Moinhos Velhos was co-founded in 1992 by Frank Jensen and Anne Karine Moss.
Today Anne Karine is semi-retired. Her hobby and love is the garden where you will find her most of the time.
Frank is one of the co-founders of Moinhos Velhos. His speciality is kinesiology and Physiospect analysis. Today he is semi-retired from the daily operation at Moinhos Velhos, but still offering Physiospect treatments and maintaining the Moinhos Velhos website.
Frank and Janni together over a period of several years also facilitated the detox fasting programs in India and Canada.
Bioscan SWA Analysis
Sivanada Yoga Teacher
Janni is the facilitator for the Detox Fasting programs here at Moinhos Velhos. Janni has a background as a nurse, she is a Sivananda Yoga Teacher, a Re-Connection therapist and a Physiospect and Bioscan practitioner.
Janni and Frank over a period of several years also facilitated the detox fasting programs in India and Canada.
Originally from Portsmouth, England, Mel moved to Portugal in 2007. She has been at Moinhos Velhos for just over two years. She initially started with us preparing healthy, vegetarian, vegan and raw food for a wellness retreat.
As your first point of contact, Mel is the bookings manager as well as wearing many other hats.
She has fasted twice with our groups so knows just how you can feel.
Sivanada Yoga Teacher
Emotional Freedom Technique
Seated Acupressure Massage
In 2003 I visited Moinhos Velhos as a guest taking part in the juice fasting programme, the first of many visits, and it changed my life!
Feeling renewed, refreshed and inspired after the juice fast, I left my job and took my first yoga teacher training course with the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre. I went on later to train in Pregnancy Yoga, Yoga for Children & Teenagers, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Psychology and various holistic therapies.
I have now been practicing yoga for almost 30 years and teaching yoga and meditation since 2003, drawing on my extensive experience of different yoga traditions. I seek to provide students with a safe, supportive environment in which to explore their true Self and develop their own daily yoga and meditation practice.
My previous career in sales, marketing and business management now seems a distant memory, but has proved invaluable in establishing a very successful Yoga & Therapy Centre in the UK, which I ran for the 12 years, until moving to the Algarve to work at Moinhos Velhos
Housekeeping Manager/Portuguese Administrator.
Sefora is a Portuguese native who has been with us since the start of our 2016 season. She is head of our housekeeping department but can often be found in our juicing kitchen with her latest nutritious and creative juice recipes.
Like everyone here at Moinhos Velhos she has a strong holistic interest and is a keen yoga practitioner, as well as often administering the aqua foot detox treatments.
Five elements Acupuncture
Holistic Education Workshops
Richard is our general program facilitator and a therapist.
He is a specialist in 5 Elements Acupuncture and Dru Yoga.
Richard works deeply with the understanding that each of us has unique physical, mental and emotional needs to maintain our wellbeing, and his treatments reflect this – they are individually tailored within the treatment room but also promote each patient to find what they need outside the session in their lives to stay nourished and vibrant.
Herbal Stamp Massage
Access Consciousness (BARS)
Face Meridian Massage
Heavy Metal Treatment
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.
Bach Flower Remedies
A word from Ines herself…
My name is Ines, from Germany and I trained in reflexology and chiropody at the school of Thomas Wadler, which alongside medical training specializes in treatments for the feet. I had a wonderful time and was blessed with a very competent and loving teacher. During the 27 years I have lived in Portugal I have combined bringing up a family with a growing interest in holistic healing and complementary therapies. I’ve always lived in community in the countryside close to nature, and enjoy working in my garden. My special passion was to listen to and study wildlife – absorbing myself in collecting wild herbs and getting a deeper understanding for herbal medicine. I’ve gained experience in a range of healing methods, like Reiki, Meditation, Quantum Energy Flow and especially the Bach Flower remedies which have helped me in difficult times to balance my emotions. I like to be with people and have a strong sense of compassion. I’ve been practicing for 20 years for an international clientele in the Algarve and my work becomes love in action. I hope to create a healing space for you where you can relax, restore energy and gain from a good feeling by allowing the miraculous human organism to find it’s own path to true health. I like to see the light in everybody.
Reiki Indigo Energy Therapy
Anne has been working with us at Moinhos Velhos since 2015 and has a very gifted array of skills which range from massage to more subtle energy based practices.
Karuna hails from Austria, and alongside her Shiatsu practice is also an energy worker, deeksha giver and yoga teacher. She has run her own Yoga and treatment studio in Goa, as well as previously helping direct retreats here at Moinhos Velhos.
Classical Swedish Massage
Debby is a massage therapist from the Netherlands. She worked as a nurse in a Dutch hospital for over 10 years before in January 2015 she left the Netherlands together with her husband Ed to travel through Asia. During that time she learned the Thai style of massage, foot reflexology and classical Swedish massage. She also now works in the organic gardens here at Moinhos Velhos and offers therapies.
Classical Swedish Massage
Ed is a massage therapist from the Netherlands. He travelled to Thailand with his wife Debby in 2015 where they learned the Thai style of massage, foot reflexology and classical Swedish massage. Ed is also a nutrition consultant and has studied herbal medicine. Visit his website www.gezondetenmeted.nl for lots of information on healthy eating, herbs & spices, massage, yoga & meditation (also available in English). Ed also now works in the organic gardens here at Moinhos Velhos and offers therapies.
Sakshin is a Dutch Freeman who works with Tachyon energy since 1996.
He received his training by the discoverer David Wagner himself. Since his training he ran a very successful Tachyon treatment practice in Amsterdam. He also published articles about Tachyon energy in various Dutch magazines.
He has lived in Portugal since November 2014 and is capable of many healing arts, but his main focus is on Tachyon energy.