Keynote Panel: KKNW 1150 AM Radio Hosts Talk About Current Trends in Health, Wellness and Sustainability
Dena Marie of Lift Your Spirits with Dena Marie
Sunny Joy McMillan of Sunny in Seattle
Susie Hindle Kher of Radiant River Wellness
Martha Childress of Natural Choice Network
The panel will be discuss current trends in Health, Wellness and Sustainability and answer questions from the live audience.
Dr. Brad Lichtenstein, ND, BCB – Breathing Your Way to Health
How much attention are you giving to your breath as a means to promote your health? On average, you breathe about 24,000 times per day and breath retraining has been shown to efficiently and safely reduce blood pressure, improve sleep, regulate hormones, create mental alertness, help with focus, as well as decrease stress. No expertise is required, just your lungs!
In this experiential seminar, Dr. Brad will explore the biochemistry, physiology and psychology of breathing, the symptoms associated with dysfunctional breathing, and easy ways to restore balance through proper, diaphragmatic breathing. Not only is breath a simple way to connect mind – body – spirit, learning functional breathing helps balance the nervous system, thereby decreasing numerous symptoms.
Dr. Brad Lichtenstein believes in the power of breath to restore health and balance. As a naturopathic physician in private practice and a professor at Bastyr University for over two decades, Dr. Lichtenstein has helped people embody the lives they want to live. His approach integrates naturopathic medicine, mind-body medicine and biofeedback, depth & somatic psychology, Eastern contemplative practices, yoga and movement, bodywork and end-of-life care. He participated in a joint research study between the University of Washington and Bastyr University where he provided over 500 guided meditations to hospice patients. Dr. Lichtenstein received his doctorate of naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University and is board certified in biofeedback. His articles have appeared in several publications and journals and he speaks nationally on topics ranging from stress-reduction, mindfulness and health, mind-body approaches to healing trauma, and issues surrounding end-of-life. Connect with him at: thebreathspace.com and meditationandmatcha.com
Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, IFMCP – Eat the Rainbow, Live a Colorful Life: 7 Steps to Vibrancy
No matter what your eating preference, one of the best and easiest ways to get healthy is to eat the rainbow of colors from whole, plant-based foods. In this interactive presentation, learn how you can make your eating more colorful and creative, so you can live a more rainbow life on the inside and out!
Dr. Minich is a health educator and author with more than twenty years of experience in nutrition, mind-body health, and functional medicine. Her passion is bringing forth a colorful whole-self approach to nourishment and bridging the gaps between science, soul, and art in medicine. Dr. Minich is a widely-published author and well known speaker. Her books include Chakra Foods for Optimum Health, Whole Detox and her most recent title The Rainbow Diet. Connect with her at deannaminich.com
Dena Marie – Reconnect Body, Mind and Spirit
Learn how to resolve issues in everyday life by bringing flow back into your energy system. If you are feeling blocked or frustrated, this is the class for you. Learn how to say yes to the most important person in your life – YOU!
In her book Our Energy Matters, Dena Marie uses everyday language to simplify the age-old mysteries of the chakras. She teaches you how to utilize your energy to its fullest potential. As a personal trainer for the body, mind and spirit Dena Marie offers an energy routine which will inspire you to embrace your authentic self and will encourage you to live your life to the fullest. She knows that true health and healing comes when we fully recognize how much your energy matters!
Dena Marie the author of the book Our Energy Matters and hosts the radio show Lift Your Spirits With Dena Marie, airing Friday’s weekly from 8-9 a.m. on 1150 KKNW AM Seattle. She is a speaker, teacher and customizes Re-Treats to the island of Kauai. Connect with her at: LiftYourSpiritswithDenaMarie.com
Geraldine Banes – Singing Bowl Meditation with Native American Flutes
Experience deep relaxation in this singing bowl meditation with 8 singing bowls toned for the different chakras.
Geraldine is founder and owner of a brick & mortar business called Studio Beju in beautiful downtown historic Duvall WA. She has built this Studio as a hub to attract likeminded Mind/Body/Spirit practitioners & give them a forum to teach their modalities. It is a place that is community minded, women inspired and a great place to learn something new. Connect with her at: StudioBeju.com
Dr. Rebecca Taylor, DDS
Dr. Rebecca Taylor practices biological, minimally invasive dentistry at her practice Green City Dental with locations in Edmonds and Anacortes. Dr. Taylor is trained in safe mercury amalgam removal, ozone therapy, neuromuscular dentistry, tooth remineralization, appliance therapy for sleep apnea/snoring, Invisalign with PROPEL, and non-surgical periodontal therapy. She is a member of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, and the Holistic Dental Association. Her non-profit organization provides dentistry to children in orphanages. Connect with her at: greencitydental.com
Wendy Munroe – From the Fields: Celebrating 24 years of Local, Organic Farming
Enjoy some hands-on dirt time learning about what grows well here in the Pacific Northwest. Engage in current conversation about farming locally and globally.
Wendy Munroe is co-owner with Andrew Stout of Full Circle Farm, celebrating their 24th season farming organic vegetables in Carnation, Wa. Their roots started in growing from a small CSA into a thriving farm to table weekly produce program that supports many sustainable, local farms. A licensed Acupuncturist deeply committed to health and well-being she is currently growing both eastern and western medicinal herbs on the farm. Connect with her at: fullcircle.com
Lauren Archer – The Power of Mindfulness: Transform from the Inside Out
Time Magazine heralded Mindfulness as the secret and most powerful ingredient high achievers can use in daily life to make or break the way they feel, lead, and show up.
- How can you use it around the buffet, the kitchen and the bar?
- What can you do to align your actions and habits to be in control and empowered?
- What if you could easily release what’s been weighing you down and step into a state of ease and flow?
During this powerful wake-up conversation, audience members discover:
- How to gracefully shift from will power to mindful alignment;
- How to use empowering “mind games” to overcome self-sabotage, and
- A closed-eye mindfulness process to lovingly re-connect with the higher wisdom in your body, mind, heart and soul.
Lauren Archer is a Mindfulness Trainer and Hypnotherapist, and serves as the Mindfulness Program Director for Sound Medical Weight Loss. She is a lifelong student of consciousness with certifications in multiple coaching methods, including a licensed HeartMath® Coach/Mentor. Connect with her at Lauren-Archer.com
Susan Moore – Herbal Wellness for our Equine and Canine Partners
Susan Moore is the Owner, Herb Giver of Chava Naturals, equine-guided education facilitator, and a trained organizational development coach. Her passion is inspiring others through the messages horses share with us. She founded a sanctuary, Empowerment Through Connection, where horses are the key facilitators in the education programs. Connect with Susan at ChavaNaturals.com
Lauren Dillon-Merrill – Being Human: Embracing our Humanity from a Spiritual Perspective
The French idealist philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardiin once said, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” On my personal journey of being a spiritually evolving energetic practitioner and human being, I’ve seen some reoccurring themes among my clients. They struggle with shame, doubt, fear, and compromise, and seem to want to hold these emotions at bay, often labeling them negative or destructive to their overall well-being. What would happen if we viewed these emotions from a soul-based perspective and embraced them as friendly reminders of our ephemeral human experience? Would we show ourselves a bit more forgiveness, a little more understanding? In my discussion, we will explore the many ways to connect and embrace our humanity by using the many tools available in our spiritual tool kits, such as daily grounding, ritual, and positive intention setting.
Lauren Dillon-Merrill, the creator and owner of 3 Petals Healing, is a native Floridian that spent the summers of her youth running barefoot through the mountains of western North Carolina. Her love of the natural world and belief that all things are interconnected laid the foundation for the work she does with crystals and Esoteric Healing. Lauren is a Certified Practitioner of Esoteric Healing, and has been practicing for over a decade. She is passionate about using various energetic modalities to help her clients find the tools they need to restore inner balance and a sense of well-being. In addition to her study in energy work, Lauren graduated from Full Sail University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Arts and Design. She is a photographer and designer, and finds joy channeling her creativity through her other business, Se•lyn Boutique and Crystal Shoppe. Connect with her at:3petalshealing.com
Pauline Osborne – Nia – Through Movement We Find Health
In this class, you will experience a joyful approach to fitness that will leave you feeling more energized, grounded, relaxed and empowered. Nia is a somatic-based holistic dance program that is accessible to all body types and levels of fitness. Through music, movement, sounding and other techniques, participants are encouraged to stay in the present and connect to their body, mind, emotions and spirits.
Nia is rooted in the idea that when we move the way the body is designed, we can more effectively condition the body from a fitness perspective. Simultaneously, with the coupling of somatic techniques, you can discover how to use Nia movement therapeutically to self-heal.
Pauline Osborne is the owner of Moving To Heal and a registered nurse, certified Integrative Medicine Health Coach, and Black Belt Nia instructor. She empowers her students and clients to step into their joyful essence to positively shape the way they feel, look, think and live. She loves sharing the joy of Nia and movement with her students and offers general and therapeutic-based Nia classes to the community. Connect with her at: movingtoheal.net
Dr. Alireza Panaphour DDS – The Link to Your Best Health That Most Doctors Miss
Learn how your health and immunity may improve by working with a systemic dentist – a new level of dentistry that looks for signs of hidden disease in the body that may be hiding in your mouth.
Scientists agree: the same bacteria is present in diseases of the teeth and jaw and heart disease, diabetes, several cancers and more. Based on the scientifically proven connection between the health of your mouth and jaw and the health of your body, systemic dentist Dr. Panahpour will share case stories about real-life patients who have recovered from heart disease, overcome infertility, been cured of cataracts and more after treatment by a systemic dentist.
Dr. Panahpour seeks to spread the word about the mouth-body connection to help humanity to live healthier, longer and more fulfilling lives. He gives lectures at the Holistic Dental Association and locally at Bastyr University and is the author of a new paperback book telling stories of healing chronic disease through dentistry, “The Good Dentist.” Dr. Panahpour will be signing copies of his book immediately following his talk. He treats patients from around the world at his practice in Bellevue. Connect with him at: Systemicdentist.com.
Dr. Tina Huang, Ph.D. – Learn to Love Again: Moving Beyond Your Pain to New Intimacy
Are you struggling with a recent breakup?
Are you finding it hard to trust people enough to let them into your heart?
Do you long for connected, respectful and loving relationships?
There are a myriad of reasons we could struggle with relationships, some we are more conscious of than others. Through her own journey of healing and by working with hundred of clients, Dr. Tina discovered 3 common, yet unknown barriers to healthy relationships. These profound discoveries could be the keys to getting the relationships you want. Are you ready to finally get some answers? Join us to learn how to love again!
You will learn: How to attract the people you want, one simple question to understand and address our relationship patterns, and the secret, and yet most important barrier to feeling passion in life.
Dr. Tina EnerJoy (Tina Huang) has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and is a Holistic Brain Health Practitioner at LifeLong EnerJoy. She researched underlying causes of mental health issues for 12 years in academic institutions such as University of Rochester and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has supported hundreds of clients with their mental health, cognitive health and relationships. She gives talks, leads workshops and gives interviews throughout Washington and online. Sign up to follow her blog on the Hidden Barriers to Happiness and receive her Top 10 Tips for a Happy & Healthy Brain at lifelongenerjoy.com.
Dr. Vie – Living in Yoga – Interactive Session and Q & A
Dr. Vie is a modern nomadic yogi, author, mentor and inspirational speaker. In this interactive session, you can ask questions and join the discussion as Dr. Vie shares her thoughts and experiences about living in yoga.
Dr. Vie, is an Indian female natural health scientist. She was raised in South Africa & studied & worked on 5 continents and +5 countries including Switzerland, Denmark, England, South Africa, India & USA as a medical device scientist, assistant professor, clinician, natural health scientist & food manufacturer.
During her entrepreneurial adventures starting up Dr. Vie food factory, she experienced poverty, with just a few cents in her hand, but a heart filled with hope. She slept on a yogi mat and wore torn clothing for many years even while her superfoods were being relished across the Americas by some of the biggest names in the sporting world.
She has discovered the secrets to inner strength, inner courage and inner wisdom and hopes to inspire billions around the planet to achieve inner peace and by so doing spread world peace. Connect with her at drvie.com
Colleen Haggerty – Be Your Own Wonder Woman
Every woman is a Wonder Woman.
What takes your breath away? That is your GASP – your Gorgeous, Amazing Super Power! We each have one – or many. The trick to finding your GASP is to understand what your strengths are. Your strengths make you STRONG!
In this interactive talk and demonstration, participants will leave with 3 Key Takeaways:
1. What our strengths are,
2. Our GASP: the one unique thing we possess that takes our breath away, and
3. One action step to live out our GASP
Colleen Haggerty, a Forgiveness Coach, found her own Wonder Woman super power by forgiving the man who caused the amputation of her left leg. Colleen has told her forgiveness story through her TEDx talk and in her memoir, A Leg to Stand.
Bethany Williamson – Essential Oils for Chakras (Stones and Crystals too!)
In this talk, Bethany gives you a basic understanding of what the 7 chakras are and where they are located in the body and then she identifies the different essential oils that you can use to help balance your chakras. You’ll come away with an understanding of how to use essential oils safely to balance your chakras and an introduction to the crystals and stones that go along with them.
Bethany Williamson, MEd, is a Bastyr Certified Aromatherapist and former educator. She has a passion for essential oils, holistic health, and teaching. She offers her knowledge through weekly email tips, her online educational academy and through her iTunes Podcast: “Making Scents of Essential Oils”. Connect with her at MakingScentsOfEssentialOils.com
Caryn Diel – MELT – Self Care to Get You Out of Pain
MELT is an easy self care treatment that re-hydrates connective tissue in the hands and feet. In this class, Caryn will explain the current research on how and why this REALLY works. When we learn how to do this simple 10 minute treatment, the pain receptors in our connective tissues stop sending the pain message, and we can relax and move more freely.
Caryn Boyd Diel is a Certified MELT instructor and has taught classes and private sessions in several states and in her private practice. After 40 years of experience in the world of hands-on body work and health care instruction, Caryn supports this work 100%. Caryn is the owner of Amethyst by the Sea. Connect with her at AmethystbytheSea.com
Niobe Weaver – The Message in Your Melody
Niobe offers a glimpse into the world of sound, music and soul melody readings. Learn how you are already fulfilling your purpose by simply “being in-body” and the power you have in your own voice. In this session, you will hear, feel and learn a new outlook on the energy of sound. That this modality is accessible to everyone, and they are powerful beings that make a significant difference to the world.
A gifted healer and teacher, Niobe Weaver offers her work in Melody readings, private healing sessions and group healing circles known as “Melodies of the Heart”. She is regular guest speaker and singer at Unity and Center for Spiritual Living Centers. Her music CD’s bring inspiration and peace. Niobe has opened for Author’s Alan Cohen and Deepak Chopra and contributed her voice and music to award winning education DVD “Song of the Salish Sea”. Connect with Niobe at: niobeweaver.com
Paige Roberts – Stress-Trauma and the Brain
This presentation will teach you the basic neuroscience principles of stress-trauma and the effects on the brain and body. Learn what role your current and past mental and physical stressors and traumas could be playing in your current health. You will learn what neuroscience techniques can do to de-condition or neurologically release the brain and body from past traumas and you’ll learn techniques for training and conditioning the brain and body to become more resilient to everyday stressors.
Paige Roberts has a B.A. in Human Performance and Wellness and a Masters of Social Work. She has worked as an athletic trainer, social welfare program director, light therapist and wellness coach. She is also a master Brainspotter and presented her case studies on sports performance expansion at the First International Brainspotting conference in Brazil.
Paige is an ambassador for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, volunteers with the Sick Not Weak Initiative, and currently works as a sports psychology consultant with members of the United States Snowboard Half Pipe and United States Freestyle Moguls Ski Teams. Her company is On Point Performance Neuro Training. Connect with her at: onpointneuro.com
Vila Loukas – Understanding our Spiritual DNA
We are so much more than just our physical bodies! More and more people are waking up to the fact that at our core, we are spiritual beings and our mind, emotions and physicality are all tied in to a deeper blueprint that makes us who we are: our DNA. The DNA gives us much more than just our physical shape & size–it also contains the codes that lead us to our true Life Purpose when we engage the process of activating them! By understanding our spiritual DNA, we begin to unlock the true potential we have within us.
Vila Loukas is a Certified Healer & Guide with the Modern Mystery School International. She specializes in helping those who are ready find greater joy, fulfillment, health, vitality, empowerment, clarity, self-mastery and connection to true Life Purpose. Vila believes that each of us has a unique set of gifts to give the world and when we are empowered to fulfill our purpose, we can truly make an impact for the betterment of all! Connect with her at: HohCenterofLight.net
Laren Watson – How To Manage The Fear of Recurrence
Laren’s story of determination mixed with blind optimism is inspiring. From being blind sided by a stage IV cancer diagnosis as a health coach who was doing everything “right”, to building herself back up from the harshest chemo they give anyone for anything followed by a stem cell transplant in order to kill mantle cell lymphoma only to get another separate unrelated triple negative breast cancer diagnosis right on its heels, it’s shocking. She is now three years cancer free and on a mission to share all that she learned combining all healing modalities in a truly holistic mind-body-spirit approach to cancer survivorship. Connect with her at: larenwatson.com
Sandra Storwick – Insomnia and the Soul
This talk is for everyone who is yearning for a deeper, more restful night’s sleep naturally. We will talk about natural energetics of sleep and why people leading a modern lifestyle tend not to sleep well. We will introduce the Heartfull Meditation techniques created by Savitri and talk about how these techniques can reach the core of the problem. We will look at how diet and nutrition can affect sleep and talk about certain products that help the body feel more calm and grounded. We will also look at things that may be hindering sleep, food choices, lighting and even clothing choices.
We also will talk about other aspects of our daily life that can have a significant effect on quality of sleep such as Electromagnetic Fields, LED lighting, blue light, clothing choices etc.
We will also introduce a line of projects that neutralize the effect of EMF and other environmental irritants.
Sandra’s life passion has been searching for truth through self healing and spirituality and expanding that truth into relationships, interior decorating, art, clothing design and manufacturing, yoga teaching, activism and anything else she finds herself involved in. She began studying yoga in 1983, while teaching art at an International School in South India. She became a yoga teacher in 1994 and is currently a Yoga Alliance an E-YRT instructor and a graduate of the Purna Yoga 2000 hour program. Sandra is also a licensed massage practitioner with a focus in cranial sacral therapy. She also holds University degrees in Education and International Development.
After moving to Seattle in 1994, she met Savitri, (co-owner of the Alive and Shine Center and creator of Heartfull Mediation) and began studying Heartfull Mediation (simple, yet profound techniques, that guide the mind back home to the Light in the heart – “the true you”). Sandra has experienced profound shifts in her life though the years of study and practice of Heartfull Meditation and Purna Yoga and loves to share these simple yet powerful practices with others. Connect with Sandra at: aliveandshinecenter.com