About Karuna - Surf Yoga Life
Make some waves
My name is Anna and I am the owner of Karuna.
I'm a Licensed Mental Coach and Yoga Teacher. I also run a surf camp in Portugal.
For many years I led a quiet "normal" office life, but something was buzzing inside. A longing for travel and learning how to surf. Get to know myself better through yoga. Through surf. Through making a life in a different country. Cliché? Maybe, but hey, that's the way it goes.
In May of 2015 I travelled from my home in Sweden to Portugal for the first time and instantly fell in love with the coast of Caparica. The surf, the sunsets, the crowd, the rough edges around this beautiful coastline.
I kept thinking to myself that I really would like to share this magic with my friends and with anyone who was curious about surfing, yoga and hanging out in this quiet yet vibrant place. But how would I do that? Could I just "jump"? I decided to go for it.
Starting in the spring of 2016, I began to set up simple and small scale surf and yoga weeks together with local friends I got to know along the way. Just for the love of the ocean and surf, and yoga. And hanging out, enjoying the small and simple things in life.
The mix of yoga, surf, and easy going days turned out to make our guests happy to be here, and me and my friends decided to take the concept further. Small scale and personal. Just sharing the magic. As simple as that. And we all lived happily ever after...or?
...2020 hit us all with a global pandemic and we were almost about to throw in the towel since we had to stop almost all surf camp activities.
But everything is temporary, and the current world situation brings other opportunities. Instead of doing nothing, I asked myself how I could contribute. What can I offer? With my years of experience working with individuals through coaching and personal development I have more than surf wax in my tool box.
In addition to the upcoming surf weeks (hopefully starting April 2021) I am offering yoga courses online and mental training workshops online. I also take on new coaching clients for individual coaching. Drop me a line for more information about course dates and details.
Hope to see you soon! Via screen for now, and on a surfboard sharing waves together once it is safe again.
With love and good vibes!