MOXIEmaker Monday is back. Meet Mimi Aurélien. She lives in Minneapolis and because she believes that “Everybody has a story” she listens to Seniors as a night nurse, teaches Buti Yoga by day, and is starting a business Synegyoga to provide an accessible form of yoga to everyone regardless of financial and geographic contrast.

What is the MOXIEST thing you’ve done so far? She moved to the United States from Haiti when I was 17. “It was good but sad.” She left everything she knew behind. She didn’t speak the language; arrived on a Tuesday and started school on a Wednesday.

What do you want the reader to understand about immigrating?  “Everybody has a story. Don’t assume because Haiti is a poor country, I am poor. Or that because I don’t speak the language or have an accent, I can’t read or am not educated.” Mimi wants you to ask.

What do you do when you’re not feeling MOXIE? She gets reassurance from her sister K. “She constantly reminds me how brave I am by doing the things that I do.”

A quote Mimi lives by. "When someone shows you who they are believe them the first time." -Maya Angelou

Her favorite book. The Alchemist. Paulo Coelho

Mimi’s next MOXIEmove. Getting her organization/business (Synergyoga) up and running. She’s going to Haiti in May to start building her retreat.

And her advice to you. “Don't be afraid to reach out to people. Be brave enough to do it.”

Meet Mimi on Sunday February 25, 2018 at our One Billion Rising event. She will be leading us in dance and Buti Yoga and will fill the room with Mimi Synergy. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-billion-rising-girls-and-women-unite-tickets-42786441398

Mimi is building retreats to Haiti for yoga, empowerment, cultural learning, and beyond.

Connect with Mimi: Facebook @synergyoga - Instagram: @synergyoga - Twitter: @synergyoga1 - Email Synergyoga1@gmail.com