Yoga and Surf Holidays

Posted on   June 23rd, 2012 by  Travel Yoga

When my partner asked me to go to a surf resort for our holiday, I wondered  “what  would I do?”.. whilst he happily went surfing for mostly all of the daylight hours.

The idea of sitting on the beach or beside the pool all day catching up on my reading sounded enticing, but at the time I really wanted to go to a yoga retreat.

After  hours of web searching, we found a yoga and surf retreat that seemed perfect for both of us. It offered some of the best -non crowded waves-  a spa and yoga!…then I was interested. Why hadn’t we found something like this before?

I packed my mat, he packed his boards and together we found balance and I found a new way of keeping up my yoga practice and have a holiday. It opened up a whole new world to me and it became a holiday that we both enjoyed.

I have been able to travel to many places around the globe via my work, my two year long backpacking journey and family trips to our favourite spots in Bali but this yoga and surf holiday inspired me to look deeper into this newly found holiday experience.

Whilst I was there, I watched woman being empowered and learned that the surf was not only for men. Sure the big waves gave us ‘girls’ a chance to sit back and enjoy the show and watch our men strutt their stuff, but I then saw woman equally enjoying their own chance to get out onto a board. What was even better was I saw yoga not only being embraced by women, it seemed that in a mini-world of a yoga and surf resort the men were giving yoga a try as well.

The daily yoga class offered at the resort, at first was only participated by the woman but as the holiday went on I was enlightened to see the male partners join in after they were seeing yoga as a benefit to their surfing fitness and mental strength. Slowly the class became a shared experience for the couples and I saw how a yoga and surf retreat can be one of the best holidays to take for couples or families.

Now,as woman are becoming more and more empowered to learn to surf, there are  lots of woman only surf and yoga retreats popping up all over the world and I cant wait to join them.

Taking your yoga mat to a beach holiday is easy… just slip it into the board cover!

Charne

One Response to “Yoga and Surf Holidays”

    Davo says:

    As a surfer im loving having the opportunity to travel to a resort that has the benefit of quality waves and offers yoga as well. It has brought a surf trip from one “with the boys” to another level.The benefit of sharing the experience with my partner and her enjoyment of practicing yoga in an exotic location keeps us both wanting more.

     

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