Hope Martin

Hope Martin

Hope Martin, is a certified Alexander Technique instructor, teaching in NYC, nationally and internationally, since 1987. She is also a focusing trainer and a meditation teacher. Hope is a close student of Pema Chodron and has been her cook and attendant for 25 years.

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Ralph White

Ralph White

Ralph White, is co-founder of the New York Open Center and currently serves as Senior Fellow and Conference Director. Since the Open Center’s inception in 1984 he has created hundreds of programs across the spectrum of holistic learning. In particular, he directs the Esoteric Quest conferences in Europe, the Western Tradition that have now continued for twenty years, and the Art of Dying conferences  that address the emergence of a more holistic understanding of death in contemporary America. From 1995 to 2001 he edited Lapis Magazine, winner of the Alternative Press Award 2000 from Utne Reader. A writer and speaker, he is the author of the memoir, The Jeweled Highway: On the Quest for a Life of Meaning.

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Francesca Arnoldy

Francesca Arnoldy

Francesca Arnoldy,  is the developer and program director of the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine’s End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Program. She is author of Cultivating the Doula Heart: The Essentials of Compassionate Care and leads in-person workshops about doula approaches and end-of-life wishes. She founded Contemplative Doula as a resource to help people to prepare for birth, death and life with the doula heart.

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Cora Welsh

Cora Welsh

Cora Welsh, CCLS, MA, is the Program Manager of Pediatric Palliative Care at Johns Hopkins. She provides psychosocial support to patients and families, and follow-up bereavement care. She has degrees in Child Life, Literature and Pastoral Care; and special interest in adolescents and informed decision-making at all stages of development.

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Emily Johnson

Emily Johnson

Emily Johnson, MSN, CRNP, is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner who provides palliative care in Johns Hopkins’ Pediatric ICU. With extensive experience in pediatric critical care nursing, she has cared for hundreds of dying children. In addition to advanced degrees in nursing, Emily holds certificates in nurse education and pediatric bioethics.

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William Stickevers

William Stickevers

William Stickevers, has a broad scope of political, economic, psychological and metaphysical knowledge. He systematically explores possibilities about the future and how they can emerge from the present by weaving current secular trends, geopolitical factors and mundane astrological portents. A practicing professional astrologer for 30 years with an international practice, his global forecasts are backed by a deep study of economies, finance, politics, history, archetypal cosmology and modern astrological forecasting techniques.

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Alexander D. Santiago

Alexander D. Santiago

Alexander D. Santiago,  is trained as an astrologer in both the Western and Vedic systems. He serves as a channel of divine inspiration in assisting others to make informed choices about the cosmic dance of the cycles. He is also an astrological coach, entrepreneur, natural fragrance alchemist, an ordained minister of the Science of Light and wedding officiant. Every Monday night he is the house astrologer for Nameste’ books.

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Jenny Lynch

JENNY LYNCH

Jenny Lynch,  is a renowned New York astrologer of more than 40 years. She has attained the highest level of achievement with the National Council of Geocosmic Research. She is also a certified astrocartographer. Jenny has been a columnist for Conde Nast. Her work appearing in Glamour, Allure and Easy Living UK magazines. She also hosted the weekly celebrity TV show “Star Power” in NYC.

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Gary Christen

GARY CHRISTEN

Gary Christen, is a well-known practitioner of Uranian Astrology. He is the first person in modern times awarded a B.A. degree in Astrology (Livingston College, Rutgers University, 1974). Gary has maintained a practice while he edited and created many publications and tools to assist astrologers throughout the world. Gary has spent most of his career working towards moving the entire field of astrology into a commanding position in the new technological age. He is currently working on Nova Chartwheels (along with Ray White as programmer) based on his methods and technique as well as writing An Approach to Astrology.

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Mitchell S. Lewis

Mitchell S. Lewis

Mitchell S. Lewis,  has been a professional astrologer in New York City for more than two decades, specializing in financial astrology and medical chart interpretation. Throughout the 90’s he worked on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange and became well-known as an astrological trader and market analyst.

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