Yoga & Surf Retreats in Sunny Portugal

July 19, 2015 by Elskamor

Buddha Retreats offers all-inclusive yoga & surf retreats in the picturesque village of Columbeira in Portugal. You will stay in a beautifully restored Portuguese country house surrounded by lush green gardens.
Yoga & Surf Retreats in Sunny Portugal

Silver Coast, Portugal

Dates: All year round, Upcoming July and Aug. dates
• July 19 to 26
• July 30 to August 6
• August 9 to 16
• August 17 to 24
About the location:
Buddha Retreats is located just 70km north of Lisbon in the small village of Columbeira. This area of Portugal is characterised by its rolling green hills and old villages like medieval Obidos. The long beaches of the Silver Coast with numerous surf breaks are perfect for beginners as well as for exprienced surfers. The Buddha Retreats house is surrounded by large gardens with many fruits trees and a swimming pool to take a dip in.

Types of yoga or activities offered:
During our retreats we teach Iyengar yoga which is a dynamic and physically intensive form of yoga where the focus is on correct alignment of the asanas. Besides surf lessons in the water our courses also include surf theory lessons.

Types of food:
As part of all our yoga and surf retreats we provide you with daily delicious and healthy meals. We serve an abundance of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, often coming from our own garden or the local markets. Our menu is based on the philosophy of whole foods, so we avoid processed foods and preservatives. We also cater to suit different dietary requirements such as vegetarian or lactose-intolerance.

Yoga and nature walks, stand-up paddling, visits to the medieval town of Obidos, wine tours or horseback riding can also be organised.

Price range:
From €455 pp for a 4 day yoga & surf retreat From €875 pp for a 8 day yoga & surf retreat

Detailed retreat description:
During our retreats we teach Iyengar yoga which is a dynamic and physically intensive form of yoga where the focus is on correct alignment of the asanas (postures). This practice allows the energy to flow freely through the body. The practice of yoga will give strength and flexibility to the body and more peace in our mind. The roots of Iyengar yoga originated in India and Iyengar yoga was founded by BKS Iyengar who was a student of Sri T. Krishnamacharya. All our yoga teachers are fully qualified and have done several years of teacher training. Iyengar yoga is suitable for all levels. Asana practice is a big part of each yoga class. By practicing asanas, the body develops flexibility, strength and stamina. By cultivating the body, the mind can become clear and quiet.

What’s included:
Includes all yoga and surf lessons, equipment, shared accommodation in comfortable double rooms (a limited number of single rooms is available), all meals, Pick-up and transfer to the bus station in Bombarral.

What’s NOT included:
Flights are not inlcuded, pickup from Lisbon airport is not included.

Daily schedule:
That’s how a typical day during one of the yoga retreats might look like:
Time Activity
7:30am – 8:30am healthy and energising breakfast
9:00am – 11:00am morning yoga class
12:30pm lunch
4:00pm – 6:00pm afternoon yoga class
7:00pm 3-course dinner
Amenities and accommodation:
Shared accomodation in double rooms. A small number of single rooms are available.

Travel arrangements:
There is a direct bus connection from Lisbon to Bombarral which is the nearest bus station. Pickup from and transfer to the bus station can be arranged.

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