YOGA

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that originated in India over 5000 years ago. The practice focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. We believe Yoga is the perfect complement to surfing. Whether it’s at the start of your day or after a long day in the water, there’s nothing better than stretching it out on the Yoga mat. Throughout the week our expert Yoga instructors will guide you through a variety of Yoga styles, offering 2/3 classes per day. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, they will adapt to your needs during the class.

 On select days, we practice yoga under the pine trees in the nearby forest, it’s magical.  Not only that, because we simply can’t get enough of the beach, we head down to the waterfront for a complete sensory experience. Practice Acro Yoga while taking in the sound of the waves, the smell of the ocean and the feel of the breeze as you enjoy the display of colours in the evening sky. We guarantee by the end of the week you’ll feel restored!

Here’s a little more of what’s on offer.


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Vinyasa flow

Wake up ready for a new day with a Vinyasa flow practice before breakfast. This dynamic style of yoga involves synchronising the breath with a continuous flow of postures, distinguished by its fluid transitions and movement. The purpose of Vinyasa yoga is to use the breath to align the body and mind. You’ll develop a stronger mind-body connection and grow in strength and flexibility. Classes begin with gentler movements to warm up the body, then into progressively more challenging flowing sequences. These may include balances, inversions and peak poses. It may end with calmer, deeper stretches, and often floor-based asana practice.

 
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slow vinyasa

A slow-paced yet vigorous practice where poses are linked to one another with an emphasis on the transition, the ebb and flow, between poses.
Ideal for beginners as it’s slower paced, yet just as beneficial for more seasoned yogis as students are encouraged to focus on the alignment and form in between poses. The aim is to find the right pose and support for your specific body.  What’s more, this slower pace and focus on precision, requires the mind to be fully present during each aspect of the practice, to the point where there’s no room for obtrusive thoughts to take your attention elsewhere. You are making a mind-body connection and settling into a state of compassionate self-awareness. . 

 
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yin yoga

The best way to end a day full of surfing! Through the use of props that allow you to hold poses longer, Yin Yoga targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles and the fascia throughout the body. This gives you all the benefits of a deep, passive stret. The aim of Yin Yoga is to provide a physical and mental balance to reduce stress and regulate the body’s flow of energy. This is supported through increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility as the poses stretch and exercise around the bone and joint areas.  A Yin Yoga class usually consists of a series of seated and supine poses, typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, these focus on the lower part of the body, areas that are high in connective tissue. Be prepared for an intense practice!

 
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forest yoga

Derived from the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, forest yoga is about exploring our deep (and often forgotten) connection with nature. This mindfulness-based method is medically proven to reduce blood pressure and stress hormone levels, increase the immune response, and even decrease blood glucose levels in diabetics — just to name a few superlative benefits! Forest Yoga is nature’s prescription to cultivate more calm in your life. By opening our senses while practicing yoga, it bridges the gap between us and the natural world

 
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sunset yoga

Sunset yoga is a complete sensory experience. Take in the sound of the waves, the smell of the sea and the feel of the breeze as you enjoy the display of colours in the evening sky. Being by the sea has many benefits: our stress levels drop, we get more creative and generally improve our health just by being close to salty water … so why not add all the benefits of yoga to the mix? What’s more, exercising on an unstable surface, like a sandy beach, strengthens the secondary muscles of feet, hips, knees and shoulder joints. An unstable surface forces the body to do small adjustments in order to maintain the posture. This means using more muscles that we don't normally use in our legs, feet, core and arms. Balancing poses are more challenging, but also more fun! Practicing yoga in a new environment means stepping outside your comfort zone. If you can accomplish that, you can accomplish anything!  

 

one to one yoga

Our Yoga instructors are also on hand to provide tailored Yoga sessions, whether you want to improve your technique or learn the basics. Just let us know as and when!

 

ACRO YOGA

Derived from the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, forest yoga is about exploring our deep (and often forgotten) connection with nature. This mindfulness-based method is medically proven to reduce blood pressure and stress hormone levels, increase the immune response, and even decrease blood glucose levels in diabetics — just to name a few superlative benefits! Forest Yoga is nature’s prescription to cultivate more calm in your life. By opening our senses while practicing yoga, it bridges the gap between us and the natural world