About Us

Our team of experienced Prasada Guides are experts committed to sharing science-based skills based on the science and metrics of positive psychology, mindset + emotion science, and physical fitness.

Core Team:

Alice Dommert

CEO, Founder, + Wholebeing Architect

With Prasada, Alice and her team create 360 degrees of workplace wholebeing. Drawing on her background in architecture, exhibit design, storytelling, human resources, positive psychology, yoga, and mindfulness, she brings ease and beauty to the workplace, often finding simple, elegant approaches to challenges. She works closely with HR professionals and executive teams to plan and design programs that support corporate cultures where people can thrive.

Clients are unanimous in their praise of Alice’s commitment to helping them solve problems. Her corporate professionalism and ability to truly connect with people provide a comfortable environment for exploring and building wholebeing practices. Her biggest passion is designing ways for groups to gather for exceptional experiences to connect, collaborate, and thrive.

Alice enjoys books, lots of books, hiking, ping pong, dancing West Coast swing, CrossFit, and making yummy meals with her family.

Alice's professional experience includes:

  • Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University
  • Master of Fine Arts in Museum Exhibition and Planning and Design, University of the Arts Philadelphia
  •  200-Hr Registered Yoga Teacher, Wake-up Yoga Philadelphia
  •  Certificate in Positive Psychology, Wholebeing Institute
  • Extensive Experience in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • The Preeminent Growth Collaborative Leadership Training
  •  9-Month Rebirthing Training as a Breathworker
  •  Dreamshadow Transpersonal Breathwork Training, to be completed in 2023
  •  Psychedelics Today Vital Progam Certificate, to be completed in 2023

Contact at: alice@prasadawholebeing.com

Sarah Murray

Director of Communications + Client Services

Sarah joined Prasada in 2012 and brought her unique and diverse background of experience to the team. From a corporate career in Media Communications and Marketing to owning her own business in the Health and Wellness Industry, she knows firsthand the importance of wholebeing practices in the workplace.

She was an integral part of the growth of Prasada before taking a few years off to be at home with her growing family. In 2018, she returned to the team to work directly with clients and help serve and guide them through planning and delivering successful programs that matter. In addition, she has been an essential part of the expansion of many programs and our growing team across the United States.

Her passion for people and her ability to understand clients’ needs and collaborate with them has built relationships with many organizations that have lasted for years. Finding new ways to keep employees connected and engaged with their own health and wholebeing goals is what she is all about.

Sarah's professional experience includes:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Temple University
  • Positive Psychology Leadership - Brave YES Advantage™ Coaching with Shawn Fink
  • 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR)
  • Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist® (CCWS)
  • 600+ hrs Massage Therapy Education – Cortiva Institute Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy
  • Pennsylvania Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
  • Member of the American Massage Therapy Association
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coaching Certification (in progress)

Contact at: sarah@prasadawholebeing.com

Stacy Hines

Wholebeing Coordinator

Stacy's attention to detail and unrivaled organizational skills keep the Prasada team on track and running like a well-oiled machine. With her at the helm of the daily ins and outs, we can showcase our professionalism and ability to keep growing with our client’s needs.

Stacy is the Master Coordinator managing the day-to-day operations at Prasada. She works closely with clients to schedule programs, chair massages, and health fairs across the United States. Her attention to detail and Jedi-like organization skills keep the Prasada team on track and running like a well-oiled machine. 

Extensive experience in account management across many industries, including publishing, event planning, telecommunications, and corporate wellness, make Stacy an invaluable member of the Prasada team. She works closely with clients assisting with program scheduling, tech support, and billing. 

When she is not organizing the Prasada team, you can find Stacy traveling to one of the many track, basketball, or soccer games for her two children, enjoying some alone time on a run, or dreaming about her next travel adventure with her family.

Stacy’s professional experience includes:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications - Widener University
  • Positive Psychology Leadership Training with Shawn Fink

Contact at: stacy@prasadawholebeing.com

Meg Townsend

Director of Program Development + Wholebeing Guide

In 2010, a chance encounter during a dog walk led Meg to the Prasada team. Meg has over 15 years of experience teaching and practicing holistic wellness and is an established and respected member of the Philadelphia Yoga community. She co-created and co-taught the highly respected Yoga Teacher Training at Amrita Yoga from 2013-2020.

Meg is one of our most requested yoga teachers and Wholebeing Guides due to her passion and knowledge of the practices of yoga, dance, breathwork, meditation, reiki, and ayurveda.

Originally trained as an opera singer, Meg uses her calming and dulcet voice to help guide clients through their classes and workshops, making these practices accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

She loves the art of photography, is learning to paint, and can be found hiking and enjoying the outdoors when she is not dancing in her kitchen and cooking delicious meals. But she always remembers to make time for snuggles with her favorite “magical creature” —her cat, Cassio.

Meg’s professional experience includes:

  • Bachelor of Music and Vocal Performance, West Chester University
  • 500+ hours ParaYoga, Master Training Certification
  • Level 4 Reiki Master Teacher
  • Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist
  • In Training as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor
  • 15+ years of Meditation practice and teaching
  • Precision Nutrition Coaching Certification Level (in progress)
  • Positive Psychology Leadership Coaching with Shawn Fink

Contact at: meg@prasadawholebeing.com

Prasada Guides:

Francine Bonjour-Carter

Wholebeing Guide

Francine weaves stories, writing, embodiment, and art, in order to take people on a journey to their deeper selves. Her studies and interest in mythology, the Feldenkrais Method, psychology, and family constellations nourish her creative journey and make her work uniquely rich and grounding. Francine lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and two teenage daughters, a howling dog, a mischievous cat, and a few snakes.

Kim Crowley

Dance Guide

Kim specializes in helping people find a path to wellness that they enjoy. Her knowledge, motivational style, energy, and compassion make clients feel safe, engaged, and understood. Kim holds a Personal Trainer Certification from ACE and Primary Group Fitness Certification from AFAA. She began her fitness career as a Zumba® Fitness instructor, and she has gone on to expand her education to include Muscle Conditioning, Cardio Kickboxing, Aqua Fitness, TRX, Senior Exercise, Parkinson's Fitness, HIIT, and Zumba Kids®.

Jack Curley

Wholebeing Guide

Jack is a certified mindfulness teacher, yoga instructor, and a former Civil Engineer in Water Resources who has worked globally on many public and private projects. He has been meditating since he was a teenager and formally trained with the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training developed at Google that incorporates mindfulness practices, neuroscience, and emotional intelligence.

Marco Dapkey

Functional Movement Guide

Marco is a lifelong athlete with a B.S. in Exercise Science from West Chester University. He began practicing yoga and mindfulness to regain his health after a cancer diagnosis in 2010. This path led him to find his passion for CrossFit. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Crossfit Coach Level 1 & 2, U.S.A.W. Sports Performance Level 1, and a 6x CrossFit Games Regional Competitor and owner of Crossfit MFP in Havertown, PA. Through CrossFit and functional movement, his positive attitude inspires everyone he encounters.

Marguerite Faison

Wholebeing Guide + Massage Therapist

Following her service to her country in the United States Navy, Marguerite worked as an insurance claims examiner for the bereaved and the traumatically injured. She is extremely sensitive to the stress and anxiety that face people today, and it was a natural progression for her to seek a career as a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2012, where she can positively impact the lives of everyone she touches. She finds her greatest joy in being a wife and mother, and she feels most powerful, yet humble while serving her community through volunteerism, public service, and philanthropy.

Bob Fisher

Functional Movement Guide

Bob is the owner of i50fit and a personal fitness trainer and nutritional counselor certified by the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI), certified Silver Sneaker instructor, and Brains and Balance Past 60TM instructor. He is also a certified Functional Aging Specialist and Senior Fitness Specialist. Bob focuses on coaching those 50 and over, and is specifically trained to adapt activities for people with medical conditions and physical limitations.

Virginia Focht-New

Ph.D., PMH-CNS, BCB, NADD-CC + Wholebeing Guide

Ginny has a Ph.D. in Nursing and is a therapist; recently retired Social Work Clinical Associate Professor (current adjunct) and Associate Clinical Director for a clinic through Widener University. She specializes in treating trauma. Certified as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist with additional certification in biofeedback, as a Dual Diagnosis Specialist with NADD (people with intellectual differences and mental health needs), and with the Amen Clinics as a Certified Brain Health Professional. Ginny recently completed certification in Neurofeedback.

Tracy George

Wholebeing Guide

Tracy George is a health and wellness leader and a graduate of the Yale University School of Public Health where she was co-creator of The Good Life Center, Yale University's first student wellness center. With a background in Social + Behavioral Sciences, Mindfulness, Yoga, and Mindful Outdoor Leadership, Tracy brings a unique set of integrative skills to Prasada and the ability to connect deeply with clients.

Denise Grotz

Functional Movement Guide

Denise has been an athlete her entire life. After playing collegiate soccer and a career in Corporate Finance, this mom of 3 boys decided to follow her true passion, fitness. She is a NASM-certified Personal Trainer and class instructor at Orangetheory Fitness. As an avid runner and fitness enthusiast, she has completed 4 full marathons, 20 half marathons, endless 10 milers, 10ks, and 5ks. Her unstoppable energy has led her to complete 5 Spartan races including the Spartan Trifecta.

Amanda Hamm

Yoga Guide

Amanda has always been a mover. In her younger years, she was an athlete, professional dancer, and performer. After college, she found yoga and fell in love with the physical practice and the yogic philosophy She has over 500 hours of yoga training and is a certified practitioner of Somatic Release Technique and PNE (PsychoNeuroEnergetics), modalities based on nervous system regulation and trauma release. She sees yoga and somatic work as an invitation for us to become more resilient and more connected to our bodies, to our breath, to others, and the world.

Nicole Hammond

Social Media + Breathwork guide

Nicole is a certified Psychedelic Preparation & Integration Coach and a Neurodynamic Breathwork Facilitator. Her professional training includes Loka Yoga Pranayama breathwork teacher training, Meditation teacher training, Yin yoga teacher training, the Being True To You Addiction & Recovery Coaching Program certification, 35-hr Trauma and Somatics practitioners training certification, Neurodynamic Breathwork Facilitators certification, and Psychedelics Today 12-month Vital Program in Psychedelic Therapy and Integration. In a past life of hers, she completed an associates in Fine Art, Elementary Education, and a major in Environmental Studies with a minor in Physical Geography.

Debbie Heller

Habits Guide

Debbie holds numerous coaching certifications, including a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach Certification, Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach, Lifestyle Medicine Coach, and is also trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. She has a Masters degree in Counseling with expertise in motivation and behavior change. With over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness field, her approach is research-based, solution-oriented, holistic, and always positive. Her coaching focus is simple: empower others to successfully reach their goals through small, consistent, realistic actions using a process that feels good and achievable.

Kate Howell

Wholebeing Guide

Kate has been teaching Yoga since 2010, is a mother of two, and is a trained birth doula. She has co-taught the Wake Up Yoga Foundational Teacher Training Program and launched a Community Yoga Program at the East Passyunk Community Center in South Philadelphia. With a background in movement theatre, Kate’s teaching is inspired by the integration of ritual, breath, and movement. Her approach is Trauma-Informed and focused on nervous system regulation, with an emphasis on conscious breathing and the mind-body connection.

Angelina Liguori

Nutrition Guide

Angelina Liguori holds a bachelor of science in nutrition and dietetics. She takes a holistic approach and implores a different perspective, emphasizing the highly intelligent and innate healing mechanisms of the body and how to support them naturally. Marrying her formal science and alchemy background with her passion for food and where it comes from, cooking since childhood, and almost 20 years in the restaurant and fine dining industry, she creates magic in the kitchen. Angelina believes food is meant to be pleasurable, and enhance life by fostering a nourishing, sensational experience.

Saunna Shetty

Nutrition Guide

Saunna is a NASM-certified Personal Trainer, Level 1 CrossFit Coach, and Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach. A firm believer in the phrase, ‘Movement is medicine,’ Saunna has started her day with a workout for the past 15 yrs and has since coached a wide variety of clients. Besides learning traditional Indian dancing in her adolescence, she also practices Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art dance form.

Nicole Stottlemyer

Positive Psychology Guide

Nicole is an engaging facilitator, coach, and expert in the VIA Character Strengths. Trained at The Wholebeing Institute, she uses Positive Psychology to teach resilience, improve relationships, engage teams, and increase growth opportunities for personal and organizational success. Nicole has been part of coordinating programs in Positive Psychology for The Wholebeing Institute at Kripalu and at the University of Pennsylvania.

Amy Ward Brimmer

Wholebeing Guide

Amy , M.A. is a certified teaching member of Alexander Technique International and holds Qualified MBSR Teacher status from the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School and is the owner of Way Opens Wellness in Yardley, PA. She specializes in the Alexander Technique, Somatic Release bodywork, Qigong, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Insight meditation to support body and mind methods of awareness.

Amy Wilson

Wholebeing Guide + Massage Therapist

Amy has been a practitioner of yoga since 2004 and completed her 200-hour certified yoga teacher in 2013. In 2018, Amy completed the massage therapy program at Cortiva Institute in King of Prussia and became a licensed massage therapist. Amy’s services include in-home or office therapeutic massage and yoga sessions. Each session is personalized with care to meet the needs of the client. She believes that massage, yoga, and meditation are useful tools on a path to balance, holistic living, and self-care.

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