Oren Bar PT
Oren Bar is a physical therapist specializing in treating chronic pain. He trained as a massage therapist and a paramedic before doing his physiotherapy degree at Kings College in London. His unique approach to treating chronic pain is different than what most patients have heard of. He is looking forward to sharing this breakthrough with you.
Tammy Billups, Certified Interface Therapist (Bioenergetics), Author, Global Educator
Tammy Billups is an International Holistic Practitioner for humans and animals, a certified Interface Therapist (Bioenergetics), a global educator, and award-winning author. She's a pioneer on the animal-human sacred soul healing partnership. Her work identifying the five core emotional wounds of animals is unparalleled. She documented her findings on animals’ emotional wounds in her first book, Soul Healing with Our Animal Companions. Tammy’s second book, Animal Soul Contracts, reveals the sacred agreements that humans share with their animal companions. She has virtual masterclass courses based on the contents in her books.
D. Natasha Brewley (Chef Beee), PhD, MBA, HHC
Dr. Natasha Brewley, also known affectionately as Chef Beee is an author, podcast host, plant-based chef educator and founder of Nyansapo Wellness Institute, Inc. Nyansapo Wellness Institute is a full service wellness company that offers a variety of services that strives to meet professional health seekers of color where they are on their plant-based transition journey. Nyansapo offers plant-based meal prep services, cleanses, health coaching, wellness educational experiences and culinary training. Nyansapo's mission is to educate individuals and communities to make healthy lifestyle choices grounded in evidence-based practices. Nyansapo offers practical techniques and lifestyle medicine tools to help health seekers prepare nutritious meals, manage chronic diseases, detoxify the body and to address weight-loss. Chef Beee studied raw food preparation at the Living Foods Institute. She also studied Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and at Legacy Holistic Health Institute. She is currently the resident holistic health coach at Mind Body Spirit Wellness Center, located in Marietta, Georgia. She holds a PhD in Mathematics Education from the University of Georgia, Masters in Applied Mathematics and MBA in Finance from Clark Atlanta University and Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Spelman College.
Mila Burgess, E-RYT500, RYCEP, Founder of Metta Yoga, Yoga Editor of Natural Awakenings Atlanta
Mila is the founder of Metta Yoga Studio and is the yoga editor of Natural Awakenings Atlanta. As a former educator and a dedicated yoga practitioner, for Mila, teaching yoga is the marrying of two passions. She holds an undergraduate degree in education from the University of Maryland and completed her graduate work in special education at Johns Hopkins University. Mila studied yoga under Jonny Kest at The Center for Yoga in Birmingham, Michigan. shWith over a decade of experience leading yoga and meditation classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings, Mila provides a safe space for students to not only meet themselves where they are, as they are, but also to seek deeper connections to their bodies, minds, and breath. She believes that yoga is not something you do; it is part of who you are, and that a quiet mind, an open heart, and deep breaths serve us beautifully, both on and off the mat. You can learn more about her yoga offerings at www.mettayoga.studio
When not on her mat, Mila enjoys traveling, hiking, live music and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Marc Ellis, D.C., DACNB
Dr. Marc Ellis has over 25 years’ experience in the field of health care. He presents a rare combination of healing skills that reflect an inborn talent to restore the human body to optimal heath. He lectures internationally on several topics related to brain body integration. He is double board certified in Functional Neurology. He is a founding member of the International Fascia Research Society. Dr. Ellis teaches the intricate relationship between the brain and body. He is the clinic director of the Georgia Chiropractic Neurology Center located in Marietta Georgia. This year at the Alive! Expo he will be presenting on Post-Concussion Syndromes, POTS/Vertigo and Post Covid Syndrome.
Dr. Joe Esposito
Board-certified in chiropractic, orthopedics, pain management, double board-certified in nutrition, is certified in traumatic brain injury, has a BS in clinical nutrition, and is a retired dietitian. Dr. Joe Esposito is an Atlanta institution. He is board-certified in chiropractic, orthopedics, pain management, double board-certified in nutrition, is certified in traumatic brain injury, has a BS in clinical nutrition, and is a retired dietitian. He has been in practice for over 37 years and has only missed a ½ day of work in 37 years. He has offices in Marietta, Duluth, Stockbridge, and West Cobb. He is an award-winning author and has written 2 books “Eating Right for the Health of It” and “Prescription for Extreme Health”. He hosts one of the biggest health and wellness radio shows and podcasts in the world called “The Dr. Joe Show” which allows him to have the venue to spread the message of natural health to tens of thousands of people every week. The positive response to every show is overwhelming.
Mari Geier, CEO and co-owner of Nuts ‘n Berries Healthy Market and Luna CBD
Mari Geier is CEO and co-owner of Nuts ‘n Berries Healthy Market and Luna CBD both headquartered in Atlanta, GA. With over 18 years of experience in health and wellness, she strives to help people find creative solutions to live their best lives. Mari entered the natural foods industry in 2015 and has brought her passion for thinking outside the box to her retail stores in Atlanta, GA, giving life back to the tired community markets. (Nuts ‘n Berries was originally founded in 1980) Motivated to see independent natural foods retailers survive in the competitive landscape, Mari and her team capitalized on the CBD boom to become one of the leading CBD retailers in the southeast. As a strong advocate for transparency and partnership, Mari works with other independent retailers to help them formulate strategies to take advantage of emerging trends. Mari and her team are working hard to keep the independent industry alive and thriving for another 40 years.
Shannon Gowland, CEO, Herbalist, QiGong Instructor, Food Therapy Chef, Reiki Master, Holistic Wellness & Nutrition Coach
Throughout my childhood I was taught to have a deep appreciation and respect for nature. As the chapters and layers of my life developed, that thread from my childhood was braided into a tether for my future. I was one of those fortunate children who grew up knowing not just their grandparents, but also great grandparents. More than 15 of us would gather around a dinner table together and share the harvests of our family’s farm. I worked in the conventional healthcare system for over 15 years in Healthcare Management while building Seeds of Wellness and SOW Institute into what it is today. Building on my knowledge passed down through generations in Native American Plant and Earth Medicine I have formal training in traditional medicine, chemistry, biology, biodynamic farming, Qigong, and Yoga. The light and lessons of my family’s farm and table instilled a deep curiosity about the chemistry that the Earth beautifully demonstrates. Often, our western diets and culture lose so many of the benefits available to us in Earth medicine, but my purpose and passion is to reconnect people with the power waiting for us that the Earth provides.
Dr. Robert E. Heron, DC, Chiropractic Kinesiologist
Dr. Bob very often specializes in difficult cases. He has extensive training in endocrine, metabolic, digestive and fat storing issues. Dr. Bob uses blood, urine and saliva analysis, as well as over 15 techniques such as: Applied Kinesiology, Enzyme Replacement Therapy, Natural Hormonal Therapy and Cranial Sacral Therapy. He uses many diagnostic methods to treat structural issues as well as dealing with blood sugar, anti-aging, cortisol problems, thyroid disfunction, adrenal fatigue, Hashimoto's, metabolic syndrome, as well as dietary issues such as enzymes, nutrient absorption, and elimination. His focus is on the whole body including structural, emotional and chemical, not just symptoms. Dr. Bob obtained his Doctorate at the Southern California University of Health Sciences (formerly LACC) and has been practicing in Southern California and Las Vegas since 1995. Personal: Dr. Bob was born in Brooklyn, NY the middle child of 10. He moved to Orange County CA in 1985. He and wife Kelley have 2 daughters, 2 sons and 3 adored grandchildren. They relocated to Las Vegas to slow down in 2004, and now that all are graduated and moving on, life is once again busy and exciting.
Jake Karls, Co-Founder and Chief Rainmaker at Mid-Day Squares
I like to say that; "Mid-Day Squares is what Hershey would be if it started today." Our goal was to create the first functional chocolate bar: a bar that is rich in protein/fibre, made with REAL chocolate and REAL food ingredients. We first launched in August 2018 in Montreal, Canada and sold over 10 MILLION CHOCOLATE BARS in our first 3.5 years. We built our own fully automated manufacturing plant which can produce 90,000 bars per day. Currently one of the fastest growing food brands across North America!
Diane Martinez, Creator and owner of Conscious Creating Life Coaching, LLC
Diane Martinez is a certified holistic life coach and was trained by master coach Alan Cohen. She is also a certified health coach and worked in corporate health for four years. Prior to her coaching career, Diane taught 3rd and 4th grade at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School. An educator at heart, Diane’s passion is to empower others with the knowledge of their innate worth and their ability to create lives that are fulfilling and joyful. Diane lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and fur menagerie. She enjoys reading and gardening. To learn more about her story and coaching program, visit her website at www.consciouscreatinglifecoaching.com
Kathryn Rigsby, Allied A.S.I.D & I.F.S.G.
Kathryn Rigsby started designing spaces the day she was old enough to play with her
dollhouse moving furniture around from room to room. She has a passion for all elements of design with an enthusiasm for mixing styles, colors, and textures. Truly believing successful design is not about just making something beautiful – it’s about helping people create a sanctuary they and their families love and providing them with a better quality of life. Graduating with an Interior Design degree from Georgia Southern University, she entered into the residential design field with a design firm in Savannah, Georgia. Her background and experience have proven invaluable with all aspects of design projects. Over her many years in the design profession, she saw the need to incorporate mental and physical wellbeing to her interior design practice. She decided to further her design education to incorporate wellbeing in her practice and she received her certification in Feng Shui from The Earth Home School of Western Feng Shui as well as a certification in Biophilic Design from the Oliver Heath Design School. Kathryn is an Allied Member of the American Society of Designers and a member of the International Feng Shui Guild. She has the training and expertise to design a wide variety of interior environments and is just as comfortable working on smaller projects as she is complete renovations. She is appreciated by her clients for her naturally approachable, easy going nature, her inspirational ideas and design solutions. Kathryn always collaborates with her client so that their personality and style are blended into the home. Her passion in designing spaces that have an emphasis on wellbeing is something that is evident in every space she designs. She delivers eye-catching designs filled with individual style where you can feel comfortable and relaxed.
Jocelyn L. Steward, PhD - Owner 619 Insurance Agency
Dr. Jocelyn L. Steward has been in the health care field for over 30 years. She started as a Red Cross volunteer at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. She has gained tremendous knowledge in the health care and life insurance field including publishing articles in top tier journals, teaching at numerous colleges and universities, employment at insurance companies and agencies, and experience working in private and public health care organizations. She has a BS in Cellular Biology from the University of Georgia; a MSM in Management with a Concentration in Health Care Management from Troy University, and PhD in Health Services Management with a Concentration in Strategic Management from the University of Alabama @ Birmingham In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with local organizations including MUST Ministries and Good Mews Cat Rescue. She is an avid musician and plays the piano, sings, and is a songwriter.
Adele Wang, CEO, Safehavenhealing
Adele is a leading mentor for professionals struggling with stress and craving lives of more purpose, stronger health and connection. As a spiritual teacher, speaker and energy healer, she has helped hundreds of leaders around the world reduce anxiety and attract more fulfilling careers and relationships. She is a frequent speaker on consciousness, the mind-body-spirit connection and personal development. As the host of the “All Things Human” podcast, Adele is the only wisdom teacher who combines the power of storytelling with mindset, embodiment and spiritual practices to help people create success at a time when there’s more change and uncertainty than ever. She has 6 years of integrative medicine experience working with physicians on helping clients optimize health. For more information, visit www.safehavenhealing.net. She has a MS in Industrial Relations and a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her family, a puppy and two cats.