Teachers

 

Noélia Sofia

Pilates
Yamuna Body Logic
Yamuna Body Rolling

Noélia Sofia is the first and only teacher certified in Portugal in Body Rolling. Sofia has more than 18 years of professional experience as a teacher of movement. She studied and developed her professional activity in the dance and fitness area.
She practice Yoga Hatha e Astanga during 10 years. She’s a certified teacher of Body Control Pilates Association (United Kingdom).
She’s also certified by the most prestigious world schools: – Pilates for osteoporoses, by Polestar, California; Pilates for Golfers, by Stott Pilates, Toronto; Pilates for Athletes, by Balanced Body, in Washington; Pilates for Pre and Post Pregnancy, by Body Control Pilates, United Kingdom; Pilates for Knee and Hip Replacement, Polestar, Germany. She participed in several conferences and professional debates in London, New York and Cologne.
Since the beggining of her activity she had the priviledge of learning with world-known teachers that most inspire her as Rael Isacowitz, Ellie Hermans, Elizabeth Larkmam, Maria Jose Bloom, Lolita San Miguel and Brent Anderson. Her desire to know more took her to do small workshops about other different tecnics as: Feldenkrais, Alexander Tecnics, Rolfing and Gyrotonic. She’s also certified in Ayurvedic Massage by the Associação Luso Brasileira de Ayurvédica.

Profª. Leonor Ferreira

Pilates

Leonor Ferreira started to practice sports at 4 years old passing through: dance, gymnastic, voleibol, surf and never stopped.
She joined the Fitness world as a teacher in 2001 after qualifing as a fitness instructor in 2001 by CEF. On that same year she finished her degree as a Physical Education Teacher. She never taugh in schools, continue investing in the fitness area where she did several courses from Cardio-Fitness Instrutor, Body Pump, among others. In 2003 she started the Pilates Instrutor course in Portugal, but life took her to London where she finish the course in Body Control Pilates. Since then the taugh in various places in London and in the Algarve. In London she also certified in Pilates for Pre and Post Pregnancy and Pilates for Children.
To give answer to some difficult cases that have shown up along the away, Leonor took an Osteopath course, having at the moment an Osteopath Diploma by the Instituto de Técnicas de Saúde in Lisbon.

Profª. Sara Vale

Vinyasa Flow

Sara is a Yoga teacher, student and dedicated daily practitioner. Yoga is not sports, religion or philosophy, but a lifestyle that has helped her to coop with living abroad for over 7years (Cape Verde, Mozambique and London), working on a high-stress industry, Advertising. It was exactly the healing properties of Yoga that have got her into the practice more than 10 years ago – when it was still ‘a hippie thing’. A broken arm that didn’t stretch, anxiety and chronical digestive conditions. The practice was very challenging but that was exactly what kept her going to the mat, class after class, month after month, year after year. In 2016 she used all of her holiday allowance to go to India and study Yoga from the roots. She loved it so much that she came back next year. She is now a 500h advanced Hatha and Vinyasa Flow teacher certified by the Yoga Alliance. Her classes are friendly, adapted to western bodies and busy minds, always focused on the breath. Sara takes alignment seriously but does it with humor, so her students leave classes feeling happy and energized. Yoga is a journey within, the poses are just a way to get there. If you want to know more about Sara check her website www.yodragonyoga.com or go to one of her classes.

Michel de Roubaix

Michel

Sapateado – Tap Dance Center Lisbon

Michel de Roubaix – He started in Paris with Jean Pierre Cassel and graduated in New York in the Broadway Dance Center. He teaches Tap Dance in Portugal since 1982 being the biggest booster of this art.
Nowadays he’s the teacher of Tap in the Conservatory of Dance in Lisbon (Escola de Dança do Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa); music tap-dancer resident in the Tivoli Hotel; actor in the Companhia MAIOR (resident in CCB); president of the Tap Dance Association in Portugal and affiliated of Euro Tap and ITA (International Tap Association) and also author composer and performer in the band Cadernos de Viagens.

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