I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. I'm currently in Toronto, Canada working as an Art Director, Wellness Coach and Strala Yoga guide. I design, cook, photograph and make things. On this site I share my journey and tools through health, balance, insights and more!
My mission is to create awareness, inspire action, trigger change and empower people
I hope this site inspires you to try new recipes, help you balance and tune in with yourself. Don't be shy, feel free to leave a comment or follow me on social media!
I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. I came to Canada in 2007 and thats when my health journey started. Towards the last year of university I was highly stressed, barely sleeping (like any student!) and suffering from severe heartburn. It seemed like such a simple thing. Yet it restricted my meal times, socializing events and at its worst it was extremely painful. It felt like a cat was clawing from within. I went to the doctor and she told me the only way to deal with heartburn was by taking an $80 medication every month for the rest of my life. That was the last drop.
What could I possibly be doing wrong? What is my body trying to tell me? I was feeling helpless, hopeless and desperate. So I started reading everything I could about heartburn, stomach acidity, juicing, veganism, macrobiotics, body ph, alkaline foods and a lot more. It took a couple of years for my stomach to heal and a lot of trial and errors to see what worked for me. It's amazing how little we know about our health and bodies. We're taught to go to the doctors when we're not feeling well as opposed to listening our bodies. When did we lose that connection to ourselves?! Soon, it became my mission to educate and empower others.
I believe in balance. In our bodies' unique biochemistry. One man's poison is another man's treasure. No two people are the same. It's not about restrictions, counting calories or following the latest trends. It's about finding what works for you. Being healthy doesn't have to be a struggle!
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition taught me innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories; everything from Ayurveda, gluten-free, and Paleo, to raw and more. So we can work together in figuring out what works best for you and your goals.
The Fire Starter Sessions is the permission slip you’ve been waiting for — to fully want what you want and go for it, to expand your consciousness and your cash flow, to up the ante on your dreams, to be incredibly generous with your love. Are you ready to define success on your own terms?
Strala follows a mindset and approach for moving well in your life, finding ease even when the challenges get big. We practice this through yoga, tai chi, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It's about sensitizing ourselves with our bodies, to move with ease and heal ourselves from the inside out.