Yoga Sailing Retreat
Our 7-day Yoga Sailing Retreat combines world-class yoga instruction, kitesurfing, sailing and land-based adventure with an unparalleled level of comfort. Participants sail around the islands of French Polynesia, including Bora Bora, Raiatea and Taha’a. The week features talks on learning to win by an Olympic Gold-medallist, kiting coaching by a Red Bull King of the Air, and meditation led by world-renowned Punnu Wasu. As well as some great sailing in paradisiacal waters. For more information on the trip, click here. Learn about our premium Yoga Sailing Retreat options and book your spot on this page.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||‘Uturoa, Raiatea Island, Tahiti, French Polynesia|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Saturday 30 May, 2020|
|RETURN TIME||Saturday 6 June, 2020|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, boating shoes, hat, rain jacket and sunscreen – a full list of what to bring will be provided in the welcome email.|
|ONLINE SAILING COURSE PREPARATION||If you would like to gain your sailing qualification, the online sailing preparation takes around 20-40 hours.|
A complete trip summary is shown on this link. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers:
Who is this trip for?
If you like to mix adventure with comfort, and wish to develop your yoga/sailing/kiting skills with some of the best practitioners in the world, then this is for you. Tahiti is best explored from the water. You will have your own cabin aboard a luxury catamaran, with an on-board chef preparing meals. If that appeals, let’s talk.
How much sailing is there?
We typically sail between 2-4 hours every day.
Is it very rough conditions?
No. We are always within sight of land. While sailing involves a fair degree of weather-dependency, we can change the week to optimise for weather conditions.
Do we stay on the boat?
Yes, you will have your own cabin on your catamaran.
What happens during a typical day?
A typical day starts with a morning routine (consisting of Wim-Hof breathing exercises, yoga, and meditation), breakfast prepared by the on-board chef, sailing to a new area, some sort of exploration (such as hiking on an island or swimming with stingrays), lunch on board, then a choice of yoga, land adventure or simply free time. Dinner will usually be had off the boat. The itinerary leaves a good amount of flexibility, as this is your vacation to do as much or as little as you wish.
Who prepares the food?
An on-board chef will prepare all meals eaten on the boat.
What sort of yoga will we practise?
Our yoga teachers will offer a variety, from hatha to the more energetic vinyasa-style yoga.
Tell me more about the Sailing Virgins Captains
If desired, you will be able to level-up your sailing game with some of the best instructors in the business. To be a Sailing Virgins instructor, as well as requiring certification to Royal Yachting Association standards (which are widely known to be the best in the world), a candidate also needs to have the following:
- At least two ocean crossings
- At least two seasons as skipper/lead skipper/instructor for The Yacht Week
Tell me more about Sailing in Tahiti
Most of the sailing is actually done in the other islands of French Polynesia, out of Tahiti itself. Most people fly into Tahiti (PPT), stay a night or two on that island, then take a Tahiti Airways plane to the island of Raiatea (RFP), where the sailing retreat starts and finishes.
Do I have to sign a contract?
No paper contracts required. Everything we do is online, from the Terms & Conditions to our Crew Forms to our Waiver. We like to keep things as simple as possible for you (and us)!
Further questions? Email us.
|Single/Twin Share||Single Cabin, Twin Share|
Day 1 – Saturday
Day 2 - Sunday
Day 3 - Monday
Day 4 - Tuesday
Day 5 - Wednesday
Day 6 - Thursday
Day 7 - Friday
Day 8 - Saturday
2018 Lagoon 52 Catamaran
Your catamaran is a 2018 model Lagoon 52 or its nearest equivalent. Designed and built in France, the Lagoon 52 provides excellent sailing and on-board comfort.
The catamaran includes:
- 5 cabins
- Bed linens
- En-suite washrooms
- Central galley area
- Swim platforms
The typical four-cabin layout is shown below:
Typical cabins look like this:
The Lagoon 42 under way (images Lagoon and Nicolas Claris):