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GloForward's Mission:

GloForward’s mission is to enable women to experience a life of radiant wellbeing by providing access to holistic practices that empower and ease their journey through midlife.

The world needs its wise women to shine more light. Now more than ever.

As we age, much of our energy can spent surviving or resisting the natural changes occurring in our bodies and emotions. That, combined with the very real exhaustion of meeting life's demands while on our hormonal ride, dims our light.

With wellbeing practices designed to fit into already busy lives, GloForward offers women the ability to live from a more balanced, rested and nourished place. From there, we can radiate more wisdom and kindness into the world.

Welcome to GloForward!

My name is Satya Robin, and I’m owning the change by embracing my silver hairs and hormonal flairs. My wellbeing depends on the practice of self-acceptance.

Satya is the name I chose for myself at midlife, upon completion of an important yoga teacher certification in psycho-spiritual development. The name felt beautiful to me, and its meaning resonates with a grounding principle of my life.

As one of the core practices of yoga ethics, Satya guides us to think, speak and act with integrity. It represents the power of the word when used for the greater good.

For me, it’s especially relevant now that I am stepping into my wisdom years. It calls me to lead from my heart with kindness.

A fascination with motivation and human behavior guided my early career as a research and communications strategist in the political worlds of Washington DC and Los Angeles. Moving to New York City in the aftermath of September 11th, I funneled my passion for behavioral research into branding for a global corporation. 

At the same time, I also dove into the world of personal transformation, Buddhism and Yoga to find peace in a world shaken by tragedy. I also wanted to better understand the destructive behavioral patterns that led to my own stress-related illnesses and extra 30 pounds.

Through these practices, I found the courage to leave a life that no longer fit me. In 2009, I closed the door on my Manhattan home and a 20-year business career, to embark on a two-year journey of healing and self-discovery. My adventures took me to Costa Rica to live and train as a yoga teacher and through northern Spain, where I walked a 500-mile pilgrimage on a hip saved from replacement surgery through my daily yoga practice. My Hero’s Journey is described in my first book, Do You Think You Will Break?

Satya Robin Patino, MBA, RYT500
Co-Founder, Principal

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Since 2009, I have been teaching yoga and creating therapeutic programs to help students access their innate wisdom and power by working with the body and its systems in a restorative way.  My personal story of dramatic healing and purpose transition informs my work as a transformational guide and mindfulness facilitator for personal wellbeing and leadership development.

I hope you will walk along with us on this journey of wellbeing!



Lisa Gotto

Lisa is a Lifestyle journalist, creative writer, and content editor for healthy Living. She discovered early on that words matter. It’s no surprise that words became her calling card professionally in the worlds of advertising, marketing, news, and editing. They led to her dream job, a decade as the editor of a highly successful East Coast-based magazine dedicated to all things stylish. Now a creative freelancer, she contributes in various writing and editing roles, including as a communications consultant for a national child-based non-profit agency.

Lifestyle Journalist


Carmen Toro

Every woman who has come in contact with Carmen has looked more beautiful. With years of experience as a successful makeup artist and esthetician, Carmen founded Beauty Alibi to provide women everywhere with the high quality, all natural products they deserve. Beauty Alibi is behind the scenes of some amazing shows including Emmy Award winning “Counter Culture", CNN and international debut with Genesis Ortega, host of “Es Tiempo" on MSNBC.  Find Beauty Alibi’s mineral makeup collection exclusively online.

Beauty Alibi

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Janel Schullo

Janel Schullo M.Ed., E-RYT 500 is an American yoga educator and former Catholic nun. She is co-founder and co-director of Nexus Institute Yoga & Wellness. Janel has worked as a 200- and 500-hour yoga teacher trainer since 2006. She has over 10,000 hours of experience leading teacher certifications, continuing education programs, classes, and private sessions. Having worked with students from ages 8 to 98, she believes that persons of any age, physical condition and belief can benefit from yoga and can use yoga to enrich and empower their lives.

Nexus Yoga Institute

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Paulette Bodeman

Paulette is a highly regarded yoga teacher and trainer, and long-time student of Tantric philosophy and the stories of India.  She is also an Amazon best-seller, Certified Professional Integrative Coach, the founder of the Breakaway Academy and the Badass & Brilliant Method. For more than three decades students have praised the whole-hearted and transformational power of Paulette’s teachings, coaching, and personal development retreats.She’s earned a B.A. in Transpersonal Psychology and has studied with renowned yoga scholars. 

The Breakaway Academy


Erika Mehiel

Erika is an ERYT-500 certified Yoga Educator and YACEP. She is passionate about an elemental approach to wellness and an inquiry-based approach to the practice of yoga. After practicing yoga for over a decade, Erika pursued her teacher trainings under under Don Brahmanand & Amba Stapleton at the Nosara Yoga Institute, specializing in Yoga Therapeutic Essentials, Restorative and Yin practices. She proudly serves as Director of Education at Five Pillars Yoga, where she leads courses and trainings all year.

Five Pillars Yoga


Susanne Haegele

Susanne is a pre-and postnatal yoga teacher, trained by the Birthlight school, specializing in women's wellbeing. She came to yoga to heal her back pain and was amazed to discover the effects of a more natural lifestyle on her hypothyroidism and womanhood. As a certified yoga instructor since 2007, she now leads workshops on fertility, the menstrual cycle, menopause, and the pelvic floor, as well as women's circles. Her book, Hormonal Harmony: A Natural Guide to Women's Wellbeing, has been published in French, Spanish and is now available in English.

Author, Hormonal Harmony

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