Teachers, Lecturers, Workshop Leaders, and the Centers

The background information listed here pertains specifically to individuals and centers whose classes, workshops, and events are listed in the May through August 2019 issue.

Aaron is a spirit who has been a Buddhist monk and scholar in many previous lifetimes and is a being of great love, compassion, wisdom, and gentle humor. In his final lifetime he was a vipassana meditation master, but he has lived in many different bodies and followed many spiritual paths. He is channeled by Barbara Brodsky.

Linda Adamcz, MSW is a Certified Practitioner of Integrative Breathwork and Psycho-Spiritual Integration. She has worked in the mental health field for nearly 30 years.

Jeanne Adwani is the co-founder and Creatrix of Evenstar’s Chalice.

Erik Anderson, LMSW, CAADC, is an Embedded social worker, College of Engineering for Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Michigan.

Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness has a mission to cultivate and support the understanding of mindfulness to promote health and wellbeing.

Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) Ann Arbor’s public library serving the community of the Ann Arbor School District.

Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center is part of the 900-year-old Karma Kagyu lineage led by His Holiness, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, and is dedicated to the enlightenment of all beings. Ann Arbor KTC is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018. The Center offers regular meditation practice and instruction, and is open to anyone interested in taming and training their mind through the Buddhist path.

Marcia Bailey, MA, PhD is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner, Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Certified Transformational Breath Facilitator, and Senior Trainer with the Transformational Breath Foundation.

Liza Baker is a health coach, flame nurturer, and cookbook author at Simply-HealthCoaching.com.

James Balmer was a co-founder of Dawn Farm in 1973 and has worked for Dawn Farm since 1983, first as a Clinical Director, later as president.

Deanne Bednar, MA has taught middle school art for 28 years, and sustainable future classes for 15 years. She is the director and teacher at Strawbale Studio, focusing on natural building, and sustainable living skills since 2003.

David Bell is a founder of Ann Arbor’s Interfaith Center and has been a longtime teacher of A Course in Miracles.

Linda Steinborn Bender, ACSW, LMSW has spent 30 years helping adults manage day-to-day life by adjusting to health, trauma, abuse, and grief. She has worked in several hospice settings.

Sarah Bennett is an intuitive channel of the divine realms and ancient ancestral wisdom. Her readings will provide heart opening clarity and peace and will help you go deeper within your own intuitive knowing.

Leslie Blackburn, MS, RCST is a Sacred Sexual Healer and Transformational Guide. She is a leading educator and coach of sacred sexuality and tantra in the U.S.

Kathy Bloch is a Tarot reader, born and raised in Hawaii. She has studied Tarot since 1980 and likes to collect Tarot decks from around the world. She has been doing public readings since 1995.

Carole Blotter draws her meditation practice from dual roots in Quaker and Buddhist traditions. She has been teaching meditation since 1999, and is a teacher for The Forest Way, an organization dedicated to providing retreats conducive to balanced and integrated spiritual growth.

Dr. Alan Boyce, DC is a chiropractor and a Pipe and Altar carrier in Native culture. He has learned to synthesize spiritual/intuitive phenomena with scientific understanding.

Bodyworks Healing Center offers a variety of holistic health services from certified massage therapists and other certified practitioners.

Michele Bond has over 800 hours of training in yoga, yoga therapeutics, and meditation with internationally-recognized instructors. She has a background in martial arts, dance, competitive synchronized swimming, gymnastics, stunt fighting, and swordplay.

Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor offers comprehensive and professional support services for breastfeeding mothers and babies, including private consultations, weekly MotherBaby support groups, and breastfeeding-related retail.

Patty Brennan, Director of Center for the Childbearing Year and co-owner of Lifespan Doulas, is a professional birth, postpartum, and end-of-life doula trainer. Patty is the author of The Doula Business Guide and provides business development support for doulas.

Dr. Tana Bridge, PhD, ACSW, LMSW, ACTP is a Professor, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University and award-winning trauma expert.

Barbara Brodsky is the founder and guiding teacher of Deep Spring Center and an ordained Interfaith Minister. She has been practicing meditation since 1960, teaching since 1989, and draws from dual roots in Buddhist and Quaker traditions. She became totally deaf in 1972, and is a channel for the spirit, Aaron.

Edward Espe Brown was the first head cook at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and later helped found Greens Restaurant in San Francisco. He is the author of several bestselling cookbooks and the subject of the 2007 film: How to Cook Your Life.

Jonathan Buckman is a lifetime student of the martial arts and an instructor with SUN SHEN. He is also a social worker and a chess teacher to over 2,000 children.

Lama Nancy Burks is the resident Lama of the Ann Arbor KTC Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center. She has been a Buddhist since 1978, and has completed a traditional three-year retreat led by the Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at the Karme Ling Retreat Center in Delhi, NY. A retired clinical psychologist, she is available for individual spiritual instruction and guidance, in addition to teaching and leading meditation practice.

Carole Caplan, E-RYT 500 teaches yoga and meditation to weave ancient wisdom into modern life. She bases her yoga teaching on traditional Kriya techniques and is also certified in Thai Yoga Bodywork.

Kapila Castoldi has studied meditation under the guidance of spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy for 30 years. Her interest in Ayurveda as a complement to meditation spans two decades.

Atmaram Chaitanya is the director of the nonprofit Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Center. He has offered over 40 years of service as a teacher of meditation, self-inquiry, and kirtan chanting in the Ann Arbor area.

Center for the Childbearing Year is Michigan’s premier birth and postpartum doula training center with professional certification through DONA International. Also offering comprehensive childbirth preparation programs, including online classes hosted by Patty Brennan.

Priestess Miriam Chabani is the founder of Voodoo Spiritual Temple in New Orleans and whose spiritual work crosses over many religious lines.

Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, FACOG, FASAM, ABAM is a board-certified addictionologist and pain management specialist.

Jules Cobb is a therapist with Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services.

Lorri Coburn, MSW is a psychotherapist and interfaith minister. She is author of Breaking Free: How Forgiveness and “A Course in Miracles” Can Set You Free.

Charles E. Coleman, LLMSW is a Primary Therapist at Dawn Farm downtown residential treatment facility.

Richard Bruxvoort Colligan is a musician, composer, and student of the Psalms. He has taught the Psalms at seminaries, theological events, and local churches. He also publishes congregational songs for the wider church.

Diana Cramer, MA has been co-facilitating the Ann Arbor Death Café since 2012. She is a natural death educator, home funeral guide, green burial advocate, and advanced care planning consultant.

Cara Cummings is a botanical illustrator and artist-in-chief at CarasGarden.com.

Phyllis Curott is a Wiccan Priestess, activist, attorney, and internationally best selling author.

Reverend Taikodo Marta Dabis is a board-certified hospital chaplain at Saint Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, and ordained Zen priest in the SFZC Suzuki/Katagiri lineage.

Ray Dalton is the Coordinator of Dawn Farm Outpatient Services and former coordinator of the state suicide prevention hotline in Kansas.

Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services Team provides assessment, intervention, treatment, education, and support services for adolescents experiencing problems with alcohol and other drug use, and for their families.

Laurie Dean is a certified 500-hours Parayoga teacher and is honored to be a part of a select group of teachers who have been trained and mentored by Rod Stryker to share the Four Desires with others.

Christy DeBurton, RYT is a Registered Yoga Teacher who has received training from both Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and The Center for Yoga. She has been teaching yoga since 1998.

LaRene Dell is a long time naturopathic doctor, homeopath, and Reiki master.

Todd Diana is a Dawn Farm staff member.

Kate Durda, MA is a shamanic practitioner, esoteric healer, published researcher, developmental psychologist, and co-founder of Spirit Weavers. She has extensive training with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Sandra Ingerman, and various cultural shamanic traditions such as Tibetan, Andean, Celtic, Buryatan, and various Native American traditions.

Erica Dutton is a retired nurse who has practiced and taught yoga for many years.

Connie Lee Eiland has been a shamanic practitioner for 15 years and a physical therapist for 47 years. Since 2000, her shamanic studies have been with Sandra Ingerman, Betsy Bergstrom, Carol Proudfoot-Edgar, Nan Moss, and Larry Kessler.

Elitom El-Amin has lived on prana instead of food/water for 18 years. He lives primarily in India and leads workshops on Breatharianism in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Mary Ellen LMT is a Chi Nei Tsang Senior Teacher in Master Mantak Chia’s system. She is certified to teach Chi Nei Tsang Healing Abdominal Therapy 1-3, Qigong Meditation Basics, Tao Yin, and Fusion of the Five Elements 1. She is the first U.S. instructor to be able to teach CNT beyond Chi Nei Tsang 2.

Gail Embery has many years of experience as a Tarot reader. She reads the cards intuitively while incorporating her abilities as a natural medium and gifted clairvoyant. Gail is also a licensed Professional Counselor, and received her master’s degree from WSU in Counseling Psychology.

Mara Evenstar is the co-owner and co-founder of Evenstar’s Chalice.

Linda Diane Feldt, a student of the healing arts since 1973, is a holistic health practitioner, teacher, and writer who has taught herbal classes locally for over 40 years.

Lori Fithian is founder and creator of Drummunity and has been facilitating drum circles and rhythm workshops since 1998. A student of drumming tradition for 20 years, her teachers include Arthur Hull and Barry Bateman. She has made a career out of her passion for building community by bringing people together to drum.

Deb Flint is the bookstore manager at Crazy Wisdom and former Adjunct Professor at Siena Heights University and Adrian College.

Food Gatherers is the food rescue program and food bank for Washtenaw County, distributing 6.5 million pounds of food to 170 nonprofit programs that serve nearly 44,500 low-income adults, seniors, and children annually.

Marcella Fox is an intuitive reader at Crazy Wisdom.

John Friedlander is a psychic, author, and teacher with degrees from Duke and Harvard Law. He has studied with Jane Roberts and at the Berkeley Psychic Institute with founder Lewis Bostwick. His newest and third book, with Gloria Hemsher, is Psychic Psychology: Energy Skills for Life and Relationships.

The Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library is a committed nonprofit group of volunteers that operates the Friends Book Shop in the downtown library and supports the activities of the Ann Arbor District Library.

Jerry Fouchey, MA, CADC is a Dawn Farm Outpatient and Personal Medicine therapist.

Melanie Fuscaldo, MA, LPC, NCC is a licensed and nationally-certified counselor and life coach specializing in joyful transformations.

Norma Gentile is a natural clairvoyant who trained as both a professional singer and energy healer. She and her guides, most often Archangel Michael, Mary, and the Hathor Atamira, offer insights, healing music, and online courses focusing on energy, sound, and healing at her website.

Ann-Margaret Giovino and Alexis Neuhaus are SUN SHEN tai-chi instructors and senior students of SUN SHEN Tai-Chi Lineage Holder Master Sang Kim.

Katy Gladwin is a doula and childbirth educator. She has been providing prenatal, birth and postpartum support to the Ann Arbor area through Sacred Roots Services LLC since 2011.

Karen Greenberg, RPT is a registered physical therapist who has taught for many years at University of Maryland Hospital, dance studios, and via Skype around the world. She is currently a metaphysical teacher of personal and spiritual growth.

Karla Groesbeck has over 20 years of experience and a wealth of information and experience in the body movement, meditation, Qigong, and martial aspects of Yang style Tai Chi. She is the owner/founder of Tai Chi Love.

Paulette Grotrian, MA was trained through the UMass Medical School Integrative Medicine Center for Mindfulness and the University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness. She has studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer, and Thich Nhat Hanh. She is a founding member of the Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness.

David M. Hall is a beekeeper, educator, and rescuer, having rescued over 4.5 million honey bees from extermination and founded two apiaries. He also has a Permaculture Design and Permaculture Teacher certification.

Roman Hanis has been working closely with the indigenous Peruvian cultures in the Amazonian rainforest and Andean mountains since 2001. During this time he has devoted his life to learning the ancient healing ways of these ancient cultures while seeking possibilities for creating ecological sources of sustenance for local populations and working to preserve the rainforest and its spiritual heritage of sacred medicinal plants.

Nirmala Nancy Hanke, MD is a longtime meditator and teacher of meditation at Lighthouse Center. She is a psychiatrist and therapist who integrates meditation, Reiki healing, and other spiritual practices with psychotherapy.

Simran Harvey has been an astrologer for over half her life. In 2009 she was certified in the Advanced Pulse Technique, a powerful clearing energy to facilitate change at the energetic level. She received additional training to do the energy work over the phone, on up to twelve people simultaneously.

Patrick Henry, Ph. D has written and spoken widely on the Holocaust and is currently writing a play about soldiers returning from our wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

The Humane Society of Huron Valley is a nonprofit, tax-exempt public charity. We are independently run and rely on the generosity of people like you to continue our mission to support the loving, responsible care of every animal in our community. HSHV is not affiliated with or funded by Michigan Humane Society, or any other humane organization.

Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth. Spiritual seekers joining in community to attract others of like mind, creating an atmosphere and structure to foster and stimulate our individual and collective spiritual growth.

Inward Bound Yoga has offered a variety of approaches to the ancient discipline of yoga since 1995.

Jewel Heart was founded by Gelek Rimpoche and is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan Buddhism and to bringing the practice of this rich tradition within the context of contemporary life to everyone. Among the last generation of incarnate lamas tutored by the masters of Old Tibet, Gelek Rimpoche’s command of western culture enabled him to convey the Tibetan Buddhist tradition with wisdom, wit, and kindness.

Jan Katz is a senior student of SUN SHEN Founder, Master Sang Kim. She is also a certified instructor of the Tai Chi for Arthritis Program of Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute.

Angela Kaufman LCSW, is a physic medium and intuitive empowerment coach. She is the co-author of several books on metaphysical spirituality and author of Queen Up! Reclaim Your Crown When Life Knocks You Down - Unleash the Power of Your Inner Tarot Queen.

Joe Kelty is a poet and teacher of English and biology at area community colleges.

Andrea Kennedy is a Reiki Master Practitioner and Instructor, practicing since 1995. She sees clients at Borer Family Chiropractic in Saline, MI, and brings Reiki into the mainstream through education and social media.

Esther Kennedy, OP, MSW a Dominican Sister of Adrian, is a spiritual director, retreat leader, and clinical social worker.

Anne Kertz Kernion is known for her “Cards by Anne”. With degrees in science and Theology, she shares her knowledge, especially the connections between wellness and spirituality, through workshops, presentations, and retreats.

Dave Krajovic and Pat Krajovic founded Body Works Healing Center in Plymouth, the Global Breath Institute, and Ascension Breathwork. They have advanced training in a wide array of healing techniques, esoteric teachings, and breath mastery.

Arlene Kosmatka OP does spiritual direction and facilitates spirituality groups in English and Spanish.

Leslie Science and Nature Center educates and inspires children and adults to discover, understand, and respect their natural environment.

Lifespan Doulas provides End-of-Life Doula Training and Certification. Owners Merilynne Rush and Patty Brennan are experts in end-of-life issues and the doula model of care.

Mary Light, ND, MH, LMT is a traditional naturopath and consultant herbalist with a private practice and state licensed school of natural medicine in Ann Arbor.

Lighthouse Center, Inc. in Whitmore Lake is a center for spiritual development founded by Chetana Catherine Florida in 1979. Open to all pathways, the Center is guided by Jain Master Gurudev Shree Chitrabhanuji and embraces Ahimsa, nonviolence toward all beings.

Dr. Evan Litinas is the Chief Medical Officer for Om of Medicine.

Julene Louis holds a certification in Western Astrology through NCGR and ISAR and in Vedic Astrology through the CVA. She has been a practicing and teaching astrologer for 18.5 years.

Molly Welch Marahar, MPP is the WHI Opioid Project Coordinator, Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation.

Julie Mariouw is an English teacher, published writer, former Journal Workshop leader. She is certified to lead workshops using the Amherst Writers & Artists method developed by Pat Schneider, and is an AWA affiliate.

Mark and Roberta Maxwell are sound healers and the creators of the Sacred Sound Bath. Their goal is to uplift the spirit of humankind through sacred sound for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Barb McConnell, LPN, CHTPI is a nurse, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, and instructor for Levels 1-4 with 30 years of experience in hospital, clinical, industrial nursing/industrial management. She also teaches Total Health which includes essential oils.

Drake Meadow is a certified leader of the dances and an initiated Sufi.

Michigan Collaborative for Mindfulness in Education faculty have extensive experience in teaching mindfulness to children and adults.

Michigan Friends Center, built in 1994, is a nonprofit organization located on the wooded 90-acre land of Friends Lake Cooperative Community. As a spiritually grounded community, they enjoy discussions that explore their shared experience of renewal through nature.

Michigan Psychedelic Society is a community of people interested in the profound role psychedelics play in the expansion of consciousness. We provide a space for people to discuss psychedelics, psychedelic healing, and a place for sharing one’s experience with these powerful medicines.

Ed Morin is a poet and former English teacher at area universities and colleges.

The Mother is a combination of many expressions of the Divine Mother such as Mother Mary, Kwan Yin, and others, and expresses different aspects of herself depending on the needs and karma of the person with whom she is sharing darshan. She is trance channeled by Barbara Brodsky.

The Neighborhood Theatre Group’s mission is to make theatre an accessible home for the collaboration of people, artistic challenges, and new ideas.

M. Macha Nightmare is a priestess, witch, author, teacher, and ritualist.

Ool Pardi was born in Estonia and came to America at 17. He has resonated with Native American culture since childhood and has always felt a pull to immerse himself in the sounds and spirits of the tribes. In 2014 he was given the name Strong Heart by Chief White Buffalo and Strong Heart Drum Medicine emerged.


Parent Cooperative Preschools International represents more than 50,000 families and teachers, providing ongoing support to families, educators, and social agencies who recognize the value of parents as teachers of their children and the necessity of educating parents to meet the developmental needs of their children. Membership is open to schools, councils, libraries, and individuals.


Sifu Genie Parker has trained and taught Wu Style tai chi chuan for over 20 years. She is a disciple of Grandmaster Eddie Wu Kwong Yu, head of the fifth generation of the Wu family and a gatekeeper of the Wu style.

Jan Pemberton has been teaching the Biodynamic Cranial work for over 20 years. She has both assisted and taught with Franklyn Sills over the years.

Pure Hot Yoga Studio in Maple Village promotes health and wellness. Teachers are trained to enhance all levels of yoga practice, beginner to advanced, in supporting everyone to their best potential.

Meena Puri is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Certified Meditation Teacher and a Yoga teacher. She has been teaching Yoga Therapy for over 22 years and practicing Ayurvedic Medicine for seven years.

Judy Liu Ramsey is the co-founder of Head-to-Toe Therapies in Ann Arbor, where she provides bodywork and shamanic healing to people and animals. She has created sacred crafts for nearly five decades.

Carrie Rheingans, MSW, MPH is the WHI Project Manager, Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation.

Demo Rinpoche is Jewel Heart’s Resident Spiritual Advisor and is currently based in Ann Arbor. Under the Dalai Lama’s direct supervision, Rinpoche’s training covered nearly thirty years of uninterrupted education in meditation, debate, memorization, philosophy, and composition as well as higher levels of training according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He also received his master’s degree in Inter-Religious Engagement from Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 2018.

Gelek Rinpoche was the founder and spiritual director of Jewel Heart. Among the last generation of incarnate lamas tutored by the great masters in Old Tibet, Rinpoche’s command of western culture allowed him to convey the Tibetan Buddhist tradition with wisdom, kindness, and wit.

Ling Rinpoche began his education in 1995, received his Geshe degree from Drepung Monastic University in South India and completed additional studies at Gyuto Tantric College in Dharamsala, India in 2018.

Cynthia Robinson has had a deep love for nature and natural healing since childhood. She always knew she would devote her life in service to the healing of people and the planet. Cynthia received her BA from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design with a focus in Design, Communication, and Creative Problem Solving.

David Rosenberg has been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 1993 and traveled to Pune, India, in 1996 to study at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute.

Jonathan Rudinger, RN LMT and founder of PetMassageTM, has worked in the canine massage areas since the mid-1990s. He facilitates workshops and home-study courses.


Merilynne Rush, RN has been co-facilitating the Ann Arbor Death Café since 2012. She is a natural death educator, home funeral guide, green burial advocate, and advanced care planning consultant. She is also a certified Respecting Choices First Steps Trainer who teaches end-of-life doula training through Lifespan Doulas.

Sue Salaniuk holds a Senior Intermediate One Iyengar Certificate. She has studied with the Iyengars in India 12 times and continues to advance her studies regularly with teachers in the U.S.

Judy Sauer is a passionate “foodie”. She knows the destructive power of food from her journey through a disordered eating addiction in her early life. In more recent years she has experienced the profound healing power of food through her journey of healing chronic autoimmune symptoms.

Victoria Schon offers a unique inner journey guided by a variety of sounds, all with assorted frequencies and vibrations. In addition to the graceful and celestial sounds of crystal singing bowls, she incorporates Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, gongs, and various celestial instruments.

Tiffany Schultz, LLMSW is a Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist

Mary Seibert, BSN, RYT200 is a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher with a foundation in Iyengar. She is also a holistic nurse and Healing Touch Practitioner.

Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre, founded by Mata Yogananda Mahasaya Dharma, is a nonprofit near Lansing. Its aim is to give support to those struggling or suffering in life on any level, and to assist those who seek inner knowledge and personal growth in the pursuit of peace, health, and happiness.

Paul Selig received his master’s degree from Yale and taught at NYU for 25 years. He’s a clairaudient, clairvoyant, channel, empath, and teacher of workshops all over the world including an annual residency at the Esalen Institute.

Laura Seligman, MS is a SoulCollage® facilitator, artist, and docent. She also volunteers at the UM Museum of Art.

SANDYA-Sandra Shears has been a Spiritual Channel, Healer, and Counselor since 1990 as guided by the Higher Communities of Light. As a Light Worker and Vibrational Practitioner, she specializes in activating other Practitioners, Light Workers, and World Servers.

Vijayalaxmi Shinde, a scholar of the ancient Indian art of Palmistry, can give accurate readings and guidance on all aspects of life. Using the art of Tarot Cards Divination, she can help to find subconsciously hidden answers to important concerns on one’s life path.

Antonio Sieira, PhD is a professional member of the American Hypnosis Association, with certifications in past life regression, smoking cessation, and weight loss therapies. He is also certified by the American Alternative Medical Association as an Alternative Medical Practitioner, and is the creator of the Mindfulness Meditation System.

Lynn Sipher, LMSW has provided psychotherapy since 1985 and mindfulness-based classes and workshops since 2006. She is a founding member of Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness.

Song of the Morning offers an opportunity to become immersed in the simplicity, serenity, and sustenance of a balanced yogic lifestyle. We offer a place of spiritual refreshment and relaxation to those on a conscious spiritual journey toward union with the Divine, to those hoping to discover their own highest potential, and to all who seek respite from the worries and cares of the world.


Sophia Unfolds is a community of women dedicated to empowering one another and uplifting the Divine Feminine.


Ema Stefanova, MA, E-RYT500, YACEP, Member IAYT is a yoga and meditation master as well as an experienced teacher trainer, healer, author, and therapist. She belongs to the Satyananda yoga lineage and has taught worldwide for over 30 years.

Jeremy Suttles, MSE, LMSW is a clinical Social Worker at UM Hospital, Adult Inpatient Psychiatry.

Steven Sy is a senior instructor of Master Mantak Chia’s system. He is certified in Qigong Meditation Basics, Tao Yin Qigong, Iron Shirt Qigong 1-2, Tai Chi Qigong 1-3, and Fusion of the Five Elements 1. Steven is the only instructor in the U.S. certified in Tai Chi Qigong beyond Level 2.

Khenpo Tenkyong became a monk at a young age and completed an eleven-year course of Buddhist Studies at Karma Shri Nalanda Institute at Rumtek Monastery, culminating in a master’s degree.

Stephanie Tighe, MSW is a teacher and shamanic healer who co-founded Spirit Weavers, a training and support organization for shamans. She has over 25 years of experience healing and leading workshops nationally and internationally. She has trained extensively with Sandra Ingerman.

Mary Tillinghast has managed Castle Remedies for 35 years, is the mother of four children raised on homeopathy and has had hands-on training with Dr. Levhinkner.

Tiny Lions is a nonprofit center that has cats for adoption roaming the building. You can come in and sit with the cats while studying or come to events with the cats.

Judy Lee Trautman is a certified leader of the dances, an initiated Sufi, and an ordained Sufi Cherag.

Jennifer Vanderwal is a Healing Facilitator, Reiki Master, Intuitive Spiritual Counselor, and Melody Crystal Healer Instructor. She has taught classes for over ten years.

Verapose Yoga is building community through a shared love of yoga and mindfulness. We help you find your ‘True Stance’.

Joe Walters has over 20 years of experience practicing Chen style Tai Chi with Richard Miller.

Kashi Walters is the Co-Director at the nonprofit Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Center in Ann Arbor. She is an experienced hatha yoga, meditation, and self-inquiry instructor.

Sifu Joseph Wang is the Head SUN SHEN Tai-Chi Instructor and Senior Tai-Chi Student of Master Sang Kim. He has been teaching since 2005.

Andrea Weid in an occupational therapist, has a Certificate of Integrative Health and Lifestyle from the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine. She is the owner of BeingHOME, LLC.

Alia Wesala provides brief astrological consultation sessions to individuals, couples, and families.

Dr. C. Vanessa White is an Assistant Professor of Spirituality and Ministry at Catholic Theological Union.

Kristin Whitfield L Ac, Dipl OM, MAOM graduated from Cornell University with a BA and from the New England School of Acupuncture with a Master in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is a Registered Acupuncturist and is a National Board Certified Diplomate in Oriental Medicine.

Suzy Wienckowski is a Reiki Master and Massage Therapist with over 35 years of experience in healing arts. She teaches the traditional Usui System of Reiki Healing and is a member of the Reiki Alliance.

Eve Wilson is the creator and Director of the Healer Development Program and a full-time Healer Practitioner since 1986. She is a groundbreaking leader in healing and ascension who helps others access their gifts and realize their potential as healers.

Julie Wolcott, MA, CSW, LPC has practiced in the fields of counseling and psychotherapy for over 40 years. Besides being a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner and Kripalu Yoga teacher, she is also a Certified Transformational Breath Facilitator since 2004 and a Senior Trainer with the Transformational Breath Foundation since 2006.

Debbie Wollard has been guiding Women’s Wilderness Trips for 15 years. She is very familiar with North Manitou Island and loves sharing this beautiful, sacred place with other women.

Rebecca Williams has been a Tarot card reader at Crazy Wisdom for over ten years. Her readings explore deeper soul movements in our lives. Through intuitive readings she assists individuals to use their own soul awareness and wisdom to promote positive change and instill harmony through all of life’s complications.

Yoga Focus, an Iyengar Yoga studio, is celebrating 25 years as a yoga center. Teachers value their practice of yoga and the respect for their students.

Yoga Space consists of teachers certified in the Iyengar method with decades of experience. They excel at making yoga fun and accessible for everyone.

Master Wasentha Young is a Master of T’ai Chi and Qigong with over 48 years of experience. She has received formal instruction in different styles of meditation and massage therapy and has a Master in Transpersonal Studies.

Karlta Zarley, RN, CHTP has 36 years of experience in preventive and holistic nursing care, and is a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner. She has been in private practice for 19 years as a professional healer and educator. She leads classes and retreats, and also provides energy work, spiritual direction, and consultations on essential oils and flower essences.

The Zen Buddhist Temple was formally opened in 1981 as part of the Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom. The Temple functions on three levels: as a temple serving the public, as a training center for ordained members, and as a Sangha or community of members.

Celeste Zygmont is a long time DSC community member who lives in Texas and facilitates the Deep Spring Center Sunday Online Meditation from Anywhere weekly.