Founder

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Light Watkins has been operating in the meditation space for over 15 years. He is based in Santa Monica, and travels the world showing people from all walks of life how to meditate in a self-sufficient way. Light is also author of Bliss More and The Inner Gym book series. He's a regular blogger, a TEDx speaker, and he started The Shine in June 2014 in Los Angeles. >> More about Light

 

Los Angeles Team

Megan Monahan studied meditation, yoga and ayurveda at The Chopra Center of Wellbeing, and later became an instructor of Primordial Sound Meditation. Megan regularly teaches meditation to private clients and corporate groups. She is also the Director of Meditation at Wanderlust Hollywood and is a lead instructor at Unplug Meditation.  >> More about Megan

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Nuzi Barkatally works as an Experience Designer, designing customer experiences both digital and physical. She enjoys mentoring young minds in her field and helping grow communities. She currently serves as the local leader for the Interaction Designers Association (IxDA) Los Angeles chapter. She has a huge passion for live music, comedy shows, and healthy food. >> More about Nuzi

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Jamie Wieferich's career in wealth and asset management led her from the wide open spaces of Montana to the ever-changing streets of downtown Los Angeles.  When not at the office, Jamie can be found training for her next trail marathon in Griffith Park or the Santa Monica Mountains. >> More about Jamie

Alison Burger is a CPA and financial consultant, Pilates instructor, meditator and recipe writer. She is a fitness fanatic, passionate about clean eating and is a firm believer that food is medicine. She strives to create positive change and inspire progress through conscious community events. Alison was born and raised in Napa Valley and lives in Santa Monica. >> More about Alison

Anthony DiCarlo is a jack of all trades in work and in life. During the day, Anthony helps folks who have physical or mental disabilities. After work, he creates street art pieces and pop culture pins. A perfect day for Anthony is mediating, drinking coffee, taking his dogs to the park with his wife, chatting it up with strangers, and going to bed early.  >> More about Anthony

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Olympia Auset started GOYS, which is a culture movement & thought revolution to establish awareness, consciousness, and self- reliance as the dominant culture, and provide answers & solutions to the numerous new and startling questions surfacing as we move into an age of increased info availability. >> More about Olympia


New York Team

Andrea Praet is co-founder of The Uplift Project. She curates and produces events and experiences that are transformative for the mind, body, and spirit.  Being creative, and collaborating with amazing people to build community, is her biggest passion. She maintains a vision for what’s next through her role as trend strategist for creative agency Range. For over a decade Andrea has worked with Fortune 500 companies to inspire and inform their creative endeavors. She loves karaoke and is always down to try the latest fitness craze. >> More about Andrea

Dave Sutton is a writer and curator based in Brooklyn. He runs the music site and radio show, Stadiums & Shrines, which explores sound through imagery, language, and collaboration. He also works at Hype Machine, a music discovery platform and mobile app, where he specializes in artist relations, editorial, and event production. >> More about Dave

Ali Lind has a background in textile design and 6 years of trend forecasting experience for a variety of industries. Her mission is to impact curious people who seek to gain connections through curated and immersive events. When she isn’t helping put on the Shine she can be found traveling and producing photo shoots with Howl Collective, a lifestyle photography company based in New York. >> More about Ali