Growing hearts, minds, and lives.
Tashia is also the proud mother of a smart, happy, and beautiful teenage daughter. They live in the house where Tashia’s mother was raised, on land that has seen four generations. Her passions are her family and friends, reading, her Chargers, and anything Celtic. Her dream is to visit Ireland, write a novel, and raise a happy daughter, not necessarily in that order. She also runs an independent charity in honor of two nephews she lost within 4 days of each other in 2009. With her friends' generous donations, she collects stuffed animals and pajamas for kids in Children’s Hospital in San Diego and the Polinsky Center in San Diego. Channeling her grief to good made has made a difference to many sick and scared children.
As she celebrates over 10 years with Steve and OI, Tashia is looking forward to being part of the organization for years to come, to see it from its infancy to helping the world be a better place.
but to make sport for our neighbors,
and laugh at them in our turn?
Brittany has a background in technical project management and digital marketing. She has overseen large development teams and specializes in Software as a Service product development. Her degree is in Business Management.
Brittany's passion in life is to help underserved communities. She is a member of the National Latina Business Women's Association, which encourages Latinas to develop their business and professional goals through education and mentoring. She also enjoys traveling with her daughter who is very active in the world of competitive dancing.
but to thrive;
and to do so with some passion,
some humor, and some style.
As a leader in the Somatic Psychology field, Steve has mentored and trained thousands of professionals in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East in the art of the compassionate treatment of trauma. Steve was Professional Training Faculty for the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute for 17 years and is currently Adjunct Faculty for JFK University’s Somatic Psychology program.
Steve is a founding member of the Northern California Society for Integrative Mental Health and the International Transformational Resilience Coalition and served on the Global Training and Education Council for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. For a complete bio visit the Steve Hoskinson page.
in what distinguishes us
from the rest of life,
but rather in what we share.
Rob is an experienced leadership and brand development consultant with a global client portfolio. He was previously Board Chair and Interim Executive Director at the Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Institute. Trained in trauma resolution, he is a long-term student of the Diamond Approach to Inner Realization, a path of self-realization and human maturity based on an original synthesis of modern psychology and spiritual nature.
Rob is dedicated to a life of service.
Born in Holland, he is happiest on a bicycle. He speaks four languages. As an explorer he climbed in Europe and Alaska and crossed the Greenland ice cap on skis. More recently his explorations include the mystery of True Nature.
we make peace with the world.
Raised in a working class community in California’s Central Valley, Sam developed an interest in social justice at a young age. In the time since, neither the concerns or the desires of his youth have left him, but rather have grown stronger and inspire most of his work. Sam's articles and photography have appeared in more than a dozen alternative newsweeklies and other publications including the Navajo Hopi-Observer, In These Times, Indian Country Today, the San Francisco Bay Guardian and the Tucson Weekly.
In recent years, Sam's interest has shifted toward documentary and new media. In 2013 he earned an MA in Social Documentation from the University of California, Santa Cruz and wrote, edited and produced his first film The Ghosts of March 21. He is currently researching a new film project navigating the history of Mexican identity and class struggle.
In addition, what began as a necessity, has developed into a passion. In the past five years, Sam has significantly advanced his design skills and in late 2015 co-founded a design studio in Mexico City.
to each according to their needs.
The exploration of community and connection continued through her work at The Southwest Forest Alliance and then at Northland Family Help Center, a place that offers services to victims of crime and also houses a domestic violence shelter. At Northland, she was part of the group that brought a deepened understanding of Trauma Informed Care to the organization, which meant creating an environment to support the staff in what was needed for their own expanded resiliency, which then created a safe and healthier container for the clients and residents.
Today, Robin is a student in John Yates’ (Upasaka Culadasa’s) meditation teacher training program and has been exploring how to restore physiological, spiritual, and psychological resiliency through the natural interweaving of Organic Intelligence® and meditation. Through this training and her time studying OI with Steve, Robin has been discovering the natural ways that OI’s understanding of going “beyond trauma” goes hand in hand with deep spiritual teachings and practice. Both teachings bring the understanding that joy is a part of the path to the deep spirituality and interconnection that is ours by nature.
Robin is also in a singing trio, where the expression of music and harmony reflects her curiosity of how different voices come together to form community and collective understandings.
Link to Robin's OI Blog Post
Bram has completed yoga teacher trainings in multiple traditions, tantra and conscious relationship coaching with David Deida, studied and practiced Shipibo Shamanism in Peru, and was a singer and fire-tender in the Native American Church for 4 years. He is also a music and technology nerd and runs a small recording studio in Encinitas, CA.
Bram brings his diverse background to offer compassionate support to people from many walks of life. He loves working with creative individuals, young adults, and those who are working towards achieving their goals and realizing their dreams.