This weeks interview is with Marizete Da Silva, former model, mother to two children, Journalist, Healer, tree-lover, body whisperer, transformational leader and encourager of astonishing possibilities with a firm believer in the power of ageless beauty.
Hello Marizete – tell us about your childhood?
Actually, I grew up in Salvador – Bahia, Brazil where I was a kind of Mowgli child during vacations on my grandmother’s farm. I would spend hours climbing trees to the top and stare out at the Universe in deep contemplation. When I came down, it was always with a new perspective; calmer, grounded, more rooted. Nature was always a place for me to connect with my Soul. I moved to Marbella four years ago from Valencia where I had a yoga Studio for many years.
3 reasons why you love Marbella and we should too?
The fact that we can meet people from all over the world, the sunsets are amazing and the variety of natural things that we can do outside.
How or why were you drawn into focusing on being “Deliciously Ageless” and not fighting getting older?
Deepak Chopra says – “Because the mind influences every cell in the body, human aging is fluid and changeable, it can speed up, slow down, stop for a time, and even reverse itself. Hundreds of research findings from the last three decades have verified that aging is much more dependent on the individual than was ever dreamed of in the past … to challenge aging at its core, this entire world view must be challenged first, for nothing holds more power, over the body than beliefs of the mind.”
I believe that our body is our best friend, partner and lover. Not something that is a burden that we have to transcend or complain about. Aging is a separation created between your Soul and your body. When we reconnect with our inner flow, our true values we create a Conscious connection with our body not from the place of “no pain, no gain” but instead “no pleasure, no game”; your body will be happier and your life will improve exponentially.
You also believe all women are ‘Be-YOU-tiful’ – what blocks do we put in our own way of accepting our own beauty and YOUniqueness?
I see beauty beyond the physical appearance. True beauty is when a woman embodies her uniqueness, and express what She has come here to be and create in the world without trying to fit or adapt to any kind of external pattern. The main blocks are judgments, comparison, perfection syndrome highlighted by social media consumption. What if you could everyday look at and ask yourself
How can I be the beauty I truly am today and inspire more woman to see their beauty too?
And you are founder of Bossa® Yoga – tell us more?
Bossa® Yoga a joyful way of playing yoga that mixes Dance, Capoeira & Yoga with Brazilian Music. After 25 years learning, practicing & teaching yoga, I created Bossa Yoga as way of inviting people to discover their own yoga, their inner joy that connects their body with their Souls and gives a sense of lightness and fulfilment.
What has been your greatest challenge, whether personal or business?
As the poet Rumi says “The wound is where the healing enters.”
I believe every day is a challenge when we are in this journey of self development. My childhood was a big challenge where I had to learn very early to dig deep into my Soul and be aware of the support the Universe gives when we are aligned with our core values and I am passionate to share it with my clients.
Is there a joy mantra or motto that you’ve found very helpful?
I always say “Dancing one song a day, keeps the doctor away”
Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given
Trust your gut and follow the energy
What does Marizete do to relax?
Yoga & Dancing
And there’s a new book coming out? What can we expect between its covers?
Yes It is been a journey of three years writing the book ‘Happy Body, Happy You: love your body and Stop Ageing’. It is a roadmap to discover your unique way to connect and create a joyful journey within your body and Soul.
You have created a VIP programme
Yes, It is the ‘Ageless Body & Soul 1:1’ deep dive online programme with me that gives exclusive access to “my 10 top secrets to drink in the font of youth” videos.
Who do you admire the most for their timeless aging?
I really admire Julia Roberts. She is blossoming and radiant in her 50s with a low key health and beauty lifestyle that shows that it is possible to reverse ageing naturally and gracefully.
Favourite book you have read so far in 2019 and why?
I am reading ‘The Internet to the Inner Net’ by Gopy Kallayil who is a Brilliant friend of mine who has worked in Google for more than fifteen years and really walks his talk when he writes about ways to reset your connection and live a conscious life. It is an amazing book because he knows both sides of the coin and advocates that our most important technology is still the one within us; our brain, body and consciousness.
What would you tell your teenage self?
Every choice creates
One thing you will achieve before the end of 2019?
Keep on spreading my message to help people start loving their bodies and stopping aging through the launch of my book, online and offline programs. Find out more about my next event too here
How can we find out more about you and your courses?
Read my website here
Thank you Marizete