Team

THE BOARD

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Deborah Braun

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Francine Forrester

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Courtney Miller

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Linda Fiske

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Primavera Salva

New York

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Primavera Salva

New York

Prima is a catalyst behind Dr. Levry’s founding of Naam. One of his early followers, she sits on the Giving Naam Board of Directors and serves as Co-Chair (Vice-President) at his request. Based in New York City, she helped found the very first Naam Center, which was located in NYC. As a long-time Teacher of Naam practices, today she is a Wellness, Yoga & Meditation expert bringing spiritual teachings to classrooms, individuals, special events, retreats, as well as developing customized wellness programs for modern & progressive businesses worldwide. Prior to her work as a Spiritual Teacher, Prima spent over 15 years as Producer of Corporate Shows and Experiential Marketing Events working with Fortune 100 companies, such as IBM, Pfizer, BMS, Mercedes Benz, Conde Nast, Sotheby’s, IBM, and Unilever.

Francine Forrester

New York

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Francine Forrester

New York

Francine, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Bighorn Resort, offers personalized luxury experiences using her 20+ years’ expertise in hospitality, culinary arts, and holistic medicine and healing. She attributes her discovery of Naam and a 30 year mentorship with founder Dr. Levry, to be the unique key to a thriving, high-pressure business that supports the mind-body-connection for all of her clients and staff. Francine is President of the Giving Naam Board of Directors where her leadership skills as Chef, Food and Beverage director and resort and retreat specialist are channeled for the highest good in expanding Naam and its healing benefits with others worldwide.

 Jill Cikins

New York

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 Jill Cikins

New York

Jill is a strategic leader with 25+ years of experience delivering enterprise business and technology solutions across Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Technology Consulting industries. A long-time student of Naam’s founder, Dr. Levry, Jill is a certified Naam Yoga Instructor and Harmonyum Practitioner. She is also the the founder of Naampedia.com, which features practical applications of Naam wisdom. Jill has authored two children’s books inspired by Naam and Universal Kabbalah. She has served on the Giving Naam Board of Directors since 2017 and is the VP for the Board of Naam New York.

Teresa Coltrin

Los Angeles

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Teresa Coltrin

Los Angeles

Teresa Coltrin, founder of Let Go. Live. Coaching, LLC, is an ICF-certified Positive Mindset and Lifestyle Coach and a Naam Yoga instructor and Harmonyum Practitioner. She aids new parents, entrepreneurs, and individuals in transition, employing yoga and meditation to promote de-stressing, confidence, and clarity for a balanced life. Teresa’s coaching journey began through personal trials: her father’s death, job loss, and divorce. These challenges led her to discover Naam, sparking a significant personal growth transformation. As a Giving Naam board member, Teresa is dedicated to disseminating these transformative techniques, aiming to improve individual lives and collective wellbeing.

Linda Fiske

New York

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Linda Fiske

New York

Linda worked in the fine arts in New York City for over 30 years. She held esteemed executive positions and managed some of the most prominent artists of our time, including as an independent contractor. On the spiritual path since a teenager, she is grateful this path led her to Naam and Dr. Levry. She headed Naam centers in Connecticut and New York and currently serves as President on the Board of Naam New York in addition to contributing her time and skills to various Naam and Rootlight projects. She has multiple certifications in yoga, Harmonyum Healing, and is an ordained minister of Spiritual Science.

Sandra Galvagny

Los Angeles

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Sandra Galvagny

Los Angeles

An innovator at heart, Sandra has 20+ years of experience leading design, technology, and AI innovation with global Fortune 10 companies and wellness organizations. She has traveled the world and brings a multicultural perspective to business strategy, user experience, and human-centered design. Sandra headed the creation and launch of industry-leading brands, experiences, mobile apps, platforms, software, websites, and marketing campaigns. With a wealth of knowledge to share with the world, Sandra has served on the Giving Naam Board of Directors for 7+ years, mentored entrepreneurs at business growth conferences, and launched new businesses from the ground up, providing solutions for global causes and innovation while creating unity within organizations.

Anna Hurtgen

Los Angeles

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Anna Hurtgen

Los Angeles

Anna Hurtgen is a researcher and writer on the topics of ancient healing practices for modern times. She has written and co-written over ten books on self-healing through mantra, meditation, and yogic philosophies. After pursuing a career in the US Navy, health challenges led Anna to the discovery of Naam Technology which stood out to her as the most effective body of knowledge for self-healing she had ever encountered. Anna organizes large-scale healing retreats in beautiful locations like the Riviera Maya in Mexico and the Palace of the Lost City in South Africa, bringing together participants from around the world.

Chris Merrill

Los Angeles

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Chris Merrill

Los Angeles

Chris is one of Dr. Levry’s early followers. Chris has achieved success in 4 different worlds: Yoga, Spirituality, Business, and the Performing Arts and his area of expertise in each area is unique. Together they form a holistic synthesis that amplifies one’s ability to bring the best out of life and to help others do the same. Chris holds 5 certifications in Naam Yoga in addition to having trained apprentice-style in Iyengar Yoga and certifications in other yoga disciplines. He has been a member of the Giving Naam Board of Directors since 2009, served as Secretary since 2017, and served as Secretary-Treasurer since 2019.

Amanda Plant

Los Angeles

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Amanda Plant

Los Angeles

Amanda has extensive experience in acting, business communication, photography, publishing, graphic design and child development. Since 2008 she has supported Giving Naam, Rootlight and founder Dr. Levry and is dedicated to realizing the vision of health and wellness through Naam. Acting Credits: Uncle Vanya, Dog Day Afternoon, The American Clock, Habitation of Dragons Film: The Shoes, and Waterlilies. TV: Law and Order. She has worked in business sector with Institute of Conscious Health, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, Criminal Justice Commission, Redland Shire Council, Vanity Fair, Temple St. Clair, HB Acting Studio and Cricket Island Foundation and more.

Deborah Braun

Los Angeles

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Deborah Braun

Los Angeles

Deborah is a co-founder of Naam LA, a wellness expert and advocate for helping people reconnect with their soul’s innate and unlimited creative power. Her mission is to motivate people to change unwanted patterns and addictive behaviors. With her support, clients are able to realign with their highest purpose. Deborah is a recognized speaker and workshop facilitator on health, Universal Kabbalah, and metaphysical wisdom. She teaches workshops and classes worldwide and online, and is an active member of the NAAM International Teacher Training Team including Harmonyum, Universal Kabbalah and Sukshmah Vyayama. She also works on international business development, publishing, and event organization for Rootlight International.

Sivan Einav

New York

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Sivan Einav

New York

Sivan is wellness expert, a practical Kabbalist, a believer in women’s ability to reconnect to their higher spiritual potential. She is the founder of “Binahtit,” a company dedicated to helping women manifest their “Desired Reality” in love relationship, career and wellbeing. In her private practice Sivan applies “The Binahtit Method” which combines proven formulas for success and wellbeing from multiple modalities including Kabbalistic Astrology, Ayurveda, Naam Yoga, and Clinical Nutrition. Born in Israel, Sivan holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition, studied Ayurvedic Medicine under the guidance of an Ayurvedic Master, and is an active member of the Naam International Naam Teacher Training Program Team.

Alyssa Gaustad

Los Angeles

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Alyssa Gaustad

Los Angeles

Alyssa is an internationally known lead Trainer in The Sukshmah Method, a co-founder of Naam LA, and an expert in the Harmonyum Healing system. Alyssa is dedicated to helping people improve their health, experience fulfilling relationships, and connect with their life purpose. She has taught all over the world, leading Naam, Harmonyum Healing and Divine Spiritual Wisdom training certifications and courses in Los Angeles, New York City, Denmark, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, and Switzerland as well as online. She is a pioneer in bringing the healing technology of Shakti Naam and Naam sound therapy into hospitals and addiction recovery centers, and teaching self-healing.

Courtney Miller

Los Angeles

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Courtney Miller

Los Angeles

Courtney is an expert in many types of yoga, holding certifications in NAAM Yoga, Shakti Naam, Sukshmah Vyayama, Iyengar, and Kundalini. She is a co-founder of Naam LA, developed the current Naam Yoga Therapies program for Emotional Balance, and taught Community Outreach classes in various rehabilitation centers. She is the Director of the Harmonyum training program, and played a key role in developing teaching materials for Universal Kabbalah, Shakti Naam Yoga and Naam Yoga Therapies teacher training, and Kabbalah of Birth programs. Her knowledge also helped in writing and editing Naam training manuals, books of kriyas, and Shakti Naam Yoga: The Gift of Health.

Renata Spironello

Los Angeles

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Renata Spironello

Los Angeles

Renata is a co-founder of Naam LA, a lead trainer of The Sukshmah Method, and Director of Business Expansion at Rootlight International. She works with CEOs, celebrities, athletes and other high-profile individuals, and frequently presents on television and radio stations, including CNN, FOX, Univision, Telemundo and the internationally syndicated Antonio Esquinca radio show. As a sought-after speaker, Renata travels worldwide 9 months of the year, lecturing and teaching. Renata is the creator of the acclaimed Back to Life yoga program, which helps people recover from debilitating back pain. She is a leading member of the Naam Yoga International Teacher Training and Harmonyum Healing International Training Teams.

Gabriel Vidal

Los Angeles

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Gabriel Vidal

Los Angeles

Gabriel (Gaby) was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, and earned a degree in Business Organization Engineering. He is the Director of Naam Education. As a Naam Teacher, Gabriel also completed all three levels of Harmonyum training. In addition to Naam classes he taught in Los Angeles, Gabriel frequently travels around the world to give Masterclasses, teach as part of the Naam Yoga Training Team, and teach Shakti Naam and Universal Kabbalah workshops. Gabriel was a member of the original Naam Executive Team that developed Naam Yoga with the objective to preserve and further the mission of Dr. Joseph Michael Levry, Founder of Naam Yoga.