• Heal Your Mind & Body at Dewa Spa

  • Study with World-Class Teachers

  • Practice in One of Our Unique Venues

  • Expand Your Awareness with Meditation

  • Go Hiking in the Catskill Mountains

  • Enjoy Delicious Nourishing Farm-to-Table Cuisine

  • Menla is a Project of Tibet House US,

    the Dalai Lama’s Cultural Center in NYC


Aaron 'Water' Piepszny

Aaron ‘Water’ Piepszny began his martial arts training in 1998, practicing Capoeira with Capoeira Mandinga Buffalo for 18 months while he was studying modern and classical dance. Aaron started his Asian martial arts training in Praying Mantis style, with Sifu George Lisjak in Hamburg, NY in 2002. In 2004, Aaron became a certified Qigong teacher with master Wei Zhong Fu. In 2005, he was a Qigong apprentice with Michael Winn student and author, Jerry Stocking. Aaron Water spent 2 years under the tutelage of Spiritwind Internal Arts founder Sifu Chik Mason in Buffalo, NY studying Yang style Tai Chi, Ba…

Aaron Dias

Aaron Dias creates a sacred environment for the spiritual seeker to meet him or herself fully. Inspired by her deep studies in Eastern meditation traditions, American Shamanism and Western philosophy, each class she teaches is an experience of authentic ritual, which cleanses and restores on multiple levels–physical, mental, emotional and energetic. She is known for her uncanny ability to guide students into deep meditative states, for her intelligent, challenging and creative flow sequences, and for her skill at disentangling ancient esoteric concepts and weaving them back into practical, daily life. Expect to leave a session with Aaron feeling more whole, more free,…

Abigael Upton Brown

Abigael works with aromatherapy to help people feel more connected to themselves throughout their day. She came to aromatherapy through her personal experience using essential oils and feeling deeply both their psychological and physical transformative power. Believing that the best plant medicine is the one we actually use, she creates portable, uncomplicated products that work with your modern, busy lives. Abigael is a NAHA Certified Level 1 Aromatherapist.

Abraham Taliaferro

Abe Taliaferro is the son of Dr. Judith Kravitz, founder of Transformational Breath®. He is a trained Transformational Breath Facilitator and Trainer serves on the Transformational Breath Board of Directors, and is the Legal and Compliance Officer for the foundation. He has traveled the world studying and practicing breathwork alongside his mother. Abraham graduated from the University of Maine Business School with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Abe’s professional development has allowed him to become an invaluable asset to the foundation but is heart resides with the work itself which he is a  product of having grown up immersed in it. Abe has…

Adam Foizen

If music be the food of love, than Adam is like a bread bowl. Supportive and a strong exterior but a chewy container for delicious liquids. He also is a man of many talents, like writing third person bios about himself. He believes that an education is priceless and plans to be a lifelong learner. Adam takes that attitude and applies it to his work ethic, which is to be 15 minutes early, stay 15 mins later if needed and lead by example. He received an AAS from the Community College of Philadelphia as a non traditional student and received…

Aimee Elsner MS, OTR/L 500 hr. ERYT

Aimee Elsner MS, OTR/L 500 hr. ERYT Owner of CT Power Yoga and Balanced Beeing Occupational Therapy Mother, Wife, Occupational Therapist, life skills coach, Yoga and Meditation teacher, Aimee began her career as an Occupational Therapist in 1996 after graduating from Boston University with a Masters of Science. Aimee has worked with children with a variety of disabilities, for over 20 plus years as well as the adult outpatient and inpatient population. After the diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer in 2009 Aimee began to examine her own diet and lifestyle. She quickly began to use yoga, meditation and self-inquiry…

Alberto Villoldo Ph.D

Alberto Villoldo is a psychologist and medical anthropologist who has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon and Andes for over 30 years. At San Francisco State University, he directed the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory to study how the mind creates psychosomatic health and disease.  One day in his laboratory, Alberto realized that his research had to get bigger instead of smaller, that he was looking out of the wrong end of the microscope. He needed to find a system larger than the neural networks of the brain. Many others were already studying the hardware – Alberto wanted to learn…

Alex Auder

Alex Auder, director of Philadelphia’s Magu Yoga, is a native New Yorker who grew-up in the Chelsea Hotel with her mother, Viva (an Andy Warhol Superstar), and her sister, the actress, Gaby Hoffmann. She is known as one of NYC’s preeminent teachers who has developed a keen eye and a genuinely authentic and original voice. She began her teaching career in 1996 at Jivamukti Yoga Center and at her own studio in Rhinebeck, NY. During her years in upstate NY, she studied closely with her Vedanta teacher, Shubraji, who continues to deeply influence her teaching and her practice. Over the last 10 years…

Alex Gesse

Alex Gesse Founder, FTI & Instituto de Baños de Bosque and the Instituto de Banhos de Floresta de Portugal.  As opposed to the daily stress of urban life, Alex facilitates and develops nature connection techniques so that all people can experience the health benefits of natural environments. At FTI, Alex works to develop programs for companies and organizations in his continuous mission of supporting companies to reduce employee stress, prevent “Burnout” syndrome, and stimulate creativity and teamwork. Alex is committed to promoting this practice to support everyone in surpassing their personal limits and improving their well-being. Based between Barcelona and Lisbon, he has…

Alexander Mallon

A celebrated astrologer and intuitive, Alexander Mallon has practiced for over 45 years, sharing his gifts with clientele spanning the globe, from NY to New Zealand. Alexander has been an avid telescope builder and amateur astronomer for nearly 50 years as well and incorporates his intimate knowledge of the sky and natural cycles into his professional consulting and coaching career. Discovering his calling very early in life, Alexander began his work professionally with private clients including corporate leaders, political figures, entrepreneurs, physicians, lawyers, artists and actors. Over the years he has been featured on numerous radio and television programs,  and for…

Alexandra Chamizo

Alexandra Chamizo is a student and teacher of the healing arts. She is a Certified Spiritual Counselor, Angelic Reiki Master, Tantric Rose Priestess and Trauma Release Practitioner. She has studied and practiced ceremonial magick for ten years. Alexandra currently lives in Denver where she offers her services in studio and online with her practice, Making Whole. Alexandra merges the mind, body and soul to dance together as one and strives to offer the support and radical empathy that we are all deeply deserving of. Through her safe and sacred spaces held, people are able to explore and honor the dualities…

Alice Walker

The author of short stories and novels, essays and poetry and activist for racial civil rights, women’s equality and peace among other causes, Alice Walker brought black women’s lives into primary focus as a rich and important subject for US American literature. Her landmark novel The Color Purple (1982), which drew upon her sharecropper family’s Southern roots, made Walker famous the world over and brought her the first Pulitzer Prize for fiction awarded to an African American woman, as well as the National Book Award. Walker’s introduction of the concept of “womanism” (1983) was an influential corrective to the focus on white…

Alison Sinatra

Alison has been teaching yoga for over 25 years, and draws her inspiration from many different traditions – from Iyengar to Kundalini. She has led retreats and workshops all over the world and has been a senior faculty member on several teacher trainings. Her deep love has been manifesting inclusive, holy, spaces for women to come together and create rituals for healing. Her teaching and spiritual life are integrated; her dedicated studies of indigenous ways from North and South America live within her. The gifts of these studies have opened her mind and heart to the truth that we are…

Alyse Bacine

Spiritual Mentor and Trauma Alchemist Alyse Bacine is a Breathwork Practitioner, Spiritual Mentor, and the CEO of Alyse Breathes LLC. She has her Master’s in Counseling Psychology and certifications in both Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Practices, as well as an extensive background in the mental health field where she served as a school counselor for 10+ years and received a grant to implement a meditation program at her school.  Knowing that she always wanted to expand her mission of healing familial and ancestral trauma, and normalizing meditation, and breathwork practices, she opened her own business and quickly became a…

Amber Gregory

Amber Gregory is an experienced and dedicated yoga and meditation teacher based in New York City. As a teenager she discovered that practicing yoga helped her ease anxiety and find peace of mind. Seeking to understand the inner workings of the practice, she went on to study at the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, receiving a B.A. in Sociology with honors from the school. She has since completed over 500 hours of Yoga Alliance accredited training, and continues to draw upon both the traditions and science of yoga within her teachings. Amber currently offers workshops and retreats, as well…

Ambika Chant

Ambika has been a singer and musician for most of her life, playing in various bands in NYC until she discovered chanting with Krishna Das in 1995. Kirtan had a profound effect on her, and lead her to India where she met her teacher and Spiritual Mother, Shri Siddhi Ma. As Ambika deepened her connection to the practice of chanting, it became her home and refuge. Recently she has been exploring chants from other faith traditions, working with a program at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. In February 2015, Ambika released a digital single “Metta Chant”, produced and…

Amina Meineker

Amina Meineker is a business economist and a pioneer in bridging magic and science. With more than 25 years in corporate strategy and finance and a decade of teaching in Dr. Alberto Villoldos Four Winds Society, Amina distilled the essence of how and why change and transformation can happen successfully. She is the founder of Corporate Passion, consulting organizations in leadership and change. She is the co-founder of Lifepassion Academy empowering individuals to change their life the way they want to. As an international speaker Amina delights her clients and her audience with her profound knowledge and her sense of…

Amy J. Miller (Ven. Lobsang Chodren)

Ven. Lobsang Chodren first encountered Tibetan Buddhism in 1987 at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Since then, she has spent a great deal of time engaged in meditation retreats, study, teaching, and Buddhist center management throughout the world. Prior to encountering Buddhism, Amy was a political fundraiser in Washington, DC and also worked for Mother Jones Magazine in San Francisco, California. Amy also trained as an emotional support hospice counselor during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco and offers courses and retreats on death and dying and end-of-life care. A past director of Vajrapani Institute in California and Milarepa Center…

Amy Jo Goddard

Amy Jo’s bio: Hailing from Military Dad and Recovering-Catholic-Proudly-Sandra-Dee-Mom, Amy Jo Goddard had no other choice but to become a sex educator just to sail the shaky waters of human experience and help her family survive. Actually they don’t really take sex advice from her. But thousands of others have—Amy Jo is author of Woman on Fire: Nine Elements to Wake up Your Erotic Energy, Personal Power and Sexual Intelligence and co-author ofthe best-selling classic Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men, now in second edition. She earned her Master’s degree in Human Sexuality Education at New York University and has been…

Andara Christina Michael

In 2019, Andara Christina Michael was unhappy, unhealthy and unfulfilled. Her journey had led her through the corporate finance and consulting world, overseas to Southeast Asia and then to Seattle, where she continued her secret cycle of alcohol, drug and food addiction. At her heaviest, she was 265 pounds. Then, on January 1, 2020, Andara had a profound energy healing session that brought her back “online”. She began doing Kundalini yoga, holotropic breathwork, and attending healing retreats. Three months later, Andara quit her job, sold her belongings and moved out of her Seattle apartment to focus on her own self…

Andrea Donnelly

Quantum Sound and Energy Healer Andrea Donnelly is a Spiritual Mentor, Quantum Sound and Energy Healer, and founder of We Are Here 2 Remember LLC. She holds a BA in American Studies. She is a lifelong learner and cheerleader for humanity, who spent over two decades studying art, meditation, energy healing, herbal medicine, flower essences and all things metaphysical. After years of debilitating nerve pain, struggles with anxiety, depression, ptsd, weight gain, along with time on short term disability and a back surgery in 2018, she synthesized her years of study and healing gifts into a new healing modality. 

Andrew Harvey, Ph.D.

Andrew Harvey is a poet, novelist, mystical scholar, lecturer in comparative religions, and one of the most celebrated translators of Rumi. He has taught at Oxford, Cornell, Hobart and Smith Colleges, California Institute of Integral Studies, and UCS. The honors he has received include the Benjamin Franklin Award, and the Mind Body Spirit Award, and the Christmas Humphries Award. He is the author and editor of over 40 books including: The Return of the Mother and Son of Man: The Mystical Path to Christ, Light Upon Light and The Direct Path. He is Founder and Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused…

Andrew Holecek

Andrew Holecek has completed the traditional three-year Buddhist meditation retreat and offers seminars internationally on meditation, dream yoga, and the art of dying. He is the author of many books, including Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom From the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, and Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep. His work has appeared in Parabola, Lion’s Roar, Tricycle, Utne Reader, Buddhadharma, Light of Consciousness, and many other periodicals. Andrew’s work joins the knowledge of the West with the wisdom of the East in providing a full-spectrum approach to help us realize our human potential. He holds degrees…

Angel Evans

Angel Evans, the founder of BiomeTech, is an entrepreneur and committed educator and leader facilitating humans in redeeming optimal levels of health, well-being, and consciousness. Her journey began 35-years ago through healing from the experience of having decimated her own microbiome after multiple years of using antibiotics, cigarettes, and marijuana and undergoing various surgeries. Understanding the urgency for people to create a relationship between how our microbiome and our neuro-biochemistry affect how we feel, how we work, how we play, and how we conduct our lives; Angel travels the world bringing this knowledge and wisdom of the “BiomeTech-nology” to each…

Angela Lovelett

Angela Lovelett is a graduate of the Yoga Alliance teacher training where she studied under Lesley Fightmaster in Dana Point, California. She has been practicing yoga since 2001 when she went looking for a way to get out of her head and more in tune with her body and soul. Angela is a certified life coach who has helped herself and other women to get unstuck through challenges such as career changes, relationships, infertility, divorce, body image, anxiety and parenting issues . Angela teaches the use of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness to help women get in touch with their intuition, worry less, and live…

Angela McKinney

For the past twenty years, Angela McKinney has been transforming people’s lives, including her own, as a practitioner, educator, and somatic guide. Angela is an addiction recovery expert and speaker on habits, decision-making, and continuous growth. Her 3-Step system of self-care, The Untangle Method™ combines research in the neurobiology of trauma with a creative approach to improving the quality of our lives. In addition to being a certified executive coach, Angela received her clinical psychology degree from Antioch University and will begin her Ph.D. in Integrative Therapy in 2022. Her forthcoming book, Untangle, will guide readers through this process with accessible, sensitive…

Angell Deer

In this 3 hours workshop we will explore the use and power of shamanic drumming, and of channeling sounds, for healing purposes. Drums have been used for 1000s of years by shamans all around the globe to bring protection, to cure and to journey through the power of creating altered states of consciousness. We will explore how we can use journeying, drumming, and singing to bring very valuable information to heal ourselves and others and to channel healing energies into a client’s energy field. We will also explore how we can call upon the 4 directions, the 4 elements, and…

Anna FitzPatrick

Anna currently lives in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. She is a certified reiki practitioner & a certified yoga instructor (specializing in yin yoga). She obtained her B.A. in psychology with a concentration in art from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. In addition, she holds certification in addiction studies, and has worked in a clinical setting supporting individuals who suffer from substance use disorders through psychoeducation, meditation, self assessment, and self expression. Her background in the sciences and holistic healing have given her a unique perspective which she likes to describe as “blending science with intuition”.

Anne Biklé

Anne Biklé is a science writer and public speaker focusing on the connections between people, plants, food, health, and the environment.  A bad case of plant lust draws her to the garden where she coaxes garden plants into rambunctious growth or nurses them back from the edge of death with her regenerative gardening practices.   She co-authored The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health with her husband, geologist David Montgomery.  From garden to gut, the book combines memoir, science, and history to tell the story of humanity’s tangled relationship with the microbial world through the…

Anne Marie Miller

Anne Marie Miller is a gifted percussionist and Djembe player, exploring the power of sound as a healing modality for over 10 years. In deepening her connection with the drum through the study of Brazilian shamanic music, she recognizes the drumbeat as a maternal, vibratory vehicle that can transport listeners to new states of consciousness, creating a sense of liberation from the mind, and the space to encounter fresh ways of being. Anne Marie completed her vinyasa yoga teacher training in 2017 at Sukha Yoga in Austin, Texas after a car accident inspired her to learn about the body and…

Anne Marie Miller

Anne Marie Miller is the Founder & Executive Director of Indigenous Celebration, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization currently serving 19 tribes in the Amazon with a mission to preserve the forest and it’s wisdom by empowering the world’s indigenous through a celebration of culture. Ms. Miller founded IC with the understanding that an intrinsic wisdom exists in humanity to heal environmental and social injustice, through the expansion of consciousness. IC is an organization that seeks to facilitate this development of consciousness, through the exchange of wisdom between indigenous peoples and the modern world, so that we may collectively learn to…

Annie Piper

Annie Piper teaches at Kula Yoga in Tribeca, The Shala and Prema Yoga in Brooklyn.  She is on the movement faculty at NYU’s Tisch School of Graduate Acting and The Yale School of Drama. She is the co- teacher of  ‘The Open Voice’ with Jessie Austrian at NYU’s Gallatin School.  She is certified to teach trauma-sensitive yoga by both the Trauma Center in Boston and with the national organization Warriors at Ease, and continues to bring yoga to veterans throughout the New York area. She has served on the faculty at the Brown University / Trinity Rep Consortium as well as undergraduate…

Annie Schuessler, M.A.

ANNIE SCHUESSLER, M.A. Annie is a business consultant for entrepreneurs. She’s the creator of the Therapist Clubhouse podcast and founder of The Superpower Method For Therapists® Program. After years of doing more and more and achieving the success she thought she wanted, she shifted to finding her core superpowers, doing less, and having an even bigger impact. She helps her entrepreneur clients make more money and create more meaning without working more hours. Her approach is to help her clients identify their unique superpowers, deepen their understanding of the people they are meant to serve, and then revamp every aspect…

ANTONELLA VELÁSQUEZ

As a practitioner of Energy Medicine, Antonella’s path and inspiration are based on living reciprocity and compassion, thus heeding her call to accompany others to remember their own human nature and life purpose.  

Asha Gala

Lifestyle coach and Mindfulness based stress reduction teacher Over the past decade, Asha has worked as a lifestyle coach in New Jersey. Today she puts these skills to use by supporting you on the day-in, day-out aspects of your healing journey. From designing and teaching lifestyle medicine classes, to facilitating support groups for patients healing from chronic illness, to providing one-on-one lifestyle counseling sessions, Asha is here for you – offering not only professional support, but also personal understanding. Asha became a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR Teacher), Training Level 1, through Brown University’s Mindfulness Center and is qualified to teach MBSR courses. She has also…

Aubrey Carter

Aubrey graduated from Indiana University in 2016 with a BS in Biology. He has worked at several different ecological institutions in and around the NYC area, including the Central Park Conservancy, the Westchester Land Trust, the Stamford Land Conservation Trust, and Sleepy Cat Farm. Currently the Assistant Ecological Manager at Manitou Point Preserve near Garrison, NY, Aubrey became deeply fascinated with fungi after reading Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake, and has since devoted much of his life to cultivating that curiosity.  Aubrey publishes a newsletter every Monday, entitled ‘Mushroom Monday’, which features photos and a profile of a different mushroom…

Banafsheh Sayyad, MFA, LAc

The Founder of Dance of Oneness®, Banafsheh is a Persian Sufi dancer, transformational teacher and acupuncturist. She is one of the few bearers of authentic Persian dance, an innovator of Sufi dance, and one of the few dance artists who has mastered a fusion of dance and spirituality. Her modality, Dance of Oneness® is a way of living our fullest potential through loving our body, our Self, and living as a lover. It fuses 3 dimensions: the art of dance, spirituality, and the science of healing. Banafsheh performs and teaches internationally, initiating people into the wisdom of their body. With…

Ben Brown

Ben’s practice is based on the wisdom of the body to find it’s way back to health. He strives through conscious touch, to create space and awareness of the body in its present state. This consciousness eases you to move toward wellness. In your focused attention, each moment becomes an opportunity to understand your body and unite with your deeper self. Ben is the founder of HND + TMPL Massage Therapy, a NYS licensed massage therapist and educator, a sound practitioner, and a former GYROTONIC instructor.

Benjamin Fox

is a professional astrologer, licensed massage therapist, and a co-founder (with Lorie) of A New Possibility, whose mission is to facilitate healing at the interface of personal destiny and planetary transformation through clinical services and education. www.anewpossibility.com

Bethany Saltman

Bethany Saltman is the author of STRANGE SITUATION: A MOTHER’S JOURNEY INTO THE SCIENCE OF ATTACHMENT (Random House, 2020). Bethany is a senior lay Zen practitioner in the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism, and was a professor of writing and literature at Polytechnic University for many years. She currently works with individuals and organizations as a creative mindfulness coach. You can learn more about her at her website: www.bethanysaltman.com

Bethney Ruggiero

A corporate meeting and special event professional with over twenty eight years of event industry experience, Bethney Ruggiero conceived the idea of The Evolutionary Leap Summit during her own extensive personal spiritual and wellness journey after the heart wrenching loss of her unborn child; a twin boy, and her quest to understand and alter disruptive, repeating patterns of loss, betrayal and abuse throughout her lifetime that became glaringly apparent in her mid-forties. Bethney’s extensive journey introduced her to many of the world’s most experienced healers, spiritual leaders and master thinkers of our time, and to various spiritual and healing modalities that…

Billy Pinkerton

Billy Pinkerton has been practicing, studying, and teaching vinyasa and restorative yoga for nearly a decade in studios, corporate offices, retreats and private sessions.  His background as a yoga teacher, athlete and businessman gives him a unique perspective on how to make yoga relatable and experiential to all audiences.  Billy has experienced firsthand the healing power of yoga within his body.  Working with his many injuries, surgeries, and pain points, he has been able to align his body into a more optimal position for overall health and wellness which means less pain.  By working with the breath and moving slowly,…

Blanche Serban

Blanche Serban has a degree in fine art painting, a B.A. and a license in psychology from the University of Bucharest, Romania, and a master in social psychology from Syracuse University, NY. Blanche started to practice yoga when she was nine years old, with her father. Quickly, yoga became a major interest, and she began to read everything she could find on the subject. Growing up in Communist Romania, there were not many books on yoga, no teachers, and no studios. When the Communist regime fell in 1989, the society opened to new possibilities. Blanche studied yoga in the Patanjali…

Bobby Klein

Dr. Bobby Klein is a clinical psychologist, spiritual and psychological educator, writer, and intuitive Life Path Counselor.  In his sought after sessions, retreats, workshops, and events, Bobby Klein has offered a spiritual pilgrimage back to the authentic self using proven techniques, deep intuition, and an arsenal of personal transformative practices. Bobby draws from his vast knowledge with holistic modalities, ancient traditions, acupuncture, intuition, clinical psychology, and experience working with clients for over 40 years. Setting himself apart in the too-often overwhelming health and wellness economy, Bobby offers effective, sustainable tools for overcoming obstacles, take lasting care of ourselves, inspire balance, and to help lay down an…

Brett Newstead RMP, PE

Brett Newstead, PE is on the path of enlightenment focused on healing people and the planet. He has dedicated the past 12 years to bringing solar energy to light this world up, leading teams of people, and designing some of the largest solar electrical power plants in the U.S. Also during this time, Brett followed his own healing and self awakening journey with meditation and dedicated spiritual practices. He holds a bachelors of mechanical engineering and is a licensed PE in over 7 states. Brett is a practicing Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master, Musician, Past Life and Higher Self QHHT…

Brian Dailey, M.D., FACEP, FACFE, RMT

Dr. Brian D. Dailey, MD, FACEP, FACFE is an emergency physician with over 35 years of expertise in trauma, accidents, and injury.  A graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he did his surgical training at SUNY Stony Brook, and is Board certified in Emergency Medicine, Forensic Medicine and Forensic Examination. He has been an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine, a Clinical Instructor in Surgery, and a Clinical Instructor in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY. He was selected as one of America’s Top Physicians by…

Bridghe McCracken

Deeply rooted and experienced in helping people remember their true voice and personal power, Bridghe McCracken holds an advanced practitioner certificate from the Light Body School. She works with balancing energy systems for adults, children, animals, and the land through Illuminations, Soul Retrieval and Extractions. Bridghe is strongly called to work with the body to attain its highest vibration through a combination of food, lifestyle, and energy work. Her 20 years of experience in organic farming, creating pollinator habitat, restoring native ecosystems, and designing sacred spaces informs and inspires all her work.

Brittany Bamrick

Brittany Bamrick began practicing yoga over ten years ago as a way to heal and recover after multiple spinal surgeries. Her healing hobby turned to a passion, and she has been teaching full-time since late 2013. In addition to completing multiple 200-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings, Brittany has received her Reiki II attunement, studied Ayurveda with Ali Cramer at Laughing Lotus NY and earned her Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga certification in 2016 with Jessica Bellofatto in Southampton, NY. Brittany has led five (5) Yoga Alliance-accredited LifePower Yoga 200-hour Teacher Trainings in Florham Park, NJ and has graduated over 50 students who…

Brooke Myers

Brooke Myers began the study of yoga in her 20s as a member of an experimental theatre company. She studied Iyengar Yoga with the late Mary Dunn and with the Iyengar family. She is a founding member of The Iyengar Institute of NY, and has a wide knowledge of yoga for special needs.

Calen Rayne, DMin, MFA

Calen Rayne is a Unitarian Universalist Community Minister. His current focus is Institutional Energetics within Ubiquity University. He has an MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University, and DMin from Wisdom University. Calen has studied with great masters of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, Bon and pre-literate Bon masters, geomancers from both Celtic and Druid traditions, and with alchemists of various indigenous religions, including the first (nameless) religion of the Himalayas, known as “sacred conventions” or “patterns of heaven and earth.” He is trained in Feng Shui/Space Clearing, Egyptian Bio-geometry, and Sacred Geometry. Calen is a Master of Himalayan Singing bowls, a Veriditas Advanced-Certified Labyrinth…

Camellia Lee

Camellia’s inherent path of wellness and healing comes under the tutelage of her maternal grandmother at an early age, exposure to Chinese folklore medicine, aromatic ritual practices, and reverence. These early experiences shaped and ultimately informed her career in the holistic health and wellness industry. As a highly acclaimed Licensed Massage Therapist, Camellia has spent close to two decades working in holistic integrative medical establishments and reputable spas before she co-founded a wellness center in the heart of New York City. Certified in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with Roger Gilchrist in 2013, it enabled Camellia’s work to deepen into the subtle…

Caro Arévalo

Caro Arévalo is a Peruvian visual artist based in Kingston, NY. Her work resides in the visual embodiment of the “unveiled” in the various journeys throughout her psyche, all the cells that conform our inner bodies and its connection to the outer worlds. From her Amazonian heritage Caro embraces the importance of rituals and ancestral wisdom, of embracing our unity with nature in our daily lives. Through her paintings and  videos Caro invites us to focus on our daily routines, the importance of rest, to take care of ourselves and our planet in order to stay creative, curious and aligned…

Carolyn Brown MS RD

Carolyn Brown MS RD is and integrative nutritionist and the co-founder of Indigo Wellness Group. She has worked one-on-one and in group settings with thousands of clients to reach their health, wellness and weight goals, specializing in helping them “live a healthy life, without losing a social life”.  Carolyn has been featured on: The TODAY show, Dr. Oz, FOX, Men’s Health, Health Magazine, and CBS news.

Carolyn Christie

Carolyn began her study of both Buddhism and yoga in 1987 while working for the Peace Corp in Thailand. In 1998 she was initiated into the Kalachakra Tantra by H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama in India and began studying with Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin in New York. She presently studies with Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse and has also studied with Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche and Professor Robert Thurman. Carolyn is a faculty member at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York and is certified as Junior Intermediate 3. From the beginning, she was fascinated by how the Iyengar method of teaching yoga led her…

Carrie Schneider

Like her book “American Yoga,” Carrie Schneider’s instruction taps our vantage as 21st century yogins–fed, not limited by tradition. Her classes are seriously fun orchestrations of the salutations and held alignments that show us what we are. Initially certified in 1989, Carrie took teacher’s intensives with Richard Freeman and David Life that informed her teaching then as now. A longtime student of Ramanand Patel and Ruth Lauer Manenti, Carrie was additionally certified by Rodney and Colleen Saidman Yee and Kofi Busia. Her 2012 study with Iyengar masters Rajiv and Swati Chanchani in Rajpur, India, was another game-changer, as is her…

Cecilie Hafstad

Cecilie is from Norway and has been a composer and artist for the past 20 years. She is a student and teacher of the history of Sound, Vibration and Frequency. On this journey she has dedicated her time to the understanding and various teachings of the healing modalities of sound. She has studied extensively with Zacciah Blackburn, Lisa Raphael, David Hynes. Dr. John Beaulieu, Silvia Nakkach, Pat Moffitt Cook and Philippe Garnier.

Charlene Lite

Charlene is a certified Yoga Instructor and Singer/Songwriter originally from Los Angeles. She moved to New York City ten years ago to pursue her dreams of becoming a successful recording artist.  After many years of doing the hustle – gigging while taking side jobs on the side – she decided to enroll in yoga teacher training in late 2009 with one intention: I want to love what I do and do what I love everyday.  Six years later, she teaches full-time all over the city and has combined her passion of music to her classes, adding “Yoga Unplugged” (live acoustic…

Charyl Ozkaya

Owner of Inner Healing Arts in Hampton Bays, has been working with, teaching and exploring energy modalities for over 25 years. She offers Akashic Record Readings  & Light Language Transmissions, Reiki, EFT Tapping & The Breathing Connection Sessions, Classes and Certifications

Cher Meli

Hello! My name is Cher Meli and I’m a meditation coach, yoga teacher and founder of the MY Practice Method™. I have 20+ years of studying and teaching yoga with some of the world’s most respected teachers, soaking up wisdom from mentors including Erich Schiffmann, Shiva Rea, and Danielle Tarantola, and later studies with T.K.V. Desikachar and his stateside teachers. My most recent studies include the works of and with Caroline Myss and Dr. Joe Dispenza. My formal studies include teacher trainings in philosophy, meditation, pranayama, yoga therapeutics, and asana (physical postures). Altogether, it’s the equivalent of a Master’s degree…

Chief Phil Lane

Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. is an enrolled member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations and is an internationally recognized leader in human, community, and economic development. During the past 50 years, Chief Lane has worked with Indigenous Peoples from the Americas, Micronesia, South East Asia, China, India, Bhutan, Hawaii, and Africa. He served 16 years as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (1980-1996). In 1982, Chief Lane founded the Four Worlds International Institute (FWII). As well, Phil is Chairman of Four Directions International and Compassion Games International. Chief Lane has been the recipient…

Christiana Polites

Christiana Polites received her Bachelor of Arts in the Comparative Study of Religion at Harvard University and has been immersed in Eastern spiritual traditions for over twenty years. She is a dedicated practitioner of the Yuthok Nyingthig, the unique Vajrayana Buddhist spiritual healing tradition of Tibetan Medicine as received from her teacher Dr Nida Chenagtsang. She has studied both Tibetan and Chinese Daoist healing arts and received a Masters in Acupuncture from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She has traveled extensively around the world, seeking out authentic living lineages in both the healing and spiritual sciences.…

Cindy Miro-Quesada

Cindy is the co-founder fo the Heart fo the Healer Shamanic Mystery School and has served at the center of The Heart of the Healer  (THOTH) since 2002. She is a master community alchemist, braiding intuition (the moon) and logic (the sun) into a balance of power that she brings to every relationship. Cindy’s teaching focus is on guiding woman to the Source of their creativity, self-empowerment, and Divine Feminine consciousness. She is unwavering in her commitment to restoring the Great Cosmic Mother to her rightful place of devotion in the hearts of humanity as a means of healing the degradation of Gaia Pachamama…

Colleen Aynn

Colleen is the author of the #1  International Bestselling Series Feeling Friends including Sad Sally, Mad Michael, Nervous Nelly & Happy Hannah. Having experienced firsthand the healing power of expression, she designed these beautiful books to empower children and adults to deal with and express their emotions in positive, healthy ways. Colleen is also a Professional Speaker Coach & Creator of The EPIC System. A Singer/Songwriter, Actor/Director for over 30 years Colleen has taken her knowledge and experience and broken it down into easy, implementable steps, inspiring people to boldly express themselves and bring their unique voices to the world. Her interactive workshops and…

Colleen Saidman Yee

Colleen Saidman Yee is an internationally respected yoga teacher that has been teaching since 1998 and practicing since 1984. She received the title: “The First Lady of Yoga” by the New York Times and has reached celebrity status in the yoga world. She opened Yoga Shanti Sag Harbor in 1999; and opened Yoga Shanti Tribeca in 2018. Colleen has been featured in thousands of yoga videos on many different platforms and is a strong voice for women. Colleen is considered a teacher’s teacher. With Donna Karan and Rodney Yee, Colleen created and runs the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program, utilized…

Connie Viglietti

Connie Viglietti uses her creativity and power of presence to hold sacred space from which transformation and growth inspire all who work with her.  Connie is an intuitive healer (Reiki Master + Thai Yoga) and sacred container creatrix with an extensive background in yoga and meditation, birth work, and wellness coaching.  Her previous work with Emaya (co-founder) and the Back to HER™ online program creatively mentored hundreds of women worldwide, connecting women with their purpose and voice using community, yoga, meditation, and coaching. Guiding people to their inner wisdom and watching them rise is what thrills her journey. Connie holds…

Cristie Kephart-Downs

Psychic-Medium & Metaphysical Researcher As a retired U.S. Military Intelligence Officer and former Civilian Intelligence Community Leader, Cristie brings to the world of Esoteric Spirituality and Metaphysical Research an unusual blend of skill, expertise and experience, colored by more than 2 decades of international work and travel in the intelligence and national security fields. Combining a framework of Evolutionary Astrology, Esoteric Spirituality, Mediumship and a synthesis of uniquely developed, “analytic tradecraft,” Cristie’s work is predicated on the concept of reincarnation and centers around uncovering the history of the karmic evolutionary journey of the human soul, as it reincarnates across multiple…

Crystal Marie Higgins

Crystal Marie Higgins is a lineaged Initiated Priestess, an Initiated Witch, as well as a Yoga Teacher, an Herbalist and an Ethical Marketer. She has been in devotion to earth wisdom, the cycles of the moon and the seasons formally since 2012. Crystal’s intention is to awaken our consciousness toward the radical practice of attuning your life and the flows of your creativity to the seasons of the year, the cycles of the moon and the wisdom found in the everyday. She is a lover of the plant realm, being outdoors and engaging in sacred rituals. You can learn more…

Crystal McCreary

Crystal McCreary has taught yoga and mindfulness since 2007. She is committed to creating and holding safe spaces for people of color to heal, learn, and build resilience in a world that often takes relentless hold of our bodies, minds, and hearts. Having experienced yoga and mindfulness to be extremely effective techniques for cultivating vitality, Crystal’s mission is to bring about wellness in underserved, urban communities and combat the toxic stress that too frequently leads to severe health issues and death. Her teaching is most significantly influenced by Jason Crandell Jenny Aurthur, Jean Marie Paolillo, Rolf Gates, and Jason Ray…

Dahlya Brown Shook

Dahlya Brown Shook is owner and CEO of Holistic Medical Healing. She is a Brain Mastery Specialist & Psychic Healer who uses a multidimensional approach to healing with diverse training for mind, body, spirit integration.  Dahlya is a bridge to the science and spiritual modalities. Dahlya is someone whose teachings are rooted in personal experience. She wasn’t just a healthcare professional, she was also a mental health patient with multiple diagnoses for over 2 decades and has recovered from all of them. She  knows first hand the breakdown in traditional healthcare models for treating emotional challenges. Teaching people to activate…

Dale Borglum

Dale Borglum (Ram Dev) founded and directed the Hanuman Foundation Dying Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the first residential facility in the United States to support conscious dying. Executive Director of the Living/Dying Project in Santa Fe & in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dale is the co-author with Ram Dass, Daniel Goleman and Dwarka Bonner of Journey of Awakening:  A Meditator’s Guidebook, and has taught meditation since 1974. Dale lectures and gives workshops on the topics of meditation, healing, spiritual support for those with life-threatening illness, and on caregiving as spiritual practice. He has a doctorate degree from Stanford…

Dani McGuire(Vani)

Dani McGuire(aka Vani) has practiced yoga since 1995. She speaks many languages of yoga fluently, to meet students where they are. Having studied Classical Yoga, Tantra, and Ayurveda, her teaching is an alchemy of eastern philosophy and modern living. As a practicioner of the Ashtanga and Prana Vinyasa methods for 2 decades and viewing them from the lense of yoga therapy, she created Sattva Vinyasa(TM) method. Sattva Vinyasa, the regenerative flow, is movement therapy. Utilizing her knowledge in working with vinyasa flow practicioners, athletes, and dancers to prevent and repair repetitive stress injuries through intelligent movement. She is also founder…

Daphne Lyon

Daphne is a 500 hour certified yoga teacher of Jivamukti Yoga, Nosara Yoga and Self-Awakening Yoga Therapeutics, as well as a Lifestyle Meditation Teacher. First introduced at age 5 by her parents, Daphne was mystified by the practice. Yoga is her rock through the ebb and flow of life as the power of practice set with high intention reveals our truth, that divine love within us all. The practice has aided Daphne in settling the mind, connecting to the earth and all it’s beings, becoming more present, mindful, and receptive to those around her, and aligning with the healing power…

Darren O’Tell

Darren, worked and studied at A Place of Light since 2009:  Academically, I am a science guy, but connecting with that inner voice, knowing things on a deeper level has always fascinated me.  Now that I make that part of my daily life, I am eager to assist others in doing the same.  My best personal result is that it is so much easier for me to step out of thoughts that run me in circles.  I am excited to work with you as you make your own discoveries.

David Ellenbogen

As a producer and musician, David Ellenbogen has worked with a who’s who of global artists including Grammy winners Zakir Hussain, Toumani Diabate and Terry Riley.   David’s role as guitarist and Artistic Director of Brooklyn Raga Massive has led to praise in the New York Times for  “Preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit”  and the Wall Street Journal for  “Expanding the notion of what raga—the immersive, epic form of Indian music—can mean.” David has studied and performed music in over a dozen countries including India, Mali, Cuba, Brazil and has expanded the audience for global…

David Gumpel M.A

David Gumpel is an Integral Master Coach and a qualified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through UMASS medical school. David is the co-founder of Access Mindfulness and a study coordinator for the MAPS sponsored MDMA-Assisted Therapy for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder study in NYC. As a coach, David teaches mindfulness to clients in private practice and to groups in corporate settings. At Fluence, David provides Mentoring and teaches MBSR courses for Certificate Program Participants. Find him online at ebcpathways.com.

David Nichtern

David has been the Director of Karme Choling Meditation Center in Vermont (USA), Director of Buddhist Studies and Practice at OM Yoga Center (NYC), and Director of the Dharmadhatu Meditation Center in Los Angeles. He teaches meditation workshops and teacher training programs around the world and online, and also mentors individual students in person and via Skype. He is known for his ability to present the richness and depth of the Buddhist tradition with a light touch, making it accessible and relevant. He created a weekly live broadcast available on YouTube and has online workshops available through creativeLIVE.com. His first book “Awakening From The…

David R. Montgomery PHD

David R. Montgomery is a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington.  He is an internationally recognized geologist who studies the effects of geological processes on ecological systems and human societies.  His work has been featured in documentary films, network and cable news, and on a wide variety of TV and radio programs, including NOVA, PBS NewsHour, Fox and Friends, and All Things Considered.    David is also the author of several popular books including Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations and The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health which he co-authored…

Dawahafvoya (Harold Joseph)

Dawahafvoya (Harold Joseph) serves as a wisdom keeper and leader regarding upholding the Hopi traditions. I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona. Formerly I was the director of Economic Development for the Hopi Tribe. I initiated the establishment of a new Tribal College Campus in Tuba City as the director for the branch for 12 years. I live with my wife and family on Hopi Land in the village of Moenkopi in Arizona. These are important times for Hopi. As Hopi and as American citizens, we live in two ways of life. Today more than ever it has become a daily…

Dawn Peer

Dawn Esposito Peer, MS, E-RYT, Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual Life Coach and Intuitive has had a personal yoga practice for more than 26 years. She specializes in Restorative Yoga and has held many yoga and healing retreats across the globe for women. Dawn guides her students and clients to explore their unique talents and gifts through her many offerings to help others find their authentic self, promote self-awareness and their connection to their Higher Self. Dawn decided it was her mission to start yoga and healing retreats for women just like herself who needed the long overdue time for self-…

Day Schildkret of Morning Altars

Day Schildkret is internationally known for Morning Altars and has inspired tens of thousands of people of all ages across the globe to renew our relationship to nature, creativity, and impermanence with the ritual and practice of earth art.

Dean Taraborelli

Dean Taraborelli has traveled to sacred sites in over 30 countries to study and experience the wisdom of ancient cultures. His interaction with people from many nations has given him insight into world religions, beliefs, mythology, rites of passage, rituals and spiritual healing. Dean is the founder of the Sanctuary – A Life Transformation Center in Sedona, AZ., where he is actively and daily engaged as an energy medicine practitioner.

Deborah Claire Bagg

Deborah Claire Bagg, originally from South Africa, graduated from Naropa University with a Masters in Somatic Psychotherapy in 2005. She is a licensed clinical mental health counselor. She is a doula, yoga teacher of 17+ years, women’s wisdom circle leader and psycho-educational teacher through her online platform loveisjuniper where she offers weekly yoga and moon circles. She leads retreats worldwide along with Rebeca.

Dee Dee Goldpaugh, LCSW

Dee Dee Goldpaugh, LCSW (they/them/theirs) is a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in private practice specializing in sex and relationship therapy, trauma, spirituality, and Psychedelic Integration Psychotherapy. They are also a member of the Woodstock Therapy Center Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) Team. Dee Dee has written and presented widely on the topic of psychedelics and sexuality, queer identity, trauma, spiritual practice, and pleasure. They have presented at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, The Alt Sex Conference Speaker’s Series, The Center for Optimal Living, and have forthcoming publications on psychedelics and sexuality in the journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy and the Queering Psychedelics…

Denise Hopkins

Denise Hopkins is a Forrest Yoga Mentor teacher and intuitive body reading expert. She is a certified in Yoga Tune Up® and the Roll Model Method. She teaches in New York City and the Hudson Valley. Denise is passionate about working with students with specific injuries, both physical and emotional. She encourages students to become more empowered so they can heal themselves.  Denise draws from her strong sense of intuition and passion for hands-on healing.  She has a knack for reading the energy of students and responding to what they need.  It is her desire that every student feels seen…

Denise Mihalik

Denise Mihalik is a certified Sound Healing Practitioner, Yoga Instructor (E-RYT 500) and YogaVoice® Practitioner. She is also a professional singer and holds degrees in both Music Education and Opera Performance. The lineage of this specific sound healing tradition is rooted in Nepal and is taught by Suren Shrestha who has established the Atma Buti Sound and Vibrational School in Boulder, CO. Denise holds an Advanced Teachers Certification. In addition, further studies have taken her abroad to India, Nepal, Nova Scotia, and Guatemala as well as with John Beaulieu and BioSonics Sound Healing. She is constantly exploring, studying, and experiencing…

Diana Adams

Diana Adams, ESQ bio: Diana founded a boutique LGBTQ family law and mediation firm based in New York City and Frankfurt, Germany, serving primarily same-sex couples and non-nuclear families. Diana is passionately dedicated to helping form healthy, stable families, whether between same-sex couples, platonic co-parents, polyamorous families, or different-sex couples, by facilitating conversations that support the creation of clear personal agreements, as well as solid legal agreements to protect their families.

Domani Osborne

The eldest daughter of Dr. Judith Kravitz, founder of the Transformational Breath Foundation, Moni Osborne was one of the first individuals to become certified to facilitate the Transformational Breathing© method, which to date has been experienced by hundreds of thousands of people in over 45 countries around the world.  After completing her training in 1990, Moni worked as a Senior Trainer for the Transformational Breath Foundation for five years, where she co-facilitated– along with Judith Kravitz – the very first professional certification program, offered in 1994 in Long Island, New York. A gifted and sought-after public speaker, Moni has conducted…

Domino Kirke

As a founding member of Carriage House Birth and a master doula, Domino came to doula work after the birth of her son, during which she found herself searching for a different kind of support and care than she received. As a founder of Carriage House Birth, Domino actively advocates for, assists, and promotes the idea of a supported birth that directly follows the family’s plan for welcoming their child(ren) to the world. Having given interviews on Carriage House, doula work and mothering to Vogue (American and Spanish), VICE, Refinery 29, The New York Times and many more, Domino works…

Don Jacobs

Don offers his experience and passion as a life-long educator (32 years of teaching Health, Physical Education and coaching at Litchfield High School, Litchfield, CT) within an integral approach to vibrant health. His extensive background includes experience in individual and group dynamics, intuitive knowledge and in-depth training of masculine-feminine energies (David Deida’s work), training in Soul Recognition as a certified facilitator, and three years of experience in the application of a polarity lens (transcending the Either/Or) to everyday life.  He integrates these experiences into his work as a teacher, workshop facilitator and life coach. Don’s emerging passion is creating more…

Don Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo

Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo is a respected kamasqa curandero and altomisayoq adept from Peru, co-founder of The Heart of the Healer (THOTH) Shamanic Mystery School, originator of Pachakuti Mesa Tradition cross-cultural shamanism. An internationally acclaimed shamanic teacher and healer, earth-honoring ceremonialist and author, don Oscar is OAS Fellow in Ethnopsychology and member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle. He has been guiding ethno-spiritual pilgrimages to sacred sites of the world since 1986, with special emphasis on Peru and Bolivia.  He is a popular faculty member at The Shift Network and educational centers in the USA and abroad, dedicating his life to the revitalization of aboriginal wisdom traditions…

Don Tito La Rosa

Poder Curativa de los instrumentos Ancestrales de Antigua Peru y Limpia de Sonido. Tito La Rosa is a descendant of Quechua Indians of the Peruvian Andes. For many years, he has been recovering and preserving, studying and intuiting the ancestral music of Peru. He is also a Curandero de Sonido, a sound healer, who enters into an altered state to bring forth sound that elevates, allowing for healing and balance to occur. Ancient Andean wisdom teaches us that the earth was made while the creator sang, thus all beings are made of sound, rhythm and harmony. Through his concerts, flower…

Donna Oblongata

Donna Oblongata is a theater artist, writer, and clown teacher living in Philadelphia. She first studied the Pochinko clown technique in 2006, with master teacher Sue Morrison. The pedagogy had a profound effect on her, changing the way she approached performance and creative work in general. Seeking a deeper connection to the Pochinko pedagogy, she went on to study with John Turner, of Canada’s beloved Mump & Smoot, and has since begun teaching the work around the northeastern United States. Donna is an active writer and performer. Her recent solo play, All 100 Fires has toured nationally twice, supported by a grant from…

Donna Sorgen, LMHC,LPC

Donna Sorgen, LMHC, LPC (she/her/hers) is a psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and groups. She is the Director of the Woodstock Therapy Center and the Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) Program at WTC. She is also the Director of a new Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Certificate program. Donna has spent her career working with diverse clients in multiple settings. Donna’s current private practice includes KAP, Psychotherapy, and  Psychedelic Integration Psychotherapy. In addition to KAP training Donna has completed training in MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Donna has a background in…

Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton

Dorje Lopön Chandra Easton, Buddhist teacher and translator, studied Buddhism and Tibetan language at the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives in Dharamsala, India, founded by H.H. Dalai Lama. She later received her degree from UCSB’s religious studies department at which time she co-translated Sublime Dharma, A Compilation of Two Texts on the Great Perfection, published by Vimala Publishing, 2012. From the very beginning of her Buddhist studies, Dorje Lopön Chandra recognized the profound need to bring forth the voice of the sacred feminine in Buddhist theory and practice. Due to this, in 1999 during her first pregnancy, she met and…

Dr. Bruno Borges

Dr. Bruno C. R. Borges is an Associate Professor and Pediatric & Obstetrical Anesthesiologist working in a tertiary care hospital in Hamilton Ontario, Canada. Having done his medical school and residency in Brazil, Dr. Borges immigrated to Canada in 2007 and completed 3 clinical fellowships: Obstetrical Anesthesia at Mount Sinai Hospital, The Difficult Airway at St. Michaels Hospital and, Pediatric Anesthesia at SickKids, all located in Toronto. His extensive history in leading change in organizational culture and clinical practice includes being chief resident, chief clinical fellow at SickKids, head of obstetrical anesthesia and currently, director of the obstetrical anesthesia clinical…

Dr. Christopher Kelley

Christopher “Doc” Kelley received a PhD in Religion from Columbia University where he studied Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with Robert A. F. Thurman. He is a scholar of Buddhism and an adjunct professor in religious studies at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School University. He is also the co-founder of Consciousness Hacking NYC, and a founder and co-facilitator of Psychedelic Sangha. https://dockelley.nyc

Dr. David Komodo Kittay

Dr. David Komodo Kittay teaches philosophy, religion, and technology at Columbia, where his courses are called “life changing,” translates exoteric and esoteric Buddhist texts, and founded and teaches at The Harlem Clemente Course for the Humanities at the Drew Hamilton Houses on 143rd St. He is a Tibet House Board member and teacher.  His latest publication is The Vajra Rosary Tantra, available from Wisdom Publications.

Dr. David Komodo Kittay

Dr. David Komodo Kittay teaches philosophy, religion, and technology at Columbia, where his courses are called “life changing”. He translates exoteric and esoteric Buddhist texts, serves as a Tibet House US Board member, and founded The Harlem Clemente Course for the Humanities at the Drew Hamilton Houses on 143rd St. His latest publication is The Vajra Rosary Tantra, available from Wisdom Publications.

Dr. Henrietta Mann

Dr. Henri Mann is a Cheyenne enrolled with the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes and she is the founding President of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College. Dr. Mann was the first individual to occupy the Endowed Chair in Native American Studies at MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY, BOZEMAN, where she is Professor Emeritus and continues to serve as Special Assistant to the President. For the greater part of twenty-eight years, she was employed at the University of Montana, Missoula where she was Director/Professor of Native American Studies. She also has taught at the University of California, Berkeley; Graduate School of Education at Harvard University;…

Dr. James Bae

James H. Bae is a doctor of Chinese Medicine. He is also an author and educator of yoga, contemplative medicine and the healing arts.   James is the Director of Bae Acupuncture, a long-standing private practice and community wellness clinic, in Brooklyn, NY, the Director of Samaya Education, dedicated to the preservation of Indo-Tibetan Yoga and traditional healing, and a research initiative, and YOM (Yoga of Medicine).

Dr. John Beaulieu

Dr. John Beaulieu is one of the foremost philosophers and major innovators in the area of sound healing therapies. A world-renowned speaker, composer, pianist, and naturopathic doctor, Dr. Beaulieu has pioneered a technique called BioSonic RepatterningTM), a natural method of healing and consciousness development using tuning forks and other sound modalities based on the sonic ratios inherent in nature. As the founder of BioSonic Enterprises, he has developed and distributed over 50 different sound healing-related products including tuning forks, instructional videos, audio programs, CDs and books. Dr. Beaulieu is the groundbreaking author of Human Tuning, Music and Sound in the…

Dr. Judith Kravitz

Creator of Transformational Breath®, Founder of the Transformational Breath Fdn. Dr. Judith Kravitz, ordained minister, Doctor of Metaphysics  and author of the book, Breathe Deep, Laugh Loudly, has worked extensively with the breath as an agent of transformation and healing since the mid 1970s. She has helped hundreds of  thousands of people in group and individual sessions, and trained thousands of Breath Facilitators and Trainers. In 1994, she founded the Transformational Breath Foundation and its training programs, and still serves as its Executive Director. A mother of eight, she has taught at the college level, and appeared on 50+ television or radio programs.…

Dr. Kelly Jennings

Dr Kelly Jennings is informed by 15 years of ceremony and ritual with indigenous grandmothers and healers from the Mayan, Meshica, Lakota, Shipibo and Quechua traditions. She’s been given the blessing to share these healing practices with the community. She leads ancestral women’s medicine workshops and sister circles, working specifically with the energy of the moon and water to support self realization, connection to nature, attunement to spiritual guidance and the cultivation of deep intuitive capacity. She’s a Moon Dancer, Qi Gong practitioner, raga singer and also a naturopathic physician and chinese medicine practitioner with a private practice in the…

Dr. Kelly Jennings

Dr. Kelly Jennings is a dedicated facilitator for the evolution of our planetary consciousness and culture through radical self-care, collective healing experiences, and emergent dialogue spaces. She has an integrative healthcare practice in Rhinebeck, NY and has served thousands of people shift from illness to wellness and limitation to flow state. In addition to her work as a physician, consciousness counselor, herbalist, and Chinese medicine practitioner, Dr. Kelly leads transformational medicine retreats, informed by two decades of ritual practice and training with indigenous grandmothers and healers from the Mayan, Mexica, Lakota/Dakota, Shipibo, and Quechua traditions. Her wholehearted commitment is driven…

Dr. Lorraine Olivero-Brodeur

Dr. Lorraine Olivero-Brodeur is one of the first new breed of primary care practitioners in the world with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Columbia University. This clinical degree addresses the need of a well-rounded primary care practitioner with a deep understanding of preventative and functional medicine that addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Dr. Lorraine is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner since 1994 and is nationally recognized as an Obesity and Fitness Expert. After obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Sports Medicine in 1989, she became an accomplished body builder and fitness competitor.…

Dr. Nick Atlas

Nick Atlas, PhD, E-RYT 500, is the Director of Evolutionary Education®, and a lead trainer, coach, and consultant with twenty years experience in the healing and expressive arts. Dr. Nick is also an Instructor of Transpersonal Psychology at Atlantic University, and has traveled the world as a meditation teacher, dreamworker, psychedelic-integration specialist, visual artist, and musician. He is currently based in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. nickatlas.com / evolutionaryeducation.org

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang is a traditional Tibetan physician and lineage holder of the Yuthok Nyingthig, the unique Vajrayana Buddhist spiritual healing tradition of Tibetan Medicine. Born in Amdo, in North Eastern Tibet, he began his early medical studies at the local Tibetan Medicine hospital. Later he was awarded scholarship to enter the Lhasa Tibetan Medical University, where he completed his medical education in 1996, with practical training at the Tibetan Medicine hospitals in Lhasa and Lhoka. Alongside his medical education, Dr Nida received comprehensive Vajrayana Buddhist training in the Longchen Nyingthig and Dudjom Tersar traditions and is a lineage holder…

Dr. Robert Dillon

Dr. Robert Dillon has served as a thought leader in education over the last twenty years as a teacher, principal, and director of innovation. Dr. Dillon has a passion to change the educational landscape by building excellent engaging schools for all students. Dr. Dillon serves on the Leadership Team for Connected Learning, a Saint Louis based organization designed to reshape professional development to meet today’s needs. Dr. Dillon has had the opportunity to speak throughout the country at local, state, and national conferences as well as share his thoughts and ideas in a variety of publications. He is the author…

Dr. Robert Svoboda

Dr. Robert Svoboda was the first Westerner to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training, he was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. He is the author of twelve books including Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution and the Aghora series, which discusses his experiences with his mentor during the years 1975 – 1983. In 1972 he earned a B.S. from the University of Oklahoma in Chemistry with a minor in French. After being ritually…

Dr. Ronald Alexander

Dr. Ronald Alexander is Director of the Open Mind Training Institute in Santa Monica, California which offers clinical programs in mindfulness based psychotherapy, transformational leadership and mindfulness meditation. He has studied and taught Buddhist and Non Dual meditation and their clinical applications as well as Buddhist psychology for 35 years in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. He is the author of Wise Mind, Open Mind: Finding Purpose and Meaning in Times of Crisis, Loss and Change.  

Dr. Urszula Klich

Dr. Urszula Klich  has over 20 years of clinical experience in teaching people to apply tools for self-regulation to maximize physical and emotional health. She has developed a specialized program of Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback. Living more mindfully is advantageous to anyone who recognizes a need for shift in their life and sets an intention to move forward. Her workshops are sought after locally and internationally. With compassion-informed treatment, Dr. Klich’s philosophy is best summarized as fostering each individual’s healing power to improve physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  

Dr. Valerie Mason-John M.A

Dr. Valerie Mason-John M.A (Hon. Doc) is President of the Buddhist Recovery Network (BRN), an international organization to help promote Buddhist Recovery. She is an award winning author and a co-founder of Eight Step Recovery: Using The Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction, with 8 Step recovery meetings in three continents. She is also the co-founder of the secular program Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR), an eight-week course for people struggling or wanting to maintain their abstinence and sobriety of mind. Valerie is a successful TEDx speaker and is also one of the leading African Descent Voices in mindfulness approaches to…

Dror Ashuah

Dror Ashuah is an international inspirational speaker, intuitive, channel and author of “Conversation With Angels” ; “And So Be It” and “it’s Time”, which are compilations of messages on spiritual awakening he has received from the Angelic realm in preparation for an unprecedented time of global change. www.andsobeit.com

Elaine Mackle

Director of Sonic Wellness -Tibetan Tones®. Elaine combines her practice of Classical Chinese medicine theories with Tibetan and Zen Buddhism as the foundation to her Tibetan Tones® therapies to give people a glimpse into their own true nature. A chance  for them to realize the illusion of illness and the spiraling snake like nature of energy. This is an amazing and gifted being with a life time of extraordinary  experiences and wisdom which she shares from the heart. Turning 63 this year, Elaine is now on a mission to train teachers I her systems.  Hence, her choice for Menla as…

Elena Brower

Mama, teacher, author, speaker, and Double Diamond leader with doTERRA, Elena has taught yoga and meditation since 1999. Her first book, Art of Attention, has now been translated into six languages, and her second book, Practice You: A Journal, is now a bestseller from Sounds True. She’s contributed to Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen and more. Practice with Elena on Glo.com, listen to her globally beloved Practice You Podcast at practiceyou.com, and find her calendar and blog at elenabrower.com

Elitza Datcheva

Elitza Datcheva has nearly 7000 hours in training with world-renowned teachers of various lineages (original hot yoga, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Prenatal, Yin, Restorative and Prana Flow). Her primary teacher of 18 years is Shiva Rea. Elitza has almost 20 years of facilitating group and private yoga instruction in New York City. Her vast experience with styles and populations has informed a keen awareness and attentiveness to both the gross and subtle needs of her own students. Her creative teaching style is personalized and intuitive, inviting simplicity, accessibility, investigation and joyfulness on the yoga mat. Elitza’s goal is for yogis to feel…

Elizabeth Murphy

Elizabeth Murphy approaches her work with a sense of wonder, humility, and compassion.  Her dedicated prayer and meditative practice have opened her inner eye enabling her to develop her intuitive capacities and access divine insight.  Elizabeth can see the essence of people and their energy.  She listens deeply to their soul-voice, and helps people to overcome challenges, release restrictive belief patterns, and create more wellness and happiness.  She is skillful at helping people tune into their own sacred power and she is deeply committed to creating an environment where people can thrive.    Elizabeth takes seriously the trust her clients…

Elizabeth Nielson, PhD

Dr. Elizabeth Nielson is a co-founder of Fluence and a psychologist with a focus on developing psychedelic medicines as empirically supported treatments for PTSD, substance use problems, and mood disorders. Dr. Nielson is a therapist on FDA approved clinical trials of psilocybin-assisted treatment of alcohol use disorder, MDMA-assisted treatment PTSD, and psilocybin-assisted treatment of treatment resistant depression. Through Fluence, she provides continuing education and training programs for therapists who wish to engage in integration of psychedelic experiences in clinical settings. Her program of research includes qualitative and mixed-methods projects designed to further understand the phenomenology and mechanisms of change in…

Emeran A Mayer, MD

Emeran A Mayer is a Gastroenterologist, Neuroscientist and Distinguisherd Research Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Physiology and Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is the Executive Director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience at UCLA, and co-director of the CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center. As one of the pioneers and leading researchers in the role of mind-brain-body interactions in health and chronic disease, in particular in IBS, his scientific contributions to U.S. national and international communities in the broad area of basic and translational enteric neurobiology with wide-ranging applications…

Emily Frieze-Kemeny

After spending two decades working within organizations leading the full spectrum of talent strategies, Emily finally listened to her calling and started AROSE in 2021 to help individuals and organizations heal, transform, and activate meaningful change.   Throughout Emily’s career, she has worked with leaders in the C-suite – and those aspiring to be – across industries including technology, beauty, finance, publishing, home services, wellness, and non-profit. She has worked with a range of organizations, from well-established industry leaders with tens of thousands of employees to start-ups that are within their first year of formation.  Emily wears many hats: facilitator, problem…

Eric Rosenbush

Eric has devoted his life to the study of the traditional sciences of Asia, their botanical treasures, ancient texts and living transmissions. For over 20 years, he has studied with masters of Tibetan, Chinese, and Ayurvedic medicines, and currently maintains a clinical practice in California. Eric frequently teaches courses on Sowa Rigpa and other ancient sciences in many locations around the world, and translates medical texts from the Tibetan and Sanskrit languages. Under Dr. Nida Chenagtsang and other senior Tibetan doctors in the US and Asia, Eric learned the practice of Sowa Rigpa, Traditional Tibetan medicine. In addition to Masters…

Erica Saccente

Erica Saccente, PMHNP-BC, is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has been studying yoga and Buddhism for over a decade. She has a BS in Neuroscience, Lafayette College, a BS in Nursing and a MS in PMHNP, Columbia University. She is a 200-hr Yoga Teacher and also teaches meditation rooted in Tibetan Buddhism. She has studied with the Nalanda Institute, completing their Contemplative Psychotherapy Certificate Program, their 100-hr advanced training in Yoga Psychology, and she is a certified Compassion-based Resiliency Training (CBRT) teacher. Erica has prior experience working at the Nathan Kline Institute studying sensory processing in schizophrenia. She has…

Erica Stanzione

Growing up as an athlete, Erica always felt a strong connection to physical movement. It wasn’t until her early-twenties that she desired a stronger connection to her emotional self and a deeper sense of fulfillment within that movement. For the past seventeen years, she has been a devoted yoga student practicing and studying all over the world which led her to completing her certification, and diving headfirst into her purpose. Erica guides public classes and a private clientele in Manhattan and New Jersey as well as hosts wellness retreats both domestically and internationally. She has also taken her passions for fostering community and…

Erin and Carl Klemme

Erin and Carl Klemme have been teaching yoga together for over a decade. They are the owners of Glow Yoga Center in Basking Ridge, New Jersey and founders of PS108, a not for    profit yoga outreach center and studio located in Bedminster, New Jersey. They bring their complimentary teaching styles, joy and love of the practice of yoga to all their classes, trainings and retreats. 

Erin Dudley

Erin Dudley is founder of The Yoga Space and is the Arts Program Director of The Hurleyville Performing Arts Center in Hurleyville New York..  Erin relocated with her family to the Catskill Region of NY State after 20 years in the NYC dance and yoga community. She started teaching yoga at dance studios and gyms in the late 90’s and was an inaugural teacher for the Kula Yoga Project where she taught weekly  until relocating to the Catskills. Prior to the birth of her son she was on faculty at Stony Brook University where she created and  implemented syllabi in Somatic Yoga, and Butoh Dance History and…

Erwin Karl

Erwin Karl is a farmer, mycologist and educator who has led walks and workshops for Catskill Fungi and Mid Hudson Mycological Association. He serves as site manager at the CycleX farm in Andes, NY where he has been involved in building maintenance, construction and agriculture for more than a decade. His projects in mycology, permaculture, beekeeping, canning, fermentation and wildcrafting build upon pursuits cultivated while growing up in a family that grew produce and kept livestock. He shares his interests by co-hosting the Farm Hour on WIOX (91.3 FM), writing plays about the Catskills for Preserve Players, and volunteering at…

Eugene Shteyngarts, TCM

Eugene, has facilitated psychedelic medicine integration for several years and has trained globally with indigenous communities. He is enthusiastic about shamanic practices and working with medicines from the Amazon jungle. He has facilitated hundreds of clients through deep transformation with ketamine sessions and desires to create life changing experiences. He is a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and is trained in energy medicine and as a Quantum Healing Hypnotherapist.

Farrah Garan

Farrah Garan teaches traditional Tibetan healing movement practices that empower us to cultivate a calm mind, vibrant energy and open heart, including: Lu Jong Healing Yoga, Tog Chöd Sword Dance, and Tsa Lung Breathwork. Farrah received the Tantrayana Buddhist tradition from her teacher, Tulku Lobsang. She has worked closely with Tulku Lobsang since 2002, as a student, chairwoman of the North American branch of his organization, North American Tour Coordinator, and employee of Nangten Menlang International. She writes the Teacher’s manuals and has been integral in developing the Lu Jong Teacher Certification program and curriculum.  Farrah is dedicated to spreading…

Florencia Fridman

Florencia Fridman is a self-empowerment artist working with heart opening therapies involving Ceremonial Grade Cacao, yoga, sound journeys, and breath as instruments for transformation. Florencia is passionate about supporting the voices of indigenous nations, wisdom keepers, and guardians of the sacred lands. She studies under Tz’utujil Mayan elder Nana Marina Cruz from Guatemala and Manari Ushigua from the Sapara Nation of Ecuador. She has been working with rebirthing (a breathing modality) since the age of 8 with the guidance of her mother and Leonard Or. Florencia graduated from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2013 and has been traveling internationally sharing…

Francesca Bove: Viale Yoga

Viale Yoga seeks to create mindful opportunities to step out of the day-to-day intensity in our lives — and inspire all to participate in a devotional practice that improves the way our minds and bodies work together. Viale Yoga started as a seed during Francesca’s 15+ years of practicing and teaching yoga- and as a way to deal with a chronic back issue. The practice merges alignment therapy + movement — and is influenced by the traditional yoga lineages, in addition to various modern modes of dance and rhythm. Born and raised in Roma, Francesca’s teachings merge the importance of…

Frank Lipman MD

Dr. Frank Lipman received his initial medical training in South Africa and emigrated to the United States in 1984. He became board certified in internal medicine after serving as Chief Medical Resident at Lincoln Hospital in New York City. Becoming more and more aware of both the strengths and weaknesses of his training, he began to study acupuncture, Chinese medicine, functional medicine, nutrition, herbal medicine, meditation and yoga. Now recognized as a vocal pioneer of integrative and functional medicine (or what he calls “good medicine”), Dr. Frank Lipman is the founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center and the Chief Medical…

Gabriela D’Elia

Gabriela D’Elia is the Director of the Fungal Diversity Survey (FunDiS), VP for Mushroom Society of Utah, Project Leader for FunDiS Local Project Northern Utah Funga, and founder of her company Moon Mushrooms, which focuses on holistic mycology, crafting tiny batch tinctures, and MycoAstrology.

Gemma Farrell

Gemma has studied various styles of yoga, including Iyengar, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Sivananda, Jivamukti, Yin, Insight, and Integral Yoga. Her current approach to teaching fuses the precise alignment principles of Iyengar yoga with the freedom and creativity of a Vinyasa Flow practice while incorporating the deeper release stretching and meditative aspects of Yin Yoga. Gemma sees yoga as a vehicle for self-discovery and a means for increasing awareness of the present moment, an opportunity to cultivate wisdom and compassion, and above all, an invitation to foster a spirit of devotion and open our hearts to love and serve others. When she…

Georgette Kaftan

“How you move on your mat is how you move in your life.”  Georgette uses this phrase often to remind her students that the yoga poses are only a very small part of their yoga journey. By encouraging students to think less and feel more, she hopes we can all can learn to look inside, live where we fear to live, and emerge stronger. Her teaching style is fun, encouraging self-acceptance and mindful alignment with the goals of creating internal strength and space for growth. With Undergraduate degrees in Economics and Psychology, as well as a Masters Degree in Computer…

Glenn Aparicio Parry, PhD

Glenn Aparicio Parry, PhD, is the author of the Nautilus award-winning book Original Thinking: A Radical Revisioning of Time, Humanity, and Nature (North Atlantic Books, 2015), and the forthcoming Sacred Politics (Select Books, 2019). He is also an educator, speaker, and ecopsychologist whose life-long passion is to reform thinking into a coherent, cohesive, whole. The founder and past president of the SEED Institute, Parry is currently the director of a grass-roots think tank, the Circle for Original Thinking.

Grace Grella

Psychic/Medium/Healer After surviving 3 NDE’s at the age of seven, Grace’s connection with spirit began. She has studied Metaphysics, taken Mediumship Development classes, Psychic Development classes, Astrology Courses, Numerology, Rune Stones, and is a Certified Reiki Master. Grace has been on national television and radio, MTV, NBC, WBAB, WSUB, and is currently hosting her own cable show on Long Island, NY, unscripted and LIVE for over 25 years and counting.

Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux

Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux was formerly known as Baba Don and Guru Jagat. Master Don was one of the five original Kundalini Yoga Teachers designated by Yogi Bhajan in 1969. Don also studied the gong writings of Dane Rudhyar. He established the Nanak Dwara Ashram Teacher Training 1970-1976 in Phoenix, Arizona. Don originated: The Gong Yoga of Holistic Resonance, the title of Gong Master, Gong Therapy, The Gong Puja, and Gong Master Training in the Way of the Gong. Don has produced students of the gong in many countries of the world since and holds trainings internationally. He also…

Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim

Agnes Baker Pilgrim (Federated Tribes of Siletz) is the oldest living member of her tribe. Grandmother Agnes has been honored as a treasure of her people. She brought back the traditional Salmon Ceremony along with other traditions that were soon forgotten. She is the oldest on the Council at age 94 and the spokesperson for them. She has been an outspoken “voice for the voiceless”, speaking out for animals, trees, the water and all beings. They just named a mountain after her in Oregon to honor her work in the world.

GRANDMOTHER BARBARA THREECROW

Barbara Threecrow, Tunka Hota Wiyan (Gray Stone Woman) is a spiritual communicator, empath and gifted healer. She is the originator of Songs for Women’s Circles, and is a ceremonial leader in the Lakota tradition, Barbara’s heritage is Celt and Nanticoke/Delaware and adopted Lakota. She was a long time student of the late Lakota medicine man Wallace Black Elk. As a visionary, Barbara has received prophecies regarding this present time of humanity’s transition, as well as the return of the sacred feminine – she will speak to us of the key importance that we identify the divine within, and to recall…

Grandmother Bernadette Rebienot

Born in Libreville, Gabon of the Omyene Linguistic community, widow and mother of ten, grandmother of twenty-three. Before retiring, Bernadette worked as an educator and school administrator. She has participated in numerous national and international conferences on Traditional Medicine. Bernadette is a healer, master of the Iboga Bwiti Rite and a member on several councils for the preservation of Traditional Medicine in her country. Bernadette has offered initiations and consultations for the past thirty years. She has been President of the association of Traditional Medicine Practitioners for Gabonese Health (U.T.S.G) since 1994, and acts as an advisor to the President…

Grandmother Clara Shinobu Iura

Born in the State of Sao Paulo Brazil, Clara studied philosophy at the University of Sao Paulo. Through her experiences of Clairvoyance and mediumship, she has initiated many teachings from macrobiotics to Umbanda. After helping with the curing of Padrinho Sebastiao, spiritual leader of one of the Santo Daime’s largest churches, she was invited to live and work in Céu do Mapiá a community located in the heart of the Amazon forest. Clara is a founder and principal healer in the Santa Casa a women operated healing center in the Amazon jungle, which serves hundreds of people in the local village…

Grandmother Flordemayo

Born the youngest of 15 children in the highlands of Central America, Flordemayo was found at an early age – like others in her family – to have the gift of Sight. By age four, she was being trained in the art of curanderismo, which had been handed down from mother to daughter for many generations. Flordemayo’s mother was a midwife and healer and taught her daughters in the use of herbs, women’s medicine and how women are to honor and care for our Mother Earth. Flordemayo now lives in New Mexico. She is a frequent presenter at national and…

Grandmother Maria Alice Campos

Maria Alice Campos Freire is a healer with Amazonian plant medicine, leader of Umbanda ceremonies and founder of Centro Medicina do Floresta (Forest Medicine Center) which offers healing flower essences internationally. She has developed research and healing methods with plants of the Amazon, as well as education programs for children about the preservation of nature and sustainable development.

Grandmother Mona Polacca

Mona, a Hopi/Havasuai/Tewa elder has a Master of Social Work degree and has recently been chosen as a member of the World Council of Religious and Spiritual Leaders due to her international justice work. She has worked on issues of Indigenous Peoples especially related to the Right to Water, social and health issues, including the elderly native peoples. Mona serves on several United Nations committees on indigenous peoples issues and is a featured author, speaker and educator on indigenous people’s human rights, aging, mental health, addiction and violence. She is also the President/CEO and faculty of the Turtle Island Project,…

Grandmother Rita Blumenstein

Rita worked as a traditional healer in the South Central Hospital in Anchorage as a tribal doctor using plant and energy medicine and now travels tirelessly healing and teaching the was of her grandmother. Rita is currently employed with South Central Foundation as a tribal doctor using plant and energy medicine. At age nine, Rita’s Grandmother told her that the time would come when she would be asked to sit on a council of 13 grandmothers. Her grandmother had prepared 13 sacred bundles with 13 white eagle feathers, and asked little Rita to protect and care for them until that…

Grandmother Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance

Unci means grandmother in Lakota. Unci Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance is Oglala Lakota, she was born in the SW corner of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota. She still lives on the land that was allotted to her great grandparents over 100 years ago. Unci Rita cherishes and advocates her traditional Lakota ways and language which she speaks fluently. Unci Rita is empathetic to single parents and their struggles to raise their children, because she herself was a single parent raising her children (and five of her oldest grandchildren) on her own. Unci Rita is skilled in survival…

Grant Pfund

Meet Grant

Guido Masé, RH(AHG)

Guido Masé, RH(AHG) is a clinician and educator in the Western herbal tradition. He spent his childhood in Italy and has been living in Vermont since 1996. His practice interweaves clinical experience, mythology, and science. He will be presenting on several herbal topics relative to animal health and herbal education.

Guillaume Gauthereau

Shawinigan Ungaia (aka. Guillaume Gauthereau) is a shamanic practionner, healer, sound healer, Shamanic Reiki Master, and Medicine Carrier. He has been working with plant medicine for over 10 years and run The Sanctuary (TheSanctuaryHeal.com), a shamanic Healing Center in the Catskills (Callicoon, NY). He also run a shamanic school and retreats in Peru and in the US. He has been practicing and training with Shamans from Native American lineages and Peruvian Huachumeros and Ayahuacaeros. TheSanctuaryHeal.com

Guru Dharam 

has taught Kundalini Yoga since 1979. He founded the Lotus Healing Centre, a multidisciplinary holistic facility, in London in 1989 and served as the Vice Principal of the London Academy of Oriental Medicine until 1997. His formal qualifications have been complemented by his intensive, interdisciplinary, postgraduate study of the esoteric – the Kabbalah, Mesoamerican Shamanic Dreaming, West African healing practices, and many years study of the Mastery Path, White Lotus healing, Black Hat Feng Shui, and the Red Thread empowerments.  American Shamanic Dreaming, West African healing practices, and many years study of the Mastery Path, White Lotus healing, Black Hat…

Gurunam Singh

When Gurunam Singh graduated high school he was given a guitar and began composing simple songs. At 22 he found Yogi Bhajan and Sikh Dharma. He sang and played along with others and over time began leading chants in the early morning hours, before the rising of the sun. He spent lots of time in the solitude of his own home, and in the Sikh temple late at night, chanting to God and writing devotional songs. Gurunam’s influences range from gospel, folk and country to classical Indian raag and traditional Sikh hymns to many of the current artists who sing…

HariPrakaash

HariPrakaash teaches and practices Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and Gong Sound Healing. She began her practice at the age of 16 in Woodstock, New York. She has been a teacher of Yoga for over a decade. HariPrakaash brought Kundalini Yoga and the “Gong Movement” to the Hudson Valley in a very grass roots way, by teaching out of her living room. Her Sadhana (personal practice) and classes benefit from her love for music, creative spirit and connection to planet Earth. Her prayer is that the teachings continue to flow through her accurately and authentically. She is deeply grateful for her teachers,…

Heather Rice

Heather’s Yoga journey started in college where she discovered the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali in a bookstore. Fast forward a few years after exploring taking many Yoga classes, she enrolled in her first teacher training in 2003 and has been teaching ever since! Inspired mostly by those she has trained under (Max Strom, Dharma Mittra & Tiffany Cruickshank), Heather brings a wealth of knowledge to her classes that offer something for Yogis of all levels (absolute beginners expect a serious workout!). In addition to being a certified Yoga teacher at the 500 hour level, she is a certified Ayurvedic lifestyle…

HeatherAsh Amara

HeatherAsh Amara is the Warrior Goddess Mama and creatrix of the Warrior Heart Practice. She is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions. Raised in Southeast Asia, HeatherAsh has traveled the world from childhood and is continually inspired by the diversity and beauty of human expression and experience. She brings this open-hearted, inclusive worldview to her writings and teachings. HeatherAsh is the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Warrior Goddess Training, Warrior Goddess Wisdom, The Seven Secrets to Happy and Healthy Relationships with don Miguel Ruiz Jr, and the upcoming Warrior Heart Practice (January 2020) Visit…

Heidi Fokine

Heidi is a full mesa carrier and a shamanic healing practitioner. She has been initiated into the lineage of the Q’ero Shamans of Peru by The Four Winds Institute of Energy Medicine. She studied modern dance at North Caroline School of the Arts, and pursued professional dance in NYC…. in 1991 yoga class trumped ballet class.  Jivamukti led to Iyengar study with Genevieve Kapular and Rodney Yee… led to Light Body energy work… which led to Mediation study… back around to movement ….     Heidi joins us from Shelter Island, NY, USA

Heidi McBratney

Heidi McBratney has spent most of her life bringing inner awareness to the rhythm of her soul.  She is deeply grateful to the many elders from many different nations that have embraced and guided her to her own divinity.  In following the rhythm of her soul and being guided by Spirit she uses different healing methods, guidance, ceremonies and rituals that return, enhance and strengthen the light, love and truth of One’s soul to their divinity.  Heidi believes that by supporting one person at a time to remember their light will have a ripple effect on their family and community; bringing further…

Helen Birney

Helen Birney is the CEO of Cultivate Health Coaching. She coaches women off the scale and into their lives by helping them deepen their understanding of the emotional and behavioral patterns that surround their health and well-being. She is known for her thoughtful leadership, and the empathy and intuition she brings to creating supportive communities for women. Helen believes health at any age and stage of life is possible when we learn to connect our health goals to the most important parts of our unique selves. Helen is a lifelong learner and teacher, as well as a busy co-parent to…

Henry Fersko-Weiss

Henry Fersko-Weiss is a licensed clinical social worker and a death doula. He has worked with hundreds of dying individuals and their loved ones over a 20-year period. In 2015 he cofounded the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA). As its Executive Director and President of the Board, he spearheaded its growth into the preeminent organization in the field of end-of-life doulas. At the beginning of 2022l he left the organization to return to serving the dying directly and teaching in a more limited and selective way. His book, Caring for the Dying, The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death, was selected as a best book of…

Hugh Millard

Hugh has studied Iyengar Yoga since 1991 and began teaching in 1997. He has traveled to the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India for two extended stays in order to study with the Iyengar family. He began his studies with Mary Dunn and Manouso Manos. Since 2001, he has traveled regularly to California to study with Donald Moyer, the director of the Yoga Room in Berkeley.   Hugh offers this advice to students: “Examine why you are doing yoga; stay with it and don’t give up. Iyengar Yoga makes the practice of yoga experiential—physically, emotionally, and mentally.” Hugh…

Hushahu Yawanawá

In 2005, at the head of the Gregorio River in Acre, Hushahu Yawanawá, an indigenous woman of 25 years old, decided to break a taboo in her tradition and started, along with her sister, a women’s revolution in their village.  Up until that moment, no woman had spent one year in isolation as a form of shamanic ritual initiation (dieta) to access the forest’s spiritual knowledge. Seeking directly the teachings of the village’s past elders, Hushahu became a reference in Yawanawá spiritual and artistic knowledge, at a time when her people were undergoing processes of weakening traditional practices due to…

Ian Duncan

Ian is a Daoist priest and teacher known for his clear articulation of traditional wisdom. With a background in poetry, painting, and philosophy, he brings precision and sensitivity to the language of the subtle and profound. He is the Abbot and Founder of the Northern Dipper Temple, and the author of Mapping the Mystery: Daoist Inner Alchemy in the Diagram of the Inner Realm, forthcoming from Singing Dragon (Hachette).

Ingmar Gorman, PhD

Dr. Ingmar Gorman is a psychologist who specializes in helping people who use psychedelics and other psychoactive compounds. He received his clinical training at the New School for Social Research, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, Columbia University, and Bellevue Hospital. He completed his NIH postdoctoral fellowship at New York University in 2017. Dr. Gorman was formerly the Director of the Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program and is now the co-founder of Fluence, a psychedelic education company training mental health providers in psychedelic treatments. He was formerly site co-principal investigator and remains a therapist on a Phase 3 clinical trial…

Iquwah Bezuyen

Iquwah Bezuyen is a naturalist, master gardener, and homesteader. She’s been caring for plants and animals her whole life. Iquwah breeds praying mantises, has been running greenhouses for 20 plus years and was an outdoor and farm education specialist at Camp Oh/neh/tah in Windham NY, maintaining and planting a biodynamic teaching garden there. Iquwah was the leadership trainer for 150 participants and staff, and created the camp’s farm program. She was a ginseng farm manager studying with master Bob Beyfuss, plating and caretaking over 300 acres of wild simulated ginseng in the Catskills. She owns and operates her own greenhouse…

Irina Devi

Founder of La Femme Rose Conscious Women Network, Women Pleasure Coach, Holistic Aromatherapist, and Couple Therapist I offer private consultations and group teachings in supporting mind and body with Taoist modalities, therapeutic essential oils, movement, meditation, breathing techniques, and sacred feminine practices to help women reconnect with joy in their hearts and pleasure in their bodies. Highly trained in Taoist and ancient healing arts, aromatherapy, and GROOVE movement, my work has evolved into unique, holistic, and individualized approach to women’s emotional and physical wellbeing during lifespan stages, including pregnancy and menopause. Mother of one, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and presently completing a Master’s…

Isa Gucciardi Ph.D.

Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D., holds degrees and certificates in trans-personal psychology, cultural and linguistic anthropology, comparative religion, hypnotherapy, and transformational healing. She has spent over 30 years studying spiritual, therapeutic, and meditative techniques from around the world. Isa is the creator of the ground-breaking therapeutic model, Depth Hypnosis, and the Founding Director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream. In addition to training hundreds of people to be spiritual counselors in Depth Hypnosis, she has taught thousands of students seeking personal growth in the Foundation of the Sacred Stream’s academic programs of Applied Shamanism, Applied Buddhist Psychology, Integrated Energy Medicine, and…

Jacqueline Deflorio-Reid

Jacqui – is a 500hr Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Ayurveda Therapist, Reiki Master, Buddhist Practitioner, KonMari (Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) Consultant and Artist. She has been practicing yoga since 1995 and is the founder of Om Tara Yoga Studio.  She has been inspired by her many teachers, most notably, HH the 14th Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman, Sharon Salzberg, Krishna Das and BKS Iyengar as well as many others.  Jacqui combines many modalities of healing and support through her work with yoga students including but not limited to mindfulness meditation, crystals, aromatherapy, reiki, soundbaths & shirodhara. She is currently preparing…

Jade Shutes

With over 32 years in the field of aromatherapy and holistic health, Jade is bringing her knowledge and experience through her own personal journey with trauma, both acute and complex, to the forefront of her work. Over the past seven years, Jade has studied Polyvagal Theory at the Polyvagal Institute, Jungian Somatics with Jane Clapp, Herbs and Somatic Practices for Stress, Trauma and Resilience with Larken Bunce, and Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy at the Embody Lab including Polyvagal Theory and Pathways to Connection with Deb Dana. She has completed & Embodying Nature: “Exploring the 5 Elements Inside” and “Intersections with…

Jai Dev Singh

Jai Dev Singh is a yogi and internationally renowned teacher of Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda. He is the founder and principal teacher of the Life-Force Academy—a global community for yogic teachings and practices with thousands of students in over 60 countries around the world, and the author of numerous courses on Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda. Jai Dev is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and served as the Clinical Director at the California College of Ayurveda, as well as the director of the college’s Pancha Karma Center and Ayurvedic Spa. Jai Dev is emerging as a preeminent voice in the yoga world.…

Jai Sugrim

Jai Sugrim has been a health and wellness educator for 25 years. He is steeped in the Jivamukti and Ashtanga yoga lineages, and has a 15 year history of studying shamanism with master curanderos of the Peruvian Amazon. Jai has worked professionally with the New York Yankees, with whom he won a World Series Championship Ring in 2000.  Jai is also the creator and host of Yoga Sutra Now a 65 episode tv show that aired in 96 million American homes and 20 different countries.  He has also been featured in the New York Times, The Huffington Post, and Psychology…

Jake Woodard

Jake Woodard is an author, speaker and spiritual healer, who is passionate about helping others live a more spiritually connected and heart centered life. His inspiring story of overcoming his own struggles and challenges led him to finding his souls calling. He believes that the darkness he experienced helped him to find his light within.

Jane Apostol

Alexander Technique Jane’s movement journey hearkens back to a foundation of dance from a very young age, from classical ballet, to modern and hip-hop, to more international studies of Japanese Butoh, Suzuki actors’ training, yoga and anatomy. Suffering from scoliosis and severe back pain since childhood, Jane sought out healing solutions, graduating from the Swedish Institute of Massage in New York City in 1996, and working as a licensed massage therapist for several decades. Additionally, she deepened her education in other trainings of Zero Balancing, cancer massage, pre & peri-natal massage, structural integration (Rolfing), movement based expressive arts therapy, Reiki, anatomy dissections, and Alexander Technique (Alexander Technique Teacher Training, Denver, Colorado, and Alexander Smart Yoga Teacher…

Janice Marturano

Janice Marturano is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Mindful Leadership,  www.instituteformindfulleadership.org a non-profit organization dedicated to offering leaders an in-depth exploration of mindful leadership training and its impact on the cultivation of leadership excellence. She founded the Institute in January, 2011, after ending her 15-year tenure as Vice President, Public Responsibility and Deputy General Counsel for General Mills, Inc. Janice was a senior strategic leader within General Mills before leaving to dedicate herself full time to the Institute. While a corporate officer at General Mills in 2006, she co-developed and taught the very first mindful leadership curricula…

Jarrod Byrne Mayer

Jarrod Byrne Mayer is a certified sonotherapist, sound philosopher and author of “The Architecture of Sound and the Alchemy of Transcendence.” He is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and Hatha teacher who weaves the direct experience of philosophy into the practices.. He incorporates these technology a supportive, yet demanding approach that allows you to good deep within the self. The experiences and teachings impart a practical application of the technologies so they can be fully integrated within daily life.  He is married to his wife, Melody, and resides in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with his daughter, Sequoia Isis, and two cats. www.BrooklynHealingArts.com

Jayme Neider

Jayme aims to capture both the significant and minute measures of experience. She celebrates life events and strives to reduce the anxiety and stress around planning, through joyful, detailed, and focused preparation that makes those moments memorable. She has applied her talents to business retreats, personal parties, and luxury weddings. Jayme is a graduate of the State University of Oneonta with a BA in Restaurant Hospitality and Event Planning.

Jayne Gumpel, LCSW

Jayne Gumpel, LCSW (she/her/hers) is a psychotherapist, trainer, and teacher with 30 years of experience working with couples, individuals, and groups in New York City and Woodstock, NY. Jayne is a professional clinical trainer in Psychedelic Integration Psychotherapy, is a member of the Woodstock Therapy Center’s Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) team, and has completed MDMA-assisted psychotherapy training through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Jayne describes meditation as a core life practice, is a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and she includes mindfulness practice as a foundation of her work with clients. She is additionally trained in Imago Relationship Therapy…

JEFF W. JONES

Jeff is a professional engineer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, and musical director whose musical roots stretch back through generations of Black musicians.  For over four decades he has traveled the world and worked with musical greats including Little Richard, Al Green, and Zap Mama, to name just a few. Jeff co-founded Afro Flow Yoga® in 2008 with his wife, Leslie Salmon Jones. Jeff’s special love for the bass and healing drums ground and center the yoga practice. Afro Flow Yoga® has delivered workshops and retreats worldwide, including to the Kripalu Center, the Omega Institute, and Harvard Divinity School, and has been…

Jeffrey Guss, MD

Lead Trainer, Fluence Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine Jeffrey Guss, MD is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher and teacher with specializations in psychoanalytic therapy and psychedelic therapy. He was Co-Principal Investigator and Director of Psychedelic Therapy Training for the NYU School of Medicine’s study on psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of cancer related existential distress, published in Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2016. He currently a Lead Trainer with Fluence, with a focus on the integration of psychedelic therapy with psychoanalysis. He is a study therapist in the NYU study on Psilocybin-Assisted treatment of Major Depressive Disorder, and published…

Jennifer Muir-Braunstein

Jennifer Muir is a Tibetan Tones practitioner, contemplative caregiver and a keeper of sacred space. She has worked for many years supporting those struggling with addiction and mental health issues. More recently she has embarked on a path of working with death and dying as an end of life doula and chaplain. Jennifer utilizes the healing vibrations of medical/spa grade Tibetan bowls and other healing instruments both on and off the body. She works with groups and individuals to create space so that each client may access their body’s innate healing wisdom. Through both training and her own lived experience of healing, Jennifer brings her…

Jennifer Parmelee

Jennifer Parmelee is a nationally recognized senior, ISHTA-Yoga Teacher who has spent the last 25 years teaching and practicing the Art of Yoga. From the very basics of yoga and meditation, to becoming one of New York City’s most influential teacher’s teacher, Jennifer has educated thousands of people in learning how to integrate a yogic lifestyle into our modern time. She is a former co-owner of Dil Yoga Studio in Middlebury, VT. and she has taught as a Senior Teacher and Teacher Trainer for Yoga Zone, Be Yoga, ISHTA, New York Yoga, Haelth, and Moonheart Healing Arts Center in New York…

Jessica Becker

Jessica is a senior level certified Iyengar Yoga teacher.   She is a member of IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) and has taught Iyengar Yoga for 23 years in the Hudson Valley.  She works with methodical detail, and creates a playful and challenging approach to the path of yoga practice as a tool to study oneself.  For we practice yoga not to get better at yoga, but to learn more about ourselves.  She is well practiced and experienced in Iyengar Yoga therapy as an effective tool to help injuries, chronic pain, trauma, and other conditions.

Jessica Becker

Jessica Becker is a Senior level certified Iyengar Yoga teacher (level 3).   She is a member of IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) and has taught Iyengar Yoga for 23 years in the Hudson Valley and New England.  Jessica works with methodical detail, and cultivates an open-minded, open-hearted practice. BKS Iyengar said that a yoga practice should be experimental, and every day is a new experiment.  Her classes are playful, challenging, and every class invites a new approach to each pose.  She is well practiced in Iyengar Yoga therapy as an effective tool to help injuries and other conditions.  She…

Jessica Caplan

Jessica Caplan is a vocalist, sound healer, yogi and mother who weaves together music, movement and sound arts to create transformative experiences that awaken compassion and connectivity. Whether engaging with large groups or individuals, her prayer is to facilitate heart-centered connection to self, community, and Spirit through deep listening and sounding. Her belief in sound as medicine and the voice as sacred channel is informed by years of study and practice in sound healing, North Indian classical singing, and indigenous ceremony. She draws inspiration from nature, water, and the insatiable curiosity of her three-year-old daughter.

Jessica Caplan

Jessica is a vocalist, sound practitioner, and vocal embodiment coach who works with voice and sound as portals for embodiment, transformation, and healing. Known for her voice-infused ethereal soundscapes, and open-hearted approach to embodying the voice (Sonic Embodiment), Jessica leads immersive workshops, retreats, trainings, and 1:1 Mentorships in the art of therapeutic voice and sound. Jessica has been singing her whole life, but it was in her 30's that a series of activations took her on a journey back to her authentic voice. A graduate of the Open Center’s Sound and Music Institute, and Grammy award-nominated artist Silvia Nakkach’s Yoga…

Jessica Caplin

Jess is a singer and a vocal coach. She works with voice and sound as gateways for transformation and healing. Known for her voice-infused soundscapes, and open-hearted approach to embodying the voice, Jessica leads immersive workshops, retreats, trainings, and 1:1 mentorships in the art of therapeutic voice and sound. Jessica grew up singing and performing, but it was in her 30’s, through journeys in yoga, sound healing, and deep listening that she discovered her authentic voice. She’s is passionate about cultivating connection, compassion, and curiosity to guide students to their own unique expressions. Jess is a graduate of the Open…

Jill Pettijohn

Jill is a nutritional health expert and chef of life. She has been referred to as a shaman of food. Her goal is to inspire change in those who are willing to take that extra step and make the necessary changes to become a better version of themselves, using all of her professional skills, knowledge and life’s experiences. Jill is a professional chef with many years of experience in all types of cuisine and has traveled the world. She is a registered nurse, has studied shamanic energy medicine, herbal medicine and attended transformative workshops dedicated to living through the heart.…

Jim Conley

Jim Conley is an investment banker, meditation teacher, and Co-Founder of The Mindforce Institute. He is certified in Contemplative Psychotherapy by Nalanda Institute, an intensive program integrating Western contemporary psychotherapy, neuroscience, and wellness psychology with the mindfulness and compassion-based systems of Buddhist psychology and meditation. He is also certified in Compassion-Based Resilience Training, an evidence-based course for building resilience and well-being of mind, heart, and body using mindfulness and compassion practice as well as visualization techniques, somatic awareness, and breathwork. His mindfulness training curriculum integrates contemplative skills from India and Tibet with contemporary breakthroughs in neuroscience, positive psychology, and integrative…

Jim Garrison, PhD

Jim Garrison is the President of Ubiquity University. He has been studying spiritual traditions since childhood as the son of missionaries to China and Taiwan where he was able to delve into Eastern spirituality, particularly Buddhism and Taoism. His double Masters degree in the History of Religion and Christology at Harvard University and his doctorate on a Jungian analysis of ancient Judeo-Christian apocalyptic literature at Cambridge University enabled him to study texts across the spectrum of Axial religions and wisdom traditions. He has written numerous books, including The Plutonium Culture, The Darkness of God: Theology after Hiroshima, The Russian Threat, Citizen Diplomats,…

Joanna Black

CEO Curating Simplicity. Joanna is an entrepreneur committed to effecting positive social change in the world.  Her mantra: The Power of Purpose, The Will of Women and The Gift of Giving captures her values both personally and professionally. Curating Simplicity, her most recent venture, is addressing the stress epidemic that women are facing today. Curating Simplicity provides a unique environment for women to connect, learn, heal and collaborate.   It’s a community that guides and supports members on their journey to reduce stress; recharge body, mind and spirit; embrace simplicity and enjoy serenity. Joanna understands what burnout from stress feels like.  In…

JoAnna Hardy

JoAnna Hardy (She/They) is an insight meditation (Vipassanā) practitioner and teacher; Founding member of the Meditation Coalition, a teacher’s council member at Spirit Rock, visiting retreat teacher at Insight Meditation Society, Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center and contributing teacher on Ten Percent Happier. She was born into a Catholic family and has early memories of being drawn toward contemplation, quietness and inner reflection.  All the while externally rebelling and pushing up against societal norms that keep many oppressed, marginalized and excluded. JoAnna’s inner turmoil led to causing external pain for herself and others. To help lessen her suffering she went on…

Joe Flanders, PhD

Dr. Joe Flanders is a Psychologist and the founder and managing partner of Mindspace Wellbeing in Montreal, where he works as a therapist, certified mindfulness teacher and trainer, and consultant to organizations. He is also an Assistant Professor (Professional) in the Psychology Department at McGill University. Joe is the co-director of the Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration (PHRI) Program at Mindspace.

John Beaulieu, ND, PhD

John Beaulieu, ND, PhD, is one of the foremost philosophers and major innovators in sound healing therapies. A world-renowned speaker, composer, psychologist, and naturopathic physician, Dr. Beaulieu pioneered Biosonics, a natural method of sound healing and consciousness development using tuning forks and other sound modalities to “tune the world”. He is the author of Human Tuning, Sound Healing, Values Visualization, and Music and Sound In The Healing Arts as well as numerous professional chapters and research papers on sound healing. He is the composer 7 CD’s including Calendula “A Suite For Pythagorean Tuning Forks” and Apollo’s Lyre “Adventures In Cosmic Harmony”. 

John Bultman

John has been practicing Ashtanga yoga and studying the Buddha dharma daily for over a decade. He has made 8 trips to India where he is a student (currently learning 4th series) of Shri Sharath Jois, Director of KPJAYI, Krisna Pattabi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, India, and was graciously granted a level II authorization (2012) by his teacher. He was recently (2016) named one of the top 100 most influential yoga teachers in America, and is currently the Contemplative Science Center (CSC) Yoga programs manager at the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the University of Virginia and the…

John Campbell

Is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and the Founder of the Contemplative Sciences Center (uvacontemplation.org), of which he is currently the Coordinating Director of Yoga Programs. He is a longtime practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga for over twenty years, seventeen of which were under the direct guidance of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. In 2003 he was honored to become one the few Certified teachers of Ashtanga Yoga worldwide.  He lives with his wife and three children in Charlottesville, VA.

John Davis, MBA, RMT

John believes in the power of personal transformation because he has witnessed it firsthand, both personally and professionally. As Managing Partner of The Cramer Institute, John works with Fortune 100 organizations to guide them through unique times of transition by coaching leaders in impactful communication, influence, self-awareness, team building, and conflict resolution. Along with his 31-year-career of organizational development and management, John serves his community as a training staff member for the Mankind Project, an international nonprofit for men focused on personal growth and leadership development. John is an adjunct staff member for the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) in St.…

John DiLeva Halpern

John began studies in yoga, meditation and healing, in 1976. From 1980-83, he trained in Iyengar Yoga with Maestro – Radames Silvestri, in Italy. His 35 years in Tibetan Buddhist training in the Dudjom Tersar Nyingma lineage – Dzogchen tradition began in 1982 with His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche and Khenpo Palden Sherab and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal. His studies continued through 2018 with H.H. Shenphen Rinpoche. At Shenphen Rinpoche’s request, John began leading meditation at Yeshe Nyingpo, NY. He was a Yeshe Nyingpo board member for 11 years, in both Switzerland and New York. His Naked Mind method makes esoteric Dharma practices accessible to a Western culture. For the past…

John Medeski

Famed keyboardist John Medeski is not easily contained to a single project or genre; he is credited on over 300 works to dates, most notable as one third of the groundbreaking trio: Medeski Martin & Wood. Through Medeski’s lifelong focus on sound and music as a universal language of healing and transformation he has cultivated a deep understanding of Ancient Shamanic Sound Traditions and Rituals, and how to use sound as a healing modality. He has mastered many types Indigenous sound tools, and understands how to facilitate healing, both in private practice and group ceremony/soundbath settings. In this workshop immersion,…

John Michelotti

John Michelotti is the founder of Catskill Fungi which empowers people with fungi through outdoor educational classes, cultivation courses, mushroom art, and mushroom health extracts. John is a past president of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA) where he co-founded the Catskill Regional Mycoflora Project as well as the Gary Lincoff Memorial Scholarship. He served on the Mushroom Advisory Panel for Certified Naturally Grown to develop ecological standards in mushroom production. He was chosen by the Catskill Center as a “Steward of the Catskills” for his contribution to the environment. His goal is to educate and inspire people to pair with…

John Minks

John Minks is a gifted musician with over 15 years of exploring and studying the healing power of sound.  John’s first experience with sound healing was in Amsterdam in 2006.  Since then, his tone quest has taken him from the Brazilian Rainforest to the islands of Hawai’i and beyond.  He began his study of the Didgeridoo while in the jungles of Brazil in 2007.  His sessions are part sound bath, part molecular massage. He continues to explore how vibration and sound can restructure and re-align the cells and atoms of the physical body.  John has also studied guitar for the…

Jordan Ashley

While embracing New York City’s fast-paced and driven yoga culture, Jordan Ashley recognized a need for service-based yoga; a need for experiences which give perspective to the self through selflessness. Feeling extremely blessed to not only be given the opportunity for education, but to have a voice in society, she felt it was imperative to raise both awareness and funds for girls all over the planet who are denied such essential human rights. She launched Souljourn Yoga in 2016, a US 501(c)3 non-profit inspired by seva, the Sanskrit word and yogic principle of selfless service. Souljourn Yoga creates opportunities to explore, practice, and educate through…

Josephine Larsen

Josephine Larsen trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (England) and is now a fully qualified teacher, director, theatre coach, author and NLP Master Practitioner, specialising in Stage/Film Acting and Communication Skills. During her 40yr professional career in Europe, she worked closely with some of the most pioneering artists in Theatre and creative Media – amongst others – Ian McNaughton (producer of MONTY PYTHON); Vladek Shebal (WOMEN IN LOVE); Marianne Segebrecht (BAGDAD CAFÉ); Bruno Ganz (WINGS OF DESIRE; DOWNFALL) and starred in the Cult Film CLEMENTINE TANGO, which ran for 5 years in Paris, Los Angeles, Rome and Berlin. Recently she helped…

Josh Paynter, Jack Schaefer & Ross Rosen

Josh is an ordained 22nd generation Daoist Priest in the Quanzhen, Longmen tradition at the Jian Fu Gong on Qingcheng Mountain, Daoist name Li Wen 理文. He is also ordained as a 25th generation Daoist Priest in the Quanzhen, Longmen tradition at the Qingyun Daoguan, Daoist name Xin Jian 信堅. Jack is an ordained 22nd generation Daoist Priest in the Quanzhen, Longmen tradition at the Jian Fu Gong on Qingcheng Mountain, Daoist name Li Xuan 理玄. He is also ordained as a 25th generation Daoist Priest in the Quanzhen, Longmen tradition at the Qingyun Daoguan, Daoist name Xin Yin 信銀.…

Josiah Brandt

Josiah Brandt is an internationally known teacher of Imagination who has assisted thousands of people with spiritual growth and living a life of meaning and purpose since 2017. As the founder of the School of Imagination, Josiah Brandt develops and hosts online mentorship courses, workshops, seminars, and retreats focused on igniting creativity, empowering the wisdom and beauty of the human imagination, and honoring the dignity of the human spirit. Originally trained in 2002 as an Intelligence Briefer in the United States Air Force, Josiah is a skilled presenter who excels in simplifying complex technical concepts and making them easily understandable…

Judi Friedman

Judi Friedman is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher and a Yoga Therapist certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She has been teaching since 2003. Prior to teaching yoga, Judi was a corporate attorney. After 15 years of living a very stress-filled life of practicing law while raising her two boys, Judi developed a chronic pain condition. A wise therapist suggested that she try yoga as a means to balance her life, reduce stress and decrease pain. Judi’s very first yoga experience was an Iyengar Yoga class – she was immediately drawn to the intelligence and accessibility of the method,…

Judit Duran

Judit is 500 hours certified Yoga Teacher with more than 15 years of experience teaching. She is also a Certified Singing Bowl practitioner and a Health Coach. She is a graduate of the University of Barcelona with a BA degree in Hotel Management. She has studied with Ranjitha Sandeep, Claire Diab, Cheri Clampett, Arturo Peal and Jacquie Ruderman. She is trained to teach Vinyasa, Gentle, Restorative, Therapeutic and Yin Yoga. She feels very fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel to India several times to deepen her practice and feels grateful for all the support her husband and 2…

Júlia Amiga da Natureza

Júlia Freire de Medeiros has a degree in Environmental Management from the Federal University of Brasília-UNB. She worked in Socio-environmental projects in the Amazon. Today she works in the area of health and therapy; she explores the environmental and human health interface. Júlia was born in Rio de Janeiro and grew up in the Brazilian Amazon where she lived most of her life. During her childhood, she lived directly with the research and development of the Amazon Flower Essence System. She was a pioneer learner at the NGO: CMF (Centro Medicina da Floresta), a community institution dedicated to the research…

Julia Walsh

Julia Walsh is a community organizer and political strategist who has worked on progressive issues and campaigns for twenty years. Julia is the co-founder and director of We Stand United, a new organization that works to unite the power of popular culture with grassroots organizing to advance social change. In 2010, she started Frack Action in response to the immediate threat that fracking posed to New York State. This organization played a pivotal role in New York State’s 2015 ban on fracking and assisted in successfully banning fracking in both Ireland and Maryland. Prior to starting Frack Action, Julia served…

Julie Hannon

Julie Hannon, your Hostess has studied the Medicine of the Americas for more than twenty years and is celebrating the gifts of walking this path by calling this Gathering – of Visionaries and WisdomKeepers.  Her work in Peru with the shaman of the mountains and high plains/Titicaca and the alchemists of these medicine ways, has taught her the practice/s of the healing power of Love and connection.  In her work as a healer and teacher, Julie is committed to helping people discover their self, their joy, and the beauty in life. She is passionate about connecting with people and helping each and…

Julie Hannon and Amina Meineker

In 2008 both Julie and Amina started teaching with the Light Body School of the Four Winds Society – often referred to as the ‘Harvard of Energy Medicine’. Both stayed for a little over a decade. in 2013, Amina was stopped in Boston by a snow storm, and a mutual colleague suggested Amina and Julie meet (Julie lives in Boston). In that moment, their partnership was born. Since then, Julie and Amina have been cooperating and teaching together. They share a background in the Corporate World, especially in Human Resources, Executive Coaching and Business Development. They share their passion to…

Jussara Korngold

Jussara Korngold, BS, MBA. Jussara is the founder and president of the Spiritist Alliance for Books (SAB), a non-profit organization, which has the aim to promote and disseminate Spiritism, in English, as codified by Allan Kardec. Mrs. Korngold is also one of the founders and president of the Spiritist Group of New York, located in Manhattan, New York City. Mrs. Korngold is also a published author, and has been translating spiritist materials and books since 1993. Jussara Korngold is currently the President of the United States Spiritist Federation, Executive Director of the Tristate Spiritist Federation, and Executive Director of the…

Karen Hoza

Trained by Dr. Alberto Villoldo, Karen Hoza is a graduate of The Light Body School, holds a Masters Certification, and works as a teaching assistant and academic advisor for the Four Winds Society. She is gifted at creating and holding safe sacred space for rites of passage, ceremony, personal transformation, and self-empowerment for groups and individuals. Deeply connected to the Divine Feminine, Karen is inspired to share creative wisdom with all those ready to experience transformation in their lives.

Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson was called to study shamanic energy medicine following a spiritual awakening and ensuing desire to teach others the way beyond death and how to dream their world into being. Karen is a graduate of Georgetown Law Center and holds master’s degrees in Public Health and Public and International Affairs (JD, MPH, MPIA). A retired federal administrative law judge, she practiced criminal and energy law for over 30 years, is a former hospital administrator and Fulbright Scholar in Afghanistan. Today she is a happy nomad who practices shamanic healing along the Way.

Karen McAllister, BEcon, CMC, Co-Active Coach®

Karen McAllister, BEcon, CMC, Co-Active Coach® Karen has been certified by Deborah Price of The Money Coaching Institute as a Certified Money Coach, Couples Money Coach, and Business Archetype Coach. She has studied extensively with Lynne Twist from the Soul of Money Institute on Mastering your Money and Transforming your Life. Karen is also a founding member of the Namgyal-lineage Clear Sky Meditation Center in British Columbia, founded in 2004 and dedicated to awakening in this lifetime. She helped the center grow into a financially stable operation after a trying startup period. Her roles presently include: Dharma and meditation teacher; co-creator and teacher…

Karisma Ajodah

Karisma Ajodah joined Medical Services in October 2019. Prior to joining Columbia Health, Karisma worked primarily in the hospital setting, including NYU-Langone Hospital and Mount Sinai-Beth Israel. Karisma is excited to return to her Columbia roots having graduated from the School of Social Work in 2002. She is certified as a field instructor for social work graduate interns since 2008 and has supervised many students over the years. Karisma is also certified as a meditation teacher and is interested in integrating mindfulness and social work practice. MS, Social Work, Columbia University BA, Sociology, SUNY Stony Brook Licensed Clinical Social Worker, New…

Kat Hunt

Kat Hunt is an artist and mystic who has been working in the unseen realms for the past decade. She has translated the Akashic Records for hundreds of clients through her channeled healing practice, sun moon earth sea. She is also fluent in the languages of Reiki, plant communication, and various forms of trance induction. She received her Akashic Records training and certifications from Christina Cross, long-time apprentice to Linda Howe. She was a founder of Moon Church, the feminist spiritual collective, and has led women’s circles at Otion Front Studio, Body Actualized Center, and Maha Rose. Before shifting her…

Kate Hagerman

Kate Hagerman began her classical hatha yoga training as a teenager with Sri Swami Satchidananda. She is a certified Embodied Anatomy and Yoga Teacher through Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen’s School for Body-Mind Centering, has studied Meditation extensively with Phagyab Rinpoche, and Iyengar Yoga with Genny Kapuler. Kate is also a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner. She teaches Embodied Anatomy and Yoga, Meditation, and Therapeutic Yoga in Woodstock and New York City.

Keli Reddy

Keli’s lifelong love of yoga began at age 7 when she did her first Sun Salutations at the Vivekananda Vedanta Vihar, an ashram in the foothills of the Catskills.  As a teacher, she is known for her playful, joy filled classes, and fluid sequencing. Her classes are down to earth, yet filled with delightful sacred stories and uplifting music and songs. Keli has been teaching for more than a decade, and has lead and assisted Bhakti based yoga retreats in the US, India and Costa Rica.  She believes yoga is a practice of embodied spiritual awakening that should be accessible to…

Kelly Boys

Kelly Boys is a mindfulness trainer and author of The Blind Spot Effect. She has created mindfulness programs for UN humanitarians, veterans with PTSD, and directed a train-the-trainer program for Google’s emotional intelligence and mindfulness course. She has worked with the United Nations Foundation, Search Inside Yourself Institute, Integrative Restoration Institute, and Prison Yoga Project. Kelly is the founding advisor for the Simple Habit meditation app.

Kelly Boys

Kelly Boys is a mindfulness trainer and author of The Blind Spot Effect. She has created mindfulness programs for UN humanitarians, veterans with PTSD, and directed a train-the-trainer program for Google’s emotional intelligence and mindfulness course. She has worked with the United Nations Foundation, Search Inside Yourself Institute, Integrative Restoration Institute, and Prison Yoga Project. Kelly is the founding advisor for the Simple Habit meditation app.    Kelly has a background in nondual Kashmir Shaivism which has similarities with the Tibetan teachings of Dzogchen. She has an integrated approach which blends embodied mindfulness together with nondual spiritual teachings. She holds a degree in Intercultural Religious Studies and has mentored…

Kelly Keefe

Following the guidance of her heart for the past 11 years, Kelly has developed a strong foundation in the space of spiritual teaching, energy healing, and empowerment coaching. Founder of the Heartspace Healing Academy, she works around the world with individuals and groups to tap into their highest truths and live in alignment with their heart’s desires. Kelly is a Reiki Master Teacher, ceremonialist, poet, author of Rise Above Fear, and passionate spiritual guide. She has traveled the world studying with indigenous elders in Guatemala and India.

Kerri MacDonald

Kerri MacDonald is an advanced energy practitioner who is professionally trained in multiple modalities including: Reiki (Level II, Usui Method) Crystal Bowl Sound Healing (Trained by Ashana) Biofield Tuning (Certified Advanced Practitioner) An expert curator of sacred space, Kerri uses advanced +Sound and +Light technology to guide our explorations into deep states of brainwave entrainment suitable for experiencing hypnagogic states of consciousness.

Kersten Chisti Dryden, HHC

Kersten is a certified Life Coach, Holistic Health Coach, NLP Practitioner, Interfaith Minister, and Vegetarian Chef, and has studied Dream work with Robert Moss and Guru Dharam Singh, and Ne Jang (Tibetan yoga for rejuvenation and healing) with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang. With 20 years of experience in dream work, self-hypnosis and meditation, and 15 years experience cooking vegetarian and vegan nourishing and tasty live foods, Chisti brings a unique holistic approach to her work. The physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels of health are addressed and explored using dream analysis and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), cleansed and rejuvenated using Pranayama…

Kevin Griffin

Kevin Griffin is an internationally respected Buddhist teacher and author known for his innovative work connecting dharma and recovery, especially through his 2004 book One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps. He has been a Buddhist practitioner for over thirty-five years and a teacher for two decades. With teachings firmly based in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, he reaches a broad range of audiences in dharma centers, wellness centers, and secular mindfulness settings. His latest book, Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World, draws from early Buddhist teachings in the Pali Canon. www.kevingriffin.net

Kim Desrosiers

Kim Desrosiers is a student of Dr. Thurman, accompanying him to India for two Kālachakra initiations with H.H. the Dalai Lama.  She has also studied under Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Her Eminence Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche, and has taught Tibetan Buddhism and meditation to prisoners through Liberation Prison Project, and to children, teenagers, and adults throughout the country for more than a decade.

Kim John Payne

Kim John Payne M.ED is an award winning author who has been quietly and passionately working to help tens of thousands of people give voice to the feeling that something is not okay about the new normal of overwhelm that so many people are now experiencing. He offers do-able ways to realize the hopes and values we all have for ourselves, and build deep connections with our children that gives families resiliency and simple joy. A consultant and trainer to over 230 U.S. independent and public schools, Kim John Payne, M.ED, has been a school counselor, adult educator, consultant, researcher,…

Kimberly Musial

Hello and welcome. I’m so excited to go on retreat with you. I came to yoga in the 90’s in college and the practice woke me up. After a 10 day vipassana retreat, I found the courage to leave management consulting and launch the Yoga Hive in Pittsburgh. My teachers include Baron Baptiste, Tiffany Cruishank and Doug Keller. I am a Yoga Medicine® Certified Therapeutic Specialist, proud mama and wife and am in the middle of an herbal medicine training.

Kimla Rose, M.E., RMT, HF3K RMT

Kimla Rose’s passion is illuminating the power of awareness.  As a Reiki Master Teacher in both the Usui Shiki Ryoho and Holy Fire III Karuna systems, frequency-based systems healer, and channel for an 11th dimensional group referred to as “The Wisdom Beings,” Kimla shares her energy and information for the awakening of others moving past a dualistic system based in fear, and into a new paradigm of living based on unconditional love.  Kimla learned the systems of duality through a 30 year career in environmental engineering and consulting.  She holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees with a…

Kinlen Wheeler

Kinlen Wheeler has 20 years of experience diving into the mystery of the Journey of Enlightenment, and helping others find their way along their unique and sacred pathway. Her practice and classes focus on advanced energy work, weaving Byron Katie and Ken Wilber’s vision into energetic shamanic process. Kinlen is currently writing a book to share her insight and practices with people reaching for the fullness of their Human and Divine nature. Kinlen joins us from Yachats, Oregon, USA

Kirk Jones, MS

Kirk Jones, owner of Evolvlove Sound Therapy, is a master sound healer and bioenergy therapist that uses the power of light, sound, and vibration to assist people and planet to heal and harmonize in wholeness.  Twenty years ago, Kirk awakened a memory, an unmistakable resonance with the power and beauty of the rich, ancient tones of bronze singing bowls.  Witnessing the vibrational influences on his spiritual and healing evolution, he chose to learn this sacred science to enhance the lives of others. Through private healing sessions, meditative concerts, restorative yoga classes, and transformational workshops, Kirk has assisted thousands of people…

Krishna Das

Krishna Das is a Grammy-nominated chant artist and has sung with people all around the world for over 35 years. His music offers the practice of chanting mantras– mostly in the Indian tradition, with some Buddhist and Gospel infusions. By sharing his life experiences on the path in his book Chants of a Lifetime, and workshops with people around the world, participants have found a way to integrate spiritual practices in their lives in a better way with some peace of mind. In 2018, Krishna Das released his 16th album “Peace of my Heart.” Learn more at www.krishnadas.com Suggested Book & Recordings by Krishna…

Kristen Rae Stevens

Kristen Rae Stevens AyP, E-RYT500 is a nationally certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Specialist.  She has been in private education and counseling for over 20 years.  In addition,   Kristen Rae has introduced Ayurveda to Primary Care Physicians at Mount Sinai Hospital, herbalists at Arborvitae School of Traditional Medicine, medical students for the Student Integrative Medicine programming at Sinai, and yogis in various esteemed teacher training programs in NYC and abroad.  She is a shadow yoga practitioner and is deeply honored to share her studies with the Menla community.  For more on KristenRae: somarae.com For more on shadowyoga:  shadowyoga.com.

Lama Surya Das

Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “the American Lama”.  Lama Surya has spent over forty five years studying Zen, Vipassana, Yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with many of the great old masters of Asia, including some the Dalai Lama’s own teachers. He is an authorized lama in the Tibetan Buddhist order, a leading spokesperson for Buddhism and contemporary spirituality, a translator, poet, meditation master, chant master, and social-spiritual activist. Lama Surya Das is the author of the international bestselling Awakening trilogy: Awakening the Buddha Within, Awakening to the…

Lama Tsomo

Lama Tsomo is an American lama, author, and co-founder of the Namchak Retreat Ranch, an organization dedicated to sharing Tibetan Buddhist meditation practices. Born into a Midwestern Jewish household, she followed a path of spiritual inquiry and study that ultimately led to her ordination as one of the few American lamas in Tibetan Buddhism. After a decade of practice, she became fluent in Tibetan and now teaches students in the U.S. and abroad. She is particularly passionate about reaching young people and supporting those working for positive social change. Fascinated by science from an early age, Lama Tsomo often weaves…

Larry Furtsch

A former social worker and retired technology executive, Larry began dreaming his world into being in 2014. The concept of moving beyond story was life changing. He has been around the medicine wheel several times and did a year-long apprenticeship with healers from other shamanic teachings. Larry now lives in Pennsylvania and practices shamanic healing full time, specializing in recovery, PTSD, major life changes, and restoring joy and vitality after a loss or trauma.

Larry Ward

Larry Ward (pronouns- he/him) is a senior teacher in Buddhist Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village tradition and the author of the book America’s Racial Karma.  Shot at by the police as an 11-year-old child for playing baseball in the wrong spot, as an adult, Larry Ward experienced the trauma of having his home firebombed by racists. At Plum Village Monastery in France, the home in exile of his teacher, Vietnamese peace activist and Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, Dr. Ward found a way to heal Dr. Ward brings twenty five years of international experience in organizational change and local community renewal to his work as director of the Lotus…

Laura Douciere

Meet Laura

Lauren L’Esperance

Meet Lauren

Lea Garnier

In 2010, Lea founded the first East coast Annual SoundHealing Intensive at Menla, NY. By creating a forum for pioneers of SoundHealing to share their knowledge, a platform was launched for in depth studies that has greatly contributed to todays expansive and ever growing field of sound practitioners world wide. She now offers 5 SoundHealing training/retreat intensives a year in America with expanded offerings in Europe. She is the Director of Sage Academy of Sound in Woodstock, NY. More info here: https://sageacademyofsound.com/our-story

Leah Friedlander

Leah is a 200-hour RYT, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Reiki Level 1 Healer. A self-described “body person” she’s been moving her entire life. Growing up a dancer, her love of expression through the body has evolved and grown with her own movement practice. Now, trained in yoga, fitness, and wellness, she supports her students with anatomically informed cueing, and breath focused, supportive classes.

Leah Gooch, 500RYT

Leah Gooch teaches yoga, meditation, writing, and art in order to help individuals approach a deeper awareness of their existence. After teaching art in New York City for eight years she facilitated the creation of a mural inside of Crossroads Detention Center in Brooklyn, completed by fifteen justice-involved youth. Leah is currently a teacher and Recreation Program Leader at a correctional facility. She facilitates public and private workshops and yoga lessons and is a reiki master practitioner. 

Leslie Pearlman

Leslie Pearlman is a yoga teacher, spiritual resiliency mentor, and founder and director of Good Ground Yoga.  Over the past 25+ years, Leslie has taught thousands of students to stand their ground, heal their chronic pain, and take charge of their life.  A former domestic violence attorney, Leslie discovered the connection between personal empowerment and self-healing and this catapulted her mission to teach people how to use the 4 corners of the yoga mat as a training ground for life. 

LESLIE SALMON JONES

Founder and CEO, Afro Flow Yoga® Alvin-Ailey trained dancer, yoga instructor, wellness coach, and community activist, Leslie co-founded Afro Flow Yoga® in 2008 with her husband, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and engineer Jeff W. Jones. Afro Flow Yoga® grew out of Leslie and her husband’s explorations of healing and their African American and Caribbean heritage in West Africa, Haiti, and Jamaica. They discovered that many dances and rhythms survived slavery and colonialization and could be found throughout the African diaspora, and that yoga had a long, if little-known, history on the continent. The couple developed a new integrated practice, Afro Flow Yoga®,…

Lily Cushman

 Lily Cushman is a teacher, musician, author, and the co-founder of Brooklyn Yoga School, a donation-based yoga center voted "Best of New York" by NY Magazine. Lily has been teaching yoga and offering chanting events in the greater NY area for over a decade, and currently serves as Director of Operations for world-renowned meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg. Lily offers retreats and workshops around the country, and her first book, “A Little Bit of Mantra: An Introduction to Sacred Sounds” is now available from Sterling Publishing. Learn more at https://www.lilycushman.com/

Linda Boggie DVM, CVA (IVAS), FAAVA

Dr. Linda Boggie graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. She became certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 1995 and incorporated acupuncture into her existing small animal practice. She completed the Chinese herbal course at the Chi Institute in 2004. In 2014 Since 1998 she has lectured for various acupuncture courses, advanced continuing education seminars, congresses and symposiums in the USA, Canada, Scandinavia, Europe, Australia, China and Taiwan and Brazil. She currently organizes courses in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in the Netherlands. An active member of the IVAS since 1995, she served…

Lindsey Bliss

Lindsey Bliss is the co-director of Carriage House Birth, a collective of birth workers that provide doula support and education for families from pre-conception through their childbearing journeys. She is a birth doula and the mother of seven. Carriage House Birth certified, Lindsey is greatly sought after and considered to be a multiples expert after giving birth and breastfeeding two consecutive sets of twins. She is also the author of The Doula’s Guide to Empowering Your Birth. Her interest in childbirth began at an early age. Present while her mother taught childbirth education classes at their home, Lindsey was able…

Lindsey Guttilla

Lindsey is a Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Spiritual Medium, Reiki Master, End of Life Doula,  Gong Master and Licensed Massage Therapist with a background in teaching Jivamukti Yoga  and meditation. She opened Hudson Mind Body Spirit to offer the transformative power of  healing within the community.  Lindsey has nurtured a lifelong passion for helping others as an intuitive healer and light  worker. As a Spiritual Doula; she offers Reiki, Trance Healing, mediumship, intuition, Spiritual  Healing, Shamanic Healing, massage, Craniosacral Therapy, and Esoteric Healing in her healing  sessions and readings.  Lindsey’s offerings include a year-long Spiritual Mentorship Program, Reiki certification  workshops, mediumship courses,…

Lisa Bermudez

Lisa Bermudez has been teaching yoga since 2009 and is excited to work with bodies of all types and practitioners of all levels. She believes the yoga practice is a doorway and a pathway and is excited to work with new yogis, see progression in advanced practitioners, and to see you make time to show up for yourself. In New York City, Lisa completed hover 500+ hours of trainings and immersions in Vinyasa Yoga, Ayurveda, Iyengar Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Anatomy, Kids Yoga, and Prenatal Yoga. She’s traveled to India to study with her teachers on the path of Bhakti Yoga…

Lisa Taranto

Lisa Taranto is an explorer of ecology and the dynamic elegance of nature and natural systems. She holds more than three decades of study, practice, curiosity, and adventures in ecology, art and design. Currently she is the Head of Horticulture at Menla Retreat Center, in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. Menla is nestled in 320 acres of diverse and secluded wild land. For six years she has been physically engaged with this remote valley, learning from its wide range of ecosystems–from the highly cultivated to the pure wild. She has initiated ecological restoration work, bringing the land back to…

Liza Bertini

Liza Bertini, MS, E-RYT 500, YACEP®, is a Co-Founder of The Thread Yoga Collective. Teaching and coaching is Liza’s life-calling and for the past 19 years, she has been mentoring, training, and creating experiences to help people live more healthy, mindful, and meaningful lives. A Kripalu Yoga teacher, Liza’s teaching is passionate, deliberate, light-hearted, and rooted in the belief that yoga reveals a deeper understanding of who we are. Formerly, Liza owned a yoga studio business for 15 years in NJ before moving to the Berkshires 4 years ago to be on the Leadership Team at Kripalu Center for Yoga…

Lorie Eve Dechar

is the author of Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing. Her work as an alchemical healer is founded on thirty years of Chinese medical practice and extensive training in Jungian, Gestalt and Focusing-oriented psychotherapy. www.anewpossibility.com

Lucienne Vidah

Lucienne Vidah is deeply interested in the body and its functioning—as a tool for artistic expression in dance, for healing through bodywork, and as a tool for sharpening the mind in the practice of yoga. While pursuing a BFA in Dance in her native Amsterdam, she met Cle Souren (1984) who inspired her to practice Iyengar Yoga. Now a senior teacher, Lucienne directs Studio Spine for Yoga and Hellerwork (studiospine.com) in NYC (since 1999) and serves as a faculty member of the Iyengar Institute (since 2010).

Luis Mojica

Luis Mojica is a Somatic Educator, Trauma Therapist & Nutritionist. His own painful journey with PTSD & chronic illness led him to develop his own unique form of therapy called Holistic Life Navigation. It combines whole food nutrition, Somatic Experiencing, & self-inquiry and is an effective modality to help heal stress & trauma. He teaches online courses, is an assistant trainer for Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing International workshops, and is the host of The Holistic Life Navigation Podcast. He comes to this work from a decolonial lens and with the belief that the body is a being that we can…

Luke Sellars

Luke was first introduced to Meditation 14 years ago as a possible solution to mental illness and addiction due to brain trauma from playing professional hockey. He has developed his approach to self-realization and life-mastery through his experiences as a hockey player and dedicated practitioner of Kriya Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness and Tibetan Mysticism over the past 16 years. As a council member of The School of the Heart (theschooloftheheart.com) and under the direct guidance of the Great Masters Daniel Mitel and Drunvalo Melchizedek Luke has developed a comprehensive non-invasive process to evaluate the overall health, well-being and performance in all areas…

Lynn Berryhill

Lynn Berryhill is an acclaimed artist whose paintings are featured in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Lynn has taught creativity classes, is an active energy medicine practitioner, and loves to teach. Her creative spirit lets her easily take students into the realms of the soul to learn to work with destiny.

Maga Villarreal

Maga Villarreal is a certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher and Sound Healing practitioner. Since finding Yoga and Meditation in 2013 in her hometown, Venezuela; she has been learning these practices from different teachers and schools over the world, including training in NYC, India, and Nepal, where she learned the practice of Sound Healing at The International Nāda Yoga Center Her teachings are focused on creative ways to incorporate these traditional practices into the modern world with an accessible approach for everyone! She is also the founder of Antevasin, a well-being platform that connects the community through bilingual classes, workshops, and…

Mahan Rishi Singh

is the co-founded the Khalsa Healing Arts and Yoga Center in Yardley, PA. USA in 1989. He began studying yoga and meditation in 1973-4 and entered the Guru Ram Das Ashram in 1975 as a student and teacher of KundaliniYoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Having taught nationally and internationally, along with traveling numerous times to India, he seeks to bring the ancient wisdom and authentic devotional practices of yoga and meditation into everyday life. He has been leading retreats and yatras (spiritual pilgrimages) to India, Nepal and Tibet over the past 25 years. His experiences of the kundalini and…

Marcela Clavijo

began studying Buddhism with Lama Pema Wangdak in 1995 and with Sakya Trizin Rinpoche in 2000. She now also studies with Rinpoches sister Jetsun Chimey Luding and with H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama. In 2003, she received her novice nun ordination and instruction from Chokye Trichen Rinpoche. Marcela is also a certified Iyengar instructor and is on the core faculty at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in New York City. She has studied yoga since 1985, has taught Iyengar yoga since 1996, and has traveled to study with the Iyengar family in India.

Marcela Lobos

Marcela Lobos has been extensively initiated in the healing and spiritual traditions of the Amazon and the Andes. She was born and raised in Chile where she leads expeditions, working with women shamans that belong to a matriarchal society that still holds the wisdom and passion of Mother Earth.   Marcela is senior teacher at the Four Winds Society and is married to its founder, Dr. Alberto Villoldo. Together they travel throughout the United States and Europe teaching the wisdom of the Medicine Wheel. Also, they host programs in the mountains of Chile at their own retreat center Los Lobos Sanctuary.…

Marci Baron

Marci is a Homeward Bound Guide, specializing in Energy Clearing & Transformation. She believes that home means arriving at who you are, without the labels, without the roles, without the stuff. It’s the place where you finally land after searching outside of yourself for so long. Home means infinite peace, joy and limitless  potential. And it’s waiting for you to return when you’re ready. Marci’s expertise includes Integrated Energy Therapy, Reiki, Past Life Regression, The Body Code and Discovery Sessions. She is the creator of her flagship, self-guided program ‘The Complete Chakra Healing Series: The Blueprint for Healing Yourself.’ Please go to Marci’s website, www.MarciBaronClears.com for more info

Mari Tanaka

Born in Kyushu, Japan, Mari Tanaka was raised in Shinto and Japanese Zen philosophy.   After a near-death experience, Mari explored ancient techniques for her own self-healing and began studies of energy work in earnest. She is a lifelong practitioner of meditation, fascinated by the nexus of mind, body and spirit. Mari also explores the potential of sound to effect consciousness, utilizing the Indian classical drone instruments, the tanpura and shrutibox, to create sonic spaces for meditation and journeying.  From Lincoln Center to Carnegie Hall, Mari has collaborated in a wide range of musical projects with notable musicians like NEA…

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello PHD

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello is the Henry Rutgers Professor of Microbiome and Health at Rutgers University, and is the Director of the New Jersey Institute for Food Nutrition and Health (IFNH). Her lab focuses on multidisciplinary approaches to study impacts of modern practices on the microbiome and strategies for restoration. She has published over 140 publications in scientific journals and book chapters, is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, and of the Infectious Disease Society of America. 

Marisa Goudy, MA

Marisa is a magic maker, word crafter, and story healer who helps therapists, healers, and emerging thought leaders tell their stories and shape meaningful messages.What stories are trying to come through you? What is it you’re here to tell the world? Through journeys into myth and fairytale, energy healing practices, and journaling sessions, Marisa will help you connect with your Sovereign Story. Her copywriting, online marketing, and website development experience help you merge the visionary and the magical with the profitable and the practical.

Mark Epstein, M.D.

Mark Epstein, M.D. is a psychiatrist in New York City and the author of a number of books about the interface of Buddhism & psychotherapy, including Thoughts without a Thinker, Going to Pieces without Falling Apart, Going on Being, Open to Desire, Psychotherapy without the Self, The Trauma of Everyday Life & Psychotherapy without the Self: A Buddhist Perspective. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University and is currently Clinical Assistant Professor in the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at New York University. For more information about the work and writings of Dr. Mark Epstein, M.D.…

Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD, has devoted his life to helping others discover optimal health and address the root causes of chronic disease through the power of Functional Medicine. Dr. Hyman is an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the fields of Functional Medicine and nutrition. He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a thirteen-time New York Times best-selling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the host of one of the leading health podcasts,…

Mark Jones

Mark is the owner and mycologist at Sharondale Mushroom Farm in Cismont, VA. Sharondale Farm provides the highest-quality mushrooms, spawn, tools and materials for mushroom cultivation. Mark offers cultivation workshops for hobby growers and small farmers.    www.sharondalefarm.com

Marla Teyolia

Marla Teyolia’s mission is to support and empower women to to get in touch with their wholeness igniting the spark for personal, professional, and societal shifts. She is a transformational leadership coach with over 20 years of facilitation experience, and utilizes this methodology to support executives, activists, artists, and changemakers to make real lasting impact in their personal lives as well as in the communities they serve. Marla discovered yoga in the early 90’s and has been a student of this life-affirming practice having studied under Maya Breuer, Sherry Ryan and Mark Whitwell. Marla is also a student of mindfulness…

Marni Pogachefsky

Marni is an international yoga teacher, integrative life coach, and energy medicine practitioner. Previously a management consultant who experienced burn out after years of travel and corporate climbing, Marni has dedicated herself to traveling the world & studying different traditions… from yoga and meditation, to shamanism, hypnosis, NLP and more.. She identifies and compiles practical tools and techniques that combat burn out and support self reflection. Marni has taught these techniques and lead retreats to hundreds of children and adults around the world. She is passionate about combatting burn out and integrating mindfulness into the corporate world. Marni encourages thoughtfulness,…

Mary Krensavage

Mary is a leader in the yoga and wellness industry for over 3 decades. She studied classical yoga with Sri Dhama Mittra and Shakit Naam and Universal Kabbala with Dr. Michael Levry/Guru Naam. She is a nationally recognized occupational therapist and trauma Gerontologist and treats patients with various disabilities and limitations. The combination of her yoga certifications and medical training give her students a deep experience that is based in both alignment and spirituality. She is known by her students to be down to earth, authentic and a spiritual force of nature. Her students say her expertise, mindful and creative class choreography and inspirational…

Mary Stancavage

Mary Stancavage has practiced meditation, yoga, and cultivated a spiritual practice for over 30 years and in 2009 was empowered to teach Buddhadharma. Mary is based in the Los Angeles area and teaches classes, retreats and does individual mentoring. She has taught mindfulness at recovery centers, has co-facilitated Year-to-Live groups since 2008, and has had a weekly dharma class for over a decade. She also was director of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society for ten years.  Mary completed the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at the Sati Center and served as a volunteer chaplain at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. She also served as Executive Director of the…

Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor began studying yoga in 1971 while earning a degree in psychology. In 1988, Mary traveled to India to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and began to see the overlay of yoga with her interests in food, cooking, movement, anatomy and art. Mary has authored three cookbooks and co-authored a book which explores yoga, meditation and finding one’s personal dharma as a means of attaining lasting meaning and happiness (What Are You Hungry For? Women, Food and Spirituality). As the Yoga Workshop’s director, Mary has attended all of Richard’s teacher trainings and feels she’s just beginning to understand…

Matt Dreyfus CIYT

Matt Dreyfus has been dedicated to the exploration of body, breath and mind through the practice of Yoga for many years. In 1994, While studying at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, he was introduced to Iyengar Yoga and took up a dedicated practice. He began teaching while working as a musician,  and, experiencing the transformative effects of practice, he left the field of music and began teaching Yoga full time in 2003.  Matt is a core faculty member of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York, where he is also a member of the teacher training…

Matthew Wood

Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist since 1982. In a period when many authors and lecturers are merely "arm chair herbalists" who offer theories and opinions based on book learning, and others have turned to the exotic traditions of India or China, he has been an active practitioner of traditional Western herbalism. He has helped tens of thousands of clients over the years, with many difficult health problems. While Matthew believes in the virtue of many other healing modalities, he has always been inspired to learn, preserve, and practice the tradition of herbal medicine descending to us from our…

Matthias von Reusner, MD

Matthias von Reusner, MD (he/him/his) is a board-certified Family Physician with an active practice in the Hudson Valley. Matthias received training in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy at the prestigious Ketamine Training Institute and is a team member of the KAP team at the Woodstock Therapy Center. He is a fellow at the Integrative Psychiatry Institute and also practices Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Matthias became inspired to do psychedelic psychotherapy work after experiencing indigenous medicine ceremonies in Peru with the Shipibo people. Since then he has deepened his knowledge of shamanic practices with training at The Four Winds Academy. Matthias feels passionately about couples…

Maureen Calamia

Maureen is founder of the Re-Nature Feng Shui Training Program and has taught a feng shui certification program since 2009. She has been hailed as “an AMAZING teacher” – giving to her students on every level.  She is passionate about the human-nature connection and feels that the ancient art of Feng Shui is more relevant now than ever in these changing times. Maureen is a certified Feng Shui consultant who trained in both BTB and Classical traditions, as well as divine connection through archetypes, meditation and dreams.  She brings her knowledge of biophilia (human need for nature) and bau biologie…

Maya Tiwari

Maya Tiwari is an extra-ordinary spiritual teacher revered by thousands of people whose lives were transformed by her healing presence. For the past 35 years, Maya has been filling a significant void in world culture as spiritual mother, nurturer, and healer–a living personification of harmony. A world-class spiritual teacher, she is the founder of The World Peace Mandala wherein more than 1 million participants have created a grain seed mandala to cultivate the spirit of ahimsa and world peace. She is also the founder of the Mother Om Mission (MOM), a charitable organization whose inner-medicine healing education for at-risk communities…

Meggan Watterson

Meggan Watterson is an author, international speaker, & scholar of the divine feminine who inspires seekers to live guided by the soul-voice inside them. Her first book, REVEAL, is described as “ignited prayer” by Eve Ensler, “life-changing” by Dr. Christiane Northrup, and “a blessing to the world,” by Gabrielle Bernstein. Her most recent book is titled How To Love Yourself (And Sometimes Other People): Spiritual Advice for Modern Relationships. She has a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University. She leads meditation retreats & workshops on the divine feminine & the voice of the soul.…

Melanie Kirkbride

Melanie Kirkbride is an expert in personal transformation & professional development. For two decades as an advisor & coach, she has brought wisdom & guidance to individuals around the world. As a master teacher of Vedic meditation, Melanie’s students benefit from her warmth, insight & direction. To learn more about Melanie Kirkbride, visit www.thesoftroad.com

Mia Rue

With over twenty-six years of immersive personal transformation and holistic life advancement training and experience and several credentials including a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology, Mia brings an abundance of resources and tools to facilitate rapid shifts in those she works with expanding awareness of what is possible and empowering evolution through education and experiential processes. For nearly twenty years, Mia was a pioneer in the field of western entheogenic plant use (or plant medicine use). She was a researcher and member of the Centro Espírita Beneficente União do Vegetal, was asked to produce a documentary for the group and…

Michael G. Burbank

Michael G. Burbank has been a student of Robert Thurman and HH the XIV Dalai Lama for 20 years, since his undergraduate years at Columbia University. In February of 2002 he was invited to help the Thurmans and Tibet House start the newly acquired Menla retreat. Over the years, he worked variously as Menla’s dishwasher, housekeeper, Front of House Manager, and Assistant Director, and since 2013 he has served as Menla’s Director of Administration. Michael received the Kalachakra Tantra initiation from His Holiness the Dalai Lama twice–in 2003 and 2017–in Bodh Gaya, India. An avid life-long student and practitioner of Buddhism, Michael teaches…

Michael Gilmore

Michael Gilmore is an award-winning public speaker, inspiring leader, and master communicator. His highly successful career in Finance took him to London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, culminating as a Managing Director and Partner at a Major Global Financial Services Company, in New York City. Four years ago, unhappy with his level of job fulfillment, Michael walked away from a seven-figure salary to follow his passion for people and communication. As one of the top minds in his field, Michael uses this business acumen, leadership skills and proven money making ability, to bring your team to the highest performance level. He…

Michele Loew

Michele Loew is an international yoga teacher and the founder and director of The Yoga Space in Portland, Oregon.  She is known as a teacher’s teacher and is respected for her 200 Hr. & 500 Hr. Yoga Schools and her ability to combine Western knowledge of the body (anatomy & physiology and modern kinesiology techniques) with the Eastern tradition of yoga.   She has practiced and taught Hatha & Vinyasa yoga since 1998, having studied extensively in the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions as well as the Sri Vidya lineage & since 2014, the Kalachakra Yogas.  She is known for her keen…

Michelle Atlas

Michelle Atlas is a transformational business and life coach for creative, intuitive women who want to reclaim their self-trust, so they can create change they did not think possible in their relationship to money, their businesses, relationships and themselves. She is one-part coach, one-part shadow detective, one-part spiritual guide, and one- part soul-purpose midwife. By reclaiming their sovereign nature,  Michelle’s clients have doubled and tripled their income, while bringing their one-of-a- kind gifts to the world. With a rare depth and presence, she’ll help you forge an unwavering connection to yourself, so you can grow a sustainable business and a…

Michelle Cavanagh

Here and Now Yoga Everyone has more potential than they readily realize. You will achieve your goals, one small step at a time, in a safe, healthy, guided manner. Be healthy and feel great. Dance, Fitness, Martial Arts, Yoga…  Beginning my practice in 1996 in New York City, I’ve studied with world-renowned yoga teachers on both coasts. I’ve worked with private clients since the mid-1990s on increasing physical awareness and strength, overall wellness and connecting the body, mind and breath. My background is in acting, modern dance and martial arts, graduating from New York University in 1994. Techniques and bodywork studied: Dance: Ballet, Modern, African, Jazz, Butoh; Alexander Technique, Meditation and Massage. In 1997, I became an ACE-Certified Personal Fitness…

Michelle Dalbec

Michelle Dalbec, E-RYT 500, YACEP, is a Lead Faculty member for Kripalu Center, a 1000-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher, lead teacher trainer for Kripalu’s school of Yoga, Kripalu R&R program presenter, and RISE facilitator. Michelle is a passionate professional-level yoga teacher and mindfulness educator with over 15 years’ experience. She hosts educational and experiential yoga programs, and delivers dynamic and motivational workshops. Michelle is the co-creator of Unified Body Yoga, a Yoga Tune Up teacher, and a certified knitting instructor with the Craft Yarn Council. Michelle teaches with the intention to inspire authentic alignment and expression and makes the benefits of…

Miguel Mendez

Miguel Mendez, also known as the “Plant Yogi Chef”, is known in South and North America for his active role in personal development as a wellness counselor, teacher, and healer.  His expansive knowledge integrates Kundalini yoga, meditation, nutrition, Ayurveda, indigenous plant medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Miguel lives in Upstate New York, walking an active path of consciousness and transformation. His offering and teachings are all derived from the passion of his heart. He believes strongly that through the spreading of ancestral wisdom and the application of simple and grounded technical information, the world is evolving into a more peaceful one…

MJ

Mj is a practitioner of the healing art of sound, a certified Heath coach at IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition), and a longtime shiatsu therapist who also incorporates reiki and eft (emotional freedom technique) into his work. He has been blessed to connect with Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux and has been studying with and assisting him since their first meeting at Ananda Ashram in the fall of 2013. Michael has also been blessed to work with (Grand Master) Don at Integral Yoga’s seasonal gong baths, and at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for Swami Satchitananda’s 100th anniversary…

Muneeza Ahmed

Muneeza Ahmed, the Intuitive Medicine Woman™, is a medical intuitive and health coach focused on nutrition and natural healing methods to bring her clients true and lasting healing from chronic illness and mystery conditions. Muneeza’s own journey started with chronic illness at 3 months old and she did not find lasting relief until she became a client of Anthony William, Medical Medium ®, 7 years ago. Since then, she has applied what she learned from her own healing journey with the Medical Medium and has helped thousands of clients improve their health from symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Lyme, Fibromyalgia,…

Muriel Pellizzi

After discovering how powerfully transformative Restorative Yoga was in her own Personal life, it became a passion and commitment to share this deeply therapeutic practice with others. Born a nurturing soul, Muriel became drawn to this deeply nuanced and healing practice and it quickly became her journey of study, deepening her knowledge of the energetic body, the relaxation response, and the use of the breath. It came naturally for her to teach with deep compassion, intuition and kindness Integrating mindfulness, relaxation, flow of energy and breath, to cultivate a deep sense of release and healing to the body, heart, and…

Nadiya Nottingham

Nadiya is a certified Medical Qigong Practitioner by Robert Peng and a certified Qigong teacher by Masters Liu Dong and Liu He of the Linggui School in Seattle. Nadiya’s deep heart teachings spring from her own struggles as a young woman. She has overcome addiction, survived an attempt on her own life at age 15, and at age 60 she has many authentic, tried and true life teachings to share with deep love. Her humor and keen observations of life are inspired by Oscar Wilde, Jane Goodall, Maya Angelou, Goddesses Tara and Bridget, and her students, friends, and husband Steve…

Natavi Orion

  Natavi Orion is a music maker, community weaver, and queer artist opening hearts and building resilience through his work. Practiced in shamanic arts of the Americas and pagan traditions of indigenous Europe, he works with sound, the elements, and magic to create rituals of personal and collective transformation. His music and performance is a storytelling, exploring the intimacies and intersections of spirituality and being human. Natavi’s prayer is one of peace on Earth and of the birthing of a time of balance and reintegration into the harmonic cycle of Life.  

Neil Kirkbride

Neil Kirkbride is a master teacher who instructs in & lectures on Vedic meditation in the UK, USA, & Australia. After a successful 30-year career in finance & technology, he left corporate culture to focus on teaching meditation, & making ancient Vedic wisdom accessible & relatable in today’s world. To learn more about Neil Kirkbride visit www.thesoftroad.com

Nena Thurman

Nena is the Managing Director of Tibet House US and Menla Mountain Retreat. She was a successful fashion model in the 1950s and ’60s before becoming a psychotherapist. She has been married to Robert Thurman for over 40 years, and together they have raised four children, including Tibet House US Executive Director Ganden Thurman and renowned actress Uma Thurman. In 1991 Nena join the board of the newly established Tibet House US, and in 2001 she began working on establishing and developing Menla. Nena oversees the general management of Menla as well as all interior design. She spent six years…

Nick Viscovich

Nick completed the 200hr yoga teacher training in 2014 and the 300hr yoga teacher training in 2017 both with the Always-At-Aum Yoga School and in 2016 Dharma Mittra’s 200hr yoga teacher training. He holds certificates to teach hot, yin, calisthenics, and as a Reiki practitioner. Utilizing his method of “Fearless Flow”, Nick seeks to give his students a unique sense of serenity within while physically challenging them to grow. He merges the teachings of the traditional eight limb Ashtanga path with his own creative interpretations of the asana practice so his students find peace on their mats while enjoying the…

Nicole Beekman-Zornitzer

Nicole Beekman-Zornitzer, ERYT 1000 Integrative Yoga Therapist, Reiki Energy Healer, Ayurvedic Counselor, Founder of Niyama Yoga & Wellness Studio in Randolph, New Jersey. Nicole founded Niyama Yoga Studio in 2007. She has 28 years of experience in the wellness industry. Her certifications include Yoga Therapy RYT 200 & 300, The Barkan Method, The Radiant Child Yoga Program, Pre & Post Natal Yoga and Aerial Yoga. She studied Reiki under the lineage of Dr. Mikao Usui and received her graduate certificate from The Maryland University of Integrative Health in Ayurvedic Medicine. Her mentors include Diane Finlayson, Elena Brower and Jimmy Barkan.…

Nicole Elmgart

Nicole Elmgart Founder Treebath, Inc., Certified Forest Therapists With her dedication to a life-long appreciation for Nature, Nicole formed Treebath after becoming certified as a Forest Therapy Guide in 2017. Partner and head of the cyber security practice at a New York-based Law Firm, Nicole turned her fifteen years of experience as an attorney towards building this nature-based start-up. Deeply woven into her work and every-day life is a strong affinity for helping people. Nicole finds gratitude in providing the Japanese practice of “shinrin-yoku” to those who need it most. Whether it be helping stressed teens release and re-connect with…

Nikki Vilella

Nikki Vilella is codirector of Kula Yoga in New York City and co-owner of Kula Williamsburg and Kula Soho. She is at the helm of Kula’s 200-hour teacher training program, coleads Kula’s 75-hour advanced teacher training, and guest teaches at other programs throughout the country. She has written for Yoga Journal and was named one of the top 100 yoga teachers in America. Her teaching is marked by her passion for sequencing and hands-on adjustments. She strives to include the perfect alchemy of precise physical instruction, intelligence, intention, and space into her Kula Flow classes.

Nina Rao

Nina Rao learned traditional chants (bhajans) from her grandfather in a village in south India when she nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. For many years Nina has been Krishna Das’ business manager and assistant, often touring with him playing cymbals and singing. In 2007, she recorded the track ‘Nina Chalisa’ on Krishna Das’ CD "Flow of Grace " and in January 2013, she released her debut album, "Antarayaami – Knower of All Hearts" and her 2018 release, “Anubhav.” Nina regularly leads kirtan, chanting of…

Nirbhe Kaur Khalsa

began practicing and studying Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan in l972 in Michigan. Upon finding something that truly spoke to her soul she soon moved into an ashram in New Jersey where she married and helped direct the ashram there. Studying under the direct guidance of Yogi Bhajan with every opportunity possible she knew her life had found its path and focus service others on their path to self-awareness. In 1974 she became a minister of Sikh Dharma and finds performing marriages to be among her favorite things to do. In 1989 Nirbhe Kaur co-founded The…

Noël Graupner

Noël is an Ayurvedic Clinician twice Board Certified with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners for Holistic Health Counseling and Ayurveda Healthcare. Educated at Ayuskama Institute, the California College of Ayurveda and Kerala Ayurveda Academy in Ayurvedic medical tradition, she uses a variety of practical dietary, herbal, lifestyle and bodywork methods with individuals and groups who desire to establish, restore, and maintain their vital health. Additionally, Noël is a graduate of Dr. Naina Marballi’s Āyurveda’s World Programme in New York City, IIN’s Health Coaching programme and a certified Kriya Yoga Teacher under Hari Kaur Khalsa’s instruction. Currently she is working…

Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo

Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo is a respected kamasqa curandero and altomisayoq adept from Peru, founder of The Heart of the Healer (THOTH), originator of Pachakuti Mesa Tradition cross-cultural shamanism. An internationally acclaimed shamanic teacher and healer, earth-honoring ceremonialist and author, don Oscar is OAS Fellow in Ethnopsychology and member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle and Birth 2012 Welcoming Committee. He has been guiding ethno-spiritual pilgrimages to sacred sites of the world since 1986, with special emphasis on Peru and Bolivia. He is a popular faculty member at The Shift Network and educational centers in the USA and abroad, dedicating his life…

Oskar Elmgart

Oskar Elmgart Co-Founder, Treebath, Inc. Certified Forest Therapists As an experienced early childhood educator, Swedish-born Oskar Elmgart leads Treebath’s children’s programs. Oskar created Treebath’s sustainability curriculum, loosely based on a successful 60-year old Swedish after-school program he attended as a child. Oskar applied his aptitude for a student-directed teaching style to develop a program that encourages hands-on learning and a life-long respect for our natural environment. Oskar is committed to instilling both empathy and structure in the lives of his own children as well as those he teaches. With a Master’s of Science and time in the Swedish Royal Marines,…

Owen Powell

Owen is an Interfaith minister and the founder and president of the Warrior Mystic Therapy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the effective treatment of PTSD through spiritual-consciousness based therapy.  Owen is a 25-retiree of the US Armed Forces, having served in both the active duty U.S. Marine Corps and active duty U.S. Army. He is a combat veteran of Iraq (2006-2007, Baghdad). Two years after he retired, Owen had a spontaneous Kundalini Awakening, which drove him to become a Kundalini Yoga (KRI Level I and II certified) teacher, receive tantric empowerment from HH the Sakya Trizin, and to deeply…

Pamela Kalechofsky

Pamela teaches yoga and dance to help others align their mind, body, and soul and to expand the experience of self through spatial awareness. Movement is an extraordinary gift that evokes happiness. She is an advocate of finding your joy and carrying the light in your heart forward. Pamela is an RYT-500 Yoga Instructor. She is also a Reiki Level II, Thai massage, and sound practitioner. Pamela holds a BFA in Dance and MA in Secondary English Education.

Pamela Weiss

PAMELA WEISS is a Buddhist teacher and the author of “A Bigger Sky: Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism.” She is authorized in two traditions—Zen and Theravada, is a member of the Spirit Rock Teacher Council, and a guiding teacher at San Francisco Insight. Pamela is also an executive coach, entrepreneur, and pioneer in bringing Buddhist principles and practices into the workplace. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and little dog, Grover.

Paramatma Siri Sadhana

Paramatma Siri Sadhana is the founder and director of The Invincible Hall, The Motherline (a classical and contemporary kundalini training for women) and Aquarian Transmissions (daily transmissions illuminating the celestial weather and most optimal Kundalini practices from the Sat Nam Rasayan space), weaving her practices as a filmmaker and musician into relevant teaching experiences. A lifetime student and teacher of Kundalini Yoga and Sat Nam Rasayan, her visionary work is leading a revolution in sound, meditation and consciousness in New York City and beyond ~ influencing meditative perspectives, teaching pedagogies and strategies, Aquarian perceptions, practices and the emergent lexicons of…

Patricio Barriga

Patricio Barriga serves as International Relations Coordinator and Senior Instructor with the Institute for Mindful Leadership. He has been developing his Mindful Leadership experience for the last ten years. He is a qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher receiving his training from the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and he is a qualified Mindful Leadership Senior Instructor, receiving his training from the Institute for Mindful Leadership. For the past 25+ years, he has been working as the CEO-President of Fagor Group, a leading European consumer products company, for North, Central and South…

Paul Bloom

Paul studied Chinese philosophy and history at Harvard and Columbia Universities. He has studied and practiced Classical Qigong with Kwan Sai-hung for over 30 years; Zen Buddhism with Roshi Joan Halifax, Roshi Enkyo O’Hara and Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi; and Tibetan Buddhism with Professor Robert Thurman and Gelek Rinpoche. Paul has led Qigong workshops at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY; Tibet House, NYC; Menla Retreat, Phoenicia, NY; Casa Bellavista, Montezuma, Costa Rica; and at Buddhist retreats nationwide. He presently teaches throughout the Hudson Valley, including Menla Retreat Center and Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper, and at Tibet House in NYC.…

Paul Garcia, MD, PhD

Dr Garcia is an anesthesiologist at Columbia University Medical Center. He specializes in safely administering sedatives, analgesics, and anesthetics to patients undergoing therapies and surgeries to alleviate suffering from neurologic and psychiatric disease. His research focuses on understanding the neurophysiology of transitions between conscious, unconscious, and hybrid states. Dr.Garcia is enthusiastic about the potential of therapies that integrate psychedelics and traditional healing arts with Western Medicine.

Paula Evans

Paula Evans LCSW CBT is a psychotherapist and mindfulness practitioner and teacher.  She has taken her personal practice and love of Vipassana meditation into the professional, supporting patients with mindful tools and coping skills in trauma, grief and loss, food addiction and life transitions. Paula studies the Dharma at the Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center under Bhante Kottawe Nanda and leads meditation classes there.   With gratitude, Paula is a student of Exploring the Heart of Freedom at Insight Mediation Center and Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, an immersion into the Dharma, the teachings and practices of the Buddha. Paula is…

Peggy McColl

The Manifestation Mentor New York Times Best-Selling Author Peggy McColl is a world-renowned wealth, business and manifestation expert as well as the New York Times Best Selling Author of “Your Destiny Switch: Master Your Key Emotions And Attract the Life of Your Dreams”. For the past 25+ years, using her Power Life Script™ process — along with her unique intimate understanding of the Universal Laws – she has been showing people from around the globe how to: • Manifest any result they desire in their personal and professional lives; • Become international Best-Selling Authors; • Create valuable products; • Build…

Peter Blum

A senior hypnosis instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists, has trained hundreds in the spiritual art of hypnosis. He has co-facilitated hypnosis and storytelling workshops with Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona (author of “Coyote Medicine”), and is an Adjunct faculty member of the Coyote Institute. Peter has served on the Board of Trustees of the Deep Listening Foundation, has taught at the Omega Institute, The Graduate Institute, and presented Sounds for Healing concerts and workshops at The Abode of the Message, Menla Retreat Center, and numerous yoga studios throughout the United States. A musician all of his life, Peter has studied…

Peter Blum

In 1988, Peter Blum met Native American mystic and visionary Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow) and became his student. He slowly received Joseph’s teachings on the practice of working with the vowel sounds in a particular fashion. With Joseph’s blessing and encouragement, he has been incorporating them into his private sessions, and using them as an essential part of teaching sound healing. According to Joseph, these vibrations are encoded into our DNA, and also reflect certain “principal ideas” which can best be understood by the practice of the chanting of the vowel sounds. “Voice is the first instrument, the one…

Peter Bonaker

Peter Bonaker received his Ph.D. in the field of education from the University of Denver in Colorado where he is currently an adjunct professor. In 2009 Peter founded the Institute for Spiritual Advancement in Denver where he is an energy medicine practitioner with clients from around the world and is the Institute’s Program Director.

Phakyab Rinpoche

Phakyab Rinpoche is a ranking Tibetan Buddhist lama in the Gelugpa order. Born in Kham, Tibet in 1966  at the age of thirteen he was ordained and began his monastic training at Ashi Monastery.  After leaving Tibet, he entered Sera Mey Monastery  in India where he was tutored by Khenpo Lobsang Jamyang  and Khensur Tinle Topgye.  In 1994, he was recognized as the eighth reincarnation of the Phagyab lama, a renowned Buddhist teacher from Eastern Tibet. Rinpoche is a powerful exemplar of the potential we all have to cultivate the life of the Bodhisattva or spiritual hero. He brings humility,…

Pure Land Farms

Pure Land Farms: Center for Tibetan Medicine, Meditation, and Rejuvenation is a ten acre rural sanctuary in Topanga, on the edge of Los Angeles, California co-founded by Dr. Nida Chenagtsang. Home of the Sorig Institute School of Tibetan Medicine, Yuthok Ling Buddhist Temple, Yangchenma Arts and Music, and Tanaduk Gardens, it is a center of culture and education, based on the principles of wisdom, healing, and compassion.

Rebeca Brau Martinez

Rebeca is a Breathwork and Meditation teacher with 8+ years of experience working with individuals and groups in schools, studios, corporations, online, and privately. She is currently receiving her Masters degree in Marriage & Family counseling. She leads retreats worldwide alongside Deborah.

Rebecca Baldwin

Founder of Seeking Sacred Journeys. As a Transformational Spiritual Coach, Rebecca is honored to help her clients create whole-hearted, soul-infused, and more expansive lives. Through her international retreats, personal coaching and group mentoring, Rebecca empowers women (and a few good men) to embrace their authenticity, trust their intuition, reclaim self-love and expand into fullness of BE-ing.  Her work acts as a catalyst to ignite rememberance of who we are at the level of Soul, and deepens understanding of how our journey on the physical plane facilitates our spiritual growth and evolution.   Through guiding clients to reclaim their Divine Sacred Essence and connect with…

Rebecca Hendrix

Rebecca Hendrix is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a focus on spiritual psychology. She completed her Master of Spiritual Psychology and Master of Counseling Psychology and she has a coaching degree from CTI (The Coaches Training Institute). She is a certified Imago Couples Therapist and has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. Rebecca has completed MDMA-assisted psychotherapy training through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and has advanced training in psychedelic integration. She has trained in Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy with Phil Wolfson. She believes psychedelics can help connect to parts of self that have innate…

Rebecca Hooper

Rebecca Hooper is an Intermediate 2/Level 2 Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist in the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and certified in Yoga for Osteoporosis. Biannually, Rebecca makes the journey to study with the Iyengar family, and associated teachers, at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India. Also, Rebecca practices meditation and studies Buddhism in the Sanbo Zen lineage. Originally from London, England, Rebecca holds a BA Honors degree in Fine Art. Rebecca is presently based in both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Rebecca Singer

Rebecca Singer’s work of 25 years as a shamanic energy healer led her to live in the Cloud Forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica and to Mongolia to be with The Reindeer People. She received the “Singing Into Bone” Ceremony as a result of her time with Shaman Saintsegset in Mongolia. This experience led her to embark on an extended trip to the northern mountains of Mongolia where she met and stayed with the Reindeer People, a vanishing native people who still manifest the very roots of Siberian Shamanism in their cultural beliefs and practices. Rebecca is a shamanic healer, working…

Rebecca Wong, LCSW-R

REBECCA WONG, LCSW-R Rebecca is a relationship therapist, mentor, and creator of Connectfulness® method for restoring the connection to the self, others, and the world. After years of witnessing clients and diving into deep conversations about life, love, and legacy work as the host of the Practice Of Being Seen Podcast, Rebecca realized that all the big things we struggle with — fear, imposter syndrome, not-enoughness, you name it — all come back to the same thing: disconnection. She created the Connectfulness® method to bypass all the symptoms of disconnection and address the root cause, allowing you to work towards…

Rebecca Wong, LCSWR

Rebecca is a relationship therapist, guide, mentor and host of the Practice Of Being Seen podcast. She’s also the creator of Connectfulness®, a research-based practice that encourages you to explore and embrace every aspect of your humanity – including everything that’s marvelous and all that’s messy. She’s discovered that the meaning we make of our life’s story is where it all comes together. But staying engaged in the process of discovering that meaning – that is often our greatest challenge. In every aspect of her work, Rebecca invites her clients to get curious about what works and what doesn’t to…

Renata Langner

Renata Langner is originally from Brazil. Spiritually connected in nature she is grateful for all aspects of her practice stillness, heat, alignment, flow and sound. Guided by the sign of Cancer Renata is a humble home lover mother of two but fiercely creative and free-spirited. As a byproduct of this marriage, Renata experiences life to its fullest connecting with her deeper identity and genuine voice she invites anyone to seek their own sacred space within. Classes are a slow but dynamic flow of ashtanga inspired poses threaded by vinyasas, breath and alignment awareness. Renata devotes a part of her class…

Rich Brodeur

Teaching is a passion for Rich, no matter the subject. The evolution of continuous learning and applying knowledge to his craft has made his life’s work ever evolving. Born a “renaissance man”, he has a wide range of interests and talents. As an Artist, he sculpts and paints.  As a Writer, he is a published poet whose first poem was published when he was 13 years of age.  Science has always been an immense interest since Rich was young, with a fascination of the universe and the world we live in.   Musically, he has played guitar, bass, trumpet and harmonica but…

Richard Freeman

A student of yoga since 1968 and is one of America’s foremost teachers of yoga. He has studied various traditions in Asia which he incorporates into the Ashtanga yoga practice as taught by his principal teacher, K. Pattabhi Jois. Richard is an avid student of both Western and Eastern philosophy, as well as Sanskrit. Richard’s metaphorical, often humorous, teaching style appeals to students of many backgrounds and nationalities. He teaches workshops and trainings throughout the world, and remains an avid student fascinated by the linking points between different traditions and cultures. He is the co-founder, with Mary, of the Yoga…

Rob Israel

Rob Israel has dedicated his life to studying transformation. A devoted meditation practitioner since his teenage years, in 1994 Rob committed to his Zen training and moved to New York to study with renowned Zen master John Daido Loori. Always fueled by a passion for personal growth, Rob’s continual self-inquiry blossomed into service to others as a Breathworker and Transformational Coach. He firmly believes that freedom, balance and well-being can be attained by everyone. Rob has found Breathwork to be a powerful and direct route to creating breakthroughs in body, mind and spirit and importantly, in people’s everyday lives.

Robert A.F. Thurman

Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and it’s Menla Retreat & Spa. A world-wide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, activist for the plight of the Tibetan people, translator of Buddhist texts, and writer of popular Buddhist books. He recently has been awarded the Padma Shri Award, India’s fourth highest civilian honor for achievement in enriching Indian education and literature. His most recent book is the 300 page graphic novel, Man of Peace: the Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Suggested Books & Audio by…

Robert Horwell

Robert is a Sound Therapist, Gong Master Teacher, Reiki Master, Trance Healer, Spiritual  Healing Medium, Tarot Card Reader and Kirtan Leader. Over the last 30 years, he has nurtured  interest in Spirit and a passion for serving others through a vast array of healing modalities,  connecting with his intuition, and working with sound.  Robert specializes in working with those in recovery from addiction, and has been in recovery  himself for 16 years. He facilitates men’s healing; working with men one to one and in group  settings. Robert enjoys awakening the divine masculine within, while creating a safe and  supportive place…

Robin Appel Maida

In 1999, Robin founded the Always-At-Aum Yoga School, an international organization dedicated to empowering students to make healthier decisions by becoming yoga educated. Registered with the Yoga Alliance, Robin has taught at acclaimed institutions such as Kripalu and Omega. She was a trainer for top-notch programs to include Yoga Ed.TM, Newark Yoga Movement and Dr. Oz’s non-profit Health Corps. She holds certifications to teach vinyasa, hot, kids, restorative, aqua, SUP yoga and Pilates. She is also a Reiki Master/Trainer and Family Constellation Facilitator. For more information please visit her website at: www.alwaysataum.com.

Rochelle Schieck

In the last 20 years, Rochelle has traveled around the world as a student and teacher leading over 4,000 movement classes, training hundreds of Qoya teachers in 20 different countries, and taking women on over 80 retreats around the world. In the last two years, she has deepened the travels inside herself and reemerged with a simple invitation, “what is possible when you listen to your body?”  She believes that movement is medicine and when we are willing to make time to connect, there are infinite opportunities to learn, grow and serve with love. To learn more visit www.qoya.love Rochelle…

Rodney Dietert, PhD

Rodney Dietert was recently designated  Professor Emeritus at Cornell University and previously held the title of Professor of Immunotoxicology in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell University. During his 41 years on Cornell faculty, Rod directed the Graduate Field of Immunology, the Institute for Comparative and Environmental Toxicology, and the Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors. He also served as a Senior Fellow in Cornell’s Center for the Environment.  His research has focused on: 1) protection of the immune  system during early life and more recently, 2) the role of the microbiome in human health. In…

Ron Weiss, M.D.

Primary Care Physician in New Jersey, New York, and beyond* Dual Board certified in internal medicine and lifestyle medicine, Ron Weiss MD is a primary care doctor in New Jersey – the doctor you always wish you had. He listens deeply and compassionately, giving you the time you need to share all the moving parts of your story, those related both directly and indirectly to your health. In addition, Dr. Weiss is not only a physician but also a botanist and farmer, offering an evidence-based, food-as-medicine approach to healing from chronic illness and optimizing wellness. He’s the kind of doctor…

Rosanne Ferraiuolo

Rosanne Ferraiuolo, ERYT500, is the owner and Director of Simplicity Yoga Studio which opened in 2009 in Kings Park, NY.  She is also the founder and Director of the Simplicity Yoga Teacher Training Institute and a reiki master.  Rosanne has been leading retreats and teacher training programs for the last 10 years.  While her primary style of teaching is vinyasa, on retreats she likes to incorporate some restorative yoga and technical workshops, as well as include reiki, sound healing, and crystal healing for a truly unique experience.  This will be the 5th yoga and hiking retreat she is leading at…

Ruby Parker

Ruby Parker’s career in the healing arts spans over 20 years and includes work as a massage therapist, Reiki master, personal counselor, and Energy Medicine practitioner focused on the connection of mind, body and soul. Ruby is Assistant Director of Alternative and Complementary Health at The Sanctuary at Sedona. A graduate of the Four Winds with master certification in Energy Medicine, she is also part of the faculty of the Light Body School.

Sab Kanaujia

Sab Kanaujia is a globally recognized entrepreneur, executive, advisor and investor in the digital technology industry. During his two decades working with Fortune 200 firms and disruptive startups in US, Europe, Asia and Latin America, Sab launched several path-breaking global digital ventures like Hulu and TMZ, and played a key role in the digital disruption of the media & entertainment industry. As a startup founder, executive, advisor and investor, he has been involved with twenty-two companies over this period, ten of which have had successful exits, including four IPOs (NASDAQ and NYSE). He has held executive roles with Secret Cinema…

Samantha Huggins

Samantha is a full spectrum doula, childbirth educator, doula trainer, CBC, parent and curriculum builder. As a founding member of Carriage House Birth, Samantha Huggins works vigilantly to redefine doula work and contemporary parenting. She oversees CHB Education focusing primarily on curriculum building, elevating doula professionalism, and training doulas. Samantha is deeply committed to this work and creating a model of care that is sustainable and works for all people. Samantha is the mother of two, wife to one and friend to many.

Sandra Garfinkel

Sandra Garfinkel is an Integrative Health Coach whose work incorporates simple, creative, and effective techniques that make sense and are easy to integrate into one’s daily life. With 18 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is a licensed massage therapist, certified yoga teacher and personal trainer, Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, energy worker, and veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Sandra’s journey into health began with 5 years in the Marine Corps where she learned to strengthen her body and develop discipline, self-motivation, and leadership skills. After her enlistment, she moved to NYC to study acting at Atlantic Theater…

Sandra Ingerman

Sandra Ingerman, MA, is an award winning author of twelve books, including Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self, Medicine for the Earth, Walking in Light, and The Book of Ceremony: Shamanic Wisdom for Invoking the Sacred in Everyday Life. She is the presenter of eight audio programs produced by Sounds True. Sandra is a world renowned teacher of shamanism and has been teaching for close to 40 years. She has taught workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. Sandra is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods into our modern culture addressing the needs of our times.…

Sandrine Provoost

Sandrine Provoost, Founder and CEO of Vanguard Change Consulting headquartered in New York, has over 18 years of project and change management experience with a focus on executing global strategic transformation projects across Europe, Asia and Americas. As an Organizational Psychologist, Strategic Change Consultant and Executive coach, Sandrine advices and coaches her clients to design and implement transformational change, deliver breakthrough results, increase organizational change capacity, and establish a high performing, co-creative corporate culture that unleashes human potential. Sandrine has worked with more than 20 of the Fortune 500 companies across more than 10 industries in 18 countries leading change…

Sara Beck

Sara Beck is a yoga teacher, writer, mama, and owner of Catskills Yoga House. She became devoted to yoga over twenty years ago when after years as a competitive athlete she realized her body needed to be given a new kind of attention and care. Her subsequent formal and informal studies of yoga including Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Kundalini yoga as well as her practices of meditation and reiki energy work have brought a level of spaciousness and ease to her life that she never thought possible. A yoga instructor for over ten years, Sara teaches with warmth and humor in…

Sara Elise and Tara Aura

Sara Elise and Tara Aura are the co-creators of Blind Seed. Sara Elise (left) is the owner of Harvest & Revel- a collaboratively-run, women-led, full service catering company based in Brooklyn that focuses on using organic, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients to create elegant culinary experiences. Not only an advocate for food justice and co-creator of Blind Seed, Sara is also committed to the personal development of creatives, urban professionals, and primarily people of color. With her background in both personal nutrition & wellness, Sara works to elevate both her clients and her community to elevate to their fullest selves- one…

Sarah Eve Cardell

Sarah Eve Cardell is a culinary shaman, making magic in the kitchen and healing from the heart. As an international chef, certified yoga teacher, and shamanic healer, she offers practical tools to lead a happy and healthy life. Sarah Eve is honored to study under the late shaman Ipupiara, a Makunaiman of the Ure-e-wau-wau tribe as well as Sri Dharma Mittra, whom she completed the 200 and 500-hour yoga training. Other inspirational teachers include: Yogi Bhajan, Dona Leova, Gurudev Singh, John of God, and the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. Through holistic nourishment or in private sessions, workshops, and retreats, her peaceful…

Sarah Girard

Born and raised in Venice Beach, California, Sarah is an interdisciplinary educator and creator. Diagnosed with a rare eye cancer at the age of two, she spent much of her childhood in and out of the hospital learning modalities of healing and wellness. A graduate of UCLA, producing and performing in theater for over 10 years, traveling to over 100 countries, accruing over 1000+ Yoga Alliance Educational Credits in programs across the country and having lead more than 10,000 hours of public, corporate and one on one sessions, Sarah is continually exploring the synthesis of mindfulness and movement. Sarah’s ongoing…

Sarah Ireland

Founder and owner of One Good Om. A desire to live truthfully moment to moment and investigate and illuminate the human experience first led me to the profession of acting and eventually and quite naturally to yoga. I’ve dedicated myself to studying yoga and meditation and teaching to all levels consistently since 2006, leading countless teacher trainings and workshops. My personal practice has matured into a method of helping me remember who I am and how I want to engage with the world, and I bring this experience into how I lead classes, workshops, and training. My classes are filled…

Sarah Lowry

Sarah Lowry is a trained mental health counselor specializing in Drama Therapy and Somatic Experiencing®. Lowry currently serves as an individual and group clinician at Centerpoint Adolescent Treatment Services in South Burlington, Vermont, where she serves teenagers and their families, with a particular interest in the ways that individuals, families, and communities are informed by complex and intergenerational trauma. She also has a private practice in Northfield, Vt where she works with adults blending bodywork, psychotherapy, and Somatic Experiencing® to provide a body-based approach to healing trauma and chronic stress.  Lowry comes to this work with experience as a theater artist, a dancer, a community organizer,…

Sarah Swanberg DACM LAc

Sarah Swanberg DACM LAc Sarah is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and the co-founder of Indigo Wellness Group, located in Stamford and Westport CT. She is passionate about helping others tap into their own healing abilities and loves educating her patients and communities about the beauty of Chinese Medicine. A busy mom to two young daughters, Sarah also understand the need for wellness to be practical, and she loves working with busy moms like herself to make small but impactful changes in their lives. Sarah has written two wellness books, “A Patient’s Guide to Acupuncture” and “Aromatherapy for…

Satya Scainetti

Satya Scainetti is the founder and designer of Satya Jewelry. A philanthropist, yoga teacher and Reiki healer, Satya lives a lifestyle dedicated to giving back to the world community. The name Satya, meaning “truth” in Sanskrit, inspires each wearer to and their individual truth. Satya has built a devoted global following as she creates beautiful, inspiring and meaningful jewelry that resonates with each customer’s own personal journey. Satya’s background in social work and passion for early childhood education sparked the creation of the Satya Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides children all over the world with hope, change and the…

Saumya Lauren Toolin

Saumya Lauren Toolin is a teacher, mentor, mother and a worshipper of the sacred. An initiate of a millennia old Tantric tradition, certified yoga therapist and Four Desires life coach, she directs a Yoga Vidya, a yoga school in upstate New York, and travels widely sharing the teachings of Yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda. In her nearly thirty years of teaching, thousands of students have refined themselves, their lives, and their style of teaching through Lauren’s loving, personalized and powerful approach to sharing the meditation, self-awareness, pranayama and advanced hatha techniques that are integral to her unique style. Her offering is…

Sebene Selassie

Sebene Selassie (She/Her) is a teacher, writer, coach and consultant. She began studying Buddhism over 25 years ago as an undergraduate at McGill University where she majored in Comparative Religious Studies. She has an MA from the New School where she focused on race and cultural studies. For over 20 years she worked with children, youth, and families nationally and internationally for small and large social justice and social change programs. Her work has taken her everywhere from the Tenderloin—San Francisco, to East Harlem–NYC, to refugee camps in Guinea–West Africa. She is the former Executive Director of New York Insight…

Seema Desai, MD

Seema Desai, MD (she/her/hers) is a board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist with a clinical interest in the intersection of spirituality and psychiatry. She integrates principles of mindfulness into her work with patients and teaches on topics of mindfulness and mental health. For the past 10 years she has served as assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine and at the NYU World Trade Center Health Program treating first responders who suffer from mental health conditions related to events of 9/11. Seema has experience in leading mindfulness-based skills groups for stress reduction and wellness. She co-edited…

Shannon Pitcher-Boyea

Shannon Pitcher-Boyea is a bibliophile, a wife, a mama of a spitfire, and a proud and passionate NYS educator. Shannon has served for over 23 years in many leadership and instructional roles including: Principal, Teacher, CSE Chair, Special Education Supervisor, and Literacy Coach. Shannon currently serves as a Supervisor for Instructional Technology and owns and operates Breathing Room Mindful Personal and Professional Wellness, LLC. Shannon serves school districts and organizations by providing professional/personal learning sessions and retreats in the area of self-care, including: mindfulness for educators, leadership, a mindful workplace and how mindfulness can impact your personal wellness and professional…

Shannon Starr, BC-PMHNP

Shannon, is a Board Certified Holistic Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a whole new take on psychiatry. She applies her background in meditation, shamanism, indigenous medicine, functional medicine, yoga and energy medicine to create game changing possibilities in mental health. She is Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Practitioner and has been facilitating clients with ketamine treatments and psychedelic integration for many years creating profound transformation for thousands of clients.

Sharon Nash, M.A.

Sharon brings a unique blend of heart wisdom and strong mind into her work. Her clear, direct facilitation style meshes seamlessly with her dynamic energy, playful exuberance, and attentive presence to create a safe and inviting space in which participants relax and reconnect to their own inner wisdom. Sharon unselfconsciously shares stories of her own spiritual journey and its challenges to remind participants that they are not alone, and that through collective inner work we can foster a powerful sense of community to support and sustain us. Sharon has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Auburn University and a M.A.…

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a pioneer in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. Sharon is the co-founder of the first western meditation center in the US: The Insight Meditation Society, in Barre, MA. She has authored ten books, including the New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness and her 2017 release, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection. Acclaimed for her down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a…

Shaun Nanavati

Shaun Nanavati is a neuroscience researcher, professor and clinician with a lifelong interest in Eastern philosophy, and Co-Founder of the Thurman Institute. He is on the faculty at the Nalanda Institute, Menla Retreat & Spa, and visiting teacher of Cognitive Science at CUNY. His research interest is in authentic Mindfulness and its impact on the autonomic nervous system, with special emphasis on the parasympathetic nervous system. Shaun has graduate degrees in both the Eastern and Western inner sciences: an MA in Comparative World Religion, Columbia University, and an MA, Research Master’s, New School for Social Research. He has published papers…

Shawn J. Moore

Residing at the intersection of leadership and mindfulness, Shawn creates sacred spaces for stillness and self-inquiry to help changemakers align their strengths, intention, and impact. Through his integrative approach, he holds transformative containers for self-renewal, personal discovery, and capacity-building that ease clients on their journey towards peace, clarity, and freedom. Shawn is committed to empower changemakers to become embodied leaders – unified in mind, body, and heart – with the tools to mindfully pause, reconnect to their inner knowing, make strengths-driven decisions, and lead the change they believe the world needs. The path to collective growth is rooted firmly in…

Sherry Champlin

Sherry, worked and studied at A Place of Light since 2015:  I have personal experience with how the knowledge you will be receiving can help you achieve a life of joy and beauty from a point of calm, having seen it happen for myself and others over the years.  I find using these techniques on a daily basis in my work with the elderly also brings them to a point of calm during these troubled times.  I am very excited to meet you where you are and share knowledge and growth with you.

Shirley Gleeson

Shirley Gleeson FTI Programme & Research Coordinator, Senior Trainer & Mentor Shirley Gleeson is a nature and well-being Consultant and the founder of Ecowellness Consulting Limited, formerly known as Nature, Health & Wellbeing Ireland. She lives in Dublin. Shirley holds master’s degrees in both health promotion and social work and has over twenty years experience working in the areas of health and social care in the public and private sector. She designs nature based interventions to improve and enhance people’s health and well-being and facilitates nature-based training for mental health professionals. She was the first Certified Forest Therapy Guide in Europe, after…

Sille Ostergaard

Founder and owner of From Balance. My role as coach follows a lifelong interest in people. Based on a master’s degree in psychology and communication, and a corporate career in HR, I have coached executive leaders, business owners and private individuals for more than a decade. I personally believe in the power of a healthy mind, in a strong body, connected by spirit. Through training at the Coaching Training Institute (CTI), I have adapted a co-active approach as the foundation personal transformation and change. As a coach, I help you connect with your inner voice, create vision, and find purpose…

SIMRIT

Chart-topping and world renowned musician and vocalist, Simrit, has been studying and working with the science of sound and consciousness for two decades. Alongside her bands, Simrit creates vibrationally powerful and healing music to impact both positive internal & external change. Decades of study and experimentation with Kundalini yoga deepened Simrit’s relationship to the quantum technology of Naad Yoga (the ancient science of using sound to impact the brain’s neural pathways and chemicals, eliciting altered states of reality); the effects of which influence her music. In April 2020, the SIMRIT band released their Live in Los Angeles album. Over the…

Siri Sat

embodies an elegant and precise approach to the teachings of Kundalini Yoga. She is a Lead Teacher Trainer with a specialty in Posture and Alignment,enhanced by earlier training as a professional dancer and choreographer,and​ ​hatha practice. She is a coordinator of the Kundalini Medicine Yoga Therapy Training worldwide and a Kundalini Yoga therapist,well grounded in energetic healing. She has an international profile and extensive experience of teaching in a wide variety of arenas. Siri Sat is the Founder/Director of Kundalini Yatras Inc., leading meditative journeys to sacred lands such as India and Mexico. She is known for teaching with clarity…

Sommer Chetty

Coach Me Sommer I’m an empowerment coach who helps women step out of overwhelm and create the life that they have been too busy to dream up. I help you to understand the thoughts that are keeping you from whatever it is that you want to achieve. Then I help you choose new, motivating thoughts that drive desired action.

Space Guardians

Early-day collaborators and longtime friends of Alison Sinatra, Kayti Haugh, Alison Baenen, and Shea Lord-Farmer work behind — and occasionally in front — of the scenes to make these weekends a success.

Spencer Sherman

Spencer Sherman is on a mission to use the timeless wisdom of the dharma to transform and empower our relationship with money. After earning his MBA from Wharton, he founded Abacus, a financial firm with Buddhist-inspired values.   He is the author of The Cure for Money Madness (Random House) and the Spirit of Money Workshop (Sounds True). His 30-year Vipassana and Dzogchen meditation practice guides his work with money.

Sri M

Mr. Mumtaz Ali (also known as Sri M) is a spiritual guide, social reformer and an educationist. He is an accomplished yogi who lived in the Himalayas and was trained in the nuances of the many spiritual paths by his master Sri Maheshwarnath Babaji whom he fondly calls Babaji. With his deep understanding of the essence of all religions, Mr. Mumtaz Ali has emerged as a torch-bearer of peace, communal harmony and tolerance that are of imperative relevance in today’s conflict ridden society. He has been striving towards this objective for several years through his numerous social initiatives aimed at…

Stacia Nero

Stacia has always found her inspiration in mindful movement.She was a dancer and multi sport athlete for 17 years, before suffering a knee injury that required a series of surgeries that took away her freedom of movement and sidelined her from the activities that were her source of pride. But fate comes through in many guises, it was during this period of rehabilitation and recovery she discovered the healing and growing power of Yoga. She found that through practice she not only gained back her connection to the power of the human body but also rose above struggles with anxiety and…

Steffen Büffel

Steffen has been working with alternative healing methods and spiritual teachings for 15 years, after his previous career and life as a media scientist brought him a successful career in science and as a freelance consultant for digital transformation – but made him visibly less fulfilled. Ten years ago – in the midst of a personal health crisis – shamanism entered his life and he heard the call to follow this trail.

Stephen Earnhart

Stephen Earnhart became a devoted Kundalini yogi in 2010 after the teachings swiftly resolved his incapacitating “incurable” lower back pain. Stephen since became a KRI-certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, Yoga Nidra instructor, sound healer, Reiki practitioner, Y12SR (Yoga of 12-Step Recovery) facilitator, and sobriety coach. He ardently believes in sharing these powerful tools to release stored tension originating from negative thought patterns, trauma and stress and to help invite more joy, creativity, and self-nurturing into our lives. When not teaching yoga, Stephen pursues his passion for directing and performing in film and theater projects as well as surfing. He regularly teaches…

Stewart Levy R.Ph

Stewart Levy R.Ph. is the President and founder of HealthWell Solutions ( HWS) a health management company focused on evidenced-based solutions for the prevention, detection, and management of chronic diseases. Clients include major Fortune 500 Employers, Insurance Companies, Pharmaceutical Companies, Retail Chains / Clinics, Business Coalitions, Medical Fitness Centers, Technology Firms, and Health Promotion Organizations. Stewart’s 28-year healthcare career includes senior level sales and marketing positions in the pharmaceutical industry including Novo Nordisk and Merck focusing on trade accounts. He then became the Senior VP of Business Development with Impact Health a national health promotion organization prior to founding HWS.…

Summer Deaver

Summer Deaver is an artist, yogi and mom, who has led yoga and meditation retreats, trainings  and classes in NYC and abroad since 2002. She continues in what has been a 13 year study and practice in the Dzogchen Buddhist Tradition, mindfulness in schools movement, along with trauma sensitivity studies and practices.  She believes fervently in the power of true presence, and brings daring, loving kindness to her work and mentorship with community members and professionals of all kinds.

Susan Gale

Susan, worked and studied at A Place of Light since 2003.   All my life I have created spaces where people can learn and grow.  In the work I do now at A Place of Light, I hold a space where people can discover who they are by listening to their inner voice and learn to hold onto that life no matter what life serves them.  Having walked that way of life for a number of decades myself through struggles and heartbreak as well as walking beside others doing the same, I know how to create an environment where you can…

Susan Gale

Susan, worked and studied at A Place of Light since 2003.   All my life I have created spaces where people can learn and grow.  In the work I do now at A Place of Light, I hold a space where people can discover who they are by listening to their inner voice and learn to hold onto that life no matter what life serves them.  Having walked that way of life for a number of decades myself through struggles and heartbreak as well as walking beside others doing the same, I know how to create an environment where you can…

Susan Kaiulani Stanton

Susan Kaiulani Stanton (Mohawk/Native Hawaiian) is the Founder and Senior Grandmother of Grandmothers Circle the Earth Foundation, an international organization that travels the world in service of Mother Earth and future generations, giving birth to new Grandmother councils all over the planet. Susan is Vice-President of the Great Balance, bi-located in the United States and Colombia with a focus on building a culturally appropriate university and the planting of one million trees to protect and perpetuate the culture and sacred land of the mamos, the Indigenous People of the beautiful Sierra Nevadas de Santa Marta. She is a delegate with…

Suzanne Jones

Suzanne Jones is an award winning author and a leading voice on the subject of mind-body practices for addressing trauma, self-regulation, and empowerment. She has trained, inspired, and led thousands of women who have taken her method into their work as yoga teachers, social workers, psychologists, advocates, medical providers, teachers, mothers, and community leaders. Her work has spanned the globe, empowering women across the U.S., Haiti, Tehran, Iran, Kenya, and Rwanda. Sue’s life and work with have been profiled by CNN, Fox News, and numerous publications including, Shape Magazine, The New York Times, Yoga Journal, Whole Living magazine, Elephant Journal, Body…

Sylvia Rosenfeld LCSW

Sylvia Rosenfeld LCSW is an Imago trained, AASECT certified Sex Therapist, with more than 40 years of experience working with couples and individuals who want to enhance their sexual and emotional connection. Her passion with her clients and in her own life is to cultivate mutually satisfying and deeply loving relationships. Sylvia is currently participating in the Fluence ketamine assisted psychotherapy certificate program

Tara Bulin

Tara Bulin has extensive clinical and administrative hospital-based and outpatient experience, including co-developing a nationally recognized, inpatient treatment program (The Military Wellness Program) for members of the military and their families who were experiencing Posttraumatic Stress and co-morbid substance abuse issues. She provides a compassionate, supportive, nurturing, and interactive therapeutic experience for her clients in which together, primary concerns are identified, a mutually agreed upon treatment plan is developed, and the focus of the therapy is a coalescence of the mind, body, and soul on a journey to achieve healing. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR),…

Tenzin Priyadarshi

The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi Rinpoche is the Founding President and CEO of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a non-partisan collaborative think tank focused on interdisciplinary research and programs related to the development of human and global ethics. He is a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Fellow. Venerable Tenzin is member of the MIT Board of Chaplains and also serves as the Buddhist Chaplain to the Institute. Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi is also the Founding Director and President of the Prajnopaya Institute and Foundation, Vishwa Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda) in New Delhi and…

The Soft Road

Melanie Kirkbride and Neil Kirkbride co-founded The Soft Road to inspire, educate, and guide people towards an experience of life infused with internal stability, self-trust, intuitive guidance, and greater happiness, sourced from within. To learn more about The Soft Road visit www.thesoftroad.com

Thomas Workman

Thomas is a multi-instrumentalist, certified sound healer, instrument builder, visual artist, teacher and founder of Ancient2Future Sound Healing. He brings together unique musical instruments, compositional and improvisational skills, shamanic practices, and practical knowledge of the healing power of music. In 2010 Thomas completed the certification course for Sound Healing at the Sound & Music Institute at The Open Center in NYC. In 2012, he founded Ancient2Future Sound Healing. Thomas conducts sound healing sessions for individuals and groups, working with a wide variety of instruments, such as didgeridoo, conch shells, fujara, bamboo flutes, bone flutes, nose flutes, hulusi, kamale n’goni, various drums…

Tim Guinee

Tim Guinee is an American stage, television, and feature film actor. Tim has given presentations on the climate crisis all over the United States as well as in Canada and North Africa. He enjoys giving talks to oppositional and underserved audiences including such diverse groups as conservative fire departments, Houston oil industry executives, and maximum security inmates. He is the founder of Climate Actors and serves on the leadership council of Riverkeeper, the board of the Ashokan Center (New York’s oldest center for environmental education), the board of Green Product Placement and the advisory board of the Climate Institute. He is the official…

Tina Conroy

Since childhood, Tina knew that she was connected to something bigger and greater. At an early age she realized that she inherited her psychic grandmother’s gift of prophetic dreams – visions that were always vivid, full of sensory detail and eventually real. Since then, Tina spent over 20 years attuning her mind and body to truly listen to that internal voice that can predict or advise and is inspired by a greater power. Now she helps others to strengthen their inner voice by improving mental and physical health to synchronize the mind – body connection. As a Psychic Medium, Reiki…

TJ Maher

TJ’s Yoga story began when he received a book, the Tao Te Ching, as a gift from his sister 18 years ago. The book poetically explores ideas that resonated with him then and continue to guide him today. With an MFA in art and 6 years as a grade school art teacher TJ has a deep appreciation for the journey of self-exploration that is essential to learning. After years of travel, research and meditation TJ decided that the inward journey would be his focus. He began seeking out teachers to deepen his understanding and go beyond the limits he had reached…

Tracee Stanley

Tracee Stanley is the founder of Empowered Life Circle, a sacred community and portal of practices, rituals, and Tantric teachings inspired by more than 20 years of study in various Yoga and Tantric traditions, including Sri Vidya Tantra and the teachings of the Himalayan masters. As a post-lineage teacher, Tracee is devoted to sharing the wisdom of yoga nidra, meditation, self-inquiry, nature as a teacher, ritual, and ancestor reverence. She is the creatrix of the Empowered Life Self-Inquiry Oracle Deck and host of the Radiant Rest Podcast, which celebrates the practices, teachers, and traditions that prioritize the rituals of rest,…

Tracey J. Moon, LMBT

Tracey has a warm down-to- earth presence and a deep intuition that helps her facilitate groups with clarity, spontaneity and loads of inspiration. She believes in the profound intelligence of the body and breath and empowers others to live and work with more awareness, happiness, resilience and hopefulness. It is her own relationship with being vulnerably human and her capacity to deeply listen — along with years of meditation, movement, deep rest and a fierce courage to evolve – that most deeply inform her wide capacity to be a healing presence with others. Tracey has 20+ years experience as a…

Trevor Vaughan

Trevor Vaughan is an performance coach and New York native who spent fifteen years as a highly successful broker in the global energy markets. After overcoming a debilitating tumor in 2013, Trevor turned to his passion for people over numbers and began working as a professional coach through IPEC’s top-ranked and ICF-accredited program. He’s worked with Fortune 500 clients, C-suite executives, and entrepreneurs who currently run successful businesses. A firm believer in the crossover between a sound mind and body, Trevor also obtained his license to teach yoga as a compliment to his skill-set having completed over 600 hours of…

Tristan Dorling

Tristan first began the practice of yoga in 1985 at school when he was 16 years old. At the age of 19 he travelled to the Himalayas to live in a Mahayana Buddhist monastery. This was really his first introduction to the higher teachings and to the spiritual life. He had his first awakening experience a year later after a meditation retreat in a Buddhist cave monastery in Thailand and experienced the awakening of kundalini the following year in 1991. Over the next 19 years he continued to study Buddhist meditation and yoga and travelled to Nepal, Sri Lanka and…

Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche

Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche is a Buddhist master that bridges worlds. Deeply rooted in Tantrayana, Bon, and a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine & Astrology, he presents to the modern world the ancient wisdom and methods, integrating various disciplines into one, as they originally were. Born in Amdo, north-eastern Tibet, Tulku-la was recognized at the age of 13 as the eighth incarnation of the Nyentse Lama and received the traditional, intensive Buddhist training for a tulku. He is especially a master of Tummo, the inner fire practice. As founder and director of Nangten Menlang International, his aim is to awaken each of us to…

Uma Naidoo, MD

Uma Naidoo, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist, professional chef, and nutrition specialist. She is currently the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where she consults on nutritional interventions for the psychiatrically and medically ill; Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital Academy; and founder of a private practice. She teaches at The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, and blogs for Harvard Health and Psychology Today. Her new book is THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON FOOD: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods that Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More (Little, Brown…

Valerie Zimring Schneiderman

Valerie Schneiderman (ERYT-500) has studied ashtanga yoga for over 28 years and  was the owner/director of The Yoga Shala in Ridgefield, CT from 2001 to 2018.  Valerie believes that the traditional yogic teachings of mindful movement,  breathing technique and meditation are of benefit to all interested practitioners,  regardless of age, technical ability or level of experience. At its heart, Yoga is about  getting to know one’s true nature…a place of joy, stillness, abundance and well being. Valerie’s goal as a teacher is to gather people together in community and  share the traditional teachings that have been transformative in her own…

Wake Wheeler

Wake returned to Cusco in October, completing a 20 year immersion in the Andean Ways. Throughout this time, he has been especially drawn by the synergy of cloth and stone. With the special blessings of don Francisco and dona Juanita, Wake continues his exploration of mesa stewardship and energy dynamics held within these sacred threads. Soon will emerge the Chacana Oracle, based on the components of the mesa, in co-creation with Drake Bear Stephen.  Wake joins us from Yachats, Oregon, USA

With Health Yoga Life Yoga Teacher Team: Ryma Bielkus, Purvi Patel, and Julian Yun

PURVI PATEL Graduate of the Health Yoga Life 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2016. Yoga continues to bring Purvi the gifts of self-awareness, compassion, and confidence on the journey to realizing the authentic self. Her passion for sharing the wisdom and transformative power of yoga is the motivating force behind her desire to empower students to connect with their inner guide through asana, breath, mindfulness, and meditation.

Yogi Amandeep Singh

Yogi Amandeep Singh, inspired by Yogi Bhajan, is an accomplished yogi who’s studied in-depth, many yogic traditions in the Himalayas. Leading the space on the conscious use of technology, he is an inspiring keynote speaker for technology conferences — especially on the topic of virtual reality. His current project aims to determine how mental health-related issues can be cured using virtual reality.  Appointed by The European Union as a spiritual leader, he is advising  projects on wellbeing tourism. In addition, he is part of a team of neurologists and neuroscientists working on pain management protocols for children who are receiving…


MENLA

375 Pantherkill Road, P.O. Box 70 Phoenicia, NY 12464
frontdesk@menla.org