At the age of four, we moved to Macau. Thinking about it, believe this fact would change my life forever. Growing up as a traveller, discovering the world still is one of my favourite things to do today and blesses me with more then one place called home.
Growing up in a traditional Portuguese family grounded me with strong values yet didn’t offer big opportunity for a spiritual path. Still I grew up surrounded by incense, Buddhist temples, catholic churches, jesuit priests, fengshui. Macau would be one of the big gifts my parents gave us.
At 18, I came to Europe to study Law at the University of Lisbon and I am grateful for the structured mind it offered me yet becoming a Journalist was my long time dream. I loved the 12 years in a newsroom, I enjoyed each moment of my job specially the connection with peoples stories. But in life the only constance is the change, I changed, my circumstances changed and the newsroom days transformed into a yoga dedicated life in Ubud, in Bali.
In the spiritual mecca of the yoga, I deepened my practice, I expanded my knowledge, I grew internally. Living in a place where spirituality is a lifestyle irrevocably changes us. Who we are becomes clearer and I had to face my deepest hidden fears - a cleaning process which I am so glad I went through. With the Ashtanga Yoga practice as tool to strengthening and purify, the journey has been intense, profound and yet to discover its destiny. It doesn't really matter, the journey is just to enjoy the ride.
Namaste. Om Swasti Astu.