Hasmik Michelle Israelyan


Hasmik Michelle Israelyan


I was born in Armenia in 1987 into a family of musicians, architects and sculptors. Geology, ethnography, archaeology were the specialties of my extended family members, and growing up I was drawn to most of these disciplines, if not all, soon to come to realize that I am interested in almost all disciplines I get exposed to. Starting with classical piano I extended my studies to psychology, first, traditional, with extensive application of principles of Behavior Analysis, and later to Depth Psychology, which, contrary to the former, strives to study the subjective features of the psyche. Standing now between the two poles, it’s no longer about one or the other but the integration of multiple disciplines through personal transformation leading to collective transformations. In my career this is the model I cultivate: growth and transformation both within and without.


Glendale, CA, USA

What draws you to the STIA conference?

What draws me to the STIA is my friends who are passionately organizing the conference. As important are the 'meanings' behind the STIA, but most importantly the T for Temenos is what draws me, for it is a sacred container for transformation, and I feel honored to hold space within the container and for transformation.

What are you hoping to experience?

Expansion… I'm hoping to experience expansion of my consciousness, reach out, connect, grow, and carry the experience along with me outside of STIA+.

What are you most passionate about?

I am passionate about connecting and presence.

How do you see transformation occurring from this conference?

I see transformation occurring through shaking hands, connecting with the participants, learning, sharing myself, and just observing…

What’s your bigger vision?

My bigger vision is to be part of STIA… always. To carry its work out into the world. I envision of taking part in expanding the mission in to other countries, nations and through my interdisciplinary and international work.

What needs to happen for you to evaluate this STIA+ experience as a success?

For me to see a genuine smile on the faces of those who I connect and for me to come back home and take a joyful breath in for having to know those souls.