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August 22, 2023

Parent Connection- Melissa

Meet Melissa and her family!

Family Members?

Myself, Rob, Carmen (who is 9 years old) and Nicolás (who is 3 years old).

Where are you from?

Salinas, Puerto Rico

Occupation (or passion!):

During the day I’m a scientist- and after work hours, I’m a Yoga Teacher (RTY), as well as a mom, a friend and a wife. My passion is to guide others through mindful movements, breathing techniques and to help people create a connection between the brain and the body. I like to spend time with the people I love, and also by myself.

Dream Vacation:

Any mountains or big bodies of water.

Book You’re Currently Reading or Show You’re Currently Watching:

The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm, Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

Do you speak Spanish- or have you learned any in the time you’ve been a part of the Tierra community?

I’m fluent in Español and Ingles.

When you were looking for childcare, what specifics were you looking for?

A community of teachers that are developed and treated fairly, and a diverse environment.

Favorite memories/stories involving Tierra Encantada/Staff/the greater community?

My four year old speaks a loving form of Spanglish, and is connected to his environment and emotions in a way I have not experienced before.

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