Stephanie Daniel DO
Dr. Daniel believes in the innate wisdom of the human body; that it has a natural desire and ability to be in equilibrium with itself and that by learning how to feed and nourish our mind, body and soul, we are able to live a life of optimal health and vitality. Dr. Daniel is a practicing physician and founder of Functional Medicine SF, in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is focused on empowering women using tools from root cause resolution medicine to offer a personalized approach to health and well-being. Dr. Daniel’s particular areas of interest and expertise are in women’s health and hormonal balance.
Dr. Daniel is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and Bay Area Functional Medicine, author of a book entitled Low-Stress Food: Eat Your Way to a Low Stress Life and spends her non-clinic time being a mama to an amazing 6 year old little girl, collecting eggs from her chickens, experimenting with new recipes and spending time in nature.
Dana is a teacher, author, thought leader, mother and an activist for women of all ages. She is actively cultivating community with her Embody Truth Teacher Training, a training that goes beyond the typical yoga poses and delves deep into the core of what makes each of us want to share the gift of yoga. Dana is helping to empower girls and women through the organization Girls Elevate and her regular women’s circles and retreats. She even hosts mother/daughter yoga retreats! She is working alongside other amazing people to create Youth Elevate, an organization the brings yoga, mindfulness and social and emotional learning into our middle/high schools. What’s more, Dana has a full page on her website dedicated to giving you free stuff such as free online meditations and yoga videos. You can follow Dana on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Angela Lindvall is renowned for her creative versatility: she brings that quality to her professional life as a model, actress and TV host, as well as to her private life as a student and, more recently, teacher of kundalini yoga, avid environmentalist, wellness advocate, and mother. In recent years, Lindvall embarked on a journey of self-discovery, one prompted by a set of life challenges as well as the need to realign her professional priorities with her personal philosophy and beliefs. Since the age of 15, she has studied voraciously in a variety of subjects, from psychology and religion to mythology and metaphysics, become a yogi and created a small, sustainable farm in her own back yard. An outspoken, longtime environmentalist, Lindvall tends this garden with her two young sons in order to teach them about the symbiosis we have with our planet. Her appreciation for her surroundings and neighborly community naturally led her to explore self-care and wellness. “Working in fashion, with such incredibly talented people, is always an inspiration,” she notes. “My dream is to further develop my ability for creative expression, and to use that to uplift and inspire others in a way that is not directly about me.” For Lindvall, well-being is necessarily a global conversation about finding solutions. “Self-care implies not only caring for yourself physically and spiritually, it means taking care of the world we live in,” she observes. “In that sense, self-care is probably the most important thing we can do for ourselves and for our planet.”
Adina Niemerow is a true believer that food heals. She began her studies in Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition, at the Heartwood Institute with a renowned leader in plant-based nutrition, Paul Pitchford. Adina completed her culinary education at the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC and continued studying nutrition while teaching and working at many top restaurants and wellness centers including, The Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center and the French Laundry. In prior years, Adina was a private Culinary Nutritionist to Fortune 500 CEO’s, top designers, musicians, models and worked on set with Hollywood actors. Adina’s celebrated book SUPER CLEANSE, Drawing from her background in raw foods, ayurvedic medicine, body alchemy, and alternative nutrition, is an easy to follow guide, with the best and latest cleansing tips, a healthy fusion of detoxifying recipes, healing exercises, and refreshing activity ideas, providing eleven different cleanses designed for body, beauty, and spirit—from a 3-day facelift to an energizing “winter wake up” to a brand new “super slim down” cleanse..
Most recently Adina received a Master Certificate in Intuition Medicine.
Annie Rosenthal Parr
Proprietress of RoCo Dance, is a dancer, choreographer, teacher and performer. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and founded RoCo Dance in 1993. Annie presents work as an independent choreographer and performer. She was a member of Margaret Jenkins Dance Company and has performed in the works of numerous award winning choreographers. She has been teaching dance and fitness classes since 1991 at RoCo and as a guest teacher in universities and abroad. Annie has been a guest lecturer of dance at University of California, Berkeley, Sonoma State and San Francisco State. Annie is RYT 500 hour yoga certified and developed "Contemporary Yoga" as a fusion class to bridge her background in dance into a yoga inspired class. Her approach to teaching is accessible to all type of dancers and movers. Parr's technical and expressive aesthetic is a unique movement vocabulary that continues to evolve through her constant enthusiasm for dance and performance. Annie’s class encourages and teaches multi-dimensional movement that emphasizes efficiency of movement, the use of explosive power, sensitivity, texture, phrasing and clarity. The material presented is a progression of physical challenges that inform and builds onto it. The phrases are musically inspired and paced to safely warm up the body and maximize strength and placement.
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Shauna Shapiro, PhD
is a professor, author, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness. With twenty years of meditation experience studying in Thailand, Nepal and in the West, Dr. Shapiro brings an embodied sense of mindfulness to her scientific work. She has published over 150 journal articles and chapters, and coauthored the critically acclaimed texts, The Art and Science of Mindfulness, and Mindful Discipline: A loving approach to setting limits and raising an emotionally intelligent child. Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to graduate education, as well as a Contemplative Practice Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, co-founded by the Dalai Lama. Dr. Shapiro has been invited to present her work to the King of Thailand, the Danish government, and the World Council for Psychotherapy in Beijing, China, as well as to Fortune 100 Companies including Cisco Systems, Genentech and Google. Her work has been featured in Wired magazine, USA Today, Dr. Oz, the Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, and the American Psychologist.
Extraordinarily gifted and dedicated to learning, Dee gets accolades from her clients and her teachers as well. Dee completed the Master of Intuition Medicine® Certification (MIM) program in 2009 and is now a senior teacher at the Academy of Intuition Medicine® in Sausalito, CA. Over years of practice and development, Dee’s natural gift of intuition has helped her become an exquisitely capable agent of personal and spiritual transformation. Dee is frequently sought by other healing professionals for personal work. Dee lives with her husband and gentle dog, Knox, surrounded by her garden and exquisite nature in the hills of the Sonoma County, California.
Heather McKenzie and Shanti Tilling
Heather McKenzie and Shanti Tilling are the creators of Move Your Asana® and they are experts in the fitness industry. Combined, they have been training clients and leading workouts for over 40 years and have taught more than 20,000 classes! Both have practiced yoga throughout their fitness careers and love the mind-body connection and balance that is found in yoga while using the flexibility from their practice to keep their bodies moving freely. Heather and Shanti are well versed in training clients in kickboxing, boxing, cycling, strength training, and all bootcamp style workouts that use various tools, including ReXIST360, BOSU, TRX, medicine balls, sandbags and more. They have worked with thousands of different body types, from novice exercisers, to weekend warriors, and professional athletes.