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Hi, we are Joanne & Marco Merlini, English & Dutch / Italian (respectively).


We met 16 years ago in a Tuk Tuk in Bangkok (yes, really!) & our life & love journey has taken us to many locations through the years.  We married on the solstice 2013 with our close friends & family near the ocean to honour our journey. 
Joanne had been teaching since 2015, mostly in York, UK. 
Marco was a trained Ayurvedic practioner. 
Together we were holding Transformational retreats in the UK, Spain & Italy. 

It was during the pandemic of 2020 that we arrived in Portugal (just arriving before the UK winter lock down. 

 A series of synchronicity, Universal guidance & amazing opportunities (& the help of some amazing angels - you know who you are!) we decided to move to beautiful Portugal, opening our beautiful light filled studio in the lush, tropical gardens of the Quinta do Mar da Luz. 

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

We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful place & as much we sometimes miss our York tribe, we know
we are in the right place & that rather than choosing to live in Portugal, Portugal
 chose us. 


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

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



JOANNE  I  TRANSFORMATIONAL YOGA TEACHER
REIKI  I  CEREMONIAL SPACE HOLDER I EFT (tapping) I STUDYING ASTROLOGY 

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

Teaching for almost 10 years & connected to Yoga for the last 20 years
 

MARCO  I  AYURVEDA PRACTITIONER & CONSULTANT

Consultations can be held in Dutch or English

We have both spent many weeks & months in India, both the North, Rishikesh & the South, Tiruvannamalai & Auroville, Pondicherry (see images below) & bring the sacred teachings to our offerings. ​

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.

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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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