the location Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo, in São Jorge's island is one of our favourite places in the world. It is a place of rare beauty, a natural sanctuary and, for those who know it, a place of pilgrimage and deep connection with nature. the retreat Amidst the beauty of this luscious land and the vast sea, we share what we most love doing - surfing, yoga and meditation. Whilst these are the core activities of our retreat, there are also incredible walks to be discovered, trips to the nearby waterfalls, scuba diving, stand up paddling and plenty of time for doing nothing and unwinding. The day starts with a yoga and meditation practice. What comes next depends largely on weather and ocean conditions but there are surfing lessons everyday. Before supper, there's an outdoors meditation practice. None of the activities require having prior experience. We have all the equipment you need for surfing, scuba diving, yoga and meditation but you are welcome to bring your own gear, specially if you have a favourite surfboard or yoga mat. accommodation and food We will be staying at the local Surf Lodge. Accommodation is simple and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Each room has its allocated bathroom. Most of the rooms are shared and single sex (unless you ask otherwise). Food wise, given where we are, the cook relies a lot on what the ocean has to offer. There’s also always a vegetarian option and plenty of fresh fruit. We are in a remote part of the island and, for practical reasons, we can’t cater for special diets. This is a no intoxicants retreat (no drugs or alcohol). the team Sagara fell in love with surfing as a kid when he lived in Rio. Its been life long affair only equaled by his love for Buddhism and meditation. He is a very experienced mindfulness teacher, teaching both at Centro Upaya and corporate businesses in Portugal. These days he lives in Lisbon with his wife, Ana, and daughter, Rosa. Francisca teaches Ashtanga flow Yoga classes in Holland and more recently also in Lisbon, Portugal. Through her style of teaching, she inspires others to thrive from their own strength and find out how to balance body and mind. Her yoga classes will help keeping our bodies supple and strong for surfing and our minds stable and receptive for meditation. price All included: 6 nights with breakfast, lunch and dinner, all activities and transfer from and to the airport (a 45 mins journey). booking Please sellect an option of accomodation below. Select option A- 690€* Single (shared bathroom), twins and a triple room (both with own bathroom). Select option B - 550€* Single, double or triple room in mezanine with shared bathroom. Number of participants: 12 getting there Travelling to São Jorge always entails an over night stay at one of the main islands and then catching another plane to get there. There are lowcost flights to Azores from Europe mainland and an agreement with the local airline, Sata, for inter-island flights. Our staff will pick you up at São Jorge's airport.