Soul & Surf Journal

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 4

In the final instalment of four articles for Soul & Surf, 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. In part two Sam tracks […]

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How Surfing Helped Me Find Presence

Lou Burton, a member of our Varkala team last season, shares her thoughts on how surfing has helped her achieve a more mindful lifestyle since leaving behind the City…  Anxiety is a big word. And it’s not something we admit to freely, or even realise we have until it’s already started to consume us. For […]

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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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Finding presence in Peru

Earlier this year we set off on our first South American adventure – heading all the way to Peru to surf one of its most iconic destinations: Chicama. We had a pretty great time… so much so that we’re going back next year. For those of us that couldn’t make it (but perhaps fancy coming […]

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Guest Reviews

We are in absolute awe of Ed and Sofie! Apart from having one of the best jobs in the world and sharing how much they enjoy this part of India. Ed and Sofie were amazing hosts in so many ways. It was the little things which made our stay so memorable; The early smiles on […]

Sheri, Candice, Armando, Dean. Brisbane, Australia