MEET THE TEAM

Our team is made up of different nationalities from many walks of life, making the camp vibe all the more interesting.

Priyal

Founder 

The enthusiastic founder Surf & Yoga Retreats is an adventurous surfer. If he doesn’t catch the best waves, he always up for a chat. 

 

His lifelong love affair with surfing kicked off in the south of Bali. He has always felt at home in the deep blue.

 

Priyal launched his first surf school in 2012 and his Surf & Yoga camp in 2014 with passion and love.  He can answer all questions about the  secret spots in the jungle island and surfing in the tropics. 

Nastassia

Co-founder, manager & Yoga Teacher 

Since she decided to quit her Belgian lawyer job 3 years ago, Nastassia embarked on an adventurous journey abroad driven by her passion for the surf and yoga lifestyle. Since then, she has become an integral part of the Surf & Yoga Retreats family, traversing from one location to another, spanning Europe to Asia, all with the same commitment: ensuring guests feel at home and creating lasting, mindful connections across the globe.

 

When visiting Lombok, she was instantly captivated by its breathtaking natural beauty, tranquil beaches, the warmth of its people, and the irresistible blend of surf culture and laid-back vibes. It was this profound connection that led her to establish a retreat on the island, with the aspiration of introducing this still relatively undiscovered gem to curious souls seeking a unique exploration experience. Her vision emphasizes surfing some of the world’s finest waves while honoring the local culture and preserving the island’s pristine nature.

 

Craving to dive even deeper into the surf and yoga scene, Nastassia recently completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Hatha Yoga in India.

egy

Co-Manager

Our welcoming co-manager with his authentic, vibrant energy, he will introduce you to the Indonesian spirit and accompany you during your stay at your Surf & Yoga Retreat.

 

From Sumatra, where he comes from, he has made the journey through Indonesia and decided to stay in Lombok, in this beautiful spot.

 

BBQ and guitar playing are his passions and he has a lot of interesting things to say about Indonesian culture & history.

 

“I decided to stay and work full time because I felt that at Surf & Yoga Retreats, I can express myself and my talents. I’m happy to see people express their good energies – it’s beautiful. I’m happy when everyone is happy!“

Nena

Main Yoga Teacher – RYT 500h 

Meet Erna Purwasih, aka Nena, an E-RYT 500 & YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider) teacher certified by Yoga Alliance.

 

Nena’s journey with yoga began in 2015 when she immersed herself in Ashtanga Vinyasa, instantly falling in love with its dynamic style.

 

From 2018 to 2024, Nena diligently honed her yoga practice through various training courses:

  • First 200h TTC in Nusa Lembongan Island.
  • Second 200h TTC in Ubud, focusing on Vinyasa Flow.
  • 300h TTC in Rishikesh, specializing in Ashtanga Vinyasa and Hatha.
  • 60h TTC in Yin Yoga in Bali.

Nena’s expertise spans traditional Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Yoga-Asana Alignment, Arm Balancing, Pranayama, and Meditation.

 

With teaching experience across international locations such as Italy, Switzerland, Oslo, Bali, Jakarta, and Bali, Nena is not only a seasoned traveler but also a dedicated Ashtanga Vinyasa practitioner.

 

She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and love for yoga with others on the mat, believing that yoga is her soul Prana, keeping her alive and in sync with the universe.

Adnan

Head Cook

Adnan was born and raised in Bali, where his passion for food began at a young age, thanks to his mom’s culinary talents. Cooking became his lifelong passion, and from a young age, he expressed his dream of becoming a chef whenever asked about his future aspirations.

 

At the age of seventeen, he took the first step towards realizing his dream by moving to Jogjakarta to pursue culinary studies. This marked the beginning of his journey in the culinary world. Following his studies, he had the privilege of working in several renowned hotels across Java, where he had the opportunity to learn from talented chefs from France and Germany.

 

Culinary arts have always been an integral part of Adnan’s life, and he feels fortunate to have found a career that he loves.

 

There’s nothing quite like seeing a smile on a guest’s face, which further fuels his passion for cooking

Rifah

Head Surf Coach

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"AS wide as the ocean - as wide is our passion in what we do. Together we create the best time of your life"

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