Since 1990, Chef Nikki Schaeffer has explored the culinary spectrum. She holds a degree in Baking and Pastry Science from Johnson & Wales University. In 2001, Nikki was hired by an upscale restaurant in southern California. She spent the next 13 years as a corporate Pastry Chef while running her own catering company. In 2014, she semi-retired and became a private consultant for restauranteurs. Known for her boisterous personality, as well as her willingness and desire to pass on everything she has learned as a Chef. She loves all her work and celebrating the art and science of cooking.
Chef Tricia believes that food fuels our bodies and our spirit. It’s how we relate to wherever we are that day. Chef Tricia is the founder of Sherpa Energy Squares. Her past life includes the Pastry kitchens at Four Seasons Aviara, the Lodge at Torrey Pines, Chuao Chocolatier and most recently Lofty Coffee Company. As Pastry Chef she created a custom in-house menu, then developed the kitchen for daily high volume production in everything from gluten free muffins to croissants and brioche. Her passion for creating and sharing great food continues through teaching.
In 2017, Chef Katie discovered the world of intermittent fasting and the benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle (eating meals low in carbs with healthy fats). Her personal journey of learning how to thrive in ketosis and transform her metabolism led her to lose over 35 pounds, lower her blood sugar, and improve other biological markers. Katie loves to share the benefits of a ketogenic diet with tips and tricks for preparing simple and delicious “keto” meals. Katie also has some tips and will discuss a strategy and how easy it is to maintain your program when eating out!
Jennica’s extensive facilitation of body-based therapies, trauma recovery and sexual wellness gives way to a unique perspective on how we can experience freedom.
She holds a Masters in Social Work and is the co-creator of Neurogenic Yoga, an innovative trauma recovery method that integrates yoga asana and pranayama to safely elicit the body’s natural release mechanism.
She maintains a private practice in San Diego where she facilitates somatic tension and trauma release, sexual wellness coaching and sacred sexuality through ancient Tantric practices and modern day sexology.
Dr. Dianna Quach
Developed by Dr. Dianna Quach, a licensed clinical psychologist, and certified yoga instructor, Yoga Mind® combines mindful, therapeutic exploration with gentle yoga poses designed to increase self-awareness and release emotional charges stored in the body. Dr. Dianna Quach has been studying and instructing yoga for over ten years. She specializes in working with college and graduate students in university settings. She currently works as a clinical psychologist at the University of California, San Diego. She completed her post-doctoral internship at the Counseling Services at San Jose State University, CA. She is able to offer Yoga Mind® at different universities she has worked at. She also teaches yoga at Corepower studios in San Diego, CA.