Meet our Board of Directors

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Marilyn Peppers-Citizen

Marilyn has been a wellness professional since 1992 and is dedicated to helping clients discover and achieve personal wellness goals. She is an International Association of Yoga Therapists-certified yoga therapist and national board-certified health and wellness coach. She was introduced to yoga in 1997 and has studied multiple traditions. Marilyn leads individual and small group yoga therapy focusing on adults aging well.

Marilyn is a retired Air Force Colonel and served 26 years active duty. She holds a PhD in public policy, a MA in business, and an MS in national resource strategy. She is experienced in strategic planning, international and interagency collaboration, and program management.

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Jill Apperson

Jill enjoys working, learning, and exploring the field of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). During the COVID-19 pandemic, she co-founded JabuMind, a mindfulness app for educators of all levels. She joined educators, administrators and mental health specialists who shared her belief in the importance of caring for classroom teachers.

Jill is also an author and illustrator of children’s books. Her books are part of Think Equal’s global initiative to provide SEL resources to children from pre-kindergarten to 3rd Grade. She has taught elementary school in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Okayama, Japan; and Mbabane, Eswatini. She earned her BA in French Literature from Pomona College and completed language training in comprehensive Italian at the Department of State Language Center in Rosslyn, Virginia.

Before starting JabuMind, Jill owned Jabulani Yoga Studio in Corona del Mar, California. She created and led youth yoga programs for the City of Newport Beach, California and at local elementary schools in Santa Ana, California. She is a certified iRest Teacher and practices and teaches somatic yoga, iRest, and yoga nidra.

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John Vosler

John Vosler is a multi-lineage yoga nidra educator and founder of Tri-BEing. His passion is helping clients realize their true nature by accessing their inner stillness. Through meditation, movement and holistic bodywork, John’s Los Angeles-based wellness practice provides education on how thoughts, emotions and the physical being are connected and empowers individuals to improve their lives.

Executives, athletes, celebrities, busy moms and burnt-out professionals are attracted to John's intuitive awareness and vast knowledge of the science of meditation. His infectious humor and compassionate heart make working with him a joy-filled experience.

John holds a degree in Human Development and is a certified bodyworker, massage and craniosacral therapist and has received certifications in yoga, pilates and other healing modalities.

In 2002, John was introduced to the profound practice of yoga nidra. At that point, he decided to shift the focus of his work to commit himself to guiding others to help them find their own natural state of being.

John teaches Internationally, leading trainings and retreats on the profound healing benefits of the ancient meditation practice of Yoga Nidra. You can find John on retreat in India, Bali, Peru, at Omega, Esalen and online.

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Duane Light

Duane Light is a Certified iRest Teacher, owner of Holistic Legal Solutions, and a retiring holistic attorney. He is currently creating an online program to help people consciously navigate traumatic legal issues.

He is also a musician who plays and records with a variety of bamboo and wooden flutes from around the world, notably Native American flutes and the Bansuri from India.

Duane lived and traveled in Asia for five years, where he studied and practiced Buddhist, Taoist, Chan, Yogic, and Zen traditions. When he began to study iRest with Richard Miller in 2013, his understanding and ability to teach matured. He now creates meditations and teachings for his course, filming his videos in the peaceful beauty of nature.

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Cameron McKinley

Cameron McKinley worked for many years as a writer, editor, poet and was co-founder of Word Salad, a naming business, earning an MA in Writing from the University of San Francisco along the way.

More in alignment with her BS in Social Work, and her call toward social justice and healing, she served on Restorative Justice Community Circles with nonprofit Restorative Resources in Sonoma Co.; advocated for children in the foster care system as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA); worked as a Grief Counselor for the Marin Co. Dept. of Health; served as Chair of the Professional Advisory Group of the Clinical Pastoral Education program, and Chaired the Community Council, of California Pacific Medical Center’s (CPMC) Institute for Health & Healing; offered Jin Shin Jyutsu, Therapeutic Touch and iRest in private practice and to patients, family members and staff of Hospice by the Bay and for InSpirit, a nonprofit serving clients unable to afford complementary modalities; and served on the board of Impact100 Sonoma, a women’s collective grant-making organization supporting local nonprofits.

After two years of seminary Cam was ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 2002. She is a Certified iRest Teacher and has shared the practice with, in addition to hospice staff, patients and grieving loved ones, people experiencing homelessness, those living with multiple mental illness diagnoses, Institute for Health & Healing Community Classes and high school students.

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Judy Shaper

Judy Shaper is a Board Member and a Certified iRest Teacher. She has practiced yoga and meditation since 1974, originally studying with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Thich Nhat Hanh. Since discovering iRest Yoga Nidra in 2000 she has been an active and devoted student of Richard Miller, PhD.

Judy served as president of Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon, Ca and was on the Board of the Zen Hospice Project. She graduated from NYU with a degree in psychology and education, is a professionally trained chef, and has worked in real estate as a mortgage broker where she helped people finance their dreams.

Judy has two grown daughters, loves music, plays guitar, and is a passionate gardener and animal lover. She lives in Sausalito on a floating home and loves being surrounded by the beauty of this world.