Here it comes!
SHAPE YOUR SURF BOARD YOGA RETREAT
From 8th to 18th of May 2023
(10 nights/11 days)
Aljezur, Algarve, Portugal
From 1500 to 1700 Euro per person - board of choice included
Extra person 800 Euro
As surfers, we are very interested in our impact on the environment. That is why a workshop on planting trees is also part of this experience. By doing this, we try to give our planet more than we take. From every tree we can produce on average 20 boards!
What is included in the price?
Accommodation in double canvas at Soul Farm Algarve in Aljezur region in Portugal;
Welcome dinner with dessert and aperitif;
Daily shaping workshops with an expert and materials + the result of your work: a wooden surfboard;
Daily yoga practices with a professional instructor;
Daily vegetarian breakfast and lunch (gluten-free friendly options) - based on local seasonal harvest;
Permaculture workshop on planting trees;
Culinary workshop with dinner;
Time for surfing - guidance and tips about the local spots & activities;
Event with cacao ceremony, music & dance.
Questions & answers:
What kind of boards will I shape?
It depends on you. Our shaping master Ze will guide you to get the kind of board you always wanted: short, midi, or long. You can use the shape and pattern known as the "classics" or design it on your own. To minimize the transportation pollutant and support local producers, we are using Portuguese wood:
Paulownia - for the structure and outside patterns, as it is the most stable and resistant (that is the tree that we will plant during the permaculture workshop*);
Cryptomeria - for the outside patterns;
Agave - for the outside patterns.
What kind of skills do I need to participate?
None! The shaping master Ze is going to teach you everything from the scratch. Through this experience you will learn:
• Different types of wood and reasons why we use them;
• Techniques for construction and pressing wood;
• Introduction to specialized carpentry tools;
• The basic notions of surfboard design;
• Ways to customize your board;
• Laminating technique.
Why yoga is part of this experience?
Because it goes perfectly with surfing and it will help with relaxing the body after daily carpentry. Our yogini Weronika will teach the basics of the complete yoga system: ethics, simple poses with stretches, breath work, relaxation, mind training, and meditation. It will help to gain more balance, concentration, and joy during and after the experience.
How to transport my board back home?
Every airline has the option to add to your ticket sports gear, such as a surfboard. Usually, it cost around 50 Euro. In order to keep your board safe, you will need a special travel bag. It will be possible to order a handmade soft case from the local tailor (designed especially for your new board).
What is NOT included in the price?
Transport. Travel & health insurance.
Where is the closest airport?
In Faro or in Lisbon. We will guide you on how to quickly transfer from there to our spot in Aljezur.