Yoga and Surf Retreat Croyde Beach, Devon
Yoga combined with surfing in the ocean will energise, revitalise and relax you (and will be lots of fun!) I believe the ocean is one of natures great healers, it has amazing energy. It is proven that the negative ions near the ocean make you happier. Connecting with nature and the ocean, combined with Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama will be a refreshing, healing, fun experience. I love Yoga and Surfing, so I want you to give you the opportunity to experience these wonderful things too!
Type of Event
Friday 4th September - Monday 7th September
£160 non refundable deposit. Balance due 8 weeks before event please
I am so excited to be running the 3rd and 4th Yoga and Surf retreat! The September 2014 weekend was ace and the May 2015 has sold out will be doing morning and evening Yoga sessions in a lovely big converted barn with decking and a garden which is walking distance to the beach. We then have all day to have fun surfing and relaxing at the beautiful Croyde surfing beach or doing anything you want to do. We have a great chef cooking us healthy, vegetarian, gluten free lunches and dinners. Yoga combined with surfing in the ocean will energise, revitalise and relax you (and will be lots of fun!) I believe the ocean is one of natures great healers, it has amazing energy. It is proven that the negative ions near the ocean make you happier. Connecting with nature and the ocean, combined with Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama will be a refreshing, healing, fun experience. I love Yoga and Surfing, so I want you to give you the opportunity to experience these wonderful things too! My aim of this retreat is for you to be healed, restored, relaxed and rejuvenated. I will try to help you to come back to yourself, remember who you are, love yourself and feel grounded and present. By clearing blockages, rebalancing your mind, body and spirit I believe you will feel happier, more focused in your life and ready to face any challenge. I will do my best help you feel peace in your mind and love and happiness in your heart. Yoga and surfing work wonderfully together. Many top pro surfers swear by yoga to compliment their surfing. Yoga helps with being present, building strength, increasing flexibility, enhancing balance, concentration, focus, calm and pranayama increases lung capacity. Yoga helps you surf with more energy and endurance. Yoga helps you to focus in the water and have a personal relationship with the ocean. Whether you are a Yogi looking to try surfing, a surfer wanting to incorporate yoga, to have a lovely holiday or just try something different, this will be great for you.
Daily Schedule Friday 3pm Arrive, settle in etc. Free time to surf/go to beach/relax/go for a walk 6.30-7.45pm Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation 8pm Vegetarian dinner Relax in the retreat barn/go into the village etc. Saturday 7.30-8.45am Morning Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation 9.00am Vegetarian breakfast Free time to surf (optional) Optional Surf Lesson Explore/sunbathe/walk/local activities 1.30pm Vegetarian lunch Free time to surf (optional) Explore/sunbathe/walk/local activities 6.30-7.45pm Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation 8pm Vegetarian dinner Free time to relax at the retreat barn/go into the village etc.
Sunday 7.30-8.45am Morning Yoga, Pranayama 9.00am Vegetarian breakfast Free time to surf (optional) Explore/sunbathe/walk/local activities 1.30pm Vegetarian llunch Free time to surf (optional) Explore/sunbathe/walk/local activities 6.30-7.45pm Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation 8pm Vegetarian dinner Free time to relax at the retreat barn/go into the village etc. Monday 7.30-8.45 Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation 9am Vegetarian breakfast Leave retreat midday The Hatha Yoga class is for beginners and intermediate Yogis, I can vary the postures to suit all abilities. The style is fun and creative, yet focused and still challenging. The Hatha flows and also has many influences from various disciplines and teachers. Yoga stretches, strengthens, tones, helps to align, and improves the health of the entire body. My varied mix of guided meditations will help you in different areas of your life and help you to calm the mind and bring you into the present. We will do pranayama, morning and evening which will be amazingly beneficial to your mind and body. Pranayama (breath control) stimulates and brings oxygen to every tissue in the body, is said to remove all diseases, destroys negative thought patterns among many other benefits. Croyde is a lovely little surf town, with cafes, a few shops and a couple of pubs and restaurants. Included:
6 Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation classes 3 nights shared twin room accommodation 3 vegetarian evening meals 2 vegetarian lunches 3 healthy vegetarian breakfasts Snacks and drinks Not included: Surf board and wetsuit hire- optional (around £30 for 3 days for both, or £35 for 4 days) Surf Lesson- optional (£30 pp) Local activities- coasteering, horse riding, walks, mountain biking) Transfer from station to barn. If you want to arrive and depart at the same time you can share a minibus to make it cheaper. You can book trains 12 weeks in advance, I would suggest getting to Barnstable at around 2.30 to get a taxi together, also leaving at 12pm Monday you could travel together if you like. I will suggest a train to and from London as soon trains are available to book. The cost is £330. To secure your place please pay a deposit of £160. You will need to pay the full amount by 8 weeks before the weekend. Please contact me for payment details or any questions. What people said about the September 2014 Surf and Yoga retreat: ''Had a great weekend, glad I tried this, feel a lot more relaxed and focused. I didn't know what to expect or what I might get from it but I actually do feel like I've got rid of a lot of negativity. I's been a week since the retreat and I can honestly say I definitely feel there has been a change. I feel a lot more positive, like a lot of the negativity had been lifted away, and a lot happier in myself. I've been noticing a change of attitude toward material things, a lot of it holds no value or maybe a lot of it has no hold over myself anymore? I still want to continue with the meditation and yoga, so after I've finished off my workshop it's remodelling my room as a meditation space. If you are running a class near me sometime, I'd love to come along. Thanks again to Kirsty May, was good to meet all you guys, hopefully see you all next year or maybe sooner.'' - Jon ''Ah so much fun!! Thank you Kirsty! I can't think of anywhere better to be in May/June next year! x x'' - Sian ''Had a fantastic time guys thanks for a fab weekend! X'' - Vicky ''Yeahy was amazing thank you! Can't wait for the next time! :) Great meeting you all and hope to stay in touch! Much love :)'' xxxx - David 07968 449723 fb /neospirityoga The deposit and full payment are non-refundable. If I have to cancel the weekend for any reason I will pay you back your deposit and the rest of the balance if you had paid it. 2012/03/27 Thank you! Love and light, Kirsty x