At A Glance La Shamanessa, RA is a Visionary, Wisdom Keeper, Radio Host and Producer of Cafecito Break Podcasts.
- Former Television Line Producer for MTV, VH-1, and BET Networks, credited with working on hundreds of music television productions.
- Creator and Producer of Cafecito Break – Live Podcasts & Community Events
- Founder & Host of 29 Days of Gratitude: Virtual Events with thousands of people since 2012.
- She serves her community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn via classes, community events, workshops, health fairs, markets, and live podcasts.
- RA an Advisory Associate for Shamanic Fire Reiki – a Non Profit in NYC where she collaborates with Medicine Way Holistic Teachers.
- Co-owner of “Botanikal“, a Metaphysical/Spiritual Wellness “Crystal” Shop in Brooklyn.
Available for Speaking Engagements, Appearances, and Live Events.
RA is a “Community Girl” and has strong roots in Brooklyn… For ex:
*Co-hosts/Mistress of Ceremonies – El Puente’s – “WEPA Street Festival” and “Manifest and Women Who Persist and Resist Show”
*Served as a Healthy Living Consultant at Los Sures Senior Center for over six years.
*Offers Laughter Yoga Dance Class, Movement Classes, and Meditation
*Former Community Relations Director for CUFFH, Churches United for Fair Housing where she worked alongside local activists, elected officials, and churches raising awareness regarding gentrification and the need for affordable housing.
*Organized three health fairs in Collaboration with Cornell University
*Organizes/Hosts with sister Alex: Cafecito Gratitude Tribal Market & Cafecito Ugly Sweater Christmas Market
a lil more:
*Former Television Line Producer for MTV, VH-1, and BET Networks, credited with working on hundreds of music television productions.
Avail for Appearances, Speaking Engagements, and Workshops
Qualifications | Creator & Host of Podcast Cafecito Break, Television Line Producer, Audio Producer, Blogger, Spiritual Wellness Speaker, Visionary, Shamanic Movement Coach, Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Laughter Yogi, Vinyasa Yoga Instructor, Spiritual Movement Coach, Gratitude Coach, Supportive Mentor, Bi-lingual Spanish, Manager, Excellent communication & time management skills, Keen eye for detail, Organized, Creative, Self Starter Attachment
Experience 1/1999 – Present
3/2012 – Present: Host & Creator of Cafecito Break Podcasts,
“let’s start the conversation” A weekly heart based critical thinking, “lets go down the rabbit hole” Podcast about hidden truths, society, health, politics, relationships, and love.
6/2017 – Present: Producer of “Tremendo Bullship” – teeny comedy podcast rants in Spanish from a wise old woman who talks about the world she sees and experiences.
12/2010 – Present: Blogger of La Shamanessa – A blog about the awakening experience and realization of world truths.
12/2009 – Present:
Founder of The Gratitude Movement a virtual mastermind classes hosted on Facebook which celebrates 29 Days of Gratitude #loveliveshere
11/2011- 2018: Healthy Living Consultant – Los Sures David Santiago Senior Center
“Laughter Yoga Fiesta Class”, Bellydance Yoga and lead an “Elders Wellbeing Circle” for the Seniors.
2015 – Dec 2016: Host of Cafecito Break – Music Talk Bklyn on Brooklyn’s Community Station, bboxradio.com – A weekly two hour show featuring music and talk rooted in love, wisdom, and awakening truths hosted and produced by Rosangel Perez.
10/2014 – December 2016: Community Relations Director, CUFFH – Churches United for Fair Housing Brooklyn NY
Worked in partnership with churches, community organizations, activists, local politicians, businesses, and community leaders to develop and implement programs that promote sustainable communities, access to fair housing, health, human rights, and more. Represented CUFFH at Community Board Meetings and at Local Community Meetings. Hosted affordable housing workshops to teach people how to correctly fill out the housing lottery applications. Implemented simple holistic tools within my workshops which included mini gratitude conversations and incorporating gentle sound healing music. Worked alongside Cornell University Professors and Students and co created community health and wellness fairs in Brooklyn NY.
6/2012 – March 2013: Wellness Coach & Yogi, Nuestros Ninos, Brooklyn NY Shared Laughter Yoga Sacred Circle classes with young mothers and their health care providers.
1/2012- August 2012: Volunteer Spiritual Wellness Coach, El Puente’s CHE, Brooklyn NY –
A partnership with CHE, where we hosted “Community Wellness Thursdays” and offered free workshops and resources to the community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
3/2011- 8/2011: Volunteer Holistic Health Coach, El Puente’s CHE, Brooklyn NY Assisted in the creation of a Wellness Assessment Plan, a survey for youth members aimed at helping create programs that educate & effectively support a holistic lifestyle for the youth that is serviced by El Puente.
3/2011- 10/2011: Volunteer, Los Sures David Santiago Senior Center, Brooklyn, Every week I taught a free Laughter Yoga Party for the Seniors.
10/2008 -6/2011: MTV Networks – Line Producer
Projected & managed television show productions and teams of people that ranged from $10,000 to more than $6 million. Oversaw teams based on assessment of project needs. Tracked & reported actual costs. Coordinated with the production & finance teams to frequently re-assess projections, track expenditures & report changes on an ongoing basis. Negotiated with vendors to attain services & equipment at the lowest costs. Worked with the Legal team to hire & negotiate contracts with third-party productions, creative & production personnel. Projects include: The Search For The First MTV TJ, Teen Cribs, MTV News, Engaged & Underaged Live Show
2/2011-6/2011: Freelance Line Producer (MTV Networks & Picture This Television) – Created budgets for television pilots and series.
11/2006: Talent Flow Coordinator -Univision – Latin Grammy’s, Worked closely with Stage Managers & assisted them in managing & directing the flow of talent during the live broadcast.
10/2006: Talent Logistics Coordinator -MTV Latin America Los Premios, Worked closely with the Talent Logistics team; direct liaison with visiting International talent. Assisted in the managing & directing of the talent flow during the show. Translator for casting of show extras in Mexico City.
1/2006 – 10/2008 Production Manager – Black Entertainment Television, News & Specials Managed the production of news gathering, news briefs, and specials. Worked closely with producers in the budgeting process and the creation of timelines. Worked closely & communicated with the VP of Development & show producers to ensure their creative vision was clearly expressed to all departments & implemented. Hired production staff including: freelance directors, tech staff & others. Oversaw edit schedules and editors. Hired freelance crews, editors, and production staff for various specials and projects as needed. Projects included: BET Upfront 2008, Evolution of Mary J Blige & Jay Z
10/2005: Manager of Talent Arrivals -MTV Latin America – Latin Video Music Awards,
Coordinated with music label representatives, talent, legal & department heads of Cancun airport to coordinate arrivals of talent & entourage for the VMA LA’s in Mexico. Served as liaison & translator for talent.
11/2004 – 1/2006 Unit Production Manager -MTV News & Documentaries, Managed the production of multiple series, news, documentaries, and special events. Oversaw & co- produced remote Multi-camera ENG shoots. Traveled extensively around the country. Projects included: Cribs, A Great Day in Atlanta,
Senior Production Coordinator -MTV News & Documentaries – 6/02-10/04
Production Manager for MTV’s 2004 Emmy Award Winning Choose or Lose Campaign. Other projects included Sex 2K Series, Cribs, Social History of Virginity & HIV
12/1999 – 5/2002 Production Management Coordinator -VH-1 Networks, Projects included: Divas Live, VH-1 Vogue Fashion Awards, Where Are They Now, Before They Were Rock Stars, All Access
12/1997: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Dual Bachelor of Arts Degree, TV Broadcasting; Speech Communications
AADP Certified Holistic Health Coach, SUNY CEUs, Certified Laughter Yoga Instructor, Certified Vinyasa Yoga Instructor, Meridian Yoga, Reiki Level 1, Tibetan Sound Bowl Healer Level 1