My name is Fernando Echeveste. I’m 47 years old and I’m originally from Guadalajara, Mexico. Since 2009 I’m living in London, United Kingdom with my beautiful wife Serap, a Pilates instructor.
I was brought up by 2 wonderful parents, Carlos and Maria and I shared my childhood and adolescence with my brother Carlos and my younger sister Karla, to whom I must admit I was giving her a hard time many times. I went to school in Guadalajara and in 1992 I graduated from college with a degree in Computer Science. The transition to adulthood happened quickly. Within 2 years I got a job as a Software Engineer in a multinational company and I got married. It looked like I was settling in… well, Not quite!
In 1998, with the invaluable support of my first wife Claudia we moved to Rochester, MN where I worked for the same multinational company. The first 3 years were about getting used to my new job, travelling in the US, improving my English skills and making new friends in my new country. Then, we became homeowners and I had to deal with a wide selection of chores such as raking the leaves in the Spring and Fall, mowing the lawn in Summer and shoveling tons of snow in Winter, among many other things… Ahh the joy of being a homeowner! Anyway, this time it really looked like I was settling in… well, Not quite!
By 2008, I was already a T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Qigong practitioner for 3 years attending classes with my teacher and mentor Mike Cain. In the summer of that year I got my American citizenship and sadly I got divorced as well. By then, my job had already taken me to different cities around the world. It was in the last weekend of a business trip to the UK that I met a beautiful, sexy Turkish girl just outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square in London. We talked, we had coffee and… and this story actually deserves to be told on its own some other time 😉
In 2009, after 11 years living in the US and after 1 year of a long distance relationship with the beautiful, sexy Turkish girl, I quit my job in the US and I moved to London. In 2010, Serap and I got married (by the way, Serap is the beautiful, sexy Turkish girl in case you wonder). In 2012 I met Miguel my Reiki Teacher and became a Reiki Master. In 2013 after practising Qigong and T’ai Chi Ch’uan for years I became a qualified instructor.
In June 2015 I became a British citizen. A few months later in November, I traveled to Goa, India and completed my 200-hours Yoga Teacher Training Course at Trimurti Yoga. In Octobrer 2016, I traveled to Dharamsala, India and completed my 300-hours Yoga Teacher Training Course (Yin/Yang & 5 elements) also at Trimurti Yoga. Most recently I completed my ITEC Level 3 Holistic Massage course at the School Of Natural Therapies and became a Holistic Massage Therapist.
So far, the journey of life has been incredible. For me it is like if I’ve always been “tuned in” with the Universe, and as a result, the last 46 years have been a joyful experience. It is my own experience in life what motivated me to go deeper on my spiritual journey and study different therapies and disciplines so I can share -through the power of healing- the “tuned in” experience with others.
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