Yoga, Surfing, & Leadership Retreat

March 31 - April 6, 2018

Aljezur, Portual


The game as it has been played is no longer sustainable on our bodies, souls, and planet. Change is happening at a pace never before seen in all of human history and conscious embodied leaders are being called into service around the world. Leadership is now about discovering who you truly are, why you are here, and taking action from your inherent wholeness. Join myself and Hatha Yoga Teacher and Owner of Ocean and Yoga Retreats, Jana Toepfer, for a week of wholistic coaching for mind, body, and spirit. Together we will discover your unique definition of leadership and cultivate proven skills for how to embody it with courage and play. In an intimate, beautiful setting, we will share our favorite transformative practices from ancient and modern traditions of Spiritual Psychology, Meditation, Tantra, Yoga, and Surfing.  

On this retreat you will:

  • cultivate your own authentic style of leadership and clarify your vision
  • learn self-inquiry skills to connect with your inner wisdom and purpose
  • create a solid, spiritual practice so you can bring fresh creativity and vitality to your work (and avoid burnout)
  • practice skills to move through resistance and fear that increase confidence, agency, and action
  • strengthen your body and focus your mind with Ocean & Yoga's Yoga & Meditation Program
  • learn to surf and how to cultivate states of flow with expert, local surf instructors
  • have time to be alone in nature
  • eat local, organic, nourishing meals

At the end of this retreat you will not only have tangible leadership skills, you will also walk away with a new, vital perspective on life. Don't miss this unique opportunity to discover who you really are and why you are here. We will be combining our favorite teachings from years of travel and study and delivering an enormously valuable, transformative experience in this one week retreat.

Team: Bristol Baughan, Leadership Coach & Exec Producer of Oscar-Nominated and Emmy-Winning films, Jana Toepfer, Hatha Teacher & Owner, Ocean and Yoga Retreats, Max, Local Foodie, Ocean Guide & Surf Instructor

Location: Olho Branco, Aljezur, Southern Portugal (The closest airports are Faro (1.5hrs) and Lisbon (3hrs). Getting Here.

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
— Howard Thurman

This week includes:

  • 6 nights on an organic farm in double or single room (farmhouse, shared bathroom) or triple space (cabin)
  • daily yoga, meditations and/or pranayama (3-4hrs per day)
  • daily Inner Astronauts Coaching sessions and exercises (2-4hrs per day)
  • surfing lessons (with expert, local surf instructors, including equipment, 2 days)  
  • guided meditations in stunning, natural, landscape
  • ocean-guiding session
  • Sound Healing Journey
  • daily healthy breakfast or big brunch
  • choice of healthy lunch pack
  • daily homemade dinner
  • campfire
  • other surprises

available on request

  • therapeutic/private yoga sessions
  • massages and body work
  • herbal workshop & organic gardening knowledge

Price: 995 Euros / $1175.98 

You can book your retreat by sending an email to Jana  ( with the following information:
- your full name, address & for which retreat you'd like to sign up

- which room option you prefer (single, double, triple)

- any dietary needs, allergies or food intolerances that you may have 

You will receive a confirmation email with an invoice to wire your deposit (250EUR). Please e-mail us with any questions you may have. 

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.
— William Hutchinson Murray