Veronica Beltran


Veronica leads corporate meditation, yoga and wellness rituals throughout New York in Spanish and English sharing tools that invite us to connect to our breath, nature, and innate wisdom honoring the artist, healer, hero, and leader within. She holds certifications in various yoga modalities, Pilates, Reiki Shamanism, Meditation and Sound Healing. She is also the Marketing Director for NY YOGA + Life Magazine and the Yoga Program Director for Hudson Yards Bella Abzug Park. Veronica works at L’OREAL in marketing communications, where she also is a wellness squad leader and co-founder of the corporate yoga program in New York City.

Frances Hunt


Frances Hunt is a certified yoga teacher leading group, corporate and private yoga classes. Her goal is for students to feel safe, connect with their bodies and leave class feeling balanced. With a focus on creating an environment to quiet the mind she wants students to find their edge and feel empowered to step slightly beyond it. Currently Frances is continuing to advance her yoga education as a student of the Laughing Lotus Advanced Teacher Training Program. Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, she is also the Managing Editor for NY Yoga + Life Magazine.

Instagram: @findingswithfrances

Melissa Honkanen

Melissa creates and leads corporate wellness and yoga programs for groups and individuals seeking to reduce stress, build strength and flexibility as well as increase focus and compassion. After being in the legal industry for over 10 years, she followed her dream and traded her life in BigLaw for holding a mindful space for yoga and meditation. She has an advanced yoga certification as a RYT-500 teacher that is coupled with a 15-year personal yoga practice. She is the founder and sole proprietor of Melissa Ann Yoga. Melissa has created corporate wellness programs for the international law firms of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and Ropes & Gray, and she co-led a yoga and meditation retreat at Green Gulch in northern California. Melissa currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and fur baby Henrietta.

Instagram: @melissaannyoga

DiAna Cosey-Walker


African Spiritualist. Leads movements of dance, yoga and meditation. Doula. Experience Director of NY Yoga + Life Magazine. Continuously works to build wellness and art in BIPOC community.

Angela Williams-Jones

Angela Williams-Jones, E-RYT 500, YACEP is a genuinely nurturing soul with a deep love of networking, people connecting, assisting & elevating people to lead their best lives and connect with their highest self. Always filling her days with compassion, Angela is also an empath & intuitive healer thriving on sharing her gifts and knowledge.

She has multiple 200 hr Yoga Certifications, 500+ hours of Kundalini, 300 hr Advanced Teacher Training, Restorative, Yin, Yoga Nidra, Trauma Informed, Adaptive, Children/Family, Ayurveda, Anatomy & Physiology, Trance Meditation, Trance Healing & Mediumship in addition to teaching several days per week, she has been a Usui Reiki Master/Trainer for over 10 years offering private sessions & is a Yoga Teacher Training Faculty member offering CEU credits through Yoga Alliance in multiple arenas as well. Some accolades include being a legacy ambassador for lululemon, elite yoga trainer for Under Armour, NBA Elite Youth Teacher, National People Connector for NY Yoga+Life Magazine, Advisor, Webinar Contributor, Contributor for Best Practice Book Series & Blog Writer for The Yoga Service Council, Mentor & TT for My Vinyasa Practice in TX & co-owner of Tantra Boutique NY.

Lauren Beth Jacobs

Lauren is an on-the-go yoga and wellness entrepreneur, government ethics attorney, wife, and mama to two beautiful and energetic humans.  She founded her company and wellness brand, Modern Vinyasa, to help other people with active lifestyles to create balance in their lives and discover their happiest, healthiest selves (without feeling the need to sacrifice one of their many passions).  Each of her wellness offerings put a playful, relatable, and fast-paced spin on traditional wellness practices with the goal of teaching people to apply these tools to their modern, REAL everyday lives.  
A native New Yorker who has called DC “home” for almost 15 years, Lauren was thrilled to join the SoulFest team in its DC expansion!
Take class with Lauren here, and find out more about her, on her Instagram: @laurenupsidedownorsideways.

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