I’ve been producing events and retreats for the last 18 years, having grown up in New York City, I was organizing everything from 7000 person gatherings to boutique events for celebrities at top venues. But after some years in the fast paced event industry, I realized that a shift was needed and turned to more conscious gatherings.
I started going on retreats, masterminds, joining communities and then finally I went to Burning Man. So inspired by this next level of experience, I worked there for a year learning everything I could from the founders. I spent the next years visiting the top retreat centers around the world and meeting top teachers, healers, and practitioners of various wellness modalities. While their wisdom had such a profound impact on my life, I wanted nothing more than to share their knowledge and wisdom as they were the catalyst behind so much of the growth and transformation I saw.
That’s when VIDA our retreat center was born and we chose Costa Rica to paint this canvas! With VIDA, we wanted to create a space conducive to the level of transformation we saw possible. Out of a deep desire to prototype better, more abundant ways to live and feel – with a focus on true wellness and longevity and quality of life. To date VIDA has hosted some of the most incredible teachers and retreat leaders, and thousands of transformed lives after passing through our doors.
Over the years, having consulted international hotel brands, developing my own retreat center in Costa Rica, producing unique events around the globe, and working with top thought leaders in the personal growth and wellness space has left me quite invigorated. Impacting people’s lives in a positive way through experiential education and hospitality is a true passion.
And most recently, through NOOKLEO, we are building the bridge for people to the live their dream life, offering tiny homes and regenerative real estate opportunities in areas that are both abundant and thriving.