Nicole Jakubiak, Owner Radiant Life Holistic Wellness Center, Licensed Massage Therapist, Level 3 Reiki Practitioner
Nicole graduated from Universal Spa Training Academy in 2012 and became licensed and certified in the State of Illinois to practice massage therapy modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal massage, Warm bamboo, and Hot Stone massage. Other services offered include Chinese cupping, Chinese Guasha "scraping" technique, DoTerra Aromatouch technique, Myofascial release, Neuromuscular therapy, and Level 3 Reiki Master Practitioner. After transferring from Illinois State University to North Central College to study Art Education, Nicole finished in 2014 with a B.A. of Studio Art. She now will be hosting Art Studio classes focusing on the individual growth of artists and patients.
In 2016 she taught Swedish, prenatal massage, hot stone, and bamboo massage at Universal Spa Training Academy. She offers private instruction classes for individuals, small group, and couples classes to educate about the importance of personal connection and healing through therapeutic massage technique.
In the coming year Nicole will be offering additional therapies and classes including: crystal bowl sound healing group circles, reflexology, paper crafting classes, Empathic Education and protection workshops, and Crystal education and jewelry making classes!
Donna M. Marino, PsyD, CYT-200, CIPP, Owner & CEO Inner Guidance
Dr. Donna Marino is a psychologist who helps women wake to start each day feeling confident and secure, rediscover their passions and their life's purpose and become more connected to their self and others. She does this through coaching, courses, and consultations. She is also available for speaking events, workshops, and retreats.
Visit www.inner-guidance.com for more information.
Cindy Giles - Shaman, Certified Life Coach, EFT Practitioner
I became a Certified Professional Life Coach and have spent the last decade coaching women all over the country, either individually or through workshops and speaking engagements, to rebuild their lives so they are living large and dreaming big—going after their passions, owning their power and living on purpose.
I also became aware of the importance of energy and how that plays a role with the healing of the mind, body and spirit. I discovered my cancer was actually a beautiful lesson that helped me embrace my essence—my life would never be the same again.
I love my life and especially the work that I do--helping others transform their lives and shine bright by getting in touch with who they are and where they want to go in their life.
I am a life-long learner and have earned several certifications:
Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International Coaching Federation.
Four Winds Society –Light Body Energy Medicine School
Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner. EFT University
Certified SoulCollage® Facilitator
Certified Happiness Coach, Dr. Robert Holden
Certified LifeLine Technique™ Practitioner (CLP) Dr. Darren Weissman
Now What® Facilitator Certification, Laura Berman Fortgang
Energy Leadership Index Master-Practitioner (ELI-MP) iPEC
Certified Professional Coach (CPC) iPEC.
Kristin offers classes of the following:
-Yoga for Enhanced Fertility
-Great Expectations: Preparing Mamas to be Mamas
-Yoga for Childbirth
-Couples Childbirth Education
-Yoga Massage for Childbirth
-Core & Pelvic Floor
-Postnatal Recovery Yoga
-Yoga for Pelvic Organ Support
-Mommy & Me
Vanessa offers additional classes:
- 2 hour painting Class, 16x20 canvas include $40
- 2 hour wine glass & Wine Bottle painting Class, Wine glass only incl.$35
- 1.5 hour beginner or Kids painting class, 8x8 canvas included $40
Jacqueline Milton - Reiki Master Practitioner, Intuitive-Medium & Watercolor Artist
"I have had my psychic medium gifts since childhood; it comes from both sides of my family. I see, hear and feel vibrations, auras, and tune into people’s voices. I give a recording of the reading session because once I don't remember the session after it's completed. Most people in a session want to know about family, love, career, relationships, past loved ones. Please bring some questions you would like answers to with you to your session.
Thank you, Namaste. "
Heather Anjali, Certified Yoga & Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Musician, E-RYT 500
Heather Anjali is a sacred music recording artist and composer that combines traditional mantra with a bit of a modern theatrical flair. Heather began studying voice and singing professionally at a young age. She began her singing career on the stage performing in many musicals, staged readings and cabaret shows over the years. Her last recording project was an original musical, “Summer Storm”. Her love for kirtan and sacred music began with a stay at an ashram in summer of 2007. This is where she discovered that there was a place where her love of yoga and her love of music came together. Heather has also been teaching yoga for more than a decade and her first solo project, The Journey OM is about connecting with the divine within each of us. She feels that one can practice yoga with or without music but sacred mantra can take you on a journey of healing, bhakti (love and devotion) and spiritual awakening in your yoga practice if you choose.
Samantha Ho, Certified Yoga Instructor, Level 2 Reiki Practitioner
Samantha Ho is a Level 2 certified Reiki Practitioner who has been practicing Reiki since 2016. She has been trained in the Western Usui Shiki Ryoho lineage, and also the Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho and the Reiki Jin-Kei-Do lineage.
Prior to her relocation from Boston to Illinois, Samantha was accepted to be a participant of the BWH Reiki Volunteer program at Brigham & Women Hospital in Boston which specialises in making Reiki accessible to patients and their families.
Samantha’s own Reiki journey started back in 2013, as a recipient of Reiki herself to help support her own personal healing process, and alleviate emotional blocks, fatigue and stress. She is also a big advocate for practicing self reiki as a way to maintain an ongoing sense of wellbeing and balance in her own busy and active lifestyle as a HR professional during the day, and a part-time 200 hour CYT certified Yoga Teacher at Essencia Yoga in Wheaton.
Samantha is excited to be able to continue sharing the gift of Reiki as a healing and deep relaxation modality with her clients. As part of her Reiki practice, she enjoys incorporating elements of her own practice as a yoga teacher into her Reiki sessions. Meditation and breath work are often infused into her energy healing sessions to facilitate a deeper sense of relaxation, and spiritual wellbeing for her clients so that they feel refreshed, rejuvenated and nourished by the end of the session.
Julie Lomax, CYT - 900
Julie found yoga in 2005 after moving back to the Chicago area. Knee and back pain forced her to stop running. Yoga not only provided a low impact workout, but actually alleviated the pain that had plagued her for many years. While initially a physical exercise, yoga became so much more. Yoga became an oasis where Julie could relax, rejuvenate, and refuel – physically, mentally, and spiritually. Besides alleviating the aches and pains, yoga has been instrumental in maintaining hormonal balance and dealing with depression. Julie has been on a journey to wholeness and wellness for over 20 years. Yoga teacher training was one step on the path – something as amazing as yoga needs to be shared. Julie was interested in learning more about yoga, and the many benefits, so she recently completed a 900-hour training to become a Yoga Therapist through Yoga Among Friends/Surya Chandra Healing Yoga. Julie lives in Naperville with her husband and daughter – who is now in college. She can often be found walking or biking (sometimes even snowshoeing) around town or at the Morton Arboretum.
Kristin Louis - 500 hr Registered Yoga Instructor, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach and an ICEA International Childbirth Educator
Kristin has been working in the yoga and fitness industry for nearly 8 years. After having many of her clients train with her through their pregnancies and postpartum periods, she really desired to learn more in offering sound, professional guidance. She became certified to work with this population and felt prepared to transition safely into motherhood herself. Despite this education, Kristin still experienced many dysfunctions after having her two boys. That only fueled the knowledge-fire further and she desperately wanted to educate on this whole life stage more broadly. She has earned pregnancy and postpartum certifications through many modalities and even became an International Childbirth Educator in 2014. Over the years, she developed a passionate business working with women through many phases of life. She offers private and group yoga and personal training session, women’s health style workshops and a variety of childbirth courses.
Kristin is a 500Hr Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance as well as a Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Trainer. She is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach and an ICEA International Childbirth Educator.
Visit www.kristinlouis.com for more information.
Gina LaBarbera - Certified Yoga Instrcutor
Gina is at the onset of her yoga career. She began practicing yoga regularly last April to decompress from her hectic days, teaching fifth grade. When she stumbled upon a teacher resource and program that would bring yoga, meditation and teacher self-care into the schools she jumped at the opportunity. In July 2018 she completed her 200 hour yoga certification with Breathe for Change in Chicago. She began teaching a beginner Vinyasa Flow class in October 2018. Classses flow through a sequence connecting movement and breath. Gina is passionate about empowering students to live their best lives on and off the mat. As a yoga guide, Gina will lead you through meditation and asanas that build balance, strength and presense. Gina believes that yoga is for every body and provides modifications for postures as well as advanced movements to encourage practice.
Vanessa Harrison, Artist, Paint & Sip Instructor, Private Art Instructor
Vanessa Harrison is an artist in the Chicagoland-Naperville area. She graduated from North Central College in 2014 with a BFA in Art Studio. She is inspired by several genres of art, including impressionism and graffiti, and uses this inspiration to create emboldened images representing the power women behold. In addition, to independent art studies and commissions, Vanessa has several years experience managing and directing art lessons in the paint and sip industry. This has allowed her to help others of all art experience levels create wonderful works of art within the short session classes. Vanessa believes there is something special in facilitating artists's creative processes, and loves to help new and advanced artists alike reach a sense of pride in their art.
Vanessa is available to teach private art parties, as well as one-on-one art studio sessions.
Julia Wright, Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach, Specializing in gut health issues
Health coaching is a service that is designed to empower people to take control of their health, in all aspects of their life, from what they eat to how they sleep and everything in between. Julia Wright is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, who studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is trained to be a supportive mentor and wellness educator, to help clients cultivate a healthy lifestyle that is individually tailored to them. Within a health coaching program, clients will be guided and motivated to set attainable, action-oriented goals that are customized to their specific needs and lifestyle, in order to create sustainable results within a realistic time-frame. Clients will also be educated on several healthy tips and ideas ranging from; dietary recommendations, exercise, safe cosmetics and household products, to ways to improve stress, relationships, and so much more. All the while, inspiring and supporting them on their exciting journey to better health and wellness.
Heather Dvorak - Lactation Consultant, IBCLC, RLC
Heather is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant with a degree in Applied Psychology. She is a TOTs (Tethered Oral Tissues) trained professional and has completed extensive training in supporting infants with tongue and lip ties. She had the opportunity to complete her 1,000 clinical hours required to become an IBCLC in a variety of settings including a local hospital Mother Baby Unit, Level III NICU, and as a Breastfeeding Counselor through Breastfeeding USA.
She and her husband have twin daughters and a singleton son. Prior to opening her private practice, Heather worked with children from birth through age 3 with developmental delays and disabilities in Early Intervention for 11 years.
She is particularly passionate about supporting families with multiples, premature babies, children with special needs, and children with food allergies. She is committed to assisting families reach their breastfeeding goals and has additional interests in nutrition, natural healthy living, and natural birth.