Adarana Govinda

Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France

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  • Fluent in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Hindi
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • to follow my dharma
  • I studied Social Comunication, but life and travel experi...
  • From Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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About Me


Be with Krsna all the time, connecting myself to the supreme Energy through the bhakti yoga. To developpe ACROYOGA in Nantes!


Sincere person, interested in get deep in the subject that I already knew. I left Brazil 11 years ago, now my home is Nantes, France. I am always looking forward travell more and not convert myself in a FOSSIL (according to Kafka filosofy)

Et pour moi, le yoga c'est s'ouvrir à la vie, c'est une manière de tendre vers une harmonie corporelle et spirituelle.

Here you can see my ACROYOGA groupe in facebook:


"We are sad and nonsatisfy in this life because of the attachement for things and people in general in this impermanent world; all of us are visitors here. We not belong to this material world"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Beeing a good member, nice host and invite others to join it! "Serve All, Love All" Sri Sai Baba.
I've been member since 2009, and I have to say that I dont like the "New CS page" All the informations about my couch were deleted. And others detailles that I dont agree. But still, I love to travel and to host others travellers, so please, if you want to receive a positive answer in your couch request you should start the request with this password: Hare Krisna, them you will increase your change to get a YES from me. Have a nice day!


I've been doing CS in some countries in Europe and hosting interesting people in my flat, Im very glad for that! Thanx everyone for this amazing experience!


Study Hindi and French, get more knowledge in Ayurvedic Medicine and Asian culture in general. Also get better in my meditation to avoid attachments and one day reach enligthment (samadhi). Kundalini yoga; Tao respiration. Mantak Chia. Acroyoga, roller, to sing Bossa Nova in a groupe, biking among the Loire River and also sur l'Erdre. Swimming into la piscine Jules Verne. Pic nics at Parc du Croissant.

Music, Movies, and Books


Little Krishna (2014)
Dheepan (Sri Lanka 2014)
Kai Po Che (2014)
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag "Run Milkha Run" (Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra 2013)
Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani "This Youth Is Crazy" (Ayan Mukherjee 2013)

Chennai Express (Rohit Shetty 2013)
The Lunchbox (Ritesh Batra 2013)

BARFI! (Anurag Basu 2012)
OMG Oh my God (Umesh Shukla 2012)
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara "You only live once" (Zoya Akhtar 2011)

My name is Khan (Karan Johar 2010)
I Am Kalam (Nila Madhab Panda 2010)

Jodhaa Akbar (Ashutosh Gowariker 2008)
Rock on!! (Abhishek Kapoor 2008)
Dostana (Tarun Mansukhani 2008)

The Namesake - Un nom pour un autre - (Mira Nair 2007)
Om Shanti Om (Farah Khan 2007)
Swades : Nous, le peuple स्वदेस ( Ashutosh Gowariker 2004)

A Peck on the Cheek (Mani Ratnam 2002)
La familie Indien - कभी खुशी कभी ग़म Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (Karan Johar 2001)

Lagaan (Land Tax) "Once Upon a Time in India"(Ashutosh Gowariker 2001) ;

Devi Dasi ;
Ek Din Pratidin "Un jour comme les Autres" (Mrinal SEN 1979) ;

The Mahabarat;

Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love(Mira Nair 1996) ;
BHUMIKA (Shyam Benegal 1977) ;
Charulata (1964 Satyajit Ray);
The APU Trilogy = Pather Panchali (1955), Aparajito (1956), Apur Sansar (1959)


Revolutionary Road (2008 Sam Mendes);

The Reader (2008 Stephen Daldry);

The Pursuit of Happiness (2006 Gabriele Muccino) ;

Constantine (2005 Francis Lawrence) ;

Buterfly Efect (2004 J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress); Shawshank Redenption (2004 Frank Darabont);

Matrix, The Lord of the rings I, II, III ( Peter Jackson 2001, 2002, 2003)


Sweet November (2001 Pat O'Connor);

Pay it Forward (2000 Mimi Leder);

AMOR ALÉM DA VIDA = What Dreams May Come (1998 Vincent Ward);
The Devil's Advocate (1997 Taylor Hackford) ;

GÊNIO INDOMÁVELGood Will Hunting (1997 Gus Van Sant);

Little Buddha (1993 Bernardo Bertolucci);
Baraka (Ron Fricke 1992);

SOCIEDADE DOS POETAS MORTOS Dead Poets Society (1989 Peter Weir) all with Robin Willams ;

The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin 1925) ;

NEW ZELAND movies:

The Piano (Jane Campion 1993);

FRENCH movies:

Lucy (Luc Besson 2014)
Supercondriaque (2014 Dany Boon)

Je fais mort (2013 Jean-Paul Salomé)

Vive la France (2013 Michaël Youn)

L'Écume des jours (2013 Michel Gondry)
La Liste des Mes Envies (2013 Didier Le Pecheur)
La Délicatesse (2011 David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos)
Le cochon de Gaza (2011 Sylvain Estibal) Pays d’origine :Belgique Allemagne France

Rien à déclarer (2010 Dany Boon)

LOW COST - Aller Simple, retour compliqué (2010 Maurice Barthélemy)

Coco avant Chanel (2009 Anne Fontaine)
Chez les Ch'tis (2008 Dany Boon)
Hors de Prix (2006 Pierre Salvadori)
La Science des rêves (2006 Michel Gondry - FR and IT)

Un Long Dimanche de fiançailles (2004 Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
Jeux d'enfants - Love me if you dare (2003 Yann Samuell);

L'auberge Espagnol (2002)
Les poupées russes (2005)
Casse-tête Chinois (2013) = by Cedric Kaplish;

yamakasi - les samourais des temps modernes (2001 Ariel Zeitoun, Julien Seri)

Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001 Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
Jeanne d'Arc (1999 Luc Besson)

La triologie "Liberté est bleu 1993" "L'égalité est blanc 1994" "Fraternité est rouge 1994" KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI.

Les Visiteurs (1993 Jean-Marie Poiré)

Les Bronzés (1978 Patrice Leconte)

Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1967 Jacques Demy)


Slumdog Millionaire (2008 Danny Boyle) the book is awsome!
28 days later (2002 Danny Boyle)
The beach (2000 Danny Boyle UK + USA) ;


A floresta de Jonathas (Sergio Andrade/2012) festival 3 CONTINENTS à Nantes

Ultima Parada 174 (Bruno Barreto 2008)

Tropa de Elite II (2008)
Tropa de Elite I (José Padilha 2007)

Carandirú (Héctor Babenco 2003)

Cidade de Deus (Fernando Meirelles 2002)

Alto da Compadecida (Guel Arraes 1999)
Central do Brasil (com Fernanda Montenegro) Walter Salles 1998

Quem matou Pixote (José Joffily 1996)

Dona Flor e seus dois maridos (com Sonia Braga) Bruno Barreto 1976.

Orfeu Negro (Marcel Camus 1959)

ITALIAN movies:

Dieci inverni (Valerio Mieri); Bianca; Habemus Papam = (Nanni Moretti); La meglio gioventù (2003, diretto da Marco Tullio Giordana); Ladri di biciclette (Vittorio De Sica); Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore)


Faraway so close (Wim Wenders 1993); Wings of desire(Wim Wenders 1987);


No mires hacia bajo; Un cuento Chino; Nueva Reinas y todos los filmes con Ricardo Darin;


Life of Pi (Ang Lee 2012)
Cry Woman (2002) Liu Bingjian
Tigre et Dragon (Ang Lee 2000) (臥虎藏龍, Wòhǔ Cánglóng)
Happy Together (Won Kar Way - 1997) -Hong Kong
The Wedding Banquet (Ang Lee 1993) (喜宴, Xǐyàn)

Citizen Dog (Wisit Sasanatieng - 2004) ;

(Mùa hè chiều thẳng đứng) = à la verticale de l'été (Tran Anh Hung - 2000)
L'Odeur de la papaye verte (Tran Anh Hung 1993)

歩いても 歩いても Still walking (Hirokazu Kore-eda - 2008)


I just can name a few, coz I realy live with music all the time = Coldplay, Keane, Bjork, Sigur Ros, Beatles, Moby, Radiohead, Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Pepers, El canto del Loco, Marisa Monte, Os tribalistas;

Yo la Tengo,
Bob Dilan, Massive Attack, Engenheiros do Hawai e Adriana Calcanhoto (ambos de Porto Alegre) Maria do Relento, Postal Service, Snatan Kaur, Krishna Das, Deva Premal, A turma do balão mágico; Xutos & Pontapés, Prem Joshua; DHIRA (from Birhuega, Spain)Undrop; La Bongo; Michi on the mic;

Massive Attack, Morcheeba,
Najwa; Bebel Gilberto; Gabriel o Pensador. Prision Break soundrack also! Tom Jobim e Elis Regina; Toquinho; Vinicius de Moraes; Caetano Veloso e Gilberto Gil; Chico Buarque. Claude Nougaro. Mumbay Dub Orchestra. CLAPERGUICHA

Christine and the Queens (from Nantes!)


"The Bhagavad-Gita as it is" by Srila Prabhupada;

Puranas; Sri Isopanishad, Srimad Bhagavatan by Vyasadeva;

The white Tiger;
Bengal Nigts (1950 - Mircea Eliade)
Na Hanyate = It Does Not Die (1976 - Maitreyi Devi)


The picture of dorian gray - 1890; Lord Arthur Savile's Crime - 1887; De Profundis - 1897 = (Oscar Wilde);

The art of travel ( Alain de Botton)
The road - 2006 (Cormac McCarthy)


The inner smille and the 6 healing sonds by Mantak Chia;

The third eye (T. Lobsang Rampa);

French Books:

L'Empire des Anges; Nous les Dieux; (2000= Bernard Werber)
Sauve Moi - 2005 (Guillaume Musso)
Mermoz (Joseph Kessel)
Formications (Julien Péluchon)
Pop et Kok (Julien Péluchon)

Les étapes majeures de l'enfance - 1994 (Françoise Dolto)
Au coeur des émotions de l'enfant (Isabel Filiozat)
De la Part de la Princesse Morte - 1987 (Kenizé Mourad)


Pasión Turca (Antonio Gala)
La mano de Fatima (Ildefonso Falcones)
Pasión India - 2005; El Imperio eres tu - 2011 = (Javier Moro)

La Loca de la casa; La Historia del Rey Transparente = (Rosa Montero)
La frontera de cristal - (Carlos Fuentes)

El principe de la niebla (1993) ; La sombra del viento (2001) ; El Prisionero del Cielo (2011) = Carlos Ruiz Safron

La casa de los Espiritus - 1982; De amor y de sombra 1984; Eva Luna - 1987; La hija de la fortuna - 1999; Retrato en sépia 2000; = (Isabel Allende)


Chatô o Rei do Brasil (Fernando Morais 1994)
Memorial de Maria Moura (Rachel de Queiroz 1992)

Gabriela Cravo e Canela (Jorge Amado 1958)

O Ultimo vôo do Flamingo (Mia Couto, escritor de Moçambique; El sueño del Celta (Mario Vargas Llosa) Ensaio sobre a cegueira (José Saramago)

Le guide Marabout du Yoga (Julien Tondriau et Joseph Devondel).


The Journey Home = Radhanath Swami. The Hare Krishna Explosion = Hayagriva Dasa.

Non violent Communication: A Language of life (Marshall B. Rosemberg 1999)

TANTRA: The Yoga of Sex" (Omar Garrison)

Sthephan King's books are great!

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Brazilian poetry

"Imagens não passam de incontinências do visual."
" Eu te invento,ó realidade ! "
" Hoje eu atingi o reino das imagens,o reino da
Daqui vem que todas as coisas podem ter qualidades
Daqui vem que todas as coisas podem ter qualidades
de pássaros.
Daqui vem que todas as pedras podem ter qualidades
de sapo.
Daqui vem que todos os poetas podem ter qualidades
de árvore.
Daqui vem que os poetas podem arborizar
os pássaros.
Daqui vem que todos os poetas podem humanizar
as águas.
Daqui vem que os poetas devem aumentar o mundo
com as suas metáforas.
Que os poetas podem ser pré-coisas,pré-vermes,
podem ser pré-musgos.
Daqui vem que os poetas podem compreender
o mundo sem conceitos.
Que os poetas podem refazer o mundo por imagens,
por eflúvios,por afeto."
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One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia; then i went to Laos, Thailand and Indonesia and Guilli Islands (Lombok).... and this trip has been changed my life! Specialy in INDIA. The more I see the less I know. I was also in Nepal, where I got so much peace in Pokara!

Teach, Learn, Share

"Only diamond can cut diamond, only the best can satisfy the best (Krsna of course)"

« Le culte des régnants célestes (Devas), le prêtre, le gourou, et les sages ; la pureté, la droiture, le célibat, et la non-violence, sont considérés comme l’austérité des actes. (17.14)

La parole non offensive, qui est véridique, agréable, bénéfique, et qui s’apprête à l’étude régulière des écritures est appelée l’austérité de la parole. (17.15)

La sérénité du mental, la douceur, l’équanimité, le contrôle du soi, et la pureté des pensées, est appelée l’austérité de la pensée. (17.16)

Cette triple austérité mentionnée ci-dessus (de la pensée, la parole, et les actes) pratiquée par des yogis persévérants, avec une foi inébranlable, sans désir d’en récolter les fruits, est dit d’appartenir au tempérament bonté. (17.17)

What I Can Share with Hosts

A vegetarian meal, a yoga class, a bike tour in the tonw and invite you to play chess with yogui tea.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain

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