Marcia

My life through the eyes and heart of energy

I am a Brazilian living a simple life in New Zealand with my daughter Sofia and our Buddha cat Sobie.

Since I was very young, I was introduced to the spiritual realms and healing energies through a special uncle who was highly engaged in Spiritualism in Brazil. My uncle is a highly intuitive person and soon realized I needed to learn and tune into the Healing Arts. I was not even 18 years old and was already being guided and prepared to channel to help people in need.From then until about 32 years of age, I dedicate myself to the study of the Healing arts through channeling and healing through colours (very similar to the Chakras System of Yoga) which on this side of the world we call Reiki.

In parallel, I was working as a Marketing Executive developing highly complex Relationship Marketing campaigns to big corporations and dealing with millions of dollars of my international clients. I was not satisfied, living with high levels of Stress, and having very little time and energy for my personal life. Although earning a big salary and being very successful professional I wa  very much unfulfilled.  I understand what a lack of awareness can do to a person particularly to a professional that has demands, deadlines and their own personal goals.

I was not living my life purpose, and I knew I had to do something to change that game but I just didn’t have the answers. It was when a GP suggested that I take yoga classes and that changed everything.  I have been practising yoga since then and it has been more than 20 years now.

Since then yoga has profoundly changed my life and wrapped up all the knowledge I acquired and experienced since my teen years.

 

Yoga, Ayurveda and Neuroplasticity

I started to study yoga in New Zealand when I did my first Diploma of Yoga.  I was part of the second group studying for the Yoga Diploma at the Wellpark College of Natural Therapies.  From there progressing to a Diploma of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultancy was a natural consequence.  I have worked as a Yoga Educator for more than 20 years and Ayurveda principles are used in all and every single Yoga Program and interactions I have in life.  Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences of India – Yoga is about the care of body and mind through meditation and yoga postures while Ayurveda is the lifestyle, diet, and cleansing practices.  They work together and not exclusively.

For more than 20 years I have been fully dedicated to Yoga and Ayurveda. It is my hobby, my profession, and my philosophy of life.

In addition to my diplomas in Yoga and Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultancy, I am also a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. For the last 20 years, I have been continuously upgrading my knowledge of Yoga attending Workshops and Courses of Yoga/Meditation with highly experienced Teachers from around the world.  Mr. Iyengar is my principal teacher.  His teachings and his life have inspired me all the way.  I have read all his books, and he is with me “in spirit” in every class I teach.  Other teachers I have learned from and still am learning from are Manouso Manos, Pixie Lillas, Peter Scott and Melodie Batchelor.

I am also an enthusiast and self-taught student of Neuroplasticity, following the teachings of https://drjoedispenza.com/index.php?page_id=aboutDr. Joe Dispensa.  Neuroplasticity is more than the scientific approach to positive thinking, its the attitude and practice of using the vibration of your thoughts and actions to manifest what you expect and deserve from life.

“The more we reprogram our minds towards greater degrees of love, wholeness, forgiveness and acceptance, the richer and more joyful our lives become”. Dr. Joe Dispenza

I genuinely believe that my life and my daily time on my yoga mat and meditation has transformed me into a better human being, which leads me to be  a “real” yoga teacher. I also believe a real yoga teacher is the one that can be vulnerable enough to show her/his students that yoga is a way of living.  That it does transform you into a better person, but also, at the same time, doesn’t stop life offering its challenges. It just teaches and strengthens us to be the observer of all that happens and still remember we are “in essence” above the transience happenings of life.

I also believe that anyone can say lots of kind and beautiful words but actions are what show the real YOU.

I love to move my body through yoga or any body movement. For me to listen to music and not move my body is almost impossible. I love nature and find my balance there anytime I need. I love to be a mother, and my daughter is one of my most prominent teachers as well as my students. I also love my family who have shaped me profoundly to be who I am. Family and health is everything!!

Follow me in classes and on my Blog Digging Deeper.

Marcia