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BOHI Faculty

Every BOHI Teacher and Coach has graduated at our Institute, and we have selected our best students. Each one of them has attained some significant level of Awakening, or are already fully awakened to their True Self.





In Southern India, during an initiation I experienced Awakening. When at home I watched the falling away of old patterns and identities.








Kristani_Knapp_PictureI Specialized in helping Consciousness to Wake-Up. Be that which you are seeking.




88If someone offers me a If someone offers me a billion dollars in exchange for the Awakening, and go back to believe I'm a human being named Gian or a an individual, separated soul, I would immediately refuse it -- Gian Girardi, Jan 2012. Written right after Awakening and continues to be true..

Julie Gallagher

BOHI Certified Non-Dual Counselor 2015, Facilitator of Byron Kate's "The Work" since 2008. Ordained Minister in Alliance of Divine Love since 1997, Reiki Master and Reiki Master-Teacher since 1995.

In addition to the above, I have practiced extensively Hawaian Massage, Usui Reiki and Crystal healing.

My passion is to help alliviate suffering on our planet.

In Southern India, during an initiation I experienced Awakening. When at home I watched the falling away of old patterns and identities. Later, through Byron Kate's work, I realized that suffering is simply the result of "arguing with reality" -- arguing with "What Is
." I fell in love with her method and watched "my" problems dissolve. A year later I discovered the epitome teachings of Dzogchen via Candice O'Denver. This brought even greater clarity. In 2014 I "met" my Self in the silence of a guided meditation with Sri Mooji in Portugal. And in 2015, I graduated from the Brain Optimization Holistic Institute by completing its 10-Month Certification in Psychology of Consciousness
with Emphasis in Non-Duality.

My long journey has brought me to a pont where I feel thoroughly prepared to help the sincere seeker find Awakening and embody it; so he/she can live from the Truth.

I am a lover of "What Is" and a lover of animals, and most especcially little squirrels.

Kristani Knapp

Holistic Life Coach

I am here on this planet in this incarnation to be of service in any way I am able. My mission is to show up fully in the present moment (100% aligned with Source), trust and be open to whatever is revealed then act on it from my heartspace.








Gian Girardi, MS, MA BOHI Founder

Gian was born in 1955, to an Italian/Spanish family in Chile. From early childhood he felt a great interest in science and later for the humanities, especially for spirituality or what could be rightly called Psychology of Consciousness. At age 24, he graduated in engineering from the most prestigious University in Chile.

After marrying Viviana their spiritual interests brought them to the US where Gian completed a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and obtained a California State License to practice psychotherapy. He accumulated extensive clinical experience, gained through more than twenty years of working with clients. His counseling work has been focused into three main areas -- Nutritional, Psychological and Consciousness.

Eventually he renounced his license as a statement of personal independence from the tradition-laden mainstream, with its inherent limitations and over-regulations. He presently devotes most of his time to education and to his vision for BOHI.

Gian holistic vision for BOHI has been a natural expansion of his own, long personal, transpersonal and professional process. His initiation into the mysteries of the body, mind and Spirit began in 1979 and has continued uninterruptedly for 37 years. Towards the beginnings of 2012, during a conversation with a non-dual teacher a sudden insight, followed by an avalanche of secondary insights, triggered the ending of his search for Awakening. This end has brought peace and contentment, and a mental clarity that is impossible to access through any other mea


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The Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute offers classes, information and courses with certifications on drug free solutions to ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, substance abuse and other forms of brain / mental suffering and disorders. Certifications include Brain Optimization™ with Emphasis in Nutrition, Life/Wellness Coaching with Emphasis in Cognitive Psychology and Psychology of Consciousness with Emphasis in Non-Duality. The Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute also offers a Certification in Holistic Life Coaching for those who complete the three certifications mentioned above.

Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute's broadcasting and recording studio for online classes and coaching sessions is presently located in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. Students from adjacent cities and locations like Pasadena, Studio City, San Fernando Valley, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, West Los Angeles, Brentwood, Bel Air, Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Irvine and Orange County can take the Coaching Sessions in person, on Skype or on the phone. Students living in cities and locations further away in the States or abroad like San Francisco, San Diego, New York, North and South Carolina, Miami, London England, Paris France, Rome and Milan Italy, Madrid and Barcelona in Spain, Santiago Chile, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ecuador, Quito, Montreal, Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa, New Zealand, Hawaií, Kauai, Maui, Kenya, Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta in India, Hong Kong and Shanghai in China, Taipei in Taiwan, can take the one-on-one coaching sessions on Skype or phone.

All classes are presently presented by the
Brain Optimization™ Holistic Institute's founder Gian Girardi, MS, MA.