The Team – 108 House
108 House




I discovered Yoga in 1998 and started teaching ten years later, after graduating from Sivananda Vedanta School.

I feel a duty and calling to spread Yoga in the traditional way through authentic practice. Over the years, I have conducted many seminars and workshops, both in the west and in the east, and I continue to develop my teaching through participating in teacher training courses.

With the 108 project, I have further developed and deepened my teaching, with authenticity and without compromise; transmitting traditions, but remaining in balance with the modern era.

Explaining what Yoga means to me is challenging as certain types of experiences cannot be described but only experienced. However, the inner peace and the physical and mental benefits that can be achieved with the practice of Yoga are undeniable. Moreover, these are just the first steps of a much greater journey – a devoted search for the ultimate reality that leads to freedom.

During your stay at 108 house, I will share with you classes of different intensities, both physical and mental: pranayama, Yoga nidra, mantra, meditation and silent walks. All of this, as well as the sharing of our common and individual experiences, will give meaning to the word YOGA, or as we can more simply call it, UNION.


Fabrizio Baratta

I was born and raised in Turin. After completing high school, I graduated in economics. As a child, I visited both the mountains and the sea … the latter conquered me.

I love nature, I love everything about the ocean, and I love surfing. I am married with a son and my family is my reference, my home and my stimulus.

The 108 project is founded upon my friendships with Federico and Riccardo, which have bound us for years though sport, passions and work. For me, 108 is an open door to my happiness and well-being, and to those who come to stay with us. While you will occasionally see me in Portugal, my role is in Italy as a ghost manager (cit.RM) for 108, following the administration and organizing promotional events, especially those related to surfing. The first thing I do every morning is check the surf webcam, then I can start working!

Madeleine Hahnle

The reason I am part of 108 house is the result of taking action for things you really want to do and staying open and flexible for the unpredictable things that life provides. After considering many different options for the internship of my master studies of Sustainable Entrepreneurship, I came to Portugal with what seemed like a perfect plan. But life often provides surprises and, everything turned out differently than expected. Now I’m more than happy to be doing my internship at 108 house. The work at 108 house allows me to combine my passion for Yoga and social interaction with the skills of my business management studies.

Furthermore, it is an opportunity to give something back to Federico as a thank you for the things I experienced after I started practicing Yoga with him. When I met him in Berlin and attended his classes, even after 5 years of Yoga practice, I experienced something incomparable to anything that I had known before and which is difficult to put into words.

Now during my internship, I am developing a strategy to make the vision of 108 house come true in a passionate and focused way. I’m also investing my energy to create an enjoyable time for our guests. Last but not least, I’m the one who radiates a bit of madness in the house.

Riccardo Marocco

Born and raised in Turin, Italy, I graduated in Business Administration and then decided to spend my early twenties chasing rainbows around the world. This curiosity and need to seek the unknown took me to Gavle, Sweden, where I graduated in International Business.

When I returned to Italy, Fabrizio and I founded our own business company. That venture gave me invaluable skills and led me to a new and exciting challenge in Portugal where I, together with Federico, have been fortunate enough to create and develop the 108 project.

I am a passionate hiker, but here in Portugal I am learning how amazing it can be to just sit on a board in the middle of the ocean and share a sunset with good friends.

I am on a continuous quest; restlessness is the propeller to my journeys, friendship the spark to my passions. There are so many things that I still want to learn and, looking out at the ocean, I look forward with anticipation to the new faces that will join us tomorrow to share their stories with us.

You can meet me at 108 house where I will be taking care of your bookings, enjoying creating your breakfasts and sharing my enthusiasm and passions, together with the elements and people surrounding our house.

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