After graduating on General and Comparative Literature, I completed my PhD on the literary expressions of contemplative practice, studying how philosophical and psychological influences from Hindu and Buddhist practices become written works in contemporary authors.
I completed my studies with a Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies from South Wales University (UK) and a Postgraduate Course on Mindfulness-based Interventions at Stellenbosch University (South Africa). I am currently completing another postgraduate course from the University of the Witwatersrand on Higher Education. This is the framework in which I developed the pilot program that is at the base of this Varela grant research project.
In 2014, I decided to explore the application of contemplative practice into the corporate and educational environment. For the first role, I founded Veluvana, an online platform to teach mindfulness in Spanish. For the second role, I trained as a certified ‘b program’ facilitator (Mindfulness in Schools Project) and co-created MindEdu, to implement mindfulness practices in Education.