Mind, Body, Spirit(s)

mindbodyspiritsThis movement and bartender balance presentation was created by Natalie Bovis, Patricia Richards and Dushan Zaric to help provide tools for hospitality professionals find a path of self-sustainance through the hectic pace of their bar and restaurant careers.  First presented over 3 days at of Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans in 2014, it has since been part of Arizona Cocktail Week, and will return to Tales for 3 days, again, this July. Mind, Body, Spirit(s) makes its Santa Fe debut at NMCC.

The first 30 participants will receive a yoga mat and healthful smoothies from Perfect Puree. This event is also made possible by a generous contribution from Belvedere vodka, which promotes healthy work lifestyle with its ‘Drink, Eat, Live’ program.

This event is FREE to anyone with a NM Alcohol Servers License on Monday, June 1 at Skylight.

  • 11:00 – 11:25 yoga with Mario Sandoval, bar professional and yoga / martial arts instructor
  • 11:30 – 12:15 presentations on life / bar balance by Mario, Patricia Richards and a local dietician.


mariopicMario Sandoval is a native of Santa Fe, where his deep ancestral roots have kept him close to the “land of enchantment”. He incorporates the fruits of a life long practice of Martial Arts into a disciplined and source-inspired yoga practice. Mario is a devotional, heart-centered practitioner and teacher, driven passionately to continually develop a practice that is free of systems and always evolving. His practice and teaching are inspired by depth of breath, core, balance, and rhythm, always within the wisdom of what is pain-free. Mario inspires practitioners to drop in deeply, unwinding patterns that steal from the truth of alignment. He inspires self-nourishment and a motivated power of practice.


Version 2Patricia Richards is a native of Vancouver, Canada and has called Las Vegas, Nevada, home since 2003. Richards is a hospitality industry veteran, with over 25 years experience, including 6 years in senior management as property mixologist for Wynn Resort & Casino (2007-2013), and 3 years as a judge for the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2012-2014). Currently, Patricia works as a part time bartender, while completing her full-time psychology studies at UNLV. In 2014, Patricia Richards co-founded Mind-Body-Spirit(s), along with Dushan Zaric of the 86 Co. and Natalie Bovis of NM Cocktails & Culture. Mind–Body-Spirit(s) is dedicated to educating bar industry professionals about health, wellness and personal success for a long, healthy, fruitful career.



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