ashtanga yoga & surf


1 week of Ashtanga Yoga – Mysore style & Surfing


from 19th – 26th of October, 2019 at Costa da Caparica, Portugal (20km South from Lisbon)

Join for an intensive week of  Ashtanga Yoga and Surf at Costa da Caparica, just 20km South of Lisbon. The wild coast with its yellow cliffs offers 30km of sandy beaches and is known as a consistent place for waves.



Your day starts with practicing Ashtanga Yoga at the nearby Ashtanga Revolution Yoga Shala.  Ashtanga Yoga – *Mysore style (supervised self-practice):  class is taught within a group setting where each student moves through the practice at his or her own pace and level and personal adjustments and teaching is given according to the individual needs.


The class is suitable for beginners and advanced students with an exisiting Ashtanga Yoga practice. If you are new to Ashtanga Yoga, you learn the fundaments of Ashtanga Yoga and the Primary Series step by step. By the end of your stay, you will have an established practice and you could continue learning the Primary Series at any Ashtanga Yoga studio or back at home.




Never held a surfboard before or you want to intensive your surf skills? With one group class a day (1h30) and a group limit of 6 people, be sure you get a lot of personal attention to progress.  The shores of Costa da Caparica offer excellent surf conditions for both – beginners and advanced surfers.




You are staying at Surf Roots Portugal in the heart of Costa da Caparica, just around the corner from the beach. Owner Filipe bought this house from his grandmother and renovated it himself into a small and cute surf house. The houses features 6 beds divided into 3 rooms with a shared bathroom so you’ll never have more than one roommate! After yoga and surfing, you are invited to relax at the patio. 




The Package

Saturday 19th of Oct

arrival day

Sunday 20th – Friday 25th of Oct

07:00 – 07:30h      silent meditation before Yoga practice

07:30 – 09:30h     Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style @ Ashtanga Revolution Yoga

10:00h                   breakfast @ Surf Roots Portugal

afternoon             beach time / surf session time depending on the tide & conditions


Saturday 26th of Oct – departure day   

10:00     breakfast



The retreat is suitable for all levels of practitioners.

All Ashtanga Yoga classes will be taught Mysore style * from 07:30 to 09:30 am. We start together at 07:30 h with the chant of the Mangalam mantra. Every morning before the Ashtanga Yoga class, there will be 30 minutes of silent meditation. Everybody is invited to come and participate but it is up to you if and at what time you join for meditation.

If you are new to Ashtanga Yoga and / or Mysore style, we teach you step-by-step the fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga and you start learning the Primary series. We introduce you to the concept of Mysore style teachings. By the end of the retreat you will have build your Ashtanga Yoga practice according to your levels and abilities. You will leave with a daily Yoga routine to keep practicing back at home if you wish.

Please bring your own yoga mat and a towel for adjustments. In case you don’t have your own mat, there are some available at the studio.
The surf equipment (board and wetsuit) is included.


The Ashtanga classes are held by Melanie.  She is an Ashtanga Yoga teacher and the founder of Ashtanga Yoga Revolution. After years of practicing Ashtanga Yoga and studying with some great teachers, she wants to share the benefits of the practice. Melanie has completed teacher trainings of Ashtanga Yoga Primary and Intermediate series with Manju Jois and Andrea Lutz.



One week Ashtanga Yoga & Surf includes 6 days of Ashtanga Yoga and surf classes, 7 nights of shared accommodation in a double room at Surf Roots Portugal incl. breakfast.

EUR  480.- ***

***Please note that flights and transfers are not included. Airport pick up and drop off can be arranged on request. Please enquire for rates.



about the style of Yoga

ASHTANGA YOGA is characterized by a focus on vinyasa, or a dynamic connecting posture, that creates a flow between the more static traditional yoga postures. Vinyasa translates as linking and the system also implies the linking of the movement to the breath. Essentially the breath dictates the movement and the length of time held in the postures. Attention is also placed on the journey between the postures not just the postures themselves. The purpose of vinyasa is to create heat in the body, which leads to purification of the body through increased circulation and sweating.

The whole practice is defined by six specific series of postures, each series always done in the same order, combined with specific breathing (Ujjayi). Each sequence typically begins with the sun salutations followed by a set of standing poses. This is referred to as the “opening sequence”. The student then moves to either the Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A, B, C, or D, depending on his or her skill level, followed by back bends and finally closes the series with a set of inverted postures, referred to as the “finishing sequence”.

*MYSORE STYLE (supervised self practice) refers to the traditional way as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Class is taught within a group setting where each student moves through the practice at his or her own pace and level and personal adjustments and teaching is given according to the individual needs.


See you on the mat and on the board!