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PEOPLE OF ISPA Our ISPA community is full of interesting characters and inspiring stories. Visit PeopleofISPA.com to learn more about these incredible individuals. MEET Renate Hermes Renate uses Stand Up Paddleboarding to relieve stress. Group Spa Director and Co-Owner Duniye Spas • Maldives Years in the spa industry: 23 Renate’s favorite form of exercise is hiking in the mountains. She loves the fresh air and connection to nature. Favorite spa treatment: Reiki Three words to describe herself: 1. Caring 2. Passionate 3. Courageous Secret talents: photography, dancing, and communicating with animals “Be yourself, everybody else is already taken” —OSCAR WILDE “I love supporting The Jane Goodall Institute to help strengthen wildlife conversation and development of human potential and passion for conservation.” She has many favorite books, but Renate is currently loving The Tao of Equus by Linda Kohanov Now Playing “Dance me to the end of love” by Leonard Cohen is currently on her playlist. Want to share your story? Visit peopleofispa.com and click “Share your story.” We can’t wait to hear from you! SOCIAL CONNECTIONS @duniyespas Wine & Cheese Two of Renate’s guiltiest pleasures linkedin.com/in/renate -hermes-8202486/ Duniye-Spa duniyespas.com June 2017 ■ PULSE 71