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We are Joanne & Marco Merlini, English & Dutch/Italian.
H
aving met 15 years ago in a Tuk Tuk in Bangkok, our journey together has taken us to many locations

& it was during the pandemic of 2020 we moved to beautiful Portugal

& opened our beautiful light filled studio nestled in the gardens of the Quinta do Mar da Luz

between the fisherman's village of Burgau & Luz (meaning Light)

Having held Retreats in the South of Spain, Portugal & the UK for the last 6 years,

we chose to make Portugal our home in November 2020, or rather Portugal chose us. 
We'll share more of our story with you when we meet..


Surrounded by Palm trees, tropical plants, the sound of the birds & within metres of the ocean,

our space is a beautiful haven of bliss, peace & light. 



JOANNE  I  TRANSFORMATIONAL YOGA TEACHER
REIKI  I  CEREMONIAL SPACE HOLDER

Joanne Merlini (Jitendra Mayee) Grand Master Transformational Yoga & Meditation Teacher 
1200+ hrs of Teacher Training hours. 

Teaching for 8 years & connected to Yoga for the last 18 years
 

MARCO  I  AYURVEDIC PRACTIONER & CONSULTANT

Consultations can be held in Dutch or English

We would love you to visit us, connect with us & enjoy our beautiful studio wellness space. 



 

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WHERE ARE WE?

Transform to Bliss is located in the expansive space of the Algarve within 1 hr of Faro airport, 15 minutes from Lagos, 5 minutes from Luz & 2 minutes from Burgau. 
Find us on Google maps. 

Our Studio is surrounded by lush nature gardens & a few minutes walk from the ocean

& from your accommodation if you choose to stay.

A beautiful nature connected environment to support you in that transformation to your original state of bliss. Connecting deeper to the elements, Mother Nature, the beauty & wildness of the South West Algarve,

to ourselves, to one another & to Transformational Yoga.

HOW TO JOIN OUR CLASSES

  • Check our schedule & events page

  • Choose your class

  • Reserve here or by emailing

  • See you in our beautiful studio, just bring payment ~ all equipment provided. 

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"I thoroughly enjoy coming to your classes & I always leave feeling fresher & calmer.
Regular Yoga practice has had a huge benefit to my life & wellbeing - Thank you Jo."
- Jane

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