Expand The Love


Expand the Love (ETL) is a movement dedicated to building community and uniting individuals who share a common vision: the transformation of our world through gratitude, awareness, compassion and wisdom. Through oneness projects and mindful-living events, featuring music, movement and the arts, gatherings, and workshops focused on personal development, mind/body & ecological awareness, ETL creates sacred space and opportunities to celebrate life and share our gifts as we learn and evolve together.


Experience the Evolution of Event Production

Expand the Love produces visionary events that capture the heart and essence of each unique gathering.  From concept to completion, we deliver powerful community and social events that leave a lasting impression.

Our diverse backgrounds and experience in event production, event hosting, as well as community building, give us the ability to produce meaningful and memorable experiences that exceed expectation.


ETL does much more than create powerful events.  We know the value of creating space and allowing time to reflect and truly understand why we gather.

Our event planning strategies and practices deepen our connection to each other, whether honoring communities, businesses and co-workers, or vows in ceremony.

An Expand the Love production guarantees you experience the connection of community through celebration and awareness, creating meaningful moments and more harmonious relationships.








Val Silidker, MS is a Deep Ecologist, educator, transformational guide, and inspirational speaker both nationally and internationally, as well as co-founder of Expand the Love and founder of Inspired Life Workshops.  She is also Vice President of both Rattle the Cage Productions and the Conscious Business Network.  She has a MS in Ecology and Education with continued focus in experiential learning, ecopsychology, cosmology and systems thinking, and is active in building community, social permaculture, and ecological education, with over ten years experience in producing and hosting mindful-living events.

Besides producing events, Val designs, directs and facilitates transformational workshops through Inspired Life Workshops, where participants can explore themselves and their interconnectedness with life, and works intimately with individuals to inspire them to ask deeper questions, discover their purpose, strengths and the depths within them utilizing positive psychology.

Along with this, she has worked in Big Cypress National Preserve as an environmental educator and is a Florida Master Naturalist through the University of Florida. She studied humane education with the International Institute for Humane Education, worked closely with systems scholar and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, and studied The New Cosmology at Genesis Farm with Miriam MacGillis.

Val is also a certified Sivananda yoga teacher and licensed massage therapist for over 18 years, specializing in neuromuscular therapy, deep healing techniques, guided meditation and nutrition. With a background in performance, including regional theatre, commercials, television and music, she starred in The Jackie Watson Show between 2002 and 2004 and was the vocalist with Ana Kanpa: Spirits of the Earth for six years and Song of the Soul for three years.

Val spends time connecting, deepening and strengthening her relationship with Nature and Community, developing social permaculture techniques, reading and learning, traveling to explore the many beautiful sacred places on this Earth, and living passionately from the heart.



Eric Dez is Co-founder of Expand The Love & Yotolon Mystery School and Creator of MindTune sound healing technologies. He currently manages, directs, produces and supports community events, gatherings as well creates personal development products.

Eric spent 14 years managing event production and presentation technologies. He has worked with several Fortune 500 CEO’s, Past US Presidents, First Ladies, foreign dignitaries, as well as keynote speakers Bill Gates, Norman Schwarzkopf, and motivational & inspirational speakers Deepek Chopra and Don Shula.

After a successful career in high profile corporate presentation and event production, Eric now focuses his experience, talents and knowledge on producing & managing conscious events, gatherings, festivals, and retreats to assist in the development of personal, spiritual and community growth.

In 2007, As Co Director of The Center of Being, Eric established the S. Florida Raw Food Group and Managed The Miami Shamanism & Law of Attraction groups until 2009. He created & managed local personal development workshops such as the Conscious Living Retreats as well as organized group trips to explore Mexican Mayan Ruins and culture with Yotolon Mystery School.

Eric is a passionate musician and Sound Healer. He has produced, recorded and released 2 music CD’s and 2 Sound Healing CD’s. He regularly performs live music for Yoga and local events as well as weekly sound healing circles and frequent workshops.

He is available for Sound Healing workshops and lectures, as well Sound Healing Circles.  He is for hire to provide music as a DJ or live musician covering many styles from new age, mantra and world music to the electronic genres dubstep, dub, as well as many other styles of electronic music.

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