On the longest days of the years, June 21st to June 25th, we are the location for a Summer Solstice Yoga & Surf Retreat, hosted by yoga teacher Ricky Florack. These four days will be all about practising yoga, meeting new people, enjoying nature and outdoor activities. But it’s also about reflecting, relaxing and fun. It’s a small scale retreat, accessible for all levels. Ricky is a passionate yogi and martial arts fighter, and we love working together with other passionate people, so we believe this is going to be a very cool one!
THE YOGA & SURF RETREAT
So what’s it’s all about? In the morning you will start with a Olá Onda breakfast buffet-style and an extensive multi level vinyasa yoga practice. These classes are in an uplifting style, where you will awaken and warm up the body to start the day. You will flow from one posture into the other while breathing deeply.
During the day you are free to surf, discover the beautiful city of Ericeira, the coastline, the beaches, enjoy the food and soak up the sun. Find out about all the possible activities on our adventures page.
In the late afternoon or evenings Ricky will teach either restorative or yin yoga. Restorative yoga will help you release tension when the day comes to an end, and relax consciously. Yin yoga is a slow paced deep stretching practice, where you will dive deep to find new depths on a physical and mental and spiritual level. It will open up energy pathways you might not have been aware of before. And at the same time it helps your body recover from your surf classes or other activities.
The retreat includes 4 nights in one of our rooms with breakfast, two yoga classes per day, one vegan/vegetarian barbecue and tea and fruit througout the day.
It excludes flights to and from Lisbon, airport transfer to and from Ericeira (possible upon request), lunch, snacks, dinner on the 3 remaining dates and surf lessons.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Ricky Florack is a certified and registered yoga teacher with 500+hrs teaching experience. She is a big fan of the ocean and Ericeira. And since we are too, we thought we could really work together to make this retreat as nice as possible.
Ricky is orginally from Holland, but she’s now living the life in Playa del Carmen, Mexico where she teaches yoga and SUP classes. When she’s not teaching yoga she is at the gym, because of her passion for martial arts.
“One of the best things I did in my life was deciding to move and live near the beach. Being near the ocean, the water, the salt. It just feels so good. And I didn’t invent this, it’s even scientifically proven that being near the ocean raises your vibration and makes you feel more balanced and happy. Calm and crystal clear water like in the Caribbean, where I live, works so calming and reduces stress. While being at the wilder Atlantic or Pacific coast is something that works very clearing, invites change, and energises.” You can learn more about Ricky on her website or Instagram.
Check out the Facebook event for prices and availability. If you want to come by yourself and want to share a room with another guest, that’s also possible!