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Tel: (+351) 968 522 865 info@quintabamboo.com Póvoa de Midões, Tábua, Portugal

About us

We, Martina, teacher and practitioner of Yoga and master of Taekwon-Do and Bernardo, grand master of Taekwon-Do, teacher of Yong Chun/Ving Tsun and practioner of Yoga are content about the idyllic setting of Quinta Bamboo which supports our holistic, therapeutic and meditative bodywork.

As farmers and gardeners we are working towards being as sustainable as possible, we try to apply principles of permaculture and live by the values and ethics of the yoga tradition by respecting and honouring our natural environment.
  • Finding peace and harmonious tranquility.
  • Respecting people, animals, plants and land.
  • Transforming the products we receive from nature by drying, making jams, oils, juices etc.
  • Learning to respect the limits of nature and appreciating a conscious life.
The houses at Quinta Bamboo are designed and built by ourselves, always with the view to use environmentally ecofriendly and recycled materials.

We also run the Doyo Marcial Arts and Yoga Academy in Tabua which we founded in 2005, where we offer Yoga, Taekwon-Do and Wing Chun classes. For more information visit our doyo website (opens in new tab).

We like to share our skills and abilities and we want to do our best to inspire others to protect and preserve the natural world by living a healthy, simple and green lifestyle.

Bernd

Taekwon-Do and Wing Chun Teacher

Grandmaster Sahbum-Nim Bernd (5th Dan, Taekwon-Do, 2nd Dan, Chung-Do) teaches Tae Kwon-Do and Wing Chun for about 25 years. He was a student of Grandmaster Kwon Jae Hwa, Grandmaster R.Peter, Master M.Brenner.

As a Wing Tsun / Wing Chun instructor he was and is still a student of Grandmaster Leung Ting, Grandmaster K. Kernspecht, Grandmaster P. Vilimek, Master H. Olear.

He practices Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for 15 years with his teacher Martina in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He also has (3 years) training Shiatsu (acupressure massage). In 2019 he completed his Ayurvedic training course in Wayanad/Kerala, India and 2020 in Calicut/Kerala, India. He is the founder and master of DOYO, Martial Arts and Yoga Academy in Tabua, Portugal.

Martina

Artist, Yoga Teacher, Taekwon-Do Master, Gardener

Martina, authorized Yoga teacher by Manju P.Jois is a dedicated practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga since 20 years and in the recent years she has been practicing under the teaching of Manju Jois. In gratitude to her teachers, particularly Manju P. Jois, Derek Ireland, Radha Warrell, David Swenson, Kino Mc Gregor, Tomas Zorzo, Tarik van Prehn, Lea Perfetti and Harmony Slater...she likes to share this powerful Yogapractice with others.

Martina is Co-founder and organizer of the DOYO Academy of Marcial Arts and Yoga since 2005 and has been teaching Yoga since 2007 at Quinta Bamboo. She has 20 years of experience as a teaching Taekwon-Do master (Dan IV) and is formed in Shiatsu (acupressure massage) which supports the teaching. In 2019 she completed an Ayurvedic training course in Wayanad/Kerala, India and 2020 in Calicut/Kerala, India.

She also works as a painter, holds an university degree in Fine Arts and pedagogy (education and visual art). On the quinta she is responsible for the garden, living and caring according to the idea of permaculture.