Our team is made up of different nationalities from many walks of life, making the camp vibe all the more interesting.





The enthusiastic founder of Surf & Yoga Retreats is an adventurous surfer. If he doesn’t catch the Portuguese waves, he surfs the Sri Lankan ones.

His lifelong love affair with surfing kicked off in the south of Sri Lanka. He has always felt at home in the deep blue. Priyal launched his first surf school in 2012 and his Surf & Yoga camp in 2014 with passion and love. He can answer all questions about the secret spots in the jungle island and surfing in the tropics.



Co-Founder & Manager, Yoga Teacher, Soundhealing

Carolina is a free spirit who loves the simple and the good things in life. In 2019 she quits her corporate job and decides to dive deep into spiritual studies by completing an Yoga Teacher training in 2015 in USA. In Portugal she creates her own community of students who really inspired her to develop more techniques to share and help others in their healing journey. She loves to meet new people around the world. Very Intuitive and compassionate for others she will show you care and nurture, making you feel at home within the community.



Co-Founder & Manager, Yoga Teacher,

Events, Group Retreats & YTT (B2B)

Theresa is an ocean lover since she can think and passionate world traveler ‚following the sun’. On this journey, life brought her to Surf & Yoga Retreats, where she fell in love with the spirit. She is combining her passion and values of a holistic life as a Yoga Teacher – organizing and hosting Retreats around the the world with her projects of soulful content & consulting. On the mat Theresa is redefining advanced Yoga new – where she teaches you to find balance within rather than standing upside down, where meditation can be dynamic and where you are able to slow down while flowing.

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Chef & Head of Good Vibes

Sudu considers himself a free spirit and a soul surfer from Sri Lanka. He will make sure to brighten your days with his vibrant and colorful dishes. You’ll see him around the camp spreading good vibes and welcoming guests with his contagious smile.




Sonam our vibrant & smiling foodie team member, originally from Nepal is filling your days with a nourishing start in the day. Get inspired from his dishes & smiles along your mornings with us.

Vegan Kitchen Alejzur



Lucas our Chef with roots from Brasil with experience in kitchen around the world, starting his journey to explore & travel the world and kitchen in Australia. He is following his passion for surf & good food in the beautiful coastline around Aljezur & Fuerteventura with us. 

Middleeastern Cuisine


Middle Eastern inspired Dinner Chef

Yuval combines flavours from the Middle-east with traditional Jewish recipes and local Portuguese influences, along with drops and hints of flavours from around the world.

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Host & Head of Good Flow

Matilde Fernandes, 23 years old was born and raised in Portugal. She is currently finishing her degree in tourism at the University of Algarve. Matilde cherishes life and makes the most of every moment it brings. Passionate about nature and ocean lover. She loves exploring beaches, enjoying sunsets, and savoring moments of tranquility in the outdoor.



Yoga Teacher

Jana isa passionated health and wellness coach, yoga teacher, and nutrition enthusiast. Surrounded by likeminded travellers, sunshine, and nutritious food, she is the happiest. Hosting holistic wellness retreats and workshops across the globe, she is delighted in sharing her expertise in Surf&Yoga. Jana’s yoga classes welcome practitioners of all levels and ensures every individual feels nurtured, empowered, and truly seen.

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Massage Therapist & Yoga Teacher

Eva is passionate about a healthy life and caring for other people. She has been for more than 14 years accompanying people on the path to self-knowledge and healing. She is a naturopath, yoga teacher and massage therapist. The type of massage offered at the Retreats of Surf & Yoga Portugal is a fusion between the 3 paradises of Hawaii, Algarve and Japan. A delicious mix that uses techniques of stretching, acupressure, relaxation and energetic harmony. Eva likes to live, travel and work near the sea, and her massages bring this reflection of the waves to the body.

Reiki Aljezur

João Rafael

Healing Therapist

João Rafael, a 23-year-old born and raised in Portugal, works as a qualified therapist. João Rafael’s spiritual journey began in childhood, guided by a loving mother. At the age of twelve, João Rafael took the first Reiki course, igniting a lifelong passion for healing. Continuously seeking new knowledge and courses to enhance therapies, João Rafael feels a deep calling to assist others. Through this service in the world, there is a strong necessity to care for oneself and evolve as a spiritual being, as the more light carried within, the more light that can be shared. João Rafael offers multiple therapies, including Miofacyaal release, craniosacral therapy, guided meditation, Reiki, and multidimensional healing.

"AS wide as the ocean - as wide is our passion in what we do. Together we create the best time of your life!!"

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