Sun. Surf. Yoga. You.
At Pura Vida Lodge, we believe that Yoga can improve the strength, flexibility and balance in the mind and the body, which will be helpful for your surf skills.
We organise every month an “Surf & Yoga” week at Mimizan Plage, France. You’re welcome from 6-13/6, 4-11/7, 8-15/8, 5-12/9 and 3-10/10 2015.
The “Surf & Yoga” retreat is kind of an “all-in” week: from a comfy bed, extended breakfast buffet, delicious dinners, a nice garden with heated pool, fire-place and sun-deck, Surf & Yoga courses every day, all surf materials (boards and wetsuits), Electra beachcruiser, Free Wifi (from your hammock to the Fatboys in the garden.)
We’d like to welcome everyone that is over 21yrs and open minded for Surf & Yoga. You don’t need any experience, but if you do, you’ll deepen your Yoga skills and/or Surf practice this week.
Our teacher An took a classic Hatha Yoga training in India (Sivananda), and was fascinated to see how the body can become extremely lean and strong, but even more to find out how body and mind are one with the breath control as a link between them.
The love for India and its ancient culture brought her back to study Ayurvedic principles and massage techniques. Later she travelled to Thaïland and Laos to develop Thaï Massage skills. And a sauce above all that came in 2010 when An became AcroYoga teacher, a discipline that brings together Yoga, Acrobatics and Thaï Massage. She adores the playful and joyful dimension, the partner yoga and the ‘flying’, developing self confidence and confidence in others !
Yoga teachers An & Yvan will give you a taste of the diversity of Yoga: fun warm up in a circle, breathing exercises, sun salutation, steady and dynamic postures, partner Yoga, and not to forget the relaxation at the end. They put together a program with Yoga and Balance ball to make the body flexible and strong. Yvan and An will teach you which stretches you can do before, and which are best used after a surf-session to keep your body in top-shape.
Ayurveda & Thai Massage
To relax your sore muscles, they share with you 2 workshops Thaï Massage techniques. On top of this, you get some Ayurveda workshops. A test will tell you more about your body constitution, and if you want, you can get some tips how to adapt your diet.
Example of an average day:
7.30 Yoga and breathing practice (1,5h) – Asana and Pranayama
12.00 Surf lesson
16.00 workshop Thai Yoga Massage – relax your sore muscles
Activities and times are subject to weather conditions.
Total “Surf & Yoga” program includes:
-9 h Yoga
-3 Workshops: Thai Yoga Massage and Balance Ball.
-6 h surfing course (1h/day)
We look forwards to share this week with you, advanced yogi, or complete beginner.
As we say: «The most advanced yogi is the one who keeps the smile»
Reaction from previous retreat: ‘The energy that’s going around in the surf lessons and Yoga classes is amazing. The people do what they love doing and it makes them mentally, spiritually and physically happy, light and strong: what more is there to wish for?’
If you want to learn how to surf, you’re at the right address. As an officially approved surf school we give surfing lessons at a variety of levels.
Can you already surf? Come to Mimizan and check out the waves.
Don’t surf? No problem.
Book your spot today!
“Surf & Yoga” 2015 is based on a first come, first served basis – while we would love to accept everyone who registers, there is a limitation on space and how much we will accept to ensure that we can maintain a high quality of service.
Dates: 6-13 June, 4-11 July, 8-15 August, 5-12 September and 3-10 October 2015
Price Per Person – All Inclusive: 7 nights accommodation, 8 breakfasts, 5 dinners, 6 days Yoga classes (9h), 3 Workshops of 1.5 h (Thai Yoga Massage and Balance Ball), 6h surf course, surf materials and bike all week long.
I don’t mind sharing a room:
6-13/6: € 495
4-11/7: € 685
8-15/8: € 715
5-12/9: € 630
3-10/10: € 475
I want my own room that I share with my travel partner: + € 65 pp
No Surf: € 50 reduction
No Yoga: € 100 reduction
We can help you with carpooling.
Flying with Ryanair to Bordeaux or Biarritz.
Flying with Easyjet or British Airways.
Flying with Transavia to Biarritz.
Train: TGV to Bordeaux.
We do airport/train station pickups (option).
Sun. Surf. Yoga. You. Come and join us for a great week of surf & yoga at the beautiful Pura Vida Lodge in Mimizan Plage, France.