Meet The Team


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


Silvia 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.



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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Cristiane Krás Borges

Osteopath & Fisitherapist

Physiotherapist for 30 years and training in Osteopathy in Brazil, she also has experience as a professor of physiotherapy and osteopathy. Its therapeutic approach is based on the concept of body-mind-spirit wholeness through manual osteopathic treatment of people from birth to advanced adulthood. For Cristiane, each person is unique and deserves all your dedication and knowledge in the pursuit of quality of life.


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!!!


Achyuta Veda

Senior Ayurveda Medicine Therapist

Since 1993 he has been dedicated to the world of spirituality; he was a Catholic monk of the Order of St. John of God for 8 years; in 1998 he got in touch with Ayurveda Medicine, through a community of monks in the south of Spain. In 2005, he completed the Ayurvedic Medicine course at the European Academy of Naturopathy – Malaga. In 2007 he travels to India Dharamesala and lives in a Tibetan monastery, where he studies Buddhist-Tibetan philosophy and meditation attending the classes of the SS Dai Lai Lama; that year he also visited the Vipassana Meditation Center in the Himalayas; and still in the mountains studies Ayurveda Therapy and Psychology at the Asho School of Ayurveda and Panchkarma; in 2008 he studied Panchakarma, at the Institute Siby's Kerala Traditional Siddha and Ayurveda Centre, Kerala, and was invited to be part of the teaching group of this School; He is a Yoga teacher graduated from Sivananda Vedanta – Madurai and lived at the Sivananda Vedanta Ashram from November 2008 to February 2009, in September 2009 he completed his Degree in Ayurveda Medicine at Cambridge International University


Diogo Eloi

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.


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.


Liliana Recatia

Physiotherapist | Clinical Pilates

Graduated in Physical Education, degree in clinical pilates by Appi (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute) since 2017, when she started teaching pilates classes. With extensive experience in physical exercise classes, namely localized and other fitness classes that he has been running since 2001, he intends to help students improve their quality of life by following a varied set of exercises with or without the use of props.


Catarina Teixeira

 Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Instructor

Woman, mother, traveler and passionate about life! Over 15 years, Catarina has traveled the world with her family and visited several schools and different lineages of this ancient philosophy. Yoga came into her life as a breeze and opened up new creative opportunities. Catarina currently residing in Portimao with her family, is a yoga instructor. In her classes, she adopts a very unique style, generating a flow of movement and breathing. Here, the elements of nature are always the key of inspiration!


Inês Martins

Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates

Graduated in Physiotherapy and currently attending an MD in Physiotherapy in Women's Health at the Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão. Her passion is to help women at all stages of their lives and works during pregnancy, postpartum, menopause and surgical breast conditions. Allied to this, it uses Clinical Pilates as a tool to promote the physical and emotional well-being of these women.


Luisa 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.


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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Catarina Colaço

Therapist & Future Physiotherapist

Nature, sport, art and early contact with people from different cultures is very present in his life. She studied Ayurveda in 2018, which made her change from the professional area of Tourism Management, in which she worked for 3 years, to the area of Health. Currently, in parallel with her work as an Ayurvedic therapist, she studies Physiotherapy, as she feels the need of constant evolution and learning. Its mission is to make a difference in people's lives, in a personalized way, with professionalism and positivity. 


Claudio Vincent


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. 


Manuela Mann


Manuela Mann, alternative practitioner and homeopath with many years of experience in the field of naturopathy and alternative medicine. Born in Germany, she is currently practicing in Portimão. Passionate about nature and everything that Nature offers us in the prevention and cure of the most varied pathologies. It will help your body to develop its own defense mechanism to anticipate symptoms.


Olena Smirnova

Chi Flow and Therapist

Originally from Ukraine, she is passionate about Asian culture, since 2005, she has been practicing Tai chi, Yoga, Qigong, meditation and other arts and physical activities. Inspired by oriental culture, she complemented her knowledge through her experience in China, where she studied for 4.5 years. Creating Chi Flow training, which is a combination of the most effective eastern practices adapted to real day-to-day needs. 


Daniela Luz

​Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga Teacher

Her willingness to share the benefits of Yoga and Meditation comes from a deep process of emotional healing and self-love. Her primary mission is to empower people on and off of the mat and to help them in their search for the inner balance of their body, heart and mind. 
She found yoga to be a comfort in her life after much  stress  in her professional career as a manager of a school with children with special needs. 

Throughout the years,  she immersed herself in the study of self-development in monasteries,ashrams and in studios in different countries such as Australia, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia and India. Daniela has acquired  a new perspective on life and how to deal with challenges by gaining more focus and clarity. She understood the importance of self-love so she could serve others in a more profound way. Experiencing this deep re-connection between body - heart- mind-spirit,  she felt that this message needed to be shared with the world.