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My story

My name is Sasha.
It means Defender/Helper of Humanity. 


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 lives.

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.


I went back to Lisbon, to continue my clinical internship and work

on my master thesis. I didn’t want to leave my goals halfway

 but I had no idea what my next step would be.


That’s when I invested all of my energy in my Healing & self-knowledge.

 Meditation and Yoga became a great part of my life and the Universe

gifted me a trip to India, which had a great impact on me.

Following my soul’s calling, I entered the flow and

the Universe started providing me with its magical synchronicities because I was committed to my Healing and being guided by my intuition,

my soul as my compass.

During my Healing Journey  and the endless research that I had been doing, I came across the possibility of starting a post-graduation course in Integrative Medicine, in Bristol, UK.


After finishing my Medical Degree in 2017,

I started this course in that same year.

It helped me understand the integration of Conventional and Complementary medicine, by learning all sorts of therapies,

like Ayurveda & Lifestyle Medicine.


It gave me a greater understanding of

the Human 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.


After Bali, my structures got all shakened.

It was challenging to go back to an old reality -

Working at the hospital, when all I wanted was to start creating my new path - My Soul's Path.

Now, I understand, that it was all a part of my

process and I am eternally grateful for it.

At the time, I felt that I would be back to live in Bali,

someday, somehow. I simply knew.

2018 was a very intense year for me.

Coping with my work as a Medical Doctor,

studying Integrative Medicine, other holistic courses and raising funds for the Africa Yoga Project -

All at the same time.

In despite of the Integrative Medicine course having helped tremendously in blending my knowledge in Medicine in a holistic way, I still felt that I had a lack of comprehension in Emotional, Spiritual and Energetic levels. I felt the need to further my studies, in those aspects. So, during this same year, I decided to do a Thetahealing® course and a post-graduation in Transpersonal Development and Spirituality in Psychology. As I opened myself to this Universe of infinite possibilities, everything started making sense.

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  feeling of community,

pure joy and sense of belonging.

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.


After my journey back to my African Roots,

I decided to do a Yoga Teacher Training and a Reiki course in Bali, that complemented my holistic training.


Moving to Bali was the missing link

that I needed for my Healing Journey and

my professional growth, in that moment.

The more I was flowing and allowing my healing to happen naturally, the more I got in touch with my creative energy. Using my very own unique voice - 

I created Ubuntu Essence for your healing.

I want to see you fly & shine!

Looking forward to our paths crossing, one day.

With lots of love,

Sasha xoxo

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