S U R F & F L O W Y O G A R E T R E A T
The art of wave riding, blends physical challenge with the humbling appreciation for the raw beauty and power of nature.
Riding waves with a wooden board originated in Western Polynesia over three thousand years ago. "He'enalu" or wave-sliding is old Hawaiian; "He'e" means to change from a solid form to a liquid form and "nalu" refers to the surfing motion of a wave.
It is with this sentiment that we invite you to bring more flow into your own life on this weeklong Surf & Yoga Retreat in Portugal. Allow yourself to surrender and let go at our beautiful farm secluded in a stunning forest near Ericeira surf town.
T H E P R O G R A M
Our morning practice is designed to open up the body, expand the breath and cultivate presence through Hatha Yoga, Kundalini & Qi Gong.
A delicious seasonal farm breakfast with refreshments follows under the dappled light of the farmhouse terrace grapevine canopy.
Head to the beach where you learn to ride the waves on the great Atlantic coast here in Portugal. Witness your progress as you accumulate 10 hours surf training over the course of the week.
Surf sessions are tide dependent so our schedule is fluid to avoid surfing at high tide. Of course, if you’d rather do nothing and chill in the sun on the beach or farm all day that’s also fine.
Dry yourself off for a rustic vegetarian farm lunch with seasonal vegetables or our seashore picnic hamper so you don't miss a wave.
Free time for exploring, nature walks, swimming, massage, acupuncture, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, sauna and relaxation. Rest and reset.
Dinner under the stars; hear the sounds of the neighbourly creatures; the owl, the wolf and the deer as you nourish your minds and body with delicious food and good company.
Complete your day with a candlelit evening practice featuring; Yin & Restorative Yoga, Qi Gong or Meditation.
S U R F I N G E R I C I E R A
Picturesquely draped across sandstone cliffs above the blue Atlantic, sunny, whitewashed Ericeira is renowned for spectacular ocean vistas, excellent seafood restaurants and is a mecca for surfers, who come here for the great waves and camaraderie.
Your package includes transport from farm to the surf, with wetsuit and surf board hire along with tuition over five days.
L O C A T I O N
The Shanti Space is a beautiful traditional Quinta set in the forest of a national park. Cocooned by nature, our neighbours are an Iberian Wolf Sanctuary (yes we sometimes hear them howl!) and many animals like deer, wild boar and owls.
Yet we are so well connected. 15 minutes drive to the rugged Atlantic coastline, famous surf beaches and the charming, hip surf town Ericeira. 30 minutes to Lisbon and it's International Airport. Transfers available upon request.
P A C K A G E O P T I O N S
Early bird until 2 months before the retreat.
Rooms are beautiful, light and clean, three with ensuite and two share a large bathroom.
Double Room (Shared) - £699 early bird, £749 per person
Perfect for couples.
Double Room (Single) - £839 early bird, £889 per person
For those wishing to have a large bed and room to themselves.
Shared Twin - £699 early bird, £749 per person
Single bed in a shared twin room with shared bathroom.
Dormitory - £635 early bird, £685 per person
Share with a maximum of 6 people in the spacious high ceiling bunk room.
Glamping - Shared Twin - £699 early bird, £749 per person
Beautiful nature filled glamping option with shared compost toilet
Package includes: Daily yoga & meditation program, Surf lessons, insurance & equipment, Delicious meals, Refreshments and Farm stay accommodation.
Not included: International flight and transfers, Travel Insurance (mandatory), Therapy treatments, Surf hire upgrades.
*Note our Surf & Flow Yoga Retreats run alongside Root & Grow Yoga Retreat so if you’re with company who’d rather relax, they can still enjoy a retreat experience without the surf.
A B O U T - J E S S I C A
Through Hatha, Restorative and Kundalini Yoga complemented by Gong Baths and Singing Bowls, Jessica shares tools to gently guide people into spaces of restoration, expansion and transformation; breathing life deeply into the places that need our attention to rejuvenate openness and curiosity for life's mystery and creative potential.
A B O U T - J A C K
Jack (Bsc.Lic.Ac.) brings an upbeat spirit and empathetic sensitivity to his work as an acupuncturist and biodynamic craniosacral therapist. He trained in the UK at The International College of Oriental Medicine regarded as a leader in its field, where he awarded first class honours Degree. Having worked at one of London's most established acupuncture clinics, Jack's discipline has supported many people on their healing journeys. He shares a refined Qi Gong and Yin Yoga practice maintaining a kind-hearted energy and authenticity with his students.
E N Q U I R Y
For enquiries contact: email@example.com
R O O T & G R O W W E E K S
3 – 9 August (Family friendly)
25 August – 31 August (Family friendly)
15 September – 21 September
6 October – 12 October
* Sunday to Saturday
** Shorter programs available upon request