Peru Yoga & Surf Retreat
26 March - 5 April 2021
Excited to announce another Peru retreat happening this next Easter 2021!
Craving sea, surf & yoga everyday? Pacasmayo is the perfect place where you can unwind and have the adventure of your life surfing an epic wave.
Join us for a week or ten days at this magical place on the north coast of Peru, where you’ll find one of the worlds longest waves. We’ll be staying in Pacasmayo, a little fishing town hidden away from noisy tourism and neon lights. Only an hour flight from Lima, it is easy to get to, but luckily still not over-populated by tourists.
Here you will find the peace and tranquility you need, while having legendary waves at your doorstep. Surf the long left breaks, practice yoga every day, and eat food that makes your belly happy. What more to want? Come and enjoy this place with likeminded people for an unforgettable week of fun and serenity!
Who are the hosts?
The passionate Yogi, Iris Straume, and Chef extravagance Johan Erkkila.
We start each day with yoga to shake off the old and awake to a new day. Yoga is the practice of learning to be present with yourself – every day.
Iris will guide you through a rejuvenating Vinyasa flow in the morning. Evening themed workshops on Pranayama, journaling, and meditation.
Healthy, filling meals
Breakfast and dinner buffet for the health conscious. Lovingly cooked by chef Johan Erkkila.
Our meals are catered for vegans and pesceterians. All meals are designed to improve gut health, all the way from preparation to what sorts of vegetables we use.
Surfing & Kitesurfing
Pacasmayo offers the world’s longest break. Most days are perfect for longboarders and beginners. The occasional big waves are still mellow and easy to surf.
The southerly wind picks up around noon, transforming the surf spot to a kitesurfing mecca.
Who are we?
A yoga practitioner over 10 years, and teaching full time in Oslo. Her background is Ashtanga Yoga, but over time her practice and teaching has shifted more towards Vinyasa, with bits of inspiration from Kundalini. Her aim in teaching is to help people experience a deeper mind/body connection. She will to cater for every need on the retreat, wether you're a beginner yogi, or an experienced practitioner.
Iris has been a kitesurfer for many years, travelling the world with her kites since 2012. She fell in love with wave kiting and surfing after her first visit in Peru 2017. Follow Iris' journey on Instagram @irisstraume
Chef and entrepreneur Johan has reversed his career from being a high-end chef working day and night, to finding a more conscious approach to life. After experiencing the deterioration of his health from a stressful lifestyle, he became passionate about finding a healthier way to live through nutritional food and life optimisation hacks. He now works to help people find sustainable ways to eat healthier, and have more fun cooking. In his own words: "Food is fun, food is passion". Johan is the owner of fungi.no and Treats, and uses that to revolutionise the way we eat. His cooking is focused on gut health and a nutritional vegan diet. Follow Johan's food journey on Instagram: @fungikokken
Who are you?
You can be any age, shape, or size. The only prerequisite is that you are open-minded, and that you either love yoga or being in the ocean - or both! The coastal area in the North of Peru is a mecca for surfing and kitesurfing, so if you're a sea lion, you are sure to love it here. You can be a total beginner or a seasoned surfer - there's waves for everyone!
Where we'll stay
El Faro Adventure Resort is the one and only Hotel in Pacasmayo overlooking the surf spot. Placed on top of a hill, you can check the surf every morning, and enjoy the sunrise undisturbed.
Daily yoga practice, nourishing meals, and surf to die for. See below for an overview of all things included. Early bookings are guaranteed a room with ocean view.
US $ $966 per person 10 nights
Arrival day is anytime on July 4th. Program starts the following day in the morning. Closing ceremony on Monday 13th. Departure day is July 14th.
1 – 2 PM | Join for lunch in town or do your own thing
Wind usually picks up around 2 pm for those wanting to kitesurf.
7:00 PM | Dinner buffet
Schedule might change. If the best swell is early in the morning, yoga will be postponed to after breakfast.
The theme of the workshop will vary depending on the group. Some days we’ll work on technique and specific asanas to either strengthen or open. Some days will be more meditative, doing pranayama, mantra singing, and journaling/discussing philosophy.
You can choose to take surf lessons for US $80 per week. The lessons include board rental and approx. 2 hours with an instructor every day. Best time to surf is morning until around 2 pm when the wind picks up.
The kite spot is the same place as the surf spot – right below the hotel. The wind blows offshore from the launching spot, and side-off out in the waves. Boat rescue service is optional, but recommended. You can pay US $80 for unlimited use of the service the whole length of your stay.
The spot is only appropriate for experienced kiters. It is not a good spot for beginners because of the wind direction and waves. That being said, it is THE BEST wavespot both for those with little experience in waves and for the seasoned riders.
- Acccommodation of your choice
- 9 morning Vinyasa classes
- 5 evening workshops
- 10 breakfast buffet
- 9 dinner buffet
- 2 cacao ceremonies
- 1 free surf coaching for early birds
What's not included
- Airport transfer
- Surf lessons or board rental
How to get here
Book a flight to Lima.
Do a separate booking for the flight from Lima to either Trujillo or Chiclayo airport. Both airports are about 1,5 hours driving distance from the camp, and flight time is 1 hour and 15 mins.
These flights depart regularly, and are cheap, making it easy to find a departure that fits your arrival time in Lima. Minimum recommended transfer time in Lima is 1 hour.
Take a taxi from the airport to El Faro Resort in Pacasmayo. Estimate 1,5 hours driving time for the price of around US $50.
Option by bus: from Lima directly to Pacasmayo. Luxury standard with tv, wifi, and seats you can recline all the way. It takes 11 hours, so taking it by night is recommended. Price around US $20.