Health & Wellness Surf Retreat
Wilderness | Garden Route | South Africa
Bringing ‘ocean-minded’ individuals together to embrace and foster a culture of Healthy and Happy living.
An integrated surf culture experience incorporating dynamic surf action, vinyasa-inspired yoga, breath work, meditation, conscious eating, community, conservation and more adventure.
Beginner, intermediate & experienced surfers welcome, we’ll tailor the action to suite everyone’s comfort levels. No ‘previous yoga experience’ is required, only an open-mind and curious soul.
The days are packed with adventure. Experience the beauty of the Wilderness, find YOUR flow and propagate inner peace. How you choose to engage will determine the benefit gained.
Villa Sol is a plush and spacious place of breathtaking views, warmth and light, and idyllic tranquillity. Wilderness beach, the Touws River and Wilderness village are within easy strolling distance. The residence is fully-serviced.
4hrs ride from Cape Town, 2,5hrs from PE. 2hrs Flight from JHB & DBN, 45min Flight from CT, 1hr flight from PE. Free Transfers to and from Airport
Our Trusted Surf Guru:
Our local surf enthusiast, Sean Holmes with decades of experience surfing destinations all around the world and having competed at the highest level will put you at the right spot at the right time. “My love for the ocean will be my gift to you”, says Sean.
Jeannie Holmes is a blessing, an extremely talented and knowledgable devote to the ancient ’traditional’ practice of Yoga. With an established practice in Cape Town and more than a decade of yoga running through her being, Jeannie remains grounded by her resolve to heal – integrating the science, philosophy and art of yoga, along with detailed alignment and the intricacies of anatomy and physiology.
Quality Yoga mats and various props to assist are provided. No previous Yoga experience required.
All, Average to Advanced. Surfing, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Yoga, Breath, Meditation, Hiking, Cycling, Swimming, Kloofing, Being Still.
All Inclusive | 3 Meals Per Day + Snacks | Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Friendly
Inclusive | Water, Tea & Coffee | Cash Bar Available
Min 5 Pax, Max 10 Pax | Intimate Experience | Couples, Singles or Sharing
6 Days, 5 Nights
Scheduled Retreat Dates:
Retreat dates are customised around a groups travel plans and Villa availability.
Enquire Now to secure dates that suite your groups needs. Further preferential ‘retreat stay longer’ rate options also available. ‘Lets plan your groups retreat together’
R15,000.00 pp (single)
R14,000.00 pp (sharing)
*60% Deposit Required
*subject to exchange controls at time of payment.
What’s Included In This Package
- Daily Surf Adventure (planned around the weather forecast, surf conditions, tides etc)
- 60min – 90min Daily Vinyasa Inspired Yoga Class
- 60min Daily Meditation
- Daily Workshop
- Additional Adventure Activities (Ocean, Land, River)
- 3 Wholesome Meals Per Day + Selection of Snacks, Fruits and Treats
- 5 Night’s Accommodation at Villa Sol | Rooms Serviced Daily
- Free Transfers to and from Airport
Unpacking My Surf Adventure
Time to connect to ‘The Self’
Welcome to Villa Sol, our coastal retreat graced by the iconic long white sands of The Wilderness, a Garden Route seaside village set amongst indigenous forests, intertwining rivers and tree-fringed lakes.
Checkin is between 2-5pm.
Meet your hosts, register, unpack your bags, familiarise yourself with your surroundings and then relax for the remainder of the afternoon.
60min Vinyasa Restorative Stretch Class will be offered on Sunset (on premise)
Dinner – your hosts will present the planned itinerary for the coming days.
21:00 – Day 1 Complete, Rest well.
As this is a surf-orientated retreat, it is impossible to commit to a program in advance. The daily program will be dictated by the forces of nature, the wind, the tide and predicted swell forecast. Regardless, every day will be packed with the following activities to ‘feed-your-soul’.
- 60-90min Vinyasa-inspired yoga (Restorative, Strength & Balance and Flow)
- Delicious Breakfast Daily
- Daily Surf Adventure/s
- Daily Workshop
- Chill Time
- Wholesome, Healthy Lunch
- Additional Daily Adventure Activities (Ocean, Land or River)
- Group Meditation
- Wholesome, Healthy Dinner
- 75min Restorative Vinyasa Class
- Delicious Breakfast
- Daily Surf Adventure
- Wholesome, Healthy Lunch
- 14:00 Time to say good-bye
- 14:30 Surf Retreat Complete | Departure
The garden route is packed with amazing surf locations and waves suiting all levels of capabilities. You will be treated to great variety and scenic beauty.
The Daily Workshop
Here we dive into topics related to mind, body, soul and our natural environment. We look at practical ways and solutions to becoming better versions of ourselves as well as ways to protect the resources that sustain life on this planet.
Daily Adventure Activity
The Wilderness presents an abundance of outdoor adventure activities accessible and suitable to all levels of expertise & skill. Depending on the weather and a groups specific preference it will be decided which activities a group will do during the retreat. Activities include, but are not limited to: Hiking along the pristine coastline, along the river estuaries into rich indigenous forest and/or up into the Outenique Mountains. Swimming in the Ocean, Rockpools, River and/or exploring a variety of waterfalls. Mountain Biking, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Canoeing, Kite-Surfing and / or Surfing are all accessible or you may prefer to go Tandem Paragliding available from 3 unique view points in the area. Fishing, Diving… the list goes on.
Following the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, you will be transitioned into a state of ‘dynamic sleep’ enabling the body to deeply relax while the mind remains fully lucid. Also referred to as a ‘hypnagogic state’ – its the threshold between alpha and theta waves, that fine line between where the body sleeps while the mind remains acutely aware. The world of epiphanies.
Happy, healthy living requires awareness. Awareness of the mind, body and environment. You cannot be healthy in an unhealthy environment. In partnership with the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) we explore practical ways to integrate conservation into everyday life to promote the preservation of our wildlife and natural resources to secure a better future for all. The responsibility lies with us, now.
Let the healing begin…
Our Yogi, Jeannie Holmes
+27 (0)82 338 9227
437 Southside Street