EAST TALKS - Meet Kamimura Alexander

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

The EAST YARD Interview Series

Meet Kamimura Alexander. She's an Arima girl, a trade executive

and the creator of holistic wellness brand, Meraki Nova.

EY: Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided visualization, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress. Do you consider mindfulness an art or a science?

Kamimura: The science is the evidence based research used in support of the practices i.e. the art. The art is having the skill to conduct different practices such as meditation, healing remedies, aromatherapy etc.


EY: Why did you choose to embark on a mindfulness business venture?

Kamimura: I chose to embark on a mindfulness business venture to help others develop resilience and have the ability to deal with stressful situations. Having resilience and the ability to remain calm and centered is critical to well-being.


EY: What is the meaning behind the name of your practice?

Kamimura: The meaning behind the name Meraki Nova is to find the essence of who you are. Your purpose. A renewal.

meraki [may-rah-kee] (adjective) This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love -- when you put "something of yourself" into what you're doing, whatever it may be.

Nova is from the Latin word novus, which means new. Also a star that suddenly increases in luminosity.


EY: You've started your practice with aromatherapy so what is your favorite scent?

Kamimura: I have too many favorite scents because each scent or aroma can be used in healing processes or specific needs. For instance lavender; lavender helps improve sleep, anxiety and helps with stress.


EY: What is the best thing about meditation?

Kamimura: The best thing about meditation is that you find yourself. It helps you focus your concentration while you deal with situations both positive or negative.

EY: tips would you give to someone wanting to start a mindfulness practice?

Kamimura: Tips to start a mindfulness practice...put yourself into it. Do it with soul, creativity and love.


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