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Trainers/Guides
Onsite Nutritionist
Yoga instructors
Massage Therapists

Our Trainers are responsible for coordinating the overall program and will be on the trails and kayaks to keep you motivated and achieve your goals

 
Daniel
One of the "calmest" guys on earth, Daniel has spent over 4 years exploring Ilha Grande.
 
Martin
Martin is our Head Trainer and also the "spritual guru" of the program. Come meet him and prove it by yourself.
 
Guido
Still wandering why he ever got his MBA, Guido is currently a tri-athlete that has participated in 5 Iron Man competitions.
 
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Biography
Originally from Sao Paulo and raised in Campinas, Daniel is both a trainer and a Yoga instructor. He has over 10 years of experience hiking in the rain forests and has been teaching yoga for 5 years, and practicing over 20 years. Daniel will be with you on the trails everyday helping you to achieve your goals and experience the nature in its most pure state. You will also enjoy his evening Yoga classes, where he works the fluctuations of the mind.

Hobbies
Capoeira, painting, surf, hiking, studying.

Favorite Musicians
O Rappa, Gilberto Gil, Bob Marley, Chico Buarque, Pixies, Chico Science, Miles Davis.

Favorite Films
Pulp Fiction, Snatch, What a Bleep do we know?, Matrix, Cidade de Deus.

Favorite Authors
Carlos Castaņeda, Fritjof Kappra, Guimarães Rosa, Aldous Huxley, Fernando Pessoa, Lourdes de Almeida (my grandma).

Favorite Artists
M. C. Escher, Salvador Dali, Da Vinci.

Favorite Places
Chapada Diamantina, Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Garopaba.
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Martin is originally from Patagonia, the beautiful southern part of Argentina, where he grew up skiing and playing music. At age 18 he moved to Buenos Aires, where he studied law and worked as a corporate lawyer for 6 years for a major Chicago-based law firm. He then relocated in Rio de Janeiro where he first earned his MBA and later co-founded The Island Experience. Martin has traveled around the world and has sailed the coast of Brazil. He speaks four languages fluently. He is also a musician and has played in several different bands in Argentina. At The Island Experience, Martin is who leads the program operations.

Hobbies
Drums, video and photography, travel, sailing, swimming, snowboarding.

Favorite Musicians
Caetano Veloso, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rolling Stones, Jorge Drexler, Pink Floyd, Gilberto Gil, Joao Gilberto, The Beatles, Moby, Bjork.

Favorite Filmakers
Rainer Fassbinder, Martin Scorcese, Pedro Almodovar, Bernardo Bertolucci, Pier Passolini, Stanley Kubrick, Wim Wenders, Werner Herzog, Francis Ford Coppola, David Lynch, Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, Luis Bunuel.

Favorite Authors
Jorge Armado, Julio Cortazar, Eduardo Galeano, Paulo Coelho, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe.

Favorite Artists
Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, Goya, Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso, Sebastiao Salgado, Edvard Munch.

Favorite Places
Turkey, Egypt, New York City, Rio De Janeiro, Paris, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Patagonia.
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Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Guido got his Masters in Business from the University California at Berkeley. He later worked for several years as a management consultant for McKinsey & Co in San Francisco. Back from the United States, Guido started his career as an entrepeneur, initially in the high-tech sector and then co-founding The Island Experience. Five years ago moved to Brazil and is currently enjoying the beauty of Rio de Janeiro. He is also an active triathlete, and has participated in several Iron Man competitions around the world. At The Island Experience, he is actively involved in managing all aspects of the business.

Hobbies
Triathlon, Skiing, sailing, reading.

Favorite Filmakers
Martin Scorcese, Sophia Coppola and her daddy, Quentin Tarantino.

Favorite Places

Rio de Janeiro, Berkeley, Ilha Grande, Patagonia, Lithuania, Buenos Aires.
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Originally from San Francisco, California, Steve has been living in Brazil for the last two years. He has a degree in History from Chico State University. He has moved to Brazil after working as a web designer in Silicon Valley for a number of years, where he lived the ups and downs of the internet bubble. Steve's athletic background includes 15 years of amateur and professional soccer. At The Island Experience, he overview all sales and marketing efforts, where he applies his multiple talents. Steve is also a guitar player an artist.

Hobbies
Painting, writing, guitar, soccer.

Favorite Musicians
Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Caetano Veloso, JS Bach, John Coltrane, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Gilberto Gil, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Stravinski, Fiona Apple, Cassia Eller, Bjork, Pearl Jam.

Favorite Filmakers

Werner Herzog, Rainer Fassbinder, Martin Scorcese, Sergio Leone, Pedro Almodovar, Fritz Lang, Bernardo Bertolucci, Alejandro Jadoworski, Jan Svankmajer, Alfred Hichcock, Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick.

Favorite Authors

Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, Henry Miller, John Steinbeck, Gunther Grass, Ernest Hemingway, Eduardo Galleano.

Favorite Artists
Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Henri Mattise, Josef Bueyes, Andy Warhol, Max Ernst, Vincent Van Gough, Edvard Munch.

Favorite Places

Rio de Janeiro, Berlin, San Francisco, Madrid.