José Carlos/ CuraSom CrystaL
José Carlos started the practice of yoga in 2003 with teachers Catarina Mota and Bruno Teixeira in Porto. Two years later he studied Ayurvedic massage through the Luso Brazilian Association of Ayurvedic in Portugal and began teaching yoga in Porto. Following Professor Bal Krishna, José takes part in weekly meetings of meditation in Porto, and in meditation and silence retreats at Karuna Meditation and Retreat Centre in Monchique, Algarve.
Continuing to awaken to new ways of self-knowledge, he meets Emilia Caldas, with whom he starts Reiki levels I and II in 2008. He deepens his study of yoga and Vedanta and starts regular classes with Professor Miguel Man in the light of the Vedic tradition and according to the tradition of Advaita Vedanta of Adi Shankaracharya; he also takes part in workshops, retreats and sat-sangas.
Enchanted by the sacred sounds of the Tibetan bowls and the gongs, in 2009 Jose studied sound massage according to the Peter Hess method with Ingrid Olterbach (representative of Peter Hess Institute, Portugal). He completed all training seminars in Porto and Gaia with final supervision with Dr. Herbert Seitz in Lisbon.
In 2010 Jose completed a course for yoga instructors with Professor Pedro Kupfer and started to teach traditional Hatha yoga classes according to the teachings of the ancient texts within the Vedic tradition.
Following the training of massage/sound therapy and inspired by other projects, at the end of 2009, José started his own under the name MeditaSom and then transformed into AscenSom.