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This is a break for those that like to stay active on holiday. This retreat is your opportunity to take a complete timeout and escape your daily routine. Recharge your batteries with relaxing and energizing daily yoga and meditation sessions, healthy and detoxing food, and enough time to go surfing or explore the nearby cities at Portugal. Join your hosts for daily surf lessons, let them guide you through your first experience in the board or improve your technique surrounded by paradise!
During this holiday, you will stay either in a private or a shared room at The Maverick Surfvillas Portugal. The three luxurious and comfortable adjacent villas are located in the countryside quietness, featuring great views, a huge garden with scenic swimming pool, slack line, boulder climbing wall, wood-fired pizza oven and barbecue, sand volley ball field, hammock, and various chill-areas.
The retreat guests will share a four bedroom villa. The villa offers a deluxe suite with private bathroom for two to four persons, a suite with private bathroom for two to three persons, a double room with shared bathroom for one to two persons, and a triple room with shared bathroom. All rooms can also be booked for single use if you prefer your own room.
Either for summer or winter, comfort is guaranteed. It has central floor heating and a fireplace, amongst other features. The houses offers spacious communal areas which give you the opportunity of mixing with other guests.
On the various terraces and balconies you will surely find a spot all day to enjoy the sun or watch the sunset in the evening. The houses have a lively, warm, and welcoming feel and are appropriate for all such as solo travelers, couples, and groups.
Science has shown that your mind and body benefits from taking time out of your daily life to shut down. During this retreat, you will relax with daily yoga classes and meditation sessions combined with surf lessons.
A typical day starts with a pranayama and meditation session, followed by the 90-minute morning Hatha yoga session. After breakfast, you have time to go surfing, enjoy a massage, take part in one of the workshops, just chill by the pool, or head to the beach. Around 17:00 you'll have another yoga session, this time Yin or Nidra yoga for deep tissue and relaxation.
This retreat includes 10 hours of coaching for all levels in five days. You can choose the days freely during your stay, which gives you the option to take a day of rest, visit Lisbon, or enjoy one of the other activities available at The Maverick. The methodology for the lessons is five students per instructor to ensure you receive the attention you need and improve your surfing quickly.
The licensed surf instructors are passionate and they want you to have the best surf experience possible. It’s all about fun and safety!
Lisa, the resident yoga instructor will guide you through Hatha morning yoga to strengthen and tone the body, relax the mind and release tension in the body, tone and strengthen the spine and correct the posture, improve flexibility and muscle joint mobility and help with craving.
The evening gentle deep practice of Yin and Nidra yoga will help to get grounded and nourish your body. It's calming and balancing to the mind and body. It regulates energy and increases mobility in the body, especially the joints and hips.
You will get to know and practice different ways of how to meditate. The benefits of meditation are endless, but sinking into deep relaxation with will help you feel centered. Your body will thank you! Pranayama and yoga breathing exercises help purify the blood and the respiratory system. The deeper breathing enriches the blood with oxygen.
Lisa is going to be your yoga teacher at The Maverick for the summer season. She has been practicing yoga for more than six years and because she also loves surfing, she truly understands the benefits of yoga for the surfing practice. During the last years, she taught yoga in several lodges and surf camps in Cape Town, South Africa, and in France. The classes will always have basic and varied sequences. From beginners to advanced levels, she'll always make sure you are safe on the mat.
This retreat will take place at The Maverick Surfvillas Portugal in Lourinha, Portugal. The Maverick is a surf and guest house one hour north of Lisbon and 15 minutes south of Peniche.
The next beach is Praia da Areia Branca, a small summer beach town with lots of cafes, bars, and restaurants, close to scenic beaches, surf spots, and places of cultural interest.
The Maverick is located close to Portugal's best surf spots for all levels from beginners to advanced surfers. There are many beaches within 10-15 minutes driving distance to choose from whether you are surfing, beach walking, or sunbathing. The Mavericks surf team of locals who have been surfing in the area for more than 30 years are happy to point you to the best spots.
During this retreat, you will enjoy a daily healthy breakfast and a rich lunch pack. The breakfast includes organic fruit and juices, home made granola, and musli. The villa kitchens, barbecue facilities, and pizza oven are free to use for everyone to prepare your own meals.
There are several good restaurants in the area that you will love. The Maverick offers dinner up to two to three times per week like barbecues, pizza nights, or healthy vegetarian whole food specials.
For a perfect retreat off day, you can choose to withdraw your self and chill in one of the plenty chill areas on the huge property, work on your tan at the pool, go skating at the mini-ramp or bouldering on the boulder wall, play at the beach volleyball field, among others.
The region of Lourinha also has a lot to offer. Go on adventures around the area. Explore cities like Sintra or Peniche, go on wine tastings, go-cart driving, diving, biking, hiking, or go for a walk on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Coast.
Surfing is the prime activity in the region due to the great conditions. The Silver Coast (Costa da Prata) is rich in history and nature and famous for its wines, gastronomy, beaches, golf, and thermal tourism. And of course, the beautiful and culture-rich city of Lisbon is a perfect destination for a day trip or a weekend at the end of your holiday.
During this retreat, you can book a one-hour full body Ayurvedic massage for an additional cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon International Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The Maverick Surfvillas Portugal offers an airport pick up for approximately 50 EUR one-way per person, and 20 EUR for each additional person. The van can pick up to eight persons.
Upon arrival to Lisbon International Airport (LIS), you can take a taxi to Campo Grande main bus station. It is a 15-minute ride approximately for 8 EUR. From Campo Grande take the Tejo Rapida Azul in direction to Peniche. The journey will cost approximately 7,40 EUR. Please get off in Lourinha, the transfer from and to this bus station is included in the price.
Alternatively, you can take the Rede Express from Sete Rios Bus Station to Lourinha. Both bus stations can also be reached by subway.
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