Soul & Surf Journal

Therapies pop-up: Shiatsu at Soul & Surf India

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 […]

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Feeding the soul in Portugal

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 […]

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After the floods: an update from Kerala

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 […]

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Soul People: exploring Portugal with Katie Rae

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, […]

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Video: Thread the Needle with Jessamin

Jumping over from Kerala to Sri Lanka for our next yoga tutorial – y’know, just to keep you on your toes. Jessamin explores ‘thread the needle,’ which is all about creating greater mobility and rotation in the torso, shoulders and neck. Surfers, this can help us out in the water with our turns…handy! YOGA – […]

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Reflections on Peru

Earlier this year we took a small team of people out to surf one of South America’s most iconic destinations: Chicama. It was pretty great – really great, in fact, and so we’re going back! Interested in joining us?! Here’s Min, one of our hosts, telling you what you’re in for…

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Surfers hold hands sitting on surfboards

Quiet Time – Why Portugal In The Autumn

This summer we’ve been busy popping-up on the South Coast of Portugal’s Algarve, hosting a series of surf and yoga weeks. And we’re pretty stoked to say we’re not done yet – we’ve still got a week in October to come, and another in November (spaces available on both – get in touch…) Rachel, our […]

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Guest Reviews

We’re friends of Jon, and fellow Brightonians, have just had a wonderful week at Soul and Surf…we cannot praise Amrith, Rafi, and all the wonderful surf and yoga instructors highly enough–they were patient and helpful, even when my husband Ant broke his toe and I proved to have the upper body strength of a gerbil…Our […]

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