Intensive Surf & Yoga Experience in Progress, Portugal

  • Organizer: Om Assim
  • Type: Yoga Retreat
  • Starting From: 23-September-2019
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Area: Ericeira, Portugal
  • Food: Vegetarian
  • Surrounding area: Near to Beach,Sea,Close To Nature


We believe Yoga and Surfing are two wonderful full-body practices which guide you to inner peace, to a connection with your natural state and the elements and to deep love. We believe that engaging in both can have a dynamic effect on each. You can enjoy the healing and invigorating energy of practicing Yoga by the ocean.  


Omassim is amazing. I did a week yoga/surf there. The couple running the place is warm, welcoming. The school affiliated with them has top notch surf instruction, including a one-time top female surfer in Portugal (!!!!) Everyone is super cool. Food is amazing. Massage is awesome. Price is extremely reasonable. The most amazing thing is Leia (the guesthouse owner) seem to learn everyone's name quickly upon arrival and the environment allow people to quickly form bonds with each other. It's very rare quality, and I have traveled and stayed in numerous places and guesthouses. It's definitely a place that will stay within your heart after you leave.


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Amazing experience I stayed a week here and everything was beyond my expectations - yummy food, super-friendly hosts, inspiring yoga teachers and amazing surf lessons. I felt immediately at home and can't wait to go back next year :))


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    Lia Muczenski

    Core Subject: Lia Muczenski

    Lia is Yoga Instructor (Vinyasa Flow), trained and well experienced as a Counselor in Inner Child Therapy and Co-Dependency with additional knowledge in Family Constallations (Bert Hellinger), Trauma Healing (specially Somatic Experience by Steven Levin). Lia is specialized in working with people who experienced trauma in early childhood. Her training includes Holístic Massage, Body Work (Body-Mind Centering) and since 2011 Advanced Watsu Practitioner (Shiatsu in Water).


The retreat will take place in Ericeira, Portugal. Ericeira is a mecca for surfers. This area is considered as one of the best surf spots in Portugal. There is a wide range of beach, point, and reef breaks in the immediate area suited for all levels of surfing.

The principle objective of this week is to take your wave-riding to a new level through intensive Surf lessons (app. 22h/week) in combination with a mix of daily Vinyasa Flow and restorative post-surf Yoga classes. The Surf courses are specifically designed for your level of surfing, combining theory and practice in the most effective way. As a complete beginner you will learn how to surf with us from the start.

  • 08:00 | Indoor morning class Vinyasa flow yoga (75 min)
  • 08.30 - 10.30 | Delicious healthy veggie breakfast as buffet
  • 10.30 Indoor dynamic Yoga Class (75 min) - extra class or your morning class
  • Free time for a professional surf lesson, enjoying the beautiful surroundings, go for a walk in stunning nature, soak up the sun at the swimming in the pool or just, reading a book or recharge with one of the treatments
  • 13.00 | Light veggie Lunch as buffet
  • According to the conditions and time of the tide: pick-up for your surf class – or arrange a road trip to visit Ericeira or another nearby town or any other activity you wish to partake in
  • 17.30 | Meditation Meeting (30 min)
  • 18.15 | Evening restorative, relaxing, soft-flow or yin - yoga class (75 min)
  • 19.30 | Tasty veggie Dinner as buffet


Sleeps 12 people, in shared 2 bed, 3 bed and 5 bed rooms
Dining Room – where you can enjoy our tasty vegetarian meals Fitness room – to burn off the calories, equipped with bicycle, rowing machine, elliptical machine, kettlebells, skipping rope, boxing sac, and more


Sleeps 10 people, in shared 2 bed and 3 bed rooms
Living Room – with a selection of books, including novels, yoga & food
Yoga Shala – to practice and enjoy your Yoga and Meditation Classes
Swimming Pool & Garden – to soak up the sun and cool off in the crispy cool water
Wellness Temple – to treat your heart, body and soul with our wonderful massages


At omassim guesthouse we pride ourselves on our outstanding vegetarian buffet. Meals are delicious, diverse, mostly prepared with local ingredients. The cuisine, gourmet international, presents a wide range of healthy and tasteful meals, easily adaptable to the different requirements of our clients, from vegan, egg-dairy-vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free or raw-food.

We use good quality seasonal, locally-sourced fruits and vegetables, and according to Eduardo´s words, “cooking and eating are an art”, all the meals are artfully prepared with care, patience, pleasure and love.

Please inform us before your stay about your personal diet and needs.

Well-experienced surfers will get the chance to perfect their surfing techniques. Riding a wave requires focus, a clear mind and a strong, lean body. That’s why we give you the opportunity to join additional Yoga classes. If you can find your focus and clear your mind through Yoga, you will progress more in your Surfing skills.

  • 7 night accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 vegetarianlunch & dinner as buffet
  • 5 days Vinyasa Flow Morning ClassOR5 evening soft flow or Yin Yoga Class
  • 5 days surfing classes (approx. 20 hours / week) – includes wetsuit, board, transportation and insurance

*we provide bath towels and yoga mats / we have beach towels to rent
*surfing is entirely dependent on the weather and sea conditions, we do our BEST to guarantee the hours of surfing experience. When the conditions not allow us to surf at Ericeira beaches and we need to go further north or south we ask for a small donation (approx. 5 euro / person) to support the extra costs of transportation
* all yoga classes are indoors and 75 minutes

Omassim Guesthouse


Omassim guesthouse is the manifestation of a dream Lia & Eduardo started to visualize in 2007 in the Algarve and found its realization in 2014 in Ericeira – first world surfing reserve. Using up all the skills Eduardo and Lia gained during her life made omassim guesthouse to a unique place it is right now. Besides offering accommodation the guesthouse includes the ancient techniques Yoga & Meditation, Ayurvedic Medicine (Massages) and working with fire (Sweatlodge, Firewalking).