THIS IS US
Until I was 17, my world was 400 square miles of Atlantic paradise. Then I met snow in Boston. Today, I'm at ease with my Azorean and American identities. I feel truly bilingual and bicultural. For the past 20 odd years I've been a writer and editor for newspapers and magazines. But, deep inside, I longed for home. What would bring me back?
The Azores are kind of a hidden secret. Only four-and-a-half hours from Boston but yet so far away. The islands are an outdoor paradise, a volcanic wonderland, a place to be savored. Yet, they're fairly undiscovered by destination-makers.
This got me thinking...
During my travels, I always enjoyed myself the most when I connected to a place. Having a friend in Rio certainly helped me gain a better perspective and appreciation. When I stayed with a mother and son in Ireland, I got to find about their "secret" after-hours local pub. Wouldn't it be awesome if I always had a friend waiting everywhere I went? Well, with minuvida that's what we intend to do. We want to be your friends in the Azores and give you the insider's view of my wonderful homeland.
I am a mindful leader, using my gifts of teaching and communication to connect high performing individuals and companies to purpose. As a former management consultant and trained in various modalities of yoga, energy healing and mindfulness, my mission is to provide tools, teachings and experiences that elevate global consciousness.
I hold a B.S.E. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from MIT Sloan School of Management as well as various teacher trainings and certifications in Forrest Yoga, Yin Yoga, Reiki, Energy Medicine and Yoga for Trauma.
I am the co-founder of MINUVIDA AZORES and Quinta Minuvida where you can experience a sustainable, spiritual and nature based approach to travel.
I teach yoga and mindfulness in our studio and across the globe online, drawing from over 20 years of personal practice. I have customized mindfulness programs and courses for the University of Toronto, for management teams of various private and public companies and am the founder of the Mindful Business Leader course. You can find out more about my work at www.rimichakra.com.