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The Yoga, Surf & Nourish retreat is going to be an unforgettable experience amidst the most amazing settings of the Algarvian west coast of  Portugal. In a stunning eco farm house surrounded by stunning nature. Come and experience a wonderful, nourishing mixture of superb Iyengar yoga, great surf  by highly qualified teachers & the best healthy, nutritious, yummy food. The retreat is set up in such a way that everyone get’s what they are looking for choosing from the following 3 packages:

  1. Yoga, Surf & Nourish
  2. Yoga & Nourish
  3. Yoga & Surf

There will be twice daily  Iyengar yoga classes by certified Iyengar teacher Shaini Verdon, aligning the body, mind & being. We start the morning with a more invigorating class, working through alignment principles connecting the intelligence of the brain with the space of the heart. In the evening after a splendid day there will be  restorative session, calming the senses & relaxing the body. There will be an amazing mindfulness session,  a wonderful treatment & inspiring healthy cooking workshop. Connecting this all together is the wonderful food we will share. Based on a healthy, nourishing diet inclusing Superfoods. Mostly organic & seasonal and definitely absolutely delicious. Cooking a smorgasbord of different dishes so that everyone can have a choice of what they enjoy and even people with dietary allergies & intolerances will be in for a treat. During the retreats the groups will be kept small no more than 8-10 surfing yogis, so that everyone get’s the personal attention they need and the ambience can become one of friends.

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Dates 2018:

7-13 April

28 April-4 May

26 May-1 June

16-22 June

24-30 June

15-21 July Yoga & Mindfulness retreat

1-7 September Women’s retreat

9-15 September

6-12 October

14-20 October

Surf + Yoga Retreats in Portugal Packages:

Yoga & Surf ~ 10 yoga classes & 4 days surf

Yoga, Surf & Nourish ~ 10 yoga classes, 3 days surf & 1 healthy cooking workshop

Yoga & Nourish ~ 1 healthy cooking workshops, 1 massage, 1 mindfulness/awareness session & 1 human design session

All the packages will include:

  • 6 nights stay at the stunning ocean view beach house
  • all vegan/vegeterian healhty delicious meals
  • all yoga classes
  • all yoga mats etc
  • Recipes of the week

Yoga & Surf Package:

  • 4 days surfing
  • all surf gear
  • transport to & from the beach

Yoga, Surf & Nourish:

  • 3 days surfing
  • all surf gear
  • transport to & from the beach
  • healthy cooking workshop

Yoga & Nourish Package:

  • 1 healthy cooking workshops
  • 1 massage
  • 1 mindfulness/awareness session
  • 1 human design session


  • Massage treatments (Yoga & Nourish guests have 1 treatment included)
  • private yoga classes

Surf + Yoga Retreats in Portugal Video:

Prices per package:

Shared 835 euros

Doubel 955 euros

Single 1345 euros

About Shaini Verdon

Shaini’s love for yoga started in the year 2000: following different yoga styles her heart eventually lay with Iyengar Yoga in which she certified herself for the introductory level in 2017. Her love for surfing started 12 years ago, and she stills has a strong connection with the ocean ever since.

Since a young age she travelled the world with her family and after finding Yoga & Surf, this became her new travel addiction. In 2008 she moved to the Southwest coast of the Algarve to follow her dream of practicing & teaching Yoga, Surf, connecting deeply to nature and a more simple way of living.

She is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher, following her teacher training with  senior Iyengar teacher Billy Konrad. She is forever a student  following  many classes, workshops & retreats with renowned Iyengar teachers Patxi Lizardi, Christian Pisano, Rachel Lovegrove, Sol Viegas & others.

Iyengar yoga  is characterised by an intense focus on the subtleties of each posture as well as on an exploration of the yogic goal of integrating the different aspects of our existence (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual) that guruji BKS Iyengar has passed on through 70 years of practiced. With this she develops her teachings and ongoing self-practice, creating a Yoga based on a spiritual & aligned foundation.

Her teaching is based on creating strength, flexibility & spaciousness within the body & soul through proper alignment, verbal and precise hands-on adjustments and bringing  awareness into the practice. This creates a warm, safe & loving space. So it can become a practice of awareness and connection for each of her students.

Because of her passions for yoga and surf, she has had the fortune to teach many surfing yogis, aiming at strength, flexibility and awareness both on the Yoga mat and the surfboard. Currently she gives weekly yoga classes and with a lot of love organises  the Yoga, Surf & Nourish retreats.

Contact and Booking

Organizer: Shaini Verdon

Website: www.yogaion.com

E-Mail: info@yogaion.com