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Surf & Soul Yoga Retreat – Portugal
July 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - July 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Yoga. Surfing. Meditation.
Come adventure into the sea and soul for five nights on the cliffs of the Peniche peninsula with yoga, meditation and surf.
Each day we delight in sunrise and sunset yoga & meditation out on the terrace overlooking the water, and in the afternoon venture out into the surf with an excellent surfing school to guide us.
This retreat is beginner friendly, perfect if you are a yogi who wants to try surfing, or vice versa, or if you are new to both!
Over the week we will nourish our souls, strengthen our bodies and light up our hearts.
“If you are ready to expand your horizon, coming to this retreat is the greatest gift to yourself.” Vijay, Photographer (participant in previous retreat)
The retreat includes:
* Morning mindfulness meditation (beginner friendly)
* Daily Yoga Sessions (beginner friendly)
* A two hour surf lesson per day (optional and beginner friendly with an experienced surf school)
* Surfing equipment rental (surf board and wetsuit)
* Transport to the best surf spots (7 are in walking distance)
* Delicious healthy meals
* Time in nature, by the sea
* A holiday with great people
* A group energy healing
* Full moon ritual
* Sea Views from your bedroom
* Optional: intuitive energy healings
* Optional: bicycles that you can explore the surrounding area on
* Optional: a place to decompress from Being Gathering
We are limited to a small group of 12 maximum for this retreat.
Arrival & Departure:
Arrive at 4pm on Tuesday 4th July, and leave at 12pm on Sunday 9th July
Accommodation & Location:
You will be sharing double, twin or triple rooms in the Surfcastle, which is located just 1.5 hrs from Lisbon on the beachfront 5 km from Fort of Peniche and 9 km from Praia da Consolação beach.
Baleal is a unique place because it has surf spots facing north and also facing south. This special geographical situation makes it excellent for surfing , with any wind direction you will always have a surfable spot. The village of Baleal is very picturesque with its small cafés, narrow streets and beautiful houses. There is an old fortress in ruins which is pretty cool to visit during a sunny day.
850 Euros or £750 per person
Early bird discount is 795 euros or £695 (book by 1st March)
Booking can be secured by paying full price or a non-refundable £150 deposit. Full balance due by 25th June.
This price includes accommodation, activities and food. Transport from Lisbon not included. However we will coordinate with the group, so that people arriving at the same time can share taxis to and from the airport.
If you don’t wish to surf, or you wish to do a trial surfing lesson (and then decide), you can still come and enjoy extra chill time and a discount too.
Optional adventure // transformative festival:
Being Gathering is taking place in Portugal 28th June til 2nd July. You may want to come early for this festival which spans across 4 days of workshops, yoga, meditation, massages, dance, martial arts, conferences, spirituality, wellness, temazcal and watsu all designed to help nurture your own health, well-being and happiness. More info can be found on their website, here.
“I came to Amisha’s retreat to learn more about the practice of YOGA. She taught me how to open up more and be in the moment. I loved how she created a space for the whole group to feel at home and safe. She really made me fall in love with Yoga. I will take her knowledge with me for the rest of my life. She is warm, wise and lovely.” Aemilia, Film Producer
“Amisha is a gifted yoga teacher that shows her knowledge of both the spiritual and the physical side of yoga, and teaches both brilliantly. This retreat was life changing and I still hear her voice singing mantras in my head!” Paul, Entrepreneur
With a love of yoga and meditation that has spanned over a decade, Amisha Ghadiali’s own “burn out” led her to train as a teacher, which in turn opened a giant rabbit hole into the mystical realms. Her classes are strong yet relaxing, focused on clear alignment and moving from the heart. She has a calming presence and uses playful theming, mantra and experience of exploring world wisdom traditions, to leave her students with inspiration, grounding and joy they can bring into their daily lives.
Amisha is a 500 hour certified Yoga teacher after completing her advanced teacher training with Sianna Sherman, and is a modern day priestess, reiki master and intuitive energy healer. Her background is in politics and sustainable fashion, and since 2006 she has been designing jewellery for her own label with the tagline “elegance rebellion.” She creates meaningful pieces such as malas for chanting, made with precious gemstones. She brings all this awareness and her fascination with the relationship of our inner and outer worlds, to her work.
Amisha has used these practices in her own life to work with trauma including recovering from being run over by a pick-up truck. She has lived that typical stressful city life, and found that bringing a soulful healthy approach to her every day made things much more rewarding and balanced. She recently founded Replenish, where she leads retreats and works one-on-one through her mentoring programme to assist you in creating space to show up for yourself each day and to facilitate the formation of lifelong habits that will support and nurture your inner and outer connections.
Amisha is also a writer and speaker on all aspects of conscious and green living. A big part of her ‘yoga’ is exploring how we relate to the world around us and embody our values. She edited the collaborative book, The Future Is Beautiful – A Collection from Think Act Vote, coining the term Creative Activism and bringing together ideas and artwork from over two hundred contributors to inspire a brighter future. Her words have appeared in publications including The Huffington Post, Rebelle Society & Ecouterre and she has spoken at events and festivals around the world such as TEDx Oxbridge, Sunday Papers Live & Burning Man.
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