Meet Our Featured Guests

Meet Our Featured Guests

Melanie Reinhart, D.F. Astrol. S.

Astrologer, Writer and Teacher

Melanie Reinhart B.A. D.F.Astrol.S. is a patron of the Faculty of Astrological Studies and a prize-winning holder of their Diploma (1979). She also trained in Horary with Geoffrey Cornelius (1990-91) and Deborah Houlding (2012). Astrology has been central to Melanie’s life since 1959, and she has been a professional astrologer since 1975: writing, offering consultations and teaching internationally. Since 1989, she has presented original material on new celestial objects, notably the Centaurs. Books: ‘Chiron and the Healing Journey’, ‘Saturn, Chiron and the Centaurs’, and ‘Incarnation’. Melanie has a special interest in contemplative experience both as a healing process and also as a learning modality.


Lynna Chandra

Founder of Rachel House (first children’s palliative care service in Indonesia)

Lynna Chandra established the first children’s palliative care service in Indonesia in 2006, after spending over a decade in the investment banking industry. Driven by the conviction that no child should ever have to live or die in pain, compassion was the underlying foundation of the organization and equitable access its reason for being. The outcome has been the flowering of this fountain of compassion, not just in the care that it provides, but extends far and beyond into the communities.

Lynna has since embarked on a new journey in search of an equitable humane healthcare model to ensure compassionate and excellent care is available and accessible for all, in an economically sustainable way.

She is an Ashoka Fellow and Atlantic Fellow. She serves on the boards of Assisi Hospice (Singapore), Bamboo Capital Management, and Common Purpose Charitable Trust.


Kelly Sullivan Walden

Doctor Dream

Kelly Sullivan Walden is on a mission to awaken the world to the power of dreams. She is the CARTA award-winning author of The Hero’s Journey Dream Oracle cards and app.

As a dream expert, Kelly is a regular guest on many national talk shows, including The Doctor Oz Show, Ricki Lake, The Real, Bethenny, Coast to Coast, and Hallmark’s Home & Family. She’s decoded dreams for celebrities such as Topher Grace, Stassi Schroeder, Logan Paul, The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Gretchen Rossi and Heather Dubrow, Critics’ Choice TV Award-winning actress, Monica Potter, and Dancing with the Stars’, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, to name a few.

She was the Dream Doctor on Dream Stream (on Twitch Presents) which was nominated for both a LOVIE Award and an ARTA Award. Her latest work of heart is Luminous Humanness, a 365 meditation guidebook to inspire you to plug in each day of the year to your ability to live the light of your most glorious self.

Additionally, Kelly is the author of Dream Oracle Cards, Dream Goddess Empowerment Deck, Awakened Dreamer Oracle Cards, and ten books, including bestsellers, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and The Unexplainable, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions, I Had the Strangest Dream, It’s All in Your Dreams, Dreaming Heaven, and The Love, Sex & Relationship Dream Dictionary. Look for her next book, Luminous Humanness: 365 Ways to Go, Grow, and GLOW to make it your Best Year Yet.

She is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, whose unique approach to dream therapy led her to become a trusted advisor, coach, and consultant — enriching the lives of thousands of individuals, including Fortune 500 executives, UN ambassadors, celebrities, inner-city kids, and stay-at-home moms. She is an inspirational speaker and workshop facilitator, the host of Ask Doctor Dream Show (available on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify).

Kelly, along with her husband, Dana, co-founded The Dream Project: a youth-empowerment initiative that backs the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

She is the Dream Doctor for “Dream Stream,” on Twitch Presents (shortlisted for a LOVIE Award) and co-produced with her husband the 2019 World Film Festival Award-winning short film entitled, The Ferlinghetti School of Poetics based on a dream. Her approach to dreams is both reverent and irreverent, which may account for why she’s rumored to be the love-grandchild of Carl Jung and Lucille Ball.


Jason Engledoe

Seeker, Social Permaculturist, Storyteller

Jason Engledoe was born in Apartheid South Africa during a year that saw the biggest student uprising that would change the history of the country forever. He is an intrepid traveler and explorer of diverse physical and cultural places around the world as well as the depth of his own being and psyche. He left his beloved birthplace Cape Town at the tender age of 17, in pursuit of identity, belonging, and truth. Jason has lived and is educated in three countries outside of South Africa, including Germany, England, and Taiwan, R.O.C. 

With a diverse background in Education, Entrepreneurship, Martial Arts, International Trade, and Investment Promotion, he now lives in South Africa to be part of the change. After a return to his home country, which has one of the highest gini coefficients (income inequality) in the world, Jason is in pursuit of a new set of skills for transformation — including regenerative agriculture, social permaculture, depth facilitation, co-counseling, deep listening, authentic relating, and collective trauma healing. 

Jason has a strong belief in these powerful leverage points for change in this context which include:

  • Agency (self-empowerment)
  • An enabling environment for entrepreneurship
  • Youth Development

These initiatives need to occur within the container of individual & collective trauma healing, awareness, and compassion.

He is the founder of a Compassionate Listening Circle for men and is in the process of creating a Racial Affinity Group for brown bodies.

Christine Kuhlman, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

Christine Kuhlman, ND: I went into nursing in 1970 and have always been “called,” if you will, to the healing professions. I started out in conventional medicine but always felt an interest toward allowing and fostering the body/mind and spirit to use methods to turn on the body’s natural healing. I became a nurse-midwife in 1976 and, during that career, naturally got drawn into the use of botanical (herbal) medicine and eventually homeopathy, which then led to Naturopathic Medical School. I have been a naturopathic doctor since 1997 and hope to be in practice for years to come because I am so passionate about the healing potential with this knowledge. The word “doctor” in Latin is “docere,” which translates beautifully into “teacher.” That I feel is the essence of who I am. I am happiest when I can help teach and inform others as to their choices for healing and help them gain access to that process; to help them unlock their intuitive healing wisdom.

Pratibha Shah, BAMS, MD, MPH

Ayurvedic Physician

Pratibha Shah, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), MPH, is an internationally renowned Ayurveda expert. Intensely trained in Traditional Health Sciences (Ayurveda, Energy healing) as well as Public Health, Pratibha Shah distils Eastern wisdom with an understanding of Western principles, for the best care of her clients. A strong sense of compassion and empathy, intent listening skills, in-depth thorough assessments and well contemplated individualized Master Wellness plans are a hallmark of her 30 years of practice. Client-centric Compassionate Care defines her best.

Her pioneering initiatives in the field of Ayurveda, have brought her to attention at the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the Consulate General of India, NYC. She is a prolific speaker and educator in the community. She has been an invited speaker in many local and International conferences and has given several Keynote addresses.  She has authored several papers and is an editor with the Ayurveda Journal on Health. She is senior faculty and Domain Expert at Kerala Ayurveda Academy, USA and for Boston School of Ayurveda. She routinely delivers educational lectures at modern medicine institutes/bodies such as Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, American Holistic Nurses Association, among others.

With more than 30 years of clinical practice, she is one of the few holistic practitioners leading the effort of true integration, focused on client-centric wholesome care. She has been a trailblazer and an eminent Ambassador of Ayurveda in the West, teaching, practicing, and promoting Ayurveda, while also working tirelessly on building bridges with mainstream medicine practitioners and Institutes. For her work, she was nominated in the Top 20 Women of the Year, for the year 2014. Before moving to US in 2004, she was working as Chief Medical Officer with the Central Government of India, in the ministry of AYUSH.

She is the Founder, President of the Wholistic Health Alliance (a 501c3 non-profit), Founder, President of Council for Ayurveda Research (a 501c3 non-profit), Founding Director of Ayurvidya Anusandhan Abhiyan Foundation, India (a Section 8 NGO), and CEO of My Ayurved LLC.  In 2019, whe launched her own high end organic herbal product line by the name of Swa-Stha. She currently practices in the Greater Boston area but has clientele throughout US and outside of US as well. 

‘Client-centric Compassionate Complete Care defines her best’


Ipek Serifsoy, Ph.D.

President, Deep Coaching Institute (DCL); Founder, Women’s Leadership Circles (WLC)

Ipek is a bridge between the practical and changing worlds of business. Her multidisciplinary background enables her to relate to traditional business perspectives while introducing clients to more innovative thinking, preparing them to embrace new possibilities on ever-changing terrain.

Ipek’s vision and commitment is to a 50/50 landscape where women contribute to leadership in equal numbers as men. She firmly believes that this more balanced and inclusive reality is a key source of collective wisdom for organizations and society-at-large.

Over 20 years ago, Ipek moved from investment banking to the human side of business. After ten years on Wall Street, Ipek’s journey took her into the world of psychology, spirituality and creativity. She has designed a unique and highly effective approach to leadership coaching and organizational consulting.

As part of her career change, Ipek spent a year in theological seminary, earned an MA in Psychology, a PhD in Organizational Leadership, and completed numerous certification programs including the Enneagram-Based Deep Coaching Certification. Ipek focuses her personal and professional development on studying leadership, expressive arts, communication, participative learning methodologies and ancient wisdom traditions, to develop approaches that awaken inherent potential and capacity for greatness. Born out of this was consulting, a transformative approach to leadership and living and Ipek becoming the president of Deep Coaching Institute, an advanced coach training school.

Ipek’s client list includes: Adobe, Agilent, Agios, Applied Materials, BEA Systems, Chevron, EMC, Estee Lauder, Genentech/Roche, Oracle, PayPal, Pfizer, Revlon, SAP, VMware, Wells Fargo and Workday.


Lara Heller

Director of Facilitator Development (WLC), Enneagram Teacher and Coach

Lara is an executive and life coach and an Enneagram teacher.  Lara’s coaching philosophy is steeped in the Enneagram.  She has been studying the insights and benefits of the Enneagram for over twenty years including a formal certification from the Deep Coaching Institute –an Enneagram-based advanced coach training school. Lara comfortably weaves spiritual exploration into all of her coaching engagements. She’s a master facilitator and coach with the Women’s Leadership Circles (WLC), she is a faculty member at the Deep Coaching Institute, and runs her own coaching and consulting business

Lara is trained in Somatic Experiencing, an advanced method of healing trauma, and is completing her training in Hakomi, a mindfulness-based form of psychotherapy. Her background includes an undergraduate degree in psychology; a teaching credential and several years as an elementary school teacher and raising two children. Lara’s approach to coaching is also influenced by her Buddhist practice, Diamond Heart teaching, and mindfulness training.


Didi Firman, Ed.D., LMHC

Psychosynthesis Life Coach Trainer

Dr. Didi Firman is a psychosynthesis Life Coach Trainer and founder of the Synthesis Center, a not-for-profit organization devoted to healing the world through psychosynthesis. Didi is a licensed psychotherapist,  a professor of graduate psychology, a NY Times Bestselling Selling author, and a mother and grandmother! Her most recent books include: Engaging Life: Living Well with Chronic Illness and The Call of Self: Psychosynthesis Life Coaching. 


Lisa Campion

Psychic Counselor and Reiki Master Teacher

Lisa Campion is the author of the #1 best-selling books The Art of Psychic Reiki and Energy Healing for Empaths. She is a Psychic Counselor and Reiki Master Teacher with over 25 years of experience. Lisa has been teaching Reiki for over 20 years and has trained over 1000 people in Reiki and has done over 15,000 individual sessions. She is also the host of the radio show and podcast, “The Miracle of Healing on Empower Radio”. She specializes in training emerging psychics, empaths, and healers so that they can fully step into their gifts since the world needs all the healers that it can get.


Deb Soule


Deb practices as an herbalist and biodynamic gardener and is the author of Healing Herbs for Women: A Guide to Natural Remedies and How to Move Like a Gardener. Raised in a small town in western Maine, Deb began organic gardening and studying the medicinal uses of herbs at age 16. Her faith in the healing qualities of plants and her love of gardening led Deb to found Avena Botanicals Herbal Apothecary in 1985 in Rockport Maine. Five years earlier, while in college, Deb lived in Nepal near three Tibetan monasteries and was deeply moved by the Tibetan people’s commitment to ease physical ailments and mental and emotional upsets through the use of plants, prayer, and other spiritual practices.

Deb received a B.A. in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine. She has devoted her life to working with and understanding the healing benefits medicinal plants and biodynamic gardens offer individuals, families, and our planet. She focuses on using nourishing herbs, flower essences, whole foods, and meditation as part of her consulting practice.

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Catherine Dunne, MA

Psychotherapist, Movement Medicine Teacher and Ancestral Lineage Healing Practitioner

Catherine is a Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Ritualist, Movement Medicine Teacher, and Ancestral Lineage Healing Practitioner. She has been working to support people’s healing and our collective liberation for 30 years. All of Catherine’s work is rooted in the healing power of being in embodied relationship with ourselves, others, and the other than humans we share this world with.

Catherine has experienced firsthand that when we become more resourced and connected, we remember and strengthen who we are in our essence and become powerful beyond measure. She lives in the foothills of the healing Boggeragh mountains in County Cork Ireland. She was born and raised in Queens New York and all 8 of her ancestral lines are from the province of Munster in Ireland.


Jim McCormick, Lic. Ac.

Licensed Acupuncturist, Zero Balancing Senior Teacher

Jim studied mathematics and physics in college. In 1972, he studied acupuncture in England with Dr. J. R. Worsley, learning about bio-energy systems and the integration of mind/body/spirit systems. 

While studying in England, Jim met Zero Balancing’s founder, Dr. Fritz Smith, an osteopath and MD from Watsonville, CA who later developed Zero Balancing. Jim began his Zero Balancing training in 1974 and became the first teacher of ZB after Dr. Smith, in 1979. He is currently on the Faculty of the Zero Balancing Health Association in the US and teaches Zero Balancing around the world, and is president of the non-profit Zero Balancing Touch Foundation. He is co-president of Cambridge Health Associates, a holistic health center in Massachusetts, US, where he practices Zero Balancing and Five Element Acupuncture.

Jim weaves his 50 years of experience in alternative medicine into explaining the unique principles behind Zero Balancing and elucidating them with detailed case histories in his new book, ZERO BALANCING: Conscious Touch and Transformation. The book will launch as a published book in May of 2021.


Dawn Baumann Brunke

Author, Animal Communicator, Dream Enthusiast

Dawn Baumann Brunke is an author, animal communicator, and dream enthusiast. She lives in Alaska and has written eight books about connecting with animals, nature, self, and spirit. Her books include Animal Voices, Animal Teachings, Shapeshifting with Our Animal CompanionsDreaming with Polar Bears, and her latest Awakening the Ancient Power of Snake. She also created a tarot deck featuring the wisdom of animal archetypes. She offers animal communication talks as well as group workshops about learning how to communicate with animals and deepen our relationship with all beings.


Meg Beeler

Author, Shamanic Guide, Spiritual Mentor

Meg helps clients heal soul and spirit, find luminous presence, and move energy to remove blockages through mentoring, training, healing, and ceremony. She is a lifelong explorer of shamanic, animist, and meditative consciousness who practices Earth-centered, nature-based, ancient wisdom ways, and studied Andean mysticism extensively with the Q’ero in Peru.

Meg is creator and host of the YouTube interviews “Seeds for Our Future.” She is currently working on her next book, Seeds for Our Future: How to Find Heart, Cultivate Your Radiance, and Create Our World Anew. Author of Weave the Heart of the Universe into Your Life: Aligning with Cosmic Energy, she is a contributing author and photographer to Where the World Begins: Sonoma Mountain Story and Image.

Meg is the creator of Energy Alchemy™ & founder of Earth Caretakers Wisdom School. She writes for Elephant Journal, Healers, and Shaman Portal Quarterly. She chairs the non-profit organization Sonoma Mountain Preservation and lives on Sonoma Mountain in the North San Francisco Bay Area.


Jessica Yurwitz, MA

Artist, Teacher

Jessica Yurwitz is an artist with nearly thirty years of teaching experience.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Brown University.  She began her career teaching middle school art and went on to teach high school English and eventually became a high school principal.  Jess opened Slow River Studio in 2018 because she believes that everyone can become an artist with expert instruction and patient coaching.  Jess helps her students overcome the fears that impede our creativity and keep us stuck.  She can help you develop an artistic identity too!


Jennifer Foster, MA

Founder of Energy Dynamic Model

Jennifer Foster, MA BSc, has a MA in economics and philosophy. Jennifer has a broad range of work and life experience. She has had a career in working with people who are dealing with mental health conditions and learning difficulties. She has been a business coach and worked within the family system. In 2012 she developed the Energy Dynamic Model which is a guide or map in helping individuals discover who they authentically are, in understanding how to use their energy efficiently and how to be hu-man on this earth plane. Over the past 20 years, she has developed hundreds of videos and an online Academy. Jennifer is in the process of publishing her third book. Jennifer lives in Wales with her three children.

Website: EnergyDynamicModel.Official.Academy