East Lothian Yoga and Surf Day Retreat
Following the yoga session, you will enjoy a lunch of warm soup and freshly made
sandwiches together in front of the woodburning stove and have time to relax before the
After lunch it will be time to jump into Ocean Verticals thick 5mm wetsuits (wetsuit gloves, boots and hoods are available too!) and head down to Belhaven Bay (2-minute drive) with your surf instructor.
The afternoons surf session will be designed for beginner and intermediate surfers, so if you have never surfed before, your instructor will coach you through the basics of catching your first waves and looking at standing up on the board. If you are more of an intermediate surfer, our instructors will help you to progress your surfing to the next level.
Here’s an outline of the Yoga and Surf Day Retreat:
- 9:30 arrival at OV HQ
- 10:00-12:00 Yoga session with Kinship Yoga Studio, Sally Rankin
- 12:00- 12:45 Lunch break provided by the Wishing Tree
- 12:45-13:00 Kit up for surfing
- 13:00-16:00 Surfing at Belhaven Bay
With big smiles and a huge sense of achievement you will head back to OV HQ for a warm shower followed by hot tea and cake by the fire.
Welcome to Adventure
Surfing and Yoga in Beautiful and wild East Lothian
The yoga and surfing day retreat was such good fun. 2 hrs of yoga, a gorgeous lunch and then 2 hours of surfing in the afternoon at Belhaven Beach. Group size was only 8 and we therefore got lots of attention from the three instructors. Despite it being 4 degrees outside we kept warm in the thick wetsuits. The base is amazing with a big fire and lots of hot drinks and treats. We were really well looked after. Would thoroughly recommend.
Myself and two friends really enjoyed our Yoga and Surf retreat in November 2023. The full day event started with two hours of yoga, followed by lunch and an afternoon spent surfing. The venue is a lovely converted stables which makes a great setting for the yoga, which both relaxed and prepared us for the afternoon. A log burning stove and a few extra layers kept us comfortable during yoga and lunch on an otherwise cold and wet day, and the hot showers were very welcome when getting changed after surfing!
I really liked the emphasis during the surfing on focusing on what you want to get out of the experience, which allowed me to enjoy the attempts at getting on the board as much as the successes. The food was good, there was always the opportunity to get a hot drink, and we were well-catered for as vegans. Jacob was an excellent host and ensured we didn’t want for anything! Highly recommend!
Had an amazing first ever surf lesson with ocean vertical. The guys were brilliant. From arrival to getting in the water. Felt really at ease even though I had never done this before. Hours of fun. One of the best things I have done. Ritchie was great and he nearly even got me on my feet.
I will be back for more.
We had a great family surfing experience at Belhaven Bay!
We met up with Ocean Vertical at their amazing building and got kitted up, and headed over to the beach. The instructors were great and because we were in a small group we all [just!] managed to stand up!
We will definitely be back – and thanks for the hot chocolate!
We had a great time with Ocean Vertical surfing at Belhaven Bay. It was our first surfing experience and the instructor was great and super helpful. they provided us with all the equipment and the hot chocolate for my kids back at their beautiful old base. 5 stars!
OV recently hosted a corporate away day for over 45 of our employees, we done a mixture of yoga, archery & arch throwing, cycling along the coast and it was just brilliant! We also enjoyed lots of great food on the day, everyone said how delicious everything was. Overall, the day was brilliant and I couldn’t recommend the OV team and facilities more.
9.30am - 4pm
Open to all levels of experience
Hedderwick Hill Stables, By Belhaven, Dunbar, EH42 1XF
Time on Water
What’s included (and not)
- Lunch and refreshments throughout the day
- 2 Hour yoga class
- All surfing equipment including wetsuits and transport to the ocean
- 3 Hour surf lesson
- Swimsuit for under your wetsuit