Chris Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT

Dr. Christopher WallingVice President of Education and Outreach
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. Dr. Walling also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University.


Pat Cornille, OTD, OTRL, CCECL

Founder and Clinical Director of Vita Cura
Dr. Pat Cornille is a passionate advocate for positive change in dementia care practices and for brain health. She has over 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist and currently is the clinical director and founder of Vita Cura, an organization dedicated to helping individuals with cognitive change and/or dementia to live well.


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.


Karen Glick, RN, BSN, ERYT 500

Brain Longevity Specialist
Karen has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 40 years. In 2004, Karen completed a certification in Prenatal Yoga at the Seattle Holistic Center and developed a prenatal educational yoga program called Karen’s Yogabirth. She has also used her knowledge and background as an RN to develop a program with sound and yoga movement to work with those affected by Alzheimer’s and other cognitive/physical challenges.


Carol Hahn, MSN, RN, RYT, CPT, CDP

Wellness and Fitness NurseCarol Hahn, RN
Carol Hahn is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years of varied health experience in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home care, and adult day programs. She has taught in several university nursing programs and worked at the Alzheimer’s Association. Carol is a Registered Yoga Teacher and a Certified Personal Trainer with her own business as a Wellness and Fitness Nurse.


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.


Avtar Nordine Zouareg, MA

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