Bio Ivo

My lifework is to integrate the Material and the Spiritual.

My background in Business encompasses 25 years of executive leadership experience in the Health, Fitness & Wellness space, where I have led companies in bringing innovative sustainable products and technologies to market, while applying Mindful Leadership principles and a triple bottom line approach: People, Planet and Profit.

My articles and interviews on sustainable business, health, wellness and mindful leadership have appeared on Forbes and many other international magazines. More in Press.

I completed multiple yoga-training intensives with Mark Whitwell, Rod Stryker, Eric Shiffman, Bryan Kest, Tias Little, Sean Corn and Shiva Rea among others.

Yoga & Meditation

Over the last 20 years, I have studied meditation under the Shambhala Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche and Holistic Yoga under the compassionate guidance of Saul David Raye.

Shamanic Practice

Fourteen years of shamanic practice in the plants medicine tradition, including apprenticing under the guidance of Shipibo Maestro Ricardo Amaringo, have added substantial transpersonal healing to my being and a completely new depth to the very down-to-earth integration work I’m called to do in this lifetime.

I am also deeply connected to traditional Andean Q’ero teachings thank to the transmissions I’ve received from renowned indigenous curanderos Vilma and Wilson Pinedo from the Valle Sagrado of Peru’.

These wisdom disciplines and training systems have crystalized my conviction that Mind, Body and Heart must go together in achieving real wellness and living from one’s own true center.

My Approach

I integrate yoga, meditation and shamanic practices into an effective approach for people in positions of leadership prepared to rid themselves of the hidden emotional sludge secretly running their lives. I help leaders find a space of centeredness within themselves, where they can exercise their powers with clarity, scope, compassion, love, strength and trust.

My classes, coaching sessions, workshops and retreats are a journey of healing and transformation that stoke one’s vitality through the pathways of the energy (pranic) body.