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Hemalayaa teaches a unique combination of yoga and Indian dance in Los Angeles and travels the globe transforming lives through these practices. As a yogini, dancer and fitness educator, Hemalayaa has a natural gift for bringing out the joy and the dancer in everyone. The daughter of Indian parents, Hema's upbringing taught her that dance was important to health and well-being, and her yoga training began at home at an early age. Her first teacher was her father. She went on to study yoga, philosophy, and meditation. A life devoted to yoga and dance animates Hemalayaa's playful spirit. Laughter, her own and that of her students, is the trademark sound of her classes. Hema loves turning her students on to the vibrant styles of Indian dance, which is revolutionizing conscious movement. She is the creator and author of numerous health and fitness DVDs and has been featured in publications such as Yoga Journal, Body & Soul, Fit Yoga, The New York Times and LA Yoga Magazine among others. When she's not shimmying with Ellen Degeneres on her talk show, strutting her stuff with the ladies of the Today show or leading workshops and retreats around the world, Hemalayaa is most likely to be found in her kitchen whipping up some healthy, organic food, riding her bike around Los Angeles, spending time with friends and just generally enjoying life.
Jillian is an herbalist, nutritionist, personal trainer and exercise is medicine professional. She received a Master's of Science Degree in Herbal Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2012. That same year she became a certified personal trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine as well. Since then, Jillian has been working towards bringing herbs and movement into the lives of those around her. She focuses on incorporating wellness practices into other's lives through her book: A Beginner's Guide to Wellness and personalized consultations. Working with Jillian is always a personal exploration of how your body interacts with the world and how you can make changes to support long term health and wellness in your life.
Lisa is a Fort Collins, Colorado-based professional, speaker, writer, and beekeeper. She enjoys writing about nature's abundance, the cycles of life, nature, natural moments, and the importance of Being in Awe. Lisa has been writing since the age of 12 and studying the art of cooking for over 30 years. She attended pasta making classes in Italy, completed the intensive Forks Over Knives plant-based cooking course, and enjoys researching the science of cooking and presentation for the home cook. She admits she is still learning! Weaving musings about beekeeping, Lisa presents workshops, breakouts, and keynotes about a healthy lifestyle, self-care, and simple living at conferences and retreats for healthcare, senior, and womens' groups. Her greatest joy now is when a friend or student emails her that they made their first full plant-based meal! How cool is that? For those who need a bit more on the corporate side, Lisa has over 40 years of experience in healthcare (OMG that's a lot!) including cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program management, Human Resources, and Performance Improvement. She holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Management and is a Certified Master Coach. She has been featured in The Coloradoan, Advance Magazine, Medical Office Today, Mainstreet, The Ladders, and ICU Medicine. We can celebrate life at any age. Sometimes we are racing with the wind, and other times we are lighting a candle for a loved one. Sometimes we have to learn a new way to live. It's a celebration because we are here, breathing life with a cup half-full. We learn from the celebrations and in turn, bring joy to others while keeping watch for the wonderful.
Evita Ochel is the author of the book "Healing & Prevention Through Nutrition" and a researcher, writer, speaker, visionary, and entrepreneur in the fields of science, spirituality, holistic health, plant-based nutrition, and sustainable living. She is a teacher with 20 years of experience, and also the creator of several online publications - EvolvingBeings.com and EvolvingWellness.com, and the founder of Healthytarian.com - a lifestyle based on Fresh Thinking, Smart Eating and Mindful Living. Her teaching and writing work in the health and nutrition field focuses on natural, wholesome, plant-based, vegan, and organic nutrition to enjoy optimal health and longevity. Her spirituality-oriented teaching focuses on consciousness expansion and heart-centered living for most joy, satisfaction, and inner peace. To learn more about her work, visit www.EvitaOchel.com
Karyn Calabrese declares "she is not special". Yet it is undeniable, she has a special gift. She has learned to listen to the knowledge innate within herself and become a leading holistic healer and teacher. Many people look at Karyn at 67 and assume she inherited a strong matriarchy. The facts are, however, that both her mother and grandmother died at ages younger than Karyn is now. With this seeming fate at hand, she sets out to prove her genetic heredity wrong. This is where her story begins. Alone with two children to raise, she bought her first wheatgrass juicer and opened a new life of growth and prosperity with her first business, growing and distributing wheatgrass. More importantly this began her life-long exploration into the inter-connectedness between food and body and the ultimate attainment of self-insurance and inner peace. Karyn had been a vegetarian for 12 years, but this was merely a first step leading towards a completely raw food diet. No doubt this is a tough life to come to. It is out of the "norm" and denies what we have so long held as "truths". To make this more feasible, Karyn opened her raw-foods restaurant, Karyn's Fresh Corner, which was a thriving success. Although mostly self taught, Karyn had many mentors along the way. It was through these interactions that Karyn found the next important step in her path. She believes it is not enough to simply eat live foods but to cleanse the body of the strong, negative, anti-life foods still in the body. Today, Karyn teaches detoxification classes through the year to give these lessons to others. To facilitate this process of cleansing, she opened a holistic therapy center, Karyn's Inner Beauty Center. This is where we find Karyn today. A 67 year old woman and "Raw Foodist of the Year" who lives the full, lively life she envisioned giving herself. She is working on a book that gives the voice to the positive experiences of the people she has helped along their own journeys. And this is what, contrary to what she declares, does indeed make her special. She has created an all-encompassing environment of food, health, guidance and care where we can all participate in our own well being. For as Karyn herself questions at the end of every day: "If you don't take care of this, the most magnificent machine you'll ever be given, where are you going to live?"
Brett Blumenthal is bestselling author of 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You (January 2012) and Get Real and STOP Dieting! (December 2010). She regularly speaks at conferences, spas and wellness centers, and consults on topics of health and wellbeing, as well as business strategy. Her writing is regularly featured on popular sites including: Yahoo!, Shine from Yahoo!, Divine Caroline, Intent and Gather. She has also been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Spa Magazine, Stuff Boston, American Fitness, The METRO and Organic Spa Magazine. Brett has appeared on NBC, FOX and CBS, as well as on Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Radio Show – on Sirius Radio, and Magic 106.7, Talk 96.9, and WBZ 1030 in Boston. She is a regular guest on Better Connecticut (WFSB – CBS, Hartford, CT) and MyFox – 25 in Boston. She has 20 years of experience in wellness promotion and almost 10 years experience in management consulting; including branding, change management, and training strategy and development for Fortune 100 companies. Brett has received numerous awards including: Shine from Yahoo! “Woman of the Year;” Divine Caroline’s Love this Site! award; Intent’s Best Healthy Living Site Award; and Healthy Heart from Nature Made. Brett received her MBA from Johnson at Cornell University, where she graduated as a Park Fellow; she also earned her bachelors degree from Cornell University. She is certified by WELCOA (Wellness Council of America) and AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America).
www.RachelJoyOlsen.com Rachel Joy Olsen, BSc., MBA believes that whole food nutrition and living a compassionate lifestyle is the secret to healthy bliss. Her passion is to inspire people to embrace ultimate health and wellness as their number one priority and achieve the life they desire. She is the author of The Magic of Living Nutrition book series, Morgan's Journey and co-author of You are the CEO of Your Body, which will be released in the fall of 2015. Rachel is a holistic lifestyle coach, weight management and exercise specialist, certified raw vegan nutritionist and chef, who inspires people to embrace their health by loving themselves and living the life they desire. Rachel offers online and in-person coaching program, workshops and whole food nutrition supplements to assist her clients on their journey to a magical life. She has developed her love for speaking through her passion to teach and inspire people about health and wellness. She has made a few appearances on Global TV in Calgary, Alberta and has contributed many articles to print including the Vegan Health and Fitness magazine and more.
Dr. Andrea Pennington is a respected Integrative Medicine physician, acupuncturist, author and leading authority on wellness and prevention. Dr. Pennington blends traditional medicine with fitness instruction, nutritional consultation, acupuncture, spiritual direction and empowerment coaching to present a holistic approach to overall wellness. She is the founder and President of Pennington Empowerment Media and the immediate past President of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. She specializes in Age Management Medicine, obesity, diabetes reversal, self-love and personal development. A passionate advocate for prevention and wellness, Dr. Pennington has been featured twice on the Oprah Winfrey Show as a nutrition and obesity expert who teaches how to live with increased health, vitality and purpose. Her unique treatment style blends traditional medicine with acupuncture, fitness instruction, nutritional consultation, spiritual direction, and empowerment coaching. She is the creator of Diabetes Proof TM a national lifestyle campaign uniting and empowering American families to actively transform their whole life to prevent, reverse and manage type 2 diabetes. As an actress, she boasts impressive stage, television and independent film credits. Her versatility as a performer and songwriter were applauded in the musical film, "A Kick in the Head," the winner of the 48-hour film contest for Washington, DC. She wrote and performed two of the songs for the film, including the whimsical number, "Meal Ticket." She is also one of the luxurious voices for LUXE TV (www.Luxe.tv)
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I'm a wellness coach, writer and teacher of holistic approaches to health and wellness. I incorporate East/West traditions such as yoga, qigong and Christian healing and contemplative practices in my work.
Meg has been working as a Registered Dietitian since 1991. She has a diverse nutritition background in a variety of areas including: Eating Disorders, Weight Loss, Cardiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Disorders(Crohns Disease, Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and Diabetes. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, CT., she completed a post graduate dietetic internship at the University of Connecticut, School of Allied Health in 1991. In the beginning of Meg's career she served as the Oncology Dietitian at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown,CT. Thereafter, she was employed at another major hospital in Connecticut where she worked in a variety of specialty areas including: Cardiovascular Disease, Gastrointestinal Disorders and Bariatrics. The majority of her time was spent on the Medical Surgical and Intensive Care Units. Simultaneously, Meg was established in her own private practice providing nutrition consultations for clients with: eating disorders, diabetes, food allergies and weight management concerns. Meg has worked as a District Dietitian overseeing 13 facilities in MA, CT and PA., where she was responsible for ensuring quality nutrition care for thousands of patients. Meg also served as a member on the Governor's Committee for Physical Fitness in Connecticut, where she served as the "Nutrition Expert". Meg is licensed in both MA and RI.
Until the age of 43, Theresa tipped the scales 100lbs heavier than she is now. Having been a fat child and grown into an obese adult, she believed the 'big boned' lie told by her family. But after a life-changing event, she decided to do something about her health. Now a public speaker, weight loss coach and energy healer, she is also author of Feel Like Sh*t? How to Stop Being Fat, a story of her journey, but also of the hidden toxins and chemicals in our food that are a main contributor to weight gain, obesity and dis-ease worldwide. Theresa has been featured in various publications including UltraFit magazine, Black Beauty & Hair, Metro newspaper, she�s been a guest blogger for naturalnews.com, blacklifecoaches.com and feeling-fab.com, and has appeared on radio and TV, including Sky News.
My name is Christine, or Sat Sevak Kaur (name given to me at the end of my yoga training). Sat Sevak means servant of truth, and it has been a fitting name for me. I try to get to the root of things and see through to the root causes and motivations behind what happens within us and around us. I have a bachelors degree from NYU in Creativity and the Search for Meaning, and I am a Kundalini Yoga Teacher. I also have served with and under and studied with some amazing teachers, including Neale Donald Walsh, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Amy Beilharz, and Janice Corsano. Each of these teachers has taught me more our world and how to live a more fully and happy life. As someone who has had depression and still battles anxiety, finding effective methods of managing stress, and feeling better has been incredibly important. I have been on my path for over 15 years and feel that I am now equipped to take some of what I have learned and teach it to a wider audience. I am also very interested in, and take pleasure in relaying, how our psychology works and what ways we can use our biology to greatest effect. Research in this area is ongoing, and very exciting.
 
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