Neelam Singh

Neelam Singh

Neelam Singh is a certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor. She was raised in an Indian household that incorporated many aspects of Ayurveda including how to use herbs, teas, plants, meditations, rest, food-based remedies and medicinal cooking to address health issues, restore balance and heal and detoxify the body. After turning to Ayurveda for healing of her health complications in 2012, Neelam decided to dedicate her life to teaching Ayurveda from a more practical, hands-on approach. She was trained and certified in Ayurveda in both Kerala, India and in the US. Neelam is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medication Association (“NAMA”) and a member and is on the Board of Trustees of the Vedic International Institute for Science and Arts (VISA). She lives and has an Ayurvedic practice in New York City.

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Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz

Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz

Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz (Tewa/Xicana) shares the Medicine of the People, and weaves together stories of Indigenous wisdom with the intention of her dishes, applying “Culinary Medicine,” as named by one of her Maestras (teachers). Curanderas are traditional healers, who carry the knowledge of foods, herbs and other cultural remedies working with the body, mind and spirit. Curanderismo has been practiced throughout the Americas for over five hundred years, with each healer offering a unique skillset applying their natural gifts, training or cultural practices. With permission from her elders, Felicia shares her work with others through private consultations, workshops and ceremonies. (Photo Credit: Nicky Hedayatzadeh)

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Andrea Beaman

Andrea Beaman

Andrea Beaman, HHC, AADP, Chef, Herbalist, is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef and herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts of 2012 by Greatist.com, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

 
Since 1999, she has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers with nutritional practices that are:

 

  • Seasonal, local and organic
  • Aligned with your environment and unique biochemistry
  • Rooted in traditional wisdom, intuition and common sense
  • Focused on the physical, emotional and spiritual contributors to good health

In addition to hosting her award-nominated cooking show Fed Up!; she was featured on Top Chef, The View, CBS News, Fox News, Emeril Live and Martha Stewart’s Whole Living radio. Andrea teaches a wide range of natural healing and cooking classes to students around the world.

 

Andrea is the author of The Whole Truth – How I Naturally Reclaimed My Health, and You Can Too!, The Eating and Recipe Guide – Better Food, Better Health, Health is Wealth – Make a Delicious Investment in You! and Happy Healthy Thyroid- The Essential Steps to Healing Naturally.

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Amishi Jha

Amishi Jha

Amishi Jha, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of Miami. She serves as the Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, which she co-founded in 2010. She received her PhD from the University of California–Davis and postdoctoral training at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University. Dr. Jha’s work has been featured at NATO, the World Economic Forum, and The Pentagon. She has received coverage in the The New York Times, NPR, TIME, Forbes and more.

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Marjorie Roth

Marjorie Roth

Marjorie Roth, PhD, DMA, is a professor of music at Nazareth College in Upstate New York. A flutist, scholar, researcher and teacher in the expanding field of esoteric music, she is a much-valued presenter at The Open Center’s Esoteric Quest conferences.

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Jill Blakeway

Jill Blakeway

Jill Blakeway is a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist, a clinical herbalist and the founder of the Yinova Center. As a practitioner, she is known for her intuitive approach to Chinese Medicine and particularly for her skills as an acupuncturist and energy healer. To that end, Jill published a book for Harper Collins called Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing. In it, Jill describes what it means, personally and scientifically, to be an energy healer and draws on cutting-edge research to explain how acupuncture and energy medicine work.

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Shamini Jain

Shamini Jain

Shamini Jain, PhD, is the founder and CEO of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), a nonprofit collaborative that leads humanity to heal ourselves. Dr. Jain is an Ivy-league trained clinical psychologist and an award-winning research scientist in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) and integrative medicine. She is a sought-after speaker and teacher in mind-body-spirit healing. Dr. Jain is also an adjunct faculty at UC San Diego. For more, visit shaminijain.com and chi.is.

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Joshua Lesser

Joshua Lesser

Joshua Lesser recently transitioned from Atlanta’s Congregation Bet Haverim’s Senior Rabbi to Rabbi Emeritus in a bold move to discover what’s next. He is excited to collaborate with The OnBeing Project as he serves as the Spiritual Companion to their Social Healing Fellowship. Responding to the challenges that faith and spiritual leaders have encountered during the pandemic and political disruption, Joshua has created two international online forums for clergy to brainstorm, share resources, and offer mutual support. He is a trained spiritual director and leads groups that explore themes like grief, moral injury and creativity. Joshua was named one of The 36 Most Inspiring Rabbis by the Forward and one of The 100 Most Influential LGBTQ Clergy by the Huffington Post. He has become known for honoring tradition while creating rituals and lifecycles that reflect the specific context and/or the people involved. He has been given a grant for a project that reimagines how to prepare families for their children’s coming of age rituals by understanding their strengths and values.


He is just beginning to design the possibility of a contemplative and ritual center to address the spiritual needs of our time that he is calling Attune.

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Elysa Fenenbock

Elysa Fenenbock

Elysa Fenenbock creates healing, designs products, champions learning and fashions beauty. Applying the medicine of creativity to projects at the intersection of design, art and education, she enables her students to thrive through mindful making and life prototyping.

Elysa was recently awarded the Edmund Hillary Global Impact Fellowship where she harnesses the world’s creativity to generate lasting change. She is the co-founder of Design Mystics, which helps leaders unleash their inner designer and change maker in pursuit of transformative change and innovation for self, family, organization and community. As Google’s first designer-in-residence, she facilitated human-centered design processes, spearheaded social impact projects and built immersive art installations for transformation. Previously, Elysa worked at IDEO where she developed the Design Thinking for Educators platform. As founder of The Creative Nomad Project, she led global organizations to foster creativity in endeavors ranging from transforming Peruvian artisans into entrepreneurs, to visioning the future of K12 education in rural Panama. At her core, she’s an artist who’s happiest when getting lost in the color and texture of fabric and sculpting precious metals. These days Elysa can be found playing with fiber and fire in her studio Good Guild through which she offers works of healing art. She also teaches at the Stanford d.school.

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Ken Cohen

Ken Cohen

Ken Cohen, MA, Qigong and Tai Chi Grandmaster has practiced these arts since 1968. He is the winner of the International Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine and is the author of The Way of Qigong (Random House) and more than 200 articles on spirituality and health. Ken was the first person to teach qigong in North American medical schools and has been hosted by numerous health and cultural organizations. A bridge between ancient wisdom and modern science, Ken is known for his friendly and engaging teaching style.

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