Rise Gatherings
WEEKEND GETAWAY

Workshops & Classes

We bring together the most talented facilitators and practitioners to give you empowering experiences throughout your Weekend Getaway! Our array of activities are aimed to support you in taking care of all aspects of yourself as a woman. 

Continue to check back as more facilitators are added to the lineup throughout the year.

Types of Activities

We have 3 types of activities for you to enjoy over the course of the weekend:

Classes

Classes are NEW! and unlimited, with a variety of options, like movement and meditation, with plenty of scheduled opportunities.

Workshops

Pre-register for 4 workshops, each 1.5 -2 hour immersive experiences to support your overall health and well-being.

Treatments

Pre-register for individual treatment sessions with one of our gifted practitioners for an additional fee.

WORKSHOPS + CLASSES

Facilitators

Marie Friedman

BUTI YOGA INSTRUCTOR & SPIRITUAL TEACHER

Willow Grove, PA

Marie Friedman is a Certified Buti® Yoga Instructor, Spiritual Teacher, and Holistic Health Coach with a passion for awakening women to their feminine power. Her journey progressed from a fascination with exercise and the body to diving into the mind and soul studying spirituality, energy therapy, and the Divine Feminine for the past 5 years.  It is her great pleasure to connect with like-minded women desiring sisterhood, spiritual growth, and a holistic lifestyle. Marie is a mama to 2 little girls and runs a stucco remediation business alongside her husband. 

A high energy dynamic yoga practice that intuitively blends primal movement with cardio bursts and vibration to tone the body – physical, emotional + energetic. This combo brings your soul workout to life! Music guides the beat and blended movement forces you out of your head and into your body in order to experience true self-love and acceptance. In Buti® we sweat with intention, find freedom in movement, and feel empowered on and off the mat.

A safe space created for women to be seen, heard, celebrated and supported. An opportunity to go beyond the surface of things, we will honor the deepest part of ourselves, ignite our personal power, and reclaim sacred sisterhood. We’ll explore spiritual topics, practice tools for self-love, move our bodies, share authentically, and steep in the magic that unfolds when women come together.

Ilia Stranko

INTUITIVE GUIDE, FOUNDER OF SPIRITUALLY CURIOUS

Philadelphia, PA

Ilia Stranko is the founder of “Spiritually Curious” a workshop series that equips modern soul seekers with the spiritual tools & knowledge they need to embrace their journey while learning how to connect deeply with their own inner wisdom. Ilia also works with individuals one on one as a mentor with her Signature Soul Sessions as well as through Past Life Regression Therapy. She is a former Social Worker who has trained under Dr. Brian Weiss, she is also a Reiki Master, Craniosacral Practitioner, Somatic Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist and co-creator of “Living Your Vision”. Ilia is based in Philadelphia and the mama of twin boys.

If you have been longing for more practical spiritual tools and have a strong desire to go deeper into your personal practice this workshop is for you! There’s so much to discover on our spiritual journey. Each thing we learn brings us closer to our personal truth, each tool we incorporate is another gift along the way.  Learn all about pendulums and the importance of smudging as well as how to create a grid and more. 

You’ve heard about Chakras & Auras, you “know” what they are, yet, they remain a mystery… how do they work, where are they, why are they important to your physical and emotional health? Curious about why you feel drained around certain people and invigorated around others? Your Energy Field is a dynamic and responsive system of energy centers and the many layers of your Aura. In this workshop you”ll learn everything you need to know about Chakras, your Aura, the layers of Our Energy Field and how they communicate with each other.

Cheldin Barlatt Rumer

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & HOST OF THIS IS IT TV

Swell, NJ

As CEO of i-g creative and the Executive Producer & Host of This is it TV, Cheldin Barlatt Rumer has spent close to two decades creating, managing and executing strategic grassroots marketing campaigns for clients within an array of various lifestyle industries. Rumer continues her commitment to communication and marketing education by telling and sharing entrepreneurial stories through her daily digital talk show, This is it TV. Through this online program, small business owners have the opportunity to find their marketing voice while promoting their products and services. In addition to her roles within i-g creative and This is it TV, Rumer is an Adjunct Professor at Temple University in Philadelphia where she instructs undergraduate students in the art of Personal Branding.

Cheldin wants to inspire business owners to no longer whisper their wishes but in fact – scream their dreams. Rumer’s captivating “Scream Your Dream” workshop shares specific confidence building tactics and realistic communication methods, that guests can use on a daily basis. These tools will aid attendees in finding their marketing voice and arm them with the courage needed to share their unique messages with the world – in useful and productive way. Whether it be online or offline, Rumer provides helpful techniques that can be implemented immediately into day to day conversations and promotional campaigns.

Margot Schulman

LOVE ACTIVIST & RELATIONSHIP COACH

Wappingers Falls, NY

Margot Schulman is an Activist, Author, Facilitator and Love, Sex & Relationship Coach with over 16 years of experience coaching individuals to create peace, freedom and love in their lives. Margot specializes in helping people build a rock solid foundation of trust, acceptance and love for themselves and then walk that outwards to exponentially expand the joy and ease they experience in every close relationship in their lives. Known as the “Love Activist” and as the founder of the Choose Love Movement, Margot is the author of “Choose Love: A Simple Path to Healthy, Joyful Relationships.”

Discover simple practices to infuse more passion into every area of your life (including the bedroom!) Participants will learn how to experience more pleasure and turn on throughout their everyday lives as well as during intimate experiences by gently strengthening their connection with their own bodies.

Join Margot for a movement practice that energizes your body, invigorates your spirit and allows joyful and playful connection both within yourself and with your fellow dancers. Feel a delightful expansion of freedom and confidence in your body! No previous dance experience necessary!

Brandi Nicole, MHA/MHE

Hike+Heal Founder & Healing Host

Philadelphia, PA
Brandi creates a safe space for women to prioritize their self care and connect with themselves and like-minded women in nature. She enjoys creating and cultivating communities of women in a powerful and healing way. As an extension of Hike+Heal, she is a resource for women to heal, especially those who feel that they have been ignored or neglected within the wellness world. Brandi is also a Travel Healing Host and a Girls Gone Happy Brand Ambassador.
Hike+Heal is a hiking hive offering healing hikes to increase overall wellness: physically, mentally and spiritually. The healing hike includes a warm up and intention setting, a “Mindfulness Break” and a safe space for women of all fitness levels to share their stories while fostering a strong sense of community.

Lauren Ziel

BARRE3 STUDIO OWNER + INSTRUCTOR

Newtown, PA

Lauren is a barre3 studio owner in Newtown, PA who is passionate about redefining what success in fitness means. In 2013, Lauren opened the first barre3 studio in Pennsylvania with a desire to build a supportive community rooted in positivity and encouragement and based on a philosophy that exercise should feel good and be fun! Lauren believes that our strongest, wisest selves exist on the other side of the challenges we face and that when we tap into the power in our mind, our breath, and our bodies, we rise from the struggles stronger and better.

Barre3 is a full body workout that combines strength training, cardio, and mindfulness. With a signature approach of sustained holds, micro-movements, and cardio bursts, the class will leave you feeling balanced in body and empowered from within. Set to upbeat music, the barre3 class delivers a rewarding endorphin high and a deep muscle burn, even outside of the studio.

Julie Wu

RAD Roller Educator

Denver, CO

Julie began her journey in the research field, investigating mechanisms of various forms of Diabetes and Cancer in the lab environment. Seeing health and wellness as a more holistic endeavor, she took a right turn and became a classically trained Five- Element Acupuncturist. She began the practice of yoga during her training and wanting to dive deeper into anatomy and movement, and now teaches myofascial release workshops nationally and internationally as a lead ambassador for RAD rollers, a company that creates high quality myofascial release tools and education.

Use the RAD Muscle Flushing kit to target and release overused areas, enhance range of motion, and massage areas of tension. Lift the load from your shoulders, hips and back leaving you feeling relaxed and lighter.

Jo Coppola, CG, LPC

Certified Graphologist, Licensed Professional Counselor

Philadelphia, PA

Jo Coppola is a Certified Graphologist and Licensed Professional Counselor, practicing the art of Handwriting and Art Analysis over the past thirty years. Jo has been presenting workshops to colleges, high schools, and various venues that offer assistance to greater mental health wellness with regards to people accessing their highest selves.

This workshop is designed to explore the value of consistent journaling. In this practice, we are lead to see that journaling is how we express our soul’s passion to be present in our bodies and minds. Through journaling, we are invited to gain a presence in our inner world, which is the one that is the most intimate and based on truth. It is the discovery of our ever evolving personalities in our ever evolving lives. It is our storytelling bible!

This workshop will offer participants an opportunity to create their own mandala, with instruction to allow the right brain to go deeply into art form. The mandala signifies the wholeness of self. It is an expression of the soul which will be the focus of the workshop. Participants will learn how mandala art can be used for healing and growth, among other valuable insights. A tool that can be shared for groups and individuals at any age level.

This service offers handwriting analysis as a science and art form. Handwriting links the hand to the brain and creates a masterful picture of a whole personality. Each session involves a reading based on interpretation that goes deeply into the psyche and soul.

Jenny Mirmelstein

Yoga Teacher & Founder of Sarasvati Sisters Yoga

Suffern, NY

Jenny Mirmelstein is a yoga teacher and guide who believes that yoga truly begins when we step off our mats and into our everyday lives. Through invigorating classes and mindful and engaging workshops, her goal is to hold space for people to connect to themselves and practice living in their truth and power. She is the co-founder of Sarasvati Sisters, an organization that offers classes, workshops and retreats for men and women to feel seen, heard and understood.

As women, we are constantly moving in different directions, and often all at once. From families to careers, it can be tough to dedicate time to focus on your own wants and needs. But where your mind goes, your energy flows. In this hands on workshop, we’ll connect with our inner selves to find clarity and direction and bring our desires to life. Beginning with some movement and meditation, we’ll clear a path for our intentions to shine through. We’ll then translate those ideas onto paper using images and words, and create a visual representation of our intentions for the future. You’ll leave this workshop with a personalized vision board to reference and the tools you need to help manifest what you want in your life.

Relax and settle in with a juicy release of long-held, restorative yin postures that work to stretch your inner being – mind, body and soul.
An invigorating vinyasa style flow class that takes the you on a journey of mind, body and soul through music, movement and dharma – in a way that is accessible and understandable to all.
An experiential yoga/movement class that grounds and uplifts you by exploring how postures in your body are both challenging and supportive, and how everything we think, feel and do is connected. You’ll leave feeling a renewed sense of balance and strength, ready to conquer whatever comes your way.

Marie Jasmin

Inspirational Movement Coach

Brooklyn, NY

Marie inspires all to be the best they can be within themselves and knows that movement is a quality that truly makes us all shine. Her dedication to promoting wellness through group fitness classes has been ongoing within NYC for the past two decades.  All of her classes are stirred with passion and naturally unleash joy, confidence, strength and creativity! It’s through her own personal gains of listening to her body, battling being overweight and developing an overwhelming sense of self security that created her desire to be an inspirational movement coach to all.  Leave it to Marie to tell you, “Marie loves you because you are here taking care of you!”

Experience a fun-filled total body workout that will have you embrace your own strength and challenge you to extend yourself further. This class has you using your own body weight and optional props for a true full body exercise experience. It is open to all levels for we are all our own masterpieces evolving!

Kimmay Caldwell

SELF LOVE COACH

Woodward, OK
Kimmay Caldwell is an expert Undergarment Educator with over 15 years of experience, a self-love coach, and a writer who supports people to say “hurray” by uncovering their confidence, standing in their power, and learning to love themselves inside, outside, and underneath™. She has shared her expertise and heart globally in over 100 press outlets, including The Martha Stewart Show, The Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and more. She recently made the life changing move from NYC to rural Oklahoma, and she travels around the world to spread her empowering message of self-love, including sharing unairbrushed images in her underwear, along with heart centered content.
What defines your worth? Can you define it with a number or is there more to it? Kimmay Caldwell will guide you to say “I am #MoreThanMyNumbers” in this interactive workshop filled with inspiration and education. Stop comparing and judging yourself based on numbers like weight, age, salary, followers, or even bra size. Embrace the truth of who you are and learn to use numbers as information, not a definition. Hurray!
Enjoy some “spring cleaning” of your heart, body, and life. Is your life aligning with your real desires or are you feeling out of whack? Time for some cleaning of your “house”. Kimmay will guide you through her popular Hurray House Method to take stock in where your life needs some cleaning or redecorating. This deep dive into your desires includes a guided visualization, light body movement, and joyful dancing all so you can say hurray inside, outside, and underneath.

Lauren Houser: CRNP

INTEGRATIVE & FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE NURSE PRACTITIONER

New Hope, PA

Lauren combines the best of conventional and holistic medicine to deliver cutting edge care to her patients. Her mission is to educate and provide patients with the tools and support to achieve true wellness.  A board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of clinical experience,  Lauren completed a 2 year integrative medicine fellowship at the prestigious Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil.  She is an active member of the Institute of Functional Medicine and has participated in advanced functional medicine training.

Our gut is colonized with trillions of bacteria that help us digest food, modulate our immune system and synthesize vitamins. This community of microbes called the microbiome is essential in keeping us safe and feeling well. We will explore our body’s digestive system and how its balance is linked to energy levels, hormone balance, systemic inflammation and even mood. We will discuss the importance of the microbiome, integrative and functional testing, 5R approach to healing your gut and practical nutrition and lifestyle tips to optimize your gut health.

An integrative medicine approach to improving brain fog, lifting your mood and boosting your metabolism. Your thyroid gland plays a major role in metabolism, growth and development, cognitive function and bone health. Explore how an integrative and functional medicine approach can comprehensively evaluate and optimize your thyroid function.

Michele Diaz Ware

GLUTEN FREE CHEF

New Hope, PA
Michele is a trained Pastry Chef that has worked in multiple restaurants from NYC to Princeton NJ. As the owner of Little Radish Restaurant in New Hope, PA Michelle is dedicated to bringing back farm fresh healthy foods and works magic with wholesome, delicious gorgeous ingredients.
Let’s sharpen our knife skills and get new ideas for how to prepare delicious wholesome food. In this workshop Michele will guide you in prepping and cooking an entire dinner together imparting empowering tips for using a knife, efficient meal prep, and featuring nature’s bounty on your menu. And of course enjoy eating your creations together!

Susan Padron

INTUITIVE PERSONAL STYLIST

Cherry Hill, NJ

Susan Padron is an intuitive personal stylist, who helps women discover their personal style through their unique personalities. She guides women to shift the energy in their lives, so that they can love how they show up in their world.

Discover how visible you are as a unique individual in the clothes you choose to wear! Through this unique and fun experience you will learn more about who you are, who you want to be, and how all of that relates to your clothing. Susan will provide guidance that supports you as the individual that you are.

Marcy Clark

Media Training, PR and Public Speaking Coach 

New York, NY 

Marcy Clark is Co-Founder of VitaminR, a Wellbeing and Creative Expression Consultancy. She’s a seasoned Self-Expression & Public Speaking Coach, a high level PR and Brand Strategy consultant for over a dozen years, and the creator of the ‘Vocal Clearings & Empowered Declarations’ workshop. Her work is grounded in the principles of storytelling, creativity, and “the body as instrument.” Marcy is a trained actress, yogi and bodyworker, certified in Reiki and experienced in meditative healing methodologies.

How we do one thing in life is often how we do everything. Many of us have habitual ways of speaking and using our voices that don’t tap into our full power. This freeing voice experience invites you to clear stuck vocal patterns and learn a radical self-care practice that empowers your voice and honors your emotional life. Participants will learn techniques for chakra alignment using specific sounds, self-massage, vocal warm ups and playing with receiving and sending sound energy. Walk away invigorated with daily practices to speak with more power, authority and joy.

In this highly interactive workshop you will learn how to highlight your brand’s values with creative and unique events and brand activations that will keep your client’s loyal and draw in new customers. Learn from a veteran publicist how to individuate your brand and the Do’s and Don’t for successful PR and events. Mastermind PR activations with the group and get real-time feedback and coaching on your ideas.
A blissful yoga experience exploring your proprioceptive and interoceptive senses – go within to build trust and peace with yourself in a very slow flow class. All levels are welcome in this unique yogic experience focused on building pleasure and self-love in your body.

Michelle St.Angelo

Founder, VENT Dance + Creative Sessions

Las Vegas, NV
Michelle is a marketing executive, leadership coach, yoga instructor, and entrepreneur living in sunny Las Vegas, NV. Michelle is Vice President of PR for a global marketing agency, founder of VENT Dance + Creative sessions, a trained Leadership and Life Coach, and a certified Yoga instructor. All of her work is an expression of her joy of learning, growth, inspiration, teamwork and community.

VENT is a two-part experience combining guided freestyle dance and quiet creative action. A fun, carefree experience curated to amazing music, VENT is designed to stimulate emotional expression, getting you into your body and out of your head.

Donna Bostock

WORLD MUSIC AND RHYTHM TEACHER

Huntington Valley, PA

Donna Bostock is a music educator, in percussion, bass and ukulele. Donna’s passion for traditional world music genres is infused in the music/rhythms she plays and she is committed to inspiring and empowering adults and children in finding their personal connection to music. Donna has a unique way of bridging the relationship between healing and sound through music.

Awaken the rhythm in your soul through this group percussion experience. Learn traditional world music genres and be guided to share your spirit through sound. The power of the drum facilitates profound connection within yourself and celebrates the harmony when we come together. No experience necessary. Drums and other instruments are provided.

Erin Taylor: M.Ed

Parent Coach, AUTHOR, SPEAKER

Lumberton, NJ

Erin Taylor is a PCI Certified Parent Coach, movtivational speaker, host of the Powerful Parenting for Today’s Kids podcast and a mother of four. She holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology and is the author of Connection and Kindness: The Key to Changing the World Through Parenting.

Explore how your own triggers impact your relationships with all your loved ones – partners, children, siblings, parents – and how an enhanced awareness of yourself leads to more loving, meaningful and productive relationships.

We’ve all been there, trying to get our kids to behave, getting frustrated and triggered and resorting to yelling, threats and punishment. Then our child is upset with us, we feel awful, and we have gotten nowhere with the problem at hand. What’s a parent to do? Join Erin for this workshop on bringing mindfulness into your relationship with your child, and yourself. Learn how to recognize your own triggers, respond to your child instead of react to them and navigate situations in a calm, connected and effective manner

Janet Philbin: LCSW, CHt

HYPNOTHERAPIST, SOCIAL WORKER & CONSCIOUS PARENTING COACH

Smithtown, NY

Janet’s unique eclectic style combines her years of clinical counseling, parent coaching, hypnosis, spirituality and energy work. Janet has a private practice providing psychotherapy and hypnotherapy. She is an expert in helping her clients uncover and heal the issues of the inner child which are influencing their adult life.

Hypnosis is transformational. In this experiential workshop Janet will guide you to to identify old patterns and belief systems that are outdated but do not know they are no longer needed.  Learn why hypnosis is effective and how when we look at the past through a safe lens and understand why these faulty belief systems were developed and we can achieve a new level of healing.

In this private session you will be hypnotized and brought back to a time in your life that is in need of  healing. Janet combines hypnosis and energy work to help you go to the origin of a problem so healing can happen at the age where/when the emotional injury occurred. Through hypnosis when you address the issue from the child’s perspective you heal in your adult life as you put new coping skills in place.

Alexa Rosenthal

Entrepreneur & Positive Psychology Practitioner

Philadelphia, PA

Alexa Rosenthal is a creative entrepreneur, vulnerability junkie, and seeker of all things that make her laugh. Founder of the Be You Be Sure Project, Marketing Director to Costa Rican music and arts experience Envision Festival, business owner to Moby Works Creative, & Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner, Alexa doesn’t half-ass things. She’s dedicated to getting real, working hard, and showing up exactly how she is, so others can do the same.

Move, learn & connect as Alexa guides you to explore your edges and inquire what true freedom means. Using powerful tools from Positive Psychology, Dance Therapy, and Writing you are invited on a journey to drop into your self and into what is true. Learn how to get to your truth so you can lead from that place first. This is where Freedom lies.        

Cut through the noise and gain clarity and confidence in this special experience just for young women. Alexa shares wisdom and tools  for getting to know yourself, being you, and being sure. Based on Positive Psychology and Alexa’s cross country road trip to make a documentary interviewing 250 millenials, this workshop supports young women on their journey to their greatest selves.

Tami Astorino: M.Ed

RETREAT LEADER 

Ambler, PA

Rise Co-Founder Tami loves to connect people to themselves, each other, and nature. Her 25 year career facilitating meaningful, brave and transformative experiences has led her to Rise where she shares her gifts and creates opportunities for others to do the same. 

End your evening with a candlelit stretch in your PJ’s. Gently relax into the earth and your breath and release a deep sigh before drifting off to bed.

Kanjana Hartshorne: LCSW, C-IAYT

Psychotherapist, Yoga Therapist & Reiki Master

Romansville, PA

In her own journey to healing, Kanjana discovered just how powerful yoga, meditation, and the creative arts can be. She began to integrate these ancient and creative practices in her work as a therapist and now She owns Healing Hearts Wellness, a group practice specializing in the blending of Eastern and Western evidence-based services for mental and emotional wellness. Her areas of expertise include trauma, anxiety, body image, chronic illness, and insomnia.

Get ready to support your wellness and personal goals through yoga, meditation, the creation of a personal mantra, and painting your own yoga mat! In this workshop Kanjana will guide you to set healthy goals, mantras, and intentions and experience the therapeutic benefits of art as you paint a personalized mats!
Dive deep into a kinder relationship with your body and your self in this beginner-friendly yoga workshop. Practice gentle movements, experience a body gratitude practice, learn about the links between posture and body confidence, and create a watercolor piece to inspire body compassion in your everyday life! No yoga or watercolor experience necessary.

Karen Benvenuti

Art and Design Instructor

Boonton, NJ
Karen is a trained artist and designer from New Jersey who specializes in teaching how to make beautiful projects from mostly natural and re-cycled materials. She is also a fine artist, product stylist, textile designer and muralist. Karen’s love for nature and beauty is revealed in her work and her teaching.

Make a beautiful wreath for you or someone you love using felt and natural materials. You will be amazed how creative you can really be! This class can be done with no experience! All levels are welcome.


This gorgeous on trend piece of art is made using soft cotton string and a bit of nature. You will learn how to create these amazing feathers with a tying technique. This class can be done with no experience! All levels are welcome.


Rock painting and wrapping is a such a relaxing art. You can hand paint your rock or use a stencil! Hold it in your hand to feel the serenity and creativity you created!

Kami Kiritsis

SUP & Yoga Instructor

Sinking Spring, PA

Kami is the founder and director of Aqua Om Paddle. Aqua Om encourages a holistic approach to health and wellness through mindful movements such as; Paddle Boarding, Aqua Fitness, Yoga and Meditation. When we practice Aqua Om we are recognizing our connection to everything within the universe.

Whether this is your first time exploring the practice of Yoga or your hundreth, adding the element of water makes it a brand new experience for everyone.  Enjoy the gentle and therapeutic nature of a Yoga practice, coupled with the soothing effects of the water. Challenge your balance and engage the mind, body and spirit while floating into a world of rejuvenation and respite. If you are new to Stand Up Paddle Boarding dont worry! Everyone will get a lesson on land and water before we begin the actual class.

Jacquie O'Malley: M.Ed

MINDFUL LIFE COACH

Erdenheim, PA
Jacquie has been practicing and teaching mindfulness for 10 years. As one of the first to bring this practice to schools in the greater Philadelphia area, Jacquie has taught over 5000 students and sees teens and adults in her private practice in Fort Washington, PA.
Understand why slowing down, paying attention and becoming aware can create a more joy filled life and how this practice can change your life. You will learn the brain science behind stress and practice a 30 minute meditation out in nature.
Who am I? What is my purpose? Getting to know yourself and what makes YOU joyful, fulfilled and connected is your path. Developing spirituality promotes self-discovery so that you can better understand your own values, competencies, and strengths. It allows you to see the “big picture” and to make decisions in life that will benefit you in the long run. This workshop is for young women to explore and discover mindfulness and their personal journeys and questions.

Lynn S Kehoe

Founder & CEO of Shift Up Now

St. Augustine, FL
Lynn Schultz Kehoe started racing in 2015 earning her competition license through the Sports Car Club of America. Since then she has competed in Sprint, Endurance, Time Trial and Ice Races taking home numerous trophies including 2nd place in class in 2018 in the grueling 25 Hours of Thunderhill race in her BMW E30. She founded Shift Up Now drawing on parallels between her racing and professional careers. Shift Up Now is a collective of female racecar drivers who use motorsports to inspire confidence and courage in girls and women. Before ever even considering motorsports, Lynn had a successful career in real estate and financial services spanning over three decades. Throughout her career, Lynn has been active in leading training seminars and as a public speaker.
Lynn & Karen’s motorsports experiences inspire clarity, confidence, and courage! In this workshop you’ll get a glimpse of car racing (their racecar will be there!) and it’s lessons on and off the track. In addition, you’ll learn hands on practical and purposeful tools to keep you from being a “damsel in distress” both if you get a flat tire on the side of the road, or in life.

Karen Salvaggio, Ed.D

President, Shift Up Now

Hemet, CA

Karen’s has secured over 200 racing podium finishes, and most recently was awarded the 2019 Pacific Northwest Vintage Racing Championship! After serving nine years in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft mechanic. Karen pursued a career in education as a teacher, principal, director of special education, and retired in the role of superintendent of schools. Karen is an active member of SEMA, serving as a Select Committee member on the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network. Karen also was Technical Lead for Project Valkyrie, an all-women’s build of a 1969 American Motors AMX. She is a personal coach, driving instructor and builds Factory Five Racing Coupes.
Lynn & Karen’s motorsports experiences inspire clarity, confidence, and courage! In this workshop you’ll get a glimpse of car racing (their racecar will be there!) and it’s lessons on and off the track. In addition, you’ll learn hands on practical and purposeful tools to keep you from being a “damsel in distress” both if you get a flat tire on the side of the road, or in life.

Julia Plevin

Nature Connection Guide

Portland, OR
Founder of The Forest Bathing Club and author of The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing, Julia is a leader in the forest and nature therapy movement. She facilitates transformative experiences in nature and guides others to connect to nature as a way to lower stress and anxiety, boost immunity, increase intuition and creativity, and receive messages of guidance from the Earth. She weaves her design background with her experience in nature to support creative women as they birth their visions for the new world. Julia holds a BA from Dartmouth College, and an MFA from The School of Visual Arts and is also a yoga teacher and shamanic reiki master practitioner.
Journey into the forest and invite the Earth to support you as you remove any blockages that may be holding you back, get into alignment with Nature, and get clear on what you’re here on the planet at this time to do. Invoke the power of the four directions: the elements, the seasons, and your ancestry as you step into your own power in a profound and grounded way.

Andee Shenocca

Financial Planner, Senior Vice President-Investments 

Morristown, NJ
Andee began her tenure in the investment industry in 1982. In 1986 she became a licensed Financial Advisor, then joined A. G. Edwards as a founder of Pascarella Wealth Management. She has been a member of IMCA, Association of Small Foundations and active in various charitable causes over the years.
Whatever stage of life we’re in (single, in a relationship, kids, no kids), we could use a review of our plan, savings and financial health. Andee will share her wisdom and suggestions for how to create the proper mix of investments and estate planning. You will get all your questions answered and take home an easy to use packet for your budgeting and financial planning. This workshop is geared toward women ages 20-50 desiring a clear vision of their financial goals and path toward financial security.
Did you know that 90% of women will end up controlling their finances? As we move beyond the early and middle years of your career and raising children and the rewards of retirement get closer, we could use an adjusted plan on our savings and financial health. In this workshop, Andee shares suggestions on comprehensive estate planning (Wills, Power of Attorney, Medical Directive and Living Wills) along with financial planning with an eye toward retirement. She will cover exciting as well as practical topics like how to purchase a second home, travel more or try something new! You will get all your questions answered and leave feeling inspired, more in control and prepared to achieve your goals for financial well being. This workshop is geared toward women ages 50 and above.

Jen Wiese

Founder/CEO of BeeFree Gluten Free Bakery 

Noblesville, IN
Jen is the Founder/CEO of BeeFree Gluten Free Bakery. 15 years ago her oldest son was diagnosed with Autism, and her family opted to a gluten-free diet to support him. As she explored the gluten free aisle at her grocery store, she found limited options that her whole family would call delicious and enjoyable. So she decided to “bake matters” into her own hands. She experimented with many different snacks and baked treats with her four boys and their friends who would report on what was tasty and what definitely was not. From there, her company, BeeFree Bakery was born. Her delicious snack mixes, including the popular paleo-friendly Warrior Mixes, are now sold in hundreds of food store chains, specialty health stores, Target and Walmarts across the Nation!” Jen’s mission is to bring tasty, gluten free, junk-free food to the world and she sees the Warrior within each one of us!
In this workshop, Jen will teach how to take well-known, everyday recipes and adjust them based on our specific dietary needs or individual preferences (gluten free, plant-based, or clean ingredients). This workshop will be a space to learn, experiment, and taste together. She will also tell the story of how she started her own successful business in the competitive food industry all while parenting four boys including one with Autism.

Kori Burkholder

Career and Creativity Coach 

New York, NY
An artist and Founder of Inspirality Ventures, career and creative coaching firm, Kori helps corporate professionals turn their career and life dreams into reality (even if they have no idea what that is, they will soon!). Kori is a certified Career and Creativity Coach, artist and co-founder of VitaminR, a well-being and creative innovation company.
Are you currently going through a life or career transition? Or do you see a big transition coming up and can’t see anything beyond, like there is a big question mark? Do you find yourself asking,”What’s next?”. Not knowing our second act can be stressful and our Inner Critics start getting really loud. In this workshop you will take time to re-envision, challenge yourself to think more expansively, tap into the hive mind and go beyond what you think is possible. Top it all off by creating a watercolor painting that’s inspired by and solidifies your vision. Walk away feeling inspired with a 90 day game plan to start bringing the vision into a reality!
We’ve all got dreams! We are either in the process of bringing those dreams into a reality or the dream is a seed in the mind. Wherever you are in the dream making process it’s important to connect with your “why”. Knowing your why is going to ground and inspire you as undoubtedly difficult times will arise on your journey to get there. Kori will take you through her Life Purpose Generator technique and you will use linoleum block printing and ink to literally be digging for the heart of your why! You will walk away with prints for yourself and to hand out to others to start sharing your dream and your why with the world!
TREATMENTS

Practitioners

Debra Ramsay

Global Uplifter & Life Expansionist

Ottawa, CN
Debra Ramsay is a writer, entrepreneur, healer, public servant, coach, and yoga teacher. She is sought after for support and insights into making life and business better. Debra is the founder and president of iNTENTIONfirst, a spirit-led global upliftment enterprise, dedicated to inspiring you to live your dreams and thrive—body, mind, and spirit.
Debra combines her intuitive awareness with knowledge of manifestation, chakras, sound healing, breathwork, reiki, crystals, and more, to provide a healing experience in a sacred space that helps restore physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. Come with a specific question or simply with the openness to allow your spirit to speak and receive the guidance and healing that is needed in the moment. Offered as an individual session or in a group.

Rachel Rubin

SOMATIC THERAPIST

Fort Washington, PA
Co-creator of Rise Gatherings, Rachel is a progressive leader in the wellness industry. She facilitates connections within individuals for greater well-being through the modality of Transformative Touch.
This form of therapy uses contact, awareness and dialogue to bring you into relationship with you body; to listen, to communicate and to source the body’s wisdom as a means for healing. Somatic Therapy is an approach that looks at the body’s perception of itself in the world and gives attention to the patterns that have developed through life experiences. Rachel is an experienced practitioner and has a unique and welcoming way that allows her clients to feel safe and seen.

Curran Latchford BS, MS, LMT

BODY WORKER, OWNER OF GROUND LUMINOSITY EASTERN WELLNESS CENTER

North Wales, PA

As a bodyworker for 15 years, Curran encourages the body to heal in it’s own way. Being trained in both Western and Eastern Medicine gives her a unique perspective, allowing her to flip between the two and discern what is best for the client. An appointment may include any one or all of the therapies she is trained in.

Curran’s massage treatments will include one or a combination of Shiatsu, Tui Na, Thai, Myofasia Release, and Cranio Sacral that relieve stress on the energetic, emotional and physical systems. These modalities are all eastern based and treat multiple layers of the body, down to the organ level, allowing the body to fully heal and feel the effects long after your session. You are fully dressed and no oils/lotions are used. The massage session will be customized to your current needs and state of your body, and is different for each person.

Qigong is an ancient form of exercise, sometimes called the father of tai chi. It is done mostly in standing position in order to gather energy, reduce blood pressure, and relax the nervous system. The movements are done slowly with purpose and control. In this way, the mind has the opportunity to connect with the fine tissues of the body and the body can reorient itself in space, allowing for a sense of clarity and peace.

Gilda Smith

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Philadelphia, PA
Gilda uses her skilled bodywork experience to bring balance and integrity to the healing system that is facilitated when we are in alignment. She believes in turning off the cycle of flight or fight to the zen, digest and rest. Massage therapy, yoga and meditation aid in the neurological exchange so vital for our well-being. To compliment the art of her massage, Gilda uses kinesio taping and cupping to achieve longer lasting goals. She also highly recommends yoga, dance and self care to maintain the bodywork you will receive. Deep Gilda’s Deep Healing Massage treatments combine deep tissue modalities, craniosacral and myofascial, yoga therapy and osteopathic positional release therapy, including Neuromuscular therapy and SMRT. She intuitively tailors to the needs of the body and spirit she is working with.
Gilda’s Deep Healing Massage treatments combine deep tissue modalities, craniosacral and myofascial, yoga therapy and osteopathic positional release therapy, including Neuromuscular therapy and SMRT. She intuitively tailors to the needs of the body and spirit she is working with.

Dannah Chaifetz

PSYCHIC INTUITIVE HEALER AND MEDIUM

Woodstock, NY

Dannah lives in Woodstock NY and is the Staff Intuitive at some of the most prestigious spiritual centers in the United States: The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY, The Menla Mountain Retreat Center (owned by Tibet House, USA, the Dalai Lama’s organization), in Phoenicia, NY, and at Woodstock Healing Arts. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and extensive training including Advanced Mediumship with both Lisa Williams and Tony Stockwell & one-on-one training with Erin Pavlina as a Professional Intuitive. She also trained and is certified with Brian Weiss in Past Life Regression Techniques.

Dannah uses photos and personal connection to receive information for and about you. Information may be about you, your partners, children, emotional issues, talents, & life challenges. Dannah is extremely accurate and the messages she shares give clarity and guidance on how to heal, deal and move forward in your life and relationships with more joy and satisfaction. Please bring photos on your phone of anyone you wish to discuss and receive guidance on.

Spirit guides are archetypal/symbolic teachers that guide you on your path. Dannah will lead a meditation where you can have access to and meet your spirit guides and have an opportunity to ask them for guidance and information. Journaling, discussion, and opportunities to ask Dannah questions provide unique insights into yourself and will create an opening into the amazing spirit realm.

Aubrey Howard

Transformational Breath Work Facilitator
 
Philadelphia, PA

Aubrey finds expression as a Transformational Breath Facilitator and identifies as a queer woman of color who believes in the natural healing power of the self through yoga, mediation, breath work and connection to spirit. She hopes to inspire others to use their practice to connect to their higher selves and become more conscious of the world around them.

Transformational Breath is a profound and deeply transformative breathing process that helps identify, reprogram or integrate negative core beliefs and behaviors, replacing them with new feelings of passion, joy and hope. Breath allows us to experience a hidden and dynamic part of the mystical self by utilizing the energy of the Universal Life-force created through the unique breathing techniques used in Transformational Breath. Discover your own unique breathing pattern, begin to open your breath, and feel the dramatic shift in your life as a result!

Megan Conover: LAC

ACUPUNCTURIST

West Chester, PA

Megan Conover, Licensed Acupuncturist, is located in Wayne, PA at Healing Place Acupuncture. She incorporates functional nutrition and coaching with her treatments to gain optimal results with her patients. Megan specializes in women’s health, pain conditions, and cosmetic acupuncture. Megan can also be found to incorporate crystals, card readings, and guided meditations in treatments for those who are looking for a more esoteric experience.

Megan offers an array of acupuncture treatments: 75 min Cosmetic Acupuncture, 60 min Women’s Health Acupuncture and 60 min Small Group Acupuncture.
Acupuncture is recognized to be effective in treating a wide variety of health issues; pain and inflammation relief, organ function support, energy restoration, improving mobility, calming the mind and promoting the body’s natural healing process and overall well-being.

Sarah Seely

THAI YOGA THERAPIST

Brooklyn, PA

Sarah Seely is a practitioner and educator of Thai Yoga Therapy and the owner of Thai Brooklyn. She is a deeply empathetic and intuitive healer with over 20 years of experience and training. By holding safe, sacred space for transformational healing, Sarah uses bodywork, energy healing, spiritual guidance, and wise counsel to craft her sessions. Deeply committed to her own healing journey, Sarah embodies her teachings to the fullest as a guide for others.

This deeply relaxing, pain relieving, and soul retrieving blend of assisted yoga, mindful movement, and Thai bodywork encourages increased range of motion, relief of pain and muscle tension, muscle lengthening and flexibility, and improved lymph and blood circulation.

Stacey Friedman

Holographic Memory Resolution® Practitioner

Doylestown, PA
Stacey is the founder of Lucky Girl Health & Wellness and works as a certified Holographic Memory Resolution® Practitioner and Women’s Health & Empowerment Coach. She specializes in helping women release the pain of their past so they can live healthy, radiant lives. With her gifts of compassion and intuition, Stacey creates safe, intimate space for her clients to heal in deeply profound ways.
HMR® is a gentle and powerful integrative modality that facilitates access to past memories to help resolve the painful emotions associated with them that can lead to physical pain, chronic stress, anxiety, depression, energetic heaviness, blocked chakras, and compulsive behaviors. HMR® is done while seated and involves emotional reframing and color visualization. This technique is profoundly empowering for those who wish to tap into their own inner healing abilities.

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