Soul Surf  | Portugal

Baleál Beach, Peniche

June 23 – 30, 2017

 

Every two years, yoga teacher, Angie Samadhi and her husband and lifelong surfer, Jesse Seavers join forces to host an epic international journey of yoga and surfing for the adventurous traveler. In their last gathering of 2015, they traveled to Barbados, one of the most beautiful islands in the Southern Caribbean. This June 2017, join Angie and Jesse again in their global retreat hosting for the next great all-ages adventure: Soul Surf | Portugal.

Peniche is known as the European surf capital, boasting year-round waves, shark-free waters and infinite options for fresh seafood, sandy beaches and entertainment for all ages. Historically once known as a whaling and fishing capital, Peniche now serves travelers with their robust ecotourism, food and water-sport options. Soul Surf Retreat guests will have plenty of opportunity to play and rest, while imbibing in Europe's best surf, sun, sand and seafood.


Accommodations

Baleal Vacation Homes + Daily Breakfast: During the retreat, guests will have an option to stay in single or double occupancy rooms, within a 2-3 bedroom vacation home with other guests or family/friends joining along. Each vacation home is part of a larger community building where all retreatants will be staying. Each home is equipped with a full kitchen, laundry unit, free wifi and access to the community pool, patio or lawn space, and outdoor grill area. The experience provides for a community setting where guests can have access to both public interaction and private time. Families are welcome and encouraged to book together for the best discounts and childcare upgrade options available.  Daily childcare options are provided by a local professionally licensed and insured nanny service. A fresh daily breakfast buffet is served during and after morning surf lessons in the main host house on-site, giving all guests an opportunity to collaborate on daily plans and interact with one another.

Retreat Activities

Daily Sunrise Surf Lessons

Each morning shortly after sunrise breakfast begins, guests will have a chance to take a group surfing session or lesson with Jesse Seavers, lifetime surf addict and husband to yoga teacher, Angie Samadhi. All skill levels and ages are welcome to attend. After surfing each day while community breakfast still flows, guests can enjoy classic Portuguese pastries and fruit, share stories and plan their day.

Daily Outdoor Yoga Classes

Each day post-surfing and while nannies are available for families attending with children, guests are welcome to join in on a 75-minute outdoor group yoga class with seasoned yoga teacher, Angie Samadhi. Classes will be held out on the lawn and cliffside terrace overlooking Europe's best summer surf spot and surrounding beach dunes stretched over miles of Portuguese coastline.

Explore the Coastal Town of Peniche


Optional (and affordable) Retreat Tour Upgrades

UNESCO Biosphere, Berlenga Island: A short boat ride away from Peniche is Berlenga Island. Recently added to UNESCO's global list of natural preserves, visitors of the island can spend time snorkeling, diving, fishing, hiking, bird watching and visiting historical landmarks in these pristine waters. Submit your inquiry below with your interest to add this optional upgrade to your retreat package.

Historic Walled City of Obidos: One of the most picturesque towns of Portugal, this ancient walled city is a photographer's and historian's dream. Filled with cobbled streets and traditionally painted houses, the entire town is encircled by man-made solid city stone walls; a relique of times long past. Submit your inquiry below with your interest to add a tour of Obidos as an optional upgrade to your retreat package.

Quinta do Sanguinhal Vineyard and Winery: Modern wine connoisseurs or, simply, "wine lovers" for the rest of us who enjoy the red and white and everything in between, will enjoy this day trip to the nearby vineyard and winery of Quinta do Sanguinhal. Participants will have an opportunity to take a 90-minute tour of the generational Pereira de Fonseca Family-owned estate, traveling through 100 years of Portuguese wine making. The tour includes walking to the vineyards and to the 19th century gardens around the family house, visiting an old distillery producing brandies and grappa until 1970, visiting a pressing-room with stone and wood manual winepresses dating back to 1871, visiting an ageing cellar of liquor wines and brandies with 36 barrels, and tasting 7 wines with a cheese and meat lunch. Submit your inquiry below with your interest to add a tour of this historic winery as an optional upgrade to your retreat package.

Daily Family Support
For a highly affordable hourly rate, we have a team of European nannies ready  to care for your children throughout the day, so you can enjoy your vacation to its fullest. They will arrive daily, ready to provide quality care for your children at a 3:1 child to nanny ratio in your vacation home, on the beach or wherever your family is ready to play.


Your Retreat Hosts

Angie Samadhi & Jesse Seavers have a passion and love for travel, health and all things equivalent to a unique and experiential adventure. Angie is a 500hr certified yoga teacher, yoga therapist and cultural enthusiast. Jesse is a latin culture enthusiast, lifelong surfer and travel addict. Both Angie and Jesse have received their bachelor's degrees in International Affairs and have figured out how to most exploit their education, paired with their passions, through international travel. 

Jesse loves helping people learn to enjoy surfing and feel the stoke at any level and age, while Angie enjoys helping people find their purpose, passion and love of life through meaningful yoga practice. When not scheming up their next big Soul Surf retreat, you can find Angie and Jesse living in Nederland, Colorado hosting on Airbnb and exploring their own home landscape.


The Nitty Gritty

What's Included (and what's not)

  • 7-night stay (arrival Friday, June 23rd to departure Friday, June 30th, 2017) in single or double occupancy room in a retreat house directly on the beach at a well-known yet secluded Peniche surf break of Baleal 
  • Daily local Portuguese breakfast buffet
  • Daily yoga and surfing lessons
  • Community retreat, locally-sourced arrival and departure dinner
  • Optional upgrades (for a fee, typically $100 or less), including:
    - Transportation to and from Lisbon International Airport
    - Day tour at the historical walled city of Obidos
    - Ecotourism day visit to the nearby UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of
      Berlenga Island
    - Day visit to a century-old Portuguese family vineyard and winery,
      Quinta do Sanguinhal, lunch included
    - Additional private 1:1 yoga and surfing lessons with Angie & Jesse
    - Daily nanny and childcare support
    - Personal surfboard and/or wetsuit rentals
    - Bicycle rentals
  • Guests must cover their personal flight costs.
  • Guests must cover their personal meals aside from breakfast.
  • Guests must pay for weekly surfboard and wetsuit rental (approx. $150) or bring their own.
  • Guests are encouraged to either rent a vehicle, or inquire with Angie & Jesse about transportation options.

Prices

Prices begin at only $860/person. Discounts available for booking with friends and/or family. ALL guests who bring a friend who has paid in full receives either $100 retreat credit, or free week-long surf board rental!

Early Bird Rates in USD$ (through March 31th, 2017):
Double/Shared Occupancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $860/person
Single Occupancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,025/person
Couples Occupancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500/couple
Children (2 and under free) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *please inquire

Standard Rates in USD$ (beginning April 1st, 2017):

Double/Shared Occupancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $980/person
Single Occupancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,175/person
Couples Occupancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,750/couple

 

 

Space is limited. Register with your $250 USD/adult deposit to secure yours!


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Ready to make the commitment?

$250/Adult 2017 Soul Surf | Portugal Retreat Deposit

Deposit payments are processed via PayPal and are 100% refundable up to the date of total retreat balance due. Retreat balances are due in full by April 15th, 2017. Payment plans are available upon request.

Retreat attendees are encouraged to purchase travel insurance. Recommendations can be provided upon request.

All attending guests will receive from the hosts, Angie & Jesse, a follow-up email to their deposit and in-full payments. Each email will include travel details, accommodations, upgrade arrangements and how to prepare for your international vacation. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Angie directly with your questions at yogangie@gmail.com or 1-303-258-3999.