Meet The Team

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David Coelho

Manager & Travel Dpt.

With a degree in Tourism, with more than 22 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry, he felt with his Companion and wife to open his own accommodation, with a yoga studio, the main skills of Sílvia. He organizes trips to India, his second home every year. Every year together with Silvia, they travel to India with groups for spiritual and therapeutic purposes

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Sílvia Duarte

Manager & Yoga Instructor

With several degrees in Yoga, she is the main teacher at Villa Prana. From an early age committed to the well-being of physical body, 15 years ago, this purpose was combined with her mental and spiritual body. Married in India, she travels annually through Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, being passionate about animals.

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Buddhi

Joy & Simpathy

He joined Villa Prana team in February 2019, rescued from a kennel. He had never been adopted, and his life changed 180º.
He shows his gratitude on a daily basis, sharing it with Joy and Sympathy to those who visit him
More than a Family Member

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Ana Lu

Vijñana Yoga Instructor

Yoga practitioner for about 12 years. Encouraged by teacher and friend Silvia Duarte, inspired by the aromas and colors of a trip to India, she decided to proceed on the adventure of training in Traditional Hatha Yoga and Vedanta with Pedro Kupfer. Along with this, about 6 years ago she started practicing in Vijnãna Yoga with the teacher Teresa Caldas, who continues to follow.

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Vanda Lucas

Therapeutic Yoga Instructor

With her educational bases in Physiotherapy and physical rehab, her classes are focused in alignment and stretching.

With Africa and Asia in her heart, travelling became a natural result, originating several humanitarian missions. Naturally, Yoga and her main professional activity became united, resulting in amazing results when gathered towards the therapeutic process.
Everyday Grateful to the Universe!!!

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Katherine Añez

Vinyasa Yoga Instructor

She discovered Yoga seven years ago, traveling to India, where she completed her 200hr course in Goa. Her classes are composed by Chanting, Pranayamas and Ásanas, inspired by Ashtanga, Hatha and Vinyasa, promoting a deep connection between body and mind.

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Diogo Elói

Pilates Instructor

Pilates teacher, graduated in Physical Education, applies his knowledge in class in order to optimize the exercises according to the physical condition of each student. In its classes diverse material is used, from Swiss ball, elastic bands, among others giving an attractive dynamic to them.

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Ana Clemente

Physiotherapist | Clinical Pilates

Graduated in Physiotherapy at Universidade Atlântica in Lisbon since 2012. With clinical practice since 2013, recently more focused on hydrotherapy and clinical pilates group classes, promoting physical and emotional well-being. Her patients are carefully and individually monitored.

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Teresa Rosendo

Physiotherapist | Clinical Pilates

Physiotherapist licensed since 2012, with experience in Geriatrics since 2013. Operates in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of muscle skeletal disorders, in order to restore, develop and promote health and well-being. Her classes are dynamic and adjusted to each pathology of the patient. Regardless of collective classes, the practice is individual

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Berta Couto

 Hatha & Ashtanga Yoga Instructor

Graduated in Nursery, she is a Yoga teacher certified in Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa, having practiced Yoga and studied in several international schools (India, Nepal, England, Thailand and Sri Lanka). Through her classes, she aims to promote the right environment for each of her students to sow what they would like to see grow in themselves, and in the world around them.

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Ricardo Louro

Ashtanga Mysore Yoga Instructor

He started a regular practice in 2016, and since then he has practiced with several national and international teachers. In January 2019, he made his first trip to India, Mysore, the hometown of this yoga system, where he practiced three months at KPJAYI under the guidance of the daughter of the world-renowned Ashtanga Yoga guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

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Luísa Geraldes

Iyengar Yoga Instructor

Luísa Geraldes is a certified IYENGAR® yoga teacher, intermediate level Junior I, with over ten years of teaching experience.

Yoga practitioner for over fifteen years, she traveled to India several times to deepen her yoga practice and her knowledge of Vedānta, and vision of Yoga. Due to her conviction in the practice of Yoga, she is a passionate, generous and dedicated teacher.

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Joana Oliveira

Physiotherapist & Masseur

With a Physiotherapy graduation, she is a professional dedicated to helping her patients, both physically and mentally. Develops specific muscle recovery bodywork, as well as promoting physical recovery in Alzheimer's patients.

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Gabriele Gühr

Qi Gong Instructor

Originally from Germany, she is a Qi Gong teacher, linked to martial arts since 1983, having spent time in France, where she had contact with her Master of Taiji Quan. Her classes can be taught in German, English, French or Portuguese.

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João Trindade

Tai Chi Instructor

With an experience of more than 30 years in teaching Tai Chi classes, he teaches to an audience over 50 years old, where through the oriental methods of Tai Chi he seeks to bring a better quality of life to his students.

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Ana Rita Lucas

Ayurveda Therapist

Graduated in Pharmaceuticals, she is an Ayurveda therapist and active meditations facilitator - OSHO.

Through her Ayurveda treatments she seeks to treat her patients physically, mentally and energetically.

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Claudio Vicente

Massotherapist

Dedicated to therapeutic massage for 10 years.

Passionate about helping others, to feel the body regeneration after the treatments.

Also therapist with experience in Lymphatic Drainage and post surgery recovery. 

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Kicki Kamskog

Holistic Aesthetics & Massage

With an International diploma in Massage and aesthetics, her mission is to promote through her treatments Health and Wellness. For several years providing training courses in this field throughout the world.