WELCOME TO SOLERA SELF-CARE
My name is Shoma and my passion is to create experiences that bring other people fulfillment. I’m excited to bring this self-care webinar directly to your home to help you on your journey to practicing a more balanced, peaceful and purposeful life. I was first introduced to the idea of self-care when my kids were 2 and 5. I was struggling as a working mom with one child in diapers and the other starting elementary school. Between work and parenting, I juggled the to do's of every day life: groceries, dishes, laundry... I was in full reactive mode and knew I needed to make a change but barely had a moment to consider how. Then I stumbled upon a program focused on self-care for moms. I found a sense of relief from the support, ideas and guidance from my instructor and classmates. The break to attend the program was revitalizing, and I discovered how to find time for myself to do what lifts my spirit: yoga, journaling, kayaking and spending time exploring and playing with my kids.
My children are now 9 and 12, and while life has gotten easier from a parenting perspective, it’s still busy in different ways and my need for self-care hasn’t changed. I have yet to have a day where my patience isn’t being tried, but thanks to my self-care practice, I’m able to relieve stress in healthier ways than when I first had kids (minus the chocolate!).
A little about my background… I have nearly 20 years of working experience in the technology and medical device industries. My corporate experience includes sales, marketing and project management while my entrepreneurial experience includes event start-ups like the Twin Cities’ first and only chocolate show and now Solera Self-Care. I have a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington. I’m a certified life coach, an RTA-Certified Facilitator through Renee Trudeau's program, and trained in MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) through the University of Minnesota.