Utopia Living

  Our Team  

Naya Powell
Naya F. Powell, ACC

About Naya Powell - Founder/CEO


In order to live a life that we love, Naya believes in offering a wholistic approach to Lifestyle & Executive Coaching. This ensures that her clients lives are operating in full harmony. Naya's philosophy focuses on accomplishing the desired outcome of her clients’ professional, spiritual, financial, emotional, physical, personal and relational life goals. As a Thought Partner and Coach, Naya assists her clients in identifying their core strengths and discovering, as well as, overcoming their obstacles.

Gabe Pappalardo
Gabe Pappalardo, Ph.D.

Gabe discovered mindfulness meditation while completing his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at North Carolina State University. 

Initially skeptical, Gabe was convinced to give mindfulness training a try after discovering the wealth of rigorous, scientific research that confirmed its effectiveness in improving focus and attention and reducing anxiety and depression.  He quickly felt the benefits and became an avid meditator, and he now works to provide an accessible pathway to get others in his community to experience mindfulness for themselves.



Gabe consults in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area and offers video conference sessions.

Anika Francis
Anika Francis, M. ED

Anika earned her master's degree in Instructional Design from the University of Georgia. They say that the best way to learn something is to teach it. Teaching yoga and qigong has deepened my understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection and how to use these practices to reduce stress, increase strength and flexibility, foster more emotional balance, develop self-awareness, and increase vitality. I am a certified qi gong instructor, yoga therapist and a 500-hour registered yoga teacher.



Anika consults in the Atlanta, GA area and offers video conference sessions.

Sarah Wechsberg
 Sarah Wechsberg, MBA

Sarah is a entrepreneur, marketing specialist, Yogi and Rasa Yoga teacher. Sarah has tried many styles of yoga but started practicing Rasa yoga, she felt a deep connection. Rasa yoga invites practitioners to awaken their authentic nature through an integrated approach that interweaves clear alignment principles, a rich philosophical perspective, and delights in the human experience and the empowered Heart. Her focuses are health (individual, community, nature), the process of transformation and awakening, alignment with one's authenticity self, love for all & all around continuous improvement.


Sarah consults in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area.