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WELCOME TO KARUNA - SURF YOGA LIFE

Smile. Live by water. Play among friends. Welcome to Karuna - surf yoga life. We are a passion driven, personal, small scale company, specializing in simple easy going surf and yoga retreats in Costa da Caparica in Portugal. Just because that's the magic we want to share. Just because we believe that the sun is a little brighter and the days a little lighter when you spend them sharing what you love. Come. Join the magic.

JOIN THE MAGIC

Keepin' it simple

Because the only good suit is a wetsuit

SURF

Are you curious about walking on water? Are you already comfortable in the waves? Are you somewhere in-between? Don't worry, the coast of Caparica offers something for everyone. With spacious beach breaks, there are plenty of waves for our beginners and intermediates. When you surf with us, we give you a personal experience where we keep you safe while we try to challenge you as well. The tides and the waves are our best teachers, and our local head surf coach Pedro will help you develop your surfing skills for sure.

It is so much more than just stretching

YOGA

We normally start the day with a soft yoga class before breakfast, but don't worry; we know you are on vacation and the importance of not having to set the alarm too early. Most of our classes are Sama yoga. Sama yoga is a gentle form of yoga that will support and respect you and your body and that suits all levels and ages. Supporting you both physically and emotionally it will leave you at ease on the mat. It has a playful and creative side and we will have fun together. And, the combo with the surf...let us tell you this should not be underestimated.

Our private surf villa with pool and garden

STAY

During your vacation with us, you will stay in our surf villa. Designed by a local architect and built in the 50's it is a one of a kind place in Caparica. You will have access to your own private garden and pool, and the beach is just 5 minutes away. The area is quiet and it is easy to feel at home here. You can stay in one of our double rooms, or hang out in the pool house which sleeps four persons. The house will take good care of you, we promise you that. Space is limited to 12 persons. Let us welcome you home.

This place will steal your heart and keep it

CAPARICA

Ah, where to start? This little beach town with the unpolished architecture and sweetest people around. This little beach town with the many local cafés and bakeries. The seemingly endless coastline with pristine beaches. The closeness to Lisbon (20 min by car). And, the sunsets, you cannot leave out the sunsets. Honestly, these are one of the reasons we fell in love with this place and decided to do these surf and yoga retreats here. Caparica is just one of theses places that keep growing on you once you get to know this place. Really. Surely. Truly.

Welcome to join us in Caparica. Take a look at what we have to offer and please don't hesitate to get in touch with questions or inquiries. We will do our best to tailor to your needs and wishes.

April 24, 2018

And so the day came. The day we had all been waiting for.

The day of rolled down windows, driving with your arm out in the warm wind.

The day of sipping coffee in the semi-shade outside your favourite café.

The day of picking up wooden crates of strawberries at the superm...

March 7, 2018

Get a few tips and tricks on how to best prepare for your surf holiday. Some good trainings and exercises you can do before you head off to your dreamy destination.

February 18, 2018

Step into liquid and rest your weary feet

No more tight shoes like cages

Just open toes with sand between them

And only ocean poetry on our pages

Come step into the sea and let the ocean floor tell you

What it means to slowly soften the edges

Until we are all grains of sand...

February 16, 2018

This is the season before beach umbrellas and parking fees, and a chance to indulge in nature and the raw beauty of the ocean. Untouched, undisturbed.

December 31, 2017

As 2017 is gently closing its doors and preparing to open the windows into 2018, we at Karuna - Surf Yoga Life would like to take the opportunity to say thank you. This time of year is always an emotional one for us, as well as a chance to sum up and reminiscence. A ch...

April 18, 2017

It is a contagious thing, the passion for something. The way it brings people together, sharing experiences and creating memories. Actually, passion is an important ingredient of the fuel that powers what we do at Karuna.

When I (Anna) first set foot in Portugal a...

January 31, 2017

I often get the question what kind of yoga I practice and share during our Surf and Yoga Weeks. And every time I want to give the perfect answer, all wrapped-up into a couple of spot-on sentences. And yet, every time, I end up with a lengthy semi fluffy explanation tha...

January 18, 2017

A road trip to the first ever WSL Big Wave Challenge held at Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal...

January 14, 2017

The salt and my skin was the perfect match. Even my hair seemed to welcome the Atlantic once again. Yesterday’s doubt was quickly washed away and I was reminded of where I once came from.

A child of the ocean, from the ocean and for the ocean. 

Although the cold got thro...

October 19, 2016

Hello autumn. Goodbye summer. Hello long sleeve hoodies. Goodbye shorts. Hello reflection time. Goodbye hustle bustle. 

Hello October waves. Goodbye Sunday waves of summer. 

Since I arrived in Portugal in April there have been a lot of hello's and goodbye's. During the s...

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