Gloria Rossi Menedes
LAc, HOM, MAcOM
“Gloria Rossi Menedes is one of the most potent, evocative, brilliant, wildly entertaining teachers on the planet. This former Broadway star, doctor of Chinese medicine, homeopath, and luminous healer of body, mind, and soul… Gloria Rossi is a Renaissance woman. She combines deep wisdom with expert and practical experience in business, theater, and the healing arts. Her personality has mythic dimensions — humor, kindness, and astonishing originality. She succeeds brilliantly at everything she engages. She has a phenomenal capacity to see what needs to be done, joined to the willingness and skill to accomplish a brilliant resolution. Gloria brightens the world and all those around her. Prepare to be amazed.”
-Dr. Jean Houston
Entrepreneur, Manager and Educator with extensive and diverse experience integrating science and spirituality, unifying Mind, Body, Land and Spirit to raising global consciousness.
· Work with Jean Houston Seminars
· Acted for years on Broadway (NYC) dealing with Mind and Myth.
· PhD Research in Thesmophoria/Classical Women’s Laughter- Royal Holloway, UK
· 23 years in Integrative Medicine including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Classical Homeopathy, and Advanced Nutrition
· Experience owning and running 6 health focused Greek/Mediterranean restaurants.
· Work in Real-Estate development using Eco-Respecting methods.
“…Thanks for bringing the spirituality of water to us at Mystery School. It has drastically changed my relationship with water. Love, Peggy”
-Peggy Dean, Executive Director of the Jean Houston Foundation
A lifelong water lover
Award-winning Restaurant Owner & Operator
Owned, managed and marketed 6 award winning Greek Restaurants centered on the health benefits of The Mediterranean diet.
GREEK OUT! Venice Beach, CA. – Los Angeles Times “Greek Out! Is IN!”
GREEK OUT! TAVERNA Santa Monica, CA – LA MAGAZINE – Best Dinner for Price Award
ZEUS & CO Santa Barbara & Isla Vista California – Best Mediterranean Restaurant Santa Barbara
SA FINCA Paguera Mallorca Spain – Reviewed in UK & German papers on Where to Eat in Mallorca
BLUE Greek on Granite Ashland, Oregon – New York Times favorable review by J. Margolis
Fund Raiser & Major Event Organizer
Planned, organized and promoted major fund raising events.
Raised $600k for The Hunger Project by organizing a $500/Plate Gala event with luminaries, actors and entertainers at The Metropolitan Club, NYC.
Directed student production of Les Miserable, which resulted in raising $4Million to build Luke Theater in Santa Barbara, CA.
Organized quarterly sold-out, fund raising events for The Jean Houston Foundation, global humanitarian Linda Cruse, author and publisher Louise Hay, Wall Street investment banker and government official Catherine Austin Fitts.
Grew up in the business. Great Uncle P.O. Sylvagni built one of the first hotels Las Vegas, father Tony Rossi incorporated Millbrae, CA and served 8 years as Mayor.
Personally bought, remodeled and managed unique properties worldwide. Operated a 7 bed-room room luxury vacation villa in Mallorca, Spain.
Regional Director (Spain, Portugal & South America), Lecturer & Practitioner,
The British Institute of Homeopathy
Grew enrollment, hired and supervised teachers and lectured on homeopathy
Students now operate clinics in Portugal, Guyana, Honduras, Spain
Integrative Health Business Owner, Practitioner (23 Years) & Educator
– Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Herb-ology, Nutrition, Homeopathy
Setup, promoted and operated private practices in Santa Barbara, California,
in Mallorca, Spain and in Ashland, Oregon
Resident Homeopath at Richard Branson’s Five Star La Residencia Hotel
in Deia, Mallorca
Formulated all juice detox menus for La Residencia Spa
Motivational Speaker, Counselor & Mediator
Led retreat sessions at Jean Houston Seminars 2010- 2016
Integrative Health Education & Licenses
Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Santa Barbara College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
HOM Post Graduate Dipl. Classical Homeopathy, The British Institute of Homeopathy
Ac. California Primary Care License Traditional Chinese Medicine/ Acupuncture /Herb logy
Ac. NCCAOM USA National License Acupuncture/Herb logy
Member of the Acupunctors Society of Cataluna
Actor & Drama Educator
Guest Starred on Venus Butterfly Episode in L.A. LAW. an Emmy Award winning episode
Wrote/Produced/Starred in The Glo Show – a One Person show performed in NYC/Los Angeles
Lead Role in Troika, a film by San Francisco artist Fredric Hobbs
Starred in What ‘s My Story by Berris Pictures, an interactive television series
Award winning actress On Broadway, Regional and International Theater
Mazeppa in Gyspy with Angela Lansbury, directed by Arthur Larents
Azuri in The Desert Song, directed by Lehman Engle
The Old Glory, directed by Brian Murray
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Lysistrata Greek Theatre of New York ~ Title Role Lysistrata
Hay Fever with Celeste Holm
Imaginary Invalid – Belinda – John Reich Director
The Rose Tattoo – Serafina (LA Dramalogue Award, Santa Barbara Independent Theatre Award)
Marvin’s Room – Bessie in the West Coast Premiere of Scott McPherson’ play (LA Dramalogue Award for Outstanding Performance)
Medea – Title Role in the West Coast Premiere of Alistar Elliot/Diana Rigg Translation
The Shadow Box – Beverly (Penn State Artist in Residence Production)
The Trojan Women – Andromache
The Birthday Party – Lulu
The Comedy of Errors – Courtesan
Chosen for a year apprentiseship with the National Theater of Greece in Athens & Delphi under tutelage of choreographer ZuZu Nicoldi and Director Takis Muzenides.
Artist in Residence, Penn State – Taught Scene Study, Body Movement, Lead in The Shadow Box
Visiting Lecturer, UC Irvine, – Taught Advanced Scene Study, Body Movement to MFA students
Movement Coach, Body Mastery for Artists, NYC – Taught Alexander, Spolin, Feldenkrais, Yoga
Movement Coach: Production of Lulu, New York University Section 10, Omar Shapely Theatre Group
PHD Research in Womans Humour: Thesmophoria and MPhil, Drama &Classics Dept,
Royal Halloway, University of London, UK
BA, Antioch University, Los Angeles, California
Syracuse University Theater Department
UC Santa Barbara Theater Department
Italian Studies, University of Padua, Italy
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, Modern Greek.