Mentors & Wise Women
“With the wild nature as ally and teacher we see not through two eyes but through many eyes of intuition. With intuition we are like the starry night, we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes. The wild woman is fluent in the language of dreams, images, passion and poetry.” ~Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Alisa Starkweather: Transformative Leadership
Women Rise Up- 28 years of Women's Empowerment and Transformational Work
Alisa Starkweather is the founder of many powerful women's initiatives; the Red Tent Temple Movement, Daughters of the Earth Gatherings, the Women's Belly and Womb Conferences, the women's mystery school, Priestess Path Apprenticeship and co-founder of the international women's initiation, Women in Power. She is a Shadow Work and breathwork facilitator as well as a keynote speaker and lifecoach. Over twenty-eight years of dedication to women's empowerment gave her a reputation where she is known for her passionate archetypal work that focuses on transformation, healing, community, ritual and the rebalancing of the sacred feminine.
You can learn more about Alisa at http://www.alisastarkweather.com/
Amy Jo Goddard
FACING THE DAMSEL: Stepping Into Emotional & Sexual Power
Amy Jo Goddard thrives on creating environments that foster growth and assisting people in having the delicious sex and relationships they desire. She believes that healthy, non-violent, fulfilling relationships are a key to changing the world. Amy Jo maintains a private practice as a sexual empowerment coach and a David Neagle Certified Miracle of Money Mentor, and helps people create financial abundance, sexual pleasure and the relationships and lives they desire. She is founder of SPECTRA, a mentorship program to help sexuality professionals make more money doing the sexuality work they are passionate about.
Amy Jo has taught breast and pelvic exams to medical/nursing students for 10 years and she is director/producer of the forthcoming documentary, At Your Cervix, a film that depicts this work. Amy Jo was host of CherryBomb.com’s web stream program “Fresh Advice,” developing, researching, writing and performing over 60 episodes on women’s sexuality. She is co-author of Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men and is a contributing author of All About Sex: A Family Resource Guide on Sex and Sexuality. Her article about queer performance artists, activism and cultural work was published in the Social Justice Journal and she has been published in numerous other publications including LOFT and Bust Magazine. www.AmyJoGoddard.com
The Self-Expressed Voice
From the beginning of her life, Ariana Hall has used her voice to liberate herself and others from fear, frustration or sadness. She first cultivated this calling into a professional singing career, engaging audiences with a genuine intimacy. Her résumé is lined with credits that include touring around the world, singing in places like the Disney Concert Hall, the Kremlin Palace in Moscow and for the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle. What she didn't learn in her extensive music training was how to be fully happy while having a successful career, so she began to develop techniques to help herself and others have a strong, effective presence and voice in all conditions.
As this understanding deepened over the years, it expanded to include stage fright, life purpose, relationship patterns, the rekindling of passion and boundary work. Using her own career and life to experiment, she mapped out the many Self-Expression spaces a person goes through to transition from a passive audience member all the way to a masterful and expressive leader. Combining this understanding with the correct use of the voice as an instrument, the outer and inner voice simply opens. Imagine a life live from the soul, outward.
Read more about Ariana at http://www.selfexpressedvoice.com
The Feminine Evolution Process™
Dawn Copeland is a coach, motivational speaker and workshop facilitator. She has created The Feminine Evolution Process™ for women who KNOW they are being called to contribute to the world in a BIG way yet are still struggling to make it happen.
Dawn’s work will inspire and guide you to successfully launch your Sacred Mission into the world while experiencing healing on the deepest DNA level around money and self-worth.
Dawn has taught over 300 workshops nationally and internationally at such renowned places as Omega Institute, V-Day’s Worldwide Festival, Renfrew Foundation National Conference on Eating Disorders, Savvy Ladies and to women in Botswana, Africa.
She is currently being trained as a Shadow Work facilitator and creates stunning Red Temples throughout NYC. Dawn also co-created (with Joanna Lindenbaum) Journey to Yourself, a six-month training program based in NYC for women to access and integrate different archetypal types of feminine power and the SacredRhythms technique.
She is also co-chair of the REVEAL Conference Board of Directors and a REVEAL faculty member.
You can find out more about Dawn at http://www.dawncopeland.com
Walking the Path of Osun: Love & Self Empowerment through Yoruba Spirituality
DeShannon Bowens is an interfaith minister, Yoruba priestess of Osun, sexual trauma therapist and founder of ILERA Counseling & Education Services. ILERA is an organization committed to raising awareness about sexuality and sexual abuse through innovative educational programs and healing services. Through ILERA, DeShannon has implemented workshops and trainings at various agencies focusing on: sexuality and religion, child sexual abuse, vicarious trauma & wellness.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, a Master’s in Counseling from Pace University and was ordained as an Inter-spiritual Interfaith Minister through One Spirit Learning Alliance.
DeShannon believes sexuality is sacred and released the book Hush Hush: An African American Family Breaks Their Silence on Sexuality & Sexual Abuse, in an effort to raise awareness about the behavioral patterns that allow sexual abuse to thrive. In 2011, DeShannon decided to live her personal spiritual vow of bridging the gap between sexuality and spirituality by launching an Interfaith Sexuality Discussion Series in New York City. The various teachers and sacred gatherings encouraged people to seek truth for themselves and live from that place of authenticity.
For more information about DeShannon or ILERA visit www.ilera.com.
Elayne Kalila Doughty, MA, MFT, has been on a path of passionate service for the past twenty years, inspiring women around the world to unleash their leadership gifts and step into their full potential. She is a psychotherapist, spiritual activist, best-selling author, speaker, soul midwife, and ordained priestess. Elayne currently brings these teachings to The Soulful Women Wisdom School (www.soulfulwoman.com), where she and co-founder Devaa Haley Mitchell offer deeply experiential and highly transformative spiritual leadership programs.
Elayne also co-founded The Gracias Foundation (www.graciasfoundation.org), which has a mission to empower and improve the lives of women, children and young adults through grassroots projects in some of the most vulnerable parts of the world. Her work at Gracias led her to create The Safe Embrace Trauma Healing Program, which is the culmination of many years of work with women survivors of trauma and gender based violence.
Elayne is the founder of The Queens of Transformation—Powerful Women Changing the World and is also a faculty member at The Shift Network (www.theshiftnetwork.com). She is the co-host of the Inspiring Women Summit a virtual gathering of more than 70,000 participants from 160 different countries. Elayne is a best-selling co-author - along with Lisa Nichols - of “Unbreakable Spirit- Rising Above the Impossible”. She is currently working on her next book “Priestess on Purpose – Women in Passionate Service to Healing the Heart of the World.”
Connect with Elayne at www.ElayneDoughty.com
Soul-Powered Business Breakthrough
Elizabeth Locey, Ph.D., is in the business of making your businesses soar.
If you need help finding your niche, discovering your unique gift, connecting purposefully with ideal clients, or generally making a bigger splash in the world (not to mention having extra cash in your pocket), you’ll want to get on her calendar. Her thoughtful, loving presence walks you through a trip to your Akashic Records from pre-consultation assistance with crafting perfect questions to post-consultation strategy session. She left a successful academic career to help Bright Lights whose mission it is to make the world a better place to succeed brilliantly.
Learn more about Elizabeth at http://www.elizabethlocey.com/
The New Avalon Centre
Elizabeth J. Nahum founded the New Avalon Centre in 1984. Her life-long inquiry into the science of spirituality is reflected in the exploration of alternative spiritual pathways and healing modalities. Elizabeth has devoted 40 years of work to researching and teaching the science behind the ancient mystery schools' doctrines, including the Avalonian/Druidic Philosophy and Western Esoteric Philosophy.
Elizabeth is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Past Life Regression Therapist and certified instructor who trains and certifies professionals through The National Guild of Hypnotists and the Hypnosis Research and Training Center. A Reiki Master and certified Herbalist, she is also a Bach Flower Remedy Counselor and Therapeutic Touch practitioner. Elizabeth is certified in the reduction of Tinnitus symptoms as well as other chronic illness symptoms, and has helped to pioneer a new, integrated, effective approach to healing.
An internationally successful teacher, Elizabeth has shared her expertise by leading classes in initiatory sciences, psychic development, psychic protection, meditation, dynamic awareness, women’s mysteries, the western esoteric tradition, mysteries school science through the ages and across cultures, medicinal and land dowsing, medicinal herbalism and medicine making, the four element system of energy balancing, the use of ritual and ceremony in everyday life and self-hypnosis for harmonious well-being.
Learn more about Elizabeth at http://www.elizabethnahum.com
The Schatz method
Gina Schatz is a professional massage & bodywork therapist licensed in New York, Ohio and San Francisco with a liberal arts BA in physical science and psychology. Gina is a Nationally Certified Bodywork Therapist, a Registered Yoga Teacher & approved continuing education provider.
While in Cleveland, Gina was director and creative mind behind Cleveland’s first integrated wellness clinic. Prior to opening the clinic she was and still is the owner of her own successful private practice and continues to specialize in integrating the whole person through tailored treatment and education that achieve balance and well-being centered on postural excellence.
After receiving a Massage Therapy degree in 1993, Gina obtained a self designed undergraduate degree in physical sciences including graduate level pathophysiology, biomechanics and extensive anatomy and physiology. She then continued on to receive national certification in bodywork therapy. As a practitioner and teacher of bodywork and yoga she strives to combine her extensive anatomy and bodywork knowledge into a comprehensive and therapeutic experience that is accessible to all. She currently teaches the anatomy and physiology portion of the 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training course for the Jivasara School and taught anatomy in various Yoga Alliance certified teacher training programs.
Learn more about Gina at http://ginaschatz.com/
Jenn Racciopi Bandes
Natal Chart & Elements Ritual
Jennifer Racioppi is Holistic Health Counselor certified through the AADP, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and Integrative Health Coach trained through Duke University where she studied behavior change for women's health. She's a contributing writer to Tari Prinster's forthcoming book Yoga Rx where she writes on the topic of yoga for gynecological cancers and the impacts of asana on female anatomy. Her mission is to combine evidence based approaches to health and wellbeing for optimal women's with the psycho-spiritual aspects of astrology as a way to help her clients get grounded, honor their purpose, and achieve authentic success.
Soul-Centered Life Coaching
For the last 12 years Joanna Lindenbaum has extensively studied and practiced journaling, meditation, movement therapies, women's spirituality and rituals from around the world, art, public speaking, workshop development, leadership training, public dialogue systems, organization systems and time management systems. She received her B.A. in Art History from Rutgers College and a M.A. from Hunter College. She is a Certified Graduate of Coach U's Core Essentials Program, the EnergyRich Business Boot Camp, as well as a graduate of the Priestess Path Apprenticeship Program and the WomanWheel Apprenticeship Program.
Joanna has presented over 200 thought provoking workshops internationally, including seminars at Omega Institute, Renfrew Center, Womb & Belly Conference, and Womongathering. In 2004, she was flown to Botswana, Africa to teach local women my signature class Everyday Bliss (created with Dawn Copeland); the class inspired these women to start businesses and support groups that exist to this day.
With a passion for writing, Joanna has published articles on subjects ranging from contemporary art to multiculturalism to goal setting to emotional eating. These articles have been published in books, international magazines, and organizational newsletters. I also have had the privilege of participating as a delegate in the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and it re-inspired my commitment to healing the world, one woman at a time.
Read more about Joanna at http://www.soulfulcoach.com
Isis Phoenix: Sensual Shaman
Earth Wisdom ~ The Holy Body and Sensual Spirit
Isis Phoenix is a Sensual Shaman and sacred sexuality coach living in New York City. She facilitates private coaching, bi-annual Sensual Shaman Immersions and a yearly Sexual Shamanic Priestess Retreat for women in upstate New York. The naked yoga movement she began in 2007 continues to attract international attention. Isis and her classes have been featured in Metromix, Timeout, Jane magazine, NY Post, Tantra Café, NY Spirit, CBS, Fox News, BBC, Elle Magazine, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan.
For more information about Isis and her offerings visit www.sensualshaman.com
Jeanie V: Mistress of Numbers
From the time she picked up a numerology book at Strand Bookstore in the l970s, Jeanie has learned to set up her own charts, and has amassed possibly the largest private collection of books on numerology out there.
Jeanie has learned with some of the finest numerologists, mentors and tutors, though ultimately the best way to see how numerology works is to apply it to everyday life. She is attuned to the personal triumphs, tragedies, major changes of friends, family, work colleagues, complete strangers, those in the news and particularly addictive were the detailed New York Times obituaries revealing a person's name at birth, birth date and their major accomplishments and challenges. Jeanie knows that we are all walking and talking our numbers whether we are aware of it or not and how much more powerful we are when we are aware of and able to use numerology to live on the high vibrations and to observe it in the world around us.
Feminine Pleasure & Our Body
Pleasurable weight loss expert Jena la Flamme helps women around the world fit into their favorite clothes, and feel fit and fabulous in healthy, lasting, pleasurable, natural ways—without dieting, deprivation, or giving up chocolate. She is leader of the pleasurable weight loss movement, and has been featured in Glamour, Elle, ABC, NBC, FOX and the Discovery Health Channel.
8 years ago, Jena felt like a fraud. In public, she was a professional health coach helping others with their weight and food, while in private, and deep in secrecy, she would binge on food, and struggled to lose weight. Determined to find an answer, she eventually came across the teachings of pleasure, and found to her surprise, that prioritizing pleasure was the key to allowing her compulsive eating patterns, and her excess weight to fall away.
Having experienced the healing powers of pleasure first hand, Jena has committed herself to helping other women find peace with food and attain the body of their dreams, in pleasurable ways, through coaching, online programs, workshops and live Pleasure Camps and Pleasure Immersion programs.
Learn more about Jenna at http://www.pleasurableweightloss.com/
Founder of Mama Glow
Latham Thomas is a maternity lifestyle maven, wellness & birth coach, and yogi on the vanguard of transforming the maternal wellness movement. A graduate of Columbia University & The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Latham is the founder of Mama Glow- a holistic lifestyle hub for women to explore their creative edge through wellbeing. Her practice provides support to pre/postnatal women along their journey to motherhood offering culinary and nutritional services, yoga, and birth coaching services.
She is co-founder of the Mama Glow Film Festival- a platform for maternal advocacy through film and philanthropy. She recently launched the Mama Glow Salon Series- a platform for birthing conversations around cocktails, panels, and discussions- Bridging the gap between optimal wellness, spiritual growth, and radical self care Latham Thomas is emerging as the go-to-guru for modern holistic lifestyle for women during pregnancy and beyond!
A sought after nutrition and lifestyle expert, her television appearances include The Dr. Oz Show, Fox News LIVE, CBS News, ABC Eyewitness News, NBC-LXTV, and Inside Edition. She has been featured in the New York Daily News, New York Post, Time Out New York, Vogue.com , Whole Living, Essence Magazine, VegNews, and others.
Learn more about Latham and Mama Glow at http://www.mamaglow.com/
Leslie Stein: Life Enthusiast
Leslie Stein’s done just a little bit of everything. Her non-linear path has given her opportunities to travel the world, study human dynamics, and live life to the fullest every minute. She calls herself a “Life Enthusiast” because if there’s some kind of challenge most people don’t want to tackle…she’ll give it a try. From running a marathon to taking lessons to master the flying trapeeze, Leslie doesn’t know the meaning of the words, “I can’t.”
She decided early on to take the road less traveled, which led her to The U.S. Military Academy at West Point after high school. Leslie spent four years there pursuing a degree in Portuguese (including a summer program in Brazil, which hooked her irrevocably on international travel) before being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army. She spent seven years as an Aviation officer flying CH-47D Chinook helicopters, including tours in Kosovo & South Korea.
After leaving the Army, Leslie worked in a lot of organizations & roles from sales to project management. Some of her most unique (and favorite) jobs were as a professional organizer & TV news producer. Eventually she found her way into a role as an internal facilitator where she spent several years working & playing in a field she knew was meant for her! She also added the titles "trainer," "inspirational speaker," & "coach" to her resume before starting her own company, Full Circle Inspiration, which focuses on inspiring groups & individuals to look for new perspectives when the ones they're stuck in just aren't working anymore. Her passion is bringing innovation to teams in order to help them use their own brilliance to improve communication and enhance success.
You can learn more about Leslie at http://www.lesliestein.com/
Lisa Fabrega is the life detox coach, a truth-speaker & writer. She is the founder of LisaFabrega.com and she works with women who want to detox everything in their lives that holds them back from living their purpose. She leads luxury travel retreats to exotic places, digital programs & group coaching experiences, and deliver flashes of truth to thousands of inboxes, every week. With a profound devotion to your truth, pleasure & above all your desire, she guides you on a journey to explore the luscious terrain of your inner and outer world, release everything that strangles your power and create a lusciously epic life so that you can make a massive impact on the planet. Her work is all about confidence, clarity, and sensual extravagance. Divine femininity, at peak capacity.
Learn more about Lisa at http://detoxgoddess.com
Social Media Strategist
Lisa is a MBA and an anthropologist. She knows of few challenges in life and business that can’t be met and conquered with an entrepreneurial mindset, inquisitive spirit, good strategy, a willingness to take risks, and a can of Diet Coke.
Liz’s philosophy comes from more than a decade in the trenches working with entrepreneurs in the world’s toughest markets, watching men and women use sheer willpower and vision to conjure companies that create world-class products and services.
Liz is a writer of both published non-fiction and fiction. She has produced other people’s books throughout their life cycle, from proposal creation to ghostwriting and extensive editing to orchestrating launches that put books into the top of their categories on Amazon. You can find her writing in USA Today, Technorati, PolicyMic, The Daily Muse, Social Media Today, and many others.
Liz believes that social media platforms are the pathways we take to reach the audience that will be inspired by your ideas, in love with your content, and eager to buy your products and services.
Strategy without action is dead space. She is all about breathing life into your online presence.
You can read more about Liz at http://indiebluemedia.com/
Prodigy & Creatrix of CHIX 6
Lourds Lane is the creator of the 2013 Broadway-bound original musical, CHIX 6. She wrote the book, music, and lyrics, and is one of the stars of the show—the electric-violin-playing superhero, “Rise.” Critically acclaimed, the NY Daily News raves: “It’s only a matter of time before [CHIX 6] is a smash hit.” A classically trained prodigy on violin and piano at the age of three, Lourds toured with youth orchestras in concert halls around the world. Eventually, with a sparkly, new electric violin as her main axe, she kicked in the distortion pedal and shredded her way on tours across North America, fronting her rock band, LOURDS, and amassing a die-hard nationwide fan base.
Lourds Lane is the creator, host, and promoter of the NYC-based Medusa Festival (www.medusafestival.com), featuring the best emerging female-fronted bands in the country. She is also the founder of The Lightning Girl Fun-Dation, an arts-based after-school program for girls to discover a complete and visceral connection to their most empowered selves. As producer, multi-instrumentalist, and charismatic singer and songstress, Billboard hails, “Lourds Lane breaks the rules while poised to break into the big time!”
Learn more about Lourds at http://lourdslane.com.
TedX talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NNqiFk-xxs
Educator and Life Coach
Lushanya Echeverria is a professional Educator and Life Coach who has twenty years experience guiding and leading individuals to trust firmly and rely actively on their bold intuition and instincts. Owner and founder of Confidence.TM , Lushanya’s Lakota heritage, inherently integrated with her professional trainings in public education, anti-racist activism, and non-profit administration, is the foundation of her coaching and mentoring work.
Paired with understanding and embracing responsibility for her personal experience of disadvantage and discrimination, Lushanya integrates spiritual principles and transformative technology into her individual and group sessions. With Lushanya, you will be inspired, motivated, and transform stories to create exponential shifts in your life.
Lushanya has been engaged with Lakota tradition since age four when she began her spiritual practice as a Sundancer. Lushanya now leads the Women’s Sundance and is the Executive Director of Kunsi Keya Tamakoce, a nonprofit 501c3 founded in 2005 to further the work of sharing traditional teachings and sacred ceremonies of the Lakota people. She travels widely to share sweat lodge ceremonies, speak and share stories of her traditions and work. Lushanya provides and understanding of different Native American cultures today and historically from the perspective of a modern Native American woman.
Maureen Dodd, creator of Embody Love ™, has been lovingly serving and teaching through the vehicles of spiritual mentoring and energetic healing, Vinyasa yoga, sacred movement, meditation and for the last 20 years. Her work is considered a progressive and profound evolution in the world of energetic healing and bodywork.
Maureen’s intention is to align each individual with their true essence, releasing negative habitual patterns of thought and physical expression - allowing an energy of transformation and an expansion of consciousness, so that everyday becomes sacred, the body becomes a temple and life itself becomes a growth experience and a journey towards “oneness with the divine within.”
Having founded two healing centers in Connecticut and gaining a following of thousands, Dodd’s popularity has moved her to New York City and the Hamptons, where she is currently the Director of Spiritual Health and Healing at wellNEST in Sag Harbor and The Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine in Manhattan. In addition, Dodd can be found lecturing, teaching and hosting workshops worldwide.
Maureen Dodd has been featured in Hamptons Magazine, “Best Yoga Studio 2010” by Connecticut Magazine, Vogue, Travel + Leisure and has a following of diverse, influential clients and celebrities. Her first book “Embody Love” will be released in 2013.
Maureen can be found on facebook and followed on twitter at @MaureenDoddLove.
Get Naked with Your Soul!
Meggan Watterson has her Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Masters of Divinity from Columbia University. She is the founder of REVEAL, an organization that spiritually empowers women to connect to the love within them, reclaim their bodies as sacred, and become soul-led agents of change in the world. Meggan leads the REDLADIES, a REVEAL initiative, which provides REVEALers with spiritual community.
Meggan is the author of the highly-acclaimed, soon to be released Reveal: A Sacred Manual for Getting Spiritually Naked. You can read more about Meggan at http://megganwatterson.com/
Natalie Berthold is a Holistic Health and Life Coach, Teacher, and Healer who uses her gifts to help others. She integrates a variety of modalities into her practice, including Family Constellation Therapy, Reiki, Mantra Work, EFT, IFT, coaching, and others in order to get in touch with the root causes of her clients’ issues. Natalie’s main focus is to work with blockages and entanglements that exist on the subconscious level, unearth them, bring them to light, reorder them and therefore, allowing the client to be free to be their best version of themselves. Natalie believes in empowering her clients to continue to participate in their own healing process and to see that they are their own inner guru.
Natalie’s background is in Psychology, Spanish and Education, earning two Master’s degrees by 2005. In 2008, Natalie became a Reiki Master and started studying and training in Family Constellation Therapy, when after 15 years of a debilitating eating disorder, it was the only work that helped her heal from it. She continues to use FCT to help clients in all areas of their lives where they are seemingly stuck. She has traveled extensively throughout the world, teaching and learning about all of the wonderment the universe contains. After working in education full-time for many years, Natalie decided to finally work with her biggest teacher of all—the universal life force energy that has been guiding her throughout her life. Natalie continues to educate others through her individual sessions, healing workshops, Group Family Constellation Workshops, Programs, Trainings and retreats in NYC, Miami, California, Panama and more. She also produces and stars in her inspirational, yet silly SproutingLove video series on youtube and is a co-host of the hit series www.selflovetour.tv. She is available for speaking engagements, guest blogs, media engagements and workshops.
You can learn more about Natalie at http://www.natalieberthold.com/
Nisha Moodley is a former foodaholic, shopaholic and workaholic, turned freedom junkie, who broke free from addiction and is on a mission to champion women's freedom.
She is the founder of Fierce Fabulous and Free, where she takes women on incredible adventures worldwide to create a clear vision for their future, and design their lives and work to align with that vision.
She believes that:
- women’s freedom is the key to a healthier, happier and more sustainable planet.
- that a woman who chooses freedom is a true generous spirit.
- our freedom is our gift to others and our birthright.
You can learn more about Nisha at http://fiercefabulousfree.com/
RHA Goddess: True Paid Good
Linguistic brilliance, hip-hop rhythms and unflappable honesty characterize the work of Rha Goddess –artist, writer, poet and social activist. Her work has been internationally featured in several compilations, anthologies, forums and festivals. Rha’s debut project, Soulah Vibe, received rave industry reviews from Ms. Magazine, The Source, XXL, and Interview magazines. Time Magazine called it “one of the year’s coolest records.”
As Founder and CEO of Divine Dime Entertainment, Ltd., she was one of the first women in Hip Hop to co-create, independently market and commercially distribute her own music world wide. In May 2000, Essence Magazine recognized Rha as one of 30 Women to Watch in the new millennium. In 2002, BAM’s prestigious Next Wave festival’s NextNext series chose her as one of six artists deemed to be influential in the next decade.
Her activist work includes co-founding the Sista II Sista Freedom School for Young Women of Color and being the former International Spokeswoman for the Universal Zulu Nation. Rha has also been an encore featured keynote at the Women & Power Summit at Omega Institute along with Iyanla Vanzant, Eve Ensler, Anita Hill, Eileen Fisher, Jane Fonda, Alice Walker, and Marion Woodman. In addition to working on The Meditations Trilogy, Rha’s current projects include being the Founder and Project Director of The Next Wave of Women & Power/We Got Issues! a collaborative initiative that focuses on arts & activism for young women.
You can learn more about Rha at http://www.movethecrowd.me/promote/about-rha/
Sarupa Shah is and award winning entrepreneur, mentor and spiritual guru AKA The Celebrities Soul Agent and owner and founder of The Soul Agency. The Soul Agency which supports individuals in creating global impact and delivering a global message of transformation.
The Soul Agency works with entrepreneurs and leaders across the globe who want to put soul and spirit back to where it matters and put consciousness back on the agenda. Using her potent intuitive skills Sarupa speaks, coaches and runs workshops and study programs across the globe which inspire people to tap into their own inner power.
Sarupa guides the way for women to step into a whole new paradigm in their life where they are truly in charge of consciously creating their reality in abundance and without sacrifice.
You can learn more about Sarupa at http://www.sarupashah.com
Dr.Tonya K. Freeman
Affectionately called Diva Mama, Tonya is vocally vibrant, blending her profound and empowering messages with humor, insight and sage counsel in an entertaining folk wisdom style. Known as “The Wide Awake Feminine Liberator”, she has been lovingly referred to as Earth Mother and Global Diva because of her open heart, willingness to share and amazing visionary guidance in helping women realign their natural movement as the powerfully magnetic feminine energy they were born to be. As a former exotic dancer, who discovered the true essence of Diva Energy she states, “Connecting sensuality, sexuality and spirituality has changed my life dramatically. Never before have I enjoyed so much blissfulness.”
Some of Tonya’s courses, workshops and seminars include: Naked Confidence: Journey Of The Sensual Soul, The Sovereign Diva: Victim To Victorious, Ancient Mysteries For Modern Women, Womb Magic, Raped Not Ruined, Attracting Your Medicine Twin and Honoring Your Ancestors. She published an online edition of Spiral Dance News: Unfolding the Femi9 Woman from February 2003 to September 2004 and has appeared as a contributing writer with several articles to her credit published in Atlanta’s Oracle 20/20 metaphysical magazine. Tonya is also the co-founder of Mosa Radio Network, with her husband, Bill Pinder, where she hosted Wisdom Talks, a program on women’s empowerment and wellness, which consists of over 100 interviews in the archives. Tonya can currently be heard on her new talk show Tonya and Friends. Amongst her special productions she created Sexy Spirit Tips and a 30 Day Diva Dialogue. Diva Mama also appeared in the documentary The Journey of Rena’s Moan.
Dr. Tonya has been a guest on various radio broadcasts including; Cross Your Bridge with Alicia Waters, Love by Intuition with Deborah Beauvais and Feel and Look Fabulous with Irina Wardas. She also has been a speaker at Daughters of the Earth; African American Women Greet The New Millennium; Caribbean Women’s Group at Hunter College; the Feminine Rites Of Passage Programs held respectively by Ladies Of Color and The Shrine Of Ma’at; and Beyond The Global Divide Summit (Council Of Elders). Tonya is also an avid poet and has shared her sensually erotic poetry live in various venues.
You can learn more about Tonya at http://awakeningthedivawithin.com/about/
Tisha Lin: Understanding our Cycles
Tisha Lin, HHC, AADP, MBA, is the Creator of Pleasurable Periods® She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Tisha connects with women from all over the world, leads group programs, teaches workshops and hosts retreats. She believes deeply in creating community and change in the world through empowering women to create ease, connection and flow in their bodies and their lives. Together with her husband, she also owns the Akila Yoga Wellness Center in Panama.
Tracy Hamilton walks the balance between music and Spirit and expresses those passions equally as a musician, songwriter, percussionist, Reiki Master, Rhythmic Ritualist and a drum circle facilitator.
She leads three monthly events that bring her community together in rhythm, wisdom and worship – the Rhythm Jam drum circle, the Blue Flame Gathering “rhythmic ritual” moon circle and The Collective women’s spirituality teaching group. She is also currently enrolled in the interfaith seminary program at One Spirit Learning Alliance in NYC, challenging her spirit and expanding her knowledge of the world’s faith traditions.
In her spare time, she and her partner Bonnie enjoy their backyard sacred space (complete with fire cauldron, element altars and healing medicine wheel) with friends and spiritual family. She also performs as a freelance percussionist and ritual drummer for musicians and other spiritual practitioners as well as composes and records original music both of percussive and melodic nature.