The Sedona SuperTeam 2020
My name is Ilana Kristeva, "Red Rock Hugger," for I love wrapping my arms around Sedona Red Rock!
I feel very fortunate to be playing and working with someone who has climbed Mount Everest and countless other mountains all over the world; so blessed to share continuous laughter with unapologetically bold, vivacious energy practitioners; tickled pink in the company of insatiably curious, nature-loving adventurers who love Mother Earth's playgrounds as much as I do, and truly honored to be traveling with well-grounded yet visionary leaders who live and breathe compassion.
Should I keep these people all to myself? No. I am happy to share them with you now. This is the Sedona SuperTeam 2020.
ILANA KRISTEVA, MPA
Self-Care Vigilante, Founder of Field of Choices, and Creator of the Spiritual Vaccine Summit (Sedona 2020)
"Mastering our ability to play elevates humanity to a new level of consciousness—oneness of human body and Earth body for a brighter future." —Ilana Kristeva
Ilana Kristeva is a luminary and a guide, inspiring leaders to bring their best body and voice forward in service to communities and to Mother Earth. Fit, fabulous, and fifty-plus despite illness, injury, and isolation, she is living proof that neuroplasticity is not just another beautiful scientific theory; it is her reality.
On a bridge that connects Western Medicine and eastern practices, Ilana combines Progressive Energy Field Tapping (Pro EFT) and Chi Gong to help leaders and coaches be robust in managing time, chronic pain/illness, and finances with higher levels of prosperity consciousness. “Play Well, Sleep Well, to Serve Well” is her company motto.
Creator of the Tap into the Universe for Recovery book series and the Instant Gratitude Collection, Ilana motivates audiences to move energy within their bodies to overcome self-sabotage. With humor and flowing energy, she teaches practical yet spiritual self-care tools for promoting public health, safety, and harmony, including Ilana's 7 Key Ingredients for Vibrancy, 26 Self-Care Vigilante Affirmations, and Instant Gratitude Now.
Unlike anyone else, Ilana creates solutions by combining her passion for sport, background in public administration, experience in Silicon Valley (construction and high-tech), and her success in managing chronic pain from her progressive nerve disorder (CRPS/RSD). This "Vibrance Coach" bridges the gap between "nice intentions" and positive results—from groaning to glowing! With humor and compassion, Ilana teaches powerful yet practical, spiritual tools that dissolve stress and self-sabotage for greater vibrancy.
Inviting leaders and coaches to set aside their many "hats" and let their hair down so all can play to their heart's content, Ilana created the Play and Co-Create Retreat (Sedona 2019), the Spiritual Vaccine Summit: Mastering Our Ability to Play (Sedona 2020), and the Power of Play Retreat (Sedona 2021). This "Red Rock Hugger" and her Sedona SuperTeam of holistic practitioners and athletes offer kids in-adult-bodies a safe place to move from scarcity consciousness (not enough-ism) into prosperity consciousness: We have plenty of time for everything the Universe needs us to do, be, create, explore, share, and celebrate!
ILANA’S ACTION-IGNITING MEDIA TOPICS
Designing Time for You - Adopt Ilana’s mindset that helps you create achievable goals in your day filled with prosperous self-care, attainable balance, and healthy boundaries. Audiences connect with Ilana as she shares humorous stories of how she partners with her Inner Rebel to overcome self-sabotage and to boost vibrancy, confidence, and serenity that shines.
Easing Chronic Pain - Embrace Ilana’s “healing-and-growth mindset” to gain clarity and live your mission on this planet despite illness, injury, or isolation. Audiences find comfort in Ilana’s soothing voice, contagious laugh, and memorable messages in colorful stories. In Ilana's words, "You are a wonderful human conduit of divine energy flowing between sky and earth. Celebrate it!"
Laughing Through Stress and Tears - Ignite your power to transform something you perceive as awful into something awesome; this is instant gratitude in action. Audiences shape a hopeful future with Ilana’s techniques for replacing mental/emotional constipation with grace, ease, and laughter.
“Authentically engaged in her passions, Ilana Kristeva effectively shares her great zest for life in service to communities. She is a generous, thoughtful and natural leader.” —Jackie Shea, Podcast Host of Healing Out Loud.
"Ilana is on the same page as conscious human evolution. She lights a spark, igniting higher consciousness in our daily lives at a time when the world is in need of enlightenment." —Scott Ford, Co-Founder of the Evolutionary Sports Collective and author of Integral Consciousness and Sport.
“Ilana projects a calm presence that comes from a place of wisdom and healing.” —Ken Volpe, Music Producer
ANDREA DAWN DRIVER
Visionary, Spiritual Alchemist, and Automotive Entrepreneur
"We are in exciting times to raise our vibration out of the dark and into the light."
—Andrea Dawn Driver, Author of My Invincible Truth and Voices of the 21st Century
Aptly named, Andrea Dawn Driver is a mechanic in both literal and spiritual meaning. She uses her God-given gifts and personal experiences to ignite engines and open doors for people seeking freedom from their fears and connection with their highest soul self. With great pleasure, Andrea witnesses beautiful transformations in souls she meets—from anxiety and trauma to resolution and joy!
Despite having ignored for decades her innate gifts as a medium, Andrea bravely accepted her journey and emerged as the strongest advocate for her truest self. She made the commitment to live a more authentic life. And now, equipped with both spiritual and practical tools, Andrea has become a technician of the sacred. By channeling messengers from the spiritual realm, Andrea assists clients who are ready to develop their own innate spiritual gifts.
Andrea’s desire for balance in seen and unseen worlds has yielded a divine-inspired vision. She was given instruction to create a woman-centered automotive business. Once again, the transformation from fear to self-empowerment for women is present. GG's Garage is becoming a women-owned and operated franchise that offers automotive care geared towards women.
Whether journeying on the literal road or through life, Andrea is here to remind us that we all have free will and the support of loving messengers wherever we are in our journey on Earth—and beyond.
"I am in awe of Andrea’s gift. I can only say that it’s a spiritual experience like no other. I really didn’t have to say anything about my life as the messages came pouring out of her. At the end of our session, I was so overcome with emotion that I cried with the feeling of a big hug from the universe. Andrea, you are a beautiful person. Thank you." —DR (Pennsylvania)
"Can't believe how helpful Andrea has been to me and my family. Her guidance and gentle spirit have helped me in life and work - no judgment, just truth. Thank you Andrea." —Lynn G (California)
Jim Geiger is a motivational speaker and mountaineer truly dedicated to supporting his coaching clients and audiences reach their “peak” performance. A life coach, personal trainer, and mountain climber, Jim truly lives a life defined by radical change. At age 40, having just discovered the sport of mountain climbing, Jim made the decision to spend the rest of his life reaching summits around the world. For the next 30 years, he committed to climbing the Seven Summits, the highest points on each continent.
At age 68, Jim attempted to become the oldest American and first great grandfather to climb Mount Everest. On April 18, 2014, Jim was at Base Camp, poised to continue his climb, when a deadly avalanche in the Icefall took the lives of 16 Sherpa. The mountain was closed a few days later to honor the three Sherpa that were never recovered, ending Jim’s chance at his summit attempt.
Clearly, facing obstacles is something Jim is comfortable with. It is this strength that Jim draws on when working with his clients. He has faced the "impossible" in many of his own situations and works with both his coaching and training clients at Summit Leader Coaching as they face their own “Everest.” By taking on their challenges, his clients transform their lives forever.
"Jim, what a difference you made in my attitude. I had not noticed the change in myself. But after talking with you this morning I realized the transformation. Plus you tested me. I didn’t go back to my old tapes. It felt effortless. What a difference. There is new knowledge and understanding!" —Jerry (Davis, CA)
"Jim, you were so inspirational! After your recent speech...I’ve heard conversations from across the room about your presentation—you did such a great job! And people totally responded to what you had to say. You're awesome, Jim!!!" —Keren (Sacramento, California)
Karen Takayama, whose family name translates as, “High Mountain,” is a beacon for the holistic world. With her unique experiences—from professional accountant and manager to acupressure and energy worker—this “natural networker” bridges the gap between the corporate world and the energy healing world. Leaders managing busy lives benefit from Karen's beautiful ability to introduce and accompany them to synergistic, holistic, and integrative tools that complement traditional medical care.
Founder of SHINE, the Synergistic Holistic and Integrative Network of Entrepreneurs, Karen brings a diverse spectrum of gifted healers together in a constellation of care. During the Coronavirus pandemic, Karen created and produced the SHINE Wellness Series that offered 40 videos from 25 holistic practitioners over the course of 8 weeks on a variety of topics, including "Moving Forward During Uncertain Times," "Reducing Inflammation and Managing Pain," "Shifting Mindset and Spiritual Growth," "Let's Have Some Fun," and many more. YouTube Channel: SHINE Directory.
At Ilana Kristeva's Play and Co-Create Retreat (Sedona 2019), Karen was a member of the Sedona SuperTeam of holistic practitioners and athletes. Ilana received divine inspiration to name Karen the "Galaxy Connector” even prior to that retreat. Without pause, time has proven that Karen truly does connect galaxies of light workers and other beings in this dimension and beyond.
Some of Karen's speaking opportunities have included: Good Day Sacramento (television) featuring High Mountain Well Being Center, Arthritis Foundation, Kids Get Arthritis Too (Sacramento Kings game), Sutter Medical Arthritis Support Group, Acupressure Tips and Techniques for Hana Holistic Medical Center, and SHINE Wellness Video Series (Speaker and Director).
"Karen is a connector extraordinaire! She brings people together in her openness, enthusiasm, and vision for how things can mesh together. Her heart is open to new ideas and experiences. She is willing to learn from others and celebrates when she and others grow. She has expanded her Spirit to include connection to energies beyond earth, to galactic Light sources and more. Love and healing for the earth and all that live here motivate her as she puts her all into her vision for unity." —Ann Naimark, Psychotherapist and Spiritual Life Coach
"Karen’s professional skillset is such a lovely mix for holistic wellness. She has compassionately worked with our family helping us move through sports fatigue, stress and life transitions. Karen is truly a lightworker spreading joy to all she touches." —Desiree Aragon, Spiritual Talent Strategist
Artist, Conscious Touch Educator, CoFounder of Compassionate Capital Region, Steward of the Red Tent, Peace Pole Garden Project Owner of Mirth to Earth & Compassion Central
“It is a basic human right to rest in peace while alive.” —Joan Marie
Joan Marie is an Artist, Conscious Touch Educator and owner of Compassion Central, An Educational Sanctuary for Peace in Carmichael, CA. She is the cofounder of Compassionate Capital Region, an Ambassador of Compassionate Sacramento and on the Compassionate Arts Council. She is currently working with S.A.R.A.H. and organizing the General Congress of Women.
Joan expresses her inner world journey through her multi-sensory/multi-media art and believes in the healing power of art and using it to inform deeper spiritual meaning, including Mary Magdalene as a missing archetype to empower the Sacred within each of us. She is also a mother and grandmother.
JOAN’S COMPASSION IN ACTION
Meditative Massage - A massage therapist in private practice since 1990, Joan has learned a myriad of modalities including SHEN PhysioEmotional Release Therapy, Thai, Infant and Hospice Massage. Her style has integrated into what she calls Meditative Massage, offering pain relief and release along with relaxation and spiritual peace to people of all ages from infants to elders, pregnancy to hospice. Joan has created a sacred space for you to not just have a massage, but for you to have an experience with the sacred within you. CMTC Cert#20612 Through all the challenges of the year 2020, a new normal will be created and it is imperative that touch is never left out of our humanity.
Joan is a Steward of the Red Tent and gathers women to step into the sacred and experience empowerment through Communing, Undulating, Nourishing and Truthtelling.
Peace Pole Garden Project - Joan works with businesses, families and schools to create Peace Poles with their unique messages of Compassion and Peace.
Our Body is the Temple - Our Breath is the Prayer - Our Heart is the Altar - Our Passion is the Power
“Joan Marie has an intuitive sense when it comes to both the physical malady and misalignment, as well as the regular aches and pains that come from over-stressed and under appreciated lives.” —Susie O.
“Silent massage is transformative with compassionate touch.” —Rene M.
JULIE A. SAILLANT
Intuitive Healer, Animal Communicator, and Equestrian
Julie Saillant is an Intuitive Healer & Channeler whose superpower is helping people access and leverage their gifts to find their soul’s purpose on this planet in this lifetime. Julie is able to see energetically where a client is blocked and to unlock a person's gifts. Allow her to help bring you into perfect alignment with your life purpose.
Julie communicates with animals and uses their messages to help clients heal. Many years ago, the moment Julie heard the voice of a horse talking to her, she knew she was different. She soon understood her mission on Earth was to be an equine and animal communicator, “a bridge” that offers humans important information from the animal kingdom.
While working with clients, animal spirits appear to Julie and inform her of essential elements, qualities, or traits a client will need to move through their current challenge or situation. For example, Hawk energy may be called in for a different perspective that will give the client a new path forward. Julie is passionate about accompanying people on their transformational journey, especially when she witnesses their shift in perspective from "I can't achieve this" to “I can accomplish anything!”
Known as the "Heart Communicator" on the Sedona SuperTeam, Julie is well-known for her gentle yet bold style of communication for helping people expand their vision of limitless possibilities in this lifetime:
- How different would your life be if you had one grain of power that comes from animal wisdom?
- What if you could use your gifts to help yourself and others THRIVE versus just survive?
- What would your life look like if you could reconnect with your gifts and lead your life from what makes your soul happy?
“Julie said something so simple yet so profound. It changed my life and will stay with me forever.” —a listener of the Bold Life Radio Show
“My life has been forever changed since meeting and knowing Julie. I recommend her to anyone not only in rough times but just for spiritual encouragement, life direction, and guidance. Make contact with her soon, you'll be glad you did!” —Portia