Ana Liz (she/her) is a Latina woman from Brazil, based in Los Angeles since 2016. Healing Artist, Somatic Practitioner, and Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher (IMMA / CPD), Ana holds a BA in Arts and has worked as an artist, performer and educator for 13 years. She started her teaching journey by mentoring teens in visual arts and creative writing, and, through the years, has studied many healing arts practices such as authentic movement/dance, Buddhism and secular Mindfulness, Yoga, Experimental Theater, and Expressive Arts Therapy. 

Through her own path of healing and self-understanding, Ana discovered a natural talent to hold space for others and facilitate transformational work through art, embodiment, and self-reflection. Her curiosity for understanding her own nature became a passion for the human condition we all share. 

Ana went on to become certified as a Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher and began applying her knowledge of the arts and experience as a mentor to offer art-based interventions to underprivileged youth in Brazil and Los Angeles. She facilitated art classes for the elder impacted with dementia through Alzheimer's LA, and since 2018, has been working with adults of various ages and backgrounds, teaching somatic-oriented meditation classes, expressive arts-based workshops, rituals, and conversations around our relationships with ourselves, others, and the world around us - with a focus in embodiment mentorship for women and queer folks. 

Ana Liz sees the body as the pathway to the Soul, a portal for healing and positive change. Her work with therapeutic self-portraits led her to the Tamalpa Institute (Life/Art Process®), where she is currently enrolled to become certified as a Movement-Based Expressive Arts Therapist and Educator. 

Through her studies, professional and personal experiences, and multi-cultural background, Ana Liz has crafted a unique way of working with people as a guide and witness in their processes. At the heart of her work is a person-centered, trauma-informed approach that empowers people to honor themselves as they are now while working creatively and intentionally to generate insight, healing, growth, and social transformation.