GUIDE / founder of sol transformations
Katia Sol, Ph.D. is passionate about helping individuals cultivate the personal shifts that in turn enable them to transform their lives, their communities, and the world.
Katia has spent the last 20 years facilitating educational, international development, and leadership programs in more than 30 countries and with several First Nations around the world.
Her primary work is as the Co-Director for the Ecology of Leadership programs at the Regenerative Design Institute. She also works privately with individuals and couples, offers women’s and gratitude retreats, and is available for other custom facilitation opportunities. Katia’s primary areas of expertise include transformative learning, group facilitation, Indigenous wisdom practices, experiential education, leadership development, and global change.
Katia is available for private consulting and coaching in these areas, as well as for facilitation, speaking, editing and writing opportunities.
Katia has a PhD in Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, with specializations in Comparative, International and Development Education and the Dynamics of Global Change, through the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. She also holds additional certifications in many areas, including Cultivating Women’s Leadership, Emotional Healing and Community Renewal (a year-long counselling training program), Leadership and Outdoor Education, Awakening the Divine Feminine, and participates in ceremonial practice and training with diverse Indigenous teachers.
Katia also loves singing, practicing yoga, nature connection, building intentional communities, and spending time with her two little boys Mateo and Jalen, ages 9 and 12 and her husband Christopher Kuntzsch. In addition to supporting others in their transformation and leadership development, her path is dedicated to cultivating her own authentic heart-centered leadership.
DANIELLE DEVAKI GUSTAFSON
yoga / founder of the grateful goddess
Danielle Gustafson (Devaki) has two jobs, two kids and a serious case of wanderlust. She is a yoga educator. She is a real estate broker. She views leading classes, retreats and trainings, as a blessing and a calling. She sees yoga in everything she does and dabbles in nutrition. Gone are the days of shoestring world travel but she gave it a good run.
After nearly a decade of teaching prenatal, baby and toddler yoga, she’s held space for countless mamas through joys and challenges of motherhood. Inspired by her baby yoga mamas and her own incredibly rocky start to motherhood, Danielle was determined to hold new mamas in the loving arms of sisterhood, support and spirituality and created Sacred Beginnings training retreats & classes. As we grow, we evolve (if we're lucky) and Danielle recognized the need to expand Sacred Beginnings to something bigger, more all encompassing for women of all ages and stages ... And The Grateful Goddess was born!
Certified at the 500-hour level, Danielle finds sharing yoga an absolute honor and none of her classes are ever the same – each guided by whim, weather, request and creative impulse. She has an amazing ability to tailor the experience to exactly what’s needed in the moment, no matter if it's a beginning-level class or a class for those whose mat is worn out and their arm balances momentarily perfected. Danielle adopted the view that the yoga mat is a mirror reflecting back Truth - a beautiful manifestation of experience unfolding with breath, movement and turning up the volume of inner listening. She has taken her yoga out into the world leading yoga classes and retreats in various countries, almost always those with sunshine and a gorgeous beach. Danielle is a professional level yoga educator and has trained with world-renowned teachers including Manju Jois, Baron Baptiste and Don & Amba Stapleton. She lives and reigns in St. Augustine Beach, FL and (when the stars align) Nosara, Costa Rica.