heloisa-smiles-at-wfHeloisa da Silva Porto, R.P. has been on a healing and spiritual path since her adolescence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her commitment to serve as healer/therapist became clear in 1995, when she had a spiritual awakening in a sweat lodge.

Throughout her healing journey Heloisa has developed a broad understanding of the body-mind-spirit interconnection and a depth of empathy, compassion and intuition for other people’s emotional and spiritual processes.

Her work evolved from a combination of approaches based on various traditions and supported by her natural healing gifts. She has also been heavily influenced by her life experiences as a mother of five, a farmer, a teacher and an artist. Some of her gifts are: a strong intuition, an ability to communicate with the unconscious, a keen perception of energies in the physical /emotional / spiritual bodies, healing hands, a sharp clarity on relationships dynamics and her ability to be a safe container for people’s inner growth.

She demonstrates a spontaneous delight in expressing energies through sounds, movement/dance and/or visual art. This non-verbal enthusiasm inspires others to use their own methods to creatively express whatever emotions are in their bodies . Heloisa has a powerful earthy presence. She is deeply grounded which enables her to meet, support and lovingly encompass each person’s energies, however needy or challenging they might be. Her love for the Earth and the Divine Mystery permeate her gentle yet strong leadership in Sweat-lodge Ceremonies.

Heloisa established her private practice in Toronto in 1995. She has also worked as an Expressive Arts Therapist with special needs children at Muki Baum Association 1999 -2001. She co-founded the Institute for Shamanic Psychotherapy (1996- 2001). And she was the founder and director of The Shamanic Psychotherapy School -2005- 2011. Now closed. She is a Register Psychotherapist by CRPO since 2015.

She holds several certifications: Shamanic Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Spirit Releasement Therapy TM , Past life Regression Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, Reconnective Healing TM , Therapeutic Touch, Holodynamics, Soul Retrieval, Kundalini Yoga Teacher among others. More recently she has finished a training with Raja Salam in Integrated Somatic Psychology  and is working toward a  SE Somatic Experience certificate to help people heal trauma from the body up. And yet her main gift is to be in the moment, fully present to the other person ‘s process, creating a safe, strong and loving container; surrendering to the deep knowing and trusting the mystery of healing and the wisdom of the body and soul of the client.

In the past few years, since 2016, she has been working for 6 months in  Northumberland area and Toronto, ON, and 6 months  in Caxambu and Aiuruoca area, MG, Brazil  where she founded the Sacred Mountains Sanctuary.

Where is Heloisa now?


In Canada from April 2019 to OCT 23 2019 From Oct 25 2019 to April 22 2020 Heloisa is in Brazil working at the sacred Mountains sanctuary. At these times you can reach her through email and skype sessions. Back in Canada on April 25 2020 to end of Oct 2020