Teacher Bios


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Michelle Zarrin

Michelle Zarrin is the founder of The Mindfulness Expo. A long time meditator, the world of mindfulness is one that is very dear to her. She is also the author of “From My Heart to Yours: Based on a True Story.” She has also been featured in Forbes, Bustle and LAist.com.

Dr. Jeffrey Thompson

Dr. Thompson is the Founder/Director of the Center for Neuroacoustic Research in Carlsbad, California, a research center which is actualizing its vision of “Healing the Body*Heart*Mind and Spirit through the Scientific Application of Sound.” He's also the founder of Scientific Sounds which features dozens of his albums along with his sound healing products. He's also embarked on a new business venture--the Skye Lounge, which is marketed as a "Mind Spa."
Dr. Thompson is considered the world’s premier sound healing researcher, brainwave entrainment expert, and high-tech personal transformation innovator, motivator and futurist. He is a physician/musician, composer, inventor, educator, and author. His work addresses harmony between the body/mind/spirit and is clinically proven to foster deep personal wellness and expansion of consciousness. Certified in multiple healthcare modalities, Dr. Thompson has drawn people nationally and internationally to his clinical practice and to his cutting-edge auditory and kinesthetic therapeutic products and services.
He's been interviewed countless times on various podcasts, TV shows, and documentaries--some of the more prevalent of these would include the "Heal" documentary (which has been heavily marketed and featured on several streaming platforms), every episode of "The Sound of Creation" (a 10-part miniseries that he was also the main consultant on), and the documentary "On a Scale of 1 to 10" (a holistic approach to chronic pain).

Terri Allen

Terri Allen is UCLA trained Mindfulness Facilitator from The Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, CA https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/tmf , Award winning Author, CTI Life Coach, Diploma in counseling children and Adolescents at Stonebridge College England, Certified Holistic Educational Therapy, England. Terri also studied a yearlong Mindfulness Intensive Practice Program at UCLA Intensive https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/intensive-practice-program. Terri Allen also received the Creative Child prestigious Book of The Year Award for her children’s mindfulness books “My Magical Garden” and “My Magical Tree”

Dr. Kathleen Fitzgerald

Dr. Kathleen Fitzgerald a Psychoanalyst, and Marriage and Family Therapist, working 35 years in diverse settings: community mental health, clinics, hospitals, schools and colleges while maintaining a private practice. She is adjunct faculty at ArtCenter College of Design and Newport Psychoanalytic Institute.

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Ajita Patel

Ayurvedic Doctor, owner of Sanctuary Yoga studio and wellness ctr, Founder of Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine, Co authored Night flower a book for victims of sexual abuse and trauma, passionate about spreading the ancient knowledge of how to be healthy and happy through yoga, meditation and Ayurveda.

Mayra Rath

I was certified as a Hypnotherapist (CHt Hypnotherapist) and Past Life Regression Therapist by the American Board of Hypnotherapy in 1999. I have enjoyed regressing clients and groups for over 24 years! I am also a Quantum Healing Hypnosis Level 2 practitioner, certified under Dolores Cannon QHHT Official. Once you experience your higher self in session, you will become aware of that "all knowing" part of yourself. My goal is to empower you in your current life journey with renewed clarity, passion and purpose that exists within you after a regression session. Over the years, I have the honor of learning techniques from Dick Sutphen, Dolores Cannon, Brian Weiss & Marisa Peer. I have guided global clients through their past & future lives in many realms, dimensions and planets.

Riley Kern

Riley Kern is a husband, father, attorney, and entrepreneur. In his estate planning law firm, Tallgrass Estate Planning, he relies on mindfulness practice to inform his legal practice - advising clients on how to deal honestly, courageously, and practically with the realities of aging, sickness, and death. He also spends a great deal of time with attorneys, financial advisors, entrepreneurs, and other professionals sharing the ways mindfulness practice presents a much-needed alternative to modern hustle culture and its anxiety, grasping, tedium, competitiveness, and obsessions with comparison and ambition.
Riley founded Trek Mala to create meditation tools for use in outdoor environments and activities. An avid hiker, camper, and canoer, Riley struggled to find meditation tools that were appropriate for outdoor use. He initially created paracord malas for his own personal use. At the request of others, he started producing them to be more widely available. His intention is to expand the designs of malas and to bring similar innovations to other meditation tools for use in the outdoors.
When given the opportunity to talk about mindfulness with others, Riley's goal is to introduce the practice in everyday language, presenting it as an extremely practical and approachable mindset and practice available to anyone. He seeks to challenge the perception that mindfulness requires a monastic detachment from ordinary life, a disengagement from real world problems, or a commitment to the supernatural or superstition. He believes mindfulness is for everyone.

Val Joy

Some 10 years ago, Valerie left behind a life marked by allergies and pain to begin a What's It All About journey. With a seemingly chance introduction to the Willow System, she stopped searching and began learning. Unlike anything she had experienced, its multi-level, non-linear and individualized approach was deep, effective and efficient. Struck by the opportunity to meld the techniques with her journalistic background, Val Joy is now a practitioner, author and trainer helping people to make shifts and Love their Lives.

Tesha Smith

Tesha Smith is a certified Meditation, Tai-Chi, Sound Bath and Yoga Teacher and has been helping others be well for over 8 years. With a degree in Psychology her love for the human psyche, the mind and ancient healing practices inform her teachings and techniques. Her journey in the world has aligned her with brands and public figures such as: Savage Fenty, Fabletics, The US Federal Reserve Bank, Tech Style Fashion Group, Black Women for Wellness Collective and more. She found meditation when she started experiencing feelings of anxiety and depression. She searched for ways to feel better and was able to heal herself with breath work and sound. And as they say, “the rest is history.” Helping change a person’s sadness to happiness brings her so much joy, and using her gifts to change the frequency of the world - one person at a time - is what matters most to her.

Katelyn Redwood

I am a Certified Hypnotherapist in Los Angeles, CA, providing hypnotherapy services to clients all over the world through zoom, or in person in Los Angeles. I have been certified as a Certified Hypnotherapist by the American Hypnosis Association, and am an honors graduate from HMI College of Hypnotherapy, which is arguably the leading and most extensive program for hypnotherapy training in the world. HMI College of Hypnotherapy is the first college for hypnotherapy that is accredited by the ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training). This ensures that you are in the good hands of a therapist with the highest level of training available in the field. HMI prepares its students by covering Kapasinian hypnosis, Eriksonian hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping), and covers a wide range of topics including medical hypnosis, hypnosis for habit control, dream therapy, hypnosis for fears and phobias, past life regression, and much more.
Before becoming a hypnotherapist I worked many years as a professional musician and an online marketing strategist. Truth be told, both music and marketing are forms of hypnosis, but I was drawn to hypnotherapy out of a desire to give back and provide a service that would help people to better their lives. Showing people that they can take control of the obstacles before them, and teaching my clients how to create meaningful change is very rewarding for me. I was also a competitive athlete and an avid runner with a history of running ultra-marathons up to 100 miles in length, and hypnosis is a great way to improve sports performance. Understanding that hypnosis is a natural state that we enter many times throughout the day has driven me to understand more about this powerful tool, and to help others apply it to achieve their goals.
Any long-lasting change you seek must begin with a change in the mind. By changing how we perceive our stories, we change the way we exist in them, and at its root, hypnotherapy is remapping thoughts and beliefs so we may experience life in a more positive way. My practice is grounded in scientifically supported hypnotherapy techniques and my hope is to help you find a process that works for you while addressing any skepticism you may have.

Sandra Duarte

During my time in college as a biomedical engineering student, I encountered a significant turning point when I was 19 years old - I found myself hospitalized due to blood clots. This event served as a harsh awakening, prompting me to recognize the importance of prioritizing my health. Grateful for a second chance at life, I embarked on a relentless journey of learning and self-improvement over the past 6 years, focusing on mastering the art of self-care and disease prevention. As a result, I have acquired extensive knowledge about maintaining a healthy body. Empowered by this newfound understanding, I have begun sharing my insights through lectures and speaking engagements at health, wellness, and yoga retreats. My aim is to spread awareness and educate others about the significance of holistic well-being, an often-neglected subject in our current pharmaceutical-dominated world.

Uri Lee

Uri is a highly intuitive channel and a skilled clinical hypnotherapist who has received certifications in various modalities such as RTT, past-life regression, breath-work, and CHEK holistic lifestyle practices. She is also a Universal Tao Instructor and ceremonialist. Her heart-opening sessions and ceremonies help individuals access divine wisdom from their past, the astral realm, and multi-dimensional space, guiding them towards healing.
After feeling unfulfilled as a fashion consultant in Los Angeles, Uri asked God to reveal her true calling. During a deep meditation 15 years ago, she had a profound spiritual encounter with God that transported her physical body and soul to another dimension. In this otherworldly space, angels and demons fought for her soul's rebirth. Guided to help others heal, Uri pursued the study of various holistic health modalities, became a CHEK holistic health practitioner, and began working with natural elements, herbs, superfoods, tapping into the subconscious mind, and ancient healing techniques. She has traveled to sacred sites, including the Amazon rainforest and the High Andes, in search of peace and discovered that the most powerful way of achieving deep healing is through reprogramming the subconscious mind, healing from past wounds, and participating in celestial ceremonies.
Uri spent the last three years heavily practicing in Sedona, working with individuals and couples who traveled from all over the world to seek healing. Now located in Los Angeles, she continues to help more people through group workshops and ceremonies.

Ricky Del Rosario

Ricky's journey is nothing short of a thrilling odyssey, a tale of resilience and triumph that echoes from the streets of drug-infested Seaside, CA in the 80's, to the stages of Laffapalooza in Atlanta. Growing up as a latchkey kid, navigating through obstacles that would make most shy away, Ricky not only found solace in humor but turned it into a beacon of hope. Picture an eight-year-old Ricky riding a bike alone from Yuma, AZ, to San Diego, CA, a symbol of the determination that would shape his future. From being voted "Class Clown" to rocking the airwaves with the "Breakfast Club" on KMEL, to being named by HBO "one of the top ten up and coming comedians in the country", Ricky's infectious laughter became a powerful force. From soaring in a helicopter and speaking to students as "Fly Guy Ricky D," gracing TV screens as a sports anchor, and lighting up stages across the country as a stand-up comic.
Yet, Ricky's story isn't confined to laughter alone. Picture him juggling not just comedy gigs but also tackling a psychology degree while working three jobs. A true embodiment of the "work hard, dream big" mantra. Ricky took an adventurous detour into kickboxing on Pay Per View, embracing roles as an actor, entrepreneur, published author and family man. Ricky's journey is a symphony of laughter, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of dreams.

Shaman Nabeel Redwood

Nabeel Redwood is a shamanic healer, spiritual teacher, and author of "Inner Peace, Outer Power: a Shamanic Guide to Living Your Purpose" distributed by Hierophant Publishing.
Founder of Shamanic Healing LA, Nabeel has been practicing in Los Angeles since 2013. He’s provided readings, healings, and training to thousands of people, initiated hundreds of students into shamanism, meditation, and mysticism, and developed a community of followers around the world through his writing on spirituality.

Ishita Bhama

Ishita Bhama was born a gifted clairvoyant and uses her psychic abilities to guide thousands of people to experience deep healing and assists them in developing their own intuitive abilities.

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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

Ritu Tiki from Sadhguru's Isha Foundation

My name is Ritu Tiku and I am a volunteer with Isha Foundation, an international, non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating human well-being. Founded by Sadhguru, a yogi, mystic and visionary. Isha Foundation has been offering tools for well-being from the yogic sciences to people from all walks of life for over 4 decades.

Gregory Brandon

Gregory Brandon Founder & CEO of BioSolace International (lev.l) has garnered an extensive track record within the Health and Wellness and Network Marketing industries. Mr. Brandon has been a well-respected Wellness Professional for over 30 years and has developed many innovative bio-tech products. He was the first to realize the importance and implementation of the nutritional substance of MSM in a liquid colloidal base with Vitamin C and integrate it with a green powder mixture. As a graduate of both Sciences and Arts at California State University he has integrated methods of teaching "common sense" approaches toward achieving wellness, balance and longevity. He has lectured at universities, public forums and numerous Natural Health conventions. Greg's background in network marketing as a consultant, trainer, distributor with innovative marketing plans has enabled him to establish two successful international health and wellness companies which have a combined distribution of over 150,000 representatives worldwide with warehousing in 31 foreign countries.

Yoga Instructors

Kay Abdullah

Kay is known for her approachability, humor, and ability to empower her students. It all began with a low back injury that led to a class in a yoga studio, and slowly blossomed into a transformational experience, a thirst for knowledge, and focus on health and wellness through the vast practice of yoga.

Susan Foxley

Life & Empowerment Coach | Holistic Health Practitioner | Reiki Master Teacher | E-RYT Susan Foxley is a Certified Life Coach and life-long yoga instructor who has helped thousands of people live healthier and happier lives. She's also an author, TV show host "Mind/Body with Susan Foxley" public speaker. Learn more at SusanFoxley.com or FoxleyFitness.com


Marina Serrano

I first began yoga at the age of fifteen, eager to find movement that went deeper than just the physical. Lying in savasana of my first hot yoga class I knew I had stumbled onto something that would stay with me forever. The bliss that resulted from such purposeful guided movement was a feeling I had been yearning for and I immediately felt a calling to dive deeper into the yoga community and expand my knowledge on this centuries old spiritual practice. After eight years of practice and five years of teaching, yoga continues to surprise, inspire, awaken, and transform me in new ways everyday. Yoga for me is not just a practice, an exercise, or a class, yoga for me is a journey I will continue to be humbled by. As a teacher, I want my students to open themselves up, allow themselves to be vulnerable and honest, then flow with these feelings, and finally to surrender to their truth releasing their ego and diving deeper into their highest being.

Adrienne Bawa

Adrienne Bawa is a dedicated soundbath practitioner and registered nurse with a passion for holistic healing. With years of experience in the healthcare industry, she has developed a deep understanding of the mind-body connection and the power of sound and vibration to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being.
Through her soundbath sessions, Adrienne creates a safe and nurturing environment for individuals to explore the healing benefits of sound therapy.
She believes that by tapping into the body’s innate healing capacity, individuals can unlock their full potential for health and happiness.
drienne’s journey into sound healing began alongside her nursing career. She is a Board Certified Holistic Nurse and has obtained additional certifications in Sound Healing, Mindfulness, and Meditation from UCLA’s Mindfulness Awareness Research Center. She firmly believes in the power of the mind-body connection and takes a whole-person approach to healing.
Since 2019, Adrienne has facilitated numerous Sound Healing journeys and events, touching the lives of many individuals seeking balance and inner peace. She has dedicated her time and expertise to nonprofit organizations, advocating for music therapy and mindfulness for children. Adrienne is also a sound meditation facilitator at Equinox fitness and collaborates closely with the integrative wellness team at UCLA, providing sound healing to patients and healthcare workers.
In addition to her healing sessions, Adrienne has curated an immersive Sound Facilitator apprenticeship program. This program is designed to expand awareness of sound healing and equip participants with the skills to incorporate sound therapy into their own wellness practices. Through this apprenticeship, Adrienne teaches the fundamentals of sound healing, the science behind it, and the art of holding space for a meditation container utilizing sound therapy and meditation.
Adrienne’s skill set extends beyond her knowledge of sound healing. She has been trained in sound scape design and possesses proficiency in playing a variety of orchestral instruments, such as planetary tuned gongs, crystal singing bowls, Crystal Tones Alchemy bowls, Tibetan bowls, and elemental chimes. By creating an acoustic sound journey with these instruments, Adrienne aims to relax the body, clear the subconscious, and activate the body’s natural healing systems.

Ben Trenda

Ben is a meditation teacher, musician and founder. He teaches meditation classes at the Mindry in Malibu, and is part of the Three Jewels meditation teacher community in NYC. He's currently building Kula, a tool designed to help people spend time IRL with a real-life community that supports their practice.

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