Beta has been drawn to spirituality from a very young age, and began a path of personal and professional evolution that would take her from her native Brazil to Boston, Bali, and beyond. Beta has travelled, learned and taught with celebrated body/mind teachers like Pattabhi Jois, Sarah Powers, Baron Baptiste, Prem Baba and Mooji, and with each experience has ventured deeper into our physical and lived experiences to develop her practice. Today Beta offers a comprehensive calendar of Teacher Trainings, Immersions, Intensives and Private Tuition, including the popular Seeds of Transformation Womenâ€™s Retreat.
Betaâ€™s principle focus is on physical and emotional trauma release, and on supporting lasting wellness for the physical and emotional bodies. With over 20+ years experience guiding people through body/mind integration processes, Beta uses a unique combination yin yoga, myofascial release, and mindfulness meditation, to name but a few. Her style is personal and thorough, deep and individualized. Moreover it is perfectly suited to those who are curious about and ready for remarkable transformation in their lives. Beta is regularly invited to deliver programs at yoga studios and retreat centres throughout Europe and Asia.
Beta later moved to Boston where her love for Ashtanga and Power yoga was born while frequenting Baron Baptiste classes. She then got certified in an Ashtanga-based Power Yoga at the Soft and Hard Institute with Beryl Bender Birch, in Myofascial Release Therapy at the Palmers Institute of Bodywork, and got initiated into the healing practices of Reiki â€“ becoming a Reiki Master and took an one year intensive course in the chakra healing â€˜s Barbara Brennan approach. She became a certified YogaKidsÂ® teacher by Masha Wening, and started teaching at private and public schools. She continued practicing with big names in Asana yoga practice â€“ such as Manju Jois, Baron Baptist, Dharma Mittra and Anne Forrest â€“ before opening a yoga studio on the coast in Brazil. Back in Brazil, she developed the YogaSwahaKids Program, and started offering teacher trainings. Currently, Yogaswahakids is based in Bali and offers 95 hours Yoga Alliance Teacher training programs at the world renowned Green school.
Life then took her to; where visited Iyengarâ€™s Institute and spent time in Oshoâ€™s Community in Puna and practiced with Sri.Pattabhi Jois in Mysore. She began to realize through the more physical mastery of the asanas that she yearned for the more spiritual.
Her journey then took her to Tiruvannamalai, where she became absorbed by the teachings of Advaita Vedanta and other great masters, such as Mooji. Through the inspirations of her teachers, Mooji and Prem Baba, her path then led her to what would become to be an integral part of her life.
India still had more to teach her. She studied in Ayurvedic massage (Kusum Modak Method), which brought her therapies to another level. In Rishikesh, she learned the power of living in devotion, becoming deeply in touch with Bakti yoga practices.
Her Mindfulness approach come from Tibetan Tantric practices, Vipasana meditation and Zen Buddhism. Studying with such renowned teachers such as Simon Low and Sarah Powers not only gave her a new perspective on Asana practice (a beautiful combination of Yin yoga and spiraling movements) but also taught her to be humble and mindful.