Where's Michele!


Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

"Conversations New York"  Monthly Deep Dive into Great Talk! 

Hunter College, at Lexington Ave. and 68th Street, Faculty Dining Room, 8th Floor

Join me and Founder Ron Gross to experience insights to all communications.

Registration Link to Come

Save the dates for future dialogues:   11/20, 12/18, 2019


Sunday, October 20, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

"Kundalini Blast-Off"

10 Park Avenue, at 34th Street

Come experience the gift of Kundalini Yoga and the magic of Meditation

Register Here!

Friday, November 8, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

"Friday Conversations New York"  

Relationships Over Politics: Connecting with Friends & Family

with Host Michele Risa, M.A., C.B.C.A.

Location: Bank of America Atrium, 42nd Street and 6th Avenue

Registration Link To Come

Come join me for an unforgettable conversation 

that will help you at your family table this holiday season.

Save the dates for future dialogues:  

Fridays, December 6th, January 3rd

The Talking Revolution

Peter Osborn joined us for "Conversations New York." Check out this great video and hear some amazing experiences (even mine,)

We share Peter's vision of how creative conversation can change the world...have better personal relationships, more effective group dynamics, and greater social and political cohesion.  

Join us for future dialogues.  Dates are above.


Greta Thunberg


Founder of School Strike 4 Climate tells the world, "You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words."



Was invited by CNN to attend the Democratic Presidential Town Hall featuring Castro, Yang, Harris and Klobuchar.  Exciting!

STARS Program


One of my groups "flying" with the stars.  Next is an amazing Book Club.  Interested?  Contact me.



Met Ekta at another great Ellevate gathering.  Want to meet powerful women with a vision?  Come with me to the next meeting.

Norman Rockwell


An illustrator extraordinaire, Rockwell captured America's greatest values, even the sweet transition from little girl to woman.

Conversations New York


Ron Gross, Founder, honors me with the title, Director, Planning & Development of Conversations New York.
We are a fabulous TEAM!

Joys of June & July

Ellevate Membership


I've been asking the Universe, should I join Ellevate? So, Robin wins a raffle with a $500 membership...she's already a member...she gifts it to me...and I'm ready to pass it forward!

The Vessel


It's a spiral staircase, a soaring new landmark, meant to be climbed...and a chance to enjoy new perspectives!

Peace In The Park


For the second year, the Brahma Kumaris invite me to celebrate with them in Central Park. As I gift meditation, Erdan gifts me Qigong.

Conversations New York


We guided people away from anger and frustration to understanding, mutual respect, and speaking from the heart. More to come!

Summer Solstice


1,000s met worldwide- us in Times Square- to celebrate the sun, our planet and being alive at this time!

Gay Pride Parade


Millions came to honor the rights to love anyone.  "Love is Love" ignited an inspiring rhythm and palpable energy.

Magical May

Resilience and Stability


The Brahma Kumaris gathered Global Leaders to dialogue and experience “…Leading from Inner Strength.” We did. You can, too.

A Retreat into My Soul


During the Brahma Kumaris retreat, I had to find my way out of the forest, through rain and more. I did, literally and figuratively. Happy to share more.

Non-Fake News


In these times of Fake News, I turn to PBS as one of my sources for balanced news. As a proud supporter, they invited me to their launch of ALL ARTS

Amazing April

Supporting Charity


Joining Eddie, my client, to support Yamba Malawi, transforming children's lives by empowering communities to break the cycle of poverty.

Comptroller Scott Stringer


I join Scott Stringer, NYC Comptroller, who supports Climate Change, Diversity, and Women's Rights, to name a few.

Fiona Shaw Presents


I witnessed Ms. Shaw perform T.S. Elliott's "The Waste Land" in Madison Park.  A tour de force!

A free NYC perk

Marvelous March

Brahma-Kumaris at UN


Honored to present at the UN's Commission for the Status of Women: Meditation For A Calm Heart, Reducing Fear and Self Love.

Conscious Business Summit


Participated with Deepak Chopra's Evolutionary Leaders, UNITY EARTH and Humanity's Team.  We launched the first Conscious Cafe.

New Singapore Mediation Convention


After 3 years, the creators of  this convention gathered to strategize its ratification.  Corinne Montineri championed its success.

Fabulous February

TV Show About Mandela


Launched new series, "How You Can Benefit from an Extraordinary Mindset" featuring Nelson Mandela.



Organizations from the UN, NGOs and businesses are preparing a nationwide event-  CA to NY- in 2020.

February Blast-Off


Each month we gather to raise our energy and Blast-Off.  Next event- Sunday, March 17th.  More details.

New Glorious Year

Lin-Manuel Miranda!


LIn-Manuel shares Mary Poppins Returns with his neighborhood at the United Palace- FREE.

Joy at Brahma Kumaris


I love meditating with peace experts  impacting 160 countries worldwide at the United Nations.

Amazing Ken Cloke


An honor to be in collaboration with a visionary who has touched hearts from A to Z- Australia to Zimbabwe.

Birthday Celebration + Gratitude

A High School Kiss


50 years later, the boys are still sweet.

Laughter with Best Friend


My best friend, Luisa always touches my heart and soul.

Sister Celebration


We drink at the best restaurants!

4 Time NY Marathoner


Supporting an incredible human being as he runs for a great cause, Covenant House.

My Tree in Midtown


How  blessed to have such a beauty just outside my window.

Freedom of Speech


How grateful to turn my values into action.

Sacred Spaces for 2019 Retreat

London on the Thames


In London, connecting to its extraordinary history.

Where Community Gathers


Folks gather at the Sherlock Holmes' local pub.  We are offering gatherings at Sacred Places.

Iford, the Hub of Our Journey


Athena and Michele begin their collaboration near Iford,  which is our first stop on the sacred energy line.



Our next powerful energy center at the Abbey.



Bigger than Stonehedge, Avebury takes us back 1,000s of years.

Celebrating Our Journey


Atop Tor, we can see forever into the ever present NOW.

Fun-Filled July Events

Immigration March


Adding our voices: "No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here!" And "If this is the American Dream, I want to WAKE UP."

Alan Dershowitz's Controversy


Alan launchs his book, "The Case Against Impeaching Trump." Learning even from those who disagree with us.  They are our teachers.

United Palace


Sharing my plan to reach 10% of the planet: Jean Houston, Anwar Robinson, Jude Currivan, Jeff Vander Cliff, Monica Sharma, Lynne McTaggart, Duane Elgin.

Brahma Kumaris' Peace Day


I was invited to share meditation.  I met Madhusudhan who I shared my vision of   gaming, taking VR to a whole new realm.

Nico Tortorella


Nico thrilled us with his meditation accompanied by David Miguel. Yes, Nico, "All Of It Is You."

Goldfingr VIP Event


Up on a rooftop, we celebrated the arts and new relationships.

Heart-Felt June Events

Solstice in Times Square

Solstice in Times Square

We're co-sponsoring another Summer Solstice in Times Square. Yum fun!

Terry Patten's New Book

Terry Patten

Terry's new book, "A New Republic of the Heart" touched and inspired.

Layla Love & Gloria Steinem

Layla Love, Gloria Steinem, Rise of the Butterfly

Layla Love and Gloria Steinem co-founded Rise of the Butterfly to end human trafficking.


United Nations, UN, CSVGC- NY

As a proud member, I came to honor  our visionary Board Members of The Committee for Spirituality, Values & Global Concerns.

Kurt Johnson

Kurt Johnson

My path keeps crossing with this inspiring, brilliant man. I know Kurt Johnson and I will be creating together soon.

At Goldfingr with Simon & Ril


Another great VIP member-only event. Thrilled to connect with the hearts of  Ril Salam and Simon Keyes.

International Day of Yoga Committee at the UN


Celebrated the International Day of Yoga at the UN Chapel with Gayatri Naraine of the Brahma Kumaris, Jude Currivan and more!

United Palace Is Back and Offering Great Events


An established community center in Harlem is coming back to life with the help of Heather Shea, CEO while single handedly, Ted Schulman is saving our oceans. Meet amazing people July 15 at United Palace.

Migrant & Refugee Issues at the UN


Susan O'Malley led the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) in discussion of our nation's immigration crisis. 

Do you love money?  Do you fear money?

This is a workshop to transform your fears and worries about money and finances into authentic power and freedom.

Martin has consolidated his 4 hour workshop to 2 hours of amazing, unforgettable experiences.

  • Explore your personal money story to discover what is holding you back
  • Rediscover your heart's deepest desires, soul purpose and life mission
  • Re-align your life mission with your business mission
  • Discover the secret to unlocking the flow of money to support your mission 

There has never been a more important time to "un-stick" what is keeping you "stuck"!  

Presented at Fortis Lux Financial, 277 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10172

Offered February 20, 2018.

An example of our powerful events. 

Presented by Michele Risa & Stu Zimmerman

Featuring Gamelatrons: Sonic Kinetic Sculptures

Created by Aaron Taylor Kuffner

You are cordially invited to experience the power of sound

in ways you will deeply resonate.

In Aaron Taylor Kuffner’s words, 

“These handcrafted, masterfully-tuned orchestras of 

vibraphones, drums, chimes, bells, and resonating bronze gongs 

played by robotic mallets are installed to 

immerse the observer in living kinetic sculptures.”

Michele Risa and Stu Zimmerman will guide you to experience

 how Kundalini energy merges into this sound sanctuary that Aaron has created.  

We will play with movement, meditation and voice to explore  

our individual capabilities and collective inter-connectivity. 

Presented at Crossing Collective, 559 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011

Offered Saturday, February 17, 2018

View our awesome video montage below.