Private Surf Yoga Retreat

Take time for your self; surf, yoga and relaxation, this private and small group retreat (1-4 people) is designed with your personal joy and wellbeing in mind.

Practice yoga in our off grid retreat center Dharma Garden, surf the perfect waves of Portugal’s West Algarve coastlines, and relax in the harmonious environment in de middle of the mountains of Monchique, just 15-20 minutes from the sea.

This is a 4-day Surf and Yoga Retreat where you can expect high quality one-on-one surf coaching. It’s all about experience and joy. You will be welcomed at Dharma Garden Retreat Center which is nestled in the pristine south west coast of Portugal.

During this retreat you will experience a daily practice of surf and Kundalini Yoga classes along with meditation, designed to connect deeper with your self, stretch, relax and restore the body.


– Daily one-on-one surf classes with experienced surf & life coach Bruno Cruz
– Daily private yoga & meditation sessions from certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher Kim Seema Dass Kaur
– Nutricious meals: daily breakfast, snacks and dinner
– Transport to the best beaches each day and all the surf equipment you’ll need
– 3 nights comfortable accommodation in the middle of nature

Sample schedule

Day 1
16:00 Checkin
17:00 Basic Dynamic Yoga session
18:30 Dinner
19:30 Time to relax

Day 2
09:30 Breakfast
10:30 Pick up for surf session
11:00 Warm up
11:30 Surfing the waves
14:00 Lunch at the beach
15:30 Restorative Dynamic Yoga session
17:00 Time to relax

Day 3
09:30 Breakfast
10:30 Pick up for surf session
11:00 Warm up
11:30 Surfing the waves
14:00 Lunch at the beach
15:30 Restorative Dynamic Yoga session
17:00 Time to relax

Day 4
09:30 Breakfast
10:30 Checkout room, pick up for surf session
11:00 Warm up
11:30 Surfing the waves
14:00 Sharing and end of the retreat


There will be delicious food, full of flavor and imagination as well as nutritional value and will leave you feeling satisfied, well-nourished and delighted with the variety of tastes and flavours. There will also be healthy snacks. 

During this retreat, you will be served daily a breakfast, lunch and snacks. Tea and water will be available all day.


Flexible start dates all summer.


The individual and small group (1-4 people) retreats take place in Monchique, very close to Aljezur. Located close to the South and West coast of the Algarve with it’s powerful landscapes where nature is still wild. This summer you could be accommodated in a room our Dharma Ashram or Dharma Caravan in the middle of nature, both providing the perfect base to unwind and connect with nature. A sanctuary where all our yoga and meditation activities and retreats are focused on developing your self-awareness, while enjoying every moment of your stay! 

The energy of the abundant nature supports the process of healing and awakening. Here, you will have the chance to relax, enjoy the silence, and practice yoga and meditation. The closest bigger towns are Portimao and Lagos, around 25 minutes drive.

Additional services

1,5 hour deep rebalancing massage € 90 p.p.
1,5 hour breathwork & sound journey € 50 p.p.
2 hour conscious nature walk € 30 p.p.

Travel instructions

Arrival by airplane: you could book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO), Sevilla Airport (SVQ), or Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).

Airport transfers are not included, feel free to send an inquiry to ask us for more information on how to get to the venue. It is highly recommended to rent a car as this makes your retreat a complete experience of connecting, learning, relaxing and exploring. We have good experiences with the platform Easyterra and the rental companies Centauro and Hiper.

Arrival by bus: there is a bus that goes straight from Lisbon to Aljezur if you choose to land at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). It will take approximately 3 to 4 hours.

Experienced Instructors

Bruno Cruz

Bruno is a conscious surf instructor, global meditation guide, Shamanic breath/sound healer, summer camp leader, Tantra practitioner, massage therapist and life coach. For over 12 years, he traveled the world in combination with living in Ibiza. He reminds you of the beauty of nature in and outside with silence, intuition, and creativity. He guides you through the waves of the sea, the hidden paths in nature, and the secrets of body, mind, and soul.

Julia Abeln

Julia is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, Transformational Nutrition Health and Wellness Coach and Reiki healer. She is on a journey of life-long learning and self-discovery through blending techniques from science, psychology and spirituality. Her passion is to help you reconnect with your authentic Self and empower you to live a truly fulfilling life by sharing the power of yoga and all the other tools she has learned along her way.

Availability & Prices

Available during the season of 2021, from June till the end of October (limited availability in August):

Caravan Dharma Garden
1 person € 890
2 persons € 1190
Last minute summer July deal:
1p € 590, 2p € 790

Dharma Ashram Room
1 person single room € 990
2 persons double room € 1290
2 persons separate rooms € 1390
Last minute summer July deal:
1p € 690, 2p € 890 / € 990

All prices include: the entire course, 3 nights accommodation, daily breakfast, fruits and lunch or dinner.

*Direct booking discount applies on all prices shown above, the total price will be reduced with -10% in your confirmation email. Please note that the discount does not apply on special offers.