Client Manager & Reception
Portimão was his place of birth. Graduated in Touristic Information & Entretainment by the Algarve University. Spa Therapies Training. With several years of experience in hospitality, being part of several touristic units since his started his job activity. Got married with Silvia Duarte in Goa - India, as his business partner, shares is passion by the holistic practices and medicines.Focused in the quality, and giving special attention to the litlle details, whichis the mission of Villa Prana, giving their best to their guests.
Pilates & Yoga Teacher - Manager
Was born in Portimão, starting her path in the Wellness area in 1989, in London city, where teached classes for 5 years. In Portugal,being back to the home country, promoted several pioneer practices among them the fusion between Yoga, Pilates and Surf.Contributed since then for several magazin e newspaper articles, national and international. The Yoga practice contributed for profound changes in her profissional and personal life, supported by continuous study and courses.Between several spiritual trips, whichtook her to Nepal, Tibet, Thailand and India, where she got married, where crucial for the development of a dream and old project, together with her husband and business partner David Coelho - the birth of Villa Prana - Guesthouse & Therapies in Portimão.Nature and Animals lover, she truly belives that "You will reap what you sow"
Drª Tânia Paias
Drª Tânia Paias
Consultations of Clinical Psychology / Clinical Hypnosis at Villa Prana.Clinical Psychologist since 2003Post Graduate in NeuropsychologyMaster's in School Health by the Faculdade de Medicina de LisboaPhD student in Forensic Sciences.She is an invited specialist for several national events, such as congresses, workshops, radio and television and collaborates with some municipalities to promote school coexistence and decrease violence in schools. Author of "Tenho medo de ir à Escola"
- Postgraduate Clinical Psychologist in Neuropsychology;
- Master in School Health;
- Doctorate in Forensic Sciences;
- Researcher in the area of ?€??€?Bullying - participation in International Project;
- Psychotherapist - EMDR- www.emdrportugal.com;
- Bullying Portal - Portugal Director;
- Psychologist Specialist in Psychological Evaluation.
Yoga Teacher/Ayurveda Therapist
Yoga Teacher and Ayurveda Therapist, certified by Yoga Alliance International, by the Ayur Yoga School, Rishikesh, India, in a line of classic Indian yoga.
Trained as an Ayurvedic Medicine Therapist by the renowned Ayuskama Institute in Rishikesh.He regularly visits India, eager to deepen his knowledge of Indian culture as well as his roots in Yoga.
She has been working as a masseur and therapist for 10 years, having experience in various fields of aesthetics, and massage has always been her preferred practice, aiming to provide a moment of well-being and relaxation. With her techniques helps cases of inflammation and acute-phase pain. Ayurvedic Massage and Reflexology stands out as her most experienced therapies.
Graduated in Bowen Therapy, by ISBT - International School of Bowen Therapy, where through very gentle movements, on specific sites - muscles, tendons, fascia or ligaments - that lead to the rebalance of the organism and, consequently, the process of self healing.
Fisiotherapist - Pilates Teacher
Degree in Physiotherapy - Instituto Piaget / Algarve since 2009.
Obtained contact with the clinical practice acting in the diagnosis and treatment in multivalences and for the promotion of the community health of the senior and children populations, in an intergenerational project in partnership with a municipality.
Graduated in the areas of Preparation for Birth, since 2010, by the Portuguese Association of Physiotherapists and Clinical Pilates since 2013.
Currently, it is dedicated to the promotion and maintenance of health in a particular context, combining physiotherapy with Clinical Pilates.
Physiotherapist - Pilates Instructor
Physiotherapist graduated by the Jean Piaget Higher School of Health - Piaget Institute, she worked as a physiotherapist in Physiotherapy Clinic for 3 years.
She currently collaborates with João Moutinho Football School Association - Official School of Sporting Clube Portugal, as well as with the Portuguese Association of Parkinson's - Barlavento Algarvio.
Graduated in Clinical Pilates by Bwizer School, she teaches her classes at Villa Prana.
Qi Gong - Tai Chi
Born in Germany in Marburg/Lahn in1963. At the age of twenty she got first time contact with japanese «Martial Arts» in 1983, where her long journey started to become a teacher of chinese and japanese martial arts, and also asiatic wellness and healing techniques. In 1993 she met her teacher of Iyengar Yoga doing a training course in end 90's.
The final decision being a fulltime practioneer of Wellness Techniques was made in 2002, when she visited for a year a school for Naturopathy;
Among the Wellness knowledge there is the Ayurvedic massage, reflexology, relaxation and Qi Gong in the « Sportsakademie Dr. Lee Duisburg» in Germany, under the Grand master knowledge Meiko Yuen Lee. Worked between 2004 -2010 in the Algarve,
she moves 5 years to the south of France, where she learned Taji Quan under the Koreen Master Dr. Yung, returning to the Algarve in 2016.