Having shown interest in the spiritual world as an adolescent, Charmaine’s intuition elevated. During her formative years she began to learn about different topics surrounding spirituality. It was during this time that she began to dream about opening a holistic center.
Before The Open Mind Center was born in 2008, Charmaine raised a family and worked in the corporate world for many years. She has continued to study over the years. She is a Usui & Karuna Ki Reiki Master, Pranic Healer, Soul & Business Coach, Certified Yoga Instructor and teacher. Charmaine also has a diploma in Metaphysical Theology and Ordination. It is Charmaine’s goal to continue to promote wellness, mindfulness and awakening through The Open Mind Center.
Kristin is a naturally gifted intuitive who has committed her life to being a healer of the heart, mind, body and soul. Her passion is to touch the heart of those she encounters and to teach them how to consciously create their life through the understanding that every thought, word or action shifts the energy in their field and creates their destiny.
Kristin’s field of study includes training and certification in various concentrations such as psychic development, Intuitive readings, psychometry, picture readings, past life readings, psychic investigation, house clearings and blessings, soul rescue work, chakra balancing, body scans, psi scans, color therapy, inner light therapy and spiritual counseling.
Additionally, in 2011 she became a Reiki Master trained in the Usui Shiki Ryoho line of Reiki. With this vast knowledge in all areas of metaphysics, Kristin is able to heal on all levels of the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual bodies.
Nicole is an intuitive artist who has the ability to see your soul’s energy and the spirit world around you. She creates Soul Portraits to help you to see and to remind you of who you really are. This Soul Portrait is a healing tool and much more than a drawing on paper. It helps you to see your light.
Nicole has created more than 1500 Soul Portraits and Intuitive Readings over the past 19 years. She uses a mixture of clairvoyant visions and intuitive knowing along with communicating with angels, guides and loved ones. The readings can assist you in receiving guidance about your spiritual path, life changes, life purpose, relationships, career, angels and guides. The focus of her work is for your highest good and support.
Michael has been a sound therapy practitioner for over 10 years and is a member of ISTA (International Sound Therapy Association). He’s a published poet and has been creating poetry since childhood. Today, Michael performs his poetry pieces during live meditations and is currently the director of The Sound Ministry at Unity North Atlanta.
Crissy brings a broad background of experience in which creativity and personal development are recurring themes. A published author and artist, she creates by connecting with the energy of her work through meditation. Crissy is professionally trained in various meditation techniques including light body, creative visualization, mindfulness and future visioning.
She recently obtained her Law of Attraction life-coaching certification and has logged over 200 coaching hours. Practiced in hypnosis, Crissy is currently working towards certification in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). She also brings over 10 years of experience from her roles in the corporate world including coaching and managing teams, as well as developing and facilitating training programs.
David A. Cronin is a meditation instructor, speaker, photographer, and writer. He has been teaching meditation since the ‘70’s. As an ordained, non-denominational minster, he brings his spiritual insights and understandings into all his classes. He has used meditative, mindfulness, and compassion practices to help him navigate through life and is able to teach from his own direct experiences.
With guidance from your Angels, higher self and direction from spiritual guides, Micel can help you find the answers and gain strength in finding your way through life’s struggles and become the person you came here to be.Through her own experience with her sudden spiritual awakening, Micel can assist you in developing your psychic gifts by guiding you back into wholeness.
David has been playing competitive squash for the last 30 years and experienced the usual and frustrating injuries that arise from playing sports at a high level. Finding yoga only after intolerable back pain, he has returned to competitive squash play but also discovered a true calling to yoga. With his love of teaching and wellness, he committed to advancing his yoga practice to the next level through the LifePower Yoga 500-hour yoga teacher training certification process and is now a Yoga Alliance Certified/Registered Yoga Instructor.
David also began practicing meditation in the TM tradition as a high school student in 1975. He approaches meditation to train the mind, in much the same way that fitness is an approach to train the body: Regular, devoted practice produces the greatest benefits. He believes that “Meditation is easier done, then said.”
Currently he is now focused on helping make yoga accessible to people of all ages and abilities, so that they too can benefit from its countless life enhancing qualities. His educational background is in psychology and education.
Marlan Sandoval is a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified instructor and IT Specialist. Having 10 years of experience working in the “Corporate world,” Marlan understands first-hand how busy and stressed this working environment can be on a daily basis. He currently runs SUMA, providing technology solutions to businesses, individuals and wellness programs. He also works teaching Yoga and has taught at places including the Latin American Association and Peachtree Yoga Center. In addition, he teaches yoga to private clients. He brings a unique experience to all of his Yoga Classes focusing on strength, flexibility, length and body alignment. Born in Mexico, raised in East Cobb, he also has a background in break dancing.
Kristen has been a student of yoga since 2008, with a background in Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Acro. Formalizing her education at Peachtree Yoga Center under the guidance of Graham Fowler, she has continued her studies at the Kripalu School of Integrated Yoga Therapy and is an Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga (RYT500). Kristen experiences yoga as the potential for divine expression, powerful connection, profound healing and a greate r sense of freedom. From Restorative to Power, she seeks to create a safe and empowering space for her students to uncover deeper insights, in body as well as mind. Kristen believes that yoga comes to each practitioner at precisely the right moment in his or her life and feels honored to support, share and witness this sweet gift with each and every student.
Joanna Israel comes to Open Mind Center with a 500 hour Yoga Teaching Certification as well as experience teaching several forms of adult and kids yoga.
Joanna initially started her yoga practice in order to recover from various running ailments. Eventually she realized that yoga can heal not only the body but also the mind. She wanted to share that realization with others and help them, which is what led her to teacher training.
Joanna’s goal as a teacher is to help her students find their own individual connection with yoga and mindfulness.
Erika Diaz is a Reiki Master Practitioner, Certified Spiritual Life Coach and Law Of Attraction Specialist. Erika’s Reiki sessions are unique and profoundly healing, with a deep focus on negative emotions and balancing the Chakras with crystals. She finishes her sessions with a “Ganesh Mantra,” that removes all negative obstacles. Her healing gift has allowed her the joy to help others heal and navigate through the challenging times in their lives with Reiki.
Christina de Sequeira is a Certified & Registered Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance YTT-200. Christina has always been an athlete; from a young age she felt the inseparable connection between body and mind. In high school, she was on the gymnastic, track and swimming teams. In 2004, after decades in the corporate and academic world as a busy director and language teacher, yoga and its transformational force came to Christina’s life. She decided to let her passion for yoga and its innumerable health benefits become her “raison d’être”. Christina is a dedicated meditator, a 200 YTT mentor and teacher to future yoga instructors. “Yoga, to me, has the ability to bring the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions back into balance. To allow each one of us to flourish into the best version of ourselves. Yoga is an ancient and powerful gift to all of us and it is my privilege and honor to guide my fellow yogis on this beautiful journey.” Christina is also a certified Usui Reiki practitioner and crystal healer.