Project Boad of Directors

Wellbeing ~ Self Awareness ~ Transformation ~ Community

Raechel Morrow | Co-Owner| M.A. Depth Psychology | Board Leadership

Holistic Health and Certifications:

  • E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance
  • 600 Hour Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist
  • Seeking, 1000 Hour International Association of Yoga Therapy
  • 300-Hour Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator Training, The Trauma Center at JRI, Boston, MA
  • Certificate in Traumatic Health Studies, The Trauma Center at JRI, Boston, MA
  • Holistic Health Care Practitioner, Blue Heron Academy

In her private practice, https://soulcenteredwomen.com/ she uses somatic (body-based) techniques, drawing from a multi-disciplinary well of modalities that support the body’s intuitive and innate healing abilities. Her sacred work may include trauma-informed therapeutic yoga, emotional release, meditation/breathwork, bodywork, psychosocial-spiritual work, holistic counseling, energy work, intuitive coaching, and linking the mind and body to increase interoceptive pathways with yoga therapy.

Raechel works closely with women whose lives have been affected by childhood trauma, sexual assault, domestic violence, and disordered eating. Helping to reclaim what was lost.

Raechel provides a compassionate, empowering, and nurturing way to empower oneself to a greater level of healing than believed possible. Raechel has studied depth psychology and yoga for the past twenty years. After working in the field of trauma recovery for the last eight, she was overwhelmed with the profound understanding in the value of actively seeking what was lost from the trauma of colonization.  There is a disconnection to the soul in our culture which has led to emptiness and dismemberment. A sacrifice of body and soul to “getting the job done”. She teaches and facilitates the art of wandering, intuition, and the embodiment of deeply listening to one’s soul.

Christine Sharp | Co-Owner of Institute | Licensed Massage Therapist | Yoga Therapist | Board Leadership

Holistic Health and Certifications:

  • E-RYT 200 Yoga Alliance
  • Naturopathic Diploma, Blue Heron Academy
  • 300-Hour Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy
  • 1200 hour Massage Therapy
  • Holistic Health Care Practitioner, Blue Heron Academy

Christine’s approach to health and healing is based on “holism,” the belief that there is more to a person than just the physical body. In her practice the “whole” person is taken into consideration. Christine brings twenty years of experience working with clients. In one of her sessions she draws from a multitude of modalities depending on what her client needs. This may include; medical massage, manual therapy, craniosacral therapy, maya abdominal therapy, naturopathy, yoga and mind body integration.

Cassandra Clark | Board Leadership

Cassandra Clark graduated from Grand Valley State University with a dual major in Finance and Economics.

Cassandra Clark graduated from Grand Valley State University with a dual major in Finance and Economics. She currently is a Realtor at Keller Williams Grand Rapids East and works at Gordon Food Service as a Category Manager for North America. She is on the Grand Valley Finance Board and a member of the Mind Body Being. She volunteers as a head coach for Heart and Soul, a middle school program aimed at helping young women find acceptance and guidance. She established the Pink Arrow Quiver 5K, using the proceeds to help ease the burden on families dealing with cancer in her local community. Outside of work and volunteering Cassandra enjoys running, traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter

Priscilla Hansma | Board Leadership

Priscilla  Hansma has 20 years of experience being a health and life insurance agent, specializing in group benefits as well as individual and Medicare.  She has a heart to serve and help others.  When not working, Priscilla likes to be outdoors running, biking or golfing.   

Priscilla Hansma has 20 years of experience being a health and life insurance agent, specializing in group benefits as well as individual and Medicare.  She has a heart to serve and help others.  When not working, Priscilla likes to be outdoors running, biking or golfing. 

 

Jacqueline Poehlman | Founder of Communicate Your Joy | Board Leadership

Jacqueline Poehlman is the founder of Communicate Your Joy, a small business marketing consultancy. For over 15 years, she’s helped everyone from CEOs to small entrepreneurs with digital marketing, content strategy, and copywriting.

A graduate of Aquinas College, Jacqui’s interests outside of work include tackling the large stack of books on her nightstand, hiking, knitting, and spending time with her partner and their combined 6 children.

Jacqueline Poehlman is the founder of Communicate Your Joy, a small business marketing consultancy. For over 15 years, she’s helped everyone from CEOs to small entrepreneurs with digital marketing, content strategy, and copywriting. A graduate of Aquinas College, Jacqui’s interests outside of work include tackling the large stack of books on her nightstand, hiking, knitting, and spending time with her partner and their combined 6 children.

Jessica Gladden | Instructor | Mentor| Board Leadership

Holistic Health and Certifications:

  • Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PhD
  • 500 RYT
  • Therapeutic Trauma Informed Yoga Educator

Jessica Gladden has been a social worker since graduating from Grand Valley State University (MSW) in 2003. She has worked primarily with trauma survivors and noticed the importance of body work in addition to traditional talk therapy in this role. Jessica first came to yoga while studying Spanish in El Salvador on a semester abroad in her MSW program. Taking yoga for the first time in a foreign language can be quite an experience! Jessica has worked as a social worker in many different areas, including with trauma survivors, refugees, and with adults with severe mental health diagnoses. In 2012, she completed her Ph.D. in social work at Michigan State University in order to better serve those with a trauma background. Jessica primarily teaches yin and gentle or restorative yoga classes, with a focus on connecting the mind and body for inner healing.