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Heart's Ease Family Facilitators


We are facilitators and teachers here together in this journey of helping ourselves and others live their fullest and best life. 

Michelle Holmes

As a coach/facilitator/guide:  

As a coach certified by Duke University’s school of Integrative Medicine, and as an experienced executive mentor and guide, I help people tune into their own truth. I am honored to serve leaders and teachers who need a discreet space for their own ongoing inner work; I also welcome people exploring gender identity, sexual healing and limiting beliefs from childhood, as well as anyone who is feeling the call to serious transformation. 


As a writer, speaker: 

As a keynote speaker, panelist and  facilitator, I  help people connect to a sense of wonder and excitement for the future. I've presented in academic settings like Stanford University's Center for Liberation Technology, and from the stage at places like the New York Times Center and the Getty Museum of Art. As a poet and essayist, I've been published in a wide variety of literary journals and news publications, including: Yale Journal of Humanities in Medicine, Carcanet, and The Toronto Star. 


As me:

As the mother of three beautiful daughters, a wife, a grandmother, a daughter, a friend and a companion to dogs, I recognize that the many of the most rewarding things in life are not on a resume. Beyond all the roles, there's the part of me that's the same inside of you. That's the place where the labels drop off, and the “being” begins — and the place where I hope we will meet one day. 

Murdoch Davis

Murdoch Davis is a lifelong advocate of free expression and a contributor to Canada’s free speech history in a long career as a crusading journalist and media executive. 

In 2017, Murdoch co-founded, a media consulting and training firm dedicated to supporting journalists in Asia and Africa forging and maintaining a free press. 

He is a winner of the National Newspaper Award in Canada for a crusading campaign on behalf of LGBTQ+rights, and served for decades as publisher and editor of leading Canadian newspapers, most recently as the Executive Editor of the Toronto Star. Murdoch works with leadership development, restructuring organizations and other human issues. 

Murdoch married Michelle Holmes in 2013, leaving Canada for the USA in what he calls his own “pursuit of happiness.” Together they are pursuing the path of the heart.


Heart's Ease Allied Artists and Practitioners  

 These Heart's Ease collaborators are dedicated to caring for the human spirit, and to bringing more love and freedom into the world, here and independently through their own organizations and private offerings. We are so happy to introduce you to these beloved friends with our very highest recommendation. ​


Practitioners and Facilitators


Linds Russell

Linds is an international retreat facilitator, breathworker, yoga teacher and fitness entrepreneur with a master's degree in  counseling. She is based in  Tulum, Mexico.

Her clients include leaders and teachers as well as people held back by limiting beliefs or overwhelming emotions, people who have experienced trauma and anyone ready for personal transformation.

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Lucy Wairimu Mukuria

Mukuria is a princess of the most High who lives for building on the human spirit. A mother. A biophilic. An artist. A yoga teacher. The pioneer of military Psychology in the Kenyan Defense Forces. A cultural shaper in the military veterans' space and the founder and CEO of True North. She is a past Amani Institute of Social Innovation fellow  and Acumen fellow, and holder of the Constitutional Medal. 


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Salaam Green

Salaam is a Deep South Storyteller, Poet, Social Health Activist, Performer and Master Healer proudly born and bred in the Black Belt of Alabama. She is the founder and Executive Director of  The Literary Healing Arts Foundation. She is an artist-in-residence at University of Alabama at Birmingham's Institute for Arts in Medicine and offers workshops around the world.


Trina Merz 

Trina is a visual artist, yoga teacher, breathworker and energy practitioner living and working in Hawaii. She completed her YTT 200hr with Yogamaya in New York City and now teaches at Open Space Yoga in Honolulu ,and offers personal and group sessions online. She trained in Reiki Energy Healing with Nana Deleplanque and with Clarity Breathwork to offer breath sessions for opening and healing. 


Holmes Robbins

Winona completed her 200hr yoga training at Ohm yoga in the spring of 2019; she has been a certified personal trainer since 2017. While creating her classes she uses her own connection and love for the earth to build classes that cultivate feelings of purpose, safety, love and gratitude. 

Artists and Creative Consultants

Deepa Fernandes

Deepa is a globalist, a citizen of 3 countries, with family on 5 continents. She is a second generation yogi, who has watched her mother study under BKS Iyengar in Pune, India. Her favorite author is her Dad, but no one ever published him. Her book Targeted offers a deep dive into the American immigrant experience. Her work to bring nuance and depth and deep care into  journalism has helped her build an international body of work.

Eve Pearlman

Eve Pearlman's work seeks to connect human beings more deeply to each other though a kinder, more trusting public discourse. She cofounded Spaceship Media in 2016 and has since brought her work across the world, reaching millions through her popular Ted Talk. Spaceship has actively touched thousands of lives through its projects aimed at dismantling public and personal divides.

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Jennifer Chang Crandall

 Jennifer is an artist, journalist and filmmaker with internationally known body of work around human connection. Her Emmy nominated project On Being and Whitman, Alabama have been hailed as masterworks of the human spirit.

She loves to collaborate on projects that exhibit seemingly opposite attributes: reach and intimacy; and works with organizations that want to tell more nuanced human stories. 

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Liz Hildreth

Liz is a poet, mother, instructional designer and one of the founding members of Poetry of Private Places. She is a mother to twin teenagers, born as micropreemies. One of her daughters has autism, cerebral palsy, and a seizure disorder. Liz has written at length about mental illness and has written poems for people at galleries, museums, and other artistic venues through the collective Poems While you Wait.

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We look forward to hearing from you. 

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