Harlem Holistic Wellness Health Expo
Presenters, Speakers and Sponsors
Dr. Antonia Martinez, PhD
Dr. Martinez empowers people to evolve from the inside out and is known for her ground-breaking approaches to conscious living, relationship transformation, and personal breakthroughs. Dr. Martinez and her CCNY meditation class were included in a recent New York Times article.
Ayo (Pat) Hinds-Bankole
Ayo (Pat) Hinds-Bankole, owner of Conscious Living Care, is your ultimate Wellness Expert & Coach, helping people ignite and re-ignite their passion for great health from the inside out! Serving Men/women/children/pets nationally and internationally. Under her unique programs, timeless natural health remedies are used to help create a personal guide that quickly changes the way you look, feel and BE in order to live a happier healthy life ... FOREVER! Other services, often included in the wellness programs, are healthy shopping, healthy cooking, and the popular euphoric essential oil Raindrop Therapy Technique. These are also offered individually. Her programs have helped clients with Womb wellness (Fibroid, PMS support), Weight problems, Emotional support, stress relief, spiritual wellness and pet health.
Celeste Johnson, CYI
Alumni of City College is a Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor and Clinical Wellness Stress Reduction Consultant who has been employed with The Human Resources Administration for 7 years serving populations affected by Domestic Violence and Homelessness. Her Yoga Certifications are: Hatha Yoga I, Therapeutic Yoga, Meditation, Pre-Natal Yoga, Post Natal Yoga, and Yoga-Ed. She is also a Choreographer and Dancer and teaches dance and yoga to teens and has been the choreographer for The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre/Amas Musical Theatre for 17 years. Celeste also teaches yoga to Seniors and presents Stress Reduction Workshops. She especially love working with the 40+ Generation. Celeste loves assisting her students transform physical, mentally, emotional and energetically. She believes through consistency, determination, focus and tenacity yoga students can experience numerous health benefits and enjoy a more calm peaceful way of approach their daily lives.
Dumisani Kambi-Shamba, L.A.c.
Director of NY Life Rc LLC., was one of the early students of Oriental medicine in the US. Dumisani studied acupuncture and received certification from the famous Dr. George His-Liang Chang of Taiwan.In 1978, at Harlem, NY, Dumisani apprenticed with one of the early pioneers of Acupuncture in the united states, Dr. Richard Delaney, OMD. In 1983 he practiced Acupuncture in Swaziland, South Africa and ran TCM clinic from 1983-1985. Upon return to the US., he furthered his studies of Chinese herbalism with Andrew Gamble, author of the definitive work Chinese herbal medicine materia medica and kwamo pharmacy owner, Chiao Leung, Chinatown, NY. Dumisani was among the first practitioners of Oriental medicine in the us. His practice spans from 1986 to present. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, the college of NJ., is a 2005 BA Professional studies/ MS oriental medicine graduate from The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and most recently selected as clinical supervisor and instructor at his Alma mater. Dumisani Kambi-Shamba is an accomplished practitioner and teacher of a wide variety of therapeutic approaches including homeopathy, Chinese medicine and nutrition.
Eva Thomas, BA, LMT
Eva Thomas is the CEO/Founder of ONI-BODI, LLC a beauty, health and wellness company. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist with a degree in Occupational Studies she received in 2011 from the New York College of Health Professions in Syosset, New York, with a concentration in Medical Massage Therapy.Eva has treated many patients with diseases and disorders such as Parkinson, cervical dystonia, herniated discs, scoliosis, arthritis, osteoporosis, thyroid and many more.She incorporates Swedish, Asian Bodywork, Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy, and other Body Modalities into her treatment plan.Eva believes the Holistic Approach to wellness is important because, it is treating the mind, body, and spirit as a "whole" not just the symptoms of a medical condition.
Ghylian Bell, CYI
Ghylian Bell founder of The Urban Yoga Foundation and Director of The Urban Yoga Foundation House: a creative haven and international hub for conscious, living through yoga, nutrition, arts and culture located on Strivers Row in Harlem.
Dr. Jeff Gardere, PhD.
Dr. Jeff Gardere is known as "America's Psychologist. " In addition to being the host of VH1's Dad Camp, he is a regular on the NBC Today Show, CNN, FOX Cable Network, and FOX 5 News. Dr. Gardere is an adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem.
Luanne Pennesi, RN, MS (email)
Luanne Pennesi, a registered nurse practicing for over 30 years in both conventional and integrative medicine, shares information that motivates people to take back their personal power and lead happier, more productive lives at ANY age. Her work is the missing link between the confusing, overwhelming and conflicting information about "new age" or "alternative" approaches to health and anti-aging and the practical application of real-time, commonsense, scientifically based information to help you take full control over your health and longevity and often save your own life naturally.
Mark Hubbard, RPP (email)
"The body was created with balance and purpose, the mind is another story. Heal the mind and you heal the body." – Mark Hubbard has dedicated his life to the study, practice and teaching of Indigenous Spiritual Wisdom and Holistic Healing Arts such as Polarity Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Biodynamics, and Indigenous Plant Medicine.
Gaia Healing Arts Center
Memaniye Cinque is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Nutritionist with over 20 years' experience in Women's Health care. I am committed to helping you get healthy and staying healthy through good nutrition, peaceful birthing and healthy living practices.
Dyekora Sumda Midwifery Services
Michele Risa, MA
Michele Risa is a Health Consultant with a B.A. from New York University and an M.A. from Columbia University. She has produced her own yoga TV show since 1998.Her company, Beyond Body Mind Spirit, specializes in weight loss, anti-aging, stress management and yoga- emphasizing 1-on-1 for faster, long lasting results and LIVE Streaming for less than $2.00 a class for busy folks on a tight budget.
Pierre Fontaine, RSHom, CCH
Pierre Fontaine, RSHom (NA), CCH, has been a professional Homeopath in New York City since 1994. He is a registered member of the North American Society of Homeopaths and is certified by the Council on Homeopathy Certification. Pierre Fontaine has lectured on Homeopathy at many different institutions around the country as well as Dubai, Paris. He has been invited to research autism with Professeur Luc Montagnier, 2008 Nobel Prize winner. He published "Homeopathy Sweet Homeopathy" in 2009.
Homeopathic Services, Inc
Dr. Reid Winick, DDS
Dentistry for Health New York is a green and sustainable dental practice designed as a haven for overall wellness. Their whole body program of Sustainable Dentistry treats the patient as a human ecosystem. Patients from all over the, seek out Dr. Winick's personalized treatment systems for a second opinion regarding additional options in their treatment on how to save their teeth without painful gum surgery and extractions. Patients report that Dr. Winick's sustainable wellness programs have virtually eliminated the need for them to have periodontal surgery, the need for dental implants and improved overall wellness. In addition, Dr. Reid Winick is a national lecturer to medical doctors and other health care providers.
Sharifa Armorer, ND, LCSW-R
The mission of Chiron Institute is to treat and educate people about the power within to heal and care for ourselves Mind~Body~Spirit. Chiron Institute programs are thoughtfully designed to address the whole person. Chiron Institute empowers clients to take control of their own health and seeks to educate practitioners and consumers alike, that while there is a place for pharmaceutical and technological advances, prevention is the best cure. Located in New York City, Chiron Institute was founded in 2006 by Dr. Sharifa Armorer, ND, LCSW-R to promote health and wellness in all communities.
Tammy Kohlschmidt, CCT, RDH, CBP
Tammy Kohlschmidt is a Certified Clinical Thermographer and a frontrunner as a Licensed Dental Hygienist. She has a special interest in the Oral Systemic Link and in Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy using Lasers. By combining Thermal Imaging and Periodontal Therapy she has made connections between the mouth and body that address The Oral Systemic Link. Tammy believes the mouth and body share an ecosystem that is best treated as a whole to obtain sustainable health. Tammy has intertwined her intuitive healing abilities and her love for energetic medicine as a Certified Body Talk Practitioner. She has also trained in Nutritional Evaluations using the Zyto technology. She has integrated Thermal Imaging, Periodontal Therapy, Energetic and Spiritual Healing with Nutritional Evaluations, as a better way for sustaining health and well-being.
Thermography for Health New York
Dr. Teresa Kennedy, PhD, MBA
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy is President of Power Living Enterprises, Inc., a business & lifestyle consulting company which helps individuals, businesses and communities make purposeful choices that create long-term sustainability. She is also the Founder of Ta Yoga, which operates one of the first yoga studios in Harlem, and Chair of the Board of Yoga. A leading expert on Health and Productivity Management, she was named National Ambassador for the American Heart Association in 2008 representing them in the media with a focus on their "Search Your Heart" campaign.
Abdul Musawwir, Tai Chi Grand Master
Internationally-known Martial Arts Grand Master Abdul Musawwir is one of the leading Tai Chi instructors on the East Coast. A practitioner for well over 40 years, he also teaches a variety of internal energy styles such as Qi Gong, Ba Kua, Hsi Ying, and other Eastern approaches to balancing mind, body, and spirit by controlling the movement of the body's internal energy (known as Chi, Ki, or Qi).
Aurora Ocampo, RN, MA, CNS
Adjunct Professor at Long Island University, Ms. Ocampo is a Holistic Clinical Nurse Specialist at Beth Israel's Continuum Center for Health and Healing.She is certified in Aromatherapy, Clinical Imagery, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Craniosacral Therapy, and Cancer Guide.She works with patients of all ages using complementary modalities such as aromatherapy, Therapeutic Touch, Therapeutic Yoga, Reiki, integrative stress management, guided imagery, relaxation techniques, and holistic approaches to cancer care and pain management.
Caroline Ortiz, RN, MSN, MPH
Adjunct Professor at Hunter College, Ms. Ortiz is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel's Continuum Center for Health and Healing. She is certified in Aromatherapy, Reiki and Therapeutic Touch, Imagery and Meditation, and Biofeedback.At Beth Israel, she spearheaded the Evans Integrative Stress Management Program and trained clinical staff in integrative modalities for the Urban Zen Initiative.
Christine Gilchrist, RN, MSN, MPH
Clinical Nurse Specialist at Beth Israel's Continuum Center for Health and Healing,Ms.is certified in Aromatherapy, Clinical Imagery, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Craniosacral Therapy, and Cancer Guide.She works with patients of all ages using complementary modalities such as aromatherapy.
Darmone Holland, LMT, CYI, PT
Darmone Holland is a renowned Holistic Life Empowerment Coach and Holistic Health Practitioner for over 20 years. She is a homeopath, certified/ yoga meditation instructor, personal fitness trainer, licensed/ certified massage therapist, polarity therapist, professional dancer, and energy healer devoted to help others achieve their health, fitness, and wellness goals.As a priestess in three African Diaspora traditions, she also incorporates spiritual approaches to her wide array of healing modalities. Ms. Holland has been featured in Essence and Heart and Soul magazines, and was a faculty member at the New York Open Center for 12 years.
Dr. Cheryl A. Delbridge, MD
Board-certified in anatomic pathology and surgical pathology, Dr Delbridge has been a clinical instructor at Cornell University, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, and Touro College in New York City. Additionally, she has been a seminar leader for several forums and workshops designed for personal development and transformation.
Dr. Donna Mills, DDS
Graduate of Howard University and the University of Maryland, Dr. Mills is a progressive force in Holistic Dentistry and Periodontal Disease, using the latest techniques for periodontal surgery and oral health. A passionate health advocate, she has trained primary health workers Africa and sponsors an annual "Free Dental Day for Children" during Black History Month and Children's Dental Health Month.
Dr. Doug Weston, DO
Dr. Doug Weston attended The New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and has been practicing neuromuscularskeletal medicine for 16 years.He currently is on the faculty at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem. Osteopathic medicine stresses a comprehensive approach to the maintenance of health. The roots of osteopathic medical education lie in the emphasis which it places on the neuromusculoskeletal system and the use of palpatory and manipulative skills in diagnosis and treatment of disease states. The interrelationships between these and other bodily systems are the basic means by which health maintenance and the prevention of disease exist.
Dr. Gerald Deas, MD
Nationally-recognized physician, public health advocate, activist, and author, Dr. Deas has been a leading proponent of preventive medicine for more than 40 years. Director of health education at Downstate Medical Center,he uses media to foster public health awareness as a newspaper columnist and radio and TV talk show host.
Dr. Kamau Kokayi, MD
An integrative physician with a medical doctorate from Yale Medical School, Dr. Kokayi is also certified in acupuncture, herbal medicine, applied kinesiology, and homeopathy.With over 25 years' experience integrating allopathic medicine and a diverse array of alternative modalities, he is a visionary leader bringing health education and awareness to his patients and community.
Dr. Peter Morgan, DC (email)
Chiropractor and educator, Dr. Morgan ''s mission is to help others innately create excellence in their health and life. A promoter of vertebral subluxation (adjustments) to restore proper tone to the nervous system, he works internationally with the public, the media, legislators, and educators to increase knowledge about chiropractic health approaches. Founder of Mission-Chiropractic and Mission Life International.
Julia Bennett, L.Ac., MS Advanced Herbal Studies
Board-certified licensed acupuncturist trained in Chinese and Japanese acupuncture, with extensive studies of Eastern and Native American herbal medicine. Community activist with strong passion for women's health issues and HIV/ AIDS, member of Third Root Community Health Center.
Marie Wright-Smith, CHHC, CCT
Marie Wright-Smith is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, and certified aromatherapist who founded the Essential Living Nutritional Wellness and Hydrotherapy Center in South Plainfield, NJ. Her core mission is to improve the overall health of individuals using natural holistic methods and services designed to empower and educate.She works with clients to impart holistic health knowledge and positively change the lives of individuals and their families through services such as: Weight loss, detoxification, cellular regeneration, nutritional therapy and wellness practices essential to living a life free from sickness and disease in mind, body and spirit.She is accredited in raw, live and vegetarian food preparation, as well as a licensed cosmetologist specializing in follicle stimulation and natural hair care techniques.
Michael R. Gilbert, LMT, CYI
Trained in Iyengar Yoga in India and San Francisco, Michael Gilbert has been with practicing, teaching and researching different styles of yoga for over 20 years.His goal is to enable clients and students to rid themselves of chronic pain.As a licensed massage therapist, his work also includes Medical Massage, Structural Integration (Rolfing), Shiatsu, Feldenkrais, Trigger Point Therapy, the Alexander Technique, Trigger Point Therapy, and Chinese Meridian Therapy. His clients span the globe and include many US-based and international businesses, such as the Hospital for Joint Diseases, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and British Airways.
Patti Tay, MA
Founder and owner of Innovative Life, Inc., Patti Tay is a proponent of Healthy Negative Ion Clothing.Negative ions are the good in the air that help us to improve health in a non-invasive way, removing toxins and free radicals that can cause many chronic illnesses.
Talmie De Shimadai, LMT, CCT
A certified colon hydrotherapist and licensed massage therapist, Talmie has studied massage, colon hydrotherapy, iridology, detoxification and live food nutrition.She has worked at the Colon Lavage and Reflexology Clinic in Florida and at the world-renown Hippocrates Health Institute.Her greatest passion as a health professional is educating people with health challenges to prevent disease and to energize their lives through living-foods diets rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins, and immune building and detoxification methods. She is the founder of Digestive Health Institute of NYC.
William "Tony" Rogers, MS
Through the ancient philosophy of Taoism and the Taoist practices of Ki Energy movement, Tony teaches individuals how to use these techniques to relieve stress and improve their quality of life.He has taught numerous courses on Taoism, Tai Chi,and Ki energy,and is the author of Mr. Rogers also hosts the weekly radio show "Urbanology" on WHCR and is the founder of TRC Enterprises, a consulting firm that specializes in "Urbanology," a philosophical approach to urban empowerment and development utilizing strategic management strategies.
Ki Energy Center New York
Yvonne Stafford, MA
Ms. Stafford holds a several certifications in natural living lifestyle coaching and a Masters in Communications from NYU. After more than 30 years of study and living the "Slow Foods" lifestyle, she has recently published From Fast Foods to Slow Foods: How to Wake Up Laughing. She helps clients to curb food cravings, increase energy, improve hormone balance, and improve digestion. She is the owner of the Natural Living Institute in Harlem, and is the creator of The 30 Days Raw and Living Foods Cleansing and Rejuvenation Program.
In 1993, Chef Askew co-founded the Black Culinarian Alliance, which is dedicated to education, awareness, and exposure for minorities within the hospitality industry; he currently serves as BCA's president. In the past several years, he credits much of his success to the development of ALS Concepts, his culinary consulting firm with a new focus on healthy eating lifestyles and nutritional choices in new menu alternatives.He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and in 2001 received a Doctorate of Foodservice from the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM).
Conrad Stern-Ascher is a native New Yorker with cooking experience ranging from working the line at The Harrison in TriBeCa to catering private events throughout NYC, the Hamptons, and Hudson valley.He currently runs a private supper club out of his apartment in Spanish Harlem. Being raised in a holistic and homeopathically minded household has informed his cooking from the choice of individual ingredients to the creation of well-balanced meals
Farm Share @ New Song: Gonzalez Farm CSA
Farm Share is a group of neighbors that invests in Gonzalez Family Farm in Orange County, New York, helping them afford seeds and tools to grow delicious, all natural vegetables. In return, each week members receive a vegetable bag fresh from the farm. By cultivating a deep relationship with our farmer, Claudio Gonzalez, Farm Share at New Song offers members a unique opportunity to eat well and to learn from a local, small-scale farmer.