Surf & Yoga Retreat | Ericeria, Portugal
Wednesday 27th September to Sunday 1st October 2023
You are invited...
I want to welcome you to Breathe With Ease Surf and Yoga Retreat in Ericeira, Portugal. Just 40 minutes from Lisbon airport lies the beautiful seaside community on the western coast of Portugal. Ericeira is considered the surfing capital of Europe for being the only European spot among the World Surfing Reserves and due to the exceptional coastline conditions. It is also famously known for it's seafood.
It is a great place to enjoy the sandy beaches, incredible sunsets, and the classic Portuguese town full of independent shops, cafes, and restaurants.
Surround yourself within the yoga and surfing culture, seaside life, nourishing authentic Portuguese food, like-minded people and leave feeling totally recharged and clear-minded.
Catch the last of
the summer sun?
This 4 night, 5 day retreat is a women's only holiday with exclusive access to a luxury Portugal villa with panoramic sea views. Only a 15 minute walk to the surfers beach.
The property caters for up to 12 guests comfortably, offering approximately 250 m² of living area + terraces within a large garden inside a gated estate. The exteriors are set with extensive furnished terraces, infinity heated swimming pool facing the sea and an impressive lawn area for yoga.
The retreat is aimed at full time workers looking to find balance in their lifestyle, mothers to step back from their busy duties and re-find themselves as women, and business ladies who struggle to step away from the demands of being their own boss!
Minimum age of 18, no maximum age.
Do any of these sound like you?
The retreat is a perfect balance of structured and free time, with daily yoga classes, surf lesson, ayurvedic cooking workshop, sound bath, ecstatic dance silent disco and three meals a day. With free time to also swim in the pool, head to the beach, read, soak in suns rays, and chat with new found friends. There's enough space for us all.
The yoga classes will be vinyasa and yin yoga styles. Adaptions and progressions will be offered in each class to suit your practice. The instructor can support with alignments and adjustments to help re-align your body. Mats and blocks are provided. Essential oils are also intertwined into each yoga practice, offered before or after.
A full PAR-Q will be asked to be filled out before the retreat.
Food & Drink
As part of this retreat we will be blessed with our very own private chef! Tim will offer authentic Portuguese meals, morning, noon and night! Including snacks, fruit and juices. He will take full control of the kitchen with his assistant so you won't need to prepare, wash, wipe or clean for the entire length of your stay.
A total of 11 meals will be provided throughout your stay. Including one meal out in Ericeria surf town, with a spend of 20euro pp which is covered. The food offered will be vegetarian and pescatarian. (Please let the host know about any dietary requirements when booking)
All meals are provided as part of your retreat starting with a welcome lunch on Wednesday 27th.
Tim will also be offering a cooking workshop learning about ayurvedic medicine and how to look after your gut.
Meet the retreat leader
Hey! My name is Nicole.
I'm a qualified yoga teacher, events planner, masseuse and stand up paddle board instructor from East Sussex, UK.
Breathe With Ease was born in May 2019 when I returned to the UK from working abroad as a full time fitness instructor and yoga teacher. The intention of the business was to bring ease to busy working lifestyles, and opening people's mind up to how yoga can truly make a difference to your lifestyle. Building the business over the last 4 years, it's grown a wonderful community of like-minded souls who wish to learn and look after their physical and mental wellbeing.
I teach vinyasa, hatha and yin yoga styles, as well as yoga for sport, injury prevention and recovery. I first discovered my love for yoga about 8 years ago while taking a trip to Indonesia and fell in love with the practice. I have a condition called Cystic Fibrosis, and found that not only the asanas, but the breathwork and connections to my body seriously helped me understand how I was feeling and keep in tune with my body, mindset and emotional needs through good and poor health.
Yoga is intertwined into my daily life, on and off the mat. My root back to becoming grounded.
I am over the moon and so excited to be launching this retreat to Ericeira. I went there in October 2022 and fell in love with the surfers town and vibe!
It is important to me to offer a retreat I would also want to go to. Running my own business does mean I find it hard to also find balance and accept "free time". Therefore, I know this is needed by so many other women, and sharing a space where we can reconnect, recharge and reset is so important to me.
So much hard work has gone into planning it, and I can't wait to be in Ericeria with you.
My first yoga retreat and what a great experience it was! Nicole led this retreat with her usual enthusiasm and joy for life. The weekend was all I expected and more. I came away feeling rested, restored and full of positive energy.
I highly recommend Breathe with Ease, as I know whatever Nicole puts on in the future will be of the highest standard.
The retreat was incredible from start to finish. The morning yoga on the deck was the perfect way to wake up and start the day. Nicole is a great yoga instructor and her use of essential oils during classes is really something special which I haven't experienced with other yoga instructors. The sound bath experience was incredible and is definitely something I would do again having never experienced it prior to this retreat. Overall, the retreat left me feeling fulfilled and calm. Would definitely recommend!
Wow, what an incredible weekend getaway! The yoga retreat was just what I needed to unwind and de-stress. The yoga sessions were rejuvenating and inspiring. Nicole and her team were friendly and accommodating, and I felt completely taken care of throughout my stay. I would highly recommend this weekend retreat to anyone looking for a peaceful and rejuvenating escape! Nicole is an amazing yoga teacher and events coordinator. Her skills have created the perfect environment for a relaxing and creative retreat. I met some great people and will definitely be booking again in the future.
Testimonials from previous retreats
Example of retreat schedule
Please be aware that the timetable is subject to minor changes before the retreat, including the time of your surf lesson due to tide times.
Make yourself at home
Scroll across to view the beautiful villa and town.
Accommodation at ERICEIRA HILLS
There are many accommodation options at Ericeira Hills Villa.
You can choose to either stay in a private room with king size bed, or the shared accommodation.
All rooms have air conditioning, some have en-suite bathrooms.
Prices do vary depending on the accommodation you choose.
(+£51pp) means it is an additional £51 for this choice of accommodation.
If you wish to have a private room, you'll see the private accommodation price under each option.
All bathroom facilities are shared and are separate from the bedrooms.
Please see prices and photos below.
Room One; King Size Bed
Modern room on the ground floor with king size bed and en-suite bathroom. Spacious size and blessed with a beautiful view and access to a balcony.
Can sleep three with single bed added to the room. Good for a group with private bathroom.
Room Two; Double Bed or two Twin Beds
Modern room on the first floor with double size bed, or can be split to two twin beds. Spacious size and blessed with a beautiful view and access to a balcony.
If you booked this as a single twin bed, you may be sharing with another retreat guest.
Sleeps 2 (+£41pp)
ONE SPACES LEFT
Two bunk beds (4 beds)
This space is ideal for people that do not mind sharing. A total of 4 beds are in this room.
Fully air-conditioned, access onto a balcony and space to sort your luggage.
3 SPACES REAMAINING
Shared price (+£0)
4 nights accommodation
- 12 meals total from Wednesday lunch to Sunday breakfast
- Bath towels
- Juices, snacks and fruit
- Aryvedic Cooking Workshop
- 3 morning yoga classes (Vinyasa)
- 2 evening yoga classes (yin)
- 1 sound bath
- 1 ecstatic Dance (silent disco)
- 1 group surf lesson 1.5hrs
- Use of the infinity pool
- Free parking
- Yoga mats, blocks/bricks, belts
- Breathe With Ease canvas goodie bag full of wholesome gifts and vouchers
Return flight to Lisbon airport
Transport to the villa. (Group taxis can be organised)
Holistic or Sports Massage (approx 40euro)
Extra surfing lessons (approx 40euro)
Private yoga coaching
Buying essential oils (inc samples)
Cash to spend in the town
Prices from £949pp all inclusive!
Secure your spot today with a £150 deposit!
Prices differ depending on accommodation type and if you are choosing to share, or have private accommodation. Room prices are stated in the accommodation options above.
How to get to Ericeira Hills
Arrival from 11am on Wednesday 27th September. Recommended flights below to Lisbon.
From Lisbon airport to Ericeira it is a 40 minute car journey. Once flight details are obtained then we can allocate groups to make transfer cheaper.
Ways to pay for your retreat
No matter your financial circumstances, there are many way to join us in 2023.
Read the options below and don't hesitate to contact us to work the best pricing plan for you.
After securing your space with the deposit, you can pay £100 each month in the lead up to the retreat. 60 days before the retreat (around 29th July) you'll pay the remaining balance left on your booking.
After securing your space with the deposit, you can choose to pay the remaining balance in full straight away and not have to worry about anymore payments in the lead up to your getaway!
Pay 60 days before
After securing your space with the deposit, you don't have to worry about paying any money until 60 days before the retreat (around 29th July) when you'll pay the remaining balance.
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