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Aaron Slosberg

Director of Student Programming; B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Study of Religion and History; University of California–Los Angeles. M.A., History; University of California–Los Angeles. Aaron’s love of learning has brought him to over 25 countries around the globe…

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Abbey Brewer

Abbey Brewer is a seasoned yoga teacher, who has been actively teaching yoga since 1998.  She has many certifications including E-RYT 500, RPYT, YACEP, LMT, CNMT, Comprehensive Certified Pilates Instructor (600 hours through Power Pilates, NY & additional certifications through Body…

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Abby Hirsch Phillips

Abby (Hirsch Phillips) is a resilient, three-time cancer survivor known for imparting user-friendly information with energy, joy and humor. An award-winning organization development, entrepreneur and business consultant she has enjoyed 30 years improving businesses and the lives of the people…

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Adam Funderburk, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (GA License # LPC008540) at The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute. I have had quite a diverse and eclectic work history, encompassing construction, personal training, and finance, before becoming an LPC in 2011. Given…

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Adrienne Milam

Adrienne Milam is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, with over 12 years of nursing experience. An Atlanta native, she obtained both her BSN and MSN from Georgia State University and continues to live downtown, in the Old Fourth Ward. Although…

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Aimee Eckhardt, Co-Teacher

Aimee Eckhardt is a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and co-developer of the MSC Community for Deepening Practice. She co-facilitates support groups for Kansas City Hospice’s Solace House and is on the advisory board for Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth annual conference.…

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Alee Link, RYT 500

My aunt invited me to my first yoga class when I was 12 years old, and it was love at first asana. Growing up as a dancer, yoga simply felt right. During college, I took classes at Yoga to the…

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Alice Rodriguez Brockwell

Alice Rodriguez Brockwell, Health and Wellness Coach and better known as “Ali”, was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. She grew up in Seattle Washington where she began Kindergarten speaking only Spanish since it was her first language, to graduating…

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Allison Adams

Allison Adams, retreat organizer, has been knitting for nine years and has helped many beginning knitters get started on their first projects. She has also studied stranded colorwork design and Fair Isle knitting techniques in Shetland and has taught beginning…

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Althea Lawton-Thompson

Althea Lawton-Thompson is a 23-year certified wellness professional, a seasoned Yoga & meditation guide, a NOLS-certified outdoor leader, a Reiki Master, and the founder of Aerobics, Yoga & More™ Fitness – a corporate wellness company (AYMFitness.com). Since 2010, she has…

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Amanda McCall, LPC

Amanda is a licensed therapist and owner of a private practice in Athens, GA. She has been teaching mindfulness techniques for over 15 years and enjoys incorporating these skills with clients, helping them to be more present, aware, and relaxed in their daily…

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Amber Karnes

Amber Karnes, founder of Body Positive Yoga, is a ruckus maker, yoga asana teacher, intersectional social justice activist, and a lifelong student of her body. Her commitment to inclusive, adaptive yoga practice empowers thousands of diverse practitioners around the globe.…

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Amy E. Anderson

Amy E. Anderson, CPCC,a certified co-active life coach certified through the Coaches Training Institute(CTI) is committed to Creating a Peaceful, Just, Sustainable, Healthy, and Happier World. Founder of Aimless, Livemore, a coaching/consulting firm dedicated to modeling structures to living in…

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Amy Fendley

Amy Fendley, is a graduate of Kennesaw State University and is triple Certified through the International Sports Sciences Association as a personal trainer, exercise stretch therapist and specialist in nutrition. Amy continued to broaden her repertoire in 2014 to include teaching…

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Ananda Bologna

Certified Rebirthing Breathwork Coach, Licensed Massage Therapist Ananda’s love of service and the healing arts evolved out of her own healing journey which begin in 1998 when she was initiated by her beloved spiritual teacher Ammachi; paving the way for…

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Angela Beaver

Angela is a 200 hour-trained yoga teacher, she’s a certified Holistic Health Coach and she is Reiki I and II certified. She keeps things fresh with lots of self study as well as a current mentorship -making her a well-rounded…

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Angela Buttimer, MS, NCC, CHC, RYT, LPC

Angela Buttimer, MS, NCC, CHC, RYT, LPC is a licensed professional counselor, certified coach, professional speaker, TEDx Speaker, stress and mindfulness expert and author of the book, CALM: Choosing To Live Mindfully. Angela is also a registered yoga and meditation…

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Ann Pauley

Ann Pauley, Assistant Retreat Leader, LMT, and co-owner of The Posture Project, empowers people to reclaim their lives to enjoy better health and confidence in their body & being. She is an ultimate teacher wherever she goes.  Whether she is…

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Anna Robertson, MS, RYT-200

Anna has been practicing yoga for 18 years and has been an instructor for 11 years. Anna worked for many years as a psychotherapist and through this worked closely with blending the physical and spiritual components of yoga into the…

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Antoinette Moura

Antoinette Moura is a Health and Wellness Transformation Specialist and founder of Clean Living Collaborators & By the Power of She.  Driven by a fatal peanut allergy in her oldest son, this homeschooling mom of four small children is on…

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Antoinette Moura

There are thousands of chemicals floating around in our consumer products.  The average consumer has no idea about the safety or health impact of these chemicals. Antoinette is passionate about changing the world and sharing this information with consumers.  She…

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April Taylor, Sound Therapist

April Taylor is passionate about the power of sound and she is guided by a mission committed to creating healthy, balanced, meditating people who embrace justice and promote healthy communities. In her sound therapy sessions, April creates peaceful conditions to…

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Ashby Underwood

Yoga Therapist & Rolf Practitioner I believe in the resilient living matrix of the human body, mind, and spirit.  Early in 1998 during my yoga training in Nepal I learned that Yoga and Ayurveda are interwoven disciplines.  I incorporate these…

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Ashley Chase, Founder of HUM Hearts Uniting

Ashley spent the past decade energetically and holistically healing herself after a life-threatening illness.  She now channels these intuitive healing energies during sessions to help release energy blocks that are creating the suffering in your life.  In addition to her…

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Becky Butler, LCSW

I have been a psychotherapist for 25 years and a meditator for almost 40 years.  Through both therapy and teaching, I offer an integrated model of emotional healing and spiritual cultivation. Many forces have shaped my work: growing up in…

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Becky Shanks

Becky is an alchemical hypnotherapist, Reiki practitioner and sound healer, and her practice is Presents of Mind. She attracts awakening empaths, creatives, artists and teaches people how to master their minds, manage energy to cultivate peace, pleasure and patience in…

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Billy Chism

Billy Chism is pleased to return to Elohee to offer a weekend writing retreat. Billy believes Elohee is the perfect location for this writing workshop because the retreat center offers a safe environment for attendees. “It’s important that everyone feel…

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Bob Sima

Bob Sima is to music what Wayne Dyer, Don Miguel Ruiz, and Eckhart Tolle are to books and Rumi, Hafiz, and David Whyte are to poetry. He is troubadour, a way-shower, a guide, an awakener, and a musical mystic. Through…

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Brandy Hall

Brandy founded Shades of Green Permaculture in 2004,  and for the past decade+, she has studied and taught permaculture design alongside some of the world’s leading professionals. Moving from Asheville, NC, to Atlanta in 2011, she began to pollinate the…

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Cameron Trimble

Cameron is a serial entrepreneur and leadership/organizational coach. Driven by an adventurous spirit, she runs businesses and NGO organizations, both secular and faith-based. She serves as a consultant, a frequent speaker on national speaking circuits, is a pilot, a pastor…

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Carmen Stewart

Carmen has 3 children: Cadence-13yrs, Christa-10yrs, and Coleton-4yrs. She has been married for 14 years to Clay Stewart. She was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and after moving around for a good bit of her childhood, she ended up here in Georgia.…

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Carol Bradley Ezekiel

Carol Bradley Ezekiel is a certified, registered yoga teacher from Asheville Yoga Center. She is currently working towards her 500 hour training. She lives in Charleston, SC with her family, but she calls the mountains her home. She teaches children’s…

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Carolyn Guthrie Lambert

Carolyn Guthrie Lambert is a lawyer/business person by training, but more importantly, she is the mother of adolescents who experience debilitating anxiety and depression.  For more than 20 years Carolyn focused her professional energy on designing and implementing approaches to…

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Cassandra Brayboy

Cassandra Brayboy is the founding Executive Director of Just for Today Recovery, a 501(c)3 organization that provides a Godly home and environment for women who battle addiction.  Cassandra’s desire to be of service came through her own realization that the…

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Chandra White

Chandra White, founder of WellSmart Solutions, is a Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Mindfulness Trainer & Yoga Teacher. After years in the corporate arena, she answered a deeper call to health and personal transformation. She learned the value of discovering…

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Chanti Tacoronte-Perez, MA, ERYT500

Chanti’s passion is to inspire students to rediscover their creative self through personal inquiry, effortlessness, ritual, sangha, and sadhana. She has been studying and teaching yoga in the Sri Viddyalinage since 2005; initiated by her teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker. Chanti…

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Charlotte Johnston E-RYT 200

Charlotte is an E-RYT 200 certified yoga instructor and former studio owner in Athens Ga.   Charlotte has been teaching in the Athens area since 2008 to a diverse population, and her style has evolved into a simple approach that improves strength,…

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Chelsea Jackson Roberts, PhD, E-RYT

Chelsea Jackson Roberts is an internationally celebrated yoga instructor, educator, and passionate change agent skilled in the art of cultivating community through yoga. With over a decade of teaching experience in both asana and meditation, Chelsea’s unique teaching style makes yoga…

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Christine Lentz

Christine is a Yoga Teacher with almost 500 hours of training and 5 years of teaching experience. She has a passion for creating and leading yoga and adventure retreats, that intentionally bring people together, while also inviting them to explore…

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Christopher K. Germer, PhD

Christopher K. Germer, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion-based treatment. He has been integrating the principles and practices of meditation into psychotherapy since 1978. Dr. Germer is a Clinical Instructor in Psychology at…

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Christy Thomson, Founder of Wild Communion

Christy grew up a Mormon girl in Midwest farm country. The oldest daughter in a big, beautiful family, she learned well what was expected of her and followed suit. Hard work, music training, homemaking and care for others young and…

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Cindy Lou Harrington, Singer/Songwriter

Cindy Lou Harrington is an award-winning singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist with five independent albums on Atlanta-based GOC Records. Her latest two albums, “Rock My Country” and “Life is a Song,” were recorded with her daughters, Brittany and Taylor at top…

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Connie Jeon, DPT, MPH, RD, RYT-E 200hr

Connie Jeon is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, holds a Masters in Nutrition, is a Registered Dietitian, a Functional Medicine Practitioner, and a Certified Yoga and Double Certified Pilates Teacher. She has over 16 years of experience not only as…

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Corrina Sephora

Corrina Sephora is an award-winning metalwork and mixed media artist, author, coach and workshop facilitator with her own studio specializing in sculptural and architectural works. Her work is on permanent display in Atlanta at the Martin Luther King National Historic…

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Courtney Brooke

For the past decade, Courtney Brooke has traveled the world teaching permaculture and promoting healing through earth connection. She moved from New Zealand back to Appalachia where she now resides at Earthaven Ecovillage. She studied at The Odum School of…

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Courtney Nelson – Owner of Serenity Den

Courtney’s yogic journey began over a decade ago when her best friend invited her to a class and she fell in love with the practice at Nirvana (Grant Park). For years, as her passion for yoga grew, she dreamed of one day being…

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Cynthia Spradlin, MS, PCC, CPC

Cynthia Spradlin of Connect Coaching specializes in Core Focus Leadership & Integrative Wellness.  As an ICF Credentialed Professional Coach, she works with leaders and their teams to redefine what it means to “work well” and make positive, sustainable changes to…

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Dahlia Prophet, RN

Dahlia is a registered nurse, personal trainer and Reiki practitioner who has mastered the art of intuitive innovation through years of diverse studies and practice.  She is a strong advocate for those who have not yet realized they have a…

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Dana Kindness

Dana Kindness is a Certified Sound Healing Practitioner with the Sound Embrace Institute and a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy.  With these two powerful healing modalities backed by scientific research, she…

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Daniel Ellenberg, PhD

Daniel Ellenberg, PhD, is a leadership coach, licensed therapist, seminar leader, and group facilitator. He is a principle in both Rewire Leadership Institute and Relationships That Work. He leads Strength with Heart men’s groups and seminars and is a founding member…

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Danielle Gibbons

Danielle Gibbons is a full body channel for Mother Mary and the author of Mother Mary’s Pathway to Love: Building A Loving Relationship With Yourself That Will Transform Your Life. She has served as Mother Mary’s channel since 1994. Danielle…

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Danielle Hall

Danielle Hall is a Certified Sound Healer, Reiki Master, Cyma Practitioner, and Spiritual Minister. Her goal is to inspire personal transformation through sound experiences. Through her sound healing practice, Danielle has worked with adults and children transitioning through various traumas…

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Dawn Benson, Founder of Yoga Dawning

Dawn has been helping others feel more empowered and fulfilled through yoga mindfulness, meditation and energy work since 2013. It is her passion. She loves helping people discover a more joyful existence! As a skilled Yoga Teacher, Mindfulness & Meditation Coach,…

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Dawn Camp – Writer and Photographer

Dawn Camp is a homeschooling mother of eight, photographer, faith and lifestyle blogger, and author.  Dawn’s fourth book: With Love, Mom: Stories that Celebrate Mothers and Daughters, releases from Harvest House Publishers in March 2018. Dawn writes for DaySpring’s (in)courage…

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Debi Miller

Debi Miller, of Atlanta, Georgia, co-directs one of the largest Breathwork Centers in the world. She has been enthusiastically involved in Personal Development Training’s for over 25 years, as a Relationships Trainer, Breathwork Coach & Trainer and a Life Coach,…

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Debra Halladay, Project Director

Debra has worked with TSI for over 5 years. She is the project director of events and has helped coordinate and organize all of TSI’s adventure retreats. Her calm spirit and loving heart help to create successful retreats all over…

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Dennis Buttimer, M.Ed, RYT, CHC

Dennis Buttimer, M.Ed, CEAP, RYT, CHC is a certified coach,TEDx speaker, professional speaker, stress and mindfulness expert and author of the book, CALM: Choosing To Live Mindfully. Dennis is also a registered yoga and meditation teacher. He is a regular…

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Diana La

Diana is the founder of Twisted Roots Yoga. As a teenage ballerina and a former opera singer, yoga concepts were not foreign to her but it wasn’t until her mid 20’s where she really started to seek out the calm…

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Donna Sharpe

Donna Sharpe is an author, speaker, and wellness life coach. Her healing gifts have been positively received by many clients over the years. Her dynamic passion serves many who cry out from uncontrollable chronic pain. People in pain seek answers…

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Douglas Johnson

Douglas Johnson, the founder of the Mahāpatha Yoga, has been teaching yoga and meditation for over two decades and is an E-RYT-500, YACEP, and a certified Advanced Amrit Method Yoga Nidra Facilitator. A semi-professional musician all of his adult life…

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Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP

With over 1000 hours of training under his belt and more than 20 years of actual teaching experience, Douglas Johnson – E-RYT 500, YACEP is one of the southeast’s most experienced and well-trained yoga teachers. Founder of the Mahāpatha Yoga…

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Dr. Gail Parker

Gail Parker, Ph.D., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a psychologist and a certified yoga therapist. She is a nationally and internationally renowned media personality, educator, author, and thought leader. Dr. Parker is the current president of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance…

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Dr. Julian Norris

Julian is a relentlessly curious guide and facilitator who supports people and complex systems to discover their unique potential. Holding faculty appointments at the Haskayne School of Business and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, he trains senior leaders in…

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Dr. Karen E. Landry, LPC, NCC, CPCS

Dr. Karen E. Landry, LPC NCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor Founder and Executive Director of Sevananda The Joy of Service, Inc.  A Non-Profit Retreat for Senior Women in Hampton, GA Dr. Landry has over 20 years of experience in Social Service and empowering women. Dr.…

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Dr. Lindsey Elmore

Dr. Lindsey Elmore is a 250-hr yoga teacher certified in vinyasa, yin, AromaYoga, and the Aroma Freedom Technique, and is the founder of Rasayana Yoga. She combines her knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and biology with a compassionate understanding of spirituality…

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Dr. Sten Ekberg

Dr. Sten Ekberg is the Founder of  Wellness for Life.  He was born in Sweden and had an early interest in athletics and peak performance. He came to the US through an athletic scholarship to SMU and won the NCAA…

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Elaine Dinos, Founder of Kindred Lane

Elaine Dinos is the Founder of Kindred Lane and mother of three young boys, who are her daily inspiration for Kindred Lane’s purpose of sparking healthy growth in people and organizations. Before founding Kindred Lane, Elaine spent over a decade…

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Elaine Gibson

Elaine has been working as a psychotherapist specializing in Relational Therapy since 1972. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Georgia. She has taught graduate courses and continues to supervise…

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Ellen East

Ellen East is a certified professional coach and 200RYT yoga instructor who specializes in helping people reach their full potential with intention and purpose. Ellen has practiced yoga for more than 25 years, and started a daily practice a few…

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Eric Atwood

Eric Atwood is a speaker, author, coach, facilitator and founder of The Speakers Studio. He helps people improve their one-on-one and group speaking skills, enabling them to express their authentic selves naturally and connect with others powerfully. He develops and…

Erin Beadle, RYT-500

Erin was initially drawn to yoga for the physical benefits of flexibility and balance. After many months of steady practice, she began to catch a glimpse of benefits that exceed the physical. This led to the pursuit of her 200hr…

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Erin Rovalo–Biomimicry 3.8 Senior Principal, Designer

Drawing from an architectural design background, Erin Rovalo now weaves biomimicry into her design thinking expertise, which has allowed her to cultivate a distinctly innovative approach to finding sustainable solutions to a wider range of design sectors and challenges, such…

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Essud Fungcap Jr., E-RYT 500

Essud is a certified E-RYT 500 Yoga teacher, a certified Tai Chi/Qigong instructor, and a certified Thai Yoga Therapist based in Atlanta, GA. He has been teaching since 2006 and encompasses an eclectic background as well as a unique blend…

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Eve Cook

Eve Cook is the Executive Director and co-founder of Elohee.  While professionally trained in Biomedical Science, she has found peace and healing from nature and has shifted professions because of it.  Having a place like Elohee has always been a…

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Felicia Grant

Felicia Grant is an Intuitive Soul Coach, Holy Fire Reiki Master, mentor, teacher, empath and retreat leader. As a highly sensitive child I always felt “different” like I didn’t belong. I was always very sensitive to my surroundings, seeing and feeling…

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Flávia Krishna

Flávia Krishna is a vibrational mystic born in Brazil, who’ve been enamored with sound since she can remember. Her unfolding Journey of Remembrance has led her curious spirit to dive in many diverse waters, from shamanic commUnion with Nature Spirits…

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Flournoy Holmes

Musician, Sound Healer, Southern Visionary Artist In his early 20’s Flournoy Holmes visually defined the Southern Rock phenomenon of the early 1970’s creating popular album covers and art work for bands like the Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Wet Willie, Lynyrd…

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Francis Bennett

For information about Francis, please visit http://findinggraceatthecenter.com/about/

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Gage Howell

“Hello!  I’m Gage and I Love breath, Life, and learning from all of the wonderful people (like you) that I encounter.  Along my personal journey, I’ve acquired tools for cultivating inner stillness and peace in the midst of all of…

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Gershone Hendelberg

Based out of Athens, Gershone chants/sings to spread Light through Sacred Sounds…Chanting sacred mantras & songs in Sanskrit, English, and Hebrew… facilitating sound healing experiences for expanding our self expression and connecting to the source. In 2015, he spent six…

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Geshe Ngawang Phende

Geshe Ngawang Phende became a monk at the age of twelve and lived for two years at Woechen Thukje Choeling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. He then joined Drepung Loseling Monastery in Karnataka, India in 1982 where he completed his monastic…

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Gigi Melancon

Gigi is an RYT 200 Yoga Instructor and a Certified Health Coach whose passion in life is health and fitness – both of the body and of the mind. She spent the past 10 years working as a technical writer…

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Grace Stephen RYT 500

Grace is an RYT 500, IAYT Professional Yoga Therapist, Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor. Until an automobile accident changed her life, Grace had been involved in a variety of competitive sports. Before her accident, she practiced yoga as a way…

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Graham Fowler

Graham Fowler, founder of Peachtree Yoga, has trained and certified over 800 yoga teachers. His teaching arises from the depth and breadth of 45 years of study and practice of the yogic arts. His exploration of yoga began with meditation…

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Great Scott Getaways

Great Scott Getaways was founded by Kenya Scott to help families make the most of their vacation experience in Mexico and the Caribbean. Her talent for listening to clients and recommending just the right fit coupled with award-winning service has…

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Halko Weiss, Ph.D.

A German native, Halko has been a Clinical Psychologist and couples therapist for more than 30 years. He is a Trainer for the European Academy for Couples Therapy and a lecturer at the University of Marburg. Halko also leads corporate…

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Hector L. Salas

Master Instructer Hector (Hek’to) Salas is the founder of My Life Tai Chi and started Korean karate, Taekwondo, training in 1963.  He earned his master rating in the arts of Taekwondo in 1986 through the Kukkiwon Headquarters in Seoul Korea, Shorin-Ryu,…

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Helen Barnes Vantine, Ph.D.

Helen Barnes Vantine, PhD, founded AMI in 2008 with a mission to help others find insight, love, joy, compassion, and acceptance through Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. She teaches mindfulness skills to individuals, businesses, small groups, health care professionals, and graduate students.…

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Helen Barnes Vantine, Ph.D., Assistant Teacher

Helen Vantine, Ph.D. is the founder and co-director of the Atlanta Mindfulness Institute. She has a private psychotherapy practice where she practices mindfulness-based psychotherapy. She is credentialed as a certified MBSR teacher through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and…

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Helle Stampe

Helle is an endorsed, certified Life Coach, Yoga Teacher, and Stress Management Consultant. Originally from Denmark, she moved to Peachtree City, Georgia with her husband in September 2015 and finished her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Peachtree Yoga Center in…

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Holly Neal, R-YFT 500, RYT, YF-A

Holly Neal, R-YFT 500, RYT, YF-A | YogaFaith 12 Step Instructor, Yoga for Trauma, Yoga for Athletes and more! Holly resides in Alpharetta, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. She holds a degree in Exercise Science; she is an R-YFT-500, RYT 200, registered…

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Honor Woodard, BFA, LMT

An integrative body worker and artist, Honor Woodard, BFA, LMT has been settling into the ever expanding role of a healer as catalyst/mirror, deep presence, artist/transmitter, deep listener/distiller, dreamer/dreamworker and muse. A practitioner of Dynamic Stillness and Resistance & Release…

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Huda Al-Qatami, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (since 2000) as well as a Registered Yoga Teacher (since 2008) and owner of Sati Yoga, a yoga studio in the Atlanta area with an emphasis on the practice of mindfulness.  Prior to opening…

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Ian Boccio

Based in Atlanta, Georgia (USA), Ian Boccio is fully absorbed in his mission to facilitate the consciousness expansion of humanity as a whole. He has been the chant leader, composer, and business manager for the mantra music ensembles Blue Spirit…

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Ilona Moore

Yoga is a self-study, and so it was with me. When I started questioning my life, probing into the deeper layers of the quest for the meaning of life, that was when yoga opened a door to me, inviting me…

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Imani Monica McCullough, Founder of YANAsisters

“Imani” (which means faith) is the name she chose to underscore the foundation of everything she does.  As a writer, she has touched the lives of thousands with her first book, You Are Not Alone being compared to Iyanla Vanzant’s Acts of Faith; and…

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Irina Walton

I was born and raised in Russia and came to this country to study language about 7 years ago. Yoga has been an old passion of mine and, finally, I have a chance to share the beauty and healing properties…

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J. David Forbes, MD, ABIHM

J. David Forbes, M.D., ABIHM, is a practicing internist, a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, Past-President of the American Holistic Medical Association (now the AIHM), past Co-Director of the Integrative Health and Healing Program at The…

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Jamie Dwyer–Biomimicry 3.8 Principal, Design & Research

Biomimicry provides the perfect opportunity to fuse Jamie’s seemingly divergent interest in the fields of biology and architectural design. Her work for Biomimicry 3.8 is often focused on integrating biomimicry in the built environment, from uncovering local biological champions as…

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Jamie Goldberg – Writer and Yoga Instructor

Jamie is a passionate yogini, avid journaler, and lover of all things beautiful. Being a naturally curious person has lead Jamie to play and explore a variety of roles in life. She is an E-RYT 200 through Yoga Alliance. In…

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Jamie Lynn Langley

Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor.  Jamie has a private practice in Smyrna, TN, outside of Nashville, where she sees children and adolescents from the ages of 3 – 19 and…

Jane Battisson, RYT-200

Jane is a 200-hr certified yoga instructor (6 years) who has been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years. She teaches a vinyasa flow-style class which focuses on breath and alignment and is appropriate for all levels, including beginners. Her intention…

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Jane Hyat, RYT 500 & E-RYT200

Jane believes yoga is an incredible way to cultivate the body, the mind and the spirit. After several years of running and competitive tennis, Jane took her first yoga class while living in the Middle East. Having had first-hand experience…

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Janet Courtney

Janet Courtney, PhD, RPT-S, is Founder of FirstPlay Therapy® [an Infant Mental Health & Developmental Play Therapy model] and Editor of FirstPlay® Café: An e-magazine for parents (womb to six Years). She is a Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor, TEDx Speaker and…

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Jaymati Weaver

Jaymati is the manager and an operator at Third Eye Yoga. She has her 500 hour E-RYT YACEP.  Jaymati has her certification in Amrit Body Psychology, I AM Advanced Yoga Nidra, and I AM Meditation In Motion. She is currently…

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Jenn Cook

Jenn has been teaching alignment & intention focused yoga since 2013. Leading retreats is a dream come true! Her goal is to empower her students to recognize their own strength & amazingness. Jenn completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training under…

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Jenna Pritchard

To Jenna, life is about love, healing, and feeling close to God in every moment…Deeply connecting with beloved family and friends…Spending time with her soul mate and children…Going to the ocean whenever possible…A good thunderstorm…A morning cup of coffee…The sunset…The…

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Jennifer Lingvall

Wigwam Wellness Festival & Retreats founder & experience curator, Jennifer Lingvall, exists to encourage people to see and be the best versions of themselves. She is an experiential junkie in love with design, adventure, dinner parties and her husband, Erik.…

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Jessi Reed

Jessi Reed is passionate about energy healing & spiritual connection. She is a certified massage therapist, Reiki master, energy healer, angel card reader, & spiritual intuitive. She offers energy healing sessions, angel card readings, & teaches energy healing & spirituality…

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Jessica Calderon

Jessica is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Shaman and Reiki Master working to bring balance, healing + connection to our hearts where the inner goddess resides.    Jessica has been sharing her knowledge and exploring the moon’s magic through the physical,…

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Jill Elkin, E-RYT 200, YACEP

My earliest yoga memories are from around age 8. I remember doing sun salutations with my mom in our sun room. I remember the joy of reaching towards the sky to greet the day and the connection of sharing this…

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Jillian Griffin, RYT-200

Jillian began her yoga journey at the age of 16 and has considered yoga a blessing in her life since then. She combines meditation, pranayama, asana, and laughter when on her mat. Jillian completed an RYT-200 teaching certification in Freehold,…

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Joanna Elkhoury

Joanna Elkhoury’s serious journey with Yoga started in 2005 when she had her first baby.  She needed a something to help her cope with the stresses of a corporate job, as well as lack of sleep.  An introducYoga became her…

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Jody Thomae, R-YFT, YF-A, RYT

Jody Thomae is an author, worship leader, and teacher of embodied prayer and creative worship. She has been involved in worship arts ministries since 1997 and is the author of “God’s Creative Gift” and the forthcoming book, “The Creator’s Healing…

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Jody “Joy” Rendell

Joyologist, Inspiration coach, Motivational speaker and Team trainer, Master facilitator and Expressive dance facilitator Master’s degree in Ab work. Caught belly laughing often and in broad daylight. Dances out loud while everyone is watching 🙂 A glimpse inside: My whole life I…

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John Luckovich

John Luckovich has been involved in studies of the Enneagram and inner work and practice for over ten years, and is completing teaching certification with the Enneagram Institute. His interests have led to a deep involvement in Gurdjieff and meditation…

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Julie Stuart

I am a creator of sacred space, of holding a strong container for you to dive into and safely explore the unknown within. I facilitate meetings professionally, guiding groups and teams through often challenging conversations using visual and creative methods.…

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Karen Cole

For 15 years, Karen has been a story teller and a defender of reputation as a communications professional. Outside her downtown Atlanta offices, Karen is passionate about giving back to her industry and her community. Karen actively supports the Leukemia…

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Kat Butler

Kat Butler is a healer, a joyful rebel and spiritually curious woman. She is a Mastery Level III Alchemist and loves to educate others on how Alchemy can invite you to find your true self and discover the power of your…

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Kate Cooley

Kate (Katia) Cooley I’ve always known the importance of earth connection, and have been blessed with much time in the outdoors.  Several years ago, I was troubled by chronic lower back pain.  My chiropractor encouraged me to “earth” ….to go…

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Kathy Shaul

Joyologist, Yoga E-RYT 200, Yoga Tune Up®, Roll Model® Method, Reiki Practitioner, Graduate of Whitewinds Institute of Energy Medicine, Member Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapist, Self-care specialist and wellness warrior, Kathy empowers people with easy to use,…

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Kavitha Rao

Kavitha is a mother, facilitator, trainer, mediator, consultant, and healer.  As a daughter of immigrants to the US, she has always been curious about difference and how we make meaning through connection to land, community, and place. Kavitha brings over…

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Kelley Carboni-Woods

Kelley Carboni-Woods was born and raised in North Carolina. She is a business owner, natural hair stylist, podcast host and yoga teacher. She is focused on making the practice of yoga accessible to all and strives to make her classes…

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Kelley Colihan Robertson, E-RYT, NBC-HWC

Yoga, meditation, journaling, singing, storytelling and being in nature are just some of the ways to be able to drink while you pour. You can’t give from an empty cup. If you are a parent, teacher, therapist or artist you…

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Kelly Postle McLellan, R-YFT, RYT, YF-A

Kelly began the path of yoga almost 25 years ago while attending the University of Florida where she received her Bachelors degree in Psychology and her Masters degree in Health Science Education, specializing in holistic health. She has been teaching…

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Kelly Walden, RCC

Kelly Walden has been involved in personal development coaching and breathwork trainings for over 25 years. Kelly is a Registered Corporate Coach and Life Coach, a breath work trainer/coach and a relationships trainer. Kelly assists in Co-managing one of the…

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Kelly Yount, ERYT 200, YACEP

Kelly’s love and compassion for people and teaching is what inspires her light-hearted practice. Coming from an art background, her passion and creativity is what ignites her teaching. Finding the breath and fluidity in the body and mind is a…

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Kemiko Y. Lawrence, ERYT200

Kemiko Y. Lawrence is a certified registered yoga educator ERYT 200hr, with Yoga Alliance. Kemiko’s yoga journey has been ongoing, for the past 18 years. Transformational is the best way to describe the power of her yoga practice. Becoming certified…

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Kerri Williamson

In her practice as a massage therapist, Kerri Williamson specializes in Maya Abdominal Therapy, massage for menopause, and perinatal massage. A graduate of Body Therapy Institute in 2008, Kerri’s other modalities include Swedish and myofascial massage, integrated with acupressure and…

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Kerry Fulford

I fell in Love with the ancient science of well being called Hatha Yoga in the 90’s when I was the manager of Athens first health food store, the Phoenix Market. I was fascinated, as I still am, in the…

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Kim Saunders, founder of Lift Yoga & Therapy

My mission is to help you to find wholeness in your body, mind and spirit. As an integrative psychotherapist, I am uniquely qualified to help you to find balance in these areas when talk alone will not suffice. My background…

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Kimberly Cahill

Kimberly Ann Cahill has had a full-time practice as a spiritual healer and workshop teacher since 1992. Kimberly’s dedication to her family, passion for life and for awakening enables her to help others through their healing and transformation. She holds…

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Kindred Lane

Elaine Dinos is the Founder of Kindred Lane and mother of three young boys, who are her daily inspiration for Kindred Lane’s purpose of sparking healthy growth in people and organizations. Before founding Kindred Lane, Elaine spent over a decade…

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Kitty Flewelling, Master Life Coach, Internationally Certified Yoga Therapist, Master Level Mind Body Therapist

Kitty is a compassionate Certified Master Level Coach trained by Dr. Martha Beck, Ring Leader Equine Coach, a Certified IAYT Yoga Therapist & 500 Hr. Level Yoga Instructor, Pilates Instructor, Mind Body Educator with Chopra Institute, Master Body Worker/Healer; a mother,…

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Kquvien DeWeese

Kquvien DeWeese has been practicing yoga for 17 years and taken three month-long trips to study in India at the Iyengar Center. She began teaching in 2002 and is now an Intermediate Junior III Certified Instructor, who also mentors aspiring…

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Kristen Carlson RYT 200, M.A. Literary Studies

Kristen Carlson holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Kennesaw State University and will receive her Master’s degree in Literary Studies from Georgia State University in May 2018. Her literary interests include 19th-Century American Literature, Transcendentalism, and literature and the…

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Kristin Joyner

Kristin has been teaching yoga since 2015 in a variety of settings, from SUP yoga on Lake Hartwell to a Georgia Correctional facility. She earned her 200RYT from Jane Hyat (Iyengar lineage), and Kristin earned her 300RYT from the Vatsu School of Yoga from…

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Kristin Smith

Kristin Smith is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Yoga Teacher. She received her education from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is accredited by The American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Her passion is to educate people to look deeper…

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Kushina Catering

Yohana is a fixture in the Atlanta foodie scene.  She manages the Atlanta Underground Market and Chow Club Atlanta in addition to serving up her delicious Ethiopian cuisine at We Suki Suki in East Atlanta Village.     Since immigrating…

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Kyle Dondero, RYT 500

Yoga Instructor, Personal Trainer, Mobility Coach  Kyle is a 500hr RYT Certified instructor, having completed over 600hrs of yoga / meditation trainings, with 4 years experience training with CrossFit and having graduated in from the University of Georgia, Athens GA, with a B.A. in…

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Laina Orlando

A modern-day mystic, Laina takes a fresh and fun approach by simplifying spirituality for today’s seekers of Truth. Laina’s own spiritual awakening propelled her to share with others what is possible, when one truly commits to navigating the path to Self-Awareness.…

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Larissa Parson

I found yoga in my senior year of high school, and it was a critical part of my life for the next 20 years, through college, grad school, and a career as a high school English teacher. In 2014, shortly…

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Lashana Williams, Success Navigator

Lashana N. Williams co-created the local YANA retreat journeys, where she and Imani partner to help women achieve more passion, purpose, and self-love.  As a certified career coach and CEO of IMPACT Business Institute LLC, she is committed to helping budding…

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Laura Greiner, MAc, Licensed Acupuncturist, Founder and owner of The Seed to Star Collective

Hi, I’m Laura! I graduated from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, FL in 2008. I have studied an array of healing modalities for over 15 years including Chinese herbalism, food therapy, Taoist stone medicine, and flower essences.…

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Laura Larriva Page

Evocateur of the possible and advocate for the wild, Laura Larriva Page blends her love of archetypal and developmental psychology, dance, mythology, poetry, and the study of pan-cultural transformational learning into powerful, embodied explorations of deep purpose – all designed…

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Leah Tioxon, MSW

Hi, I’m Leah! I have been specializing in conscious healing and transformation practices since 2001, including meditation, mindfulness, astrology, tarot, and reiki. With a background in social work and a decade of nonprofit work, I bring a unique, holistic approach…

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Leti Lopez -RYT 500 and E-RYT and Founder of BRING IT OM® YOGA

Originally from Venezuela, Leti developed her yoga practice here in Atlanta completing her 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2013 and training with several inspirational teachers after that such as Bryan Kest, Missy White, David Regelin, Taylor Harkenss and Meghan Currie.…

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Leticia Andrade

Leticia Andrade is a portrait photographer based in Peachtree City, Georgia. She was born and raised in the mountains outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Leticia moved to the US in the early 90s where she studied Art History at Syracuse University,…

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Lily Winsaft

Lily Winsaft is a life-long lover of peace and harmony. Her passion is to align every human being with the remembrance of who they are and why they have chosen this lifetime on this planet. She is a high frequency…

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Linda Davis, MSW, RYT

As a Buddhist meditation teacher and counselor, Linda has been helping people find greater clarity, peace and fulfillment in their lives for 35 years. Sparked by a deep interest in spirituality at a young age, Linda traveled to Nepal, India,…

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Linda Patterson, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

Linda, founder of Integrative Yoga Therapy in Easley, SC, completed her Yoga Therapy training at Asheville Yoga Center. Linda has also studied with Anna Guest-Jelly of Curvy Yoga for certification in teaching Curvy Yoga to teachers and students. She is also…

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Lindsey Ahl

Lindsey was first introduced to yoga in 2002 while enrolled in yoga studies at her university. Since that time, she has practiced asana at many studios in a variety of styles lead by excellent teachers. Lindsey has developed a consistent…

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Lisa Jordan, E-RYT 500

Lisa Jordan is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher at the E-RYT 500hr level. She spends her days traveling coast-to-coast, helping higher education institutions and non-profits build strong brands. She spends every other minute teaching and practicing yoga — Vinyasa, Hatha,…

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Liz Wiig - Partnerships Program Director

Liz’s journey into global + experiential education began with childhood expeditions to visit family in the melting pot of Honolulu. Here, she was first indirectly exposed to issues of cultural survival, colonialism, and “Westerner’s” exoticism of foreign cultures. Through her…

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Lorraine M. Hobbs, M.A., Chom

Lorraine M. Hobbs, M.A., Chom, is the Founding Director of the Youth and Family Programs at the University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness. During her tenure at the Center, she has developed and implemented curricula in mindfulness for…

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Luis Gabriel Alvarado - Latin America and Himalaya Instructor

B.A. Spanish Language and Literature, B.A. Fine Arts, Truman State University Born in Denton, Texas where he started off life running around in the sun and drawing pictures, at an early age Luis moved with his siblings and mother to…

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Lynn Louise Wonders

Lynn Louise Wonders, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, licensed and certified in the state of Georgia to provide professional counseling and supervision services. She is the Director of Wonders Counseling Services, LLC based in metro Atlanta, Georgia,…

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Lynn Matti

Lynn Matti, MA, LPCC, is a Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Licensed Counselor and recovery leader who teaches online and in person at the intersection of resilience, courage, and hope. Known for her quirkiness, wisdom, and authenticity she brings tested, interesting, and…

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M. Amos Clifford

Amos is the founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. He is the primary architect of the method of forest therapy now used in 55 countries and emulated by other forest therapy training organizations throughout…

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Maci Daye, Ed.S., Ed.M

Maci is a Certified Sex Therapist who offers a hopeful and transformational way of working with the sexual issues that arise in all long-term relationships, not just troubled ones. She created Passion and Presence® out of her career as a…

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Mackensey Alexander

Mackensey weaves together her knowledge of Tibetan Buddhist Tantric practices, meditation, movement, energy healing and the art of ritual to create a transformative space where people can learn to cultivate a deeper sense of compassion, emotional safety, self-connection and pleasure.

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Maggie Benoit

Maggie Benoit is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) who helps people develop strength and balance through yoga poses, alignment, posture, breath and meditation. Her guidance enables individuals to use their bodies as a vehicle for thought, focus, discipline, communication and…

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Malesha Taylor, Vocalist

Peace and Blessings, I am so excited to share my gift of song with you all!  My musical journey began in gospel music then opera and has made it’s way into jazz, afrobeat, improvised ritual and vedic chanting.  I was…

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Mandy Roberts

Mandy’s all-levels and beginner friendly classes are a sacred, sweet and sometimes sweaty celebration. She loves to embody playfulness on the mat, gently exploring and encouraging poses to empower her students to keep learning and growing. You’ll breathe deep. You’ll move to…

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Margo Gomes

Margo is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, having completed 200 hours of training in Hatha yoga as well as 200 hours in the study of Anusara yoga, an alignment-based, heart-centered practice. She is also trained in Vibrational Sound…

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Marla Teyolia

Marla Teyolia, M.S., is the Founder + CEO of Culture Shift Agency, a consulting agency focused on the leadership development of women of color and their allies. She is an executive coach with over 20 years of experience working with…

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Marlo Meyerhofer Creator of Backbends and Brews, LLC; B.B.A., 500RYT

Marlo’s longtime passion for exercise, anatomy, and healthy lifestyle has helped create her teaching style.  She spent her earlier years training in many forms of dance and gymnastics.  Later, she became Spinal Repair Medical Device consultant logging enlightening hours in…

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Marta Alonso Maynar, DClin Psy.

Marta Alonso Maynar, DClin Psy., is a psychologist and specialist in clinical psychology with the Ministry of Education and Science in Spain. She is the first Certified Teacher and Teacher Trainer in Spanish language and a pioneer in introducing compassion…

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Martina Whitlock

Martina has always had a passion for health and spiritual wellness. She practiced yoga for many years before becoming fully immersed and getting her yoga teacher certification in 2017. As her interest grew, Martina decided to expound deeper; becoming a…

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Matt McKenny

Matt is the owner and founder of Brightfire, a creative digital agency and is responsible for all the Kirtan Space Camp artwork. A semi-professional musician most of his life, Matt started playing percussion for Doug’s retreats in 2015 and started…

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Matthew Belay

Raised on a farm in southwestern Virginia, Matt developed many skills and practical understandings at an early age. During and after university at Virgina Tech he traveled extensively throughout the world for both work and personal study, widening his perspective…

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Matthew L. Mitchelson, PhD

Hi, I’m glad you’re here!  My name is Matthew L. Mitchelson, and I am an Associate Professor of Geography at Kennesaw State University.  I also facilitate the Kennesaw Joy Seekers group and publish the Joyat6 daily email and blog (www.joyat6.com). …

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Melissa DeLynn

Melissa uses her natural gifts of intuition and connection yoked with her own journey of healing to serve others. With Yoga, Meditation, and Tarot as  her primary tools of healing, she connects deeply with clients. Melissa cultivates a holy, raw,…

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Melody Conner

Melody Conner is a Military Veteran turned Gourmet Chef. She believes food is a cultural ambassador, and states, “there is no better way to truly identify with another culture, than to have a seat at someone’s table and break bread.”…

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Meredith Phipps, R-YFT, RYT, YF-A

As a home schooling mom of three and a proud Army wife, my desire to provide a place of rest and restoration for those serving in the military and their families, has compelled me to spread the love of God…

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Meryl Arnett, E-RYT 500

Meryl Arnett, E-RYT 500 and co-owner of Sacred Chill {West}, has been teaching yoga and meditation in Atlanta since 2010. Her passion is introducing mindfulness in ways that are accessible to all of us. Meryl found meditation and yoga thanks…

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Michele Stewart

In 2012 I went to my first yin yoga class. I was SO worried that I would not be able to do anything because my body was sore, my muscles were stiff, my joints hurt, I was physically “out of…

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Michelle Becker, LMFT

Michelle Becker is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in San Diego, utilizing mindfulness and compassion based approaches to psychotherapy. In addition she is a certified teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion, Compassion Cultivation Training, and The Daring Way™…

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Michelle Boyd, PhD

Michelle Boyd, PhD is an award-winning writer and scholar, a writing coach and retreat facilitator, and the founder of InkWell Academic Writing Retreats. She spent the first part of her career studying the political significance of black racial identity. In…

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Michelle Thielen, R-YFT, E-RYT 500, A.C.E, IAYT

Michelle has been registered with the American Council of Exercise since 2009, is an E-RYT 200, Registered Yoga Trainer with Yoga Alliance at the 500 level, an international speaker and author of the widely popular Christian Yoga book, Stretching Your Faith. …

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MJ Impastato

MJ Impastato is a professional leadership and life coach, speaker, and MoJo expert. Her mission is to help people feel comfortable in their own skin, so they can be confident being themselves. She creates experiential retreats that foster a safe,…

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Naima Gwen Lewis, Ph.D., IAYT

Naima Gwen Lewis received her Ph.D. in Education from the Univ. of California at Berkeley, her Masters in Dance from Mills College, and her Bachelors in Health/ Physical Education from Calif. St. Univ.  at Los Angeles.   Professor Lewis has taught…

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Nasirah Denisse

Nasirah Denisse is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher, born in Panama but considers herself an “Honorary Peach” because she’s resided in Atlanta for 25+ years. After years of athletic activity taking a toll on her body, Denisse began to experience…

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Nell Ziroli

Nell Ziroli has been wrapping yarn around needles since she was 8. She is self-taught but has been inspired by luminaries and students alike.  She is a perpetual knitter, published designer, and enthusiastic teacher. Currently, Nell works with Mason Dixon Knitting;…

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Nick Atlas, Ph.D., E-RYT 500

Nick Atlas, Ph.D., E-RYT 500 is a light-hearted, grounded and accessible instructor specializing in integrative approaches to sleep, dreams, deep relaxation and stress reduction. The Director of Evolutionary Education® and 200-hr Yoga Psychology Teacher Trainings, Dr. Nick is also an…

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Octavia Raheem - Retreat Leader, E-RYT

Octavia Raheem is a Yoga Alliance experienced registered teacher (E-RYT) at the 200-hour level. She completed teacher training under the guidance of Graham Fowler and Elizabeth Nix at Peachtree Yoga Center in 2007 and began teaching later that year. To…

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Ona Hawk, Guest Teacher

Ona Hawk is a 500hr certified yoga teacher who blends her passions for art, history, travel and holistic health to help share the many ways to inner balance. Inspired by the power that yoga reinstilled within her, Ona found a…

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Pamela Terry

Pamela is the author of the popular blog From the House of Edward, named one of the Top Ten Home and Property Blogs by The London Telegraph.  She began knitting in 2008 when she visited Shilasdair Yarn Shop on the Isle…

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Paula Peach Ehrmann

Paula’s powerful and healing soulwork sessions connect you to a part of yourself that you’ll celebrate. She loves to dive deep, with gentle inquiries that uncover your own personal power. Her mediations are soothing, strengthening and enlightening. You’ll find the…

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Peach Friedman, E-RYT 500

Peach Friedman, E-RYT 500, is a celebrated yoga teacher and author, whose passions include creating ritual and wellness for women through yoga practices. Her highly ranked yoga teacher training programs bring people to her small East Alabama studio from across…

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Peggy McAllister - CEO / Executive Coach, Intentional Leadership

Peggy is the organizer of 5-The Return to Wholeness ~ a retreat for executive coach / practitioners For over two decades, Peggy’s clients have gained enormous benefit from her ability to engage with leaders and their teams in deeply transformational…

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Peggy McAllister, M.A.

For over two decades, Peggy’s clients have gained enormous benefit from her ability to engage with leaders and their teams in transformational processes.  As Executive Coach and Catalyst, Peggy has offered hundreds of leaders across Europe, Asia, and the Americas,…

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Pittman McGehee, Ph.D.

Pittman McGehee, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Austin, Texas. Pittman received his doctorate from The University of Texas, Austin where he researched self-compassion and mindfulness with Dr. Kristin Neff. He has worked as a psychologist with…

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Prachel Carter

Prachel Carter is the creator of Fearless Vixen, a practice that helps women to reinvent themselves. She creates courses, workshops and retreats designed around transformation.  She believes that every woman must stand in her truth and that every woman must…

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Rachel Scott

Yoga teacher, educational designer, and author, Rachel’s enthusiasm for anatomy and alignment is matched by her devilish sense of humour and general mischievousness. A teachers’ teacher, she specializes in coaching yoga teachers to their personal potential, and in helping students…

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Reanna Livingston E-RYT 500 + YACEP, Author

Reanna leads with a vibrant passion and a soulful shine. As a published Author of “the words I read to {You}”, Owner of Wild Leaf Yoga, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, she couldn’t be more…

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Rebecca Austin RYT-200

We all have a wild side. Rebecca helps wild women practice yoga in a meaningful way so they can live happier, more peaceful life. In 2010 Rebecca discovered she spent her time being polite instead of owning her unique feminine…

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Renee Anderson, MS, SPHR

Renee Anderson, Certified Gallup Strengths Coach, became part of WellSmart Solutions after making her own transition from a 20+ year corporate career to following her authentic path. She discovered her personal Strengths and is using them to live her life…

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Renee Brown

Renee Uma Brown, E-RYT-500 therapeutic yoga at Asheville Yoga Center with over a 1000 hours of training, Reflexologist, Reiki Master, Thai Body Worker.  “I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2010 after completing a mini-triathalon.  I felt completely defeated and…

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Renee Morris, RYT-200

Renee started her yoga journey at age 40. She never had a regular exercise regime until she found yoga. After one class she was hooked. She started for the physical benefits but has continued for the calm yoga brings her…

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Robin Blackwell

More than a decade ago, I found yoga through a lunchtime yoga program offered by my employer.  When Charlotte Family Yoga Center (CFYC) opened its doors in 2010, right across the street from my house, I was eager to become…

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Robinette Kennedy, PhD

Robinette Kennedy, Ph.D., presents unique experiential workshops based upon her ongoing research into Indo-European shamanistic practices. She is a clinical anthropologist and shamanistic practitioner with a doctorate in humanistic psychology. In the 1990’s, Robinette began researching figurines of humans in unusual,…

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Rod Francis

Rod Francis is an international coach, teacher, speaker and writer. Rod combines his deep love of science, nature and human potential with a passion for somatic and embodied contemplative practices and a core mission to help manifest positive change in…

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Ronit leMon Drobey

Ronit leMon Drobey is a coach, teacher, writer, speaker and workshop facilitator. Ronit is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation, holds a BA in Political Science from UCLA, and a double MA in Teaching Writing and English…

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Rosalind Heiko

Rosalind Heiko, PhD, RPT-S, ISST, is a is a licensed Psychologist and certified School Psychologist. She is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with APT and a certified Sandplay teacher with ISST who trains therapists internationally and nationally. Her new book, A…

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Rose LaPiere

RoseLaPiere, LPC, RPT-S, ACS has been in private practice in Sea Girt, NJ for 14 years working with children, adolescents and families.  She is a certified School Psychologist and worked as a school psychologist on the child study teams as…

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Rose Mary White

Rose Mary’s yoga practice focuses on the slower and quieter side of yoga. In her hectic life as a high school teacher, Rose Mary has found the stretch and meditative work of yin, restorative, and slower vinyasa flow exactly what…

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Roxanne Donovan, PhD

Roxanne is co-founder of WellAcademic, Professor of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Kennesaw State University, and a licensed psychologist in Georgia. She has over 20 years of experience teaching, researching, mentoring, and practicing in the areas of health and wellness. As a Black-identified (cis)woman of multiracial…

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Sara Russell

Partnership Programs Curriculum Coordinator; Masters of Education in International Education from Endicott College Graduate Certificate in Learning Design and Technology from Harvard Extension School BS Biology/minor in Environmental Studies from the University of Minnesota   Sara grew up on the…

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Sarah Ruiz, RYT-200, RPYT

Creator and owner of Sweet Tea Yoga, Sarah began her yoga journey in a prenatal yoga class in 2005. She soon fell in love with the practice of yoga, with the connection of breath and movement, and the myriad of benefits…

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Sari Terrusa, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor and co-founder of TSI. Sari has led retreats for over the last 20 years, both internationally and in the United States. Her private practice specializes in families, individuals and couples. Sari leads weekly Co-Ed, Women’s Groups,…

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Shalan Hill

Shalan Hill, Retreat Leader, LMT, and co-owner of The Posture Project in Woodstock, GA, is a healer and lightworker. She is also an experienced Massage Therapist and has been sharing yoga with her community for 20 years and is a…

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Shannon Claxton, Certified Yoga Teacher

I’ve been practicing yoga for the last 5 years and teaching for the last 2 years. Yoga found me during my first deployment to Afghanistan, I walked into a small room and discovered a part of myself I didn’t even…

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Shannon Plummer

Shannon Plummer is a powerhouse strategic visioning and intentional creation coach wrapped in a divine package. Her approach combines spiritual and metaphysical wisdom with business and management expertise. As a subset of coaching the psyche, she also translates her organizational…

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Shari L Fox

Shari’s work is the soul. Her presencing meditations and Enneagram workshops are personal, intuitive and liberating.  Focusing on what fuels us and what frees us, she fuses mind-body practices with an innovative understanding of personality theory and psyche development. You’ll…

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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…

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Sharyn L. Faro, PhD

Sharyn is a clinical psychologist who, until last year had been in private practice in Atlanta, Ga. since 1980.  A year ago, she moved to Santa Fe, NM.  Sharyn’s work is transpersonal in nature and she has been leading workshops such…

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Shata Ben-Avari

Shata was introduced to yoga after facing a life threatening illness in 1991. She has devoted her life to sharing yoga after years of healing and rigorous training in the discipline with several well known Yoga masters; such as Yogi…

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Sha’ Roehm

Sha’ is a Certified 300 Hour Meditation Guide who implements a mixture of meditative modalities and integrates Somatic Experiencing® techniques to create brave spaces for her clients. It is her belief that we must be patient and trust in our…

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Sheila Ewers

Sheila is an ERYT 500 certified teacher who has been practicing and teaching for many years. She is the founder of both Johns Creek Yoga and Duluth Yoga and relishes the opportunity to share the practice that has so powerfully transformed her life…

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Sheila McVay, founder of Johns Creek Yoga

Sheila is the owner and lead teacher at Johns Creek Yoga in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA. She has been practicing yoga for almost 20 years.  In addition to daily classes, she leads Yoga Teacher Training at both the 200…

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Shelley Parris Williams

Shelley Parris Williams, selfCare Advocate & Mind/Body Practitioner, blends Holistic Health, Life Coaching, Mind Mastery and Energy Medicine; Shelley has formulated a unique system of simplified breathing techniques, energizing postures and creative visualization where she helps you to achieve optimal…

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Simon Hart

Director of School Partnerships. B.A. with Honors in Sociology/Anthropology, distinction in major, concentrations in Latin American Studies and Environmental Studies, Carleton College, Northfield, MN.   Nurtured by epic sailing adventures on the pristine waters of Lake Superior, Simon grew up…

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Stephanie Clement

Stephanie is a mama, speaker, and a certified meditation and yoga teacher who specializes in mindfulness, meditation, and yoga for individuals, groups, corporate settings and retreats. Known for her engaging and authentic teaching, she has guided thousands of people through…

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Stephanie Swann, Ph.D., LCSW

Stephanie Swann, PhD, LCSW, is co-owner of the Atlanta Mindfulness Institute. She, along with Dr. Vantine, is one of only three certified MBSR instructors in Georgia. Her certification is through the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Center for Mindfulness.…

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Steven Hickman, Psy.D.

Steven Hickman, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Clinical Professor in the UC San Diego Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine & Public Health. As Executive Director of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, Dr Hickman’s role is…

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Stewart Cubley

 Stewart Cubley is founder of The Institute for Art & Living, dba The Painting Experience. His work has carried him throughout the world to work with groups in a process of inner exploration using the tool of expressive painting to access…

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Suniray-RYT 200

Suniray is RYT 200 certified and has been practicing Yoga for 8 years. She was inspired to dig deeper into yogic roots and philosophy after learning that her ancestors (the Nubian Khamitic Afrakans of Egypt) used the element of air…

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Suryana Cuisine

Majeda and her son Malek decided to leave Syria in 2012 because of the ongoing war and the threat to their survival. Leaving university, Malek’s first move was to Jordon. He recalls, “the life in Jordan is not easy. Finding…

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Susan Mittleman, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

My name is Susan Mittleman and I am a 500-hr, Certified Professional Yoga Teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist in the Pranakriya tradition, a lineage of Kripalu Hatha Yoga. I am also certified in Thai Yoga Massage, having studied with Kam…

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Susanne Marie

A lifelong spiritual explorer, Susanne Marie offers teachings in support of freedom, meeting in sacred mutuality, and celebrating our common essence of Love and Unity with all life.  Her work is transformational and empowering, as she points to the remembering…

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Suzanne Bailey

Joyologist, Healing Touch Practitioner, Self-Healing Coach, Expert Inner Guru Mentor, Angel Intuitive & Artist Often caught in rollerblades, on a paddleboard, in the ocean, booty shaking, or loving on a tree. If the sun is out, so is she, catch her if you…

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Suzanne Spell Foy

Suzanne is a student of life. Throughout her life she has passionately explored a path of healing and self- discovery. Having trained at the Amrit Yoga Institute, she experienced the profound healing and transformational aspects of Yoga, as taught by…

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Tammie Dalrymple, Blissfully Soulful; AADP Health Coach, 500 RYT

Tammie is passionate about inspiring others to relinquish their BS, in order to be enlightened with peace of mind, living blissful soulful! She has been able to empower others as a holistic health coach practitioner, certified 500 RYT yoga instructor,…

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Tatiana Cicchelli

Yoga is a way for me to find clarity, peace of mind, and to move into action. I teach a functional anatomy style of yoga for mental health. I help you move in a way that feels good but also…

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Terra Elan McVoy

Terra Elan McVoy is the author of six acclaimed novels for teens and two for middle grade readers. Her master’s degree in Creative Writing comes from Florida StateUniversity, thanks to her father’s persuasion that she’d make a better writer than marine biologist.…

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Terri O'Connor, ERYT 500, YACEP

Yoga is freedom…of movement, of mind, of breath and awareness. Yoga greets each practitioner with potential growth, healing, vitality and consciousness. As an instructor, promoter and space holder for many instructors and events, Terri continually witnesses the beauty and empowerment…

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Theresa Vinson Stenersen

Theresa Vinson Stenersen is a knitting designer and longtime columnist for the online magazine Knitty (“Techniques with Theresa”). She is well known for the illuminating lucidity of her instruction on methods and techniques often thought to be “advanced” and “challenging.”…

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Tiffany Kelly, Mind, Body & Power Coach

Tiffany Kelly, the owner of Loose the Power Within! has firsthand knowledge of what it takes to conquer the weight-loss journey; having lost over 80 pounds, overcoming high blood pressure and many other challenges that women commonly face. As a…

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Tim Hare - Director of Risk Management

Tim calls the mountains of Colorado home, while having made a life for himself climbing, exploring, teaching, and learning throughout the mountains of the Americas. Before working with Dragons, Tim instructed mountaineering and rock climbing courses and instructor trainings for…

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Toby Brand

Toby is a Life Coach and author of Internal Gravity.  She is a corporate Transformational Stress Management Consultant for companies nationwide. She enjoys teaching companies employees stress management techniques that give them the ability to perform and be more productive in the…

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Tracee Stanley

I have been studying Yoga and Tantra since 1995. My introduction to yoga was through the practice of Kundalini Yoga where I was fortunate enough to practice with Yogi Bhajan on several of his visits to Yoga West in Los…

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Tracee Stanley

Tracee Stanley has been studying Yoga and Tantra since 1995. A former high level executive in the film industry for over 18 years, she began sharing her understanding of the ancient technology of Tantra when her teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker…

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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…

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Tracy Jennings-Hill, 500 ERYT

Tracy ventured into her yoga practice over 17 years ago as she was retiring from the US Air Force after serving over 20 years.  While on active duty, an injury caused the physical challenge of sciatica to arise, so as…

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Virginia DuPre, LPC

Art therapy is based on the theory that images and image making use a different part of the brain than verbal communication and that they allow for expression/communication we may not be able to express with words.  Artmaking that is…

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Will Wynne

Since the age of seven, Will has explored, wandered, and immersed in the forests of North Georgia where his parents acquired a small cabin.  Over the years he became increasingly conscious to the effects of nature on his body, mind,…