Raquel Ríos

I’ve been studying and practicing an embodied approach to Mindfulness Meditation for ten years. I’m trained in MBSR and currently completing an international teacher certification course in mindfulness meditation at Instituto Iberoamericano de Estudios Para La Paz, Valencia, Spain.

I used to travel extensively coaching and training educators on topics related to change and transformation, effective teaching and culturally relevant pedagogy. My research has focused on critical literacy, social justice and mindfulness. I’ve published two books, several articles and have been blogging for over a decade.

I have a PhD in Educational Leadership, K-12 from Touro University International, a MS in Elementary Education from Lehman College and a BS in Secondary Foreign Language Education from New York University.

I’m a member of SHEN, the Spiritual Heritage Education Network and A.R.E., The Association for Research and Enlightenment. I’m certified in Human Subjects Research for Social & Behavioral Faculty and Leadership & Management of Humanitarian Action from Fordham University.

I enjoy jogging, painting, hiking, yoga, and traveling. I’m the mother of two incredible young adults. I live in Madrid, Spain where I am doing this important work while writing a novel.