Our team

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan Founder

    Jonathan is the founder of Xintara. His family has owned the Xintara properties for over 40 years. Jonathan has looked to combine his love of Sintra and the Xintara properties with his interest in wellbeing to create an updated accessible retreat experience based on authenticity, comfort, and a personalised service. Jonathan spends his time between Xintara, environmental consultancy projects, photography and walking Figo, his Portuguese water dog.

  • Sofia
    Sofia Host and Guide

    Sofia provides the main hosting function for Wellbeing leaders and with her fluent English co-ordinates services with the full time Housekeeper, Cook, Gardener and Driver. Sofia specialises in sharing the ‘ins and outs’ of Sintra with people from all over the world. Sofia and her team lead small groups on a range of off-the-beaten track activities including hiking on Sintra Mountain trails, and finding the Secret Spots of Sintra.

  • Shayna
    Shayna Yoga teacher

    Shayna is a Yoga instructor, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Massage therapist and Teacher.  She has been living in Portugal for the last 9 years and works as a yoga teacher, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Massage therapist. Shayna studied Ayurvedic Massage in Pune, India, under master Kosum Modak.

  • Sabine
    Sabine Wellbeing Advisor/Leader

    Sabine is an advisor to Xintara and is a Certified Yoga trainer who trained in Singapore, specialising in Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga. She has a studied with highly sought after Ashtanga teachers including David Swenson, Richard Freeman, Mary Taylor and Tim Feldman.

  • Vicky
    Vicky Yoga teacher and life coach

    Vicky qualified as a yoga teacher with the Inner Yoga Trust after the completion of an extensive 500hrs (3yr) yoga teacher training programme. Vicky is also a qualified holistic massage therapist, aromatherapist and life coach and enjoys combining the practices, together with yoga to create tailored 121 programmes for her clients. She firmly believes in treating the whole person in line with the yoga teachings of Patanjali. When not teaching yoga, Vicky is a marketing consultant, business coach and School Governor.

     

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