I am a lover of Nature, devotee of Life, Daughter of the Sun & Moon. I am a Registered Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Certified Massage Therapist, Pure Foods Chef, Self-Care Coach, and hold a BA in ‘Sustainable Health & Earth Education’. My path is living in gratitude, joy, devotion and service.
Explore all of ALisa’s programs including the Red Tent Temple Movement at her websites.
In her advanced yoga teacher training, she created the Eight Limbs of Postpartum Yoga, applying Patanjali’s ancient knowledge to everyday life as a parent. Amber has used her research of ashtanga and used it to enrich her daily experience as a busy mom of a toddler and preschooler. She uses her project while teaching her yoga students and her doula clients.
When she isn’t teaching yoga or helping families, she is a birth choice advocate in her state of South Carolina. Amber and other organizers are leading the charge to ensure that not only do families get to choose where they want to give birth, but also that the state’s statutes for birth centers reflect national and best-practice standards.
Amy Wright Glenn
I’m 100% committed to working with women whose goal it is to claim their own unique way of doing what they do and shine it out loud to the world. My vision is creating healing communities that show up and keep it real. I hold a large basketful of bounty that aids in revealing the path to healing and shifts our consciousness so we can become what we came here to be: free. With a passion for social justice & ethnic (in)powerment, I show up in my community- forwarding initiatives of social change.
His book The Light Inside: Welcome to the World of Spirit was published by Puma Negra Publishing in 2014, and details his unique journey into spiritual life. C.S. is the principal songwriter of the band Septiles, which he formed with musical partner Mickey Sumner in 2015. They recently released part two of a three-part concept album exploring mystical themes of love, light, shadow and transcendence.
Other production credits include Students Turn for A Change, (producer) distributed by American Public Television, Ravens (writer, director, producer, editor), The Engagement (writer, director, producer, editor), and Empty (director, editor). His play So Long Lives This won the American Globe Theatre’s Alan Minieri Playwriting Award and was published by Smith & Krause. C.S. is a founding member of the Bleecker Street Theatre Company in New York City. He currently resides in New Orleans, LA.
Carolyn Walsh is a student of Spirit, a singer/songwriter, and a writer living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her soulful, guts-out compositions are an honest, living documentation of her journey to heal the relationship between Body and Self. She has shared her songs for service gatherings in Germany, Ireland, and all over the US, performing for audiences as large as 5000 and as small as one.
One listener described Carolyn as having “the voice of an angel, but not the kind with a halo, the kind with a sword.”
In 2011, Christy asked eleven women who shared her passions to participate in The Enrichment Project. Together, they are dancers, artists, musicians, writers, aerialists, yoginis, and counselors. And polishing their stories into touchstones for creative living is altering her path. Will it alter yours?
Professionally trained in the fields of community social work and psychotherapy, Crystal has worked in many roles that promote social inclusion and support individuals and communities to succeed through periods of transformation and change. She sees herself on a shared journey, helping others find peace within themselves so they can heal their relationships with others and with the planet.
A connoisseur of many things Internet, you can often find Crystal googling for cat pics, throwing youtube dance parties, and sharing her creative works on instagram. She has been a guest author for several lifestyle blogs and online publications, and is currently authoring her first book of non-fiction, which will be released in 2016.
Elana’s debut collection of poetry, Eyes, Stones (LSU Press 2012), was selected by Fanny Howe as the winner of the 2011 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, and brings her complex heritage as the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors to consider the difficult question of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Brooklyn Arts Council. Her writing has recently appeared in AGNI, Harvard Review, and the Massachusetts Review, among others.
For over ten years, Elana has facilitated writing and performance workshops nationally and internationally for participants of all ages. She offers workshops on college campuses, for educators, women in prison and throughout a spectrum of other communities. For the past ten years, Elana served as the writer in residence for the Bronx Academy of Letters, where she founded and developed curriculum for the Intensive Writing Workshop, a bi-weekly class in poetry and fiction for public high school students in the South Bronx.
In addition to working as a poet in the schools and developing curriculum for the Community Word Project and the DreamYard Project, Elana also headed the intergenerational oral history program at Millennium Art Academy for six years, creating multi-disciplinary performances in collaboration with senior citizens and high school students. She also teaches her acclaimed Writing Toward Peace curriculum internationally with Seeds of Peace, the Tent of Nations and Encounter, offering transformative creative writing workshops to support dialogue and peace building for educators and community members from regions in conflict. She was an inaugural finalist for the Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism, an award which recognizes and honors a poet who is doing innovative and transformative work at the intersection of poetry and social change. Elana also teaches literature and creative writing at CUNY College of Staten Island and to the drama students at the Juilliard school.
Elana brings her strong theatre training and soulful presence wherever she goes. She has been a featured poet in numerous venues throughout the United States and abroad including the Bowery Poetry Club, NuYorican Poets Café, Bar 13, Hunter College, Teachers and Writers Collaborative, and Sarah Lawrence College among others. In addition to her work as a poet, Elana has performed plays nationally and internationally, touring Japan, England, and the United States since the age of twelve.
Elana recently created and performed a collaborative, multi-disciplinary performance piece based on the poems in her first collection, Eyes, Stones. She also curates public art installations and performs regularly with Poets in Unexpected Places, a collective of poets dedicated to bringing poetry to public spaces, and sings with the a cappella trio Saheli.
She plays with mathematical theory, inspired by Torsion Field Physics, Sacred Geometry, and our experience of the many dimensions in Quantum theory. Her collages mimic spiritual totems, favoring the natural law of bilateral symmetry, with a direct narrative aimed to center and balance the viewer. Her geocentric mandalas are multi-dimensional overwhelming experiences. She labors over the precise hand-drawn lines without the aide of a ruler, creating the illusion of straight lines through proportion and repetition. She creates the mandalas as conduits of cosmic energy; portals to higher dimensions.
Gemma is a certified Usui Reiki practitioner and offers private healing sessions out of her home in Denver, CO. She spends time charging each of her works with this sacred healing energy.
Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen
I’m an advocate for a UN sponsored 5th World Conference on Women (5WCW) as a rallying point that would raise consciousness, network women worldwide and at a time of transition, could be the tipping point.
Activism and individuation (to find a meaningful, inner directed, chosen life-path) come together when the choices we make express who we are. There is a soul purpose to life. Be centered, and archetypes, dreams and synchronicities provide depth and direction. As one phase of life shifts into the next, energy becomes free to take on something that is personally meaningful, fun, creative and motivated by love—my definition of “assignment.”
Explore Dr. Bolen’s work + sign the petition for a UN sponsored 5th World Conference on Women (5WCW)
Jesse holds a BFA in modern dance and composition from CalArts and has been a popular NYC Pilates teacher since 2000.
Kyshona has mixed her love of story telling with the sound of her musical roots. Soulful, spiritual, at times guttural, Kyshona delivers an open honesty through her voice and lyrics. Her desire when she is performing is to connect with and take the audience on an emotional, soul stirring, musical journey. Her goal is to move a crowd.
A multicultural and multilingual devotee of Pachamama (Mother Earth), Marysia has traveled extensively studying earth wisdom and ancient healing practices from different cultures around the world. She has a background as a community organizer and brings grassroots activism into all aspects of her life. Marysia keeps her feet rooted by designing and tending to medicinal and sacred gardens using permaculture and biodynamic practices. She formulates herbal medicine, forages, and makes sacred plant botanicals under the label Flora Sagrada. She lives in Santa Monica, CA. with her daughter Flora, grows biodynamic herbs in Malibu, and teaches and holds ceremony in the greater LA area and at gatherings like SpiritWeavers. She shares her passion for wellness of the Earth and her people with students, in the gardens she tends, in her writing. You can follow Marysia on Instagram @thegaiaschoolofhealingca and on Facebook by liking The Gaia School of Healing and Earth Education California Branch and visiting the school website: www.thegreenwoman.com
Ki te taha o toku mama/whaia
Ko Te Arawa te waka
Ko Pukemarie te maunga
Ko Te Arawa te iwi
Ko Whakaue Kai Papa te Hapu
Ko Tawhariri Tapsell raūa Ko Anaru Heke tokū Tupuna
Ko Maria raūa Ko Hona ōku Matua
Ko Ngahuia taku ingoa
No reira e hoa mā tena koutou, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa
Greetings to all,
This is the branch of my mamas tree
Te Arawa is our canoe
Pukemarie is our mountain
Kaituna is our river
Te Arawa is our sub-tribe
Whakaue Kai Papa is our Tribe
Tawhariri Tapsell & Anaru Heke are my Elders
Maria & Hona my parents
I am Ngahuia
Therefore greetings to us all.
It is with a happy heart to be welcomed to share some hui (story) of Wairua (spirit) with the many Mana Wahine (strong wise woman) together.
May we continue to gather & share inspirations of honouring & ritual as Mana Wahine. May these wisdoms shared together as sisterhood bring support & love as we journey into our sacred callings.
Kia Ora Ngahuia
Whapio Diane Bartlett
Willow Brown, LAc
She loves helping yoga and qi gong students discover new ways of moving and thinking about their bodies and providing them with tools that make their lives easier and more comfortable. She is blessed to have nearly 2 decades of teaching experience and a foundational practice of yoga & meditation since age 13. She lives to deliver the message of self-love, health and harmony to the bodies and hearts of students who are ready to receive.
Willow feels so much respect and adoration for the many health-inducing practices she has learned along the way, and all those who have taught her, including her 1st teacher at age 13, her Grandmother. She sees how blessed we are to have these bodies that encompass physical and spiritual beauty, and to have the tools to explore the vast possibilities of what they are capable of.