Approaching Yoga and oriental philosophies during my university period, I soon began to continue my research on the meaning of life and spirituality and to cultivate an interest in physical, psychic and soul well-being.
After a period of intense work as an employee of a multinational company and after a biographical crisis, I decided to become freelance and I started, in 2002, a deep process towards self-knowledge, starting from a period of “semi-heremity” over the mountains of Assisi, Italy.
The path has included, in addition to several trips, a deeper study, both theoretical and practical, of various spiritual lines, from yoga to shamanism, to Christian esotericism and the books by Carlos Castaneda, T. Dethlefsen, Rudiger Dahlke, A. Jodorowsky, Ekhart Tolle and Michael Brown, among others.
I started practicing Kundalini Yoga regularly in 2005, inspired by the teachings of Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, a direct student of Yogi Bhajan. Paralelly, I have developed my interest and knowledge in the areas of conscious breathing, mindfulness, healthy nutrition and psychotherapy.
Born in Lisbon, Portugal, despite my many interests, I graduated in Economics.
Resident in Ticino since 2006 and mother of two children, I support the ritualized and daily practice of yoga, I also spread its benefits during pregnancy and promote natural and conscious childbirth.
I was certified as a Yoga Teacher in London in 2017 by the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) under the guidance of Gurmukh Kaur Kalsa and since then I am a member of the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association (IKYTA).
I have been a lecturer in business management at university and still work as a consultant and project manager in business strategy and sustainability. In addition to teaching kundalini yoga regularly, I hold various types of workshops and organize yoga retreats, meditation, mindfulness and detox. I also love mountain walks and jogging.
In general, I am very active and enthusiastic in spreading salutogenesis and techniques with potential to expand consciousness, develop human dignity, increase the sense of responsibility and, in general, stimulate human beings to take a more active role towards self-knowledge and self-acceptance.
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