Flavia has always been fascinated by the underwater world and the path of self empowerment. Growing up in an island in Brazil, she took part in various water sports, but it was below the surface that she found her real passion. Scouted by FORD Models at the age of 17 she worked as an international fashion model, shooting for numerous campaigns and magazines. She travelled around the world and shared her time between the flashlights and her love to the sea, whilst learning about the relationship of the breath and its practical applications.
Reinventing Your Limits
It was in 2007 when Flavia was introduced to freediving that her life would completely change. Intrigued by this natural relationship with the sea and the challenge to redefine her own limitations she embraced freediving in full and followed her heart. Besides modeling, Flavia immersed in competing, teaching, presenting and co-directing a TV series about freediving. Above all, Flavia's goal is to invite others to learn more about their true potential while connecting to their breath and the element water. She invite people to reinvent their limits, by applying what they think can be a restriction as a powerful trigger to conquer their true powerful self, using fear as a stimulus and not a limiting factor. Trough her connection to the sea, she wishes to bring awareness of the fragility of our oceans and to help preserve the underwater environment.
Having 9 records, including a South American title, Flavia is capable of holding her breath for 6 minutes and to dive to 74 meters in one breath.
She is a Breath Specialist and Yoga Teacher and holds workshops of Empowerment Trough Breath and mindfullness, offering talks internationally in conferences and events.
Flavia presents a TV series for Canal OFF called "APNEIA" where she travels around the world looking for the best places to freedive and for encounters with marine creatures.
Flavia is one of the few instructors teaching from three different freediving institutions, SSI, AIDA teacher and judge and Apnea Total and it is an Instructor Trainer at Freedive Mexico school in Tulum, with projects all over the world.
She is a specialist in Breath Work, Yoga, Meditation and other empowering technoligies.
Flavia is an ambassador at IAMWATER conservation and believes in the urgency of education to preserve our oceans' future and our own.