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Pure Flow Motions

Sagres 8650-367, Portugal

Pure Flow Motions offer yoga and surf retreats in Algarve, Portugal. A week to develop a deep connection through yoga, surf, meditation course, and wonderful hikes in natural park.

Yoga Retreats 1

7 Days Hiking, Surfing, and Yoga Retreat in Algarve, Portugal

Apr | May | Jun | Sep | Oct | Nov, 2018

Instruction language: English

from US$1,100


Based on 11 reviews
from US$1,100
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights


Based on 11 reviews

Instructors 3

Michael Bijker

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)

Yoga Alliance RYT 300 (Yoga)

From the Netherlands, Michael has been traveling around the world encountering more knowledge for his passion for body and mind work, especially mediation, yoga, Qi Gong, Tai-chi, surfing and other techniques. A certified 800-hours YogaAlliance teacher with a yoga therapy certification from Paramanand Institute of Yoga Sciences and Research, Indore. He teaches yoga in the styles of Iyengar, Hatha, Vinyasa and mindfulness to really be able to deepen your practice, whether you are practicing for years already or a complete beginner.

Nicolau da Costa

Half Portuguese, half English, having travelled 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, as sailing, diving, professional fishing, surfing, natural bee keeping and organic agriculture, landscape architecture, and nature guiding. His best skill is his deep connection with nature.

Marta Mealha

Originally from the centre of the Algarve, she has been coming to surf to this area since a very young age. Eleven years ago, she decided to move indefinitively 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.

Reviews 11

  • Melissa Casey Netherlands

    November 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    This retreat literally blew my expectations out of the water. Marta, Michael and Nicolau are unique and incredible humans with whom I feel honored to have spent a week. The food and accommodations were fantastic, the surrounding nature gorgeous and the vibes as harmonic as could be.

  • Helen Barkley Great Britain

    October 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    A full on but relaxed schedule. Plenty of variety and the team are very knowledgeable and welcoming.

    I am completely new to surfing and Marta was very encouraging.

    The hotel setting is perfect for watching the sunrise and it's a very picturesque area of Algarve.

    Veggie food was great too!

    I had to come home

  • Annmarie Sizer Great Britain

    October 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    The instructors were very good, patient and observant.

    The choice of food for breakfast great, lunches were excellent, tasty and covered all the nutritional needs of a vegetarian meal.

    Hotel and location fantastic, staff of the hotel very helpful, a calm and beautiful environment.

    Yoga room in the hotel perfectly located, listening to the sound of the waves and feeling the sunrise was a beautiful experience and added to the whole good feeling.

    Dinners catered for by the hotel were ok, but were not greatly composed or as tasty as the lunch meals. This is definitely something to improve on.

    I felt that the schedule was a bit 'full on' but the instructors were brilliant and clear that we could opt out of any activity if we wanted a break.

  • Holly Irvine Ireland

    May 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    The team were fantastic, warm & friendly, very accommodating and extremely knowledgeable. The hotel was stunning, all meals were delicious, the location and views were breath taking. I can't wait to go back!

    Nothing, it's all good ;)

  • Philippe Brand Netherlands

    July 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    Very nice people, everything well organized, good location and facilities, beautiful view, good breakfast and lunch!

    Dinner could be better but breakfast and lunch were great

  • Gill Bristol United Kingdom

    BookYogaRetreats website

    It iwas a perfect combination of inspiring yoga and meditation, gentle walking in a beautiful setting with great company and learning to surf with no pressure and patient tuition. Michael, Marta and Nicholau are wonderful hosts. The food is absolutely delicious and the hotel is modern, comfortable and perfectly located overlooking the sea. I left feeling relaxed and re-energised. I will definitely be back. Thank you all.

  • Kylie Spain


    Pure Flow Motions is a week of fun, activity and relaxation in a beautiful setting. The hotel has a wonderful location, the rooms are spacious and well appointed and the breakfast has a good selection for all tastes. Michael, Nicolau and Marta are all inspiring people and instructors, I learned many things from all of them. The yoga sessions were suitable for all levels and were well suited to our other activities. The surf lessons were fun, lots of laughter and everyone felt they achieved something. The hikes across the bluffs were made very informative, the scenery was made more beautiful by knowing about the plants and rock formations. Everyday we were served a warm vegetarian lunch at the beach or on the trail and the evening meals were enjoyable back at the hotel after the second yoga session. I can't recommend this retreat highly enough, it was well run and we felt the instructors were having as much fun as we were. After a week I felt very relaxed and much more flexible, I hope to keep up my yoga practice until I have a chance to go back for another stay with Pure Flow Motions. Thank you to everyone involved.

Testimonials 5

  • Laura

    Pure Flow Motions

    Thank you so much for an unforgettable week. It’s been wonderful in every aspect. So relaxing, energising & inspiring. You are a wonderful team and I really hope to see you again. Lots of love and best wishes.

  • Sally

    Pure Flow Motions

    The retreat was wonderful. The team was so caring and atentive, taking great care of you along this special journey as you learn to understand and recentre your body and mind. The backdrop of Sagres for the retreat is truly spectacular and the team helps you to reconnect and appreciate the gists of nature. I would highly recommend PFM to anyone looking to pause, reflect and be inspired.

  • Jessica

    Pure Flow Motions

    Thank you for such an incredible week of reconnecting with myself and connecting with some wonderful people. It was amazing to spend a week trying new things, being in the outdoors and eating some beautiful food! I would recommend this retreat to anyone and will almost certainly be back :) Thank you Marta, Nicolau and Michael! Peace and love.

  • Marlene Norway

    Pure Flow Motions

    I had a wonderful time. Amazing teachers, delicious food, great location, it was a perfect week. I will definitely come back again!

  • John & Sarah

    Pure Flow Motions

    We had a really invigorating week. Loved the yoga with the sunrise and sunset and left very clean with all the vegetarian food. Michael is a great yoga teacher and Marta was really helpful with the surfing. We had a lovely week and enjoyed the programme very much. We left feeling newly calm and restored.

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