Alixir Facilitator Collective

Tess Howell

Tess Howell is a 5 Rhythms teacher, artist, writer, creative coach and accomplished dance producer through Wild Moves. She regularly leads these outdoors dance events where participants can be deeply nurtured by nature. Tess also runs a dance based rites of passage program for contemporary city dwellers which explores how creativity, community and connection can make our lives more meaningful. She relishes and cherishes space, sky, sea and stillness. She finds refuge in dance, the dharma, bunnies, badass basslines and beautiful boots. She divides her time between Brighton UK and Northern California.


Teya Valentina

Teya Valentina Chavez, Certified MMS Trauma informed Life Coach, Master Intuitive Trainer, Curandera through the Peruvian lineage of her ancestry & proud mama of 2 sons. She is the Creator of Visionary Leadership Embodied Wisdom Path. Supporting individuals, couples, and communities to manifest their vision into the world. She brings through the many modalities of offerings throughout her 25 years of facilitating groups and sitting with clients. A Dancing Alchemist Facilitator trained in the Dunham Dance Technique, Afro-Latin, Afro-Haitian, Brazilian, Diaspora, as well as Modern & Contact Dance. She has mentored & assisted with Gabriel Roth 5 Rhythms, Miguel Ruiz 4 Agreements, S. Nicole Hill -Sound Movement Integration/ Institute of Indigenous Arts as well as 25 years of study and initiations on the path of awakening. Her training in Grief Tending Ritual and Ancestry Healing Work through the linage of Malidoma Some' allows for deep transformation. She is a Circle Song Facilitator under the lineage of Bobby McFerrin/ David Worm bringing sacred song into all she offers.


Majica Alba

Majica Alba is a creative visionary, deeply immersed in the worlds of art, music, and dance, which she uses as therapeutic vehicles. Majica has two decades of experience as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist focused on emotional, attachment, and creative arts therapies. She is also a Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher. Majica joins us from Sacramento, CA.


Donna Carroll

Donna Carroll is founder and CEO of ALIXIR DANCE -when bodies, minds and spirits gather in a fun, community-minded dance experience. ALIXIR DANCE recently changed its name from Ecstatic Dance International, which she founded in 2008. Donna has a B.A. in Fashion Design from Kent State University and spent seven years working for Target, Talbots, Lane Bryant and May Company. She’s also holds Kundalini Yoga, AcroYoga, and Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath certifications. She's designed and produced thousands of dance events across the USA, Mexico, Central America and Europe. She has also produced conscious concerts for stars including Porangui and Ayla Nereo. Donna's events have been featured on NPR, Huffington Post, SF Chronicle, The NY Times and Common Ground Magazine.


Rachel Jordana

Dr. Rachel Jordana Horodezky, Psy.D is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified 5Rhythms Teacher. In her teaching, she incorporates music and intentional guidance to evoke trance, emotional process, and deep healing. She lives in Santa Cruz, California where she has a full-time private practice and two rambunctious little boys. She teaches movement workshops nationally and internationally.


Wren LaFeet

Wren is celebrating his 24th year dancing! Teaching partner dance internationally as a practice for mindful, authentic living by facilitating his signature modality Cocréa, is his joyful service. Using movement, he guides people towards right-relationship through listening and responding to, as well as inviting, allowing and embracing change. He is a celebrated TEDx speaker, featured author in “ReInhabiting the Village” and proponent of pioneering a new renaissance through connection and consensual touch. He is a Danyasa trained facilitator, former Awake at Work program facilitator, certified Attunement Therapy practitioner, Do Good Things with Power program graduate, Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath graduate and holds a BA in Drama and Dance from the University of Washington. Wren is as an addiction recovery counselor at Embodied Recovery.


Shay Marie Lyon

Shay Marie Lyon, is a certified coach with a background in science and therapeutic modalities aimed at regulating stress and promoting overall well-being. Her expertise lies in movement, energy healing, hypnotherapy, intuition, and relationship skills. Along with certification in Somatic therapy, Hypnotherapy, and Energy Medicine, Shay Marie has studied Spacial Dynamics®, a discipline that explores the relationship between the body and its environment. By understanding how to move space around the body, she helps individuals and groups improve their movement abilities, enhance connection and flow, and cultivate greater awareness. Shay Marie also finds joy in nature, following planets, walking barefoot, practicing yoga, and spending quality time with friends and family, including her two daughters and two granddaughters.


Caitlin Clarke

Caitlin Clarke is a somatic coach for highly sensitive, high-achieving women who are struggling with stress and overwhelm and want to create soul-satisfying lives. She's coached individuals and groups for over 8 years, and her trauma-informed approach includes mindfulness, applied neuroscience, and Buddhist principles. Caitlin is also a Certified Hakomi Practitioner, an ICF-certified Professional Integrative Coach, and is recognized as a leading Somatic Coach by the Coach Foundation. In her past life, she was the brand director for a global startup and built a 15-year career in creative marketing in San Francisco.

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