Elaine Y. Ramos Rodríguez
Elaine Y. Ramos Rodríguez was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Mental Health from the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey and is currently completing her master’s degree in the Mindfulness Program at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since 2017 she has resided in Boston, Massachusetts, and since 2018 she has been a crucial part of the growth of Alma y Espíritu.
She is a Yoga teacher and a meditation instructor. Professionally Elaine has worked as a tutor, research assistant, and most recently as project coordinator in the academic program at the University of Massachusetts in Boston called the Latino Student Success Initiative. Elaine aspires to work towards the development of collective mindful consciousness, and toward social justice with empathy and sensitivity.
Alejandra Preciado, was born in Monterrey, Mexico. She has a BA in business from Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM). She implemented the RULER Approach Program at the Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM) working along with renowned leaders like Marc Brackett and Ruth Castillo both from Yale University. She is also certified in Positive Psychology from the University of Happiness which belongs to the ITESM system in Mexico.
She has worked for more than 15 years at educational institutions of all levels providing programs in emotional intelligence and mindfulness. She has helped connect students as well as staff members with their human side. She has worked for a major Mexican corporation as a corporate culture leader. She helped transform values and bring in conscious leadership. Additionally, she implemented the Search Inside Yourself Program.
She is a passionate mindfulness activist. She began her involvement with this practice back in 2007 as a personal interest and since then she dedicates her time to promote and help other people transform their lives through this tool. She has been collaborating with AlmaYEspiritu since 2020.
Inês Diogo is a Mindful Leadership and Executive Coach, founder of MAPA – The Coaching Studio and also a facilitator of Mindfulness. Inês has a graduation in Business Administration from Universidade Católica Portuguesa and a post-graduation inInternational Hotel Management from Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril.
After a successful career in the Hospitality and Tourism industry where she has worked and lived in Argentina, Brazil and Spain she made a career change to embrace her purpose: to help other people reach their goals through coaching. She is currently certified to teach Search Inside Yourself, a mindfulness, emotional intelligence and leadership program originally developed at Google.
Inês also volunteers in The Art of Living Foundation, one of the world’s largest volunteer-based non profits, dedicated to creating a stress-free, violence-free society.
Lawyer by training, Poonpha worked full time at a leading international law firm in Bangkok. Amidst demanding work schedules and health issues, she had first-hand experience as to how simple mindfulness practices could help restore her physical health and mental well-being. After the firm closure of its local office, Poonpha has a goal of bringing more compassion and empathy into workplace and sets out to share mindfulness practice in a way that feels relevant, practical, and modern.
Now based in Bangkok, Thailand, Poonpha works as a part-time legal consultant, mindfulness teacher and coach. She is also a Pilates instructor-in-training, who is interested in wellbeing, mind and body connection, and sustainable living.
I’m a mindfulness instructor with over a decade of experience practicing and teaching at centers and organizations all over North America.
I have trained and worked extensively with the community of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as with other contemplative communities from SE Asia, organizing and leading gatherings and retreats in the US and Latin America.
I’m also certified as a teacher by the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) Leadership Institute. Originally developed at Google, The SIY programs take an evidence-based approach combining neuroscience and mindfulness techniques to teach practical emotional intelligence and leadership tools.
In corporate settings, I have led groups ranging from a handful to a hundred at organizations including Salesforce, HP, Columbia University, Coach, BX+ Bank and the Universidad Iberoamericana, among others.
Regardless of the context, I am always excited to share the practical applications of mindfulness as a vehicle to maximize your potential and nurture personal and societal well being.
I’m available to teach in person and online, customizing my offerings to the needs of your organization and able to deliver them in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.
Kïrsten Blake is the creator and founder of Chapter BE. Inspired by her dedication to education, human connection, and issues of equity, Kïrsten works as a brain-based narrative coach, chief facilitator, and storyteller to help individuals reframe their personal narratives and (re)connect with their internal BEing. She believes that stories of BEing are a powerful way to create connection – both to self and to others.
Since 2011, she has interviewed nearly 600 people highlighting and sharing their stories of BEing in hopes to inspire and help others (re)connect with their own BEing and find connections to our common humanity. These stories have been highlighted in The Huffington Post, Ignite Denver and TEDxCherryCreek. Kïrsten has a B.A. from The College of Wooster, an M.A. in Education from Columbia University, and holds certifications as a Narrative Coach, Brain-Based Success Coach, and SIYLI teacher.
Barbara is a caring and passionate woman with a positive attitude. Over the past years she has been volunteering as a Mentor for a non-profit that empowers immigrants and refugees.
Her unique leadership style also includes art therapy, creativity, storytelling and almost two decades of inward exploration supported by a variety of practices.
As a professional Barbara has supported human beings to thrive and gained experience within companies in a variety of fields in Mexico and Canada. Her goal is to inspire others to see how any experience in life can be turned into a learning lesson, an opportunity for growth, and a possibility for expansion.
Barbara loves traveling, books, creating masks, forest bathing, and practicing sports. Her dream is to live in a forest or a farm surrounded by trees and animals.
Charity Collier is a meditation practitioner and teacher. Charity’s mission is to change the stigma around meditation and bring mindfulness meditation to everyone in the least intimidating manner. Charity holds a Master’s degree of Mindfulness Studies from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. In addition, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and a certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling both from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Charity combines a three-fold education by bringing a mind, body and spirit connection to my meditation practice and teachings. Charity’s meditation teaching is for the everyday person who wants a better well-being for him or herself.
A main focus of Charity’s work has been working with people with addiction. Charity believes mindfulness and addiction treatment can be a vital way to recovery. Charity combines her education of the human body and addiction to use a mindfulness approach when working with clients dealing with addiction. Charity currently teaches meditation workshops, meditation groups and one on one mediation with clients of all walks of life, not exclusive to addiction.