Matthew Tae is a director of employee benefits at Diversified Human Solutions where he consults clients on a wide array of human resources, insurance, and employee benefits related business issues. He has a passion for wellness because whatever financial engineering that is done to reduce health care costs for the client... someone else in the "system" (without representation / advocacy) is paying for those costs. Matthew is physically active and is a certified Yoga teacher with a background in martial arts. He also enjoys running, surfing, rock climbing, and vigorous workouts.
Happiess is doing irreplaceable work on unique problems with great people.
Her passion and dedication as a Registered Dietitian is evident the moment you meet her. Her path of health and wellness started as a young girl growing up eating a lot of junk food/sweets to cope with some stressors in her life. She gained ~50# and became the 'big girl'. Her self-esteem and sense of self was crushed. In her late teens she began exercising and became a bit more mindful of her food choices. This change fueled a weight loss of more than 30# and shortly after the healthy behavior change it turned into an obsessive eating disorder. Her path of control, sadness, self-doubt, fear and anxiety has lead her to see her life's purpose.
"True Health comes by Balancing your Life"
Dhyana Yoga Studio
Certified Program Instructors
Dhyana Yoga is the longest running 200 hour teacher training in the Philadelphia area run by Diana & John Vitarelli. Dhyana Yoga teachers are experienced, full time, and devoted! Diana started practicing in 1989 and teaching 7 years later, and John started practicing in the early 90′s and began teaching in 2004. They have both graduated from Tim Miller’s Ashtanga Teacher Training, and John continues to study Ashtanga with Tim, plus with his teacher David Garrigues here in Philadelphia. Diana, AKA “Dhyana,” is also certified in Kundalini Yoga, Primordial Sound Meditation, and Ayurveda. They were married on Guru Purnima in July of 2010 and welcomed their sweet daughter, Raine, into the world in April 2012.
Ask yourself what's the best that can happen!
Fitness & Discipline Coach
This is the story of a wimpy kid who was bullied for being skinny and Asian. As a kid, I was made to feel inferior for being skinny and Asian, and I often lied about my age and heritage in order to fit in. As someone who grew up feeling out of place, I looked towards super heroes and comic books as my escape. My parents bought me a book called Willy the Wimp. I started imitating what Willy was doing to stop being bullied and realized that working out gave me the confidence to excel in life. I graduated from Temple University in 2006 with my BS in Exercise Science and became an independent personal trainer at 12th Street Gym in Philadelphia. I quickly realized there was more for me to learn and dropped everything to become a model. In 2010, I was signed by Ford Models and worked in New York, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa, and London. Years of working in the entertainment industry had transformed me into a person I didn’t like, so after my cross-country trip I came home to Philadelphia to find myself again. I returned to my roots at 12th Street Gym and soon rediscovered my purpose. I want to help people feel good and confident about themselves. Everything I have experienced along the way has shaped my goals and focuses, but fitness has truly given me my life back.
I want it to empower you to take charge of your life and create the path you want, not what someone else wants for you.
Wellness Coordinator & Meditation Expert
Julie Hunt is a Chopra Center Certified Meditation Instructor passionately devoted to helping people live healthier and happier stress free lives, using the tools of meditation, yoga, and Ayurveda. She has inspired thousands of people as a teacher, coach, entrepreneur, and author of Shout from the Rooftops in Your Stilletos. Her work incorporates meditation and mindfulness techniques, holistic health, energy healing, personal growth and mind-body practices. Julie has been a Mantra Meditation Instructor at several live Chopra Center events and host of The Chopra Center’s world premier Primordial Sound Mediation Online Course. She has served on The Chopra Center’s leadership team as Senior Manager of Digital Products where she created premium online programs featuring Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Martha Beck, Dr. Andrew Weil, Gabrielle Bernstein, and others. She sweetly and enthusiastically shares great knowledge and empowerment techniques to help you live in your natural state of health and happiness.
Meditation returns the body to its natural state of wholeness.
Armina Domingue, MSW, BSC
Armina is a Master level Social worker. Sheis a native from Queens, New York. She is currently working as a Behavior Specialist working with children ages 5-17 yrs old. She is a certified Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavior Therapist, a Prepare-Enrich Marriage Counselor and is currently working on becoming a Certified Grief Counselor through The American Institute of Health Care Professionals. Armina has conducted several workshops on the East Coast to several institutions, and organizations. Some of these workshops include but not limited to: Sharing and Growth as a Family unit; Communication; Conflict Resolutions- How to Fight Fairly; Closeness and Flexibility; Child Development, Parenting Skills Workshops; Identifying the Characters of a healthy Family; Ordinary People Changing the world; Understanding Mental illness and when to seek help; and the Process and stages of Grief and Loss. Armina loves helping people maximize their greatest potential. She enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, going to church, servicing her community, singing, and exploring new eateries.