Conscious Somatic Cooking

Content curated by Somatic Chef Esmeralda Brinn

Passionate for the knowledge of food in different cultures, Somatic Chef, Esmeralda Brinn has always been inspired by a deeply held belief that people connect through something as basic sitting around the fire cooking, cooking food and telling stories. As a somatic therapist, she integrates healing, education, and connection in her culinary art.

She was born in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, from a German father and a Mexican mother. A large part of her life was influenced by growing up with a love of Nature – something her father nurtured and the milling around in her mother’s restaurant, during her childhood. A love of travel and research, around not just culinary traditions around the world, but by different cultural philosophies of how people around the world have fostered the art of cooking and nurturing themselves, further inspired her culinary journey. These experiences took her eventually to explore the relationship that we have to the land, the way we harvest our food source, and how we feel – and eventually are connected to these sources – and how they impact our wellness.

Today, Chef Brinn is known in Mexico for having developed her own unique style which, combines an intricate knowledge of localized Regenerative Farming supply chain, organic food sources, and deliciously orchestrated palettes of endemic and local ingredients – culminating in a truly authentic farm-to-table experience delectable dining vignettes that is not just nourishing, and healing but good for the soul!

Her culinary work is a cornucopia of an expansive seasonal menu that always includes functional and probiotic drinks, immune enhancing shots and freshly baked goods daily made from signature house fermented doughs – a tribute to the art of bread baking that is so much part of her German heritage.

She also applies her knowledge as a sommelier in her creations that are a delicious and always a fusion of wonder and enjoyment – and homage to both her parents’ national kitchens. Her Conscious Cooking is not just a delight to the senses but a true adventure as she invites guests to join her on expeditions to her local farms – and even experience treks into the wildflower-filled meadows, in-season to visit where unique varieties of honey is made – or the deserts where the same bees, at different times of the year, make a very particular variety originating from the Mesquite trees.

She invites people to value and” become consciousness” on the collective art of creating transformative sensory dining experiences, and to connect to the understanding that our biology is programmed to be part of our earth’s ecosystem, and not apart from it. By experiencing first-hand the vast bounty that we, as humans have access to, we begin to learn to live in harmony and that by living in harmony we create the basis to have food be our best medicine  – and ultimately realize where there is life, there is food.

“I know now that music is not about fingers or bows or strings, but rather a connective vibration flowing through all human beings, like a heartbeat.”

Rosamund Stone Zander


Awaken your senses

Awaken your Senses

Star Gazing

Finding your place in the vast cosmos

Since time eternal, human beings have gazed at the heavens; have been awed by its beauty and wondered about its deep mysteries. Ancient civilizations interpreted the movements of our closest celestial bodies, and modern scientists study the inter-connected of our solar system and the galaxies beyond our own Milky Way.

Star Gazing for Mindfulness is where looking up, can help an individual find their own inner universe – and connect them to wonder. While viewing the night sky can be also done through a telescope, the experience of letting go and allowing the wonderment of our most vast outer world settle in can have a calming and reassuring effect that is helps us feel part of a greater whole – and ultimately gain a renewed appreciation for our own place on earth, and part of interplanetary system. Allow yourself to be “star-strucked” in new and unexpected ways.

Labyrinth Walk

A Spiritual Experience in a Material World

Labyrinth walking is an ancient practice used by many different wisdom traditions and faiths for spiritual centering, contemplation, and prayer.

A labyrinth is not a maze. It has only one path to the center and back out, which is called unicursal (one line). It has no blind alleys or dead ends as mazes have. The path twists and turns back on itself many times before reaching the center. Once at the center, there is only one way back out. Entering the path of a labyrinth, you walk slowly while quieting your mind and focusing on a spiritual question or prayer.

The path twists and turns back on itself many times before reaching the center. Once at the center, there is only one way back out. The labyrinth symbolizes a journey to a predetermined destination, or the journey through life from birth to spiritual awakening to death – opening up to what emerges through the experience is the essence of the experience itself.

“I know now that music is not about fingers or bows or strings, but rather a connective vibration flowing through all human beings, like a heartbeat.”

Rosamund Stone Zander