Pure Flow Motions

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.

Instructors 3

Michael Bijker

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.

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

Yoga Alliance RYT 300 (Yoga)

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 12

Alison Whitford

from Netherlands, April 2018

"Wonderful week "

I had a fantastic week on this retreat. It was completely relaxing. All the instructors were great and so friendly, the hotel is gorgeous, our group was really nice and I enjoyed the lovely food. I am so grateful to Michael, Nicolau, Hugo and Gabriel for making the week really special. Thank you!

Frida Hoas

from Sweden, April 2018

"Very nice"

The group was amazing. I laughed so much this week and I hope that I will see these people again some day.

Melissa Casey

from Netherlands, November 2017

"Paradise found"

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

from Great Britain, October 2017

"Oct 2017 trip"

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!

Annmarie Sizer

from Great Britain, October 2017

"Holistic Calmness and Beauty"

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.

Holly Irvine

from Ireland, May 2017

"The Portuguese Priory of Paradise!"

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!

Philippe Brand

from Netherlands, July 2017

"Very nice and well organized surf/yoga retreat"

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

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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