Meet Our Specialists
Meet Our Specialists
Dawn Jackson Blatner: Dietitian and Nutrition Expert
Dawn Jackson Blatner is a registered dietitian and certified specialist in sports dietetics. As a trusted food and nutrition expert, she appears regularly in national media outlets such as The Dr. Oz Show, USA Today, Dateline, Newsweek, Cooking Light and WebMD. She is the nutrition consultant for the Chicago Cubs, a food/nutrition blogger with USA Today, and a nutrition expert on the advisory board of Fitness magazine. In Dawn’s private Chicago-based practice, she provides personalized nutrition counseling and educational workshops. Her goal is to inspire and motivate you to transform your health by using the Power of Food. She believes you deserve to know how to feed your body right to wake up each morning with a healthy spring in your step!
Carla Primero: Yoga and Fitness Expert
Carla Primero is a fitness fanatic! Her dynamic background includes teaching power Vinyasa yoga, yoga sculpt, barre, boot camps, reformer Pilates and spin. Carla’s favorite part of being a fitness instructor is witnessing her students attain their goals and encouraging them to live happier, healthier lives. While her desire is to see each of her students improve and challenge their fitness levels, what’s most important for her is that they have fun doing it!
Dr. Janeil Ruiz: Therapy Specialist
Dr. Ruiz uses body/mind techniques from psychotherapy and spirituality to help clients find the change they seek. In her practice, she helps release self energy and resiliency to facilitate inner healing potential and unleash creative problem solving. Her success is the result of addressing each person as a whole and using creative interventions to promote change. She practices a strengths-based, positive approach and believes that no matter what kind of change one is facing, it’s always an opportunity to grow and become more self aware. She works with people from all ages and stages, specializing in individual, couple, and family therapy for depression and anxiety, recovery from trauma, substance abuse, eating disorders and sexual addictions. Dr. Ruiz also addresses relationship issues, grief and loss, self-esteem, parenting, divorce recovery and the navigation of men's and women's issues throughout their lifespan.
Ruby Greenberg: Massage Therapist
Ruby Greenberg is the founder of Enliven Massage Works. This serene and zenic Chicago-based studio offers personalized holistic therapies that support people in their journeys of healing and transformation. Ruby’s goal as a massage therapist is to empower people from all religions, cultures and backgrounds to holistically heal their body, mind, soul and spirit. Helping her clients cultivate self-love, she enables them to gain awareness and make the changes needed to live a more abundant and free life.
Dr. Paul and Carol Morehead: Certified Instructors of Transcendental Meditation, Ayurveda, and Yoga
Drs. Paul and Carol Morehead each have 40 years of experience teaching the Transcendental Meditation technique, having trained extensively under the guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. As co-directors of the North Shore Transcendental Meditation Center in Evanston, they continually witness their TM students find relief from stress, anxiety, headaches, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, and more.
Dr. Paul Morehead is Chair of Physiology and Director of the Pre-Med and Masters Degree Programs at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. He has trained under eminent Ayurvedic doctors from India and is an expert in Maharishi Ayurveda. Also an expert in Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis (the science of reading one's physiology from the pulse,) he trains MDs to be Ayurvedic practitioners. Paul teaches online international courses in Ayurveda, Diet and Nutrition, Self Pulse Reading, Ayurvedic Cooking, and Yoga.
Carol Morehead learned Transcendental Meditation at the age of 13, and brings a lifetime of study and practice to her students. She became a teacher of TM at 17, training under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Dedicated to bringing greater health and balance to the mind and body, she is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), Certified Yoga Wellness Coach, and Instructor of Yoga Dance.
An accomplished choreographer and performance artist with a degree in Dance Education, she has been instructing Contemporary Dance and Ballet for over 30 years. She also has a degree in Permaculture Design and is a Master Gardener who enjoys designing sustainable landscapes.