1972: Born in Barcelona (Catalonia / Spain)
1997 – 2001: Psychology Master’s degree at the University of Barcelona (Catalonia / Spain)
2002-2006: PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). Thesis: “Neuro-Imaging of Visual Field Defects”
2006-2007: Post-doc researcher at RIKEN, Saitama (Japan). Project: High-resolution fMRI of IT / FFA area
2007-2009: Post-doc researcher at Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo (Japan). Project: Neuro-imaging (MRI) of visual pathways in glaucoma pathology
2007-2009: Various Yoga teacher trainings (Leza Lowitz, Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, Jonas Westring, …)
2009-2011: Volunteering in Bhutan. Created a Yoga School, counseling in various institutions, researcher for Gross National Happiness
2010: Tibetan Heart Yoga Teacher Training 300h in Arizona (USA)
2011-2013: Master in Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapy at the Instituto Erich Fromm in Barcelona (Catalonia / Spain)
2011-2014: Researcher at Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany). Various projects on Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimaging at the department of Neurology
2014-present: Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy and counselling in Munich (Germany). Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie
A bit more extended:
I am half French, half Italian and was born and grew up in Barcelona (Catalunya / Spain).
While I was studying Psychology at the University of Barcelona, I developped a strong inclination towards neuroscience research. The study of the human brain by means of neuro-imaging techniques fascinated me and so I decided to enroll in a PhD at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands).
I continued my research path in Japan: first at RIKEN and afterwards at Jikei University Medical School in Tokyo.
It was during my time in Tokyo that I deepened my Yoga practice. I took my first teacher training with Leza Lowitz at Sun and Moon and continued learnning and get inspirired through workshops and other teacher trainings (Paul Grilley’s and Sarah Powers‘ Yin Yoga or Jonas Westring’s Thai-yoga, for example). I have as well 300h of teacher training in Tibetan Heart Yoga.
When three years in Japan were over, I had the chance to go to Bhutan, a little Kingdom in the Himalayas. There, I opened a yoga studio, taught yoga, organised retreats, and did counselling in various institutions. I did take part in a research project to properly establish Gross National Happiness (GNH), as well. The two years I had the immense fortune to call Bhutan home were crucial for my personal growth.
Back in Europe, I continued with neuroscience research in Munich (Germany). In parallel, I did a Master in Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapy at the Instituto Erich Fromm in Barcelona.
I currently work as a psychotherapist in beautiful Munich and surroundings (mainly Ammersee). I teach Yoga as well and enjoy offering workshops in both fields: Yoga and Psychotherapy.
I find them so closely linked!
And even more extended:
Here you can view a more complete CV in English or in German.