Integral Chicks is powered by a small team of integral bodhisattvas:
Kelly Sosan Bearer is the Co-founder of Integral Chicks. Previously, Kelly worked for Integral Institute/Integral Life from 2003-2012 and has been a student of Integral theory and practice since 1998. Kelly was ordained in 2007 as a Zen Monk in both the Soto and Rinzai schools of Zen Buddhism. She is a published author in the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice and completed her graduate studies at Naropa University with Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology. She also goes by the alter ego DJ Sosan and has been dropping beats for the integral scene since 2005.
Nicole Fegley, MA is the Co-Founder of Integral Chicks. She is a Certified Integral Coach through Integral Coaching Canada, and has coached with Integral Life and the Integral Incubator. Nicole is the Co-founder, with her partner Clint Fuhs, of Core Integral Inc. A former restaurant owner, she worked for Integral Institute and Integral Life from 2005-2012, and has produced over 40 personal, professional, and spiritual events for the Integral community. Nicole is a senior student of Ken Wilber, studies Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with Daniel Brown and Hatha Yoga and Feminine Embodiment with Sofia Diaz.
Patricia Albere is an internationally recognized change agent and contemporary spiritual teacher passionate about the large-scale transformation available through new forms of collective consciousness and evolutionary relationships. For 40 years, she has taught from the emerging edge of consciousness, awakening others to profound depths and infinite wisdom accessed by way of two or more people connected to larger and more powerful evolutionary forces. Albere is the founder of the Evolutionary Collective, a new model for awakened community; and is the host of Evolutionary Collective Conversations, a global webcast in which today’s top evolutionary leaders join Patricia for dynamic live dialogues.
Em E. Biever is an Integral Chicks contributor and a Boston-based dietitian, sharing her passion and expertise in sports nutrition, oncology nutrition, and weight management through her private practice IntegralFuel, and her work at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. She received her BA in Speech Communications from Susquehanna University. After earning her Masters in Nutrition Science from Colorado State University, Em completed her dietetic internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is now currently board certified and licensed as a registered dietitian. She shares her knowledge through radio and TV interviews on topics ranging from USDA guidelines to risks associated with supplement use.
Nicole Churchill MA, MT-BC is an Integral Chicks contributor and co-founder of Samadhi – an Integral Life Practice center located just outside Boston, Massachusetts. She is a board certified Music Therapist, Integral Psychotherapist and Expressive Movement innovator, having studied at Berklee College of Music for her B.A. in music and Naropa University for her Masters in expressive arts, music therapy and transpersonal counseling psychology. Today, she has the fortunate luck to share offices at Samadhi with her primary dharma teacher Dr. Daniel Brown studying Indo-Tibetan Mahamudra and Dzogchen.
Gayle Colman, CFP® is an Integral Chicks contributor. She co-founded Colman Knight Advisory Group, an Integral Wealth Management firm located in Massachusetts. In the financial field for almost thirty years as a Certified Financial Planner, Gayle pioneers an integral approach in all aspects of her work, creativity and practice. Certified as an Integral Coach through Integral Coaching of Canada and a conscious relationship body- mind coach through Hendricks Institute, she is dedicated to manifesting sustainable growth for all, through somatic practices and embodiment. Gayle is a devoted student of teachers Reginald Ray, Ph.D, who transmits body-based Tibetan Buddhism practices for the modern world and Dr. Daniel Brown, who transmits Indo-Tibetan Mahamudra and Dzogchen.
Marci Davis has been immersed in the Integral Community since the beginning. She has two Master’s from The Naropa University in Transpersonal Counseling and Long Term Care Administration. Marci’s specialties and focus are attachment and human development. Previously she worked with Child Protection as a crisis social worker and running parenting classes and therapeutic children’s groups. Marci is an Integral psychotherapist that focuses on self expression & authenticity. She has created a girl’s and women’s group called Happy To Be Me. These groups integrate group process, meditation, art and embodiment. She also runs nature groups for children. Marci’s spiritual practice is primarily dance and hiking the Rocky Mountains. She has completed all the levels of Shambhala training & considers herself a Vajrayana practitioner. Marci is married to Twisted Mystic & is happily raising their two girls Ara (8) and Aja Pink (5). Her family is her main practice and love of her life.
Chela Davison is a Certified Integral Coach™ who gets all hot and bothered about the issues that matter most to our individual and collective humanity. She loves to press into the messes of life, challenge culture and leave sloppy wet kisses on your soul. She started her first company 12 years ago and has since been working with individuals and entrepreneurs to line up their life’s purpose with the work they’re doing in the world. She’s a writer, editor and one of the Creators at Beams and Struts,a magazine for hungry brains and thirsty souls. She can be found hanging around on her own website, laying down more words on her blog at cheladavison.com. She is a mother. And she likes you.
Willow Dea MS, OTR plays with integral program development for all ages. As Director for the Integral Education Center at META Integral, she provides consulting and coaching for those committed to individual and organizational evolution. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in occupational therapy, the science of human performance. After 16 years in private practice, she turned to facilitating seminars for educators, and is the Editor of Igniting Brilliance: Integral Education in the 21st Century. She co-developed Inner Space Training for commercial space tourists, taking integral education to the Kosmos.
Nicole Dunas is an Integral Chicks contributor. She has been practicing yoga and meditation since 1994, and has been a devoted student of Sofia Diaz since 2003. She is also a student of Zen, in the tradition of Zentatsu Baker Roshi. Nicole has taught yoga in Colorado and Indonesia, worked as a Yoga Journal Conference Work Exchange Coordinator, and tutors college students for Pearson Education. She’s written essays and articles for several online publications, and recently published the essay, “The Feeling of Beauty – A Yoga Project,” in the book, Yoga – Philosophy For Everyone. She’s the creator of The Real Beauty Yoga Project, and she received her M.F.A. from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Currently, she writes, practices, tutors and teaches in Colorado.
Katie Heikkinen is an Integral Chicks contributor and received a Master’s degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2007. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Human Development program, where she studies the assessment of development, with a particular emphasis on Kurt Fischer’s Skill Theory, Theo Dawson’s Lectical Assessment System, and Robert Kegan’s Subject-Object Interview. Her current research focuses on the development of perspective taking skills. She previously worked for Integral Institute and taught on the faculty of the Integral Theory program at John F. Kennedy University.
Lindsey Wilkinson is an Integral Chicks contributor and is from the beautiful town of Boulder CO, currently residing in Los Angeles, CA to peruse all things beautiful and film. She received a BA in Philosophy and Art History from the University of Colorado and studied multimedia and graphic design at Front Range Community College. Having spent the last 9 years reveling in Integral studies, she worked at Integral Institute from 2004-2007. Lindsey is devoted to traveling the world sharing technology ideas and art, making movies, and writing. She loves all her Integral Chicks!