Luminaries

 

EV has gathered a handful of women who are open to change to improve their lives and others around them. 


founder

Nicolette Amarillas 

Nicolette is the founder and driving force behind Expansive Voice movement. Based on her own struggles to access healing, Nicolette identified a need for women to have a platform to communally explore their internal capacity to heal. Nicolette is proud to draw on her extensive background as a Holistic Health practitioner and collaborate with female Bay Area wellness influencers to create Expansive Voice.

 
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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.

 

Half moon healing / reiki energy healer

Michelle Verderame

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A certified Reiki Energy Healer and Wellness Coach, Michelle is passionate about helping people connect with themselves so that they can feel their best and shine their light on the world. She offers one-on-one healing sessions that incorporate Reiki, wellness coaching, guided imagery, and essential oils to help calm the mind, relax the body, and nourish the soul.

"Be easy. Take your time. You are coming home to yourself." -Nayyirah Waheed

 

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. All classes involve healthy breath, intelligent movement and intentional action. The focus on preparation, performance and recovery - in movement and life - with breath, physical movement and restoring practices. The 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 uses her touch of intuition in everything she does. From her caring and intimate acupuncture practice to the broader education she works with a ton of women to reconnect them to their bodies, their hearts, their desires.

“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