Soul People: Next in our Soul People series is Freddie who has been with us for the last few months working in our reception.
Words by Emma Brown | 17th January ‘17
Her happy smiley face is the first to welcome guests to Soul & Surf and her yoga lessons get you bending and stretching in all the right ways! We caught up with her for a little chat.
What’s your name? Frederica Fernandes Valente Perfeito (Freddie)
What do you do? I’m receptionists and replacement yoga teacher.
Where’s Home? Home is where I feel good. I can’t say it’s where I grew up because I haven’t lived there for 12 years, nor Lisbon where I spent 13 years always moving from house to house. I adapt very easily, so every place I live, I feel I’m home.
How did you come to be at Soul & Surf? I heard about S&S when I was working in Sri Lanka for Lapoint. While I was in Costa Rica working for Lapoint, I decided to search more about S&S because I knew they had a hotel in India, place that I wanted to go back to. So I asked a friend of mine, Linnea, for their email adress and think she gave me Ed’s email and I applied for yoga teacher job. I got a reply from Joe and then things happened.
What does Soul mean to you? Soul is what we are, what we are made of, truly inner self, that we are not completely aware of and that we can spend a lifetime searching for.
What inspires you about your work? I love yoga, I love surf, I love India and Sri Lanka, good food, good music, getting to know amazing people, being in chilled and beautiful place. That’s what I love about working for S&S.
What’s next for you? I still don’t know but for sure, more yoga, more beach, more Soul & Surf!