Algarve Yoga and Surf Retreat Portugal

Posted by on Aug 3, 2013 in Surf Camps, Yoga Retreats | Comments Off on Algarve Yoga and Surf Retreat Portugal

women practicing beach yoga

Portugal, the westernmost country of mainland Europe, is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. Due to its geographical position, Portugal is blessed with some seriously sweet swells throughout most of the year. You can drive up the coast along 600km+ of open beachbreake and concealed bays. With so many surf spots along Portugal’s Atlantic coast the rest of Europe (and the World) are waking up to the country’s huge surf potential. Portugal is the ideal place for practicing yoga and leaving behind the responsibilities of everyday life to explore opportunities for personal growth and transformation.

Algarve Yoga and Surf Retreat

Awareness of climate change and other environmental concerns has increased in the last few decades. The Algarve Surf & Ecological Association was primarily formed in order to increase environmental awareness and actions as it believes the way we treat our environment is becoming increasingly important. Promoting environmental awareness is an easy way to become an environmental steward and participate in creating a brighter future for our children.

Nature Conservation, Social Contribution and Environmental Awareness through its seasonal events are the three primary objectives of ASEA. ASEA believes in ethical tourism which means tourism which benefits people and the environment in different destinations.  For tourism to be ethical it must not be exploitative, and must ensure that local people get a fair share of the economic benefits. ASEA is proud to offer Yoga and surf retreats in Portugal.

algarve surf and yoga


Yoga has been practiced for hundreds of years and at this time is commonly seen as being beneficial for your physical and emotional fitness, strength, flexibility and deep relaxation. Throughout history, yogic techniques have been practiced in both the East and West to find a sense of deeper purpose. The purpose of the practice of yoga is to connect to your deeper self; to trust yourself and feel a sense of renewed confidence from within; to realize that the answers lie within. When Surfing and Yoga are combined as a lifestyle, we experience moments of Bliss.

Yoga at the Algarve Surf and Yoga Retreat roots itself in traditional Hatha,  a system of yoga described by Yogi Swatmarama, a Hindu sage of 15th century India. Each style of yoga has different degrees of intensity and challenge. The teachers blend various Yoga styles to suit the program and the students personal ability and needs. Classes take on a more dynamic flow (vinyassa ) in the mornings and a more relaxing and meditative style in the evening.

Local Beach Yoga

Taking your practice to the beach is more like what the original yogis intended more than 5,000 years ago. So, why try yoga on the beach? Yoga when practiced on beaches helps with a variety of health conditions including depression fatigue and mood. Practicing yoga on the beach is simply a great way to enjoy the sunshine and soak up the beautiful scenery. Fresh ocean air, regular stretching and steady postures and proper breathing combined with surfing and other outdoor activities on offer.

practicing lotus pose on the beach

Algarve Surf Camp &  Yoga Retreat

Drawing on over 25 years surfing experience in countless surfing countries  and world class surf breaks, Surf Algarve is proud to help beginners and intermediate surfers alike. These beginners surfing classes will help you get started. They find the best and very fun workable wave for beginners to intermediate surfers. Surf Algarve will help you build confidence and self-sufficiency in the ocean. They offer customized surf lessons for beginner & intermediate surfer.

Offer Included:

Close Proximity to 3 stunning and unspoilt local beaches

Patient and safe surf training (local qualified instructors)

Surf board and wetsuit hire

Transportation to surfing beaches

Yoga and stretching classes


Algarve Yoga and Surf Retreat

Algarve, Portugal