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Philippe Declemy | Personal Trainer & Movement Therapist

Hi! I am Philippe (1974)

My name is Philippe Declemy. I am a positive, social guy with a lot of energy who spends his work-time as a movement therapist and personal trainer. I have been providing rehabilitation programs for 23 years. 


Through years of experience I have developed my own vision on the body, which I processed in a rehabilitation programme called Bodyscreen. My goal is to make you aware of your body. Therefore I divide the body in three parts, namely: 

  • physical;
  • emotional;  
  • energetic.
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Philippe Declemy | Personal Trainer & Movement therapist

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Sabine Wensink | Gestalt therapist & bodyworker

Aloha! Sabine here  (1979)

For a great part of my life I often felt lonely. I thought nobody understood the many feelings I experienced. I felt "different", often not fitting in. These feelings and life events such as getting "Lyme disease" guided me to Gestalt therapy and (energetic) bodywork.

When I consciously started with my self-development in 2011, I slowly started to understand that beliefs from the past, often learned in interaction with my environment, were getting in the way of living an authentic life. 


I now work as a: 

  • Gestalt therapist / coach / counselor
  • Energetic & body worker (Qure, breathwork / psoas muscle releasing work, Emotional Freedom Technique  etc.)
  • Masseuse (Holistic Pulsing)
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Philippe Declemy | Personal Trainer & Movement Therapist

Hey there! I am Rob (1980)

Hey! I am Rob. I am trained in theatre at a leading theatre school and that's where my personal development journey began. 


The self awareness approach required in acting led me to study group therapy in Holland,  Bioenergetic Analysis in Brazil and  Trauma Release. I have facilitated retreats and workshops all over the world. 


I now work as a:

  • Trained surf coach
  • Surf therapist
  • Ecstatic Dance DJ 

Rob Wilson | Group-, and bioenergetics therapist 

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Philippe Declemy | Personal Trainer & Movement Therapist

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Paulo Barbosa | Outdoor expert & surf coach

 Hi! I'm Paulo

Hey! This is Paulo. I am the co-owner of Shark's Lodge and I am Portuguese. I have over 25 years of outdoor experience, professional/vocational training and expeditions.


I was the technical director of the first rafting company in Portugal and the director of the three first 500 km adventure races in my home country. and a team member of the Eco Challenge and own two adventure companies abroad. 


As the managing director of Shark's activities I oversee all surf lessons and with over 30 years of experience in surfing you'll be in good hands. Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced surfer looking to improve your technique.