Creator of The Lifestyle Lounge

A Native New Yorker and party girl at heart, Monica has always loved and belonged to seemingly contrasting worlds; spending her teen years and young adult life dancing in clubs, such as the Limelight and simultaneously discovering the world of holistic wellness.


Passionate about supporting others in their evolution, Monica began her own exploration of the psychological and spiritual aspects of healing at the age of 16, graduating as the youngest student in her seminar class, The Jose Silva Mind Body Healing Method.



After experiencing alcohol and substance abuse, depression and divorce in her mid 20's Monica searched for the joy she had lost on the dance floor. Her journey led her from the recovery rooms of AA into the jungles of Peru to work with shamans.  Formally returning to her studies of holistic wellness in 2008, Monica became a certified holistic health coach, a Biodynamic breath work practitioner and a Master Reiki energy healer as well as starting her first company Urban Breath NYC.


Monica believes that once you give yourself the opportunity to heal you are free to liberate yourself from the confines of unsatisfying situations, such as exhausting jobs, draining relationships, unhealthy habits and poor health. Complete healing is the vehicle that will bring you to your greatest fulfillment and grandest accomplishments.

The Lifestyle Lounge was birthed in November of 2013 as an expression of Monica's love for celebration and her commitment to helping others access expert support so they can finally feel good and create the life they deserve.

Today Monica brings her life long expertise into lifestyle event production and event consultation for entrepreneurs who are ready to create community, be seen and lead through events.

See some of the featured speakers at our events





Discover How You Can Increase Energy and Decrease Stress with Energy Healing

Is there anything you want that you don't have yet? You CAN have anything you want if you believe it is possible, and that is both the problem and the answer!  If you don’t have what you want now, it’s probably because you don’t quite think its possible on a physical and subconscious level. This can change!  Lara teaches you exercises with Essential Oils that train your brain and condition your nervous system to be comfortable with having the relationship, career, bank account and life you desire. In a matter of minutes, Lara’s exercises, help you let go of any resistance or fear about having what you want.  It’s easy, and very cool when you start manifesting better outcomes then you ever could have expected!







Kell's passion and enthusiasm for helping others is obvious to those who work with him. He has a true gift for connecting with people that helps them feel safe and at ease.


After completing his internship and graduating from Sherman College of Chiropractic in 2004, he has been serving people through Network Spinal Analysis Care at his office in Allentown, PA.  Since 2013, Kell has also been serving people at Vikaz in Manhattan, NYC.  


Kell's vision is to help people let go of all the hurts and pain of the past, the physical, emotional, and mental blockages and patterns that keep them playing small, so they can express and embody their authentic selves... allowing them to live into the vision they have for their health, happiness, relationships, careers, and dreams.





Andrea is certified holistic nutrition coach through Columbia University’s Teachers College, in partnership with The Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I studied directly with Dr. Annemarie Colbin in her intensive 9-month Food Therapy program, at the Natural Gourmet Institute, learning how to use food as natural medicine.


Andrea believes that your health, happiness, and wellbeing rely on discovering what works best and feels best for your individual body and your own bio-individuality. She and her team help clients reach their ideal weight, find balance in their lives, and feel confident about what to eat.


Apart from working with individual clients, Andrea runs group holistic health programs and presents lectures on various health and wellness topics throughout the country. She also loves to get in front of the camera and talk about easy, simple, and fun ways to “renovate your health”!





As a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) practitioner, Aaron assists clients in finding the underlying cause of their health complaints instead of treating the symptoms. He does not diagnose nor treat disease but seeks healing opportunities instead.

Using functional laboratory work, he is able to uncover blocking factors and hidden stressors that are at the root of dysfunction and imbalances and resultant lack of well-being (illness). Functional Diagnostic Nutrition focuses on restoring normal function within the main pillars of health; the hormonal, digestive, immune and detoxification systems.

He founded the company Perfect Health Project in 2013 in NYC and moved it to the West Coast in October, 2014.





Michele Gordon, also known as Miss Motivational, is a professional fitness educator, entrepreneurial leader, motivational speaker, and blogger. Her mission is to engage, educate, and empower YOU to achieve your goals and feel great while doing it all.


Don’t be surprised to catch her “raising the roof” in the middle of teaching a cardio party class, making fitness seem like “no big deal” at one of her Fit Leader workshops, running around with a microphone at a workout event, telling jokes mid-plank, empowering brands to take their business to the next level, or developing the most captivating speaking engagements.


Michele is an Ambassador Reebok and other fitness and wellness brands. She is a fitness consultant for the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America and is also Season 3 Top Ten Finalist on the reality show Fit or Flop to become America’s Next Fitness Star.





Vanessa Codorniu, CHT,  is an acclaimed psychic intuitive, hypnotherapist, reiki master/teacher and international intuition trainer. This Argentine-American started doing readings as a teen and now guides creatives/intuitives/healers & entrepreneurs to break thru fears and connect to the practical power of their sacred intuition so they can serve the world powerfully with their Soul gifts. 


Writer for The Examiner, Wild Woman Rising and her blog, The Daily Oracle. Her training video, "Leveraging your Intuition in Life & Business" has been hosted by en*theos Academy. She is also an empowerment facilitator for future young women leaders at the Bella Abzug Young Women's Institute.   







Trenia helps women speak up for themselves, say what they need and get what they want in relationships, life and work. She work with clients through one day intensives, Speak Up 4-month package and Relationship Revolution 8-month package.

For more information on Trenia >

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