Collaborators

Shauna Walker

Shauna Walker is the author of How To Eat Vegan For 30 Days: A Daily Guide. Shauna is a mother, a wife, a friend, a nutritionist/ food coach, a choreographer, a self-taught cook, a midwife in training, an avid traveler, a seeker of incredible people, places, and things that leaves one speechless, an adventurer, an amateur surfer, and one who believes that dreams do come true. She spends the majority of her time living in Malibu, CA with her husband and two kids. Shauna also leads our Dance Inspiration series.

Shauna Walker

Nutritionist

Helly Verruno

Designer, Pythia

Helly Verruno

My name is Helly Verruno, born in a humble and huge family in the Northeast of Brazil. I’m also the creator of Pythia, a line of unisex Eco-friendly clothing made from vintage silk, designed to make you feel comfortable, beautiful and respectful of nature. These one of a kind, Kimonos are the perfect outfit for any occasion. Free from any pattern, fashion rules or seasonal guidelines, all pieces are handmade with love in India. 

Pythia is part of a social movement that started in with the aim of supporting and empowering a whole chain of families from India to Brazil and encouraging their children to go to school. I believe that education together with investment on small family business is the key to a better future.

 As a woman and mother of two girls, I feel responsible not only for helping them but also for paving the way for all the women who walk alongside me on this journey for independence and sustainability of our great Mother Earth.

Mona Therese Winston

Mona Therese was born and raised in Denmark, Europe. She moved to the US 15 years ago and currently teaches and lives with her husband and her cat in Malibu, California.  She is trained in the linage of Krishnamacharya, and her main focus is on breathing, Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation. Her fascination of the human being, not only physically, but also mentally and spiritually shines through in her teaching and her own self.

Mona Therese’s journey on the path of yoga started at the age of 18 when she got the book “Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self-Knowledge”, which was a great inspiration and gave her a bigger understanding of her own Spirituality and where she wanted to be in life. Her teachings are influenced by the practice of Ashtanga Yoga by her teachers Lino Miele and the late Gwendoline Hunt. Later on, from an injury and a deep desire for understanding how Yoga Asana works, she ventured into the practice of Iyengar Yoga with one of her teachers, Claus Wittig in Denmark. When she read “Autobiography of a Yogi,” Mona Therese found the missing link in her own practice and got Initiated into Kriya Yoga by Sri Swami Shankarananda Giri from Rishikesh, India.

Mona Therese started Meditating at age 21 with her first introduction to meditation through TM (Transcendental Meditation). At her first visit to India she was introduced to the practice of Zen Meditation and the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, and immediately realized she had to explore his teachings more. 

Book a private session with Mona – Online $130 or in person (available in Los Angeles/West Side and Malibu only) $150.

Kasia Kulenty

Designer

Kasia Kulenty

Inspired by the rich hues and centuries long weathering of walls in the Yucatán, each Kasia Kulenty gown embodies comfort in luxury, and is dedicated to the empowerment of both the wearer and creator of each cotton gown.

Since the beginning of time, women have gathered together and through their laughter, singing, tears and joy, they have created – for a sense of purpose, for survival, to feed their children, to feel inspired,

And above all, in order to create that which connects us all – community.

Every piece of this collection is a true example of mindful slow fashion, requiring a minimum of 12 meters of airy cotton that is artfully hand cut, sewn, braided and then individually dyed by spirited local artisans.

By focusing on the artistry of handcraft and its longstanding traditions in all corners of the world, we are enriched with the knowledge of the present and the past, as well as understanding the importance of creating sustainable futures.

Sabine Gregori

Born in a small village in Southern Austria, Sabine grew up with old traditions and customs and a burning curiosity about the world beyond the Alps. After studying fashion design and ethnology and art history she travelled the world in search for tribal “fashion” and lived among indigenous people to study their art, rituals, ceremonies, and making off traditional costumes.

Sabine lives now with her two kids and her dog between Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Venice California. Her luxurious Cashmere line SABINE is selling worldwide in selected places like the Aman Resort in Jackson Hole.

Sabine’s focus is female empowerment, with her brand she only employee’s female artisan workers and creatives. She is also a supporter of CLIMB Wyoming, a non-profit organization supporting single moms with low-income situations and placing them in rewarding careers.

Julie Vaden

Julie Vaden was born in Nottingham, England and currently resides in Malibu, California. From a very early age she had demonstrated unique intuitive abilities.

Throughout the years Julie has used her psychic and clairvoyant talents to give guidance and clarity to her clients which come from all corners of the world. Julie has several ways she receives information and of course one is by using the Tarot Card decks. Her clientele is very eclectic encompassing business professionals, artists, musicians and the entertainment industry. Julie loves having the opportunity to connect with her clients and loves to teach others how to open up their own spiritual potential.

Each session takes one hour, and additional time can be arranged upon request. The sessions can be by phone or zoom.

Julie Vaden

Tarot Reader

Katja Schmolka

Scent Clouds

Katja Schmolka

Intrigued by the magical world of fashion, film, flowers & scents, Vienna’s and New York’s world of Art Deco charm & Los Angeles’ contemporary charm; Katja Schmolka, was born and bred in Vienna, she has been making her way through these diverse, and vibrant worlds. She established the independent fashion & art magazine ZIP Magazine, founded in New York City, along with her wellness lifestyle brand Scent Clouds—both created for the self-confident woman in charge of her own life, style, self-love, and spirituality.

Twenty years ago, after the unexpected loss of her beloved mother, a Shaman Healer in Vienna helped Katja cope using Ylang Ylang essential oils. The love of natural, clean products, and the empowering, enchanting impact of floral & herbal scents inspired Katja to create her own brand: the Scent Clouds line. Mists, soaps, and candles are hand-crafted and combined with intentions—LOVE, PEACE, JOY, COURAGE, and TRUST, among others— the logos painted by her in bold brush strokes. The floral and herbal scent combinations convey different feelings; they lift, calm, inspire, and clear the user’s vibrations. Katja Schmolka lives and creates in Malibu, CA.

“Floral & herbal scents simply make you happy. They ignite your spirit & creativity. And when you are happy—you can make other people happy! I call it collective consciousness, which is powerful and truly transforming. ” – Katja Schmolka

Patricia Hacker

With a passion to help heal and restore our physical world and all its inhabitants Patricia believes by first focusing on building a compassionate, healthy relationship with self that this is possible. Through her years working with Deepak Chopra, M.D. she witnessed and personally experienced meditation as one of the most transformational tools to achieve that connection and all-inclusive love.

Her diverse background of working in fashion, product design, wellness, tech start-ups and education has given her the unique opportunity to collaborate with and learn from world renowned scientists, doctors, artists, technologists, designers and athletes observing various viewpoints and desires. It all brought her back to one point, to achieve a supportive, beneficial societal and therefore ecological transformation, universal connection through gratitude, reflection, respect and love beginning with self was something she wanted to help inspire and felt necessary. Therein began the creation of The Meditation Toolkit and her company World Wellbeing. 

Her wish for people when they use The Meditation Toolkit is to feel loved, connected and at peace thus strengthening the ever changing collective evolution of love.

Born and raised in the Chicago area, Patricia now resides in Southern California surrounded by the natural beauty and cool breeze of the coast.

Elisabeth Muhr

Hallstein Water co-founder Elisabeth Muhr is a passionate advocate for global drinking water improvement and an acknowledged expert in hydrobiology. She graduated from Vienna’s University of Environmental Engineering in Environmental Engineering and Ecology, and was a visiting lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona teaching “Ecology Applied to Landscape Architecture.” Additionally, the Austrian Tyrolian Government tapped her expertise to evaluate the ecological impact of hydropower plants and the influence of highways on ecology and human well-being.

Personally, Elisabeth has been honored with many golfing awards including Austrian Junior Champion, Senior Champion, Member of the Austrian National Team, Austrian Senior Team and Sports Woman of the Year. She serves on the boards for the Salzburg Festival Society and the American-Austrian Foundation, and formerly as Vice Chair on the Buick/Barclays Classic PGA Golf Tournament benefiting United Hospital, Port Chester NY.

Elisabeth Muhr

Co-founder, Hallstein Water

Berit Freutel

Bands of L.A. founder Berit Freutel was born in Germany and lived and worked as a journalist and book author in Vienna/Austria. Eleven years ago she moved to Los Angeles and started her own fashion brand, ‘Bands of L.A.’ The idea behind this label is that Los Angeles is a meeting ground where creatives from all over the world come to actualize their dreams, be inspired and grow in its adventurous terrain. Where resilience is often rewarded and the ability to transform and reinvent is a courageous necessary mindset. And as all this is contagious, Berit fell in love with this promising light and as the song goes “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave!”, Berit does not intend to leave! Her purpose of creating the Bands of L.A. is to tie up the spirit of Los Angeles a little bit, free spirits keeping it together! When you don’t find her working on new ideas, you will find her passionately studying astrology with the goal of becoming a professional astrologer and helping others uncover their path!

Berit Freutel

Bands of LA

Kristin McIver

Visual Artist

Kristin McIver

Born in Australia and now residing in New York, Kristin McIver is a visual artist who specializes in video, painting, sculpture, light and language. Her artworks incorporate aspects of digital culture and social media as their subject matter. She has created several large scale public art installations which respond to their immediate environment, and her work can be discovered in locations around the world.

Kristin also runs a website design agency, applying her love for art, design and technology towards online solutions for fellow entrepreneurs. Having worked with some of the world’s most recognized brands, Kristin has gained insights, knowledge and expertise which she loves to pass on to emerging businesses.

Kindness is the new cool

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