Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, the older daughter of three children, I took from my mother a great love for literature and the arts. At the age of 15 I started publishing short stories in the local newspaper of Salto, the city in which I grew up. The themes of my stories were mystical and visionary. I was later offered a job at the newspaper, where I wrote articles on psychology for five years.
While studying at the prestigious Universidad Católica del Uruguay for my degree in Psychology that I completed in 2000, I attended different Art Schools to develop my painting and sculpturing skills. I studied with well-known artists such as Daniel Amaral Oyarvide, Juan Fletcher and Federico Arnau. In those years, I started to exhibit my own paintings and sculptures, first in Uruguay and then also in Spain.
In 2001, I started my work as a therapist for groups and individuals, while continuing to deepen my studies in art-therapy and Gestalt therapy. In 2003, I moved to Barcelona to acquire a Master’s Degree in Humanist Psychotherapy at the Eric Fromm Institute. My interest in somatic led me to continue studying at the Espai Gestalt Institute of Barcelona for three more years, specializing in Integrative Somatic Therapy.
In 2005, I started teaching ArtTherapy to graduate students at the University of Barcelona, while managing a cultural center dedicated to the integration of art and psychology in Sant Pol de Mar.
In 2007, I began my training in the transpersonal integrative SAT Program developed by Claudio Naranjo. I acquired a deep knowledge of the Enneagram and of its applications in group facilitation and therapy. After six years of intense study and self-transformation, I became a worldwide organizer and facilitator of the SAT Program.
In Uruguay, from 2008 to 2013, I directed and facilitated— with other therapist from all over the world — a program Integrating Arts, Somatics and Psychotherapy for personal development and healing. In those years, I also traveled extensively across Central and South America, both teaching and learning shamanic traditions in Peru and Mexico.
My spiritual life is inspired by the teachings of Sir Prem Baba and Aurobindo. From all these experiences I developed my unique approach, uniting psychotherapy, the arts and traditional shamanic healing.
I am a passionate traveler and scholar, and I am still deepening my studies working on my PhD at the University of Edinburgh. The theme of my thesis is: “Female Embodied In Contemporary Art Practices: A Potential Implication in Art Therapy.”
I am the mother of two beautiful sons, Iñaki born in 1999 and Santiago born in 2014. I live in the multicultural district of Raval in Barcelona in a large house where I loves to invite my friends from all over the world. At the heart of my home is my art-studio.
My dream for the future is to live in a community, sharing with others my commitment for a happier, sustainable and more balanced future.