• ✓ For first-timer and beginner surfers
  • ✓ Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage
  • ✓ Iyengar Yoga, Yin Yoga, Ecstatic Dance
  • ✓ Food From The Garden and From The Sea
  • ✓ Beautiful Eco Conscious Resort

Learn How to Surf in Empty Waves, Somewhere in Indonesia

A week of immersion with the Ocean at one of Indonesia's most beautiful hideaway.

- East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia -

  • February 5 - 11, 2021

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Learn how to surf, in pristine nature, and away from the crowd.
Secret Location in East Nusa Tenggara
Easy Access From Bali (an 1-hour flight + a 2-hours drive)

This surfing program is designed for:



You’ve never surfed or surfed less than 30-days, you want to learn how to surf green waves, ride sideways and gain more confidence in the water.

Swimming Pool – Photo by Tommy Schultz

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View Point – Photo by Tommy Schultz

    Learn How to Surf in 6-Days

    Surfing, yoga & and meditation are lifelong practices. If you are naturally at ease in the Ocean, chances are you will get hooked immediately.  If the Ocean still feels “out of your comfort zone” we will help you navigate your apprehension by providing you with the right tools and knowledge to feel at peace in the waves.

    Our program is designed  to help you build  solid foundations o to start surfing  and navigate your way through the waves.  We guarantee that you will stand up on your surfboard and that  you’ll be able  to get out there to surf on your own by the end of  the week!

    This retreat is open to first time surfers, beginners and ‘advanced beginners’ who  wish to improve their surfing.

    What's on the program? Surfing & More.
    • STAY 6  nights  in a stunning resort overlooking the ocean.
    • EAT delicious meals prepared f with ingredients from the organic garden or from the . ocean. (Vegetarian / Pescetarian / Vegan menu available)
    • SURF daily,  coached by an instructor (3 students for 1 instructor)
    • PRACTICE Yoga daily – Iyengar Yoga with Juan Carlos and Restorative Yoga with Bex
    • GIVE AND RECEIVE as you  discover the Art of Thai Yoga Massage
    • CONNECT with inspiring and like-minded people.
    • DANCE  under the full moon looking out at the ocean .
    • EXPLORE the island’s surroundings and  swim in the fresh waters of a pristine waterfall.
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    The Crew

    • Uriel – Ocean Film-Maker

      Uriel Jean Armel

      Uriel started surfing in the French Basque country where he was born 33 years ago. Traveling with the bare minimum to stay stoke (a camera, a surfboard and a yoga mat), he has spent the past 7 years “chasing waves and light” in Indonesia. His mission is to protect the Oceans and encourage conscious behaviours on our planet through creativity and art. He designs surfing journeys for every surfer, from beginner to advanced, the way he knows it best: around pure spots in beautiful nature, weaving the practice of surfing with his passion for self-connection, meditation and yoga. And, when waves are pumping, he will be swimming out there with his camera making sure to get the shots.

      Uriel has also started a new surf documentary series called Surfers Dharma, that features water people and surfers who are committed to share their gifts with the World by living their purpose.

    • Juan Carlos – Thai Yoga Massage, Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Surf Instructor

      Thai Yoga Massage

      Juan Carlos is an experienced Iyengar Yoga Teacher with a Masters in Osteo-Thai, Juan Carlos has been teaching the Art of Alignment for more than 14 years.

      His new approach in Osteopathy & Thai Massage practices reveals a great understanding of the body, its forms, and its functions. His sharings have the uniqueness of taking the student safely into poses with the use of Props, correct instruction, and intelligence of action. By these principles, he guides the practice into the optimal alignment experience for therapeutic and healing purposes.

      By combining the science of the body to his surfing practice, Juan Carlos lessons will bring an extra layer of awareness on how to prepare your body to surfing as well as giving it the care it needs after surfing.

    • Bex Tyrer – Yoga Teacher

      Bex Tyrer Yoga Teacher

      Originally from Scotland and Oxford educated with a graduate degree, MPhil in Development studies, Bex Tyrer has been Asia-based for the past fifteen years, where she has been exploring her passions of Yoga, ecology and social justice. Primarily based at the Yoga barn, in Ubud Bali, Bex has had the opportunity to teach thousands of practitioners from all over the world, and to share her experience with literally hundreds of teacher trainees. This intensive exposure to so many different practitioners and perspectives of yoga has been one of her main teachers.
      Bex teaches a wide range of contemporary styles of yoga as well as pursuing Yoga Studies academically. Yet at the core of it all, her true gift is to simply share her personal and intimate relationship with yoga. Through her classes and courses Bex supports practitioners to gently unwind and find freedom through movement.

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    Secret Location in East Nusa Tenggara

    - Beautiful Eco Conscious Resort overlooking the Ocean
    - Family run eco retreat.
    - Stay in an open-air bamboo bungalow or villa in a picturesque location.
    - Shared Room between 2 or 3 persons / Private Room available upon request
    - Food from the garden (founded on the pillars of Permaculture) and from the sea.
    - Infinity Pool - 24 meter solar powered and salt water chlorinated - accessible over a 60- meter cable bridge spanning 20 meters above the forest below.
    - Speed Boat, 12-meter long with twin 175 horsepower aluminium engines.

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      Price for the retreat, all inclusive (except flights) US$ 1,590
      What’s included ?
      • 6 nights accommodation
      • 3 delicious nutritive meals a day, from the garden or from the sea (Vegetarian / Pescatarian menu)
      • Healthy snacks and smoothies throughout the day
      • Daily surf classes
      • Boat rides to the waves
      • 2 Classes ‘Give – Receive’ – Initiation to Thai Yoga Massage
      • Day trip to waterfall
      What's not included?
      • Flight tickets
      • Travel Insurance
      • Alcoholic Beverages
      Dates & Itinerary

      The arrival destination is just an-hour flight away from Bali’s International airport.  After landing, it will be a 2-hour drive to arrive at the retreat. Airport details will be shared  with you upon reservation.

      On the 5th of February, Depart from Bali at 10.20AM with Wings Air – You will arrive at the retreat about 4-hours later.

      On the 11th of February, two flights departs for Bali at 8.30AM with NAM Air and 12.05PM with Wings Air (recommended so you can squeeze a last morning surf!) – You will be back in Bali 1-hour later.

      Typical Schedule

      While our schedule will vary depending on tides and swell forecast, we will:

      Day 1 
      • Arrival at the retreat early afternoon
      • Introduction and Paddle out for sunset
      Day 2 
      • 7 – 9AM – Morning Practice and Surf Class
      • 9AM – Breakfast
      • 10-1PM – Free time
      • 1PM – Lunch
      • 3PM – Thai Yoga Massage Class
      • 5PM – Free Surf / Sunset / Music

      *Snacks and coffee available everyday from 6AM

      Day 3 
      • 7 – 9AM – Morning Practice and Surf Class
      • 9AM – Breakfast
      • 10-1PM – Free time
      • 1PM – Lunch
      • 4PM – Yin Restorative Yoga Class
      • 5PM – Free Surf / Sunset / Music

      *Snacks and coffee available everyday from 6AM

      Day 4 
      • 7 – 9AM – Morning Practice and Surf Class
      • 9AM – Breakfast
      • 10-1PM – Thai Yoga Massage Class
      • 1PM – Lunch
      • 1-4PM – Free time
      • 5PM – Free Surf / Yoga / Sunset / Music

      *Snacks and coffee available everyday from 6AM

      Day 5 
      • 7 – 9AM – Morning Practice and Surf Class
      • 9 AM – Breakfast
      • 10 AM – 5PM – Day to Waterfall

      *Snacks and coffee available everyday from 6AM

      Day 6 
      • 7 – 9AM – Morning Practice and Surf Class
      • 9AM – Breakfast
      • 10-1PM – Thai Yoga Massage Class
      • 1PM – Lunch
      • Free time / Surf / Movements / Massage
      • 6PM – Cacao Ceremony and Ecstatic Dance

      *Snacks and coffee available everyday from 6AM

      Day 7 
      • Depart the retreat at 9AM – Land in Bali at 1.30PM

      The arrival destination is just an-hour flight away from Bali’s International airport. Two-hours drive later, you’ll be arriving at the retreat. Airport details will be given to you upon reservation.

      Have questions? Ask us we are happy to help!

      February 2019 during the traditional celebration of ‘Bau Nyale’ – Photo Credit Uriel Triguel

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      Things to know and pack for the retreat

      Malaria is still present in this part of Indonesia –  Please consider taking a malaria prophylactic: we recommend Malarone or something similar. There are also good herbal preventatives that can be chewed daily on site for prevention if desired (very bitter taste ). This being said, long sleeves during sunrise and sunset times combined to mosquito repellant can be enough to keep the mosquitoes away.

      Suggested Packing List

      Of course this list will vary from person  to the other yet we feel this  will give you a pretty good start:

      • Head-torch is a must. Preferably one with a “Red light” option as well. Bring also a spare or rechargeable batteries for it.
      • Travel insurance is highly recommended, preferably one with a “medi-vac” option.
      •  Sunblock, physical sunblocks preferred to chemical ones. We like Soleoor Surf Yogis brand. SPF 40 plus recommended
      • Hat or visor.
      •  Sunglasses.
      •  Reusable water bottle-hydro flask, nalgene, etc… a bottle you can fill at the retreat  to take out on adventures
      •  Unlocked device for Internet connection over cellular network if desired- must be UNLOCKED and open for use  through any internet provider. Currently we only get signal from Telkomsel, other SIMs  do not work. All sizes of SIM cards are available in Indonesia and can be bought locally  on site.
      •  ATM is available in town an hour away, not much to buy out there but you may find swords, textiles, beads, or the like that make good souvenirs. Good idea to bring a few million rupiah cash so you’re covered, there are safes in the rooms for cash, valuables, documents and devices though this is a very safe place. Any charges incurred at the resort are best settled with cash on checkout.
      • Beach towel/sarong if desired- we provide regular towels in the rooms
      • Solid sandals (thongs if your Aussies), not the 2 dollar kind. These can be used to go most anywhere, but for those of you planning on doing serious adventuring you will want to bring running shoes.
      • All toiletries- very little available on the island
      • A first aid kit, all scratches, scrapes, blisters, wounds need special attention here. Things get infected in the tropics quickly if not looked after. Should include but not limited to betadine, bandaids, gauze pads, antibiotic powder (better than ointments in the heat), a course of antibiotics for Bali belly or related sickness, and a course of antibiotics for flesh wounds, always better to be overly prepared than not have what you need
      • Any prescription or regular medicines you may require, ,also Benadryl topical and/or oral is highly recommended for individuals that may have allergic reactions to mozzy or sandfly bites
      • Light long-sleeve shirts and long pants for nights. The months June-August are mildly chilly and we’d recommend a little something warm for those months. Especially if you plan on dawn patrol boat trips which happen often.
      • Spring or long sleeve rashie  for protection from the reef and long hours in the water. Surf leggings or full body lycra “stinger” suits are suitable as well if you find yourself susceptible to aquatic life like sea-lice
      • Reef walking shoes/surf booties for tidepool adventures on the low tides, these are generally not needed for surfing though. There are several pairs available at the retreat if you have a “normal” foot size.
      • Boogie board/body surf fins and lycra socks with surf tethers if you like that sort of thing. Da Fin brand are generally the professional standard
      • Electricity is supplied during daytime hours only 7 am- 9 pm, it’s 220 volts and Indonesian sockets, we have adapters here for your use
      • Multitool- Gerber or Leatherman type recommended, may come in handy
      • Mask and Fins for snorkeling if you’re really seriously into it and have ones that you like
      • Compact umbrella for full sun activities, would be a luxury
      • Rehydration packets to be mixed with water, emergen-c, liquimins, or the like
      • Light clothes, average temperature 75-90 degrees
      • Light rain jacket, while not likely to receive much rain during your trip, this may come in handy, optional if trying to pack light, depends on time of year you plan on visiting-March and April/October and November have the possibility of some rain.
      • Wet wipes, like baby wipes for cleaning your hands and faces during outings and travels
      • Water clothes, board shorts, bikinis, rash guards, and the like
      • Print out of all travel documents including passport
      • Bug spray of preference,
      • Prescription glasses if you require as well as a backup pair.


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