YOGA & SURF HOLIDAYS ON THE CADIZ COAST, STAYING RIGHT BY THE BEACH

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Oct. 22nd to 27th 2017          |          Nov. 19th to 24th 2017

Yoga may be the main course but CASARA WAY (Wellness And Yoga) is also located in southern Spain’s most celebrated surfing destination. So why not combine the two?

Our Surf & Yoga Retreat combines daily Pranayama classes and Ashtanga classes in the morning, with surf lessons, walking tours in the beautiful settings of Zahora, Restorative/Yin yoga classes in the early evening, evening workshops and three delicious vegetarian meals per day.

Each day from Monday to Thursday after our delicious organic breakfast or lunch, depending on the tides and weather conditions, we will make the way to the beach. We will surf either at Zahora beach, just 50 metres from CASARA WAY or at El Palmar beach, 4 km from CASARA WAY.

Practising yoga is not about perfecting difficult postures; it is about developing the ability to know your body, become more flexible and to be fully present in every moment. Anyone who has experienced both yoga and surfing does not take long to realise that they share common threads, both physically and spiritually. Surfing is a connection to nature that can be both exhilarating and humbling. When you are surfing, you are out in the fresh air, sunshine and water, challenging yourself, increasing your confidence, mental clarity and general well-being. There is nothing quite like the feeling of riding a wave.

The retreat does not just combine surfing and yoga because of the amazing surfing conditions in Costa de la Luz (Zahora beach and El Palmar Beach), but because each activity is the perfect complement to the other. Both surfing and yoga build strength, flexibility, focus and endurance. Both can be spiritual and meditative, and both definitely make you feel fully alive in the moment. Surfing is, in many ways, yoga on the water.

Your morning yoga class is a perfect pre-surf warm-up, getting you ready to paddle out and pop up on your board, invigorated and prepared for what is next. The gentle yin yoga evening class will help you stretch your muscles out to avoid neck, shoulder, and back stiffness and help you recover from your day on the water.

Beginners are welcome on the retreat. Whether you are new to surfing or are an experienced surfer looking to take it to the next level, there is a spot for you. The instructors will tailor their lessons to each student, ensuring a safe and fun time for all. The surf classes consist in sessions of three hours. We work with small groups (max six students) to guarantee maximum progression and the personal attention of our surf instructors.

The surf courses are suitable for all ages. You do not have to be a great sportsperson to take your first steps on the board.

Professional surf school
To get the best surf experience, CASARA WAY believes in lessons that fit your personal needs and wishes. We will make sure that all the guests get exactly the customized attention they are looking for. Our staff have years of surf teaching experience and have all the important local knowledge to provide the best possible surf courses on the Costa de la Luz.

  • Each lesson lasts about three hours, with a minimum two hours in the sea
  • Groups are six people maximum + two surf instructors
  • Free surfing equipment (surfboard & wetsuit)

Top surfing spot
El Palmar is an endless stretch of white sand beach that goes on as far as the eye can see. The blue, limpid, warm waters, the fine sand, chilled out environment and great surf conditions have helped make it the most famous beach for surfers in all southern Spain. El Palmar beach is perfect for beginners and advanced surfers. The long sand beach provides plenty of space and the surf consists of small to medium waves, which are easy to enter and near the shore. Come and try this exciting water sport while enjoying one of the most beautiful coastlines of all Spain.

 Sample daily Schedule (Monday to Thursday)

  • Pranayama class, 15 minutes.
  • Ashtanga Yoga, 75 to 90 minutes
  • Vegetarian breakfast
  • Surf lessons,
  • Vegetarian Lunch
  • Walking tours in the beautiful setting of Zahora exploring the beaches nearby, the La Breña y Las Marismas del Barbate Natural Park or the sights of the local countryside (3 days, 60 o 90 minutes).
  • Yin Yoga Class, 60 minutes
  • Vegetarian dinner
  • Workshops or satsang. Subject will be chosen upon demand at check-in (3 days, 60 minutes)
  • Joyful silence

Sample Friday Schedule

  • Pranayama class, 15 minutes.
  • Ashtanga Yoga, 75 to 90 minutes
  • Vegetarian Breakfast

Please be advised that this sample schedule is subject to change.

What is included:

• A welcome drink with a delicious basket of ecological fruits on Sunday
• 3 daily vegetarian meals with appetizers (breakfast, lunch, dinner) from Monday to Thursday and breakfast on Friday
• Healthy snacks, fresh fruit, mineral water and infusions are available all day long
• 9 Yoga classes (five Ashtanga/Hatha Yoga classes of 75 to 90 minutes and four Yin Yoga classes of 60 minutes)
• 4 Surf lessons
• 5 Pranayama classes of 15 minutes
• 3 hikes/walking tours in the beautiful settings of Zahora (60 to 90 minutes).
• 5 nights’ accommodation in fully equipped self-contained cottages with international TV channels, fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee-maker, kettle, toaster, juicer, blender, washing machine, iron, and alarm clock
• All bedding and bath towels
• 3 workshops or satsang. Subject will be chosen upon demand at check-in
• Games night on Monday
• Transfer from and to Conil de la Frontera, Vejer de la Frontera and Barbate on check-in and check-out days
• Trip to one of the beautiful White Towns of Andalusia
• We will do our best to take you to a cultural or folklore show such as flamenco, a Spanish concert or jam session going on nearby
• WiFi is available throughout the property