4th Annual EVOLVE Experience
INSPIRE. AWAKEN. TRANSFORM.
Founder and Chief Storyteller
As founder and Chief Storyteller at GoZen!, Renee is recognized as a pioneer in marrying technology and child psychology in a unique approach that nurtures the hearts and minds of kids. Through her writing, product invention and development, masterclasses for parents, and children’s advocacy, she works to build the emotional intelligence of kids, including resilience, empathy, kindness, and critical thinking. Tens of thousands of families and professionals testify to the unparalleled success of GoZen!’s programs. Originally a tech entrepreneur who’s suffered with her own anxiety, Renee founded GoZen! to help a new generation of kids, parents and therapists. Renee holds a MA in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Renee has been personally mentored and trained by some of the top depression prevention experts in the world.
Childhood Designer and Mindful Parenting Coach
Avital Schreiber Levy (aka The Parenting Junkie) is a Childhood Designer and Mindful Parenting Coach. She specializes in creating simplified environments and curating playthings that are conducive to deep, immersive, healthy play.
Avital advocates for a self-directed learning approach and unschools her two young boys and baby girl most of the time. On www.TheParentingJunkie.com you’ll find her weekly videos and articles about mindful parenting, praised by parenting gurus Dr. Laura Markham and Dr. Shefali Tsabary. Avital publishes daily email “notes” from “your child” to you that help keep peaceful parenting top of mind for you.
Author, Spiritual Teacher
In 1986, Michael Bernard Beckwith founded the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community of thousands of local members and global live streamers. Highly regarded for its cultural, racial, and spiritual diversity, the late Coretta Scott King wrote to Beckwith, “I greatly admire what you are doing to bring about the Beloved Community, which is certainly what my dear husband worked for and ultimately gave his life.”
Agape’s local community outreach programs feed the homeless, serve incarcerated individuals and their families, partnership with community service organizations active in children’s schools and homes for youth at risk, support the arts, and advocate the preservation of our planet’s environmental resources. Agape’s global humanitarian programs provide food programs, retraining programs, schools, libraries, orphanages, hospitals, clinics, homes for unwed mothers, micro-loans, financial support during natural disasters, and human advocacy. Locations range from 8 African countries to Afghanistan, Bosnia, Columbia, Ecuador, India, Iraq, Kosovo, and Sri Lanka.
Author, Speaker, Mentor, Leader
Shaka Senghor is a writer, mentor and motivational speaker who has shared his story of redemption with youth and adults across the country.
While serving nineteen years in prison, Shaka Senghor transformed his life and began writing about his experiences in the streets and in prison in order to help youth who were headed down the same destructive path that led him to prison. Once he returned home in 2010, he began mentoring and speaking to audiences at schools, juvenile detention centers, and universities about his journey.
Despite the crime he was convicted of or the lengthy sentence he served, Shaka refuses to allow his past to define who he is or what he’s capable of.
Oprah Winfrey has referred to her interview with Shaka for Super Soul Sunday as “one of the best I’ve ever had—not just in my career, but in my life… His story touched my soul.” Shaka’s TED Talk, which he delivered at TED’s 30th Anniversary Conference, received a standing ovation and has been viewed more than 1.2 million times; TED featured his talk in its “Year in Ideas” roundup, a collection of the most powerful TED Talks of 2014.
Counselor and Author
Suzi Lula is a visionary leader who is transforming the way people think about Self Care and Motherhood.
A much sought after spiritual psychologist, inspirational speaker and best selling author of “The Motherhood Evolution”, Suzi challenges conventional thinking that says that mothers / women must sacrifice and martyr themselves to be good mothers and that taking care of themselves is actually the greatest gift they can give their children. Thus, Suzi is redefining Motherhood from simply surviving to powerfully THRIVING.
Singer, Songwriter, Speaker, Recording Artist, Teacher
It is the rare artist that is larger than the canvas they occupy. Their mission is bigger than the stage they stand upon. Their commitment and contribution extend beyond themselves to encompass all who come into contact with them. Jami Lula is such an artist. Born and raised in Detroit’s arts and musical hotbed, Jami made his way to Southern California—into the melting pot, the creative stew where creativity, music and transformation meet. Landing the gig at LA’s Musician’s Institute as a vocal professor, his explanations and leadership provided something unique for his students and his community: a quiet and powerful sense of purpose, balance and giftedness. Music is larger than just making sound. It is the heart of the Spirit walk, the key to creative change in the world.
Associating with the top thinkers in the nascent spiritual and human-potential movement, his music influenced and was influenced: Michael Beckwith, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Neil Donald-Walsh, Jean Houston, Barbara Marx-Hubbard, Mary Mannin Morrissey, Bishop Carlton Pearson, Dr. Shefali Tsabary and so many more were endowed with Jami’s soundtrack – a music consistent with their larger purpose and message. Lending his voice and leadership in concert to youth groups and spiritual centers throughout the nation, Jami has been honored by LA Music Awards (“Best Male Vocalist”), winner of the Centers for Spiritual Living “Youth Champion Award,” and many other musical and mission-based honors. His work with youth is legend.
Music Folk Artist
Ayla Nereo‘s voice is a beacon of light that hits straight to the heart. Her poetry splashes like dazzling paint across a canvas of sound, and armed with an array of loop-pedals, she builds layer upon layer of vocal melodies into fierce, sweeping harmonies, weaving syncopated threads of guitar, kalimba, piano, and percussion into each live performance. Her songs call us to listen deeper. For the depth of each song is in the words; her lucid storytelling and lyrical imagery ring as anthems, riddles, and mantras for hope, humanness, profound healing, and love. With an uncanny ability to disarm and crack open the emotions, Ayla is an artist you feel is singing directly from her Soul, for what she truly believes in, and for the beauty of life itself.
Dr. Shefali will usher us into a new consciousness and teach us how to awaken to who we truly are.
Musical Inspiration by Ayla Nereo07:00 PM
Deep Dive with Featured Speakers:
*Lunch and Refreshments included.09:00 AM
A unique opportunity to get up close and personal with Dr. Shefali.06:30 PM
*Refreshments included.09:00 AM
Deep Dive with Dr. Shefali and Shaka Senghor:
Join us for intimate conversation and let’s go deep into what it means to awaken.04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
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