As a Certified Nurse-Midwife, Sheri Matteo is passionate about women’s health with over 20yrs experience in clinical care. She believes in an integrated approach to wellness that includes the four pillars of education, nutrition, exercise and meditation. Cannabis can play an important role in establishing and maintaining physiological balance, supporting the above. As a member of both the American College of Nurse-Midwives and the American Cannabis Nurses Association, Sheri is dedicated to providing women the most up to date information about cannabis for health and access to quality products.
Minelli’s practice and teaching is inspired by the simplicity of mindful movement and deep breathing.
Her goal is to bring awareness to the mindfulness, healing, and bliss of cannabis-infused yoga, and guide others back within their bodies - back to a place of security, knowing, truth, strength, and power.
Mskindness is her given name and a self-proclaimed calling toward philanthropy. After a long successful career in large scale fundraising, she earned her Master's degree in Education to become a high school Math Teacher. An accident during her second pregnancy meant that she found herself in constant pain. Her desire to find natural remedies and her academic mind led her into deep research. Only to find that Cannabis was in fact, a necessary component for optimal health. Armed with this knowledge and an extreme thirst for more, in 2015, she founded Club Kindness, a dispensary and her boutique line of cannabis infused remedies, Elixirs by Kindness are made for women and shared through a series of fun, educational events called Kind Socials. She is also the Co-Owner of The Alchemy Lounge, a members only Social club located in DTLA and the host of Sneaking in Silence, a podcast about Cannabis and Mindfulness.
Dr Michele Ross PhD
As a neuroscientist, Dr. Michele Ross was frustrated by the lack of education on the endocannabinoid system both doctors and scientists received, despite medical cannabis being used by millions of patients nationwide. In 2013, she founded the “Endocannabinoid Deficiency Foundation,” later known as IMPACT Network, with the mission to drive clinical research on cannabis for women’s health. She is now CEO of Infused Health, an online platform for cannabis coaching, author of Vitamin Weed and a patient herself. Dr. Ross holds a Doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and has researched addiction, mental health, and psychopharmacology for over a decade.
Fun fact: she was the first scientist to star on a reality television show, Big Brother 11 on CBS in 2009.
Nicole Klemas, ELS, RYT200
Nicole P. Klemas is the San Francisco Bay Area's outdoor yoga specialist. She loves helping students develop supple bodies and quiet minds through yoga hikes, beach yoga, and outdoor classes in the fresh air and sunshine of northern California. A strong believer in plant medicine, Nicole piloted Marin County's first cannabis+mindfulness classes in 2017. You can learn more about her class offerings at www.npkyoga.com.
Nimisha is a functional medicine nutritionist, certified Ayurvedic counselor, and certified Yoga Nidra teacher. Ancient healing practices and modern medicine have shaped Nimisha's understanding of mind-body-spirit wellness since childhood. In her private practice, Moon Cycle Nutrition, she uses ritual and pleasure for wellness. Nimisha used cannabis to overcome lingering postpartum depression/anxiety. Her work work is research-based, intuitive, and from the soul. https://mooncyclenutrition.com
At an early age Natalia found herself immersed in the esoteric, began meditating at 12 years old and always felt connected to a higher purpose. She has studied extensively with shamans, healers and monks from various cultures across the globe. As an holistic cannabis practitioner and mental health first aider she is a spiritual teacher for the modern world. Natalia is also a fluent Spanish speaker and part Hispanic. Having grown up with the Mexican Mother in the Canadian Father, cultural relations and differences always fascinated her; so much so she earned her BCOM in international business in 2016. Natalia is well traveled, having been to 26 countries and having lived in a latin country before.