar atmosphere in the group of beginners and advanced yoga people. The stunning scenery of our accommodation made it even more special and a real escape of our daily lives. I got inspired so much from the amazing people around. The double room was luxurious and wonderful. Very comfortable beds and good air conditioning. The food was great. I love that it was all local and cooked by locals. With fresh ingredients and a clean kitchen in combination with the expertise of the chef. I had no expectations when coming to the retreat, but I am definitely leaving with a heartful of energy, inspiration, and love for all the people I met here. I am really thankful for the organizer, Kori, for bringing us all together as such an amazing place."

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  • Review by Vera Nording from Sweden

    "Kori is not just an amazing and pedagogic yoga teacher that lets you follow your own pace and at the same time as she helps you take your yoga to the next level, she is also a rad human being that will crack you up and make you cry from laughter."

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  • Review by Alicia Damato from United States

    "Before I ever set foot in an official yoga class and I was so inflexible that touching my toes seemed impossible, Kori Hahn was patient enough to work me through some beginner poses like downward dog and tree pose. Calmly enthusiastic, Kori had a keen ability to teach me the next move with a gentleness that lightened the harshness of any authoritative instruction. She was also an expert at doing partner yoga, and to this day, after nearly six years of weekly yoga, I have yet to find someone who I enjoyed grasping hands or ankles with as much as Kori. Her unpretentious wisdom and knowledge is both comforting and enlightening, and I recommend her to yoga practitioners of all levels."

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  • Review by Edda Velvet from Chile

    "I met Kori in Tushita Meditation Center, McLeod Ganj India, where Kori was the daily yoga teacher. I loved Kori's yoga class on the rooftop terrace every afternoon! Despite a constant distraction of monkeys, she explained and adjusted the asanas while creating an atmosphere for personal development. I hope to practice with her again, maybe here in Chile?"

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  • Review by Cari Baer from Texas, USA

    "Kori is very confident in her teachings, relaxed, adding bits of humor in the workshop to keep everyone comfortable, and extremely knowledgeable on the benefits of Yin yoga. She set a great vibe for the workshop which continued from start to finish. The Yin yoga workshop Kori conducted at our gym in Frisco, Texas was absolutely beneficial! I've made my own little sacred space to continue practicing at home. I have small children and this is basically a necessity to keep me from losing my mind. I learned a lot and really feel like this goes right alongside with my everyday exercise program. I have since shared the benefits with my family members and friends. This is something I will do until my old body won't allow me to anymore! I wish Kori would move back to Texas and host a class every week!"

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  • Review by Rebecca Harold from United Kingdom

    "Kori Hahn's approach to her teaching and the people she invites to join her leaves you feeling like you belong to a big family. She's incredibly down to earth and her live and let live approach to life leaves you feeling that yoga is not only cleansing, purifying, and peaceful but she's a great believer in not taking yourself too seriously. I would thoroughly recommend any opportunity that comes your way to work with Kori. Not only will you come away feeling that you've made a new soul mate for life but her passion for her teaching and experience is truly impressive and totally infectious."

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  • Review by Vicky Felton from Bali, Indonesia

    "The Yin yoga class on the beach today was beautiful. Thank you so much for welcoming me and Vana. It was such a beautiful experience to share yoga with my beautiful baby in such a beautiful spot lead by such a beautiful person."

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  • Review by Claire Dusting from Bali, Indonesia

    "I can't thank you enough. You are awesome! A fabulous class and invigorating experience with such an incredible back drop."

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  • Review by Cyndy Cordray from Texas, USA

    "In an era when there is so much need for grounding, we are blessed to have teachers such as Kori Hahn among us. She shares the wisdom of traditional practices with her travel and life experiences. She applies the practical application of yoga to our daily lives. She is a wonderful spirit to have in your presence."

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