Alhia Chacoff-Berger is a kundalini yoga, meditation and wellness instructor, and a breathwork and intuitive healing facilitator. She has a background studying alternative therapies and curating enriching events in the self development space. She is the founder of UPstate, a collective of individuals and experiences geared towards nourishing and empowering the body, mind, and spirit, and is involved in a number of organizations doing good in the world. She offers private sessions, leads workshops in nyc, and runs the UPstate retreat space in upstate New York. She is a wife, mother of two, adventurer, and a committed supporter and nurturer of relevant causes, ideas, and communities. With a history of fierce independence and a former career in event and performance art design, she has been a model, performer, choreographer, designer, and has played key roles in a number of for-profit and non-for-profit ventures, including successful businesses in the beverage and alternative medicine space.