Silvia Smart is a dynamic and engaging teacher, presenter, and consultant. Through discussion and hands-on workshops, she shares her knowledge in physical self-defense and empowerment, as well as the healing aspects of voice, meditation and movement. Participants remark that Silvia teaches paradigm shifting skills, strategies and action choices that are transformative and life enhancing.
Silvia holds a 6th degree black belt in a traditional martial art, which she has been training in since 1987. She has a master's degree in education, and owns Tulen Center, a martial arts school in SW Portland where she lives with her husband and their teenage kids.