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Surf & Yoga Mirissa is a relaxed guesthouse in Mirissa, offering accommodation, daily drop-in yoga classes, technical surf coaching, surf shop, good food, and good vibes.
Priyal is the head instructor of the team and he is ISA level 1 certified. He has many hours of surf coaching under his belt in India, Bali, and both south and southeast coasts of Sri Lanka. He is full of information about the local attractions, the best deals, and the best spots for surfing.
Melly is a stand-up paddleboard guide and certified teacher from Munich, Germany. She is also certified in Flow and Yin Fasain yoga. At the camp, she runs yoga classes daily at 07:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., as well as full moon yoga and night yoga classes.
Ravindu is an ISA level 1 certified instructor. He is a shy but funny dude with a very easy-going attitude. A cricketer during school days, he picked up surfing when he was only sixteen.
Anupa (Anu) is a ISA level 1 certified surf coach. He has been with Surf & Yoga Mirissa for over three years. He puts a lot of attention to the technique and he uses drills to teach better. He is passionate about teaching surf and it makes him happy when his students ride a green wave down the line and make some turns on the face.
Ruwan (Ale) is also the beginner and intermediate surf coach and guide. He's very patient and carries a smile always on his face. Coming from the reef break Madiha, a quaint little beach town, he brings his village surfing vibes into his instructions. This means that you will have a slower but solid improvement with your surfing skills over the time you stay with the team. He's also ISA level 1 certified surf coach.
The energized and smiling founder and yoga teacher of the Surf &Yoga Camp is originally from Germany and the happy soul of the camp. She is a passionate 550-hour RYT yoga teacher and sound healing therapist and fulfills her island dream while teaching guests how to live a more balanced life. She is always down for a laugh. You will be able to count on her for all your needs and she cannot wait to show you around and spend an amazing time with you!
April is a ray of sunshine and a soulful 500-hour RYT yoga teacher and vegan chef assistant. She is originally from the UK but her deep love for the volcano island has brought her back here. April’s aim through her classes is to create an experience of balance, joy, and ease. Weaving themes of nature, astrology, philosophy, and energetics within her classes to create a wonderful experience for all. She is a keen foodie who loves to explore the wonder of plant-based vegan cooking. She cannot wait to hold the next moon ceremony for you!
Maddi is a really talented plant-based chef and nutritionist and is always on her mission to share how to live a sustainable life. She is originally from the UK but she collected the yummiest culinary skills in the USA, Australia, and Central America. April is equally passionate about what you put in your body as what you put on it. In her exciting workshops, she will show you the powerful wonders of nature with a smile on her lips. Fall in love with her homemade food and the most delicious one on the whole island.
from Australia, February 2020
Breakfast Was amazing.
Restaurants close by.
Dorm room was big.
Instructors where knowledgeable.
They had hot water in the shower and air-conditioning.
from Spain, February 2020
Great atmosphere and people. Perfect place to chill out and practice yoga. Very well situated and also great food.
from Turkey, January 2020
We really liked our surf teacher Anu. He tought me to stand up on the board in one day and I was able to ride several waves. Amazing experience.Thank you Anu.
from Singapore, December 2019
"Good beginner surf+yoga package"
Surf instructions are clear. Anu really gives importance in teaching the techniques, he is very patient with his students and gives feedback so you can make adjustments for improvement. Warm ups are included before you start every session but you do this on your own, it would be better for complete beginner to be guided so they can properly do the warm-up before every lesson.
Yoga with Abby is really gooooood! 🙂 I enjoyed every class. She helps you make adjustments for proper alignment to make each posture more effective and safe. She is passionate at what she does and I felt it in every class.
Overall the surf+yoga package is good. If you like to be active while on vacation then this package is right for you.
Accomodation is clean.
Breakfast is delicious, portion is big with fresh fruits and free flow tea&coffee.
from United Arab Emirates, June 2019
I loved the fact that the place felt like family. The conversations around the table, the group cooking at night, and taking the extra mile to show around.
from Kuwait, May 2019
"Beautiful stay with Surf and Yoga "
I loved the place. It was very peaceful and homie. There is place to relax either at the balcony if your room with beautiful view on the jungle trees or at the patio downstairs in a hammock. There is also a coffee place and vegan restaurant. I didnt get a chance to try it as I came outside the season but will definitely be back.
All staff was very friendly, helpful and place was full positive and peaceful energy. Beach is just few min away by walk and beautiful coconut tree hill is round the corner.
Breakfast provided for delicious and there is a lot of options to choose from.
I attended surf classes. Instructors were amazing and committed and passionate to help you.
There is a place to do yoga in the middle of the jungle! Amazing place to wake up to.
from France, March 2019
"Quality time in a jungle paradise"
I really liked all the surf session I had with Ale during this 2 weeks.
I discovered a lot of amazing surf spot and also get some tuk tuk driving lessons!
Goods waves, palm tree, turtles, sun, jungle, monkey, fresh food and good vibe. Such a perfect combo !
from France, December 2019
Excellent séjour !
De belles rencontres aussi bien avec l’équipe que les voyageurs !
Les cours de surf adaptés au niveau de chacun et les profs sont top
Belle expérience pendant ces 7 jours ;)
from France, July 2019
Ouverture à une culture riche
Cours de yoga parfaits
Prof disponible et s'adaptant aux demandes
Donne l'impression d'être à la fois entourée et libre
Cours de surf très pro également, adaptés à chacun
from United States, March 2019
"Beste surf & yoga camp!"
Dit was de beste surf en yoga camp die ik in tijden heb meegemaakt! Alles klopte en was over nagedacht! Het personeel, de vegan cafe (Ahimsa), Coffee Bar (Palms), de honden, de lessen en het verse ontbijt! Het was elke dag weer een feestje. Vanaf het moment dat ik aankwam voelde ik me thuis. Vooral de Jungle House is echt geweldig om in te verblijven. Ik vond het zo fijn dat ik voor de 2e keer terug ben gegaan.
Echt een aanrader dus!
from Switzerland, February 2019
"Passionierte Yoga und Surflehrer an einem schönen Ort"
Das Surfcamp ist vom Dschungel umgeben und nur 2 Gehminuten vom Meer entfernt. Während meinem 11 tägigen Aufenthalt habe ich mit drei unterschiedlichen Yogis, Jan, Anna und Melissa praktiziert. Alle drei sehr gut ausgebildet und sehr freundlich. Die Massagen von Melissa ausgeführt auf einem Plateau im Dschungel waren einzigartig. Der Surfunterricht mit Aley sehr entspannt und lehrreich. Er hat sich sehr bemüht bei Schwierigkeiten beim Take off Lösungen zu finden. But last not least, die Auswahl von 6 Frühstücksvarianten, Grandios!!! Gerne wieder!
from Germany, December 2018
Das Surf&Yoga ist ein wundervoller Ort mit vielen Besonderheiten wie einer Dschungelfläche für Yoga & tollen Kursleitern, an dem man sich sofort zu Hause fühlt.
from United States, November 2018
I stayed there one week and it was hard to leave. Great place with amazing atmosphere and nice people.
All the rooms are clean with AC and private balcony.
Food is very delicious and freshly made.
Cooking or having dinner together really makes you feel like a part of a big family.
Additionally they have the only vegan cafe in neighborhood serving extremely good food.
Every day I had yoga classes with Gracey and it was amazing. She was great to chat with and made the class fun while making it a bit challenging but tailored to fit the participants.
I also tried there my first surfing lessons, my instructor was Anu and he was brilliant. He took a lot of care to teach me the basics. Very knowledgeable, patient and helpful. I was able to stand on the board within the first hour!
They also have a professional photographer Matt to photograph your surfing or yoga classes.
I really enjoyed my time there and the fact that people extend their stay at Surf and Yoga whenever they can is the best recommendation.