LONGBOARD DAYS - A YOGA & LONGBOARD RETREAT in El Palmar
by OCEAN FLOW x IT´S ONLY WATER
November 12 - 19, 2022 | El Palmar, Spain
December 3 - 10, 2022 | El Palmar, Spain
more dates for winter/spring 2023 tba
Flow like waves. And get inspired.
Enjoy some inspiring days during our Longboard & Yoga Retreat at the most beautiful end of Europe. With over 300 days of sunshine, its empty beaches and line-ups the region around El Palmar is a little paradise for all surfers and ocean lovers out there. Behind pine trees and dunes, various beach and point breaks are waiting for you here, not to mention the laid-back atmosphere and surf vibes.
Immerse yourself into this graceful style of surfing.
No matter if you're a longboard newbie or have already surfed waves for years - deepen your skills on the board in various longboard workshops and transfer your new knowledge into practice. We will guide you individually, teach you the basics of longboarding or help you to improve and refine your skills.
Find your unique style.
Try out different shapes and sizes of longboards and fins and widen your longboard experience.
Strengthen and stretch your muscles on the yoga mat and learn how to flow -
moving your body smoothly and gracefully.
Control and surrender.
Learn to read and respect the ocean, forces of nature, surrender. And at the same time own them, control the waves by anticipating, moving fluidly, dancing.
It´s only water.
We run the Longboard days together with our crew from IT`S ONLY WATER, a local surf and art collective.
In the course of our retreat you will deepen your practice and develop your skills in daily small-steps workshops. According to your surf level we will form small groups to teach you in the best possible way.
Besides, you will have the opportunity to refine your skills with video analysis.
During our longboard workshops in the water you will always be accompanied by an IOW coach to make you feel safe and give you constant feedback on your surfing.
Our longboard coaches Adri & Inés are local surf teachers with a lot of expertise and experience.
different shades of longboarding
You will learn everything about different shapes and sizes of boards and fins, dive deeper into the theory around the topic of longboarding and get the chance to try various boards in the water.
Everything is in flow, find your balance in motion.
As yoga, surfing is like meditation. Your focus and mind are in the present moment, the world around you is standing still while you are moving. Flowing with joy and ease.
Yoga and surfing complement each other perfectly.
Each with its own state of flow, be it gliding across the water surface, almost dancing, or moving fluidly through asanas synchronizing breath and movements. The only difference is the element you practice on - water or earth.
As the most graceful and natural style of surfing, longboarding forms symbiosis with yoga.
In yoga practice we strengthen and stretch our muscles and fascia, improve our sense of movement and body control, train balance and posture and reduce muscular imbalances.
Balance in motion.
That's where the focus lies during our practice.
Flowing from one pose to another, a seemingly endless movement without beginning or end.
Sharpening our sense of balance and enhancing kinaesthetic intelligence.
On the mat.
During the longboard & surf retreat we will have daily yoga classes with various themes - adapted to the needs of surfers or longboarders.
The style we practice is called Inside Yoga - a progressive, modern yoga style that focuses on healthy and anatomically correct alignment.
Lower Back & Neck Relief
Short or weak muscles and muscular imbalances caused by surfing are the main reasons for neck tension and back pain among surfers. Activating, strengthening and stretching the respective muscles can have a therapeutic effect and avoid long-term problems.
Surf Yoga & Functional Training
Challenging, powerful and dynamic, focusing on movement patterns from surfing. A combination of yoga and functional training.
Inside Flow Special
Yoga on beat with modern music. Synchronizing breath and movement we build-up a “choreography” of asanas. Always in the flow, transitioning smoothly from one asana to the next. Meditation in movement. It can be addictive ;)
The yoga classes take place in our Yoga Dome located in the garden of the retreat villa.
Mats, blankets, pillows, blocks and belts are provided. Of course, you can bring your own yoga mat to the retreat.
Depending on the participants, the classes will be held in German / English. We also speak Spanish & French.
It doesn't matter if you are a yoga newbie or have already practiced for years - the classes will be for every level with the possibility of modifications to the exercises, the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy movement :)
The Retreat Villa
Our retreat villa is a wonderful oasis of tranquility in the countryside of El Palmar de Vejer, only a few minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean. Designed in Moroccan-Bavarian chalet chic and created with lots of love, natural materials and little details the villa enchants
and makes you feel like home. The perfect place to lean back, relax and recharge.
You can choose between single and double rooms.
The highlight certainly is the Cariño, an exclusive glamping dome in the garden of our villa.
The cozy fireplace, the various terrasses and little corners around the house and the garden invite to read and chill.
There are also various bikes / mountainbikes free to use.