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  • 5 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Portuguese, Spanish
  • 41, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Holistic Counseling, Yoga Instruction, Integrative Massag...
  • Life...and i learned a little something from University t...
  • From Los Angeles, Ca, USA
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


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Hi! It looked like time to update my profile:
I'm writing this while sitting in a cafe in the neighborhood of Santa Teresa, in Rio de Janeiro. I've been living in Rio for 8 months now and i will be here for another 3. I arrived in South America in February 2013 in Cuzco Peru and was there for almost 5 months. I enjoyed Cuzco but I soon realized that I am not cut out for that kind of cold weather. The warmth of Rio suits me better, even though the heat can wear me out some days. I love the beach and being near the ocean!
I have found that from all my travels, Brazilians are without doubt the kindest and most generous people I ever met. I have been welcomed in many homes and once I return to the U.S. and am settled, I will always have a place for my Brazilian friends to crash. :-)
Since living here I've been teaching yoga and offering therapeutic massage. I would love to offer those things to anyone else who would like to host me for the remainder of my stay.
Looking forward to meeting you!


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Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've surfed a few couches and had very good experiences. i hope to show folks around my town and share with them the things that i love about it.


So far it´s been great!


Yoga, meditation, dancing, travel, hiking, art and architecture, music, painting, drumming, discovering the best dessert a city has to offer, learning other languages, discussing dreams - I have bizarre ones and remember the majority of them, this whole big beautiful world...

  • pets
  • arts
  • writing
  • architecture
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • traveling
  • painting
  • music
  • hiking
  • languages
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies I like most tend to be comedies and fantasy like Lord of the Rings. I like many different kinds of music. All that matters is that it moves me. As for books, I read a lot on non-fiction, books on spirituality, philosophy, different cultures.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I pet a crocodile in Ghana. That's about as amazing as I can get. The rest, if not amazing,at the very least is noteworthy...


Witnessed the aurora borealis in Alaska;

Gotten really lost in Seattle;

Laid around like a bum in Hawaii;

Ran around like an ecstatic crazy person in Manhattan during the middle of the night (but what else are you supposed to do);

Had an incomparable and unforgettable New Year’s in Brazil;

Lived in Firenze for a bit and had a spiritual experience when I found the world’s best tiramisu;

Saw Ani Difranco in Germany;

Got food poisoning in London;

Walked in the snow in Scotland;

Nearly had a nervous breakdown at seeing the Acropolis - standing in a place that i had studied and that was so ancient was almost too much for my nervous system;

Got to teach yoga in Ghana – that was just about as wonderful an experience as you can have.

Teach, Learn, Share

The gifts I offer all have to do with healing. For example: massage/body work, yoga, energy healing/cranial sacral balancing. But, i also love to cook and am made very happy when i can cook for others. I also have a little knowledge of natural herbal remedies.

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