With certifications from the Karuna Center for Yoga in Massachusetts and the Breathing Project in New York, Melissa, has completed over 400 hours of yoga, anatomy and breath training. She has studied with Iyengar certified teacher Eileen Muir, best-selling yoga anatomy book author Leslie Kaminoff and Body-Mind Centering practitioner Amy Matthews. Melissa is a Reiki Level II practitioner and practices other forms of energy work. She is Redcord Active certified and has an undergraduate degree from Smith College, 2003 (BA in Religious Studies and Psychology).
Structural Integration Professional
Certified by the International Association of Structural Integration, Minki is structural integration professional who offers sessions from his Queens-based private practice. He received training and certification from the New School of Structural Integration in Laguna Beach, CA. He also has an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and professional membership with the International Association of Structural Integration.
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
Edan is the founder of Kinetic Healing Arts on Manhattan's Upper East Side where he utilizes orthopedic massage to heal busy New Yorker's and athletes. When he's not practicing bodywork, he teaches massage to couples who want to learn about this wonderful healing art. Edan has taught both in person and online at the New York Open Center, The Learning Annex and at various workshops and retreats. His latest work includes teaching bodywork and self-care online via Skype in his Healing@Home
program as well as putting out an online video program in self-care- www.DissolvePain.com
He is a student of Ortho-Bionomy, a profound healing modality with roots in osteopathy and martial arts. He maintains professional membership with American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Society of Ortho-Bionomy.
M.Ed, CHC- Doula, Holistic Health Coach
Cristie earned a Masters’ Degree in Education, then trained as a CBE/Doula at Child Birth Internationl and a Holistic Health Coach at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. At Real Life Wellness, Cristie works with busy people who want to eat and live well so they can enjoy the dream lives they are creating. Everyone wants to be healthy and it’s not as unattainable as people think. There is no one right answer, but there is an answer for everyone and Cristie is passionate about helping people find it.
Certified Personal Trainer
An ACE certified personal trainer, fitness expert, author of "The Fit Executive" and founder of iBodyFit.com, Franklin helps clients reach peak levels of physical fitness through both in-home and online personal training sessions. He also educates his clients on basic nutrition know-how. Franklin also has an undergraduate degree from Palm Beach Community College and he is available for online workouts too.
Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
A mom, physician, health educator, and wife: by nature, a juggler of life’s abundance. She has the honor to practice and preach Naturopathic medicine in Portland, Oregon, where her practice focuses on family medicine. She has studied both Western and Eastern Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and practice a lively marriage of the two. She is the creator of the Nourish Me Superfood Supplement and cookbook, The Nourish Me Book.
PhD, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (AP), Certified Yoga Instructor (CYT) & Corporate Wellness Consultant
Julie is a Corporate Wellness Consultant and Health Educator, specializing in workplace wellness, nutrition, fitness, ergonomics, health e-Tools and holistic living. Julie offers a unique blend of allopathic and alternative medicine training unlike other wellness professionals. Initially a cancer biologist, Julie’s wellness journey began a decade ago, with her first yoga class. Since then, her path has developed her as an expert in alternative health modalities with degrees in Yoga, Ayurveda (Indian Medicine) and Acupressure. For a healthy mind and body, Julie incorporates a strong culinary component into her Ayurvedic practice. Her experience ranges from customizing holistic wellness plans for individuals and companies to building and managing an integrative yoga and fitness studio.
Spiritual Director, Healer, Writer
Myra is an internationally published writer, speaker and conscious lifestyle activist. She is founder of both Gita for the Masses and Hridaya Healing where she teaches workshops on spirituality, conscious lifestyle, performs sacred ceremonies and works one on one with people for personal growth and mind-body-spirit balance. Myra’s guidance help people completely merge the material and spiritual realms of existence, showing people how to live fulfilling and integrated conscious lives. Teaching from a Shakti-based perspective, Myra puts special emphasis on personal empowerment, self-discipline, inner-transformative practices, healing from trauma and violence, inter-religious dialogue and interfaith harmony.
Christopher M. Stepien
Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)
Chris is a Board-certified chiropractic physician from New York Chiropractic College. He specializes in Active Release Technique (ART®) and has the following certifications: ART® Full Body certified, Crossfit Level 1 Certified, Certified Sports and Conditioning Specialist. He is also educated in the Paleo Diet and positive psychology. Chris' mission is to show people the natural way, bringing health, happiness, and hope to people in need through the Barefoot Rehabilitation Clinic.
Stress & Productivity Expert
Ari was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, an incurable inflammatory disease of the digestive tract. His case was severe, and required over a dozen daily medications and several hospital visits. After reaching a personal low point in the hospital, he decided he would do everything in his power to strengthen his then weak body. Through a combination of yoga, nutrition, natural supplements and rigorous exercise (Ironman and Crossfit) he was able to fight back the symptoms of Crohn’s until he was finally declared free of all traces of the ‘incurable’ disease. Through the process of data collection, self tracking, and analysis, he developed Less Doing. It is a way of dealing with the daily stresses of life by optimizing, automating, and outsourcing all tasks in life and business. He advises companies and helps individuals be more effective at everything.
Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), Master's Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition (MSACN), Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN)
Alex is a Chiropractor by formal training but holds a Master's degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition (Honors). He is a double-Board Certified clinical nutritionist and shares those certifications with medical doctors, pharmacists, and PhD's who share a clinical focus on nutrition in their private practices. Professionally, he is the owner of the AZ Nutrition Center in Goodyear, AZ and has worked with clients across the United States and as far as the UK. He also serves as the Director of Health Education for Med-Chem Laboratories, in Goodyear, AZ which produces a coconut oil-derived dietary supplement that has been on the market for over 40 years. His professional expertise is in Functional Medicine - a healthcare lens which serves as a bridge between alternative and traditional medicine. Dr. Rinehart focuses on the natural support of body systems using evidence-based food as medicine and is an expert on the role of dietary fats in health and disease.