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“We are travelers on a journey to the heart of life. We all find, in our own time and our own way, a path that leads us from constriction to expansion, from limitation to infinite possibility, from fear to love, and from separation to unity.”
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Anni Tuffnell

I have identified my own Life’s Purpose in supporting others specifically dynamic, talented entrepreneurs who are looking for focus, direction, and permission to shine in their genuine being. Combining NLP training and Positive Psychology Coaching, I provide tailored one-to-one coaching and workshops to combat stress and anxiety, depression, trauma, and other dis-empowering conditions as well as general support with identifying and achieving goals.

Alongside this, I teach Primordial Sound Meditation together with Breathing Techniques, offering expert guidance, support, and empowerment in harnessing this unique method of meditation to achieve peace of mind and stillness within the chaos and drama of everyday life in this modern world.




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Vaidya.Bharathi. A.V.

Vaidya Bharathi is a passionate Integrative Ayurveda Practitioner, educator, and researcher, with over 20 years of clinical experience. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery from Bangalore University, India and a fellowship in Integrative Medicine from AIHM, San Diego.


She is also a certified Vyasa Yoga Instructor. 

Founder and Director of AyurNectar, an Integrative Health Center, Bharathi integrates Ayurveda with other healing modalities in her patient care. 
She is at the Ayurveda teaching faculty at Southern California University of Health Sciences. and visiting faculty at Keck school of medicine, USC. She has also published numerous works on Complementary Alternative medicine.


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Cheryl Colvard

Cheryl Colvard was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in the United States.  She has over 20 years of Business Development, Sales, Marketing, & Consulting experience and works as a Senior Business Development Representative.


Cheryl is a Chopra Center Certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor and currently writes articles and books on Vedic wisdom, consciousness, and mind management. Her latest article, Evolutionary Feminism, was published at the Vedic Management Center.


Cheryl is a self-taught Artist. She enjoys creating art, writing, snowboarding, travel, music, philosophy, and spending time with her family. Over the past 12 years, she has studied and practiced Yoga, Ayurveda, Contemplation, Mantra, and Meditation. She is currently a student of the American Institute of Vedic Studies for Vedic Counseling. Primordial Ritual is her meditation-based business and is focused on mind management, counseling, and rituals that bring people into balance. This all deepens and expands our awareness and relationship to Truth. 



Facebook:  Primordial Ritual

Instagram: @primordial.ritual


Cécile Bersegeay

Cécile Bersegeay is a certified instructor from the Chopra Center: Perfect Health, PSM  & Ayurvedic Lifestyle. She is also a Holistic Care and Art-therapy therapist since 2017.


Her passion in life is to help people facing a serious illness, like cancer, to create a Perfect Routine (The Path Of Self Healing), but also to help those who suffer and seek to accomplish their mission of life. She proposes a personalized “magic box” with tools and practices to reveal and express one true self. In addition, she is a theatre director, acting, and voice coach and loves using drama and music in her work.


Cécile is French, currently living in Belgium.


EK Cameron

A third culture kid into an adult traveler, growing up in South Korea, US, and New Zealand, I have learned to love and collect friends and family all over the world. As a certified Life Coach and Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher currently, I am growing my own third culture family as well as supporting others, by connecting from the former world of financial institutions and family lives. Wherever you have come from, our lives are enriching through living a purposeful life with the guidance of values.


Fernanda  Machado

“In every seed there is the promise of thousands of forests…”  –Deepak Chopra

Hello, my dear friends!

My name is Fernanda Machado, and I am a meditation teacher certified by the Chopra Center, Deepak Chopra’s wellness school. I am also a Reiki master and energy healer, working with different techniques (Chakras balance, Ho’opononopo). By spirituality, I deliver heart wisdom with love and passion for my work.


My life’s mission is to serve as a spiritual guide, meditation teacher, Reiki master, and other different spiritual practices. My intention is to make a difference in the world with my work, by giving my students the necessary tools to discover the best and most authentic version of themselves.


My meditation path has given me the chance to experience so much joy and has illuminated my life. I feel blessed and grateful for the opportunity to be a channel for these teachings created by enlightened beings thousands of years ago. It is with great honor and love that I share this knowledge with the world, so that we can become better at living life and able to enjoy true peace and happiness.

Instagram: @Meditationpath


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Heather Luhmann

My quest to live my essence started when I was asked: What brings you happiness? What are your passions? 

Absolutely nothing came to mind. After years of constant activity, raising kids, caring for aging parents... I had arrived at a place where I wasn’t sure who I was or what I wanted. The awe, happiness, and wonder had been replaced with a low-grade numbness. When had this happened? I went on a quest to reclaim myself and found mindfulness and meditation which have helped me remember my essence. I am forever grateful! 

I am a therapist, trauma specialist, and meditation instructor. I am passionate about helping others to remember their essence and zest for life by introducing them to the practice that has changed my mind. 

My presentation will help you understand what your essence is and how you can uncover it to live a life that you love. 

Please connect with me at, or on Instagram and Facebook at Live Your Essence Today.

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Jamie Cromer Grue






Jamie is an integrative holistic psychoanalyst and certified Perfect Health Chopra Instructor. She created Windows To Wisdom so she could teach about the unconscious mind and the importance of self-awareness in a community of therapist and coaches and other helperpreneurs who are looking to deepen their own inner work and possibly apply to their practices as well.

Trained in hypnotherapy before she became a psychoanalyst! Jamie is a well-read professional saturated in the credentials to help anyone on their psychological journeys. While her private practice is at full capacity, she decided she wants to take her service to a different level. In doing so, she’s created this space as a spiritual guide and wants to help guide professionals to their unconscious mind in order to help lead a quality life and teach it to those they help as well.

Her private practice is in New Orleans and she is on faculty at the New Orleans Birmingham Psychoanalytic Center. Also, a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the International Psychoanalytic Association, and she is a board-certified psychoanalyst through the American Board of Psychoanalysis.

Website: WindowsToWisdom

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Jim Adams

Jim Adams is a Chopra-certified meditation instructor. He is the founder of Grateful Heart Meditation, which brings meditation instruction to the workplace and to organizations.


Jim explores how meditation affects and changes the brain’s Default Mode Network for the better! Professionally, Jim is a founding partner of i2s, a sales and marketing consulting firm. He is also a certified 200-RYT yoga instructor and lives in Denver. 




Linda Motyka

After 45 years in the engineering field at Walt Disney World in Florida, Linda left a successful career to pursue her spiritual studies full-time. It was at the urging of her Divine Feminine Goddess energy that she made this bold move in September 2019 just months before coronavirus became a household word and the world began to change.  She later noted that the timing was no accident.  

Raised as a military brat, she attended school wherever her father was stationed and never stayed in one place too long.  She learned to be independent and proficient at utilizing the traits her father assured her would bring her success. As you can imagine, the gentle, tender side of her emotions were not included. For many years Linda ignored the calling of her feminine nature by suppressing her emotions and ignoring the stresses that eventually caused her body to break down. It was after surgery in 2016 that she couldn’t run away from what needed to be felt and expressed from the heart.  And that was the beginning of her relationship with the Divine Feminine and eventual promotion to Goddess. Through the use of yoga, meditation, energy healing, and teachers such as Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, and the Course in Miracles, Linda found all the freedom, peace, and joy that had been missing in her life. And everything from work and health to personal relationships improved. Now she finds herself being urged to share this story and concrete advice to others on how they can begin their own journey.  

Linda is a storyteller who loves to inspire others. When she’s not studying, she enjoys long bike rides on fitness trails that encourage wildlife and natural habitats and adventures like moonlight zip lining and canoeing. She also loves to draw with colored pencils and make handmade cards for friends. For at least 20 minutes a day, she turns up her music and dances with abandon. She claims it’s so good for the soul!

Chopra Certified Meditation Teacher

Reiki Master

Inspirational Speaker


Student of the Divine


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Lois Wax

My name is Lois Wax, a Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher, Psychotherapy counselor, and dental hygienist. I address the spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of my clients. My background has been in health with my dental hygiene practice.

My counseling deals with the emotional and spiritual aspects of our lives. My emphasis is growth through an interdisciplinary approach. I started meditating 35 years ago with the Transcendental Meditation Program with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. I practiced for 10 years and lost the momentum. I was still looking for a guiding light and then found the teachings of Dr. Deepak Chopra.

Dr. Chopra’s teachings became my beacon to learn and grow in Primordial Sound Meditation. Eight years ago, I completed the Wagner counseling program at the American Jewish University. Since then, I have been working with the Senior Outreach Program at Providence Hospital in Los Angeles. I have used the knowledge for growth with meditation and life coaching with my clients.

Last June, I completed the Primordial Sound Meditation Enrichment and Certification Program that I incorporate with my Life Coach counseling. I hope to be of help to enrich your life with a new perspective on the immense possibilities for growth and discovery. The three-pronged approach of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being has been my journey to health, and lend my hand and experience as your guide.


Loretta Day

Loretta Day was born and raised in northern Indiana, an hour from Chicago, along the southern tip of beautiful Lake Michigan.  She graduated from Indiana University at Bloomington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology.  After graduation she moved to southern California and became a student of yoga, tai chi, Chinese brushing painting, photography, and participated in competitive long distance sailboat racing. These activities all contributed to and supported a contemplative lifestyle.

Loretta first became aware of Deepak Chopra when he appeared on a PBS special in the 1990’s.  She began reading his books and incorporated his ideals and lifestyle suggestions into her daily routine.  She also added a variety of meditation methods to her personal practice, some from Deepak, and some from other sources.

After her husband and soulmate of 33 years passed away in early 2019 she became a Chopra Certified Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher, and dedicated herself to learning how to best help others prepare for death and dying in the here and now.

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Malika  Verma

Malika is a Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher that helps people cultivate a direct relationship to Source through intimacy and feeling into Source. Malika also works with the angels and other divine forces for her own spiritual evolution as well as guiding people on theirs.


Malika’s higher vision is to bridge together local Indian women with Western women for deep soul connection, empowerment, humility, and a reverence for life.

For more information, please visit

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Molly Beauregard

Molly is on a mission to redefine education. She has spearheaded the creation of Tuning the Student Mind Foundation, a platform to accelerate the inclusion of meditation into the core curriculum of academic classes. Her recently published book, Tuning the Student Mind: A Journey in Consciousness-Centered Education, has been reviewed by Deepak Chopra as ‘offering hope for the future’.


Molly is an adjunct faculty member at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan as well as a sought-after and passionate speaker. Molly promotes a new type of educational model where student experience includes the spiritual and the theoretical, integrating meditation and self-reflection with more conventional academic curriculum.

Instagram @TunningTheStudentMind

Facebook: Tuning the Student Mind

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Nathan Green

"The wound is the place where the light enters you" - Rumi

Nathan Green is from Bountiful, Utah.  He loves spending time in nature with his wife and two boys. He is a Chopra Certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor. Nathan is passionate about helping others remember who they are by awakening the power within. His personal life story has taken him through some dark moments, allowing for personal growth and an inward journey. He is grateful for all the love and support from his family. His life goals align with Chopra Global by expanding the collective consciousness and creating a happy and peaceful environment for all BEINGS!


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Traci Santillanes

Traci is a Chopra Center Certified Teacher of Perfect Health and Ayurveda Lifestyle, and also a Reiki Master.  She hails from the Rocky Mountain Northwest of the United States and loves all things outdoors. 


She is Native American and participates in classes for her local Tribal members, as well as providing presentations to the Indian Gaming community across the United States. Traci works full-time as Director of Internal Audit for a state agency and is also a Family Law Mediator for divorce and child custody.  She brings the communication and emotional healing principles of Ayurveda to conflict resolution. 


She has an MBA, a B.S. in Accounting, is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, and is currently certifying as a Divorce Financial Analyst, but her love is sharing and teaching the principles of Reiki and Ayurveda to anyone, anywhere, anytime.



Val Markovska

Val has been a seeker on the path of finding her true self and purpose all her life. She was born in Bulgaria and has been living in the United States for more than 30 years. She is 200 RYT Anusara yoga teacher, Reiki Master, and Spinal Flush sound therapy certified.

Val is a Chopra Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher.

Val’s passionate about learning and sharing the wisdom of Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda, meditation, pranayama, and helping others live healthy, happy, harmonious life.  She leads her students on a mindful, playful journey of setting intentions to open the heart, challenge the mind, expand body and spirit, and bring lightness of being.  

Val is the founder of Chicago-based, The Light Between, LLC. 


Facebook:  The Light Between

Instagram:  @IntheLightBetween

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D’Alene White

D’Alene White is a writer for “My Path to Zen” a blog about her journey to find inner peace after heartbreak.  Her goal is to help others going through life’s challenges.  Along the way, she discovered meditation and her life changed. Now a Chopra Center Certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor, D’Alene leads meditation sessions using her crystal singing bowl for added healing vibrations. A retired Juvenile Court Probation Counselor, D’Alene spent years working with youth to help them find their self-worth and inner strength to improve their lives.  She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest.  


You can find her blog at

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Jamie Sue

Jamie first noticed mindful awareness in 2006 through the mind-body connection during yoga. After seeing the positive changes in her life, she went on to become a registered children’s yoga teacher in 2017 and a certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor in 2020. Jamie has since expanded her mindfulness practice and is currently studying to become a Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle practitioner through the Chopra Center.


Instagram: @iamjamiesue

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Lucia K Wolfer

Lucia empowers transformation with spiritual tools, such as meditation, creativity, intuition-based art, journaling, and immersing herself in the healing offerings of Mother Earth. With meditation, one can connect to their true, authentic selves and enter into the field of infinite possibilities while fostering creative expression using their unique gifts and talents.


She is a world traveler and grew up in Central America and Chile. Multicultural influences weave themselves throughout her mixed media artworks.


Lucia is a retired teacher and administrator who has meditated for nearly 45 years and is now an artist and a certified Chopra Center Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor. She is honored to be contributing to this event by working-behind-the-scenes of the ‘Awakening the Power Within’ retreat.

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Sally Dames

Sally looked up at a beautiful old Tiek wood piano from Denmark and peered onto its white keys when she was just 8 years old.  She remembers sitting down and feeling like she was transported to another universe.  Little did she know that music does actually transport you to a whole different level of being.  After all, she already had a plastic toy zither that entertained her for hours! 


8 years later at the age of 16, her parents surprised her and shipped that very piano to Minnesota where she would get her start experimenting with sound.  She loved it, had two months of lessons, and noodled on notes. Then as life unfolded, sadly, she gave it up for 35 years.  Now in her 50’s she has finally returned and says, “The great thing about meditation and getting beyond your thoughts is you get to see and feel more clearly the pulls that are tugging on you to ‘come home’. I feel at home behind the piano, even though I have many more years of practice ahead of me. Thank you for listening - and I hope you can drift away into your own meditation where you find your way home too.”


I am delighted to honor my friend Dayve Huckett who joined me for some spontaneous guest guitar tracks and recording my music.



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