Aviva + Chinta = Avita
(Avita means ‘For Life’)

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AVIVA ENGEL Co-Founder & Co-Creator of Avita
Aviva is a Registered Dental Hygienist, yoga instructor, vegetarian chef-teacher, and a printmaker. She spent over a decade being a mid-wife, training at the Farm Midwifery Center, The Birthing Center in El Paso, Texas; and apprenticed with Rahima Baldwin founder of ‘Informed Homebirth’.

CHINTA MACKINNON Co-Founder & Co-Creator
Chinta started as a Sports, Gymnastics and Yoga Teacher. She is the co-owner and co-creator of Three Treasures, Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Massage in Maui. She works there as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Herbalist, from Michael Tierra East West School of Herbology. Chinta created Maui’s Barefoot Shiatsu, which is a massage modality of continuing education for practicing massage therapists.

“Like most humans, I am hungry…our three basic needs; for food, security and love –
are so mixed and mingled and entwined. So it happens that when I write of hunger,
I am really writing about love and the hunger for it…”   – M.F.K. Fisher