Stefani Valadez

Place Category: Council Trainers

  • Profile

    Stefani has worked with the Way of Council for 10 years in public school classrooms in LAUSD Grades 6-11, 2 years as Seminal Team for Council Practices in classroom at Archer School for Girls grades 6-10.   She’s led Council Retreats for middle school students and for Crossroads Seniors Rites of passage at the Ojai Foundation.

    Stefani is a Rock’n Roll Grandma of 3 and still performs as a singer-songwriter, guitarist and percussionist. She sings in 5 languages with a diverse repertoire including songs from the Mediterranean, Brazil, Ireland and the Mississippi Delta.  Her travels led her to a love of World Music. She was a panel participant and Performer at the Parliament of World Religions held in Barcelona. She performed several years with her World Music Ensemble for the Los Angeles Sacred World Music Festival. This sparked her interest in leading council Trainings for Interfaith Communities. She leads a monthly Women’s council in her home in Venice that is rich with women of various ages, hues and ethnicities.

    Stefani also volunteers and performs at California Institute for Women, leading musical activities. She enjoys creating one of a kind jewelry pieces, is a licensed Massage Therapist and a dedicated practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and Qi Gung.  She leads a monthly women’s council.