The Ashoka-Team

Birgit Moukom: Ashoka’s founder, Birgit Moukom, was trained in the well-known European Ayurveda Academy Birstein, where she was a student of the Ayurveda experts Rhyner and Rosenberg. She gained her knowledge of Ayurvedic medicine while studying Ayurveda with Indian doctors Dr. Jeevan and Dr. Gupta. During her training, she was able to learn how to combine authentic Ayurveda with western quality standards. You can apply this approach in the Ashoka locations. She also studied kinesiology at Mathias Weber’s institute in Oldenburg and is a certified psychological coach IFK.

Since October 2007 she has been the independent operator of the Ashoka Spa in the Galo Resort Hotel in Madeira. In January 2011 she founded the holistic Ashoka Ayurveda treatement center in the Hotel Alpino Atlantico and in September 2019 she took over the management of the Palheiro Spa in the Palheiro Nature Estate.

The Ashoka Team for Ayurvedic Medicine: The Indian doctors trained in Ayurvedic medicine, Dr. Gopal and Dr. Shuba from Kerala, accompany the guests during their cure. The other team consists of experienced and qualified Ayurveda therapists, yoga and qigong teachers, receptionists and assistants. Continuous training ensures a high quality standard. 

Birgit Moukom

Birgit Moukom

Founder and CEO, from Germany

Dr. Swathy Gopal

Dr. Swathy Gopal

Ayurveda-Doctor, part of the team since 2014, From India

Dr. Subha Padma Sasidharan

Dr. Subha Padma Sasidharan

Ayurveda-Doctor, Specialised in Nutrition and Panchakarma, part of the team since 2016, from India

Maurice Moukom

Maurice Moukom

General Manager Marketing/PR & Operations, part of the team since 2019, from Germany

Nathalie Azkue Moukom

Nathalie Azkue Moukom

Sales, part of the team since 2014, from Germany

Carlos Camacho

Carlos Camacho

Account Manager, part of the team since 2018, from Madeira

Tiziana Cabral

Tiziana Cabral

Office Manager & Guest Care in the Ayurveda-Treatment Centre, part of the team since 2010, from Switzerland

Carla Baptista

Carla Baptista

Office Manager & Guest Care in the Ayurveda-Treatment Centre, part of the team since 2014, from Madeira

Cristina Pereira

Cristina Pereira

Receptionist at Ashoka Spa in Hotel Galomar, part of the team since 2019, from Madeira

Cláudia Coelho

Cláudia Coelho

Receptionist at Ashoka Spa Hotel Galomar & Beauty-Therapist, part of the team since 2019, from Madeira

Délia Moutinho

Délia Moutinho

Reception at Ashoka Spa Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro, Massage-Therapist & Beauty-Therapist, part of the team since 2019, from Madeira

Patrícia Pinto da Mata

Patrícia Pinto da Mata

Rezeptionistin im Ashoka Spa im Hotel Casa Velha do Palheiro, Massage-Therapeutin, part of the team since 2019, aus Madeira

Nuno Melo e Sousa

Nuno Melo e Sousa

Ayurveda-Therapist, TCM-Specialist, Massage-Therapist, Qi-Gong-Teacher, part of the team since 2011, from Madeira

Ana Filipa Camacho

Ana Filipa Camacho

Ayurveda-Therapist, Massage-Therapist, Healer, Beauty-Therapist, part of the team since 2012, from Madeira

Bruno Pestana

Bruno Pestana

Ayurveda-Therapist, Massage-Therapist, part of the team since 2012, from Madeira

Sónia Sousa

Sónia Sousa

Ayurveda-Therapist, Massage-Therapist, Beauty-Therapist, part of the team since 2013, from Madeira

Fernando Gomes

Fernando Gomes

Ayurveda-Therapist, Massage-Therapist, Healer, part of the team since 2014, from Madeira

Olga Chramko

Olga Chramko

Ayurveda-Therapist, Massage-Therapist, Healer, part of the team since 2014, from Russia

David Azkue

David Azkue

Ayurveda & Kalari Therapist, part of the team since 2014, from Venezuela

Marco Vasconcelos

Marco Vasconcelos

Yoga-Therapist, part of the team since 2015, from Madeira

Maribel Nobrega

Maribel Nobrega

Ayurveda-Therapist, Massage-Therapist, part of the team since 2015, from Venezuela

Daniela Goncalves

Daniela Goncalves

Ayurveda-, Massage-Therapist & Beauty-Therapist,  part of the team since 2018, from Madeira

Ana Patricia Sousa

Ana Patricia Sousa

Ayurveda- & Kalari-Therapist, part of the team since 2019, from Madeira

Ariana Shakti

Ariana Shakti

Yoga-Therapist, part of the Team since 2018, from Madeira

Carla Sousa

Carla Sousa

Massage-Therapist & Beauty-Fachkraft, part of the team since 2018, from Madeira

Rai Seriani

Rai Seriani

Massage-Therapist & Balinese & Thai-Massage, part of the team since 2018, from Bali

Clara Ferreira

Clara Ferreira

Qi-Gong-Teacher, part of the team since 2019, from Madeira

Sara Almeida

Sara Almeida

Ayurveda- & Massage-Therapist, part of the team since 2019, from Madeira

Cíntia Fernandes

Cíntia Fernandes

Ayurveda- & Massage-Therapist, part of the team since 2019, from Madeira

Emanuel Camara

Emanuel Camara

Ayurveda- & Massage-Therapist, part of the team since 2017, from Madeira

Stella Bettencourt

Stella Bettencourt

Auxiliary Worker,  part of the team since 2016, from Madeira

Dulce Aguiar

Dulce Aguiar

Auxiliary Worker, part of the team since 2016, from Madeira