Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT


Dr. Christopher Walling
Dr. Chris Walling is a licensed clinical psychologist and international mind-body expert, and President of the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy. Dr. Walling formerly worked in academic medicine for nearly a decade in various executive leadership roles all throughout the United States. He now serves as Clinical Director at Soma Psychological Services in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Walling is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, a certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists, as well as a Faculty Member at several Yoga Therapy Schools. He also assists with somatic psychotherapy trainings throughout the world.

Cheryl Babers Hagar

SilverSneakers® Certified InstructorCheryl Babers Hagar
Cheryl Babers Hagar is certified in and has been teaching SilverSneakers® ( exercise classes since 2002. In 2005 Cheryl received instructor training in Older Adult Exercise via HealthCare Dimensions and was also certified as a Senior Fitness Instructor via the American Senior Fitness Association in 2011. She lives in Shreveport, Louisiana.


Lisa Dougherty

Founder and CEO at Medical Fitness NetworkLisa Dougherty
Lisa Dougherty is the Founder and CEO of the Medical Fitness Network which provides a free national fitness and healthcare referral service to those with (chronic) medical conditions, pre- and postnatal care. She is a nationally recognized certified personal trainer since 1999 specializing in medical fitness and health coaching. Lisa lives in the greater Los Angeles, California, area.


Laura Jean Kokoska, RN, CKYI

Curriculum ConsultantLaura Jean Kokoska
Laura Kokoska is a registered nurse and certified Kundalini yoga instructor who teaches integrative practices to health and wellness professionals as well as individuals with complex medical conditions. As a holistic healer, Laura’s focus is to empower the natural healing processes available in every human being. She is the owner of DNA Yoga & Meditation, in Niantic, Connecticut.


Ann M. Murphy

ACE, Yoga Alliance, AEA, Pilates certifiedAnn Murphy
Ann Murphy has been teaching body-mind-spirit fitness for 50 years. Her speciality is making your whole self well with options for all. Ann lives near Las Vegas, Nevada.


Avtar Nordine Zouareg, MA

2-Time Mr. Universe Body Building ChampionAvtar Nordine Zouareg
Two-time Mr. Universe body building champion, Avtar Nordine Zouareg is an internationally acclaimed, high-performance coach and wellness expert, bestselling author and speaker. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.