The Teacher Corps

Desda has been developing and leading workshops for 20 years.  Illuminated Body for Professional Healers is her jewel – the class she has taught and refined most often, and which imparts the most basic elements of her work.  If the question is how to work with energy, the answer is:  recognize your own subtle anatomy and then move on from there.  This is the moment where you come to recognize the unseen mystery of who and what you really are; an individuated spark of divine light 40 feet across, with a physical body in the middle of it all.  We are much more than we thought, and so is our capacity.

To recognize and incorporate this knowledge was a turning point in Desda’s life.  To learn to teach it one of her major accomplishments.  To train others to teach it effectively is the culmination of a life’s learning and passion.

What may seem mysterious at first becomes second nature once you’ve experienced it.  If this is an essential aspect of what it means to be human, then how hard can it be?  Just to be shown the way will open your eyes to things you always expected to see.

These five individuals have successfully completed their training, and are actively leading Illuminated Body Workshops at this time.

2018 Illuminated Body Teacher Corps

Lorin Kaufman

Lorin has a heart that wraps around you and lets you know every single little thing will work out just fine. A deeply spiritual person she was drawn to CoreIndividuation in 2004 and dove into the Apprentice Program just a year later. Certified as a Dance Therapist Lorin worked in clinical mental health care settings until co-founding Alchemia, a creative arts program for differently abled adults, which she managed for 16 years. Her spiritual practice informed her life choices and by 2008 when Lorin certified as a practitioner she had integrated the principles of CI into her life. In 2014 she went full time into developing her CI Practice bringing the depth and wisdom from a lifetime of wide ranging interactions with humanity into her healing mission. Lorin’s spirit soars when she teaches, her curious mind goes deep into what presents in a healing session and she brings focused dedication to the celebration of the sacred with every word. By living the principles of CoreIndividuation Lorin takes a stand for what is possible when love and light are tangible tools in life and “being open to the possibility” is a defining belief.

Jeannie McKenzie

Jeannie McKenzie

Jeannie has the most amazing resume. She trained as a mime and a clown, teaches music to children, is a goat farmer who makes blue ribbon cheeses, is an accomplished violinist who plays with the grace of a Chi Gung teacher, which she also is… In fact, Jeannie is well underway developing CoreGung- a movement series based on the sacred anatomy. A sensitive and intuitive healer Jeannie is trained in Cranial Sacral therapy, Sound Healing, Chi Nei Tsang and she is a certified Barefoot Shiatsu Teacher. A true renaissance woman, Jeannie fell in love with CoreIndividuation in 2013 and the only course for her was Practitionership and mastery. Her instinctive curiosity and love of humanity brings light and love to every healing interaction. For her, healing is a spiritual endeavor and a longtime meditation practice informs her transformational work. To spend time with Jeannie is to glimpsing the blended world of natural magic and human expertise she inhabits.

Michaela McGivern

Michaela McGivern

Michaela began her healer’s journey over 40 years ago as an Occupational Therapist. Over the years she has expanded her palette to include Sound Healing, Theta Medical Intuitive Healing, Shamanism, and holistic healing, to name a few. She has been teaching since the beginning of her career and has blended her deep understanding of CI, energy medicine skills with her wisdom, clairvoyance, and humor. She has a deep appreciation for the subtle energy that we are all working with and is a delight as a teacher. She sees her students in their strength and supports them to find their way as their expanded selves in the world.

Quiana Grace Frost

After a lifetime in the healing arts as healer, mentor and workshop leader, Quiana credits her study of CI as imbuing new life into all of the “things” she has learned along the way.  A true catalyst, Quiana has a gift for creating a way forward to fuller expression, and we’re fortunate to have her representing CI by introducing new students to the fundamentals – being in relationship with your own greater self, your Sacred Anatomy.

Join certified CI Practitioner and Illuminated Body Instructor Quiana Grace Frost for a beautiful deep dive into the mysteries of your own Sacred Anatomy!


Colleen Lindstrom

Colleen is a gifted Network Chiropractor and Craniosacral Therapist who specializes in working with children.  Introduced to CoreIndividuation just a few years ago, Colleen is now a certified CI Practitioner and Illuminated Body Instructor.

Colleen brings a rare combination of technical expertise and deep insight along with a fresh and unbridled enthusiasm for life and healing.  Her offices in Sausalito and Point Reyes display the sense of spaciousness and balance that she brings to her work.  Colleen is just beginning her teaching journey in January, and you are hereby invited to a magical experience!



Britta Fischlin


Britta is a seasoned coach and marketing professional, specializing in supporting her clients in achieving that profound yet delicate balance between their inner and outer lives. This involves bringing it all to the table, including our magnificent subtle anatomy, of which our physical body represents only a fraction of all that we are!  Britta is a certified CI Practitioner and Illuminated Body instructor, and is able to use the roadmap of your Sacred Anatomy to guide you to experiencing an entirely new way to your own authenticity.

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