My story...


After immigrating to the US from Brazil at age 16, I worked as a house cleaner until I moved to New York City at 22. I was on a modeling TV competition show. Later I got a modeling contract that took me overseas to live in Paris and London. While modeling was fun, and I worked with incredible people, it took its toll on me. I developed eating disorders, body dysmorphia, depression, and a dying long-term relationship. One day, I woke up with a desperate sense that there is more to life, and I needed to find it for myself. I knew that I needed a drastic change. I summoned all my courage and strength, left everything behind, and flew to India on a one-way ticket seeking recovery and answers.

I spent years in meditation retreats, ashrams, and monasteries in India, Thailand, Indonesia, and holy caves in Nepal. I immersed myself in the Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist lineages, meditation, and a year-long contemplative psychotherapy program at Nalanda University in SF and NYC,  traditional Tantra yoga, and Hatha yoga certifications. I studied with some of the masters of our time; His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Ven Robina Courtin, Ven. Sarah Thresher and Khadro-la, and I have the deepest honor of calling them, my teachers.


My experience has been completely life-changing, and sharing the lessons with others is profoundly life-affirming. I have uncovered a potential I never knew possible until the practice; I am determined to share what I’ve learned and helped others find their own version of growth, empowerment, agency, and happiness. Sharing my experience and methods is my greatest act of service to the world. 

I am a born facilitator. I grew up moderating conflicts in my family, building bridges on which two opposing sides could meet. This skill in family dynamics and relationships has translated into my work. I facilitate building bridges between you and your loved ones and the various parts of yourself – building connections and healing broken bonds.

Before I uncovered my spiritual heart, I was numb. My spiritual practice brought me back to life.

Let’s find your “on” switch together. Are you ready?

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