Speakers

Guru Jagat is deemed the modern face of Kundalini Yoga. She brings a fresh perspective to this ancient practice. A senior teacher with over a dozen years of experience, Guru Jagat studied under Yogi Bhajan, the Kundalini Master responsible for bringing the practice to the US.  Her profound classes that teach Kundalini as a technology that can be used as a tool to achieve and sustain long-lasting happiness have earned her devout fans amongst Hollywood and LA tastemakers alike.   www.gurujagat.com

 *C.C. White - Soul Kirtan!* 

With her beloved, signature burst of color Red Head Wrap, *C.C. White's* distinct Soul Kirtan performances have won her wide recognition as “The Queen of Soul Kirtan.”  Embodied in one exotic, soulful being, her unique, soul-flavored chant performances effortlessly enrapture audiences, lifting their vibrations sky high with powerful, soaring call-and-response vocals and masterful musicianship.  Led by the raw and beautiful sonic experience itself to rise up in ecstatic chant and dance, audiences are inspired and shaktified by the pure devotion radiating through C.C.’s soul.  C.C.’s critically acclaimed, one of a kind CD “This IS Soul Kirtan!”, which debuted at the top of the iTunes World Chart is original in it's creation.  Featuring a thrilling blend of Kirtan, Old School Soul, Reggae, Southern Blues, Gospel, R&B and Jazz, this CD bridges music from her roots with the timeless and devoted beauty of Kirtan.  Having also recorded, perform and sang with Ben Harper, Lenny Kravitz, Jason Mraz, Taj Mahal, Dhani Harrison, Jackson Browne, Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Neil Young and more, C.C.’s heart and soul has always been in music.  Embraced by hearts worldwide, C.C. continues to tour the World, delivering this divine message of love and hope, and touching audiences with her huge heart.  C.C.'s been featured in Yoga Journal, Pranava, Origin and Mantra magazines, her music’s been played on radio stations KCRW, Krishna Das Yoga Radio on SiriusXM, KPFK, and WRPI to name a few.  For a one of a kind soulful, funky and freeing, foot stomping, body swaying, heart opening, Divine Soul Kirtan experience, fully immerse yourself into Ms. C.C. White!  C.C. says - “Kirtan Feels Good!” (www.soulkirtan.com)  


Michael Hayes is a Spiritual Counselor and seminar leader who works with groups and individuals to transform their lives and awaken them to their spiritual nature.  Michael began his spiritual work with others at the age of 21 after he received a profound spiritual healing for a disabling back condition. He was so moved and inspired by his experience that he offered his life to serving others as he had been served. He then set about learning all he could about Spirit, healing and how to awaken beyond suffering.

 

Alisha Das Hayes, DSS, has been working in the spiritual awareness industry for three decades. She has a thriving private practice as well as a busy facilitating/speaking schedule. She connects with deep empathy to individuals, couples, and groups from a wide range of faiths, professions and personalities. Alisha lives in Los Angeles with her husband and sons and works throughout the world. 

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher. Six of her eleven published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1. The mega best seller A Return to Love to contains the famous paragraph, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure….”  www.marianne.com

Terces Engelhart’s gift is one of being inspiring. She pulls from her life lessons to share with others creating new opportunities. She and her husband are the founders of Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre. She has co authored 5 books. When not on the road speaking or leading workshops, she lives with her husband, Matthew,  on “Be Love” Organic Farm.  www.eternal-presence.com

Jessie May is a free-spirited visionary and inspirational guide to many beautiful souls across the planet. Through her work coaching creatives, entrepreneurs, and change-makers worldwide, she developed her powerful HeartRise Method, a unique process for tapping into the energy of the heart to heal, and ignite personal, creative, and visionary transformation through all realms of life. It is her passionate purpose to serve and inspire others to connect with the power of their own heart - whether working with change-makers, leading workshops, global retreats, speaking, or facilitating guided meditations. Jessie’s HeartRise Movement is a global call to ignite the radiant HeartPower in all of us. She currently resides in Venice Beach, California where she regularly leads empowering workshops, meditations, and speaking at a wide range of events. Tune into her weekly podcast SunnySide Up, featuring luminaries and inspiring themes, and visit her website jessiemay.com to join the movement.

 

Ryland Engelhart is a Co-Owner and the CIO, Chief Inspiration Officer, of Cafe Gratitude. He is dedicated to the culture of love, community and sustainability in the work place. He also founded a non-profit called Kiss The Ground that’s mission is to inspire, educate and rebuild our soils to restore human and planetary health. His was a co-creator of an award winning transformational Documentary Film, called “May I Be Frank”. He is an educator, motivational speaker and coach. He leads workshops on sacred commerce, relationships and communication. Ryland resides in Venice, CA with his beloved wife where he loves devotional music, cooking from his garden, surfing and compost. http://cafegratitude.com/

Frank Ferrante As the subject of the documentary MAY I BE FRANK?, I have become a spokesperson for personal transformation and weight loss. My experience dealing with these struggles from a holistic perspective compels me to speak about the power of transformation that rests in all of us. I am not an expert nor do I have the answer. I have witnessed the indisputable fact that we are all connected. What we do can and will make a difference. http://www.mayispeakfrankly.com/

Yovana Mendoza, a Mexican-American born in San Diego, California. Yovana has lived in various parts of the world including Paris, France for three years where she earned a bachelor's degree in International Business at Schiller International University. After years of feeling toxic, anxious, depressed, and without passion, Yovana found raw foods in January of 2013. Since then, she has made it her objective to spread the message of health using all avenues possible. She has taken various courses on raw foods, such as the Science of Raw Food Nutrition with Drs. Rick and Karin Dina at Living Light Institute. You can follow her work and inspirations at http://www.rawvana.com/ 

 

Elissa Goodman A holistic nutritionist and cleanse expert whose focus is keeping clients cancer-free. Elissa Goodman got serious about nutrition after she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 32 and her husband died at 45 from an infection that arose after treatments for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Working with current patients and those who want to avoid the disease, or just clean up their diet, she delves into childhood experiences and deep-seated emotional issues during one-on-one sessions. More practically, she’lll detail meal plans, conduct grocery store tours, and perform cooking demos. She also offers a popular 21-day cleanse incorporating juices and supplements. https://elissagoodman.com/

Jules Blaine Davis is a true renaissance woman. She is a mom of two, a wife, a writer, a painter, a performer, a hip-hop dancer and a kitchen healer. It was in the kitchen that her journey began when she could no longer paint with oils and wear her baby at the same time. She replaced her brush with a wooden spoon and began to feed her family. Jules experienced a sort of enlightenment by turning on the fire as there was a healing in feeding herself and others. This was the beginning to Jules passion to inspire women to reconnect with their food story and learn how to nourish themselves and their families. Her energy is contagious and her comedic approach to pointing out our painful issues in a loving way makes her methods effective and long lasting.Jules meets privately for one on one sessions, custom miracles with families, groups & businesses and conducts farmer’s market tours. She is an inspiring & comedic speaker for retreats, groups & talks. Jules has inspired & nourished many a Hollywood beauty including Anna Getty, Carrie-Anne Moss, and many others. It is Jules' mission to create a food culture that inspires & nourishes our hunger one kitchen at a time. www.julesblainedavis.com
Rickey Smith is founder and principal of Urban Green LLC, a social entrepreneurship dedicated to restoring, developing and promoting “green space” within the communities it serves. Urban Green LLC was designed upon Rickey’s philosophy of Circular Synergy, which seeks to establish a CLEAR path connecting the inter-disciplines of Cuisine, Land-use, Environment, and Architecture into Renewable cycles of self-reliant communities. http://urbangreenla.com/ 

Steve Glenn is an entrepreneur committed to positive social change through both for- and non-profit organizations. He is the founder and CEO of LivingHomes, LLC -- a developer of modern, prefabricated homes designed by world-class architects that feature healthy/green materials and energy systems, all at a great price value. http://www.livinghomes.net/

Alyssa Nobriga is trained as a psychotherapist and works as a professional coach with individuals and corporations, both nationally and internationally. She obtained her masters degree in Clinical Psychology, specializing in Mind-Body Psychotherapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  Alyssa is currently on faculty at the University of Santa Monica where she holds a second masters degree in Spiritual Psychology, with an emphasis on Consciousness, Health and Healing.  She is a graduate of The School for The Work, has extensive training in Imago Couples Therapy as well as an advanced certification from the Hakomi Institute in mindfulness-based therapeutic practices and is certified as a success coach. http://www.alyssanobriga.com/

Oscar Nunez, sometimes credited as Oscar Núñez, is a Cuban American actor and comedian. He was a member of The Groundlings and later portrayed Dunder Mifflin's paper supply accountant, Oscar Martinez, on NBC's The Office. He also created and co-starred in the Comedy Central series Halfway Home in 2007. In 2014, he co-starred in the short-lived USA Network comedy series Benched

Cary Mosier is Co-Founder of Cafe Gratitude. A space that blends a muted industrialism with a natural palate befitting a beachside community, diners of Café Gratitude’s Venice outpost are invited to share in a different kind of eating experience. From the communal tables to the naming of each dish (“Nourished” for French toast, “Connected” for chips and dip), the airy café is all about creating mindfulness, inspiring a more holistic way of eating. Connecting mind, body, soul, and the environment, Café Gratitude offers the kind of all-veg, all-organic fare that get people to move west. 

Omari Ishmael Grandberry  better known as Omarion, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. He is best known as being the lead singer of R&B boy band B2K. Managed by Christopher B. Stokes, the group achieved success with hits like "Bump, Bump, Bump" which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. After the group's disbandment, Omarion released his debut solo album O (2005). The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 spawning two hits, "O" and "Touch". Omarion received a Grammy Award nomination for the album at the 48th Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary R&B Album. 

 

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