Surf & Soul Retreat
For beginners! Learn to surf in Goa, as Goa has the perfect beach to start getting comfortable on a surf board. If you have a love for adventure and a deep respect for life and nature combined with an uncompromised sense of integrity for your personal evolution this retreat is for you!
“The moment you get up on that surf board there is that feeling of complete oneness with the ocean. Its like you’re both breathing together at one time.”
Imagine waking up at sunrise to meditate right by the seaside and hearing nothing but the sounds of waves crashing. Preparing yourself with some wake up beach yoga and start your day with a surf lesson in the Arabian Sea. Goa with its rather soft waves is the perfect location to learn surfing!
After an active start in the day you will enjoy a sublime brunch buffet and find some time and space just for yourself. Time out for just being, enjoying the relaxation of life by the beach.
In the late afternoons immerse in Yin Yoga Healing sessions, dedicating some time to a mindful meditative yoga practice to activate your chi flow and bodies innate healing powers.
Join us for this unforgettable Surf & Soul experience filled with yoga, surf and self development – just exactly how we like it. Learn to surf, restore with yin yoga, pamper yourself with our luxurious stay at Devarya Wellness Retreat and spend your days enjoying the beach in the shade of a coconut tree.
In yoga and surfing we play our sensations, each time awaiting a new invitation. We ride the edges of our poses with a gentle flowing breath, like a surfer is riding the waves of the ocean. Yoga and surfing is just such a fantastic combination in so many ways. Surfing is active and dynamic. There is quite a difference to its yoga mindful movements and meditation practices.
But then, there are a lot of similarities. Going with the flow, tuning in and listening to your body closely as we are being connected to the ocean. It’s the feeling of complete oneness, which requires us to be in tune with nature and our body.
Surfing is a YANG form of exercise, full of movement, rhythm and repetition. Through this movement our muscles expand and contract, growing stronger. But by this we are also limiting our bodies, we tend to lose our natural softness, becoming more inflexible and increasingly tight. With all the paddling and repetitive take offs on a fun surf morning, we need the YIN in order to keep the flexibility and longevity in our bodies.
So if surfing is your YANG, let yoga be your YING. The combination of Surfing with Yin Yoga gives us the balance our bodies need to experience optimum health and happiness.
One-way to think of balance is this: a total state of health that incorporates togetherness of body and mind. To be balanced is a way of being and a state of mind. Yin Yoga can restore this balance and be the soothing balm to heal and rejuvenate body, mind and soul. Let us take you in the afternoons on an inner Yin Yoga Healing journey through the Taoist elements and learn about their energetic value and the chi meridian flow in your body.When you awaken and align your bodies underlying energy, you activate your innate process of healing and transformation. Yin Yoga will help you create profound shifts in your physical and emotional well-being. We will demystify how energy affects everything you do and feel and show you how to mindful work with your body and mind. These Yin Yoga Healing sessions will help you build vitality, unravel energetic blockages, and boost your immunity.
With our Surf & Soul program you have the opportunity and space to let your mind learn from the body experience of learning new things and cultivate a free spirit. To love life and live free.To be in touch with nature and yourself.
And then, we might realize, there is nothing more grounding than a body and a mind that have decided to be whole.
By the end of this retreat, you will feel stronger, healthier, and better able to thrive and flow in the life you are meant to live!
Surf & Soul Program
- 8 days, 7 nights at Devarya Wellness Retreat
- Sunrise Yoga Mornings
- 7 Surfing Lessons, for beginners
- Yin Yoga Healing Afternoons
- Transformational Healing Circles
Our expert in the water is Edy Rodrigues, owner of Octopus Surf School and possibly the most patient surf teacher of all times 🙂
Morjim, Goa, India
Located in the heart of a serene seaside town is the beautiful Devarya Wellness Resort and its offspring Nalanda Retreat, where you can breathe, experience and live the yoga life. Devarya is spanning 7,000 square metres, the yoga retreat touching Morjim Beach is a peaceful sanctuary. Just a few kilometers down the beach north in the ‘yoga-mekka’ town Mandrem you find Nalanda, a beach property where we practice on the roof top shala with a stunning view.