Leadership Team

 
 
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Lynn Westine, MS, DCN–C

Founder, Integrative functional nutrition

Lynn Westine spent more than 35 years in operational space-based and ground systems management and engineering. Following this already stellar career, she then decided to resume her passion for exploring the interactions and signaling between–and within–the body, the environment, and the universe. 

So, utilizing the very same methodologies that helped her successfully own and operate her own NASA-award winning engineering business, Lynn created her new venture, EKOE Health. Now, she and her colleagues work with clients to help educate and identify bio-individual strategies that restore balance in health and wellness through Nutrition/Phytochemistry, Mindfulness, Energy, and Exercise.

  • D.C.N. Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition (expected completion by 2020)

  • M.S. Nutrition and Integrative Health, Maryland University of Integrative Health

  • M.S., School of Engineering and Applied Science, George Washington University

  • A.B., Majored in Chemistry, Sweet Briar College

  • H.H.C., Institute of Integrative Nutrition, (SUNY, Purchase College CEU)

  • Certified Trainer: National Personal Training Institute (NPTI)

  • Certified Trainer: National Association of Sports Medicine Certificate (NASM)

  • Certificate: Applied Microscope Technology for Health Education & Audit Processes. (Nutritional Microscopy) BioMedX™

  • Nutrition Response Testing™

  • NES Health™

  • iRest™(level 1)

  • David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies

  • NASA (GSFC) Agency Honor Awards (AHA): Exceptional Public Achievement Medal (2019)

Additionally, Lynn is a board-certified member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners; member of the American Society for Nutrition; member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine; and member of CHI. She was also a contributor to PCAST (the Presidential Council and Advisors on Science and Technology) initiatives in combating terrorism. 

In December 2018, Lynn was awarded the Robert H. Goddard Award for exceptional customer service related to my Systems Engineering and Project Management work in the successful delivery of the ICESat-2 Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS) flight lasers. ATLAS is an ~$450 million in-house instrument with two repetition rate lasers.

 
Science has demonstrated that to thrive, we need to nourish our mind, body and soul
— Lynn Westine
 

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Anoop Kumar, MD, MM

Teller of tales

In a world of constant content and endless distractions, Anoop helps his audiences see themselves and the issues important to them with depth and clarity. He shares a new way of thinking about complex and subtle topics including health and wellness, integrative medicine, spirituality, personal transformation and human potential, and the intersection of consciousness, science, and philosophy.

Anoop speaks, writes, and offers consulting services to share insights with his audiences through the lens of the issues most important to them, helping them take action with a unique perspective that will stand the test of time. He is the author of two books—Michelangelo's Medicine: How Redefining the Human Body Will Transform Health and Healthcare, and Is This a Dream? Reflections On the Awakening Mind. Visit Anoop at anoopkumar.com.


Jen Leyton-Armakan, PH.D.

Licensed clinical psychologist

Dr. Jennifer Leyton-Armakan specializes in acute and developmental trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, grief and loss, substance use disorders, and issues related to major life transitions. In providing individual and family therapy to adolescents and adults, she proudly integrates mind-body approaches and evidence-based techniques within the therapeutic process. Jennifer is also certified in several modalities, including:

  • Somatic Experiencing

  • LifeForce Yoga for Anxiety & Depression

  • Yoga Instruction for Children and Adults

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Earning a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia, and a B.S. in Human Development and Psychological Services from Northwestern University, Jennifer is a member of the board of directors of The Josh Anderson Foundation, a DC-area school-based youth suicide prevention program. She also facilitates an outpatient psychotherapy group for adolescent girls (ages 15-18), and has worked in correctional, educational, outpatient, and internationally. 

Jennifer is known for offering a warm and supportive environment for children, adolescents, and adults to achieve personal and relational goals. She holds strong values, a welcoming spirit, and is guided by psychodynamic principles, multiculturalism, and psychobiological science.


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Colleen Avis

Ayurvedic Wellness Professional

After 15 years in the professional services industry, where working 60+ hours a week dictated her priorities, Colleen began searching for a better way to manage stress and anxiety, as well as more meaningful and fulfilling life experiences. This led her to The Chopra Center in 2014, where she received her teacher certification in Meditation and Ayurvedic Lifestyle, and to Yoga Medicine where she is completing her 200hour teacher training.

Colleen finds her passion in helping others find balance in their lives through improved sleep, reduced stress, improved nutritional and emotional health. Sharing practice and knowledge to ensure these lifestyle shifts are incorporated in daily routines. Her approach focuses on the unique needs of each individual, offering a practical, heart-based and uniquely motivated experience. Colleen believes that in each moment we are seeking balance and that it’s about the practice of finding what works for each individual that creates healing and balance from within.


Rorrie Sisk

Massage therapist

Rorrie Sisk is a Certified Massage Therapist and Fascial Stretch Therapist, utilizing multiple modalities to effectively produce superior relaxation, increase mobility, and decrease pain. She also holds experience in various techniques, including:

  • Deep Tissue & Swedish Massage

  • Prenatal Massage

  • Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)

Previously, Riorrie has worked as a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAS) in New York, where she treated dual diagnosis teens in residential treatment centers. 

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Corinne Krill, M.A., E-RYT200, CTSY

well-being professional

Corinne Krill combines her 25+ years in business and Masters in Organizational Development with mind-body practices to support others in living their best lives. Corinne also employs a myriad of tools she’s been gifted from experts in mindfulness, trauma, conflict resolution, yoga, and positive psychology.

She specializes in working with those affected by anxiety, depression, substance use, and PTSD; teaches stress-reduction techniques to adults and children of all ages and abilities; and consults with Encore Recovery Solutions, an outpatient substance abuse center. Additionally, Corinne’s has received more than 1,000 hours of training and certifications, including: 

  • Respectful Confrontation with Joe Weston

  • Emotional Freedom Technique with Gary Craig

  • iBme Year-Long Program for Young Adults & Adolescents

  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga

  • Somatic Experiencing & Yoga with Mariana Caplan

  • MBSR-T (Mindfulness-Based Stress-Reduction for Teens)

  • Mindful Schools

  • Heart-Mind Education

  • Radiant Child Yoga

  • Yoga for Differently-Abled Children 

  • Street Yoga for Traumatized Teens

Corinne is currently studying with Luann Jacobs at GW Center for Integrative Medicine and acts an adjunct professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Prior to her current path, she also served as Director of Operations and trainer with MINDS, Inc., a DC-based non-profit, where she built and directed programming for more than 10 private and public schools.

Since 2007, Corinne continues to co-lead retreats for survivors of domestic and sexual violence through the Center for Earth Based Healing. She staffs and manages iBme (Inward Bound Mindfulness Education) retreats for teens and regularly designs and delivers training at national and regional conferences, such as Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors, the Women’s Center, and the National Kids Yoga Conference. 

 

Instructors

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Lauren Anderson, RYT 200
Mental Health Advocate and Mindfullness & Yoga Instructor

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Laura Freix
Well-Being Professional

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Karyn Sandelman
Founder and Principal of
a Mindful Choice

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Glory Billman
Movement & Nutrition Coach

 
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Marissa Chapman
Kundalini Yoga Instructor