11-Day Yoga, Surf and Massage Retreat in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

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 Year-round waves, stunning sunsets and crystal clear waters – Mirissa is straight out of a travel magazine. On this 11-day surf and yoga retreat, explore the riches of this little surfing town and find your balance on some of the best waves in Sri Lanka. Whether you’re a beginner or a regular backliner, this retreat will help you hone your skills both on and off land. Daily yoga classes are designed to bolster your upper body strength while soothing massages will put you into a deep state of relaxation. 
Suitable for beginner, advanced, and intermediate practitioners
Surf sessions
Develop upper body strength, endurance, and flexibility
Daily breakfast and dinner
Relaxing yoga sessions
Enjoy two relaxing massages
Visit Sri Lanka, a stunning wave garden containing numerous surfing spots and learn to surf in a paradise land. During this surf camp, yoga sessions are also included to help you develop upper body strength, endurance, and flexibility, which are of great help when you first start surfing. Calming massages will help you wind down from the adrenaline of your surfing practice. Dare to live a unique holiday in a stunning country!

Accommodation

Beach setting
Caters for vegetarian diets
Swimming pool (outdoor)
Café
Lounge
Terrace
Air-conditioned rooms
Garden
Restaurant
Library
Surf & Yoga Mirissa is located in the third bay of Mirissa, which is a quiet end of busy Mirissa Beach. With just a hop from the beach, you reach a beautiful little bay meant for snorkelling, sun and sea bathing, or reading a book under a coconut tree. 

You can take a beach stroll to the left and reach the main beach, which has many restaurants, or do a small hike to the left and reach the hilltop to visit the other beach and the temple or observe the sunset. 

They are three surf spots in the third bay itself. On the left, you will find Parrot Rock break, Mirissa Beach, and point breaks, giving any level of surfer a great choice. Sri Lanka’s southwest coast is a wave garden with more than 15 surf spots accessible within easy reach from the camp, with most of the breaks located within 10 minutes.

The accommodation
Surf & Yoga Mirissa is housed in a beautiful charming garden. The jungle is the backyard, where monkeys roam around freely. There are six rooms in total, aptly named after surfing moves and yoga postures. Facilities at the surf camp include a café, restaurant, surf shop, chill-out lounge, carom, cards, hula-hoop, skip the rope, hammocks, snorkelling equipment, surf movies, slacklining, book library, yoga mats, and badminton.

Aerial
This wooden cottage probably has the best view of the thick jungle and beyond. This is a triple room with a double bed and a single room with an extra-large, private balcony.

Balasana
This is an air-conditioned family room with a queen-sized bed and a single bed. A baby cot can be provided on request for an extra fee. The room has a jungle view over the fence. It also has a private balcony with chairs and a couch, as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

Cutback
This is the first-floor triple room with a marble floor, a queen-sized bed, and an extra single bed. It has a private balcony with a view across the footpath to the gate.

Floater
This is a standard triple room with a view over the garden. It has a large sofa bed on its private balcony as well. With marble floors and a lush view, guests love this room. The room has a queen-sized bed and a single bed.

Suvasana
This air-conditioned room is a comfortable triple room with a private balcony with a nice view over the jungle in the backyard. The room also has tea and coffee making facilities.

Virasana
This is a wooden cottage with a double room with a smaller private balcony, ocean view, and air conditioning. It is ideal for a couple looking for a cosy hang-out.

Food

Breakfast menu
  • Light: Lots of fruits, curd, muesli, treacle
  • Porridge bowl: Porridge, fruiters, casa, dates
  • Pancake: Banana/choc/coconut/peanut butter/plain/pineapple, fruits
  • Eggspressions: (Your style egg, toast, tomatoes, butter & jam) + fruits

Dinner menu 
Monday (Thai) 
  • Lemongrass & Ginger cordial 
  • Teriyaki tofu & vegetable satay kebabs 
  • Thai noodle salad
  • Mango & avocado "cheesecake"

Tuesday (Mexican)
  • Pina Colada mocktail
  • Chilli beans vegetable rice 
  • Large taco with guacamole
  • Chocolate brownie 

Wednesday (Sri Lankan)
  • Rosemary lemonade 
  • Sri Lankan style egg/plain/sweet hoppers
  • Watalappan (Sri Lankan jaggery pudding)

Thursday (Middle eastern) 
  • Watermelon Lemonade 
  • Falafel wrap
  • Beetroot hummus 
  • Tabouli salad 
  • A trio of mini sweets

Friday (Indian) 
  • Mango coconut lassi 
  • Chickpea masala 
  • Biriyani rice 
  • Pineapple chutney 
  • Tomato mint salad 
  • Sticky banana ginger & date cake with ice/ice cream.

Saturday (Burger night)
  • Ginger beer 
  • Smoked Burger 
  • Salad 
  • Sweet potato wedges 
  • Coconut lime panna cotta 

Sunday (Sri Lankan) 
  • Chai tea
  • Coconut roti 
  • Shall curry 
  • Coconut sambol 
  • Curd & honey / fruits 
Different diet requirements are catered for.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 
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Program

Surfing

Coaching
Surf & Yoga Mirassa aims to keep things a bit different. From their fine surrounding at the guesthouse and the surf points nearby, all their certified surf coaches and guides, and the equipment that they use, they aim to have the highest regional standard. 

Everything on the surf coaching courses is designed to make sure that you get the most out of your surfing during your stay. The surf programs are comprehensive in that they not only include plenty of time in the surf but also video analysis, feedback, and surf theory classes. 

Each surfing session is progressive and goal-oriented for each of the participants and at the end of the surf session, your coach will be discussing with you how you progressed learning that new skill taught.

The team is careful not to mix ability levels. Therefore, there will be a four to one student-instructor ratio at all times. This will also mean that you will never have to wait for others to keep up or feel left behind looking at the good surfers.

Location and surf check
Sri Lanka’s southwest coast is a wave garden with more than 15 surf spots accessible within easy reach from the camp, with most of the breaks located within 10 minutes. Every morning, a surf check online and with local surfing friends is performed to decide which beaches to head to. 

The beaches you visit will depend on several factors, such as the ability level of each group and the swell conditions. This means that the chances are high that you will have ideal conditions no matter your level.

Video analysis and surf theory
In addition to plenty of time in the water, all guests will also receive theory lessons. Depending on which package you book, you also have the option to get your surfing videos reviewed by the surfing team.

Your first surf lesson
Some people are supremely confident in the waves, while others are intimidated by just being in the ocean environment but everyone, without exception, enjoys their first-day surfing. The location of your first surf lesson is Weligama Beach Break, one of the finest beginner surfing beaches in South Sri Lanka. 

The water is warm, with a perfect sandy bottom, shallow water, and no dangerous sea life or current making this the ideal starting point for your surfing vacation. The first element of your first surf lesson will be on the beach warming up, introducing you to the surf break and your beginner board. 

The trainers will move on to teach you to lay on the board at the correct position, paddle on the board, and pop up. If you have a weaker body, other relevant methods of getting up will be taught, such as a four-step method. You will also learn some necessary safety techniques. 

Your first day of surfing will finish with a summary of the skills which will be covered during the upcoming week, as well as what they will lead on to. That is where the fun starts. For most of you, after the first day of surfing, within five days you can aim to go out the back and start catching the green waves already.

Yoga
Yoga complements surfing in many ways. It helps three main strengths any beginner surfer should aim to develop in the medium run: upper body strength, endurance, and flexibility. No matter your age, size, or fitness level, the program is suitable for all levels of experience. The instructor will adapt poses to your ability. 

Yoga at the camp will be carried out on the lawn in the shade of palm trees. Sunset yoga at the cliff overlooking the Indian ocean and beautiful Sri Lankan sunsets is also offered. Full moon yoga is also an option at the camp.

Optional activities
  • City tours
  • Diving tours
  • Fishing tours
  • Hula hoop
  • Play carom, chess, uno, omi, or cards
  • Skip the rope
  • Slacklining
  • Tea factory visits
  • Temple tours
  • Turtle watching at night
  • Visit the in-house surf shop
  • Whale watching

Instructors

Priyal Kiramage
Priyal
Priyal is the head instructor of the team and he is ISA level 1 certified. He has many hours of surf coaching under his belt in India, Bali, and both south and southeast coasts of Sri Lanka. He is full of information about the local attractions, the best deals, and the best spots for surfing.
Melly
Melly
Melly is a stand-up paddleboard guide and certified teacher from Munich, Germany. She is also certified in Flow and Yin Fasain yoga. At the camp, she runs yoga classes daily at 07:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., as well as full moon yoga and night yoga classes.
Ravindu
Ravindu
Ravindu is an ISA level 1 certified instructor. He is a shy but funny dude with a very easy-going attitude. A cricketer during school days, he picked up surfing when he was only sixteen.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 86% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
Prices are based on an 11-day, 10-night stay. Different lengths of stay are also available. Please enquire for more details
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