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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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.

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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.

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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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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

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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.

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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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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.

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Daniela Luz

Mindfulness and Yoga Instructor

Her willingness to share is born out of a process of emotional healing and self-love, with her main purpose being to empower people  “inside and out”  from the rug, in search for your physical, mental and emotional balance . 

Experiencing extreme exhaustion and constant stress due to a demanding professional path (management of a center with children with special educational needs from families at risk), he found in the practice of yoga and meditation his "oasis". Through immersion and personal development studies,  for several years in Buddhist monasteries, ashrams, schools (Australia, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia and India), acquired a new perspective of embracing life and challenges,  com  more focus and clarity. Daniela realized that by taking better care of herself, she could serve others on a much deeper level. By experiencing this body-mind-heart-spirit reconnection, he felt that this message had to be shared with the world. 

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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.

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Olena Smirnova

Tai Chi & Chi Gong Instructor

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. 

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Eunice Reis

Ayurveda Medicine Therapist

Passionate about Ayurveda Medicine, she has been a therapist since 2016, with various training in the practice of manual techniques. As the main ayurveda therapist and resident at Villa Prana, he performs treatments based on ayurvedic consultation and diagnosis.

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