Meet our Founder
Dr. Patty Jiménez
Growing up, Dr. Patty Jimenez, founder of Recetas, always felt like there wasn’t a space where she could belong. Born in Mexico but raised in San Diego, California, she was often told that she was not Mexican/Latina enough, she was too americanized. In mainstream culture she never fully felt as if it resonated. Raised a Roman Catholic, she loves her tradition but was fascinated by the wisdom and richness of other spiritual traditions. She was always searching for someone to help her navigate these worlds. At the age of 18 an Indian Catholic priest introduced her to meditation and it was there that she discovered her contemplative spirituality.
Driven by the mission to be the influence she herself needed as a young Latina woman, she launched Recetas to provide a safe and welcoming space for all Latina women on their journey to self-love, acceptance, and spirituality to gather and feel like they have a space to belong.