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Jake Plummer

ABOUT

Jake the Snake is now back in a game. Jake Plummer is a former professional American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He played college football at Arizona State University and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft. Plummer also played for the Denver Broncos. He retired from the NFL in 2007.


CONTACT

https://getumbo.com/pages/about-umbo


YOGA SESSION

January 11
Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jake Plummer

Former NFL Player / Co-Founder Umbo

Ricky Williams

ABOUT

Ricky Williams is a former professional American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 11 seasons. He played college football at the University of Texas, and was drafted by the New Orleans Saints fifth overall in the 1999 NFL Draft. Williams also played for the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, and Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He retired from the NFL in 2011 and the CFL in 2012.


CONTACT

 


YOGA SESSION

January 11
Instructor

 

 

 

 

Ricky Williams

Former NFL Player / Entrepreneur

Jamir Miller

ABOUT

Jamir Miller


WEBSITE

 


SESSION

Founder

 

Jamir Miller

Former NFL Athlete / CEO Seaside Fine Flower

Dr. Michelle Cromwell

ABOUT

Dr. Michelle Cromwell, also called Cookie, is an equity-centered somatic healer, scholar/practitioner, liberation lifestyle curator, integrative Wellness practitioner (yoga, whole food plant-based nutrition, hypnotherapy, Reiki and student herbalist), and originator of S.E.L.F. retreats.  S.E.L.F. retreats are luxurious transformational retreats designed to use integrative wellness strategies, conflict resolution techniques, and outdoor adventures, to help women of color and their allies facing work/life stress and trauma, caused by racism, sexism and other life challenges, to Stress less, Eat good, and Live Free liberated lives, curated by unapologetic authenticity, boldness, joy and compassion for S.E.L.F.

 

As a yogi, reiki master, nutritional coach and QHHT practitioner, Michelle works one-on-one with clients, conducts group experiences, and develops corporate wellness opportunities for organizations to teach their members to use integrative wellness as an end goal to find an authentic presence by practicing postures, breath control, meditation, and contemplation all to achieve health, strength, and holistic wellness. It enables the people they work with to achieve states of awareness, balance, and courage (their new ABC) that liberates their physical, intellectual, and emotional selves.  

 

Michelle also brings almost two decades of experience as an equity, diversity, and inclusion scholar- practitioner, master conflict coach, and dialogue facilitator.  Described as a pracademic, which is a scholar-practitioner, who has one foot in the academe and the other in the wider community as a partner-practitioner, and servant leader.   

In addition to the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion work, Michelle serves as an independent consultant with emphasis on conflict resolution, organizational transformation, crisis management, and equity-centered inclusion. Michelle works with Universities, Hospitals, Healthcare Organizations, B2Cs, and emerging executives to identify, address, and resolve their Organizational PAIN (persistent aggravations and identified negatives). 

Michelle has a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution with a specialty in Ethnic Conflicts, and an MS. in Dispute Resolution both from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. In 2018, Michelle was inducted as one of Nova Southeastern University’s Distinguished Alumni, for work in social justice and restorative practices. Dr. Cromwell’s B.Sc. in Social Work is from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad where Michelle was born.  

In their spare time Michelle enjoys teaching yoga, developing whole-food plant-based recipes to mimic favorite foods from a West Indian childhood, and curating transformational retreats for women that teach them to stress less, eat good, and to live liberated lives curated by authenticity, boldness, and compassion for self, then others.  


WEBSITE

https://www.pranansoul.us/


TRAINING SESSION

AM – Morning

 

 

 

Dr. Michelle Cromwell

Yoga Instructor

Dr. Stage

ABOUT

Dr. Katie Stage is a Naturopathic Physician, Registered Herbalist, and Fellow of the American

Board of Naturopathic Gastroenterology. She practices family medicine. Dr. Stage graduated

with high honors from Sonoran University College of Naturopathic Medicine (formerly SCNM)

and then completed a one-year residency at the Sonoran University Medical Center in Tempe,

Arizona. In addition to teaching botanical medicine, hydrotherapy, and acting as an Attending

Physician, she serves as Director of the Naturopathic Therapeutics Division. She is also a

member of the Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research.

 

Dr. Stage frequently lectures on naturopathic and botanical medicine. Before medical school, Dr.

Stage graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in anthropology and philosophy. She

also spent two years teaching English in Japan. She is a member of the GastroANP, PsychANP,

the American Psychedelic Practitioners Association (APPA), the American Association of

Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), and the American

Botanical Council (ABC).

 

Dr. Stage

Lead Speaker

Dr. Kelly Bender

ABOUT

Dr. Bender is a California-licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor. As a graduate of Sonoran University (formerly Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine), Dr. Bender is trained as an expert in natural medicine including herbal medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, and environmental medicine. After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology & Toxicology from the University at Buffalo and top of her class in medical school, she has continued her training in cutting-edge therapies. Ketamine-assisted therapy, regenerative medicine, and peptide therapy have been important additions to her practice to truly help individuals heal. In Los Angeles, she collaborates with top neurologists and neuropsychologists as part of an integrative team to improve outcomes for patients using patient-centered holistic care.


WEBSITE

 


WELLNESS SESSION

TBD

 

 

 

 

Dr. Kelly Bender

Speaker

Cynthia Frelund

ABOUT

Cynthia Frelund is NFL Media’s first analytics expert, and can be seen across a variety of NFL Media shows and platforms including NFL GameDay View and GameDay Morning.

Frelund joined the NFL from ESPN, where she was a Predictive Analytics Analyst. Prior to that, she served as a business development manager for Disney ABC Television Group, and a finance analyst for the NFL.

Frelund graduated from Boston College with a B.S. in Biology in 2005 before receiving her MBA in Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation and MS of Predictive Analytics both from Northwestern University.

She is a marathon runner, a certified Pilates and group fitness instructor since 2001, and investor. Her business, Pretty Good Data, LLC is centered on sports data analytics, and investments focus primarily on companies, products and services at the intersection of data science/technology and the health, wellness and mindfulness space.

Frelund was born and raised in Okemos, Michigan.


WEBSITE

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthia-frelund-aa932315/


WELLNESS SESSION

PM – Pilates

 

 

 

Cynthia Frelund

Pilates Instructor / On-Air Predictive Analytics Expert at National Football League (NFL)

Born Lopez

ABOUT

Brian Lopez aka Born Lopez, Founder at Harmonized Concepts, is a pioneering music producer in the field of sound healing and ambient music. With devotional practice in both music production and alternative healing modalities, Brian’s works seamlessly blend the two to create immersive and therapeutic soundscapes. He draws inspiration from the natural world, incorporating elements of field recordings, synthetic sounds, and organic instrumentation into his compositions. His music is designed to promote relaxation, meditation, and overall well-being, making it the perfect companion for yoga, mindfulness practices, and sleep. Brian continues to push the boundaries of his craft, constantly experimenting with new sounds and techniques to create truly transformative listening and meditative experiences.


WEBSITE

 


SESSION

05-Oct-2016 17:15 – 18:00
Dmitriy Blover
Founder

 

Born Lopez

Featured Event DJ

Jennifer Miles

ABOUT

For many years, Jennifer has been a leader in the health and wellness industry. With her dedication to creating and marketing events aimed at changing the conversation around cannabis, she has been recognized and respected for her innovation and professionalism.

 

It was in the hospitality industry where she gained an invaluable education in customer service, guest experience, attention to detail and the art of creating space.

 

Finding a healthier, happier way of being became Jennifer’s number one priority through a difficult journey with digestive disease in her 20’s and early 30’s. She merged her roots in health and wellness with her passion for creating memorable guest experiences in beautiful spaces, to step into the next phase of life, the emerging Arizona Medical Cannabis Industry.

 

In 2017, she founded Cannakula, a wellness focused cannabis education and special event company. ‘Cannakula’ literally translates to ‘Cannabis Community’, which is wellness-focused experiences through the integration of plant medicine with yoga, meditation and the healing arts and sciences, in the form of classes, workshops and special events.

 

Jennifer joined Walter Productions as the Event Curator for Walter Yoga in 2019, to help create and produce their signature events at The Where?House Gallery in downtown Phoenix. Walter Yoga combines fun and approachable yoga classes with state of the art light and sound equipment, to create one-of-a-kind, body shaking mind melting, heart opening experiences.

 

In 2020, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, life changed direction once again. Jennifer pivoted to co-create Plant. Body. Soul., a cannabis specific Creative Marketing and Branding Agency with her business partner, Gordon Ogden. They bring creativity, kindness, and mind-body wellness to cannabis marketing and the emerging psychedelic industry.

 

Jennifer holds a 500-hour Yoga training distinction with over 1000 hours of specialized training. She specializes in guided sleep-based meditation called, I AM Yoga Nidra, as well as Hatha Gong, Yoga for PTSD, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga and Prenatal Yoga, and is a certified Sleep Science Coach. She is passionate about working with highly specialized individuals such as athletes and Veterans.

 

She believes the key to a happy life is meditation and practices it daily, along with Pilates, Yoga, Qigong. She also enjoys cooking for loved ones, reading, being in the ocean, hiking, traveling the world and dancing to house and techno music.


WEBSITE

Jennifer Miles Wellness


WELLNESS SESSION

AM – Yoga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Miles

Strategic Partner / Yoga Instructor

Kenneth Proefrock ND

ABOUT

Kenneth Proefrock, NMD, graduated from Sonoran University (formerly Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine)  in 1996. Prior to naturopathic medical school, he received a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry and Zoology from Northern Arizona University. He now practices naturopathic medicine at his clinic, Total Wellness, in Surprise, Arizona, where he specializes in difficult to treat conditions in patients of all ages.

 He speaks at conferences across the country sharing his perspective on botanical medicine and the modern practice of naturopathic medicine. He is the President of the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners and the chairperson for the biochemistry portion of the Naturopathic Physician’s Licensing Exam. In his spare time, when such a thing really exists, he is in the desert with his kids, honing his skills in primitive archery, wildcrafting, animal husbandry and gardening.

 

Kenneth Proefrock ND

Speaker

Dr. Sarah Trahan

ABOUT

Dr. Sarah Trahan is a staff physician at the Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine. Her primary focus is to improve her patients’ quality of life by helping them find relief from both acute and chronic pain. She strives to address the root cause of her patients’ concerns and to educate them so that they can make informed decisions about their health. She uses the most effective regenerative medicine therapeutics to help patients avoid surgery and opioid medications.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Sarah Trahan

Speaker

Dr. Iginio Stoppa

ABOUT

Doctor Iginio (Gino) Stoppa is a naturopathic physician who practices primary care medicine focused on chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders, as well as pain management. Born and raised in Phoenix, Doctor Stoppa’s roots are deep in Arizona where he developed his passion for medicine. Prior to his doctorate, he worked as an exercise and movement specialist for both physical therapists and in sports performance facilities. He graduated Summa Cum Lade from Northern Arizona University and pursued furthering his education in medicine. After witnessing the limitations of conventional medicine, Stoppa decided to relocate to Washington State for medical school where he received his Doctorate degree from Bastyr University in Naturopathic Medicine. He completed a yearlong residency at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, fully immersing himself in tending to patients and teaching students. Upon finishing his residency at Bastyr, he decided to continue his medical education and teachings with Sonoran University where he is currently completing his 2nd year of residency.

 

 

 

Dr. Iginio Stoppa

Speaker

Marcus Smith

Marcus Smith is a Columbus, GA native who played college football at the University of Louisville. In
college, he became an All-American and finished 2nd in the Nation in sacks with 14.5 sacks. He ended his
college career with a bachelor’s in communication and went on to be the 26th pick in the first round of
the 2014 NFL draft. Marcus Smith played three seasons for the Eagles, two seasons for the Seahawks,
and two seasons for the Commanders. He is now a tv correspondent, life coach, mental health advocate,
entrepreneur, and author. Marcus’s near-death experience with anxiety and depression as a NFL athlete
led him to establish The Circle of M Foundation, INC. after retiring from football. The Circle of M’s mission
is to end the negative stigma surrounding mental health and bring awareness to the feelings that cause
anxiety and depression. He also has a podcast called The Circle of M show with Marcus Smith II that
specializes in allowing guest to be open about their own experiences with mental health and other
relatable topics. Marcus is also the co-owner of A&M Sports and Fitness, which is the Mecca of wellness in
the heart of the DMV. A&M Sports specializes in an unapologetic dedication to mental wellness as the
foundation for physical health, an allegiance to excellence, and a strong belief in the power of
personalization.

 

 

 

 

 

Marcus Smith

Speaker

Soul Cole

Brandon Coleman also known as SOUL COLE is a native of Prince George’s County, Md. His path as a professional athlete in the NFL, playing 5 seasons with the New Orleans Saints. Since retirement, he is now a Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Flow Facilitator, Mental Performance Coach, Certified Breath Coach, Sound Healing Practitioner, Creative Artist and Storyteller. As a philanthropist, he loves to serve the communities he is invested in bringing awareness to Alzheimers and Mental Health.

 

 

 

Soul Cole

Speaker

Zach Moore

ABOUT
Zach is a former NFL Defensive Lineman and a current Sage Elite Healing Team Member. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Zach attended and played football at Concordia University, in St Paul, Minnesota. He was a 2-time Division II All American while at Concordia. Zach was Concordia’s first player ever drafted in the NFL, after being selected in the 6th round by the New England Patriots. He spent 5 years in the NFL as a member of the Patriots, where he was a member of the Super Bowl 49 Championship Team, as well as the Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers, and the Arizona Cardinals. 
 
Zach is an advocate for men’s physical and mental health and has a passion for helping people better themselves. He is the founder and owner of Any Gains Possible, Strength and Aesthetics Training. As an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and Nutritionist, as well as a former professional athlete, Zach brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in physical health and nutrition to the Sage Elite Healing Athletic Department.

 

 

Zach Moore

Speaker

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