Luminaries

 

EV has gathered a community of women to create a collective wisdom to help guide women through growth and change. EV Luminaries are not one guru or one source of knowledge, they are a collective powerhouse of healers, wellness leaders, and health experts who are open to change to improve their lives and others around them.


founder

Nicolette Amarillas

 
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Nicolette is the founder and driving force behind Expansive Voice. Based on her own struggles to access healing– physically, mentally, and spiritually– Nicolette identified a need for women to have a platform where they can communally explore their internal capacity to heal and grow. She sought to create an environment where women could have access to not just one source of healing, but a collaborative and collective source of education, wisdom, support and guidance. Nicolette draws on her extensive background as a Holistic Life and Exercise Health practitioner to collaborate with female Bay Area wellness influencers to create Expansive Voice.

 
 

THE CUPBOARD SF / chef

Rachel Gorjestani 

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Rachael's approach to cooking is very much influenced by her background in nutrition and macrobiotics. The driving force behind her meals is preserving and boosting nutrient density - so our bodies feel nourished and grounded. She is passionate about using ingredients which are seasonal, local, and high quality. 

 

THE NOURISHED WOMAN / meditation 

Kelly Redanz

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Kelly believes the body is a portal to connecting with inner wisdom and guide for healing. Kelly’s ailments led her to explore the connection between mental, emotional, and physical health and devote her career to the art of healing. Kelly’s 12 years of professional experience in fitness and wellness have helped her become a guide for women to find complete nourishment within themselves.

"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want." --Lao Tzu

Kdhalentherapy / Integrative Psychotherapist / Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist / Postpartum Doula

Kat Dahlen deVos

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As a licensed therapist in private practice, Kat skillfully supports women in navigating life transitions with authenticity, grace and vitality. Her work weaves together Western schools of psychological theory and talk therapy with Eastern traditions of spirituality, infusing sessions with practices to develop self-compassion, mindfulness, emotional intelligence and body awareness. With the ultimate goal of facilitating a return to balance and alignment, Kat partners with clients to pattern new, healthy ways of moving through the world and being in relationship with self and others.

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Anaïs Nin

 

take care beauty / Creative healer / creative beauty advisor

Tanya Jones

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As a shy and introspective youth, Tanya leaned on art, music and mystical musings to open her up to the world of healing and spiritual growth. As an adult this exploration has guided her into the Self Care and Healing arts industries, working with woman of all walks of life to feel better in their skin, inside and out.  Through a multilayered holistic healing approach, Tanya inspires individuals to awaken their inner resources for healing and to claim their creative magic.

"I don't want my life to imitate art, I want my life to be art." -Carrie Fisher                                                                                   

 

Myishabattle / Certified Sex coach

Myisha Battle

Myisha Battle is a certified sex coach, writer and speaker. Through sex coaching and her sex-positive podcast, Down for Whatever, Myisha provides accurate sexual information, instills pride in difference, and encourages the quest for sexual satisfaction no matter a person’s race, gender, orientation, ability or age. She empowers her clients and listeners to embrace better sex for a better life.

 

Mindfulness Guide at the Intersection of Art and Nature

Lindsey Dyer

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Lindsey's passion for sustainability and environmental stewardship has inspired a life and a career dedicated to working with people and for the planet. Lindsey believes uninterrupted time in nature can be a catalyst for connection, transformation and expansion.

“You are indeed carrying within yourself the potential to visualize, to design, and to create an utterly satisfying, joyful, and pure lifestyle.” -Rainer Maria Rilke

 

AP Health / movement teacher

Allegra Poggio

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Allegra's passion for integrated health, movement and nutrition flows into strong and inspired pilates, vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga classes and breathwork. Allegra works with people to energize, motivate and move their bodies to create deep mindful awareness both physically and emotionally.Her work helps to cultivate and strengthen mindfulness, creative expression and feel empowered to live a healthy, intentional and happy life. 

"Move, but don't move the way fear makes you move." - Rumi

 

London tea club / Tea Ceremony 

Cecelia Lau

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Tea is a daily retreat, a time and space for calm joy. Through tea ceremony, Cecelia creates space for both solitude and connection. Cecelia is also founder of London Tea Club, a tea subscription launched in London in 2013 and now headquartered in California. 

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

Kimberly Pena / registered dance movement psychotherapist

Kimberly Pena

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Kimberley is an experienced and registered dance movement psychotherapist working in mental health settings in both private practice and the UK’s National Healthcare System. She is passionate about promoting whole person healing and recovery by supporting the reintegration of mind and body towards whole person health. Her facilitation of Dance Movement Psychotherapy allows space for expression and understanding, beyond words, to unfold.

The body speaks what words cannot – Martha Graham

 

yoga instructor / Equine interpreter

Rachel Huseby

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Horses have held a strong influence throughout Rachel's life and she believes they show us our higher self, how to live more fully in joy and freedom while teaching us to maintain our energy and boundaries. This opening and expanding of consciousness is what she holds space for in her power vinyasa yoga class. You will link powerful breath to mindful movement at a challenging, yet intuitive pace.
"Have hands that close slowly and open quickly."
-Horsewoman's Proverb

 

Vital becoming / yoga nidra teacher 

Victoria Chiang

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Our subconscious mind powerfully shapes our reality. Victoria offers yoga nidra as practice to reconnect back to our authentic selves and remember our intuitive wisdom.
"Yoga nidra combines two key components women need in their lives: a well-rested body and a deep connection to one's soul." - Karen Brody

EasyOilers / Essential Oils 

Zoë Leigh

 

Zoë Leigh helps light the path to chemical-free living and whole-life wellness through the use of therapeutic grade essential oils. She borrows inspiration from the natural world to create plant-based alternatives to traditional products. Zoë’s practice demonstrates how simple it is to incorporate essential oils into our everyday lives; helping to support every system of our body and promoting mental and emotional clarity and self-appreciation naturally.   

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”  -- Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

 

 

Teacher of movement 

Lise Prewitt

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As a pilates teacher since 2001 Lise Prewitt has helped others to find connection to their inner selves through movement, breath and awareness. She herself continues to grow as a healer, trusting her sensitivity and intuition, and using her life struggles to broaden her perspective of the human condition. Her struggles have become a bounty of opportunity for growth and healing, and she works to light the path for others.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measures…. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." -Marianne Williamson

 

 

 


happiness clinic // Counselor / Clinical Hypnotherapist / Mental Health Advocate

Mer Zandifar

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Mer is dedicated to helping people feel empowered about their ability to impact their thoughts, emotions, and physiology. Her background in somatic psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, and mindfulness inspire her holistic approach to mental health. Mer facilitates transformational private and group sessions and guides people to resolve conscious and unconscious patterns on a core level.
"In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth." -Patti Smith
 

well in the west / Acupuncturist/ healer / Wellness educator 

Lauren Kaneko-Jones

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Lauren is a seasonal wellness expert and licensed acupuncturist. She has created virtual seasonal wellness circles that support women through the many changes each season brings. She is passionate about this being the work in the world, helping to make life smoother, easier and more full of flow and enjoyment.

“That’s all she needed was stillness and support.” -- Raven Lang

 



Voice Shrine / Certified sound healing / healing artist 

Valentine Falcon

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Valentine’s years as a yogini, intuitive, and touring rock singer led her onto the journey of sound, voice and music as a healing modality and spiritual path. Valentine’s work with Voice Shrine is to empower, educate, and guide the individual as a unique profound sonic instrument. Utilizing one’s innate tools of sound, vibration, consciousness and creativity to realize and actualize our true potential and self.

"Tattwam asi - I am that which I seek"  - Ancient Mantra
 

 

Molly Haight Yoga / Yoga teacher / moon circle leader 

Molly Haight

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Molly is a yoga teacher and moon circle leader in the Bay Area. When she discovered yoga she was disconnected from her body, her emotions and the natural world around her. Movement, breath, community and nature have helped her reclaim balance and peace in life. Hailing from a world of practicality and years of studying journalism, she believes in finding the perfect balance between magic and reality.

"how you love yourself is how you teach others to love you" - Rupi Kaur

 

ellen fondiler / career and business coach 

Ellen Fondiler

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Ellen Fondiler is an award-winning career coach who has launched four businesses, raised millions for charities and nonprofits.  She runs an interview project called How Did You Do That? where she interviews all kinds of people—from dog walkers to hair stylists to yoginis and poets—to find out how their found their passion, how they find clients, and how they navigate the ups and downs of running a business.  

“And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.”

 Iain Thomas

 

Elemental alchemy / holistic health educator + Tea maker / Ayurvedic Alchemist

Sachi Doctor

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Sachi is an Ayurvedic alchemist, educator and tea maker from a long linage of Indian healers and doctors. She is passionate about helping individuals draw on inner wisdom to heal mind-body and blends Ayurvedic principles, yogic philosophy and plant-based medicine to create products and services that reconnect clients with their innate healer, cultivating awareness for what makes them thrive.
"Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place."

 

Empowered beyond / Yoga Teacher / 200 E-RYT, 500 E-RYT

Christie Rafanan

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Christie believes a consistent yoga practice can change your life for the better in every respect. Her yoga classes are inspired by her studies of movement and biomechanics, and she teaches students to connect to their inner strength - both mental and physical - so that they may find both effortlessness and grace not only in their practice but their lives off the mat as well.
"Yoga means union."