Surfing and Yoga

Posted on February 28, 2013
February 28, 2013
by JSS

Relax Restore and Refresh

Combine surfing and yoga for the perfect active holiday, focused on improving your fitness and well-being. We believe there is nothing better than nourishing and balancing the body and mind through a daily diet of vitalising yoga, serene surf and wholesome food in a tranquil environment. Our friendly, highly experienced team will help you develop your own yoga practice, take you surfing in perfect waves – and create the perfect holiday.

All Levels Welcome

No matter what your level of experience our packages are suitable for surfers interested in yoga, yogi's who want to learn to surf or those who are beginners or experienced in both.

We have an fantastic in-house yoga instructor. Miri leads sessions every morning and evening in the garden of our Lodge. She does a unique blend of Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow and Yin yoga inspired classes. With focus on realignment, building strength and flexibility while stilling the mind and releasing stress through meditation and relaxation techniques.

Practice Yoga in a breathtaking location. Surf in Portugal's perfect warm water waves. Sleep and relax in our laid lodge, and eat incredibly well to restore, revive and feel amazing.

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Why Yoga and Surfing go hand in hand

The disciplines of  yoga and surfing go hand in hand, as both  benefit from the physical and mental enhancements as a result of one another. The physical benefits of practicing yoga as a surfer include improved balance and flexibility, as well as the addition of core and physical strength.

The mental benefits of yoga for surfers include an increased sense of focus and awareness to the human form and body. Concentration on your body and how it is reacting often brings calmness to the mind, and to the breath. As a surfer, awareness of your breath and how you breathe bring the natural rhythm and flow of the body into consciousness. This more rhythmic body focuses your surfing on the core skills of balance and internal rhythm.

Benefits for Surfing

Practicing yoga increases awareness of your body, as yoga often requires you to make small, subtle movements to improve alignment which increases comfort in your own body, improves posture and self-confidence. Translated to surfing, this leads to better balance on your surfboard, a more rhythmic approach to paddling and moving on the board, as well as an increased awareness of your connection to the water, the waves, and your board.

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Staying at Tiny Whale Surf Lodge

Shared Room Private Room Ensuite Room Snug Room Luxury Tipi
March, Nov 405€ 475€ 545€ 510€ 426€
April, May 440€ 510€ 580€ 580€ 496€
June, Sept, 500€ 598€ 668€ 675€ 556€
July, August 556€ 668€ 745€ 766€ 591€
October 475€ 573€ 643€ 650€ 531€

A delicious buffet breakfast is included with this accommodation

Private rooms and luxury bell tent prices are based on two people sharing

Shorter and longer stays available

What's included?

  • 5  x 1 hour yoga sessions
  • All yoga mats are provided
  • 5 full days surfing
  • 10 lessons with a professional surf coach
  • All surf equipment needed
  • Transport to the best beaches
  • 5 days healthy packed lunch
  • 7 days delicious breakfast
  • Accommodation of your choice
  • Use of all Surf Lodge facilities
  • Jah Shaka team on hand 24/7
  • 10% discount at our surf shop

Alternative Accommodation

For exclusive rental throughout the year for larger groups and families please contact us through our booking form

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