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AKA Connecters

Based out of Delray Beach these real people will share with you their love, compassion, purpose, and authenticity. Through yoga and meditation they will connect you to your body, mind, and soul, through art and music (including dance) they will connect you to movement and creativity, and through food they will connect you to your physical and mental body.


Ayurvedic Chef & Nutritional Coach

Ryann is on a mission to change the world by changing how we see our food and its impact on our lives. Her company, Food Brilliance, was founded with a mission to teach people how to make life choices that nourish their entire being by understanding their body and fueling it with the foods it needs to feel its best. Its guiding principle is that what we eat matters and directly affects how we feel, how we interact with others, and how we experience the world around us. 

Ryann provides one on one, hands on instruction to teach her clients how to cook for their individual health goals or address their health concerns through dietary change from the comfort of their own kitchen. Her full service offerings include "pantry makeovers”, education on safe cookware, grocery store or green market tours to learn how to pick and choose quality ingredients, and proper food prep and safety. She also hosts cooking demos and workshops for small groups or companies that teach specific topics like "healthy snacks", "foods that boost your mood", "heart healthy eating", and "healing teas".

Ryann is both a trained nutritional health coach and a trained Ayurvedic chef that has studied with some of the most renowned leaders in both disciplines. She believes in the power of food and works directly with groups or individuals to lovingly support them as they learn how to cook for their individual health goals, transform their kitchens, and understand their body’s needs.


Author, Speaker, Health & Performance Coach

Devin helps people wake up with energy to get more done, in less time without burning out. He is an author, speaker, coach, and founder of Empowerment Wellness Solutions, a company focused on empowering individuals and organizations to increase their capacity and performance.

He is also the founder of SleepScienceCoach.com which helps people stop suffering and start sleeping using a unique holistic approach based in science.

He was named one of the "Top 25 Health Coaches in America.” and has studied innovative holistic coaching methods from some of the world’s top health and human performance experts for over a decade.


Parental Coach

I have spent this time crafting my trade though hands on experience, furthering my education and keeping tabs on the latest trends in child development and products. I kept current by taking a varied selection of certification and training programs related to pregnancy, birth and children ages zero to teens.

In 2010 I completed my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Creative Arts in Learning. My experience, interests and life situation led me to start The Respected Child in August of 2018. I guide parents on a journey to trim down and tune in. I help them focus on how to make deep and authentic connections with children that help them as parents grow as people just as much as they help their children grow. And to do so in a home environment that respects the world as much as the people in the house.

In August of 2019 my family and I moved to Delray Beach. I plan to continue offering services in both eco-conscious and instinctual parenting as well as offer programs for parenting while in recovery.


Yoga Teacher

Scoliosis and asthma were the physical challenges that initially drew me to yoga. Numbness and distrust were the emotional challenges I encountered on my mat. These challenges keep me honest, showing me when I'm neglecting my self-care, they flare back up as reminders to listen to my body and heart. I am grateful for these challenges as they allow me to empathize and connect to students dealing with their own issues. Challenges are some of my best teachers. I encourage students to explore their challenges, leaning into them with loving compassion and curiosity to see what lessons they hold.

I share the discipline of yoga as a platform or tool for transformation. I believe yoga offers students a chance to cultivate awareness and in turn use that awareness to make conscious choices about how they breathe, move and think. The practice of yoga allows us to acknowledge, refine and balance how we show up physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

I weave elements from the many limbs of yoga along with my life lessons and my experience as an orthopedic sports massage therapist to offer my students the tools they need to move through life with more flexibility and grace. My background is based in the Ashtanga-Vinyasa lineage. After 11 years of teaching my evolution is leading me to blend more therapeutic aspects into my classes, thus creating an environment for trauma release and self-care.

I have seen some of my students go on to become amazing teachers with their own flare and passion. It fulfills me to see my students shine brighter as they open their bodies and increase their prana/energy, and the most rewarding gift is when they bring that energy into their environments and relationships. Perhaps a student goes on to teach yoga classes or simply shares some yoga knowledge with a co-worker, friend, or family member... in the end it all spreads more love and light in the world. It is for that reason that I am co-leading the Casa ManaBliss 200 hour Teacher (Transformation) Training.


Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Crystal Energy Healer

Prema is a gentle and nurturing yoga teacher who has been sharing her practice around the globe since 2008. Her teaching style supports students of all abilities to flourish in their practice attuning them to a vibration of love and the infinite potential of connection. Prema’s classes are laced with the wisdom of her travels and knowledge of both the physical and spiritual worlds. ⁣⠀

Prior to moving to Delray Beach, Prema spent 9 years traveling, studying and teaching at spiritual centers in countries all over the world including India, all through South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Bali and most recently Guatemala.

Prema has several 200-hour and 500-hour certifications from the US, India, Bali, Thailand and Guatemala. She is trained and certified to teach Hatha and Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yoga Energetics, Yin, Restorative, Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Mommy & Me Yoga and Vipassana Meditation.

It is Prema’s greatest wish to create a space where self-healing and self-love can take place so she can help others pave the way towards happiness and inner peace. She guides people back to their true selves by sharing some of the many tools that have supported her along the way.

She is also a passionate bhakti yogi who loves sharing the profound practice of Kirtan.


Personal Trainer & Nutritionist

Kristin, MA, CPT, CISSN, FNS, FMS is the founder of Create my Weight. She helps people ditch restrictive diets, end emotional eating, and optimize their fitness regime to create a sustainable, stress-free weight loss solution and improve health. Kristin resides in Delray Beach, FL and serves clients nationwide.


Group/Private Yoga, Energy Healing, &  Stress Reduction Fascilitator

Our yoga connects us to the heart and soul of who we are.  It connects us to the heart and soul of life itself.  We begin to see ourselves as a part of nature, and nature as a divine and nurturing unfolding.

My mission is in holding space for others to return to their natural state of love, wholeness, embodiment, receptivity and strength.  We don’t need to struggle, force or seek these things, they always are and the Yoga is direct participation in them, as well as an un-learning, untying of the knot, unraveling of sorts, back to these fundamental truths of each human being.   The process of untying the knot is natural, it happens as we practice.  

Our healing and our relationship with ourselves and the world around us can transform organically, as we directly experience ourselves as a living breathing aspect of the natural world.  We relax into our nature, our beauty, this is a resting place and gift of Yoga.  We can begin to live and move from this truth, no longer comparing ourselves to others or buying into a disempowering system that tells us that we need fixing or to look outside of ourselves for answers.   We become intimate with the miracle of our living body and the innate wisdom and intelligence that lies within.  When we relax and truly receive our moments, the energy of our heart, and our unique soul expression can be felt and followed.  We can trust ourselves.

I have been sharing Yoga, deeply rooted in the Krishnamacharya tradition since 2015, following a career in Social Work.  My passion is sharing the heart of Yoga, a practice that moves off the mat and into every aspect of our life.  I have also studied and incorporated free movement, sound, and energy healing modalities and am currently completing my Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture at Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine.  I am eternally grateful for grace, the long and winding road leading to this moment, and for teachers who saw me as whole and THE beauty of nature, before I was able to see this for myself. I currently cultivate a safe and loving room to explore the practice of yoga, offering Yin/Restorative practices for peace, receptivity, and nervous system balancing, as well as creative-mindful Vinyasa classes, in the area. I also work with people individually and offer support and space for authentic yoga, embodiment, healing, and stepping into wholeness. 


Multi-Media Artist

Zoe is a multi-media artist, with a focus on play and expressive humility. Her creations range from watercolors and large-scale murals, to wood, metal, concrete and upholstered interactive sculpture. Zoe thrives in bringing her audience an opportunity to make things accessible, low cost and to maintain an earthly awareness. The goal of her work is to present a curious experience to the audience. Through one-on-one and group workshops, Zoe focuses on the importance of gaining building and making skills, to encourage empowerment.

Macro/micro imagery are always a source of inspiration for her. Currently, she is working on a series of paintings that mimic the phantasm of single-celled organisms.


Yoga Teacher, Flow Artist, & Sacred Sound Facilitator

Jessica is a lifetime devotee of love, nature, art, and adventure. An avid traveler, musician, artist, and experienced certified yoga & healing arts teacher of 11 years, she dubs herself a ‘wandering heartist’ which encompasses her free-flowing, heartfully-expressed creative lifestyle.

Jessica is a former co-owner and director of a healing arts company which was dedicated to creating and gathering conscious community and hosting various healing arts workshops & events. She continues to host free or donation based community events including the popular weekly Sunset Beach Yoga meetup in Delray Beach Florida, and monthly full moon beach yoga gatherings.

Her background and teaching is eclectic and dynamic, consisting of physically based disciplines from being a dancer and olympic weight lifter in high school, having functional fitness education, practice & certification, to her 500 hour trainings and certifications in hatha, vinyasa, and kripalu style yoga… To also having a very heart-based & meditation focused personal practice and teaching style, spending much of the last decade in the deep realms of raja, bhakti, and Siddha yoga, as well as taoism and qigong. Pranayama & chanting mantras are a beloved practice of hers and she will often incorporate them into her yoga classes while playing various sound healing instruments, to assist & encourage deep rest.

Jessica is also a skilled & practiced bodyworker specialized in Vedic style Thai Massage, a certified energy & sound healing practitioner, and yoga nidra facilitator. Whether she leads a sweat inducing vinyasa, an ecstatic dance experience, a melt-into-bliss yin practice, a sound journey, or guided meditation experience, Jessica intuitively holds space with heArtful passion and with the soul intention of inspiring Love, deep peace, and celebration for life.


Yoga Teacher & Musician

I discovered yoga after the end of my ten-year military career left me feeling empty, disconnected and unsure of my identity. After embarking on the long and arduous journey of self-discovery to come back to myself, I’ve found meaning and purpose in helping others.

I began by practicing yoga through an organization for Veterans, and took the next step to become certified to teach Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative styles of yoga. As a disabled Veteran, I encourage students to listen to and honor their bodies. As a warrior and a woman who has seen the power of self-healing, I assist students in pushing their intelligent edge to discover the transformative nature of breath and movement.

I am a musician, and love to sing and play ukulele and guitar.

I work in the mental health field, and have experience teaching to Mental Health and Substance Abuse clientele. Life has made me believe in the ability of people to self-actualize. I am always honored and excited for the opportunity to help other humans find their way home in whatever way I can.


Yoga Teacher, Labour Doula & Acupuncturist

Irina is a yoga instructor, labour doula, and licensed acupuncture physician in the state of Florida.

After obtaining her undergraduate BBA in Economics and Finance from Temple University in Philadelphia (2005) Irina quickly realized her true interest lay in alternative medicine and healing. 

After relocated to FL from NJ in 2008 to pursue yoga therapy she became a certified yoga instructor via Yoga Alliance in 2011.  

Irina continued her interest in holistic medicine and decided to pursue acupuncture and oriental medicine as her specialty.  After completing the Oriental Medicine Masters program at Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL in August 2014, she received the licensure from the State of Florida in September 2014. 

Irina’s yoga teaching combines traditional yoga poses with new techniques designed to challenge your yoga practice, build stretch and increase flexibility.

After several years of practice in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Irina became a mama to a baby boy named Elijah. This shifted her interest and practice in many ways, and eventually led to her obtaining certification to become a labor doula.

Currently Irina is a practicing licensed acupuncturist in the state of Florida, treating patients using acupuncture, herbs, functional medicine and nutrition.  Her current focus is on treatment of Women’s Health and Pediatrics.


Children's Book Author & Workshop Teacher

Veronica Green is a children's book author, dedicated to inspiring new generations of conscious and compassionate humans.  In 2016, Veronica began making her mark in South Florida by publishing children's books that cater to the growing vegan community.  After adapting a completely plant based diet, she quickly became passionate about sharing the benefits of this lifestyle with others.

Her book series, The Adventures of Veggie Vero, is about a vegan superhero who rescues the animals and teaches children about conscious living.  “Conscious living”, says Green, “is about being aware of how our daily choices affect the natural world around us and making an effort to reduce our ecological footprint. Eliminating animal products from our diet is actually the quickest way to reduce that footprint.”   Veronica includes a plant based recipe at the end of each book and offers workshops to educate families on how to make the transition.

Veronica Green has also published a rhyming yoga book for children, titled "Little Yogi Journey".  It takes readers through an easy yoga flow and is designed to calm the mind.  Little Yogi Journey is currently being used in kids yoga studios and home school programs throughout South Florida.  Veronica's most recent project is a children's book titled "Diary of A Plastic Bottle", which encourages children to become more environmentally conscious by reducing their use of plastics.  Kid-friendly workshops with Veronica Green on mindfulness and sustainability are available upon request.


Yoga & Ecstatic Dance Teacher

My passion for life, wellbeing, healthy living, cooking and dancing developed over the years throughout my personal experiences, struggles, breakthroughs and transformation, I was able to see that I wanted to make a difference in people's lives, and share the gift that was given to me.

In 2007, I became a certified personal trainer. I worked with many people who wanted to lose weight, build strength, regain self-confidence and shift into a healthier lifestyle which was extremely satisfying.

In 2009 I was introduced to Budokon, An organization fully committed to the evolution of global consciousness. It taught me how to free myself from physical and emotional distress and peak performance training. It helps me develop new talents and skills that allow me to express myself in ways I never imagined possible, it helps me find balance in my relationships, career and I found a spiritual practice that forever altered

the quality of my life.

Jesicca is a multi-talented entrepreneur, a unique outrageous and multi-dimensional being. Her passion for dance, animals and human movement has lead her exploring and developing all the living arts she is currently sharing. Over the past 15 years, she has learned many styles of yoga, dance, and bodywork. 

She is a 500 RYT with an extensive repertoire in healing and movement arts, including Aerial Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vedic Thai, Pole Fitness, Aromatherapy, Sound Healing, Ecstatic Dance, Budokon, Personal Training, Holistic Health Coaching, and Living Arts.



Amanda is a self-taught artist, with a focus on crafting meditative and reflective mandalas. She realized her love and passion for art at a very young age and has always had a hunger for creating and exploring different styles, mediums, and methods. She utilizes mandalas as a way to portray her inner feelings, sometimes as a way to transmute negative emotions into positive, more centered ones. Her favorite aspect of creating is the inherent need for release of control. She loves how a piece can evolve into something completely unexpected and uniquely beautiful. 

Amanda grew up in South Florida and is now married with a sweet daughter, and has another on the way. She loves creating connections, inspiring, and learning from others. Anything related to environmentalism, sustainability, or yoga inspires her journey through art and life. She hopes to help others heal themselves through expressive art, color therapy, mindfulness and meditation as they travel toward the realm of self love.


Ayurvedic Wellness Coach & Speaker

Dr. Shivani is unapologetic about helping women reclaim their vitality by integrating simple and effective Ayurvedic principles into everyday life. 

Driven by the desire to root out the alarming rates of disease and illness that plagues millions of Americans, Shivani brings her expansive knowledge of Ayurvedic medicine to teach audiences how to prioritize self-care and intentional living. Shivani vowed to make her health a priority after witnessing her parents and grandparents battle diabetes and other health issues that were exacerbated by lifestyle choices. She spent decades studying alongside gurus of the 5,000-year-old philosophy of Ayurveda that explores the connection of mind, body, and spirit. She also holds a Masters and Doctoral degree in Ayurvedic Studies from the Hindu University of America where she studied the healing properties of herbs and spices such as turmeric. 

As an entrepreneur and author, Shivani has a proven track record of creating health-conscious solutions for the modern woman. After earning her bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and global marketing from Babson College, she launched Sama Baby Organics, an eco-apparel baby clothing sold in major U.S. retailers such as Whole Foods.

Now she helps others adopt health-conscious habits and avoid burn out by integrating modern Ayurvedic practices into everyday life. The birth of her two children developed her conscious framework and served as the inspiration for her first book “The Conscious Pregnancy.”

In 2015 Shivani applied her expansive knowledge of ancient medicine to create a dietary supplement with the highest concentration of medical-grade herbs and spices on the market.


Chief Clutter Clearing Officer

I have been organizing, decluttering and designing interior and exterior space for over 15 years now.

Starting with family and friends in New York and South Florida, I’ve created an exciting and effective process by arranging possessions that makes a noticeable difference in the lives of my clients. 

I offer clutter and chaos relief with the opportunity to move lives forward, in a positive, more purpose-driven way.

My practice demonstrates how to let go of things since unwanted, unused, and under-appreciated possessions weigh us down and hold us back from what we truly want and desire.  No matter the circumstances, from downsizing to upgrading the organizational quality of your home or office, A+ Clutter Clearing “enlivens” your space and “frees you up” to experience new ways to make room in your busy life.


Health & Nutritional Coach

Rebecca focuses on the whole body, the way you live and what you eat, that helps you create lasting sustainable life long change.

Rebecca dives deep, helping you overcome the obstacles that have kept you from achieving your goals and having the life you have dreamed of, in the body that feels like home. Getting to your personal “WHY” is the key to your success. When you’re clear on your reasons for change, achieving your goals becomes possible.

Rebecca’s compassionate loving approach to wellness comes from decades of personal experience with her own struggles to over come health issues.

Rebecca is 200-hour Vinyasa Krama teacher and is now also enrolled in Casa MannaBliss 200 hour Teacher (Transformation) Training. She is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and currently in a Hormone Health Certification and a Health Coaching Practicum to become a National Board Certified Health Coach.

She has authored her first cookbook For The Love Of Real Food and is the mother to 3 beautiful empowered daughters.


Musician, Teacher, & Speaker

Xavier the Thunderbird has put his life on the line for the Philosophy of Freedom and brings world changing paradigms of governance, economics, and the deep spiritual purpose for souls to incarnate here on Earth through his music and incantations. His vision of a merit based society based on ancient wisdom traditions and modern technology fuses together into a movement of peace and prosperity for all beings that has practical applications.

Xavier music is experimental, and primal. It is heavily influenced by the fusion of rock and hip hop with a primal foundation that crosses all boundaries and establishes the root of human experience in our collective primal origins. He is a voice in the wilderness chanting to the divine source of creation. His music is a powerful soundtrack for those free people who seek this balance, prosperity, healthy, and empowered well being in their own lives and the world. Joined by his family, his tracks speak to the fundamental joy of living beyond religion, nationality, or race. It is pure rhythmic goodness that defies darkness and wickedness.


Holistic Reflexologist & Author

Laura M.S., LMT, world-renowned Holistic Reflexologist and author of the best-selling book, Feet First: A Guide to Foot Reflexology, offers private Reflexology and Life Wellness Coaching sessions in
Delray Beach and Holistic Reflexology Certification Training Programs in Boynton Beach starting January 19th.

Laura has created a collection of pure, natural Aromatherapy products for your feet, hands and face and step-by-step Foot, Hand and Face Reflexology Home Study DVDs, and offers beautiful gift certificates online for all occasions.


Yoga Therapist

Judy believes the practice of yoga helps to live life more fully, encouraging her students to have fun, find their edge, let go of expectations and incorporate yoga into their everyday lives. She holds Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teaching and yoga therapist certifications.  With over 30 years of learning and teaching as a yoga therapist, Judy has developed Bodymind Recalibration™ a multi-discipline practice building cognitive and somatic body-mind relationships and founded Connected Warriors, the largest volunteer based non-profit delivering Trauma-Conscious yoga programs to active-duty service members, veterans and their families around the world.

Judy developed Trauma-Conscious Yoga methodology in 2007 from her therapy work with an U.S. Army Ranger diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) easing his journey and extending the length and quality of his life.  Trauma-Conscious Yoga is based on the understanding that trauma is held in the cells of the body and mind – it is physiological rather than psychological.  Reconnecting the body and mind with the synchronization of conscious breath, movement and concentration in a safe, secure and predictable environment supports healing and wellness.  This protocol has been used in 3 university clinical studies and is currently being used by Connected Warriors and other health care practitioners.  

As a member of Yoga Alliance Advisory Board, On-line Presenter and part of their Core Curriculum Working Group Judy has been able to share her passion for this practice of yoga to support the yoga community. She has also been a significant contributor to the YSC book “Best Practices for Yoga for Veterans”.  Judy is honored to use her body of knowledge as she continues to lead certified yoga teacher trainings, workshops and lectures across the U.S at yoga conferences, festivals, universities, yoga studios and other locations.


Plant based chef, health coach, author & speaker

A Plant-Based Chef, Health Coach, Author, and Speaker. I know and understand what it is like to struggle with food, weight loss and the quest for happiness. Making excuses to avoid exercise and eating healthy until the day I asked myself "What is more important than me?" Ever since, I have considered how thoughts, actions, and food intake express love not just to others but also to myself. Happier than ever and living a life that I love, I am on a mission to inspire others to show themselves lots and lots of love.

Combining my passion for food with fitness and more than 20 years of hospitality experience, I aim to bring love, joy, and ease to your life by customizing a plan that is just for you because "Nothing is More Important Than You."

Although I specialize in raw and cooked plant-based foods none of my clients are vegan, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I love introducing new foods to their existing "diets" and showing them what is possible.