The Art of Wellness – Speaker Series

2021 promises to be a year of rejuvenated hope in what the future might hold. This past year has taught us that we are truly capable of moving mountains. As our OTL family continues to grow, we stand strong in our commitment of providing a community, home base and safe space for artists to learn, grow, and in the case of this event, take a collected deep breath together.

Why The Art of Wellness?

I think our President, Kristal, said it best. “Carving out time for YOU is sometimes the hardest part about the idea of self care. It’s important to check in with yourself daily by taking time to breathe, sweat, stretch and clear your mind. By doing this on the regular it, will help keep you grounded in order to be successful in other areas of your life.”

Every educator for this event has generously donated their time, and as a bonus, all attendees will receive a free Digital Goodie Bag, featuring discount codes from the following sponsors: Blink Fitness, Yoga Vida, Healing Watters, Wellness Lab, Laz Skincare, Find The Light Photography, Begin Branching Out, Megan Sikora Reiki, and The Spirited Storyteller.

Learn more about our guest teachers below! Purchase Tickets HERE.

Host: Cristina Dueño, Yoga Instructor

“Peace Begins With Me”

Underneath/Earth Energy Meditation for Balance & Grounding

Cristina Dueño is a yoga instructor, performer, and environmentalist with a passion for health and wellness. She has taught private lessons in NYC for families with children and adults with special needs as well as large corporate yoga fitness classes for private companies, and at boutique fitness centers like Y7 studios in NYC, OneDifferent Fitness and YOGABODY studios in Barcelona. She now teaches private and group classes via zoom and has expanded on her health and wellness journey by pursuing a career in Nursing at Hunter College.

IG: @MijitaXtina

Kate Lumpkin: Casting Director + Educator

“The myth of the ‘broken artist’ can be just that, a myth. We can make beautiful transformative art from a place of wellness if the tools are accessible and honest self-assessment is done routinely.”

Vision with Intention

In this workshop, we are going to think about the things that have gotten us to our where we are and the steps that it will take to get to where we are going. So grab a piece of paper and a pen and let’s work through an intention setting activity together. We will think through the changes that have occurred in our life over the past year and explore creating our visions with intention.

Kate Lumpkin (she/her) is the Founder of and Lead Casting Director at Kate Lumpkin Casting, CSA. Collectively, as a casting professional, she has worked on over 40 TV/Film productions and 80 theatrical productions in New York City and across the USA including shows at The Kennedy Center, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, The A.R.T, NYTW, and many others. Kate teaches workshops in New York and at numerous Colleges and Universities. She is a private coach to clients all around the world. Kate is also the host of Broadway WELLness for Playbill.

Website: IG: @katelumpkin


Olivia F. Scott: Creator, Freedom At The Mat

“My goal is to provide a dedicated time and space for people to dedicate to their self-growth, through intention setting, affirmations & movement experiences.”

Living Intentionally: Breathing, Mindfulness & Movement

Creator of Freedom At The Mat, Olivia F. Scott is a respected 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher trained in New York City’s reputed Sonic Yoga. Freedom At The Mat is a YouTube-based platform through which Olivia holds a sacred space for women to pause for self-care with pre-recorded affirmations, intentions of the week, wellness interviews, meditations, and all-level accessible yoga-inspired flows. Live classes occur on virtually and at private events & workplaces.

IG: @freedomatthema


Maria Loida: Success Coach & Yoga Teacher

“You can create massive success without sacrificing your life.”

Yoga for Mental Clarity

Maria is the Success Coach and Yoga Teacher for Future CEOs. She helps women advance their careers and become leaders within their work without burning out.

She works with organizations and her clients to approach personal and professional development and achievement without sacrificing mental health, time with family or a personal life.

Maria used the tools of yoga, meditation and mindset work in her own corporate Advertising career in NYC…to transform her world from total dread and burn out to success, peace and freedom

IG: @mariaroseloida Youtube: Yoga with Maria


Aléna Watters: Healing Facilitator

“My intention is to create a space where others feel safe to be with themselves…a sacred playground for releasing that which is no longer serving us in mind, body, spirit or life. In the least, I hope to give students some tools for stress relief and feeling more grounded within their bodies.”

Consciously Connecting To Self Through Breathwork

Aléna Watters is a professional “triple threat” performing artist (singer/dancer/actor), who has been paid to perform onstage since she was 10 years old. She’s been teaching dance and movement on and off since she was 16, has taught yoga for over a decade, and has long been integrating sounding and embodiment practices into her work. Aléna is a certified Vinyasa/Hatha yoga instructor, a certified Breathwork practitioner, and also a guide in mindful movement and embodiment practices. Her vast experiences as an artist and personal explorations into her own deep healing work have brought her to a well-rounded, grounded place of being able to hold safe space for others to dive into themselves. Aléna creates an environment that cultivates personal growth and expansion, and is passionate about sharing practices that allow us to feel more fully into the beauty of our human experience.

Healing Facilitation:

Performing Artist:

IG: @sassballchange Facebook: /alena.watters/

We hope to see you there! Purchase Tickets HERE