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Surf & Yoga Retreat2019-02-12T14:07:06+00:00

We are very excited to bring a Surfing & Yoga Retreat to Widemouth Bay in Bude, Cornwall

Providing a getaway for those who wish to immerse themselves in a surfing experience, coupled with the benefits of daily yoga in a stunning location resulting in a fantastic sense of relaxation and achievement.

Staying in beautiful accommodation just a stones throw away from the beach, we will provide you with a surf & yoga experience that will help you to relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life.  Start each day with guided yoga sessions in the house or garden, followed by a light and healthy breakfast.  Feeling energised, it’s time to suit up, head down to the beach and hit the surf with your course surfing instructor.  After riding some epic waves its time for a quick shower before having a brunch and feedback with Freewaves head coach.  The afternoon is free for you to kick back on a sun lounger, read a book, join us on a beach clean or head back in for a swim in the sea… it’s your choice!  As the evening draws in, relax and rejuvenate your body with some more guided yoga on the golden sand of the beach or a quiet spot on the cliffs.  Feeling relaxed you can enjoy an inspiring talk from an ocean environmental enthusiast and a chance to meet a surfboard shaper to see how a surfboard is made.  Eat well throughout your stay with a prepared meal on arrival, breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea and some healthy snacks and juice’s along the way. End your stay with a private chef bbq in the garden with something fizzy!

You don’t need to have any previous surfing or yoga experience to take part in our retreat. We have limited spaces available on the dates available so don’t miss out on this opportunity. Come with a partner, friend, as a group activity or just on your own. Everyone will be made to feel welcome.

The Beach House

As its name suggests, The Beach House is just a few minutes walk from the excellent surfing beach of Widemouth Bay. It is a spectacular house of the highest standard and perfect for those looking for a great place to unwind.

The modern property has five bedrooms, two of which are on the first floor, with the further three bedrooms on the ground floor and can sleep up to 10 people. The living area is open plan with two lounges, a modern stylish kitchen and panoramic folding doors leading out in to a large enclosed garden. The garden is complete with with sun beds, a dining area, BBQ and an outside shower for your post surf rinse off! The garden is also a wonderfully sheltered space for your morning yoga session as well as for afternoon lounging.

Take a look at what others say about their stay at The Beach House or check out more details and pictures of the property at Breakwater Holidays.

Chief Instructor Surfing

The Surfing

With gently breaking waves and a designated surfing area marked out by the RNLI Beach Lifeguards,Widemouth Bay is one of the best places to learn to surf in Cornwall and the UK.

Robin heads up the surf instructor team at Freewave Surf Academy and has been introducing people to this wonderful sport for nearly 20 years. Having an experienced instructor with you in the water is essential for your safety and for your progression. The surfing lessons take place in small group sizes, using great kit and we aim to have everybody up and riding in no time! Surfed before or not at all? No problem, we have you covered.

Don’t just take our word for it, have a look at what other say about their time surfing with us. Robin will be the main point of contact throughout your stay with us.

Anna Young Yoga

The Yoga

Throughout your stay you may wish to take part in the daily yoga sessions to help prepare and relax your body. Surfing is a physically demanding activity and so the yoga sessions are designed to help improve balance, increase flexibility, strengthen core muscles and to restore and revitalise your energy.

Anna is the retreat yoga teacher. She has a passion for introducing and guiding others through the physical and mental aspects of yoga. Anna trained as an Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher in India and has been practising for over 6 years. She is a keen surfer and so understands the links between surfing and yoga.

Start the day with an energising Vinyasa Flow class to prepare you for your surfing lesson. The later sessions will be a slower, more relaxed class that will stretch out those worked arms, shoulders and lower backs from your surfing session. Beginners not to worry as we will guide you through the basics – expect to see a major change in your flexibility by the end of your stay!

All classes will be tailored towards the needs of each individual.

Sample Itinerary

Friday

4pm Onwards – Check into accommodation and get kitted out with wetsuit, surfboard, yoga mat and block

Tea and cake or healthy snacks available

5pm – Evening yoga in the garden with Anna Young

6pm – Introduction to surfing including surf safety (in water)

8pm – Dinner and drinks at The Beach House including surf theory & questioning

 Saturday 

Light breakfast available 

 0630am – Wakeup Vinyasa Flow in the garden

8am – Surfing lesson (inc video analysis) with Instructor on Widemouth Beach

1030am – Brunch with surf session video feedback

1pm – Repair & Revitalise Clifftop/Beach Yoga 

Snacks and juices available

3pm – Free Surf, Trail Run, Coastal Walk

Tea and cake or healthy snacks available

5pm – Visit from local surfboard shaper, Surf theory & questioning, surf movie & chill time

Make own dinner plans

Sunday

Light breakfast available 

 7am – Wakeup Vinyasa Flow in the garden

830am – Surfing lesson (inc video analysis) with Instructor on Black Rock Beach

1030am – Brunch with surf session video feedback

1230pm – Free Surf, Trail Run, Coastal Walk

Snacks and juices available

1430pm – Repair & Revitalise Clifftop/Beach Yoga 

Tea and cake or healthy snacks available

5pm – Visit and talk from local environmental enthusiast on ocean plastics 

7pm Onwards – Barbecue with local chef Dave Sargent

Monday

Light breakfast available 

 630am – Final yoga session with Anna Young

8am – Surfing lesson with Instructor

10am – Brunch

Rooms will need to be vacated by 1200, however bags can be stored until 4pm

This is a sample itinerary and timings may change due according to weather and tide times. All activities are optional and there is no pressure to take part in all or any of the activities.

What is included:

  • 3 nights accommodation in the luxury Beach House in Widemouth Bay (4 nights for mid week stay)

  • 4 Immersive surfing lessons with Freewave Surf Academy, including video analysis and theory sessions (5 Lessons for mid week stay)

  • 6 Yoga sessions with in house instructor Anna Young (8 sessions for mid week stay)

  • Light breakfast, Brunch, afternoon tea, snacks and juices

  • 2 course meal on arrival

  • BBQ on last evening by local chef

  • Free surf board and wetsuit hire

  • Yoga mats ands blocks provided

  • Visit and talks from local surfboard shaper and ocean awareness enthusiast

  • Surf movie night

What is not included: 

  • Travel from home to your accommodation (transfers from Newquay Airport and Exeter train station can be arranged for you)

  • 1 nights evening meal – (2 nights for midweek stay). This is an opportunity for to cook some Cornish fayre at the accommodation or to visit one of the local restaurants in the bay (bookings can be made for you in advance)

  • Suncream

June Dates & Prices: 

Friday 7th – Monday 10th – £645pp

Monday 10th – Friday 14th – £595pp

Ladies Only Weekend – Friday 14th – Monday 17th – £645pp

Monday 17th – Friday 21st – £595pp

Prices are based on two people sharing. Single occupancy is subject to a 10% additional cost. Get in touch for more info.

Please get in contact to book or to ask us any questions about our retreat.

We look forward to hearing from you. Robin, Chief Instructor

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