Portugal – Yoga & Surf at the Algarve
The yoga- and surf week is for everyone; for those who knows how to surf and wants to start with yoga, for those who already do yoga but wants to learn how to surf, for those who are beginners in both and of course also for those who knows both how to surf and how to do yoga.
Accommodation & food
The retreat is held at the charming Quinta das Pedras. Here you will find a wonderful meditation garden, swimming pool, yoga platform and severl shaded terraces. Both interior and exterior is elegant. The rooms are spacious with high ceilings and floors and doors of mahogny. There is a total of 12 beds, 2 double rooms and 2 quadruple room. Bathrooms are shared. It is possible to stay in a single room with ensuite bathroom at a B&B about 5 to 10 minutes walk from Quinta das Pedras.
The nearset beach is located about a 10 minute walk from Quinta das Pedras and most likely at least one of the yoga classes will be held there. If you walk another 10 minutes you will find several beautiful and hidden beaches.
You will be served tasty vegetarian meals, all based on auyrvedic nutrition. It will make you feel more energetic and lighter. But we can promise that you will not be hungry!
Daily program (subject to changes):
Meditation in the sunrise
07.00 Yoga 90 min
11.00 Surflessons and lunch
17.00 Yoga 60 min
Yoga & Surf
Yoga practioners on all levels are welcome, the classes are adpated to each individual.
Diana is teaching many of the yogaclasses and is also the hostess of the retreat. SHe was born and raised in the Swiss alps but after a lot of travelling she finally moved to south Portugal where "the sun warms my cold body and the atmosphere calms my restless mind".
Dianas goal is to help you forward after your own potential, just like the other teachers at the retreat. Diana has handpciked each one of them for their knowledge and ability to teach professional yoga classes.
Diana studied physical traning at ETH in Zurich and in time she became a qualified yoga instructor at Sivananda Ashram in Austria. She is also a nutrition specialist, educated at the School of Natural Health Science in Great Britain, ayurvedic health- and diet adviser at the International Society of Kamlesh Ayurveda, massage therapist in thaiyoga massage and Indian head massage at the Science of Yoga School in India as well as lifecoach at the School of Natural Health and Science. Her yoga classes hold high quality in a relaxed environment.
Lauren has been Dianas stand-in for many years when Diana, for some reason, har not been able to hold the retreats herself.
The yoga and surf week has an intense program. Every day starts off with meditation in the sunrise followed by a 90-minute yoga class, specially adjusted for flexibility, strength and self confidence. After breakfast you will be picked up by your surf teacher from Algarve Surf School and taken to the nearest beach, know for its excellence as a surf beach. Lunch will be served between your surflessons and towards the end of the day you will have a 60 minute yoga class followed by dinner. During this week your body will become stronger, healthier and filled with energy. You will also deepen your knowledge in yoga and learn how to surf, if you did not know how to do that before.
Travel & Facts
Travel: Fly to Faro. When you arrive to Faro you can book a taxi transfer or take a shuttle to Quinta das Pedras.
Extra nights might be possible, if you are interested in this please let us know.
Arrival Sunday afternoon, departure Saturday after breakfast
Included in the holiday: Accommodation 6 nights, vegetarian fullboard, yoga and the equipment needed for that. Bed linens and towels for indoor use.
Not included: Flights, transfer, activities and treatments that you choose to do in the free time.
Carbon offsetting your air travel is a good way of taking responsiblity for the emissions caused by it. You can easily carbon offset your trip directly with us when you complete your booking, and you will immediately see what it costs. We collaborate with the organisation GoCLimateNeutral and the amount goes to replacing wood and coal stoves for solar-powered fireplaces in the Chinese countryside in an UN-certified climate project that has the Gold Standard certification. If you want to dive deeper into the climate compensation, you can find more info here.