Thiago was born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He came to Naropa as a young undergraduate in 2003. In his undergraduate degree, he dove into eastern philosophy. Thiago completed the graduate-level tracks in Buddhist philosophy offered at Naropa. Thiago received an in-depth formation in Religious Studies, Buddhist Dharma and was part of Naropa’s first Yoga Instructor training class. He further completed his graduate degree in psychology and went on to work with crisis teams – was a member of the first co-responder team that paired mental health clinicians with law enforcement officers in the Boulder area. He further specialized in working with combat veterans and PTSD. Thiago has been teaching at Naropa as Adjunct Faculty since 2015 and currently has a private practice in Denver.
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