About me
Timid, shy, introverted, innocent, feeble, ill, hidden in a fairy world - that’s how I remember my childhood, when the adaptation to the real world was extremely hard.  

I was seen as the pretty girl, quiet, well behaved, but the image I had of myself was quite different… I felt like the “ugly duckling”, the one that didn’t play with the other kids, and that preferred to stay alone in her enchanted world.

The adaptation to the real world wasn’t easy, and it took a lioness scream to recognize that I carry in my heart the “sword” of wisdom, a feminine warrior energy...



“It took a lioness scream to recognize that I carry in my heart the “sword” of wisdom, a feminine warrior energy...”


It took the discovery of a serious double scoliosis at the age of 16 - which, according to the doctors, was going to incapacitate me for life – for the change to begin as a yoga practitioner...

I’ve been through a lot of Yoga and Meditation styles, as a practitioner, but also as a Teacher: Integral Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga therapy, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Pulsar Yoga, Tibetan Yoga (Lu Jong, Tsa Lung, Tummo, Bliss); Tibetan Meditation, Mindfulness and Rigpa; as well as many Tantric and Taoist practices...

I’ve practiced a lot, but I’ve also studied a lot... I was trained as biologist and investigator in the biomedical area for 7 years until I decided to change and follow what my heart screamed!


In February, 2007, I left my “stable” job as a Senior Laboratory Technician in the Medical School of the University of Minho 

and I´ve started a new life...

I’ve trained in several oriental massages (dynamic reiki, ayurvedic, Thai, shiatsu, hot stones, Tibetan kum nye, tantric...), all of which I still currently practice and teach in a more intuitive and complete way.
I’ve created a line of natural, handmade cosmetics, which I produced myself, with recipes created by me, and to which I applied my vast knowledge in aromatherapy and essential oils, up to the point when I passed on that wisdom to someone very trustworthy…

I studied Traditional Chinese Medicine for 4 years, and later studied some Ayurvedic Medicine and Tibetan Medicine. 
For many years, I’ve spread through Portugal the vibrations of the Gongs and Tibetan singing bowls; in 2009, I published a CD, but when the time came, I’ve left that magical art to others… 
I was a student, and later a teacher trainer of the Integral Yoga School in Portugal; I’ve burned the midnight oil studying the philosophy of yoga from many different styles and traditions; for 5 years, I was a teacher trainer of Tog Chod and Lu Jong (Tibetan Yoga of the Tulku Lobsang Master Lineage) at the NMI.
I studied Hindu and Taoist philosophy, and I studied the Buddhist philosophy at a much deeper level… In Buddhism, I started with Zen, but it was in the Tibetan Buddhism that I found my roots. I specialized in Tibetan Psychology and Philosophy, including Tantrayan Buddhism, which is the basis of my work…

I had the blessing to be trained in Mayan Astrology - with the beloved sister of heart, Sonia Pereira -, a wisdom-guide of support and compass for life and a precious help for others.
In the last few years I have learned from many of the teachers and international guides ancestral practices of the Sacred Feminine from Taoism, Tantra and Shamanism... I have launched my roots in Mother Earth, I became her guardian, apprentice and daughter.
In Mother Nature I tune in with my cycles, I connect with the strength and power of the 5 Elements, with Sister Moon and Father Sun and in an eternal dance I marry my Sacred Feminine with the Sacred Masculine. Dakini was born, but since very long time I am conected with the Dakini Wisdom!
The dance emerges later in my life, but as a wave that takes me to new paths. The Dance of the 5 Elements arises and in Bali 2018 I was certified in Kundalini Dance by Leyolah Antara - a very important tool for emotional alchemy.

In Mother Nature I tune in with my cycles, I connect with the strength and power of the 5 Elements, with the Moon and the Sun and in an eternal dance I marry my Sacred Feminine with the Sacred Masculine. Dakini was born!
That´s how she became what she is today...
Ana is still a bit crooked - but her scoliosis is less accentuated! The energy flows, pain is inexistent or extremely rare, no more splints on her shoes - just a perfectly normal life. Or maybe not that normal! She has climbed the highest point of Azores, India, USA and New Zeeland - sometimes carrying over 66 pounds on her back! She has rode a lot on bike, crossed the Swiss Alps, and went from Geneva to Vienna!

Shas traveled through the Spiti valley, from Kasa to Tabo, in the Indian Himalayas, from monastery to monastery, on a spiritual journey that was an awakening from a deep sleep.
In Bali, she had a bath in its waterfalls and felt the power of the community, while making the certification in Kundalini Dance - Alchemical Dance.
She stepped on the pyramids, Teocallis, Cenotes and jungles of Mexico.
The retreats and trainings with mentors, teachers and masters are countless ... And every once in a while she has the courage to go for a solo retreat of at least two weeks just to meditate.

But she still wants to go to the sacred lands of Nepal and the caves of Mongolia.


With its intense practices, the warrior women recognized that her sword lies in the integrity of her heart, and that surrender is the right way to win... She became a woman more focused on the inside, full of life, love, and natural sensuality! 


She also recognized that, as all other women, she has weaknesses, emotions, vulnerabilities, fluctuations just like the waves of the sea! But, she learned that every time she embraces them with a loving presence, she turns them into feminine courage and strength!



May I, as guardian of ancestral wisdom, inspire many beings for the benefit of all humanity and the whole planet!
Ana Taboada
Recording of Mayan Map send by email
Rising the Dakini Wisdom in all aspects
Emotional alchemy trough movement, breath and sound
Every 13 day a new Mayan Cycle
Yoga
I met Yoga at age 16 when I discovered a huge double scoliosis. According to the doctors the scoliosis was so serious that it could have blocked me of having a normal life. Yoga has just not relieved me of many aches and has greatly improved my condition, but also it has been a lifelong passion!
I graduated as biologist and worked as scientific researcher for 7 years. But in 2007, I give up of my job at the university to dedicate myself exclusively to Yoga and Meditation.
I started my main Hatha Yoga trainings in the Yoga Integral School in 2005. I became Yoga Teacher and, later, Yoga Master specialised in Yoga Therapy and Vinyasa Yoga. In 2007 I was certified as Tibetan Yoga Teacher and in 2011 I became Mindfulness Meditation Teacher.
I have also deepen my Yoga studies with Anusara Yoga, and recently with Ancient Tao Yoga too.
Dakini Wisdom
Buddhism is my background philosophy and since 1995 I started deepen my practice, taking courses, retreats, empowerments.
Since 2015 I follow the teachings of Lama Tsultrim Allione and in 2018 I became a student of the Magyu Tradition - the mother lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
As personal practices of this lineage I regularly practice Green Tara, Chöd, Feed your demons and the Mandala of the 5 Dakinis and I love to integrate some of these teachings/meditations in my Yoga Classes, workshops or Retreats.
Mayan wisdom
All the cosmovision, as well the Mayan Astrology I have learned with the "sister" Sónia Pereira from Nimaja - Casa Cultural Pré-Hispânica. I was certified as Mayan Astrology by Nimaja in June 2017. Sónia Pereira learn this ancestral wisdom directly from abuelos sages in Guatemala and Mexico, where she lives in the present moment. The Mayan sages asked her to start teaching this wisdom to the world because unfortunately much what comes to the west is not the original Mayan wisdom. I am in love with all this wisdom, a precious compass which guides us into all life.
Kundalini Dance
Kundalini Dance™ is an ecstatic embodiment practice for women and men of all ages, experience and fitness levels. It has been taught worldwide since 1992 by Leolah Antara. The passion for dance and emotional alchemy led me, in 2018, to Bali to be certified in Kundalini Dance, a powerful art of transforming emotions.
Women Sacred Sexuality
From an early age I felt a fascination about this subject which led me to the Indian and Buddhist Tantra.
When I felt I needed a more feminine approach I had the privilege of finding Feminine Sexual Vitality practices from the Ancient Tao. I learned Yoni Yoga with several international teachers and deepened my knowledge in Sexual Alchemy trough practices of Mayan Wisdom and Ancient Egypt.