I'm integrating the learnings from a 3 month summer dance intensive in Berlin, SMASH where I learned advanced inner technologies for movement, somatic awareness and community gathering around the deep questions of our human existence. This experimental learning program completely changed my teaching practice and confirmed my life's passion of living in conscious embodiment. It refined my language as a dance-maker, gave me tools to continue a fertile stage in my creative practice as a movement teacher, choreographer and community gatherer, and exposed me to a rich and vibrant multi-cultural crowd of hyper-talented creatives from all around the world. I'm so grateful for the opportunity.
In the process, I chose to leave America for good. After 5 years of living in San Francisco, CA, I finally made the decision to not pursue the green card and legally relinquished the american identity. Of course, as a mexican woman, the current political landscape with Trump as a president elect, has resulted in a huge existential investigation as I released "the american dream' from my life's vision as the integrity of my values has been undermined and my sense of sovereignty and self-expression threatened. So I continue to pursue the quest of belonging, finding my sense of place in the world and trying to construct a creative life in multiple cultures. I know we are being part of new paradigm of working /living and reinventing the way we see ourselves as global citizens; I wonder what it means to be in integrity when politics affects the personal, and systems are not yet suited to represent our new paradigm? So I write and dance and perform as a way to process all of this. I've learned that I find the answers of life's paradoxes within, and movement has become my vehicle, my refuge and my biggest portal to wisdom.
I came back to Mexico City after a 6 year period of living abroad, and it's been a very rich and charged transition as I try to find my way into the cultural vibrancy of this city, where my roots and origins are. Currently, I'm co-creating transformative experiences, dance and meditation classes and creative retreats for January-March 2017. Also exploring the intersection between ritual, art, design, body and inner peace and how to build a vibrant urban community around this vital elements.
Below you will see some of my new offerings, as well as a recap of some of the projects that made my 2016 a very fruitful year. Because it's by sharing stories that we thred this web of life together. Thank you for being part of this journey!
I host creative retreats around the world to experience a shift of consciousness and elevate our sense of interconnected humanity, trying to figure out how best to enact our creative potential together.
I love supporting visionary leaders to figure out how to better design things, so I'm opening up a new cycle of creative and strategic design collaborations for February-July 2017. You can see some of my past work examples below and the new services I offer.
How do we tap into our body wisdom? how does our mind understand the sensory experiences felt by our body parts? How do we relate to the vehicle of our human existence?
Read my visual journal from current somatic and artistic research. Advanced inner technologies for embodied living, methods for gathering in community to do the deep work: body awareness, presence, rituals, constellations, sensing frequencies and dialoguing with spirit through dance.
What's the interplay of sound in our everyday awareness? How does the rhythm of a city impact our beings? Can we alter states of being with sounds?
Listen to my sound-journaling practice and transport your felt imagination into other frequencies. Find sonoric landscapes from my travels, spoken word pieces, guided meditations and curated playlists for delicious movement, traveling from stillness into flow.
These images speak to the archetypical wisdom that lays in our sacred feminine powers, they open windows to inner dimensions and give us permission to honor and arrive into our multi-dimensionality.
Every participant at La Mar Yoga Retreat received a booklet to guide their journey inwards; with inspiring imagery, poetry, sutras and detailed daily themes to accompany our journey of transformation. Get your free copy.
This year 2016 was very fruitful in experiential learning design: I co-hosted 3 international retreats (Bali, Mexico, San Francisco). I attended a yoga teacher's retreat in Costa Rica, and produced immersive deep listening sessions at an art gallery in San Francisco.
These are some of the photo stories and link to the recordings. Enjoy!
As global nomads with a desire to explore the deep questions of life, we curated this mini-sabbatical to replenish, heal & transform together, and realign our life's work from a point of essence.
This sound journey was played live during the 'Sound & Consciousness' exhibit, inside a life-size cocoon, emulating nature's rhythms through sound collaging and guided visualizations.
We gather to learn to develop a relationship with the natural flow of life. Exploring what is it to cultivate spirit flow, become a sensual feminine and see the other women as your muse.
Many of you have asked if I have recorded materials from my past retreats, or if I can recommend readings, music and guided meditations so you can do on your own. And that gave me the idea to create an in-home retreat, so you can continue this journey of self-knowledge at your own rhythm, in the comfort of your home or while traveling to the location of your choice.
Sooooo I've been working hard to get all of this together in one beautiful online experience. I've consulted with amazing meditation teachers to assure I'm sharing the right kind of guidance, as well as creativity experts that advised me how to structure the learning experience to optimize the mind to access higher states of focus and flow. This is more work than I first imagined, but I'm inspired and committed to launch this babe this year. Stay tuned for more news and leave me your email if you're interested in receiving updates or if you have any information or contacts that can help me bring this to fruition in a smarter way.
I really appreciate that you read me all the way here! I know this was a long update and believe me, I held back from sharing all of the goodness, just because I didn't know how to place all of the amazing content we've created in the past few years. Putting together this update is already a huge step in my commitment to become a better storyteller, a more organized creative and a more accountable teacher to stay in touch constantly with all of you. So again, I appreciate any feedback and suggestion to continue making this work accessible to more people across cultures.
Cultivating the practice of self examination is a skill for the modern mind. Before we dare to share our selves, we need sacred time to acknowledge the truths that compound our lives. In this transition time coming back to mexico, after 6 yrs of living abroad, I find that the way to advance in my path is to integrate my polarities and not fight with them: I choose to be creative and successful, spiritual and entrepreneurial, mystic and grounded, visionary and realistic, adventurous and present, bold and gentle, analytical and intuitive, a gatherer that loves solitude, a single woman at 31 who still believes in true love, a yogini who prays every morning and designs by night, a tantrica who sees auras and perceives past life's connections. I choose to integrate and embody the wholeness of me.
May this words become a seal for this intentions. And so it is!