Angela Lee, MS. L.Ac.

Angela is an internationally recognized 20th Generation Practitioner/Instructor in Shaolin Qi Gong. She is also a Licensed Acupuncturist and CEU Instructor for the State of California Acupuncture Board. She has been a guest speaker for several organizations on the topics of Qi Gong and Chinese Medicine from students at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco to Not-for-Profit Organizations in the Bay Area. With over 20 years of experience, Angela's intertwining of Qi Gong and Chinese Medicine provide the listener a profound perspective and a fresh understanding of both disciplines. Angela Lee teaches Qi Gong classes at the UC San Francisco Campus Life Services and Kaiser Permanente San Francisco. All her classes are geared towards promoting general wellness in students with or without chronic disease. Her goal has been a steady approach in teaching people and empowering individuals to build a solid base of daily practice for their health while working with their Allopathic and Western Medicine Practitioners to tackle specific diseases illnesses.

Angela’s current interest is teaching Qi Gong at Martial Arts conferences to help the martial artist prevent injuries while continuing to practice their arts to a ripe old age. The softness and healing aspect of Qi Gong brings a Yin Yang balance to their workouts. Angela was also inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Association of Women Martial Artists Instructors in 2013 for her 30+ years of experience and dedication to Martial Arts.

In her free time Angela retreats to her full time job as a Mom to her 8 year old daughter who loves to hear her Mom sing show tunes and teaches her to understand animal behavior so she can work at the SPCA.

Workshop Information:

Understanding Qi – Qi Gong and its benefits to your health
Instruction in basic Qi Gong Stances – Discussion on Qi Gong practice and Allopathic Medicine

 

Dr. Aumatma Shah, ND, MS

Dr. Aum is a Naturopathic Doctor and Fertility Specialist. She has been in private practice for close to 10 years and has spent 4 years in addition to Naturopathic training to study homeopathy from prominent healers in India and the US. Dr. Aum is also certified in Restorative Medicine and Ayurveda, and has a vast array of tools that help couples to conceive. Currently, Dr. Aum sees clients in Oakland, Silicon Valley, and virtually.

Workshop Information:

The Future of Women's Health: Our grandchildren's genes are determined by your health. Women's bodies have an innate wisdom for healing, birthing, and transformation. In this talk, we will explore how to utilize our innate body-wisdom to optimize our health, prevent problems such as PMS, infertility, and menopause, and positively influence the health of our children and grandchildren.

 

Barbara Juniper

As Sound Healer and Spiritual Director Barbara Juniper assist women in recovery from Love Addiction and Codependency in rediscovering their essential goodness. She helps them renew their connection with the sacred through sound, music and singing as well as deep exploration of their inner life.

Workshop Information:

By the end of the presentation, participants should be able to:
1. Identify different modalities of Sound Healing
2. Experience a sound meditation that can be used for healing
3. Understand the relationship between Sound Healing and spirituality in the recovery process

 

Benjamin Zappin, L.Ac., Herbalist

Benjamin Zappin is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist working in Oakland, Ca. In private practice, Ben combines acupuncture and manual therapies, Western and Chinese herbs, and food based nutritional therapies to support patients in achieving optimal health and to treat disease. Ben runs Five Flavors Herbs, a local herbal dispensary and extract manufacturing facility in Oakland that serves both practitioners and the general public with his wife Ingrid Bauer. Since moving to Oakland, Ben has worked through two private organizations providing his services to underserved audiences. He is currently serving on the board of Integrative Medicine for the Underserved. Ben moonlights as a herbal wildcrafter and cook when he finds the time and has two beautiful sons.

Workshop Information:
Herbs for mental health - a review of evidence based approaches and traditional practices for treating mental health conditions with herbal medicine. Attention will also be given to the most important drug/herb interactions to consider.

Acupuncture and dentistry - a review of evidence based and traditional approaches to using acupuncture in conjunction with dentistry to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes and increased comfort.

 

 

Bidyut K. Bose, PhD

Bidyut Bose is the Founder and Executive Director of Niroga Institute (www.niroga.org), a non-profit which brings Transformative Life/Leadership Skills (TLS: a dynamic mindfulness practice including yoga, breathing techniques and meditation) to thousands of children and youth annually in schools and alternative schools, juvenile halls and jails across the Bay Area, as well as homeless shelters, rehab centers, cancer hospitals, and more. Bidyut also conducts TLS trainings nationally and internationally for health professionals, educators and violence prevention officials, and participates in rigorous research on program effectiveness. With a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, Bidyut’s research interests have shifted to a systemic application of TLS and evaluation of its effects on public and behavioral health, education and violence prevention, while developing cost-effective architectures for lasting social transformation.

Session Information:

Keynote Presentation: Transforming Chronic Disease Prevention and Management through Integrative Medicine: Seventy-five percent of our annual health care budget is spent on common chronic conditions. Chronic stress is not only a risk factor for every common chronic disease, but it is also a common effect of every major social determinant of health. This presentation will explore the tentacles of stress and trauma, and its impact on individual and community health. We will also explore optimal solutions for stress resilience and healing trauma that are anchored in the latest neuroscience research, helping balance our efforts on our external environments with efforts on our internal environments. Attendees will experience dynamic mindfulness practices for personal sustainability and professional application, which anyone can practice anytime, anywhere. An extensively applied, highly efficient and cost-effective model for dissemination of Dynamic Mindfulness practices will also be presented, as a catalyst for building healthy communities.

Breakout Session: Dynamic Mindfulness for Stress Resilience and Healing Trauma: Underserved populations have disproportionately higher stress and trauma, and health professionals serving underserved populations are often chronically stressed, while imbibing secondary trauma. This dynamic and interactive presentation will explore the connections between stress/trauma, brain and behavior, and participants will experience optimal dynamic mindfulness practices that they can use for themselves as well as those they serve. An efficient and cost-effective model for dissemination of Dynamic Mindfulness practices among underserved populations such as at-risk youth and young adults, seniors, people battling addiction or homelessness, and those dealing with life-threatening illness, will also be presented, along with a summary of independent research, with compelling findings and implications."

 

Daniel Lappin BA, CCMP

Touch and Compassion in Healing and Hospice. What are the most important healing tools you possess? Building upon a model of treating complex health and psychological trauma patients, this experiential work shop will share tangible body and touch based skills for supporting wellness, healing and end of life care. Sophisticated therapeutic treatment will be condensed into brief, concise skills that can be applied in many context. Facing patients in physical or psychological ‘life and death’ situations, we are challenged to sustain our own compassion and life force. The physical and emotional touch of our compassion, our embodied presence, intention, the warmth of our heart, the grace of our smile, the flow of chi and shen – these are our most important healing tools. Truly, what it means to be alive. Daniel Lappin BA, CCMP is a Massage Therapist and somatic practitioner specializing in adult complex health and trauma conditions. He has trained in hospice, child trauma and a range of Integrated Health modalities. He is an Associate Member of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care – the national organization of colleges, testing and accreditation Boards for Integrated Healthcare. Practitioners. (ACCAHC.org). He has an active yoga, meditation and spiritual practice.

Workshop Information:

Touch and Compassion in Healing and Hospice.

 

Donald Abrams, M.D.

Donald I. Abrams, M.D. is chief of the Hematology-Oncology Division at San Francisco General Hospital, an integrative oncologist at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He graduated from Brown University in 1972 and from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1977.  After completing an Internal Medicine residency at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco, he became a fellow in Hematology-Oncology at the UCSF Cancer Research Institute in 1980.  During his fellowship, Dr. Abrams spent eight months working in the retrovirology laboratory of Harold Varmus, M.D. during the time that the first cases of AIDS were being diagnosed. He subsequently returned to the clinical arena where he was one of the original clinician/investigators to recognize many of the early AIDS-related conditions.  He conducted numerous clinical trials investigating conventional as well as complementary therapies in patients with HIV including therapeutic touch, Traditional Chinese Medicine interventions, medicinal mushrooms, medical marijuana and distant healing. His interest in botanical therapies led him to pursue a two-year Fellowship in the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona which he completed in December 2004. His particular passion in the field involves nutrition and cancer. Since completing his Fellowship, Dr. Abrams has been providing Integrative Medicine consultation to people living with and beyond cancer at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He co-edited an Oxford University Press textbook in Integrative Oncology with Andrew Weil, M.D.. He is a member of the NCI PDQ CAM Editorial Board. Dr. Abrams was President of the Society of Integrative Oncology in 2010.

Workshop Information:

Integrative Cancer Care

 

Erin Falconer Pharm.D.,CGP Clinical Pharmacist

Dr. Erin Falconer completed her undergraduate education in Herbal Sciences at Bastyr University, then continued on to complete her Pharm.D. at University of Pacific graduating in 2007. Bastyr University is an internationally recognized private University offering science-based Natural Medicine degrees and research. Dr. Falconer worked on breast cancer research at Bastyr University investigating the effects of Green Tea on cancer cell growth. During Pharmacy School she worked as a research associate at Therapeutic Research helping to write the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. She later continued on as a contributing editor. Dr. Falconer focused her career on Geriatric Medicine and obtained her board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist Credential in 2012. As a Clinical Pharmacist Dr. Falconer works to help patients and providers understand, and use, natural therapies both safely and effectively.

Session Information:

Endnote: The Affordable Care Act and Integrative Medicine: Expectations, Reality and the Incorporation of Integrative Medicine from a Pharmacy Perspective

 

Erik Peper, PhD

Erik Peper, PhD., is an internationally known expert on holistic health, stress management, and biofeedback. He is a professor at San Francisco State University, where he was instrumental in establishing the Institute for Holistic Health Studies, the first holistic health program at a public university in the U.S. He is president of the Biofeedback Federation of Europe (BFE) and former president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology. He has received numerous awards such as the State of California Governor’s Employee Safety Award in 2004 for his contributions to improving workplace health for computer users, the 2005 Sheila Adler Award from AAPB for his efforts to support and encourage student participation, and the 2011 Recipient of the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe Educator Award. He is an author of numerous scientific articles and books: Biofeedback Mastery, Muscle Biofeedback at the Computer, Make Health Happen Training: Yourself to Create Wellness, De Computermens and Fighting Cancer-A Nontoxic Approach to Treatment. He has a biofeedback practice at BiofeedbackHealth in Berkeley, California (www.biofeedbackhealth.org) and publishes a blog The peperperspective: Ideas on illness, health and well-being (www.peperperspective.com). He has been an invited speaker at international conference in the United States, Europe and Asia and is recognized expert on holistic health, stress management and workplace health. His research interests focus upon strategies to optimize health, illness prevention, holistic health, healthy computing, and respiratory psychophysiology.

Workshop Information:

Biofeedback enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately "feed back" information to the user. The workshop includes experiential practices and demonstrations to illustrate the educational and clinical applications for bio-and neuro-feedback. These include applications for the treatment of headaches, asthma, pain, anxiety, ADDH, gastrointestinal pain, cancer, stress disorders, etc.

 

Helen Ye

Helen Ye, MS, LAc is an Integrative Chinese medicine practitioner with 20 years’ experience in the healthcare field, and 15 of those years as a forerunner in integrative medicine settings. Helen’s practice in an integrative medical clinic affiliated with a major medical center has been a pioneering effort in bringing the advantages of Eastern medical practice to Western medicine and other complementary therapies to a broad range of patients. In addition Ms. Ye is the Executive Director of a private practice offering a broad range of western, eastern medical practices and non-traditional therapies in innovative collaborations. In clinical practice, Ms. Ye uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary recommendations, and other methods to treat her patients. Her background includes particular work on stress management, women’s health, and in individuals who have complex health histories including immune dysfunction, digestive disorder, pain, and those in hospice care. Helen holds a Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and an undergraduate degree from University of California, Berkeley in Public Health and City Planning.

Workshop Information:

The Vision of Integrative Medicine

Making the Vision of Integrative Medicine Real

 

Jason Miller, DC, Chiropractic BioPhysics Practitioner and Instructor, Clinical Director of both PostureWorks and NutraWorks

Dr. Jason Miller is a well-respected chiropractic clinician, an instructor for Chiropractic BioPhysics Seminars, and a faculty member of Life Chiropractic College West. He is the co-founder of San Francisco’s PostureWorks and its sister health center NutraWorks. Dr. Miller takes a proactive stance towards health and believes the most important aspect of treating patients is educating them about the natural and effective methods of preventing disease before it begins. As a wellness and prevention oriented doctor, he is dedicated to being both a teacher and a student for the rest of his professional life. Dr. Miller’s quest to inspire others to embrace healthier lifestyles includes hundreds of hours of communication training, motivational interviewing and life coaching. His incorporation of these techniques within his workshops and lectures make his talks immensely engaging and has made him a regular speaker on UCSF campuses.

Workshop Information:

1) Weight Loss for Wellness - Resolving Metabolic Syndrome: In this engaging workshop we will explore the pitfalls of most weight loss methods and in the process demystify the secrets to lasting fat loss. We will gain a better understanding of the cause of Metabolic Syndrome and why this combination of conditions is plaguing our society. Most importantly, we will work to define long term goals and break down the limiting beliefs that obstruct our path to health and happiness.

2) Chiropractic BioPhysics - Understanding the link between Posture and Health: Of the nine systems of the human body only one is completely encased in bone... Why? The central nervous system controls and coordinates all other physiologic systems and it is extremely delicate. In this amazingly eye opening workshop we will learn how our posture is a window into our spine and nervous system. We will gain an understanding of why any postural deviation represents a damaged, injured or weakened area of our spine which weakens our spinal cord and reduces the flow of vital nerve conductivity (electrical energy flow) to our body.

 

Jennifer L. Frank, PhD

Dr. Frank is a Research Assistant Professor of Health and Human Development and investigator at the Prevention Research Center at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Frank’s research focuses on the study of effective school-based prevention practices and interventions that reshape the ecology of risk (family-school-peer) across middle to late childhood. She is the co-developer of the Transformative Life Skills program and has been actively involved in implementing and evaluating several yoga and mindfulness-based programs in school, medical, and community-based settings.

Workshop Information:

The Promise of Contemplative Practices for Making a Real Public Health Impact

What Integrative Health Professionals Need to Know about Implementing Contemplative Practices in Real World Settings: Lessons from the Field

 

Jeremy Richardson, BA, ABT

Jeremy Richardson, BA, ABT, is a musician, artist, martial artist, body worker, jewelry-maker, director, producer and Jedi Knight. His work attempts to address the collisions of intricate beauty that manifest on the level of pattern and rhythm. He graduated with Honors at the top of his class from the Visual Arts Department at UC San Diego, where he studied Non-Western Art, sculpture, Eastern Philosophy, T’ai Chi, electronic music, and video. He studied Asian Bodywork Therapy at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA, and has been an bodywork therapist for 16 years. He currently works on independent music production for The Coppercat, studio experiments with Bassnectar, admin for ElectricSheep.org, soundtracks for films and commercials, making jewelry for Chain of Being, and bodywork therapy in Sausalito and Santa Cruz.

Workshop Information:

East West Massage: The Confluence of Chinese Medical Massage and the European Spa. This workshop will give a dialogue on how ancient Chinese Medical Massage and the modern, massage-focused spa share similar ideals and functions, despite opposing intention and separation of thousands of years and thousands of miles. This presentation will include a demonstration.

 

Joy Metcalfe, Reiki Master and Ordained Buddhist Teacher

Joy Metcalfe is an internationally known Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner and an ordained Buddhist Teacher. She is a writer and lecturer and has over 30 years experience in her field. Joy has guided thousands of individuals towards a healthier, more fulfilling life and helped them to clarify and achieve their goals. Both in teaching and in her healing sessions, her techniques are clear, effective, supportive and sensitive to the specific needs and conditions of the individual.

Workshop Information:

Reiki, The Secret Method to Invite Happiness.

Here in America, happiness is considered so important that our ability to pursue it is actually one of our constitutional rights. Living a heart-based reality, creates a sense of inner ease and rightness with in us and allows us to best access well-being on all levels. Reiki, a simple hands on healing technique, is called The Secret Method to Attain Happiness, because it facilitates a deepening or re-establishing, of our connection to a heart-based reality. When we live our lives with this awareness, the natural rhythms of life and health and happiness with in our body can assert themselves and a state of well-being can be achieved and maintained.

 

Kaz Shibao, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Kaz Shibao, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, has been employed at the Institute for Health & Healing, a department of California Pacific Medical Center, for over 10 years. He is a clinician and teaches weekly movement classes and workshops. The IHH clinic in San Francisco, Marin and Santa Rosa provides a team of functional medicine physicians, nurses, nutritionists, Chinese Medicine practitioners, guided imagery psychotherapists, and somatic and bodyworker therapists who collaborate about commonly shared patients.

Workshop Information:

 

Kaz will share his experiences as a member of the team, and how he addresses incorporating gentle movement strategies to enrich a person's perception of the world regarding pain reduction, improvement of easy mobility, flexibility, coordination and posture, and greater clarity of mind to sense and feel. If time permits, he will teach a movement lesson.

 

Kimberly Paul RYT, IYT, Certified Holistic Nutrition Educator

Kimberly Paul is a certified holistic nutritionist, registered yoga teacher, yoga therapist and home cook . She received her extensive nutritional education through Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in Berkeley California and has studied holistic health and nutrition for over 15 years . Part yogi, part farmer part cook her work in holistic nutrition is dedicated to improving one's health through an inspiring and comprehensive approach that celebrates food and teaches a philosophy of healthy abundance around eating. She specializes in digestive wellness, food sensitivities and intolerances and cancer support. Her approach to health supportive foods is that they must taste great—i.e., be flavor driven in order to be nourishing and healing. My goal is to educate others to be an active participant in their own health and healing. When not on her yoga mat or in the kitchen she blogs and gives talks/workshops on current topics in yoga, food and nutrition. She is a member of Slow Food USA, the Weston A. Price Foundation and Currently she is under the guidance of Jeanne Wallace, one of the nation's most prominent experts in nutritional oncology. “The current health trends in this country call for an urgent paradigm shift. The amount of misinformation propagated through the current industrial food industry is alarming. I encourage people to become active and engaged in the process of choosing food for themselves and their families in a way that does not rely on information disseminated by the food industry. To get back to traditional food, the way we used to eat. The ingredients being seasonal local produce, whole grains and fats, oils that are unrefined. “

Workshop Information:

The food that heals us: Unlike other nutritionist/dietitians who are still working with antiquated systems, Kimberly believes food first. Food is medicine – whole, unrefined, vibrant and packed with nutrients. A traditional foodist she cooks with natural and unprocessed foods prepared simply and from scratch. This means healthy fats, pastured poultry, grass fed beef, cold water fish, local seasonal vegetables and fruits from nearby farms . Our fast-food culture has little patience with this idea. Prepared food is sold as convenient and tasty, but it is loaded with fat, sodium and GMO corn syrup, and it’s making us sick. They diminish our lives and impact the state of healthcare greatly. The correlation of the sandard american diet(S.A.D.) to modern day dieases -Diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and obesity is alarming. Kimberly Paul will offer a lively discussion about our understanding of the source of our food and identifying the nutritional benefits of certain food and their affect on our health. Thereby bringing a much greater awareness to the health and the connection to the food we eat.

 

Marilyn Stebbins, Pharm.D. Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Dr. Marilyn Stebbins completed her undergraduate studies at UC San Diego in 1984 and her Pharm.D. at UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy in 1988. After the completion of her Pharmacy Practice Residency at the UC Davis Medical Center she spent 7 years developing and implementing pharmacist-run clinic at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Sacramento. As faculty in the School of Pharmacy since 1996, Dr. Stebbins’ work has focused on developing innovative practice models in the physician group practice setting. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act and the need for more community-based providers, her goal is to extend her work in the physician group setting and to develop innovative team-based practice models in the ambulatory and community pharmacy setting. Her current research interest is in the transition of pharmacy care from the acute and post-acute setting back into the community with an emphasis on an accurate medication list through these transitions of care.

Session Information:

Endnote: The Affordable Care Act and Integrative Medicine: Expectations, Reality and the Incorporation of Integrative Medicine from a Pharmacy Perspective

 

Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur is a traditional scholar, healer, and teacher of Ayurveda and Vedic sciences. She is Founder of Vedika Global, Inc., a California-based non-profit Vedic foundation that supports an awarded, international School of Ayurveda and Vedic Studies, sponsors community welfare initiatives, and delivers charitable wellness through global humanitarian projects. She is President of California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM) where she leads statewide Ayurveda education and legislation matters, and has served on CAAM’s Board of Directors since 2007. She was invited to co-chair the International Delegates Assembly at the prestigious World Ayurveda Congress, a 40-country consortium promoting global education and worldwide Ayurveda accreditation. Acharya Shunya also serves on the Council of Advisors (CoA) and Visiting Faculty of Taksha University School of Integrative Medicine, based in Virginia, USA. For her trailblazing work in reviving authentic Ayurveda education, Acharya Shunya was bestowed the Mother Padmavati International Ayurveda Award by the prestigious Indian Institute of Medicine; the Nalanda Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Education by AAPNA; and was honored by AYURA and FERATSM foundations. Acharya Shunya Acharya Shunya is Advisor to internationally known Mind Body Soul Magazine, Tathaastu Magazine, and Yoga Bharati; the US affiliates of SVYASA (Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana) Yoga University. Her work is featured in San Francisco Chronicle, Yoga Journal, and Tathaastu Magazine. She teaches year-round and lectures worldwide.

shunya@vedikaglobal.org
www.vedikaglobal.org

Workshop Information:

Ayurveda Medicine and its Potential Contribution to Patient Centered Integrative Health Care

 

Susan Ezra, RN, HN-BC Certified Holistic Nurse and Integrative Imagery Specialist, President of Imagery International

Susan Ezra, R.N., HN-BC. has over 35 years of nursing experience in many varied health fields. Her passion has always been to ignite the healing potential within an individual through the body/mind. While on staff at Hospice of Marin for 20 years, Susan pioneered bringing imagery to the bedside of hospice patients to manage pain/symptoms and to enhance peace/well-being. And over the past 23 years, she has been teaching individual clients and health care professionals to use the power of imagery for health and healing. Since co-founding and directing the Certificate Program in Integrative Imagery in 1996, with Terry Reed, Beyond Ordinary Nursing has certified nurses, social workers and therapists nationwide. Terry and Susan were then successful in incorporating imagery services in a hospital-wide program bringing stress management, surgery preparation and guided imagery to staff, patients and the community at Mills-Peninsula Health Services in Burlingame, CA. In 2008, they co-authored Guided Imagery and Beyond: Stories of Healing and Transformation.

 

Workshop Information:

The Power of Imagery in Health and Healing

 

Svetlana Yesin, DDS

Svetlana Yesin DDS is an integrative dentist practicing in San Francisco, CA. She graduated from UCSF School of Dentistry with a DDS degree and BS in Dental Sciences in 2002. Although schooling and experience prepared her well for technical aspects of the profession, the dentistry that she practices today is far more than a technique. In her practice she considers the biological effects that dentistry has on the entire body. In her office she uses state of the art equipment, biocompatible materials, nutritional support and alternative healing modalities to help patents achieve optimal oral health. She is passionate about minimally invasive dentistry, teeth remineralization, periodontal health, developmental Gnathology, aesthetic and metal-safe dentistry.

Workshop Information:

Mouth Matters! Integrative approach to dentistry.

 

Uma Viswanathan, Director of Yesplus, Art of Living Foundation.

A graduate of Harvard University ('01, '04) in Clinical Psychology, Uma Viswanathan is the co-national director for Yesplus. A meditator since childhood, she is a wellness and empowerment trainer with 7 years of experience designing and facilitating programming to build wellness, resilience, and personal transformation among youth and adults. She has taught meditation and breath-based wellness programs to hundreds of university students across the country. She has also integrated these approaches to build resilience among at-risk inner city high schoolers and to develop youth leaders for community transformation in Haiti.

Workshop Information:

From "what we do" to "how we are": Redefining success on college campuses

From victims of trauma to agents of change: Developing leaders through meditation and breath