Be Light Living is a collaborative project that launched in February 2015.

This website hopes to become a bridge that will help others connect with a community of individuals dedicated to a life of creativity, imagination and balance. We hope to unite on a journey of joy, laughter and healing.

Our vision is to share stories from healers and teachers of various spiritual practices and ancient traditions (i.e., dance, yoga, sound healing, shamanic ceremonies, energy healing, etc) that will help guide us on a path to reaching our fullest potential.

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” – Osho




Alokananda is a pioneer of the ascension age offering his unique gifts and passions which embody a focus on heart centered living, grounding the mystical and supporting the process of self-mastery and planetary service. Known as a healer of healers, he serves as a guide to conscious creators, leaders and high achievers that are here to make a lasting positive impact on the planet. Alokananda is an emerging teacher and speaker on the subjects of Ascension, community building, holistic living, self-mastery, sacred relating, and integrative spirituality. With a foundation in Bio-energetics therapy, he has spent the last decade completely immersed in study, facilitation and apprenticing under Wisdom Keepers, Elders and Master Healers and Teachers in multiple lineages undergoing consistent tutelage since 2003. Alokananda is also a committed and evolving singer-songwriter and poet under his solo music project, collaborations and with his band Suns of the Earth. He is the co-founder of Planetary Solutions, and continues to support and assist the building of vibrant and empowered community as a visionary, connector and catalyst for multiple projects. Alokananda often travels to teach, speak, share music or facilitate trainings and sacred space for groups and individuals. He is based in Ojai & Maui. http://www.alokananda.com; http://www.sunsoftheearth.com; http://www.tribalallianceretreat.com2 Articles

Antinance and Dan Farella

Antinanco is a nonprofit entity engaged in educating about earth, nature, sustainable and sacred arts, bees, beeswax products, herbs, foraging, mythology and folklore, conflict resolution and peaceful communications. https://www.facebook.com/antinancobee Dan Farella is an Earth Herbalist, Forager, Musician, and Teacher dedicated to working with Nature to further the healing of the planet and the soul. He teaches through Return to Nature, providing classes, lectures, and seminars on wild food foraging, mushroom identification, herbal medicine making, as well as primitive and survival skills with a focus on wild foods and forest medicines. www.returntonature.us https://www.facebook.com/ReturntoNatureSkills?fref=ts2 Articles

Elisa Gorman

Rules have never applied to Elisa Gorman, she is known by those close to her as a free spirited, heart follower. At just 25 years old Elisa packed one suitcase, and left her hometown of Trenton, Canada! NYC is where she found her home. Elisa knew that her adult life would begin in NYC, with many new, brave experiences, challenges and stories to share. At 33 years old Elisa resides now in Stamford CT, where she has over come being deported back to Canada, and has settled into her life as a confident, unstoppable, global traveler and lover of life. Elisa cherishes her connections and prides herself on keeping and maintaining various personal and business relationships. She takes time to spread the word of various products, music, charities, people, and business that touch her heart. Elisa is working on her first book to advocate for those living and working in the USA illegally, taking from her own story she is using her own voice to give hope and spread light. You can read more on Elisa's work at: www.sharewhatilove.com www.newviewpr.com2 Articles

Edward Tarashchansky

Edward Tarashchansky – is a New York based guide/teacher helping people to transform themselves and every aspect of their life through profound Spiritual and Conscious shift. He offers a unique opportunity to awaken and help one re establish the lost connection to themselves and the Universe. In addition to offered world wide private work, Edward also runs few spiritual groups and organizes meditations/workshops/events/lectures in NY and beyond. You can reach Edward at conscioushealing777@yahoo.com to book an appointment or join his meditation circles.2 Articles

Melissa Simonson

Melissa Simonson is a transformational catalyst with a compassionate heart, gregarious laugh, laser insight and a gift with words that has you seeing yourself clearly, loving who you are and taking action in your life grounded in your true worth. Through her gifts as a self-love mentor, Astrologer, Singer-Songwriter and Storyteller, Melissa works both one-on-one and in group programs in addition to touring with her speaking and music to awaken women to what is possible when they fall deeply in love with themselves and speak their truth in the world. Visit http://melissasimonson.com to learn more.1 Articles

Shalyni Paiyappilly

Shalyni Paiyappilly is a first generation American. Her parents come from the land of southern India. She was born in southern California but was raised in southwest Florida and had a short stint in Michigan. From the time she was born she was always driven by music and poetry. She started singing as a child and was professionally trained to sing Musical Theater and Italian Arias. But after her second year in college, at Florida Atlantic University, she focused more on her studies in psychology. She has built up a resume within the mental health field with work experiences from the Washington DC Superior Court, the AmeriCorps, and in Anxiety Research from Sydney Australia. She holds a Life Coach Certification from NYU and a Masters from Fordham University. She currently works as a Mental Health Therapist in New York City. She is also a model, poet, world traveler, music enthusiast, and an avid meditater. She has a passion for spirituality and wishes to help others in cultivating their inner truth through her work and poetry. In addition, she plans to create music to her poetry so that the ears of many will be touched.1 Articles

Maryna Raskin

A developmental psychologist and a mom of a 1.5 year old girl. She also runs a blog about science, parenting, and relationships at www.life-after-baby.com1 Articles

Nicole Benisch

Nicole Benisch is a certified yoga instructor, herbalist, hula-hoop fanatic, and holistic skincare expert. She is currently raising funds for her holistic skincare business, Metta Botanica, on IndieGoGo. Please check out the campaign for more info and the amazing perks she’s offering: [igg.me/at/mettabotanica] You can also visit her etsy store [https://www.etsy.com/shop/MettaBotanica] & website [http://www.nicolebenisch.com/]for more info.  Follow pintrest [https://www.pinterest.com/mettabotanica/]  & [instagram https://instagram.com/mettabotanica/]1 Articles

Mark Sklawer

Mark Sklawer is a multi-disciplinary artist and director. His work has been praised by Newsweek, The Village Voice, Time Out, and the Daily News. The Village Voice says Sklawer is the maker of "Ecstatic Extravaganza." Time Out says his work "will catapult you into a cosmic odyssey." And the New York Daily News says his creations are "the wave of the future." Mark Sklawer has been exploring the connection between popular culture, and mythology all of his creative life. He is a musician, producer, director, visual artist, and visionary. Growing up with rock and electronic music, mythic and popular culture led Mark to pursue studying and working as a professional photographer, musician, as well as in the performing arts. He has also trained in disciplines such as meditation, shamanism, body/mind practices, martial arts, and ecstatic drum and dance rituals. This has led Mark to create for over ten years, ritual theatrical dance events,culminating in the vision of Body Temple. Check out more of Mark's work on his website marksklawer.com1 Articles

Luba Saraswati Evans-Zion

Luba Sarawswati Evans-Zion is an evolutionary and internationally known lecturer on spiritual, personal and holistic health issues, founder of Galiana Meditation Retreat and Divine Feminine Arts Certificate Program including personal growth, liberation, return of divine feminine, sacred union of feminine and masculine, connection to the source and the idea of living the life as a spiritual practice, a life of service.1 Articles