The yoga and surfing holiday is for surfers wanting to get into yoga, for yogis wanting to learn to surf, or for anyone wanting to experience both yoga and surfing. The southwest coast of Portugal offers fantastic waves. Youll leave this week with a very healthy, fit, and energized body, great knowledge of yoga, and guaranteed ability to stand up on the surfboard. This is a fun holiday where you will spend lots of time connecting with the sun, surf and yourself.
The southwest coast of Portugal offers fantastic waves and the surf school will make sure you find the best ones according to your surf level. The surf school is called Sagres Natura. They are one of the most experienced surf schools in the area.
Airport transfer available:
Faro Airport (US$99 per person)
The yoga surf holiday is held at the charming Quinta das Pedras near Salema, close enough to all major surf beaches. You are more than welcome to take some time off surfing, so you can enjoy the beautiful place, relax next to the swimming pool, walk to the local beach, or just do nothing.
Situated in the hills of southern Portugal, the house is a perfect spot for a yoga holiday. It boasts a lovely meditation rock garden, a private swimming pool, an outside yoga deck and a number of relaxing and shaded outdoor terraces. The interior and exterior of the villa is breathtaking. The rooms are very spacious with high ceilings, arched windows, and lovely mahogany floors and doors. It is a very charming and modern house that has a classic and vintage style. If possible, the yoga practice will be on the shaded outside deck but some 'yoga on the beach' sessions might be an option.
The house comfortably sleeps 12 people. The four spacious rooms are divided into two double rooms and two shared room (maximum of four people in each). Showers and toilets are shared. The shared room can be mixed gender. The double room can be shared with another participant (same gender) or with a partner, friend, or family member.
Single rooms are not available at Quinta das Pedras itself but can be booked in the neighbourhood as one to two rooms are usually reserved for Yoga Detox Retreats holidays in local guesthouses, which are five- to ten-minute walk away.
Each day will begin with a sunrise meditation followed by a yoga class that is especially designed to gain flexibility, strength, and confidence to set the mind for surfing. After breakfast, the surf coaches will collect you and take you to one of the local and spectacular surf beaches, which are world-renowned for their excellent waves. In the breaks between the surf lessons, you'll get a re-energizing and tasty vegetarian lunch. At the end of the day, you'll finish off with a gentle yoga class and a delicious dinner.
The Algarve is an idyllic setting for yoga and yoga inspired holidays. From the dramatic coast line, the blue Atlantic ocean stretches as far as the eyes can see. From the top, guests become consciousness of the vast natural space around them, the strength of the elements in the region and the overwhelming beauty of one of the most, or perhaps last, secret places in the world.
Daily breakfasts, vegetarian lunches, and delicious dinners are included in the package.
Holistic treatments are available at 40 EUR per hour.
Transfer from Faro Airport can be arranged - price is €85 each way for Salema.
Otherwise you can come by train, bus and car rental.