Charna Cassell

Charna Cassell, MFT, MA, is committed to world peace and the liberation of all beings. Charna's activism happens through her body-centered psychotherapy practice, by facilitating heart opening, deeper consciousness, clearer communication and embodiment. She believes the Lucia light can play a role in helping people access internal space and peace, which directly affects how they relate in the world.

Charna discovered the Lucia Light at a transformative tech conference, hoping to find neurofeedback devices to help her clients deal with trauma, insomnia, anxiety and aid in meditation. The Lucia Light met all those needs. It left her euphoric, relaxed and more rested. Future sessions had her feel held and supported by the universe in a new way. The inspiration was profound enough that she was driven to bring the light to her psychotherapy colleagues, entrepreneurs, medical professionals, post-trauma thrivers, cultural creatives, tech friends and the whole Bay Area. Illuminated SF was born. Charna is a writer, currently preparing for a storytelling event called The Yoniverse Monologues.  She can be found walking her puppy, Santosha, in the redwoods in Oakland, CA. 



Santosha a.k.a. Toshi, assists Charna in her private practice working to unwind trauma and settle people's nervous system. Santosha means "contentment" in Sanskrit. She brings a feeling of satisfaction to clients and strangers all over the bay area. Toshi is well known for her warm belly, soft hair and loving demeanor. Spontaneous heart opening is common in Toshi's presence. She loves to sleep on Charna while she is receiving Lucia light Sessions. Similar to the effects of the light people feel deeper states of calm and can't contain expressions of love when around her. 

Other resources:

Private MFT practice: www.passionatelife.org

Performance Group: www.yoniversemonologues.com