Recommended Yoga and Surf Retreats for the Summer!

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Last Updated on April 3, 2017 by

It’s no secret that one of the many benefits of yoga is to complement other sports and fitness activities. Stretching, moving, and flowing through yoga postures helps to relieve aches, pains, and tight muscles. One of the best combinations of physical activity is surfing and yoga! You will feel empowered and balanced as you catch waves and follow up with a beautiful yoga practice to take optimal care of your body.

With summer quickly approaching, here are our recommendations for yoga and surf retreats for the summer in a handful of idyllic locations!

Yoga Surf Holiday Portugal, 12 – 18 June/10 – 16 July/24 – 30 July/31 July – 6 August/14 – 20 August/11 – 17 September/18 – 24 September

Algarvyeoga-Surf--499x320The Yoga Surf Holiday is for anyone who loves yoga (or wants to learn to love it), loves to be outdoors, spend time at the beach, and wants to learn (or improve) one of the most fun sports ever!

Every day you will start with sunrise meditation, followed by a 1.5 hour yoga class and a deliciously healthy breakfast, so you are ready to be picked up by the surf school, head to the beach, and learn to surf. We’ll bring lunch to the beach, but you will return for the 1 hour afternoon relaxing yoga class, followed by dinner. By that time, all you can think of is going to bed and sleeping like a baby! Expect to have a week full of fun, sun, health, and happiness. Your eyes will be glowing with life once you return back home.

5 Day Yoga Surf Immersion in Panama, 30 June – 4 July/1– 5 September/23 – 27 November

SCR-Image-1-499x374Imagine a yoga and surf retreat in a tranquil, remote, unspoiled, and authentic surf town. Where you connect with the genuine friendly locals and enjoy their delicious healthy meals of fresh fruits and local organic seafood each day. Where nature and wildlife is in abundance, and people warmly greet you as you stroll or bike through town. Santa Catalina is a hidden gem of Central America – a natural paradise still relatively untouched since being discovered by adventurous surfers in the 70s.

Embrace the slow pace and simple lifestyle that embodies this beautiful and remote community. Revel in the raw natural beauty of Panama, meeting like-minded adventure travellers. All levels of yoga and surf are very welcome. Guys, girls, groups, and solo travellers. Here you’ll immerse yourself with twice daily Yoga classes, a daily Surf session and super healthy fresh foods. Returning home feeling refreshed and renewed with a sun-kissed glow, stronger surfing skills, and a re-invigorated yoga practice.

Costa Rica Surf and Yoga Escape, year round (excluding October)

costa ricaCome and experience this cool Costa Rica surf and yoga escape hosted by Believe Surf and Yoga on one of the best beaches in the world. Based in Santa Teresa, ranked number one beach in Central America on TripAdvisor, Believe Surf and Yoga has put together this fabulous customised package.

Break away from your daily routine and try something new. Costa Rica, a tropical paradise, is the perfect location to refresh and connect with the awesome power of nature. Come and feel empowered to believe in yourself while you learn to surf. Surfing is a powerful tool to connect yourself to the sea and its vibrant energy. Balance your surfing with yoga and connect with your inner self, bringing together mind and body. The surf lessons and yoga sessions are lead by fully certified, experienced instructors. Join them in the stunning setting of Costa Rica in a beautiful beachside lodge.

Yoga Surf Retreat in Cornwall, 3 – 6 June/16 – 19 September

10904042_10152702991276775_1108009580585524207_o-499x231Join AdventureYogi for a yoga and surf retreat in Cornwall. Hosted in a secluded location you will absorb the peace and quiet of your surroundings with only the ocean and the coast in view. Whether you are a surf pro, a yoga pro, or a complete beginner at either, the combination of yoga with surfing will enhance your balance, concentration, and flexibility to help you get up on the board and stay on!

You will start the day with a silent walk to the beach, followed by a 1.5 hour yoga session to energise and warm up the body ready for an afternoon in the waves. You will have a wholesome hearty brunch and then it’s down to the beach for lessons, or hiring a board and going solo. At lunchtime top up energy levels with a snack and relax in the sunshine. Head back to the yoga retreat for massage, hot baths, and the evening yoga class. Having built up an appetite, enjoy a 3-course veggie supper and chill out by the open fire or enjoy the sunset.

Nourish, Yoga and Surf Retreat, Portugal, 13 – 19 November

yogion-yoga-and-surf-499x331Join Yogaion for an unforgettable Nourish, Yoga, and Surf Retreat in the most amazing settings of the Algarvian west coast of Portugal. In a stunning beach house overlooking the ocean surrounded by stunning nature. come and experience a wonderful, nourishing mixture of superb Iyengar based yoga, great surf by highly qualified teachers, and the best healthy, nutritious, yummy food. The classes are suitable for all abilities and levels. The yoga classes are modified for the surfers’ needs, stretching out the legs and strengthening the core, balance and concentration.

Within the retreat you can choose the following 3 packages, Yoga & Surf, Yoga, Surf & Nourish, Yoga & Nourish. For the guests that will join the Yoga and Nourish package, there will be an amazing mindfulness session, a wonderful treatment, and inspiring healthy cooking workshops.

Yoga Surf Holiday Portugal, 10 – 16 July/11 – 18 September

Igor-Surfing-499x371Our yoga surf holiday is for those who want to express this joy through their relationship to nature, open spaces, wind and yes, a surfboard! Combining hatha flow, restorative yoga, meditation, and surfing, this retreat gives you the opportunity to combine the wonderful surf of the Portuguese South West coast with a healing and insightful yoga practice.

You will practice hatha yoga for all levels. Jenny and Igor entered into Hatha Yoga through Ashtanga Vinyasa, loved the feeling of committing to practice and that of giving movement to the meditative process. Practicing like this, asana becomes a vehicle for not only awareness but also joy and creativity.

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