Sünje is the founder and director of the children’s yoga company Yoga Rascals. Teaching yoga to students of every age in a variety of settings for the past 20 years, she also created the Yoga Rascals program for children. The program has been taught successfully in many schools and other venues for over a decade. As director of teacher training, she educates others how to teach yoga to children, and led Yoga Rascals to become the first children’s yoga school in California to be registered with Yoga Alliance®. In addition to teaching kids and family yoga classes, she enjoys working with teens, and offering yoga classes for adults as well as sound experiences in various venues.
Rebecca Zacarias, Certified Creative Life Coach, took a giant leap of faith leaving the corporate world to explore creativity for personal transformation. She is the founder of Creative Soul Care™ offering intuitive drumming, music, art and writing workshops and individual Creative Depth Coaching and Forgiveness Coaching to nourish women’s souls. She is committed to helping women reconnect to their soul through her guided techniques of creative curiosity and self-compassion, providing self empowerment and healing through awakening the truest self.
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Leila is a yoga teacher and movement artist, with a deep interest in the power of mindful movement practices to bring individual and collective healing. She is passionate about finding ways to reintroduce the sacred dimensions of movement to a culture which is less familiar with community dance experiences. She has been influenced by years of practice with 5Rhythms, Spirit Moves, and Dance Tribe in Los Angeles, through contemporary dance classes in San Diego, and Modern, African, and Afro-Brazilian dance in Santa Barbara. She also especially interested in the relationships between music, movement, and attention. She loves producing dynamic musical tapestries to facilitate movement experiences because the relationship between music and the body is pivotal to the expression that comes through feeling the music. Her aim as a teacher is always to facilitate experiences which feel safe and supportive, and to cultivate mindfulness, integration, and connection.
With a background as a obstetric Registered nurse specializing in the high risk labor and delivery unit, Samantha Cooper found that Reiki was the key that allowed me reduce stress and anxiety, and to allow me to unlock and heal wounds deep within, giving me a true understanding of the mind body and soul connection and allowing the emergence of my true passion, healing others. Healing from grief, trauma, emotional wounds and their physical manifestations using the tools of Reiki, meditation and sound medicine. This led to my extensive study of eastern medicine’s healing roots in Dharma and Buddhist Philosophy, as well as exploring aspects of Shamanism, such a small sound medicine led me to work with Buddhist Meditation teachers, and other Spiritual Mentors.
Ambassador Nicole Fonovich, of Nicole Anne Yoga, attended Southwest Institute of Holistic Arts in Tempe, Arizona to receive her Holistic Practitioner degree, specializing in Advanced Yoga Training (500 hour certified), Yoga Nidra, Sound Healing, Restorative Yoga, Holistic Nutrition, and Life Coaching.