About Us

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Our goal is to increase mental, physical, and emotional wellness for people from all socio-economic backgrounds. After servicing people in their homes, work places, and schools, we recognized the need for a physical space to build community and offer holistic healing services.

 

 

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We're committed to creating an inclusive wellness space where diverse people can see themselves represented. And because we believe in the power of learned behavior, we partner with at-risk youth programs to provide future adults with healing practices to regulate their emotions, reduce stress, and remain balanced.

 

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GABRIELLE WOODSON

Co-Founder | @gabfest
 

Gabrielle is a Co-Founder of Soluna Rise. As a sound meditation practitioner, storyteller, and diversity and inclusion leader, Gabrielle's work sits at the intersection of community and wellness activism.

With a desire to empower at-risk youth and marginalized communities, Gabrielle co-birthed Soluna Rise to create a safe, space where diverse people can experience the benefits of holistic wellness. She specializes in the restorative and healing power of sound frequency and vibration. She leads sound bath experiences in Miami and Los Angeles.  

 

Beyond Soluna Rise, Gabrielle is the Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Burton Snowboards. In her role at Burton, Gabrielle works to create an inclusive company culture, diversify the global workforce, and implement change to uplift marginalized communities.

She holds a B.A. in Political Science and English from Williams College.


 

ITALIA WOODSON

Co-Founder | @solhealingwithitalia
 

Italia Woodson is a sound meditation and reiki enthusiast who is passionate, candid, and inspirational. Through her warmth and openness, she helps people find a connection within themselves through various holistic healing techniques. 

 

As the co-founder of Soluna Rise, an inclusive meditation sanctuary and wellness center located in Joshua Tree, California, Italia brings guidance through intentional healing and community-focused initiatives. Recognized for her transformative meditation sessions, she has worked with celebrity clients such as Normani and Estelle and corporate companies such as Ritual Vitamins and GirlBoss. She has also facilitated over 70 intimate and group sound baths throughout Los Angeles and New York City.  

 

Beyond Soluna Rise, you can find Italia traveling the world, exploring different cultures, and healing the world one person at a time. 

She holds a B.A. in Business & Marketing from The University of Tampa.


 

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ADVISORY BOARD

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Dr. Diondra Burney Atoyebi | Bio

 

Dr. Diondra Atoyebi is board certified in family medicine. She treats patients of all ages and especially loves kids and teenagers. Dr. Atoyebi has a special interest in dermatologic procedures, osteopathic medical manipulation, joint injections, women’s health procedures, global health, lifestyle medicine and nutrition. She is also fluent in Spanish.


 

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Lauren Garcia Vestal | Bio

Bio coming soon!