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Top 10 Retreats to Book This Summer!

• • • With summer about to launch in full swing, it’s the perfect time to make the most of the holiday season and book yourself an awesome retreat. With an abundance of epic retreats worldwide, from surf to yoga, adventure and freediving, wild swimming and more, we’ve rounded up our top 10 retreats for you to check out for your summer getaway. 

 

Yoga and freediving retreat, Ibiza

Whether you are a freediver already, or have never even heard the word freediving before, if you love spending time in the water then this retreat is for you. Combining yoga with freediving, the retreat has created an awesome experience in the Balearic Isles. You’ll receive a full freediving certification in one of the most relaxed environments possible, practice morning or evening yoga sessions, staying in a stylish countryside villa in the heart of the island, surrounded by the magical nature of Ibiza.

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Surf Sistas surf and wild swimming retreats, Cornwall, Bali, Costa Rica and France

Surf Sistas are a highly reputed biz who have been running kickass women’s retreats for over a decade.  From surfing and road tripping in Costa Rica, to messing about in boats in Bali, wild swimming in Cornwall and cycling through France, they in essence plan surf trips that they themselves would love to go on. Dedicated to helping you progress with your surfing, whether you are learning with us for the very first time or have surfed before.  All theur surf coaches are fully qualified lifeguards and Surfing GB or ISA certified surf instructors. They are experienced and professional water women but also great fun and they know exactly how challenging surfing can be and are here to help you every step of the way.  Sign us up!

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The Zest Life Wild Swimming Retreat, Wales 

These beautiful retreats in Wales look stand out, combining three full days of wild swimming, in fabulous wild swim locations, from stunning beaches on the Isle of Anglesey to the spectacular lakes of Snowdonia, restorative coastal walks along beautiful Welsh coastline, sand between your toes as you explore beach yoga, healthy picnic lunches and wholesome evening meals, relaxing and unwinding in glorious settings with time just for you, to get fit, healthy and happy, and inspiring yoga sessions each and every day.  Each day you will get to discover a new and refreshing swimming location. Investing in this time will allow you to, experience more of the amazing wild swimming locations that Wales has to offer and to fully switch off and recharge. This retreat is suitable for anyone that wants to escape to the beautiful coast of Wales, diving deeply into the zest life way of living. 

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Wander Women Diving Retreat, Dahab, Egypt

This eight-day women’s dive and yoga retreat takes place in the remote desert paradise of Dahab, Egypt. This hidden gem is the Red Sea’s hippest beach town, a secret just too good to keep.  Partnering with PADI, the world’s largest diving organization, and H2O Divers, a female-owned and operated Dahab dive center, the retreat showcases all the most incredible diving opportunities the north Red Sea offers. Taking in some of North Sinai’s most famous dive sites, including The Blue Hole; complete a continuing education course of your choice in topics ranging from photography to freediving; go for a surreal UV night dive; and dive from shore, by boat, and get this — by camel!  Speaking of yoga, daily classes are included. ll along the way, you’ll explore the connection between scuba diving and yoga, both of which hold conscious breathing at their core.

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Salty Sensations surf Retreats, Costa Rica, California, Maldives, Ireland and Nicaragua

What do you get when pro-surfers and incredible lady sliders Leah Dawson and Kassia Meador come together to create a retreat?  Probably one of the most epic retreats you could ever go on.  From epic boat trips in the Maldives to holistic outdoor experiences in California, these retreats are an opportunity to deeply nourish your mind, body and spirit. – a chance to decompress, make new friends, eat delicious food at the water’s edge, stay warm by a fire, expand and refine your surf technique and knowledge, and most of all feel the levity of togetherness. Kassia Meador and Leah Dawson have been friends for over 20 years, have traveled the world together and each have over 25 years of knowledge in surf technique and experience. 

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Goddess Retreats, Surf and Yoga, Bali

Established in 2003, Surf Goddess was the first ‘surf retreat’ for women who want to go on a ‘surf camp’, but with all the inclusions found on a luxury vacation. The Surf Goddess coaching program was inspired by their founder, who was taught surfing by a woman, and realized that women learn surfing differently than men and that we needed our own approach for introducing women to surfing…at any age or fitness level.

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Rise Fierce Retreats, wild swimming, Ireland and Cornwall

Rise Fierce retreats aim to empower women by encouraging them to jump in and rise up. Led by retreat host and SLO family (and face of our Retreat Collection!) Sophie Hellyer, you’ll embrace the outdoors through wild swims and cold water surfs; soothe your mind and body with daily yoga and breathwork; connect and share through women’s circles; nourish yourself with organic vegetarian and vegan food; give back to the local community through tree-planting and beach cleans.  Sophie is a 200hr yoga teacher who specialises in vinyasa flow and restorative yoga. She believes in an accessible, non-judgemental approach to her work and has an easy-going style. As an experienced host of retreats and women’s circles, Sophie aims to bring people of all walks of life together in a safe, shared space. 

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Byron Bay surf and yoga retreats, Australia

This five-day surf & yoga retreat in Australia’s surf mecca Byron Bay includes luxury accommodations at Byron Bay Luxury Beach Houses, only a few minutes from Belongil Beach in the heart of Byron Bay.  This yoga surf retreat is all about spoiling yourself, replenishing and unwinding while staying in absolute luxury in Byron Bay. The retreat includes morning yoga and meditation, so you’re ready for your surfing lesson. Their top professional coaches use the latest equipment, and provide healthy delicious organic meals. Enjoy a massage, holistic treatments and total rejuvenation.  Yoga sessions are with Lisa Knight, who has practiced yoga for 15 years and also founded Knight Method Yoga School.

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Thera Sea Retreat,rewilding, paddleboarding, wild swimming, Cornwall 

Thera Sea’s off-grid rewilding retreats in rural Cornwall where you can learn the fundamentals of lifestyle medicine and master the art of managing stress whilst enjoying ocean sports and delicious food cooked over an open fire.   By day, you will find yourself wild swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, foraging, learning bushcraft and survival skills in a beautiful off-grid location. By night, enjoy torch-lit walks through the forest, huddle around the campfire, stargaze and watch Thera-Sea’s resident chef cook up a feast on the open fire.   What truly sets Thera-Sea apart from other adventures is the educational twist and practical advice shared by company founder Katy Griffin. Take a seat at our table overlooking the river and enjoy a series of thought-provoking workshops.

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Pura Vida Adventures, surfing and adventure, Costa Rica 

Pura Vida Adventures show you the best that Costa Rica has to offer, with daily surf expeditions to palm-fringed beaches, flying through the jungle on a zip-line tour, float in a tide pool at sunset, or hop[ing in their trusty surf van “The Yellow Submarine” for an afternoon trip to some hidden waterfalls. Or get wild like a local and rent your own ATV for the day! 

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HEADING ON A RETREAT?

Don’t forget to pack your fav items from our Retreat Collection!  The Retreat Collection is amphibious, meaning everything can be worn in the ocean and on land. Featuring designs that are suited to swimming, diving, surfing, sun saluting, dancing til sundown or simply sun worshipping.  Perfect for your summer retreats!

 

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