Essence

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Ecotherapy

It revolves around the therapeutic potential that results from the contact with nature.
More and more scientific studies have been showing that the exposure to natural environments tends to improve our mental well-being.
In a time when anxiety and depression have became a global epidemic in our urban centers, Ecotherapy emerges as a valuable tool for the
interaction with the natural areas that surround our cities, which have so much potential to favor our mental health.

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Ecotourism

Besides causing the minimum possible environmental impact with our activities, we seek to make a positive impact in the places where we pass.
Described by The International Ecotourism Society in 2015 as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well–being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education”, Ecotourism is a a sustainable way of traveling that benefits all involved parts
– tourists, local communities and Nature.

 

Purpose

Our mission is to facilitate longlasting, conscious and valuable relationships between people and nature.
Through that process we aim to promote the well-being of the people and the appreciation and conservation of natural areas.

 

 

Breathe Team

 
 
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João gonçalo dias

Fascinated by the natural world and focused on causes such as cultural exchange and sustainability, João is the founder and coordinator of Breathe Portugal. Graduated in Marketing and Communication, he believes that the fusion of spirituality and science brings with it enormous potential for generating new and more effective local solutions to global challenges.

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Vasco pissarra

Breathe photographer, Vasco is in charge of documenting the experiences, moments and emotions lived along the tours. Training biologist and wildlife enthusiast, he has some experience in the field as a group monitor, having developed several skills, including orientation and first aid.

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Maria branco

Graduated in Psychology and trained yoga teacher by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta in India, Maria guides activities and group dynamics based on the concept of mindfulness. With an introspective approach, your exercises aim to promote a deeper and positive view of what surrounds us, through the inner connection.