Founder of The Convergence Retreat, Eliza Maroney - also known as The Cannabis Yogi - has gained national recognition in publications such as Forbes, PopSugar and more as an innovative yoga instructor and life coach offering classes that are carefully curated and paired with plant medicine and energetic exploration. Co-founder of Lucky Box Club, her signature vinyasa-yin hybrid classes go beyond traditional asana sequences and include sound healing, meditation and yummy hands on adjustments that take yoga to a whole new level.
Dee has been helping people cultivate vitality and a grounded yet erotic spiritual practice since 2009, when she opened her cannabis-enhanced yoga and sex coaching company, Ganja Yoga. Over thirteen years, she's helped thousands of people around the world experience more bliss in their lives, - through her classes, best-selling book, teacher training, on-demand subscription portal, private sessions, CBD line, and 12-hour sexy self-love course, 'Go Fuck Yourself.' She's trained in the Tantra Yoga tradition of Swami Satyananda Saraswati.
Amy Branum, AHP, RH(AHG) is an herbalist who has been working with the plants for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, focusing on botany, from the University of North Carolina- Ashevillle, and began her herbal studies at the North Carolina School of Natural Medicine. In 2015, she graduated from the California College of Ayurveda, She has since become an NAMA certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, and a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild.
NATIVE DESPACHO CEREMONY
Mindy Galloway is a practitioner of awareness and self-love in order to inspire others to find their own authenticity and empowerment. A trained Women’s Circle facilitator, she helps others tap into the divine feminine through a series and combination of exercises, themes, movements, sounds and meditations. She hopes to one day see a world where we have an energetic balance in our society between masculine and feminine energy and to witness people supporting and lifting each other up with love.
Graduate of 200-hour hatha-based Chopra Center Yoga Teacher Training program, Sarah’s special focus on Ayurveda, the chakra system, and Primordial Sound meditation makes way for transformational yoga & wellness experience. Her Kundalini yoga practices help students navigate life by giving them tools to tap into their sensual energy body & find the answers within.
As a bonus, MaHannah is also lead esthetician and co-founder of Pure Dharma, an Ayurvedic skincare and wellness brand.
BREATHWORK & REIKI FOR BEGINNERS
Aria Diana Biswas is a certified reiki and breathwork practitioner who has facilitated group events at The Assembly and Anchor Meditation in San Francisco, Y7 in Los Angeles, the mindbodygreen office in New York, and for cannabis retreats including Meadowlands, Humble Bloom’s Field Trip, and MJ Lifestyle’s Visualize & Thrive. You’ll be gently guided into the experience with sound, hands-on reiki, meditation and visualizations to activate the imagination and tap into ancient reserves of memory and wisdom.
PREPARING FOR PLANT MEDICINE
Shortly after a life-changing traumatic brain injury in early 2020, Lumi was called the shamanic paths of Shipibo curanderismo, Ayahuasca, Chinese energetic medicine and Qigong.
As a student of these two ancient lineages and nature, she is dedicated to helping us all find the healer within. At the Convergence Retreat, Lumi will be teaching preparation & integration for Ayahuasca plant medicine ceremonies with a focus on harm reduction and conscious consumption.
After finding yoga to heal the pains and aches of doing bodywork for so long, her attention quickly shifted wanting to learn more about releasing holding patterns in the body within yoga poses and breathwork. Then once figuring out that cannabis enhanced yoga was not only capable but beneficial, there was no turning back on the love for creating classes for those who want to join in on the experience of elevated awareness.
So became Syoga.
For more than 20 years, Leon Willis has used grassroots activism to educate people about socio-economic injustices and advocate solutions through HIP HOP culture. Mr. Willis is an aerosol artist, arts educator, black belt in the martial arts, and a yoga teacher. His unique approach to trauma-informed and mindfulness-based body movement is tailored to maximize healing, especially for the disenfranchised. Since 2013 he has been teaching ALPHABETEX, a form of body movement he created that combines graffiti art, martial arts, and conscious breathing as a tool for self-expression and conflict resolution.