The intention of the Ride N ReConnect yoga month is to give people an opportunity to experience how yoga can enrich their surfing experience through reconnecting the body, mind and breath while riding the waves.
It is a weekly program (see program below) repeated throughout a month. The setting is our unique surf camp on the beautiful and tranquil NGor island.

Dates

Prices

Program

Ramadan

Explanation of yoga terms, intentions, workshops

Teachers

Equipment

Meals

FAQ

Accommodation

Waves forecast

Dates

The Ride N ReConnect month is from May 14th to June 17th 2018 with a weekly program

Prices

For day guests:
Full day program: 20 Euro (13.000CFA)
This includes:
- Surf guiding
- 2 daily yoga classes
- 1 daily workshop
- Breakfast and dinner in the camp

Board rental: 15 Euro
Surf School including board rental (2 x 1½ hours): 25 Euro

Ride N ReConnect is included no matter which option of accommodation you choose.
If you want to stay in the camp here is our price list: Accommodation prices - NGor Island surf camp

Program

MONDAY: (No workshop)
Intention: Connect
07.30-09.00: Morning Vinyasa Flow
07.00-10.00: Breakfast
10.00: Surf school + Surf guiding
18.00-19.30 Evening Yin class
20.00 Dinner, surf briefing and introduction to tomorrow’s yoga intention

TUESDAY:
Intention: Grounding
07.30-09.00: Morning Vinyasa Flow
07.00-10.00: Breakfast
10.00: Surf school + Surf guiding
16.30-17.30: Workshop: philosophy/yoga explained
18.00-19.30: Evening Yin class
20.00: Dinner, surf briefing and introduction to tomorrow’s yoga intention

WEDNESDAY:
Intention: Breath
07.30-09.00: Morning Vinyasa Flow
07.00-10.00: Breakfast
10.00: Surf school + Surf guiding
16.30-17.30: Workshop: Pranayama and breath-hold for surfers
18.00-19.30: Evening Yin class
20.30: Ramadan dinner in NGor Village, surf briefing and introduction to tomorrow’s yoga intention

THURSDAY:
Intention: Space
07.30-09.00: Morning Vinyasa Flow
07.00-10.00: Breakfast
10.00: Surf school + Surf guiding
16.30-17.30: Workshop: Meditation
18-19.30: Evening Yin class
20.00: Dinner, surf briefing and introduction to tomorrow’s yoga intention

FRIDAY: (No workshop)
Intention: Balance
07.30-09.00: Morning Vinyasa Flow
07.00-10.00: Breakfast
10.00: Surf school + Surf guiding
16.30-17.30: SUP yoga (Extra fee)
18-19.30: Evening Yin class
20.00: Dinner, surf briefing and introduction to tomorrow’s yoga intention
21.00: Bonfire on the beach

SATURDAY:
Intention: Letting go
07.30-09.00: Morning Vinyasa Flow
07.00-10.00: Breakfast
10.00: Surf school + Surf guiding
16.30-17.30: Workshop: Kriya yoga and laughter
18-19.30: Evening Yin class
20.00: Dinner, surf briefing and introduction to tomorrow’s yoga intention

SUNDAY:
Intention: Gratitude
07.30-09.00: Morning Vinyasa Flow
07.00-10.00: Breakfast
10.00: Surf school + Surf guiding
16.30-17.30: Workshop: Meditation
18.00-19.30: Evening Yin class
20.00: Dinner, surf briefing and introduction for tomorrow’s yoga intention
21.00: Stargazing around the island

Ramadan

We have scheduled Ride N ReConnect so it is happening simultaneously with a very special occasion in Senegal: Ramadan - the ninth month of the Islamic calendar which is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammed according to Islamic belief. And since 94% of the Senegalese population is Muslim the normal busy life of Dakar and NGor island is turned around: People will sleep and relax during the day and celebrate from sunset to sunrise. The reason why we did this was to provide you with a tranquility that can't be found very often as most of the people on the island leave for this period. This means you will have the island, the surf spots, and the beaches all for yourself. Our staff, surf guides and a few restaurants on the island will stay open, so no need to be afraid!
Every Wednesday during the Ride N ReConnect month we will join a Ramadan dinner by the locals on the mainland to give our guests an unique opportunity to firsthand experience how this tradition is celebrated.

Explanation of yoga terms, Intentions and workshops

Name

Explanation

Intention

Setting the intention is like setting the goal for the day or the practice

Ride N ReConnect

Surfing and re-connecting your body, mind and breath. Ideal to enhance your surfing experience

Intention Monday: Connect

This day will focus on connecting with your body/mind/breath, as well as connecting with the other camp participants

Vinyasa

Vinyasa is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Ideal to get your body and mind set up for a day in the surf.

Yin

Yin is a style of yoga where the challenge is to stay still in a posture for long time to promote deep muscle relaxation. Ideal to realign after a long day in the water.

Intention Tuesday: Grounding

This day will focus on finding your inner strength and connection to earth

Workshop Tuesday: Philosophy/Yoga explained

A basic introduction into yoga and its philosophy. Yoga is not just a group exercise class where you stretch your body.

Intention Wednesday: Breath

This day will focus on your breath and how it unites your mind and body, one of the aims of yoga.

Workshop Wednesday: Pranayama and breath-hold for surfers

A workshop focusing on yogic breathing (pranayama) and breath-hold techniques to better equip the surfer, especially useful for being more confident in wipeouts. Theory adopted from free-diving.

Intention Thursday: Space

This day will focus on creating space in your body and mind through elongating your spine and opening your mind through meditation

Workshop Thursday + Sunday: meditation

The goal of yoga is to quiet the mind. Simple practices to enhance daily life.

Intention Friday: Balance

This day will focus on having balance in your yoga practice and on your surfboard and will challenge you to have balance in your life

SUP yoga

Challenge your balance by doing your favourite yoga postures on a stand-up paddle board.

Intention Saturday: Letting go

Everyone has attachments in life that work like roadblocks. This day will focus on letting them go.

Workshop Saturday: Laughter yoga

Let it all go by simulating laughter - it’s not a traditional yoga practice but fun nevertheless..

Intention Sunday: Gratitude

The day will focus on a powerful force to appreciate the gifts that life gives us, and receive more blessings.

Teachers

We have teamed up with three dedicated yoga instructors who also share a big passion for surfing! We can't wait to have these wonderful people help us unfold the benefits of combining yoga and surfing!

Sergio Zennaro

- Italian
- 200hrs YTT in Rishikesh India
- 7 years of practicing yoga
- 10 years of surfing

Sergio is an italian smiling guy, yogi, designer, digital nomad and board enthusiast.
Grew up skateboarding, became a snowboard addict when he discovered you could skate on snow, and a surfer when he realized you could feel the same bliss in the ocean.
7 years ago after a knee injury sustained snowboarding he decided to give yoga a try and got hooked for life after his first shavazana.
Soon it became a daily practice and he noticed how it - not only - healed his wounds but changed his mind and his approach to life. This path lead him to Rishikesh for a 200h Yoga Alliance accredited teacher training in 2016.
His teaching style focuses on long gentle deep stretches to relax and heal, using the body and the breath as a tool to quiet the mind and reach a meditative state.

Sergio - Yoga teacher - Ride N ReConnect

 

Birgit Hermann

- Half German, half kiwi (New Zealand).
- 200hrs YTT, Rishikesh, India, and Buddhist meditation training in Nepal
- 6 years of practicing yoga
- 20 years of surfing

For Birgit yoga is about uniting your breath with your body and mind and bringing balance into your life.
Surfing, yoga and mountainbiking brought her around the world. She loves the underwater world as much as the surf and is an advanced freediver – breathing skills that go hand-in-hand with surfing and yoga.
Yoga has been a part of Birgit’s life for over 6 years, and helped her achieve some long-distance endurance events. She is an accomplished ultramarathon runner and crossed the length of the African continent by bicycle.
The mix of athletic accuracy, her love of the ocean, the kiwi flow of life and Asian spirituality comes through in her style of yoga following a strong and meditative Vinyasa sequence targeted at surfers. Her hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed and balanced, and ready to take on the waves.

Birgit - Yoga teacher - Ride N ReConnect

 

Austin Wainwright

- Nationality: British/Spanish
- 200hrs YTT in Rishikesh, India
- 2 years of practicing yoga
- 20 years of surfing

Growing up in the Canary Islands surfing, free diving and as an ocean lifeguard Austin knew breath was something important but it wasn’t until he began a consistent and formal yoga practice two years ago that it became just apparent how vital our breath and Prana are.
After working for various NGOs and also at sea for a number of years his quest to learn more about yoga and ultimately himself took him to Nepal, India and Bali. The lessons learned there had a profound effect on Austin’s life which led him back to Ngor Island and to work at the surfcamp. Where next? No idea but wherever it is yoga will be part of him.

Austin - Yoga teacher - Ride N ReConnect

 

Equipment

Included:
- Yoga mats
- Props

Excluded:
- Surfboards
- Wetsuits
You can see our prices for surfboards and wetsuits here: Board rental prices

Meals

You can read about what we serve for breakfast here: Breakfast at the surf camp
And for dinner here: Dinner at the surf camp

FAQ

We have gathered the most frequently asked questions here: Surf camp - FAQ

Accommodation

The offers of the Ride N ReConnect month is included no matter which option of accommodation you choose.

Waves forecast

You can click through our portfolio of wave photos during May and June throughout the years here: Wave photos from Senegal
Check Magicseaweed for wave forecast here: Swell forecast for Senegal