Aikta has always been a passionate traveler. She has explored quite a bit of the United States, as well as Mexico, Bahamas, Bermuda, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Holland, Ireland, England, and various parts of India, including spending five years living in the remote foothills of the Himalayas, outside of India’s oldest tiger reserve.
Her career background includes facilitating transformational experiences for people of all ages. Starting with mastering the art of service-learning while working for Loyola University, to obtaining her Masters in Contemplative Education from Naropa University, serving as a Transformation Specialist in her personal Brilliant Butterflies tutoring service, teaching in a variety of classroom settings -University through Elementary School, providing professional development on various topics for university faculty, in-service and pre-service teachers, hosting a variety of retreat and spiritual workshops, and eventually directing educational programs for 2 reputable non-profits focused on the topics of environmental education and arts & human development in Washington, DC.
These two aspects of her life, travel and a passion for facilitating transformational experiences, merge together beautifully to serve travelers ready for a meaningful adventure.
Transformational travel council
Recently Aikta participated in the Transformational Travel Council’s Travel Mentor Mastermind Program. Here best practices were shared for creating transformational journeys. One of Aikta’s favorite take-aways from the group is their endorsement for preparing all travelers to travel with H.E.A.R.T.