My name is Sasha.
It means Defender/Helper of Mankind.
I have dual nationality, I’m Portuguese and South African. Born in Madeira island, on the 31st of July.
I lived in Porto Santo until I was 18 and I spent a long period of my childhood in Cape Town, where most
of my family live.
I’ve always liked the idea that I could help people and make a difference in someone’s life.
So, I chose Medicine.
Now, I understand that, actually,
Medicine chose me.
Everything started shifting, slowly, in the end of my 4th year of Medical School, after studying in Rome. My “awakening” was clear in Rio de Janeiro, where I did a clinical internship in Internal Medicine.
Despite the positive energy that the Marvellous City gave to me, I felt a sense of being stuck every time that I was at the hospital.
I had this unexplainable feeling and need to break free of everything that was programmed for my future - Rio gave me that push I needed to make my decision.
After finishing my Medical Degree,
I started this course in that same year.
It helped me understand the fusion between Conventional and Complementary medicine, by learning all sorts of therapies, like Ayurveda, Lifestyle Medicine and Mindfulness.
It gave me a greater understanding of the Human Being, as a Holistic Being, as a Whole, integrating Body, Mind, Soul and Spirit.
It focuses on finding the root cause of the disease instead of only treating the symptoms.
Shortly after, life lead me to Bali for a Yoga retreat. Oh Bali... I fell in love the moment I landed. This island had a huge impact on me, that once again, confirmed my vision for the future.
2019 was all about spreading my wings.
Volunteering for the Africa Yoga Project in Kenya
in February was absolutely life-changing.
I had a strong sense of feeling of community
and pure joy.
At the same time, I certified for the 12-step Yoga Recovery Programme (Y12SR), that helped me understand impact of emotional trauma in our bodies.
While I was in Cape Town, visiting my family,
I had time to reflect during my healing journey.
During this period, I certified in a Life Coaching,
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and
Time-Line Therapy® course, to integrate in my sessions.
After that, I decided to do a Yoga Teacher Training in Bali, that complemented my holistic training.