About Buddha Retreats: Buddha Retreats is a yoga and surf retreat in Portugal 70km north of Lisbon in the picturesque village of Columbeira. We offer a place where guests can relax and recharge and slow down from the often fast-paced daily life and take care of body and mind.
At Buddha Retreats we are as passionate about teaching surfing as we are about teaching yoga and our certified instructors will make sure that you have the best learning experience possible.
Besides surfing and yoga we love healthy and yummy food. All our retreats start with a healthy and energizing breakfast in the morning and end with everyone enjoying dinner together in the evening. We prepare most of our meals with ingredients out of our own veggie garden and buy fresh produce from the local markets.
Accommodation: To keep a family-feel we never have more than 15 guests staying in our beautiful Quinta (country house) in comfortable single and double bedrooms. The spacious gardens surrounding Buddha Retreats make sure that there is more than enough space for everyone to enjoy their stay. All meals are included in our retreats from a healthy energising breakfast in the morning to dinner after a day of surfing. The house is surrounded by lush green gardens with a large terrace to chill, a pool to enjoy and a cosy living room with a fireplace for colder days.
Surf & Yoga Lessons: Portugal and in particular the coast around Peniche and Baleal offer some of the best conditions for surfing, regardless if you are a beginner or want to improve your surfing. We believe that students learn best when they are in small groups where instructors can spend enough time with each student to address individual needs and skill levels. Our surf lessons are suited for all type of levels from beginners, intermediate to advanced surfers. Besides lessons in the water our courses include video analysis sessions, class room theory talks and evening presentations to maximize learning during your stay. During the surf retreats we will provide you with all the equipment needed and a wetsuit that will keep you warm while surfing. We offer daily yoga sessions that are specifically designed to build core strength and increase balance, flexibility and energy levels. All our yoga instructors are certified with several years experience and yoga classes are tailored to benefit your surfing.