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 Amarillas


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.



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. 



Kelly Redanz


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                                                                      


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.


Sales Enablement, Strategic Account Management and Business Consulting

Lindsey Dyer


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


London tea club / Tea Ceremony 

Cecelia Lau


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


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


Ginny Muir / Healer / Shadow Worker / Breathwork Facilitator / Soul Guide

Ginny Muir


Ginny is a coach, healer and guide on the path deeply devoted to consciousness, Love and Truth. She believes true freedom comes from loving every part of ourselves, especially those we'd rather not see or feel. With her unique blend of humility and wisdom -- and a rich toolkit that includes coaching, breathwork, energy healing, intuitive Seeing & ritual -- she facilitates transformation: helping humans remove the blocks that keep them from their truest, most soul-fueled expressions in this life.
"I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being." -Hafiz

Engineer / Thought Leader / Educator 

Brenda Jin


Brenda Jin is a software engineer and advocate for women’s empowerment and education. As an organizer and teacher for Girl Develop It, Brenda has trained teachers and TAs to deliver inspiring and engaging newbie-friendly software development workshops since 2013.She is passionate about bringing her experience as a technology leader and educator to women advancing their careers and achieving professional success. 






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

Mer Zandifar


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


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


ellen fondiler / career and business coach 

Ellen Fondiler


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


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."