Our Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

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 the Institute their spiritual home.

Faculty serve the Institute in various ways: Mentoring, leading meditations, teaching study groups, leading healing night, faculty 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.

Faculty Certification Requirements


Associate Teacher

Certification requires a minimum of seven 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 the Institute.
Rosie De Sanctis
Divine Light Teacher

A proud member of the entertainment industry currently singing nationwide with Tre Bella, a three-part-harmony, Italian-American Girl Group.

Rosie De Sanctis is passionate about growing spiritually and discovered the “something more” she’d been searching for when she enrolled in the Change Your Aura, Change Your Life foundation class at the Spiritual Arts Institute many years ago. Since then, she has never looked back and is now a Divine Light Teacher and Direct Divine Light Healer with the Institute. The desire to cultivate a closer relationship to God is what drew her to the work at SAI. The peace of the meditation and light work is food for the soul and continues to deepen her relationship to the Divine. Rosie is also a proud member of the entertainment industry, having acted on stage, television and in films. The diversity of the arts has afforded her the honor of meeting and working with amazing people from all walks of life and has opened her mind and heart to the beauty within all of us. Light, love and immense gratitude to SAI founders, Barbara Y. Martin and Dimitri Moraitis for their tireless work and dedication to share these teachings with the world.

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 over twenty 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.” Trisha called and her life has changed ever since. 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.

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 they are blessed with two sons. He retired in 2010 after a successful career as the CEO and Chief Innovation Officer of  a  manufacturing company that 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.  Dealing with anxiety, Neil’s persistent practice of the Divine Light meditations, as well as his commitment to applying the spiritual principles, finally led to the relief he had always sought.

Since then, he continues to apply the light to many other areas of his life with astonishing results. It’s the practical aspect of the metaphysical work that fuels his deep spiritual commitment and the passion to help others that 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.

Megumi Yamada
Divine Light Teacher

Born and raised in Japan, a senior professor at a Japanese 4-year college with interests in both Eastern and Western metaphysics.

Megumi Yamada Ph.D. is a senior professor at a Japanese four-year college and mother. She has been in the academic and educational world for years.  Born and raised in Japan, her interests are in both Eastern and Western metaphysics.  She considers herself very fortunate to have been introduced to the Kingdom of Light teachings in 2009 when Barbara Y. Martin and Dimitri Moraitis toured Tokyo. Immediately, she had confidence that they are 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 SAI Japanese bilingual program. Having lost her younger daughter in 2008 and her husband in 2013, she was amazed by how the Divine Light worked to help overcome her grief. Megumi has a burning desire to help fellow souls in their spiritual journey and is passionate about doing her part to spread the Kingdom of Light teachings worldwide.

Lauri Loesch
Associate Teacher

As a style and beauty mindset coach, Lauri teaches the power of positive self perception and redefining beauty.

As a style and beauty mindset coach, Lauri teaches the power of positive self-perception and redefining beauty. She is the founder of Ultimate Image Styling and Soul to Sole, a transformative journey of self-discovery and self-expression. She lives in Encinitas, CA, home of Spiritual Arts Institute, with her husband and two daughters.

After years of exploring various spiritual modalities, it was as if everything she had learned finally came together into one cohesive whole. At Spiritual Arts, her head and heart united and she knew she was home. Guided by her teachers, Barbara and Dimitri, she has been transformed by the Divine Light, and awakened to an inner beauty, radiance and joy she is passionate about sharing. She is delighted to help others discover the boundless blessings of the Kingdom of Light Teachings and the unlimited power and potential of their soul.

Melissa Love
Associate Teacher

Strategic Advisor to the Institute, mother of three and founder of a nonprofit for healing veterans, The MOSAIC Foundation.

Melissa Love is a strategic advisor to Spiritual Arts Institute. After earning a B.A. from James Madison University in 2000, Melissa served in various HR roles for global defense consulting firms and eventually co-founded MOSAIC Institute, a strategic services firm specializing in leadership development. During that time, she also established two bi-coastal yoga studios serving over 10,000 clients from 2010-2020. In 2019, Melissa created The MOSAIC Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that supports the professional and personal development of veterans. In 2020, Melissa eagerly joined the leadership team at SAI.

Melissa has accumulated over 4,000 hours of lifetime meditation practice and taught over 500 yoga classes to clients all over the world. After experiencing her spiritual awakening in 2003, she explored various paths to grow closer to the Divine. None were as meaningful and powerful as the Kingdom of Light Teachings. Under Barbara and Dimitri’s tutelage, Melissa has awakened her soul in ways previously unimaginable. She’s eternally grateful to be a lifetime student at SAI.

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