Surf & Yoga Retreat
Marta Mealha was born and raised in Portugal. Originally from the center of the Algarve, she as been coming to surf to this area from a very young age. 17 years ago she decided to move definitively to the Natural Park of Vicentina Coast (Southwest Algarve Portugal) and set up a surf school so she could live within the ocean surroundings, live among unspoiled nature, and, of course, to SURF! So she has been a surf teacher for the last 10 years as well as a local surf guide. With wide experience and knowledge of the local surf breaks she will be the best person to get you in touch with the ocean and help you enjoy the purest form of surfing - with your body or with a surfboard. Together with yoga and nature walks, surfing is a great aspect in order to create a balanced mind and body during the retreats in Portugal.
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Michaël Bijker is a spiritual teacher, yoga instructor, and musician that has touched the lives of many people around the globe. He has been traveling around the world encountering more knowledge for his passion for body and mind work, especially Meditation, Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai-chi, Surfing, and other techniques.
After his traveling and self-development, he found this piece of paradise in Europe to be the ideal place to set up this kind of retreat with surfing yoga meditation and other activities. Focusing on the importance of connecting the mind and the body throughout the awareness that you can get from mind and body exercises helping each person to get to know it's real nature and essence, helping each person with a wonderful technique to free your mind.
Michaël is a certified 800hr YogaAlliance teacher with a yoga therapy certification from Paramanand institute of yoga sciences & research, Indore.
See more about his work on Life Awareness Project
Nicolau da Costa is half Portuguese, half English. Having traveled around the world, Nicolau's passion drew him back to this part of the world in Europe where he was brought up in order to dedicate himself to activities that are more directly linked to nature. He has experienced a wide range of activities connected with the ocean and the land, like sailing, diving, professional fishing, surfing, natural beekeeping, and organic agriculture, landscape architecture and Nature Guiding. His best skill is his deep connection with Nature and his local knowledge of this territory of Portugal. Because of his intimate relationship with nature, he is the right person to be guided by this landscape. Nicolau chose to return to his roots here in the Algarve making it his home again. His greatest pleasure as a nature Guide is to share the beauty and secrets of this magnificent landscape with other people, in a sustainable, responsible, and generous way.
Surf Yoga Retreats Program
Free use of Spa facilities
3 healthy & delicious meals a day
Healthy buffet breakfast with many options
Fresh fruits, tea, snacks, and drinks
11 Yoga & Mind&Motion classes (Yoga, Breathwork, QiGong, Mindfulness)
A meditation course (integrated with the yoga classes)
Singing bowls session. A deep meditation session with Tibetan singing bowls
3 Surf or SUP lessons with FreeRide Surf school (surfing is included, but optional. SUP is 50€ extra charge per session).
2 Nature Walks with a Nature guide
Credits Pure Flow Motions Retreat