Bringing Trauma Informed Practices to Government Institutions with Trista McClelland

How one woman is bringing evidenced-based holistic practices to her work at a Juvenile Detention facility and changing lives. And, how you can, too.

About Trista McClellan:

I was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and raised in Marquette, MI.  I grew up with the passion of dance and creativity. I graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling.  During graduate school I had what some may call my first spiritual awakening. This led me on a path of making significant life changes. During those changes I was connected with exploring religion which turned to spirituality,  friendships that would guide me to doors that changed my life, the concept and importance of community and the beginning understandings of how we are truly all connected as a whole. I was given the opportunity to go to Greece for one month through the International Group Study Exchange Program through one of the Rotary Clubs in Kalamazoo, MI.  This led me to further my travels across the United States, Costa Rica, and Bolivia. During my travels I was introduced to a yoga class in the Twin Cities of Minnesota that sparked that former passion of dance within me. I started practicing yoga on my own and then developed the courage to attend classes within the community. During these times of traveling I relocated back to Marquette, MI.  It was during this time that I was given another opportunity through the Marquette Breakfast Rotary Club (which I was involved in) to go to Bolivia and participate in volunteer work with Etta Projects. One of the other volunteers on this trip, was an amazing woman who was a psychologist in California who kindly planted the seed of collaborating yoga with counseling within me. I found myself a year later leaving my job in Marquette, MI and with the support of my family, friends, and community leaving for Costa Rica for almost 5 months.  The first month I obtained my 200 hr training through Soma Yoga Institute. Fast forward a year and a half later after coming back to the states and relocating to Ypsilanti, MI, I was given another opportunity to do the Trauma Yoga Teacher Training with Eleanor Bramwell and Adi Shakti in the deep healing jungle of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.  

I have worked in the field of addiction as a therapist for almost 10 years with the focus of working with adults in residential treatment and is now working with adolescents who are in juvenile drug court for residential treatment.  I am a person who loves connecting to others, listening to others, and talking about the deep rich conversations of spirituality and health. I have been described as sensitive, creative, intense, and passionate. I aspire to travel the world and continue my studies in trauma, yoga, and counseling.  

 I am currently living in Ypsilanti, MI and work in Ann Arbor, MIr for a nonprofit organization called Growth Works. 

How to turn your intuition into your superpower with Victoria Shaw

What is the difference between fear and intuition? How to tap into the power of intuition to support a more full life.

Victoria Shaw, PhD, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Spiritual Coach, and author who combines her training in psychology and counseling with her intuitive gifts to help clients heal, grow and realize their spiritual and full personal potential.

She specializes in working with highly sensitive and intuitive children and teens, and their parents to help them heal their hurts, open their hearts and reach their highest potential.

Free Mini-Course: Awaking Your Intuitive Superpowers; What is your Spiritual Super Power

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Dharma, Purpose, and Staying in the Flow State with Kitty Waters.

Learn from seasoned holistic entrepreneurs on how to stay the course when things get sticky and keep returning back to your heart’s calling.

Kitty Waters; Transformational Teacher and Serial Entrepreneur.

Her mission empowers people to do their dharma and create the life of their dreams. She is very much in the purpose conversation; inspiring people to look inside and discover their souls calling.

She is the co-creator of The Network for Transformational Leaders, a non-profit and peer group for people doing Transformation work.

Kitty’s life has gone full circle after having a nervous breakdown in her twenties, suffering from depression, drug and alcohol abuse…. This dissatisfaction and disconnection from life lead her down the personal development route.

Kitty has a 20-year background in business, having built departments and companies from scratch, she was a shareholder in a James Cann Recruitment firm (Dragons Den) Business which sold for 52million in 2015. She is also a fully trained Reiki Master and NLP Practitioner. Kitty’s Do Your Dharma course, has helped 40 men and women let go of their limiting beliefs,

unlock their greatest potential and create the life of their dreams. Kitty launched Kitty Talks in the spring of 2017. Her coaching and the Kitty Talks Podcast demystifies

Dharma for people and makes it clear and understandable. By sharing real life people’s stories and how they’re following their bliss in their own lives…. Kitty Talks mission is ‘to inspire a generation of change-makers to follow their passion and purpose and make a difference on the planet.’

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen




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Fear + Creating a Life You Love with Rochel Marie Lawson

Let’s talk about fear, how to identify it, move through it, and feel the bliss on the other side.

Rochel Marie Lawson is a Registered Nurse, Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, Holistic Health and Wellness Consultant, International Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Radio Show Hostess. She is the President of Blissful Living 4 U, which was founded to improve wellness, wisdom and wealth by utilizing ancient holistic principles that only lead to success. 

Rochel Marie’s energy, guidance, wisdom, and enthusiasm have helped thousands of people to improve their wellbeing. Rochele has helped these people program their mind for success while growing their overall wealth, holistically and naturally, so that they could live the life of their dreams.

She is a successful entrepreneur and is the author of the book “Intro to Holistic Health, Ayurveda Style.” She has her own blog,

For 8 years, Rochel Marie has had her own weekly podcast, Blissful Living, which is now on iHeart Radio, iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify.

Rochele has spent over 25 years assisting people to achieve optimal health and wellbeing, as well as to have a success mindset that allows them to build their wealth as they live the life of their dreams with more energy, vitality, clarity, alertness, focus, determination, happiness, joy and peace.

Rochel Marie Lawson is the Queen of Feeling Fabulous and she’s here to help you feel fabulous about conquering your fear with Audacious: The Five-Step System to Conquering Your Fears. As a registered nurse and a certified Health, Healing, and Wellness Expert, Rochel talks you through the very basics of fear, facing your fears, and her unique system designed to help you conquer and harness the power of fear in order for you to live the life of your dreams. 

Rochel Marie provides a series of wellness programs and coaching sessions designed to help you live the life of your dreams. For more information, visit

Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make with Self-Care, with Nikole Stanfield

Let’s talk burn out. What it is, and how to move through it.

Since 2014 Nikole has owned her own business and worked to improve herself through personal development. After experiencing burnout last summer she now helps successful business owners and entrepreneurs who feel unfulfilled and struggle to get out of bed in the morning to work through burnout and create a healthy work-life balance so that they can love what they do. You can learn more about her at

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Create the Life You Love with Georgia Woodbine

Listen in and get motivated to re-focus, remember who you are, why you are here, and keep inspiring others with the work you are meant to do.

Georgia Woodbine. Widely known as a change agent, author, lifestyle transformation coach and dynamic and entertaining speaker. She has been featured in media outlets such as; The Daily News, Huffington Post, Rolling Out Magazine, Sirius Radio XM. She created curriculum and lectured at The Learning Annex, one of the premier producers of seminars, lectures, classes, and workshops throughout North America.

She is also known as, one of the world’s leading authorities in personal and professional development and has helped to motivate and inspire an entire generation. She has authored several books and lectured at numerous organizations, colleges, and universities. She has over fifteen years of entrepreneurial business success as well as an extensive marketing background working in the entertainment industry with; Def Jam, PolyGram, WNYU Radio, WQHT-Hot 97, Black Enterprise Magazine, and the Apollo Theatre.

She created and developed curriculum based on her book How to Choose Your Career Path: Charting Your Success at numerous school districts and colleges to help prepare students with employment tools and life skills. She has been a life coach for over thirteen years and has trained and coached hundreds of people. 



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Yoga Nidra and transcending the physical body with Sheena Mason

How yoga nidra can be experienced as a path to personal liberation and connection to the infinite.

Sheena Mason. - The true meaning of Yoga (Union), as my path is consistently delivering me to the shores of the unexpected. Where I trade my plotted expectations for freedom as it illuminates the beauty, loveliness, vulnerable, clinging, fearful experiences, and more so, the filters from which I experience life through. What I have learned in all of this, is that all of life is passing, what shatters when it is seen falls away and I am dropped in to the great unknown, opened and surrendered. Awareness has become the thread stitching all parts of the path together. As I weave, I am ever grateful to my teachers, peers, students, family and friends for their consistent deliverance to the universal lesson of allowance, as there is no greater space for all parts, all beings to reside than in the space of the unconditioned heart. 

  • Founder– of Anahata Rising Yoga Teacher Training & Retreats.

  • Facilitator – School of Sankalpa ~ Yoga Nidra Studies

  • I have completed hundreds of hours of training including…

  • 200Hr YTT with World Conscious Yoga family with Isabelle Addison and Leala enfiled that awoke my dormant heart. Followed by 300Hr YTT with Giatri Yoga Teacher Training with Ally Bogard. This is also where I met my Yoga Nidra Teacher Tanis Fishman whom I have studied with extensively. In her Patience, I move through thresholds of consciousness I never thought possible. I have experienced deep understanding, healing and awareness from her teachings.


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The Importance of Asking the Right Questions During Difficult Times with David Trotter

Sometimes, we can be so focused on uncovering answers that we forget to check in with the quality of our questions.

David Trotter is a launch coach, meditation guide, and host of Inspiration Rising, a podcast for women (and the men who support them) who are continually rising up in their life, love, and leadership. He is the creator of two online courses including “Launch Your Life: A Workable Plan to Make Lasting Changes in 60 Days” and “Me Time Meditations: A 21 Day Journey to Transform Your Mind, Heart, and Priorities in Just Five Minutes”. For 25 years, he has helped people get unstuck, clarify their goals, and take their lives to the next level. He is an award-winning filmmaker, author, and speaker. David and his wife have been married for 25 years, and they live with their two teens in southern California

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Fighting For Our Tits: confronting Breast Cancer with Lola Scarborough

How is it that we can avoid or heal from the emotional wounds of breast cancer from a spiritual perspective?

Lola Scarborough is a 500-HR certified yoga teacher and a co-owner and Managing Director of Yoga Lola Studios. She is a certified life coach, an Ayurvedic nutrition coach, an herbalist, a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, a certified Level III Reiki master, and a novice astrologer. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Comparative Religion.

Lola has a long history as a writer, teacher, and project manager in the business world. She authors/has authored articles, and films videos related to yoga, health, and healing. Her most recent work, Fighting For Our Tits, shares information and research shown to help women avoid breast cancer. She is currently one of the lead authors in an upcoming book The World's Most Amazing Women, due to be published in December 2019.

Lola has witnessed what yoga, breathing exercises and other aspects of yogic practice, along with energy bodywork and nutrition, can do to maximize/restore health and allow people to live fully and richly in their lives.  She does what she loves and loves what she does.

The Deeper Layers of Yin Yoga with Carole Westerman

Explore a deeper understanding of the physical, emotional, and mental benefits of the Yin practice.

Educate yourself on the Yin practice with Glo teacher and owner of Evolve to Harmony in Omaha, Carole Westerman.

Carole Westerman's mission is to bring yoga to everyone! Carole is a certified Childbirth Educator, has experience attending births as a Doula, and has a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Psychology.

Carole is the Director of Teacher Training programs at Evolve to Harmony, her studio in Omaha. She is on the Teacher Training faculty of several yoga schools, as well as being on the faculty of Glo and 90 Monkeys, and travels to teach nationally and internationally. She has created her own curriculums for 500-Hour, 200-Hour, Yin, Restorative, and Prenatal programs that she has taught in numerous locales nationally. Carole is a mother to three daughters, and has worked many years in the fields of children and family services.

Getting Vulnerable AF with Veronica Kaulinis

How vulnerability can be the tool to hushing the inner critic.

Veronica Kaulinis is a Success Coach & Community Strategist living in Brooklyn, New York.

She specializes in helping working professionals master and cultivate a new relationship with their inner-dialogue so they can step out of self-sabotage and step into success. Her mission is to inspire others to step into their greatness and to mobilize the next generation of thought leaders and change makers.

Most people don't know how to turn the "inner-critic" off so they can actually hear what their heart is telling them to do. Veronica teaches her clients various strategies on how to quiet the negative self-talk, identify the mindset and logistical blocks that have been standing in the way of taking action, both  professionally and personally, so that they can achieve at their highest potential

Eating Disorders & Self Love vs the Inflated Ego with Bridget Lavin

Eating Disorders. Self love. Self Worth.

And what it means to dissolve the ego while building the confidence we need for radical self acceptance.

About Bridget Lavin:

I began my transformative journey with yoga 17 years ago as a young girl. At the time I had no idea how much yoga would impact and shape my life. It wasn’t until my early 20s that I began to wake up to the wisdom of yoga. The practice brought me so much relief, joy, freedom, and deep peace that I felt compelled to dive deeper into its ancient teachings. I adventured to an ashram called Shoshoni Yoga Retreat Center where I received my 200HR certification. After a handful of years teaching I opened Lighthouse Yoga with the hopes of offering others the chance to experience the gifts and magic of yoga. I firmly believe as one person heals, the world heals, as one person wakes up, the world begins to stir.

Sensual Embodiment with Menstrual Cycle Rituals

Explore rituals for harnessing the power of your menstrual cycle in your life and business.

Allie McFee is a Women’s Health Educator, Hormone Balancing Chef, Red Tent Facilitator, Tantrika and owner of the hormone health cooking blog: Modern Goddess Lifestyle. She helps women balance their hormones naturally through nutritious recipes, exquisite self-care rituals, and divine feminine empowerment in her online programs, cooking classes, retreats and 1:1 coaching. She is exquisitely in the process of birthing a cookbook on women’s hormone health. She also facilitates Womb Clearing practices to help women honor their “sacred no,” by creating boundaries, releasing emotional repression, and radically loving their bodies and sexuality. For more information, recipes + online classes, visit and follow her on Instagram and Facebook at @moderngoddesslifestyle.

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To be or not to be PREGNANT. Natural Birth Control

Learn natural methods for contraception or how to use your cycle to achieve pregnancy.

Brittney is a Sacred Sexual Wellness coach. She started her company, Sex With Bliss, to teach inclusive, pleasure-based, tantric, and holistic sexual health education. Brittney invites you to experience more epic sex, ecstatic pleasure, and divine love. She is passionate about awakening, healing, and remembering the sacred feminine and masculine within each of us. She is devoted to revolutionizing the way our society views and connects with the most powerful, sacred energy in our beings, our creative, life force, sexual energy.

Brittney hosts international workshops, online courses, ceremonies, gatherings, and retreats on sacred sexual wellness, womb wisdom, orgasmic living, menstrual cycles, yoni eggs, sex magic, ecstatic dance, plant medicine, and wilderness therapy.  

She believes in the power of connecting with nature, to remember our true nature, and to live in harmony with Mama Earth. Brittney mixes the best of all worlds to create wholistic mind, body, and soul transformational experiences all over the world.

For the past 7 years, Brittney has been traveling and working around the world. So far, some of her unique experiences include studying yoga, tantra, and permaculture, living in ashrams, teaching English to monks, volunteering with sex trafficking survivors, trekking through the Amazon Rainforest, climbing mountains on 4 continents, and living in the wild for over 9 months.

How to become an International Yoga Teacher. The sexy, the muddy, the truth from the experts.

Listen to Erica Hartnick, co-founder of the international yoga teacher opportunity platform Yoga Trade, and Adi Shakti talk about how to start or grow your career as an international yoga instructor.

Erica Hartnick grew up in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, and enjoys all things wild and free. She is grateful to have the opportunity to live a life of exploration. She teaches nature inspired yoga and leads mindful adventures in California and Costa Rica. She gets excited about: LEARNING, glassy ocean peaks, pillows of fresh powder snow, crystal clear water, positive people, cultural travel, thriving vegetable gardens, fresh mint chip ice cream, nature’s glory, and LIVING YOGA. She is passionate about the collaboration with friends that led to the creation of Yoga Trade, and is devoted to connecting the yoga community with infinite opportunities.

Channeling Anger for Creation

Let’s talk the spirituality of RAGE. How do we USE that energy to be of service? There is a lot of programming in our society that tells us we can't be exactly who we are or show our true emotions. They tell us they're "unprofessional" and "distracting". They tell us we're "too much" and simultaneously tell us we're "not enough". I'm here not just to tell you but to show you that you CAN be exactly who you are and have exactly what you want, and that your emotions hold important and beautiful  messages for you and your life.

Are you angry? Bring it. Sad? Brilliant. Afraid? You're not alone. Bursting with joy? Let's celebrate. Holding anything back? Let it out. Feeling sexy AF? Own it. I want to see and hold ALL of what you bring to the table--nothing is shameful or wrong.

I created transformational photography to be an experience that lets you witness unseen parts of yourself and see yourself in your authentic, powerful truth. You can truly see with tangible, photographic evidence the totality of your human expression and process as you go deep, burn away that which is not you, and step from the ash into the next empowered version of yourself. We will rise and move forward together.

Heather is a transformational photographer, writer, and visionary currently based in New York who is passionate about holding space, bringing beauty and artistry to intense emotion, and creating space for deep personal and global transformation. She moved across the country from California to follow the call of her heart and dove into communities built on relational practices like Circling, Authentic Relating, Ecstatic Dance, and Polarity that have helped shape her life and photographic process. Heather has facilitated powerful transformations and led workshops at multiple women's retreats, and is currently writing a book about the important part rage has to play in our lives and how it affects relationships across the board.

Grief as a Pathway to Personal Transformation

I don't know if I have experienced anything more painful than sitting by the bedside of someone I love, as they slowly lose their life.

To watch them lose their mind and then their body. If it happens quickly, or if it happens slowly. It cuts us to our core.

Every grief has a different flavor. I have experienced anger after suicide. Rage after doctor neglect. Confusion after watching a tiny casket be lowered into the Earth. Happiness and relief as the silence finally fell.

Death. A great teacher. I have cursed God. Prayed to God. Fought with God. Rejected God. Felt held by God. All in death.

It bring us to or away from God. But we come to our morality - and there is a spiritual element to the passing of a loved one that is undeniable.

And we can repress - and spiral into drugs, avoidance, and depression Or, we can rise - and really go deeper into what it means to live in a fuller way - more connected to Spirit, and our core. Or, (which is my experience) - a confusing dance of the two.

We are talking about how grief can be a spiritual tool for transformation.

Aris’ yoga journey has been one of deep transformation and healing.  Yoga has empowered her through some of the hardest moments in her life and created a deep understanding of the impact yoga can have in the healing processes. Because of this her teachings often have a trauma informed and therapeutic approach in conjunction with the traditional Akanda Shakti teachings.

As the 2018 Yoga Journal Ambassador, Aris traveled to document the impact of yoga. Throughout this journey she was able to witness the profound effects of yoga in various communities from studios, to the Pentagon, prison programs, and the implementation in communities exposed to critical life circumstances.  She was able to partake in conversations surrounding important and often hard to discuss topics. Through this she realized a deeper calling from the yoga community. She believes that yoga taken off the mat and used in society is a key for understanding, healing, and building a more united future.

Aris is passionate about using yoga to not only bring balance and unity to our personal lives but to our communities. She excited to share this passion and empower others through SoulWork Events and online courses.

Empowerment Through Pleasure

Your sexual transformation begins here. To move us as a culture and society from the guilt and shame many of us carry about our very own bodies, to the freedom of truly occupying who we are. Divine sexual beings.Sexual energy is the reason we are born. Lack of sexual energy is the reason we die. The secret of our health - physical, emotional and spiritual - lies in our sexual energy. Through bold and down to earth sexual education I encourage and celebrate with you that the cultivation of your sexual energy is truly your life force. It is your sexual vitality . Sexual self esteem is key to sexual empowerment.

Melissa knows that pleasure is not an option, it is actually a birthright.

And not only is it our birthright as an individual to know, have and work from pleasure, it is an integral part of our emotional, physical and mental health.

Melissa delivers bold, down to earth sexual education to both Women & Men supporting them to transform their lives through their sexuality , their orgasm and their pleasure. So that we as a collective, a culture and a society have the opportunity to move from the guilt and shame many of us carry around our very own bodies, to the freedom of truly occupying who we are.

Divine sexual beings.

The Body as a Pathway to God - The Orgasm as Medicine

The body is the portal to deeper layers of understanding. Rather than focusing on transcending the body for the sake of spiritual awakening, let’s explore how the body itself can bring us into the God experience.

Connecting women with the power of their inner intelligence and guidance is at the core of Usha’s offerings. Drawing upon her education as a Western holistic nutritionist, Usha encourages self inquiry and exploration as she takes her students on a journey of the body.

She believes wholeheartedly in the body’s innate ability to heal itself, and facilitates space for students to connect with their own unique rhythm. She believes that developing a deeper relationship and understanding of the body is essential in supporting each person to come to their own definition of health.  Usha combines her Western knowledge with Eastern inspiration passed on by her teacher, Yogrishi Vishveketu to offer classes that nourish the soul at every level.

The Journey from Alcohol + Drug Addiction to Conscious Entrepreneurship with Morgan Chase

Addiction and Recovery is a sacred process of moving through fear, pain,  and deeply engrained patterns. Learn how yoga was the path for Morgan to move from addiction to creating a business that empowers herself and others.