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Meet the Facilitators

Each facilitator brings their own unique background, knowledge, and experience to share with the community.


You can enroll in their classes inside the Mula Rising studio by connecting with them through their social media.


Melanie Samo

Founder of Mula Rising

Melanie Samo is a transformational coach, intuitive healer, and meditation extraordinaire with 20 years of experience, based out of Wichita, KS.


Melanie specializes in helping her clients meet their unique life goals by teaching them how to navigate their own mind-body connection, heal at the root and learn to embrace their emotions by applying a compassionate, holistic approach to their process.  


Melanie loves being an entrepreneur and is a devoted mother to six humans who are her greatest teacher’s & her greatest joy. She shares her life with her best friend, and is always down for a good road trip to hike and be one with nature.


Krystie Pilens

Awaken Within

Krystie loves sharing the quiet, meditative practices of yin yoga by inviting students to explore how still they can be, how deep they can connect and how long they are willing to listen to their body’s needs.  Over 10 years ago, she used her practice purely for physical benefits.  Little did she know that during her YTT immersion, she would come to better understand what yoga really was to her.  The place where her body, mind and spirit became fully alive and connected to the INNATE power that lives in her; in us all. Her beat is built on offering you the best yin lifestyle classes to balance the yang of your daily life. She offers yin, restorative, breath and more all with the goal of you living a life more CONNECTED.  It is time...COME AS YOU ARE and AWAKEN WITHIN!


Nina Winter

Candlelight Flow

Nina is an advocate for holistic healing - the mind, body, soul connection - and its direct relationship to our emotional, mental & physical health & wellness. She is a certified Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, lifelong Buddhist & local Entrepreneur with one main mindfulness thread weaved through all endeavors - meditation.

Nina provides a safe, inclusive space for you to open your mind, heart, body & soul in this Reiki-infused, all-levels Vinyasa class. Learn yoga fundamentals as you wind down & begin your week with intention, self-love & healing cosmic energy (Qi, Dharma, Prana, Shakti, etc.)

You can find Nina through Mokko Cuisine, Tissu Sewing Studio, and Haiku Handcrafted.


Molly McFerson

Molly McFerson Yoga

Molly McFerson is passionate about yoga, art, and teaching. After practicing at yoga for several years, she earned her RYT 200 in 2017 at the age of 40. Since then, Molly has led numerous classes for people ranging from teenagers to seniors. Creating community and giving her students tools for reducing stress and anxiety are the primary reasons that Molly teaches yoga.


You can expect her to be a patient and supportive teacher who especially enjoys teaching gentle yoga, Ashtanga, and yin. Molly believes that yoga is for everyone and that wherever you are at in your yoga journey is perfect. Her day job is Director of Learning, Engagement and Partnerships at the Wichita Art Museum. She lives with her partner Jeff, their dog Sammie, and their cat Bubbles in a 103-year-old bungalow in Uptown.

Join the team

We offer guided meditation, mindfulness & manifestation mastery skills through workshops, classes, and retreats.


Join the team to offer in-person and virtual experiences, because accessibility matters.




Literally, "root"; foundation




Going up, increasing, ascending.


Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Last year, the Wichita community lost 92 individuals to suicide. 

This year, our goal is to connect 1,111 people with meditation, bringing awareness to how meditation effects our

mental well-being.

Join us for events throughout Wichita and in the studio to feel the benefits of becoming meditative & bridge the gap between awareness and action. 

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