Lauren is a licensed psychotherapist and yoga instructor in private practice for over 9 years. She believes that at our core, we inherently want and know how to return to wholeness. Many of the distressing symptoms we experience are intelligent signals from the body, mind, and spirit telling us that we have veered off course internally and/or externally. Lauren specializes in stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional disturbance, and spiritual issues. She uses modalities such as EMDR, EFT, and DBT, as well as somatic techniques such as breathwork, mindfulness, TRE, yoga nidra and yoga. She also assists individuals with the integration of psychedelic experiences. Lauren seeks to create a therapeutic environment that is comfortable and supportive of all. Lauren is LGBTQIA affirming and sees adolescents, teens, and adults at Helia Integrative Health.

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Emily Lancaster

Restore Your Core



Emily is a movement teacher, certified in the Restore Your Core method, as well as a writer, editor, graphic designer, wife and mother of two. After the birth of her children, Emily discovered the healing benefits of alignment, biomechanics, and breath work in her postpartum recovery. This created a deep desire to help other women navigate their own healing. As a movement teacher, Emily loves using mindful and functional movement to empower women as they reclaim their strength and return to their passions. Emily has taught swing dancing, and preschool, and her interests include traveling, hiking, and getting lost in a project or a good book.



Mary Leone (Devi Sopurkh) first came to yoga after a couple of back surgeries forced her to hang up her pointe shoes.  It took her a while but she eventually realized “Hey there’s a lot more than just exercise going on here!”  That realization motivated her to complete the 200 hour Hatha teacher training at Baltimore Yoga Village.  Just one week after graduation she embarked on the 8 month long 220 hour Level 1 Kundalini teacher training at Radiance Yoga in Alexandria, VA. & is currently pursuing the Level 2 certification.  It was through kundalini that Mary found her niche within the yoga world, embraced the “Happy, Healthy, Holy” kundalini lifestyle, & is now thrilled to share this powerful & transformative sacred technology.  Her spiritual name, Devi Sopurkh, means “one who experiences her divine angelic self by being fully aware that she belongs to the Infinite.”  Mary believes in approaching the challenges found in yoga & life with humor, light heartedness, & laughter.




Mindful Leadership Coach and Consultant Tom MacIntosh brings over 30 years of experience leading and developing people and teams, as well as extensive training in psychology, together with a relentless commitment to calling on every individual’s highest potential, or as he calls it, their inner light.

His mission is to restore people and organizations to a state of clarity and calm so they can approach uncertainty and volatility with more compassion, precision and creativity.


Tom’s personal experience with depression brought on by a toxic workplace culture initiated him into a lifelong practice of mindfulness, meditation and relationship to self. It is this merging of the inner world of self-awareness with the outer world that he has found to be the tipping point for better relationships and higher performance. He believes that our capacity to stay curious about ourselves and others is directly correlated to the degree to which we can ignite meaningful transformation.



After 7 years of suffering from depression, Joshua Rothschild was extremely fortunate to meet a teacher who helped him to wake up. 


Josh learned the practice of meditation, which changed his outlook, his mind, and his life forever. In gratitude for his own experience, Josh teaches others. He has taught meditation in yoga studios, universities, corporations, jails, schools, and homeless shelters.


He teaches meditation as a holistic practice and spiritual discipline.  Josh's classes offer a space for people to connect with others in a spiritual community.  



My name is Gina Sager, and I am a retired board-certified general surgeon, named one of Baltimore’s Top Docs in October 2000. I permanently left the practice of traditional Western medicine in May 2002 to explore my long time interest in holistic healing. I have studied and practiced Buddhism in the Tibetan tradition, studied the ancient wisdom traditions including Traditional Chinese wisdom and 5 element theory at Tai Sophia Institute (now MUIH), and completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training in Integrative Yoga Therapy at yama studio in June 2005. I just finished year 1 of the Eden Energy Medicine Foundations training in January 2018.


I have completed several professional training courses with Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society. I have used the wisdom of Ayurveda for personal healing since 2000 and finished a 60 hour professional Ayurvedic Nutrition training course with internationally known teacher and author, Amadea Morningstar.I currently teach Healthy Cooking classes to cancer patients and their families at Upper Chesapeake Cancer LifeNet in Bel Air, MD.


In Ayurveda, it is said that the best physician is one who teaches patients to care for themselves. In this spirit, I believe that my path is to share what I have learned on my transformative journey by offering others sacred space and the opportunity to reconnect with their own deepest nature, and learn to care for themselves using these ancient, holistic practices.



Pamela Tanton, certified qigong teacher, has studied extensively with Master Li Junfeng, qigong master from China, since 2002. She has been teaching in the Baltimore area since 2004. 

The system of qigong Pamela teaches is called Sheng Zhen, which means Unconditional Love. Her classes focus on learning the movements in a way that feels good to your body.