Moinhos Velhos

Meet our team...

Chris Lloyd Pack


Chris is one of our Yoga teachers and facilitators. A background in organic and wholefoods and juicing for patients on the Gerson diet, Chris (Narayana) is passionate about Juice Fasting for the wonderful effects on the body and mind and spirit. Chris is also an expert dowser, offering sessions on site, so bring your questions!

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Richard Brook

Facilitator Acupuncturist

Richard is author of the pioneering self development book 'Understanding Human Nature: A User's Guide To Life' and has over 20yrs experience in wellness and specialises in 5 Elements acupuncture, Dru yoga, wellness coaching and the Environment-Body-Mind connection. He began at Moinhos in 2014 and is passionate about understanding and creating what you need to have a successful life

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Karen Lloyd Pack


Karen is one of our Yoga teachers and facilitators, she has 15 experience here at Moinhos Velhos helping support and guide our clients through all aspects of the Juice Fasting programme. ‘Regular cleaning of the body is essential for good health, shining from the inside out’.

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Ivan Popov

Site Manager

Ivan is our maintenance manager and is responsible for all our operating systems here at Moinhos Velhos. Originally from Ukraine. He has been in Portugal for 19 years and has been with us for 8. He lives onsite. He is fluent in Russian, Portuguese and English. A valuable member of our team, Ivan is also very keen on our fasting programmes and he usually participates in a fast several times a year. He is very knowledgeable about fasting and is always willing to chat to our clients

Trixie Denneborg


Trixie is a very successful independent massage therapist. She has been practicing since 1993 and has international experience delivering a range of treatments designed for physical and mental wellbeing and conditioning improvement. Originally from Vienna, Austria, she has been living in the Algarve for many years, operating across a wide European and North American clientele.

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Simone Schwenger


Simone is an experienced Massage Therapist and CQM coach offering a wide range of treatments to respond to your physical, emotional, or mental challenges. Originally qualified as a nurse in Germany, she has been living in the Algarve for many years having run a busy massage practice in Praia da Luz. She speaks English, German, Portuguese and French.



Randi is originally from Germany and moved to the Algarve 16 years ago. His main intent at the time was to be able to raise his children in a healthy "off grid" environment with plenty of sunshine, unspoiled nature and warm people around. Over time, the area has become home to his massage practice after training with our own Trixie around 10 years ago. Since then, he's trained in further massage techniques in Portugal, Germany and the UK, and is also a trained Reiki practitioner with over 25 yrs of experience.


Giuliana is one of our admin angels. Originally from Argentina, she has been here with us since this past spring, taking care of the behind the scenes work and keeping Moinhos Velhos running smoothly. After completing her yoga training with the Ashtanga in India, Giuliana is our newest yoga teacher, and is currently training to become a life coach as well.

Bo & Django

Guardians of Moinhos Velhos

Bo and Django are the self-appointed Guardians of Moinhos Velhos. In the process of checking every newcomer out, they usually make a lot of noise, but actually they are all love. Django in particular loves everyone, and he thinks that everyone LOVES him!!!

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In Memoriam: Frank Jensen


Frank was of the co-founders of Moinhos Velhos alongside Anne Karine Moss and his spirit is still felt here. In January 2020 Frank left his physical body and started the next chapter of his journey. His speciality was kinesiology and Physiospect analysis. Frank along with his wife Janni also over a period of several years facilitated the detox fasting programs in India and Canada.

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In Memoriam: Anne Karine Moss


Moinhos Velhos was co-founded in 1992 by Frank Jensen and Anne Karine Moss. Anne Karine left her physical body in February 2018 but her energies are still very much present, particularly in her beloved garden. Anne Karine was passionate about only using natural products, no chemical fertiliser was ever allowed in the garden, which has now been organic for 27 years, and all paints and cleaning products had to be organic. To her memory an almond tree was planted in front of the Yoga temple.


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