At MĀpeople we feature people that inspire us, today we introduce you to Mónica Valls -, she reflects on her favorite #MĀmoments and her vision for everything related to wellbeing.
Monica Valls is a real passionate about yoga and healthy nutrition. She was born in Barcelona 37 years ago and now lives there with her husband and 3 children: 2 girls (Clara 6 and María 4) and a baby boy (Bruno 10 months).
Seven years ago she tried her first yoga class and she was hooked. In 2015 she decided to train as a Certified Vinyasa Yoga and Prenatal Yoga teacher. Thanks to yoga, she started to become aware of the great importance of nutrition. For years she trained herself through courses, workshops and books until, in 2019, she decided to take a master's degree in nutrition and dietetics.
In 2020 she founded her own project, The Well Co. which focuses on organizing unique wellbeing experiences for hotels, corporations and individuals. She is re-defining the wellbeing scenario in Spain and beyond.
We love how she inspires many people to live a more conscious life. We are also inspired by her courage to reinvent herself while raising a family of three kids. Nina and her meet during a true #MĀmoment: a yoga class while both of them were pregnant.
Mónica is an authentic soul: vibrant, curious, calm and inspiring at the same time. You find peace and energy when she is around. Have you ever heard about Vitamin D people? She is a D+++++
Where are you answering from?
At this very moment I am answering from my couch at home, while everyone is watching a movie.
What is your favorite place at home?
My favourite corner of my house is my bedroom. I try to create an atmosphere of warmth and serenity by using linen duvet covers in neutral tones, linen curtains, a salt lamp and my MĀ Moments Ceramic Diffuser with the Master Blend Good Sleep half an hour before going to bed.
What inspired you in to create The Well Co?
After Covid 19, I had to reinvent myself professionally and decided to set out on my own with a very passionate project for me. The Well Co. is the result of uniting my passion for healthy living with the need to create spaces for self-care and wellness for people.
What is your favorite morning ritual, aka #MĀmoment?
I really like Ayurveda and try to do some of its rituals in the mornings. I start the day by cleaning my tongue with a tongue scraper and then I do some oil pulling. Then it is important to hydrate your body, so I drink a big glass of warm water with my supplements and leave 10-15 minutes before I have breakfast. Now in winter time, I alternate between porridge and avocado toast, but what I can never miss is my coffee with oat milk! I like to add adaptogens and a spoonful of collagen inside my coffee. If I don't have to take the girls to school, I try to meditate before starting my work day. Even if it's only for 5-10 minutes, I notice a huge difference in my mood and energy levels.
What is your favorite evening ritual, aka #MĀmoment?
To unwind from a busy day, I really love taking a relaxing bath…but this usually never happens with three kids around! Hehe! So right now I’m happy if I can take a hot shower (ideally without interruptions), have an early dinner with my husband and watch some TV or even better read a good book. If I can have 5 minutes before bed to do a proper skincare routine, that’s a bonus for me!
Something you always do before starting a new retreat or a new project at The Well Co?
Whenever I have a retreat or an event I organize, I'm always afraid I've forgotten something...so I always make lists of things and check them several times to make sure I have everything under control, even what I want to take in my suitcase that weekend!
How do you interpret MĀ?
For me MĀ is synonymous with quality, effectiveness and reliability. I also love the elegant design of the blends and the Ceramic Diffuser, it really is a pleasure for the senses and also for the eyes!
How do you understand wellbeing?
For me, wellbeing means feeling at ease with yourself on all levels (physical, mental and spiritual) and it means being authentic to your essence and your way of being.
How do you #findyourMĀ?
My #findyourMĀ moment would be doing backcountry skiing with my husband on a sunny winter day, feeling the breeze on my face and the smell of wet pine. Upon returning home, he would light the fireplace while I jump into a hot bath with magenisum flakes and the MĀ Ceramic Diffuser with the Calm Master Blend.
Any person that inspires you as to be featured as a #MĀpeople?
I am inspired by many people, but I especially love my friend Marta Abril (@marta_abril), she is authentic. Her sustainable lifestyle, her "slow life philosophy" and her way of being is very inspiring.
Thank you Mónica for sharing you wisdom with us.
For more inspiration, follow Mónica @thewellco._
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