More than 8 years ago, I believed I was living the dream, I was engaged, living in a beautiful home, and managing multi-million dollar show productions for MTV Networks.
Then during the summer of 2010, I experienced an awakening that impacted every major aspect of my life. It was as if a veil was removed from my eyes.
I realized I was living societies dream. I was living my families dream. I wasn’t living mine.
I began to understand the world, life, love, creativity, spirituality, stillness, politics, relationships, society and sexuality for example in a whole new way.
The biggest realization is best summed up by the words of Dalai Lama..
The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, he said:
Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;
the result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
Two months after my peak awakening experience, I walked away from my job at MTV, my home, and most of my possessions. I walked away from everything that took a life time for me to create…
Or as one of my loved ones put it, “You had everything, a nice job, a home, a husband to be and now you have nothing.”
Yes, in a sense I had the “American dream”, but I wasn’t happy. I didn’t feel fulfilled. I felt like I was missing out on something. I felt like I didn’t really know who I was, what I wanted, or felt really moved by. I was starting to feel like a lil robot stuck in a routine that was sucking my life energy away. I was exhausted on so many levels. Mostly, because all of my life I have been giving to everyone and everything, but me…
Yo soy La Shamanessa. I create and hold sacred space for people to share and express themselves uninhibitedly & authentically. I believe we create and co-create beauty in our lives with our movements, our thoughts, our actions, our words, and our expressions. I help people cultivate a prosperity mindset of appreciation, kindness, and self – reliance via Cafecito Break, Botanikal, and community classes, workshops, and events.
During the summer of 2010, I experienced my peak Spiritual Awakening by surrendering and connecting with my body, mind, spirit, and soul.
I am a former MTV Line Producer who’s managed hundreds of Music Television Productions for VH-1, MTV, and BET Networks. Now I am passionate about producing my podcast Cafecito Break– heart based critical thinking “lets go down the rabbit hole” conversations | society, truths, relationships, health, politics, spirituality and love.
Television Line Producer
AADP Certified Holistic Health Coach
Certified Laughter Yoga Leader
Certified Vinyasa Yoga Instructor
Reiki Level 1
Tibetan Sound Bowl Healer Level 1
Rosangel Perez – La Shamanessa | Visionary, Shamanic Movement & Gratitude Coach, Radio Host of “Cafecito Break”
Founder of “The Gratitude Movement” and “Gratitude Church” and 29days of Gratitude Events (See here for 29 days Testimonials)
Crystal Sister/Awakening Coach at “Botanikal”, a Metaphysical Boutique featuring hand selected crystals, gemstones, pendulums, incense, & more located by the Williamsburg, Brooklyn Waterfront.
Former MTV Networks Television Line Producer credited with working on shows such as MTV Cribs, MTV Latin America Awards, BET Spring Break, VH1 Divas, Vogue Fashion Awards, Latin Grammy’s & more.
I invite you to listen to our podcast Cafecito Break, an independent grassroots expression created by women asking the bigger questions.
If you are in Brooklyn, visit Botanikal. We are located inside The Shops at 240 Kent Avenue, (between Grand Street & Nth 1st) Williamsburg, Bk, NY 11249
La Shamanessa, Rosangel lil wolf Perez