India

VIDEO: Yin yoga with Freddie

We’ve compiled a short series of short, practical yoga videos – demonstrating practical tips and exercises you can try out at home to bring a moment’s post-holiday calm… Here’s the second in the series: join Freddie again from our rooftop shala in Kerala to explore this restorative Yin Yoga pose. This particular variation is a […]

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Video: Simple Pranayama with Freddie

One of the things our yoga teachers get asked LOADS by our guests is for simple techniques they can incorporate into their busy lives once they get home. So, we figured some of you might be interested in a few short videos to take you through some yoga, meditation and breathing exercises – and maybe […]

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The Soul of Surfing – Part 2

In the second instalment of four articles, Sam Bleakley explores The Soul of Surfing alongside the stunning photography of Katie Rae. You can read part one here, where Sam discusses the cultural context of the term ‘soul surfer’ and the often overlooked role of the wipeout. The Blessing of the Board The spiritual importance of […]

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The Soul of Surfing

In the first instalment of four articles, Sam Bleakley explores The Soul of Surfing alongside the stunning photography of Katie Rae. Immersed in Water Today there are over 30 million surfers in the world, a rainbow spectrum of ages and nations, all seeking fulfilment from riding waves. You can surf reefs, points, beach breaks, river […]

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A Traditional Ayurvedic Detox in Kerala, India

Our team in Kerala recently bid farewell to Lou Burton – who after a couple of months helping out in our clifftop cafe in Varkala, is now off on the next leg of her adventure with partner-in-crime Mark (you can follow along at TannedTonedTravelled.com). While she was with us, Lou took the opportunity to book […]

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Shop Talk – Venita from Surfskinoil

We love working with people who do things differently. When setting up our shop in Sri Lanka we wanted to make sure whoever we stocked had an interesting story to tell. When we met Venita and she told us about her 100% natural skin oil, Surfskinoil , we had to find out more. This stuff […]

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Vesakha – Sri Lanka

On the full moon of May, Buddhists commemorate the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Gautama Buddha. Simple offerings of flowers, candles and joss-sticks are brought to illuminated and decorated temples, where the celebration is an opportunity to reiterate their determination to lead noble lives, to develop their minds, to practise loving-kindness and to […]

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Guest Reviews

The guys at Soul & Surf sourced a cot for my 20 month old daughter, helped me find a swimming tub for the garden and kindly accommodated a strong-willed little lady marching naked around the garden, demanding to see the puppy next door. They cooked her eggs and porridge even when the cafe was closed […]

Fern Wells, UK