Nicole Fey, HHC, KRI Overcome from a young age with debilitating health issues including Chronic Fatigue, severe digestive disorder, anxiety and depression, Nicole embarked on a healing journey that had remarkable results. Along the way she became a certified Personal Trainer, Holistic Health Coach, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and Feng Shui practitioner living and sharing her passion for vibrant, healthy living. She has authored a book on Juicing and Holistic Health, created True Nourishment and Master Your Midlife Programs as well as health and wellness programming for schools, non-profits and large companies.
Jose Gonzalez, Executive Officer, Medicine Elder, Lodge Pourer, Fire Keeper, Thai Yoga Therapist Jose leads the Buckeye Farm family as a spiritual leader and medicine elder. He is of Arawak and Taino Indian descent and practices Huna Shamanism. Jose is an experience drum maker, fire keeper, sweat lodge pourer, and Sun Father in visionary dances. "I continue to be in service to the people."
Jeanne Lane, Owner and Chief Executive Officer, Medicine Elder, Yoga Instructor, Fire Keeper, Thai Yoga Therapist Jeanne leads the Buckeye Farm family as the steward of the land as well as serving the people through Thai Yoga Therapy, yoga instruction, hosting the people and serving as firekeeper for the lodge as needed. "Sharing this beautiful land that I have been gifted with has always been an important goal for me. I had a vision many years ago of having a place for Native American Sweat Lodge Ceremony, not knowing exactly where that vision would take me. This vision has been made manifest and has expanded far beyond my imaginings. My main goal throughout this adventure of life is to live from a place of higher consciousness and awareness and be of service to others who wish to do the same. I am honored to serve in this way."
Angela Hill, Registered Somatic Movement Educator, Structural Integrator and Somatic Therapist, Certified Rolfer™ and Rolf Movement® Practitioner Angela Hill, a Registered Somatic Movement Educator, Parenting Educator and mother with a BFA in Dance Education and over 20 years of experience teaching dance in a variety of settings. She first launched this program in Sydney, Australia 8 years ago with inspiration from her first child. Angela offers a blend of Structural Integration Bodywork with elements of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Craniosacral Fascial Therapy, Functional Movement Education and The Hakomi Method for infants, children, adults and pre&postnatal women.. www.facebook.com/kinnect
Jill Frere, LOAY 800 Hour Jill graduated from Dharma Yoga Center’s Life of a Yogi 200 hour teacher-training in 2005, the 500 hour training in 2010, and the 800 hr training in 2017. In NYC she taught yoga, senior yoga and other fitness classes at NYU, to private clients, and was performing in a variety of modern dance companies. Presently, Jill teaches yoga at Strang Senior Center, the Glowing Body, and to private clients. She also creates and performs modern dances with Go! Contemporary Dance Works and and other groups around Knoxville. ‘Be Receptive’ to the supreme teacher within!” – Dharma Mittra
David Bolt, Founder at Sustainable Future EastTennessee Permaculture Research Institute Chairman David has been working full time since 2004 to learn how to live sustainably and help others do the same. He converted his lake house to Net Zero energy and has not paid a utility bill since April of 2006. In 2011 Sustainable Future’s 6,000 square foot building became a net producer of energy that generates over $12,000 per year. He has driven over 150,000 miles in his electric cars since 2011 and no longer owns anything that uses gas. In 2012 he was invited to the White House as a Champion of change. Starting in early 2014 he started the plan to convert Sustainable Future’s two acres into a permaculture demonstration site. In 2015 Jim Gray and David started ET Permaculture Research Institute to give more people in the area exposer to Permaculture design and ideas.
Nikki Nitzband, Owner and Operator of Prakrti Yoga Nikki is an intuitive yoga and meditation healer who designs classes to bring restoration throughout every layer of an individual’s being and a deep connection with his/her True Nature. Sessions often include energy healing, along with suggestions as to how to incorporate easy Ayurvedic practices into life off the mat.
Michael Lott (Bachan Dass Singh) Owner/Operator of Knoxville Kundalini Yoga Center/Meditation & Yoga Teacher Michael has had a passion for the practice of yoga since his very first hatha class in 2000 following graduating with a Mechanical Engineering degree. After working in the field for about 7 years his heart told him it was time to embark on a new journey. Trusting his heart and inner guidance he has embarked on a 10+ year journey of conscious self and inner discovery. In 2007 following his resignation from the corporate world Kundalini Yoga came into his life and has been one of his go to spiritual and mind/body practices. This beautiful practice has been a staple through the tapestry of powerful changes in his life. After many years of practice both with a teacher and on his own, the door opened for him to complete the KRI (Kundalini Research Institute) 200hr teacher training program in early 2017 and is currently working toward the 500hr. He is excited to share these teachings with others as well as continue to support clients through his private practice as an Intuitive Life/Spiritual and Energetic Awareness Coach.
Trish Crowley (Daleep Priya Kaur) ~ Kundalini Teacher, Ascension Wellness and Yoga Studio Owner, & Creator of All Things Magical Trish attended her first yoga class in March 2015 and was immediately drawn to the Kundalini Yoga practice. She experienced many benefits from the yoga practice including a deep level of healing that was unknown to her up until that point. Her desire is that everyone have the opportunity to learn how to incorporate (even the smallest amount of) yoga into everyday life. In Mid-2018, Trish completed her 200hr Level 1 certification with the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI). She is also certified from Cornell University in Nutrition and Plant Base Nutrition, certified Spiritual/Life Coach plus hold certifications from Edgar Cacey’s A.R.E. foundation in Soul/Past Life Regression (PLR) and Altered State Wellness Center in Emotional Freedom Tapping (EFT), Level III Reiki.
Angela Nicholson, Wellness Advocate & Instructor Angela believes that we all connect with and learn from each other through sharing our stories and experiences. She has had the good fortune to travel the world, learning about different cultures, gemstones, crystals, religions and much more along the way.. Angela is renowned for her creative versatility and she brings that quality to her professional life, as well as to her private life with over 20 years of experience as a Wellness Advocate and student of Spirit. She is passionate about the healing properties of crystals and gemstones and all things related to, our common sister, the Moon.
Philip Clift, Owner of Renegade Yoga Philip has enjoyed a life long passion for exploring and optimizing the human body and soul. That passion first found expression in his study of massage. After receiving his training at the Atlanta School of massage, Philip began experimenting with a variety of deep tissue modalities. Fusing those with Thai massage and Ashiatsu, Philip developed a massage style that is uniquely his own. Philip discovered yoga by happenstance over 25 years ago. Inspired by a single magazine cover featuring a compelling photo of a practitioner in Kukkutasana, Philip launched into a multi-decade study of the practice with a focus on Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (variations of which are commonly taught in the US as "Power Yoga"). It's no exaggeration to say that yoga has become Philip's life purpose. Supplementing his traditional Ashtanga foundation with modern sequencing philosophies, Philip has created a unique style of yoga. Unlike most modern yoga where hands on adjustments are discouraged in favor of verbal cues, Philip's Classes teach primarily through an intuitive touch guided by decades of studying anatomy and massage.
Rai Kaur Khalsa, Veterinarian/Proprietor at Fountain City Animal Hospital, Legacy Kundalini Yoga Teacher A powerful, concise, spiritual minister and beloved yoga teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Rai Kaur Khalsa, has shared this sacred technology of humanology in Knoxville for over 40 years. She was an early student of Yogi Bhajan, beginning her practice with him in 1972, and raised her children in this Dharma. She has been a leader and teacher of the 3HO lifestyle and Sikh traditions, and an active yoga teacher ever since. She and her husband, Rai Singh, have organized the annual White Tantric Yoga workshop in Knoxville for the past 26 years, and she is honored to be leading this workshop at the Kundalini Rising Yoga Gathering once again. She’s devoted her life to spreading the teachings that Yogi Bhajan personally shared with her for building a graceful life and for raising conscious children and families.