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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Renay Bloom

Renay Bloom's natural wellness journey goes back as far as she can remember. Dedicated to her family and as a retiring attorney, she utilizes everything she's learned, in service to the community, restorative practices, writing, and entrepreneurship. Her aspiration is to create spaces and gatherings that provide belonging and a sense of well-being; to support those who’ve experienced stress, trauma, loss, and grief. Renay is a Level 2 iRest Teacher, Certified Meditation Teacher, and Professional Certified Life Coach (March 2023).

When tragedy struck Renay Bloom and her family in 2020, it hit them with a stark reminder of life's impermanence. She faced unthinkable devastation and the grievous loss of her eldest child. Dedicated to restorative practices, she was surrounded by a community that held her as she leaned into holistic and affirmative practices to remain connected to life and bounce back.

Today, as a recently ordained Metaphysical Minister, Renay utilizes her practices to continue her learning by supporting a local grief support group and facilitating Mindfulness and iRest Restorative Meditation virtually, supporting Veterans.

Renay is currently co-creating a new virtual community with a team of leaders focused on life-supporting and restorative practices, wholeness and wisdom teachings, and spaces of belonging that support those who’ve experienced abuse, neglect, trauma, and symptoms of anxiety, stress, and PTSD. Their intention is to provide resources that can be offered for restoration.

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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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Ryan Stanley

Ryan Stanley is a parent, spouse, yoga teacher, sound healer, and a co-owner/CEO of three entrepreneurial endeavors including the Soul of Yoga, Sacred Sound of the Soul, and TDF International. Ryan is on a continued journey integrating family, business, service to others, and the fullest participation in the miracle of life.

Ryan received his accounting degree from the University of San Diego and became a Certified Public Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Ryan left accounting to work for Encore Capital Group, where he took on progressively challenging executive roles in high growth, startup, and acquisition businesses. Ryan’s specialization in change management eventually led him to being an owner of TDF International, which specializes in improving the way people work and relate to one another.

In 2017 Ryan acquired the Soul of Yoga, a world-renowned yoga studio and yoga teacher training institute where he lives in Encinitas, CA. Ryan co-founded Sacred Sound of the Soul in 2018, specializing in sound healing, meditation music, and related instruments with two showrooms in Sedona, AZ and Encinitas, CA.  Ryan directs training programs at the Soul of Yoga in collaboration with his business partners and teachers from around the world, and sees himself as forever a beginner in yoga, meditation, music, and sound healing.