20 Aug Queensland
Gold Coast/Tweed region
PHONE: 07 55245765
I’m a dedicated women’s and pelvic health physiotherapist. I graduated in Brazil with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, and later was awarded a Masters in Women’s Health and Continence by Curtin University in Western Australia.
I love to travel and experience different cultures, and this has led me around the world – even living in the Amazon for 18 months, where I helped to establish the first physiotherapy clinic on the border of Colombia and Venezuela.
I’ve been practicing in Australia for 17 years. In 2008, my first pregnancy inspired me to explore how this experience changes the female body. In my work, I developed a special interest in women’s health physiotherapy. I answered the call to create a supportive and educative environment for women during the process of overcoming pelvic floor-related dysfunctions.
As my daughters began the journey through puberty, it became clear to me that we all need greater awareness and understanding about our body and pelvic health, and for it to be passed on at a much younger age. This led me to Celebration Days for Girls. As a facilitator of these workshops, I enjoy sharing this wisdom with girls and their mothers in a fun and natural way.
There is nothing more powerful than understanding our body functions, making informed decisions, and taking control of our health. I look forward to embracing these changes and celebrating with you.
PHONE: 0437 377 949
Over the years, I have come to understand the need to have a supportive community, connecting with like-minded women, who have inspired and empowered me to step into my light and follow my passion. As a Youth Mentor I working closely with young girls with an all-consuming desire to help them achieve self-awareness and inner confidence, building connections, uplifting and supporting one another. I have a contagious enthusiasm to engage and empower young girls to discover their superpowers and use them for good in the world.
Through A Celebration Day for Girls I work to create a safe space to open conversations around what can often be an uncomfortable or difficult subject, and establish a positive approach to womanhood centred on love and support for one another. I have always been passionate about positive relationships and the importance open communication has on compassion and understanding of others.
Understanding our bodies and sharing the awe-inspiring process we go through each month has presented itself to me in a number of ways. Through recent experiences in my Youth Mentor role, I am aware of Mums having a negative focus on the difficulties of their relationship with their ‘hormonal’ daughter, while seeing no reason to celebrate the wonder of becoming a woman. I want to shift perceptions and create opportunities for Mothers and Daughters to unite and feel empowered recognising the wonderful process of menstruation, nurturing each other and surrounding one another with love.
My mum gave me my talk on Periods, Breasts and Hairy body bits. She was loving, respectful and open when she taught me. I was 10 when I got my first period and one of the first girls in my grade. I remember not all of them were very nice about it but I remember my mum explaining that not all of them had the same understanding. This was really powerful and always stuck with me, sometimes we don’t all get the same message.
All my interactions (with teachers, aunts and close girlfriends) over the years with my changing body were always really positive. Even when I was 19 years old and diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and was confused, overweight, hairy and hormonal I was shown unconditional love. It allowed me to have a positive self-image and a healthy self-esteem. I know this isn’t always the case for everybody else.
In my workshops I am known as someone who is friendly, approachable and trustworthy. I enjoy getting to know people, listening to their stories and creating respectful relationships, encouraging positivity and a sense of empowerment.
At this time of my life, I have the delicious enjoyment of following the true nature and purpose of my own heart. I am an artist, author, facilitator and coach, primarily working in the realms of love, rhythms, traditions and transitions. I am a mother of two grown children and my relationship with them and my beloved over the last twenty-five years has been such a deeply profound learning experience and my greatest joy. Having experienced the Celebration Day for Girls workshop firsthand with my own daughter and then as a teacher with my Class Six girls, I had seen the many benefits that this special time can bring. I was immediately drawn to this work as a natural addition to my existing skill set. What I love most about facilitating this work with young girls is bearing witness to the awakening sense of ownership, power and pleasure in discovering the amazing wonders of their female bodies. Nowhere is the sense of shame and secrecy that I experienced at my own first menarche, but rather, this joyous celebration of their initiation into this unique and wonderful club called ‘woman’.
I have worked with children of various ages for over 20 years as an educator in schools and facilitator/director of plays and dramatic initiatives, as well as being active in participating and facilitating women’s circles. I am a retired doula, massage therapist and chi gong teacher. My quals include a Bachelor of Education, Spiritual Midwifery, Natural Success Curriculum and Advanced Diploma of Steiner Education, amongst others. My strength has always been in my ability to connect with people and, in particular, with the children that I teach. Creating a relaxed, joyous, fun and intimate space where girls (and mothers for that matter) feel they have permission to be who they are, to not know all the answers and to ignite their innate curiosity in life is my passion. I am currently living and working in the Sunshine Coast and am occasionally available in Melbourne. I look forward to the privilege of working with your precious children and gifting you this profoundly beautiful time of bonding between you and your girls.