Meet the 2019 Team
Sasha Zeilig - SSGG Organizer & Host
Sasha Zeilig is a Play & Relationship Coach and Interactive Event Facilitator. She utilizes creativity, energy, and the body to help people take the leap to freedom and self-actualization. Her passion for living her fullest, most happy life completely true to herself, has led her on a journey of self-acceptance and magical manifestation. Sasha has written, directed, produced and acted in myriad theatrical and video productions, but began creating interactive events where the audience participates in 2011. She has practiced yoga, movement, dance, creative writing, music and art for more than 20 years. She has studied Gestalt, Drama, and Dance therapies. She is a certified facilitator of JourneyDance™ and has taught hoop dance in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and California. Sasha is a playful free-spirit and deep old-soul. She is creative and artistic in multiple genres. She She is a body-intuitive and touch-healer. Her gifts include psychic-connection, astral-travel, energy-work, intuition, past-life-recognition, emotional-space-holding, and unconditional-love. Sasha is passionate about Oneness and loves to help people plug back into nature and their own inner and outer cosmos.
Morgan Schoob - Event Manager
Denver native, Morgan Schoob is an enthused and passionate yogi, specializing in teaching children's yoga and prenatal/postnatal yoga. Morgan is owner and president of Devote Yoga, a business dedicated to spreading yoga to at-risk youth, beginner yogis, private lessons and everything between.
She believes that people of any age and level of experience deserve the opportunity to master self-awareness, with her favorite cocktail of breath and liberating movement. When she is not teaching yoga, she is dipping her mind into new and exciting opportunities that align with feminine empowerment, divine truth and self awareness.
Tarnie Fulloon - Transformational Therapist
Tarnie Fulloon, PT, BAppSc (Physiotherapy), MA (Psychology), Somatic Movt Cert, Specializing in Transformational Medicine, Tarnie’s expertise as a mentor, coach, speaker (Tedx Pasadena), author and previous Sports Medicine Physiotherapist (Olympics Australia 2000) is partnering with those who have recurring pain and body symptoms.
Using her signature BodyFreedom™ method she guides her clients through body centered practices to discover the root cause of their pain. With a focus on back and neck pain, she mentors clients to find the freedom from their pain, and live with joy, confidence and aliveness.
Nina Rubin - Goal Setting
Nina Rubin is a Life Coach with a Gestalt approach (a here and now perspective). Formally trained as a Marriage & Family Therapist, Nina now enjoys working with individuals and groups on projects, self-growth and next steps. Her greatest passion is diving deep with her clients to help them rise to their fullest potential. She is an avid baker and cook, and loves taking mini adventures. You can read Nina’s blog and learn about her work at www.afterdefeat.com.
We are delighted to have Nina Rubin return to SSGG this year. She and Sasha met a camp as kids and have a friendship which spans more than 20 years.
Rebekah Freedom - Break-Up Rehab
Rebekah Freedom is a multi-talented powerhouse. She is a breakup specialist and the author of the revolutionary book Breakup Rehab: Creating the love you want. She is a psychic, coach, dancer, speaker, and performer. Rebekah helps her clients get what they want out of life and love. She resides in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
Rebekah will be doing an energetic clearing, sharing her wisdom on Magic with us, as well as presenting on how we approach our vulnerabilities, how we cope to get through life, and how we can stay open and have healthy relationships even in the face of fear, abuse, and addiction.
Devra Gregory - Ritual Priestess
Devra Gregory, from San Diego, California, is a unique individual, a professional entertainer, producer, writer, celebrity impersonator, dancer, Wiccan Priestess, Minister, teacher, speaker, African drummer, massage therapist and workshop facilitator.
Devra began her life’s journey in classical ballet and has enjoyed a career in the performing arts for over 35 years and is one of the world’s premier female-to-male Michael Jackson impersonators. As a producer, she created a Michael Jackson tribute show in 2010 and in 2012 wrote, produced and performed a one-woman autobiographical show, winning her a Bravo San Diego award for best solo performance.
Devra is the High Priestess of Dragon Sister Circle, a Wiccan based women’s circle. She offers various types of workshops inspiring people to step into their own magic and powerful selves. She holds co-ed full moon drum circles and Sacred Flame Fire Circle, a community drumming and dance event for personal and planetary transformation.
“Reverend Dev” is a Universal Life Minister as well as Priestess and and can create a customized ritual or ceremony for any occasion.
She feels that by returning to the ways of our ancestors with ritual and connecting to the Earth, balancing the male with female energy and respecting all life, we can shift into our true purpose: embodiment of the Divine Source.
www.DevraGregory.com & www.DEVasMJ.com & www.sacredflamefirecircle.com
Cherie Doyan - RoadMap to Joy
Cherie Doyen is a PTSD change agent and passionate advocate for children (small and grown) who have been subjected to physical, sexual and emotional abuse. The focus of her work is to help victims who have struggled through trauma move out of the reactionary mode of PTSD into the action of life. Through her one-on-one work, Cherie offers tools and strategies to diffuse emotion around trauma and begin the process of rebuilding one’s life—not just to survive, but truly thrive. Her unique approach supports personal responsibility and the healing of a client’s PTSD “timeline” while guiding the client through the learning process of conscious choice making. Cherie’s holistic approach integrates mind science, Matrix energetics, medical intuition and meditation.
As the founder of Women Rising, a nonprofit dedicated to gathering women to collaborate on initiatives that are changing the world for the better, Cherie works on a daily basis to change the laws around domestic violence, women and children’s rights, the world of foster care, and the constant separation of the family—specifically, mothers from their children.
Cherie is the author of Junebug [LitFire Publishing], a quasi-autobiographical childhood tale of surviving sexual abuse and emotional trauma. Her children’s book, Spirit Animals: A Field Guide From A to Z, will be released by StoryBook Genius Publishing in 2018.
Mia Pearl Leighty
Mia Pearl Leihgty is a Spirit; a Soul in a body, on a journey to understand and experience Oneness. She is a teacher, healer, dancer, friend, traveler, leader, creator, rebel.
Mia brings the gifts of the heart of a healer, a strong and flexible body that loves to dance and play, a curious mind that can imagine what does not yet exist, and lots of courage to face shadow in herself and the outer world.
She loves to dance and create sacred spaces where people can drop in to their own movement medicine and heal what is beyond the mind.
The Dalai Lama has said, “The World will be saved by the Western woman.”
Mia uses Thai Yoga Massage as a way to provide people a safe container where they can tune in with their own breath and heal themselves.
Since discovering Kundalini Yoga 15 years ago, Mia has been waking her subtle bodies and helping others awaken. Her self-expression and understanding of compassionate communication helps her witness people where they are and offer a new way toward self-compassion and hope.
Mia is passionate about connecting with, learning from, and supporting women to Rise Up and BE who they were meant to be. The best version of themselves!
Jillian is the Co-Founder of Bliss Crystals, and a Photographer, Designer and Crystal Healer there. She creates works of art with these stunning gemstones for Crystal Grids, Altars, Wire Wrapped Stones, and Crystal Beaded Necklaces which are infused with positive intentions and Reiki energy.
Jillian is also a certified Yoga Teacher from the Himalayan Institute, and leads yoga retreats quarterly which include camping, hiking and breath work out in the fresh air of mother nature.
Young Living Essential Oils
Jolie Liss currently practices School Psychology with children from ages two years old to teens.
Jolie became interested in essential oils in her twenties. Around the same time, her passion for learning about nutrition and alternative health surfaced. She used essential oils from any old health store and did not give much thought to their origins or purity. Her main use of essential oils (i.e. tea tree) was a desperate attempt to help clear her skin, which had been a struggle for many years. When Jolie was introduced to Young Living essential oils over two years ago, she immediately noticed a difference in their quality. She began studying essential oils, and sharing her knowledge with friends, family, and strangers alike.
Jolie was apprehensive in partaking in the business world of essential oils, but when her beloved dog, Sara, neared the end of life, Jolie diffused and applied essential oils to assist in coping with bereavement. It was then that she witnessed the power of essential oils, which she believes to be a gift to humans and animals during our time on Earth. Through this journey, Jolie decided it was time to share her love and knowledge of essential oils with others. Jolie’s use of essential oils continues to span from supporting physical health to emotional well-being. Her favorite single oils are Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Vetiver, White Angelica and Frankincense. Her favorite Young Living blends are SARA, Thieves, Harmony, Inner Child, Peace and Calming, Deep Relief and Purification.
Mikaela Valentino is a divine nurturer and carries the wisdom of the womb through study into the biology and metaphysical functions of the female vessel. She completed Self Care certification course through Starlilly Womb Ministries in the Ma'at tradition, an all female organization dedicated to natural yoni wellness. Her mission empowers others to connect to their sacred roots through dance, song, poetry and ritual medicine work. She acts as a co-facilitator of Namaste Meditation group, Shakti Wife Tribe and a number of female empowerment circles.
We're currently living in a chapter of American history when more constitutional rights are being dissolved than created and lives are left shattered in the wake. As artists and creators we've decided to stand up and fight. We’ve teamed up with the ACLU and we’re working hard to gain strength in our firm stance against predatory law making and social intolerance. Through fundraising, donations, and inspiring new members to join us, we’re willing to do our part to empower social justice during these challenging times.
To further parallel our position on social justice, we're practicing Earth justice and sustainability. We start by hand drawing our designs in our studio in Escondido, CA and have them hand built by our friends at Eco Bamabas, in a sustainable manufacturing facility using eco and up-cycled fabrics. We have a calling in this world and we're answering it.
In summary, Maya is described by her friends as unique, decorated and passionate.In summary, Maya is described by her friends as unique, decorated and passionate.With too many interests to count, as well as an ever growing list of hobbies, Maya Perez is constantly learning. Photography has been a lifelong passion for her, amassing over 30 thousand photos. When looking at her body of work, the progress is clear, and yet her eye for a shot has been consistent. Candid smiles of people of all ages, beautiful flowers being kissed by sunlight, trees of all kinds (redwoods are probably her favorite), as well as water of all sorts are just some of the things she has captured over the years.
Even though Maya is only 23 years old, she has cultivated her curiosity through many channels. After being certified as a professional photographer, she re-evaluated her approach. Learning more about the industry taught her that many of the higher earning jobs have very limited creative potential. While enjoying a single source of income sounded nice, the lack of potential prevented her from pursuing more commercial events. She makes sure to remain accessible to average people because she believes their gratitude speaks volumes.
Maya maintains four separate jobs, is an aunt to an 8 and a 3 year old, and is a mother to cat (Yoda) as well as dog (Moë). Maya loves to talk about these things as well as answer any and all questions you have. She lives in the forest, finds solace in rivers and the ocean waves, backpacks for fun, and is a self described old lady. Maybe it's the embroidery, enjoyment of sudoku, or desire to learn how to make lace...
Maya Perez - Photographer
In summary, Maya is described by her friends as unique, decorated and passionate.