about us.

Maria Reich - VINYASA FLOW & DEEP FLOW YOGA. Maria is a 500H certified yoga teacher from Berlin where she was teaching yoga full time since 2016 until she moved to Portugal. She practices yoga every morning to get into the flow and to connect with spirit. Depth, truth and connection is what she seeks and wants to embrace with her students. Meanwhile her second profession is Energy Field Coaching and consultation during major life events – a practice in which she helps her clients transforming and rising their subtle energy field for the next level in their professional and personal life.

Natalie Fox - SLOW FLOW. Natalie is a 450hr trained yoga teacher with 12 years experience teaching in yoga surf retreat settings around the World.  She spent recent years moving between the French Alps and the Atlantic Ocean, her classes utilising the physical and mental benefits of yoga to support flow based sports, specifically surfing and snowboarding. Now, based in Portugal full time, she is grateful to have access to such an incredible coastline. She considers yoga to be a pathway to more acceptance, resilience and awareness, especially in relation to nature and connecting with the Ocean. 

Celine Otten - MORNING FLOW. Celine is a biologist, school teacher and a certified yoga teacher and thai yoga bodyworker. Her yoga path started back in 2005 with Kundalini Yoga and continued later with Vinyasa Yoga where she received a teaching certificate in 2016. Celine has been teaching back home in Germany as well as in Portugal.  Lately she started exploring the nourishing side of slowness in movement with yin yoga and bodywork. On this quest she also discovered the magic of traditional chinese medicine and developed a keen interest in qigong. With great diversity in her background she´s now sharing a beautifully balanced practice that blends different methods to bring body and mind into a healthy and holistic movement.

Nathalie Gualdaroni - YIN YOGA. Nathalie is originally from France and has been teaching yoga in studios and on retreats since 2018. Her journey with yoga started 10 years ago, when she felt an imbalance in her life. Yoga provided her grounding, body awareness, mindfulness and a new vision of herself and life. After twelve years in events organisation, she decided to listen to the call of yoga and travelled in India for 6 months to get trained as a teacher (RYT 500h) and explore spirituality. Yoga definitely changed her life and it brought her here to Portugal. She shares with passion and kindness this art of moving, breathing and living. She teaches traditional Hatha Yoga, Yin and Nidra Yoga. Her approach is based on mindfulness and yogic philosophy as a journey to the true self. Her classes are open to all body types and levels. 

Daniela Israel - FEMININE YOGA. Dani is a certified Yoga Teacher originally from Berlin, Germany. Traveling the world at a young age, she got inspired by the indian culture, traditions and yogic practices. Working as a women's health coach for more then 10 years and studying TCM she discovered as well the healing power of Yoga and its science. 

 

To deepen different facets of Yoga she joined teacher trainings in traditional Hatha & Vinyasa (2018 & 2022) as well as in Yin, Nidra, Trauma-informed, Hormone and Fertility Yoga. Dani loves to create a safe space, where you can unfold your inner wisdom and authentic self.

Agnieszka Szelejak - KUNDALINI YOGA. Agnieszka is a Kundalini & Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher for people that embrace the holistic approach of vitality and wellness, and want to create more personal empowerment and spiritual connection in their life. Her students can meet their longing for more connection with self, a vitality that comes online and clarity of who they are as person and spiritual being. In her lessons she applies Kundalini Yoga as a grounded, energetical and sometimes soothing tool to help people align their mind, heart, body and soul. She just wants you to remember that you are beautiful, talented and loved! And that there’s a voice within you that you can always tap into, through applying of Kundalini Yoga technology: a mix of breath-work, dynamic movement, powerful meditations, mantra and much more. Essentially all the elements of yoga in ONE.

Mary Bonett - YOGA FLOW. A proponent of teaching Yoga as a practice of self-enquiry with a trauma-informed approach; Mary facilitates an inclusive environment of non-judgement, self-compassion and curiosity. Practicing Yoga since 2002 and teaching since 2014, she is fascinated by us, our relationship to ourselves and the world around us. She believes in our innate capacity to heal by reconnecting to our body and nervous system through breath, movement and meditation. 

Chelan Freeman - YOGA FLOW. Chelan is a yoga teacher who is dedicated to the discovery of living wholeheartedly and becoming intimate with the totality of life. She has been teaching Yoga & movement practices in studios & on retreats since 2011. Her heart is rooted in exploring the bodies innate wisdom & potential for healing. Focusing on the profound effects of movement, breathwork, self-regulation and meditation, Chelan welcomes practitioners of all levels to step closer towards yourself to explore, sense and feel your entire being while being held by the ancient practice of Yoga.

Daniel Schudt - MOBILITY FLOW. Daniel is a massage therapist, FRC® Mobility trainer and yoga instructor. He started practicing yoga in 2005 and has been travelling to India and many other countries to deepen is studies ever since. "Being on the mat every morning for a few gentle yoga moves & stretches plus breathwork and meditation is key for getting ready for the day and inviting some flow." Along with his passion for mindful movement & energy-work grew his interest in the therapeutic application of yoga and in the western science of re- and prehabilitation. Daniel is co-founder and director of the Dawn Collective Shala.