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Portugal Yoga & Surfing Retreat

Sunshine, water, nature, nourishing food and yoga, the perfect blend of bliss. Our home base for the retreat is located in the picturesque village of Columbeira, 70 KM north of Lisbon, is an oasis where you can relax, recharge and renew your spirit.


Rua Salvador Carvalho dos Santos 7-9, Columbeira PT 2540-608

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



May 15 to
May 20
12:00 pmto11:00 am



Full Description

The day begins with an energizing breakfast, a surf lesson and beach time, delicious lunches and dinners prepared with ingredients out of the veggie garden and from the local markets. We will have one night of seafood barbecue and an option for a picnic lunch at the beach after our surf lesson. We offer afternoon or evening yoga daily that will foster a sense of community within the retreat.

Are you ready to explore the ocean? Whether you’re new to surfing or more experienced, we will offer 3 lessons to get you moving with more ease within the water. Certified instructors will make sure you have the best learning experience possible.

We have both double and single occupancy rooms in this beautiful Portuguese villa. You will be able to choose your preferred room type from five double or twin rooms with shared bathrooms, two single rooms with shared bathrooms or three rooms with ensuite bathrooms for up to three guests. The property consists of a main house, additional buildings, terraces, an indoor and outdoor yoga studio, a swimming pool, a small river, fruit trees, a meditation garden, and rural land. The gardens surrounding the main house have around 5000 square meters and offer more than enough space to relax.

Food is taken very seriously at Buddha Retreats. We will provide you with daily delicious and healthy meals. We serve an abundance of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, often coming from our own garden or the local markets. Our menu is based on the philosophy of whole foods, so we avoid processed foods and preservatives. As part of our retreat, you can also enjoy fresh coffee, herbal teas and purified water as much as you wish. During dinner time we serve Portuguese red and white wines.

Portugal and in particular the coast around Peniche and Baleal offer some of the best conditions for surfing, regardless if you are a beginner or want to improve your surfing. Our surf lessons are suited for all type of levels from beginners, intermediate to advanced surfers. Our instructors will take their time to explain theory and practice basic skills on the beach. We will provide you with all the equipment needed and a wetsuit that will keep you warm while surfing. Surfing conditions are good all year round with bigger waves during Autumn and Winter and smaller waves in Spring and Summer.

Yoga with Melissa
Surrendering, allowing, recognizing, and adapting… these are the components integrated when I practice and teach yoga or movement. Using the breath with the body’s movements to recognize what's happening within and around us, teaches us to embody what we sense and feel. During our retreat together, most practices will be “VinYin", a slow flow with restorative finishing poses. Some evening practices will either be gentle or restorative with yoga nidra depending upon the group’s needs.​

Thai Yoga Massage with Kimma
Thai Massage is a massage with roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga. This form of massage is a fusion of techniques such as muscle compression, joint mobilization, acupressure, and passive stretching that moves the client through a series of yoga-like stretches. It is a holistic massage form that works along the energy lines of the body to restore balance and provide a grounding and deeply relaxing experience. A full treatment is approximately 75 minutes and is performed on a floor mat, without the use of oils while the client remains fully dressed in comfortable loose clothing.

What's Included:
2 delicious vegetarian meals and light breakfast
Local Portuguese wines included with dinner
Accommodations for 4 and a half days
3 Surf lessons
Daily yoga

What's NOT Included:
Airport Transfer to and from Lisbon
Travel Insurance
Optional activities, Thai Massage or excursions

Location and getting there:
This area of the coast is easy to reach from Lisbon by public transport and car (about 40 minutes). We recommend flying into Lisbon Airport (LIS). Many budget airlines fly throughout Europe to Lisbon, which makes this an easy destination for the perfect getaway!