Gordon Sillence

Gordon Sillence - AlmaVerde Wellness Specialist


Chi Kung

Meditation & Breathing Techniques

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Personal Fitness Sessions

Private Yoga Sessions



Born in Singapore and educated in the UK, I grew up with a wealth of both Eastern and Western cultural influences. In 1987, I qualified as an instructor of (Japanese) Wado-ryu karate and (Chinese) Yang style Tai Chi Chuàn. In 1992, I qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher (Indian), and have run martial arts, yoga and meditation retreats in the forest of Monchique, before becoming Wellness Director at AlmaVerde in 2006.



  • BA Hons. Sociology University of Sussex 1981
  • Wado-ryu Karate Instructors' grade 1987
  • Yang style Tai Chi Chuàn & Chi Kung teacher training 1989
  • Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming 1989
  • Iyengar Yoga Teacher Certificate 1992
  • Zen Tai Ki training system 1998


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