top of page

15th- 21st September 2024

The Art of Connection

A life-changing 7-day surf, yoga, and personal development retreat in Ericeira, Portugal

"Surfing is not a sport. It is a way of life in which the wave is your teacher and the ocean becomes your best friend."

IMG_2773.jpg

Concept

Are you craving adventure, connection and nourishing your body and soul? Then this retreat is for you!

In just one week, you'll find your bliss learning to surf the waves of the Atlantic, practicing yoga and meditation with a certified teacher, and connecting with like-minded souls.

Discover the charming fishing village of Ericeira, Portugal with its cobblestone streets, fresh seafood and vibrant culture. Stay in a beautiful ocean-view villa and wake each morning to the sounds of the sea.

In workshops and mentoring sessions, you'll explore techniques like somatic embodiment practices to gain insight into yourself. Release negative thought patterns and limiting beliefs. Learn to love yourself unconditionally and attract abundance into your life.

After just 7 days you are going to feel vibrant, magnetic, nourished and relaxed - able to manifest anything you want in your life!

Benefits

Deep in my roots

I’m all water. - Ayesha Fayyaz
 

  • Learn the basics of surfing with experienced local instructors who will have you up and riding the waves in no time. The thrill of catching your first wave is a feeling you'll never forget!

  • Rejuvenate your body and mind with daily yoga and meditation. Release tension and stagnant energy, gain flexibility and strength, and achieve inner peace.

  • Highlight: Sunrise Beach Yoga!

  • Connect with new friends who share your passion for adventure and self-discovery. Bond over home-cooked meals, engage in meaningful conversations, watch the sunset together and have a glass of wine on the terrace. 

  • Escape from the routine demands of everyday life. Unplug from technology and reconnect with nature. Return home feeling recharged and inspired.

Image by Daniel Lepik

Testimonial from our last retreat

"I was so surprised by the whole experience I made with monkey mind retreats. Was my first yoga retreat experience ever & I would do that definitely again. Isabel and Sammy make monkey minds to a really welcoming place, they are lovely people who let us feel coming to a safe place where you can free your mind. Even before and after the retreat they’re there for you. Happy to see how passionate they are. I really can’t put all my expressions together. I think to describe what you’ll going through is you should go true on your own. Thank you so much for the lovely days."

Carla, October 2023

Image by Sead Dedić

PROGRAM AND ALL IN BETWEEN

The Body holds the key, bathe in your aliveness 

 

During seven days, you’ll be invited to carefully selected practices, to feel fresh, vibrant, and awake in your body, soul and mind.

Through yoga, you'll connect with your body and mind. We will guide you through poses and breathing techniques to increase your flexibility and strength, both physically and mentally. Morning yoga sessions on the beach at sunrise will energise your day, while afternoon energy classes help you unwind.

In surfing lessons, expert instructors will teach you how to ride the waves. Feel the thrill of standing up on your board and gliding across the water. Even if you've never surfed before, the instructors will have you up on your feet in no time. The ocean becomes your playground.

There will be plenty of time to wander around, enjoy dips in the water, eat delicious local foods, get a massage, journal, or melt into the joys of doing the grand nothing.

Surf Retreat, Yoga Retreat, surf yoga retreat portugal, yoga retreat ericeira portugal, yoga travel retreats

 Your Guide and Team

Isabel

Holistic Health Coach, Yoga Teacher and Founder of MonkeyMindRetreats 

Isabel, a dedicated yoga instructor and entrepreneur. Reflecting on her decision to pursue a career in yoga, she acknowledges the unexpected journey it has brought her on. Through her practice, Isabel has cultivated a deeper sense of self-love and acceptance. Motivated by the current challenging times, she is eager to extend these teachings to others. Teaching and mentoring has not only allowed Isabel to impart her knowledge but has also served as a catalyst for her own personal growth.

 

Isabel is a 500+ Hour Certified Yoga Teacher, Social Anthropologist, Spiritual Entrepreneur and Mentor, holding certifications in EFT, Breath-work and meditation as well as Somatic Healing Practices, Qigong and Ayurveda.

"When I decided to become a yoga teacher and mentor I never expected the journey it would take me on. Through my journey I've learned to love and accept myself more. And I want to share that with others, especially in these times that can be so discouraging.

My mission is for everyone to access yoga, meditation and mindfulness in their everyday lives; whether through retreats or workshops worldwide. It's been so rewarding to see how passionate people get and it just shows that if you love what you do, the possibilities are endless!"

IMG_2758.jpg
Surfers

Ericeira Surf School 

Michel & Miguel

Ericeria Surf School owned by Michel and Miguel, two Portuguese surf legends!

 

It was those guys who introduced the sport when nobody around even knew what surf was. From the late 60s up to now M&M have been  professional surfers, advisors and most of all: surf lovers! Great school, with quality teachers and a technical approach.

 

Both of them can not wait to take you into the water!

Miguel Fortes

Co-Founder & Surf Coach

Miguel Fortes is one of the best surfers in Ericeira, and knows better than anyone the barrels of Coxos.
With a perfect technique, Miguel is one of the surfers with the most beautiful style and surf line of Ericeira.
Respected surfer, Billabong rider, recognised Surf instructor and coach surfer by the Portuguese Surfing Federation.

Michel Amaro

Co-Founder & Surf Coach

Michel Amaro has a degree in Physical Education in the area of ​​sports training, fitness and leisure.
Start surfing with 14 years in Ericeira and was International Surf judge for 20 years in the Association of Professionals Surfers.
Respected surfer, recognised Surf instructor and coach surfer by the Portuguese Surfing Federation.

 NOURISHMENT

As for nourishment, we don’t follow a particular diet and embrace the full spectrum of food pleasure. However, the key idea behind the offered menu is to accommodate the Atlantic climate and the practices - so that you feel light, nourished, and energetic. Our incredible chef who will be preparing light and earthy meals every day. We will enjoy fresh, delicious buffet-style meals with local ingredients in the morning, for lunch and in the evening. There will not be 3 meals every day as we want to give you the opportunity to explore the local markets and restaurants. One lunch and one dinner will be outside of the retreat location at a place of your choice! 

All meals will be cooked and served by our amazing local Chef Teresa.
Check out her Instagram here!

Surf Retreat, Yoga Retreat, surf yoga retreat portugal, yoga retreat ericeira portugal, yoga travel retreats
Surf Retreat, Yoga Retreat, surf yoga retreat portugal, yoga retreat ericeira portugal, yoga travel retreats

A glimpse into a day with us

8.00 - Sunrise Beach Yoga

9.30  - Breakfast

10.30 - Surf Lesson

13.00 - Lunch

15.00 - Somatic Energy Practice

16.30 - Free time to explore

19.30 - Dinner 

20.00 - Night Session

Where will you stay during your Yoga & Surf Retreat

You are going to be staying at Ericeira Soulsurfers incredible boutique Holiday Villa by the beach, with ocean view and a pool. Rest in the hammock or enjoy the stunning ocean-view & the marvelous sunset over the Atlantic Ocean: We’ve prepared everything for you to enjoy life at its best! All rooms have spacious private terraces or balconies. In addition, we offer outdoor beds and hammocks to enjoy the beautiful view whilst having full privacy. There is also a big BBQ & cozy pool & lounge areas, along with a palm tree garden.

Surf Retreat, Yoga Retreat, surf yoga retreat portugal, yoga retreat ericeira portugal, yoga travel retreats
Surf Retreat, Yoga Retreat, surf yoga retreat portugal, yoga retreat ericeira portugal, yoga travel retreats
Surf Retreat, Yoga Retreat, surf yoga retreat portugal, yoga retreat ericeira portugal, yoga travel retreats
Surf Retreat, Yoga Retreat, surf yoga retreat portugal, yoga retreat ericeira portugal, yoga travel retreats
Surf Retreat, Yoga Retreat, surf yoga retreat portugal, yoga retreat ericeira portugal, yoga travel retreats
Surf Retreat, Yoga Retreat, surf yoga retreat portugal, yoga retreat ericeira portugal, yoga travel retreats
Surf Retreat, Yoga Retreat, surf yoga retreat portugal, yoga retreat ericeira portugal, yoga travel retreats

FAQ Yoga & Surf Retreat Portugal 2024

Do I need any experience with yoga or surfing during this Yoga & Surf Retreat in Portugal?

 

Absolutely not. The retreat is open to students of all levels. The yoga classes and surf lessons are tailored to students’ abilities. Beginners will get an introduction to the basics, while more experienced students will be challenged.

What should I pack for the Yoga and Surf Retreat in Portugal?

 

We recommend bringing:

  • Yoga mat (optional, we provide some)

  • Surfboard (optional, we provide softboards and wetsuits)

  • Swimsuit, towel, flip flops

  • Comfortable clothes for yoga 

  • warm clothes (it can get chilly during the night)

  • A journal for reflection & a pen

  • Any medications or toiletries you may need

What’s included in the retreat package?

 

The 7-day retreat includes:

 

  • Daily yoga classes (Vinyasa flow & Yin)

  • Somatic Energy Practices

  • 2 surfing days, with all equipment provided - you can go more often, in your free time between the sessions :)

  • Daily guided meditations and breath work sessions

  • a workshop on tools for self-empowerment, manifestation and overcoming limiting beliefs

  • Healthy local, seasonal vegetarian meals, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks

  • 6 nights accommodation in our beautiful beachfront villa

What’s NOT included in the retreat package?

  • Flights.

  • Specific food or drinks.

  • 1 lunch outside

  • 1 dinner outside in a restaurant of your choice

  • Travel insurance.

  • Airport Transfer

How do I get from Lisbon Airport to the Retreat Location?

  • Take an Uber or Bolt from the Airport (between 20-30€) - You can share it with more participants

  • Take a local bus from Lisbon to Ericeira 

  • rent a car

  • if you feel unsafe travelling by yourself, just talk to us and we support you finding the right option for you :)

 

Is this retreat for Women only?

No! The retreat is open for both genders! 

I With whom will I share a room, if I travel by myself and book the Shared Room option during the Yoga and Surf Retreat in Portugal?

You will share the room with one other retreat participant of the same gender! You also share a bathroom. 

I don't have the whole amount for the retreat right now. Can I still make a reservation?

Yes! You will make a small deposit and the rest will be settled latest 40 days before the retreat starts. We do offer payment plans, if needed. Just send us a message here.

If you have any more questions regarding the Yoga and Surf Retreat in Portugal, please send us a message here any time!

Health & Hygiene:

 

Your safety is our priority. We diligently manage COVID-19 control and prevention. 

bottom of page