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  • 122 references 90 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Learning, teaching, having fun ... just living
  • With freedom, independence and a proactive way of living
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About Me


Creating a future where people will act with consciousness, happiness and love for a universe in harmony


In the process of becoming (or living)the earthly human that appears in my dreams.

I'm a lover of every possible way life expresses itself. Studied "Environmental and health science" and "Human Development". Amongst other things, I'm a vegetarian, I love colors, music, nature and people. I find it delightful to make a better world each moment, day by day and piece by piece... many times it requires just me changing.

I lived in India for 2 years in the sikh culture and found deepness and magic; then in Brazil for 1 year, where I saw life inside shapes.I've also traveled and know lots of places in Mexico which I can recommend and give some tips. I'm always open for new experiences of any kind.

I'm interested in everything, very flexible. Could have fun staying at home relaxed and at the same time I love going out and find something to do. Happy people makes me happy.


To dream the impossible dream, to reach the unreachable star.

Everyone has their own moment to be a teacher and a moment to be a student, humility to understand each is the key.

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience

The classic ballerinas are always on tiptoe because they are at the same time touching the earth and reaching the sky. ("The witch of Portobello")

Fall as many times as you need, but never stay down. Whatever happens, there's always a front and an up.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Lots of people have been staying at my home, having a nice time by giving and sharing what each one has. More than just a place to stay, a nice and warm atmosphere. While surfing, I offer whatever I can do or share to make a harmonius moment.


Just amazing people staying at my place with good experiences, sharing cultures and leaving great memories full of joy. Staying at some other people's home, learning more than what a normal tourist does.
Excellent friendships for a lifetime.


Everything is good to know and do, if you have anything to share, don't hesitate to do it.

  • culture
  • recipes
  • vegetarian
  • yoga
  • magic
  • music
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • sikhism
  • teaching
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

"Como un paraiso de locos", "The witch of Portobello", "Into the wild","El hombre en busca del sentido", "The Importance of being Earnest","Tuesdays with Morris","El principito", "Armadilhas da mente"

Whatever the moment requires, but always there

"Mary and Max", "Fantastic Planet", "Howl's moving castle", "Dead Poets Society", "La Belle Verte", "El Estudiante", "Manderlay", "Grease", "Across the Universe", "Yellow submarine", "Arctic Tale", "Mulan","Sound of music", "Pocahontas"

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hike until the highest located temple in the world (a Sikh temple in the Himalayas) finding myself in a fantastic moment, where I looked at the clouds way at the bottom and then looked within me to find greatness.
Also getting into a journey to where heaven meets earth... on my inside and my outside (through South America till Salar de Uyuni)

Teach, Learn, Share

Yoga, languages, recipes, life experience... open ears. Whatever promotes growth, love or a smile!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, India, Malaysia, Netherlands, Paraguay, Thailand, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, India, Mexico

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