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 true “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 Lifestyle Medicine.
It gave me a greater understanding of
the Human Being, as a Holistic Being,
as a Whole, integrating Body, Mind,
Soul and Spirit.
So, it focuses on Health & Longevity, as Preventive Healthcare and also, on finding
the root cause of the disease/problem instead
of only treating the symptoms.
Shortly after, the Universe guided 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 about the impact of emotional
trauma in our bodies.
Shortly after, in Cape Town, I certified in a
Life Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Time-Line Therapy® course,
to integrate in my sessions.