Patricia was born in Lisbon and studied Sports and Physical Education at University (5 years).
She is passionate about Dance, body consciousness, Meditation, and the Holistic approach to Life.
Since 1992, she’s been teaching and inspiring people through different types of bodywork: body and mind, dance, conscious movement, postural/restorative, somatic awareness, fascia release, and personal training/therapy.
She is a certified Yoga (E-RYT 200 from Yoga Alliance), Fitness (CEF 3 years; AFAA), and Pilates (Pilates Institute) Instructor, sponsored by Reebok and other fitness brands. Her classes combine sequences and exercises specially designed in a flowing and creative way to suit all levels and create a balanced and healing practice that nurtures body, mind, and soul.
She also worked as a ZenShiatsu Therapist since 2005 (Internacional School of Shiatsu – Kiental – 3 years), balancing people’s energy and aligning their physical, mental, and emotional bodies.
In 2009 she met her Spiritual Master and started to go deeper in Meditation, being committed to practicing mindfulness and spirituality in her daily life, after living four and a half years in a Meditation school (monastic life).
Since 2003, Surfing has also been part of her life and a way to connect with Mother Nature.
Zarqa has long been fascinated by the knowledge of Life that many different native people and ancient mystical traditions have. The inner journey of self-development took him to many different places, working with shamanic traditions, and practicing and studying with Spiritual Master Tony Samara since 2001.
He is trained and certified in a special style of Ayurvedic Massage and has been practicing since the year 2004.
For six years he lived in the Garden of Light, a school of meditation. Going deeper on this mystical path. Learning that meditation is the key to freedom and freedom is the key to happiness and joy.
Bringing meditation and massage together creates a great synergy.
Growing up by the Ocean developed a deep connection to this element and surfing is a great passion.