Early on in my glamorous (and painfully fast-paced) fashion career, I realized the way I worked was turning me into a tightly wound little ball of stress and tension. So before every business trip I conducted hours of research planning for self-care in my few precious hours of downtime.
It changed my life and today I lead travelers around the world on wellness tours. Creating group and individualized itineraries for the people and companies that are looking to restore productivity and creativity is my passion. As a certified Wellness Expert, my presence on-site enables clients to reach their full wellness potential by facilitating individual relaxation, stress reduction and life-balancing education.
When not on the road, I holds seminars, attend speaking engagements and just completed my first book, Living Well on the Road, which will be published in March 2017. You can find samples of my work here:
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WELLNESS TRAVEL MANAGER EAST
While working in the stressful environments of advertising and finance, I started a yoga practice that benefitted my mind as much as my body, making me more patient and receptive. In an effort to help other people find this quality, I pursued a yoga teacher training and in 2005 received my 200-Hour certification from Alison West at Yoga Union. I have studied various types of yoga with numerous teachers in New York City, including restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater, and meditation with Sharon Salzberg.
For me, travel is about being open to new experiences: new environments, new foods, and new people. I began to set aside time for my practice wherever I was in the world, and found I was able to more fully experience places like Nepal, Cambodia, South Africa, and Australia. Pravassa excels at providing the opportunity to be more receptive to everything travel has to offer. I am a Well-Being Travel Specialist, certified through The Travel Institute, and am thrilled to join the team and help people realize a vacation that energizes them.
Wellness travel manager WEST
Having grown up in San Francisco, London, and Hong Kong, I am fortunate to have developed an appreciation for experiencing new places, cultures and environments. That sense of adventure has led me on extensive solo journeys through Asia, Europe, South America, and Oceania.
I hold a degree in Photojournalism from NYU as well as a Masters Degree in Integrative Health Studies. Incorporating my life experiences, educational background and passion for helping others has always been the path I have chosen. Working with Pravassa is the ultimate realization of what I love most...creating opportunities for people to feel and be at their best through travel, health and adventure.
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Born and raised in a small town in the middle of the US, the need to explore has always been in my bones. I’ve road tripped through the West and put down roots in California for a bit. Jamaica, Canada, Spain, Italy and Ireland are all stamped in my passport and this summer I cannot wait to discover the magic of Prague, Budapest, Geneva, and Venice. To me, traveling is the ultimate learning experience as I always return with a new outlook on life. I have a degree in apparel merchandising and when I’m not busy in the office, I make wellness my priority. Whether through running, yoga, or taking the time to step away from technology and be in the moment, I know first hand that in order to succeed it’s important to slow down. I fell in love with Pravassa because through their mission travelers book a vacation, but experience so much more and come back feeling refreshed.
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