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  • 34 References 28 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Portuguese
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Osteopathic Manual Therapist
  • BA Journalism, University of Florida
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About Me


Our lives are not our own, from womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.


I own a wellness center and practice Structural Integration in Colorado, Florida, and Brasil. I have made very good friends through CS. Sweet, kind-hearted, fun, intelligent, compassionate , creative people ... i love you brother and sisters.

I value fresh simple foods from the land, a return to community , to hand-made, un-plugged, artisan, permaculture lifestyle. It is my challenge to integrate or balance this modern lifestyle with what the earth needs.

But I also love dark alleyways, kooky folk-art, graffiti, working-class and cosmopolitan nightlife, experimental theater, dancing until dawn, biking all over town and up cloudy mountain peaks.

I live in Brazil aiming to master Forró and working with plant-medicine spiritual communities to create and touch the divine


Gratitude, be nice to people, smile, dance, ride a bike everywhere ,home-cooking with fresh food from the earth and dance dance dance with community.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I tell everybody I know about 3 things in life ... CS traveling, vipassana, and Brasil.

Ask not what CS can do for you, ask what you can do for CS ! Like the things that really matter in life, the more you give to it , the more you receive = CS !


50,000 years ago, about 50 people walked out of africa and populated the rest of the world. It is our nature to migrate and meet the many expressions of humanity in our brothers and sisters around the world.... it is a conscious evolving blessing -our greatest sages,prophets, gods and fools all travelled. The road is life and introduces you to yourself,coming around the corner. Sometimes its painful, sometimes its funny... but somewhere out there is smile, a warm shower and safe place to be tired. We are each a unique history, a fantastically original shape of experiences to be shared..... cheers


Forró. Human potentiality - the farthest reaches of home grown silliness.... especially expressed in motion. Gratitude .... Health - moving running playing dancing dancing biking cycling rolling !!!! ..... Physical Theater. Structural Integration. Raw foods. Sweet summer rain, thunder, and lightning bugs. Old people holding hands. Vipassana. Brasil. Coconut water. Street food around the world. Dance. freeganism. regenerative agriculture. permaculture. Travel. Fresh food. Street food. A cello. The art of Andy Goldsworthy, Bob Ross, Maxfield Parrish, and Spencer Tunic. Alphonse Mucha !

  • arts
  • theater
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • raw food
  • yoga
  • running
  • nightlife
  • news
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • agriculture
  • anatomy
  • history
  • medicine
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Music of Mestres Antonio Carlos Jobim, Paulinho da Viola, João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, Bola Sete, Vince Guaraldi, Pixinguinha, Cartola, Billy Holiday, Abigail Wahsburn, Mumford and Sons, Maria Gadú, Mariza, Josh Ritter, The Cure, New Order, Djivan Gasparyn, Django Reinhardt, Tribalistas, Quarteto Jobim-Morelenbaum, Jorge Ben Jor, The Sundays, Morrisey, Da Lata, Mungo Jerry, U2, Manu Chao, Bill Withers, Bjork, BassNectar, Sasha/Digweed, Jeff Buckley ... with a huge crush on Roberta Sá, Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star, and Harriet Wheeler of The Sundays .... excited to learn more from you.

Once. Searching for Sugar Man, Deepha Metta's Water. Cinema Paradiso. Best of Youth. La Meglio Gioventù . Black Orpheus. Its a Wonderful Life. Waking Life. Baraka. To Kill a Mockingbird. Hero. Schindler's List. Saving Private Ryan. Casablanca. The Sound of Music. The Music Man. When harry met sally. Babette's feast. Goodwill Hunting. North by Northwest. The Fifth Element. Fried Green Tomatoes. the Fisher King. Gladiator and of course.. the soundtrack. Dances with Wolves. True Romance. Twin Peaks- Fire walk with me. Water for Chocolate. Spring summer winter fall Spring. Napoloean Dynamite. Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind. Shawshank Redemption. Rize. Mr and Mrs Smith. The Bourne Identity. Mad Hot Ballroom. Kung fu hustle. Far and Away. American Beauty. The Yearling. Donny Darko. Heathers. Manufacturing Consent.

Ferdinand the Bull. Travels by M.Crichton. The Tao of sex, health, and longevity. Journey to Ixtlan. Spell of the Sensuous. A General theory of Love. Siddhartha. One hundred years of Solitude. Tao te Ching. A Confederacy of Dunces. To kill a mockingbird. I am the cheese. The Hitchhikers' guide to the galaxy. The old man and the sea. A village in waiting

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Global Leaders Fellow with Conexão Mundo ! ... check me out in the Recife news ...
Slept on a high dune in the Tenere / Sahara desert.
Meeting and getting to know my Couchsurfing family ... one at a time , around the World !
Santo Daime.
Fete in an african village.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach Anatomy, NueroPlasticity ; re-organizing perception and neural clarity-growth , visceral manipulation or the gentle yet precise osteopathic manipulation of the organs and their regional relationships, yoga, raw food cuisine / cleanse / preparation, physiological trauma resolution.

and all things biking cycling recycling

Forró !

All these things are also always teaching me ... learning never stops.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bahamas, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Ghana, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, Niger, Spain, Togo, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Togo, United States

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