Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe is a 500hr Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga, birth doula and community organizer. She is co-founder and Managing Instructor of Spice Harmony Yoga Studio in Grenada. Malaika is also a visual artist whose photography, film and mixed-media work has been exhibited internationally. At the heart of her work in the creative and healing arts is an understanding that individual transformation is deeply connected to collective change and social justice.
A flicker of curiosity is the spark that illuminates the path to spiritual growth for Vanessa Fernandez. Founder of NessNandez, a brand dedicated to movement, visual art, and energy healing, she has travelled the world to find fulfillment and peace through meditation, energy healing, and yoga. Her desire to continue this journey guided her to become a Reiki practitioner in direct lineage to, and in the tradition of its creator, Dr. Mikao Usui. Vanessa has lived and traveled to California, Thailand, India, Nepal and Indonesia to hone her skills with yoga and a variety of healing rituals. From her extensive travels abroad, world cultures have become rooted into her daily pursuit. As a first-generation Guatemalan immigrant, Vanessa is beyond grateful for her parents sacrifices that has allowed her the opportunity to give back to the world. A certified yoga instructor, Reiki practitioner to the first and second degree, Vipassana participant at the Suan Mokkh Monastery, she is continuing down the path to spiritual awareness by attending workshops dedicated to self discovery and healing. Her awakening has brought light where darkness would once reside and a true calling to her higher purpose, offering divine guidance to those around her. With love and appreciation, a portion of proceeds from all of her classes and workshops are donated to organizations and charities throughout the world.
Qualifications and Certifications:
- Bilingual in English and Spanish
- 2009 AA. Graduate of the Art Institute of New York City for Liberal Arts – New York, NY
- 2014 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Instructor at Yoga Six – Soluna Beach, CA
- 2014 Usui Reiki energy healing 1st & 2nd degree with Reiki Master Jenny Wright – San Diego, California
- 2016 Ten day silent Vipassana at the Suan Mokkh Monastery – Surat Thani, Thailand
- 2017 Tantra Meditation workshop at Love Temple Wellness Resort – Arambol, Goa India
- 2017 Volunteer yoga teacher for deaf and mute children of Indonesia – Depensar, Bali
- 2017 Volunteer for Restless Development Organization – Kathmandu, Nepal
Certified Yoga Instructor
A former Wall Street professional and graduate of Columbia Business School, Lauren boldly transitioned from a decade-long career in Finance and Project Management to a lifetime journey as a yoga instructor, in obedience to her calling. In 2015, she completed the Laughing Lotus 200 Hour Teacher Training program, and is now a certified yoga instructor, poised to transform the wellness movement by focusing specifically on under-represented communities. Devoted to her practice, she recently traveled to Rishikesh, India, for a month to deepen her knowledge of the sacred science of yoga. In the process, she earned an additional 100 hours of advanced training.
Lauren’s practice and spiritual offerings serve others by guiding yogis on an inward journey to achieve mental clarity, physical strength and overall well-being. Additionally, in her newest entrepreneurial endeavor, she shares her passion for embodying a holistic lifestyle by providing essential oil consultations to explore the divinity of nature and plants. During her essential oil classes, she shares (1) what essential oils are (2) why they’re effective & (3) how to safely incorporate them into our daily lives.
You’ve seen her teach at various events throughout the NYC (including but not limited to): Union Square Sweat Fest 2017, Luluemon Athletica NYC Flagship Store and Harlem Fashion Week 2016. Lauren can be found sharing her gifts throughout NYC at: Harlem Yoga Studio, NY Health & Racquet, Crunch Fitness & Exubrancy (various corporate office locations).
Diahann (Dee) is an intuitive and gifted practitioner, with a passion for inspiring deep states of self-inquiry and inspiration through yoga, guided meditations, invocation and crystal bowl sound healing. Her offerings draw upon her training and initiations across diverse traditions including Indian Yoga, Egyptian Feminine Mysteries, Theta Healing and Western Psychology. With an emphasis on Women’s work, her mission is to create spaces that are healing, inspiring, unifying and uplifting.
International Massage Therapist
Massage is a therapy that has many benefits as much physiological as psychological. My work aim is to reunite both in order to help the beautiful YOU to shine and grow! I am a fully qualified, reliable and dedicated Massage and Bodywork therapist certified with a Bachelor of Science (Bsc, Health Sciences) in Remedial Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy. My philosophy is that “Movement is Life”. The many benefits of therapeutic touch through techniques such as deep holistic massage, Myofascial release (MFR), Trigger point therapy and neuromuscular therapy brings new insightfulness and inspiration to an open and receptive mind. It is not acknowledged often enough the profound impact between emotions (our response to others) and psychosomatic influences (our responses to the world) on our bodies. These factors often create patterns of tension and automated muscular armouring that directly leads to musculo-skeletal imbalances. Imbalances that we can see on others and sometime experience within ourselves. My bespoke treatment translates as a “window of opportunity” that aims to help people find their well-being and balance through a supportive, engaging and person-centered approach. My work aims to reunite the body and mind as their influence and response to each other is the manifestation of the beauty of being a human.
I offer Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, Holistic Massage, Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Release, Positional Release, Seated Acupressure and Soft Tissue Release.
Certified Yoga Teacher
Felix is an inspirational yoga teacher who draws upon both ancient and modern practices of uniting the body, mind and spirit for health and well-being. Following extensive studies with teachers across the globe Felix has designed classes to uplift and inspire students through a dynamic and balanced sequence of exercise and relaxation to develop health, vitality and self-awareness.
His unique style of teaching fused with his vibrant personality and depth of knowledge make his classes fresh and inviting. Introduced to yoga as a child, Felix fully established his practice following a sciatic injury and has worked as a certified teacher for 10yrs with a 200hr Yoga Alliance certification with Amrita School of Yoga and an Ashtanga Yoga Teacher qualification under David Swenson. He is currently studying an advanced 500hr teacher training with his long term teacher Stewart Gilchrist and also owes much of his understanding to time spent with his teachers in India and the Amazon.
In recent years Felix’s path has taken on many new elements. To complement the spiritual arts of Yoga and Shamanism he has enjoyed incorporating weight training, calisthenics, and martial arts to his practice, which through exploration of the body have informed his Yoga practice greatly.
Felix teaches extensively across London, offering classes, workshops and private tuition as well as Massage therapy. He is also a passionate artist, educated at the Slade College, UCL and has previously exhibited at the Royal Academy and the VBH Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York.
Nutritionist and Holistic Health Coach
Genevieve is a classically trained chef and certified holistic health coach. She received her nutrition training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where she was trained in more than 100 dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. She combines her knowledge of food and health to create synergy with high frequency foods that nourish the body and feed the soul. Her passion stems from her own journey to healing herself from irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, and depression.
With clients, she explores the wholeness of mind, body and spirit while committing to growth and transformation. She inspires them to activate the body’s innate ability to heal itself by using food as medicine and achieve vibrant, boundless energy.
Dr. Celeste Owens
Celeste C. Owens, Ph.D. is a sought after speaker and facilitator whose mission is to equip people to live free and whole through surrender of mind, body, and spirit. A Transformative Healer, she uses the word of God and psychological principles to bring others to total wellness.
Dr. Celeste and her husband, Andel co-founded Dr. Celeste Owens Ministries, an international healing ministry and travel the globe sharing the philosophy of surrender. They believe that when God is the center there is nothing one can’t do!
An accomplished scholar, Dr. Celeste holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a Master of Science in Applied Counseling Psychology from the University of Baltimore and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. In 2013, Dr. Celeste became a Certified Natural Health Professional.
Dr. Celeste is the author of The 40-Surrender Fast, a tool to help others develop a more intimate relationship with God. surrender365.com
Registered Faith-Based Yoga Instructor
Sherrell began practicing yoga as a way to ease back pain and stiffness as a result of arthritis. Practicing yoga relieved the pain and opened her heart to heal in other areas of her life. She rededicated her life to Christ and received mental, physical, and spiritual healing as well. Her love for God and her passion for health propelled her to create Faith and Flow Yoga, which teaches health enthusiasts how to use Christian meditation, focused breathing, and movement to aid in the health and healing of the body from the inside out reinforcing her motto: Faith-Filled, Yoga Strong!
The practice sets God as the intention while Christian meditation, focused breathing, and movement are the gifts that we can freely use to reconnect our entire mind, body, and spirit with God through full body worship on the mat.
She is registered with the National Yoga Alliance, Holy Yoga Ministries, and is a Certified Group Fitness Instructor through the Aerobics & Fitness Association of American (AFAA).
International Yoga Instructor & Teacher
Jun began her search sparked initially through her love for the intelligence of the body and connecting with people – first through service as a registered nurse in Philadelphia. Motivated to impact the world in a positive way, her search transitioned from idealized service to the search for lasting growth and transformation through holistic approaches toward wellness, including meditation, yoga, and the mystery of the unknown. Voraciously reading and seeking teachers of various specialties, Jun eventually moved West to San Francisco. This led to further travels in Costa Rica and Italy where she received her RYT-500.
Jun has presented in workshops & festivals and teaches 200 & 300 hour trainings internationally and throughout the United States. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Massage Therapist and practicing Registered Nurse expanding her understanding of body mechanics and how to safely move. In her class, you will breathe deeply, feel lighter, and move rhythmically into stillness.
Certified Yoga Instructor
Sharlene Moulton is a certified yoga instructor with a profound passion for inspiring women to live a life that is in alignment with who they are at their core through authentic self expression and movement. Her mission is to encourage women around the world to lead purpose driven lives.
Regardless of where you are in your yoga journey, from beginner to advanced, Sharlene makes yoga accessible for everybody, meeting each student exactly where they are. A yoga session with Sharlene is more than just a physical workout. It’s a deep inward journey, bringing you into full contact with your own divinity.
Health and Wellness Coach
Ellen Williams has been a health and wellness advocate for over 25 years. She is a Health and Wellness Coach, who helps people feel good in their bodies. Her specialty is stress reduction and helping people manage health challenges so they can sleep better, have more energy and increased vitality, and improved focus and mental clarity.
Her programs help Clients understand the importance of eating healthier foods, using exercise appropriately, getting better quality sleep and incorporating regular, effective bodywork into their lives. She educates Clients about the use of Essential Oils as natural remedies and to enhance the health of their overall environment. In addition, Ellen helps her Clients eliminate toxins and clutter from their surroundings so they can live healthy, fulfilling, productive and joyful lives.
Ellen is a licensed massage therapist, and a graduate of the School of Integrative Nutrition. She is a self-taught practitioner of fine cooking.
Usui Reiki Master and Therapy of the Soul Holistic Spiritual Practitioner
Hue Hallums is a Usui Reiki Master and Therapy of the Soul Holistic Spiritual Practitioner. He has been helping people achieve their goals in health for over a decade. After working in a Prominent Wellness Center in NYC, Hue realized a lot of people were having claims of stress related problems. He decided he wanted to be in a position to give people more. Hue presents at companies on Stress in The Workplace among other topics of health. He came to the awareness that he needed to be able to show them how to obtain a spiritual face lift, how to change their attitudes and thoughts as well as their physical appearance.
Valerie is a unique relationship mentor who helps couples stop fighting and fall in love again. A highly successful alternative to relationship therapy, Valerie helps couples create a secure emotional CONNECTION; not just problem solving or communication skills. When couples feel like teammates again, win/win solutions are easy to create. From this connected place, Valerie guides couples in creating an inspiring vision/purpose for their relationship, nurturing love and intimacy, and using relationship as a vehicle for personal and spiritual growth.
Valerie holds numerous certifications in coaching, NLP, and emotional healing modalities. She has lead workshops and retreats, creates educational videos for couples, and has a 12 week program where she guides either one or both partners to reignite their love and experience intimacy and passion again. You can get her free video training “3 Steps to Stop Fighting and Start Connecting” at coachvaleriegreene.com
Relationship Coach and Sacred Sexuality Teacher
Julio Cortés is a love and relationship coach who specializes in building long-term mutually beneficial relationships. Using a blend of eastern teachings, movement, sacred sexual and spiritual practices, Julio helps his clients access their bodies in profound and liberating ways. This synergistic approach assist people in balancing and integrating disparate parts of themselves so that they can be freer, happier and more effective in their lives.
Julio teaches workshops and seminars on effective communication, relationship skills building and sacred sexuality. He has studied with such teachers and masters as Dan Millman, Sanaya Roman, Charles Muir, Mantak Chia, Wang Fu-lai, Jibiki Hidemine, Ron Luyet, and Jim Tamm and has been teaching and in practice since 1991 in the United States and Japan.
In addition Julio is also a licensed Tai Chi instructor with additional extensive martial arts training in other systems (Jeet Kune Do, Shunan Hsing I, Systema). Finally, Julio has had in-depth intensive training in energy work and is a master healer and teacher in several modalities (Reiki, Johrei, Sekhem, Qigong, Light Body).
Natural Foods Chef
Shae Kim is a plant-based natural foods Chef, specializing in gourmet raw vegan cuisine. As a graduate of Matthew Kenney culinary academy, Shae has studied the art of raw vegan cuisine in the classically structured environment using innovative techniques, under the best instructors and chefs in this field. Shae is passionate about creating a beautiful experience with each dish by being mindful of unique flavor combinations, textures, and colors – always using the highest quality ingredients so that each dish is prepared with love from start to finish. See her recipe for Raw Lasagna.
Esthetician, Yoga Instructor, Reiki Specialist
Gina Pulisciano is a licensed Esthetician with close to 10 years experience in the field of skincare and has worked for some of the top spas in the city and most recently, as an educator at the Aveda Institute of New York.
Taking a more holistic approach to skincare, she believes mind/body wellness is essential for healthy skin. Many different factors makes us who we are, and this isn’t any different when it comes to the skin we’re in. Gina believes in treating each client on a very individual basis. Using an array of ingredients and essential oils, all the facials performed are customized to treat each particular skin concern. Even if your only concern is relaxation and pampering, she has you covered!
Gina continues to follow a holistic wellness path obtaining her 200- RYT certification as well as Reiki certification and has taken various other classes in Ayurveda, aromatherapy, and advanced skincare. Whether it be teaching yoga or performing a facial, her love and passion for helping people is evident.
Ron Veitel is a passionate, inspiring, and brilliant nutritionist and public speaker. Over the course of 20 years Ron’s love and passion for nutrition, medicinal plants, natural therapies, and spiritual studies cultivated a deep wisdom regarding the dynamic relationship existing between the human being and the whole of life. Having embarked on his own healing process, Ron compassionately understands we are all perfect works in progress and it is with this humility that he approaches his clients and students. Knowing that we are all on our own journey of self-discovery, Ron believes that radical self-love and radiant physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being are the birthrights of being human. Through his gifted teaching Ron acts as a catalyst and ally of health and wellness for those he works with and teaches.
Holding a BSc. in Nutrition, Ron has continued his education into the areas of Functional Medicine by completing certifications in Functional Endocrinology and Neurochemistry, Biological Medicine by becoming certified to perform Darkfield Microscopy (Live Blood Cell Analysis), and Metabolic Typing, which he is a Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor. All of his educational pursuits have focused on the biological individuality of human beings and how to allow the unique needs of each human to be expressed and cared for.
Ron has lectured throughout the U.S. and Canada as the Director of Education for MegaFood, a top whole-food nutritional supplement company, and has done extensive consulting for licensed health-care professionals on how to use nutritional therapies and medicinal plants to balance body chemistry and achieve optimal health. Ron got back to the basics in his education in nutrition and spent time working on a local sustainable farm that grows produce for the immediate area in which he lives. This allowed him to study the rhythms of seed to plant and watch the metamorphosis of the growth process, understand when a food is at its peak ripeness, and how to nourish the soil so the plants can be as healthy as possible.
Currently, Ron can be found creating new concepts in the realm of nutrition that blends functional, biological, and anthroposophical medical sciences with the morphology of the human being and the nutritional needs that rise and fall in a rhythmical nature over its lifetime. His passion is to bring people into the alchemical wedding of the physical, soul, and spiritual dimensions of the human being through the use of foods, medicinal plants, and spiritual practices.
Holistic Self-Care Ritual Coach, Yoga Teacher (RYT-500), Reiki Specialist (RMT), Sound Healer
I believe that loving oneself is the key to happiness and so, as a professional Energy Healing Specialist, I help clients reveal their natural state of ease and optimal experience of vitality through a myriad of ancient and modern modalities centered in love. Find yourself being guided into alignment with fun, gentle, and powerful healing tools such as Sound & Vibrational Healing, Yoga Rituals, and Reiki Healing Sessions. Trained in Kundalini, Restorative, and Therapeutic yoga, my favorite sequence to teach is based on the Tantra principles of the Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation. I have created a holistically complete contemplative aerobic ritual to evolve with the individual that can be practiced in as little as 15 minutes. Incorporate 1-on-1 Spiritual Counseling and guided meditations into your holistic healing experience with me to co-create your self-care ritual for daily excellence. Join in group sessions for experiential learning with a variety of bio-energetic (chi,) fun exercises, and benefit from the shared motivation to move through challenges into ease and enjoyment of mind, body, and spirit.
I practice daily self-Reiki ~ Work well with children ~ Have Paiste gong - will travel!
Gratitude to my teachers: Deep Arrow Woman, Carmen Lorino, Hyakuten Inamoto, Drunvalo Melchizedek, Pamela Miles, Franz Steine, Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf, the Sat Jivans, Tom Kenyon, Urban Zen teachers, Don Conreaux, Vicki Noble, my Mother, and many others with whom I’ve had the pleasure to be in personal attendance for study and certification.