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by Mary Tjotjos

Bonnie Baker, Satteva

Bonnie has over 20 years of experience in the spa and wellness industry. An anthropologist and certified therapist, she is a seasoned professional with experience in hospitality, ecotourism, and wellness. She brings a wealth of hands-on experience in Spa Development, having worked with some of the top award-winning companies and properties around the world, such as Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, and well-known locations like Tabacón Thermal Springs in Costa Rica and leading brands such as Comfort Zone and Naturopathica. Bonnie's work in the wellness industry represents a distinctive style, integrating cultural traditions and natural environments into treatment programs, weaving them in the context of contemporary and quality services. Her skills in crafting innovative training programs, developing management strategies, and maintaining staff and guest satisfaction have helped create an internationally proven track record in the countries where he has lived and worked, including areas such as Argentina, Czech Republic, Costa Rica and USA She is the founder of Satteva Spa & Wellness Concepts, a Mexican company dedicated to consulting, product distribution and wellness experiences. Bonnie is country ambassador for World Wellness Weekend in Mexico, she served as President of the Green Spa Network Board of Directors and the Past-Chair of the Sustainability Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute. Because of her passion for promoting eco-friendly practices, Bonnie was named a 2018 Environmental Leader by American Spa magazine. She resides in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she operates IRIS Spa at Hotel Dos Casas, and runs a family Biodynamic Farm and Learning Center which offers training and wellness programs for all ages to create healing environments that enhance deep connection with Nature.