Erica, how did you and your family end up in Ubud, Bali?
My husband and I spent one year, in 2000, here in Bali working on children’s books and we loved it so much that we came back often for holidays.
One day, back in Italy, a close friend asked us (separately) what our crazy, secret, impossible dream was.
Surprisingly we both answered “moving to Bali”. After having realized that we had this crazy, secret, impossible dream in common (beside many other things) we started planning it. One extra reason being that we weren’t happy with our Italian life style.
We know you recently went through a huge transformational experience with the Breathwork Facilitator Training. Can you describe your experience to us?
Explaining transformation and shifting is always a bit difficult.
What I can say is that this incredible training gave me an extra kick (the process was already ongoing) on awarness, solidity, and clarity, offering new tools, and a new perspective: I feel like a completely different person, but maybe I got rid of layers that were hiding – and making heavy – my true self.
What has been one of the most pivotal moments in your life?
There are three that i have to mention:
1. When I first looked my husband in his eyes (he was just a collegue at that time) receiving a completely new and overwhelming sensation.
2. When I said for the very first time “I want to teach yoga” and this came out of my mouth directly from my heart, bypassing my brain.
3. Something that is still to come: I have no idea what’s coming next and I look forward to being surprised!
What is your favorite song that makes you want to sing from the bottom of your heart?
Oh... there are so many! I sing all the time and many times I start crying (I’m very emotional). If I really have to choose: What a wonderful world.
Last question…what is your favorite café in Ubud?
Igelanca Warung, right next to Radiantly Alive studio. It's simple, cheap, authentic and really delicious!
The staff is super sweet and they even remember that I want my curry (in my opinion, the best in town) without bell pepper. Their chocolate mousse cake is heaven!