"You are alive, and this will not always be true. This is not a reason to feel sad, but it does make you wonder: How do you want to spend the time you have? How alive are you willing to be?    - Kim Nicol

"You are alive, and this will not always be true. This is not a reason to feel sad, but it does make you wonder: How do you want to spend the time you have? How alive are you willing to be?

- Kim Nicol

Payal Khurana- Founding Facilitator

Payal has practiced meditation for over 9 years. Her path has led her to try different styles with different teachers all over the world. Raja yoga, Vipassana, and numerous 21 day challenges to name a few. She was generally a very negative child and raised with the "what if" monster. Mindfulness helped her bring awareness to the things that were holding her back from leading a more peaceful life. As a new mother, Payal uses her practice to help guide her through the new steps of motherhood. Now she wants to share that gift with others! She is also the co-founder of Starter Space, where she curates community and connection on a daily basis.

“What you are living is the evidence of what you are thinking and feeling, every single time. Aim to reach for a better feeling thought, always.”    -Abraham- Hicks

“What you are living is the evidence of what you are thinking and feeling, every single time. Aim to reach for a better feeling thought, always.”

-Abraham- Hicks

Luz Madera- Founding Facilitator

Luz is a student of life who uses empathy, meditation, reiki, podcast and plant based whole foods to fuel her love for all beings on Earth. Her practice began in 2011 with different techniques such as kundalini, hatha, and naam yoga. Through several books and documentaries, and people along the way, Luz began to fall more and more in love with the subtle gift of breath, found within each and every one of us. She then began following the teachings of the law of attraction and began taking responsibility for creating the life of her dreams, thought by thought. She now resides in Gainesville where her intention is to connect with people and help them tune in to the power within as she continues to discover that same divine power within herself. Luz believes that together, people can achieve even their wildest dreams! We just have to want it.

“Through awareness, we can learn to move with astonishing lightness and freedom at almost any age.”

-Moshe Feldenkrais

Celina Cavalcanti-Bennett -Feldenkrais Practitioner ‘83

Celina Cavalcanti-Bennett (MA Language Studies) began her training in the Feldenkrais Method in 1980 with Moshe Feldenkrais at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. Since 1983, she teaches Awareness Through Movement (ATM) and Functional Integration (FI), in the United States and Brazil in workshops, public classes and private lessons. The Method is helpful to athletes, dancers, musicians, actors, physical educators, the elderly, and those who are seeking help for a wide range of physical and neurological difficulties. This is particularly true for people seeking relief from chronic pain, discomfort, and stress-related conditions.

Celina continues to be engaged in the process of learning and personal development. Since 2012, she has been the coordinator of Feldenkrais professional certification programs in Santa Fe, New Mexico, taught by some of the most experienced Feldenkrais Method trainers worldwide: Alan Questel, Deborah Bowes, Julie Casson-Rubin, Aliza Stewart, Katrin Smithback and Arlyn Zones. She resides and teaches part of the year in João Pessoa, Brazil, Gainesville, FL and Santa Fe, NM.