Facilitators for Mother Daughter Day
Kid’s Yoga Practitioner
All About Lesley
A southern California girl and former competitive volleyball player, Lesley discovered yoga as a way to heal from sports injuries and as a side hobby to compliment her running habit while in graduate school. The physical and metal transformation that came from her consistent practice inspired her to deepen her knowledge and understanding of the ancient system of yoga and she has been an inspired student and teacher of this moving meditation for 15+ years.
Lesley has an obvious passion for sharing the endless benefits of a consistent yoga practice with kids, teens and families. She strongly believes that yoga can be an amazing foundation to build confidence and self-respect, discipline and awareness as well as kindness and acceptance. She strives to foster self -esteem by teaching positive habits for mind, body and spirit while providing simple and effective tools to deal with everyday stress.
Lesley and her husband, Mike, are recent transplants to Sonoma from San Francisco with their children, Noah, 9 years old, and Luciana, 6 years old and recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary together.
Founder-The Theater School
All About Libby
Libby Oberlin is the owner and educational director of The Theater School, an educational theater company guiding young people towards authentic self-expression, safe emotional awareness, and meaningful shared discovery. She teaches classes and workshops in Sonoma and the Bay Area using her unique combination of humor and understanding to connect with, and mentor, young people and teenagers.
Libby received her Master’s degree in Educational Theater from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts from Hofstra University. She is an educator at The Girls Leadership Institute using theater-based techniques to lead workshops for girls and parents in the practices of emotional intelligence, assertive self-expression, and healthy friendships. Libby works with Sonoma Theatre Alliance as educational director of their Teens ‘N Training program and is a children’s theater director for The Performing Arts Academy of Marin.
Libby is a professional actress in the Bay Area, and has performed on countless stages in New York City and Massachusetts. She lives in Sonoma with her husband, her daughter Maeve, and their Corgi Julius.
Co-Founder of heART Without Borders
All About Shannon
For most mothers, there is the wish for their daughters to be strong and healthy. Or maybe their wish is for a heaping load of emotional intelligence and success. Or…to just be happy…however that looks for her. The wish list for our daughters is a mile long.
But what about wishing for them to FEEL a certain way. Don’t we want them to go throughout the day feeling connected or creative or peaceful? Imagine your day if your one ideal feeling was creativity and you just spent the whole day walking around taking beautiful photos and telling stories in your head about them? Now imagine if your daughter could tap into a similar feeling every day?
Focusing on feelings and desires with students allows them to feel more in control, and asking them pointed questions about their feelings gives them the space that they’ve been searching for to share. Through a serious of activities, Moms and Daughters will spend a bit of time learning to trust, be their own, unique selves and connect with each other through words of feeling. Get ready, get vulnerable and learn: What do I need to do to feel the way I want to feel?
Michelle Dale & Piper Abodeely
G3 Founders and CEOs
All About Michelle
Michelle Dale is a passionate advocate in helping women and girls integrate health and vitality in their personal, professional and educational endeavors.
She is gifted at attracting cooperation and uncovering talent through teamwork. She has lived and studied extensively in France and Italy and has a degree in International Business.
As a G3 Founder, Michelle utilizes her talents to support women and girls in cultivating healthy and well balanced lifestyles. Michelle lives in Sonoma with her two daughters and their beloved dog and cat. She can be seen cruising around on her bicycle and enjoying the good life in beautiful Northern California wine country.
All About Piper
Piper Abodeely is an Organizational Development Consultant and Executive Coach who partners with individuals and teams to leverage potential and create high performing, sustainable results. With an impassioned, creative, and motivating style, Piper has an extensive record leading others to maximize performance, exceed expectations and achieve great levels of success.
Piper has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small business executives, young adults, and everybody in between! Piper has a multitude of resources to offer and will focus on Strategic Communication skills at the G3 conference. Piper lives in Sonoma with her husband and three kids. She enjoys being active, drinking great wine and integrating into the dynamic community.
A jack-of-all-trades public relations professional with 25 years of experience in mission-based marketing, Lisa Lilenthal has a history of helping organizations elevate thoughts and ideas into brands. Consulting for nearly 20 years has given Lisa the chance to be entrepreneurial and to represent a diverse collection of clients, with one common thread: strategic communications programs built around a mission or the opportunity for advocacy.
Her client base is built primarily around environment and sustainability, healthcare, and education. She has a boutique consultancy and a long track record of success working with top tier, national media.
As a woman with a disability raising a child with Down syndrome, Lisa also works as an advocate and has served on the boards of the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County and Down Syndrome Pregnancy. She is also the past chairman of the Community Advisory Committee for the Saddleback Valley Unified School District.
Chelsea Cotton draws from a wide range of traditional and non-traditional learning experiences that have fostered her yearning for ancient ways of being to be remembered. With a BA in Women’s Studies & Ethnic Studies from Mills College.
Chelsea has participated in international leadership development & service through Mother Teresa’s home for the destitute, the NGO Women in Action in Tanzania, and facilitated women’s healing circles in Greece. In addition,she has studied with a Shamanic healer for the past 14 years.
Through this she has spent time with indigenous cultures and experienced wisdom transfer within these South American traditions. Chelsea now serves Shakti Rising and her community through her work as the NorCal Regional Director.
Hello my name is Regina Powers. I am first generation Irish and originally from Boston, Massachusetts and now a happy California transplant. I have been a registered nurse since 1983 and completed a minor in Psychology. I then continued in the traditional medical model receiving my degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from UCSF in1997. My advanced practice has been primarily in Family Practice/Integrative Health and Emergency Medicine.
As I began my Integrative journey I started out as a Reiki Master before continuing on to discover many other healing modalities. I certified in Cranial Sacral therapy through the Upledger Institute, along with Touch for Health with Dr. John Thie, and then completed a 4-year training at The Barbra Brennan School of Healing as an Energy healing practitioner.
Through my education and experience in western medicine I have a solid foundation to fully understand and safely integrate the best of traditional and integrative practices. I have a vast skill set and am able to uncover many aspects of the individual (Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and ancestral), working with both children and adults. I do this with the intention of assisting to help bring individuals back into a state of balance. Each individual unique, and a blend of modalities are sometimes called for and I may also utilize flower essences and nutritional supplements to aid on your healing journey.
I have a private practice in Sonoma, CA and work individually and with groups by way of Sol Journeys on the land. I look forward to making your acquaintance.
Susie Cook’s past 10 years of personal mindfulness practice in the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition inspires her work as a mindfulness practitioner and teacher. She also offers workshops on mindfulness practices blended with positive methods specifically tailored for parents, teachers, administrators, and business managers. She sees social emotional learning throughout the lifespan as a key component to personal as well as institutional shifts.
She has her Masters in Counseling Psychology and a Marriage & Family Therapist license in California. Since 2012, Susie has been actively involved with the Northern California Shambhala community and, currently, Susie is the Center Director of the Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center.
She lives in Sonoma California with her husband of 20 years and their two children. Susie joyfully spends most of her time mothering and has a passion for uncovering basic goodness in herself and others.
Jenna Maze is a wife, mother, daughter and friend with a diverse background from an eclectic family. At a young age, she realized the importance of mentorship, relying on adults from every spectrum to lift her up and keep her moving in the right direction.
As a licensed Cosmetologist for 9 years, she has developed incredible strength and insight with the women who surround her as clients, friends, and professional peers.
Constantly seeking education for personal and professional development, her business in the beauty industry has evolved to an all-encompassing focus on internal health, mental and emotional fitness, and redefining what beauty means to us all.
Laura Fraize’s journey in health and fitness first began in a small town where sports were life. Raised by a single mom, she was constantly shuttled from one practice to the next as a way to stay busy and out of trouble.
At a young age, she was inspired by the coaches and teachers around her that promoted hard work and dedication as a way to honor your teammates and yourselves.
Her love for movement and athletics helped her to navigate adolescence with a positive body image, praised for speed and strength rather than stats and size. It is a message she is trying to help her (2) daughters understand and practice now. Feed your soul with movement, music, passion, teamwork, community, and good things will happen inside and out!
Currently Laura is a fitness instructor in her local community and is grateful for the opportunity to help people find their own strength and beauty with the time they have gifted themselves.
Nina Schultz has over a decade of experience as an education specialist and child advocate. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Communications from UC San Diego and a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dominican University. Integrating her expertise in sensory integration and mindful practices, Nina developed and implemented a relevant outlook on the interconnectivity of the central nervous system, environmental stressors and reflective consciousness with empathy and gratitude as cornerstones.
As a youth advocate and two-time cancer warrior, Nina brings a heart-centered approach to overcoming challenges with certainty, compassion, humor and grace. She believes in empowering others to take each obstacle, big or small, as an opportunity to grow and transform with each step of the way. Nina’s passion is providing mentorship and guidance to today’s youth as they become tomorrow’s leaders, thinkers and world changers.
Stephanie J. Armstrong is the Founder & Executive Director of Heart of Leadership, a San Diego based non-profit organization that helps young women develop their natural leadership abilities, navigate the pressures of our “achievement culture”, and work together to impact communities they care about. As a teen, Stephanie was an achiever, and her mission is to help liberate women and girls from the confines of perfectionism to live and lead with their whole hearts. www.heartofleadership.org.
Maribel Campos is not only a driven community member and volunteer, but she also excels in her academics. At Sonoma Valley High School, she has managed to attain a weighted 3.7 grade point average. She participates in numerous clubs, such as AVID club, the Hispanic Honorary Society, Key Club, CSF lifetime member, FFA Club, and Link Crew and is the Boys & Girls Club California State Youth of the Year. She won first place as a reporter at an FFA public speaking competition, and is not only the first in her family to graduate high school, but also to attend college.
Libby Oberlin is Owner and Education Director of The Theater School, an educational theater studio committed to guiding young people towards authentic self-expression, emotional awareness, and meaningful shared discovery. Libby recently opened a 35-seat black box theater studio in Sonoma. Libby uses her unique combination of humor and understanding to connect with, and mentor young people and teenagers. Libby holds a Master’s degree in Educational Theater and a Bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts. www.thetheaterschool.com
Piper Abodeely developed the e.n.g.a.g.e. your life! program after she graduated from college and felt the need for more clarity. The goal was to develop a dynamic program centered on gaining clarity and confidence through a six step interactive process. This workshop is not only an opportunity, but a stepping stone to claim ownership that will continue throughout one’s life. It is our hope, and more than that, our passion, to inspire and experience this growth and transformation in young adults.
Michelle Dale is a passionate advocate in helping people integrate health and vitality in their personal and professional endeavors. Her professional experience ranges from corporate recruiting and training to the food and beverage industry. Expertise in sales, networking, management, hospitality and health/wellness has allowed Michelle to develop a proven holistic approach to the many demands women face in modern life. She is gifted at attracting cooperation and uncovering talent through teamwork.
She has lived and studied extensively in France and Italy and has a degree in International Business. As a G3 Founder, Michelle utilizes her talents to support women in cultivating healthy and well balanced lifestyles. Michelle lives in Sonoma with her two daughters and their beloved dog and cat. She can be seen cruising around on her bicycle and enjoying the good life in beautiful Northern California wine country.