Our Faculty

Your spiritual support system in your journey of Divine Light.

The SAI faculty come from diverse backgrounds, yet have a common goal to share with others the metaphysical wisdom of the Kingdom of Light Teachings. They have been trained by the Institute’s founders, Barbara Y. Martin and Dimitri Moraitis, and are continuing their advanced studies at SAI to further their spiritual growth and service. They have made the Kingdom of Light Teachings their personal spiritual path and Spiritual Arts Institute their spiritual home.

Faculty serve the Institute in various ways: Mentoring, leading meditations, teaching study groups and introductory workshops, and supporting the spiritual directors in the ongoing training programs. SAI faculty assist in honing your spiritual skills in an intelligent, encouraging, and caring way. They are your spiritual support system in your journey of Divine Light.

Rosie De Sanctis

Divine Light Teacher
A proud member of the entertainment industry and currently singing nationwide with Tre Bella, a three-part-harmony, Italian-American Girl Group.
Rosie De Sanctis is a proud member of the entertainment industry, having acted on stage, television, and in films. She is currently singing nationwide with Tre Bella, a three-part-harmony, Italian-American Girl Group. The diversity of the arts has afforded her the honor of meeting and working with amazing people from all walks of life and opened her mind and heart to the beauty within all of us. Rosie is equally passionate about growing spiritually and discovered the “something more” she’d been searching for when she began her studies at the Institute. The desire to cultivate a closer relationship to God drew her to the work at SAI. The peace of the Institute’s meditations and light work is food for her soul.

Trisha Kelly

Divine Light Teacher
A spiritual seeker and co-founder of a leading spiritual yoga center, The Soul of Yoga, creating a groundbreaking yoga teacher training program.

Trisha Kelly has been a spiritual seeker her entire life and was blessed to be born into a devout religious family. As a teenager, she started her career as a dancer and actress but left entertainment to pursue a life in metaphysics. She served for more than 20 years at Paramahansa Yogananda’s International Headquarters in Los Angeles. With her husband, Tom, she co-founded one of San Diego’s leading spiritual yoga centers, The Soul of Yoga, creating a groundbreaking yoga teacher training program. In 2006, Trisha came across a line in Change Your Aura, Change Your Life: “For more information on Divine Light and the aura, contact Spiritual Arts Institute.” She called and her life was forever changed. She is the Director of Advanced Spiritual Studies at the Institute, supporting students in their metaphysical studies and helping to train SAI faculty. She is committed to the Kingdom of Light Teaching as she loves helping people open the door to understanding who they are as divine beings.

Jaqueline Marie

Divine Light Teacher
A recording artist, sound healer, and the founder of The Soul of Love, a women’s empowerment and love-coaching platform.

Jaqueline Marie is a recording artist, sound healer, and founder of The Soul of Love, a women’s empowerment and love-coaching platform. While attending the Royal Opera Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium, in 2007, Jaqueline had her spiritual awakening and was guided by her intuition to seek out living teachers and a practical, powerful spiritual practice. Months later, she began her tutelage with Barbara and Dimitri. Having used the Higher Self Meditation to spiritually grow, heal deep wounds, and transform addictions and behaviors, Jaqueline is passionate about helping others experience the same breakthroughs, freedom, and joy. Through sharing the Kingdom of Light Teachings, her heart’s desire is to empower others to learn how to build their personal relationship with the Divine, heal their hearts, and create the life they were born to live – hand-in-hand with God.

Neil Mintz

Divine Light Teacher
A board member of the Spiritual Arts Institute with a successful career as the CEO and CIO of a manufacturing company that he founded in 1989.
Neil Mintz lives in Encinitas, California, with his wife, and two sons. He retired in 2010 after a successful career as the CEO and Chief Innovation Officer of a manufacturing company he founded in 1989. In pursuit of ending a life-long battle with anxiety, he spent many years immersed in different meditation and spiritual practices before he was introduced to Barbara and Dimitri in 2011 and began his studies at Spiritual Arts Institute. Neil’s persistent practice of the Divine Light meditations, as well as his commitment to applying the spiritual principles behind them, finally led to the relief he always sought. Since then, he continues to apply the Light to many other areas of his life with astonishing results. It is the practical aspects of metaphysical work that fuel his deep spiritual commitment and his desire to help others who are drawn to this transformational work. As a board member of Spiritual Arts Institute, he is involved in business development and passionately supports the Institute’s mission.

Melinda Noble

Divine Light Teacher
A wife, mother of two grown sons and has three grandchildren, and was raised in a conservative faith that played a big part in her early spiritual development.
Melinda Noble lives in Texas, is a wife, mother of two grown sons, and a grandmother of three. She was raised in a conservative faith that played a big part in her early spiritual development. However, the desire for a deeper relationship with God sent her on a decades-long journey through a myriad of metaphysical studies and several energy healing modalities. Her soul’s longing was not fulfilled until she was prompted to buy a book authored by the founders of Spiritual Arts Institute. She began to do the Higher Self Meditation and soon experienced a profound connection with the Divine Light. She knew this was what she had been searching for and began classes in 2007. Melinda started Spiritual Arts Institute Meetup Texas, where she hosts SAI book studies and introductory workshops on meditating with Divine Light while representing SAI at holistic/metaphysical fairs. She is passionate about sharing this work and encouraging others on their spiritual path.

Adriana Paredes

Divine Light Teacher
A teacher of children and adults for thirty years with a master’s degree in education, and a fine artist and creativity coach with love for God that has permeated her life.

Adriana Paredes has a master’s degree in education and has been teaching children and adults for 30 years. She is also a fine artist and creativity coach. Since childhood, she knew there was more to life than what the eyes could see. Growing up, she concluded that the divine presence was everything she would ever need or want, and her love for God has permeated her life. After reading Change Your Aura, Change Your Life, she knew she had found her spiritual teacher and was among the first to join the online classes when they became available. Color, the aura and meditation, her Waldorf teacher training, and her own personal experiences with the spiritual world made her appreciate the spiritual truths presented by Barbara and Dimitri.

Megumi Yamada

Divine Light Teacher
Born and raised in Japan, a senior professor at a Japanese four-year college and mother with interests in both Eastern and Western metaphysics.

Megumi Yamada, PhD, is a senior professor at a Japanese college and a mother. She has been in the academic and educational world for many years. Born and raised in Japan, her interests are in both Eastern and Western metaphysics. She considers herself fortunate to have been introduced to the Kingdom of Light Teachings in 2009 when Barbara and Dimitri toured Tokyo. She was immediately certain that they were her true teachers and started taking the training classes. When her city was struck by earthquakes and a tsunami in 2011, she took action to help souls spiritually by starting the official Spiritual Arts Aura blog. Since then, she has been helping train many students through the SAI Japanese bilingual program. Having lost her younger daughter in 2008 and her husband in 2013, she was amazed at how the Divine Light worked to help her overcome her grief. Megumi has a burning desire to help fellow souls in their spiritual journey and doing her part to spread the Kingdom of Light Teachings worldwide.

Faculty Certification Requirements

Associate Teacher
Certification requires a minimum of six years of practice and study, including daily personal meditation and special faculty training.
Divine Light Teacher
Certification requires a minimum of ten years of practice and study, and delves even further into the teaching work at Spiritual Arts Institute.

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