The Zen Mind Space
Team


 
 
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Dr. Marla Reis

PhD, Founder and CEO of Zen Mind Space


Dr. Marla Reis, Ph.D is a Licensed Psychologist working in South Florida for the last 25+ years. Her work focuses on mindfulness and enhanced communication. She has always had a deep connection to holistic psychology and medicines and wants to share her passion with others.

 
 
 

Abhi Duggal

Meditation and Yoga Teacher, BodyTalks

Abhi was born and brought up in India New Delhi to spiritual parents and practiced meditation under various spiritual teacher since he was 6 years old. In his early years of growing up he learned teachings of vedas, Gita, mantras and various Indian scriptures from his mom who taught Sanskrit as a college professor. 

He has now been practicing meditation for 20+ years and explored various modalities i.e Science of spirituality, Vipassana, Kundalini, Guided meditations, Mantra meditation. Abhi moved to United States to pursue his graduate degree in Technology in 2003. While he was pursuing his successful professional IT career, he continued practicing Yoga and Ayurveda. He did various self transformation trainings with names like Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, Landmark, Gratitude which brought clarity to his path of contribution to the society. 

Katie Fly

Acupuncturist

Katie brings her skills as an Acupuncturist to Zen Mind Space with a great depth of compassion and understanding.  In 2011 she received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, FL.  At the same time she completed a 27-month certification course in Chinese Herbal Medicine as well as a 12-month course in Medical Qi Gong.  She is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and licensed by the state of Florida.

Katie strongly believes that great health is much more than just the absence of disease, but a complete state of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.  She sees each of her clients as unique individuals with boundless potential for health, happiness and the ability to experience the joy of life.  It is Katie’s great passion to help empower the unique gifts that each of her patients has to offer, nurturing them into a more energized and balanced state which then improves the overall quality and direction of their lives.

 

Sandy Ziya

Functional Medicine

In the summer of 2015 Sandy Ziya moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to continue coaching, training and race directing. Feeling that her practice was missing the critical component of how to help her athletes through pain and injuries, she started attending Oriental Medicine School in Fort Lauderdale (ATOM).  In 2018, she graduated as an acupuncture physician and now has added acupuncture, cupping, and laser treatments to her offerings!

Markelle Charles-Deservio

Reiki Master

Markelle has been practicing reiki for 6 years and teaching it for 4. She works in three recovery and detox centers, helping people to find their inner light and raise their vibration. She specializes in biogenetics, working on the mental habits that block flow, balancing them and healing from within. She also leads a women’s group each month, helping women get the most out of their life.

Chloe Ravel

Yoga Instructor and Essential Oil Master

Chloe is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Sound Healer, Essential Oil Educator and Brand Consultant for Conscious Entrepreneurs and Teachers.

In January 2017, she began her personal brand The Gemini Rising with the intention to create more conscious community, content and experiences in South Florida and on her online platforms. Chloe is passionate about empowering others through the healing arts. Her classes, consultations, and workshops promote mindful living, stress management and mental health through the practice of movement, meditation, sound healing and aromatherapy. She is also passionate about her work as a Wellness Advocate for dōTERRA Essential Oils.

Chloe's brand, The Gemini Rising also serves as a local community activator by hosting larger events such as Rooftop Yoga Gatherings, Yoga Block Parties, and Sensory Essential Oil Experiences.

As a brand and as a teacher, Chloe's intention is to authentically connect with others to help them live their healthiest life.

Dr. Michelle Cruz-Abril

Chiropractor

Dr. Michelle Cruz-Abril is originally from Puerto Rico where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. After finishing her degree, she developed a passion for helping people be the best version of themselves. That’s when she decided to go in a different direction and move Georgia to get her Doctorate in Chiropractic. As a student she was involved several school organizations and participated in seminars focused a variety of techniques. Dr Michelle works with everyone from newborns, pregnant women and all the way up to the elderly. As part of her commitment to help those in need, she became part of Chiropractic Worldwide Missions where our mission is to empower chiropractors to serve humanity and being part of the change, we want to see in the world by serving the most in need.

Dr. Michelle likes to spend her free time with her family and friends, knitting (crochet), cooking or practicing yoga. She also loves to travel and going to the beach and more important she loves chiropractic and the opportunity to help people and improve their quality of live.

Cibele Salviatto

Pathwork Coach

Cibele is a Professional Integral Coach, a certified Pathwork® Helper and a Self-Therapist. She also holds a BA in Business Administration from FGV (Fundação Getúlio Vargas), a top-tier university in Brazil.

Since 2001, Cibele has been a professional consultant in corporate sustainability issues. As a director of Brazil-based the consultancy Atitude Sustentável, she has worked with large multinational corporations such as Natura & Co., Basf, Alcoa and Fibria Celulose, promoting cultural change within these organizations, developing processes for engagement with stakeholders and supporting strategic planning with a sustainable approach.

Cibele has developed a concept called “Sustainability from Within.” This is a program aimed at change agents – people who have a calling to change the world: social, political or economic activists; pacifists; environmentalists; sustainability or green professionals; or any one of us who thinks our world should be a fairer, healthier, happier and more peaceful place to live.


Arielle Gruber

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Arielle is a mindfully licensed psychotherapist trained in several evidence based holistic practices. Her training assists clients in addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, grief, low self esteem, LGBT, codependency, family conflicts, and existential life issues. Arielle provides supportive, compassionate, and mindful psychotherapy for individuals seeking to improve their wellbeing while cultivating skills that lead to a greater sense of purpose and acceptance. Her services are suitable for those feeling overwhelmed by their thoughts, emotions and general life experiences.

As a mindfully informed LCSW, she builds on existing strengths, utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and embrace a holistic perspective that employs the practice of mindfulness.

Through the use of a holistic psychotherapy model, Arielle assists others in understanding and connecting physically, mentally and emotionally while bringing all aspects of their unique self, into balance and harmony.



Micki Gilbert

Massage Therapist

Micki has over 16 years of Massage therapy experience, having studied at the Swedish Institute in Manhattan. She was privileged to teach and further her education at the Boca School of Massage Therapy in Florida. She has both Physical Therapy and Chiropractic knowledge as well, having worked in offices alongside them for many years.

Micki specializes in Tabletop Thai, Lymphatic, Shiatsu, Trigger Point Therapy, Reflexology, Sports Massage and Muscle Rehabilitation. She calls her practice “Mixed Therapy” as she incorporates all modalities into a thorough session that leaves her client energized and revitalized. 

Your session begins with Thai stretching, which helps in assessing what individual needs you may have throughout the therapeutic session, using light to deep as needed and customized to each individual. The use of essential oils, trigger points and striping are important to loosen tight muscles due to repetitive stress from everyday life. The proper stretching and adjustments throughout the treatment help to alleviate tightness, and the reflexology from head to toe contribute to an increased blood flow to the heart which is an integral part of massage. You’ll see a noticeable difference in overall mental well-being, energy, and posture.

 

Eva Benmeleh

Psychologist

Dr. Eva Benmeleh is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in helping children and adolescents succeed in school by providing comprehensive and individualized psychological and psycho-educational testing. Her evaluations cover the child’s complete background history and also provides specific and strategic recommendations to give parents and other helping professionals a solid framework for action. Dr. Benmeleh is bilingual in English and Spanish. 

Dr. Benmeleh’s approach to testing children and adolescents have centered around allowing the client to feel comfortable throughout the testing process.

The format for the evaluations with Dr. Benmeleh includes:

  • An in-depth gathering of background information with parents and the child.

  • Testing sessions with the client.

  • Feedback session which include a copy of the final report, a discussion of results, and a strategic plan of action to help the client reach their potential.



Keegan Mills

Reiki Practitioner & Holistic Health Coach

Keegan Mills has served as a mentor and coach for individual and collective transformation for 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degree, both of which provided opportunities for Keegan to mentor young adults and professionals to live at their highest potential. She recently relocated to her hometown of Fort Lauderdale to bring her 20 years of travel, transformation, and healing work to her home community. 

Keegan draws on her experiences with healing modalities such as meditation, yoga, spiritual readings, mantra, plant medicines, and affirmations to hold space for others so they can explore their own paths of healing and transformation. As a holistic health coach, she works with individuals to gain alignment for physical, spiritual, and emotional health incorporating plant medicines and nutrient rich superfoods. She is a certified yoga instructor, Reiki practitioner, and doula.

When we heal ourselves, we heal the world.
— Keegan Mills

Her mantra is when we heal ourselves, we heal the world. Keegan aims to create a space of healing for others so we can rewire our minds and bodies to step out into the world with a clearer sense of ourselves and our purpose addressing life's challenges with enhanced mindfulness and clarity. 

 You can find Keegan sharing her life on stage as a storyteller, writing inspirational words for personal transformation, creating art for meditation, teaching yoga, supporting women and their families as a doula, creating heart-centered community, or taking walks with her 7 pound Shih Tzu, Iggy, on the beach. 

Shardae Sanchez

Meditation and Crystal Fairy

Shardae Gisell Sanchez is an Intuitive Guide, Vibrational Healer and Certified ERYT 200 Yoga instructor. Her offerings are all based off of a blend of mystical and shamanic teachings. From a young age, Shardae has always been intrigued and tapped into the magic and mystery of life and the inevitable flow + power of the universe. Back in 201,1 she became certified in complementary/alternative healing specializing in herbal and aromatherapy care. The following year she began to broaden her explorations & became certified as a Yoga Instructor.

As a natural and self-taught energy healer, the love of Vibrational Medicine expanded into Crystal healing and Sound therapy as an addition to her wholistic practices. A practitioner of Energy Medicine, Shardae strongly and truly believes in combining different healing modalities in her private sessions and classes to compliment + amplify each transformational experience.

Her main motive and divine Intention is to be of service to Humanity by raising the vibration and empowering & sparking others in their personal awakening while supporting them to reach their highest most limitless potential.

In her community of South Florida and through her brand Gaia Love, which Provides tools of earth wisdom, she curates conscious and mindful events, classes and workshops to help others Activate, Awaken & learn the power of Self Alchemy.


Jo-Ann Radus

Personal Development Coach 

Listener | Empath | Reminder | Facilitator | Speaker | Expressive Artist | Healer | Mother | Daughter | Sister | Friend

Living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Serving the world. Offering powerful transformative individual & group sessions with a comprehensive approach to healing the mind, body & soul through somatic wisdom & Expressive Arts.

The Results System Work ( Kinesiology)

Jo-Ann is a trained social worker with over 30 years of experience in both individual and group processes. In 1993, she trained with The late Margaret Keen in The Results system. Using kinesiology and the wisdom of the body she clearly identifies blockages and the root causes. The system then provides highly individualized guidance on multiple treatment levels that help in fundamental ways to shift the blockage and restore alignment.

The work is comprehensive in that it explores physical, nutrition, emotional, electrical & spiritual realms. The work is deep and the results are remarkable!