We’re really excited to have Becca Spooner popping up with us for the month of January. As a Zen Shiatsu practitioner, Becca incorporates knowledge from each of her practices into Holistic treatments that empower her clients’ innate ability to heal themselves, restoring balance, energy and a sense of calm in their lives. Here’s a bit of […]Read More
Words: Mhairi MacLeod Portugal is generally known for its peri-peri chicken, fresh seafood and pastel da nata. All considered to be ‘soul food’ of the country – and for good reason. If you find the right chicken shop, seafood restaurant or local bakery you can experience local chefs and bakers putting their passion into their […]Read More
Earlier this year, Kerala was hit with the worst flooding the state has seen in almost a century. We’re lucky here in Varkala to have been largely unaffected, but many areas further inland have been completely devastated by the disaster. We’re open for business, as are most other businesses locally – but there’s still a […]Read More
If you’ve been following our antics this year, you might have seen that we’ve been bouncing in and out of Portugal a fair amount this summer, popping-up for a series of week-long retreats. It’s been fun! (So much so, that we’ve decided it’s time to go a little more permanent…) On our most recent trip, […]Read More
Last month, we teamed up with the lovely folk behind the Smooth Movers surf festival – a three-day event down in Cornwall showcasing traditional surfing and all that it champions…music, art, independent film (and really cold beer). We were stoked to be asked to sponsor the weekend’s charity expression session (thanks guys!) – so, we […]Read More
Over the last month or so, we’ve been posting these short yoga videos, taking you through some simple twists and stretches you can do at home. Last week, Jessamin guided us through ‘thread the needle,’ which is all about gaining greater rotation and mobility in the shoulders and torso. This one kind of builds on […]Read More
Praise…we’re not always that good at receiving it. It makes us blush. Silly really, because sharing our love for surf, yoga, good food and good company – it’s why we do what we do. So why wouldn’t we want to hear that someone’s enjoyed their time staying with us?! Anyway, quite a few of you […]Read More
I really enjoyed my stay and had a great time. The Team was great- the team who took care of the house and the food was always lovely and helpful. Sometimes it was a bit hard to communicate in english, but we´ve solved everything. And Adam and Rachel were great hosts- they are really lovely people.