MEDITATION & KIRTAN FACILITATOR
Lulu has been in the meditation field for over thirteen years. Her journey to Self-Realization began in her home-country, Italy, when she received initiation in Dzogchen, or the Great Perfection teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. She soon realized that meditation was more than a powerful way to destress, it taught her the art of living. After moving to Los Angeles, Lulu immersed herself in Vedic and Vipassana meditation. She learned to purify her mind, but it was only after attending her first Kirtan that her heart finally melted. Her love for chanting and leading Kirtan led her to find God in Bhakti Yoga.
Lulu is based in Santa Monica, but travels the world leading meditation and yoga retreats in private estates. Her current public classes are held at Ceremony Meditation in Venice Beach. She is a passionate storyteller and published author, contributing editor to The Daily Mail, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan and Vogue magazines. Her background includes certifications in Hatha Yoga, Thai Bodywork and Mindful-Self-Compassion, along with several Breathwork trainings under the direct tutelage of Wim Hof.
Lulu's ultimate life purpose is to share unique tools for finding happiness and freedom. Over the past ten years, she has created and taught a unique Yoga, Breathwork and Meditation program devoted to visually impaired students of the Braille Institute of Los Angeles. After years of study and practice she has developed a meditation technique called, Bhakti Meditation: Path Of The Heart. Inspired by Bhakti Yoga, Vipassana and non-dual Tantra lineages, this practice is based on the premise that the mind cannot be purified without the melting of the heart.
SALLY FORMOSA & CRYSTAL SOUFER
PEACE PRAYER FACILITATORS
Sally Formosa is a mentor and youthful elder on the spiritual path. She is adept at teaching and sharing transformative methods for awakening and self realization, as well as many keys for creating a heart-opening, joy filled life. She currently facilitates monthly Om Circles for World Peace in Woodland Hills.
Crystal Soufer devotes her days to mentoring young people in kindness, caring, and treating others as ourself. She is has been blessed with a background of exposure to the wisdom teachings and and religions of the world, and has practiced meditation since a young age. It is her honor to share methods of meditation and awakening such as the OM (AUM) that can bring genuine peace, contentment and levity to the heart by re-identifying with the soul-self.
Where does my yoga journey begin? The best answer would maybe be… in some other life. I was lucky enough to be born and raised in a family that lives and breathes true yoga. I grew up learning and practicing mantra meditation and yoga as a lifestyle. Having grown up living around yoga my whole life, I decided to pursue an AA degree in International Business. As the busyness of “life” began to come to the forefront, my yogic upbringing became less of an importance and focus.
After graduating with honors, I soon found myself unexpectedly pregnant… Deciding to take a hiatus from the things that had primarily taken up my time and energy – college, full time work, travel and surfing – I was able to reflect on and return to my yoga roots. This is when I realized how important yoga is to me and my spiritual progression. Humbling myself I decided to embark on a 200 hour teacher training program with Tamal Yoga School to help build upon my life experiences and knowledge of yoga.
After becoming a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor, I realized this was the perfect tool to share the amazing life changing powers of yoga that have molded me into the – daughter, sister, mother, lover and friend – I am today.