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- Organizer: Arrifana Surf Lodge
- Type: Yoga Retreat
- Starting From: 15-March-2020
- Duration: 7 Nights
- Area: Aljezur, Algarve, Portugal
- Food: Vegetarian,Vegan,Gluten Free,Pescetarian,Include Meat
- Surrounding area: Near to Beach,Sea,Close To Nature
Arrifana Surf Lodge takes pride in offering the all-inclusive surfing and yoga package holiday. Arrifana Surf Lodge will supply all the equipment, transport, great food and drinks, great surf and also yoga tuition. The program provides you with all the skills you need.
Core Subject: Yoga Instructor
With over 7 years experience of teaching yoga, Lauren is qualified to draw from various practices and incorporate them into classes that offer a relaxing yet energizing experience for her students. Her philosophy on yoga is this; Cultivating the art of deep presence, we focus our awareness and breath in each Asana (posture) to establish an abundant harmony and re-balance of our mind, body and spirit.
Core Subject: Surf
Aldo is also an experienced surf instructor with a Level 2 surfing degree from the International Surf Association and the Portuguese Surfing Federation. Aldo is also a trained & qualified life Guard. Aldo understands the importance of good instructing and you will always see him in the water with his pupils pushing students onto waves and yelling plenty of encouragement.
Located on the southwest coast of Portugal, the area receives a consistent year round Atlantic swell, making it one of the best places in the world for surfing. There are lots of lovely white sandy beaches, perfect for beginners, as well as challenging point breaks and reef breaks for the more experienced surfing crowd to be explored.
Surf Flow Yoga:
Every Class is a thoughtfully handcrafted collection of asanas (postures). Connecting body with the breath in a creative flow.A morning flow will awaken and stretch the body creating power for surf, and an evening flow will soothe and nourish your salty souls.Meditation and Pranayama (breathe work) will also be part of our practice.All levels are oh so welcome.
A 60-minute relaxation or sports massage is included one afternoon in the week.Also available in exchange for a sports/relaxation massage is a lomi lomi massage.
Lomilomi is the word used today to mean “massage therapist” or “Hawaiian massage.” In the Hawaiian language the word used traditionally, called lomi, means “to knead, to rub, or soothe; to work in and out, as the paws of a contented cat.” Lomilomi practitioners use the palms, forearms, fingers, knuckles, elbows, knees, feet, even sticks and stones.
Retreat Schedule: Monday – Friday
- 07:45 AM Energizing morning yoga session
- 09:00 AM Breakfast
- 09:30 AM Loadup surf gear
- 10:30 AM Surf school
- 12:30 PM Lunch break
- 14:00 PM Surf school
- 16:30 PM Head back to lodge for shower / relaxation
- 17:00 PM Relaxing or sports massage session (1 x session per week included in the package price)
- 19:30 PM 3 course evening meal served, except on Friday and Saturday as you have option to eat out or use the kitchen facilities
- 21:00 PM Time to kick back and relax, and get some much needed rest
The property consists of 4 large private guest bedrooms, 1 shared room , & 3 large guest bathrooms. We offer shared lounge and kitchen facilities and in the winter we even have a roaring fire to keep you warm and cosy! There are two huge terraces with views out to the Atlantic ocean where breakfast and dinner are served daily. We pride ourselves on great homemade cooking!!!
We know how hungry surfers can get after a long day spent on the beach and in the waves so we always offer a three course menu 5 nights a week with the option of dining out at some great local restaurants the other two nights. Guests have the option of also using the kitchen facilities at the lodge during nights where no meals are served.
Continental breakfast is served daily and includes a selection of cereals, fresh milk, yogurt, fresh bread, jams, honey, homemade peanut butter, ham, cheese, fresh fruit & eggs (anyway you like).
Lunch is provided every surf day. We set up a lunch buffet table and guests get to fill their own lunchbox with a choice of fillings which include: hummus, chicken mayo, tuna salad, salad greens, pasta, fresh rolls and much more…. Guests also get provided with their own stainless steel water bottle to fill with filtered water.
The groups are kept to a maximum of 8 people per instructor per session so everyone will get a chance at one to one tuition. This package will leave you feeling rejuvenated and full of energy.
- 1 Session of relaxation or sports massage
- 5 x 3-Course dinners
- 5 Morning yoga classes (yoga mats and blocks provided)
- 7 Lunches: create your own sandwich or salad box with our fresh salad buffet
- 6 Full day surf course including equipment
- 7 Continental style breakfasts
- 7 Nights accommodation
- Bath towel
- Bed-linen with comforter
- Free use of all the facilities including WiFi
- Special diets available upon request
- Evening meals on Friday and Saturday are not included in the price.
Arrifana Surf Lodge
Arrifana Surf lodge is nestled in the quite village of Vale Da Telha in the Costa Vincenta National Park located less than 5 minutes drive from Arrifana Beach and only 20 minutes on foot! We are less than 6 kilometres away from the charming white-washed hillside town of Aljezur.