Dr. Rekha Mandel is a Board-certified internal medicine and lifestyle medicine physician with a passion for optimizing women’s wellness. Rooted in evidence-based medical practices, Rekha understands the importance of a healthy body as the foundation for a fulfilling life.
On the other side of this harmonious partnership is Dr. Mary Shay-Millea, our modern mystic. With a doctorate in Italian Renaissance art history and certifications in meditation, mindfulness and Internal Family Systems, Mary brings her spiritual wisdom into the contemporary world.
How did this initiative come about? It all started during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. Mary began offering free virtual guided meditations to friends and family to alleviate the stress and anxiety everyone was experiencing.
Rekha, a local physician and close friend, attended many of these sessions in between seeing COVID patients at her medical practice. She recognized Mary’s unique talent from her intuitive meditations and calming voice and encouraged her to pursue certification.
By the end of the pandemic, Mary became a certified meditation, mindfulness, and manifestation coach, establishing her own company, The Millea Method.
After COVID restrictions were lifted, both Mary and Rekha realized that their community needed more personal connection and camaraderie.
To bridge the gap between the medical and spiritual worlds, Rekha and Mary conceived the Body & Soul Collective.