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Our Coaches

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Chaya Sara Gurewicz is a Nature Based Life Coach and NLP Practitioner and Creative and Therapeutic Program writer.   She works with individuals and groups in person, phone or zoom, teaching mind tools, nature awareness, art, and whatever it takes to support people in returning to their essence and living with more joy!  Chaya Sara is the founder of Tefillah Prayer Circle, Check In Circle, The Awakening Retreat and a facilitator for Awakening Within Discovery and Expansion workshops. 


Yehudis Karbal is an educator and LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.) She served as National Director of EMETT self-help groups for over 20 years. She has lectured widely about Torah and psychology, and presently maintains a private practice in Chicago, Illinois.  Yehudis' profile is under construction - you can contact her at

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As a Relationship and Transformation Coach, Chana supports women in learning and practicing down to earth strategies designed for them to get in touch with and bring forth their authentic, vulnerable feminine self.  Chana is certified as a Kallah teacher by the Israeli Rabbinate and Shani Taragin and has studied with Laura Doyle, Dr. John Gottman and Glady's Diaz.  To connect with Chana go to


Through her career as a beloved Teacher, Educational Consultant, Chabad House Director, Life Coach and Principal of one of America's largest dayschools, Frumma Rosenberg-Gotleib has touched and transformed thousands of lives.  She now devotes her time to coaching, speaking and writing - primarily in the realms of personal growth, healthy relationships and emotional  intelligence.  Quoted as an expert on Mindfulness in Time Magazine and by Arianna Huffington in her book 'Thrive', Frumma has also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and is featured in the New York Times Bestseller 'Small Miracles'.  Her new book, co-authored with her husband Simcha Gottlieb, is entitled Awesome Aging: Happier, Healthier, Smarter, and Younder than Yesterday.  Frumma's site is being worked on - but to reach her now, please email

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Sara Esther Crispe is the Co-Director of, a multi-layered educational non-profit celebrating the convergence between contemporary arts and sciences and timeless Jewish wisdom.

She travels the world as a sought out motivational speaker presenting on interpersonal relationships and the Kabbalistic approach to self-development. She also is a relationship and life coach who works with individuals, couples, and families.

Sara Esther was the creator and editor for 10 years of, the women’s site of, and has worked as a local producer for shows relating to Judaism on the Oprah Winfrey Network, HARPO Productions, Refinery 29 and CNN. A segment she helped produce for Oprah’s BELIEF series was presented at the UN.

A prolific writer, Sara Esther is currently working on two books and has hundreds of published articles which can be found in both print publications as well as numerous online sites including The Huffington PostGrokNation and She lives with her family in Danby, Vermont where they run Jewish educational retreats and programming. To book a coaching session with Sara Esther, please email her at:

Talia Edell is both a Relationship Coach as well as a Holistic and Intuitive Life Coach. Certified in Imago Relationship Therapy, Talia is passionate about working with couples to guide them from places of disconnection and conflict to safety and connection by teaching effective communication which will cultivate compassion, curiosity and deep connection.  Whether coming as a couple struggling in relationship or individually, Talia’s primary commitment is to create a safe space where clients can begin to heal. Through the process of unlearning and relearning, of challenging old beliefs and uncovering new truths,  mindfulness and somatic work (learning to quiet the mind and listen to the wisdom of the body), Talia helps people reclaim their truest, most authetic selves, empowered in self-love and compassion. 

Talia’s goal is to guide each individual to access their inner spiritual KNOWING, and to operate from that place. 
Talia is happy to work with clients who are committed to the healing process, who show up consistently, who are willing to put in the work, and are honest with both themselves and her. Talia’s approach is founded on safety, respect and compassion. She has a holistic approach, understanding how powerful the mind-body-soul connection is, and how important it is to nurture it, balance it and support it consistently. Talia works with couples, individuals and groups in person, or on zoom.










Laura Leitman is a certified SRT Practitioner, who is passionate about using Somatic-Regulation Training to assist her clients to heal themselves from within.  After experiencing Somatic Work to address personal stress and trauma, Laura undertook the study of the somatic practice of SRT with Dr. Regalena Melrose.  SRT, also known as “The Melrose Healing Method”, is a body-focused approach to facilitate nervous system regulation and heal the effects of stress and trauma.  Laura graduated with a BScOT degree from the University of Toronto and practised as a Registered Occupational Therapist for 20 years before her journey led her to SRT.   In addition to her work as an SRT Practitioner, Laura is also an active participant of Jewish Women Awaken Circles and staff member at the Jewish Women Awaken Discovery weekends, since experiencing its magic in 2019.  Laura works with clients in her home office in Toronto, Canada, as well as on Zoom.  Laura can be reached at

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