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Our Certified Facilitators have undergone extensive training in the modality of NUSHU Group. They are skilled in holding powerful space for others with deep compassion, heart, and empathy. We invite you to learn more about these wonderful individuals and reach out if you’d like to join an upcoming NUSHU Group they are facilitating.

NUSHU Group Facilitators

St George, Maine

SUSAN BATES

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Queens, NY

JOI CAMPBELL

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New York, NY

VANESSA FRIED

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Denver, CO

Michele Walter

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Baldwin Harbor, NY

TESS BRUNETTI

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Greenwich, CT

COURTNEY EVANS

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New York, NY

Colby Jones

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Cornish, NH

Dr. NIC CHOREN PAVICK

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Kansas City, MO

WHITNEY SWEENEY

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Philadelphia, PA

Carolyn Volokhonskiy

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Chattanooga, TN

LALA LEBOVITZ

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Malta, Europe

Ruth Bezzina

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Seattle, WA

Jean Dawkins

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Cincinnati, OH

AMANDA OFFORD

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NYC & Philadelphia

RASHIA BELL

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Nottingham, UK

Monique Fryer

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Harrisburg, PA

Beth Montgomery

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Charlotte, NC

Katie Beam

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Queens, NY

Joi Campbell, MHC

Joi is a trained NUSHU Group Facilitator and NUSHU Mentor. With a passion for group work, she is an experienced Social Emotional Clinician with a demonstrated history of working within the non-profit organization management industry. Joi holds over 13 years of culturally informed therapeutic experience. She currently designs, implements, and supervises programming, meeting the social-emotional needs of youth and young adults across the New York City metropolitan area. She holds her BA in Psychology and her MS in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University. Joi is also a lover of all things water related and finds enjoyment creating new memories with those closest to her.



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Completed Training Summer 2020


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St George, Maine

SUSAN BATES

Susan has been a Certified NUSHU Group Facilitator since December 2020. Her special focus is facilitating ongoing Groups for nonprofit leaders and women in the “third third” of their lives. She recently began developing team building Groups for organizations, both as one-off retreats and multi-session series. In crafting prompts and themes for Groups, Susan leans into her values of connection, creativity, and humility. Her goal is to create a space where participants can tap into and reveal their own inner wisdom. 

Susan has 30 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and board service. She is also a poet, avid reader, quilter, mother and grandmother. She lives at the end of a long dirt road in mid-coast Maine with her husband and dog. 


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Completed Training Fall 2020

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New York, NY

Vanessa Fried

Vanessa Fried has experience producing commercials and wellness events and has been an integral part of branding and merchandising businesses. During a time of self-exploration, she realized that her true passion lies in seeking, learning, growing, and evolving to meet life’s unexpected surprises. This realization helped her discover and better understand the shared human experience. Throughout the past six years, she has turned her dedication for wellness and spirituality into opportunities to connect and empower people as a yoga teacher, event curator, and Certified NUSHU Group Facilitator and Mentor. A native Brazilian, she has lived in New York for the past 30 years. Dance, meditation, long walks and her loving family make her heart happy.





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Completed Training Fall 2020


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Denver, CO


Michele L. Walter


Michele L. Walter is a Conscious Connection Guide. All her life, Michele knew she had a gift of finding and creating connection. But, like so many people, Michele never felt that she had the permission or “luxury” to explore her gift. So, she spent most of her life disconnected from herself, chasing after outside measures of success - from working as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice for 20 years, to becoming a 3-time Ironman. Despite all outward measures of success, Michele felt disconnected from herself, her life, and her deepest purpose. After experiencing several years of burnout, anxiety, and depression, Michele synchronistically found ancient teachings and wisdom in mindfulness meditation and coaching that allowed her to come back home to herself. At the age of 48, Michele quit her attorney job to become a full-time solo-preneur with her company, Life From The Summit, Mindfulness and Coaching. Through mindfulness meditation and coaching, Michele creates warm and welcoming places to guide people in creating more conscious connections in their lives– to themselves, other people, the world around them, and most of all, their truest purpose. Becoming a certified NUSHU Group Facilitator in 2020 allowed Michele to bring a new and deeper level to her work as a Conscious Connection Guide. Michele lives in Colorado with her pitbull Winnie. In addition to being an avid mountaineer, devoted dog mom, and aspiring guitarist, Michele is an Associate Certified Coach (through the International Coach Federation), a Certified Professional Coach (through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching), an Energy LeadershipTM Index Master Practitioner, and a certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher.    


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Completed Training Spring 2022


Cohort 3

Baldwin Harbor, NY

Tess Brunetti

Tess Brunetti brings her passion for self-compassion and sharing the motherhood experience into her work as a Certified NUSHU Group Facilitator. Tess leads discussion groups on topics relating to motherhood at libraries, non-profit organizations, and privately. She is on the Executive Board of her local PTA where she works to bridge gaps in school-family connections and bring more Latino culture awareness and acceptance to the suburbs of New York. Tess believes in the power of what a circle of people can bring. She builds on her use of intentional language and enjoys exploring cultural diversity and neurodiversity.






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Completed Training Spring 2021

Cohort 4

Greenwich, CT

COURTNEY EVANS

In a supportive coaching alliance, Courtney Evans, NBC-HWC, a national board-certified Health + Wellness Coach, works with clients to create a space of exploration where they can reconnect to their wellness wisdom and body trust to create healing in all aspects of their holistic health. Through deep care + listening, transformative exercises that catalyze meaningful mindset shifts, accountability and action-oriented support, clients move toward a place of better in their lives. Courtney holds health coaching certifications in Women’s Hormone Health, Gut Microbiome Health and Emotional Eating Psychology. She began her career researching health and wellness trends in the public markets before attaining an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. She arrived at health and wellness coaching after a personal journey to recover her immune system.

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Completed Training Spring 2021

Cohort 4

New York, NY


Colby Jones

Colby is a gifted storyteller and communicator whose passion lies in helping people unlock their potential and live a successful life defined by them. By day, she helps executives and brands with their messaging and communications programs, and by night, she's a mom, active dinner companion, and professional dog snuggler.








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Completed Training Spring 2021


Cohort 4

Cornish, NH

Dr. Nic Choren Pavick

Nic was raised on a homestead, flitting about the farm and forging trails in the woods. Both athletic and academic, Nic dreamed of becoming a doctor, dancer, and naturalist. She is living those dreams! After 25 years curating a wealth of knowledge and honing her talents, she has evolved as the creatrix of the Earth-Body approach for holistic fitness and regenerative health (self) care. Her signature offerings include a NUSHU-facilitated, Earth-Body Community Group. She is also a NUSHU Mentor.




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Completed Training Spring 2021

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Kansas City, MO

Whitney Sweeney

Whitney is a trauma-informed, certified Life Coach and certified NUSHU Group Facilitator and Mentor. As the owner of Open Spaces Coaching, LLC, she empowers clients going through transitional times in their lives to move forward with self-love and self-compassion. Whitney's coaching and facilitation style allows space for clients to feel seen, heard and held. She's a single parent of two young adults and in her spare time learns foreign languages, cooks, travels, dances, and plays with her two dogs.





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Completed Training Spring 2021

Cohort 4

Philadelphia, PA

Carolyn Volokhonskiy

Carolyn is an HR Professional and Energy Practitioner passionate about incorporating intuition and energy work into everyday life in practical ways, and that includes the workplace! She is certified in Kabbalistic Energy Healing and is a Reiki Master Teacher experienced in creating customized distance sessions for clients all over the world. It’s no surprise she weaves meditation, mindfulness, and energy healing into her NUSHU Groups to help participants relax into the experience.







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Completed Training Spring 2021


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Chattanooga, TN

LaLa Lebovitz

LaLa Lebovitz is a “connector and curator for the curious.” As a Certified NUSHU Group Facilitator, meditation guide, and yoga instructor, she assists individuals and groups to focus on growth through self-inquiry. She has cultivated an intuitive ability and unique voice. She is compassionate and her deep listening skills are gifts her clients rely on. LaLa has provided mentorships, organized retreats and led group workshops internationally and also consults as a Corporate Wellness Advisor.



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Completed Training Spring 2022

Cohort 5

Malta, Europe

Ruth Bezzina

Ruth is the founder of Common Routs, which aims to embolden others through the Arts. Her literature courses, inspired by various texts and nature, allow for the finding of voice and creative spirit. Ruth has weaved in the NUSHU modality as a means to empower community on an individual and collective level.

She seeks authenticity, as solitude has become increasingly important to her so has genuine connection. How do we find our tribe, ourselves? Ruth believes that many of the answers are held within, all that we require is to pause and listen, reflect and act – we find our tribe by living our Truth. She offers the space to find grounding by building stronger roots and routes, as well as finding and trusting your intuition, “for there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought” (Spenser).



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Completed Training Spring 2022


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Seattle, WA

Jean Dawkins

Jean is the founder of Seattle-based You Have To Just Start, where she inspires and empowers moms to choose the life they want when their kids leave home. She is a Certified NUSHU Group Facilitator which allows her to hold space for the groups of women she supports. In addition, she is an Accredited Mama RisingTM Facilitator, teaching and sharing the ground-breaking insight of matrescence with the world.






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Completed Training Spring 2022


Cohort 5

Cincinnati, OH (and her soul is in Mallorca)

Amanda Offord

Amanda is an advisor on the Human Design System & a Certified NUSHU Group Facilitator. Guiding others through the context of Human Design, Amanda integrates practices supporting their unique energetic makeup and reacquainting them with their inner knowing. Through NUSHU Group, she offers a safe, supportive space for expressing it—no matter how imperfectly. Amanda believes we serve each other most meaningfully when we honor ourselves deeply, and that potent change can still be gentle, playful, and fun.



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Completed Training Spring 2022

Cohort 5

NYC & Philadelphia

RASHIA BELL

Rashia Bell is the co-founder & CEO of The Cristalline, a holistic energy lifestyle company that serves to help one find balance and alignment. Her work is rooted in intuitive connectivity, through a mind/body and spatial connection with natural crystal stones. Rashia is an Energetic Interior Designer and a certified Crystal Healer, Reiki & LaHoChi Healer and Yoga Instructor. She has also completed trainings in Akashic Records, Ancestral Trauma and Herbalism. Rashia has lead workshops for all ages, and hosted private events, and retreats around the world. The Cristalline products have been featured in exclusive brand collaborations such as Equinox & Carbon38. As an esteemed resident healer and Meditation Master at the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown and Philadelphia, she has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, on Net-A-Porter, and Goop.
 
In May 2020, Rashia co-founded an elemental energy natural sleep wellness company RE.VITYL, which is all about prioritizing natural sleep health for greater wellbeing and living a vibrant life.



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Completed Training Spring 2022

Cohort 5

Charlotte, NC

Katie Beam

Katie has been a Certified NUSHU Group Facilitator since July 2021 and also served as a mentor within Facilitator Training. She discovered NUSHU after a period of significant change and loss in her life. As Katie began to delve into the work of mindfulness and self-reflection, it was the power of the NUSHU training that led her to claim a more intentional and authentic way of life.

Katie has built upon her previous career as an interior designer and her personal experience as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and active community member to create group experiences that invite participants into deeper self-awareness and understanding of their own lives through the joy of self-reflection as well as connecting with each other. Katie believes in the transformation that can happen within a thought-provoking discussion and the healing nature of sacred sharing. Her Group work incorporates mindfulness and self-expression through writing and storytelling. 
Katie enjoys yoga, spending time outdoors, writing, learning, and connecting with the people (and dogs) she loves.




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Completed Training Spring 2021

Cohort 4

Harrisburg, PA


Beth Montgomery


Beth Montgomery is an aura & energy medium who fell in love with the NUSHU modality at first sight. Incorporating NUSHU into her Moon Tree Bathing Groups has been “beautiful to witness.” Beth’s main mission in life is to love and gently guide others to discovering their own unique, magical gifts.









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Completed Training Spring 2022


Cohort 5

Nottingham, UK

Monique Fryer

Monique is a trained NUSHU Group Facilitator, experienced yoga teacher, and creator of mentorship programs for yoga teachers. Being in NUSHU Group provided her with a much-needed and welcome space to tap into her sense of self once more. As a woman in midlife and mother of two grown-up children, Monique is keen to support others who want to BE beyond the expectations or the cliches. Her work integrates elements of yoga, and mindfulness, to greet you with presence without judgment in a space that uplifts and transforms. Weaving these modalities into NUSHU Group to celebrate self-expression and support people to feel fully seen and celebrate their uniqueness.

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Completed Training Spring 2022


Cohort 5

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