Ana Liz Ceregatti
Embodied Creatures' Creator, Teacher, Practitioner, and Artist
Ana has worked as an artist, performer, and educator for 15 years, and since 2018 has been guiding people through embodiment journeys. She's studied somatic + art-based practices such as Expressive Dance/Movement, 5 Rhythms, Experimental Theather, Iyengar Yoga, Vipassana, therapeutic self-portraiture, amongst others, and is currently training in Movement-Based Expressive Arts Therapy via the Tamalpa Institute (CA).
The healing and transformative capacity of embodiment and authentic self-expression are the driving forces of Ana's work and personal explorations. She has experienced it firsthand in her process to understand, integrate, and overcome trauma. She first fell in love with portrait photography in 2015, when photographed professionally for the first time. What started as curiosity became a meaningful way to work with her subtleties and nurture self-intimacy.
"Having my intimate processes with my body and emotions witnessed and captured with such sensibility blew me away. It shone a light into shadow aspects of my personality and relationship to my image, raising questions and desires that needed investigating. I've been exploring embodied portraits since - both alone and with photographers, and continue amazed by how there's always something new revealed through the process."
Ana Liz is moved by the desire to help people inhabit their bodies and Souls to live with authenticity, creativity, pleasure, and purpose.
Photographer, Journalist & Magnified Healing Practitioner
Simone is a Brazilian photographer based in Santa Monica, CA. She discovered her passion for photography in 2010 while working at a newspaper and was bewildered by the power of portraiture when she took a nude women’s portrait workshop. This experience brought her a sense of profound love and compassion and inspired her to begin a project entitled NUMEUCORPO. She photographed over 50 women in their rawest, most natural states - bared of clothing and judgments. In the process, she heard their stories, learned about their traumas and insecurities, and took a close look into their relationships with their bodies - which often mirrored each other’s and her own.
Living in Los Angeles since 2017, she continues to capture the essence of individuals and couples in her photos. In her path of self-healing and growth, she began to seek spiritual practices and became a Magnified Healing Practitioner, which gave her a new understanding of her craft.
Simone believes art can heal us and is moved by the desire to help people reconnect with their inner beauty through art to remember who they are.