After earning an MBA in Economics from the University of Stockholm, Cristina navigated her way upward through the corporate ranks in some of Sweden's highest earning and most recognizable companies, until as with many leaders in the wellness industry a personal experience lead her to leave her management position and change careers. Her teachings and practices are based on her 25 years of prolific study and personal trial and error. She became a devoted disciple to famous holistic leaders and her healing focus became Ayurvedic, orthomolecular medicine, Ashtanga yoga, pranayama, and meditation.
Ray started meditation whilst he was trying to recover from a medical adversity, The activity of meditating for Ray is listening to the voices of nature, wind, water, insects, etc. This would lead him on a journey that began with his being diagnosed and healed from Celiac Sprue disease by a naturopath in Oregon, through over forty countries until today, where he gives part of his time to the mission and vision of Olive Retreat. During that time Ray has lived and taught in universities in the USA, China, Lesotho, Saudi Arabia and Thailand, and in recent years, served as a communication advisor.