About Us

We are a collective of human beings, inspired by the natural world and motivated to promote a symbiotic relationship with nature.

Our History

How it all began

Breathe Portugal was founded by João in 2017 after he came back from a life-changing experience in Brazil’s wild rainforests.

As he was struggling with severe anxiety, he experienced the therapeutic effects of the contact with nature at first hand.

When he came back to Portugal, he felt the urge not only to obtain a scientific understanding of what he had experienced but also to explore his own country’s natural heritage and breathtaking green spaces.

Inspired by all the new information and insights he got in that process, he created Breathe Portugal upon the hope of promoting a transformation of the way people perceive and relate to nature.

How we see the world

Our Philosophy

Breathe is deeply rooted in the search for a holistic view of the world.

We believe that the intersection of science and spirituality might contain incredibly valuable insights for our current global challenges.

Based on that holistic view,
we look forward to reclaiming the sacred and ancient human connection to nature.

We believe in a world where humans learn again to live in a symbiotic relationship with the natural world.

AND THAT’S WHY WE FOCUS ON PROMOTING THESE TWO COMPLEMENTARY ASPECTS:

Healing Experiences

NATURE HEALS US

MENTAL HEALTH

Ecological Awareness

WE PROTECT NATURE

NATURE CONSERVATION

get to know us

we are not in nature
we are nature

Breathe has a multidisciplinary team for the creation and execution of activities.

João

Fascinated by natural environments and keen on anthropology, ecology, and psychology, João is the founder of Breathe Portugal. Graduated in Marketing, he is passionately driven by his vision of a more nature-oriented world. He is optimistic regarding humanity’s and the planet’s future.

Maria

Graduated in Psychology and trained yoga teacher by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta in India, Maria guides group activities and dynamics based on the concept of mindfulness. Her introspective approach aims to promote a more profound connection to the world around us and ourselves.

Miguel

He is Breathe’s Ecology Advisor, and his love for the environment and people drives his quest. Currently working with wild bees on the field of in environmental management , he brings an ecological and educational approach to our events, always addressing and raising awareness of conservation issues.

Vasco

Breathe photographer Vasco is responsible for documenting the moments experienced on our tours. Master in Biology and a lover of wildlife, he has experience in conservation projects around the world. Some of his works have been published in National Geographic.