Get to know me
My life journey began in a small town in Brazil, where I was an overweight child before joining a local martial arts studio called Energia (Portuguese for ‘Energy’). I fell in love with fitness and carried this passion with me to America; Many years later I came to name my own wellness studio Energia as my journey had come into a full circle. I always try to convey my love for fitness to clients by teaching them how it gives me the energy and vitality to do the things I love. But I have learned that keeping fit is only one piece of the wellness puzzle.
In 2009, I was in great shape and had achieved all of my material goals in life. But, I was working too hard and felt perpetually stressed, anxious, and depressed. My energy and enthusiasm had hit rock bottom. Fortunately, this was when I found spirituality in the form of kriya yoga and meditation, which instilled a different, deeper type of energy. Following this new path, which has included time spent with some of the world’s leading meditation teachers, has not only given me a richer, less fragile sense of fulfillment and happiness. It’s led to my new mission of focusing especially on teaching meditation (in addition to yoga and fitness) to my clients—mostly business leaders and professionals—by mentoring them through my coaching business, Beyond Mindset. My eventual goal is to bring meditation into schools inspiring the leaders of the future at an early in hope of a more conscious world.
A clearer and more balanced mind is what I seek for my clients, with the ultimate, transformative objective of helping them to attain true spiritual fulfillment. This may sound lofty or even impossible, but I’ve seen that it can be achieved if a multi-step approach that I have developed and fine-tuned is followed. You can sample this approach at my masterclass on ‘The 3 Secrets to Break Free from Stress While Unlocking the Hidden Code of Spiritual and Professional Success’.
My focus on serving business clients stems from my background working with such clients for more than two decades. I started out as a wellness director for three multi-billion-dollar corporations: Transamerica, TECO Energy, and Verizon. Spiritual fulfillment may not be what most business leaders think they need to be more successful, but business and financial success—as well as joy, love, and a sense of peace—are all among the benefits of meditation but there is much more…
I am well-equipped to serve as your guide and mentor on this journey, having studied under some of the brightest lights in the meditation universe, including Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Adyashanti, and Sadhguru. Meditation awakens you to who you really are, beginning with a progressive quieting of the mind and eventually leading to pure consciousness—your true nature—which is filled with infinite love, peace, joy, and bliss. Along this path, my clients learn about the scientific evidence for the benefits of meditation and how to establish a daily meditation practice, cultivate self-compassion and creativity, break free of conditioned behavior patterns that limit their potential, and explore higher states of consciousness.
My spiritual journey through life has been as long and extraordinary as my physical journey from Brazil to Florida, where I now live happily with my family.
The knowledge, insights, and skills I have acquired along the way make me uniquely qualified to assist your own journey, whether in person or online. I would love to discuss with you your unique needs and how I can help you better your life.