Centro de Cura Ayurvedica por Birgit Moukom at Hotel Alpino Atlantico


The Centro de Cura Ayurvedica is also called “Refugio dos Sonhos”, meaning “Refuge of Dreams” in Portuguese; and, this is what this place is ideal for: the healing refuge in traditionally applied Ayurveda treatments, in a seaview 4-star clifftop resort.

The Ayurvedic Cure Center at the Hotel Alpino Atlantico was inaugurated in January 2012 and has since become extremely popular with both local residents and visitors from abroad. The spacious location becharms with a peaceful and soothing tranquility. Warm lights and the subtle aroma of fragrances, welcome the visitor to instantly ease off some layers of stress.

The center was founded, and is under the management of, Birgit Moukom, a German Ayurveda specialist, who has embodied her knowledge of Ayurveda over many years of studying with internationally renowned Ayurveda and panchakarma teachers. Besides her work as an Ayurveda therapist, she is also a kinesiologist and coach (IFHK).

Therapists for traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, physiotherapy and Reiki are available for consultation and treatments on-site as well.

Classic panchakarma treatments supervised by Birgit Moukom and an Indian Ayurveda physician, who is a specialist in the field, can be booked starting at seven days; however, 14 or 21 days are recommended for best results, says Birgit Moukom.

Treatments and therapies here have drawn patients with general stress symptoms, burnout and diagnosed depression who are seeking healing on a holistic level. Patients are encouraged to take responsibility for their lives and avert previously habitual toxic lifestyles. Special remedy plans also include pain release treatments, weight reduction, relief for insomnia.

The hotel offers full board of healthy and yummy Ayurvedic dishes using regional and fresh produce. The centre has an Ayurvedic trained chef who works closely with the therapists and Birgit Moukom in their endeavor to create the most suitable, individual meal plans, including teas and drinks for each respective constitution. The chef or the therapists are happy to explain further why certain foods aggravate and upset your body. Meals are served in the garden restaurant but can also be served in-room.

Two Yoga teacher are based at the center, one Hatha based, the other an Ashtanga teacher. Daily classes are available alongside private sessions, and for those wanting to learn the Chinese healing movements of Qigong, there is also a teacher here. Meditation classes take place once a week.

Because Ayurveda is the focus here, management can forget to mention that, the Hotel Alpino Atlantico, and its appendant hotels Galomar and Galosol, also provide all the amenities and luxuries of a resort, including: indoor and outdoor, sweet and salt water swimming pools, saunas, fitness centers and spa.

The garden area belonging to the hotel is quite astonishing, and stretches over 12,000sqm, making for a great chill-out place to walk around or sit and meditate between treatments.

Rooms in the two-storey Hotel Alpino Atlantico, where most of the Ayurveda guests check in, are comfortable and well equipped with balconies and views of the Atlantic, TV, Phone, hairdryer, and water boiler. Otherwise it is also possible to book a room at the Hotel Galasol or Galomar, also offering three garden suites, for which pricing is available upon inquiry.

About The Area: Madeira

The autonomous region of Portugal, Madeira Island, offers a diversity of leisure activities. Golfing, hiking, fishing, diving, sailing and surfing are just some of them. The old town of Caniço has great shopping opportunities.

Madeira Airport, informally known as Funchal Airport, and formerly known as Santa Catarina Airport, is only 8km away from the hotel.
Madeira has a pleasant Mediterranean climate

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Ayurveda offer
  • Medical treatment
  • Panchakarma (Detox) cure
  • Massages/rejuvenation/wellness
  • Tours
  • Swimming pool
  • Meditation
  • Shop
  • Yoga Asana classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Café
  • Spa/Cosmetics
  • Airport Transfer
  • Internet/WLAN
  • Laundry Service
  • TV
  • Beach
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Individual diet
  • Single
  • Double
What we love
  • The herbal oils from local European plants from Marcus Ludwig, Ayurveda Kalari.
  • The gardens. The nature. Madeira.
  • The design of the Ayurveda center: very tasteful by Western standards.
What to know
  • Great garden sauna at the Hotel Alpino Atlantico free of charge for treatment guests.
  • Madeira is a top place for hiking - boasting some of Portugal's most dramatic mountains.
  • There are weekly Ayurveda lectures in the evenings - don’t miss out!
Why go
  • For a combination of Ayurveda and island getaway.
  • According to various media the best Ayurveda you can find in Portugal.
  • holistic healing under professional direction in top-notch facility.
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