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Dr. Christine Grimaldi Founder of (COPE)

Dr.Christine Grimaldi holds Doctorate Degrees in Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, and Exercise Physiology and has over 25 years experience in directing and building Complementary Medicine Programs for hospitals and corporations, as well as training celebrities and professional athletes across the country.  Known as the "The Celebrity Trainer", Christine expertly fuses Fitness, Neuroscience and Lifestyle Medicine.

She has now brought her expertise and unique brand of fitness called The Body Mantra Method, to her hometown of Smithtown, NY.  The Body Mantra Method, founded by Dr. Grimaldi, is an exclusive fusion of Yoga, Barre, Meditation, and Pilates, designed specifically for people with chronic pain and illness as well as those who want to maintain and improve their health and a balanced lifestyle.  The Body Mantra Method incorporates Neuroscience and Exercise Physiology to elevate the mind to a hypnotic "Zen State" through physical ritual flow. 

Karisa Johnston 

Co- founder of (COPE)

Karisa holds an MA in Psychology. 

She is the founder of Unum Heart Elevation Station, a school bus that she converted over into zen den like space where she share her Elevation Tool Box method in schools, colleges, in groups and individual sessions and with employees of corporations. With over 3000 hours of training in Sound Therapy, Kundalini Science, Special Needs Yoga Therapy, and Prenatal Khalsa Way, as well as over 2000 hours of teaching experience. She created Elevation  Tool Box method because her research shows that psychology, Kundalini science - yoga & meditation, breath work, and sound therapy are all a vital part of experiencing a healthy and happy life Her method is designed to detoxify the glandular system, cleanse and strengthen the immune system on a physical level, while teaching the tools one needs to releases stress, anxiety and depression from the body and the mind. Her method provides clarity, it embraces one’s individual challenges and gives the practitioner a space to let go of the unnecessary clutter. Elevation Tool Box is for every single individual. It doesn’t matter if you have never practiced before, her sessions are designed for all walks of life, at all levels.

Gina Mercoglino

President of (COPE)

We have named Gina Mercogliano as the  president of The COPE foundation. She is the head of missing persons and is a detective in a local police department for 24 years. She also works as Peer Support for the police department. Gina is also a Health and Wellness Coach and works with Pediatric Lifestyle Management for youth at risk. She is an advocate of helping kids find their way. She is an advocate of helping transform obstacles into positive challenges, while inspiring them to be the best they can be.

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