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About Us

We are a dedicated team of mindfulness teachers and community members with a vision to empowering people especially young people and children with the skills to live a happier life by having more peaceful existence with themselves, others, and the planet.

We are a non-profit children’s charity dedicated to fighting the vices of destruction, anger, anxiety and depression in the lives of young adults and children.

Our mission is to provide access to mindfulness and movement instructions to students and staff members in public schools and institutions in underserved areas. It is our hope that these instructions will help participants increase self-awareness and emotional regulation, improve attention and focus, cultivate compassion, and develop resilience and adaptability when faced with challenging circumstances.

 

Our Key Factors to Success

  • Marketing: Sending out that message of love is one of our key goals. We employ all forms of information outreach to ensure we generate enough awareness for our programs. We maintain a reasonable advertising budget with most going to targeted marketing campaigns.

  • Professionalism: We apply strict professionalism in the discharge of all our responsibilities. Our management staff are full professionals in their various fields and each bring a unique experience to the team and our overall objectives. Our team members are empowered to do amazing jobs, displaying a high level of competency in the discharge of their responsibilities.

  • Partnerships: We thrive on synergy! Ours is mission for many and as such we are inclined to develop fruitful partnership to help with spreading the good cause and reaching more children.

  • Quality Programs: Our programs have helped change lives. We have in countless ways restored mindfulness in the hearts of children in public schools and underserviced areas. We are committed to organising programs that are beneficial to our society and the world at large.

  • Communication: We have developed a strong social media presence to communicate our message of peace, hope, and renewed mindfulness. You can get information on our current programs and how you can donate or participate on our social handles.

  • Transparency: Transparency is our watchword! You can be rest assured that every cent donated will be put to good use to better the lots of the children.


Our Team

RANEE SIRI   Ranee Siri is a free-spirited native of Thailand. She began practicing meditation and ancient Buddhist principles at 10 years old. She is a wellness coach, a certified Acroyoga and yoga instructor, the author of “Sexy = Yoga”, as well as a Reiki master. She is a passionate teacher with advanced training in yoga from India.  Ranee is also a serial entrepreneur who has been a successful restaurant owner, owned a lighting design company, and, currently, has an extensive real estate portfolio. Yoga plays an integral part in her life.  As an inspirational speaker, Ranee also shares her passion and daily inspiration, as well as her knowledge of yoga and AcroYoga through her social media and her online training courses, which is helping to expand yoga’s presence worldwide.  With more than a decade of meditation and yoga and over 1,000 hours of transformational training, Ranee discovered her innate ability to guide and inspire others back to their inner beauty through daily yoga practice, so they can create a happy life in which they truly thrive.   www.raneesiri.com

RANEE SIRI

Ranee Siri is a free-spirited native of Thailand. She began practicing meditation and ancient Buddhist principles at 10 years old. She is a wellness coach, a certified Acroyoga and yoga instructor, the author of “Sexy = Yoga”, as well as a Reiki master. She is a passionate teacher with advanced training in yoga from India.

Ranee is also a serial entrepreneur who has been a successful restaurant owner, owned a lighting design company, and, currently, has an extensive real estate portfolio. Yoga plays an integral part in her life.

As an inspirational speaker, Ranee also shares her passion and daily inspiration, as well as her knowledge of yoga and AcroYoga through her social media and her online training courses, which is helping to expand yoga’s presence worldwide.

With more than a decade of meditation and yoga and over 1,000 hours of transformational training, Ranee discovered her innate ability to guide and inspire others back to their inner beauty through daily yoga practice, so they can create a happy life in which they truly thrive.

www.raneesiri.com

JOHNNY RIZEK   Johnny Rizek was born into a middle class family in the old city of Jerusalem. Compassion for helping others was ingrained from a young age by his family when after the Palestinian War of 1948; his mother started an infant welfare center.  Johnny was schooled at the famous Fréres, a French School in Jerusalem, and gained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from the American University in Beirut, Lebanon. Returning to Jerusalem, he joined the family business and soon acquired a VW and Audi dealership, which he ran successfully until 2001 when he and his family immigrated to San Diego, California.  Over 10 years ago Johnny started Best Solutions Realty, specializing in real estate investing and he is licensed in financial planning.  Business activities alone were never enough for Johnny and his work among the youth has earned him the highest respect. He passionately wanted to voice the needs of the youth in distressed situations and chose to play a very active role within his community. Johnny presided over the East Jerusalem YMCA board while also becoming an active member of the YWCA, organizing both youth and music activities. The Norwegian YMCA sponsored and supported the region to start choirs and he was appointed as board member. While serving on the board of the Music Conservatory in the region, Johnny voluntarily gave choir and music lessons to the youth who could not afford them.  Johnny’s ability to combine his business acumen with his passion for children allows him to create a brighter future for children across the cultural divide and fills his heart with joy.

JOHNNY RIZEK

Johnny Rizek was born into a middle class family in the old city of Jerusalem. Compassion for helping others was ingrained from a young age by his family when after the Palestinian War of 1948; his mother started an infant welfare center.

Johnny was schooled at the famous Fréres, a French School in Jerusalem, and gained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from the American University in Beirut, Lebanon. Returning to Jerusalem, he joined the family business and soon acquired a VW and Audi dealership, which he ran successfully until 2001 when he and his family immigrated to San Diego, California.

Over 10 years ago Johnny started Best Solutions Realty, specializing in real estate investing and he is licensed in financial planning.

Business activities alone were never enough for Johnny and his work among the youth has earned him the highest respect. He passionately wanted to voice the needs of the youth in distressed situations and chose to play a very active role within his community. Johnny presided over the East Jerusalem YMCA board while also becoming an active member of the YWCA, organizing both youth and music activities. The Norwegian YMCA sponsored and supported the region to start choirs and he was appointed as board member. While serving on the board of the Music Conservatory in the region, Johnny voluntarily gave choir and music lessons to the youth who could not afford them.

Johnny’s ability to combine his business acumen with his passion for children allows him to create a brighter future for children across the cultural divide and fills his heart with joy.

 
JOCELYN BURKE   Jocelyn Burke, MA.Ed., RYT-200, CMP-NLP    Ever since she was a little girl, Jocelyn has had an incredible passion for teaching, leadership and helping other’s grow. Her career started early in the field of education, tutoring students of all ages with a specialty for kids with learning challenges. Her passion and experience supporting her younger sister with Asperger’s and ADHD lead her to become a behavioral therapist and executive functioning coach for kids and families working through social, emotional and behavioral challenges.    Jocelyn takes a unique approach to her work by integrating mindfulness practices which originated from her extensive yoga practice, eventually leading her to pursue being a certified yoga teacher. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Linguistics with a focus in Cognition and American Sign Language and had the opportunity to serve as the Program Director of Club Xcite, a local tutoring and coaching company servicing all of San Diego County where she helped build integrative and holistic programs like Mindful Adventures, Brain Power, Social Skills for Students, and more.    Her passion for spreading awareness of skills and strategies for lifelong success supported her as she continued to train coaches and educators at Club Xcite and as well as training new certified yoga instructors to teach their own yoga classes. Inspired to create change in the field of learning and development worldwide, she completed her Master’s Degree in Education with a specialty in school leadership as she simultaneously pursued complementary trainings in integrative psychology and spiritual sciences to become an energy worker, Certified Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming, Mental and Emotional Release Therapy®, and more.    She currently lives in San Diego, CA with her social and emotional support dog Stella and snuggly kitty Thor as she coaches and develops new training programs for kids, families, and educators worldwide through Club Xcite and coaches spiritually-driven teachers and wellness service professionals through her company Silver Souls Wellness. She also serves on the board of directors for San Diego Non-Profit Mindfulness 4 Youth, hosting community events and supporting local youth in having access to mindfulness and inner peace. In her free time, she loves practicing yoga and meditation, going for hikes with Stella, studying spiritual sciences in Hawaii, and visiting her family in North Idaho.

JOCELYN BURKE

Jocelyn Burke, MA.Ed., RYT-200, CMP-NLP

Ever since she was a little girl, Jocelyn has had an incredible passion for teaching, leadership and helping other’s grow. Her career started early in the field of education, tutoring students of all ages with a specialty for kids with learning challenges. Her passion and experience supporting her younger sister with Asperger’s and ADHD lead her to become a behavioral therapist and executive functioning coach for kids and families working through social, emotional and behavioral challenges.

Jocelyn takes a unique approach to her work by integrating mindfulness practices which originated from her extensive yoga practice, eventually leading her to pursue being a certified yoga teacher. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Linguistics with a focus in Cognition and American Sign Language and had the opportunity to serve as the Program Director of Club Xcite, a local tutoring and coaching company servicing all of San Diego County where she helped build integrative and holistic programs like Mindful Adventures, Brain Power, Social Skills for Students, and more.

Her passion for spreading awareness of skills and strategies for lifelong success supported her as she continued to train coaches and educators at Club Xcite and as well as training new certified yoga instructors to teach their own yoga classes. Inspired to create change in the field of learning and development worldwide, she completed her Master’s Degree in Education with a specialty in school leadership as she simultaneously pursued complementary trainings in integrative psychology and spiritual sciences to become an energy worker, Certified Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming, Mental and Emotional Release Therapy®, and more.

She currently lives in San Diego, CA with her social and emotional support dog Stella and snuggly kitty Thor as she coaches and develops new training programs for kids, families, and educators worldwide through Club Xcite and coaches spiritually-driven teachers and wellness service professionals through her company Silver Souls Wellness. She also serves on the board of directors for San Diego Non-Profit Mindfulness 4 Youth, hosting community events and supporting local youth in having access to mindfulness and inner peace. In her free time, she loves practicing yoga and meditation, going for hikes with Stella, studying spiritual sciences in Hawaii, and visiting her family in North Idaho.

MELISSA SCHWARTZ   Melissa Schwartz was born an intense, sensitive, empathic, power seeker. Her intuitive ability to decode misbehavior and her passion for giving  a voice  to the legitimate needs of children naturally evolved into becoming the co-creator of Leading Edge Parenting. Melissa has worked with children for over fifteen years and began using Sandi as her personal coach while nannying in college. Years of practical experience taught Melissa how to encourage cooperative and kind behavior with love and wisdom.  Melissa has the unique ability to articulate the inner world of high-spirited youngsters and gives parents step-by-step strategies to eliminate power struggles and inspire kindness, cooperation and responsibility. She is a respected expert in the field of Highly Sensitive Children and brings clarity, personal experience and compassion for parents raising HSCs so they can thrive in a de-sensitized world. Melissa is a Stanford University alumna and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.   www.leadingedgeparenting.com    www.spsdkids.com    www.facebook.com/leadingedgeparenting    www.facebook.com/highlysensitivechildren    www.facebook.com/groups/highlysensitivechildren

MELISSA SCHWARTZ

Melissa Schwartz was born an intense, sensitive, empathic, power seeker. Her intuitive ability to decode misbehavior and her passion for giving a voice to the legitimate needs of children naturally evolved into becoming the co-creator of Leading Edge Parenting. Melissa has worked with children for over fifteen years and began using Sandi as her personal coach while nannying in college. Years of practical experience taught Melissa how to encourage cooperative and kind behavior with love and wisdom.

Melissa has the unique ability to articulate the inner world of high-spirited youngsters and gives parents step-by-step strategies to eliminate power struggles and inspire kindness, cooperation and responsibility. She is a respected expert in the field of Highly Sensitive Children and brings clarity, personal experience and compassion for parents raising HSCs so they can thrive in a de-sensitized world. Melissa is a Stanford University alumna and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

www.leadingedgeparenting.com

www.spsdkids.com

www.facebook.com/leadingedgeparenting

www.facebook.com/highlysensitivechildren

www.facebook.com/groups/highlysensitivechildren

 
MAGGIE LA COSTA   Maggie is an emissary of light twinkling in from the vail to share the magic on this Earth. Her intention is to create an Earth where there is an abundance of resources and everyone’s needs are provided for. One way she does this is by spreading awareness on social media that we can create the New Earth. She loves to help people create positive mindsets and remind people how we can live in harmony with Earth. One of her missions is outer peace through inner peace. She is here to support you on your journey of self-mastery and loves expanding beyond the boundaries created by the body and mind. Her intention is to bring relaxation, self-empowerment and joy. She thrives from within embracing the innocence of child-like essence sharing the magic, enchantment and amusement of life with all.

MAGGIE LA COSTA

Maggie is an emissary of light twinkling in from the vail to share the magic on this Earth. Her intention is to create an Earth where there is an abundance of resources and everyone’s needs are provided for. One way she does this is by spreading awareness on social media that we can create the New Earth. She loves to help people create positive mindsets and remind people how we can live in harmony with Earth. One of her missions is outer peace through inner peace. She is here to support you on your journey of self-mastery and loves expanding beyond the boundaries created by the body and mind. Her intention is to bring relaxation, self-empowerment and joy. She thrives from within embracing the innocence of child-like essence sharing the magic, enchantment and amusement of life with all.

BREEANNE MACOUZET   My name is Breeanne Macouzet and I’m a mindfulness coach and educational consultant that has a passion for empowering our youth to believe that they can make a positive contribution to our world. I am the founder of Mindfully Evolve an organization that brings mindfulness programs into families, schools and communities worldwide. I teach mindful professional development to teachers in schools so that they can implement tools in their classroom to bring our children back to the right brain state to optimally learn.  I create educational programs that teach children the life skills of compassion, confidence, and resilience. I give them a chance to feel seen in their brilliance so that they can go out and share their brilliance with the world to create more beauty and love in our existence. One of my favorite things to do is coach parents and educational leaders with self awareness, mastering their mindset, and inspiring them to execute on their purpose. I believe our youth can make significant positive change in our world if they are guided in a mindful direction.  If you’d like to learn more about me and what I offer please visit  www.mindfullyevolve.com

BREEANNE MACOUZET

My name is Breeanne Macouzet and I’m a mindfulness coach and educational consultant that has a passion for empowering our youth to believe that they can make a positive contribution to our world. I am the founder of Mindfully Evolve an organization that brings mindfulness programs into families, schools and communities worldwide. I teach mindful professional development to teachers in schools so that they can implement tools in their classroom to bring our children back to the right brain state to optimally learn.

I create educational programs that teach children the life skills of compassion, confidence, and resilience. I give them a chance to feel seen in their brilliance so that they can go out and share their brilliance with the world to create more beauty and love in our existence. One of my favorite things to do is coach parents and educational leaders with self awareness, mastering their mindset, and inspiring them to execute on their purpose. I believe our youth can make significant positive change in our world if they are guided in a mindful direction.

If you’d like to learn more about me and what I offer please visit www.mindfullyevolve.com