Week 3

Meet our Guests

Nina Collier is a Crystal Alchemy Sound Performer.

She provides interactive somatic experiences that integrate the mind, body and soul, using the modalities of mindful movement, body awareness, breath and sound.

Her somatic experiences combine Sound Healing, Electronic Music, Dance, Yoga, Breath Work, Performance Art, Jung Psychology, and Ritual that bridge the worlds of Western Science/Modern Psychology with Spirituality. Her work provides a space to safely process and integrate trauma, to connect to your higher self, and to heal as an individual and as a community. 

Nina received her B.S. in Graphic Communication at California Polytechnic State University in 2015 and ran her own graphic design business, Nina Collier Designs LLC. In 2017, she enrolled in Graduate School at Southwestern College for Art Therapy but discovered she wanted to go beyond healing the mind with Western Psychology. 

She discovered that healing her trauma through conscious movement with Dance and Yoga combined with Crystal Alchemy Sing Bowls, Singing, Breath, and Meditation was the key to freeing herself from her past and learning how to live in the present moment with an open heart.

This rediscovery her authentic self, passions, and higher purpose provided the confidence and tools to switch focus to Sound Healing in 2020 when she completed her Level 1 & 2 Intensive Studies with Professor Jeralyn Glass and Susy S under the auspices of the Sacred Science of Sound Crystal Alchemy Trainings. Since then she has held sound healing workshops integrated with somatic dance, ceremony, and art therapy. She has worked one on one with clients as well as collaborated with yoga studios. 

She is currently working on her Masters in Natural Medicine and her PhD in Integrative Medicine from Quantum University.

Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC

Christine Stevens is author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles. The founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, she has appeared on NBC, PBS, KTLA, Discovery Health, Living Better TV, and is a faculty for The Shift Network. She has trained facilitators from more than twenty-five countries including Iraq, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Europe. Christine has worked with Fortune 500 companies, survivors of Katrina, students at Ground Zero and most recently, led the first drum circle training in a war-zone in northern Iraq. Her is the host of Global Rhythm Sangha Online, and teaches a variety of online training programs, including Awaken Your Rhythm which has served hundreds of people from over 35 countries.

Angel Kyodo Williams is an author, activist, master trainer and founder of Transformative Change. She has been bridging the worlds of transformation and justice since her critically-acclaimed book, Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace was hailed as “an act of love” by Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker, and “a classic” by Buddhist pioneer Jack Kornfield.

These days, almost all of her time is devoted to advancing the work ignited by her co-authored book, Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love & Liberation: to have the conversations necessary to become more awake and aware of what hinders liberation of self and society. The Connections, Circles and Conversations that have emerged from Radical Dharma confront head on the most formidable and critical impediment to justice and social transformation of our time. They have initiated profound healing and deepened commitment to dismantling oppression across lines of race, class, sexual orientation and other divides.

Her work has been widely covered by such publications as New York Times, Boston Globe, Ms., Essence, Buddhadharma, and on On Being with Krista Tippett. Rev. angel happily splits time between Oakland, CA and Brooklyn, NY with her partner, Elena and African Grey parrot-friend, Mitra.

Whether in writing, teaching or speaking, her voice is unique. She was made for these times.

Gina Breedlove

I am a vocalist, composer, author, & sound healer from brooklyn, ny. I began my professional career at 16 yrs old, singing background for the incomparable Goddess, aka Phylis Hyman. I went on to tour with Harry Belafonte as his featured vocalist, worked in regional theater, created the role of “Sarabi”, for the Broadway production of “The Lion King”, worked on 2 Spike Lee joints; “Living Da Dream”. & “Chiraq”, as actor & sound healer on set, & now I tour the world with my music I call folksoul, holding sound healing circles in every city I visit. Concerts are rituals to me, and when we gather to share music & sound, I know that we are opening portals and changing cells.

Whether in writing, teaching or speaking, her voice is unique. She was made for these times.