a fantastic team of experienced, certified and friendly teachers
Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, Certified Yoga Alliance Senior Teacher, Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga for kids and Prenatal Yoga Teacher
Joana Cadete passions are family, Yoga, Surf and nature, the main reasons why she chose Ericeira to love. She is a certified teacher by Centro Português de Yoga, and Yoga Alliance as Senior Teacher. She has also certifications in Yoga during Pregnancy, Ayurvedic and Thai Yoga Massage, among others.
She started to practice Yoga in 1995 with Carlos Rui, from the Centro Português de Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga in 2000 with Tomás Zorzo and Camino Diez, style for which she completely fell in love immediately, and ever since became her personal practice, always under the supervision of her sweet teacher Tomás Zorzo.
Fom 2003 to 2008 she had the privilege of attending annually, for long periods of time, the Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, India, to study directly with the source - Sri K. Patabhi Jois and Sharath, and from that date until today she has been deepening her studies of Yoga, Vedanta and Sanskrit with Swami Dayananda (India), Professor Gloria Arieira, Tomás Zorzo, Pedro Kupfer and Miguel Homem.
Since 2000 she is dedicated to teaching, namely Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga for Pregnancy, Yoga for Children and Teenagers, Yoga Philosophy and Vedanta, conducts workshops and retreats, and organize various events with international teachers.
I see Yoga as a lifestyle that comprehends various disciplines, like the asana, pranayama, meditation, the study of the ancient yoga scriptures, and our attitudes in daily life that will reflect all that we practice on the yoga mat and study.
She also visits and conducts courses periodically in the Azores archipelago, where she founded the first yoga studio of the region in 2004, and maintains deep bonds of friendship with her students.
Her classes, always inspired by the principle of Vinyasa, the synchronization of movement with the breath, have the particularity of inspiring students for self-observation, and to recognize their most profound nature of tranquility and bliss.
An experienced and friendly teacher, passionate for sharing the art of Yoga
Rodrigo was born in Lisbon in 1973, but nowadays lives in Ericeira with his wife and daughter. He is a resident teacher of Ericeira Yoga Studio. Besides Yoga, he loves surf, nature and travel. Rodrigo is an experienced and friendly teacher, passionate for sharing the art of Yoga. Besides working the body through the asanas and having the breath always synchronized with the movement, in his classes he is mostly concerned about using Yoga as a tool to achieve a meditative state of mind. His guided Vinyasa Flow classes are like meditation in action.
Complementing his teacher training in 2008 - a 3 years course at Centro Português de Yoga, with the Yoga Master Carlos Rui Ferreira - Rodrigo participated in several courses and workshops in Portugal and India.*
* Iyengar Yoga Course with Sharat Arora (2 weeks | Dharamkot, India, August 2008); Shank Prakshalana Retreat with Carlos Rui Ferreira (Mafra, Portugal, February 2009); Therapeutic Yoga Workshop with Inês Neves (Parede, Portugal, November 2009); several buddhist meditation retreats with Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche (Alcochete, Portugal, 2010-2012); Yoga Self-Practice Course with Pedro Kupfer (Azores, Portugal, February 2014); Yoga in Pregnacy Workshop with Daniela Gfeller (Lisbon, Portugal, 2014); and Yoga Vasistha Sára - Vedanta & Yoga 6 Days Course with Pedro Kupker (Ericeira, Portugal, 2017).
Besides Yoga, I love surf, nature and travel.
Nuno Vintem has been surfing for 30 years and is a Yoga student since 1998,exploring different methods until he found Astanga Yoga with Tarik Van Prehn in 2004. Since then, he studied extended seasons in Mysore,India with Sri K. Patthabi Jois and is grandson Sharath Jois and he was Authorized in 2011 to teach the Mysore Style system.
Nuno has been teaching Ashtanga internationally around the world for more than 10 years, and has been an invitated teacher at Ericeira Yoga Studio to teach on the summer seasons (April to October 2018). From April 2019, we are happy to announce that Nuno will be our resident teacher too, taking care of 7h00am Mysore Style, Ashtanga Yoga classes.
Certified Aerial and Vinyasa Flow teacher and Therapist of Ayurvedic Massage
Catarina Mota is a Mother, Certified Yoga Teacher and Therapist of Ayurvedic Massage, and in love with traveling.
In 2001, she graduated in Ayurvedic Massage at ALBA, Lisbon. Later she took the first level of Sound Massage with tibetan bowls by the method Peter Hess.
In 2008 she learned Kundalini Massage in India. In 2012 she decided to take a Teacher Training of 200h in Tantra Yoga with Tri Dosha Method, India. Later she went to Croatia and did a course of 20h Vinyasa Flow with Nina Vukas.
In 2017 she finished her Teacher Training in Aerial Yoga method, created by Rui Oliveira Costa.
On the present she is fully dedicated to teach Aerial Yoga and Vinyasa Flow at Ericeira Yoga Studio all year long.
Her Aerial yoga and Vinyasa flow classes are dynamic, sometimes stronger, sometimes more restorative, but always connected with the breath.
The Aerial Yoga classes are organic, and flow between challenge and a gentle way to go deeper in each asana.
Catarina teaches her classes with peace, happiness and trust.
I'm a proud mother, and beside yoga I love traveling.
Originally from England, Charlotte adores her Portuguese lifestyle of yoga, surf and nature.
After 10 years of practice, she completed her Vinyasa 200hr RYT training in 2016 and she has also certification in Ayurvedic Massage, magical hands and a special nourishing touch. She gives ayurvedic massage and teaches all year long at Ericeira Yoga Studio, and her classes offer strong and steady sequencing, creating a deep understanding of your body and mind, leading you to the gate of your own yogic journey.
Roberta Magliano was born in São Paulo, but currently lives in Ericeira where the sun, sea and nature are always present. Her goal as a teacher is to make practitioners fall in love with the practice and take yoga with them in their daily lives.
In 2004, she completed her first yoga training with Camila Reitz and Pedro Kupfer in Florianópolis, Brazil. He studied Power Yoga with Marcus Schultz; Iyengar Yoga with Gustavo Ponce; Yogatherapy with Joseph Lepage and Lilian Lepage; Ayurveda with Dr. José Rougué; among others.
To deep into the subject she made two trips to India, where she studied at the Brahma Kumari Ashram School, Mount Abu, Rajasthan.
She founded and directed the EspaçoYoga school in Florianópolis for 10 years.
Their "Vinyasa Flow" classes focus primarily on combining breath with movement, flexibility, strength and balance, leading to body opening through precise adjustments.
Ana is passionate about the sea, travel, and practicing Yoga for 17 years. She is a Certified Teacher of Yoga and Aerial Yoga and collaborates with Ericeira Yoga Studio covering Catarina´s classes whenever she is away for trainings.
In 2014 she took a Teacher Training course, certified by Yoga Alliance, with Paulo Hayes, and later a meditation course in Kerala, India. In 2017 she finished the Teacher Training course in Aerial Yoga at Jaya Aerial Lab with Professor Rui Oliveira Costa.
KAROL DE SOUZA
Very early in life I was inspired by my father to explore my spirituality and use forms of holistic therapy to find the balance of the mind. Being a chiropractor and a rebirthing breathwork facilitator he has passed on to me his passion for a more natural and healthier way of living. At the age of sixteen I discovered yoga as a way to keep my body and mind in balance but only after my first visit to India that I had the opportunity to deepen my knowledge as a yoga instructor and Ayurvedic massage therapist.
Born in Brazil, after travelling around the world for 13 years, I settled down in Ericeira. I have been teaching yoga since 2017, with over 500 hours training in Vinyasa Yoga and Yoga Therapy. My intention as a yoga teacher is to keep inspiring people to live a healthier and more balanced life, with more awareness and connection with their bodies, mind and spirit.
Sophie was born in France but lived most of her life abroad.
In 2017, back from 4 years in Brazil, she completed a Vinyasa Yoga TTC with Stéphanie Viu-Kessler, in Paris.
During this training, she discovered the Asthanga Yoga method.
This practice had a real impact on her, and despite her imminent move to Portugal, she was looking to start learning with
Claire Saunders (Authirized Level II).
Finally by settling in Ericeira, she began to learn the practice from Nuno Vintém, considering him as her teacher. In 2018 and
2019, while continuing her practice of Ashtanga Yoga, she also began to study with Pedro Kupfer.
Emilie de la Chapelle
Movement enthusiast, yoga teacher and bodywork therapist.
Emilie is a movement enthusiast, yoga teacher and bodywork therapist. Settled in Ericeira since 2018, after years of traveling and academic studies around the world, she is now deepening her knowledge in osteopathy and fulfilling a dream of a simple life next to the ocean. Since Emilie’s first yoga teacher training in 2014 she has dedicated her time to study and practice various types of yoga (500 hr) movement, massage, and healing modalities such as Ashtanga, Capoeira, Ayurveda, Thai yoga massage and osteopathy.
For Emilie Yoga is practices, rituals, and science that take place far beyond the mat. She is passionate about understanding the human body and curious about all paths that lead to healing. As a teacher she is creative and attentive, making sure her students feel supported yet challenged.
Emilie’s teaching has throughout the years developed in to a slow stable but strong vinyasa style. Her classes have a strong focus on the breath, blending asana, pranayama and meditation. Each class a complete experience - balancing, strengthening, opening and relaxing.
She is passionate about understanding the human body and curious about all paths that lead to healing.
Practice, surf, laugh and repeat
Joana is a Yoga Babies and Kids teacher, certified by Sunshine Yoga school. She’s an Ayurvedic therapist (finishing the 3rd year of degree). She started practicing Ashtanga Yoga with Joana Cadete in 2015 and the same year she met her teacher, Tomas Zorzo. Since then she has participated in several teacher training with him. Joana Cadete and Tomás are her loved teachers.
In 2018 started working with children based on alternative pedagogies, which opened a new world for her! From here to the teacher training of Yoga for the little ones was an instant!
In Sunshine Yoga he learned a specific methodology of Yoga for pre-school and school children, very fun and uncompetitive, with the aim of developing the child's potential as an all, creative, intuitive, ethical, physical, etc. capacities.
The only thing she loves more than travelling, is her husband and 2 children that live with her in Ericeira!
I deeply believe that if we put a seed in all children who touch our lives, we are actively contributing to a change of mentalities and a world more nourished by love!