Yoga and Surf Retreat in Portugal, May 2023

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A re-wilding of the self. A week filled with Yoga, empowering workshops, detox, wild wellness, soulful self-care, ceremonies, celebrations, delicious nourishing meals, cultural escapes, surfing, coastal hikes, more adventure and new friends. You´ll love this deluxe Surf and Yoga Retreat Portugal May 2023. It´s a truly epic experience. We create a space where the wild & wellness lovers can gather, enjoy an epic time, learn and grow in their Yoga practice and life.

Are you also eager to answer the call of the wild more than ever and feel alive? Do you want to strengthen your soul and feel more connected to spirit? Welcome! You’re in the right place.

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Feel connected, free and relaxed

This fun Surf and Yoga Retreat Portugal May 2023 offers you an utterly amazing experience that you won´t forget. It is designed to show you the way back to your core essence, that shining easeful self. Just imagine; spending 7 days with fresh new impulses, movements and relaxation, shared real-life experiences, support of a teacher and a small group of new friends, a stunning dream retreat villa, with all amenities to call home.

The combination of Yoga, time for meditation and inspiring spiritual practices will increase your well-being instantly. In depth Yoga classes, holistic coaching elements and workshops are designed to feel centered and re-charged. Knowing from experience the techniques you learn shift your perspective, you will vibrate in a higher place, which will be a catalyst for transformation and growth. Overall, the practice and insights will be gifting you with more clarity and inner peace.

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Yoga, surf and retreat May 2022 Portugal
Yoga, surf and retreat May 2022 Portugal

14th – 20th May 2023 and

1st – 7th October 2023

Yoga Retreat Portugal Package:

  • Detox, Yoga and Surf Retreat, May 2023 in Portugal
  • 7 days / 6 nights in dream retreat villa by the ocean incl. pool, sauna, jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor Yoga space, gym. Beautiful boho style rooms (shared double / twin / single occupancy)
  • Daily delicious meals (6 x breakfast, 4 x lunch, 4x  dinner) are a tasty and colourful blend of healthy fusion and Portuguese cuisine
  • 15 hours of  Yoga / Meditation / Pranayama / Mantra / Rituals. Classes are a blend of Tantra Hatha, Vinyasa Flow and  Anusara inspired Yoga, combining the best elements of each style
    • Mornings: Dynamic/Energizing/Detox Flow Yoga (Tantric Inspired Hatha/Vinyasa Flow Yoga). Activate your life-force.
    • Evenings: Yin/Restorative incl. candlelight classes. Reboot your nervous system, an make your mind blissful and calm.
  • 2 classes will be in a workshop style
    • ‘Asana Lab’ deep dive into all important Asana’s and their physical & energetical benefits. Your chance to learn tips and tricks, 1:1 check and  individual  questions
    • #IamRemarkable Workshop to feel empowered
  • Outdoor adventures like surfing, coastal hikes to stunning beaches e.g. breathtaking Praia do Ursa
  • Cultural escapes to Sintra’s castles or the Portguese surfers paradise village of Ericeira, with a perfect mix between tradition and surf culture.
  • Enough “Yoga free time” to explore more of the surroundings and go on a day trip
  • Anke and team as dedicated international teachers/mentor/ friend who will be there with you, during the whole retreat
  • Perfect mix between program in the villa and group activities outside to enjoy Portugal to the fullest
  • Lot’s of fun and freedom and bonfires!
  • Whole experience of this truly amazing Yoga and Surf Retreat Portugal 2023

Optional ACTIVITIES:

  • Surfing (Surfing lessons and board rental)
  • Hikes, time in nature
  • Massages
  • Cultural excursion into the fairyland of Sintra
  • Group activities, shared real life experiences with new friends

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*Intimate and exclusive group of like-minded people*

Tentative schedule. During the retreat you´ve all the time and space to do exactly what you feel like.

Yoga, surf and retreat May 2022 Portugal vegan food
Yoga, surf and retreat May 2022 Portugal

NOURISH your body and soul:

A balanced diet full of nutrients is crucial for a retreat and when you practice a lot of Yoga. We love nourishing meals and know that the food is the fuel, that moves your body. In addition to food we re-charge on all nourishing things around us. You should know that Ericeira and the whole coastline around hour retreat villa is Portugal’s surfing paradise. So, regardless of your surfing ability, you’re more than welcome to try riding some waves. But whether your want to play in the ocean, on the beach or to silently enjoy the magical coastal views, one thing is certain. It will give you energy and nourish your body and soul.

  • Feel fit, vibrant, inspired and happy
  • Allow yourself to go on an adventure and feel alive
  • Disconnect from the everyday stressors in life
  • Give yourself the time and space to unwind, relax and re-charge
  • Find clarity and understand the voices within
  • Transform into the best version of yourself
  • Surf, flow and play…yes, flow state is the ticket to the present moment (the place where happiness exists)
  • Gift yourself a time-out and enjoy the sauna, pool, beach etc.
  • Explore a new culture and breathtaking nature
  • Shine brighter from the new connections and friendships with the like-minded, inspiring people you’ll meet.
Yoga, surf and retreat May 2022 Portugal
Location
What do we have for you? A top location! A bohemian style retreat villa with pool, sauna and stunning views of Sintra’s castles on one side & wide grassland and the ocean on the other side. The much loved villa is exclusive, only for our small group, nestled in the national park and surrounded by beautiful natural scenery. Mother nature is putting on a light, for sunset which can be enjoyed with front row seats from the terrace. In order to appreciate this unique experience even more we are providing you with a safe container to connect deeply with the elements, other women and yourself. We share all good vibes of this laid-back location. In addtion to that the house offers all sorts of wellness ammedities and room types, amazing views, jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, gym, chill-out areas, fireplace and a huge outside area with swimming pool. Two dedicated areas to practice Yoga  (inside and outside areas) to enjoy this sacred practice under any conditions. All of this located just minutes from the ocean. Check out these pictures from our last retreat. Yoga, surf and retreat May 2023 Portugal 
Yoga, surf and retreat May 2022 Portugal
Where

Central Portugal, in perfect location between Ericeira, Azenhas do Mar and Sintra (Unesco World Heritage since 1995).

  • Only 35 mins from Lisbon international airport.
  • 5 mins from the beach.

The famous area by the sea is blessed with some of the most facinating beaches in all Portugal. One of them is Praia do Ursa, where we’ll spend a day and which is ranked on the list of Portugals top 10 beaches. The country has a special grounded and down-to-earth energy and pure nature. Where you are is part of who you are, so we provide a beautiful environment to feel completely comfortable for this yoga retreat Portugal 2023. Spring is beautiful time of the year, with it’s warm temperatures that add extra magic to this nourishing place by the sea. That´s why we go back in May 2023.

One of our favorites is the surfers paradise Ericeira, with a perfect mix between tradition and surf culture. Sintra is a  very picturesque town full of castles and the vibe of another century and it is located in the hills surrounded by the most beautiful nature. You will feel like you have stepped into a fairy tale surrounded by colorful castles, amazing buildings and endless gardens. Also, you can see the castles from our house.

Rooms

You’ll feel relaxed, grounded and ‘at home’ in no time. The lovely rooms are designed with style special attention to details in order to offer an idyllic accommodation experience. Get immersed in this Boho Style home and feel like a wellness warrior in no time.  Relax and have the best rest after a wonderful day.

We offer different kinds of rooms in order to fit all your needs:

Suites, double rooms, twins and the favorite female share `Sex in the City-Room´- (with a walk-in closet Carrie Bradshaw could have only dreamed about…) Perfect for solo traveling females. All rooms have either a balcony or terrace. We want to offer a luxe experience for an affordable price.

Yoga, surf and retreat May 2023 Portugal

Daily TIME SCHEDULE:

Sunday 14th May arrival day.

  • Retreat starts at 4 pm / Check-in
  • Welcome! Get together & opening ceremony
  • 5.00 pm: Afternoon Yoga Session / Grounding & heart opening
  • 7.30/8.00 pm: Group dinner

Monday – Friday: 

  • 8.30 am Energizing Prana Vinyasa Yoga session
  • 10.30 am breakfast
  • Free time ~ beach, hiking, biking, surfing, relaxing in the villa, group activities, lot´s of options like day trips to Sintra (stunning castles and culture), Ericeira (world surf capital of Portugal) Playa Grande (gorgeous sunsets), Cabo de Roca (stunning cliffs and hikes) or simply sit in wellness, relax and enjoy life.
  • 1.00 / 2.00 pm: Lunch (flexible)
  • 5.00 pm: Afternoon Yin Yoga / Pranayama / Meditation or Workshop (2x workshops during the retreat 1. Asana Lab 2. ‘Secret Wisdom of Emotions’ – energetic anatomy of their effects on our life)
  • 7.30 pm: Sunset session / group dinner

Saturday 20th, May departure day, Check out: 11 am

  • 09.00 am Morning Yoga Flow
  • Closing Ceremony
  • 10.30 am breakfast

Schedule can change depending on weather conditions and energy of the group. We’ll adapt to make the most of every day.

Yoga

Anke is the lead teacher on this retreat. Her teaching is weaving in  Vinyasa Flow, Anusara and Hatha Tantra Yoga methods. Honoring the ancient science with it´s magical spiritual wisdom and translating it in an understandable, empowering way for the modern practitioner. It´s the Yoga of Energy. With this holistic approach and coaching elements, Anke cares about the ‘off the mat’ transformation to live a confident, wholesome life and thrive.

The accessible classes integrate the best elements of physical yoga, attention to mindful sequencing will guide you safely while still challenging you to move beyond your perceived boundaries. This unique style is powerful yet gentle, focusing on the flow of the breath, Bhanda activation, steady movement and the feeling of completeness. This retreat is your chance to experience the benefits of a deeper Yoga practice, ignite your own inner power, re-charge with energy (Prana),  increase your vitality, health & radiance while pushing the reset button for your nervous system. The yoga/meditation/breathwork/workshop sessions in this retreat are designed to build on each to take you on a journey that is proven to be effective and of immense benefit to your body, mind and soul.

Manel Rodrigues is a highly regarded international yoga teacher in Europe and the United States. He is the founder of Manu Yoga School. Native of Portugal, Manel grew up near the ocean with a deep love of surfing and being in the flow of life. He teaches for Wanderlust Festival Portugal or international Immersions and Teacher Trainings with clarity, grounded inspiration and intelligent sequencing that opens the creative flow.

Yoga, surf and retreat May 2023 Portugal

Learn more

This is the perfect retreat for you when you…

  • Want to deep dive into the yoga practice to shape shift and enjoy the full benefits. With dedicated time you learn to get the most out of yoga so you can get the most out of life.
  • Crave to experience something new, feel alive, re-charge and have an amazing time.
  • Are ready for a transformation in your life and you need the supporting power of a mentor and group to help you move forward.
  • Want to level up; mentally, emotionally, energetically and spiritually and learn more about the ‘Wisdom of Emotions’.
  • Enjoy a healthy lifestyle, warm weather and love to walk barefoot.
  • Want to ride waves in the ocean, surf and play on the beach.
  • Love wellness, relaxing in the sun by the pool, sitting in soulful selfcare in the sauna or other cozy corners our retreat villa.
  • Are curious to learn more about how to use the mind / body connection and overall explore more in a deep dive of personal practice than in a 60 min online class in front of YouTube.
  • Want to enjoy the power of a supporting group, feel the empowering high vibe in the room and challenge you outside your comfort zone (yes, that’s where the magic happens).
  • Simply want to have a good time and feel great. You´re invited to join our Shine Yoga, surf and retreat May 2023 Portugal
  • Perfect for solo travellers

Safety Policy

Health and well-being of the group is priority. The spacious retreat villa is exclusive for our group, it is in a perfect location, surrounded by nature, without direct neighbors and with plenty of space. Activities and Yoga take places outside with fresh air as much as possible (we love nature, sun and fresh air). Arrival at the villa and participation at the retreat is not permitted with any signs of Covid-19 symptoms. We expect everyone to be responsible and careful, so we can all have a carefree time. The goal is to enjoy this retreat energized, relaxed and happy.

Join us!

Group size is limited. This retreat will sell out. Book your spot while you can.

Let´s go where the wild things are. Feel alive, rise and shine.

Anke
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