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Dr. Robin Goins
Nikki Lastreto & Swami Chaitanya
Ruth A. Hill
Cannabis and Spirituality: The Renaissance of an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally – Principles and Practice(s)
Stephen Gray has been traveling spiritual and sacred medicine pathways for close to 50 years. He is a writer, educator, psychedelic conference organizer, speaker, and cannabis ceremony leader. Stephen is the author of Returning to Sacred World: A Spiritual Toolkit for the Emerging Reality (John Hunt Publishing 2010) and author/editor—along with 17 contributors—of the popular Cannabis and Spirituality: An Explorer’s Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally. (Inner Traditions/Park Street Press, 2017).
For the past 10 years Stephen has been the creative director of the iconic Spirit Plant Medicine Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada, (www.spiritplantmedicine.com). When not otherwise occupied, Stephen plays and composes music and indulges his love of photography. He lives with his wife in Vancouver.
Instagram: Stephen Gray (or StephenGray...Read more
“My purpose in life is to help people live happier and healthier life” – Anya Matusevich Cravitz
Anya Cravitz has an extensive background in product and brand development in emerging markets such as, Cannabis, BioTech, Beauty and Wellness. After graduating from Northeastern University in Boston where she was raised, Anya moved to Los Angeles. For the past 10 years she has successfully developed indie health and wellness brands, which have been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Mantra Magazine, Huffington Post, Rolling Stones and more. Cannabis plays a crucial and life-changing roll in Anya’s life ever since she transitioned to Cannabis oil from pharmaceutical's to help with her epilepsy disorder. After learning and experiencing true medicinal healing powers of cannabis and other plant medicines, Anya became a plant medicine activist and guide, dedicated to empowering individual’s, and emerging market entrepreneurs in developing purpose driven pr...Read more
Grounded in a mission of helping others with growth and self-discovery, Dr. Robin Goins provides clients with keys and tools to make gains in every aspect of life. Be it personal or professional, she will help you find a path that leads to happiness, success, and a fruitful life. Dr. Robin is a trained I /O psychologist in the science of human behavior. Her specialty is to assist individuals and organizations relating to work and applies psychological theories and principles in the workplace and individually. Dr. Robin is trained in the scientist–practitioner model and is focused on contributing to an organization's success by improving the performance, motivation, job satisfaction, and occupational safety and health as well as the overall health and well-being of its employees. Dr. Robin is a pioneer in cannabis business best practices and specializes in research on employee behaviors and attitudes, and how these can be improved through hiring practices, training programs, feedback,...Read more
Nikki Lastreto and Swami Chaitanya are the founders of Swami Select brand of craft cannabis flowers. They consciously cultivate premium sungrown cannabis, using regenerative methods in living soil at their sanctuary in Mendocino County. Nikki and Swami lived abroad for several years, especially in India. They infuse their cannabis, and their lives, with spiritual devotion and are dedicated to shaping the future of cannabis through political action and education.
The Spiritual Essence of Cannabis:
Cannabis and spirituality have been connected since the beginning of time. Join Nikki Lastreto and Swami Chaitanya as we explore how cannabis is a gateway into discovering the spirit world in all plants and ourselves. From ancient ceremonies to current day sacred cannabis groups, we all have so much to learn from this precious plant.
Michelle Rizzio is a young cannabis professional in California's legal prop 64 industry. Upon discovering and beginning her journey with cannabis in her late teens in Desert Hot Springs, Michelle learned of the medicinal value of cannabis and became more and more curious, as she began to learn about the anecdotal benefits she was receiving as she integrated cannabis into her pain management regimen. In 2010, Michelle moved to San Francisco and became a part of the Prop 215 cannabis landscape, attending many educational symposiums and workshops about cannabis, the synergistic relationship between the plant and the human body, the endocannabinoids system, terpenes, and cultivation. In her 20s, Michelle owned and operated a small hydroponic shop in Desert Hot Springs, a Prop 215 compliant cultivation and collective, and dedicated herself to educating family and friends who wanted to learn how to integrate cannabis into their pain management regimen. Her biggest success to date has been as...Read more
Ruth Hill (RN, BSN, MAT, CHPN, COM-MC) brings over 54 years of nursing from a multitude of settings including hospice, palliative care, executive management in the home health industry, and teaching of nursing in Associate Degree Programs. An entrepreneur having started a six-bed residential facility for the elderly, a consultant for home health agencies a lecturer on health and palliative care all provided an effective segue into cannabis consulting for health and wellness. Ruth spent the previous fifteen years in hospice and palliative care, the last four years learning the science behind cannabis. Ruth is certified in hospice and palliative care, is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, the American Cannabis Nurses Association, Rancho Mirage Wordkeepers, Palm Springs Writers Guild and the Treasurer of the Desert Area Chapter of Oncology Nursing Society. She is a prolific writer of poetry and publishes articles on cannabis and health issues in the local paper.
With over three decades of extensive experience growing and studying medicinal cannabis, Leonard Leinow brings a unique spiritual perspective to his work.
Leonard is an expert in cannabidiol (CBD) rich products, the non-psychoactive, “get well” molecule in the cannabis plant. He is is a pioneer in the application of these medicines to cancer, epilepsy, pain, M.S., and many other health conditions.
In addition to being the co-author of the best selling book "CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis ~ Healing Without the High" and founder of two medicinal cannabis companies, Leonard is also featured in the recent documentary film "CBD Nation" The recently released documentary, CBD Nation, is the first wide-release film dedicated to the cannabis plant compound’s deep roots.
Featuring leading experts in cannabis and medicine, including Raphael Mechoulam—the Israeli scientist who discovered THC, the endocannabinoid system and the th...Read more
Beautiful Existence is a born-medium who has been on a path of realigning with past-life wisdom for years and reconnected with the Cannabis plant spirit and medicine in 2015. After connecting with the plant's spiritual medicine, she co-authored her first book, The Next Level - Cannabis Wisdom for Our World, which channeled the Cannabis plant's chakras back into the world! In 2017, while attending the Harvard Houghton Library's Altered States exhibit, Beautiful Existence connected with a powerful Oracle, Madame Lenormand, through her deck that was on display, and the first and only Cannabis (Flower of Life) Tarot channeled into our world. A historic part of Cannabis history that is housed in five International Museums, including the MIT Distinctive Collection.
As a Cannabis Medium and Business Oracle, Beautiful Existence has worked with individuals, groups, companies, or owners, to raise the plant's spiritual connection and all forms of ethereal medicine in our world. Bea...Read more
In this segment, Kristin Heidelbach will guide us through a thoughtful discussion about cannabis legalization and how that process has changed the plant and its culture. What does legalization look like in each state and why are more states accepting a commercial cannabis industry? What might the Biden Administration do for cannabis? What are the current struggles the industry is facing and how are they pivoting to survival? We’ll also dive into the myriad of products that are available and how the industry has adapted to a new user base of microdosing moms and Boomer pain management.
Kristin Heidelbach is a 17 year veteran of the Teamsters and currently heads the Teamsters State of California Cannabis Division. Kristin is also an International Rep of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and works closely with cannabis industry professionals, across the country, to meet compliance and ordinance requirements mandated by local, county, and state regulations.
TOPIC: The Unveiling of the Universe: Unpacking the Seed
Who & What Cannabis IS and Its Role in the Divine Plan-et. What Keys it holds to the proverbial Kingdom--What Potentials it has yet to uncover to the World and What Answers it will give to mankind’s longest-sought questions throughout History. It Begins and Ends with a Seed…A Seed that holds all Answers to the Universe and the Meaning of Life… PLUS Some Thing Else
Jenn Montgomery was born & adopted in Wichita, Kansas on March 28, 1969. From the beginning, her life was different. She felt different, but also soon became aware of the fact that all of the paranormal and psychic experiences of her childhood were not shared by others. Her spiritual experiences and “hidden life,” was always masked and tucked away. Outside of raising kids, Jenn earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, but life did not, yet, allow for a career.
In 2003, Jenn met h...Read more
Bre Wolfe is an author, inspirational speaker and compassionate spiritual teacher. She has been featured on numerous local and national television shows as a news anchor and notable personality. Her deep spiritual journey lead her to discover a body of inner work that illuminated her spirit and soul so she could assist others to live radiant lives.
Bre Wolfe teaches transformational healing practices through sacred movement, breath and sound combined with ancient plant medicine rituals and ceremony.
Bre became personally aware of the importance of natural plant medicines after experiencing life changing ayahuasca journeys internationally with a shaman. This deeply influenced her offerings to the world, transforming her approach to energy, yoga and 'light’ coaching. Her approach hearkens back to ancient wisdom teachings from both indigenous cultures and yogic traditions.
Her unique blend of work helps release trauma, judgements, pain, limit...Read more
Based on the Big Island of Hawaii and having spent the past 8 years in Los Angeles, Canadian Native, Sari Starr is the founder of Celestial Alchemica an umbrella brand to: Celestial Smokes, Celestial Shroom Chocolates and i.Liberate Journeys. In 2016 Sari launched Redefining Cannabis, a creative cannabis brand and marketing agency and in 2017 she launched Cannabliss Retreats the first global cannabis, educational and experiential retreat company. Sari has been creating campaigns for lifestyle brands across the globe, working with startups to large organizations such as; Hilton, Old Spice and Tel Aviv University. Since 2016 Sari has focused the majority of her creative energy in the cannabis industry, using her talents to cultivate a paradigm shift and help build a new era of cannabis culture by working with some of the top brands in the US and Canada such as; Tilray, Canopy Growth & Eureka Vapor. Since the beginning of 2019 Sari has expanded her focus to offer products and guidance wit...Read more