Selene Kumin Vega, Ph.D., is a licensed psychotherapist (California MFC #32604), workshop leader, and dancer. Since 1972 she has led individuals and groups into the realms of psyche and spirit, combining her extensive background in dance, yoga and other movement forms with her work in creative & healing states of consciousness and other techniques for centering and transformation. Selene’s writings include chapters in Walking in Two Worlds: The Relational Self in Theory, Practice, and Community (Ed. by S. Gilligan & D. Simon), The Psychospiritual Clinician’s Handbook (Ed. by G. S. Khalsa & S. Mijares), and The Sevenfold Journey: Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit through the Chakras (co-authored with Anodea Judith). She is currently adjunct faculty at Saybrook University’s College of Mind Body Medicine and the Intstitute of Transpersonal Psychology, in addition to workshop teaching and private practice. Her website is spiritmoving.com
Glenn Hartelius, PhD.
Glenn Hartelius, PhD. is a master healer and a scholar. As a pioneer in transformative psychology he brings a radically simple and practical understanding of how to create profound inner change, uncover your root issues, unlock your forgotten potential, and unleash the power to be fully present in your life. Glenn holds an M.A. in religion, and a Ph.D. in East-West Psychology, and has particular expertise in the anatomy and disorders of chakras. Glenn currently teaches in the residential doctoral program at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California. He is co-editor of the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, and serves as Secretary-Treasurer for the International Transpersonal Association. He teaches workshops internationally, and publishes in the fields of transpersonal psychology and consciousness studies. Past teaching experience includes instruction at the Ph.D. level for the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, in the online Masters’ program at Naropa University, and at the undergraduate level for Laney College in Oakland. As a somatic counselor and practitioner, he has treated more than 10,000 clients during 27 years of private practice. Contact Glenn
Lynne Michelson, MA
Lynne Michelson, MA. Early in life Lynne spent 2 years in Europe and then lived in an intentional community in the US, and was fortunate during that time to study with some of the world’s eminent spiritual teachers. She has taught meditation, awakening practices and transformational psychology. Lynne has been a psychotherapist and relationship coach for over 15 years, a workshop facilitator, a national speaker, and created several non-profits that bring community, service, and fun together. Lynne was Director of Marketing and before that Director of Training at the Relationship Coaching Institute. She is committed to helping her clients and group participants grow from the intrinsic place inside each of them of creativity, curiosity, and light. She was also the Sacred Centers Certification Coordinator before Nini Gridley took over the position. Contact Lynne.
Tulasi Jordan, MA, LCSW, ERYT-500
Tulasi Jordan, LCSW, ERYT-500, Psychotherapist, has been trained in a variety of modalities that allow her to utilize unique and individualized approaches to healing. She received her Master’s Degree from New York University, holds a Post-Master’s certificate from the Women’s Therapy Centre Institute for treating eating and body image problems, and is also certified in Clinical Hypnosis. She received her Gold-Level certification for coaching from Coaching from Spirit Institute, and has done additional coaching training specifically for therapists.
A professional-level yoga teacher, she has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1993, and is a certified Anusara Yoga Teacher and a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher. She has studied and taught yoga in the U.S. as well India. For over 13 years she has taught yoga programs and classes at Newton Hospital, in Newton, NJ. Additionally she teaches personal development, meditation, and yoga workshops in NJ. She has also assisted Anodea Judith in workshops.
She has the foundation of more traditional psychotherapy, and through additional training and experience is able to offer clients more contemporary interventions as well. With over thirteen years of working with clients individually as well as in groups, she utilizes elements of psychodynamic psychotherapy, somatic therapy, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and clinical hypnosis (when requested).
She recently released the CD Beauty from the Inside Out: Basic Home Yoga Practice and has also been interviewed by the media for her work with eating disorders and body-image problems. Check out Tulasi’s website’s: Postivite Body Solutions and Insight Psychotherapy.
Nini Gridley is a founding faculty member of Sacred Centers and has been teaching some of our Introductory Teleclasses Nini began studying the chakra system with Anodea in 1993. She took all the workshops, then assisted all the workshops and was instrumental in the development of the certification path. Professionally trained as a Spiritual Healer and Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner she initiated her private practice, Full Spectrum Healing™, in 1995 offering private healing sessions, meditations and Bach Flower Essences to children and adults. Previously a Child Life Specialist Nini worked with children on Pediatrics in Medical Centers for nearly ten years. She has a Master’s Degree in Education from Bank Street College of Education (NY, NY) and a B.A. in Child Development and Education from Connecticut College (New London, CT) which inform her understanding of the of chakras and illuminate the healing process.
In 2004 Nini completed six years of training to become a Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher (500 hrs.) at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in Lenox, MA. She taught Yoga classes to adults and children there for years and continues to teach workshops on the chakras and meditation for Retreat & Renewal. Currently residing in Saratoga Springs, NY, Nini is teaching at Yoga Mandali where she leads the popular “Full Spectrum Healing Series” for nine weeks on the liberating current of the chakras. Her dynamic workshops weave ancient teachings on the chakras with her expertise in child development to illuminate the midlife healing process and bring Universal light and unconditional love to the process of self discovery.
We are delighted her role at Sacred Centers will be increasing. You can reach her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Auer-Sears, LMT, CYT, RM
Jason Auer-Sears, LMT, CYT chakrabodyfusion.com is a graduate of the Sacred Centers program and the founder of ChakraBody Fusion, a center for mind-body awareness and transformation. Jason works with the spectral dynamics of the chakra body, restoring physiological awareness of the pulsatory human system. His continuing education class, ChakraBody Works, integrates hands-on attention sequences which include vocal toning, stretch, pranayama, bioenergetic exercise and massage stroke. He is a licensed massage therapist, certified yoga teacher and chakra healer/teacher. He has been in practice for over 11 years, presenting workshops for the past 7 years. Contact Jason.