Ron Young – President
Ron is a Spiritual Guide, a Healer, a Teacher, and a Creative Visionary. Ron’s life is rooted in God and his offering to humanity is a result of a lifetime of inquiry into Truth. Through the grace of Spirit and the guidance of his teachers, Ron’s life has been an immersion into the realization of The Nature of Reality through various traditions to The One. His legacy is the continuous outpouring of compassion through unceasing service to others. Ron guides students to directly realize their True Nature and to establish their Home within this place of the Self. The spiritual development of students is grounded in movements of empowerment, truth, and in the unique attunement of each student to their inner Spiritual Nature.
Through the movements of Grace, Ron has offered spiritual healing to both those with serious illness and those working to align with their Destiny. Holding continuous awareness through the living nature of God-Reality, he has demonstrated countless miracles and healings. Rooted in deep trust within the Field of Compassion itself, Ron has demonstrated and guided the possibility of healing into God-Realization and has offered an archetype of true humanness based in humility, service, trust, and Spirit.
Sarah Peck, Vice-President
Sarah has maintained an intensive spiritual practice for twenty years that has sustained her spiritual service and teaching. She carries deep respect for her mentors and teachers, each in their call to serve have continually offered all of themselves through their actions, the fruits of their work, and the lives they touch. This fullness of service is also how Sarah has strived to live her life, giving all of herself without reserve, and why she is drawn to the work of the Wisdom of Healing School. At Columbia University in New York City, as Director of the Spirituality Mind Body Masters Degree Program, Sarah had the courage to build the only experiential spiritual education program offered within the Ivy League universities. During her five years of directorship, the program became the fastest and largest growing masters program and was considered the crown jewel of spiritual education. Exceptional teachers, practitioners, and scholars offered experiential education in diverse spiritual modalities for developing therapeutic, healing, education, and business-oriented programs. Moving forward, Sarah completed her doctorate at Columbia University, creating a landmark research study on the art of spiritual healing. Lastly, Sarah is an adept of solo walking pilgrimages. She has walked the Shvil Yisra’el, Israel, the Via Francigena, Italy and the Camino de Santiago, Spain.
Ning Tendo – Secretary
Ning was born and raised in Cameroon and became a faux Midwesterner (Omaha ) by way of New York. In her professional life, she is a strategic and digital transformation consultant with 10+ years of experience working on large scale global implementations spanning all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle as well as program management. In her personal life, she is a dancer in her heart, a dream yogi most nights, a poet with a taste for mischief early mornings and an apprentice to sorrow via her blog. Ning was introduced to Ron’s work through the Columbia University’s Masters program in psychology and has never looked back. After completing a one year spiritual healing practicum at Columbia, she went on to complete an 18-month advanced spiritual healing constellation training with Ron and numerous other training in the last 4 years. Ning is thrilled to be on the board of the Wisdom for Healing school and is looking forward to bringing her two worlds into synthesis by contributing her left brain skills of strategy and structure with her right brain skills of creativity, intuition and empathy. She would like to help propagate the grace she has received from this healing work to a wider audience.
Melissa Joy Thiel, MD, Treasurer
Dr. Thiel has practiced women’s health in OB/Gyn for 40 years. She has a special interest in integrative health modalities. For the past ten years, Melissa has studied and practiced spiritual healing with Ron Young. She has been grateful for Ron’s dedication to teaching and practicing his special spiritual methods. Dr. Thiel has also practiced nutritional and functional medicine, acupressure, acupuncture, herbal medicine and Chinese Medical Qigong. As a board member of the Wisdom of Healing School, she is excited to “see” Ron Young’s healing work become more universal and integrated with western medicine.
Erika is a professor, writer, and healer, inspired by a deep and lifelong love of learning, discovery, and transformation. A Germanist by training, she’s woven spirituality, creativity,poetry, and healing into her academic work. Her long standing fascination with constellation work and spirituality led her to Ron Young’s work, which took on invaluable meaning in her own life and work. A nomad at heart, she spends her time in Texas, New York, and Germany but enjoys escaping to California whenever possible. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, foreign films, and she’s always down for a good dance party.
Rasmani Deborah Orth, MA, EdD
Rasmani was born and raised in West Virginia and now lives in western Massachusetts. She received a masters in Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate in Counselor Education from WVU. She was always drawn to body-centered practices such as yoga and running. Deborah volunteered at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health for ten years. Once on staff, she had many jobs over 36 years, but the most fulfilling was teaching psycho-educational programs with a foundation in yoga. As a Kripalu workshop programmer in 2018, she met Ron Young and was moved by the unique combination of his teachings, guidance and meditations. Two years later, she was diagnosed with “apparent cancer”. Ron, along with Spirit and allopathic treatment, were instrumental in her healing. For fun she likes to hike/walk looking for vistas, do yoga and read fantasy or science fiction with strong female characters.
Marcus lives in Harlem, New York City, working as a professional musician with over 25 years of experience. Due to his extensive training in mathematics and physics, he gives workshops, talks, and writes about the connections between math and music. He has found Ron’s work to be life changing. Developing a relationship with the higher movements of the creative field has been deeply impactful to all his endeavors. As a board member, he is looking forward to helping to open this field for others.
Samantha is living an unfolding path of service to humanity. Through Atman Spiritual Healing, she offers healings and constellations to those who come to her, she also supports the spiritual movements for those who are in hospice care. Samantha has served as a psychedelic guide and researcher at The Center for Psychedelic Medicine at NYU. In the psychedelic field, she supports patients to stabilize their inner openings to the Spiritual Reality along their healing journey. She has entered into a deep spiritual immersion with Ron’s teachings for many years, and has been humbled by the sacredness of the openings. Samantha is moved to support the growth of the school from a place of reverence to the lineage of teachers and masters who have transmitted this sacred wisdom to the present. She is here in service to the spiritual development of human consciousness upon the Earth. Her free time is spent in sadhana and playing tabla.