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Lauren Shihadeh, 

Founder, Monarch Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Wellness Coach


Working in healthcare for over 13 years, Lauren witnessed the impact stress and disconnection from self can have on overall health.  Through her own story of personal growth, going through a divorce and becoming a single mother of two, Lauren embarked on a journey of self-discovery. Her desire to live a more joyous and fulfilled life led her to Ayurveda.   “I always had a strong desire to learn, apply and share ways of natural living to bring more peace and balance,” says Lauren.  Following her heart, Lauren enrolled in school for Ayurveda.  As a 2022 graduate from Shakti School, Lauren is excited to share the wisdom of Ayurveda and how it has led her to achieve a deeper level of self-awareness, self-trust, and love. 

Knowing Ayurveda is part of a higher calling, Lauren continues to invest her studies in Ayurveda and is presently a student of the next level of Shakti School and is currently leading workshops for women all over Northeast Ohio.


Evan Scharfeld,

Founder, Cultivate Yoga

Yoga Alliance certification

Pranayama Instructor

Tai Chi Easy. Level II Reiki certified.

Evan has found deep healing and purpose through yoga and has dedicated his
life to sharing this ancient modality with others. He founded Cultivate Yoga as a nonprofit entity
rooted in the mission to make the complete practice of yoga accessible to anyone who wishes
to explore it. Through his practice, his work with Cultivate, and his love for all human
beings, Evan believes that yoga can heal the world and bring about a more peaceful
community. Evan holds his RYS200 Yoga Alliance certification with over 500 hours of
teaching experience. He is also certified to guide Tai Chi Easy and is Level II Reiki

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