Sacred Space director Teresa Cowan Jones is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and serves as Executive Director of the Breakthrough Leadership Institute, a transformational leadership and community development initiative. She is also an executive and personal coach, spiritual director, owner of TC Jones Coaching, faculty for the Charter for Hesychia School for Spiritual Direction, founder of The Compassion Coalition, a fellow in the Public Voices Fellowship, and an instructor at the Center for Integrative Medicine. Author of over one hundred tools for effectiveness, Teresa holds a B.S. in Psychology and a Master of Divinity with highest honors from Vanderbilt University (1996). A professionally trained coach, Teresa has served as coach and faculty of the Center for Progressive Leadership, a national nonpartisan leadership organization developing high-potential political leaders who can affect policy-making. Teresa also developed and taught university courses in sociology and has twenty years of professional experience in leadership development in both the public and private sectors.
Natasha Korshak is a long-time teacher of yoga and meditation, and is an Interfaith Contemplative Minister and spiritual director. She helps facilitate the Growth & Transition Workshops lead by Dr. Larry Lincoln & Anne Taylor Lincoln; and is the owner and director of The Mindfulness & MBSR Programs of Tucson and The Sol Center.
Dr. Anne Marie Chiasson has spent a number of years exploring and practicing Energy Medicine, which is the ancient art of working with the subtle or energy body to improve health and vitality. Dr. Chiasson, trained by Dr. Andrew Weil, incorporates integrative family medicine along with hands-on healing and other techniques that change, stimulate, add or shift the underlying energy that is associated with the disease process and utilizes the transformational tools of meditation, movement, dream work, psychospiritual counseling, and indigenous healing practices. In addition to her private integrative medicine practice, she teaches and has authored Energy Healing: The Essentials of Self Care.
Peter Woods is a Sacred Space co-founder and small group facilitator, and has had a private counseling office in Tucson since 2000. He has also worked as a counselor with hospice patients and with Catholic Social Service. Before he began his counseling career, he practiced law for 8 years.
Dr. John Dore taught doctoral candidates in developmental psychology for 30 years, with his own Ph.D. in psycholinguistics. He majored in English as an undergraduate, and later served as an addiction counselor, and as a consultant for hospitals and rehabilitation facilities. Learn more about him at his website: johndore.com
Sanjay Manchanda is a spiritual teacher and therapist who teaches mindfulness meditation and self-inquiry. He has been practicing yoga and meditation for over twenty years. He is also a licensed psychotherapist with a background in Jungian, body-centered and transpersonal therapy, energy healing and neuroscience.
Diane Call studied Grotowski-based physical theater and dance, and performed with Geese Theatre Company, touring the nation's prisons doing improvisational theater about issues of incarceration. She has performed clown shows in independent theater and presently teaches acting courses for actors and non-actors. She also teaches Kundalini yoga.
Gen Kelsang Lingpur is Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Arizona. She has been a student and disciple of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso of the New Kadampa Tradition for 20 years, and was the former administrative director of Vajrarupini Center in San Diego. Her past experiences have given her a deep understanding of the problems and difficulties we all face in our daily lives.