The Power of 3 in Borikén


Sofia Mendoza, LCSW & Rosa Shetty, LCSW

This part 2 of a comadre conversation with Sofia Mendoza, LCSW and Rosa Shetty, LCSW reflecting on their first retreat for Femmes of color in beautiful Utuado, Puerto Rico. Cynthia, Sofia and Rosa set out from LAX to San Juan to let themselves be held by the 4 directions, the 4 elements, and 2  powerful medicine women. In June 2023, Natalie Gutierrez, LMFT and Dr. Lydiana Garcia curated an intentionally loving and expansive reclaiming of ourselves and our ancestral lineage. “Reclaiming my Voice and Roots” is a 3 night 4day retreat to reconnect to our inner wisdom. Lydiana and Natalie did a wonderful job picking the location and welcoming us with their majestic and indigenous medicine at the beautiful Casa Grande retreat resort. 

Stay Tuned for a Part 3 follow up episode with Natalie and Lydiana on the podcast to share their intention and reflections from their first retreat from dream to delivery! This will be a special episode with  fellow retreat participant, inner child homie, and co-host Zina Rodriguez, LCSW. 

To hear more from Rosa Shetty, check out her podcast

To find Sofia Mendoza’s workshops and library of workbooks and journals, find her on

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Cynthia Alonzo Perez

Hi, I'm Cynthia Perez, your official Inner Child Hype Woman the founder of Rooted in Reflection. With over 15 years in social work, I’ve dedicated my career to helping people heal from intergenerational trauma and find joy through culturally sensitive healing spaces. I'm passionate about empowering the Latinx community and fostering creative healing for those often overlooked in traditional wellness programs. Whether you're joining a workshop, a wellness talk, or a retreat, my goal is to create a community-centered space where you can feel seen, heard, and healed.
Cynthia Alonzo Perez

Inner Child Hype Woman

Cynthia Perez, MSW, LCSW, is the founder of Rooted in Reflection. She’s an expert in intergenerational trauma and bilingual, culturally sensitive therapy, offering transformative workshops and retreats.

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