From Corporate Mindfulness and Executive Coach, to running Holistic Retreats and a Retreat Center...
In 2014, on a whim, I asked my husband Ugo what he wanted to do when he retired.
"You want to be a what?!?”
I exclaimed when he replied that his dream was to become a farmer. When I subsequently asked myself if I wanted to be a farmer’s wife, I already knew the answer. Definitely not.
In cosmopolitan Hong Kong, where we were living at the time, my executive coaching, leadership development and corporate mindfulness business was enjoying a great success. So, as you can imagine, retiring to the country and living on a farm seemed absurd.
However, I had always dreamed of running a holistic retreat center. A place where I could put my certifications in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living to greater use. The idea began to form, Ugo’s farm and my holistic retreat. We could take both of our passions and my qualifications to create something special.
So that is how it all began, our journey to create a place where our respective dreams could come true.
As well as my Mindfulness certifications, I am also a certified Breathworks facilitator and Qi Gong supervisor, with an extensive background in delivering mindfulness and compassion workshops and retreats. At Quinta Marugo, I feel blessed to have the perfect environment to use my expertise to provide retreat guests with the space to reconnect with their inner resources, wisdom, compassion, and power.