“We suffer more in imagination than in reality”–Seneca

Who am I?

| Artistic Polymath | Multidisciplinary Learner | Citizen of the World |

I speak multiple languages and have lived in 5 countries across Europe, America, and Asia over the past 10 years. Here is some additional information about me:

  • I am certified wellness coach (ICF), trained in India by Regal Unlimited (under the supervision of Subash CV and Rehka Hatkanagalekar). Additionally, I obtained my PCC training as an ontological coach in Axon Training. 
  • I am a professional musician graduated from Berklee College of Music (B.M), and former presidential scholar from Longy school of music (MM). Additionally I have an specialization on therapeutic music for caregiving facilities (MHTP certified).
  • I am a certified yoga teacher (RYT200) with a background in martial arts (Tae-Kwon-Do’s black belt 2007) and calisthenics.
  • I am a salsa and bachata dance instructor with over 4 years of experience.
  • I am a meditation teacher and Buddhist practitioner. I have done multiple retreats at Insight Meditation Society (IMS) and Barre Center of Buddhist Studies (BCBS) including the 16-month program “Exploring the Heart of Freedom”.
  • I am a nonfiction writer and lifelong student of neuroscience, western psychotherapy, history, positive psychology, philosophy, and spirituality.

Musical Biography

Santiago Barragan is an international guitarist and composer with 10 years of experience performing in Europe, South America, United States, and India. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Santiago moved to France at the age of 18 to study with different teachers at the Conservatory of Nancy. After receiving his diploma with a special mention, he continued his studies at Berklee College of Music. He graduated as a summa cum laude from Guitar Performance and Jazz composition. Santiago was awarded four years consecutively an award from the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation sponsored by well-known artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Juan Luis Guerra, Miguel Bose, and Carlos Vives. He was also a former presidential scholar at Longy school of music (MM). Santiago has collaborated with renowned artists such as Noel Schajris, Rosa Passos, Nicole Zignago, Kurt Elling, Maro, Victor Wooten, Jesus Molina, Tigran Hamasyan, Danilo Perez, Kenny Werner and Domitille Degalle. Currently, Santiago is an associate college faculty at Global Music Institute (GMI) in India, and an Active Voting Member of the Latin Recording Academy.