YOGA & SURF CAMP
in Jastarnia, Hel Peninsula, Poland
13-18th of August 2022
Location: Camping Molo Surf Spot
Price: 500€ per person
What is included in the price?
Accommodation (6 days/5 nights) in shared container houses;
Welcome fire-camp with ceremonial cacao, BBQ, and party with DJ;
Daily yoga session with a qualified instructor;
Every morning healthy breakfast buffet at Ananasy restaurant by the Bay of Puck;
4-days of surf course with experienced instructors & surf gear + free surf;
SUP yoga with the instructor;
Carver skateboard training (surf skate yoga) with professional tutor inside the skate hall;
Movie night - documentaries about surf & yoga;
Sunrise and sunset meditations by the Baltic sea;
Access to loads of entertainment spaces, such as beach-bar, volleyball field, co-working space with WIFI, tennis courts, private and public beach, restaurant, skate-park, surf shops, a chill-out zone with TV screen and projector, rentals of all kinds of gear for water sports (like a kite, wind, surf, skim, skate, scooters, sailing boats, etc.).
How to get to Jastarnia in Poland?
- By plane: the closest airport is in Gdańsk - from there you may take a bus or train to Jastarnia station.
- By car to Molo Surf Spot - there is free of charge parking available in front of the camping.
- By bike or even walk along the Peninsula of Hel which is part of a beautiful natural park.
HOW DOES THE SURF COURSE WORK?
The experience starts with an introduction to the sea. Our instructors explain safety rules and give you a bit of surfing theory. You begin to develop a relationship with the waves, your instructor and the board. It is also an opportunity for the coach to assess each guest’s surfing skills.
Daily lesson will be held close to shore mostly. After a break and nice picnic, you are encouraged to free surf with your group's fellows, practice and expand on all you’ve learned in the class.
Group sizes are kept to a minimum while the fun rises to the maximum. An excellent range of beginners longboards, as well as special shortboards, are available which are ideal and safe for surfers of all levels. You are free to sample your surfing gear according to your comfort.
HOW ABOUT YOGA?
Practicing yoga and meditation by the sea or bay is a very unique and beautiful experience connecting you to nature. Learning how to empty the mind and balance the body will not only increase your confidence, flexibility and strength - it will also help you surf and skate!
Depending on the surf conditions, our yoga sessions are happening in the morning (before breakfast) or in the afternoon. Speaking of what: did you know that swimming in the salty water is part of yoga practice too? It cleans the channels of energy flowing within the body which helps you to awake and concentrate much better.
Our teachers are familiar with different styles, like Asthanga, Hatha, Iangar, Jivamukti, Kundalini, Nindra, Yin - always with the restorative approach. Therefore, the practice is adjusted to the spirit of the group and to your individual needs (for instance: poses releasing pain in the lower back or in the arms after surf).
You may also learn different meditation and breathing techniques accompanied by the healing vibration of chants and the Tibetan singing bowl. Every lesson ends with a session of deep relaxation. All of that will help you to rejuvenate and get ready for another exciting day in Hel Peninsula.
WHAT KIND OF FOOD WILL BE THERE?
Food is an important part of retreats run by Ocean Awakening. You can expect sweet & savory breakfasts with fresh fruits, coffee, tea, juice and water. Every day there will be also healthy snacks available for you to take to the beach picnic.
During the first evening we will welcome you with an aperitif by the fire camp, ceremonial cacao and BBQ, including dessert. While in the other days you may want to try the local restaurants which serve traditional Polish meals, as much as the international cuisine and fusion.
You will also have an access to the simple outdoor kitchen, so making your food is an option too. What is more, in Jastarnia you will find all kinds of grocery shops, including local small markets with natural products, such as honey, cheese, fresh berries and other fruits and veggies.
MOLO SURF SPOT - OUR LOCATION
Here, at Molo Surf Spot you will find all kinds of facilities perfect for such a relaxing and fun course. Our camping works like a small village of colorful campers and container houses located directly by the Bay of Puck. There is a fully equipped rental space with all kinds of gear for water sports together with a base of professional instructors. Here we have also a cozy beach bar with DJ-boot, campfire and jetty. The spot offers a very nice co-working space with fast WIFI, sauna with jaccuzzi and massage, skate park, tennis courts, restaurant, grocery and surf shops.
Our container houses fit 5 persons and are equipped with very simple furniture: bank beds with linen, lamp, table and small closets. In front of them there is a chill-out space, a simple outdoor kitchen and camping bathrooms with hot showers. However, we spend most of our time outdoors and enjoy nature together with all the activities and sports.
All that is part of a nice fisherman little town which became a very popular destination for globetrotters from all over the places. Our camping is located in the most favorite part of Jastarnia - next to a beautiful marina with sailing boats and at a safe distance to the touristic noises. During the night you will be able to listen to the crickets and you will see the sky full of (falling?) stars.
WHAT ABOUT SUP AND SKATE COURSE?
One of the most important goals for this course is to share our passions for joyful activities which keep us healthy and happy. That is why we invite you to take part in a few extra workshops, such as SUP and skate. All of them help us to develop better psycho-physical balance, including concentration, courage, and strength.
Synonym of yoga is joy and union of all the elements. That is why we invite you to try yourself on the skateboards while so-called surf-skate inside the hall. Our tutors will help you with experiencing the true joy of here & now while feeling like a child again. It is never too late to full fill that one dream, is it?
SUP means Stand Up Paddle and it is a board for paddling in a standing pose. It is quite large and can hold a big volume, therefore it became a popular surface for practice of yoga asana. Balancing in such form on the water pulls you into a deeper dimension of connection to nature and understanding of true yoga.
All that activities are excellent ways to raise our consciousness about healthy habits and having fun at once.
If that sounds interesting to you, enquire about your spot for this retreat by reaching out. We are looking forward to meeting you soon!
Thank you & warm greetings,
Your Ocean Awakening Crew