Sylvia Eugenia Ruiz
Sylvia Eugenia Ruiz is the founder and executive director of Primordial Multicultural Healing Community, an organization whose mission is to connect the Latinx community with its own capacity to create well-being. Sylvia, who simultaneously hold a position at the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaches in both English and Spanish mindfulness and contemplative practices, and somatic (body-based) awareness techniques.
Sylvia grew up in Mexico City and has been a performing artist since the age of six. Since 2005, she has participated in numerous international trainings in the fields of yoga, mindfulness, body ritual movement, performance, theatre and meditation. She is certified by the professional training program with the Mindful Awareness Research Centre at the University of California, Los Angeles. In collaboration with the UW Health Mindfulness Program, Sylvia has developed mindfulness curricula in Spanish, addressing both linguistic and cultural priorities. In 2018, she started her journey with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute to become a provider and bring additional resources to release trauma and restores goodness in her community. She is interested in the integration of mindfulness for Latinx communities as well as for immigrants, and in raising social justice.