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Take time to cultivate contentment, peace, and real happiness. In this course, you will learn the techniques to develop a healthy, content, and truly rich life. During your stay, you will dedicate your time to deeply reconnect and rediscover your mind and body. Discover the beautiful nature of wild southwest Portugal and enjoy surfing and hiking along the coastline with two yoga sessions per day, Qi-Gong, breathwork, meditation, and of course delicious food.
The Pure Flow Motions Retreats will be taking place in one of the most beautiful hotels in Portugal, the Memmo Baleeira Hotel in Sagres. This beautiful four-star design hotel is located right in front of the Baleeira Bay on the Atlantic Ocean, with a beach at the bottom of the gardens' hotel and has many other beaches in its vicinity.
The hotel has spa facilities which are free for use for participants of the retreat. So after a surf, have a nice spa or Turkish steam bath. Located in the most southwest point of Europe, Sagres is surrounded by ocean and beautiful wilderness. A perfect location to reconnect mind and body with nature.
There are five ocean-view suites with large sliding glass doors for direct access to the beach and garden, three others are land view. A suite consists of a bedroom, bathroom, and a living room with kitchen.
The shared suite room can sleep three to five people. Two people will stay in single bedrooms and one will stay in the living room in a very comfortable sofa bed. This option the suite will be shared by three people. The third person to book gets the sofa bed. There is also suite with two bedrooms, so the fifth person to book gets the sofa bed. The bathroom and the kitchen are shared.
In the ocean view suite option, only two persons will stay in the whole suite and the bedroom is for two people, either in a twin, or a double room. if it's requested, one can sleep in the living room in a very comfortable sofa bed.
With the help of the specialized crew, you are led through the wonderful natural elements the SW Algarve. An experience which has something to offer to each one of you. The Pure Flow Motions hiking, surf, and yoga retreats are designed for people that are looking for insight on their life in a harmonious way, treating both body and mind to become more awake and aware of their lives.
Yoga exercises are the essential elements to connect with your mind, body, and nature. The yoga will be in the styles of Iyengar, Yin, Shivananda, and mindfulness. In the morning, yoga sessions will be more active to get you ready to ride the waves during the day, get more aware of your body, achieve more flexibility and go beyond your limits.
In the afternoon, it will be more relaxing and restorative to give you the necessary relaxation and inner peace just before a great vegetarian meal and a restorative sleep. An important part of yoga is meditation. During the sessions, there will also be a lot of breathwork done. Through breathing practice, you can learn to work with all other systems in the body as well and open up, strengthen, and relax mind and body.
Qi-Gong is a wonderful ancient Chinese method of meditative movements, breathing, and meditations. It is a great way to relax and connect mind and body and very effective and relaxed way to create health and strength and to enlighten your consciousness.
Meditation is extremely helpful for a conscious and free mind. Training it in a positive way makes you more ready for your daily challenges and your look into life will be broader and connected to life.
Surfing is a full experience with nature as well as therapy. For Pure Flow Motions, surfing is the sport that is more connected with one of their favorite elements, water, and the ocean. Feeling the energy of the waves and understanding that you can use this to have fun and to enjoy this ride with the help of a board is a unique feeling of freedom.This area is perfect for a surf yoga retreat in Portugal. Ideal for surfing, whether you just started to surf, or have been surfing for a long time already.
The retreat is for both beginners and advanced surfers. For surfing, beginners get classes, and more advanced surfers get surf guidance and improvement lessons deepening their surfing skills by training balance, flexibility, and strength. Surfing is not obligatory, as some guests sometimes prefer to relax on the beach.
SUP is a great way to exercise and to enjoy the wonderful coastline and anyone can do it. In a very relaxed way paddle along some of the most wonderful coastline of Europe and discover the beauty that you would not be able to see without going for a paddle. Participants of the retreat can choose to either go for a SUP session or surfing class.
The best way to really experience the natural park in which this retreat takes place, is hiking through it at a gentle rhythm. This surf yoga retreat in the southwest tip of Europe will get you fully connected with nature in the purest form, hiking along the cliffs, valleys, and hills. Pure Flow Motions choose amazing trails to reveal some of the Algarve's most secret places. You'll get the joy from walking on these breathtaking paths guided by a local nature guide that provides you with valuable information about its unique flora and fauna, geology, and local culture of southwest Portugal in the southwest point of Europe.
The Pure Flow Motions yoga retreats team have put together a wonderful schedule for one week to create a deep transformation for body and mind. Feel free during the week to take sometimes time off or not to participate in some of the activities scheduled, above all it is your week to deeply relax and connect!
Retreat detox day, healthy fruit and vegetable juices, herbal teas, and light dinner)
Walks unfold in a sequence of landscapes combining a variety of sceneries and atmospheres such as gentle hills and pine groves rolling into valleys and gorges along narrow footpaths leading to vast wild beaches and breathtaking cliffs.
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.
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.
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.
Sagres stands at the extreme south-west of Europe, a town forever faithful to its origins. Within the south-western Alentejo Nature Park, Sagres is a traditional fishing town built on magnificent cliffs that have been sculpted by Nature and time. Sagres is steeped in history; it was from here that, in the 15th century, Prince Henry the Navigator planned and organized Portugal's journey of discovery to the new world. With a visionary spirit, the Prince's achievements were unique.
The discovery of the Atlantic islands of Madeira and the Azores was followed by the passage around Cape Bojador by Portuguese navigator Gil Eanes in 1434, opening up the coast of Africa. This led Portugal to acquire the knowledge and talent that would bring Europe to the unknown world, to Brazil, the sea passage to India and to the Far East. The legendry charisma of this age and its navigators still lives in the spirit of Sagres and its people.
Finding a place like the west coast of the Algarve in Portugal is like finding a secret paradise or an Oasis in the middle of a wide desert. The surf yoga retreat is held in the beautiful, pure and wild southwest of Europe in the Algarve, Portugal, in the mythical town of Sagres. You are going to be sleeping in a wonderful four star hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. A perfect place for this retreat to relax and enjoy the local outdoor activities and to experience nature to the full, starting with the sunrise which you can watch from your room.
It rises just in front of the bay window behind the protected islands of Martinhal. If you are more of a sunset person, you can either bike or drive towards the famous Cape Saint Vincent and watch from there the most amazing sunset of the western world. Almost like an island, the southwest coast of the Algarve in Portugal Europe is a narrow peninsula surrounded by the ocean from west to south.
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Three healthy vegetarian daily meals with mostly locally grown products with fresh fruits, tea, snacks, and drinks are included in this package (this will be a non-alcoholic week). There won't be dinner served on Thursday so you are free to explore the flavors of Sagres. Breakfast is served in the breakfast room along with other hotel guests; lunch takes place in several beautiful locations (everyday, Pure Flow Motions provide a delicious picnic lunch to be eaten where your activities take place). Dinner is served in the hotel's restaurant.
This camp is about well-being for your body and mind. In the hotel, there is a space especially for your health and relaxation, with a range of offers from a simple massage to specific treatments by specialists. There is a Turkish bath, a sauna, and a heated indoor pool. The participants of the Pure Flow Motions yoga weeks can make free use of the spa facilities of the hotel like Turkish steam bath, sauna, indoor swimming pool, and others. Massages are also available upon request.
At Baleeira harbor, you can find all you need to explore the magnificent seas around Sagres. You can discover all the local marine life on fast and safe boats. The deep blues of the ocean and the aroma of the sea captivate our imagination. This is a trip not to be missed, as the impressive cliffs and seas around Sagres will remain forever etched in your memory. Should you prefer something more traditional, you can also take a family fishing trip on an original wooden fishing boat designed for group tours.
Memmo Baleeira has bicycles for rent so you can enjoy the best of Sagres and what their beautiful coast has to offer. The price is 8 EUR for two hours and 12 EUR for a whole day.
A different Algarve will uncover before your eyes. Wild and magical, it will fill you with incredible energy along the Vicentina Coast Natural Park. The region's spectacular beauty promises great dive sites, considered some of the most magnificent on mainland Portugal. In summer, the prevailing wind is from the north, ensuring a calm sea, and favorable diving conditions.
Divers will be amazed by the variety of local species, both fauna, and flora. From shoals of fish to sub-aquatic plants, there is a lot for drivers to see. It is the sea which helps to make the coastal vegetation so unique. Mountains, cliffs, and the ocean that embraces the secrets of the Portuguese discoveries of the 15th and the 16th centuries. Explore all this through fabulous pedestrian and biking trails or diving spots with professional guidance and different difficulty levels, and enjoy your accommodation at Memmo Baleeira Hotel in Sagres.
Golfers can enjoy three unique and high-quality golf courses within a 40 kilometers radius.
Sagres is known for its inspiring landscapes and bright light. In addition to being a great place for surfing, hiking, and cycling, it is also perfect for running. Memmo Baleeira has the perfect location for guests that wish to have a healthy and active pristine getaway with close contact with pure and lively nature. Memmo Baleeira has designed three different itineraries for running with a distance of four and a half and 13 kilometers from an easy to medium level of difficulty. All you need is to bring your running shoes, ask for the running map at the reception, and enjoy yourself trying all three different paths.
South coast at Martinhal beach (next to the hotel) - the predominately north winds during the summer months and crystal clear water make this beach one of the favorite spots for European windsurfers. In summer the beach is the perfect place for slalom, free ride, and freestyle with strong winds and calm waters. In winter, this spot is more suited to wave riding.
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO).
Take a bus to the town of Lagos (30 kilometers from Sagres, where the retreat is held). Pure Flow Motions can pick you up at Lagos Train Station for 15 EUR and drive you to the hotel.
Catch a train to the town of Lagos. Pure Flow Motions can pick you up at Lagos train station for 15 EUR and drive you to the hotel.
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