Most likely, you’ve met everyone here before. Our goal is simply to create space to engage with the amazing talent and skills already within our community in Puerto Rico.
Brianna Del Castillo
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Meditation
Brianna is a healer and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Through medicine, meditation, yoga and strategic mindset shifts, Brianna provides a concierge-style service to clients. Her specialties include: treating stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain – as well as working with athletes and high performing individuals. She has seen first hand the great benefit of an interdisciplinary approach to wellness and shares this passion in order to create a happier, healthier community.
Her organized approach and unique set of skills have allowed her to transcend the boundaries of physical health and have led her to help bridge the gap between home and business – bringing greater balance, efficiency, and higher output in all areas of her clients’ lives.
Brianna’s wellness portfolio includes practicing acupuncture, cupping, herbalism and teaching yoga, dance, and meditation.
Christina has been practicing yoga for 10 years and teaching for 3 years as a certified RYT 200 hr. She recently completed her certification of yoga for stress management, which has been very useful during this pandemic. She has traveled around North and South America, and the Caribbean, doing yoga in 3 different languages, all different styles of yoga, at all levels.
Her favorite style to teach is a slow, mindful vinyasa flow. “Mindfulness in movement” is her mantra, which applies to all levels of yoga practice, from beginner to advanced. Yoga is so much more than a workout – it is a way of being. She shares her love of the practice with all her students and hopes they can find the gratitude and peace that she does with her practice.
Meditation & Breathwork
Daniella is owner and instructor at Santosa Yoga and Health, her mobile business in San Juan. She loves to work with students on their yoga, breathwork, and/or meditation journeys.
Daniella incorporates yoga philosophy into her classes, workshops, and retreats with the aim of empowering and supporting students to meet life’s challenges with as much ease as possible.
She enjoys working with students of all levels, and believes that everyone can benefit from yoga, meditation, and breathing practices, regardless of flexibility and/or experience.
Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Lizzy’s passion for optimized nutrition and wellness, and sharing them with others, resulted from the transformative impact they had on her own quality of life. She believes in the resilient nature of the human body, and has witnessed firsthand how positive modifications to diet, exercise, and stress level can lead anyone to become the best version of their self. This became especially apparent to her over years of working as a Nutritionist and Wellness Coach to patients from all walks of life, as well as developing Wellness Workshops for a local homeless shelter in Dallas, TX. She firmly believes that wellness practices can and should be accessible to all.
Lizzy’s formal education consists of a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with an Emphasis on Wellness, a Master of Science in Nutrition, and a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) certification. Her core areas of expertise include general health and wellness optimization, autoimmune disorders and specialized diets.
In her free time, Lizzy loves to exercise in nature, nurture her ever-expanding garden, play in the kitchen, read, and research new foods and wellness movements. She is also a passionate advocate of clean beauty/skincare and sustainable lifestyle practices, which she feels are fundamental components of a balanced wellness journey.
Megan Durga Haligowski
Megan is a dynamic fitness and wellness expert who holds many nationally recognized certifications as a personal trainer, wellness coach, paddle instructor, yoga instructor, acro fitness, and group exercise instructor.
She has been blessed with a myriad of professional practice including being on the ground floor of the development of the Wellness Coach program at the University of Miami Medical Wellness Center as well as directing, developing, and administering retreat for celebrity yoga personalities and leading world class destinations retreating resort.
Megan’s career has taken her across the gamut of types of training and audiences and from this experience she has developed some really dynamic, out of the box retreats and wellness programs.
Chef Jerome Valencia
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Nature, surfing, arts and music have always surrounded me, and are the biggest influences on my cooking.
My cuisine is a product of diverse work experiences paired with my devotion for learning by experimentation. This journey started mainly by a significant influence of the Rastafari culture and those early days of looking to know myself better and shifting towards a more compassionate and conscious lifestyle.
I started selling food in 2005 walking with a basket full of burritos, hummus, and banana cup cakes in different cultural festivals across the island, and progressed to having a kiosk in music concerts, at the Luquillo Kioskos, in farmers market and eventually a food truck. By 2014, I met the owners of The Dreamcatcher Hotel in Ocean Park and a few months later they hired me to become a partner and Executive Chef for The Dreamcatcher, this opportunity became a platform to develop my work.
Now I’m an entrepreneur and Chef known for my farm to table oriented pop-up dinners in Puerto Rico. My willingness to learn and to innovate has kept me in a vanguard participation in the plant-based movement on the island.
We support the elevation of the individual because an elevated individual is a more powerful contributor to their community.
Brianna del Castillo