Dr. Brandon Nappi, founder and executive director at the Copper Beech Institute and the associate director at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, is a spiritual teacher, speaker, and writer who passionately believes in the capacity of the human spirit to awaken. Inspired by the common wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions, he has dedicated his life’s work to sharing the transformative power of mindfulness practice.
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Helen BetGivargis, L.Ac., M.S.
Helen was born and raised in Iran, where there is a rich history of great poets such as Hafiz, Saadi, khayam, and Rumi (as known in Iran as Molana Jalal-ad-Din Muhammad Balkh, aka Molana/Mawlavy). Over the past two decades, Helen has been revisiting Rumi’s poetry and reciting them in her native Persian/Farsi language, the language in which Rumi wrote the majority of his poems. Helen has attended various workshops on Rumi’s poetry, mystical Sufism and Sama with Coleman Bark, Andrew Harvey, and Banafshe Sayad.