Wellness Summit Bios

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

The mission of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) is to transform people and communities through music. LPO programming also supports youth development both in and through the arts, an approach to learning correlated with cognitive, emotional, and social growth and measurable student achievement.  Because the LPO is the only full-time professional orchestra in the state,…

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Harpinder Kaur Mann

Harpinder Kaur Mann (she/her) is a Sikh-Buddhist Punjabi-American yoga and meditation teacher currently living in New Orleans. She is motivated to increase access and create spaces for black, indigenous, queer and people of color to come together and heal in ways that inspire holistic wellness and culturally inclusive informed healing. Outside of her transformative healing…

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Mikhayla Harrell

Mikhayla Harrell (she/her) helps people tap into their creativity and wellness through neuroaesthetic inquiry and somatic practices. She is a yoga, meditation and K-12 art teacher currently living in New Orleans but native to the wild lands of New Mexico. She leads group alignment-based yoga classes weekly at Balance Yoga & Wellness, Art + Zen…

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Whole Village Art Therapy

Whole Village Art Therapy is a nonprofit organization that provides high quality, community-based art therapy services to improve access and reduce systemic barriers to mental health services in New Orleans. The team of art therapists provides free and sliding scale individual and group art therapy, school-based art therapy services, counseling, community art making and professional…

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Dr. Hans Gruenig

Dr. Hans Gruenig is a teacher of practices for greater happiness and well being, including meditation, Buddhist philosophy and psychology, positive psychology, and practices for healthier relationships.  He has twenty years of experience teaching courses and workshops at places such as Tulane University, Wild Lotus Yoga, Swan River Yoga, Flowering Lotus Retreat Center, and the…

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