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  • Fluent in French, Spanish; learning Italian
  • 62, Female
  • Member since 2017
  • Retired Spanish/French Teacher
  • Bachelors in Spanish, Minor in French, Masters in Informa...
  • From Durango, CO, USA
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About Me

I love people, nature, music, dancing, making new friends and hanging out with old friends, doing yoga, hiking, Pilates, swimming (especially in the ocean whenever possible), playing tennis, and every form of exercise. I am very adventurous! I love to travel and meet people. Since I am retired, I have been traveling and enjoying my new freedom.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I think the best way to experience other cultures and traditions is to get to know the people. I am outgoing, friendly, flexible, and up for just about anything. When traveling by Eurail in Italy I sat next to native Italians and asked if I could practice my Italian with them. They were so gracious and I learned so much from them! Life is an adventure that should be experienced to its fullest. Meeting new people is refreshing and glorious!

Interests

  • culture
  • dancing
  • indian food
  • vegan
  • organic food
  • exercise
  • triathlon
  • yoga
  • pilates
  • massage therapy
  • meditation
  • gardening
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • languages
  • beaches
  • mountains
  • massage
  • learning languages
  • massages
  • biking
  • different cultures
  • ocean
  • exploring new places
  • new cultures
  • the ocean
  • vegan food
  • veganism
  • taekwondo
  • spicy food
  • good conversation
  • truth
  • qi gong
  • natural medicine
  • tai chi
  • exercising
  • raw vegan
  • kundalini yoga
  • latin dancing
  • playing tennis
  • mountain hiking
  • chinese medicine
  • meditating
  • swimming in the sea
  • hiking in the mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

All types of music, including pop, the Beatles, classical, relaxing, meditation, nature sounds, Spanish, Juanes, French, and music with an inspiring message in any format.
All types of movies, including documentaries like What the Health? and movies with a message like Arrival, Interstellar, the Matrix trilogy, the Star Wars series, Wonder Woman, and anything that expands the mind.
All types of books, including adventure, mystery, historical, Eckhart Tolle The Power of Now, Autobiography of a Yogi, Jasmuheen, and anything that expands the mind.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I completed a half Ironman triathlon before having kids.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love to share yoga, qi gong, physical therapy exercises (check out Physical therapists Bob Schrupp and Brad Heineck on youtube), and massage with anyone who is up for it. I am always learning!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I am happy to share yoga, qi gong, Pilates, tai chi, physical therapy exercises, massage, meditation and kundalini yoga breathing practices, delicious healthy vegan meals (mostly salads lol!), Spanish, French, or English immersion and any healthy living practices the hosts are up for! I will shop for local fresh foods and spices and prepare a delicious spicy vegan meal or a huge salad, depending on the hosts' preferences!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Belize, Canada, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

Spain, United States

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