Our Esteemed Facilitators and Artists
Devi Mohan serves as the Global Ambassador for Mohanji Foundation, Director and Senior Instructor (E-RYT 200) of the Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga (HSTY), and Global President of ACT Foundation, an internationally active charity registered in more than 20 countries.
Devi has been an integral member of Mohanji Foundation, the international spiritual mission of her husband and spiritual guide Mohanji, since its formation in 2007. She represents the Foundation as its Global Ambassador at various international events, initiatives, and forums, such as the Parliament of World’s Religions, Unity Earth, Vegan India Conference, etc.
Through her inspirational speeches, she aims to touch the hearts of people and serve the cause of peace through active expression of love and expansion of consciousness.
Ingrid Newkirk is the founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and president of PETA US – the largest animal rights organisation in the world. PETA entities have more than 9 million members and supporters worldwide. She is the recipient of numerous awards and the author of more than a dozen books that have been translated into several languages, including Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion.
Newkirk grew up in India, where she was inspired by its culture of kindness to animals, before ultimately moving to the United States and founding PETA US in 1980.
Newkirk, a former Washingtonian of the Year, has been featured for her work for animals in The New Yorker, Time magazine, People magazine, Forbes, the Financial Times, and numerous other publications. She’s been the subject of two documentaries: the BBC's Ingrid Newkirk: The Naked Revolutionary and HBO’s award-winning I Am an Animal.
Entrepreneur & Humanitarian
Jelena is an open-minded apprentice of life with never-satiating hunger for knowledge who would like to be remembered as a curious soul who loves life and lifelong learning. A mother of two with an incredible passion to help, she is someone who lives and breathes Early Childhood Education.
She lives by values of gratitude, honesty, respect, kindness, forgiveness, and love and tries to practice them through everything she does. Passionate about branding, strategy development, entrepreneurship, kids, books, writing, students, healthy nutrition, animals, sports.
Musician & Producer
Kristin Hoffmann is a Juilliard trained singer, conscious musician/producer and vocalist for the internationally acclaimed show, BELLA GAIA. A strong advocate for peace and Earth/Ocean conservation, Kristin opens sonic-emotional heart spaces in which powerful new awareness, connection and healing can flourish. She works regularly with other thought leaders and change-makers to amplify important wisdom for our times through the powerful vehicle of music.
Kristin has performed throughout the world at countless environmental concerts and peace symposiums including; TEDx San Francisco, The Emoto Peace Project concert in Tokyo, the signing of The Fuji Declaration at Mt. Fuji, and with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. Her "Song for the Ocean" was performed at Sydney Opera House by a choir of 800 Australian children. She is currently on the board of FIONS (Friends of Institute of Noetic Sciences), an active member of The Evolutionary Leaders, an UPLIFT Connect "Heartist," and a musical ambassador for the organization UNITY EARTH.
Ida Prester is the Croatian entrepreneur, media presenter and singer-songwriter of the bands Lollobrigida, Frau Casio and MAiK and mother of two boys.
With the band Lollobrigida she became one of the most successful electro-pop girl-leading bands in the region, and in 2009 won the MTV Award for the best performer in the region.
She is also known for publicly advocating for the rights of the LGBT+ population strongly supporting the idea that same-sex couples should not be denied the right to parenthood. She supported the #beingbetter campaign aimed at increasing tolerance towards people of different sexual orientations. Ida was part of the campagne #pinkypromise breast self-examination campaign, that saved 13 lives so far (women who reported discovering a tumor thanks to this video). She is also a part of project “She is more so much more” with the goal of emphasizing uniqueness and value of each woman and with a desire to raise awareness of the daily struggles that women have and to empower them to share their stories and to stand up for themselves.
Ana Divac is an actress who graduated from the Academy of Drama Art in Belgrade, Serbia. In 1989, with the drafting of her husband, Vlade Divac, into the NBA, she moved to the U.S. where she was running several successful businesses. She got the award for "Most Successful Business Woman" on the West Coast in 2004.
In June 2007, The Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation was created with an initial focus on addressing the problem of refugees and internally displaced persons, still living in collective centers throughout Serbia, some as many as 15 years after fleeing their homes. In addition to supporting refugees and displaced persons, the Foundation is dedicated to creating better conditions for upbringing children and young people, the development of philanthropy in Serbia and social entrepreneurship. The Foundation spent more than 20 million USD for all implemented activities.
Ana Divac has received numerous awards for her philanthropic engagement and work of the Foundation, which testify to the continued commitment to building a society in which citizens take responsibility and understand the power of communion in solving social problems.
Coach & Founder
Meet Erica Ballard. A woman who jumped from job to job – hoping to find a company that let her be herself while doing work that mattered. She never found that place, which is why she left the corporate world to start a business to change that for other women.
retainHER provides the data insights companies need to retain, recruit and advance women. Unlike other workplace solutions that focus on employee workplace behaviors to solve retention issues and culture needs, retainHER assesses the whole company and woman. Because we understand that women's career decisions are based on what they need as a person first and as an employee second.
Prior to creating retainHER, Erica ran a successful health and life coaching practice for four year and spent ten years in the public health sector. She has a MS from Tufts University School of Medicine. She currently lives in Denver with her husband, daughter, and pup.
Aklea Neon is a travelling musician from Croatia, one woman band and eco-conscious activist. She uses her life experiences she gained from traveling as an inspiration in her work.
Contagious afro sound and melodic vocals with mantric ethno breaks are putting Aklea Neon in the spotlight as one of the brightest aspiring artists of the year in Croatia. This fairy of rhyme and beat has only five singles and already two music awards: Ambassador Live act of the year 2020. and Zlatko Turkalj’s SIngersongwriter of the year. What sets Aklea apart from the singer-songwriter crowd, is her magnetic presence and a unique one-woman-bend approach while performing live. Aklea had the honour to be selected for Femme Nouvelle compilation and to stand voice to voice with the most well known singersongwriters in Croatia.
On 24 February 2022, Aklea released her debut studio album Dođi na joji.
Pien Oosterman from the Netherlands is a successful businesswoman married and mother of two boys of 17 and 19, stepmother of two daughters of 26 and 30 and a son of 28. Weekend foster parent.
Started working after dropping out of medical university in different jobs as ski-instructor, waiter in a restaurant, receptionist, office manager and marketing/sales assistant.
Got a fantastic opportunity to develop herself as software tester and found many exciting challenges in the IT industry. Worked as CEO of Levi9 until 1/2/2022. Will start on the first of May as CEO of the Software Improvement Group.
Her most important drivers: independence, friendliness, respect, responsibility.
Her strongest beliefs: Most people are good. Everybody thinks he/she does what is right.
Her most precious thing in life: People who care. The people I care for.
Laura Blumenthal is an elected councillor on Wokingham Borough Council in England. Having held this position since 2015 she is currently leading the Council’s strategy to tackle poverty and promote equality.
Laura holds an MSc in International Public Policy from University College London and is passionate about getting more women involved in politics. She is a mentor with 50:50 Parliament which seeks to get gender parity in politics and Laura helps guide female candidates during
Outside of politics Laura works in communications for a UK bank where she focuses on publicising support available for female entrepreneurs. Enthusiastic about helping women step up, reach their potential and take control of their lives, Laura would love for you to encourage at least one woman in your life to think about going into politics, including yourself.
Parizad Mazda is a founder of ‘Conscious Embodied Wisdom Living’
Parizad is a Holistic, Integrative and Counselling Psychologist. She is also an internationally certified and experienced Yoga and Meditation Teacher.
She has a background in Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience having studied it from various world leading experts and academic institutions in Australia and the United States. She specializes in the field of Early Childhood Trauma, Addictions, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Personality Disorders, and in various healing modalities. She is a firm believer in employing an integrative, compassionate and embodied approach to healing. This may involve combining the mind, body and soul, science, medicine, ancient wisdom, and astrology to help each soul evolve and transform on their unique life journey.
Parizad is particularly passionate about championing ‘Women’s’ Empowerment’, and awakening and honouring the ‘Divine Feminine’ in each soul, as it has the power to heal the Earth, repair bloodlines, and save future generations from potential harm.
Parizad is also passionate about animals, nature, music, lives of Saints, and Spiritual Liberation.
Author & Therapist
Author of the International bestseller, 7 Karma Codes, and Creator of the world's first Karma Wisdom Oracle in Italian, Suzy Singh is a Mental Health Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Karma teacher, International Wellness Speaker and Advisor to the Board at NGO We-Listen. As a therapist and coach Suzy has helped thousands across the globe.
She writes extensively for several Wellbeing publications & has been an active jury member on the Business World 40 under 40 Wellbeing and Healthcare Awards 2021 & 2022.
She is the founder of Grief Circle, a humanitarian service that offers support and healing to grief-stricken individuals and a youtube mentor to the youth.
Brenda Kali is the Founder of Conscious Companies and the Conscious Leadership Academy. One of the leading voices in advocating conscious, ethical leadership, she has over the years set into motion a stream of consciousness that is organically changing the landscape of how business is done and the ethos of leadership.
Her twenty-five-year tenure as an executive saw the reputational turnaround of major companies and set her on a journey that would have an impact, not only in her life, but on countless other organizations in her quest to build conscious leadership capacity. Fascinated by the observations she had gleaned after time in the corporate space, she resolved to deepen the understanding of power, purpose, productivity, profit and responsibility in the workplace, infused with a different quality of thinking and being in the world. This inspired her to write “Beyond Corporate Sludge”, Insights to create balance and harmony in the workplace and “Veritas: The Search for Conscious Leadership and Truth in a Fractured World”
Martina Tišljar Is an internationally acclaimed EFT coach, advanced EFT practitioner and “Matrix reimpritning using EFT” practitioner. EFT is her greatest passion and this technique, amongst all others she practices, is the one she prefers.
Martina is also recognized as an angel whisperer. She became a practitioner of the various acclaimed methods such as Picture Tapping Technique, evidence-based EFT, the school or work by Byron Katie, ACE Flow, NLP, Hipnosis, life coaching ,etc.
“My calling is the calling of the soul - I am a warrior of Light, adevotee of Divine. All of my activities I surrender in gods hands, all that I do belongs to God. I’m just trying to give back out of gratitude for everything that was given to me. Spirituality is an extraordinary important aspect of my journey. I am not doing anything without God in equation.” - Martina
Speaker & Mountaineer
Sangeeta S Bahl
Sangeeta S Bahl is an amazing inspirational and motivational speaker , an acclaimed international Image consultant and a passionate mountaineer. She is a TEDX speaker . She is a DTM from Toastmasters International and has captivated audiences from corporate to educational institutions and conferences.
She is a mother to a teenager, a doting wife to her mountaineer husband, a caring daughter, a true friend and a confidant and mentor to thousands.
Her background has spanned travelling worldwide with her stint in the airline industry where she has worked with over 80 nationalities, bringing to the table the awesome cultural diversity. She is a story teller where her experiences weave and conjure images of the extraordinary. Her presentations and talk illustrate the importance of living a dream as her motto “ Nothing is impossible.” Her stories unfold the way to “ keep going” inspite of hurdles, disappointments and failures. She has a high resolution multi-media presentations on the 7 continents she is climbing and Everest was the highlight in 2018.
She created history by scaling Mount Everest at 53 years and became the oldest Indian woman from India to do so.
Meet Shasvathi Siva, whose TED X talk on "Divorce is normal" has resonated with women all across. After her own divorce in 2018, she took it upon herself to fight the prejudices against divorced women in India. She also runs a support group to break the taboo and empower women who are looked down upon because of their failed marriages.
It doesn't matter which culture you belong to, divorced women all over the world complain of discrimination. The degree may vary, but the injustice prevails! Shasvathi is about to publish her first book called "Divorce is normal" to reach as many people as she can and remove the stigma around divorce for women.
Entrepreneur, Consultant & Investor
Deeksha Ahuja is an entrepreneur, consultant and investor with 9 years of entrepreneurial experience across various sectors. She co-founded her first venture, Cedarwood, in the education sector 7 years ago, which now delivers 500,000+ hours of skilling courses to 5000+ students.
In 2018, Deeksha founded Collaborat-her, a boutique consulting firm that aims at creating, nurturing and kickstarting some of the most innovative initiatives to foster the startup ecosystem. Being a big believer in the power of collaboration, Deeksha believed that multiple ecosystems working together could create a larger impact. The same impact is created through unique IPs for a diverse set of entrepreneurs; all focused on helping their ventures achieve scale and sustainability through collaboration.
In 2020, Deeksha co-founded Encubay, a women entrepreneur focused incubator/network company. Encubay offers access to mentors, credits and resources, assistance with HR, PR, branding, marketing, corporate tie-ups and even VC firms who might be interested in investing in the portfolio startups. Encubay Angel Network is an offshoot of Encubay, founded as a response to the lack of funding that was making its way into the hands of early-stage startups founded by women. The angel network aims to create a collective of women who want to invest in women-led startups, thereby increasing the funding that is being provided to diverse startups.
Though Deeksha wears many hats, as a consultant, investor, collaborator and more, she will always remain an entrepreneur at heart and is committed to enabling growth in the startup ecosystem through diversity and sustainability as the driving force behind her work.
Jelena Šribar has 10+ years of experience in HR Director roles across several leading multinational companies in FMCG, banking and retail. She worked in Serbia, Western Balkan region and CEE.
Since 2020 she’s been leading the HR team in Mercator-S (IDEA, Roda, Mercator and VELPRO), second largest retailer in Serbia.
Thanks to its 8000+ people Mercator-S is one of the five biggest companies in the country and Jelena makes sure their voice is heard and their personal wellbeing and professional growth are company’s continuous priorities.
Gender agenda has always been high in Jelena’s interest, including academic research on factors influencing women’s career and glass ceiling phenomenon, as well as designing and leading support workshops for divorced women.
She is a psychologist and a psychotherapist by education, and an HR Enthusiast by choice and strong personal beliefs. Loves yoga, travelling and reading fiction.
Sanela Feković is a psychologist (University of Durham, England) and an accredited systemic family therapist (Family Constellations by Bert Hellinger), specialising in bodywork and trauma work.
For more than 13 years, Sanela has been working individually and in groups (in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Italy), with personal and family topics, in schools with educators and transforming businesses with businesspeople.
She is the author of Dance of the Shadows (orig. Ples senki) - a free form dance method - which she started in 2011. Furthermore, she has been studying the Rosen method - conscious touch bodywork - since 2014, and she is currently finishing her practical year.
She spent more than 15 years abroad, gaining cross-cultural experiences and knowledge that she readily combines in her work approach; she works in Serbian, English and Spanish.
Natalija comes from Macedonia. Her biggest passion is music and expressing through music. She sings and plays piano, acoustic guitar and bass guitar. For several years she took lessons in solo singing, where she practiced her voice through opera.
She is a part of a female pop-band named D Chicks. She participated in several festivals alone and with the band.
When she sings, she speaks from the heart as deeply connected to her true self. While practicing music, a new colorful world opens up. Music is the universal language that everyone understands. Her wish is to inspire more women to express their highest potential, doing what they are born to do.
Deepa Reddy was born and brought up in Bangalore India.
She is passionate about her work, especially about redefining clothes for all age groups, that is how the OPEN TRUNK, multi designer fashion brand was created.
Married to Boopesh Reddy, famous Indian movie director,
Deepa is a mother of two boys. She is the head of Nolte kitchens India and secretary of school Sishu Griha.
Deepa loves to travel and to learn more about the people and world around us, by helping others and expressing her philanthropist nature.
Doctor of Chinese medicine
Ana Žikić Burtscher
- Faculty of Medicine, University in Belgrade ;
- Specialist academic studies in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation;
- Education in classical homeopathy, at Simillimum;
- London International College of Homeopathy;
- University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing; choosing Acupuncture and Moxibustion as major courses.
- Harvard Medical School, Boston, Continuing Medical Education, ˝ International Structural Acupuncture for Physicians˝;
- Head of education in the Department of Acupuncture and Techniques of Traditional Chinese Medicine, association Quanttes, Belgrade.
Organizer of the seminars of practical techniques of Chinese medicine - cupping, moxibustion and guasha; Organizer of workshops ˝ Practical usage of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Health Habits and Qi Gong ˝.
Certified instructor of Medical Qi Gong.
She is the ideological creator of the Acukin concept. This concept combines the postulates of Chinese medicine and 13 Moons 28 Days Calendar.
Her work is based on health prevention, improving the people’s quality of life and health of the patient.
A Psychologist by profession, Asja left her creatively exciting job in communications to live in Kazakhstan and later India where she began researching natural and non-invasive healing modalitues.
At the workshop, she will primarily talk from the angle of her own healing experience and everything she learned along the way. She is the student of Lone Sorensen, the most prominent Reflexologist of all time.
Ivana Kalinic was born in 1984 in Belgrade, Serbia, where she acquired her formal education as an Attorney at Law.
Deep spiritual quest led her to Mohanji, a philanthropist and spiritual teacher, who initiated her into MTM (Mohanji Transformation Method) and later into MFMP (Mohanji Future Mapping Process) techniques. Being a practitioner of these techniques gives her deep insights into challenges that people encounter on their individual soul journeys and also tools and unique ways of overcoming such hurdles.
Ivana is very dedicated to volunteer work and activities that add value to the world. In 2019, she became Mohanji Acharya, a practitioner who is authorised to spread Mohanji's teachings and techniques worldwide.