Hi ~ My name is Alexandra. I am from England and the U.S. and I live in Lagos, Portugal. It took me some time to finally step forward into my path of helping others. I've walked through many fires; addiction, loss, traumas and experiences that have shaped who I am. I found freedom through meditation, breathwork and flying. When I'm under my parachute, dancing with the wind, I feel alive, connected to the earth and myself.
I love exploring the world, and in my voyage of life I have learned that no matter who or where you are, there are threads that connect us all as humans.
I've always had a deep interest in the mind and consciousness, and a passion for helping others. I have degrees in psychology and education, and spent 10 years working with students with academic, emotional and behavioral difficulties. Working in this field taught me the importance of empowering the inner self and inspiring confidence to overcome challenges.
I integrate different modalities I've studied throughout my life into my work.
Conscious Connected Breathwork, Psychotherapy, Meditation/Mindfulness (MBSR), Cognitive Restructuring/CBT, Sound & Biofield Therapy, as well as Psychedelic Medicine.
We are multi-faceted beings, and I believe that science and spiritual medicine are not mutually exclusive. As Carl Sagan so beautifully said, "Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual."
My path began with a very transformative and powerful session of Reiki. My experience is one that I will never forget.
I was going through a dark time in my life. I’d lost two people I loved in a short time, and I had just pulled myself out of a bad relationship. A friend suggested I try Reiki. I was a little skeptical and intimidated, not wanting to lay there and think about everything that had happened.
Once we started it became so intensely emotional, it was hard not to cry. I went into a deep trance. It was as though I was speaking to my inner spirit, my true self, for the first time in so long. The pain in my heart and mind rose the the surface and burst like a bubble. I could see my own sadness. I could see how it was affecting every aspect of my life and who I was. It was a lot to process. but I was able to move through the pain in a way I never had before.
My soul felt calm afterwards.
After the session I realized how badly I wanted my life to change. I felt alone and stuck.
I had lost my passion, my drive, my purpose. I didn't recognize who I was anymore, and I had allowed myself fall into a life I wasn't happy with.
I knew that the only way to change my life was to take responsibility and start doing things differently.
It wasn't easy, and it took time and slip-ups to become consistent.
I kept going - I knew that I couldn't go back to the way things were.
As I let go of habits and patterns that were no longer serving me, I realized I had spent a long time numbing myself, subtly trying to control everything, running from pain I had carried with me most of my life .
I had given myself the illusion of safety so I wouldn't have to feel anything, not recognizing that I was keeping myself in a prison.
I began to learn how to slow down my mind,
how to truly let go of the past and the things out of my control.
To surrender, and acknowledge my emotions without being defined by them.
I quickly realized that I wanted to do this for other people and began working at the studio where I had received my first session. This led me down a beautiful road of learning, moving across the world and starting my own practice.
I offer in-person Reiki and Breathwork sessions at sacred spaces in Lagos, Aljezur & Portimao. (1-on-1 & group)
Sessions can also be held in the comfort of your home or virtually.
I hold weekly group Conscious Connected Breathwork sessions at Soluna Space in Lagos & Villa Prana in Portimao.
You can also reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
No matter where you are in the world we can connect.
If you are looking for a session, or would like to ask or share anything I am here.