find your

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JOIN US ON THE WILD COAST, SOUTH AFRICA | 23-28 MARCH 2020

GET IN BALANCE – BOOK TODAY

find your

inner balance

JOIN US ON THE WILD COAST, SOUTH AFRICA | 23-28 MARCH 2020

GET IN BALANCE – BOOK TODAY

find your

inner balance

JOIN US ON THE WILD COAST, SOUTH AFRICA | 23-28 MARCH 2020

GET IN BALANCE – BOOK TODAY

JOIN OUR UPCOMING RETREAT

yoga & surf south africa

23 – 28 March 2020

The combination of doing yoga and surfing for a full week is truly transformative. While often in everyday life we do not take the time for recharging – during the retreat this will be your main task. To get good sleep, nourish your body and immerse in grounding yoga classes and energizing surf sessions. Yoga and surfing are a great match. Both practices offer great benefits and really do complement each other well. Our program consists of 3 main pillars:

– 5 x  Hatha-Yoga class
– 2 x Yoga Flow class
– Yoga mats

„Yoga is the ability to focus solely on one object, question or other subject and to remain in that focus without distraction“ – Yoga Sutra of Patañjali. Looking at this definition Yoga is clearly not about bringing your foot behind your head! In its core Yoga is about connecting mind & body in order to be able to tap into our body’s awareness and presence. During the retreat we will get onto our mat everyday. Through conscious breath-work, movement and relaxation we will come closer to our inner center to discover our true potential. Laura will guide you through hatha yoga classes using the alignment principles of the 4 elements earth, water, fire and air. Some of the yoga classes will be tailored specifically to prepare you mentally and physically for surfing in the ocean.

– 1 x Yoga Nidra Meditation
– 2 x Ocean Meditation

Meditation as one part of yoga can be seen as the practice for the mind. Being aware of our thoughts and emotions is vital to achieving mental clarity – since our thoughts create our reality it is important to be aware of what we think or tell ourselves on a daily basis. We will learn how to stay in the present moment and to calm our minds. With the help of deep relaxation through Yoga Nidra (also called the sleep of the Yogis) and guided meditations at the beach we will try to get into the role of the observer of our thoughts and connect with our subconsciousness.

– 4 x Surf Lesson
– Surfboards & Wetsuits

Surfing has the ability to calm the mind until it is brought into the present. It allows to connect mind, body and nature in a flow of movements. It can be seen as yoga in the water since it takes your mind away from past or future and brings clarity into the now. As a beginner the surf lessons with Gabe offer you the opportunity to get a taste of what it feels like to stand on your first wave and ride it all the way to the beach. The first lessons consist of all the surfing basics starting with a beach theory and practical lesson and ending off in the ocean having fun and catching waves. If you already know the basics Gabe can help you improve your surfing skills to have even more fun with the waves. Even if you’re already a pro in surfing – sharing the stoke with a group of awesome people during that week will be a treat and in combination with daily yoga & meditation you won’t be bored – promise!

Self-care is never a selfish act – anytime we listen to our true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives we touch.

WHY YOGA & SURF?

experience & outcomes

I participated in Laura’s Yoga & Surf Retreat in Portugal. Laura has shown me many ways to find inner balance both in yoga and surf practice and in other activities such as an ayurvedic workshop. Even now 6 months later these methods can still be integrated wonderfully into my everyday life. A few months later Laura teached intensive yoga classes during a wellness weekend in the Allgäuer Alps. I appreciate her passionate and genuine commitment towards yoga and I hope that she will inspire many more people with it!

Amelie

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Program

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MEET YOUR

hosts

Laura-Maria Stagnet

Laura is teaching hatha yoga with alignment principles based on the elements of the earth. In her yoga classes she combines the joy de vivre of tantric philosophy with the physical aspects of hatha yoga, always moving between two poles, always searching for the center, for balance.

Gabriel Magnes

As qualified surf instructor Gabe has been giving surf experiences all over the beautiful coastline of South Africa for just over 6 years already. He specialises in beginner surfers and creates an easy and comfortable learning environment anyone can enjoy.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

testimonials

Laura and her yoga classes are magical! She is very passionate about what she does and it really does make all the difference. Friendly, fun and informative. All round awesomeness!

Kyle

Spending time with Laura while travelling, surfing or doing yoga, is always pure inspiration for me. With her open-hearted nature she radiates an incredible amount of joy, which is absolutely contagious. I am very grateful for all the inspiring hours with her, during which I could recharge my batteries.

Hanna

We had an unforgettable Yoga weekend with Laura. Her classes are tailored according to the group and she takes time for each individual. I can only recommend Laura as a yoga teacher and I hope to join one of her classes or even a retreat soon.
Thank you for the wonderful time 🧡

Lisa

Laura is a very sympathetic, talented woman. We learned a lot about breathing and inner peace with her and enjoyed the time with her very much. I can recommend joining her yoga classes to everyone. 🌞🧘🏽‍♀️

Laura B.

You can see that Laura is really passionate about what she does! The yoga weekend with her was just magical 😍. I am already looking forward to the next time🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️

Carolin

All round great experience. Gabe seriously knows his stuff when it comes to the water. Felt very comfortable in his care as we went through all the safety and theory to when he pushed me on while I caught my first ever wave – then straight after stood up! Super easy, convenient lessons. Chilled out, but very professional. Local, intimate and personal. Would highly recommend to anyone who has ever been at all interested in surfing so he can take you from beginner to fully capable and to anyone who has some experience to take you to the next level.

You can just tell, this is what he’s about, and he’s darn good at it.

Noah

What an experience! First I was afraid of the unknown but as soon as we where in the water Gabe made me feel at ease by the way he talked us through everything. And before I knew it, I was surfing! I will definitely go for more lessons with Gabe. Without a doubt, money well spent.

Monique

Gabriel is not only a good surfer but for instance a great teacher as well. We had a blast thanks Gabriel, you made our day!

Davide

Gabriel was super patient and encouraging and got the best out of everyone. He is a qualified surf instructor and a first aider, so you know you are in a real safe pair of hands! Everyone enjoyed it and managed to get two 60+ year old’s catch their first waves!!! Would highly recommend 🙂

Alonso

Gabriel really knows what he’s doing and he’s extremely patient!

Lou-Anne

South African Citizens

R54006 days
  • Welcome & Leaving Ceremony
  • 5 x Hatha-Yoga Class
  • 2 x Yoga Flow
  • 1 x Yoga Nidra Meditation
  • 2 x Ocean Meditation
  • 4 x Surf Lesson
  • Find Your Vision Workshop

European Citizens

3496 days
  • Welcome & Leaving Ceremony
  • 5 x Hatha-Yoga Class
  • 2 x Yoga Flow
  • 1 x Yoga Nidra Meditation
  • 2 x Ocean Meditation
  • 4 x Surf Lesson
  • Find Your Vision Workshop

Who is this experience for?

This week is designed for every human-being aged anywhere between 18 and 108 who is not afraid of getting wet & salty. It’s basically for everyone who feels like they need to find or grow their balance (in life). You should be thirsty to learn, share, connect and welcome new perspective. Being really keen to join this adventure is all you need, no prior experience in yoga, surf or meditation is necessary.

Meet awesome people

Take a break now!

Often it is easier staying on the treadmill of life than getting off. Taking time to pause and retreat does seem like it is self-indulgent at first. But only when we fill our own cup we are able to give back to our loved ones and be of service for other people. The only person who is able to make the decision of taking a step back and take a deep breath is yourself. Nobody will give you permission to do that or give you the time for it. It is up to you. Let us help you by guiding you through a magical week and giving you the tools for filling your cup.

Location

Chintsa village is located at the Wild Coast of South Africa just 38 km north-east from the city East London. With its laid-back atmosphere and unspoilt white sand beaches it is truly a special place. Backed by forested dunes, lagoons and rivers it is the perfect place to relax and retreat yourself.

Accommodation

Our Yoga & Surf Retreat will take place at the Buccaneers Lodge & Backpackers. They have a range of accommodation options to suit all styles of travel and pocket. Beautiful en-suite rooms, fun family cottages, funky dorms, budget rooms and a stunning campsite. Check below to see what suits your preferences. Make sure to book your accommodation as soon as you signed up for the retreat!

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