Meet Jelisa Difo, E-RYT, Reiki Healer
Vice President for Wellness Initiatives
With a background in education and public service, Jelisa’s various roles are aimed at helping humanity grow. She has worked in the non-profit sector as a community organizer and event planner, and most recently as an international wellness retreat coordinator. While serving as Community Liaison in Springfield, MA and for the Board of Education in NYC, Jelisa gained experience working with diverse demographics to reach a common goal.
In 2015, Jelisa’s life took a turn for the best. It was in St. Thomas where she found her first yoga teacher and embarked on a journey of transformation. After completing her 200-hour teacher training and four years of traveling the world, she learned that yoga and meditation are best when integrated into daily life, off the mat or cushion. Whether she is practicing daily meditation, yoga, Reiki or leading a retreat, Jelisa leads with curiosity and an open heart.
Meet Avery Lasky
Avery is in the process of pursuing her 200+ hour teacher training online with trauma informed home studio, North Port Yoga + Wellness (North Port, FL). She has been practicing Yoga and Meditation for three years to reduce stress, have a safe place to turn to, and use the asana practice as a way to cross train for her ballet practice. Avery was pursuing a professional ballet career with The School of Pennsylvania Ballet Trainee program for two years (2017-2018). She has a love, and passion for working with children and adults all of whom have special needs. For nine years she has been a volunteer with the Milford Recreation Departments Little Wing Adaptive Ballet Company in Milford, CT. Avery helped produce, direct, and choreograph the Apaptive version of The Nutcracker, with the goal to enrich their lives through a love of dance, classical ballet technique, music and the joys of artistic impression. Avery is eager to dive deeper into the world of Yoga, and soon begin to teach trauma-informed practices.