About Your Yoga Instructor(s):
Drawing on her background in architecture, exhibit design, storytelling, human resources, positive psychology, yoga, mindfulness and breathwork, Alice founded Prasada in 2009. Pushing the possibilities of wholebeing at work, Alice guides the Prasada team as they collaborate with HR professionals and executive teams to plan and design wellness and professional development programs. These programs support organizational cultures where people can thrive.
Clients are unanimous in their praise of Alice’s commitment to helping them solve problems, often finding simple, elegant approaches to challenges. Her corporate professionalism and ability to truly connect with people provides a comfortable environment for the exploration of building wholebeing practices. These practices support mental and physical wholebeing for individuals as a foundation of sustainability for their organizations.
Meg Townsend is a classically-trained singer, holistic healer, yoga teacher, and experienced travel planner. She has been utilizing these varied skills as a “Createur de Voyages” for over five years and has guided journeys to Costa Rica, Morocco, France, Italy, and Guatemala.
Meg’s journey with yoga sprouted in High School and her formal yoga teacher training began in 2007. Today she is a registered yoga teacher with a 500+ hours ParaYoga® Master Training Certification and continuous training has led her all over the world, studying with teachers at the Himalayan Institute in India and various places across the US.
As the Director of Program Development and Wholebeing Guide with Prasada, she is a requested instructor with many corporate clients and other organizations across the region. Up until 2021, she was the co-director of the Amrita Yoga teacher training program in Philadelphia and as a Level 4 Reiki Master Teacher she has created her own Reiki training programs.
Jack is a Mindfulness speaker and teacher and a former Civil Engineer who has worked around the world and across the country as a regional water resources program manager. He was involved with many public projects and processes. Through this work, he developed a passion for problem-solving and team building to help support engineering and science professionals who play essential roles in public dialogue.
In 2013, he turned his focus to the practice of mindfulness meditation and its positive effects on the workplace, and in 2014 became a certified yoga instructor. In 2018 Jack successfully completed the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute mindfulness teacher certification program. This is an emotional intelligence training that was developed at Google in collaboration with mindfulness, emotional intelligence and neuroscience thought leaders and experts.
Jack blends the practices of yoga and mindfulness with the latest findings from neuroscience and the identified emotional intelligence skills required of modern leaders in a way that is accessible and enjoyable. He guides Prasada’s team in mindfulness programs and works with his own clients through private, personalized mindfulness coaching.
Marco Dapkey has been an athlete his entire life and was on track to follow his passion and play D1 college football as a career. However, in 2010, a diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia guided Marco’s life in a different direction. He pursued a degree in Exercise Science and began practicing yoga and mindfulness to regain his health. This path also led him to CrossFit in West Chester, PA and his life has not been the same since.
In Marco’s words, “I will never forget the feeling of excitement and nervousness I had when I first walked into CrossFit. I was immediately hooked on the community, the challenge, and the opportunities to better myself. This helped me feel more like I had felt before having cancer.”
Through CrossFit and functional movement, he inspires everyone he encounters to be more engaged in their personal fitness and wholebeing. He lives this purpose every day with his growing business, CrossFit MVP in Havertown, PA.
Kyle Buller, MS
Kyle’s interest in exploring non-ordinary states of consciousness began when he was 16-years-old when he suffered a traumatic snowboarding accident. Waking up after having a near-death experience changed Kyle’s life. Since then, Kyle has earned his B.A. in Transpersonal Psychology, where he studied the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness by exploring shamanism, plant medicine, Holotropic Breathwork, and the roots/benefits of psychedelic psychotherapy. Kyle has co-taught two college-level courses. One of the courses Kyle created as a capstone project, “Stanislav Grof’s Psychology of Extraordinary Experiences,” and the other one which he co-created, “The History of Psychedelics.”
Kyle completed his M.S. in clinical mental health counseling with an emphasis in somatic psychology. Kyle’s clinical background in mental health consists of working with at-risk teenagers in crisis and with individuals experiencing an early episode of psychosis. Kyle also facilitates Transpersonal Breathwork workshops.