37 Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a free spirit, a dancer, and work as a somatic therapist. I feel passionately about social justice issues and work in public education. I'm down to earth and a realist, and in touch with my energetic and spiritual side.

Some things I'm into:

meditation and spiritual development / dance, esp. Cuban Salsa / conscious dance / yoga / books / nature / hiking / camping / riding bikes / social justice / health and healing modalities / somatic therapy / energy work / tantric yoga / education / photography / art & design / travel / anything involving water / DIY projects / free spirits / hugs / good kissers
What I’m doing with my life
I study somatic therapy (Hakomi Method) and am always open to new avenues of personal growth and development. Also, nature. I love nature and would love to live in a more peaceful and serene environment.

I was voted Most Prolific Reader in the 4th grade, and it's still one of my favorite activities.

I'm a Cuban Salsa dancer, and really enjoy Afro-Brazilian and other kinds of dance too. A big yes to dance, movement and being in our bodies!

I tend to go to farmers markets on the weekends and like to ride my bike around town.

One time I started a cookie business when I lived in Colombia. My friend and I made the PERFECT, taste-tested chocolate chip cookies and sold them in parks where people hung out drinking and smoking weed. We called it Las Munchies (with a Spanish pronunciation), introducing a new word to the Spanglish lexicon.
I’m really good at
Seeing the big picture
Trying new things
Finding beauty and humor in difficult situations
Being silly
Cuban Salsa dancing
The first things people usually notice about me
Eyes, smile, dimple, my friendly and curious personality
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae, Timba, Calle 13, some Kirtan, Arcade Fire, Silvio Rodriguez, D'Angelo, some electronic kind of world fusion music

Movies: Anything by Pedro Almodovar, When Harry met Sally, Harold and Maude, The NeverEnding Story, Funny Face, Inside Out was amazing. Also, I just saw CitizenFour, the Edward Snowden documentary, and it was really great.

Podcasts/radio: This American Life, The Moth, Democracy Now, and lots of others

Books/Authors: Junot Diaz, Toni Morrison, Jumpha Lahira, engaging non-fiction, Dave Eggers, anything by Atul Gawande

I need to bring some New Yorker back into my life.

Sunday brunch with the NYTimes.

Gardening is fun and calming; I would like to move back to a place that has one again.

I generally avoid crowded bars and clubs, unless it is for dancing. A lounge or cafe is more my style. Or somewhere outside.
The six things I could never do without
"The cure for anything is salt water- sweat, tears or the sea."
-Isak Dineson
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether or not it's worth it to stay out late salsa dancing. It usually is : )
On a typical Friday night I am
Maybe on an epic date with you, that involves a sunset hike (hopefully)...
You should message me if
You're ultimately interested in a committed relationship that allows for true intimacy and lots of laughter, adventure and deep connection.