Teigh Gilson

Background:

Teigh has taught group classes and workshops in meditation, mindful movement and transformation for over 20 years throughout Los Angeles. She teaches her signature meditation classes combining guided imagery, breath awareness and deep relaxation. She is also an intuitive Reiki healer and leads chakra balancing. Every month she leads an intimate New Moon “Sacred Transformation Circle” at her home studio.

Teigh is also a Licensed Spiritual Therapist, through Agape Spiritual Center and went through a 4 year program under the direction of Michael Bernard Beckwith. She counsels individuals for all life issues utilizing spiritual principles and practice, guiding clients to their own answers, insights and healing.

She was the Co-Founder of SWERVE Studio and the revolutionary program Yoga Booty Ballet (which brought together spirituality, meditation and fitness). And is the featured instructor in over 20 YBB DVD’s, including a meditation CD, a pre-natal program and infomercial. Teigh brings humor and love to all of her classes and truly believes in the healing and transformative power of meditation. 

Why I practice meditation:

Because it anchors me in the vibration of peace, allowing me to live a life of greater present moment awareness and less reactivity. Meditation makes me a better parent and connects me to the Infinite.

Why I teach meditation:

Because I am passionate about the healing and transformative power of meditation and I LOVE to share my passion.

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Susy Schieffelin

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Susy Markoe Schieffelin is an internationally known teacher, healer, and coach. She grew up on the East Coast where her "busy" life led her to face struggles with anxiety, alcoholism, and addiction. Through her own journey into recovery, she discovered the life changing benefits of sound healing, meditation, and yoga. Following her move to Los Angeles, she made it her mission to share the tools that helped her to find hope and heal.

Susy earned a double degree in East Asian Studies and Religious Studies from the University of Virginia, is a certified Yoga Instructor, and a Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki Master. She has studied many forms of meditation and mindfulness including Transcendental Meditation, Vipassana Meditation, Kundalini Yoga, and the art of Sound Healing. Recently featured in German Vogue, Susy is known for her “sunshine spirit,” mindful way of living, and loving dedication to healing. Her sound baths have been described as "other worldly" and "a mind blowing experience that is a must for people new to meditation."

Classes/Privates Taught at Unplug:

Sound Healing
Sound Meditation Journey

Why I practice Meditation:

For a long time, my life felt chaotic and overwhelming. By practicing meditation I have found a whole new perspective and am able to approach life in a joyful way that I didn't know was even possible. Meditation has allowed me to live a full yet balanced life. I can choose to respond rather than react. I feel calm, connected to my truth, peaceful, and free. 

Why I teach Meditation:

I teach in order to offer a warm, welcoming, and safe space for others to relax and just be. My goal is to help others find calm amidst chaos. I believe that meditation gives us the tools to help us end the "busy-ness" and heal our anxiety and addiction plagued society. 

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Peter Ishkhans

Background:

For the last three decades I have been meditating under the guidance of my own teacher. I spent many years in the beauty and TV industry working long hours but always made it a priority to have a disciplined daily practice.

Why I practice meditation:

Meditation has been the vehicle to answer my childhood question, Who am I? I continue to practice to deepen that experience.

Why I teach meditation:

My intent is to help others answer that question because when you solve the problem, Who am I, you solve all problems. This is my way to serve humanity.

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Jamie Dubin

Background:

Deeply empathic, intuitive, and compassionate, Jamie is a heart-centered healing arts practitioner who works with breathwork, sound healing, and Usui Reiki to facilitate healing experiences for others. She was called to breathwork and sound healing while battling a complex physical illness which showed her the potential of true inner-healing. She experienced the profound healing power of the breath and has since been mentored by her incredibly gifted life coach and breathwork guide, Daniela Gil, adopting practices from breathwork experts, Michael Brian Baker and Dan Brulé. She got her sound healing certification from Tune Within, focusing on using crystal quartz bowls and other sacred ancient instruments to balance and align the chakras. She is dedicated to sharing the gift of pranayama breathwork and sound with a special focus on working with people healing complex physical illnesses and trauma. Jamie continues to travel up and down the coast of California holding space for private, group, and corporate healing sessions to enhance mindfulness and help clients discover their full potential.

Why I practice meditation:

I practice meditation to explore my potential to heal physically, spiritually, and emotionally. When I meditate, I explore expanded states of consciousness and gain clarity, insight, and balance in all areas of my life. 

Why I teach meditation:

I teach meditation to guide healing experiences for others so that they may find their own inner healer. I love to guide others find the power within so that they may alleviate states of anxiety, depression, stress, and uncertainty. By shedding all that doesn't serve us, we can develop more self-love, happiness, bliss, and joy. 

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Heather Dawn

Background: 

Heather Dawn is a New York native who started her health and wellness education on the east coast. While pursuing her BA in psychology and theater at Hofstra University, she developed her innate intuitive gift and became a certified Reiki Master specializing in crystal therapy. In addition, Heather is a certified Yoga instructor (E-RYT 200 and 500), Personal Transformation coach, intuitive and meditation teacher in Los Angeles.

classes taught at unplug:

  • Restore with Crystals, Aromatherapy & Reiki
  • Visualization with Aromatherapy & Reiki

Why I practice meditation:

Heather was first introduced (and trained) in meditation through creative visualization and guided imagery. She started her meditation practice to help ease her own emotional discord and challenges. She further developed her meditation practice by attending a Tibetan Buddhist temple for nearly two years where she thoroughly enjoyed their mantra based meditations. Her most recent passions are with with mindfulness based meditation techniques, which she integrated into her yoga classes creating a program called “Conscious Flow”.

Why I teach meditation:

Heather is extremely passionate about teaching meditation and the mind-body connection as she has experienced first hand the immense healing and health benefits it provides. She understands that sometimes life happens to us despite what we want or hope and we can all use a helping hand. In working with Heather you get the humor and compassion her students love, the magic of her intuition and the traditional education and expertise you would expect from any professional.    
Visit her at www.bodymuse.com

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Raegan Loston

Background:

Raegan Loston stumbled upon Breathwork at a time in her life when she was just going through the motions. Life was good. Work was good. Family was good. Friends were good. Despite the feeling of gratitude surrounding this perpetual state of “goodness” there was a nagging feeling in the pit of her soul that said, “life was meant to be GREAT.” She found her way to her first Breathing Meditation class and left convinced that she had found a practice where she could shift the trajectory of her “good” life into one that was “great". After years of practicing Breathwork as a student, she began training with author, teacher, healer, and Breathwork practitioner, David Elliott. Having completed David’s Healer Training Program, Raegan is ready to hold space for you so you may heal old wounds, move stuck energy, and connect with your most authentic self using the power of your breath.

Classes/Privates Taught at Unplug

- Breathwork 

Why I practice meditation:

I practice meditation because it allows me time and space where I may shift through the incessant noise of the outside world, tap into my intuition, and listen to my personal guidance system.

Why I teach meditation:

I believe we all have an innate ability to tap into our most authentic selves, generate healing in our lives, and carry that energy forward into the world. I offer Breathwork as a means of holding space for others as they navigate their personal journey towards their most happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives.

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Nicholas Pratley

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A dynamic leader in the wellness, transformation, health and fitness arenas for over 20 years, Nicholas is overjoyed to be a part of the Unplug community and the mission to inspire everyone. Through breathwork, aromatherapy, sound healing, energy modalities and more, Nicholas is excited to help you Unplug from the outside world and plug in to your inside world.

Celebrated for his contributions around the world, his classes exhibit masterful motivation, refreshing inspiration and provide a wonderful platform for physical, mental and emotional transformation. He is thrilled to share his expertise through a variety of credentials including: Licensed Nuero Linguistic Therapist | Breathwork, Yoga and Chi Gung Instructor | Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach | Motivational Master Coach |  Flower Essence and Master Reiki Practitioner. 

With unique brand strategy, comprehensive trainings and infrastructure development expertise, ventures have taken Nicholas to several continents, opening wellness centers, launching spa products, mentoring corporate leaders and serving on advisory boards for wellness, fitness, spa and hotel establishments. International non profit work focused on the empowerment of underprivileged children has further enhanced his vast experience, solidifying a sensitive and nurturing perspective. 

Why I practice meditation:

I love being in a practice of meditation. Its reminds me that life is a constant, moving meditation. I feel like it keeps me in flow with my truth, heart, soul. Then that flow from the inside, takes me and more flow from the outside, finds me. And that is just, well...yummy!

Why I teach meditation:

Creating an opportunity for someone to reconnect, realize, feel more peace and more of who they truly are, is a passion. I believe we are all designed for greatness and being still for a moment or two, allows that greatness to speak through the stillness. So lets be still, allow greatness to arise and fly. 

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