Phillips Graduate Institute Welcomes Rina Tham and Lucky Number 9

I was honored to be invited to join Ms. Mazdyasni Fereshteh of Philips Graduate Institute, her interns, Supervisors, Director and team members who provide psychotherapy services to elementary school children.


It was such a magical and emotionally bonding encounter with these troubled kids. I was a privileged to share my memoir Lucky Number 9 with them. It was a special moment with the children of Philips Institute that I will always treasure. Thank you so much to Ms. Fereshteh, Denise, Doreen, Gisso, Keren, Marcy, Michelle, Natalie, Twyla, Brian, Estelle, Hooly, Pam, Samantha, Vita, Tim, Ali, Shelley, Clare, Shelly, Yolanda & others for their beautiful minds and invaluable work with these children and the community.


Fereshteh-Mazdyasni-M.A.-300x300Ms. Mazdyasni Fereshteh, M.A. major area of focus at Phillips is the management and administration of the School Based Child Therapy Program. She also teaches and advocates for working with children, promoting and training students to run social skills and violence prevention groups.

Philips Graduate Institute is a nonprofit educational, counseling, training and research center, With over forty years of excellence in graduate education and training, Phillips has grown from a small, single-degree granting institution to a leader in the field, offering multiple degrees at both the master’s and doctoral levels.

Today, Phillips Graduate Institute remains at the forefront of confronting complex interpersonal business and social issues, exploring new avenues for change, and ultimately creating academic programs that are shaped by the communities it serves.

The Phillips Mission

“Our mission is to provide outstanding education and training to students as well as counseling and consulting services to the community.

We inspire personal transformation and professional excellence in an experiential, collaborative, and innovative learning environment.”

Lucky Number 9 is The Proud Title Sponsor for YogaGivesBack

Lucky Number 9 is The Proud Title Sponsor for YogaGivesBack


Yoga Gives Back Bestows Mallika Chopra With First-Ever “Namaste Award” at Sept. 26th 2015 Annual Thank You Mother India Fundraiser in Malibu

Yoga Gives Back (YGB) proudly announces that Mallika Chopra, author of Living with Intent, will receive the first-ever Yoga Gives Back Namaste Award at the foundation’s fourth-annual Thank You Mother India fundraiser taking place Sept. 26, 2015 in Malibu, California.

The Thank You Mother India fundraiser is a joyous evening where 200 members of the Southern California yoga community come together for an altruistic cause and express gratitude to “Mother India” for the gift of yoga.

Lucky Number 9 is the proud Title Sponsor for this year’s event supporting YGB’s Malibu Fundraiser. A supporter since its inception Rina Tham plans to donate her inspirational book Lucky Number 9: Journey of a Rubber Tapper’s Daughter to all children in YGB programs in India.

Bali Children Foundation Meet & Greet!

Bali Children Foundation Meet & Greet!

I am excited to share that I will be visiting BaliKids again, and this time with Bali Children Foundation! BCF is a non-profit organization with a vision to provide an educational pathways for disadvantaged Balinese children. They believe having more educational avenues creates a journey leading to personal growth and long term sustainability for Balinese children, LN9 agrees! Please consider donating any amount you can to BCF here:

Bali Kids Meet & Greet!

Bali Kids Meet & Greet!

I will be visiting Bali Kids this month! Bali Kids is an organization that provides health education and medical treatment to underprivileged Balinese children. Please consider donating to their cause, any amount is appreciated: