Understanding your brain for a better living since 1968.

Meet the founders and learn why we're excited!

Our mission is to help people transform their lives, and achieve their dreams by alleviating suffering, enhancing their innate abilities and growing their potentials using a holistic and natural healing approach.


At InnerOptimal, we strive to create a healing space, where we offer empowering tools to bring your brain and body into balance. Our high quality services offer natural and high-tech modalities to our clients. Our entire team is here to welcome you and respond to your questions and needs.

Everything is set up so you can experience your brain training in a healing environment. Our services can be received in the comfort of your own home or at our center located in Encinitas CA (we follow strict Covid-19 safety procedures).

Danielle and Marie-Laure founded InnerOptimal in 2006 in Encinitas, and began their Neurofeedback services in 2007, incorporating in May 2017. Danielle, Marie-Laure and their team help people achieve peak performance, improve focus and overcome anxiety, stress and depression. With a young and vibrant brain everything is possible!

Using cutting edge technology to optimize the brain, they also achieve amazing results with sleep issues, feelings of overwhelm, anger and many other challenges.

Together they also created and managed a non-profit dedicated to helping veterans recover from PTSD trauma, called “Operation Giving Back” in the USA from 2007-2013.

Dr. Danielle Chavalarias, CEO

Internationally recognized speaker, Dr. Danielle Chavalarias, is a renowned expert in the field of brain power.

Danielle is the CEO of InnerOptimal, Inc., her Encinitas healing center for helping people improve their Brain Power and build happier, more satisfying lives. InnerOptimal is built on Danielle’s 35+ years of experience.

Danielle was educated at the D’Hygiene Naturelle Institute founded by Biologist P.V. Marchesseau in Paris, France. In 1982, she received a degree in Docteur Naturopathe and Psycho-Somatic (Psycho-Trauma). Upon further study, in 2010, she earned the Advanced Certification in Zengar Neuroptimal (Cutting Edge Concepts and Advanced Strategies for NeuroFeedback).

In her native France, from 1988 – 2000, Danielle established and managed a successful healing retreat center. Concurrently, she built and managed a non-profit/NGO (Non-Governmental-Organization) in Africa to support the development of remote villages in Senegal (North and South Senegal, Casamance). This non-profit still functions today in Togo where Dr. Danielle sponsors children to go to school.  

Before her work in Senegal, she created publishing houses, both in Paris and the southwest of France, to recover and publish dormant ancient wisdom books and contemporary research. Her awareness of the potential for the application of this research led to her organization publishing the first magazine in Paris about quantum physics studies (in the 70s). 

In 2006, she co-created InnerOptimal to bring advances in neurofeedback to North San Diego County residents. From 2007-2013, as part of InnerOptimal’s services, she co-created and co-directed a non-profit program, “Operation Giving Back”, for Veterans returning from war experiencing heavy PTSD. Since 2015, she has been helping poor families in Tijuana as well as regularly volunteering with the Encinitas Rotary Club.

She has spoken extensively in the US, France, Spain, Portugal, the UK, and Africa (Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, Rep of Congo and Dem. Rep of Congo and Gabon).

She incorporates other fields of study into her present educational talks for Healers and her coaching with clients. These include:


  •  Emotional Intelligence (Certified by IFRIE: Institute Francais de Recherche en Intelligence Emotionnelle, Paris)
  • Philosophy, Spiritual, and Medical Astrology
  • Qigong and Hatha Yoga
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Science of Mind principles
  • Dr. Edward Bach’s Flower Remedies (Initiation and Advanced Practitioner Certifications)

Marie-Laure Wagner-Hunsaker, Co-Founder & VICE President

Marie-Laure has always been passionate about the study of human behavior.

She started by becoming a sociologist. By working with the CNES, known as the equivalent of the NASA in Europe and following the astronauts space mission she discovered the ability of the brain to increase its potential if stimulated the right way.

She became a peak performance coach in 2007, also certified in various technologies, such as Quantic Potential Measurement, Advanced Neurofeedback and BRE (provided by Braintek Institute). She has over 20 years of experience in the field of brain power, working with notable clients and world record holding athletes to achieve peak performance breakthroughs.

In 1988 she began volunteering in the marketing department for “La Source” (non-profit) until 2000. In 1996 she became in charge of this department. La Source is a non-profit NGO, an integrated development program for the profit of remote villages in Senegal (North and South Senegal, Casamance). She visited Senegal five times during this period, creating promotional campaigns and materials for marketing.

From 2001 to 2006 she volunteered in educational programs for children to reach their innate human potential and develop their relationship with environment. From 2007-2013, she co-created and co-directed a non-profit program in the US for the benefit of Veterans coming back from war, called “Operation Giving Back”. Since 2015 she has been helping poor families in Tijuana as well as regularly volunteering with the Encinitas Rotary Club. 


Disclaimer: Marie-Laure Wagner-Hunsaker or Danielle Chavalarias are not licensed physicians. They do not diagnose, they do not treat or they do not advise psychological or medical disorders. Please consult your physician for medical disorders. This Brain Training is alternative or complementary to healing arts services licensed by the state.  Brain Training is not licensed by the state.

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