Karin Cross is an iShine Inner Wellness Curriculum for Kids facilitator and a Law of Attraction life coach. She also facilitates the Raleigh Sister Circle and the Northeast Raleigh Law of Attraction Meetup and is the founder of Raleigh’s very own gratitude movement, Day of Gratitude. Karin has degrees, certifications and lots of experience, but the most important thing that she knows is that we are all love and light, and her work and greatest joy is in helping others know it too.
Olivia Fried is a Massage Therapist, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Reiki Master. Her business, Venture into Wellness, was inspired by Olivia’s passion for and trust in the traditional form of holistic medicine from India called Ayurveda (eye-your-vay-duh). Ayurveda is the sister science of Yoga; its primary principal is the maintenance of good health and the prevention of, rather than reaction to, disease. Olivia graduated from the Kripalu School of Ayurveda in 2009 and furthered her training at the Jiva Institute in India (2011) and the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM (2017). She became a licensed massage therapist in 2014 and specializes in lymphatic, Swedish and oncology massage as well as Ayurvedic bodywork such as Abhyanga (warm oil massage) and Marma (acupressure) Therapy. Olivia is now enjoying Yoga Teacher Training and will soon be offering yoga as a wellness modality. Olivia loves to share the wisdom of Ayurvedic knowledge so that folks can take control of their own wellbeing through the use of proper diet and holistic lifestyle practices. She can be found at www.VentureIntoWellness.net. Celine Koropchak. A retired Duke University medical researcher, Celine is currently a blueberry farmer and author of the OWAT book series ‘One With All of Thee: Growing Your Sacred Connection and One With All of Thee: Sowing the Seeds for Change.’ She speaks and teaches locally sharing practical tools to help guide others on their personal journeys. Celine has been a repeat guest on BlogTalkRadio and writes a weekly blog, TheTovaryshConnection.journey.
Sherylyn Pitt MSW LCSW LCAS, is a psychotherapist and an ecotherapist. She holds a Master of Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill and is a licensed clinical social worker who has a private therapy practice in Raleigh, NC. She is also a poet, artist, health rhythms facilitator, hasya yoga instructor, reiki practitioner and founder of Feather Path Circles. With extensive training in mindfulness, trauma, grief, addictions, compassion, women’s issues, energy medicine and Eco contemplative practices she has provided services to a wide variety of organizations ranging from governmental to non-profit. Sherylyn is dedicated to manifesting interfaith and Intergenerational opportunities for people to gather in Sacred Soul Circles where they can enhance experiences of their innate value, place and purpose in relation to the natural world. She is a creative, playful and spiritual leader who invites each of us to Be Love, Cause Love, Because Love Heals!
Betsy Thigpen is a retired early childhood educator and trainer and a frequent participant in spiritual growth opportunities at A Place for Women to Gather. She has facilitated several centering prayer study sessions at her church, attends frequent spiritual growth retreats, and is an avid reader of books that deepen and enhance the spiritual journey.