TEACHERS

DENanywhere’s teachers are trained in a variety of modalities,
traditions, and spiritual lineages
 

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Thalia Ayres

Thalia Ayres Randolph, (Reiki Master, ORDM, EOL Doula, E-RYT 500) has one mission… to ignite seeds of light within the hearts of every living being. Her teaching career began in 2013 and since then has been featured on CNN Business, ABC News, FOX News and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She has also had the honor of performing alongside the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a Singing Bowl Soloist at the Hollywood Bowl under the musical direction of Gustavo Dudamel. A Toronto native, Thalia was introduced to Shamanism, Taoism, Yoga and A Course In Miracles from the time she was born. In 2012 she moved to Cape Town, South Africa and embarked on a journey to Self, dedicating the time spent there to meditation and self-practice under the guidance of her Reiki Master. It was on this journey that she realized her purpose, “dalukhanyo”, to inspire and teach others how to uncover and magnify their own light.
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Ceri Bethan

Ceri has been a devoted practitioner in mindfulness for over a decade. Passionate about helping people fully inhabit their truest selves, she completed the Den 400 hour Teacher Training in early 2018.

Ceri is also a certified Reiki practitioner, a certified Mindfulness instructor, and a Guided Imagery Specialist for children. Ceri is committed to helping students cultivate present moment awareness in order to live life more fully, and to fully embrace their inner worth. She continues to deepen her own studies with intensive retreats and courses.

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Chandresh Bhardwaj

Chandresh Bhardwaj is an author, spiritual advisor, and speaker. His bestseller book and podcast, Break the Norms: Questioning Everything You Think You Know About God and Truth, Life and Death, Love and Sex, presents thought-provoking ideas on how we perceive relationships, spirituality, and other important aspects of life. Chandresh hails from a lineage of spiritual healers in India spanning over seven generations. He combines ancient wisdom with a modern approach to spirituality. Chandresh is a disciple of his father, His Holiness Shri Chamunda Swami, who is a universally recognized authority in spirituality. His grandfather gave him the name Chandresh, which means ‘Master of Consciousness’.

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Sharon Brock DEN Meditation teacher

Sharon Brock

Sharon Brock is an LA-based, certified Mindfulness Facilitator, trained at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is also a trained teacher of UCSD’s research-based course: Mindful Self Compassion. Sharon studied Biopsychology as an undergrad at UCSB, and has two master’s degrees in Education (UCSB) and Journalism (Columbia University). She is also the author of the book The LOVEE Method: 5 Mindful Steps to Emotional Resilience, launching Spring 2021, where she shares how her mindfulness practice helped her to overcome a life-threatening health crisis. Combining Eastern yoga and meditation philosophies with Western neuroscience and biopsychology research, Sharon teaches mindfulness from the intersection of science and spirituality. Sharon teaches mindfulness courses online, at corporations and meditation studios, and with private clients as a mindfulness coach.

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Jeremy Brown

Jeremy is trained and certified as an Akashic Records Advanced Practitioner, Usui Reiki Master, and former Student Minister. His educational background is a BA in Theater Arts, Minor BA in Psychology. He has also worked with The Actor’s Institute Mastery Workshop in New York City, his native home.

In his 20 years of service he has merged the lessons learned as a spiritual leader and healer with his continued studies and understanding of Energy Healing, Intuitive Readings, and Life Coaching. Jeremy empowers people to separate their identities from their traumas and reclaim their lives. He facilitate with creating safe & sacred spaces in which to rediscover, fall in love with, and commit to your new self.

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Carolyn Coleridge

Carolyn Coleridge, LCSW, has been a psychotherapist, Intuitive and Healer for 20 years. She was an energy healer at UCLA Pediatric Pain program and also a Faculty member. She has incorporated spirituality and energy awareness at a Major HMO in an Intensive Outpatient Program. She has appeared on CNN and Chrisely Knows Best. She has helped many to find their purpose by listening to their own intuition. Her Book Honor Your Spirit is out on Amazon.

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Laurie Cousins

Laurie Cousins has a B.A. in Psychology, is a certified mindfulness facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and certified in Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention through UCSD’s Center for Mindfulness. She is a research associate and co-creator of the Mindful Parent Support program at UCLA’s Child & Adolescent Mood Disorders Program. Laurie is a lead teacher for Susan Kaiser Greenland’s Inner Kids Program and teaches Mindfulness in Education. She specializes in working with youths, adults, and families affected by stress, trauma, and addictive behaviors. Laurie is passionate about helping people heal and embracing their authenticity through self-acceptance, compassion, resiliency, and joy.

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Jeanne Heileman

Jeanne Heileman DEN Meditation teacher

Jeanne Heileman

Jeanne Heileman, MA, 500-ERYT, ParaYoga Level II Certified, was introduced to yoga as a dancer and actress. Facing ongoing pain from scoliosis, yoga provided tools for physical realignment and acceptance of difficulties. She has studied extensively in the styles of Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, ParaYoga, Vini and Tantra Yoga; each adding a new perspective and insight to the practice. In her quest for a deeper and meaningful connection to all that yoga has to offer, she began studying meditation, initially in the Buddhist tradition and eventually on the Tantric path. Her main teachers are Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, the spiritual leader for the Himalayan Institute under Swami Rama and the living lineage of Sri Vidya; Yogarupa Rod Stryker, the founder of ParaYoga; and Sally Kempton, a teacher from the Kashmir Shaivism lineage. She has been studying Vedic chanting with Dr. Katy Jane since 2020.  Jeanne is a dedicated meditator since 2001 and has spent months in India on pilgrimages dedicated to her practice. For more information go to www.jeanneheileman.com
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Sophia Knapp

Sophia Knapp is a musician and natural Clairvoyant dedicated to helping people switch on the magic in their lives through the Esoteric arts and world of Tarot. She’s a native Californian, and her psychic lineage traces back to 19th century Sweden. She maintains a thriving private practice, reading cards for A-list celebrities and at events for clients such as Instagram, Soho House, Urban Decay, Hulu, and P.F. Candle Co. She has brought her sessions to Mercado Sagrado, Spiritweavers, Ace Hotel, and the Outlander series launch party.  Sophia has a fine art degree from The Cooper Union School of Art. Her background as a touring musician also contributes to her insight and unique perspective. Her relaxed reading style is down-to-earth, high-vibe, rich in poetic imagery, and laced with humor throughout. Sophia believes we all hold the power of free will to pursue joy and fulfillment, and is looking forward to supporting you on your path.

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Heather Martin

Heather Martin DEN Meditation teacher

Heather Martin

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Heather has made Los Angeles her home for over 15 years. Coming from a background in the Fashion Industry, Reiki Healing became part of her life several years ago. However, it was only after completing Reiki I and a life altering love event in her personal life that she decided to pursue Reiki further in order to heal herself. Interest in healing others soon followed and prompted her to focus on new endeavors using wellness as her point of view. She has since become a Reiki Healer, Meditation Guide, Animal Reiki Healer and Intuitive Styling Architect. Heather is passionate and steadfast for “securing your own mask first” and believes in the love of Reiki Healing to remove stagnant energy, restore light and align the soul.

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Jayson Moton

Jayson Moton DEN Meditation Teacher

Jayson  Moton

Jay is originally from Frankfurt, Germany and started his yogic path in 2008 by extensively studying the practice of Kundalini Yoga, which is considered the most comprehensive of all yogas and is called “Yoga of Awareness”. He was trained by Gurmukh, Tej, Harijiwan and Gurushabd (Goldenbridge Yoga, Hollywood) which are the most influential Kundalini Yoga Masters in the world to date. As a certified Kundalini Yoga & Meditation teacher he currently gives classes at the exclusive Jonathan Club, Nine Treasures Yoga and private one-on-one and group sessions throughout Los Angeles. His heart warming and uplifting classes encourage students to rediscover their own inner power, mental strength and self-awareness while releasing and healing deep seeded blocks and unwanted stress.

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Nia Ostrand

Nia Ostrand DEN Meditation teacher

Nia Ostrand

Nia is an innate healer who has trained in a variety of healing arts over the years to increase her knowledge of healing and self-expansion. With a compassionate heart, she endeavors to guide her students back into their place of power and knowing who they truly are, what they’re capable of, and how they can live their most thriving life. She is certified to teach Reiki, Yoga, Meditation, All Love, and the Akashic Records. For her healing work she has been featured in LA Magazine, and was a guest on the Scott Emo Show and SHEeo TV. Nia thinks of her life as, before Reiki and after Reiki, because of how transformative it was for her. All the alternative therapies she immersed herself in allowed her to leave her own trauma and depression in the past and helped her to become the powerful healer and teacher that she is today.

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Kelsey Patel

Kelsey Patel DEN Meditation teacher

Kelsey J. Patel

Kelsey J. Patel is one of Hollywood’s leading wellness and Reiki experts, as well as newly published author of Burning Bright: Rituals, Reiki, and Self-Care to Heal Burnout, Anxiety, and Stress. Kelsey is not only a sought after spiritual empowerment coach, yoga teacher, Reiki healer and meditation teacher, but also a multi-faceted entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. She is the creator and founder of Magik Vibes, a soul-enhancing lifestyle brand, that was named one of the top 7 subscription boxes of 2017.

Kelsey is looked to as an expert on burnout and conscious capitalism, facilitating workshops and giving keynote addresses for businesses incluiding Free People, Penn State University, Delta Airlines, Aerie, The Good Fest, SHAPE Body Shop, Goop Summit, and The Den Meditation. Her work has been featured in US Weekly, Harper’s Bazaar, GOOP, Bravo TV, The New York Times, Page Six, Reader’s Digest, Well + Good, MindBodyGreen, Angeleno Magazine, and more.

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Heather Prete

Heather Prete DEN Meditation teacher

Heather Prete

Heather Prete is a UCLA certified Mindfulness facilitator, Self-Compassion teacher, and Mindfulness in Recovery coach. She began her formal training with Tibetan Compassion practices in 1998 and has received instruction in the U.S. and Asia. Heather spent time training PhDs at the Tarzana Treatment center and working as a guiding teacher for Mindful School’s online adult courses (which were featured in Time magazine’s cover story, “The Mindful Revolution”). She also worked with those in recovery at Alternatives Treatment Center, Westside Treatment, and BLVD Centers. Heather also spent 20 years in the theater. She is published in the book Remembering Arthur Miller and has been featured in The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, Time magazine, and Times of India. Since mindfulness transformed her own creative process, she’s worked with actors through the Khan Institute to teach her program, “Mindfulness for the Actor.” Since 2000, Heather has remained committed to yearly retreats ranging from seven to 30 days in length and has completed three teacher trainings.

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Tal Rabinowitz

Tal Rabinowitz

Tal Rabinowitz is founder & CEO of DEN Meditation and host of DENtalks Podcast. She knows a thing or two about the importance of maintaining perspective, finding clarity, and staying true to one’s heart when handling a chaotic life. After leaving her job as Executive VP of Comedy Development at NBC, the nearly 20 year entertainment industry executive created the DEN Meditation in Los Angeles, in hopes of giving people a comfortable, no-pressure environment where they can meditate. Tal has been featured on the cover of MINDFUL Magazine, and the DEN has been featured in both the LA and NY Times, Cosmopolitan, MindBodyGreen, Well + Good, Harpers Bazaar, Bustle, Pop Sugar and many more. Continually trying to help people grow and evolve, Tal teaches Kundalini Yoga & Meditation and is certified KRI Level 1 where she was unbelievably fortunate to be trained under the following masters: Guru Jas of White Sun, Tej Khalsa, Guru Jagat, and Harijiwan.

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Christina Michele Rios

Christina Michele Rios DEN Meditation teacher

Christina Michele Rios

Christina Michele Rios is a Ceremonialist with Native American and Latin American ethnic roots based in Singapore. A large portion of her life was spent in Greece. Incorporating her own heritage with Ancient Greek Healing traditions is a cornerstone of her practice.
Her philosophy is rooted in Grounded Spirituality through use of Ancient Rituals and the Science of how they work. She is a certified Sound Meditation, Intuitive Healing, Yoga Nidra and Breathwork facilitator, Reiki and Australian Bush Flower Essences practitioner. An avid supporter of Energy Healing and Vibrational Medicine, she maintains the belief that the body can heal itself with the right circumstances, utilising a holistic wellness-based model that encompasses aligning the layers of mind, body and spirit. Presently, she is enrolled at Quantum University pursuing a degree in Holistic Health Science.She strives to provide safe spaces for remembrance of authentic self through connection to the Divine. Her work guides us to compassionately observe within, to release what no longer serves us, to rely on our own innate intuition for guidance, ultimately transforming pain into power and healing the relationship with self. She aims to empower everyone to be their own healer.
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Kathryn Schiff

Kathryn Schiff DEN Meditation teacher

Kathryn Schiff

Kathryn Schiff is an Energy Healer, Clairvoyant, Spiritual Minister, and Intuitive Teacher. She trained at the Center For Inner Truth in Santa Fe, NM. Kathryn practices a unique method that psychically looks a client’s growth cycles and life path. She facilitates healing on the chakras and aura. This helps release energetic stagnation, attachments, outdated or negative belief patterns, other people’s energy, fear and other emotions that keep one from healing and manifesting highest potential. The process of letting go allows more clarity and ease in one’s life. Kathryn works together with the client to create a healing and she also clairvoyantly reads what is going on. In a classroom meditation, she helps create a safe environment where the client can connect to Divine self and his or her intuitive space. She teaches Meditation, Clairvoyance, and Energy tools. Kathryn is named one of the Top 50 Psychics in the US. in Jennifur Diamonds 2016 Edition.

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Danika Solé

Danika Solé DEN Meditation teacher

Danika Solé

Danika was introduced to Reiki at a very young age by her mother who was a Reiki Master. Spirit medicine and meditation were woven into her consciousness from the very beginning. Danika went on to become a Reiki Master herself as well as a teacher, sound healer, certified meditation guide, and yoga instructor. She uses her lifetime of personal experience, paired with her training and background in the healing arts, to share the gift of energy medicine. “Heal yourself, heal the world,” she believes.

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Rose Theodora

Rose Theodora DEN Meditation teacher

Rose Theodora

Through her depth of spiritual knowledge, Neuroscience background, and innovative approach to astrology, Rose Theodora has lead and curated transformative experiences related to the astrological landscape for companies such as Cartier, Addidas, Fender Guitars, Estee Lauder, and Dove. As a counseling Astrologer, in her private practice, Rose has counseled and supported more than 3,000 individuals. Rose launched the first-ever Color Astrology studio in Los Angels, and was the first celebrity astrology expert for the E! Style Collective team. She also launched E! Entertainment’s street style blog, OPI’s #Color is the Answer campaign, Esteé Lauder’s winter 2020 make-up collection tailored to astrology, and currently writes for Byrdie Beauty on wellness and Astrology. Additionally, she writes the Monthly Moon reports for The DEN. Rose has an international clientele and lives in Madrid, Spain, but is bi-continental, dividing her time between both Los Angeles, CA, and Spain.

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Shazi Usman

Shazi Usman DEN Meditation teacher

Shazi Usman

Shazi Usman (born and raised in Hawai’i) is a professional health and life coach, retreat leader, actor, and certified yoga teacher with over 1,000 hours of training. Deeply rooted in Indian culture, Sanskrit, and compassionate ancient wisdom – Shazi teaches many styles of yoga & meditation in LA, Hawai’i, Brazil, India, and around the world: Tantra Meditation, Kundalini Meditation, Zen Meditation, Vinyasa Yoga, Hot Yoga, Hot Power Fusion Yoga, Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and Yoga Nidra. Shazi first discovered yoga & meditation as a young boy while visiting his family in India – as he comes from a lineage of yogis – and he has been practicing yoga & meditation since childhood. Through a daily yoga & meditation practice, mindful eating, energy work, and mystical practices (from Zen, Sufism, and the Qabbalah) – Shazi has 100 percent healed from an acute tennis injury and embraced a life of good health and vitality. Through the sacred sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda, Shazi has helped thousands of students to activate the prana (“life force”) within and strengthen the mind-body-spirit connection. Shazi has trained with Conrad Gacki, Deanna Ainsworth, Shayna Hiller, Jai Dev Singh, Brad Koontz, Rebekah Rivera, Eve Bradford, and Isis Indriya. Shazi completed his first 200-hour yoga teacher training at Hot 8 Yoga in Santa Monica, and he finished his first 500-hour yoga teacher training at Samadhi Yoga in Mumbai. Shazi’s highest intention is to share how to attain a deeper feeling of inner peace and joy.

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Jamie Wozny

Jamie Wozny DEN Meditation teacher

Jamie Wozny

Jamie Wozny is a passionate Spiritual Teacher, Reiki Master and Meditation Guide who speaks to all types of groups who are curious about the principles of peace and happiness. Jamie’s teachings consist of deep conversations about how to move beyond the identification we have with the personal mind, take it less seriously and move into our natural state of well being. Here we can spend time in our natural state of flow. She teaches you how to simplify happiness so you can access this natural state that is your birthright. Her purpose is to help you wake up to your True Nature one conversation at a time. Join her to align with love. She is excited about helping you find relief, feel alive and radiate joy. Get ready to awaken!

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May Yeung

May Yeung DEN Meditation teacher

May Yeung

May Yeung attended her first vinyasa flow yoga class in 2000 with her husband Adam with the intention of supporting him through his chronic back pain. In 2013 after practicing for 13+ years, May was inspired to enroll in a 200 hour teacher training to broaden her knowledge of the philosophy and history of yoga, human anatomy, and to advance her physical asana practice. Restorative yoga especially had provided her time to reflect and help with inward healing to cope with personal and family health issues. With a desire to impart to others what she had learned, May became certified to teach restorative yoga with a focus to help busy professional women like herself achieve a sense of calm while giving them the permission to “let go.” May’s favorite 5 “R’s” to teach her students: Restore, Relax, Rejuvenate, Reconnect, Renew. In her mission to continue to support others learn to “pause,” May recently completed her Yin yoga certification.

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