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ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER

September 24, 2022

An all-encompassing event with workshops and exhibitors focused on Mind-Body-Spirit

Meditation

Spirituality

Yoga

Peace

Nutrition

Fitness


Our Response to COVID-19

  • We have moved into a bigger space to ensure overcrowding will not happen
  • Our rooms will be ventilated, and the ceiling height is 17′ 6″
  • We are spacing the chairs in the classrooms 3 feet apart
  • Hand sanitizers and masks will be available
  • We will follow the health and safety protocols given to us by the City of Anaheim and the Anaheim Convention Center

AIR QUALITY at the Anaheim Convention Center

The Anaheim Convention Center (ACC) utilizes one hundred percent (100%) outside air in accordance with ASHRAE and CDC recommendations for publically occupied space.

In March 2021, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) of the ACC was validated by an independent certified third party IAQ consultant as part of the US Green Business Council LEED re-certification process.

The ACC scored in the 99th percentile which makes it one of the freshest air quality Green Campuses nationally.

Mindfulness Expo Welcome Speech

Speakers

Michelle Zarrin

Michelle Zarrin is the founder of The Mindfulness Expo. She is an inspirational speaker, meditation teacher and mindfulness guide. Her meditations have received more than 1.5 million plays worldwide, on Podcast and the Insight Timer app. Michelle is the author of “From My Heart to Yours: Based on a True Story.” She has also been featured in Forbes, Bustle and LAist.com. To receive free bi-weekly spiritual teachings, sign up via MichelleZarrin.com.

Celine Tien

Celine Tien is the founder and CEO of Flowly, a mobile platform for chronic pain and anxiety management. Flowly offers interactive experiences that teach users to control their nervous system through mobile VR and biofeedback for relaxation training. She is also Principal Investigator on NIH-backed Randomized Clinical Trials, partnering with the National Institute of Drug Abuse, UPMC, and USC.
Celine got her start in VR as the director and writer of Pippa’s Pan 盼, one of the world’s first immersive Virtual Reality hybrid live-action films. Pippa’s Pan 盼 was selected for the 2017 Festival de Cannes VR Library Showcase, making Celine and her team the youngest director and production team at Cannes. The VR film experience also won 3rd place at the 2017 AT&T VR/AR Challenge at the AT&T Developer’s Summit.
Previously, Celine worked in feature development at Oriental DreamWorks in Shanghai and DreamWorks Animation in Los Angeles.
She is also the founder of the non-profit education-based organization: Zoom for Kids! Celine is a former film/TV actress and model. She graduated with distinction from Yale University.

Amparo Rojas

Amparo Rojas, a Mexican Medicine Woman, Spiritual Empowerment Guide, Healer and Owner of Worn Intentions. Through Worn Intentions she designs and creates handmade gemstone jewelry, working with the holistic healing energies of the gemstones.
The purpose of her jewelry, is to inspire feelings of love, peace and beauty; both inside and out.
She is passionate in supporting people who are implementing self-care tools in their daily routines in order to live more joyful and enriching lives.
Through her Spiritual Empowerment Coaching, her purpose is to guide the feminine, in becoming women who are truly aligned and fulfilled by a life that honors their being. She believes that a woman feels inspired to create in an aligned way, she becomes a radiant force of change, powerfully magnetic to all she envisions in her dream life, and serve humanity in a much powerful way.
She pours her soul into everything she creates and is on a mission to bring others into deeper Spiritual connection with themselves and Source; to support humanity’s evolution in an impactful way and to anchor in love, connection, and beauty on Earth.

Deirdre Selby-Gius

Deirdre Selby-Gius has been on her spiritual journey for most of her life, though after a scary experience in her preteen years she ran away from it for a time. After Sean was born, and showed his own set of unique gifts, she had little choice but to get back on track on joining him on this voyage. Her greatest joys come when playing with crystals, and being able to figure out the perfect alchemy to support someone on their journey. Working from both the up-front coaching position, and the backseat support position of allowing the crystals to do the work feels magical and perfect.

Neeyaz Zolfaghari

Neeyaz Zolfaghari (she/her) is a Holistic Nutritionist, Nourishment Coach and the founder of Unspoken Nutrition - a nutrition and lifestyle brand aimed at helping others find harmony and balance with the full body and self. Her journey began over a decade ago when she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and embarked on a journey to healing herself through mind, body and soul practices. Her continued path toward healing has broadened her passion for holistic healing practices. Today, Neeyaz is passionately dedicated to giving her community and clients the support, guidance, and tools they need in order to live a fulfilled and balanced life.

Theresa McNeeley, LMFT, ATR

Theresa McNeeley, LMFT, ATR, EMDR certified, has practiced psychotherapy for over 15 years with a focus on healing trauma. Theresa applies various theoretical approaches to her work with clients including art therapy, attachment theory, ego state theory, mindfulness practices, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). A practitioner of EMDR since 2010, she has found this approach to be especially powerful in the healing process experienced by the individuals she works with. EMDR is a therapeutic approach that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. It's used to help people recover from PTSD, anxiety, depression, panic disorders, addictions, and other conditions. One of the key strengths of EMDR is that it's a client-centered approach. As each client works to find their own rhythm in sessions, Theresa provides a safe, supportive environment that is guided by a deep understanding of the client's emotional needs and a respect for each person's inner wisdom and ability to heal. While focusing on the unique qualities and experiences of each client, she guides them in the process of learning how to trust themself and their ability to identify and heal their wounds so that they can achieve a greater sense of well-being, safety, confidence, and healthier relationships. Theresa is passionate about sharing the benefits of EMDR with clients, colleagues, and friends. Many clients have described their experience as “magical”, referring to the quick and effective changes they notice while in treatment with her. At risk of being “preachy,” she wishes that this treatment was available to every single person in need of recovering from the traumas that have made lasting, salient impressions on the most personal facets of their lives. Theresa completed both her M.A. in Marital & Family Therapy with Specialized Traininig in Art Therapy, and B.A. in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University. She is an EMDR-Certified clinician and is sought out for consultation by her colleagues due to her skill and breadth of knowledge. She can be reached through her website TapInto-Resilience.com.

Peter Sanjaya

My name is Peter Sanjaya and I grew up at Ananda Village, a spiritual community founded on the teachings of Parmahansa Yogananda. While I grew up surrounded by this deep spiritual tradition, it really became my own when I was 20. I have been a daily meditator since 2004 and became a Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher in 2008.
I have served as a teacher, musician, and friend through Ananda Los Angeles and Ananda Worldwide. My particular passion is for making timeless truth real for us today so that we can live it in a practical way.
I also manage meditationbench.com, a family-run business of meditators who make and sell hand-crafted, meditation products. We are currently expanding the business to include an online school, stillnessinside.com, where we will share the practical application of these tools and techniques into everyday life.

Vani Shiroor

I am Vani Shiroor, the founder of Doturminds, your Mindfulness Coach. Teaching you the Art of Letting go, taking a mental pause and being mindful through the ancient Indian Dot Art Rangoli . I help women gain clarity, confidence and purpose by tapping into their core strength to gain balance and contentment in their daily lives.

Yoga Instructors

Elevate the Globe with Britt and Tara
**ALSO TEACHING A WORKSHOP**

Britt Deanda and Tara Schulenberg are cofounders of Elevate The Globe, a worldwide community of spiritual seekers who are dedicated to being the change. They are Kundalini yoga and meditation instructors, high vibrational living experts and modern energetic healers. Based in LA, they are two best friends on a mission to elevate humans by focusing on mental health and inner beauty to elevate the planet one person at a time.
They are the hosts of The Elevator Podcast, creators of Rise Up: A Course In High Vibrational Living and 528 Academy, a membership community that offers monthly spiritual lifestyle practices based on astrology and the moon cycles to harmonize with Mother Earth. Their first published book Good Morning Intentions Sacred Rituals to Raise Your Vibration, Find Your Bliss, and Stay Energized All Day is coming out February 2021!
Through hosting online programs, retreats/events, speaking, blogging, vlogging, and writing, Britt and Tara have dedicated their lives to helping people raise their energetic vibration and their work is having a profound impact all over the world. Their mission is to elevate humanity, and their fun, results driven lifestyle is revolutionizing wellness and spirituality teaching thousands a new way to interact with themselves and the planet.

Samantha Saldivar from You and the Mat Yoga Studio

A professional Yogi, Samantha has extensive experience as a Yoga Studio Manager and Yoga Teacher. Her passion for Yoga truly began to blossom in her first Restorative class she took, from there began her life long love affair with Yoga. Her classes are a seamless blend of anatomy & alignment with breathe, stretch, and flow. Expect to find ease as you connect body, mind, and soul. Samantha has over 700 hours of Yoga training in Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin & Gentle Yoga. She has studied with world renowned teachers and schools, including but not limited to Judith Hanson Lasater, Rodney Yee, Jill Miller, YogaWorks teachers Nicolette David, Kirtan Smith, & Christy Brown.
Samantha has worked in a variety of management capacities in studios of various sizes spanning from boutique studios in Houston, Texas and New York City to larger corporate studios across California. Most recently, she has spent the last two years as Director of Yoga Programming at You and the Mat.
Passionate about sharing her love of learning, Samantha has assisted over 300 hours of Yoga Teacher Training, including YogaWorks 200hr Teacher Training and Relax & Renew Level 1 with Judith Hanson Lasater. She currently is the Lead Trainer at You and the Mat and offers Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, and 200-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings.
Samantha has dedicated her career and life to Yoga, the pursuit of higher education, and elevating the professional standards of her profession. She truly believes in the power of Yoga, Meditation, and Self-Study. In all aspects of life, Samantha strives for continuous personal growth and exploration, to better herself and try new things. When not on her mat she enjoys travel, spending time outdoors, cooking & eating good food, and loving on her husband and two fur babies.

Christine Fogarty-Hollon from FreedOhm Wellness Studio
**ALSO TEACHING A WORKSHOP**

My name is Christine Fogarty-Hollon and I am the owner and Director of FreedOhm Wellness, a holistic wellness center located in Orange, CA. I come to you today with over 15 years of experience as a licensed Holistic Health Practitioner, Life and Wellness Coach, Expert Yoga Trainer, Meditation and Breathwork Facilitator and Reiki Master Teacher.
I have completed over 1,000 hours of study, training and certification in many holistic modalities including yoga (yoga therapy, yoga for trauma, yoga for traumatic brain injury), massage, tai chi, meditation, breathwork, mindfulness, and energy healing. Utilizing these practices to first heal and transform my own life, I was called to offer these tools to others. Following my training, I went on to own and operate a successful Yoga & Wellness studio in Orange for over 5 years while also becoming a certified Life & Wellness Coach. I continued to operate my group yoga studio and see my private clients regularly until March 2020.
During the pandemic, I, like many others, had to close my group studio. Very quickly, I began to see first hand the deep need for our own individual healing and how the practices of yoga and meditation can dramatically shift our perspective and heal our lives, from the inside out. I then made the decision to streamline my services to private clients, small groups, corporations, wellness seminars and specifically, those seeking deep, transformational healing.
Today, I utilize yoga, mindfulness, meditation, life coaching and overall holistic wellness to see clients who are seeking self awareness, release from trauma, a calm mind, and a peace-filled life. Taking the body, mind and spirit into consideration, I focus on designing and curating unique and practical tools that are accessible and nurturing to my clients. My ultimate goal is to empower my clients to be the primary source of their own healing.
My Yoga offerings are rooted in Hatha yoga and focus primarily on the union between our breath, our mind and our body. I have a thorough understanding of yoga for healing and have received additional certifications in Yoga for Trauma Release, Yoga for Anxiety and Depression, Yoga for Traumatic Brain Injury, and Yoga Therapy.
Lastly, I am a certified Reiki Master and Teacher. I have studied energy theory, the core principles of Reiki healing and the Chakra system (the 7 main energy centers within the body). For clients who are open to energy healing, I utilize this modality of energy work to break down energetic disruptions or blockages throughout the whole person, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Thais Tiosi from Basil Alchemy

Thais Tiosi journey started at a very young age, growing up in Brazil, a country where people are very connected to the Earth and a lineage of healers and spiritual people.
Her deep surrender to work with her gifts happened when she was on a path to healing from an auto-immune disease. It was a blessing in disguise so she could face all her emotions that came from the pain; it made her decide to live fully in the present, and in a slower pace. In a place where she could allow all her emotions to come in and digest one at a time to find her inner wonders.
Thais Tiosi is a sound and energy practitioner, quantum healer, reiki master, and qigong practice leader. She is passionate about helping people through energy and sound frequencies to clear blockages, release emotions and help them gain clarity about their lives by tapping into their soul's purpose.
Thais is also the co-founder of Inner Wonders Soundbaths, a guided soundbath meditation app, creating a magical space for beginners and advanced meditators to discover inner peace through sound meditation.

Niki Saccareccia from Light Inside Yoga

Niki Saccareccia began teaching Yoga in 2008 with a background in Clinical Behavioral Psychology. Her expertise draws from multidisciplinary education in a whole-person approach to wellness education, shining light on the connection between our mental health, physical condition, emotional wellbeing and social impact on the world around us. She is a U.S.-based E-RYT 500 yoga educator and teacher trainer, international retreat leader, author and wellness consultant in private practice.
She is the author of Roadmap to Mindful Living: A Practice Book for Turning Good Intentions into Long Term Habits, and the developer of a research-backed curriculum for creating sustainable changes in wellbeing. She serves as a member of the Goodpath.com medical team creating treatment programs for people with IBS, Insomnia, Long COVID and Back Pain.

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