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Surf & Yoga Retreat

Invigorate Being You

Experience the adventure of learning to surf. Relax & unwind with a Kundalini yoga classes, meditation and sound based practices. Savour delicious vegan food and enjoy our boutique eco-friendly accomodation.

Surfing – Plunge into life…

Conquering a new activity gives you the strength to conquer all activities.

Surfing as an activity ticks all the boxes.  Immerses you in nature, cleanses the mind and body, stimulates all the senses, and most of all is so much FUN! Our surf sessions will meet you where you are at with your surfing.  We cater for both beginner and intermediate surfers and love to see you experience the rush even a small wave can give.

Experience the 5 health benefits: cardiovascular health, stress relief, improved flexibility, muscle tone & self gratification (Source)

Yoga – Invest in you…

Kundalini yoga provides incredible returns for stressed business operators and corporates. Let the yoga and breathwork practices teach you the tools for increasing your focus and energy and dissolving stresses, so all that’s left is you in your purest form. Imagine how much more achievable your KPIs will be with your new mindset.

Delicious, Healthy Dining for vegetarians and vegans…

Emma will create magnificent vegan and vegetarian fare from her extensive knowledge of plant-based ingredients and herbs & spices from her permaculture garden. Replenish your cells with lovingly home grown and home made, nutrient dense meals. Health Input = Healthy Output.

Retreat – Relax & Unwind..

Enjoy our boutique accommodation near Torquay and give yourself time to reflect and connect with nature. Surrounded by beautiful Australian natives, fruit trees, and landscaped gardens, Deśa Retreat Eco Villas can accommodate from two people, up to groups of twelve.

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Join our Surf & Yoga Retreat

Experience the difference

18th Feb – 20th Feb

25th Feb – 27th Feb

11th Mar – 13th Mar

25th Mar – 27th Mar

1st Apr 3rd Apr

Spend two nights at the beautiful Deśa Retreat and reconnect with your body and nature.  Be nourished by nutrient dense plant based food and grounding yoga, and feel alive again after cleansing surf sessions on the beautiful surf coast.

Retreat includes:-

  • Twin accommodation (2 people per villa) with late check out Sunday or option to stay Sunday night for a reduced rate.
  • All your delicious meals from 2pm Friday to lunch time Sunday
  • 2 morning Yoga sessions
  • 2 evening activities – varies for each retreat but may include Meditation Sound based activities, yin, yoga nidra.
  • 2 Surf sessions 1.5 hours per session

Total Package $1850

NB Extra charge for Private Villa

Flexible Agenda

Day 1
2:00 pm – Check in/ welcome
6:00 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Evening practice

Day 2

7:00 am – Yoga
8:30 am – Breaky
9:30 am – Surf
1:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm Free time or free surf
6:o0 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Evening workshop

Day 3 
7:00 am – Yoga
8:30 am – Breaky
9:30 am – Surf
12:00pm – Fairwell lunch

Option to extend your stay and check out Monday morning

NB Surf times may change due to the surf conditions

Yoga class instructor at Deśa Retreat

About our resident teacher  

Emma is a warm and genuine yoga teacher focused on empowering others through sharing the ancient yogic teachings and philosophies that have supported her in her wellbeing and her quest to live a meaningful life.

Passionate about continued learning, Emma’s teaching experience is extensive with 1500 hours plus teacher training. She is qualified to facilitate Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga facilitator (TCTSY-F), Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Kundalini and Nada Yoga – sound based yoga utilising the unique healing tool that is resonance of your own voice.

What our clients say…

I had the most wonderful self care couple of nights here. Emma and team were extremely welcoming, and the accommodation is beautiful. Such a gorgeous bed! The food was clearly made with love, and beautifully nourishing. I had a private yoga session with Emma and would highly recommend the experience. Really beautiful.
I loved my stay here and cannot wait to return for the surf weekend.

Tara Barker

I love the retreats at Desa. Em is a warm and nurturing host and wonderful yoga teacher. I felt that I was in very safe and caring hands here, allowing me to really relax. The rooms are lovely – very quiet, modern and the bed is super comfy . I loved the surf lessons, the beautiful grounds and surrounds and the food was delicious and nourishing. Highly recommend.

Melanie Schleiger

We had a great time in Emma’s… she had great energy and we loved the yoga on the deck. …..We would definitely recommend and hope to return soon. Thanks!

Tania

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