I am originally from Brazil, married to an American man, and became a mom for the first time at age 43. These days I am navigating the joys and the challenges of bringing up my
A native of Los Angeles, I’m married to a beautiful woman from Brazil. I have two remarkable children, having become a father for the second time at age 54. I’m a certified Alexander Technique teacher, enjoying an active private practice, as well as a faculty position at The AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts. I’m also a certified fitness trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine), love staying fit, and have been a competitive athlete for many of my adult years. I used to be a full-time professional musician (saxophonist and composer), and to this day still practice, compose and perform regularly and passionately(Billplakemusic.org blog). I’m deeply curious about neuroscience, cognitive science, and kinesiology, and spend lots of my free time reading about anything that has to do with how the brain works, how consciousness is formed, and how thought impacts movement and posture. Meditation is my daily medicine, and I’m inspired to share my belief that we are always capable of growth and improvement at any age.