Ariana offers classes and facilitates workshops at events and festivals where she combines breathwork, movement, and meditation, creating a unique experience with a focus on - going beyond what we believe we can do. She believes well-being is a sense of home inside of us and encourages individuals to reflect on what that means to them.
Q: Tell me a little bit about you and your journey here?
A: From a young age, I’ve had this entrepreneurial vein. I’m not sure where it came from because no one in my immediate family is swayed, but how I grew up allowed me the space to explore that. I learned how to build and run businesses with a grassroots approach, that was my kind of north star. This drive led me to collaborate with talented leaders in wellness, skincare, fashion, and packaged foods. I grew up in California and over the past 3 years, I have lived nomadically, between Portugal, New York and other places.
Q: Amazing, and what projects are you currently dedicated to?
A: My focus now is wellbeing through breath, movement meditation, and using imagination as a tool. Let me explain: it always starts with grounding ourselves, feeling our body and then going into our imagination. My approaches differ depending on who is in front of me, a client, or a class. I try to adapt to their energy that day. You know engineers or doctors might have a different approach than artists, for example.
Currently, I offer online classes where I combine breathwork, movement, and meditation creating a unique experience with a focus on going beyond what we believe we can do. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and a background in Hatha & Ashtanga Yoga from Rishikesh, India, I use many different tools in this class to create an elevated sense of well-being.
Q: What a mix! Tell me a bit more about your latest project in Brazil.
A: I recently co-created a project in Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil. The space is nestled in the forest providing an opportunity to pause our daily life routines to create space for a new reality for yourself while learning recycling processes and ecological education. The property can house 3-4 guests who wish to visit the national park and is open for collaboration for those who resonate with the space and wish to host experiences here. Hermanas unite!
Whatever I do, the idea is for me to always show up and give in the way that I can, which is through this movement perspective, mostly to help people connect further to themselves. It’s a co-creation! This is also why I love Hermanas, it’s really about co-creation and how we can do that in a way that is sustainable.
Q: Absolutely! Thank you for sharing all this with us. And last but not least, we ask this to all the people we talk to, what does community mean to you?
A: Community shares space physically and emotionally where we can feel safe to express who fully are and who we are becoming. Community is filled with loved ones who recharge us and encourage us to grow. It is having people to go to and be like, “hey, this is who I am” and then being there through time, with open arms, accepting our evolving selves, and also holding us accountable, being honest, and real with us.