DRIFT WILD IN CORNWALl

JUNE 2019 

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Fancy spend a weekend amongst the waves of Cornwall and getting in touch with your wild side?

Drift have relocated to one of the UK’s best surf spots and are offering their first retreat in conjunction with Mount Pleasant Eco Park in Porthtowan.

Nestled on a cliff top overlooking one of Cornwall’s most prestigious beaches, we’ll surf with the tides, stretch out daily and have the opportunity to connect with nature in a myriad of ways.  

A drift wild retreat includes:

3 days and 2 nights at Mount Pleasant Eco Park

Single bed (sharing with 2 others) in a bell tent

Yoga, meditation and pranayama (suitable for all levels) - 2.5hrs per day

2 surf lessons with Drift instructors (including transport/equipment/group tuition) - 2.5 hrs each lesson

2 other outdoor activities depending on conditions (coasteering/bike ride/paddleboarding) - 2.5hrs approx

All meals - prepared lovingly by vegetarian chefs at the Eco Park (breakfast/picnic lunch/main meal)

Special guests presenting topics including - mindfulness, local foraging, organic gardening 

 

Accommodation options:

12 spots available in bell tents

Couple sharing in shepherd hut

Contact us should you wish to bring your own tent or camper van.

 

Early bird price of £345! (bell tent pricing)

Reserve your place now with £150 deposit.

www.driftretreat.co.uk/drift-wild

Contact me for more info and booking.

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DRIFT AWAY NIAS, sumatra

15-23rd October 2018

 

Visit one of the best right hand waves in the world with a crew who know the island well and can show you the best of this magical spot. 

Stay in the beautiful new Kabunohi Resort, hand built by traditional Nias craftsmen and enjoy the most delicious local food, freshly prepared for every meal. 

Explore the ancient megalithic culture and stunning villages that take you back in time, surf every day to your heart's content and enjoy yoga on the deck with a spectacular view of the horseshoe bay and magnificent sunrise and sunsets. Whether you would like to hike through the hills and even climb a mountain, or relax in the spectacular palm fringed bay, this is a very special retreat you can adapt to suit you. 

Theme = change

This is shoulder season so the waves and crowds are not as big. 

Recommended for beginner - intermediate surfers, but not first timers. 

15 - 23 OCTOBER 2018 : 8 Nights

£1500.00 per person

Get in touch for more details on this epic and very special retreat 

driftretreat@gmail.com

The price includes :

All transport from the airport in Nias down to the Bay and Return

Accommodation at Kabunohi Resort 

Daily yoga sessions

Surf lessons / guides 

Three delicious nutritious meals a day

Snacks / juices / smoothies 

Excursions to traditional village, cultural tour, boat trip & lagoon visit

All the fresh coconuts you can eat 

Drift Away eco-pack (to aid our effort to drift lightly the pack includes bamboo toothbrush, all-in-one body wash / shampoo / t-shirt / cap / water bottle / canvas bag / reusable straw

 

Itinerary:

 

15 Oct - Arrive in Nias. Drive to Lagundri Bay / Orientation surf & sunset yoga / Welcome dinner / 'Change' creative session & yoga nidra

 

16 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Optional Hike or surf theory / Surf / Dinner / Raw chocolate making / Yin yoga

 

17 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Village visit / Surf / Restorative yoga 

 

18 Oct - Surf with video / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Video analysis / Pranayama, guided meditation & journalling session

 

19 Oct - Optional Hike Mount Lölömatua otherwise Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Surf / Night off

 

20 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Bawomatalua Kings Village - Stone Jumping and traditional dancing / Local BBQ on the beach & optional film screening night

 

21 Oct - Breakfast / Yoga / Relax / Lunch / Surf  / Tempe and coconut oil factory visit / Lagoon visit / Beach dinner and fire

 

22 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Boat trip to secret beach with picnic lunch / Final surf / Closing circle and farewell feast

 

23 Oct - Travel Day - Transfers to Gunung Sitoli / Return flight

 

All activities are included in price and are optional.

Surf: The set up at Lagundri consists of an challenging outside pointbreak and a gentle inside section breaking over reef, both rights. Further inside the Bay is a beachbreak (right, sometimes left), perfect for beginners or when it's too big at the point.  Depending on the conditions, your current level/ability and surf goals, our aim is to start of at the beach and work our way towards super long rides on green waves at the main break.

Surf lessons take place in the mornings as this is when conditions are best, a second guided surf is also available in the afternoon. Guests are welcome to head out on their own or together outside of this, should they feel comfortable and have enough energy!

Sample Menu:

Breakfast: Fruit salad (papaya, pineapple, banana, nuts, seeds, coconut shavings), mixed fruit juice, tea / coffee / omelette

Lunch: Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried rice) in banana leaf, avocado salad, gado-gado (vegetables in satay sauce), mango smoothie ice crush

Snack: Chocolate brownies / energy balls / fruit

Dinner: Vegetable taco or BBQ Fish (freshly caught) rice or potatoes and tapioka & local vegetables / fresh local juice

Fish here is locally caught and provides income for local fisherman so we have decided to make it available a couple of nights of the retreat for those who would like to try.

We recommend leaving UK on 13 October and staying one night in Medan on 14 October - get in touch for travel details of Drift Team and Guests to travel together.

Guests must take out their own travel insurance. 

Drift are facilitating the Retreat but take no responsibility for travel arrangements.

There is wifi available nearby to check in at home when needed.

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DRift away mentawais

23rd october - 1 november

 

Drift away to an amazing magical island all to ourselves in the heart of the Mentawai chain of islands, the infamous mecca for surfers.

The beautiful Togat Nusa Retreat is a private island close to many perfect waves. We will have our own boat and local surf guide to take us to the local reef spots just a short boat ride away.

little taste of paradise. Living simply. 

Ainsley and JohnE Ocean are our awesome hosts who have lived here for many years with a wonderful local crew and a monkey.

The food is especially delicious, fresh and wholesome with all the fresh fruit, smoothies and coconuts you can manage.

Stay in a private handmade villa on the island. The resort is made from driftwood and you can walk around the entire island in twenty minutes. It is a spectacular part of the world and an epic surf spot with a unique opportunity to improve your surfing in a short space of time. 

Recommended for more intermediate surfers as we will mainly be surfing reef breaks, although it is shoulder season so the waves and crowds are not as big.  

Recommended for intermediate surfers who will be comfortable to paddle out from a boat.

Theme = transformatio

The price includes:

All transport from arrival at the airport in Padang out to the island and back 

One night accommodation in Padang the night before and after the island stay 

All ferries and surf boat trips 

Private villa accommodation 

Daily yoga sessions - Yoga for all levels 

Surf lessons / knowledgeable local guides 

Three delicious nutritious meals a day

Snacks / juices / smoothies 

All the fresh coconuts you can eat 

Drift Away eco-pack (to aid our effort to drift lightly the pack includes bamboo toothbrush, all-in-one body wash / shampoo / t-shirt / cap / water bottle / canvas bag / reusable straw

Snorkelling & Mentawai village visit

Wifi 

 

23 Oct  - 1 Nov 2018 : 8 Nights

£1750.00 per person

Itinerary -

 

23 Oct - Arrive in Padang. Meet the crew. Stay overnight in a hotel 

 

24 Oct - Morning boat to the island. Orientation, settle in. Yoga and first surf session. Lunch. Explore the island. Welcome dinner 

 

25 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / snorkelling or relaxing / Surf / Dinner / Yin yoga

 

26 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Mentawai Village visit / Restorative yoga / Dinner & Beach fire

 

27 Oct - Surf with video / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Video analysis / Pranayama, guided meditation & journalling session/ Beach BBQ dinner

 

28 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Relax / Lunch / Island game activities / Surf - option to visit other surf breaks / Boat trip / Dinner & Talk story 

 

29 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / afternoon creative session / snorkel or surf - options to visit additional surf spots / Beach dinner and fire

 

30 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch /  Surf / snorkel / relax / Farewell Island BBQ / Closing circle

 

31 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / 3pm Boat back to Padang - farewell dinner at Hotel 

 

1 Nov -  Breakfast at hotel. Travel to airport / Transfer Day 

 

Get in touch soon for more details on these epic and very special retreats:

There are only 4 spaces left on each!

driftretreat@gmail.com

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flagship DRIFT RETREAT in jersey

Join me and an amazing group of women for a detox Drift retreat with an environmental edge in Jersey, Channel Islands. 

Explore and play in nature; enjoy delicious, healthy food, go surfing, head out on SUP adventures and practice different styles of yoga including  pranayama and meditation.

Leave behind the buzz of the city and delve deep into your body, breath, Jersey National Park and the ocean! 

A DRIFT Retreat is a unique wellbeing experience where we live fun-filled healthy days, sharing delicious organic food together.  

We stay in a historic Tower renovated with all the mod-cons, on the west coast of Jersey, located within the Jersey National Park.  Surfing and yoga are the staple of every day whilst there are numerous additional activities available for as ‘action-packed’ or ‘relaxed’ a time as you prefer.  Nutritious organic vegetarian food is served for every meal: Gluten-free, dairy-free and Raw are available. Fill up with healthy fuel needed for your day, detoxing without even noticing: Fresh juices, smoothies, super foods, mostly locally sourced and wholesome food. 

 
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Wake up to yoga each morning, surf sessions every day and explore the nature and wild life on your doorstep with five miles of pristine beach and Jersey National Trust’s Wetland Centre nearby.  Nature dictates the schedule. We are flexible and we roll with what nature decides. If there are waves, we surf. If the surf is flat, we SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board). If the wind is strong we visit a more sheltered beach. We aim for a group swim in the sea every day. In the afternoons we walk or go foraging for wild food.  In the evenings there is time to wind downed watch the sunset over the Atlantic.  We share stories and laughter over an open fire.

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Living in London, Drift was an ideal short hop, and four blissful days spent learning to surf (I am a complete beginner) and beach yoga. The food was lovely - I was never hungry - and people amazingly friendly. I have come back to my “normal life” 4 pounds lighter (not intentional!) feeling great. Too many retreats are too far away/too expensive. Drift is something attainable and everyone should try it! Highly recommended.
— Deborah, Sept 2017
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Drift is going from strength to strength and we're so excited to add more dates for 2018.  We're also in the planning stages of Drift Aways and Drift Cornwall, but for now you can just us in Jersey on the dates below>

Book now to avoid disappointment:

  • Friday 14 September - Monday 17 September 2018

  •  Friday 21 September - Monday 24 September 2018 *FULLY BOOKED*

  • Friday 28 September - Monday 1 October 2018

For more details and booking visit:

snow drift

New to 2019 are winter snow retreats in the French Alps, join us in March for a winter holiday with a difference.

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— Drift Retreats
 

Drifting with belinda

In September 2017 we were joined by the legendary Belinda Baggs.  Belinda inspired us all with her easy going nature and love for all styles of wave riding.  We talked, surfed, laughed, wandered and feasted to our hearts contents.  Our theme was "she-roes" and the tower gave us space and time to ponder with our new found community, how we could become our own (s)hero.  Robbie Dark captured our weekend and we are so grateful to Belinda and all our guests for joining us.   

 
 

Drift retreats have been featured in The Guardian, Red Magazine and WellBeing World