YOGA AND AYURVEDA
As a seeker, the human pursuit for self-knowledge led Carolina to stumble across Yoga. Since then, the eight fold path of Yoga has naturally become her sadhana, an important part of her daily routine. The first steps towards this vedic science of self-realization, put her in contact with Ayurveda. It was love at first sight and she absorbed both disciplines, which are interdependent and powered when associated. After finishing her degree in journalism and her first professional graduation in Ayurvedic therapy, Carolina flew to India to spend 6 months immersed in their culture, traveling and deepening her knowledge. When she returned home, she taught at a Yoga Studio until she established her own Yoga and Holistic Healing Centre in São Paulo city.
In these 12 years, many positive transformations took place in Carolina’s life thanks to Yoga, Ayurveda and all the ancestral wisdom she had learnt, which gave her the ability to make wholesome choices. In Brazil, she began her studies of Ayurveda with Dr. Luis Guilherme and continued later on with Dr. José Ruguê, taking also a Panchakarma Training in his ashram. In India, Carolina studied with Dr. Pradnya and Dr. Mandar Akkalkotkar and spent 3 months studying Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy at the Asha Yoga Peetam Trust, an Ayurvedic hospital that also owns a natural pharmacy, in Tamil Nadu. In Igatpuri, she attended Vipassana at the Dhamma Giri Meditation Centre, where she felt the incredible power of this technique. Back in Brazil, Carol studied Indian Massage with Erick Schulz and attended a massage therapy course according to Chinese Medicine at EOMA, where she learned Shiatsu, An-má, Lymphatic Drainage, relaxing massage and Reflexology. She also received a Reiki initiation and a Deeksha transmission and training, to work as an empty vessel for the universal energy to flow to the receiver. As a yoga teacher, she explored many traditions and different practices over the years, but took refuge in Satyananda’s teachings, following the lineage of Bihar School of Yoga.
Carolina acts according to the systemic thinking: believing the whole to be more than the sum of its parts, she considers the human being as a complex web of relations. So the healing process goes through perceiving ourselves as something more than just a body and a mind, reintegrating the individual into the cosmos. She uses massage, nutrition, yoga techniques and other therapeutic methods to encourage the patient to reconnect with their innermost self. Her intention is to be a facilitator, stimulating change in people’s lives through self-knowledge and self-improvement. Her approach will always be of transformation towards an integrated self.