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FACULTY for this trimester is listed in alphabetical order.

FACULTY PROPOSALS
Prospective facultiy members need to request a faculty application to be considered for a faculty position. Please email or write your request to the attention of Nancy Grace Marder at Infinity Foundation. The faculty application is the first step in the consideration process to become a faculty member.

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Eben Alexander is an academic neurosurgeon who was on faculty at Harvard Medical School. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife, Map of Heaven, and Living in a Mindful Universe. Since Proof of Heaven was released in 2012, he has been a guest on The Dr. Oz Show, Super Soul Sunday with Oprah Winfrey, ABC-TV's 20-20 and Good Morning America, FOX-TV's FOX & Friends, and his story has been featured on the Discovery Channel and Biography Channel. He has been interviewed on more than 400 national and international radio and internet programs and podcasts. His books are available in more than 40 countries worldwide and have been translated into over 30 languages. He is the 2020 Infinity Foundation Spirit Award recipient. www.ebenalexander.com

Scott Bakshis is a classically trained musician and accomplished multi-genre bassist. He currently teaches music for Sistema Ravinia, bringing orchestral experience to underserved communities.

Neale Baldyga is a healing arts practitioner and musician. He is the founder of Urban Escape Healing in Chicago. He practices energy healing, massage, aromatherapy, cupping, and bodywork. www.urbanescapehealing.com

Sonya Begonia and RA Moonhawk create extraordinary energetic tools of transformation. RA Moonhawk has been making wands for 38 years. He has been practicing Peruvian shamanism for 20 years. Sonya Begonia, Moonhawk's partner, is an LMT with 23 years experience in bodywork and energy healing.

Von Braschler is an award-winning journalist and author of Seven Secrets of Time Travel and a soon to be released book, Experiencing Time Shifts. He has lectured and led workshops internationally and has been a frequent guest on radio programs, podcasts, and TV.

Cantrel Connell provides a wholistic approach to healing with the use of sacred and divine energy. She uses sound and color, natural herbs and tinctures, guided meditation, and intuition for her clients.

Cyndi Dale is the author of more than 20 books on energy medicine, including Llewellyn's Complete Book of Chakras and her Subtle Body Energy series. She has worked with 65,000 clients in her 25 years of practice, is a Reiki master, and has traveled the world to study and teach her craft. www.cyndidale.com

Lama Surya Das is one of the most learned and highly trained American-born lamas in the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition. He is the founder of the Dzogchen Center and the author of many books, including the international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within. He was the 2003 Infinity Foundation Spirit Award Recipient. www.surya.org

Karen Daughtry, BFA, MA, combines her love of art and writing in a calligraphy career that has spanned four decades. She is also an energy worker, meditator, artist, author, and art and meditation facilitator. www.artandsoulenergy.com

Mel Doerr has been a psychic his entire life. He assists police in criminal cases and missing persons. He has appeared on numerous local and national television shows and has done readings for many celebrities. Mel has a private practice. www.meldoerr.com

Normandi Ellis is a spiritualist minister, astrologer, and certified clairvoyant medium. Her 14 published books include the spiritual classic, Awakening Osiris. She offers classes and private consultations. www.normandiellis.com

Lisa Espinosa is a spiritual career coach and author of Answering Your Inner Calling. Lisa integrates Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy and Reiki. www.lisaespinosa.net

Therese Evans does intuitive counseling and is an integrative therapist. She is the author of Living By Heart: Empowering Children's Connection to Universal Wisdom. She has a doctoral degree in metaphysics and is board certified by the American Alternative Medical Association. www.sacredbridges.org

Lori Daniel Falk is a visionary artist, author, and coach. Her Angelic Message Portraits™ are on covers of numerous magazines, the DailyOm, and at Hay House publishing conferences. www.head2hearthealing.com

Michelle Puranpreet Kaur Fiore, E-RYT 500, Kundalini yoga teacher/trainer is a member of the Kundalini yoga training team at Spirit Rising Yoga. She has a master degree in music performance and teaches yoga. www.creationyoga.com

Dougall Fraser an internationally recognized psychic, author, and cosmic coach. He utilizes color therapy, clairvoyance, intuition, empathy, interior design, and practical advice to help people access and attain their goals and dreams. He was a speaker at "OWN U" and has appeared on "Dr. Phil," "The Real Housewives of OC," and "Dancing with the Stars." He is the author of But You Knew That Already. www.dougallfraser.com

Gregg Gerstin has been a practicing chiropractor for more than 15 years. He has an advanced certification in postural biomechanics of the spine and is also certified in whiplash, biomechanics, and traumatology. www.alignwc.com

Karla Mans Giroux is a long-time user of natural, holistic healing, and non-toxic prod-ucts. She is certified as a Wisdom of the Whole health coach and Radical Remission coach and teacher.

Martha Hayden is a consultant specializing in health and well-being. She has studied with preeminent leaders in those fields and provides clutter clearing and space clearing consultations and intuitive readings for clients. www.clearlivingconsulting.com

Sonia Prado Illescas is a certified spiritual life coach, intuitive, medium, and holistic healer. She works with Divine, Source, and the Universe with her clients. www.iamlifecoaching.com

Mieke Jacobs is the founder and owner of Healthy House Chicago LLC, an Electromagnetic Field (EMF) testing company. She does EMF Inspections and completed the Building Biology Institute's advanced electromagnetic radiation seminar. www.miekejacobs.com

Simon Jay, a native of the Philippines, was raised and taught by his grandmother who was a healer/mystic. Jay has mastered a variety of healing arts and shares his shamanic practices. He is the founder of Harmonic Waves Healing Accredited Certification Program. www.simonjay.com

Rebecca Jeffers has been teaching pelvic floor classes for more than 20 years. She has worked in the private health sector, gyms, yoga studios, and medical facilities. She is a certified yoga therapist and physical therapist tech. www.nrgtherapies.com

Judith Joy is an energy healer, dream creation coach, speaker, and teacher. She is a Matrix Energetics certified practitioner. She is the author of Surviving Your Teenager: and Being Happy Anyway and Dear Future Lover Bring Your Book Boyfriend to Life. www.yeswithjoy.com

Carol A Joyce is a residential trainer at Monroe Institute, facilitating consciousness explorations using Hemi-Sync technology. She is author of How To Meditate Like a Zen Master in Minutes. www.tmi-chicago.com/meet-carol/

Liz Kantorski is a therapeutic wood artist and educator, and founder of Balance Thru Motion. For the past 12 years she has been designing, building, sharing, and selling a unique line of balance boards, beams, blocks, chairs, and play structures for people of all ages and abilities. www.balancethrumotion.com

Ellen Katz, MS, LMFT, has degrees in education, music therapy, counseling psychology, and religious studies. She is trained in hypnotherapy, Reiki, Holographic Memory Resolution, and LifeLine Technique. She has a private practice. www.ellenkatz.ne

Amy Landolt graduated from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. Her thesis was on the treatment of insomnia using Chinese medicine. She is a board licensed acupuncturist and a diplomate in acupuncture. www.northshoreacupuncturecenter.com

Nancy Levin is a master coach, radio host, and bestselling author of several books, including the newly released Setting Boundaries Will Set You Free. Formerly the Hay House Event Director, she now offers in-depth coaching programs designed to support clients in making themselves a priority and setting boundaries that stick. www.nancylevin.com

Adrienne Lindsey has served as an officer on the board of trustees of Church Universal and Triumphant Chicago for the past four years and is a ministerial student. www.chicagospiritualseekers.org

Nancy Grace Marder is a founder and the executive director of Infinity Foundation. She has master degrees in special education and educational administration and supervision. Nancy completed a two year program in theology and practical spirituality and is an ordained spiritual minister. She has taught meditation for more than 20 years. www.infinityfoundation.org

Sarah Marshank is a human development expert with a master's degree in education. She created a body of work called Selfistry combining Eastern and Western philosophy and psychology into a modern tool for transformation. Polarity Mapping is a core element of Selfistry. Sarah teaches and consults worldwide. www.selfistry.com

Sue Morter is an international speaker, master of bioenergetic medicine, and national best-selling author of The Energy Codes: The 7-Step System to Awaken Your Spirit, Heal Your Body, and Live Your Best Life. She teaches Energy Codes® globally. Morter is the co-creator of the Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique and founder of the Morter Institute for Bioenergetics. www.drsuemorter.com

Karen Newell is co-founder of Sacred Acoustics and creator of brain entrainment audio meditations that combine harmonic digital frequencies, sacred instruments, natural sounds, and human vocals to access altered states of awareness. www.sacredacoustics.com

Dave Odd is a Chicago area native and lifelong nature enthusiast. Odd has 30 years of experience and 10 years as Chicago's only full time professional forager. He can identify more than 1,250 species of edible plants and mushrooms and the best ways to use them. www.oddproduce.com

Sally Paterson is a certified Forest Therapy guide, a clinically licensed social worker and educator with more than 20 years of working with children and families. Her practice focuses on the healing power of nature.

Gary Renard was the 2010 Infinity Foundation Spirit Award recipient. He is the bestselling author of The Disappearance of the Universe, Your Immortal Reality, and The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other. Gary has been described as one of the most interesting and courageous spiritual speakers in the world. www.garyrenard.com

Ana Roussev, MS, is an international energy healer. She worked with energy healing before she could understand what it all meant. With more than 30 years of experience, she helps heal and teach others. www.empoweredauthenticliving.com

Frani Rubens, MS, BDiv, is a personal and spiritual coach, teacher, founder, and director of Awakening Spirit. She has a private practice as a healing arts practitioner and uses tarot as divination. www.franirubens.com

Lisa Rude, MA, is a black belt Nia teacher. She is a practicing speech and language pathologist. www.lisarude.com

Richard Rudis is an expert in Eastern philosophy and Buddhism. He teaches vibrational healing workshops with Buddhist sacred sound instruments and is considered the most knowledgeable US leader in this field. He has several CDs including Tibetan Chakra Sound Healing, by Sounds True. www.buddhistartifacts.com

Mimi Shekoski, PhD, is a natural vision teacher/coach, holistic natural health doctor, and author. She specializes in natural eyesight improvement and holistic healing of mind-body-emotion. For the past decade, she has helped thousands of people improve their health and vision by individual coaching, workshops, and seminars. www.happyeyesight.com

Joseph Shiel is a Forever Family Foundation evidential medium, spirit artist, award-winning teacher, and author. He is highly regarded for his detail, accuracy, and ability to produce evidential portraits of spirit. His unique teaching methods have inspired students in mediumship and art. www.josephshiel.com

Devi Stern, MS, CEEMP, is an advanced certified Eden Energy Medicine practitioner and certified instructor of Eden Energy Medicine for Women. She is the author of Energy Healing with the Kabbalah: Integrating Ancient Jewish Mysticism with Modern Energetic Practices. www.dragonflyhealer.com

Ashlee Stewack is a multidisciplinary artist, healer, teacher and founder of Wayfinder. She uses modalities such as astrology, tarot, dream incubation, and art to help empower others. www.wayfinderreadings.com

Elizabeth-Anne Stewart, BCC, PCC is a board-certified life coach, author, and spiritual director with more than 30 years of experience offering inner guidance, retreats, and seminars. www.elizabeth-annestewart.com

Edie Thompson is a yoga, thai chi, energy healing, and meditation instructor. She is a Reiki practitioner and a self-help motivator who promotes spirituality and skills for healthy conscious living.

Lauren Torres has been practicing shamanism since 1999. She is the founder/author of Shaman Links, a website on shamanism. Lauren is a Sandra Ingerman approved teacher. www.earthbliss.com

Atala Dorothy Toy is a tree whisperer. Her books on this topic include Nature Spirits, Spirit Guides and Ghosts: How to Talk With and Photograph Beings of Other Realms. Her photographs have been featured in one-person exhibits. Atala is president of Crystal Life Technology. www.atalatoy.com

Sonia Choquette Tully is a fourth generation intuitive teacher and guide, and daughter of renowned spiritual teacher Sonia Choquette. She has taught intuition worldwide and has worked as an intuitive teacher for more than a decade. She is the author of the best-selling Hay House book, You Are Amazing. www.soniatully.com

Yvonne Wolf, MA, makes Chinese and East Asian cultures relatable and understandable. Taiwan-born, educated in the US and Europe, she is trilingual (English/ Mandarin-Chinese/ Danish). She brings a meditative quality to the Chinese arts. www.chineseintercultural.com

Jitka Yost is a licensed massage therapist, Reiki practitioner, yoga Instructor, and sound healing practitioner. Her primary instruments are crystal bowls, gongs, and koshi chimes." target="_blank">

John Yost, CPRP, is a master facilitator, rhythmatist, and educator. He has studied in Africa, Japan, and the US with master drummers and has a degree in percussion. John has facilitated drum circles at major events worldwide. He teaches West African drumming, Japanese Taiko, and leads a monthly community drum circle. www.drummingcircle.com

Paul Zavagno, MEd, is a certified facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie. He offers group and individual experiences in The Work through classes, retreats, and private sessions. He is a retired teacher and administrator. www.isnessismybusiness.org



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