Yoga & Surf Retreat Portugal

Where
Vila do Bispo, Algarve, Portugal
Date
May 8th-14th
Duration
7 Days 6 Nights
Early Bird Price starting at

€ 475

Accommodation and Food to be booked separately

come have the time of your live

.. with a week full of Yoga, Surf, and Sunshine in the sunny south of Portugal.

Yoga and Surf belong together like the Sun and the Earth.

A week full of like-minded people: Surf-Yogis. Those who have fallen in love with the ocean, have a passion for surfing and find their roots through their Yoga practice. But don´t worry. You don’t have to be a pro Surfer or Super-Yogi. We meet here to have fun and to learn. To share our love, and simply have a great time together.

We will start each day with a Morning Tea and Yoga practice, that will also include Pranayama (breathing techniques). Three days of the week we will be picked up to go surf together. You will either learn from very scratch, catch your first green waves or improve your surfing with the help of our experienced surf-teachers. After the surfs’, we will reflect on our thoughts, and I will guide you through a Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra Class. Then, have Dinner together at the venue. On the days without surf, you have some time to explore the area, the Portuguese villages, or simply be with yourself and the others. Dinner out will be optional together, in Sagres, Vila do Bispo and Lagos. Please note, that the dinner in the Restaurants are not included in the price. 

Let me tell you some more about the

Yoga and Surf Retreat Week

Yoga Lessons

As a surfing Yogi myself, I know what the body needs after a day in the water. I will tailor the Yoga Lessons according to the Surf – timewise and intensity-wise. We will focus on Pranayama in the morning, followed by a gentle flow to get the body ready for the surf. After Surf, some Yin Yoga that will help you go deeper into your stretches and relax your muscles completely. Furthermore, I will guide you through some meditations that are very beneficial for the surf as well.

Surf Lessons

Our local Surf-school will pick you up on the three days to get you to the best surf location of the day to catch some waves. Qualified instructors will guide your lessons according to your levels and experience. Equipment such as a wetsuit and surfboard are included.

Of course, you are highly welcome to bring your own wetsuit and board. With a rental car, you can choose your own spot and go for a free surf if you so choose! Let me know if you do not require lessons and I can adjust the price accordingly for you.

Delicious Breakfast and Dinner

We serve daily a homecooked, vegetarian breakfast that will nourish your body and soul. Three dinners at Moinho Calmo are included in this package. The other nights, we will have dinner out together. Please let us know if there are any food allergies we need to have an eye on or diets you follow.

A beautiful house

Moinho Calmo, settled on top of the town Vila do Bispo, is a calm place to find peace within. The Yoga Shala is not only beautifully decorated but also flooded with light thanks to the grand window fronts. You can choose to linger in the comfortable indoor or outdoor chill-out areas or step into town, where you can explore a typical Portuguese Village, which is perfectly situated for surfing.

I decided to hold the retreat at a place where we would all feel like a family and in an area I live in myself. I know the owners personally and love the homely atmosphere that is cultivated here. The rooms are clean, each one very individually decorated. You find more pictures of the rooms below.

Perfect location

Our house is located in Vila do Bispo, Algarve Portugal. The town is just perfect to reach both the south and west coast of Portugal, within just a few minutes’ drive. Sagres, a more lively and touristic town and the most western point of the Algarve is within a short drive also! I would highly recommend exploring Lagos and its beautiful beaches for which Portugal is very famous for. There is a public bus stop in town to gain access, however, a rental car will also give you the freedom to explore even more of the remote corners of the Algarve. 

These are the different

Room Options

Single Room, Double Room or Loft Rooms

Depending on your needs we will find the right room for you.

Room Fotos by Gabriel Rosa

Accommodation, Brunch and 3 Dinner to be booked seperatedly at Moinho Calmo directly.

starting at € 360,-

Early Bird Price for all Yoga & Surf

€ 475 only

THE SCHEDULE

Sunday May 8th

  • 2 to 4:30 pm Check-In
  • 5pm Welcome Circle at the Shala
  • Dinner together inhouse at Moinho Calmo

Monday May 9th

  • Morning Tea
  • Morning Yoga Practice incl. Pranayama (Breath) & Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Surf
  • Aftersurf Yoga 
  • Dinner out

Tuesday, May 10th

  • Morning Tea
  • Morning Yoga Practice incl. Pranayama (Breath) & Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Surf
  • Aftersurf Yoga
  • Dinner at the Venue
  • Yoga Nidra

Wednesday, May 11th

  • Morning Tea
  • Morning Yoga Practice incl. Pranayama (Breath) & Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Time off – for yourself to explore beaches or other villages, come walk the shelter dogs, journal, …
  • Dinner out

Thursday, May 12th

  • Morning Tea
  • Morning Yoga Practice incl. Pranayama (Breath) & Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Surf
  • Aftersurf Yoga
  • Dinner at the Venue
  • Yoga Nidra

Friday, May 13th

  • Morning Tea
  • Morning Yoga Practice incl. Pranayama (Breath) & Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Time Off, exploring Lagos, optional: SUP Tour Lagos
  • Dinner Lagos

Saturday, May 14th

  • Breakfast
  • Closing Circle
  • Check out

Please note, that the schedule is not set in stone, and will probably change slightly, as we will organize the surf around the conditions (wave, wind etc.)

Voices about my Retreats

  • It was my first time joining a Yoga Retreat. On top of that on the gorgeous island of Agistri, Greece. Kathi has held the courses very instructive and well explained. She has also always looked in between whether you do the figures correctly. I liked that so much and I took a lot with me. Since then I have been doing yoga regularly. Now I’m waiting until she comes to Salzburg and also holds a course there.

    Regina
  • I participated in the weekend yoga retreat of the dear Kathi in spring. It was a super lovingly organized weekend with varied yoga sessions in a beautiful setting. Perfect to escape from everyday life for a weekend and to find yourself again a little more. I will for sure join another of her retreats!

    Lena
  • A short and intense weekend that felt like a peaceful vacation, letting go of all worries and limits, exactly as Kathi described “Let go of the limits you set yourself”. I am super happy that I got to know Yin Yoga which helps me nowadays slowing down. Thanks Kathi for this great experience!

    Linda
  • In September 2020 I joined the yoga retreat led by Katharina Maloun in Upper Austria. We were given insight into a mix of Yin and Yang Yoga and ended each day with a Yoga Nidra session. In addition, topics such as journaling, the meaning of the moon, mindfulness and meditation exercises were on the daily schedule. Nevertheless, there was also enough free time for self-study, exchange with other participants or a short walk in nature. Thanks to Kathi’s positive and authentic charisma, I had the feeling of being at home within a family atmosphere. Overall, the yoga retreat gave me an incredible amount of energy and at the same time gave me peace and grounding. I would participate again at any time!

    Nancy

Organizing a Yoga & Surf Retreat here in Portugal has been a dream of mine for a quite a long time, and I am very grateful to see everything finally coming together. Teaching in Surfcamps and being a Surfer myself, I know exactly what the body and the mind need to be prepared and after a session in the ocean. I´d highly recommend practicing with my Yoga for Surfers – get ready for Surf Holidays Course, before arriving. As a participant of this retreat, you will get a unique discount of the course – so don´t forget to ask for it with your booking!

Join me on the Mat and in the Water in Portugal!