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.
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
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 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
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
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 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'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'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
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
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
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."
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 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