Experience an adventurous surf and yoga retreat in the beautiful, unspoilt western Algarve. Our surf and yoga lodge is located between Lagos and Sagres in the pretty village of Praia da Luz, close to the best surf beaches and the most picturesque coastline in Europe. With over 300 days of sunshine a year this is the perfect place for an autumn retreat in the sun. Situated on the edge of the protected Vicente National Park and within walking distance from the beautiful beaches makes this spot ideal for the many activities that the Algarve is famous for. As well as surfing it is possible to kitesurf, windsurf, scuba dive, SUP the crystal clear waters and explore the beautiful countryside.
This retreat will include daily yoga sessions with ocean lover, mother and yoga meditation teacher Jess Dezaux. Each morning you will be guided through a nourishing beautiful Vinyasa flow practice to open the body and inspire the mind. In the evening you will enjoy a combination of restorative yin practices, ocean meditation under the stars and guided yoga nidra, meditation in rest, practices.
This retreat is available to all levels of surf and yoga abilities, including complete beginners.
This retreat includes:
- 4 nights accommodation in a surf and yoga lodge
- Delicious, healthy and fresh local cuisine: Brunch, snacks and dinner
- Daily fresh juices and smoothies
- Twice daily yoga classes
- Transfers to and from Faro airport to the retreat center in Praia da Luz
- Daily surf lessons with a great local teacher: Friday, Saturday and Sunday (option to book extra lessons before/after)
- Surfboard and wetsuit hire
- A full body massage
Our Surf and Yoga Lodge has been designed for your comfort and peace of mind. Each room has a private en suite shower and opens onto terraces that enjoy direct access to the pool and sub tropical gardens. The retreat center has spectacular panoramic views across open countryside to the sea or to the Monchique Hills with amazing sunrises and sunsets. With over 5000 m2 of gardens and orchards, it is easy to maintain social distancing and enjoy our ethos of great social vibes. Located between Lagos and Sagres in the pretty village of Praia da Luz, our Surf and Yoga lodge is close to the best surf beaches and the most picturesque coastline in Europe.
Check in is from 3pm. Check out is at 10am. We will have a meet and greet once everyone has arrived at the accommodation on Thursday the 14th of October, go over the schedule and book in massages.
The quality of the food on our retreats is very important to us. You will enjoy delicious, healthy meals lovingly prepared with fresh local ingredients by our wonderful chef to complement the retreat perfectly. The food will be mostly vegetarian or vegan but you can opt for meat or fresh locally caught fish if you so desire. Please include your dietary requirements in the section provided at checkout. We use organic and local produce where possible.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Jess Dezaux has been teaching Yoga and Meditation internationally for over ten years. A native Australian, she has facilitated teacher trainings, workshops and retreats across Asia, Europe and America. Furthering her certifications in Vinyasa Prana flow, yin yoga and mindfulness meditation, she has completed diplomas in health studies, energetic anatomy, yogic philosophy, Ayurveda and is a certified holistic wellness coach.
Jess has taken the essence of these complimentary teachings and developed a style of yoga and meditation designed to empower the student to experience the world with inspiration and awareness. During her classes you will deepen your physical and emotional experience, and develop a powerful and transformative approach to movement and mind body practice. Jess’s classes are healing, heart centered and expansive and are designed to move the student towards a desired state of being.
“My intention is always to deeply support my students, to meet them where they are and guide them back home to themselves. It is my desire that the yoga creates opportunities for change, for possibilities to become realities and for the student to unlock and discover their potential, to be inspired by themselves and enlightened by their experience.”
WHAT TO BRING
We recommend bringing comfortable slip on shoes or sandals, sensible outdoor footwear for exploring the surrounding tropical gardens and national park, sunglasses, sun cream, a bathing suit, a sun hat and a waterproof coat.
The surfing school will provide wetsuits but if you have one that you would like to bring with you please do.
The yoga classes will take place in a wonderful bright yoga space inside the beach house. We provide all yoga equipment but if you’d rather use your own mat you are welcome to bring it with you.