Yoga & Wellness
At Surfriders we know and understand the benefits of a surf-based Yoga practice. And because we want our guests to have the most out of their holidays and their surfing practice, we have daily Yoga classes and massage and physiotherapy sessions.
No matter if you are totally new to the world of Yoga or already an experienced Yogi or Yogini, our loving and professional residents Yoga teachers Lis and Mafalda will always make sure you get the most out of the classes.
Lis has been practicing Yoga for more than 9 years and because she also loves surfing, she truly understands the benefits of Yoga for the surfing practice. During the last years, she taught Yoga (Surf-Yoga Classes and special Yoga Retreats) in several Lodges and Surfcamps in Cape Town, South Africa, France and Portugal.
From beginners to advanced levels she'll always make sure you are safe on the mat and will guide you into amazing inner journeys.
Mafalda its a local teacher who work as a yoga teacher for more than 12 years, have her own studio in town. She is very patient with all the students and have a lot of experience with adults and kids. For her, yoga is a way to get closer to her real self and to enable the flow of energy. The first step is to enjoy the body postures, a conscious breathing (pranayama), and concentration (dharana).
We have other teachers working at Surf Riders & Co Ericeira - all our yoga teachers are certificated and have more than 5 years of experience.
YOGA FOR SURFERS: Yoga helps to strengthen the key physical points to the surfing practice, such as arms, legs, back and wrists. It minimises the risk of injuries and improves the recovery time after a surf session.
By learning to know and accept your body, you´ll improve your surf skills and bring your body feeling to a whole other level. By calming down the mind, you will be more focused and more concentrated in the water.
HATHA & YIN YOGA: Energizing and re-vitalising Hatha Yoga to strengthen and tone your bodystructure and -posture / Deepening Yin Yoga to reach the fasciae structures, connective tissues and joints.
Along your stay the Yoga classes will have basic and varied sequences.
Massages & Wellness
Our massage therapists not only knows the human body and its individual needs, she/he also knows exactly what your body needs after a long surfing day.
From wellness massages which bliss you out in no time to physical realignments and therapy, she/he knows exactly how to treat your body and how to give it the attention it needs.
Its up to you if you just want to unwind and end your day with a calming and relaxing massage or if you want to get your well exercised surfing body some after-sport treatment. With them you are in good hands.