Reach & Raise: Teachers & Speakers
Jennifer Schelter’s mission is to support your personal and professional goals through focusing on self-acceptance, creativity, and peace. Jennifer has over 25 years of experience as a creative leader, has been named “Best of Philly” multiple times by Philadelphia Magazine, and is the co-founder of Reach & Raise. She is honored to help others tap into their creativity, courage, and self-acceptance to reach their goals and dreams.
Jennifer has taught and practiced for 30 years in the fields of creativity, yoga, meditation, journal and memoir writing, mind-body connection, healing, psychology, spirituality, performance, emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship, mindful leadership, and team building. Read more.
Yvette Pecoraro is a celebrated songwriter, chant artist, and vocal/mantra coach. Her music and chanting open the gates within the heart, allowing for the divine within to shine.
Yvette has a unique way of blending traditional eastern music with western popular melody, peaking energetic waves of mantra with spontaneous vocal harmony, spiraling sound, and song. Yvette offers kirtan, bliss retreats, chant workshops, teacher trainings and online courses exploring these ancient yet timely practices for healing and inner growth. This will be Yvette’s 16th year offering live music for Reach & Raise. Read more.
Anusha Wijeyakumar, MA, CPC, RYT
Author, Wellness Consultant, and Speaker
Anusha Wijeyakumar, is the founder of Shanti Within Wellness and a wellness consultant for Hoag Hospital where she is actively championing mindfulness and meditation practices for maternal mental health programs, early risk assessment for breast and ovarian cancer prevention programs, and breast cancer survivorship programs. Anusha released her first book, Meditation With Intention: Quick & Easy Ways to Create Lasting Peace, in January 2021. Read more.
Atiba Page is a magnetic and energetic business agent and founder of Brown Gyrlz Enterprise. She has a passion for identifying, building, and celebrating the potential she sees in others. Diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in February 2019, Atiba has had over 100 doctor visits, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, a single right mastectomy, and gamma knife brain surgery, all within the last year. Atiba is thrilled to report she has received NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE (NED) from her oncology team in May 2020 and October 2020!
Atiba enjoys lending her brand power as a messenger within many different organizations for Black & Brown women across the globe. When she isn’t on the front line advocating for change Atiba enjoys spreading love, sunshine, and cheer.