With the rainforest and rocky beaches as her backyard, Sylvie was born in Rio and raised by French and Italian—Egypt-born—parents who encouraged her fascination with nature. Heartbroken by its rapid destruction, as a young adult she made it her mission to inspire people to transform their relationship with the natural world, others, and themselves.
Today, Sylvie is a certified Forest Bathing guide, mindfulness teacher, and Emmy nominated filmmaker whose films have screened in theaters, digital platforms, and television outlets such as PBS, HBO, and Discovery Networks.
Her films reveal inspiring stories of transformation: in Miccosukee Magazine, an Indigenous tribe reveals their passion to protect their home – the Everglades; the Discovery series House of Babies unravel the powerful stories of modern women who give birth to their children naturally.
Narrated by Liam Neeson, Sylvie’s latest movie Love Thy Nature earned 27 awards, had over 300 screenings globally and broke ground in the independent film world through “view-and-do” events, where she led audience members out of the theater and into the wild to engage in nature mindfulness and immersive experiences.
With a passion to heal, inspire, motivate, and transform, Sylvie leads workshops and retreats at institutions such as Esalen and 1440 Multiversity, guiding participants to experience the healing power of nature through Forest Bathing, mindfulness tools, and nature meditations. She has also presented over 100 talks – at conferences, film festivals, universities, and TEDx.
Fluent in four (1/4) languages, Sylvie is a loving, dynamic and engaging guide who is passionate about helping others discover the beauty and power of their inner-and-outer nature, while deepening their relationship with themselves, others and our spellbinding world.