Torkom Ji

BACKGROUND:

Torkom Ji is a master sound healer and founder of Quantum Harmonix. He has been facilitating group sound healing experiences since January 2012, and has provided deep meditation and rejuvination for thousands of people using his unique and powerful modality. His sounds have been experienced at various therapeutic sound spaces at many festivals including Lightning in a Bottle, Shakti/Bhakti Fest, and more. Birthed from his studies of music, vibration, energy and the practice of meditation and martial arts; Torkom has mastered and perfected a system that is known to put people in very deep states of consciousness, with little to no effort. Through the natural movement of these sounds, deep rest is achieved and the bodies own intelligence facilitates an elevated level of healing. He works with companies, groups, and individuals to deliver a transformative and non invasive approach to health, balance, and wellness through sound.

WHY I PRACTICE MEDITATION:

Through meditation one finds stillness and connection to the absolute source of creativity and peace. My practice has emboldened my life by helping me ease into a relaxed way of operating, and being. Meditation brings me closer to my true authentic self, and helps with the daily tidying up of the excess thoughts and patterns in the mind.

WHY I TEACH MEDITATION:

The best way to learn is to teach. Meditation is a science which requires practice and much experience to truly master. I find that anybody can experience a deep and transformative meditation experience, but its in the practice where all the long lasting benefits lay. Through dedicating myself to the art and science of meditation as a tool and lifestyle, teaching and guiding others naturally extends from the same tree.

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Janae Archuleta

BACKGROUND:

Janae is an Empath, Tarot reader, Clairvoyant, Medium and workshop facilitator/teacher of healing arts and metaphysics. Janae has a background working in Upper Management in Corporate America, for many years. A job offer brought her to Los Angeles in 2012, but deep down, she always knew she was not fulfilling her Highest Purpose.

She was born and raised in New Mexico, and in an environment of holistic and alternative healing. She comes from a family of healers. She began training in healing arts, mostly for the sake of  2013, she answered the calling to embark on a journey in Healing Arts, professionally. She is dedicated to continued self-work in order to be a fit vessel for higher consciousness.

Janae holds several certifications including Holy Fire Reiki Master ART, Reiki Ryoho (Shoden and Okuden), Sound Healing, Crystal and Vibrational Healing, Emotional Freedom Technique, Tarot and Psychic Reading. She also practices Shamanism, in which her training is ongoing.

Her experience and training in various modalities allow her to create a uniquely, well-rounded and deeply healing experience. In addition to individual healing sessions, she also facilitates soundbaths, meditation and Tarot workshops and offers Tarot readings at various locations in the Los Angeles area.

WHY I PRACTICE MEDITATION:

I discovered meditation seeking peace amidst chaos, and found so much more. Meditation helps me maintain balance and harmony within, connection to my Higher Self, and a state of Oneness.

WHY I TEACH MEDITATION:

To help others journey to the inner dimensional awareness of their greater being and unlock their own light within. I have a passionate interest in elevating, as a community, to a higher state of consciousness.

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Avery Whitmore

BACKGROUND:

Avery is a healing artist deeply committed to the transformative powers of personal healing through the creative process. Via the breath, sound, reiki, applied kinesiology and bodywork, Avery’s unique approach allows him to facilitate healing to all walks of life.
Born and raised in Ohio to body and energy workers, Avery was exposed to various forms of healing at a young age. It has been his own experience, transformation and breakthroughs from this work that has inspired him to learn and share these sacred modalities with others.

WHY I PRACTICE MEDITATION:

My practice of meditation is an essential part of my life. I begin at the start of the
day, so that when I engage with the world I am grounded, centered, and my
vibration is prepared. It is from this space that I cultivate clarity and compassion,
with which I am better able to communicate and express myself.

WHY I TEACH MEDITATION:

It is my personal calling to be of service to others, which has led me to teach
meditation. I’m passionate about helping others cultivate the same tools that have
supported me in my spiritual journey. Teaching gives me the opportunity to
continually learn, grow, and creatively expand.

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Eric Mellgren

BACKGROUND:

Eric Mellgren started a company called Vigilant Healing Solutions with his business partner Matt Faldmo. In 2015, Eric became certified in Nutritional Therapy with the NTA program. After learning about how stress directly affects how people process or don't process nutrients from the foods they eat, Eric started looking for ways to help. After performing a sound bath at the Integratron in Joshua Tree, it sparked Eric's interest in the energy and sound healing world. He finished both sound therapy (tuning the human biofield by Eileen McKusik) and Reiki Masters (Dr Usui taught by Lori Torok) certifications in 2017 and began group and private sound guided meditations. After being in the high paced, highly stressful, and anxiety laced corporate environment for 13 years, Eric is eager to bring alternative therapy for everyday people. This next step in Eric's life is his passion and path, and he is looking to spread the love as much as he can.

WHY I PRACTICE MEDITATION:

For Clarity and Ideas, For Balance and Harmony. To bring this world I live in into perspective and know that I have to power to create. Clearing the canvas to paint the life I want to live.

WHY I TEACH MEDITATION:

To Help people realize they can do this for themselves. That they are not in it alone. There is nothing "out there” about this work. And I believe I can relate to most and can guide them to start creating their own happy harmonious lives.

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Kjord Davis

BACKGROUND:

Kjord has spent a lifetime as an avid seeker of what lies beyond what the eye can see or the mind can imagine. Kjord’s passion is Transformation of the minds eye. With a rich background in Corporate leadership roles, owning his own Yoga studio and teaching others how to teach Meditation/Yoga Kjord’s passion has always been to elevate, empower and transform those he comes in contact with. Regardless of the background, institution or group, one thing remains the same, we are all looking to be greater and walk through life with more ease, purpose and excellence. Kjord’s experience is steeped in Meditation, Kundalini Yoga science, Sound Therapy and Healing work. Kjord has worked with private clients, large groups, Recovery programs, celebrities and more to discover and connect with greater truths transcending old patterns and awakening to limitless possibilities.

WHY I PRACTICE MEDITATION:

Mediation is the pause button to discover and explore the limitless in an effort to return to the minute with greater clarity, priority and purpose.

WHY I TEACH MEDITATION:

I love teaching meditation as a way to hold space from all the “doing” and “busy”ness of life allowing others to simply let go - TRUSTING and believing that all that needs to be, will be.

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Normandie Keith

BACKGROUND:

Born in New York, Normandie's early career as a top model and beauty editor took her to London, where she enjoyed a life of celebrity. Her heart was always seeking more, which led her to study many of the world's spiritual traditions. 

After leaving London for Los Angeles on divine guidance, she found her home in Kundalini yoga and meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Normandie is now a KRI-certified Level 2 Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher. First and foremost a mother to her son Finn, Normandie is also Khalsa Way Prenatal yoga and Mommy and Me yoga teacher trainer. She hosts the Wake Up Series and Kundalini 101 programs on YogaGlo.

After a life of being a model and it-girl, Normandie now uses her workshops to focus on breaking the masks of illusion, allowing women to step into their radiance and grace by finding radical self-love and acceptance. With an open heart and mind, she wishes to create a connection of love that weaves through all beings. She is passionate about bringing the extraordinary technology of Kundalini yoga to all.

She gives back to the Los Angeles community by passionately serving the homeless, with whom she feels a profound spiritual connection.

WHY I PRACTICE MEDITATION:

Practicing meditation allows me to go deeply into my inner landscape. Meditation is the space between an inhale and an exhale, and in the space that is a peaceful suspension. When I allow myself the gift of this space everyday, it changes the way I see the world and gives me a spaciousness within my heart and as I move through my life. It shows me the higher perspective of oneness that connects us all.

WHY I TEACH MEDITATION:

I teach meditation because I’ve known it to be the most effective tool in my life. It’s accessible to everyone in all walks of life. It’s my passion to show people that meditation isn’t as difficult as they might think. There is a space that we all have access to that can bring us to a feeling of liberation. As much as meditation is personal, its also collective and meditating with a group is a powerful experience that I am honored to facilitate.

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Edward Dalmas

BACKGROUND:

After leaving academics and law school, Edward discovered meditation during Jungian group therapy and developed a practice devoted to authentic, embodied living by blending secular mindfulness and eastern tantra traditions. A storyteller and voice artist, Edward weaves personal experience, mythology, poetry, and fairy tales with practical tools to help cultivate Presence as a doorway to honesty, self-healing, intimacy and deeper living. He is Reiki certified, 400-hour certified as a meditation guide, continues formal training with the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) program at UCLA and leads the Men’s Group Gathering of Men, devoted to evolved masculinity and leadership. He specializes in masculine/feminine relationship dynamics, romantic relationships as a path to awakening, overcoming codependency and attachment trauma, and the use of sound as an instrument of healing.

WHY I PRACTICE MEDITATION:

To be more alive. We are primarily emotional beings who happen to think. Our biology says so. Yet I unknowingly swallowed the thinking pill very young. Meditation continues to help me reveal my true feelings, wants and needs. This awareness deepens my connection to life and the joy of living.

WHY I TEACH MEDITATION:

I love to connect with people and witness them learn to trust and light their own path — especially as they overcome a difficulty, which is really all of us. Helping people live a fuller, happier, more abundant and present life is an honor that inspires my own life and practice. I only hope I teach others as much as they teach me.

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Alicia Lipinski

BACKGROUND:

Alicia Lipinski is a gifted Intuitive Healing Guide, Wellness Coach, and RYT 200 Yoga Instructor, as well as an herbalist who brews her own tonics and tinctures. She has studied a wide range of other healing modalities, including meditation, reiki, ayurveda, tarot, aromatherapy, crystal therapy and shamanism. She incorporates elements of all of these practices into her healing work and classes, but her real medicine is her ability to see others for who they truly are and reflect that truth back to them so that they can begin to see it and know it for themselves. 

WHY I PRACTICE MEDITATION:

Meditation helps me to know myself in a clear, true way. I spent a lot of my life playing small—shrinking myself down to fit within the confines of my own limited ideas about who I was and what I was capable of. I thought I wasn’t big enough, brave enough, talented enough, or worthy enough to do the things I dreamed. Through meditation, I discovered that this was just a story that I’d been telling myself and that I was bigger, braver, brighter and capable of infinitely more than I’d imagined. 

WHY I TEACH MEDITATION:

My goal is not simply to teach but to empower others to let go of the fears and false beliefs that are holding them hostage, connect to their own deep inner wisdom, and recognize their true power, worth and infinite potential so that they can live it from the inside out.

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