Our Team

The Yoga for the Brain team has worked together formally and informally for 20 years in a variety of different ways. Now they are delighted to come together to create and nurture this fun and beneficial book series.

Cristina Smith, award-winning author of the Yoga for the Brain series, is a sought-after speaker, trainer, coach and founder of the Subtle Energy Center. She lectures and leads workshops nationally and internationally on mindfulness, personal and professional fulfillment, inner peace and mind/body connection for greater health and success. Her research, discoveries, and teachings have helped thousands of people bring more health and happiness, focus and longevity into their lives.  

The results of Cristina’s work are a testament to the idea that it’s absolutely possible to have a healthy brain no matter your age, and to have fun doing it! Greater health and happiness through the power of positive play is at the heart of the unique Yoga for the Brain series.


Rick Smith is our Puzzlemaster and co-founder. He has been creating games, riddles, and puzzle books for decades. Rick lives in Colorado and is retired from a life in high tech and startup companies as a technology and programmer guru.

When they get together, brother and sister Rick and Cristina still enjoy doing jigsaw, word, and logic puzzles as well as cooking a delicious meal.


Melissa Morgan, a successful multi-talented creative artist and business person, serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Yoga for the Brain series. Additionally, she is an innovative harpist and composer and deep believer in magic and mystery. She has a number of harp recordings, likes to play and work with crystals, and guides people through their blockages by blending creativity, journeying, music and more. Melissa has been an editor, artist and business owner for more than 40 years.


Bertha Edington is Director of Marketing and founder and president of Marketing Influence. A longtime marketing executive for businesses ranging from small to multinational, her powerfully effective programs have significantly contributed to increasing market awareness and the success of many organizations. She believes that it is critical to track results to review and enhance success. Bertha has successfully created everything from new websites to lead generation campaigns to brand development programs.