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East Lothian Yoga and Surf Day Retreat

This Autumn join Ocean Vertical and Kinship Yoga studio for the ultimate day retreat in East Lothian. October 21st and November 18th.
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About Us

We are passionate about the natural world and its beautiful wild places.

We have a deep respect and appreciation for the environment and a love for adventure and silent human-powered sports.

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Welcome to your Yoga and Surf Day Retreat

Spend the morning at our wonderful rural HQ, a 200-year-old Victorian Stables building, in the heart of the John Muir Country Park.

The mornings Yoga session will be run by Sally Jean Rankin founder of Kinship.Studio. Sally will take you through a two hour journey of Yin and Vinyasa Flow Yoga finishing with a Yoga Nidra meditation during relaxation at the end of the practice.

The session is designed to prepare your mind and body for your surf session and is open to all levels however some experience would be beneficial.

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
afternoon’s activities.

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

Surfing and Yoga in Beautiful and wild East Lothian

Surfing and Yoga in Beautiful and wild East Lothian

Surfing and Yoga in Beautiful and wild East Lothian

Surfing and Yoga in Beautiful and wild East Lothian

Surfing and Yoga in Beautiful and wild East Lothian

Surfing and Yoga in Beautiful and wild East Lothian

Trip Overview

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Saturday 21st October and Saturday 18th November 2023

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9.30am - 4pm

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Open to all levels of experience

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Meeting Point

Hedderwick Hill Stables, By Belhaven, Dunbar, EH42 1XF

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Minimum Age


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Time on Water

2 - 3 Hours

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Group Size

Maximum 8

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Minimum Number


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

Not Included

  • Towels
  • Swimsuit for under your wetsuit

What to bring with you

Warm, flexible clothes for yoga


Yoga Mat (We will have also have some for you to borrow)

Water bottle

Swimsuit (for under wetsuit)


Warm clothes for after surfing

Your own wetsuit if you would prefer to use it

Meeting point

Hedderwick Hill Stables By Belhaven, Dunbar, East Lothian. EH42 1XF (Take turnoff to Hedderwick Hill Farm on A1087)

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