Selene Kumin Vega, PhD, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, workshop leader, and dancer, as well as Director of the PhD Practice and MS Programs in Saybrook University’s School of Mind Body Medicine and Associate Core faculty at Sofia University. Selene’s movement-oriented work with creative and healing states of consciousness has evolved over 40 years of teaching and developing experiential approaches to self-exploration, connection, centering and transformation. She has taught at Bastyr University, JFK University, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and has served as president of Santa Cruz CAMFT (California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists). Selene has published chapters on the use of mind-body and psychospiritual approaches to the treatment of anxiety, and the use of movement practices in psychospiritual growth and psychotherapy. She was editor of the Spiritual Emergence Network Newsletter, and co-authored The Sevenfold Journey: Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit through the Chakras (Crossing Press, 1993), which has been translated into five languages. Her website is www.spiritmoving.com.
Glenn Hartelius is a scholar and practitioner within the field of transpersonal and transformative psychologies. He serves as Associate Professor at Sofia University in Palo Alto, California, is editor of the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal, and Secretary of the International Transpersonal Association. His areas of scholarly interest include transpersonal psychology, somatic psychology, consciousness studies, and phenomenology. He is co-editor of The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology. His published work includes a well-cited study that developed what is the most comprehensive empirically-based and historically-informed synopsis of the definition of transpersonal psychology to date. He has also published in the area of consciousness studies, and is contributing to the foundations for a somatic phenomenology. Contact Glenn
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.
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.