‘Yesterday I was so clever and I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, and I’m changing myself.’ Rumi
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Alita Watson, Founder

Alita translates to 'little wing' in Spanish, I was named after a birthmark that holds many stories... 

My two remarkably unique parents showed me the world through many lenses and instilled an insatiable sense of adventure and curiosity about the human condition.

I spent the first part of my career creating access to education and medical care for women and children around the world.  I learned how dangerous it can be for people to believe everything they think, or seek affirmation from limited and narrow perspectives.

I was also exposed to a level of human suffering that forever changed my path and came to realize that in order to make true and sustainable impact, we must first 'look within.'  

Today I teach conscious communication and empower change-makers to create cultures based in trust, transparency and compassion. 

I'm  boundlessly inspired to provide access to the wonders of the world, the quality of connection and the community that is inherent to the developing world that I once served.

 

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Vanessa Weseman, Wing Woman

I came into this world as an unexpected surprise and youngest of five, bright eyed and ready to learn everything my parents and siblings could teach me.  As a Himalayan Hatha yoga teacher and 'breath worker' my father made a profound impact on my life and spiritual path.

I quickly became a rebel and went through many phases (punk-rock was my fav).  When I started questioning my bigger purpose I realized that I loved to make people feel beautiful, so I began studying cosmetology and aesthetics...but that was just the beginning.  

I went onto study Vinyasa yoga, Buddhism, salsa dancing and tantric breath work. I've participated in and become certified in The Landmark Forum, non-violent communication and 'The Art of Circling.' 

Today I am a 'Wing Woman' with Alita, bringing my FULL self and wisdom to the experiences that we co-create. Together we design a space that embodies beauty and radical acceptance. We can be silly and playful, or go deep and hold space for others in their transitions or pain. We're here to help you pave your OWN PATH to full expression, insightful study, self and mind development.

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Will Staten, partner & Presence Guru

Originally from Texas and a lifetime soccer player, I was in search of a safer physical outlet to match soccers mental and physical challenge. Eventually I found yoga and fell in love! I trained in Hatha yoga and began teaching at festivals like Coachella and Burning Man.

I create a space for students to push their edge, to feel connected to community, to explore meditation or to simply SWEAT.  I empower my students to design and deepen their yoga practice by introducing progressive forms of movement, breath and meditation. I create a space for yogi’s to listen and learn from their body, rather than simply going (or pushing) through the motions—and to have FUN.

Today I teach at studios throughout Los Angeles, I work with private clients and lead retreats around the world.  As my student you can count on me to guide you with genuine care and playfulness…I’ll introduce you to the greatest adventure, the one that lies within. 

 
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MARIA WATSON, BEAUTY AMBASSADOR

I've spent over 16 years traveling the globe, exploring my truth and discovering my passions. I became fascinated with homeopathic medicine when I developed a skin disorder in my early thirties, and discovered my 'art form' of helping others heal from skin maladies, through quality skin care and healing touch.

I understand how vulnerable it can be to have your 'book not match the cover' when it comes to skin. My loving energy brings a smile to everyone I put my hands on, and I've been told I have a unique gift for making people feel relaxed and lavishly loved. 

You can count on me to be the first to welcome you to our retreats, ensuring that you have everything you need to feel exceptionally cared for throughout the duration of your experience.  I'll also be available to provide facials and massage, customized to your unique needs and desires. 

I feel blessed to share my gifts with you, and co-create beauty and truth with the seekers, healers and change-makers of the world.