Marco Pompeo

Marco Pompeo and Yamuna Devi offer yoga, bodywork, Thai and modern clinical massage, and Eastern meditation through their retreats and workshops.

  • Bayern, Germany
Limited availability

8 Days Wine and Yoga Retreat in Sicily, Italy

September 24-October 1, 2017

Speaks English

from US$1,345
from US$1,345
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Marco Pompeo

Marco is a professional bodyworker and yoga teacher based in Mallorca, Spain. His professional, personal, and spiritual experiences across the globe have instilled within him the desire to help connect people with their communities and themselves, allowing them to be human-beings rather than human-doings and enabling them to let go of daily distractions in order to find true peace and stillness within. Combining his experience as a sports practitioner with his advanced studies of Thai massage and yoga, Marco continues to develop deeper into the holistic world, sharing with his community.

Yamuna Devi

Yamuna is a dance graduate with a background in Indian martial arts, Kalari, and traditional Indian dance. She has worked as a professional dancer in Europe and the Far East, then continued her education as a teacher of Hatha yoga and Acro yoga. For the last five years, Yamuna has helped yogis become certified yoga teachers. Her sessions are soft and gentle, and draw upon her experiences of dance, healing arts, Hatha and Acro yoga. Her style of yoga is mainly Hatha flow, but circle ceremonies, partner flow, therapeutic flying, and Thai massage may be included in her classes too.

Testimonials

  • Review by Mark Boreen

    "I have been working with Marco for a few months and my body feels completely changed. Between his massage techniques, advice on stretching, and great energy, I have rehabbed a pretty bad back injury. I have referred a few friends to him as well and they have had nothing but great things to say as well. I dont know what I would do without him. Im honestly bummed he is leaving San Diego to travel, but very excited for him to travel and learn new techniques and return back to San Diego. I'll be a customer of Marco's as long as he is taking clients. On top of all of that, he is a great guy with amazing energy. Can't wait for him to be back!"

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  • Review by Mira from Netherlands

    "Meeting Marco, being at breathtaking Vale the Moses, I experienced the most to the point massage I ever had. Besides the confrontation of muscles needed to be loosen up, the warm hearted en open approach created a way deeper unforgettable sense. I’m still very great-full to have met Marco and being treated by his golden hands."

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  • Review by Pam Bouyssou from United Kingdom

    "I was fortunate to be able to have massages with Marco on the four consecutive days I was at the Vale de Moses retreat. Never having experienced a Thai Massage before I found them extremely beautiful, gentle, rewarding and beneficial. Each time I felt energised and strengthened by the massage. Marco was so gentle and caring and the whole experience was something I shall carry with me for a long time. Thank you Marco, not only did your massages benefit me physically but also mentally."

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  • Review by Joanna from United Kingdom

    "I met Marco at Vale de Moses where he gave me a fantastic Thai massage. Marco has got incredible energy and is easy to relate to. During the massage he was conscientious about making me feel comfortable and safe. He was able to easily pinpoint my problem areas, adjusting pressure and applying various methods as appropriate. Through patient and intuitive touch he allowed me to release a lot of the tension at my own pace. On top of that Marco has a deep passion for his practice and genuinely cares about his clients. I strongly recommend."

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  • Review by Ruth from Netherlands

    "The Thai Massage I had with Marco was my first experience with Thai Massage, and it was so relaxing en relieving. Marco takes time to explain the technique in advance, and with his pleasant, respectful way of being, he directly makes you feel at ease. His massage was a combination of subtlety and firmness in both touches and pressures, and powerful stretching positions, based on the body’s own abilities to stretch. Marco has a gentle carefulness in his technique, and an amazing attention for the person he’s treating. Thank you again Marco, for all of your energy! Hope we’ll meet again."

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  • Review by Kim from Netherlands

    "Marco treated me twice at Vale de Moses. Not only did I enjoy his treatment: he taught me once again that their is real power in giving. The love and care he puts into every touch was overwhelming at moments but by trusting his judgement I felt his treatment really contributed to my healing process. A great therapist is a great listener and wants to give…Marco embodies both."

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  • Review by Bryan from United States

    "Marco has been an instrumental part of my journey over the last year and a half. I initially sought treatment from Marco for low back pain through Thai Massage. While I had many traditional massage treatments in the past, this was my first experience with Thai Massage, and it was transformational! Marco does an amazing job of identifying the areas of the body that require focus and attention to alleviate pain and stiffness. He has in-depth knowledge of how the body work through the connective tissues. During the treatments, the assisted stretches bring relief to joints that add to my lower back issues. Above all, however, there is an amazing exchange of energy from Marco that both relaxes and energizes you.During the treatments, Marco discussed the benefits of yoga to complement the Thai massage treatments. Having never been to yoga, I opted to take a private yoga class from Marco. I found him to be a patient instructor who focuses on establishing proper alignment, effective breathing and being “present.” This gave me confidence to participate in his classes. Being fortunate to live in San Diego, Marco’s Sunset Yoga classes feed both the body and the soul. His passion for what yoga can bring to one’s life is contagious. I feel that the foundation in yoga that I received from Marco will transcend through my continuing journey in life. I highly recommend connecting with Marco in order to begin or continue your journey as well! Thank you, Marco!"

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  • Review by Lesley from United Kingdom

    "Just wanted to say thank you very much indeed for a really great week with you. The love, care, skill, and expertise that you both showed helped to create a week that was relaxing, energizing, informative, and educational with much laughter along the way. You worked so well together as a team with both your similarities and differences complementing each other. Marco's attention to detail and genuine care in ensuring we were all happy, Aaron's approach to yoga that helped us to grow and improve in a truly nurturing way. You both had a wonderfully intuitive approach to massage, its different modalities, and the ability to blend them together in individually tailored ways to suit each of our needs. Your tireless efforts to ensure the success of the venture including the different aspects of yoga, meditation, massage, language, and culture in a beautiful setting. It was a wonderful week and I know that you will build upon this going forward. I wish you well in all that you do and hope that our paths will cross again whether that be in California, The Cayman Islands, or back in Europe."

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  • Review by Wendy from Netherlands

    "During my stay at Vale de Moses, I had two Thai massages from Marco. They were amazing. Marco has a wonderful energy and the massages were powerful yet gentle. He worked on my shoulders which were very stiff and he actually managed to loosen them a bit. He took the time to explain what he had been doing, which I really appreciated and I felt very relaxed afterwards."

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  • Review by Roz from United States

    "My experience with Marco and results from Thai massage were more than I expected. A friend recommended I try this type of massage for hip pain that had not responded to rest, medications, or exercise. I have worked with Marco for more than a year and am so grateful for his techniques, kindness, and encouragement. He has made such a difference for me, I am nearly pain-free and have been able to get back to enjoying skiing and hiking again. I wish him well in the future, and hope to see him again in San Diego soon."

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  • Review by Bonnie from United States

    "I have been working with Marco for one year. I was completely new to Thai massage, but because of Marco's inherent abilities, I took to it right away and immediately scheduled a next appointment. Marco has an ease and a flow in his practice. He is very intuitive in his movements. Marco's approach is like a dance and is gentle and firm at the same time. I would highly recommend Marco as a Thai massage practitioner."

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  • Review by Claire from United Kingdom

    "I cannot recommend a Thai massage with Marco highly enough! He was thoughtful and considerate in the pre-massage consultation and is intent on ensuring that you gain the maximum benefit from the treatment by tailoring it to suit your specific needs or condition. He was incredibly attentive and focused during the treatment, which was amazingly relaxing yet powerful and I floated out of the room feeling like a different person!"

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  • Review by Desiree from United States

    "The location of the Villa Argento was a walking distance from a little village called Aspra, and about 45 minutes east of Palermo, then main city in Sicily. Villa Argento had an exceptional view overlooking the ocean with mountains rising behind the villa. The rooms were simple but clean and comfortable. The retreat as a whole encouraged a team atmosphere with the other participants as we had breakfast, lunch, and dinner together every day and got to know each other well. The beautiful setting were we practiced yoga was very inspiring, especially the rooftop of the Villa Argento was an amazing sight at dawn and dusk. Every day you could admire a different sunset while practicing yoga. The food was prepared by a local, professional chef and was a delight to taste as it really reflected the local traditions in the area. The beaches and the salty Mediterranean ocean, took me back to memories from my childhood vacations in Spain. I had a great time during my retreat in Sicily. I really enjoyed the combination of different experiences such as yoga practice twice a day, meditation, Qi Gong, as well as receiving Thai bodywork once a day. The Thai bodywork was especially relaxing and entrancing when I let myself go of all the tension in my body, and both Aaron and Marco were very attentive, sensitive, gentle, firm, and confident while giving the sessions. The yoga practice was challenging enough because I really felt it increased my strength and flexibility together with the Thai bodywork. The yoga was taught by an experienced yoga teacher, Aaron, who really helped me increase my self-awareness during my practice, and makes small adjustments along the way. There was also time for rest and relaxation, something that was very important to me as well.I also enjoyed the cultural aspect of the retreat with organized excursions to several locations in Sicily such as Palermo, San Vito lo Capo, and Cefalu. We were also taken to participate in wine tasting of the well-known typical Marsala wines from Sicily, and we had a guided tour in Selinunte around the Greco-Roman temples, a spectacular sight for anyone who visits. Fun and inspiring Italian language lessons where given by a very knowledgeable guide, who speaks four languages, and who also guided us throughout the city of Palermo. I also enjoyed delicious Sicilian food that was served at several gourmet restaurants, as well as cooked by our own professional chef at the Villa as mentioned earlier. Being in Sicily around September was perfect as it was not too hot and the temperatures were ideal even throughout the hottest hours of the day, and the temperatures did not fall too low during the evening either. In addition, the tourist season was coming to an end, and the popular sites were less crowed. I must say that I was really impressed with how the whole retreat was very well organized from start to finish and I felt really well taken care of, attended to in every way. I would strongly recommend this experience to anyone who would like to widen their perspective and get to know a new culture and language while practicing yoga, meditation, and Qi Gong to increase health and personal wellbeing. Thank you Marco and Aaron for having me and letting me be part of this very special experience!"

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  • Review by Anna from France

    "I had the pleasure to meet Marco on yoga retreat, where his massage technique was the perfect accompaniment to yoga practice and meditation. I had a real out of body experience with his strong and fluid Thai body work massage. He is truly talented and a lovely person to top. I will make sure to stay in touch with him and catch him whenever / wherever I can!"

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  • Review by Jaqueline from Belgium

    "In April 2015, I stayed at the yoga retreat Vale de Moses, Portugal. The yoga, the people, and the venue combined to create an unforgettable experience! Marcos massages were an essential part of the fantastic week! Thank you all for this unforgettable week! Well meet again!"

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  • Review by Judy from Spain

    "Never having had a Thai massage before, I was pretty apprehensive about the experience and practicing trying to relax beforehand just seemed to turn me into more of a wooden board. Then when Marco explained about Thai massages and told me it was rather like having an elephant gently walk over you, I almost ran out of the room. Im so pleased I didn't. This was the most soothing, relaxing experience I have ever had. Marco gave off such an air of calm it was impossible not to relax. An hour of stretching and gentle pressure applied all over your body, combined with a technique to send waves rippling through your body left me completely renewed, my lower back pain had disappeared. At the end, I felt as though I was floating. I couldnt wait to sign up for the next session, and Im looking forward to Marco's return to Europe."

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