Mela Mariposa

Mela Mariposa today works as a breathwork therapist and life-coach.

The main focus in Mela's work is to accompany her clients into a state of presence and into their heart space, where transformation can take place. She loves working with people who want to develop their potential and fulfill their dreams, people who are ready to go deep and want to dissolve old patterns and habits.

Mela has a huge background knowledge, she worked for over 12 years as a nurse in psychiatric clinics, she is a holistic nutritionist and spent years studying the science and practise of traditional yoga. She has lived, trained and taught in various communities in Asia and Europe. Nowadays she integrates shamanic work, western therapeutic elements and elements from traditional Yoga & Tantra.

Today Mela's main passion is sharing breathwork and breath related practises. Mela loves working individually but also in groups. It’s important for her to integrate all her knowledge and to work with different modalities and tools accustomed to the individual needs of her clients. The main goal always remains in bringing her clients into a state of presence, she integrates bodywork to access feelings and emotions, gives support in resolving traumas and brings in a caring, joyful and light attitude to make it more comfortable for her clients to embrace their healing journeys.

Mela is originally born in Switzerland, she now lives with her family in Portugal and still travels between the two countries to share her work. She has been building up her work in Portugal together with her partner Miguel Anumano, where they share powerful breathwork and music medicine ceremonies and chakra dances with sacred live music. Despite working individually as a therapist and coach, Mela also offers sacred cacao ceremonies and chanting circles.

Her classes and workshops always contain meditations, breathing exercises, inputs from the chakra system and as much fun as possible.

Check out Melas website: melamariposa.com


Miguel Anumano

Miguel Anumano from Portugal. Passionate about life.

I felt the power of music very early in childhood, immediately I was grabbed by the pulse of african music and spirit. With the drums I started exploring rythm intuitively. Without choosing I became a drummer even before I knew how to read. I have been drumming ever since, observing the connections between rythm and everything else. Intensely devoted to music, inspired mainly by ancestral healing sound, I became a sound explorer, percussionist, vocalist, multi-instrumentist , self-taught improvisation artist.

Throughout the years I was developing a deeper sense for listening, the voices and their diferent layers, the movement within us, the movement of the air, the breath of the earth, the great cosmic orchestra that is ever present.
I believe that music, dance and creativity in general are most powerful healing tools, multi dimensional portals available to all.
And I know by experience that when we explore them fully and intuitively in the present moment, we trancend limitations, awake our senses and perceptions to both the inner and outer world, stepping into a great power, a state of flow and supreme aliveness.
I believe that in the unique and authentic expression of each individual lies its biggest strenght. To this awakening I am in full service to humanity.

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