Sofa to Surf: Travel Guide Edition 4
By Carly Truss
Ok so it’s nearly spring, but that doesn’t mean we can forget those health and fitness New Years resolutions we made back in January.
If you are in need of a little motivation then book into one of the following yoga/yoga+surf retreats to refresh your mind, body and spirit and up your surfing game. From an epic surf adventure in Morocco and teepee accommodation in Italy to five star spa sanctuaries in Bali, expert instructors in Costa Rica and tonnes of action packed activities in Portugal.
Grab a friend or come solo, there are options for all…
Mint Surf – Morocco
Morocco is a surfers dream and Mint Surf in Taghazout is in the centre of the action. The boutique but reasonably priced surf camp boasts the best views in the area with a gorgeous backdrop of the whole town, scenic mountains and a 360-degree panoramic view from Anchor Point to Devil’s Rock.
Taghazout’s beaches and top surf breaks (including Panoramas and Hash Point) are just steps away, plus plenty of Surf shops, restaurants and cafes at your door. Sign up for the surf camp guiding or lessons packages and the team will take care of all the tedious details, leaving you surfed and blissed out! Yoga is about to be taken up a notch with a recently refurbished beach-front yoga studio where you can enjoy awe-inspiring views during sunrise and sunset yoga sessions. Look out for more yoga-focused retreats coming soon to this TripAdvisor top-rated surf camp.
Surf Morocco in style at a boutique beach-front surf and yoga camp in Taghazout.
Karma Surf Retreat – Portugal & Morocco
Whether travelling solo or looking to make new friends, head to the Karma Surf Retreat in Portugal and Morocco for a high quality surf and yoga holiday, a friends and family vibe and tonnes of action packed activities.
Accommodation is in a comfortable villa for 12 and comes complete with an organic breakfast, healthy packed lunch and welcome BBQ. Cook for yourself, head out or opt for the dinner packages, plus a variety of beverages and fresh fruits are included and available all day. Yoga lessons are provided twice a day and one surf lesson per day with the option to add on SUP, mountain biking, hiking and more. The Karma Surf Retreat hosts will make your stay as pleasant as possible and arranging everything to satisfy your needs.
Guincho Villa, Portugal: located near Lisbon with a breathtaking sea view, a huge garden, pool area, sauna and yoga treehouse.
Algarve Villa, Portugal: located in south-west Algarve with beautiful pool and yoga house.
Essaouira Riad, Morocco: situated in the historic centre of Essaouira with roof top terrace and splendid sundowner sea views.
Live and enjoy your life!
KALIYOGA – SPAIN & ITALY
Kaliyoga was established 15 years ago in Andalucia (Spain) by two yoga teachers from London. Since then it has found a happy second home in Puglia (Italy). Weekly residential retreats in both locations from March to November include two yoga and meditation classes per day with Kaliyoga’s own reputable in-house yoga teachers.
Stay in a single or shared en-suite rooms, or choose a lodge or teepee with full board and delicious home cooked vegetarian food included, catering for any raw/vegan/ allergies. In your free time you can book a relaxing treatment with world-class therapists, or maybe opt-in for a cookery workshop. There are cultural excursions, horse riding and hill walking in the beautiful countryside or just hang by the pool and take it all in.
Phone: (+44) 020 8134 6946
REAL SURF TRIPS – COSTA RICA, JAMAICA & DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Experience a yoga and surf retreat in one of Real Surf Trips tropical locations in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic or Jamaica. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to improve your skills, the teams expert instructors will create a yoga and surf retreat that will exceed your expectations.
Real Surf Trip offer luxury accommodations, all inclusive options and personalized service. They pick you up at the airport and in no time at all, you’ll be on the waves and the mat…all you have to do is book your flight and they take care of the rest!
Explore your inner self while you discover the world around you… and your place in it.
Mind Body Soul – Surf Bali
Specialising in women’s surf and yoga holidays in Bali, Mind Body Soul – Surf Bali is designed for women who have a desire to explore the beautiful beaches, amazing waves, five star spa sanctuaries, breathtaking views and embrace the special healing energy Bali has to offer. Whether looking for adventure or wellbeing, the team at Mind Body Soul – Surf Bali encourage all guests to feel empowered, spark creativity and be inspired.
The retreat itineraries provide a harmonious balance of fun and adventure coupled with rest and reflection. All taking place in an uplifting retreat environment ideal for you to learn to surf or deepen your yoga practice with the best instructors in Bali. Whether looking to merge surf and yoga together or just focus on one activity, there is a package for all.
Fun, Sun, Ocean & Good Vibes since 2013
Chica Surf Adventures:
The ultimate all-inclusive surf vacation, at Chica Surf Adventures our epic tropical getaways provide you with a magical week of learning to surf, meeting news friends, lots of laughs, adventures, great food, relaxation and more.
Our women’s surf camps and surf yoga retreats are perfect for women of all ages, beginner and advanced surfers, yoga lovers and solo travellers alike! Head to Costa Rica for Santa Teresa’s premier all-inclusive surf camp for women where you will enjoy active surf and yoga sessions and all the rest and relaxation you need. Plus join us in Costa Rica for our ‘Family Surf Camp’ package to help you and the girls in your family learn to ride waves or create some lifelong memories and smiles in the ‘Mother and Daughter Surf Camp’ package. Plus lots more beautiful retreats in Hawaii and Panama.
Whether you’re learning to surf or already a ripper, join us on a tropical adventure!
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