AUM is comprised of a team of professional – board certified Expressive Arts Therapists, Movement Specialists, Resilience Advantage Trainers, and Reiki Masters dedicated to wellness for individuals and groups.

AUM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is funded through donors, community support, and corporate sponsorships. The ongoing classes, workshops, community events, and performances at the AUM Center are offered on a sliding scale basis. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

AUM offers a variety of outreach services to the Behavioral Health Community and to the business world. Our community based efforts focus on wellness for both clients and professionals, and help individuals and organizations optimize health, well-being, and resilience.

Check out AUM in the Workplace for more information on services for professionals and teams.


The mission of Arts Unity Movement is to catalyze the individual to his or her greatest potential in wellness through the power of the healing, expressive, and performing arts. We engage people in mindfulness approaches that ignite individual awareness and generate unity and change.


AUM has been dedicated to effective approaches in healing, self-expression, mindfulness, and stress reduction since 1998. AUM evolved as a group of board certified, licensed holistic practitioners, expressive arts therapists, and life coaches invested in offering wellness through the arts to the broader community.

Our vision continues today with a variety of offerings at the AUM Center, as well as our outreach programs and customized Dynamic Alignment/Resilience Advantage Training™ Packages for people in the workplace.


Coleen Lorenz, MA, BC-DTR, CGP

Sheldon S. Jo

Thomas Walter

Lucilene Paludeti, MBA

Roberta Wentzel-Walter, MA, ATR-BC
Board Member
Sandra Parola
Board Member
Jacqueline Jo
Board Member
Ryan Ratay, BSBA
Board Member

Diane Ramirez
Director of Operations


Pamela Eakins, PhD
Michael Elkins, MFA
Lance Fung
Steve Garritano
John Hackmann
Christine Hirobayashi, MA, ATR-BC
Paula Kravitz
Francine Kraus
Gita Kurma
Beth Miller, PhD
Jess Miller, EdD, BC-DTR
Sean Morrison
Richard Newton
Shelley Richanbach, CDAC-II
John Talley
Michael Whitney, MDD, MA
Bruce Williams