The Surf & Yoga week is…
…suitable for everyone of 23 years and older. Experience is not required. But if you already have experience, this week will significantly help improving your yoga and/or surfing skills.
The ‘retreat’ is similar to the all-in surf week. Besides surfing lessons there is a full yoga program focused on body strength and flexibility. We have a comfortable bed available for you, a big breakfast buffet every morning and a fully equipped outdoor kitchen to prepare a wonderful diner at night. Finding relaxation is not difficult in our lounge garden with (heated) swimming pool, in one of the bean bags while using free WiFi and at the daily camp fire at night drinking cold beers. There aren’t more ingredients needed to make this holiday in the Pura Vida Lodge one you will remember for a long time!
An average day
8.00 am yoga and breathing exercises
9.00 am breakfast
12.00 pm surf lesson
4.00 pm workshop Chakra Yoga
7.00 pm dinner (arranged by yourself)
9.00 pm camp fire
Yoga teacher Fran
Fran, our main yoga teacher this summer, hopes to inspire you through her daily classes and supports her students by bringing more awareness to the breath, body, mind and soul. Her classes are flowing and powerful, creating meditation in movement by uniting breath and movement.
Yoga teacher An
An is our experienced yoga teacher. An will not be present at all times anymore, but will still teach some of the SUP-yoga lessons as well as workshops. She offers a variety of yoga classes. Every lesson starts with a warming up, following breathing exercises and several poses which improve your stability and flexibility. It ends with relaxation. An teaches you how to stretch before and after surfing to keep your body in top shape.
Chakra yoga, yoga for back pain & SUP yoga
In short: it will be an exciting workshop during which you will strengthen the body-mind connection and allow you to get to know, and follow the movement of energy within- perfect for surfing!
The SUP YOGA WORKSHOP
A combination of stand up paddling and yoga – is the perfect match between surfing and yoga. We first practice on land in an introduction lesson to get more comfortable before we hit the water with the SUP.
YOGA FOR BACK PAIN WORKSHOP
With our stressed lives, sitting far too often and not moving enough, it is not surprising our backs get tired and achy. And some sports, such as surfing, make the lower back muscles strong, but also tight. Fortunately, yoga is perfect for every-body who suffers from back pain!
During this workshop you will focus on gently stretching the back muscles and doing yogasanasthat relieve back pain. Keeping at it is the key, so after your week of surfing at Pura Vida, keep on caring for your back at home with yoga- your whole body will thank you for it!