Studio Update


While massage practice has been authorized to reopen in California, since June 19th, after thoughtful consideration I have decided to keep the studio closed a little longer.  I am not sure how much longer.

Massage practice offers a really great risk of transmission of the Coronavirus and the steps to take to offer a safer environment (not risk-free) for all are many at this moment.

My family was directly impacted by this pandemic. My beloved father passed away 5 weeks ago after contracting the virus at a hospital in Brazil. After suffering a heart attack and while in treatment there, he was contaminated and succumbed to the virus.

The profound pain of those in hospitals fighting for their lives (without having permission to receive visitors for obvious reasons) and family members is beyond anything we could have imagined.

I hope you and your family continue to be safe, healthy, and practicing social distancing and wearing a mask when in public (simple steps that can do wonders to protect the most vulnerable).

I have been working to create an online program on energy healing, relieving stress, and trauma. As soon as I have the proper platform set up to start offering this program, I will let you know.

I miss you all very much and I miss giving massages.

I am riding the waves of change during these big shifts on Earth in a way I feel guided to. I intend to continue to work in the healing arts, to serve our community, and to keep sharing the knowledge and wisdom that were shared with me, by so many masters, over the decades.


With much love and saudades (this is a beautiful word from my language, Portuguese, to express the feelings of missing someone or something),

Maria Helena Anderson

Change of Season…Change in Us

The season is about to change, and with that Nature also announces that we might need to go through changes as well . After all, change in our lives is inevitable and hopefully growth from that happens in a graceful manner.

The Farmers Market is already carrying some of the fall vegetables and fruits that the farmers are growing. At home we tasted, this past week, the delicious eggplants from Apricot Lane Farm (for those of you new to regenerative farming and the importance of learning from Nature to grow food, make time to watch The Biggest Little Farm documentary about the Apricot Lane Farm–we will be showing the documentary at our studio soon!), the most amazing figs you can ever find right from Etheridge Farm, the sweet and really tasteful cantaloupes, the San Marzano tomatoes (my favorite! They make the most delicious tomato sauce you can taste, ask my mom! 😉 ).

Coming very soon to Corpo e Alma Healing: vegan chef Dave Anderson will talk about regenerative farming to help the planet fight climate change and also its importance in our nutrition.

Nature has taken care of everything so perfectly that when the weather changes, our bodies can receive proper nourishment from the new crops. Isn’t Nature’s wisdom so amazing? Let’s get educated together so we can grow a more conscious community.

Calabasas Farmers’s Market on August 31st 2019
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” -Hippocrates

We are changing at our studio too!

Coming this month new yoga classes, QiGong and meditation, community meditation and more.

Starting Thursday, September 12th @ 7pm (about 80min class)
Register on the website, space is limited!

I am very excited to be teaching teens and kids again! Our children are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, carrying the stressors of a world in short circuit due to the overload of electronic devices and broken brains. Brain health (and gut health) and coping tools are a MUST for this generation, and I believe as adults we also must model to our kids healthy ways of living.

I appreciate the brave and courageous women that are committing their time and energy to our Kundalini Yoga Workshop for Women (Excel and Celebrate, led by Petra Harbhajan Gordon, an incredible human being and dedicated yogini, always humble, always kind). If you missed the ones that started at the end of August, there will be new groups in the near future!

First day Kundalini Yoga Workshop, group not pictured here.

I would like to humbly ask those of you that know my work and feel that your words can contribute to the expansion of our community, please send me a review of your experience, or even write a Yelp or Google Review. If you authorize me, your testimonial would be added to a page on my website.

Wishing you all a great preparation for the new season, and I look forward to seeing you more often!

Much love and gratitude for sharing your journey together!

Maria Helena Anderson

Food Matters

As we have been walking together the road towards great health and well being, I would like to share with you a documentary that came across my path years ago and once again this past week.

The documentary is called Food Matters. Probably some of you already saw it and hopefully felt somehow inspired by its key message. Anything that can motivate us to make changes to a healthier and positive lifestyle, we most likely will welcome into our lives, don’t you agree?

I was blessed to have my husband (an incredibly gifted and creative Vegan Chef) and 3 of my kids ( 2 teenagers and a 10 year old ) to join me to watch it again and talk about it. I believe it’s critical to involve our children and loved ones in our quest to improve our physical, mental and  emotional health. Knowledge indeed is power!

Since a very early age I remember my mother repeatedly talking about the importance of education in our lives. An education that makes you use your critical thinking and question answers given in the form of: “that’s the way it is, that’s the way it has been for a very long time, that’s the way science has proven so far”, might open your mind to a point of “no return”.   🙂

I guess it’s fair to say that the documentary will educate you (or at least intrigue you) and probably you might ask yourself  “How we, humans, allowed our own race to take this path of self destruction? “

 I hope you accept my  invitation to carve some time to watch it, to explore and maybe give yourself a chance to embrace something “new”.  Something that might make you feel so good and hopeful that you will finally feel that you can take your own power back. The power to decide how you want to live your life and how you want to take care of yourself. When you glow, you rise up the vibration of our planet!  Take others with you, the ride will be way more fun.

Michael Bernard Beckwith

You can transform your life through one positive change at the time, one day at the time…accepting the frustrations and challenges, that you might encounter, as opportunities to become a stronger human being! With gentleness, patience, immense love and respect for your life and for the lives of others.


Take a look at the website where you can find great inspiration to start a brand new chapter in your life:

*Food Matters

*Hungry for Change (another terrific documentary)

In love and health,

Maria Helena