Visionary Yoga Presents:

AUGUST 20-25th, 2019

Meet the Speakers

Days 1 & 2: New Paradigms in Health & Wellness

Mariko Hirakawa

Company: Visionary Yoga LLC

Mariko Hirakawa, B.A.M.S, E-RYT, is an internationally known Yoga-Ayurveda expert and founder of Visionary Yoga, a personal development company dedicated to accelerating the growth of motivated individuals and companies through the sophisticated, and often hidden wisdom of Yoga.

Her book “The Yoga of Personal Development: Enlightened Lessons on Peak Performance, Leadership and Living A Life of No Regrets” is a #1 International Bestseller on Amazon.

She’s a teacher of teachers, presenting at Yoga Festivals and conferences around the world, and currently works with top businesses in New York City training executives and employees how to use Yoga as a powerful Peak Performance and personal development tool.

In 2003, the experience of working with numerous terminally ill patients caused her to apply for and win a fellowship grant to study Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing science in one of the top Universities in India.

Proficient in Hindi and Sanskrit, she is one of the very few in the West to have completed the rigorous 5 ½ year B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) degree as a fellowship scholar at Gujarat Ayurved University, one of the top Ayurvedic university in India.

A former professional ballet dancer as well as an Ayurvedic physician trained in India, she is dedicated to positioning Yoga as something far beyond fitness – the ultimate technology for human consciousness evolution.

Healer, yogini, and a performer with multi-cultural background, Mariko is known for the quality and depth she brings to her work.

Deborah Wayne

Company: The Biofield Healing Institute®

Debora Wayne is an internationally-known energy healer, who after recovering from her own “Health Hell”, has helped tens of thousands of men and women around the world to remove the hidden root cause of Chronic Pain & Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Binge-Eating, BurnOut, and more. Debora is the #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of “Why Do I Still Hurt?” and has earned degrees and certifications in Psychology, Hypnotherapy, and Chemical Dependency Counseling, has 30+ years teaching “Meditation Made Easy”, is a nationally recognized Fine Artist, a former professional Modern Dancer, a Certified Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, founder of The Biofield Healing Immersion® method, and Director of The Biofield Healing Institute®.

Kat James

Company: Informed Beauty

Nationally renowned beauty and holistic health expert Kat James transformed her body and skin beyond recognition after a twelve-year eating disorder and the resulting liver disease nearly took her life. Through her book, national health columns, public television special, lectures, and acclaimed Total Transformation® programs, she has helped millions to mastermind their own healing transformations using science and strategy rather than suffering or extreme measures. James came to know the inside of the beauty industry from her many years as one of the most quoted experts and cosmetics-company spokespersons of the 1990s, and now offers a rare new perspective on enlightened, holistic self-transformation. Her advice has appeared in nearly every major women’s and national health magazine, including Vogue and O, The Oprah Magazine, as well as on the Today show. She is founder of and creator of Total Transformation® programs. Her clients have included celebrities such as Kate Hudson and Sarah Jessica Parker and world-class athletes.

Neža Karba

Company: NirvanaFitness®

Neža is the CEO of the Flow Global Initiative, the company that created and markets NirvanaFitness along with its other brands: the Freestyler – Super Toning System and now the soon to be launched Flow and Project Unity projects expanding the Nirvana concept further into understanding the all-encompassing importance of breathing and being in the state of flow for our lives.

Neža has been part of the creation team primarily from the marketing aspect and now manages the company leading all the marketing fronts from relations with on-site partners to social media and other communication channels. Her career has always been in the social sciences sphere and marketing management but with the Flow Global Initiative projects she found her true calling and life mission.

Swami Brahmananda Saraswati

Company: Naked Moment

Swami Brahmananda Saraswati is a yogi and a Vedic Rishi, a visionary social innovator and a prominent spiritual leader. Swami spent 20 years in the Himalayas as a young monk receiving in-depth training and education in Vedic knowledge including yoga, eastern medicine, meditation, mindfulness, philosophy and mystic arts from enlightened masters in a 5000-year-old unbroken lineage of Vedic tradition. His mission to serve the cause of human flourishing led him to America, where he went to medical school and is currently a senior graduate student at Johns Hopkins studying business with a focus in organizational leadership, healthcare management, and social innovation. On his journey to serve humanity, Swami Brahmananda has traveled extensively around the globe. He has shared the message of yoga, peace, and harmony with 1000’s of his students in America, Europe, and India. Join Swami in a teacher training and experience how you too can enhance human consciousness on earth and in your life.

David Sandoval

Company: David Sandoval Academy of Learning and Purium

Purium’s Co-founder and Visionary, Dave Sandoval, has made it his life’s mission to change the world for the better. From nutrition and the environment to domestic violence and poverty, Dave has advocated on behalf of many causes. He’s invited people into his home to personally help them get healthy, lose weight or achieve their goals. And, through his mentorship program, he has inspired all kinds of people, including celebrities, to get out into the world and make a difference. Dave founded Purium in post-riot Long Beach with Gandhi’s philosophy, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Dorci Hill

Wellness & Happiness Lifestyle Expert

Dorci is Radio Host, Author x 3, Speaker, Healing Dance Therapist, and Expert of Play. Her personal journey to whole body wellness began after her mother passed away at the age of 47 while Dorci was 21 and in college to become a medical doctor. This traumatic event changed the pathway Dorci was traveling into a lifelong search for complete, holistic balance between the mind, body and spirit. Dorci believes in order to be completely happy, you must live in a balanced environment. One that reflects play, purpose and pleasure on all areas of lifestyle. If it isn’t enriching some part of your life, then it simply must go! Her belief is that everything is easier when infused with a playful spirit and a happy heart. To that end, she hosts an online, weekly radio talk show dedicated to Play, Purpose and Pleasure. How to have it, create it and keep it going until it is your new normal! She’s sassy, quirky, loves to laugh and entertain her guests and listeners alike through good news stories, playful rapid-fire question/answer series, engaging interviews and her final thoughts series. If you need inspiration, she’s got you covered! If you need a giggle buddy – look no further! If you need a swift kick in the pants – stay tuned and connected cause she is as no-nonsense as they come! Mix together the inspiration of a female Tony Robbins, a sprinkle of Oprah’s positivity, and a huge helping of Ellen’s sass and stir vigorously. What you are left with is a whole lotta fabulosity with a heart of gold!

Days 3: Uplevel Your Business

Louise Crooks

Company: Keys to Clarity

Louise Crooks is known as the KeystoClarity Coach, she’s pragmatic and yet highly intuitive – a unique combination – which she brings to her marketing and visibility coaching. She’s passionate about working with coaches, healing practitioners, and non-fiction authors in those communities. She’s a seasoned radio host, professional interviewer, speaker and co-author of Stepping Stones to Success – featured alongside Jack Canfield and Deepak Chopra. It’s her mission to help you serve more clients and in turn make a difference in the world through exponential healing and transformation– all the while making it easy, and having fun doing it. You can find more information about Louise at – where you’ll find tons of great information on how to grow your soul-driven business.

Lorenzo Hickey

Company: SHAPESHIFT World

Lorenzo Hickey has helped form 18 leading-edge startup companies. Having earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting & MBA from Pepperdine University, and experience growing an organization of over 20,000 employees, he is an expert at all facets of running a business. His company Shape SHIFT World is a place where small and large businesses create a fast path to cash through automated technology stacks, sales funnel development, and social media engagement. The division ShapeSHIFT University helps turn informational content into lucrative evergreen programs, and the division ShapeSHIFT Media supports the development and execution of podcast programs. In 2019 they are launching ELEVATE MARKETPLACE … a community of like-minded entrepreneurs where the power of WE elevates ME.

Grace Lanni

Company: All About That Brand

Grace continually stretches the cutting edge of personal/professional branding delivering keynotes at international events. Originally trained as a Bio/Electrical engineer, her first CEO venture was an online software solution. One of only two women to be venture funded at the multi-million-dollar level in Austin in 2000, Grace was featured in the Austin Business Journal, on KEYE, and won the KPMG Stand-Out Startup Award. Grace’s All About That Brand podcast is award-winning and her most recent book, The No B.S. Truth: What it Really Takes to Build a Successful Business, is an International Best Seller. Her next book focuses on managing your brand in the new gig economy.

Sharifah Hardie

Company: In the News PR

Sharifah is CEO of X Roads TV, In The News PR and In The News Magazine. She is Co-Founder of the Powered by Purpose Tour. With over 25 years of business experience, Sharifah loves interviewing business owners and learning about their products, services, and the story behind the company. She also loves to help business owners to be able to increase their exposure, reach thousands of new potential customers and create a successful online experience.

Liz Wilkes

Company: Exubrancy

Liz is passionate about helping companies and their people thrive. In 2013 Liz launched Exubrancy to help organizations maximize employee health and happiness via in-office meditation sessions, group fitness classes, and massages. Prior to Exubrancy, Liz developed innovative programs for New York City-based organizations (including The Gucci Group, amfAR, The Elton John Aids Foundation) as Senior Event Producer at AAB Productions. Liz also spent time at Trigger Media, a media-focused Venture Capital fund, and recently sold her Seattle-based lighting and design business launched in 2009. Liz holds a B.A. from Amherst College and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She is also a Certified Meditation Teacher.

Days 4: Uplevel Your Wealth

Eiji Morishita

Company: Movement Makers

Eiji (pronounced “A.G.”) Morishita is the Founder of Movement Makers and Creator of the Voice Your Movement Experience & Movement Makers Playground.

He helps entrepreneurs and business owners align with their purpose to dramatically increase their income and impact so that they can turn their business into a movement that impacts millions.

Eiji has been featured on ABC, FOX, CBC-TV Canada and in China and spoken on stages all over the country including UCLA Anderson School of Management.

His clients and the Movement Makers Community have been featured on Oprah, the NY Times Best Seller List, the Today Show, Good Morning America, TED, and many more.

Eiji is a genius in aligning their business with their purpose & provide practical & tactical solutions to build a fun, easy, & profitable Speaking Training Coaching Empire.

Suzanne Doyle-Ingam

Company: Prominence Publishing

Suzanne Doyle-Ingram has helped over 700 coaches, consultants and business professionals write books that change the world. She is the founder of The Expert Author Program and the 30 Day Book System and she has written and co-written a total of 16 best selling books. In addition, she also coaches and trains individuals and existing authors on how to not only write and publish a book, but how to use that book as leverage to increase their visibility, open doors for speaking engagements, grow their brand, and much more.

Grace K. Morris

Company: Astro Economics, Inc.

Grace K. Morris, M.A. a timing/trends specialist, is president of Astro Economics, Inc. which publishes the Astro Economics Stock Market Newsletter, books including How To Choose Stocks To Outperform The Market 2020 and sponsors financial webinars and workshop. Grace has lectured internationally in Singapore, London, Sydney, the U.S. and Canada. She works with business clients in her Oak Brook, IL office for over 25 years. Her work has been acknowledged in Forbes magazine, the Financial Times and many other financial publications.

Lynn Kirkham

Company: Yes You Can Speak

Lynn Kirkham uses her unique “Inside Out” approach to transform the age-old fear of public speaking. Through her company Yes You Can Speak, Lynn has helped countless professionals, CEO’s, TEDx speakers, entrepreneurs, and underserved women, discover their voice. She is a proud inductee to the Happiness Hall of Fame too.

Arman Rousta

Company: b.labs ventures

With 20+ years of startup and business ownership experience, Arman Rousta is a developing thought leader and serial entrepreneur that knows what his true genius is – the creation of new paradigms and business models.

In 2001, he founded Blueliner Marketing headquartered in New York City. Arman is the creator of the 7 Pillars of Digital Marketing system, and author of the seminal work on this topic, by the same title. He is also the inventor of Timebug, a Personal Intelligence App and Life Management System.

Arman was an Academic All-Ivy League student-athlete at Columbia University.

Days 5: Uplevel Your Mindset

Muriël Dalmulder

Leadership Coach and Speaker

Muriël is an International Certified Leadership Coach and Speaker with a 20-year corporate background (C-level). She is a Certified Trainer of NLP, Master Practitioner of TimeLineTherapy™ and Master Hypnotist. She is certified by the American Board of NLP. She is also MBSR trainer and was also trained by Eric Pearl, certified as a Reconnective Healing Practitioner Level 3. She also is the founder of the 3-month Premium Coaching Program Get Your Spark Back and the Purposeful Leadership method, Eagle method, based on the five Einstein Principles. She has more than 20 years of experience with various forms of yoga, energy work, and meditation. She keeps her knowledge in the field of transformation of behavior up-to-date.

Helena Demuynck

Company: oxygen4leadership

Helena Demuynck is Founding Partner of Konsensus Leadership Coaching & Development and of oxygen4leadership. Both platforms offer international expertise in developing Leadership Development Trails for Senior Leadership Teams and Executives. Helena is a dynamic, outcome-driven leadership coach focused on driving leadership success through a compelling range of coaching and consulting skills and expertise. She is passionate about the power of authenticity and coaches executives and senior leadership teams to recognize, visualize, and actualize success using the power of authenticity. She provides insight, feedback and helps leaders build a collaborative environment where the future can be envisioned and systematically enabled.

Helena is an evangelist for women in leadership and has been on speaker panels for summits, events, and organizations. Helena shares her thoughts on authentic leadership via speaking engagements and regular blogging. With coaching certifications by Marshall Goldsmith, Authentic Global and Center4Selfmanagement, Helena has facilitated leadership development and executive coaching across a broad range of industries. Her extensive client portfolio consists of prominent companies, such as Deloitte, EY, UCB, J&J, Microsoft, Bridgestone, and Aleris. She holds a Masters degree in Law from the Ghent University and has completed advanced programs and certifications such as Conversational Intelligence, Systemic NLP Master Practitioner, Systemic Team Coaching, and Lego Serious Play. Helena is certified in the use of TEIQue, PDA, and numerous other assessments.

Carola Eastwood & Chetan Parkyn

Company: Human Design for Us All

Chetan and Carola bring 25 years of experience, coaching entrepreneurs to meet their business goals and follow dreams that are true to their nature. They provide personal readings, mentoring, coaching and training in Human Design, a new and highly impactful system that reveals your life and being in remarkable detail. It is the essential tool for self-awareness, personal mastery, and business success in our current times. Owners of Human Design For Us All, they have helped thousands of clients create greater alignment with their Core Purpose, release unwanted patterns, and create the fundamental changes that lead them to achieve the high level success they desire. As Harper Collins UK Group Publisher, had to say about Chetan and Carola’s work, “…..together, they are a unique and magical force.”

Hadley Fitzgerald

Psychotherapist and Astrologer

Hadley Fitzgerald has been a licensed psychotherapist for 40 years, a professional astrologer longer than that, and has a worldwide clientele. Her training in Ecopsychology and her experience as a Certified Tarotpy® Practitioner provide additional avenues through which to approach her work. Hadley is the co-author with the late Judith Harte of “Images of Soul: Reimagining Astrology,” the author of the Psychological Astrology section of “Under One Sky” by Rafael Nasser, and is also an online educator.

Dr. Talavane Krishna

Company: Indus Valley Ayurvedic Center (IVAC)

Dr. Talavane Krishna is a native of Sringeri. He graduated from Mysore Medical College in the year 1972 and did his post graduation in anesthesia in the UK and Canada and did fellowship in pediatric anesthesia and practiced his specialty in the USA for three decades. He is a fellow of Royal college from the UK.

He has a deep conviction and passion for reviving the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in the modern context. In this connection he founded Indus Valley Ayurvedic Centre two decades ago. He has also pioneered the therapists’ training program and has created more than 600 jobs for the rural dropouts mainly belonging to socially and economically backward classes of the society.

The Centre, since the inception has gained wide name and fame both nationally and internationally and receives guests from over 65 countries.

Dr. Krishna has been a speaker and moderator in many national and international seminars and symposiums.

Dr. Krishna is a Global Ambassador and an inner circle member of the prestigious Global Wellness Institute. He is a Global Think Tank member for several of the wellness initiatives. One such initiatives was the publication of an exhaustive report on wellness architecture titled ” Build Well to Live Well”

Dr. Krishna has authored books on Vaastu Shastra and Ayurvedic pulse reading known as Nadi Vijnan.

The Centre is an ISO certified one and has won many National and international awards. Dr Krishna has received many awards in his individual capacity for his contribution to the society and as an enterpreneur.

Amaru Meru

Company: Real Revolution Radio X.O

Amaru Meru was born in Pagbilao (Philippines) on January 1st, 1973 and was formidably given the name Joel Ayala Ayapana by his parents. Amaru Meru is his spiritual name that was honoured to him in deep meditation back in 2014. In Spirit, he was told to uphold and embrace this name to assist within the heightening of Global Consciousness. This name, synchronistically enough, possesses strong connections to the mythical lands of Lemuria and beyond.

Additionally, throughout all of his spiritual travels from Sedona (Arizona) to Machu Picchu (Peru), Amaru has received initiations and blessings from a number of prominent spiritual teachers, including Reiki Master Judy McCracken, Anrita Melchizedek, Solara Anra, Shaman Steven Spooner, Kundalini Yoga Guru Gurmuk Kaur Khalsa, Incan Quero Priest and Shaman Lorenzo Quispe, Author and World Traveler Aluna Joy Yaxk’in, Healer and World Traveler Raphael Greissmeyer, Incan Mystery School Initiate Willaru Huayta, and Theta Healer Expert Jennifer Klarfeld.

Amaru Meru is a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He has also been practicing within the specialized nursing field of Behavioral Health as a Registered Nurse for nearly sixteen years providing services as a Holistic Nurse within the Cleveland Metropolitan Region (Ohio) – proudly considered now a City of Champions.

His inspirational work through the application and instruction of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Quantum Mechanics, and Heart-Centered Research Based Science towards populations among vast and widening socioeconomic scope, the mentally ill, the homeless, victims of substance abuse, anxiety disorders, and depression has earned him several awards and recognitions within the field of Behavioral Health Nursing. Currently he works with Veterans afflicted with Drug and Alcohol Addiction, PTSD, and Moral Injury.

Furthermore, Amaru has often been referred to by his peers within the World of online Broadcast Radio as “The Doctor of Podcast”. He is a prolific writer, blogger, a controversial theorist, a professional voice-over, an enthusiastic proponent for Energy Work and Integrative Medicine, an Ancient Archeology Enthusiast, and a Quantum Mechanic from amongst many other interests.

Amaru Meru is the author of his critically-acclaimed memoir, entitled The Book of Positive Light: Remembrance of the Heart, Host of his podcast radio talk show called Quantum Mindfulness Radio and the Great Awakening, Executive Producer and Founder of REAL REVOLUTION RADIO X.O: The Number #1 Source for Motivational Author Interviews, Intuitive Blog, and Inspirational Podcast Radio On-Demand.


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