Santiago Barragan Noguera

Artistic Polymath

Alo! Welcome to my official site!

Quick Introduction 👣

 

Colombian Artist & Coach  🇨🇴

Musician 🎸    Dancer🕺   Personal Trainer 🤸🏼   Meditation Teacher 🧘🏼   Writer ✍🏼    Berklee College of Music ‘19  🎼

“I help people reduce points of friction in their life while uncovering self-actualization through their craft”  🗺 🌎

Music

I am an international guitarist and composer,  who has performed in Europe, South America, United States, and India. I hold a Bachelors of music from Berklee College of Music and I am a Grammy Cultural Foundation Award recipient. 

Coaching

 

What is coaching? 

Coaching is quickly becoming one of the leading tools and strategies that successful people are using in order to enhance their lives further and allow them to lead extraordinary lives.

The coaching relationship is a partnership – an equal relationship – allowing you room to move yet being accountable so that you can be the kind of person that you would like to be, to achieve the kind of life and work that you would like to have and to achieve the goals that you would like to meet.

Who is it for?

  • Young leaders who identify as citizens of the world
  • Creative growth seekers
  • Multidisciplinary learners

Fitness Training 

 

I am an ACE personal trainer with 8+ years of experience. I create personalized workout routines with weights and bodyweight to build functional strength, increase mobility & flexibility, improve motor control and reduce pain.

Salsa and Bachata

 

Meditation

I have 5+ years of experience, done multiple retreats at Insight Meditation Society (IMS) and trained Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka, in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin in Chennai, India.

 

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The Battle Between the Experiencing Self and the Remembering Self

Have you wondered what can solve the mismatch between one’s memories and the experiences moment to moment? How is it that we can have recurring moments of enjoyment and satisfaction throughout a year and still look back and feel different about it?…

Letter for my Future Self

This letter aims to remind you that if you are reading this in 10, 20, 30 years… you are still alive. Not all of the people that I know will have the same luck. Maybe you have gone through tough challenges that I today would not be able to imagine…

Reflection on the fragility of being

January 27, 2022 - - - Transitioning to a helping profession by coaching and playing therapeutic music at hospitals and palliative care centers has been a demanding but enriching experience. It has been said in Buddhism that Siddhartha Gautama's realization of...

Hierarchy of Competence, Geniuses, and Social Media

It’s easy to compare your current level of skill or ability with the one of someone else. Social media now allows viewers access to see human potential. However, if you think about it, it is not like there are more geniuses out there than before…

Why am I shipping small ideas often?

Creativity is a skill you develop, not a trait you are born with. Many people who avoid doing creative work tend to feel frustrated after realizing they cannot produce a masterpiece in their first attempts. Nonetheless, I perceive that frustration is a result not of the lack of talent but rather from the high expectation…

Bless Your Struggle

It is easy to fixate on a struggle that makes your life hard while thinking that your experience would be so much better if it resolved itself. Most rational people can discern different degrees of human struggles. Indeed some people live more challenging lives than others…

Generalist vs. Specialist

The cultural dogma that to thrive in this competitive world, you have to ultra specialize is, in my perspective, overrated. If you want to succeed in a single domain, most likely, you would need to be within the top 1%…

Pairs of Opposites: Love vs Desire

To understand what makes a couple change their dynamic in a long term relationship, it is necessary first to divide pre-conquest from the post-conquest. The first stage is where you find the desire to have another person. With this comes novelty, adventure, risk, mystery, danger, and surprise…

The “Paradox of Choice”

In centuries previous to the present moment, life was much harder to bear. Survival was the main objective for most of the population. We didn’t have many approaches and systems to manage the threats of both nature and culture…

J Krishnamurti on Thought and time as the roots of fear

All the notes were taken directly from J. Krishnamurti - Amsterdam 1981 - Public Talk 1 - - - Our consciousness is the common ground for all humans (also known in eastern spiritual traditions as the spectrum of awareness). We all have the same problems, fears and...