Brazilian by birth, American by choice. Lover of British literature, Italian food, French wine, and the millenary art and science of yoga. Not in that particular order.
I stepped into my first yoga class in 2004 and it was love at first site. But back then I had stereotypical ideas of what a yogi should be and I knew my lifestyle didn’t fit that preconceived notions I had created in my mind. I wasn’t vegetarian, loved to drink wine or beer with my meals, coffee every morning, and decadent desserts. I watched Hollywood blockbusters and spent whole weekends lazily indulging in fiction reading. And I was definitely into waxing my armpits. So I believed I could never take my yoga journey deeper than the occasional weekly class at the gym.
After spending many years in a demanding and stressful banking job, followed by many more years in the even more demanding and stressful (albeit a lot more joyful) stay-at-home-mother job, I lost my sense of self and my peace of mind. I dived into yoga to find a mental and spiritual balance. Thankfully, I found incredible teachers, instructors, and fellow yogis who helped me in my healing path. Also, I learned that yoga is for everyone. No matter your age, fitness level, body type, nationality, lifestyle, or hobbies. I discovered that it doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, yoga can help you live life mindfully, connect deeper, live fuller and more meaningfully.
Inspired by what I learned, I decided to dive deeper into my yoga journey and studied under the guidance of Katie Brauer, Kelly Turner, Ashton Szabo, and Danny Arguetty at Yoga Six, San Diego, CA. My Yoga Teacher Training was an inspirational, life changing experience, and I feel so blessed to able to share the benefits of yoga. Besides my RYT 200, I hold a B.A. in Law.
Join me as I learn to live yoga on and off the mat!