Day2 wide 40

Yoga & Surf Retreat

Date: 14 April - 27 October 2019

Location: Ericeira, Portugal

Instructor: Greta Gröndahl

About the retreat

On the western point edge where the alive oceans meets the majestic cliffs, where the salty wind from the Atlantic sea nourish you with its full breath. Here you will connect and widen your awareness with the elements both internally and externally as we will practice to consciously get in touch with the great adventure happening inside and out merging our physical body with our mind and spirit from a holistic, personal and professional way.

If you want to deepen your practice in either yoga or surfing, combining these two activities creates a perfect synergy for fun and personal development.

Yoga enthusiasts, who already practice the awareness of their body, mind and soul have built a strong foundation to begin or evolve their surf experience. New surfers with yoga backgrounds can experience a new level of focus, balance and patience while we bring the moving meditation with the waves/surf.

Surf classes allow you to explore your physical and inner strength in a new element, in one with nature. Surfing, and channeling all focus toward catching the perfect wave is also a fun way to exercise and build muscles, giving you more strength to feel more ease in some yoga postures. Be inspired by water to create a better flow in your movements and get an energy boost from the sun and the ocean.

If you’re into surfing, taking yoga classes will improve your balance and flexibility, which is key if you want to become a good surfer. Stretching will make you more agile in the surf and prevent common injuries.

Most importantly, yoga will help you focus and teach you how to stay calm in the water.

If you want to deepen your practice in either yoga or surfing, combining these two activities creates a perfect synergy for fun and personal development.

Yoga enthusiasts, who already practice the awareness of their body, mind and soul have built a strong foundation to begin or evolve their surf experience. New surfers with yoga backgrounds can experience a new level of focus, balance and patience while we bring the moving meditation with the waves/surf.

Surf classes allow you to explore your physical and inner strength in a new element, in one with nature. Surfing, and channeling all focus toward catching the perfect wave is also a fun way to exercise and build muscles, giving you more strength to feel more ease in some yoga postures. Be inspired by water to create a better flow in your movements and get an energy boost from the sun and the ocean.

If you’re into surfing, taking yoga classes will improve your balance and flexibility, which is key if you want to become a good surfer. Stretching will make you more agile in the surf and prevent common injuries.

Most importantly, yoga will help you focus and teach you how to stay calm in the water.

Join Greta and Lapoint on this 7 day journey of dynamic movement on both land and water, meditation, sound therapy, and new connections.

A typical day

Essentially the perfect combination of yoga and surf, we welcome you to indulge in a carefully curated yoga program paired with excellent surf lessons, all set in a uniquely pleasurable environment at Quinta Lizandro in Ericeira, Portugal.
We start the day with meditation and yoga before a healthy breakfast buffet. The surf lessons are held in optimal conditions on the day, with your safety and learning conditions as the priority.

In the afternoon you’ll have time for self reflection or maybe outward adventure where there will be other activities with the group such as wine tasting at the nearby vineyard, sustainability efforts like a beach clean-up with the crew or join the sightseeing trip to Lisbon or just explore the beautiful wild nature or the cozy fishermen town Ericeria that we are blessed to be surrounded by.

Useful info

  • Dates: (Weekly retreats following dates)
    • April 14-21
    • May 12-19
    • May 26-June 26
    • June 9-16
    • September 8-15
    • September 22-29
    • October 6-13
    • October 20-27
  • Location: Lapoint Surf Camp Portugal - Ericeira
  • Cost:
  • Included in price:
    • 7 nights accommodation
    • 7 breakfasts
    • 10 hours of yoga/meditation
    • 1 Headstand and Handstand workshop
    • 4 surf lessons
    • Surf theory course
    • Guided group excursion to experience more of Portugal
    • Sound therapy
  • Add ons: (extra charge)
    • Wine tasting at vineyard
    • Group trip to a beautiful vineyard nearby. Includes transport, a guided tour, wine tasting and snacks.
  • Shuttle to Lisbon: Cruise around the capital sightseeing, shopping and exploring the endless options of restaurants and bars.

Accommodation

Quinta Lizandro is a renovated old Portuguese farm from originally a quiet fishing village, now considered the surfing capital of Europe. We will live up the hill overlooking the beach Foz de lizandro, the big ocean and plantation fields. During the clear days we are blessed to be shown the most stunning sunsets. The rooms are spacious, light and clean with options of suite, double room, ocean dorm or dorm. On Quinta Lizando we have a pool, bar & restaurant, training facilities, skate bowl, a yoga studio and surf walking distance away. Perfect place to meet new people from different nationalities  as we joyfully will be sharing lapoint facility with other surfers and adventures souls.

About the teacher

Greta Gröndahl is a 400hrs RYT yoga teacher, massage and sound therapist dedicated to the journey towards a more conscious, alive & loving life.

Originally from Sweden, now with more than five years international teaching experience, she has trained with Marianne Wells Yoga school in Costa Rica and Anandra George in Kauai before completing 200 hr Nada yoga training in India.

Greta teaches the traditions of Hatha, Vinyasa, Bhakti, Yin, Yoga massage, Kirtan, Shakti and Restorative although she recognizes that all the different styles grow from the same seed of love and self-recognition. Greta is known for her warm, intentionally, inspiring and mindfully dynamic teaching style that will meet what you want but equally what you need. Be ready for authenticity, play and to get outside your comfort zone guided with the heart lighted support from Greta.

As a person and teacher she appreciates the magic in people’s yoga journey and considers it her honour to share the knowledge passed on to her by her teachers.

Slack yinyoga
Cut yourself some slack
Flying habits
Should we say no to flying?
Gravity yogobe blog
How to understand yoga through gravity
Hockeyyoga.yogobe %281%29
Yoga for hockey players

Yoga & work out at home with Yogobe

Create account Try for free