Born and raised in Brazil, Cláudia Sabino holds a doctoral degree in Psychology from Santa Ursula University, Rio de Janeiro, and speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish. She studied Kum Nye (9 months Tibetan Yoga program) and worked at Nyngma Institute’s Sacred Art in Berkeley California. As an artist and arts educator for the past 20 years Claudia has created and delivered expressive arts programs in the nonprofit, corporate, educational, social service and mental health sectors. She excels at facilitating a spontaneous flow of creativity into unexplored realms of possibilities with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Tapping into her psychological insights and intuitive knack for blending appealing materials in accessible ways, Claudia creates a supportive, relaxing and inspiring environment to create art. Claudia brings her passion for the arts, education, psychology and philosophy to her work at The Uplands Center.