Meet us- The Mystical Anchor Advisory Team and Discernment Team. Get to know these beautiful friends in their words... below
Denise Lewis Premschek
Our Mystical Anchor Advisory Team
Denise Lewis Premschek has a long-standing relationship with energetic and natural health technologies as they apply in “the Field”. She is a Dowser, a Reiki Master, a BioGenesis Creation Master, and certified Sacred Passage Doula; trained in hypnosis, EFT, NLP, and Psych-K. Government, education, and military sectors, large and small corporations, non-profit organizations, political action groups, and coaching clients have benefited from this eclectic tool kit.
As Owner/Lead Consultant of Field Guide (founded 2003), Denise facilitates change and fosters growth through personal sessions, leader/team seminars, Open Space Technology summits, Dialogue processes, and executive services for non-profits. Her focus is on expanding how leaders show up, how organizations do things, and what gets done. Her passions lie in the realm of human potential -- currently, she’s bringing ‘spirit to ground’ for the Health Freedom movement, advocating for conscious dying, and championing the emerging sacred passage doula profession.
Her career has involved corporate solution sales, sourcing, training, leading teams, producing conferences, and serving as CEO for: 1) the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine and Managing Editor of its two publications; ISSSEEM.org (2007-11), and 2) Voice for HOPE – Healers Of Planet Earth; VoiceforHOPE.org (2011-2015). She is now a Director on the HOPE Board and serves the Advisory Boards of the Foundation for Living Medicine and ISHAR–Integrated Studies Historical Archive and Repository.
Denise is a self-described observer of mystery, advocate of inquiry, voracious learner, mover / shaker / change-embracer who expresses herself in purposeful work and enthusiastic play. She delights in world travel, yoga, white-water kayaking, high country hiking, snowshoeing, and everyone she meets! She has two grown sons and lives in Colorado with her husband of thirty-three years.
Rev. Roger Wolsey is an ordained United Methodist pastor who directs the Wesley Foundation campus minsitry at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and is author of "Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don’t like christianity." His blog on Patheos.com is "The Holy Kiss."
He's pretty good at foosball, running, trumpet, and whack-a-mole
Stephen Bross has been a contemplative spiritual practitioner and activist for 25 years in the Christian, Sufi, Buddhist and Hindu traditions. Recently he has been inspired by the practices and teachings of Thomas Merton, Henry Nouen, Matthew Fox and Richard Rohr, who talk about the importance of socially engaged spirituality and direct mystical experience. He has been passionate about these key aspects of spirituality for may years, and he hopes to share more deeply with others a personal perspective of deep, transformational awakening and healing through the Christian path. He is trained in Nonviolent Communication, and has been involved in the Pro-Choice movement, anti GMO and anti-Fracking efforts, and was involved in the Boulder Occupy movement four years ago. Last summer he organized a public screening and discussion of a film about healing white supremacism. Five years ago he built a social network website called ConsciousTribe.com, focusing on spiritual and transformational events, and bringing people together online around the values of inner and outer change. For three years he served on the board of the non-profit international organization, Children's Global Peace Project, which brought Dances of Universal Peace and emotional self regulation and non-violent communication practices to primary school children in the United States, Mexico and Uganda. He has been a Big Brother, and now sponsors a child in Indonesia through Children International. Intentional community living has been another of his passions, largely inspired by the Hummingbird Community in New Mexico and their sophisticated understanding of harmonious co-creation. For three years he served as a spiritual leader in the co-housing community, the Boulder Creek Community, where he focused on inner practices and growth, and conflict resolution. He is currently a web developer, designer and professional musician, and lives in an intentional community house in Boulder.
Michael Pottern has been an entrepreneur his whole life. At the age of 12, he created a popular Bulletin Board Service in Colorado to help people with similar technology interests to meet and share information. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he triple majored in Real Estate Land and Urban Economics, Marketing, and International Business. After undergrad he moved to San Diego and worked on a production company start-up for action-sport documentaries. His entrepreneurial nature drew him back to the Midwest, where he enjoys Chicago for its energy, diversity and opportunities for both his personal and business pursuits. Michael was co-founder of Apartment Savvy Chicago in 2004, and was an integral part of its rapid growth in Chicago. After selling his position in June of 2011, he joined X Plus Real Estate for its boutique business appeal that features experienced career-oriented agents who specialize in customer service and satisfaction. Concurrently he was asked to be an advisor and partner with Project Travel, a tech start-up that helps universities study abroad programs student engagement, which measurably increase student’s recruitment, retention and recommendations. He also acts as a mentor to the Elmspring R.E. Tech Accelerator at Chicago’s 1871 entrepreneurial hub and is on the Chicago board of advisors for the David Lynch Foundation. Michael is currently working on a new mobile app called Find My Zen, which is a platform allowing local wellness teachers (yoga, meditation, etc) to better connect with new and existing students as well as providing a centralized event database of local wellness classes, workshops, and activities going on in the user’s area.
Emily Gendron. Bio coming.
Our Discernment Team
Savannah Kruger. I’ve dedicated my short life thus far to being in service of the spiritual and personal growth of my community. Upon moving to Boulder years ago, I have belonged to many intentional communities where I’ve learned the structure and language of belonging. At present I teach at an alternative school called the Boulder Sudbury School, work on the managing team of the Boulder Farmer’s Market, am part of a nourishing Women’s Circle, and live in a beautiful community home with dear Kimberly and 4 other exceptional people (+ two purrfect cats!). I am here to serve, celebrate, and love the divine within myself and in everyone I encounter through the gateway of TheikoSoma. I am ready to create a thriving and expansive community culture where we deepen into ourselves and the greater possibilities of life. I will be part of the Meditation Discernment Team at TheikoSoma and help co-create the theme for our Ritual Events and I will be curating our playlist for the Inspired Dance ending of our Ritual Events. Dance has been the foremost form of therapy and homecoming for me, so I am thrilled to create the container for our expression together. Finally, I will serve our efforts with Voices for Truth, a video series empowering children and young people to express their wisdom and share it to enlighten the world. As a millennial, I am called to lift up my generation and share our truth and hearts. I can’t wait to meet you who reads this and hope that you will join us in co-creating the magic and miracles of TheikoSoma.
David Devine. (Davi-D) holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Naropa University, where he focused on music, art, and Buddhism. He is an accomplished drummer, having been featured on seven recorded albums, and a professional DJ who actively plays popular venues, private events, and music festivals. Using diverse musical genres, David translates his conceptual ideas into rhythmic visions as a solo-producer. In addition to continuing to develop his artistry, David currently works as Media Manager at Naropa University. Previously, he worked as a successful production assistant for the Naropa Performing Arts Center as well as for numerous television networks, including MTV, VH1, CBS, Speed Channel, and FOX, and has served as an assistant audio engineer at Immersive Studios. He is also passionate about martial arts, which he began practicing at age seven, sustainable living, sacred geometry, and the environment. David lives in Boulder, Colorado where he enjoys gardening, cooking and creating art.
Tauna Houghton CAP is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP) and a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). Her goal is to help people who are struggling with their wellbeing to simplify, harmonize and energize their life with tools that can help reduce stress, balance weight, improve mood, generate more energy, crave healthier foods, increase immunity, calm the mind, and enjoy more vitality. She customizes healing diets, herbs, protocols and stress relief technologies for each client based on their unique history, imbalances, goals, constitution, lifestyle and location. Tauna received Ayurvedic certification in India and has done over 4,800 consultations and worked with 1000s of clients through group detox and lifestyle programs.
Tauna has studied, practiced and taught a multitude of holistic modalities since 1992, including massage, meditation, yoga, pranic healing, Reiki and aesthetics. In addition she is a web designer and a graphic designer and specializes in marketing with love and kindness. Tauna is excited to support Theikosoma as a member of the Discernment team. Tauna's life vision is to live from her heart, nurture community and help those in need.
Dawn Hartman. I like silence and the sensations of the divine in my body. Some of them are quite ordinary, some are blissful, and some are the transparent luminosity that connects the essences of all of us. My spiritual journey is focused on embodiment, with our essence as the source of mystic fire.
I began as a dancer, looking through the lens of body, space, time, light. This activated kundalini, and since then I have studied somatics and self-organization as one lens to understand the goddess.i currently practice as a Cranio Sacral Therapist and manage a dance studio.
Eamon Duffy is the director of TheMensMinistry.org . Eamon also known as Edward Duffy, found a deep spiritual connection in his early 20’s through Mile Hi Church, in Lakewood Colorado. At the same time he also discovered Men’s Soul Work. Together they have had a profound, foundational healing in his life. Eamon is a Licensed Practitioner in The Science of Mind & Spirit Philosophy and has lead many men’s groups in the last 10 years, from individual small groups to major retreats. He was part of a 3 year leadership team serving the Mile Hi Church Men’s Ministry and has been in an ongoing men’s group for more than 15 years. He is currently in ministerial school to continue to serve.
Barbara Miller. At 70 I'm an artist, a Spiritual Director and lover of life. I've spent 4 decades on the Spiritual Path in several traditions, Christian, Hindu and Sufi with a touch of Buddhism. I graduated from the Benet Hill Spiritual Formation Program as a Spiritual Director able to walk the path with those of most faith traditions.
As an Artist I'm just beginning to bloom. I'd like to plant seeds of transformation through my artwork and also through my poetry.
I also love drumming and chanting, motorcycling and travel. I've lived a very full life with no plans to stop living, learning and praying anytime soon.
Rev. Kimberly Braun, M.A., CSP and Meditation Coach has been devoted to meditation from the age of 5, with over ten of her years spent as a monastic nun.
Her Masters in theology and seminary training was completed in 2001 in Washington D.C., and is concentrated
upon the adult spiritual journey. Kimberly's passion has always arisen from a Love Affair deep within
and inspires her in a mission to inspire others to live from the power and wisdom within them.
Her style is playful, deeply inquiring, and intelligent in the synthesis of not only how to access this part of ourselves, but how to live from that place more consistently. She is a retreat and workshop facilitator, TEDx speaker, meditation faculty at the renowned Omega Institute, and fellow seeker on the path to living freely. She has three CDs and a book now available about her time as a nun, Love Calls, Insights of a former Carmelite nun. Kimberly is now available for private sessions, keynotes, retreats and more. Stay in touch by visiting: www.kimberlybraun.com and www.EssenceMeditation.net.
Rev. Kimberly Braun, Founder
Rev. Roger Wolsey