Alexa Zaledonis, has enjoyed wearing many hats over the past several decades. Starting her professional life as a CPA in both public and private companies, she began her career in healthcare then found her way into the non-profit world as both an accountant and Chairman of a National Certification board. After 15 years and an itch for a new hat, she took her hobby of Massage Therapy and passion for meditation and created Even Keel Wellness Spa and Alexa Z Meditates. Sixteen years later, the business now employs a few dozen people, touches over 7,500 lives a year, and generates over $850,000. But the thread that kept this chronic entrepreneur on an Even Keel was the practice of meditation and mindfulness.
Suffering anxiety as a child, it was this nourishing practice she began at 17 years of age that not only stopped her panic attacks but set her on a journey where change is welcome, and stress is rewired into success. Currently, Alexa uses her simple, straightforward, and fun methods of teaching meditation personally and online with individuals, families, and corporations. Her clients often say, "I never thought I could learn to meditate, but Alexa made it so simple" or "Her class was a life-changer." She is so passionate about the positive change that meditation and mindfulness can bring that she drives a meditation/podcast van so that she can capture the mindful stories of the people she meets not tomorrow or yesterday but today, in the present moment.
Alexa is a McLean Meditation Institute Certified Meditation Teacher, is Certified as an MMI - Mindfulness @ Work Trainer and Yoga Nidra instructor in the Integrative Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra Advanced Training. She is also a Thai Massage Therapist, yoga practitioner, and dog lover. All of which she finds way more fun than her University accolades. She splits her time between Annapolis, Maryland and Vero Beach, Florida, with her husband, Jerry Cunningham. She looks forward to sharing her gifts with those looking to quiet their minds, improve their health, discover more time in their busy lives, and uncover their untapped wisdom and talents.