I believe that discipline and planning, in balance with creativity and improvisation, are fundamental to keep our physical and mental health. My driving force is to find the right tools to support you in your individual needs. My motivation is to promote the connection of body, mind, and spirit through conscious living. My methods focus on alignment, sensory awareness, meditation, active listening, philosophy and breath control in creative flows of both passive and dynamic practices. During my classes and private sessions, I guide you through a self-observation in order for you to be mindful, find your own answers, overcome your limitations without overdoing anything.
My work as an engineer had not been fulfilling and my master studies were personally not meaningful, but my exposure to yoga and other philosophical systems lead me to explore new ways of thinking. After taking a sabbatical year in 2015, I realized how everything is interconnected and today I use the perfect combination of Jiu-Jitsu and yoga as tools to express some of my ideas.
When I returned from my sabbatical year, I proceeded with a rigorous training schedule, finally receiving my Holistic Yoga Instructor certification from my teacher, Yogi Sivadas, the founder of “Kailash Tribal School”. I am also a black belt affiliated to CheckMat, I studied under many coaches around Brazil and Europe and nowadays I am a BJJ student under Rico Vieira.
I am very open-minded towards different possibilities for inner growth, and I am continuously studying and experiencing new aspects of reality. Through the holistic approach to yoga, martial arts and engineering (yes, I decided to stop fixing machines to focus on harder systems - like humans), I am able to share my skills and promote well-being. I see the influence these teachings and experiences have helped me in my own life and I am at service to assist you to also benefit from them.
I am Rodrigo, a Jiu-Jitsu and Yoga teacher.