NICK ATLAS, PhD
Nick Atlas, Ph.D., E-RYT 500 is a light-hearted, grounded, accessible and transformative educator and consultant specializing in integrative approaches to sleep, dreams, relaxation and stress reduction. The Director of Evolutionary Education® and 200-hour Yoga Psychology Teacher Trainings, Dr. Nick is also an adjunct professor of Transpersonal Psychology at Atlantic University. Currently based outside of Atlanta, Georgia (USA), he works with clients internationally and conducts pioneering research on Yoga Nidra and lucid dreaming. He has been practicing and teaching various forms of yoga, qigong, meditation and expressive arts since 1998. You can follow Nick on Facebook and Instagram, and book a consultation with him via his website, nickatlas.com.
A largely self-taught yogini, Rose Aramian began practicing mindfulness in 2007. Her discipline and desire to share her gifts with others led her to a teaching opportunity at the University of West Georgia, where she became a much sought-after instructor while earning her B.A. in education. A Yoga Alliance-certified instructor, Rose believes yoga is a pathway to bring greater balance, peace, love and light into our lives. The Founder of Pop Up Yoga—a traveling, outdoor yoga studio—Rose enjoys offering a wide array of classes to all walks of life, including beginners and advanced students alike. When she isn’t teaching or practicing yoga, Rose can be found (or not found) hiking in the mountains or teaching English as a second language online to children in Beijing, China.
LORI BENSON ADAMS, M.Ed.
Lori Benson Adams, M.Ed., is a highly-experienced educational intervention specialist, having taught in public, private and home school settings, as well as in private practice for the past 35 years. At present, Lori contracts with a variety of local and national schools to provide ongoing assistance to children with special needs such as ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia and other learning and social challenges. A nationally-recognized workshop facilitator, Lori is also a faculty member with Sensational Brain and is the Director of The Learning Lotus™, where she merges the ancient science of Yoga with the sciences of child development, learning, and the brain to provide parents and professionals with a powerful tool for helping children learn and succeed.
TIM BECK, PhD
Tim Beck, Ph.D., is a teacher and researcher in the areas of psychology, philosophy and cultural studies. He currently teaches courses in Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, and Personality Development in department of psychology at the University of West Georgia. His research explores the healing potential of ecological and expressive arts approaches to mental health care, particularly in cases of developmental disorders like autism-spectrum disorder. Before moving to Georgia in 2012, he worked in the fields of education and community mental health with various groups of high school students in the SF Bay Area. Largely because of his experiences there, much of his work today contributes to the goals of the neurodiversity movement, which strives to promote the intrinsic value of variations of neurological development that do not always conform to standard social molds.