Meet the founder
Mindfulness meditation and yoga have positively transformed Desiree’s life after living with a Traumatic Brain Injury.
She now hopes to use these life-changing tools to empower others to do the same.
Brain injury, mental health and disability advocate, Desiree says Mindfulness meditation and Yoga have been positively life-changing after her lived-experience of struggle following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a car accident in 2020.
After her TBI, Desiree experienced severe physical, emotional and mental health challenges on a daily basis. She says life became overwhelming and unbearable. She felt as though a rug was pulled from under her overnight, causing her to completely lose her sense of identity and self-worth, and feel hopeless about the future.
After seeing a number of specialists including weekly psychological therapy, and having little to no progress, Desiree immersed herself in the world of mindfulness meditation.
This was a complete game changer that significantly contributed to her mental and emotional health recovery in just a few weeks; giving her a new lease on life, and the inspiration to found Vida Flow.
Originally from Venezuela, Desiree lives in Adelaide and has been in Australia for over 14 years. A Marketing Strategist and Group Fitness Instructor, Desiree has also completed a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR) with Openground, and holds a Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training certification from the international School Yoga Institute.
In her free time, Desiree loves doing meditation, salsa dancing, spiritual chanting and drumming. Although very energetic by nature, these days she loves sitting in stillness experiencing the shift from being a human ‘doing’ to a human ‘being’.