BY ATLANTIC SURF LODGE TEAM | 11. – 18. Juli 2020.
A retreat on the magnificent dunes of the Landes.
Ocean, yoga… and surfing for those who want it!
This yoga retreat allows you to take time for yourself, to clear your mind and to deepen your yoga practice in a beautiful setting! We are accommodated in a human-sized, warm, friendly and international guest house. It is located about 8 minutes from the beach by bike. Delicious vegetarian or vegan meals are served. If you have any allergies or intolerances, just mention it when you book. A buffet breakfast is served every morning after the first yoga class. You can then make yourself a picnic from this buffet for your lunch break at the beach. It is advisable to bring a small lunchbox in your luggage. In the evening, we gather around a rich and tasty meal.
This retreat is organized by Mouna Ferhati, a professor from Strasbourg.
A Hatha or Vinyasa class of 1h30 is proposed every morning, before breakfast. Hatha courses are built to achieve one or two postures known as “difficult” on each course and end with a meditation session. Vinyasa clourses favour an engaging “flow”, a search for fluid movement guided by breathing. At the end of the day, before dinner, a 1 hour class of gentle yoga is offered to stretch, relax and let go.
Mouna guides you through 8 classes, the 3 Hatha courses in the morning and the 5 courses of gentle yoga in the evening. For that occasion, she invites a resident teacher from the Vieux-Boucau, who will teach the 2 morning Vinyasa workshops: Carmen Urban. It is always interesting to discover another teacher, a different way of teaching, so Mouna was eager to integrate in your classes the practice of another resident teacher.
In the afternoon you can, if you wish, take surfing lessons. The lesson lasts 2 hours and the teachers are directly attached to the Surflodge, so all you have to do is ask for it when you book. If you know how to surf, you can simply rent out the equipment.
To know more about the main teacher : Mouna Ferhati – www.moonayoga.com
More about the guest resident teacher: Carmen Urban – www.feelgoodyoga.fr
– Arrival on Saturday 11 July in the afternoon.
Welcome drink, check in, short bike ride to discover the beach.
Dinner at 8pm
– From Sunday 12 to Friday 17 July (except Tuesday)
8h30 – 10h : Hatha or Vinyasa yoga class
10am: Breakfast and preparation of your lunchbox
Afternoon free for walking, swimming or surfing
19h – 20h : soft yoga class
8pm : Dinner
Tuesday, July 14 is a free day.
There are no yoga or surfing classes. You can visit the surroundings and rest.
Breakfast is still served at 10am, as every morning, there is simply no dinner. A good opportunity that evening to discover one of the excellent restaurants on the coast!
– Saturday 18th July
Check out at 10:00 a.m. Breakfast is then served and you can take your time to relax on the terrace and the shared areas until it is time to leave.
How to get there?
Take a train to Dax on the morning of July 11th. Arriving in Dax in the afternoon, a shuttle will take you directly to the Surflodge!
By car. Address of the Atlantic Surflodge: 7 rue du pignadar, 40480 Vieux-Boucau
Rate in rooms for 4 to 5 people
Early birds before May 1st : 570 €.
From May 1st: 620 €.
– Accomodation, 7 nights
– Meals (except Tuesday evening), 7 breakfasts and picnics and 6 dinners
– The 10 yoga classes
– The loan of a bicycle
Additional charges :
– On request, single room if you wish to isolate yourself or double room for couples, with possibility of private bathroom.
– The train to Dax (inexpensive if you get there early enough!).
– The round trip shuttle that takes you from Dax station to the Atlantic Surflodge of the Vieux Boucau: 2 x 5€.
– Surf lessons if you wish : 5 surf lessons of 2h, fixed price of 170 €.
– The simple rental of surfing equipment: Board 20 € per day or 115 € per week, wetsuit 5 € per day or 30 € per week.