On this page you can read more about our surf and inner balance retreats!
Due to Corona unfortunately the dates of the Surf and Inner Balance weeks are still unknown. They will most probably take place in September or October 2020.
Sometimes we lose touch with who we are. We forget what we stand for and what we find important in life and instead just react to whatever life throws upon us. In our retreats you can re-discover who you are so that you can build a life that fits to who you are.
When we do this, life flows effortlessly, we have energy left at the end of the day and we feel so much joy and peace of mind every single day.
Program of the Surf and Inner Balance Retreat
The surf and inner balance retreat will consists of different parts:
Group coaching sessions
During the coaching sessions we will sit together with the group (maximum 4 people) and dive into a theme. We will start off with exploring who you are and what you stand for. Then we will talk about how you manage your own energy and how you deal with emotions. Finally, we will set goals that you want to work towards after the retreat. Depending on the theme, different methods are used such as group discussion, tests, individual and creative assignments. However, the most important thing is that the needs of the group stand central and that the program can be adapted to what the participants need at that moment. Because the group only consists of 4 people, a sacred space will be created in which everyone feels safe and can learn from one another.
You can choose the classes which fit your own level of surfing. The level 1 course will help you to learn the basics of surfing. The level 2 course is aimed at learning and improving the surfing of green waves. Finally, level 3 introduces you to special maneouvres you can do on the wave. The classes will be adapted depending on the individual needs. Every individual will be challenged to his or her own level. Lessons will take place on Amoreira beach unless the waves are too big and we will find an alternative location.
The surfmind sessions are specifically designed for working with whatever comes up in the surfing classes. They will bridge the gap between surfing and personal growth. During the surfing classes you might be confronted with many things. Maybe emotions arise or maybe you get confronted with your own expectations and fears. During the surfmind sessions we get the opportunity to work on these specific things. There will be 2 surfmind sessions of 1 hour.
There will be two yoga sessions during the retreat but this will not be the main focus. However, there is plenty of time during the day to do your own yoga routine and there is many beautiful places to do yoga around.
Individual healing, reading and coaching sessions
It is possible to ask for additional coaching, healing and reading throughout the retreat. These sessions will be available as time permits and for an additional cost. For more information about these sessions, please check the ocean healing and flow session pages on this website.
Accomodation during the surf and inner balance retreat
We will sleep in the heart of the cosy village of Aljezur where you can find the Atlantic Lodge. The lodge has the special ability to make everyone feel at home straight away. You will have the choice between sleeping in a shared dormitory or having your own private room. There is also a beautiful roof terrace where you can enjoy breakfast and dinners and look out over Aljezur.
Every morning there will be healthy breakfast served for you by our friends of the lodge. We will also have an amazing welcome dinner at the arrival day on Saturday there. At the end of the week there is also a nice BBQ included on the roof terrace.
Lunches will be provided on the days that you will have surfing classes (5 days). For the meals that are not provided you can choose where to enjoy it. You can drive to one of the beautiful beaches or natural areas in the region and eat your lunch there, but there are also plenty of options (local and international) in the town of Aljezur.
During the retreat you will be guided by Roos Malmberg. After a master in movement sciences and sports psychology, Roos was running a succesful coaching company in Amsterdam for many years. Although she loved what she did, she realized that she could not live without the ocean near her so she decided to turn around her life. She sold her company, her house and let go of her boyfriend and started working as a surf instructor in Sri Lanka and Portugal. She loves sharing her passion with people and loves it even more to see how the ocean changes people. That is why she set up a new company Waves of Life where she now coaches people online and offline to their ideal way of life.
The price of the retreat is 599 euros. This includes a welcome dinner on Saturday, a goodbye dinner on Friday , all the coaching sessions and materials, two surfmind sessions, five surf classes including wetsuit and surfboard rental, two yoga classes, healthy breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 nights in the lodge in a shared room (upgrade to private room possible).
More info and booking
For more information and booking, please go to the Surfmind website or contact me personally. For more information about the surf classes and the lodge, you can visit the website of the Atlantic Surf Riders.