April 23, 2022

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







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
  • Temperature checks will be conducted upon entry
  • 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

Mindfulness Expo Welcome Speech


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.

Karla Amador

Karla Amador is an author, speaker, entrepreneur and founder of the 52 Hike Challenge; a global movement empowering hundreds of thousands of people around the world to get outdoors and take advantage of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits gained through hiking once a week for a year.
Since the 52 Hike Challenge launch in December of 2014, over 50,000 participants have joined the challenge. Together, with the community she has created a culture of support, which can be seen in over 649,000 images shared under the hashtags #52HikeChallenge and #52HikeChallenge2016 through 2021 on Instagram alone.
The 52 Hike Challenge has garnered much attention. It has partners like the National Park Service, Latino Outdoors, and Sierra Club to name a few. Sponsors include: REI, Sawyer Products, Health-Ade Kombucha, GoPro and more.
In 2020 Karla was named “Woman of the Year” in Small Business by the National Hispanic Business Women Association. She has been a keynote speaker at “Mindfulness Expo,” "Startup Weekend," "Women 2.0," California State University Fullerton, SheVentures, REI, and has been featured in various publications, network tv shows and podcasts as an expert in hiking and entrepreneurial leadership.

Lynda Arnold

Lynda Arnold, founder of Sonic Devas Divine Feminine Sound Meditation Experience, is a Sound Meditation Facilitator, Vocalist & Multi-Instrumentalist, Composer, Producer and seasoned Performer on a life long mission to build healthy communities through the power of sound and music. She offers sound healing workshops, private sound baths, singing for wellness sessions at some of the top meditation and yoga studios in Los Angeles and beyond. Lynda has appeared and collaborated at Shift Network, Earthdance, Chopra Foundation, Bhakti Fest, Alex Grey’s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, Mindvalley LA Live, LA Yoga Expo, DisclosureFest, SXSW, Lightning in a Bottle Festival, UNICEF Events, Burning Man and Lucidity Festival among others. Her intention is to provide a gateway for people to reduce stress, transform consciousness and heal through sound and meditation. She received a Certificate in ‘Sound, Voice and Music Healing’ at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco in 2010, has multiple music degrees and over 25 years of music education and performing experience.

Shaman Isabella Stoloff

I began my Shaman path in 2006 and since that time have been assisting my clients in creating a high vibrational life for themselves and their families. As an empath, I understand what it means to be sensitive to the energy around me. Using a variety of ancient healing techniques from the Andes mountains and Amazon jungle, I am able to help you let go of the past so you can learn to trust your intuition and follow your path. Chakra balancing, Soul retrieval along with spiritual mentoring as well as house blessings and ceremonies are included in my healing work. Guiding my clients on spiritual journeys/tours to connect with the Chakras associated with the planet brings me much joy.
I look forward to assisting you in growing your spiritually, and feeling confident in your being.
“I humbly understand that spirit works through me to assist you in remembering your light. I find that assisting others in raising their vibration is key to the evolution of the planet. I am grateful for all of my experiences and enjoy teaching others to do the same. Gratitude is one of the highest vibrational words we have.”
~Shaman Isabella

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.

Samara Zelniker

Samara Zelniker is dedicated to helping leaders reach their infinite potential. With over a decade of experience in wellness, she is passionate about building emotionally intelligent leaders through tools in mindfulness and neuroscience. Samara is an SIY certified teacher, the leadership and development program born at Google, a certified coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and has been featured as a leadership expert in Forbes and Business Insider. Samara is a native of Montreal, Canada and lives in Los Angeles. She can never be found too far from a beach, an inspiring conversation or her next adventure

Dr. Nikki Starr

Dr Nikki Starr is a medical doctor turned transformational life coach and spiritual teacher. By age 25 she traveled the world touching every continent except Antarctica, experiencing and studying various healing modalities, which awakened her natural healing and intuitive abilities as she was born into a Colombian lineage of healers and shamans. She’s been featured in Forbes, as a top 10 coach by Yahoo and was on a FOX show about creating a new society where they named her #DrLove. She enjoys mentoring people ready to rise into ultimate health, wealth, embodiment and love. Today she works with people worldwide via her transformational coaching programs which include energy healing and meditation guidance.

Chris Plourde

Chris has been a coach for 20+ years. He believes that the journey to your most authentic, fulfilled, and happy self begins from the inside out. The process of falling in love with the journey of self discovery means embracing your unique story so that you have clarity on where you have been and where you are meant to be. Chris has worked with top athletes and well-known companies, celebrities, moms/dads, and even military special ops. As a Former Master Trainer and Presenter, he created and presented content both nationally and internationally, on the mental and physical aspects of training for peak performance in all areas of life. He has worked with companies and organizations such as Equinox, Twitter, Tender Greens, Lululemon, YPO-Young Presidents Organization and many more. As a former Chief Executive with Men’s Teams and Organizations, he has mentored many men to find their authentic self and create leadership qualities which they could bring to their families, communities and businesses. He coaching style is based in the belief that, the way you approach one thing in life is the way you approach everything in 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.

Dr. Jeannette Guignard

I am a university business professor and corporate leadership trainer with experience and knowledge on bridging yogic principles with effective workplace strategies. I have studied Mindfulness and Meditation at UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center under Diana Winston, Mitra Manesh, Melanie and Yetter. Having earned a 100-hour Meditation Teacher certificate. I hold a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University, and an MBA from CalPoly Pomona. I’ve taught thousands of students at the university level and thousands more at Fortunate 500 companies as an executive coach, even still thousands more as a Harvard Business Publishing Leadership Moderator/trainer. This is after a 15-year career in corporate roles, so I have real-world experience with the personal hardships faced by people in the workplace. This real-world experience is what helps me connect with students/participants during trainings.

Deirdre Selby-Gius

Deirdre Selby-Gius spent many years as a public school teacher and shares the work of Crystal Enhancements with her son Sean, who is a gifted spiritualist who also happens to be on the autistic spectrum.
After he was born, she entered into Post Parum Depression and found that standard treatment was ineffective. She is going to share with you today her journey of discovery through spiritualism and energy work into creating Crystal Enhancements and being strong enough to handle whatever life throws her way.

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