About

Coach, Speaker, Dancer, Artist

Helping You Think, Feel & Be Mpowered

 

Hi, I’m Magna!  I’ m a Coach, Speaker, Dancer and an Artist.

I have spent the past 20 years building one of the most reputable personal brands in the global Salsa dance industry. Through my unique insights, I help people think, feel, and be more Mpowered by improving their thoughts, deepening their connection with their bodies, and refining their communication skills.

How does salsa dancing connect to the mpowered approach?

ON THE SURFACE, salsa dancing often just looks like two people having fun while somehow moving gracefully and in harmony with each other. But to create a fluid, seamless, responsive, and dynamic connection between two strangers in an improvised dance is much more involved than it may appear.

EACH DANCER HAS TO BE self-aware, confident in their abilities, focused on their partner while also processing multiple stimuli, get creative in how they express themselves, accommodate their partners interpretation, and always stay calm and adaptable when presented with the unexpected.

THESE INSIGHTS ARE the foundation for my Mpowered Mindset, Movement, and Communication techniques, which will help you increase your awareness and confidence, conquer obstacles, renew your motivation to achieve your goals, develop your authentic voice, and communicate with conviction.

My Values & Beliefs

Mindset Is Everything

Our minds are immensely capable. Though we cannot always control what happens in life, we always have the power to choose our actions and reactions. By understanding our thoughts and feelings and improving our mindset, we can overcome our fears and limitations, accomplish our goals, conquer challenges, and live fuller, more meaningful lives.

Our Bodies Are Our Messengers

In order to meet the challenges of this world, live a healthy life, and be able to express ourselves fully, we need to make sure our bodies are always tuned and ready. Movement, through dance, fitness and body language exercises, allows us to build the awareness, strength, and resilience required to put our best foot forward.

Communication Is Key

Relationships are built on communication. By understanding and improving the content, clarity, and delivery of our message, we can be better leaders, speakers, educators, partners, and friends.  Creating and maintaining healthy and thriving relationships provides us with the foundation to succeed at giving our best and getting the most out of our personal and professional lives.

My Story

I was born in India and grew up in Toronto, Canada. While studying Economics & International Relations at the University of Toronto, I was introduced to, and discovered my passion for, salsa dancing.

In 2005, I had the choice of continuing my studies or taking the risky leap and pursuing a career in dance. Obviously, I chose the latter.  Though the path has been difficult, it has been one of the best decisions in my life. 

Not only has my career in Salsa facilitated travel to over 80 countries and provided me with the opportunity to teach thousands of students across the globe, it has provided me with invaluable lessons about entrepreneurship, communication, relationships, authenticity, creativity, and mindset that I am now able to provide to my clients and my community, within and beyond dance.

I owe all of my travels, workshops, speeches, networks, relationships and adventures to always trying to approach life with a sense of curiosity, fearlessness, and resilience.

Professional Accomplishments & Fun Facts

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Toastmasters Competent Communicator Certified

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Traveled, performed & taught over 2000 hours at 400+ events across 80 countries

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Dancer & Choreographer for Mano, short film & winner of Best Cinematography at the Sol Dance Film Festival

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Performed xylophone intro for Grammy Nominated New Swing Sextet, Salsa Band, NY

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Shared the stage with Jimmy Bosch, El Gran Combo, Mambo Legends, The Bronx Horns, Tito Nieves, and other famous Latin Bands.

Countries Traveled

Events

Hours of Instruction

working with magna

Professional | Creative | Friendly

Patricio P. – Argentina

I’ve attended many events where Magna was presented as a main instructor and speaker. She showed a great connection with her public and was always a pleasure to hear what she had to say. Her teachings are always fully clear as she has a deep understanding of the subjects she speaks about.

David B. – Missouri

I find it especially intriguing how Magna has implemented her philanthropist passion into a practicable application to dance, social communication, and a way of life! She has the grand fortune of being an incredibly aesthetic person both inward and outward, which has inspired me, among countless others, to evolve as a person and blossom to the full extent of our potential, while upholding the human value.

Cedric M. – France

In Magna’s group coaching session with people from all around the world, of different languages, cultures, it felt like we all belonged and there were no borders between us. She made the difficult task of working with such a diverse group of people look easy. I have applied the same strategy through my career with the teams I work with. A simple and powerful model.

what it’s like working with magna

Professional | Creative | Friendly

Patricio P. – Argentina

I’ve attended many events where Magna was presented as a main instructor and speaker. She showed a great connection with her public and was always a pleasure to hear what she had to say. Her teachings are always fully clear as she has a deep understanding of the subjects she speaks about.

David B. – Missouri

I find it especially intriguing how Magna has implemented her philanthropist passion into a practicable application to dance, social communication, and a way of life! She has the grand fortune of being an incredibly aesthetic person both inward and outward, which has inspired me, among countless others, to evolve as a person and blossom to the full extent of our potential, while upholding the human value.

Cedric M. – France

In Magna’s group coaching session with people from all around the world, of different languages, cultures, it felt like we all belonged and there were no borders between us. She made the difficult task of working with such a diverse group of people look easy. I have applied the same strategy through my career with the teams I work with. A simple and powerful model.

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