As a Linguist and someone dedicated to equity, inclusion, and representation in higher education, Ranmalee Perera, specializes in multilingual education and language planning policy in the United States and South Asia. In her capacity as Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Fellow at the Office of Diversity and Compliance, North Orange County Community College District, Ranmalee works directly with faculty, staff and students in the shifting traditional educational paradigm to a equity based curriculum while addressing systemic and institutional racism and valorizing community cultural wealth of indegenous and under-represented populations within institutions of higher education in CA.
She is the executive chef and founder of Aadhi Cuisine; a seva (service) oriented Sri Lankan Ayurvedic food service and the founder and owner of VEDA-"The Spice of Life" ; an Ayurvedic spice and herb company. She lives in Long Beach, CA with her 3 children and husband and is a committed Raja Yoga practitioner and guide; teaching yoga in both English and Spanish in the United States, Sri Lanka and Mexico. She is an initiated Shaiva and Kali devotee continuing her families' lineal tradition of Shaiva kula. You can follow Ranmalee on InstaGram @vedaspices
James Woods better known as "Dat Yoga Dude" is a marriage and family therapist and yogi committed to sharing the tools he has learned on his personal journey to wellness. James is the president of a Health and Wellness Non-Profit called FEEL FREE 2 FEEL FREE that provides wellness programs and services. As the president James directs programming, speaks, trains and holds workshops on self care, yoga, mindfulness and meditation. https://www.feelfree2feelfree.net/ , @ff2ffhealthandwellness email@example.com. Jame's will also guide a yoga class of the same title on how to cultivate a daily yoga practice. For more information on Jame's yoga class look for more information on Soul Long Beach Schedule.
Dr. Michele Summers Colon is a physician and Ayurvedic specialist, Autoimmune certified health coach, a Yin Yoga instructor and a health coach. Dr. Michele will facilitate a workshop on Ayurveda, which is a form of alternative medicine with historical roots in the Indian Subcontinent. Ayurveda is considered the sister science of yoga. Don't miss Dr. Michele's guided Yin Yoga class that will close out the yoga festival. For more information on Dr. Michele and Ayurveda you can contact her at drmichele.com.
Christina Wherry, of Thick Girl Yoga LA, will facilitate a beginners workshop on aligning the Chakras. Christina is a Yoga teacher, Meditation Facilitator, a Full Spectrum Doula, a Yoni Steam practitioner, a Kemetic Reiki practitioner, a Holistic and Women's health practitioner. You can connect with Christina on Facebook at Thick Girl Yoga Full Embodied Expression where you can find more information for her Yoga and Meditation classes. Find her on Instagram @mindfulbotanica, @globallioness and linktr.ee/globallioness.
Pam will introduce you to a program she developed many years ago to support people who are interested in a meditation practice but felt they could not fit it into their busy lifestyle. This Power Meditation Workshop will go over the benefits of meditation physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It will also demonstrate how you can easily meditate in any environment. The workshop will take you step by step on how to prepare for meditation and then Pam will guide you through a 1 minute Power Meditation session. You will receive a workbook and a journal to support you with your future meditation sessions.
Cassie will guide a Kundalini Yoga workshop with a focus on handling the pressure and stress of life calmly and creatively. This workshop will leave you feeling relaxed and renewed. Cassie is a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher.
Moya Body Care was manifested more than eight years ago by Monisha Garner as a holistic and organic body care company treating sensitive skin. Over the years, Moya has become something stronger and greater. We inspire you to move towards a healthier mind, body, and spirit. We combine Eastern and Western philosophies with ancient healing and spiritual practices to offer you an experience of holistic wellness that reconnects with your original source of energy, so healing occurs naturally. Our Extensive Credentials Include: Massage Therapy Instructor Advanced Certified Colon Hydrotherapist/GPACT Instructor/GPACT Co-Vice President Clinical ColoLAVAGE Certified Therapist Detox and Cleansing Specialist State Licensed & Certified Massage Therapist Certified Yoga & Pilates Instructor Certified American Heart Association CPR/First Aid/BLS Instructor Certified Iridologist Certified Yoni Steam Practitioner Certified Reiki Practitioner. You can contact Monisha at www.moyabodycare.com or through social media Facebook @moya.bodycare and Instagram @moyabodycare. Her business is located at 1001 W. Carson Street, Suite E, Torrance, CA.
Carla Cohen is an Aromatherapist, Speaker, Healer, Writer, Teacher and Clairsentient. She is certified in 20+ healing modalities including yoga. Her background includes Sports Medicine, Body Harmony, Esalen Massage, Bowen, Rolfing, Gestalt, Rebirting, Raindrop, Cranial Sacral, Vivation, Body Talk, Pranic Healing, Native American healing, Shamanic practices and more. She been studying and teaching about essential oils for over 17 years at places like NBC, One Digital, the El Segundo Air Force Base, WeWork, Bay Club, Yogaworks, Core Power Yoga, Hot 8, CSULB, and Marymount University. She has also written a book called The 10 Minute Face (the10minuteface.com) The book teaches women about toxins to avoid in makeup and how to keep their skin youthful and healthy. The book gives dietary tips, juicing recipes and simple tips for how to color match and apply makeup. Carla has also been a contributing writer for Yoga Guide Magazine. Learn more at CarlaCohen.com
At a young age, Richard learned to communicate with his Divine Self (also known as the Soul’s Spirit Body or Higher Self) though it took him some years to trust it and understand what it was. On June 20, 2014, during a deep meditation he was guided to do, Richard triggered his Kundalini awakening. This then spearheaded into his Spiritual Awakening Process many people are currently moving through today. This experience also created a direct line of communication between Richard + his Higher-Self.
During this six-year period, Richard obtained from his Higher-Self incredible knowledge, knowing and with its guidance attained the title of Soul Healer. Richard received this title during the 3 year period he spent training with an enlightened women and certified Soul Doctor named Juleann. She teaches her students Avatar Swami Sri Sai Kaleshwar's ancient Yogic processes and meditations from the 700/year-old manuscripts know as “the Divine Enlightenment Channels” which Sri Sai Kaleshwar taught over his lifetime. The Divine Enlightenment Channels heals purifies and prepares the Soul for the process of Inner-Light-Attainment (Enlightenment), all while gaining Divine Love, incredible wisdom, and amazing super-natural abilities. You can find Richard on social media on Facebook @ascension.guy.9 and Instagram @ascensionguy. His website is www.srisaiwisdom.com.