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. 

 

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.

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.

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.



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. 

Shivani Gupta

Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultations

Dr. Shivani Gupta is a serial eco and social entrepreneur committed to sharing her new way to walk the journey toward health for the whole self. Shivani’s belief and practice of Ayurveda – a 5,000-year-old philosophy that originated in her native India and embodies powerful self-care and self-regulation techniques - is the foundation of her life’s work.

Shivani discovered the need to make the magnificent offerings of Ayurveda ‘palatable’ and ‘fathomable’ to the Western layperson. Upon completion of her Masters and PhD in Ayurvedic studies, Shivani created her innovative Modern Ayurveda program and has implemented and shared it as an accessible practice the world over. Her formula of balance that fuses self-care, digestion, inflammation, stress, and metabolism to stay ‘on-point’ remains the basis for her integrative program, utilizing Ayurveda as a daily path to Optimal Health for the body, mind, and spirit.

Her passion and unwavering commitment to living a healthy lifestyle, and her unquenched thirst for higher knowledge, continues to draw Shivani to corners of the globe in pursuit of furthering her post-doctoral studies and practical experiences, helping her to bridge ancient Ayurvedic wisdom with modern science. A self-professed ‘Guinea Pig’ who has “tried it all,” Shivani’s inspiration and entrepreneurial vision draws from yearly trips to India and abroad where she studies alongside gurus of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine and applies an international mix of health modalities.

Dedicated to sharing her life’s work and the personal benefits of her healthy lifestyle program, Shivani developed Fusionary Formulas, a line of supplements, has authored several books, and has been featured in national media platforms and on stages throughout the U.S.

Jamie Ganger

Licensed Therapist

Jamie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over fifteen years of experience as a Psychotherapist and Wellness Coach to share with you.

In 2004, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Belize where she specialized in Gender Based Violence and advocacy for women and girls. This experience allowed her to gain invaluable perspective on the universal similarities that connect us as women across culture and circumstance.

She continued to pursue additional humanitarian work in South East Asia with the American Refugee Committee and have worked extensively with humanitarians, expats, aid-workers, survivors of trauma, women entrepreneurs and world travelers.

Her area of concentration is working with women, to navigate the difficult terrain of emotional abuse, overcome self-doubt and create a tangible plan for unleashing their (our) truest potential. She believe that when one of us hurts, we all hurt. The true empowerment of each individual woman raises our collective consciousness and is exponentially valuable for ALL of us.

She uses a person-centered, mindfulness approach in her practice and considers herself to be the co-pilot. You are the captain. Her job is simply to hold up the map, offer tips and resources, and provide a safe, structured space for you to work through the process and get where you want to be.

As each person is unique, our work together will be tailored to fit you as comfortably as possible.

Jessica Lohrey

Yoga Therapist and Certified Aromatherapist

Jessica grew up in a log cabin in the woods of rural Ohio. Her family grew most of their own food and lived in harmony with the cycles of nature's seasons. Jessica spent her childhood exploring the forests, streams, and fields around the Lohrey homestead creating bonds with the natural world that would last a lifetime. She later earned a B.S. degree in Zoology from Miami University. After graduating, Jessica worked in the field of Outdoor/Nature Education and led Wilderness Survival classes with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

As a teenager, Jessica worked with her mother's bulk herb and flower business selling essential oils. The family relied heavily on medicinal plants and folk remedies passed down from Cherokee roots. Jessica has been studying and using herbs, aromatherapy, and other holistic healing modalities for more than 30 years.

Jessica began practicing yoga in the late '90s as a way to stay in shape and reduce stress. After a life-changing motorcycle accident, her physical and spiritual healing led her deeper into the practice. Over the last 19 years, Jessica has studied teachings from the Krishnamacharya, Sivananda, and Kripalu lineages of yoga. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is certified at the highest level as an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance.

Jessica has a never-ending desire to learn, grow and share her experience in service to others. Jessica specializes in yoga teacher training, mentorship, and using yoga as a therapeutic tool for maintaining physical and emotional balance in our busy modern society.

Caroline Noone

Certified Pranic Healer

Caroline Noone is an Associate Certified Pranic Healer and a Licensed Acupuncturist. She specializes in using Pranic Healing, especially Pranic Psychotherapy, to help others achieve greater emotional and mental well-being. Her work focuses on energetically removing inner obstacles that prevent someone from experiencing inner peace, prosperity, and a greater sense of purpose in their lives!

Caroline has been a Pranic Healer for 5 years and appreciates how powerful Grandmaster Choa’s system can be for transforming your life on all levels! As a result, she really loves working with motivated individuals who truly want to thrive in life! Whether you’re seeking physical, emotional, mental, financial, or spiritual well-being, Pranic Healing provides an energetic solution. 

Caroline also believes in the power of a positive environment and loves energetically clearing homes, offices, & real estate listings to raise their vibration. This practice helps everyone involved experience a greater sense of peace, clarity, productivity & makes available listings a great vibrational match to future buyers! 

Overall, Caroline’s greatest mission is to empower others with the energetic tools to Thrive on all levels through the Pranic Healing lifestyle! 



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!

Letizia Romero

Holistic Healer and Massage Therapist

Born in a family that embraced ancient healing, Letizia found her passion about holistic healing. She is a believer that the connection with nature, nourishing foods, healing herbs, supportive lifestyle, healing touch, positive thinking and love are the ultimate medicine for our body, mind and soul.

Her extensive knowledge of ancient wisdom therapies such as massage therapy, energy healing modalities, Ayurveda holistic medicine and organic skin care offer ultimate relaxation, therapeutic benefits, radiant health, rejuvenation and beauty for physical, mental and emotional well-being

Sandra Alcazar

Physical Therapist and Massage Therapist

Sandra combines her extensive training in massage and physical therapy as well as her yoga teacher training, into her unique style of holistic therapy. Her physical therapy training sets the foundation for her style of bodywork, integrating knowledge of the structure and function of the body along with elements of mind and spirit. She believes that in order to maintain consistent peace and health, we must take action to nurture and nourish our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, as they are all an integral part of our whole being. During her therapy sessions she uses elements that soothe and promote balance through all of the senses, such as aromatherapy and sound healing tools such as tuning forks, tank drums and crystal bowls.  She knows the value of bringing awareness to the mind body connection, and using the power of breath work, meditation and other healing practices such as exercise, bodywork and yoga, to help live in balance, joy and with abundant inner peace, within the chaos of the world we live in.

Sandra recognizes nature as yet another powerful healing tool and makes it a priority in her life to make time to be submerged in the ocean here in FL, or in the redwood forests of the West coast, somewhere in California.  Working intuitively with each client, she loves to work with others and help them tap into the light, joy and possibilities held within each one of us.  She also is fluent in Spanish, as her family is from Argentina and Peru.   

Rachel Pires

Licensed Therapist and Certified Instructor of Kundalini Yoga

As a therapist, Rachel interlaces Western psychological counseling theories with Eastern traditions of spirituality, infusing sessions with practices and tools to assist clients in developing mindfulness, self-compassion, and emotional intelligence. As a trained Kundalini Yoga teacher, a core component of the work includes guiding clients back to the innate wisdom and intuition held within their highest and best selves.

Rachel works with clients struggling in transitional life phases, experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, intimacy/relational issues, trauma, and new or expecting parents. Rachel also works with those who have experienced recent grief and loss.

 Rachel moved from New York City to South Florida in 2011, and provides holistic individual and couples psychotherapy and counseling to teens and adults. Rachel’s mission is to demystify the process of therapy and create conversations around emotional wellness. Rachel received her Master’s Degree in Social Work at New York University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), SW10440. Rachel has over 15 years of experience as a clinician in the human services industry, and has worked in a variety of treatment settings in both the public and private sector. Rachel’s clinical training includes Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma focused therapies (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). Eastern trainings include meditation, mindfulness, breath work, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Reiki (Level 1). Rachel is dedicated to partnering with her clients, working holistically to determine what health and wellness looks like for each individual.

Dr. Carmen Jimenez

Acupuncturist and Functional Physiologist

Dr. Carmen E. Jiménez, DOM, AP is a bilingual (Spanish) Holistic Medicine Practitioner who specializes in Functional Physiology and Bio-energetic Medicine. She is licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine - Acupuncture Physician and is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She completed her graduate training from Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Los Angeles, CA) and her undergraduate from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY).

Dr. Jiménez uses different modalities to help patients achieve their wellness goals. These include: Auricular Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine (Topical and Internal), Homeopathic Medicine, Functional Nutrition, Tui Na (Chinese Therapeutic Massage), Muscle Activation Techniques, Acupoint Injection Therapy (Biopuncture), Cupping and Moxibustion. She also received specialized training in acupuncture from the late Dr. Richard Te Fu Tan (the Balance Method) and in herbal medicine from Dr. Hua Bing Wen. In addition to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Carmen has trained in various advanced systems in Functional Physiology and Bio-Energetic Medicine. These include Total Body Modification (TBM), Evolutionary Quantum Healing Technique (EQHT) and Energy Systems Management (ESM), to name a few.

Prior to becoming a Holistic Medicine Practitioner, Dr. Jiménez managed and helped develop clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies, domestic and internationally. She has extensive experience studying the effects of prescription medications on the body and this knowledge has helped her inform patients of the potential risks of taking certain medications and how to mitigate their side effects should they need to take them.

Dr. Jiménez is passionate about self-empowerment through healing and believes that the power that made the body also heals the body. Because of her unique and diverse training, she is able to provide comprehensive treatments that integrate Western Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine. She has helped numerous patients with different chronic and new conditions, these include: migraines, joint and back pain, osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, hormone imbalances, hypertension, insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression and PTSD.


Erin Hoenemeyer

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Erin’s philosophy is that life is a journey and we can be thrown unexpected difficulties and challenges during the ride. In many instances, we just need a little help during tough times to successfully move forward. She works with individuals, couples, and children. She provides an empathetic non-judgmental environment for clients to feel safe and comfortable while working towards their goals. She has worked with clients on many different complicated issues and relational difficulties.

 Her areas of specialty include, anxiety and depression, couples and communicational problems, infidelity, self-esteem issues, adolescent behavioral problems, and LGBTQ challenges.  She is very passionate about her career and genuinely enjoy helping clients uncover their strengths and resources to reach their goals to live happier and healthier lives. She works with clients of all different ethnic and economic backgrounds.