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Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith is the founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational spiritual community with a congregation of over 9,000 members. He has appeared on Dr. Oz, The Oprah Show, Larry King Live, and in his own PBS Special, The Answer Is You, spreading his message to millions of people. He also participated alongside the Dalai Lama and other New Thought ministers in the Synthesis Dialogues.
Dr. Beckwith is the creator of the Life Visioning Process, which he teaches all over the globe through his books and seminars. At its core, the process is a way to fully embrace your connection to the Divine and let the universe serve the world through you.
Gregg Braden is a five-time New York Times best-selling author, scientist, international educator and renowned as a pioneer in the emerging paradigm based in science, spirituality, social policy and human potential. From 1979 to 1991 Gregg worked as a problem solver during times of crisis for Fortune 500 companies, including Cisco Systems, where he became the first Technical Operations Manager in 1991. He continues problem-solving today as his work reveals deep insights into our origin, our potential, and how these understandings inform the policies underlying the emerging world and everyday life. To date his research has led to 15 film credits and 12 award-winning books now published in over 40 languages
The United Kingdom’s Watkins Journal lists Gregg among the top 100 of “the world’s most spiritually influential living people” for the 6th consecutive year, and he is a 2020 nominee for the prestigious Templeton Award, established to honor “outstanding individuals who have devoted their talents to expanding our vision of human purpose and ultimate reality.”
Gregg is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is active with visionary organizations including the HeartMath Global Coherence Initiative and The Arlington Institute. He has presented his discoveries in over 30 countries on six continents and has been invited to speak to The United Nations, Fortune 500 companies and the U. S. military.
Sandra Ingerman, MA, is an award-winning author of 12 books, including Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self... Medicine for the Earth... Walking in Light... and The Book of Ceremony: Shamanic Wisdom for Invoking the Sacred in Everyday Life. She is also the presenter of eight audio programs produced by Sounds True. Sandra, a world-renowned teacher of shamanism, has been teaching for close to 40 years. She’s taught workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. She is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods into our modern culture to address the needs of our times. Sandra is known for gathering the global spiritual community together to perform powerful transformative ceremonies — and for inspiring us to stand strong in unity so we do our own spiritual and social activism work while keeping a vision of hope and serving as a light in the world.
She’s also passionate about helping people reconnect with nature. Since the 1980s, thousands of people have healed from past and present traumas through the classic cross-cultural shamanic healing method Sandra teaches called Soul Retrieval. Sandra, a licensed marriage and family therapist and professional mental health counselor, is also a board-certified expert on traumatic stress. Watkins Body Mind Spirit magazine honored her by including her in their 100 Most Spiritually Influential People of 2020. She was also chosen as one of the Top 10 Spiritual Leaders of 2013 by Spirituality and Health magazine, and was awarded the 2007 Peace Award from the Global Foundation for Integrative Medicine. Sandra joined in partnership with Renee Baribeau to create a weekly 30-minute podcast called The Shaman’s Cave.
Be Here Now, Ram Dass’s monumentally influential and seminal work, still stands as the highly readable centerpiece of Western articulation of Eastern philosophy, and how to live joyously a hundred percent of the time in the present, luminous or mundane. Ram Dass is founder of the Love Serve Remember Foundation whose mission is to preserve and continue the teachings of Neem Karoli Baba.
On February 19th 1997, Ram Dass suffered a near-fatal stroke, which left him paralyzed on the right side of his body and expressive aphasia limiting his ability to speak, along with other challenging ailments. The after effects of the stroke have once again changed his life and vastly altered his day, but he has been able to resume teaching and continues to share and teach.
Ram Dass now resides on Maui, where he shares satsang, kirtan, and where he can amplify the healing process in the air and waters of Hawaii. His work continues through retreats, online workshops and courses, books, a new film entitled Becoming Nobody and a new musical collaboration with East Forest. He continues to be an inspiration to a new generation of seekers.
Anita Moorjani, an international speaker and the author of the New York Times bestseller, Dying to Be Me, and her latest book, What If This Is Heaven?, has a remarkable story.
After a 4-year battle with cancer, Anita fell into a coma and was given days to live. As her doctors gathered, attempting to revive her, she journeyed into a near-death experience (NDE) in which she was surrounded by unconditional love and deep wisdom. In this place, she was given a powerful truth: heaven is not a destination, it is a state of consciousness.
During her NDE, Anita was given the choice to return to her physical form or to continue on into this expansive new realm. She chose to come back. When she regained consciousness, the cancer that had caused her organs to shut down began to heal. To the amazement of her doctors, she was free of countless tumors and cancer indicators within weeks.
Anita’s NDE has captured the hearts and attention of millions across the globe. She has been a featured guest on The Dr. Oz Show, Fox News, The Today Show, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, the National Geographic Channel, The Pearl Report in Hong Kong, Headstart with Karen Davila in the Philippines, and many others.
Today, Anita, who lives in the United States with her husband Danny, continues to share her incredible story and lessons internationally. Dying to Be Me has sold millions of copies worldwide, has been translated into 45 languages, and has been optioned by Hollywood producer Ridley Scott to be made into a full-length feature film.
Prior to her cancer diagnosis, Anita lived in Hong Kong and worked in the corporate world for several years. She was born in Singapore of Indian parents and grew up speaking English, Cantonese, and an Indian dialect simultaneously.
David Crow, L.Ac., is a California state licensed acupuncturist and nationally certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has been a clinician, consultant, researcher and educator for over 35 years.
As an educator he has taught extensively for over two decades in the US and Canada, and online internationally; over 7,000 students have attended his online courses in the last five years, and over 300,000 have attended his popular annual Plant Medicine Telesummit hosted at The Shift Network.
He has travelled extensively to study traditional medicinal systems, including spending several years in Nepal and India studying Tibetan and Ayurvedic medicine. He is the author of four books, including In Search of the Medicine Buddha, about his time with traditional doctors in the Himalayas, and Sacred Smoke, about his ethnobotanical research in Ecuador. He is the founder and owner of Floracopeia, Inc. a company devoted to supporting sustainable ecological agriculture through the production of essential oils.
International speaker, Master of Bio-Energetic Theory, and Quantum Field visionary, Dr. Sue Morter utilizes the embodiment of high frequency energy patterns to activate full human potential. Through her seminars, retreats, and presentations, she illuminates the relationship of quantum science and energy medicine – elevating human consciousness into life mastery. Dr. Sue is the USA Today bestselling, #1 bestselling LA Times and #1 Amazon bestselling author of THE ENERGY CODES: A 7-Step System to Awaken Your Spirit, Heal Your Body and Live Your Best Life. Through THE ENERGY CODES, Dr. Sue provides techniques to activate untapped energy and neurocircuitry in the body, empower hidden potential, and become one’s true, essential self. She is the founder and creator of the globally-taught coursework, The Energy Codes®, a multi-level body of work on Personal and Spiritual Development. Dr. Sue also created the BodyAwake® RYT 200 Certified Yoga Program and is co-creator of the Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T.). She has served on professional licensing boards, providing guidance to health care practitioners on integrative approaches to healthcare leadership. Dr. Sue is also adjunct faculty at two medical schools at Michigan State University, an AAU school classified as one of the top 100 universities in the world. Dr. Sue is the host of Gaia TV’s Healing Matrix, and co-host of Your Year of Miracles lifestyle training. Dr. Sue is E-RYT 200 and E-RYT 500 certified in Yoga Instruction, and was recently recognized for her outstanding achievements as an honored member of the Transformational Leadership Council. In addition to founding Morter HealthCenter in 1987, she is the founder and visionary of the Morter Institute for Bio-Energetics, an organization committed to teaching individuals self-healing techniques with an inner wisdom-based approach to life based on Quantum Science and higher consciousness. With three distinct schools representing the unification of mind, body and spirit: the School of Energy Medicine, School of BodyAwake® Yoga, and School for Higher Consciousness and Personal Development – Dr. Sue provides tools and avenues to empower the global community to discover and embody a joyful, inspired life, lived from the true, Soulful Self.
Andrew Harvey is an author, speaker, and founder/director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change in order to create peace and sustainability.
Andrew has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of Creation Spirituality as well as at various spiritual centers throughout the U.S. He was the subject of the 1993 BBC documentary The Making of a Modern Mystic, and appears also in Rumi Turning Ecstatic and The Consciousness of the Christ: Reclaiming Christ for a New Humanity.
He is co-author of the bestselling The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and has worked with the great Iranian Sufi dancer Banafsheh Sayyad in producing a film, In the Fire of Grace, which marries Sufi-inspired dances to the stages of Rumi’s understanding of the path of divine love. He has written or edited over 30 books and received many awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Mind Body Spirit Award.
Russ Hudson is one of the principal scholars and innovative thinkers in the Enneagram world today. He is the president of Enneagram Personality Types, Inc., and co-founder of the Enneagram Institute. He has co-authored several best-selling books including The Wisdom of the Enneagram and Personality Types as well as a scientifically-validated test instrument, the Riso-Hudson Type Indicator (RHETI). He has been teaching professional trainings on these topics since 1991. He is also a founding director and former vice-president of the International Enneagram Association—a global organization advancing knowledge of the subject. He holds a degree in East Asian Studies from Columbia University in New York, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Stanislav Grof, MD is a clinical psychiatrist with over 50 years of experience in researching non-ordinary states of consciousness induced by psychedelic substances and by experiential psychotherapy. He’s one of the founders and chief theoreticians of transpersonal psychology, and the founding president of the International Transpersonal Association (ITA).
He was formerly Principal Investigator in a psychedelic research program at the Psychiatric Research Institute in Prague, Chief of Psychiatric Research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Scholar-In-Residence at the Esalen Institute.
Stan currently teaches at the Department of Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and through Grof Transpersonal Training (GTT). He writes and gives lectures, seminars and workshops worldwide.
He is the author of many books including The Way of the Psychonaut, Psychology of the Future, LSD Psychotherapy, Beyond the Brain, The Cosmic Game, When the Impossible Happens, and co-author with Christina Grof of Holotropic Breathwork, Stormy Search for the Self, Spiritual Emergency, Beyond Death and has written over 150 scholarly articles.
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst and an internationally known author, speaker, and activist. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award 2020-21 Marquis Who's Who, a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco, the author of thirteen books in over one hundred foreign editions: The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone, The Millionth Circle, Goddesses in Older Women, Crones Don’t Whine, Urgent Message from Mother, Like a Tree, Moving Toward the Millionth Circle, and Artemis: the Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman. Past chairperson of the American Psychiatric Association Council of National Affairs.
Don Miguel Ruiz is a renowned spiritual teacher and internationally bestselling author. He has spent the past three decades guiding students to personal freedom through his profound insights regarding the nature of human reality. His forthcoming book, THE TOLTEC ART OF LIFE AND DEATH: A Story of Self Discovery (HarperElixir/HarperCollins) written with Barbara Emrys will be published October 27, 2015. The youngest of thirteen children, don Miguel Ruiz was born in rural Mexico to parents who were healers and practitioners of ancient Toltec traditions.
As a young adult, he graduated from medical school in Mexico City and practiced neurosurgery with his older brother in Tijuana. A near-fatal car crash forever changed the direction of his life, however, causing him to leave medicine and to examine the essential truth about life and humanity. With his mother’s help, and through her ancestral teachings, he discovered his own path to awareness, which evolved into a deep understanding of the physical universe and the virtual world of the mind. Combining Toltec mythology and scientific perspectives, don Miguel has been able to merge ancient wisdom with modern physics and practical common-sense, forging a new philosophy for seekers of truth and personal authenticity.
His landmark bestselling book, The Four Agreements, contains practical steps for long-term, personal transformation and has been read by millions around the world. First published in 1997, The Four Agreements has since sold over five million copies in the United States and seven million worldwide. It has been translated into 38 languages, appeared on the New York Times bestseller for over seven years, and was the 36th bestselling book of the decade. Don Miguel is also the author of The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, Prayers, and the New York Times bestseller, The Fifth Agreement, a collaboration with his son, don José Ruiz. Each of his books are international bestsellers. The wisdom don Miguel has brought to the world has earned him respect around the globe. He has dedicated his life to sharing his message through practical concepts in order to promote transformation and ultimately change lives for the better. Don Miguel is the recipient of numerous recognitions, including a U.S. Air Force ‘challenge coin’ engraved with “The Four Agreements.” He is the recipient of an Honorary Degree in Cultural and Social Education from the American Cultural Institute of Mexico, and referenced as a “national treasure” in his native country.
Stephen Dinan is the CEO of The Shift Network and a member of the prestigious Evolutionary Leadership Council. As the former Director of Membership and Marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program, which grew to 10,000 paying members, and the One Minute Shift video series, which was seen by more than one million.
He is also the author of Radical Spirit (New World Library), and a forthcoming book Sacred America. Stephen directed and helped to create the Esalen Institute's Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential frontiers.
Rev. Devaa Haley Mitchell works as a spiritual guide and leadership coach. She is the Chief Transformational Officer of The Shift Network and founder of the Inspiring Women Summit, the largest virtual gathering of women in history. She is also a very talented musical artist, who will be releasing her debut CD "Sacred Alchemy" in 2011. Pre-release clips can be heard at www.devaa.com.
Devaa served as the Director of Member Engagement at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), an organization bridging science and spirituality. Previously, she was the Founder and Executive Director of the Full Circle Fund, dedicated to building a new generation of civic leaders. Devaa also worked as an Associate Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group where she offered management advice to Fortune 500 Companies.
Devaa was ordained as an interfaith minister by the Chaplaincy Institute and also received a BA in Anthropology with Honors and an MA in International Development from Stanford University. She was awarded a fellowship from the Fulbright Foundation, which she used to conduct research in the Brazilian Amazon on sustainable economic development for local indigenous groups using culturally and ecologically appropriate strategies. Devaa was also one of 26 contributors to a book called Radical Spirit, which focuses on Gen-X spiritual perspectives.
don Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo is a respected kamasqa curandero and altomisayoq adept from Peru, the founder of The Heart of the Healer (THOTH), and the originator of Pachakuti Mesa Tradition cross-cultural shamanism. An internationally acclaimed shamanic teacher and healer, earth-honoring ceremonialist, and author, don Oscar is OAS Fellow in Ethnopsychology and member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle and Birth 2012 Welcoming Committee. He’s been guiding ethno-spiritual pilgrimages to sacred sites of the world since 1986, with special emphasis on Peru and Bolivia.
He’s a popular faculty member at The Shift Network and at educational centers throughout the U.S. and abroad, dedicating his life to the revitalization of aboriginal wisdom traditions as a means of restoring sacred trust between humankind and the natural world.
A seasoned navigator of non-ordinary states of consciousness, don Oscar is well prepared to help people from all walks of life access realms of Being through which multidimensional powers and forces are available for healing self, others, and our planetary ecosystem as a whole. His ceremonial work and shamanic apprenticeship programs have been featured on Sounds True, CNN, Univision, A&E, Discovery Channel, and The History Channel’s Ancient Aliens.
Sera Beak is a world traveled Harvard trained scholar of comparative world religion and author of "Red Hot and Holy: A Heretic's Love Story", "The Red Book: A Deliciously Unorthodox Approach to Igniting Your Divine Spark" and the forthcoming "Redvelations: A Soul's Journey to Becoming Human." She offers talks, retreats, and private sessions focused on our messy beautiful Love Affair with the Soul. Find out more at www.serabeak.com
Anodea Judith, PhD, is a worldwide spiritual teacher and the bestselling author of the seminal Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System... Charge and the Energy Body: The Vital Key to Healing Your Life, Your Chakras, and Your Relationships... and seven other books. As a yoga specialist and somatic psychotherapist with trauma specialization, her work is a unique combination of techniques useful to therapists, coaches, teachers, and those on their own healing journey.
She’s the founder and director of the teaching organization, Sacred Centers. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a doctorate in Mind-Body Health, with advanced yoga certifications.
Robert Moss is the creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of modern dreamwork and shamanism. Born in Australia, he survived three near-death experiences as a child, which provided him with early access to other realms. He leads popular seminars all over the world, including a 3-year training for teachers of Active Dreaming. A former lecturer in ancient history at the Australian National University, he’s a bestselling novelist, poet, journalist, and independent scholar.
His more than a dozen books on dreaming, shamanism, and imagination include Conscious Dreaming... The Dreamer’s Book of the Dead... Dreamgates: Exploring the Worlds of Soul, Imagination, and Life Beyond Death... Dreaming the Soul Back Home... Sidewalk Oracles: Playing with Signs, Symbols, and Synchronicity in Everyday Life... Mysterious Realities: A Dream Traveler’s Tales From the Imaginal Realm... and his spiritual memoir, The Boy Who Died and Came Back. His new book, Growing Big Dreams: Manifesting Your Heart’s Desires Through Twelve Secrets of Imagination, will be published by New World Library in October 2020.
Daisy Lee, a respected leader in the Qigong world with more than 25 years of teaching experience, is certified as a Level III Advanced Qigong Instructor and Clinical Practitioner by the National Qigong Association of America.
A past board member of the International Qigong Science Association in Beijing, she lectures and conducts workshops and instructor trainings internationally, with a specialty in women’s health. Her signature program, Radiant Lotus Qigong, is now taught worldwide, and the accompanying DVD series, Beginner Qigong for Women 1 & 2, and Qigong for Women became bestsellers on Amazon within the first month of their release.
Daisy also teaches co-ed programs, including instructor certifications in Radiant Lotus Zang Fu Gong, an organ-energizing and balancing practice. She continues to train students in ancient systems such as Wuji Hundun Qigong and Five Animal Qigong. She is the 59th-generation lineage holder of Hua Tuo’s original Five Animal Frolics from Bo Zhou, China, a classic among Qigong systems.
Daisy has been a special guest lecturer at hospitals that include Johns Hopkins, Mount Sinai, and Women’s College, supporting patients and medical staff alike in learning how to de-stress and regain vibrant health.
With her warm, engaging approach to sharing this ancient art and technology, she has modernized how people understand and experience Qigong. Her students come from a wide spectrum of the population, including business entrepreneurs, homemakers, high school and university students, veterans and others suffering from PTSD, Olympic athletes, martial artists, and all those who desire practical, transformative self-care.
Daisy continues to teach worldwide and online on the Shift Network and other platforms, with teacher certifications and workshops throughout North America, Europe, Australia, and Central America. Together with her partner, Mark Roule, she is excited to announce the opening of the Radiant Lotus Retreat Center in Isabela, Puerto Rico, in 2021.
Raja Choudhury, a spiritual teacher, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and TED speaker, aims to disrupt human consciousness and awaken each of us to our true evolutionary potential using his deep knowledge of Kundalini Shakti, Tantra, and Indian Wisdom seen through the lens of neuroscience and modern psychology. In the past year, he has emerged as one of The Shift Network's most popular new teachers, initiating and guiding over 2,700 students into the mysteries of Kundalini Shakti, Shiva-Shakti Tantra, Karma, and the Third Eye. Raja’s own shift occurred in 2006 when, while a creative director in New York, he underwent a life-changing Kundalini awakening that rewired his system and opened up a new universe for him.
Raja initially started life as an architect from London’s Architectural Association and then went on to become a Webby-winning digital creative director in New York, where this awakening occurred. Since then, Raja has created numerous documentary films on wisdom and consciousness, including Spirituality in the Modern World with Ken Wilber and Traleg Rinpoche; Yoga: Harmony with Nature (the official international film for the first International Day of Yoga), The Quantum Indians (winner of the 2014 National Film Award of India), The Modern Mystic, and Guruji Amritananda. He’s currently making a film for PBS on how Indian Wisdom first came to America.
Raja gave a TED talk at Bangalore on Indian Wisdom for Today’s World in 2012 and a TEDx talk in 2015 on Yoga. His videos on Kundalini, Shiva, the third eye, and meditation are very popular on YouTube. In his own spiritual quest, he was initiated first into Kriya Yoga in 1998, and went on to take deep initiations into Raja Yoga, advanced Kriya Yoga, and then finally, and most importantly, Sri Vidya and Maha Vidya Tantra. Raja is also a student of Trika, Qigong, sacred geometry, neuroscience, history, esoteric traditions, and the mind. His teachings are a syncretic blend of Eastern and Western philosophies and techniques. Raja lives in New Delhi with his wife, daughter, and a cocker spaniel called Max.
Eileen McKusick is a researcher, writer, inventor, practitioner, educator, and speaker on the effects of audible sound on the human body and biofield. Elieen, who has an MA in Integrative Education, has been researching sound since 1996. She is the originator of Biofield Tuning (with thousands of students trained worldwide since 2010), the founder of the Biofield Tuning Institute (which conducts grant-funded, IRB-approved, and peer-reviewed studies on the human biofield).
She's the author of the award-winning, bestselling book, Tuning the Human Biofield: Healing with Vibrational Sound Therapy, and the upcoming book Electric Body, Electric Health. She is also the inventor of the revolutionary and much-loved tool, the Sonic Slider, and the CEO of BioSona, LLC, which provides sound-therapy tools and training globally.
Eileen is a pioneer in the fields of therapeutic sound and electric health — her work leads people from a chemical/mechanical perspective of life, health, and the universe to an electro-sonic one. This new perspective makes health and life easier, connects the dots for people, and ties together multiple concepts in an elegant, easy-to-grasp way. Eileen's work, which creates an accessible bridge between what’s been considered pseudoscience and what’s been considered scientific, leads people to a much greater sense of personal empowerment.
Robert A.F. Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion at Columbia University and President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies, a nonprofit affiliated with the Center for Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and dedicated to the publication of translations of important artistic and scientific treatises from the Tibetan Tengyur. At the request of HH the Dalai Lama, Robert co-founded Tibet House US, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization.
Thurman is known as a talented popularizer of the Buddha’s teachings. He is a riveting speaker and an author of many books on Tibet, Buddhism, art, politics and culture, includingThe Central Philosophy of Tibet, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Why The Dalai Lama Matters: His Act of Truth as the Solution for China, Tibet, and the World and, most recently, with Sharon Salzberg, Love Your Enemies. Time chose Professor Thurman as one of its 25 most influential Americans in 1997 and The New York Times recently said Thurman “is considered the leading American expert on Tibetan Buddhism.”
Inspired by his good friend the Dalai Lama, Thurman stands on Buddhism’s open reality, and thence takes us along with him into an expanded vision of the world, whether the sweep of history, the subtleties of the inner science of the psyche, or the wonders of the life of the heart. He always shares the sense of refuge in the Dharma, which unfailingly helps us clear away the shrouds of fear and confusion, sustains us with the cheerfulness of an enriched present, and opens a door to a path of realistic hope for a peaceful future.
Grandmother Flordemayo grew up in the highlands of Central America in a family of Mayan healers, and raised by her mother, who was a midwife. She travels the globe to share healing and to foster a more spiritual understanding among humanity.
She founded The Path Inc., a 501(c)3 an organization dedicated to the conservation and preservation of heirloom and heritage seeds. Grandmother Flordemayo is also a founding member of the Church of the Spiritual Path, the Confederation of Indigenous Elders of the America, Institute of Natural and Traditional Knowledge, and the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. She's also a regular contributor of courses and talks for The Shift Network.
Alison Armstrong is an author, educator, and the creator of the widely acclaimed Queen’s Code workshop series and book, which together ask the question: “What if no one is misbehaving — including you?” She explores the reasons behind the behavior of men and women, such as fundamental differences in the ways we think, act, and communicate — and offers simple, partnership-based solutions to improve our communication and intimacy by honoring ourselves and others. Alison is known for her insight, sense of humor, and ability to articulate the human experience and predicament of gender.
Shiva Rea, MA, is a global Prana Vinyasa teacher, activist and innovator in the evolution of Vinyasa Yoga around the world from large-scale festivals and conferences to unplugged retreats. She has taught thousands of students, teachers and movers and shakers how to integrate yoga as a way of life. As founder of Prana Vinyasa & Samudra Global School for Living Yoga, she integrates the roots of vinyasa, yoga, ayurveda, and tantra in creative and life-transforming online courses, workshops, retreats and trainings. Her studies in the Krishnamacharya lineage, kalaripayattu, world dance, yogic arts, and somatic movement infuse her approach to living yoga and embodying the flow.
Shiva is collaborator across many fields and is known for offering the synthesis form of Vinyasa Flow throughout the world bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic, and life-transforming ways. She is a pioneer in reviving the art of namaskar through diverse namaskars or salutations as well as developing wave-sequencing, three-part vinyasa to teaching alignment in the flow, energetic alignment, multi-dimensional sequencing, mandala circluar wave-sequencing, rasa prana vinyasa, and integrating the creative, spontaneous movement known as “sahaja” in post-modern yoga. Since 2000, Shiva has created and offered over 27 award-winning DVD-CD’s for home practice as well as served as an ambassador for prAna, Banyan Botanicals, and the catalyst for Yoga Energy Activism and the Global Mala Project which has raised awareness and funds for local and global climate change.
She is a contributor/featured author in media from Origin, Mantra, Yoga Journal Magazine, and featuerd in the LA Times, Vanity Fair, and Self. Her latest book, Tending the Heart Fire – Living in Rhythm with the Pulse of Life is about living vinyasa, our energetic heart, and our energy future. She has lead free-form movement in festivals from Bhakti Fest to Bali Spirit Festival and Burning Man. Shiva has collaborated with DJ’s, artists and musicians to bring the art and healing power of music into the flow of yoga live and through compilation and original music for yoga as a moving meditation for everybody.
Dr. Roger Jahnke, OMD, is the director and chief instructor of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi and also cofounder and former chairperson of the board of the National Qigong Association. He has dedicated his professional life to sharing the powerful ancient healing traditions of China. With almost 35 years of clinical practice as a physician of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and ten research tours to China, Dr. Jahnke has emerged as a key spokesperson for Tai Chi (Taiji) and Qigong (Chi Kung) and is a master teacher of these arts. He has studied hundreds of forms of Qigong with master teachers and visited numerous hospitals, institutes, training centers, temples, and sacred sites in China, focusing on the cultivation of Qi (Chi).
Dr. Jahnke has presented at major conferences on advances in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) throughout the U.S. A contributing author to books on health promotion methodologies for both clinical providers and health care administrators, he has lectured on self-healing and emerging trends in health care and medicine to hospitals and health care associations including the American Medical Association and the National Wellness Institute.
Dr. Jahnke’s first book The Healer Within: The Four Essential Self-Care Methods For Creating Optimal Health, delivered the Qigong and Taiji revolution to a broad and general audience in the Americas and the European community. His second book is The Healing Promise of Qi: Creating Extraordinary Wellness Through Qigong and Tai Chi.
Dr. Jahnke conducts workshops and training sessions at retreat centers including Esalen Institute, Omega Institute and Kripalu. Dr. Jahnke was appointed to co-convene a National Expert Meeting on Qigong and Tai Chi in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Blueprint for Active Aging.
Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC, is author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit, and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles. The founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, she has appeared on NBC, PBS, KTLA, Discovery Health, and Living Better TV. She has trained facilitators from more than 25 countries, including Iraq, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Europe. Christine has worked with Fortune 500 companies, survivors of Katrina, students at Ground Zero, and most recently led the first drum circle training in a war-zone in northern Iraq. She is the host of Global Rhythm Sangha Online, and teaches a variety of online training programs, including Awaken Your Rhythm, which has served hundreds of people from over 35 countries.
Jane Burns is a writer, practitioner, and teacher of Celtic shamanism and spirituality. Her introduction to the shamanic path coincided with a diagnosis of cancer in 1996. She began her work as a shamanic practitioner in 2003 and as a teacher of shamanic studies in 2006. Her book, Up A Tree, a shamanic novel and handbook, was published in 2014, followed five years later by her oracle cards, Portal to the Sacred Trees.
Jane has studied core shamanism with Sandra Ingerman, and Celtic shamanism with Tom Cowan. She's a longtime member of the Society for Shamanic Practice and serves on the editorial board for their journal. She teaches a variety of courses on Celtic shamanism, Celtic myth, and the Bardic tradition. She's recently finished a novel entitled The Hungry Sea, a modern-day love story interwoven with ancient Celtic myth.
All of her work is inspired by a 40-year dedication to her own spiritual growth and path.
Suzanne Scurlock, CMT, CST-D, is one of the world’s leading authorities on conscious awareness and its transformational impact on the healing process. For more than 30 years, she’s empowered people with practical tools that enable them to experience joy in each moment without burning out.
After decades of perfecting her methods of awakening the body’s innate wisdom, Suzanne created the comprehensive Healing From the Core® training curriculum in 1994. Today it includes a robust selection of international workshops, webinars, speaking engagements, and audio programs. Most recently she’s been pioneering online courses in distance healing based on her two-plus decades of practicing her 5 Pillar Formula for Distance Healing.
Known for her honest, grounded, nurturing manner, Suzanne is adept at weaving together mind, body, and spirit to create a unique environment that encourages profound healing. She's a sought-after speaker who inspires healthcare providers, coaches, executives, parents, clergy, and others to stay relaxed and energized using her life-changing tools for dissolving stress, pain, overwhelm, and confusion.
Suzanne has authored hundreds of articles for industry publications, journals, and other media. She maintains a private practice in Reston, Virginia, where her clients benefit from the innovative techniques she teaches in her books, Reclaiming Your Body: Healing from Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom and Full Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body’s Wisdom.
Matthew Fox is a prolific author of books dedicated to renewing the ancient tradition of Creation Spirituality. This earth-based mystical tradition is feminist, welcoming of the arts and artists, honors Indigenous wisdom, works with science, and is committed to interfaith approaches and eco, social, and gender justice.
Matthew’s effort to reawaken the West to its own mystical tradition has awakened awareness of Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, and the mysticism of Thomas Aquinas, as well as the wisdom tradition that nurtured Jesus. His work helps to reconnect science and spirituality by honoring the sacredness of the cosmos and interacting with contemporary scientists who are also mystics. He believes that “by reinventing work, education, and worship, we can bring about a nonviolent revolution on our planet.”
Matthew received his doctorate summa cum laude in the History and Theology of Spiritualities from the Institut Catholique de Paris. He was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years, and he established an Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality that operated for seven years at Mundelein College in Chicago, and for 12 years at Holy Names College in Oakland.
He founded the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, California in 1996, and was president and professor until 2005, when he left to create a pilot project to reinvent the educational experience for inner-city teenagers.
Matthew is a recipient of many awards, including the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award; other recipients have included the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks. He is a visiting scholar at the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Ariel Spilsbury describes herself as an empty reed of consciousness who humbly listens to the Divine current and scribes what is heard and felt. Having devoted her life to the conscious awakening of all beings, she’s traveled around the globe for more than 30 years to share the wisdom of the Divine Feminine. She’s offered this work through writing, teaching, sacred theater presentations, creating a metaphysical store, conferences, consciousness events, lectures, seminars, starting a metaphysical newspaper, moon circles for women, spiritual counseling, and maintaining a temple for the Goddess for 25 years.
Ariel, the founder of the 13 Moon Mystery School, and the author of The 13 Moon Oracle and Gaia's New DreamCoat: A Faerie Guide to Gaia's Greening, offers spiritual counseling services and workshops designed with the intention of planetary awakening. She offers Initiation into the Mysteries of the Divine Feminine, Mayan initiations, Divine Child workshops, and a sound-and-light technology called crystal singing. Ariel magnetizes sacred circles of light around the planet to bring people together in divine communion, love, and remembrance.
Darren R. Weissman, DC, is a chiropractic holistic physician, developer of The LifeLine Technique®, and bestselling author of The Power of Infinite Love & Gratitude, Awakening to the Secret Code of Your Mind, The Heart of the Matter, and his children’s book, The Daily Lessons of Infinite Love & Gratitude. He is a contributing author of Dr. Masaru Emoto’s bestselling book, The Healing Power of Water.
Recognized for his expertise in the study of the subconscious mind and holistic health, Dr. Weissman is an international speaker in the field of consciousness. He has been featured in the films E-Motion, Making Mankind, Beyond Belief, The Truth, and the award-winning documentary, HEAL. Dr. Weissman has written for numerous magazines, including Natural Health, HuffPost, Prevention, and InStyle.
His passion is teaching people how to intentionally change the emotional programs of the subconscious mind. As a natural by-product, clients directly enhance their body’s natural potential to heal and thrive.
Layering traditional kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.” With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das — known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD — has taken call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the bestselling Western chant artist of all time. His album Live Ananda (released January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category.
KD spent the late ’60s traveling across the country as a student of Ram Dass. In August 1970, he finally made the journey to India, which led him to Ram Dass’ own beloved guru, Neem Karoli Baba, known to devotees as Maharaj-ji.
Given the name Krishna Das, KD began to chant as part of following the path of Bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotion.
He took solace in music, finding peace and strength in both his Bhakti yoga practice as well as in such heroes as Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, and Bruce Springsteen (whom he laughingly calls “the Bodhisattva of New Jersey”). KD also co-founded Triloka Records, a California-based label specializing in world music, releasing such artists as Jai Uttal, sarod virtuoso Ali Akbar Khan, and legendary jazz musician/composer Jackie McLean.
In 1994, KD started to lead chanting at Jivamukti Yoga Center, NYC, with an ever-growing audience of yoga students that has led him to chant with people all around the world. In February 2013, Krishna Das performed at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles, which was streamed online to millions of viewers. The award-winning film One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das, which has been shown in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 10 countries, is available on DVD everywhere.
KD’s 16th album, Peace Of My Heart, released in October 2018 on behalf of the Kirtan Wallah Foundation, offers nearly two hours of deeply moving, meditative, and artfully restrained new recordings born out of a request from a yoga teacher who works with children on the autism spectrum. Forgoing the ecstatic tempo changes so common to temple-style kirtan, these five new tracks move slowly and deliberately. The song-to-song steadiness is both striking and soothing, and as emotionally impactful as ever.
“The chanting just hits you and you want to be a part of it,” KD promises. “That’s the point of this whole thing. That’s what cuts through all the ‘stuff.’ You get lit up. You don’t have to know what it means.”
Suzanne Giesemann is a Messenger of Hope and the founder and teacher of The Awakened Way℠ — a path to knowing who you are and why you’re here. She is a former U.S. Navy Commander who served as a commanding officer and aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 9/11. Today, Suzanne provides stunning evidence of the existence of Universal Consciousness and our interconnectedness.
Suzanne is the author of 13 books. She has been a keynote presenter for organizations including Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment, the Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies, the Afterlife Research and Education Institute, and the International Association for Near-Death Studies.
She has led weekend retreats at well-known spiritual centers including Omega Institute, Lily Dale Assembly, The Monroe Institute, and Unity Village. She has written and narrated the popular Mediumship series of Hemi-Sync® recordings.
Suzanne’s gift of evidential mediumship has been tested and verified. Her work has been recognized as highly credible by noted afterlife researchers and organizations.
Whether in her books and CDs, her classes and workshops, her Messages of Hope Unity Online Radio show, or her one-on-one sessions, Suzanne brings messages of hope, healing, and love that go straight to the heart and illuminate the light of self-awareness within.
Wendy De Rosa is an internationally respected intuitive energy healer, speaker, teacher, and author. For the past two decades, Wendy has offered education and training programs for spiritual and personal growth for those wanting to develop their intuition, clear their blocks, and experience personal transformation.
Wendy is the founder of the School of Intuitive Studies and the Intuitive Healer Training Program. She has filmed two programs for Mindvalley.com’s spiritual growth channel, Soulvana. She is a Mindvalley.com author whose book, Energy Healing Through the Chakras: A Guide to Self-Healing, is an Amazon bestseller.
Wendy is a contributing author to the bestselling book, Bouncing Back: Thriving in Changing Times, with Wayne Dyer, Brian Tracy, John Assaraf, and other leaders in personal growth. Her most recent book is Expanding Your Heart: Awakening Through Four Stages of a Spiritual Opening.
Jessica Dibb is founder, spiritual director, and principal teacher of the Inspiration Consciousness School and Community, dedicated to promoting personal, relational, and planetary wellness. For over 25 years Jessica has designed and facilitated workshops, classes, and on-going breath-centered trainings that are grounded in an integrated model of psychospiritual healing and development to support self-actualization. Her teachings assist people in cultivating consciousness through all stages of life, from conception onward. Using integrative breathwork, psychodynamic principles, movement, meditation, expressive modalities, the Enneagram, and many other established and emergent wisdom teachings, Jessica facilitates embodied awareness of each moment.
Her intuitive teaching style — individualized and attuned to her students —along with an integrative approach, helps to facilitate long-lasting transformations. She teaches nationally and internationally, including teaching integrative breathwork at the Psychotherapy Networker Conference for several years, and being a principal presenter at the International Enneagram Conference for more than a decade. Jessica Dibb is also co-director of the Global Professional Breathwork Alliance (GPBA) and current chair of the GPBA’s Ethics Committee. Jessica is also a founding member of the board of Convergence, a nonprofit organization working to promote dialogue and innovative solutions for challenging social issues of our time. She was an advisor to the US-Muslim Engagement Project, and served on the board of the United States Consensus Council for Search for Common Ground.
Additionally, Jessica is founder and host of the annual Enneagram Global Summit, and co-hosted the Breathwork Summit in 2012, (also produced by The Shift Network). Jessica was the weaver and visionary behind other innovative conferences: Breath Immersion—From Science to Samadhi, at Omega Institute and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She initiated the understanding of the Unified Breath Field. Jessica is currently writing a book on Integrating Breathwork into Psychotherapy.
Rev. Dr. Devaa Haley Mitchell is a transformational leader who supports people to reconnect with their spiritual depths, unleash their leadership gifts, and step into their full potential. She is co-founder of The Shift Network and founder of the Inspiring Women with Soul series, which has served over 130,000 women from more than 160 countries. Her private practice, Radiant Essence Services, offers personal coaching, sound healing, and VIP retreats for clients from around the world.
Devaa received both her BA and MA at Stanford University, with her doctorate in Ministry from Wisdom University (now known as Ubiquity University). She’s also an ordained interfaith minister and a Priestess and “Focalizer” of the 13 Moon Mystery School, as well as a member of the prestigious Evolutionary Leaders group.
Devaa was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for her work with indigenous groups in the Brazilian Amazon. She then “pivoted” into the corporate world, working as a Management Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group where she consulted with Fortune 500 Companies. She later worked as the founding Director of the Full Circle Fund, a thriving venture philanthropy group, followed by a senior Director role at the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
In her current work Devaa supports her clients to work on both the “outer” work of strategy and implementation as well as the “inner” soul work of visionary leadership. Through her trainings, mentorship, and a the community she cultivates, Devaa offers a space for true soul transformation as well as worldly manifestation.
As a result, Devaa’s clients are able to reconnect with their soul essence, make a meaningful contribution to our planet, and live a life they LOVE.
In her spare time, you can often find Devaa making music! Her songs fuse East and West with groovy, danceable grooves. Her debut album, Sacred Alchemy, aims to reawaken and liberate the many dimensions of the sacred feminine. Her second album is due out Fall of 2019.
Learn more about Devaa and her offerings at www.devaa.com.
Body language expert Lavinia Plonka has helped people improve their movement, behavior, relationships, and careers for over 35 years. Her unique expertise connects the dots between posture, movement, emotions, and the mind. Lavinia’s training and professional career have included theater, dance, yoga, and the martial arts. She has taught the Feldenkrais Method® for over 25 years, and is also a trainer of other practitioners. Lavinia is also a level CL4 teacher of the Alba Method and an Emotional Body instructor.
Her professional artistic endeavors include an artist-in-residence for the Guggenheim Museum, and being a movement consultant for theater and television companies around the world — from the Irish National Folk Theater to Nickelodeon. From Esalen to the Council on Aging, from Beijing to Mexico, Lavinia’s popular workshops explore the intersection between movement, emotions, and the mind. She is the director of Asheville Movement Center in Asheville, North Carolina, offering a complete movement curriculum, including workshops and private lessons. Lavinia’s writing includes several books and audio programs.
Stephen Dinan is the founder and CEO of The Shift Network and a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and Evolutionary Leaders. The Shift Network was founded in 2010 and has served over 700,000 people worldwide, with customers in 150 countries. It delivers virtual summits, courses, and trainings featuring over 50 core faculty and 1,000 thought leaders in domains as diverse as spirituality, peace, holistic health, psychology, parenting, enlightened business, shamanism, indigenous wisdom, and sustainability. Stephen is a graduate of Stanford University (Human Biology) and the California Institute of Integral Studies (East-West Psychology). He helped create and directed the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential frontiers.
As the former director of membership and marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program and the One Minute Shift media series. He has been a featured speaker at the World Cultural Forum in China, the Alliance for a New Humanity in Costa Rica, Renovemos Mexico in Mexico City, and the University of Cuenca in Ecuador, as well as many US conferences, events, radio programs, and online summits. He is also the author of Sacred America, Sacred World: Fulfilling Our Mission in Service to All and Radical Spirit. Stephen lives in San Rafael, California, with his beloved wife Devaa.
Chloë Goodchild is the founder of The Naked Voice, a pioneering experiential vocal training program providing a sound-awareness toolkit of conscious core practices, music, audiobooks, and spoken meditations that empower you to find and embody your authentic voice. She established the Naked Voice Charitable Foundation in 2004 to disseminate a deeper awareness of the essential role that conscious communication plays in strengthening ethical awareness, social health, and wellbeing in all realms of human life.
Chloë’s seminal book, The Naked Voice: Transform Your Life Through the Power of Sound, invites you on a compelling adventure of self-discovery and creative fulfillment through a direct experience of your own authentic voice — the voice of your personal authority, the song of your soul.
Chloë sings, teaches, performs, and records on her Naked Voice Music label. Her podcast series, VOCE Dialogues: Voices of Compassionate Evolution, launched in 2019. It explores and celebrates the transformative impact of compassion, with new-paradigm teachers, musicians, authors, artists, social activists, new scientists, and entrepreneurs who are making a difference in the world
Philip M. Hellmich is a thought leader in creating a new narrative of peace, from inner peace to international peacebuilding. As the Director of Peace at The Shift Network, Philip is the chief architect of the Summer of Peace, Yoga Day Summit and World Peace Library - online global forums that seek to inspire, inform and involve people in the many ways that peace is emerging around the world. He also is the co-lead faculty of the Peace Ambassador Training. These peace programs provide skills training, inspirational stories, and powerful solutions from the world’s top peacebuilders, social change leaders, scientists, Indigenous elders and spiritual mentors. Philip and his colleagues design these peace programs in partnership with a number of organizations while advancing strategic initiatives, including the International Cities of Peace in creating 1,000 Cities of Peace by 2020; Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education in promoting global compassion education; the Alliance for Peacebuilding on countering violent extremism, PeaceJam and 13 Nobel Peace Laureates in promoting global peace education and Parmarth Niketan Ashram in promoting a deeper understanding of yoga.
Philip has dedicated most of his life to global and local peacebuilding initiatives, including 14 years with Search for Common Ground. He also served for four years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone where he lived and worked in small remote bush villages. A published writer, Philip is author of God and Conflict: A Search for Peace in a Time of Crisis with a Foreword by Lama Surya Das. He also serves as adviser to The Global Peace Initiative of Women.
Philip’s passion is exploring peace along the Peace Continuum, from inner to international levels, and his framing purpose coincides with the key questions: How is inner peace a global responsibility; and, how does the world affect inner peace? A long-time meditation practitioner, Philip enjoys studying and teaching about the parallels between inner and outer peace.
Master Mingtong Gu's joyous teachings are designed to train your ability to expand your wisdom and energy. Born and raised in China, Master Gu received extensive Qigong training under Grandmaster Pang at the largest Qigong medicine-less hospital in China. He has mastered the unique ability to lead the collective energy field to accelerate personal and global healing. Master Gu leads retreats and workshops internationally with tens of thousands of people, and is the author of key books and the Pure Qi Online series that translate the ancient teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong for contemporary times.
He founded the Chi Center, a beautiful 79-acre retreat center located 20 minutes south of Santa Fe, to bring Qigong wisdom to benefit others, based on his success working with all ages and many physical and emotional challenges.
Master Gu grew up in a rural community in China, becoming the first person in his village to attend college. He then studied in the United States, receiving his master’s degrees in Math and in Fine Arts. Dedicated to teaching Wisdom Healing Qigong to international audiences, he received the Qigong Master of the Year Award at the 13th World Congress on Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Thomas Huebl is a renowned teacher and international facilitator who has led online and in-person courses, as well as multi-day retreats with tens of thousands of people around the topics of collective trauma, personal development, relational competencies, and healing for the past 18 years. Thomas has established working groups and partnerships with physicians, psychologists, and therapists from around the world. He is the founder of the Academy of Inner Science and the non-profit Pocket Project. His forthcoming book, Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds, will be published in November.
Tim Kelley is a global change agent who works with top leaders in many fields and countries to transform human institutions and evolve society. He helps executives, politicians and organizations to become potent and capable creators of change. Tim’s methodology, True Purpose, has been featured internationally in magazines, newspapers and on television. Tim has trained over 1000 consultants, therapists and coaches around the world in his methods. He has worked with hundreds of CEOs, including top leaders and executive teams from such companies as Nabisco, ING, Oracle and Price Waterhouse Coopers, as well as government ministers and leaders of international NGOs. He is the author of True Purpose and the best-selling coauthor of three other books. Tim is working with politicians and business leaders in the Middle East to find the higher purpose of Israel and resolve the conflicts there. He has commanded military organizations, including an amphibious assault craft unit, and is a retired Naval Reserve officer. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from MIT.
Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss.
Mirabai’s newest book, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, was named one of the “Best Books of 2019” by Spirituality & Practice. It's essential reading for anyone ready to awaken the feminine mystic within and birth her loving, creative, and untamed power into the world.
Mirabai has received critical acclaim for her revolutionary new translations of John of the Cross’ Dark Night of the Soul and Teresa of Avila’s The Interior Castle. She is author of the poetry collection, Mother of God Similar to Fire, a collaboration withiconographer William Hart McNichols, and the award-winning book, God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The transparency of her journey through grief in her memoir, Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation, is a gift to those who are struggling with unimaginable losses.
Mirabai is on the 2020 Watkins List of the “100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People of the World.” She lives with her extended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico.
Judith Orloff, MD, is a psychiatrist, an empath, and the New York Times bestselling author of Guide to Intuitive Healing: 5 Steps to Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Wellness, a book that shows how intuition can be used for self-healing, healing others, and helping to heal the world. Her other books include The Empath’s Survival Guide and Emotional Freedom.
As an intuitive healer and member of the UCLA clinical psychiatric faculty, Dr. Orloff synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with leading-edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. She also specializes in treating highly sensitive, empathic people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, and in O, the Oprah Magazine and The New York Times. Dr. Orloff also has spoken at Google-LA and has a popular TEDx talk. USA Today has called Dr. Orloff “a serene maverick.”
“With patients and in workshops,” says Dr. Orloff, “I listen with my intellect and my intuition, a potent inner wisdom that goes beyond the literal. I experience it as a flash of insight, a gut feeling, a hunch, a dream. By blending intuition with orthodox medical knowledge, I can offer my patients and workshop participants the best of both worlds.”
Miranda Macpherson transmits an holistic approach to spiritual surrender and nonduality based on a practice she calls Ego relaxation. Inspired by Ramana Maharshi, A Course in Miracles, the Diamond Approach and extensive study of the world's mystical traditions, Miranda is known for her depth of presence and refined capacity as a guide into direct experience of the Sacred. In her twenties, Miranda founded the "OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation", where over a decade she trained and ordained over 600 ministers and spiritual counselors. Today she leads the Living Grace sangha in Northern CA, broadcasts and leads retreats internationally. She is author of The Way of Grace: the Transforming Power of Ego Relaxation, Meditations on Boundless Love and the Heart of Being mantra CD. Unapologetically feminine, joyful and down to earth in her way of being, Miranda is dedicated to loving people all the way home into freedom and wholeness, to become more graceful human beings in our world.
Hank Wesselman, PhD., is an anthropologist and is and evolutionary biologist who has conducted expeditionary fieldwork over the past forty-five years with several international research teams in search of answers to the mystery of human origins in the fossil beds of eastern Africa’s Great Rift Valley. In addition to his scientific publications and his academic teaching in many universities and colleges, he is the award-winning author of nine books on shamanism including his critically acclaimed Spiritwalker Trilogy, the award-winning Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation (with Sandra Ingerman,) and The Bowl of Light: Ancestral Wisdom from a Hawaiian Shaman and The Re-Enchantment: A Shamanic Path to a life of Wonder. Spiritwalker is now in its 22nd printing and is published in 15 languages abroad. A shamanic teacher for almost thirty years and an apprentice in this mystical tradition for more than forty, he offers experiential training workshops at Mosswood Hollow in Duval, WA, the Breitenbush Conference Center in northern Oregon, and the Omega Institute near New York. He lives with his family on their organic farm in Honaunau, Hawaii Island.
Caroline Casey, cross-pollinates DC and California - Reuniting political savvy with mythological guidance, dedicated to Democratic Animism, Pragmatic Mysticism and Applied Divination; creator/weaver-of-context of "The Visionary Activist Show" on Pacifica Radio KPFA/KPFK, author, Chief Trickster of Coyote Network News, a mythological news service for the Trickster Redeemer within us all. Caroline invites us to imagine, conjure, and implement a more lovingly ingenious world.
Sally Kempton is a spiritual teacher and author of Awakening Shakti and Meditation for the Love of It. She teaches workshops and retreats internationally and is known for her powerful and authentic transmission of meditation and spiritual wisdom.
Evelyn C. Rysdyk is an internationally recognized shamanic practitioner and bestselling author whose titles include The Norse Shaman... Spirit Walking: A Course in Shamanic Power... A Spirit Walker’s Guide to Shamanic Tools... and The Nepalese Shamanic Path: Practices for Negotiating the Spirit World with Indigenous Nepali jhankri Bhola N. Banstola. She also contributed to Spirited Medicine: Shamanism in Contemporary Healthcare. Along with her writings, Evelyn is an impassioned teacher and a featured presenter for global online programs.
For over 30 years, Evelyn has delighted in supporting people to remember their sacred place in All That Is. Whether through face-to-face contact with individual clients, workshop groups and online participants, or through the printed word, Evelyn uses her loving humor and passion to open people’s hearts and inspire them to live more joyful, fulfilling, and purposeful lives. She affirms that as people awaken their full selves, they are much more likely and able to make their unique contributions toward transforming our world.
Still somewhat surprised that the spirits shapeshifted her from a visual artist into a writer, she finds creative inspiration and renewal on the coast of Maine.
Lauren Walker is the author of Energy Medicine Yoga: Amplify the Healing Power of Your Yoga Practice and The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription. Both books won the Nautilus Silver award for best Body, Mind & Spirit Practices publication.
Lauren, who's been teaching yoga and meditation since 1997, created Energy Medicine Yoga while teaching at Norwich University, the oldest private military college in the country.
She teaches EMYoga across the U.S. and internationally, and has been featured many times in Yoga Journal, Mantra Wellness magazine, and Yoga Digest. She published a feature article about her work in The New York Times, and she was recently named one of the top 100 most influential yoga teachers in America.
Lauren also trains teachers to teach her highly intuitive, yet simple healing methods. EMYoga is compatible with all types of yoga and can be learned by both beginning and expert yoga practitioners.
Mark Matousek is the author of two acclaimed memoirs, Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story (an international bestseller) and The Boy He Left Behind: A Man's Search For His Lost Father, as well as When You're Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living, Ethical Wisdom: The Search for a Moral Life, and Mother of the Unseen World: The Mystery of Mother Meera. A former editor at Interview Magazine, he is a featured blogger for PsychologyToday.com and the Huffington Post, and has contributed to numerous publications, including The New Yorker, O: The Oprah Magazine (contributing editor), Harper’s Bazaar, Yoga Journal, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and The Saturday Evening Post. His essays have appeared in many anthologies, including Voice of the New Millenium, Wrestling With the Angel, and A Memory, A Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer, among others.
A popular speaker and teacher, Matousek offers courses in creativity and spiritual growth in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe, based on his book, Writing To Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery. He is on the faculty of the Esalen Institute, 1440 Multiversity, the New York Open Center, The Garrison Insitute, Omega, Kripalu, Mindvalley, and other institutions of higher learning. He is the Founder of The Seekers Forum, a global online community focused on non-sectarian dialogue and exploration, and the President of Mark Matousek Media, a digital publishing company that promotes creative and spiritual excellence through online learning.
As a founding member of V-Men (with Eve Ensler), an organization devoted to ending violence against women and girls, he curates the V-Men essay series, an ongoing anthology featuring personal writing by men on the subject of VAW. Matousek lives and works in Springs, New York.
Jonathan Goldman, MA, is an international authority on sound healing and a pioneer in the field of harmonics. He is author of numerous books including Healing Sounds, The 7 Secrets of Sound Healing, Chakra Frequencies (co-authored with his wife Andi), The Divine Name, winner of the 2011 Visionary Award for "Best Alternative Health Book" and his latest (also co-authored with his wife Andi) The Humming Effect which won the 2018 Goldman Visionary Award for "Best Health Book". Jonathan is director of the Sound Healers Association and president of Spirit Music, Inc. in Boulder, Colorado. A Grammy nominee, he has created over 25 bestselling, award-winning recordings including The Divine Name (with Gregg Braden), Reiki Chants, Frequencies, Ascencion Harmonics, Chakra Chants and Merkaba of Sound. Chakra Chants has been a double Visionary Award winner for “Album of the Year” and “Best Healing/Meditation” Music and been honored in 2016 as the Visionary Award for “Iconic Album”.
Jonathan is a lecturing member of the International Society for Music Medicine. He has dedicated his life to the path of service, helping awaken and empower others with the ability of sound to heal and transform. In spring 2011, Jonathan was named as one of Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit magazine’s “100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People.” Also, in 2011, Jonathan was inducted into the Massage Therapy’s Hall of Fame. He presents HEALING SOUNDS lectures, workshops and seminars worldwide. Jonathan lives with his wife Andi in Boulder, Colorado.
Nicki Scully, author of numerous books, has been teaching healing, shamanic arts, and Egyptian Mysteries since 1983. During her first visit to Egypt, with the Grateful Dead in 1978, Nicki experienced an epiphany that transformed her life. She deepened her focus on healing and began delving into the hidden shamanic arts of Egypt. With the Egyptian lunar god of wisdom, science, healing, and scribe and mediator of the gods, Thoth, her teacher and mentor, she developed Alchemical Healing, a comprehensive healing form practiced by thousands of practitioners internationally. In the late '80s, Nicki founded Shamanic Journeys, Ltd., through which she organized spiritual pilgrimages to Egypt (She has personally led more than 60 tours to Egypt, in addition to Peru, Tibet and other sacred sites.) She is a keynote speaker at many festivals and conferences worldwide. Nicki lives in Eugene, OR, where she maintains a healing, shamanic consulting, mentoring and Anubis Oracle reading practice. She welcomes you to study with her in her beautiful garden center, by phone or video chat, or on her periodic tele/web classes and free Planetary Healing Calls to Action. Nicki’s most recent books include Sekhmet, Transformation in the Belly of the Goddess, and The Union of Isis and Thoth, Magic and Initiatory Practices of Ancient Egypt (co-authored with Normandi Ellis).
Gangaji shares a simple message: This is an invitation to shift your allegiance from the activities of your mind to the eternal presence of your being. As a teacher and author, Gangaji travels the world speaking to seekers from all walks of life. She shares her direct experience of the essential message she received from Papaji and offers it to all who want to discover true and lasting fulfillment. In the 1970s she began exploring deeper levels of her being and took Bodhisattva vows, practiced Zen and Vipassana meditation, helped run a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, and had a career as an acupuncturist in the San Francisco Bay area. Despite her successes, Gangaji continued to experience a deep and persistent longing for fulfillment. She pursued many paths to change her life including relationship, motherhood, political activism, career, and spiritual practice, but even the greatest of her successes ultimately came up short. In the wake of her disillusionment, she made a final prayer for true help.
In 1990, the answer to her prayer came unexpectedly, taking her to India and to the meeting that would change everything. There on the banks of the river Ganga, she met Sri H.W.L. Poonja, also known as Papaji, who opened the floodgates of self-recognition. In this meeting, Gangaji’s personal story of suffering ended and the promise of a true life began to flower and unfold. Today, Gangaji travels the world speaking to seekers from all walks of life. A faculty and author, she shares her direct experience of the essential message she received from Papaji and offers it to all who want to discover a true and lasting fulfillment. Through her life and words, she powerfully articulates how it is really possible to discover the truth of who you are and to be true to that discovery. She is the author of The Diamond In Your Pocket, You Are That, and Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth In Your Life Story.
A New York Times best-selling author, energy healer and spiritual teacher, Deborah King has developed her powerful gifts through over three decades of global study and is hailed as the premiere Master Healer of our time. Deborah was a successful attorney in her twenties when she was diagnosed with cancer that began a quest for health that would radically change her life. Her amazing remission at the hands of a healer led her to leave the corporate arena for the mysterious world of healing, where she mastered ancient and modern systems, ultimately developed a powerful energy healing technique of her own.
Through her numerous books, live and online workshops, TV appearances, and her popular Hay House radio show, Deborah has guided tens of thousands of people to tap into a higher level of consciousness, trust their intuition, and heal themselves in a way they never thought possible. Deborah’s New York Times best-selling Be Your Own Shaman, Truth Heals, and Entangled in Darkness take you on unique journeys into the powerful esoteric world of healers, sages, and shamans. Featured regularly in the media, W Magazine calls Deborah's work "electrifying.”
Dr. Margaret Paul is the co-creator of Inner Bonding®, along with Dr. Erika Chopich, and author/co-author of several best-selling books, including Do I Have To Give Up Me to Be Loved By You?, Inner Bonding, Healing Your Aloneness, The Healing Your Aloneness Workbook, Do I Have To Give Up Me to Be Loved By My Kids?, and Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By God?, Diet For Divine Connection: Beyond Junk Foods and Junk Thoughts to At-Will Divine Connection, and The Inner Bonding Workook: Six Steps to Healing Yourself and Connecting with Your Divine Guidance. Dr. Paul’s books have been distributed around the world and have been translated into eleven languages.
Margaret holds a PhD in psychology and is a relationship expert, noted public speaker, workshop leader, educator, consultant and artist. She has appeared on many radio and TV shows, including the Oprah show. She has successfully worked with thousands of individuals, couples and business relationships and taught classes and seminars since 1967.
Margaret continues to work with individuals and couples throughout the world on the phone and Skype. She is able to access spiritual Guidance during her sessions, which enables her to work with people wherever they are in the world. She also continues to conduct weekend Inner Bonding® Workshops and 5-Day Inner Bonding® Intensives. Her passion is making the powerful Inner Bonding process available to all those who want to heal their pain and move into their joy.
In her spare time, Margaret loves to paint, make pottery, read, ride her horse and spend time with her grandchildren.
Sharla Jacobs co-founder of Thrive Academy (along with Jesse Koren) has been called the #1 Source for Turning Coaches and Holistic Practitioners into 6-Figure Transformational Leaders and recognized as the world’s leading authorities when it comes to teaching coaches and holistic practitioners how to attract more clients. In the past 14 years, Thrive Academy members have earned over $100 Million collectively. And if you look at the Transformational Leaders of today, you'll find that many of them had their first $10,000 month while working with Jesse and Sharla.
On the surface, it seems they’re just teaching practical skills and templates to coaches and holistic practitioners so they can attract more clients and have their first $10,000 month. However, what they’re best known for is providing deeply transformational experiences for people who know they’ve also got to work on their inner game if they want to create a thriving business.
Whether you want a thriving private practice or you want to step into Transformational Leadership, Thrive Academy is the place to be. It’s time to step into your destiny to serve your ideal clients and change the world.
Dawson Church, PhD, is an award-winning author whose best-selling book The Genie in Your Genes has been hailed by reviewers as a breakthrough in our understanding of the link between emotions and genetics. His follow-up title Mind to Matter, reviews the science of peak mental states. He founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare to study and implement promising evidence-based psychological and medical techniques.
He is the editor of Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment, a peer-reviewed professional journal. He shares how to apply the breakthroughs of energy psychology to health and athletic performance through EFT Universe, one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web.
Mona Delfino, an author and energy medicine practitioner of 40 years, was born with shamanic abilities, learning her calling and helping people and animals heal from a very early age. Well-versed in spirituality and quantum healing, Mona teaches the Art of Alchemy: as within, so without. She has an extensive background of reading her clients from afar as well as seeing them in person; energy has no bounds. Her effective and deliberate work has helped heal thousands over the years.
Mona is able to put an understanding to the “big picture” through reading the energy of humanity through astrological patterns as well as within each individual. She’s the author of The Sacred Language of the Human Body and her newest book, The Body Awakens.
Mona offers individual healing sessions and conducts timely and relevant spiritual retreats. Current topics include The Spiritual Immune System, The Splendor of Surrender, and The Medicine Within.
Dr. Daniel Foor is a teacher and practitioner of practical animism who specializes in ancestral and family healing and in helping folks learn to relate well with the rest of the natural world. His focus on the ancestors sources from his training as a doctor of psychology and licensed marriage and family therapist, from the guidance of his teachers in earth-honoring traditions (e.g., European pagan paths, Native North American ways, Mongolian shamanism, and West African Ifá/Òrìṣà tradition), and from two decades of implementing ancestor and earth reverence in his own life.
Since 2005 Daniel has guided hundreds of ancestor trainings, rituals, and talks in eight countries and helped many others to reconnect with their ancestors through personal sessions. He is the author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing (Inner Traditions, 2017), and he trains others in the practice of ancestral lineage healing.
Daniel Foor's doctoral research in psychology focused on the use of shamanic healing practices by clinical mental health professionals. Training as a therapist, living in other societies, and immersion in different lineages of ritual work all inform his kind and non-dogmatic approach to ancestor and earth reverence. Although Daniel draws inspiration from lineages of established practice, his public offerings and ritual methods aim to be culturally inclusive, and he holds work for cultural and earth healing to be inseparable from spiritual teaching and practice.
Lisa Schrader, the Founder of Awakening Shakti, has impacted the lives of thousands of women for two decades as a workshop leader, author, speaker and coach. Her transformational online programs and proven curriculum show women how to usher in a whole new way of BEING in their authentic feminine power: in the body, heart and soul of their Shakti.
Her work has been featured on Oprah, Oxygen and VH1. She is on the faculty of The Shift Network where she has hosted the global Shakti Summit on “Sensuality, Sex and the Sacred.” She is the author of Kama Sutra 52: A Year's Worth of the Best Positions for Passion and Pleasure from Quiver Books and she hosts a podcast called SheSource for practical and professional women who are ready to move from tapped out to turned on.
She is recognized as a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation and has a private practice supporting clients worldwide. She has a life rich with family, community, nature, and blessings in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California.
Terry Patten is a philosopher, teacher, activist, consultant, social entrepreneur, and author. As an author, his acclaimed bestselling book, A New Republic of the Heart, is reuniting the inner work with the outer work and the interpersonal work of creating a new level of human communication and relationships equal to our civilizational and ecological meta-crisis. He also co-wrote the book Integral Life Practice with Ken Wilber and a core team at the Integral Institute. As a teacher and consultant, he has worked on four continents, led the team at the HeartMath Institute that developed their first heart-rate variability monitor, and is the founder of the “Beyond Awakening” teleseminar series. As a community builder, he founded Bay Area Integral and several social experiments in next-level communication, co-leadership, and social benefit. As a social entrepreneur, he founded Tools For Exploration, a consciousness technologies company, and currently, he's involved in restorative redwood forestry and fossil-fuel alternatives.
Sarah McCrum is a leading money consciousness coach and the author of Love Money, Money Loves You and Energy On Demand: Master Your Personal Energy and Never Burn Out. Born and raised in the UK, Sarah is a graduate of Cambridge University. She is a former school teacher and spent 10 years working for BBC Radio, travelling all over the world to interview children. Her life changed direction at age 30, when her younger sister died, and she subsequently discovered Chinese Metaphysics. She trained with Chinese masters for the next 22 years, immersing herself in a Chinese understanding of energy and natural health.
Sarah is the founder of Thank You Money, a program that teaches us how to transform our relationship with money by learning the inner skills we need to meet the challenges of money, business and family life so we're able to live more generously to ourselves and others. She coaches spiritual seekers, entrepreneurs, and change leaders around the world, and lives in Australia.
Michael Stone is a spiritual author, mentor, shamanic practitioner, radio host, producer, and integration facilitator who co-creates individual and group environments and experiences that support people in transcending the myth of separation, and in experiencing deep and profound interconnection with others and all of life. He has been teaching and leading experiential events, classes, teleseminars, and workshops on Organizational Development, Embodied Shamanism, Moving Meditation, Personal Growth, and Spiritual Fulfillment for over 40 years.
Dondi Dahlin is a bestselling author and was raised in both Energy Medicine and show business. She has performed in over 30 countries, is a member of the prestigious Screen Actors Guild for her work in film/commercials/TV, won the title of Outstanding Speaker in the Nation and is Internationally renowned and award-winning in the field of Middle Eastern dance. Dondi wrote the bestselling book The Five Elements and travels with her mom Donna Eden spreading Eden Energy Medicine around the world. She is a sought-after speaker and MC for conventions and conferences.
Dondi’s home-base is California where she homeschools her son and lives in a house built in 1904, which she fought for two years to get historically designated by the city of San Diego.
As the daughter of holistic health pioneer, Donna Eden, Titanya Monique Dahlin has been immersed in Energy Medicine all her life. Since 1996, Titanya has taught and assisted in Donna’ world-wide workshops and is a popular teacher, as well as the movement coordinator and ceremonial mistress for the Eden Energy Medicine Certification Program. Titanya is also a Certified Waldorf Teacher and her specialty is Energy Medicine for Kids. She leads creative Energy Medicine for Kids Play-shops for teachers, parents and children all over the world.
As a third generational healer and clairvoyant, Titanya’s psychic gifts come out in her ability to interpret the Life Color in a person's aura, which she has been interpreting for over 13 years. The Life Color sits within the 6th field in 7 fields in your aura. It is your signature blueprint and shows your lessons, challenges, belief systems and talents in life. Titanya gives people a sense of who they are and if they are in the right place within their life’s journey.
Titanya’s book, Energy Medicine for Kids: A Simple Guide for Children and the Adults who Love them, comes out soon! It is based on Eden Energy Medicine and Rudolph Steiner’s educational work. Other topics include, The Five Elements, The Sensory Systems, Super-sensitive children, Learning Challenges and Dyslexia. Powerful energy exercises are given throughout the book to help children for better focus. Titanya’s other talents are that she is an award-winning speaker, actress, Middle-Eastern dancer, and professional storyteller.
Deb Soule is an herbalist, biodynamic gardener, educator and author of How To Move Like a Gardener: Planting and Preparing Medicines from Plants (2013) and The Woman’s Handbook of Healing Herbs (1998, 2008, 2016). Raised in a small town in western Maine, Deb began organic gardening and studying the medicinal uses of herbs at age 16. Her faith in the healing qualities of plants and her love of gardening led Deb to found Avena Botanicals Herbal Apothecary in 1985. Five years earlier, Deb lived in Nepal near three Tibetan monasteries and was deeply moved by the Tibetan people's commitment to ease physical ailments and mental and emotional upsets through the use of plants, prayer and other spiritual practices. Deb received a B.A. in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in 1981. Since then she has devoted her life to working with and understanding the healing benefits medicinal plants and gardens offer individuals, families, and pollinators. She focuses on using nourishing herbs, flower remedies, whole foods, and meditation as part of her consulting practice. Deb tends three acres of certified biodynamic gardens where over 1800 pounds of medicinal herbs are collected for Avena Botanicals' apothecary and many flowering herbs are grown for pollinators and birds.
Dream University’s CEO, Marcia Wieder is a long-established thought leader on visionary thinking and as Founder of The Meaning Institute, she teaches people to create and live fulfilling lives. She has been a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, writes for Huffington Post and is the author of 15 books. Her newest, DREAM: Clarify & Create What You Want premiered at #4 on the Wall Street Journal best seller list and was #1 of all non-fiction books and #1 in 10 countries. She appeared often on Oprah and was featured in her own PBS-TV show called Making Your Dreams Come True.
She has taught at Stanford’s Business School and as president of the National Association of Women Business Owners she assisted three U.S. presidents. She is a member of the Nobel Women’s Initiative supporting the work of Nobel Peace Prize winners. She served on boards for Make-A-Wish and the Unstoppable Foundation and is a member of the prestigious Transformational Leadership Council.
Richard Miller, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar and spiritual teacher who, for the past 47 years has been integrating western psychology and neuroscience with the ancient nondual wisdom teachings of Yoga. Richard is president of the iRest Institute, co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, founding editor of the peer reviewed International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and past president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology.
Author of iRest Meditation: Restorative Practices for Health, Healing and Well Being, The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, and Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga, Richard also serves as a research consultant studying the meditation protocol he’s developed (Integrative Restoration ~ iRest Meditation), a modern adaptation of the ancient nondual practice of Yoga Nidra, researching its efficacy on health, healing, and well-being with diverse populations that include military, veterans, women rescued from human trafficking, youth and college students, and the homeless, and incarcerated, with issues such as sleep disorders, PTSD, chronic pain, chemical dependency, and anxiety, as well as for enhancing resiliency, well-being and compassion. Richard leads international trainings and meditation retreats on the integration of enlightened living into daily life.
Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa (K.P. Khalsa) is one of today’s foremost natural healing experts. As one of a very few clinicians with over 40 years of experience in the natural health field, he has a wealth of experience in the use of healing herbs, vitamins, minerals, and medicinal foods in real-world situations. K.P., recent president emeritus of the American Herbalists Guild, is the author of over 3,000 published health articles and has written or edited 30 books on cooking, herbalism, and health. He has presented over 200 times at national and state conferences on such diverse topics as herbal medicine and therapeutic nutrition, and is featured in several distance-learning courses.
K.P., a state-certified dietitian/nutritionist and registered herbalist, is nationally credentialed to teach herbalism. He's on the Bastyr faculty in the Botanical Medicine and Ayurvedic Sciences departments, and is a professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. For 30 years he was the senior research scientist and principal herbal formulator for Yogi Tea, the nation’s largest herbal tea company. He serves on the NAMA board, and is also the founder of The Professional Herbalist Certificate Course, a two-year post-secondary curriculum that trains professional herbalists.
Dr. Linda Backman, Licensed Psychologist, has been in private practice for over 30 years. Linda’s degrees come from the University of Oregon, University of North Carolina and Northern Arizona University. In addition, Linda has received training in numerous traditional and nontraditional techniques including hypnotherapy, Between Lives Soul Regression therapy, past life regression therapy and shamanic soul retrieval. Linda has presented on numerous topics nationally and internationally for a number of years.
With the administrative coordination of her husband, Dr. Earl Backman, Linda provides individual regression sessions, training in past life and between lives regression, workshops about soul purpose/progression, spirit guides and moving through grief with spiritual understanding, both in Colorado and the US and abroad.
Linda’s love and passion is to work in concert with the psychospiritual realm assisting individuals and couples on their path. Helping people to move forward in their lives, while understanding the connection between our grounded reality and what is not seen, but is spirit-guided, is her greatest goal. Learning the lessons of current life and moving forward can assist each of us as individuals and as a collective.
Gay Hendricks has served for more than 30 years as one of the major contributors to the fields of relationship transformation and bodymind therapies. Along with his wife, Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks, Gay is the author of many bestsellers, including Conscious Loving, At The Speed Of Life, Conscious Breathing, The Big Leap and Five Wishes. Dr. Hendricks received his PhD in counseling psychology from Stanford in 1974. After a twenty-one-year career as a professor at University Colorado, he founded The Hendricks Institute, which offers seminars in North America, Asia and Europe. He is also the founder of www.supermindapps.com, which produces personal development apps for iPhone and Android.
Throughout his career he has done executive coaching with more than 800 executives, including the top management at such firms as Dell Computer, Hewlett Packard, Motorola and KLM. His book, The Corporate Mystic, is used widely to train management in combining business skills and personal development tools. In recent years he has also been active in creating new forms of conscious entertainment. In 2003, along with movie producer Stephen Simon, Dr. Hendricks founded The Spiritual Cinema Circle, which distributes inspirational movies to subscribers in 70+ countries around the world. He was the executive producer of the feature film, Conversations with God, and has appeared on more than 500 radio and television shows, including OPRAH, CNN, CNBC, 48 HOURS and others.
Jean Haner is the author of the book, Clear Home Clear Heart: Learn to Clear the Energy of People and Places, and she has worked in the field of subtle energy for 30 years.
A natural intuitive empath, Jean is able to physically feel and work with the energy of people and places. Highly sensitive as a child, she easily absorbed the energy of others, as well as being overly-affected by the energy held in environments. But through years of training and experience, Jean transformed her sensitivity into the power to work with energy on a very high level.
Because of her personal experience with both the challenges and strengths of being an empath, she is well known as a compassionate and effective teacher, giving you meaningful tools you can put to immediate use in life.
People all over the world have discovered in Jean’s workshops a community of like minds who support each other in their commitment to a more conscious path, one that is based on open-hearted compassion.
Jennifer McLean is an internationally acclaimed healer, author, speaker, edge-pusher, and transformational change agent. She is the creator of the renowned healing accelerant “The Spontaneous Transformation Technique (STT),” which can deliver instant transformation and healing in 7-10 minutes. With over 800 practitioners in training in this unique system, it's quickly becoming a “go to” for creating real rapid change in extreme times.
For more than two decades, STT has helped tens of thousands of individuals shift held energy in the body. This system of healing has supported individuals to successfully liberate themselves from old hurts and patterns of obstacles that lead to disease and upset, and to create new neural pathways that reflect a new pattern of Quantum Wholeness.
Jennifer, the author of five books, has appeared on FOX, ABC, and CBS, been featued in numerous online summits, and been covered in a wide variety of publications. She is also the creator of dozens of online healing programs, and is the producer and host of the renowned Healing With The Masters online media franchise (that reached almost 1,000,000 people over 17 seasons). Jennifer is a “healing-into-success” coach, supporting entrepreneurs to make a difference through doing “business-from-the-heart” and on purpose.
Pir Shabda Kahn began his root training in 1969 under the guidance of the great American Sufi Master, Murshid Samuel Lewis. Since 2001, Shabda serves as the Pir (lineage holder) of the Sufi Ruhaniat International, the sufi lineage tracing back though Murshid Samuel Lewis and Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan. He is the spiritual director of the Dances of Universal Peace worldwide and has taught the Dances in more than 20 countries.
In 1972 Shabda met his second great teacher, the late Master Singer, Pandit Pran Nath, and began the daily practice of North Indian Classical Vocal Music - Raga - in the Kirana style. He now teaches vocal music and performs Raga singing and is the director of the Chisti Sabri School of Music.
He worked closely with the great American Mystic Joe Miller. He is also a disciple of the illustrious Tibetan Buddhist Master, the 12th Tai Situpa Rinpoche. As a musician and mystic all of his adult life, Pir Shabda enlivens the path of sound and music as a way to open the heart.
Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, MFT, is an international teacher and author of mindfulness-based somatic psychology. She co-directs the Hakomi Institute of California and teaches in the US, Europe, China, Australia and New Zealand. She is a Dharma teacher with Dharma Ocean and teaches Meditating with the Body residential retreats. Manuela lectures, consults and trains professionals in embodied mindfulness and compassion, attachment and trauma therapy as well as movement therapy.
She has presented at conferences and Universities, been faculty at JFK University, California Institute of Integral Studies in California. She hosted the Hakomi Summit and Hakomi Essentials Course at The Shift Network in the past two years. Manuela is the author of 8 Keys to practicing Mindfulness (W.W.Norton) and has written chapters in Hakomi Mindfulness-centered Somatic Psychotherapy (W.W.Norton). Her new book on Somatic Psychotherapy techniques is coming out soon.
Named by Newsweek as one of 2013’s top 50 most influential rabbis in the United States as well as by The Forward as one of the 50 most newsworthy and notable Jews in America, Rabbi David Ingber promotes a renewed Jewish mysticism that integrates meditative mindfulness and physical awareness into mainstream, post-modern Judaism. A major 21st Century Jewish thinker and educator, his rich perspective, open heart and mind, and full-bodied approach to Jewish learning has brought him to speak throughout the United States and worldwide throughout Canada, Europe and Israel.
Rabbi David’s distinct approach to Torah, rabbinical teaching, and ritualistic practice is informed by his own personal seeking and learning from a wide cross-section of sacred traditions and faiths. He is enlightened by Jewish mysticism and Chassidut, fusing these beliefs with those of other ancient philosophies and world views. Particular influences include 18th Century Kabbalist and Founder of Chassidut, Rabbi Yisrael Ba’al Shem Tov; the great 19th Century Ishbitzer Rebbe, R. Mordechai Leiner; and leading 20th Century thinkers from Kabbalist, Rav Abraham Isaac Kook to psychologist, Carl Jung.
Rabbi Ingber has taught at such eminent institutions as the Academy for Jewish Religion, Columbia University, CUNY, Jewish Theological Seminary, Limmud LA, New York University, the 92nd Street Y, Pardes, The Skirball Center at Temple Emmanuel, and Yeshivat HADAR. He sits on the Board of Directors of Aleph and Synagogue 3000 Next Dor’s Working Group of Sacred Emergent Communities where he continues to teach.
Raised Modern Orthodox in New York, Rabbi David studied at several distinguished yeshivot in Jerusalem and New York including Yeshiva University, Beit Midrash L’Torah, Yeshivat Chaim Berlin, and Yeshivat Chovovei Torah Rabbinical School. He also studied philosophy, psychology and religion at New York University. Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, founder of Renewal Judaism, ordained Rabbi David in 2004. Prior to founding Romemu, Rabbi David was Rabbi-in-Residence at Elat Chayyim Retreat Center.
Over the last 45 years Desda Zuckerman has deeply observed, documented and mapped what she came to see was human spiritual anatomy. Her analysis and exacting study lead to the foundation of the discipline, Conscious Intelligence, an intentional healing modality and philosophy that is based in the subtle anatomy and physiology of the Human Energy Structure. Today she is recognized as a leading cartographer of the Sacred Anatomy. Her anatomical studies are documented in her encyclopedic book, Your Sacred Anatomy: An Owners Guide to the Human Energy Structure, first published in 2012.
At last, these Sacred Anatomy teachings are revealed to benefit all healers, seekers and students of human potential. Today, Desda is passionately bringing her message of grounded transformation, awakened awareness and conscious wellness to the world. An inspired teacher, dynamic speaker, ordained minister, master healer, paradigm shifting thought leader, she holds the promise that transformation is as close as your heartbeat, and that enlightenment is fun. She is grateful for the love and trust her thousands of clients and students have placed in her abilities and dedicates her work to the good of all.
Arjun Das is an Ayurvedic practitioner and Panchakarma specialist, and the director and founder of TriGuna Institute in Brazil.
A certified Hatha Yoga instructor and researcher of medical astrology, Arjun studies local herbs and their connection with Vedic astrology for health and meditation.
Arjun, who’s received the blessings and guidance of many healing masters around the world, is conducting pioneering research on public health and traditional medicines in both Brazil and India.
The recipient of the 2009 Vagbhata Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Teaching, he serves as a guest lecturer at major Indian conferences. He’s been teaching Ayurvedic healing and herbology for more than 20 years, training both laypeople and clinicians around the world.
Ken Page, LCSW, is a leading voice of hope and wisdom for everyone--single or coupled--who desires beautiful, sustainable romantic love. He is a renowned psychotherapist, host of the Deeper Dating Podcast, and author of the bestseller Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy.His speaks to a universal audience and also embraces and welcomes the LGBTQ community. He has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Fox News, WPIX-TV News, Match.com, ChristianMingle, JDate and more.
Page has led hundreds of workshops on intimacy and spirituality for many thousands of participants. His work has been highly acclaimed by numerous top thought leaders, including Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Arielle Ford, Edward Hallowell, MD, Chip Conley, Judith Orloff, MD. and Katherine Woodward Thomas. He lives in Long Beach with his husband and their children.
Patricia Ellsberg is a social change activist, meditation teacher, life coach and public speaker. In 1971, she helped her husband, Daniel Ellsberg, release to the press the Pentagon Papers, a top secret history of US involvement in Vietnam, which helped end the Vietnam War. The Oscar nominated documentary, “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers”, tells the riveting story of this era and Daniel and Patricia’s role in changing history.
Working closely with her sister, Barbara Marx Hubbard, in furthering social transformation through Conscious Evolution, Patricia guides people to make a shift from ego to essence, so they live with greater joy, purpose and meaning.
Patricia’s special gift as a coach is accessing and transmitting a profound sense of joy and wellbeing through the artful use of guided meditation. A central theme of her life has been bridging spiritual experience with social activism.
David Gibson is the founder and director of the Globe Sound and Consciousness Institute in San Francisco (and online), offering individual classes and state approved Certificate and Associates Degree Programs in Sound Healing and Therapy. David is the author of the #1 selling book in sound healing, The Complete Guide to Sound Healing. He is also a top selling producer of sound healing music. His music is in many hospitals around the country including Boston General and U.C. Medical Center.
He also runs the Sound Therapy Center at the Institute (and online) offering 15 types of sound healing treatments. David has produced 8 International Sound Healing Conferences and is also the founder of the Sound Healing Research Foundation designed to help bring sound healing into the mainstream (homes & hospitals).
Helen Palmer is an Enneagram author with over 1,000,000 copies in 20+ foreign editions.
In 1988 she co-founded the Narrative Enneagram school with David Daniels MD. each founder brought a wealth of prior experience to their teaching. David as a practicing psychiatrist and professor at Stanford University school of medicine. Helen as an academic psychologist and practicing intuitive.
The natural expression of their different orientations has joined two different levels of consciousness. Self-awareness for the horizontal plane of daily living and spiritual method for the vertical ascent of consciousness.
In 1994 they co-directed the first International Enneagram conference, an event that drew 1200 participants and sparked the formation of today’s International Association (IEA) with its worldwide reach.
Loch Kelly, MDiv, LCSW, is an author, meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and founder of the nonprofit, Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. Loch teaches in a non-sectarian human being lineage using an adult education style based in the earliest non-dual wisdom traditions, modern science and psychotherapy. Loch is grateful to all his teachers and shares from his own experience that has given him great joy, freedom and love. Loch’s work is to help people access awakening as the next natural stage of human development. He offers in-person retreats, workshops, and online video and audio courses. He served on the New York Insight Teachers Council, studied extensively with Mingyur Rinpoche, and was invited to teach direct realization by Adyashanti.
Loch has collaborated with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn, and NYU in the study of how awareness training can enhance compassion and wellbeing. As a licensed psychotherapist, Loch has been teaching seminars, supervising clinicians and practicing awareness psychotherapy in NYC for 30 years. Loch is a graduate of Columbia University and Union Theological. He was awarded a fellowship to study forms of non-dual meditation in Sri Lanka, India and Nepal from 1981-1982 and has studied with teachers from around the world. He studied Buddhism with Professor Lily de Silva at the University of Kandy, Sri Lanka, Insight Meditation with Godwin Samararatne and at the Theravada monasteries, Inter-Spiritual Contemplative Meditation with Fr. Bede Griffiths and Anthony de Mello, Advaita at Sri Ramana Ashram, and Dzogchen and Sutra Mahamudra with Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche in Nepal. Loch spent 10 years establishing homeless shelters and community lunch programs and working in a community mental health clinic in Brooklyn, New York. He also served as Coordinator of Counseling and Interspiritual Chaplain at Union Theological Seminary and worked extensively with families recovering from the trauma of 9/11. Loch currently lives in New York City with his wife Paige and their cat Duffy.
Julie Bjelland, LFMT, is a licensed psychotherapist, author, founder of the online resource, Sensitive Empowerment, and leader in the field of high sensitivity. Julie has helped thousands of highly sensitive people (HSPs) around the world reduce their challenges, access their gifts, and discover a sense of calm, inner strength, and resiliency to transform into living their best lives. Julie is on a mission to educate and empower sensitive people and spread awareness about the trait of high sensitivity.
Julie believes that empowered HSPs go out and make the world a better place. She is passionate about bringing HSPs together in her beautifully supportive online global Sensitive Empowerment community. HSPs are some of the most compassionate, empathetic, and kind people and when together lift each other up higher in the world. This HSP online community is a source of support, validation, education and genuine connection to other HSPs. Every day Julie supports the HSPs in her community and every week teaches or invites HSP guest presenters to teach or enrich her online community in some way and offers an exclusive referral list to HSP doctors and mental health professionals.
As an HSP herself, Julie understands what it is like to live with the challenges of high sensitivity and strong emotions and wants to create a paradigm shift where we recognize the high value the sensitive offer in the world. After years of specializing in this trait, Julie has come to understand it well and has also created a Sensitivity Quiz that helps HSPs feel understood and validated. Her website is dedicated to HSPs and filled with information and resources to help them reach their highest potential in life. We all benefit from supporting and celebrating the special gifts of the sensitive.
Deborah Rozman, PhD, is president of HeartMath® Inc. located in Boulder Creek, California. Dr. Rozman has been a psychologist in research and practice, entrepreneur and business executive for over 30 years. She was founding executive director of the HeartMath Institute, and serves on the Institute’s Scientific Advisory Board and Global Coherence Initiative Steering Committee. Deborah has penned a dozen books herself, and co-authored, with Doc Childre, the Transforming book series, published by New Harbinger. The series includes four titles, including Transforming Stress, Tranforming Anger, Transforming Anxiety and Transforming Depression. She also co-authored the recently released Heart Intellgence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart. She is a key spokesperson on the role of the heart in stress management, resilience, health and performance.
HeartMath provides scientifically-validated and market-validated tools and technologies that enable people to achieve emotional self-regulation to dramatically reduce stress levels, increase resilience and achieve sustainable behavior change. HeartMath’s award winning emWave® and Inner Balance™ technologies monitor and provide real time feedback and training to improve the user’s heart rhythm (HRV) coherence baseline, an important indicator of overall stress and resilience. HeartMath also offers certification training programs for health professionals and coaches.
John Perkins Author/Activist/Shaman John Perkins focuses on transformation – personal, communal, and global. He was Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm where he advised the World Bank, United Nations, Fortune 500 corporations, and the US and other governments. His books have sold more than a million copies, spent over 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and are published in more than 30 languages. He has lectured at Harvard, Oxford and more than 50 other universities; he has been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, CNBC, NPR, A&E, the History Channel, and in Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Der Spiegel, and many other publications. In addition to his New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and other nonfiction books on global intrigue, he has authored five books on indigenous cultures and transformation. He is a founder of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofits dedicated to creating a regenerative, peaceful, and thriving world. He was awarded the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace, 2012. www.johnperkins.org
Sara Crow is an acupuncturist, herbalist, flower essence expert, and holistic beauty educator. She holds a Masters degree in Traditional Asian Medicine and has extensive training in both Eastern and Western medical approaches. Sara has a passion for developing unique botanical solutions for whole being health. She combines her lifelong experience in the natural product industry with her holistic health expertise to bring a fresh approach to natural skin care; one that embodies a comprehensive and truly holistic approach to beauty through planetary stewardship and multidimensional healing.
Saul David Raye is an internationally acclaimed teacher, healer and spiritual activist known for his empowering and transformational approach to yoga, healing and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on the depth of the yoga tradition, bhakti, tantra and all forms of universal light, love and wisdom. Through the grace of his teachers and guides he is able to bring alive the ancient wisdom teachings for modern seekers. The depth of Saul’s teaching allows students to connect deeply with their own authentic power, spirit and truth.
A pioneering and inspiring presence in yoga’s evolution in the west, Saul’s authentic and heart-centered teaching has influenced thousands of students and teachers around the world. He holds certifications in yoga, bodywork and energy healing and is an ordained minister and musician who infuses his classes with healing music and chants. He has been on the faculty of international and national conferences and festivals for years, and has presented alongside many luminaries in the Spiritual world. Saul shares this work through teacher trainings, workshops, classes, sacred journey’s to ancient power sites and sacred music.
Lena Stevens is a shamanic practitioner, teacher, ceremonialist and co-founder of the Power Path School of Shamanism. Lena is the co-author of Secrets of Shamanism. She comes from an eclectic background of business, art and music, and lives in Santa Fe, NM where she runs programs with husband José for the Power Path.
Andrew Holecek has completed the traditional three-year Buddhist meditation retreat and offers seminars internationally on meditation, dream yoga, and the art of dying. He is the author of Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep; The Power and the Pain; Preparing to Die; Meditation in the iGeneration; the audio learning course Dream Yoga; The Tibetan Path of Awakening Through Lucid Dreaming; and the forthcoming second book in his Dream Yoga trilogy: The Seduction of Being; Dream Yoga and the Path of Illusion. His work has appeared in Parabola, Lion’s Roar, Tricycle, Utne Reader, Buddhadharma, Light of Consciousness, and many other periodicals. Andrew’s work joins the knowledge of the West with the wisdom of the East in providing a full-spectrum approach to help us realize our human potential. He holds degrees in classical music, biology, and a doctorate in dental surgery. Andrew lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., a member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations, is an internationally recognized leader in human and community development.
For more than 50 years, Brother Phil, as he prefers to be called, has worked with Indigenous peoples from North, Central and South America, Micronesia, South East Asia, India, Hawaii, and Africa. He served 16 years as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (1980-1996).
With elders from across North America, Phil co-founded the Four Worlds International Institute (FWII) in 1982. FWII became an independent Institute in 1995. Phil is Chairman of the Four Directions International and First Nations Solar, Indigenous-owned companies that serve as Four World’s economic development arm.
With Phil’s guidance and applied experience, FWII has become an internationally recognized leader in human, community, and organizational development because of the Institute’s unique focus on the importance of culture and spirituality in all elements of human and community development.
Howard Martin is one of the original leaders who helped Doc Childre found HeartMath. In 1999 he co-authored The HeartMath Solution published by HarperSanFrancisco and he has been with HeartMath’s world-wide training and consulting team since its inception in 1991. In 2000 he authored The HeartMath Method, an audio learning program published by Nightingale Conant. He is also the producer of two award winning musical recordings including Doc Childre’s Heart Zones which spent 50 consecutive weeks on Billboard Magazine’s music charts.
During his career with HeartMath, he has been instrumental in business development and in delivering HeartMath’s practical, yet dynamic, programs to thousands of participants world-wide. Because of his universal appeal, he has conducted training programs and keynote presentations in Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, all four branches of the U.S. military, school systems, ecumenical organizations and through publicly promoted events in over 50 cities on four continents. Prior to his employment with HeartMath Howard had a successful career as a musician followed by a business a financial consulting career as an Account Executive with E.F. Hutton and as Vice President of Capital Funding.
He is a member of Transformational Leadership Counsel, an exclusive organization founded by author Jack Canfield that is made up of leaders in the fields of personal, organizational and social transformation. In 2008 he played a key role in launching the Global Coherence Initiative and serves as a Steering Committee member for this science based project created to unite millions of people in heart-focused care and intention to shift global consciousness. Howard is a key HeartMath spokesperson, conducting approximately 75 media interviews and webinars annually. He speaks internationally on developing new intelligence needed to navigate life during changing times. Media interviews include: ABC Good Morning America, ABC World New Tonight, Discovery Channel, CNN, New York Newsday, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, US News and World Report
Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD — is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine; Department of Family and Community Medicine; and Department of Psychiatry at the University of California School of Medicine (UCSF) in San Francisco. At UCSF Med, he is Director of the Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP) which is a collaborative research program between CHIP and 15 of the Fortune 500 corporations including Ford, Oracle, Prudential, Dow, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Pepsico, IBM, Cummins, Steelcase, and the Mayo Clinic. He also serves as Chairman of the American Health Association (AHA) and is a Vice President with American Specialty Health (ASH).
Currently, Dr. Pelletier is a medical and business consultant to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Business Group on Health, the Federation of State Medical Boards, and major corporations including Cisco, IBM, American Airlines, Prudential, Dow, Disney, Ford, Mercer, Merck, Pepsico, Ford, Pfizer, Walgreens, NASA, Microsoft ENCARTA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Health Net, the Pasteur Institute of Lille, France, the Alpha Group of Mexico, and the Singapore Ministry of Health. He also serves on the boards of the Rancho la Puerta (Mexico), Fries Foundation, American Institute of Stress (AIS), American Journal of Health Promotion (AJHP),as a Founding Board Member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), and as a peer reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM), Annals of Internal Medicine, Health Affairs, and webMD.
Dr. Pelletier’s research, clinical practice, and publications have been the subject of numerous national television programs including several appearances on the ABC World News, the Todayprogram, Good Morning America, the CBS Evening News, 48 Hours, the McNeil-Lehrer Newshour, CNN, FOX News, CBS Sunday Morning, Hour Magazine, the Time/Lifevideo series, the award winning BBC series The Long Search, and the five-part Blue Cross/Blue Shield sponsored PBS series Healthy People, Healthy Business.
Dr. Pelletier is the author of fourteen (14) books, including the international bestseller Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer (New York: Delacorte and Delta, 1977; Revised in 1992); Sound Mind, Sound Body (New York: Delacorte and Delta, 1981; Revised in 1991); Longevity: Fulfilling Our Biological Potential (New York: Delacorte, Delta, and Doubleday, 1984); Healthy People in Unhealthy Places (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995); Holistic Medicine: From Stress to Optimal Health (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000); Stress Free for Good (New York: Harper Collins, 2005); New Medicine (London & New York: Penguin – Dorling Kindersley, 2007); and Change Your Genes, Change Your Life (San Rafael: Origin Press, 2018). He was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, studied at the CG Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland and has published over 300 professional journal articles in behavioral medicine, disease management, worksite interventions, alternative/integrative medicine, and epigenetics.
Pamela Miles is an international spiritual teacher, Reiki master and integrative health consultant with five decades of spiritual practice, including 30 years as a Reiki professional. A voice for the role of spirituality in health and well-being, Pamela is known for sharing spiritual insight with simple, direct elegance, and her preference for continuing inquiry over facile answers.
Besides her private practice supporting people to regain their happiness and wellness, Pamela is committed to bringing spiritual self care to patients, families and staff in healthcare settings. Since the mid 1990s, she has pioneered the integration of Reiki practice in conventional medicine, creating programs in prominent New York City hospitals, including New York Presbyterian/Columbia. She has been presenting and teaching at academic medical centers including Harvard Medical School, Yale Medical School and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as collaborating on research and publishing in peer-reviewed medical journals. Pamela is the author of the award-winning book, REIKI: A Comprehensive Guide and blogs at her two websites.
A third-generation intuitive and prolific writer, Sonia Choquette, has written books that have sold over a million copies worldwide, including her New York Times bestseller, The Answer Is Simple.... Love Yourself, Live Your Spirit.
In working with people for more than 32 years, Sonia insists that the sixth sense is natural to us all. Whether it’s those “hunches” or “feelings” or “vibes,” everyone has them; unfortunately, most people dismiss or ignore them and sadly miss the benefits.
With the onset of the changing world we now live in, Sonia emphasizes that using our intuition is no longer optional. Working with and strengthening our intuition is becoming more and more fundamental to our ability to live harmoniously with ourselves and others in the new world order.
Paying attention to the sixth sense, learning to listen, to trust it, and to train oneself to call on its guidance — these are the challenges facing six-sensory people trapped in a five-sensory culture.
Ron Pevny, M.A., recognized his calling as a wilderness rite of passage guide in 1979 and ever since has been dedicated to assisting people in negotiating life transitions as they create lives of purpose and passion. He is Founding Director of the Center for Conscious Eldering, based in Durango, Colorado, which for more than a decade has presented retreats and workshops to support people in aging consciously. He is also a Certified Sage-ing® Leader with Sage-ing International. His life coaching practice is focused on individuals over 50 who are committed to aging consciously. He is author of Conscious Living, Conscious Aging: embrace and savor your next chapter., published in 2014 by Beyond Words/Atria Books, as well as numerous articles on conscious aging.
HeatherAsh Amara is the author of the bestselling Warrior Goddess Training series, The Seven Secrets to Happy and Healthy Relationships with don Miguel Ruiz Jr., and The Warrior Heart Practice. She is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions. HeatherAsh studied and taught extensively with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, and continues to teach with the Ruiz family.
Raised in Southeast Asia, HeatherAsh has traveled the world from childhood and is continually inspired by the diversity and beauty of human expression and experience. She brings this open-hearted, inclusive worldview to her writings and teachings, which are a rich blend of Toltec wisdom, European shamanism, and Buddhism.
Chanchal Cabrera, MSc, FNIMH, (RH)AHG, has been a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) since 1987 and obtained her MSc in herbal medicine at the University of Wales in 2003. Her clinical specialty is helping people manage cancer.
Chanchal has held the faculty chair in Botanical Medicine at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster since 2004. She serves on the board of advisors of Dominion Herbal College in Burnaby, on the editorial board of Medical Herbalism clinical newsletter, and she publishes widely in professional journals and lectures internationally on medical herbalism, nutrition, and health. Chanchal is the author of the book, Fibromyalgia: A Journey Toward Healing, published by Contemporary Books. She’s a certified master gardener and a certified horticulture therapist.
Chanchal lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where she and her husband farm seven acres. They grow food for 10 households, culinary herbs for restaurants, and medicinal herbs for her clinic. They also run therapy gardens for people with disabilities and host internships in organic farming and herbal medicine. In 2009 Chanchal was honored with a fellowship in the NIMH for service to the profession over 25 years.
Barbara De Angelis, PhD, is one of the most influential teachers of our time in the field of personal and spiritual development. For over four decades, she’s reached tens of millions of people throughout the world with her inspirational messages about how to create a life of true freedom, mastery, and awakening. As a renowned author, popular television personality, and award-winning speaker, Barbara is legendary in the field of personal transformation — she was one of the first people to popularize the idea of self-help in the 1980s.
Barbara has written 16 bestselling books which have sold over 10 million copies throughout the world in 25 languages, including an amazing FOUR #1 New York Times bestsellers. She’s starred in and hosted her own television shows on CNN, CBS, and PBS, and has been a frequent guest on Oprah, the Today show, and Good Morning America. She’s the winner of the highest honor from Toastmasters International — the annual Golden Gavel Award — as one of the most outstanding speakers in the world.
Barbara is a serious seeker who has deeply immersed herself in spiritual practice and study from the age of 18. With a remarkable and unique blend of timeless wisdom, eloquent down-to-earth guidance, and highly developed intuitive abilities, she transmits a palpable vibration of love and compassion through her voice and her presence. Her profoundly healing and enlightening energy serves to open the minds and hearts of her students, and helps initiate significant, graceful, and accelerated inner and outer shifts to all who long for true and lasting transformation.
Elizabeth Debold, Ed.D., bestselling author, transformative educator, keynote speaker and consultant, has worked at the forefront of gender and cultural evolution for over three decades. Her lifelong pursuit of a higher order freedom, creativity, and equality between the sexes has taken her from door-to-door activism for the Equal Rights Amendment to groundbreaking research on gender development at Harvard University to becoming a Senior Teacher of Evolutionary Enlightenment. A groundbreaking developmental researcher and theorist, her bestselling book, Mother Daughter Revolution: From Good Girls to Great Women, was heralded by Gloria Steinem and Carol Gilligan as “the book women have been waiting for.”
She recently founded Artemis Forum, an online conversation about the next steps forward for women. Dr. Debold has been sought as an expert on girls, women, and the evolution of culture by major media outlets in the U.S. and abroad and has lectured in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Her work has appeared in academic publications, popular media, and international anthologies as well as in EnlightenNext magazine. She served as Academic Director of the Master of Arts program in Conscious Evolution at The Graduate Institute, and has taught at Harvard University and the New School for Social Research. She has made multiple appearances on Oprah, Good Morning America, and NPR.
Authorized as a lama in 1986 by Kalu Rinpoche, Lama Palden has been teaching Tibetan Buddhism since that time. Her spiritual background includes study and practice in many traditions. She is also a licensed psychotherapist and feels that it greatly speeds the spiritual jdevelopment if the body and psyche are integrated on the journey.
Lee Holden first discovered the healing power of Qigong and Tai Chi after experiencing injuries that nearly sidelined his varsity soccer career at the University of California, Berkeley. Impressed at how these ancient practices healed his body and allowed him to return to playing, he made their study a priority. Today, he is an internationally known instructor in meditation, Tai Chi, and Qigong, as well as a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and author (7 Minutes of Magic, Penguin 2007). His popular library of Qigong DVDs have made him a regular fixture on American Public Television and over 105 PBS stations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Lee's unique Qigong programs have been seen in over 50 million households.
Lee’s expertise and down-to-earth teaching style have made him a popular speaker and workshop facilitator. He’s worked with world-famous healer Deepak Chopra as well as Mantak Chia, a widely revered Qigong expert. He is also a stress management consultant to top Silicon Valley corporations like Apple, 3Com, and Cisco, and has been the on-set wellness consultant for several Hollywood film productions.
Lee is a graduate of U.C., Berkeley, with a BA in Psychology. A Doctor of Chinese Medicine, he is a graduate of Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, a leading acupuncture college in the U.S.
Lisa Barnett is the internationally recognized bestselling author of The Infinite Wisdom of the Akashic Records and From Questioning to Knowing – 73 Prayers to Transform Your Life. She is also the Founder of Akashic Knowing School of Wisdom where she has spent over 20 years empowering students with her Wisdom Prayer System to access soul guidance with ease.
She incorporates information from your Soul's Library, the Akashic Record, with energetic healing on a Soul level to help you break through blocks, clear pain, fear and Karma, to create the Life Your Heart and Soul Desire. In her Akashic Readings, Lisa answers your questions and assists with steps to heal and support your life. Lisa has assisted thousands to transform their lives by accessing their Soul guidance and divine healing energy.
Dr. Steven Farmer is a world-renowned author, teacher, and shamanic practitioner. He has published several best-selling books and other products, including Earth Magic®, Earth Magic® Oracle Cards, Animal Spirit Guides, Pocket Guide to Spirit Animals, Sacred Ceremony, Healing Ancestral Karma, Power Animal Oracle Cards, Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides Oracle Cards, Power Animals, Messages from Your Animal Spirit Guides guided meditation CD, and for children the Children’s Spirit Animal Cards and Children’s Spirit Animal Stories CD vols I and II.
In addition Dr. Farmer is a licensed psychotherapist, former college professor, Reiki Master, and an ordained minister in the Circle of Sacred Earth Church. He brings a wealth of skills and experience to his writing, teaching, and spiritual healing, offering clients a unique and powerful synthesis of his many years of experience as spiritual psychotherapist, shamanic practitioner, and hypnotherapist to afford quick and effective results. In addition to workshops on Animal Spirit Guides, Earth Magic®, shamanism, and earth-centered spirituality, Dr. Farmer offers private consultations for Shamanic Healing and readings in person or remotely by phone or Zoom as well as his Spiritual Mentoring Program.
Dr. Farmer's education includes a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Chapman University, and a Ph.D. from Madison University. He is passionate about his work, and enjoys hobbies such as singing and songwriting, camping, hiking, kayaking, and skiing. He makes his home in Dana Point, California with his wife Jesseca and stepdaughters Serena and Arianna.
For more information about privates sessions, special events and workshops please visit his website or Facebook page.
Burt Goldman is one of those lucky people who discovered a secret early in life. When he was just 19, he was stationed in Korea. This is where he met powerful Korean mystic Mr. Kwan Jung and experienced mysticism for the very first time and learned about Qi, or energy, and Li, the control of this energy.
Since then, Burt has spent over 50 years cultivating his knowledge and studying with some of the world’s greatest spiritual teachers — so he can teach it to you and thousands of others around the globe. At his peak, he conducted seminars for Heads of States, European royalty and amassed audiences numbering in the hundreds.
Now that he’s 90, traveling around the world to do seminars would be a bit too much. So, he’s decided to spread his knowledge in a different way: through the Internet.
It is his promise to you to offer nothing but proven techniques that have been tested and fine-tuned with hundreds of thousands. Techniques that could very well change your life for the better — just like they’ve changed his.
Lei‘ohu Ryder is a Hawaiian spiritual leader, visionary, healer, singer/songwriter, and educator. Along with her partner, Maydeen ’Iao, they are Kumu Aloha (emissaries of aloha) and advocates for the indigenous soul in all people. Their love and knowledge of Hawai‘i, help us connect with ourselves, with Spirit, and the essence of Aloha.
Lei‘ohu offers her gifts to you on Maui, in Hawai‘i and throughout the world, through blessings, music, public speaking, intensives, counseling, healing work, wedding ceremonies, and funeral services... all with aloha.
Lei‘ohu’s talents and knowledge are honored and loved in her community and the world. Lei‘ohu has received the Gandhi-King Peace Hero Award, the Peace Educator Award from the United Nations, the Woman of Honor award from Women’s History Month, the Educator Award from the Peace Corps, and the Malama Ka’Aina Award from the Sierra Club. She has shared her gifts throughout Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and North America.
Anthony Abbagnano is the founder of Alchemy of Breath. He’s also the founder of The Ark in Bali, Indonesia, a retreat centre dedicated to community health and emerging consciousness... and ASHA (Alchemy School of Healing Arts), a Retreat and Community Center located underneath a medieval village in Southern Tuscany.
With 40 years of personal breathing practice and exploration, Anthony has explored many different styles of the breath, including rebirthing, LeBoyer, holotropic, transformational, Sufi breathing, and pranayama. Now he brings his life experience of motivational speaking, shamanic studies, clinical hypnotherapy, Bodytalk therapy, Conscious Loving coaching (Hendricks Institute), sound healing and medicine, and aromatherapy to his breathwork practice.
As a result of his own healing journey, including his survival and transformation from a near-death experience, Anthony holds tender space for the depth of journey that some need to make as part of their healing path, transforming what has troubled them in the past into the joy and ecstasy that a breathwork practice provides.
Joan Borysenko, PhD, is a world-renowned expert in the mind-body connection. A licensed psychologist and a Harvard-trained cell biologist, Joan synthesizes cutting edge science with deep humanity. Her work has been foundational in an international health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning, and the spiritual dimensions of life, as an integral part of health and healing. Author of 17 books including her groundbreaking work, the New York Times bestseller Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and numerous audio and video programs for meditation and stress management, Joan’s work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, on Public Television, and on many websites. Dr. Borysenko’s warmth and credibility plus her lively sense of humor make her one the most popular and sought-after speakers in the fields of health, healing, and spirituality.
Dr. Borysenko earned her doctorate in Medical Sciences from Harvard Medical School and completed her post-doctoral training in cancer cell biology. But after the death of her father from cancer, she became more interested in the person with the illness than in the disease itself, completing two more postdoctoral fellowships in the new fields of behavioral medicine and psychoneuroimmunology. Her latest project – SyNAPSE – integrates science, nutrition, awareness training, positive psychology, spirituality and epigenetics in a personalized approach to self-caring. President of Mind-Body Health Sciences, LLC, Joan lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband, Gordon Dveirin and their two noble standard poodles, Mitzi and Milo.
Itzhak Beery is a leading international Shamanic healer, teacher, speaker, community activist and author of three Amazon bestsellers The Gift of Shamanism, Shamanic Transformations, and Shamanic Healing: Traditional Medicine for the Modern World. He was initiated by his Andes and Amazonian teachers and was also trained by other elders from South and North America, Inuit, and Siberia.
Itzhak bridge the sacred indigenous traditions those elders entrusted to him with a relevant present-day shamanic approach to living in our digital age. For over 24 years Itzhak has worked to fulfill the Inca’s Pachakuti - The Condor and the Eagle prophesy, which calls for a new period of correction of time, of cultural cooperation, exchange, and integration between the industrial mind-centered Western world–the Eagle–and the ancient indigenous Earth and the heart-centered world–the Condor. It calls for the return of the feminine nurturing energy and the rise of human peaceful and harmonious consciousness, which is seen as the only sustainable solution to our modern day societal and environmental problems.
Itzhak is the founder of ShamanPortal.org, The Andes Summit and co-founder of the New York Shamanic Circle. He is on the faculty of New York Open Center, Kripalu Center, The Shift Network and a staff’s teacher at Omega Institute. He received 'Ambassador for Peace Award’ from The Universal Peace Federation and the UN. His work has been featured in the New York Times, films, TV, and numerous webinars.
Kathlyn (Katie) Hendricks, PhD, BC-DMT*, is an evolutionary catalyst and freelance mentor who has been a pioneer in the field of body intelligence and conscious loving for 50 years. She describes her purpose thusly: “I feel through to the heart with laser-love and evoke essence through deep play.” Katie is the co-author of 12 books, including the bestselling Conscious Loving... At The Speed of Life... and Conscious Loving Ever After: How to Create Thriving Relationship at Midlife and Beyond.
Passionate about the power of embodied integrity and full-spectrum presence, her work explores the how of consciousness and the structures and practices that befriend and transform fear into presence, relational authenticity, and resonate collaboration. She specializes in translating concepts such as commitment into directly felt experiences that lead to new choices and creative engagement. Her unique coaching and leadership programs have generated hundreds of body intelligence and relationship coaches in the U.S. and Europe.
She has developed and led the Leadership and Transformation Training for the past 30 years, and is currently joining with her community through the Foundation for Conscious Living to create the Big Leap Online Programs. These online videos are designed to support people in coming home to presence, restoring resourcefulness, and create caring communities. Katie, who earned a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology, has been a Board Certified-Dance/Movement Therapist of the American Dance Therapy Association since 1975.
Emerging as one of this generation's leading spiritual teachers, Rav Doniel Katz is a visionary educator, internationally sought-after speaker, and the creative force behind the Elevation Project. For more than a decade, Rav Doniel’s open and compassionate teachings have been a catalyst for change in the lives of thousands of people worldwide. Born and raised in Australia, Rav Doniel abandoned his award-winning film and theatre career in his mid-twenties after a year of intensive spiritual awakening. Exploring many wisdom paths and traditions in search of deeper clarity to explain his experiences, he was finally led to Jerusalem in 2000. Since then, he has spent nearly two decades immersed in the world of Torah and Kabbalistic teachings, learning from some of the city’s great rabbis and spiritual masters.
Rav Doniel has lectured extensively around the world for the last 15 years, during which time he was also a faculty member at Neve Yerushalayim and Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem. In addition, he spoke at a 2015 symposium on science and the meditational tools of Abrahamic traditions at the Mind & Life Institute in Massachusetts; was invited by the Chief Rabbi of South Africa to speak at the Sinai Indaba conference in Johannesburg and Cape Town, during which over 5000 people attended his Elevation sessions; and presented at the 2016 Wisdom 2.0 conference in Tel Aviv.
By nature an integrator and systems thinker, Rav Doniel is a deep spiritual seeker with a gift for awakening those same spiritual sensibilities in those he encounters, whatever their backgrounds or beliefs. Challenging conventional paradigms of self and the nature of reality, his teachings exist at the nexus of ancient and modern, intellect and emotion, spiritual and practical. Rav Doniel’s mission is to reveal the hidden experiential dimensions behind the ancient Torah and Kabbalistic tradition — to allow all people, everywhere, to experience its spiritual depth, beauty, and transformative power.
Tom Pinkson was born in the heart of New York City in 1945. The death of his father when he was four years old set him on path of exploration that began with psychosomatic illness, and later juvenile delinquency, but eventually took him to the far reaches of the Amazon jungle, the Andes mountains and to an eleven year apprenticeship with a group of Huichol Indian shamans in the Sierra Madre of north central Mexico. Seeking deeper truth about the mysteries of life and death, he sought out and found numerous shamanic “Medicine” teachers who initiated him into totally different realms than those from which he had come.
During this time Tom also earned three college degrees, including a Ph.D. in psychology. His doctoral dissertation, “A Quest for Vision,” described his successful work with heroin addicts in the early 1970s using a wilderness treatment program that included mountain climbing, river running, snow camping, ski touring and vision quests in the High Sierra. The quests continue to this day, forty years later with people coming from all over the United States to join him on these powerful experiences of solitude and adventure in the back country of Yosemite. From working with drug addicts, he went on to help start the second hospice program in the United States, offering support services to the terminally ill. From there, he was invited to join Dr. Jerry Jampolsky at the Center for Attitudinal Healing in Tiburon California to work with children facing life-threatening illness which he did for thirty two years.
Tom went on to create his “Recognition Rites Honoring Elders" along with a CD recording using music and song to open hearts and minds to the wisdom of deep being. Walking in two worlds, the shamanic world of indigenous spirituality, and the Western world of a psychologist, consultant, teacher, sacred storyteller, and ceremonial and retreat leader, Tom serves as a bridge-builder, bringing what he calls “The Teachings of the Elders” into practical applications within the modern, urban setting. From major corporations to pediatric oncology units within prestigious cancer treatment centers, from the academic world to rites of passage work with children, adolescents and adults, the dying process and subsequent work of grief, mourning, and rebirth, Tom’s work has had dramatic impact in enriching people’s lives, described in his three books, SHAMANIC WISDOM OF THE HUICHOL: MEDICINE TEACHINGS FOR MODERN TIMES, Do They Celebrate Christmas in Heaven? Spiritual Rite of Passage Teachings from Children with Life-Threatening Illness, and FRUITFUL AGING: MEETING THE CHALLENGES — MINING THE OPPORTUNITIES.
Tom is also the founder and director of a non-profit, spiritually based community, “Wakan,” which offers a variety of programs and services helping people find and remember what is sacred in their lives. He has appeared on international TV and radio, written numerous articles, and produced video and audiotapes on attitudinal healing, spirituality and shamanism.
Tom has two grown children, three grandchildren and lives with his wisdom-woman wife Andrea, in Northern California.
Donna Eden, a pioneer in the field of holistic healing, is among the world's most sought, most joyous, and most authoritative spokespersons for Energy Medicine. She has been able to clairvoyantly "see" the body's energies since childhood, and her abilities as a healer are legendary. Her invigorating presentations are rich with audience participation and stunning demonstrations of simple methods for shifting the body’s energies for health and vitality.
Donna’s classic book, Energy Medicine, is the textbook in hundreds of healing classes. Available in 20 languages, it won golds in both the U.S. Book News and Nautilus competitions, and her most recent book, The Energies of Love, achieved bestseller status on the NY Times Relationship List. From her clairvoyant-like ability to see the body’s energies, she has developed a system for teaching others, who do not have this gift, to nonetheless work effectively with their own energies.
Some 1,500 practitioners are certified “Eden Energy Medicine” practitioners and are, in any given week, teaching dozens of classes and providing healing services to thousands of clients around the world. Many of Donna’s students are physicians, nurses, and other mainstream health professionals, and she is widely referenced in the alternative health field. She has been a consultant or guest speaker in numerous universities, hospitals, and corporations.
Yeye Luisah Teish is an elder in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of the West African diaspora. She is the author of six books most notably Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals. She is the founding Mother of IleOrunmilaOshun, The Jambalaya Spirit Works Community Membership Program, and Ase Theater. She has contributed to 35 anthologies and published articles and artwork in Coreopsis, Cascadia Subduction Zone, Essence, Ms, and SageWoman magazines. Her writings have been translated into German, Spanish, and French. She renders the sacred orature of the African diaspora into interactive workshops, online classes, and ritual theater events that reveal the contemporary applications of this ancient wisdom.
Her credits include the Oprah Winfrey Show (television), Goddess Remembered (film), Nzinga the King Queen (Brooklyn Academy of Music), the Praises for the World Concert (San Francisco) and Resonant Streams: An Ancient Call at St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York.
Yeye has lectured, and performed in Europe, Egypt, Mexico, South America, New Zealand, Australia, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean Islands and West Africa. She co-hosts the Institute of Noetic Sciences conferences, teaches for the Shift Network, Sounds True and the Center for Sacred Studies. Her videos, master-classes, and publications can be found at her websites and on Facebook.
Patricia Albere is at ground zero of an evolutionary stream of spiritual awakening. Just as meditation can be an opening to an individual awakening, Albere originated the Mutual Awakening Practice – a 21st century spiritual practice that empowers us to enter into new dimensions of relating and expanding consciousness together. One in which we learn to go beyond individual psychology and transformation into a new space of mutual awakening or ‘inter-being’ or ‘we-mysticism’. In the world of spiritual enlightenment, people who have experienced awakenings almost always experience them individually – eyes shut, in quiet solitude. The spiritual paradigm of the last three thousand years has been singularly devoted to our individual salvation or solo enlightenment.
Patricia Albere, uniquely experienced a sustained awakening that resulted in a different kind of realization, a dual realization that happened with another. That shared awakening points to a new dimension of consciousness and an extraordinary possibility for humanity’s future. Patricia’s work creates a powerful and palpable field of shared consciousness and love that reveals previously unimagined human potentials that can move humanity far beyond the limits of personal growth or self-development and into mutual awakening.
Patricia is the founder of the Evolutionary Collective, an internationally known contemporary spiritual teacher and bestselling author of Evolutionary Relationships: Unleashing the Transformative Power of Mutual Awakening and Mutual Awakening: Opening into a New Paradigm of Human Relatedness. Her unique discovery of the essential components that create an awakened ‘we space’ is transforming our understanding of what is possible in the space between us. She is a recognized leader and innovator in the emerging field of inter-subjective awakening and post-personal development.
Tamara Wolfson, MS, LAc, is an osteo-acupuncturist, apitherapist, herbalist and educator with over 20 years of clinical experience practicing natural medicine. Tamara is the founder of LadyBee Botanicals, a comprehensive line of over a hundred original, natural, and organic herbal formulations utilizing Western, Ayurvedic and Chinese herbs, apitherapy tonics, and bee medicine based body care products. Tamara is also the founder of HealtHIVE, an online resource of NCCAOM, California CEU, and Florida CEU certified natural medicine courses which are also available for the general public.
Tamara graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern Connecticut State University and obtained her first acupuncture degree from Tristate Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in New York. She obtained her MS in Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. Her training has included extensive experiences in community medicine in clinics such as the Sidney Hillman Healthcare Clinic in New York City, Fourteenth Street Methadone Clinic, Oakland and the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. She has trained intensively with diversity of master Oriental Medical doctors including Mark Seem, Kiiko Matsumoto, Bob Flaws, Honora Lee Wolfe, Ted Kaptchuk, Chip Chase and Jeffery Yuen.
Tamara lives in Marin County, California, is the mother of four children, maintains a busy clinical practice and herbal apothecary, and is the steward of well over 1 million honeybees.
Deborah Eden Tull, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, is a Zen meditation and engaged mindfulness teacher, author, activist, deep ecologist, and sustainability educator. She teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. Eden spent seven years training as a Buddhist monk at a silent Zen monastery, and has been teaching dharma for 20 years. Eden has also been living in, and teaching about, sustainable communities and the essential wisdom of nature for over 25 years.
Her teaching style is grounded in compassionate awareness, experiential learning, meditative inquiry, and an unwavering commitment to personal transformation. She teaches engaged awareness practice, which emphasizes embodiment and the connection between personal awakening and collective transformation, helping people make connections between conditioned beliefs and systemic biases.
Eden draws upon her own experience and embodiment of teachings from the natural world, shamanism, deep ecology, and wisdom from diverse spiritual traditions. She walks her talk as a practitioner and teacher, and emphasizes the joy and responsibility of daily practice. Eden brings relational mindfulness, conscious movement, and gentle yet fierce compassion into all that she teaches.
Eden is author of Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Our Self, Each Other, and Our Planet and The Natural Kitchen: Your Guide for the Sustainable Food Revolution. Her work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Tricycle, Yogi Times, GOOP, Shambhala Times, and The Ecologist. She also teaches The Work That Reconnects, a program created by Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy, and teaches for UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center. Eden offers retreats, trainings, online courses, and consultations internationally.
Ken Honda is a bestselling self-development author in Japan, with book sales surpassing seven million copies since 2001. His latest book is called Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money.
Ken studied law at Waseda University in Tokyo and entered the Japanese workforce as a business consultant and investor. Ken's financial expertise comes from owning and managing several businesses, including an accounting company, a management consulting firm, and a venture capital corporation. His writings bridge the topics of finance and self-help, focusing on creating and generating personal wealth and happiness through deeper self-honesty.
Ken provides ongoing support through mentoring programs, business seminars, therapeutic workshops, and correspondence courses.
Ken is the first person from Japan to be voted into the Transformational Leadership Council, a group of personal and professional development leaders. Ken, who is fluent in Japanese and English, lived in Boston, Massachusetts for two years, and currently resides in Tokyo, Japan.
Tree Franklyn is a best-selling author of 365 Ways To Connect With Your Soul, co-authored with New York Times best-selling authors Arielle Ford, Peggy McColl, Christy Whitman and more. She also penned The Ultimate Emotional Survival Guide for Empaths and Highly Sensitive Women and is the founder of FindYourInnerHappy.com.
Along with her popular whimsical muse, Stick Girl, she teaches soul-centered empathic women how to transcend their ordinary, everyday lives so they can reconnect with who they truly are and create a life of deep meaning and purpose. She believes that within each human soul, there’s a longing for more, and her mission is to help others quench their thirst for deeper meaning by awakening the consciousness within themselves. Her practical hands-on approach to using your daily struggles, thoughts and emotions as guides to higher learning brings spirituality and faith down to earth and bridges the gap between human condition and divine living.
She's been featured in The Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, Tiny Buddha, MindBodyGreen, Positive Thinking magazine and more, and was spotlighted as a Quiet Revolutionary in Susan Cain’s international Quiet Revolution movement.
An American medical herbalist of twenty-three years, Holly Bellebuono is renowned for her work documenting women healers and teaching herbal formulary and pharmacology. Holly’s seven-year project of interviews and research culminated in the documentary book Women Healers of the World: The Traditions, History & Geography of Herbal Medicine and was awarded Book of the Year by The International Herb Association and the Gold Award for Women’s Books by Nautilus Book Awards in 2014. Holly directs The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine on Martha’s Vineyard, training and certifying community herbalists in herbal medicine, and she is the founder of Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary. Her work has been featured in Parabola, SageWoman, Juno (Britain), Taproot, The New York Times, and more, and her four other books include The Essential Herbal for Natural Health, The Authentic Herbal Healer, Goal Setting for Open-Minded Business Owners, The Healing Kitchen, and An Herbalist’s Guide to Formulary: The Art and Science of Creating Effective Herbal Remedies.
As a two-time Small Business Owner of the Year Award recipient, Holly leads empowerment seminars for entrepreneurs, and she facilitates international seminars, retreats, and lectures for women’s and business conferences and universities about herbal medicine, symbolism, and the philosophy of healing. Learn more about her work or enroll in her school at her website.
Rhys Thomas is a visionary author, speaker, and trainer in the field of Energy Medicine. He founded the Rhys Thomas Institute of Energy Medicine to help people awaken to their deepest sense of purpose and become a transformational healing force in the world.
He created the Rhys Method®, a powerful system of self-discovery, transformation, and healing that’s improved the lives of thousands, and is the author of the bestseller, Discover Your Purpose: How to Use the 5 Life Purpose Profiles to Unlock Your Hidden Potential and Live the Life You Were Meant to Live.
Rhys is a graduate and former teacher at the Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences and the founder of Solstice Healing Arts Center. Rhys has 14 years experience in Energy Medicine practice, which includes full-spectrum healing, crystal bowl sound healing, energy reading, and soul reading. He’s a certified Energy Medicine practitioner, Reiki Master, and 2nd Degree Black Belt with 25 years of training in martial arts.
Throughout his career as a coach, business owner, author, public speaker, martial artist, healer, and soul reader, Rhys discovered what people who change the world have in common. They are not planning and thinking about who they should be, they are living and being called to their highest mission from a fearlessness to grow and become more than they ever imagined.
Shelly Lefkoe is a co-founder of The Lefkoe Institute, a San Francisco Bay Area firm whose mission is “To significantly improve the quality of life on the planet by having people recreate their lives and live as the unlimited possibilities they are.” Shelly has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients worldwide rid themselves of a wide variety of problems including phobias, relationships that never seem to work, violence, procrastination, unwillingness to confront people, health and wellness issues, and sexual dysfunction. Her clients have been able to eliminate emotional patterns such as fear, hostility, shyness, anxiety, depression, worry about what people think of them, and a negative sense of themselves.
Shelly's programs have reached over 150,000 people worldwide. Her work has been featured on the Today Show, Leeza, and many other media outlets. Shelly is a keynote speaker and workshop leader. Her personal vision is to transform the way people parent. She believes that if we raise a conscious generation of children, violence will end, people will treat each other with respect and dignity, and life on this planet will be better for everyone.
Dr. Mary Bove obtained her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Midwifery Certification from Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences in Seattle,WA. and received her Diploma of Phytotherapy/Herbal Medicine at the School of Phytotherapy in Great Britain. Dr. Bove practiced Naturopathic Family Medicine and Midwifery at the Brattleboro Naturopathic Clinic, Brattleboro, Vermont, for 25 years, specializing in Naturopathic Pediatrics and Botanical Medicine.
Once a full-time faculty member at Bastyr University, Dr. Bove chaired the departments of Botanical Medicine and Naturopathic Midwifery. She is the author of the Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants which is considered an authoritative reference on natural pediatric medicine. Mary co-authored Herbs for Women’s Health and has been published in many magazines, journals and collaborative books on botanical and natural medicine. She lectures and teaches internationally on the topics of naturopathic medicine, botanical medicine, pediatrics, natural pregnancy, childbirth, traditional food medicine and mind-body healing. In collaboration with Gaia Herbs® Dr. Bove developed an herbal remedy line designed specifically for children. She is currently Medical Educator for Gaia Herbs, Brevard, NC.
Magick Altman has a broad range of talents and expertise including Tarot counseling and teaching, spoken word performance, and activism. She is also the author of the definitive work called, Magick Tarot, A Journey of Self-Realization, and numerous recordings with musicians, including the CD, Magick for the Earth. Magick enhances the lives of thousands through her unique knowledge of the Tarot. She integrates Kabala, Astrology, Jungian Archetypes, Numerology, Myths and Symbols to weave a tapestry of her client’s lives as well as readings for the world. For over 30 years, this gifted reader has amazed clients with her accuracy and keen insight. She is available for individual and relationship readings, as well as private and corporate events. Magick holds a lifelong vision of humans reintegrating themselves into Gaia’s system to heal ourselves and the Planet. Another world is Possible! In fact, it has been here all along. She resides in San Francisco and Sebastopol.
Saniel Bonder is the author of Healing the Spirit/Matter Split and the founder of the Waking Down® work. He has been a pioneer in the widespread embodiment and mutual, evolutionary exploration of awakened consciousness for over a decade. After have a spiritual awakening, Saniel has dedicated himself to democratizing this embodied, nirvanic aliveness and exploring with others how to create a sane human culture on its foundation. Saniel calls the total advanced teachings he and Linda personally offer “The White-Hot Yoga of the Heart™,” or, more simply, “The White-Hot Way of Trust.” Saniel is also a tantric and a shaman, an eco-entrepreneur, an activist for nuclear disarmament, a golfer, and a flute player. He writes, “The heart of my life since bodily awakening as the conscious Self is being related to the great Mystery in Female form, the Goddess. Of all Her forms, the most precious to me is my beloved wife and partner Linda. I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am to her and for her every day of my life. We feel deeply privileged to serve others and the world together.” He is extremely proud of the transitions he and Linda and their Heart-colleagues in the Waking Down community have accomplished. After almost two decades under his direction as the founder, their shared work and community life are now proceeding on a new, cooperatively created footing of democratic empowerment and mutual accountability. With Linda, Saniel is the founder of the Human Sun Institute, a founding member of the Integral Institute and a charter member of the Integral Spiritual Center.
Dr. Kate Levinson is the author of Emotional Currency: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money. Her book and workshops provide an alternative understanding and approach to our relationship with money through including the psychological, spiritual, symbolic and political natures of money.
Kate regularly offers Emotional Currency™ Workshops virtually as well as in the San Francisco Bay Area and occasionally in other cities, including Chicago, Portland, Seattle, Santa Fe and Minneapolis. A licensed marriage and family therapist, she consults with individuals, couples, and groups to untangle their relationship with money in her offices in San Rafael and Point Reyes Station, CA, and virtually.
Her blogs for Psychology Today and tweets can be found on her website. She regularly speaks on money or women and money and is the convener of the Women, Money, Spirit symposium. Kate resides in West Marin, on the coast north of San Francisco, where she and her husband owned and operated Point Reyes Books. She is the co-founder of Black Mountain Circle, a non-profit offering events at the confluence of story, nature and spirit.
Vicki Robin is co-author of the perennial bestseller Your Money or Your Life and author of Blessing the Hands that Feed Us; lessons from a 10-Mile Diet. Called the "prophet of consumption downsizers" by the New York Times, Vicki's radical common sense approach to money, food and life inspires people to think deeply and act with integrity. She's a prolific social innovator, having helped launch Sustainable Seattle, Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, New Road Map Foundation, Conversation Cafes, Transition Whidbey, the 10-Day Local Food Challenge, among many other projects. She is an entertaining and inspiring speaker and has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including Oprah, NPR, NYTimes, WSJ, Utne, People. Her popular TEDx talk is on "Relational Eating."
Corinne McLaughlin is co-author of Spiritual Politics: Changing the World from the Inside Out (Forward by the Dalai Lama); The Practical Visionary: A New World Guide to Spiritual Growth and Social Change, and Builders of the Dawn. She is Executive Director of The Center for Visionary Leadership, formerly based in Washington DC and now in the San Francisco area, and she is co-founder of Sirius Community, a spiritual and ecological village in Massachusetts. Corinne is a Fellow of The World Business Academy and the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland and is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council.
Corinne directed a national task force for President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development and taught Transformational Politics at American University. She has worked on the paid staff of a national presidential campaign and a volunteer on numerous other campaigns and has consulted and trained staff in many government agencies and non-profit organizations. She has lectured around the U.S., Europe and South America for over 25 years, and has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Fox News. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.visionarylead.org., www.thepracticalvisionary.org.
T!M FREKE is an English philosopher and the author of 35 books translated into more than 15 languages, including a top 10 international bestseller and 'Book of the Year' in the prestigious UK broadsheet, The Daily Telegraph. Tim has been exploring spirituality since a spontaneous awakening when he was 12 years. For the last 15 years he has been articulating a fresh approach to spiritual awakening that is life-affirming, heart-opening and intellectually robust.
Tim believes a new way of understanding existence is coming that will be as significant for human culture as the arising of science 400 years ago. In his latest book, Soul Story, Tim presents a shift in how we see both science and spirituality that can bring these opposite perspectives together into one evolutionary story of the universe.
Tim is the founder of ‘Unividualism’, which suggests we are now in the process of evolving from separate individuals into connected ‘unividuals’, who experience a unity that transcends our individuality. Tim is the founder of ‘The International Community of Unividuals’, which is dedicated to supporting the evolution of unividuality. His mission is to unleash the deep goodness within us all, so that together we can create a kinder, wiser world.
Michael J. Gelb is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development, and the bestselling author of 15 books, including Creativity On Demand: How to Ignite and Sustain the Fire of Genius and How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci. A sought-after speaker and consultant, Gelb works globally with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and nonprofits. He is also a gifted teacher of the Alexander Technique, aikido, tai chi and qigong, and is a professional juggler who has performed with the Rolling Stones. He speaks on creative thinking, executive coaching and innovative leadership.
Robert Holden’s work on psychology and spirituality has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, a PBS special called Shift Happens!, and in two major BBC-TV documentaries. In 2009, he was the keynote speaker at the IEA Conference in Las Vegas. Robert runs a public series of Enneagram workshops, including “Spiritual Growth & the Enneagram,” “Love & the Enneagram,” “Coaching & the Enneagram,” and “Purpose & Enneagram.” He also teaches a “Leadership & the Enneagram” program for clients like Dove & The Real Beauty Campaign, Unilever, IBM, and Google. Robert is a New York Times bestselling author of 10 books, including Happiness NOW!, Shift Happens!, Authentic Success (formerly titled Success Intelligence), Be Happy, Loveability, and Life Loves You (co-written with Louise Hay). Robert is a student of A Course in Miracles and Patron of The Miracle Network. He is an official contributor to Oprah.com and also the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Robert hosts a weekly show on Hay House Radio called “Shift Happens!” RobertHolden.com
Christina Pratt is a shamanic healer, author, and teacher of exceptional clarity, humor, and practicality. Her mission is to draw on the foundational wisdom of ancient peoples, so we can rise with innovation and creativity to meet the challenges of our time.
She is pioneering new shamanic techniques to deal with the illnesses of our times. Her current focus is healing our ancestral lines to release the growing burden on the living, of the unresolved energies of the dead, and the initiation of our young into spiritual adulthood.
Christina is the founder of Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing in Portland, Oregon, which offers classes in contemporary life skills and shamanic healing for individuals, families, and communities — including Cycle of Transformation, a rigorous, 4-year training.
Christina is the host of the international, live Internet radio show, “Why Shamanism Now,” and the author of the 2-volume set, An Encyclopedia of Shamanism. She has been a speaker at virtual summits on shamanism presented by both The Shift Network and Sounds True.
Gay Hendricks and Kathlyn Hendricks have been pioneers in the fields of body intelligence and relationship transformation for more than forty years. They’ve mastered ways to translate powerful concepts and life skills into experiential processes where people can discover their own body intelligence and easily integrate life-changing skills. Katie and Gay have empowered hundreds of coaches around the world to add a body intelligence perspective to enhance fields from medicine to sports psychology, education and personal growth. Together and singly they have authored more than forty books, including such bestsellers as Conscious Loving, The Big Leap, Conscious Loving Ever After: How to Create Thriving Relationships at Midlife and Beyond and The Joy of Genius. They have appeared on more than 500 television and radio programs, including Oprah, 48 Hours and others.
James O’Dea is award winning author of The Conscious Activist, Cultivating Peace, Soul Awakening Practice and other works. He is a former President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Washington office director of Amnesty International and CEO of the Seva Foundation.
He has taught peacebuilding to over a thousand students in 30 countries and mentored emerging leaders. He has also conducted frontline social healing dialogues around the world. He is a founding member of The Evolutionary Leaders group and on the Advisory Board of The Peace Alliance, and a Fellow of the Laszlo New Paradigm Institute. www.jamesodea.com
'James O'Dea is a modern day prophet who has journeyed further than anyone I know in the ways of peace' --Lynne Twist, Pachamama Alliance
'James O'Dea is indubitably one of the most evolved souls on the planet' --Ervin Laszlo author of over 40 books on cosmology, consciousness and new science.
Rabbi Dr. Tirzah Firestone is an author, psychotherapist, and founding rabbi of Congregation Nevei Kodesh in Boulder, Colorado. Widely known for her groundbreaking work on Kabbalah, depth psychology, and the re-integration of the feminine wisdom tradition within Judaism, Rabbi Tirzah lectures and teaches nationally about spiritual and ancient wisdom practices that are honed to assist us at this critical time in world history.
Her latest work, combining research in depth psychology, neuroscience, and the field of collective traumatology, is highlighted in the award-winning book, Wounds Into Wisdom: Healing intergenerational Jewish Trauma (Monkfish, 2019). In it, Tirzah shares the remarkable life stories of people around the world who have healed from profound tragedy and trauma. The book provides directives for the transformation of all of our injuries—both personal and inherited— into moral wisdom, courage, and compassion.
Reb Tirzah has been teaching ancestral healing practices in communities around the country, from San Quentin to our nation’s capital. She also maintains a private practice at her home office in Boulder.
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer and candidate for United States presidency in 2020. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1. The mega best seller A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.
Marianne’s other books include The Law of Divine Compensation, The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America, A Course in Weight Loss, The Gift of Change, Enchanted Love, A Year of Miracles, and her newest book, Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment.
Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. To date, Project Angel Food has served over 10 million meals. And she serves on the Advisory Board of the RESULTS organization, working to end the worst ravages of hunger and poverty throughout the world. Marianne also co-founded the Peace Alliance.
Martin Rutte a dynamic international speaker and consultant, is president of Livelihood, a management consulting firm, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. The company's areas of service include: strategic vision, corporate spirit, performance management, facilitated dialogue, and creative leadership.
He is co-author of The New York Times Business Bestseller, Co-Author Chicken Soup for the Soul™ at Work, translated into over 20 languages.
For over 15 years he has been exploring peoples' vision for the kind of world they deeply long for – Project Heaven on Earth. He has contributed chapters on Heaven on Earth in: How to Achieve A Heaven on Earth, Seeking the Sacred, and Glimpses of Heaven on Earth. He is currently completing his new book on this subject: What 3 Questions Will Change the World? He sees Heaven on Earth as the new story of what it means to be a human and what it means to be Humanity.
Martin has worked with many corporations assisting them to expand their outlook and position themselves for the future. In the US he has worked with: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Southern California Edison, Virgin Records, Apple Computer and Marion Merrell Dow. In Canada, he has worked with Esso Petroleum, London Life Insurance and Labatt Breweries. He was the first Canadian to address the Corporate Leadership & Ethics Forum of The Harvard Business School returning for four consecutive years as keynote speaker. He has also twice addressed joint meetings of the American and Canadian Chambers of Commerce in Hong Kong.
Martin’s pioneering work on spirituality in the workplace was featured in an address he gave to The World Bank which was shown in part on the ABC-TV special, Creativity: Touching the Divine. He was a keynote speaker at all six international conferences on spirituality in business in Mexico. Martin was also co-founder and Chair of the Board of the Centre for Spirituality and the Workplace, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada.
He has given talks and workshops globally in: Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, New Zealand, Britain, Spain, The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany & the U.S. Articles on his innovative work have appeared in: The New York Times, The Miami Herald, The Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, Personnel Journal, US News and World Report, The Toronto Star and The Boston Globe. Martin has served as a board member of Money Concepts Canada, Global Family, The Hunger Project Canada, and as a committee member of The Canadian Cancer Society. He has been happily married to Maida for over 40 years.
Shiloh Sophia lives life as a great adventure! She is a renaissance woman who communicates her philosophy through paintings, poetry, teachings, and entrepreneurship. For 25 years she has dedicated her soul work to the study and practice of creativity as a path of healing that provides access to consciousness. As a curator and gallery owner, she has represented her own work, as well as that of hundreds of women artists.
By the age of 40, she achieved incredible success through being in the top 10 percent of sales for contemporary artists in the U.S. Her prolific intuitive painting process led to a desire to teach, and provided the foundation for her groundbreaking work on how Intentional Creativity® can give voice to the soul. Her method of “creating with mindfulness” has reached tens of thousands of students who have gained insight into the hidden self.
Her work is taught widely, at the university level in MA and PhD programs, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and by hundreds of Certified Teachers and Coaches. At the core of her work is a belief that the right to self-express is one of the most basic human rights. She states, “We have a right to know how to access what we think, feel, believe, and to express it in our lives.”
Her life path is a spiritual practice, and an offering that was awakened with the feminine Divine. Her research dives into the exploration of the right/left-brain connection with the heart and reinventing personal archetypes as gateways to liberation. ”When we find freedom from the trauma of our stories, we can invent our own legends, and do the sacred work of organizing our consciousness,” she says.
She is the creator of seven books, as well as a community leader. Having been trained by her mother, Caron McCloud the poet, and Sue Hoya Sellars the artist, she brought her gifts of language and image into form through founding the Intentional Creativity® Guild, Cosmic Cowgirls®, Power Creatives TV ,and Color of Woman®. She lives and works at Cosmic Cowgirls Ranch in Sonoma, California, which provides education both in-house and online, reaching over 25,000 subscribers a month. She can be found most days having tea with her muses discussing quantum physics and celebrating revelations of the heart.
Toko-pa Turner is an award-winning author, teacher and dreamworker. Blending the mystical tradition of Sufism in which she was raised with a Jungian approach to dreamwork, she founded the Dream School in 2001 from which hundreds of students have since graduated.
As an authority on dreams, Toko-pa has been interviewed by CNN News and BBC Radio. Her bestselling book Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home explores the themes of exile and the search for belonging. It was awarded the prestigious 2017 Gold Nautilus Award for its contribution to the field of Personal Growth, the 2018 Readers' Favorite Gold Award, was named Finalist in the 2018 Whistler Independent Book Awards, and Finalist for the 2019 Montaigne Medal in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards.
Sometimes called a 'midwife of the psyche', Toko-pa’s work focuses on restoring the feminine, reconciling paradox, and facilitating grief and ritual practice.
Holly Tse is a speaker, author, Dragon Spirit Guide, and teacher of health, vitality, and spirituality. She's the founder of ChineseFootReflexology.com, the premier website on Chinese reflexology, with readers from over 200 countries worldwide.
As a Chinese Canadian, Holly followed cultural expectations by working in the corporate world until her body spoke up by breaking down. She then walked away from a 10-year career to follow her heart and soul.
As a result, she healed her body and discovered the secrets of amazing health and vitality. She’s the author of the internationally bestselling book, Sole Guidance: Ancient Secrets of Chinese Reflexology to Heal the Body, Mind, Heart, and Spirit.
As a Dragon Spirit guide, Holly helps others tune into their vibrational energies to connect with the Universe so they can integrate this important component into their healing journey.
This approach — a modality and brand unique to Holly — accelerates balance and healing by aiding in the release of negative emotions and subconscious thoughts held in the body.
Hal Greenham, BSc (Psych), BA, a somatic psychotherapist, is the Clinical Director and co-founder of Freedom From Chronic Pain. After recovering from his own chronic pain with a neuroplasticity and psychotherapy intervention, he retrained, studying psychology and a number of schools of psychotherapy. Hal specializes in treating chronic pain conditions using the Freedom From Chronic Pain approach, which combine the insights of his work as a therapist with the neuroplasticity techniques of Dr. Schubiner.
Howard Schubiner, MD, is the Clinical Director, medical adviser, and co-founder of Freedom From Chronic Pain. He held the title of Full Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University, where he worked for 18 years. He is the director of the Mind Body Medicine Program at Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. He is also a Clinical Professor at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
Dr. Schubiner is a pioneering clinician and a leading researcher in the field of Mind-Body Medicine, and has been published more than 100 times in scientific books and journals. He is the author of Unlearn Your Pain and Unlearn Your Anxiety and Depression, and the co-author of Hidden From View, with Dr. Allan Abbass. He was included on the list of “Best Doctors in America” four years in a row.
Dr. Marc Halpern, Ayurvedic Doctor, Doctor of Chiropractic, is the founder and president of the California College of Ayurveda. He is also the author of three textbooks in Ayurvedic Medicine, the popular book Healing Your Life: Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda, and the #1 bestselling meditation recording, Yoga Nidra and Self-Healing. A pioneer in the development of the Ayurvedic profession in the United States, Dr. Halpern is co-founder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, the National Association of Ayurvedic Schools and Colleges, and the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. He has received awards for his service to Ayurveda in both the United States and India, and he regularly speaks at conference and universities around the world.
Gary Zukav is a master teacher and the eloquent author of the New York Times bestsellers The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics and The Seat of the Soul. He is dedicated to the current extraordinary transformation in human consciousness—an unprecedented threshold in the human experience. This transformation is no less than a Revolution of the Soul, one that touches the heart of all humanity and is based on spiritual growth, conscious choices, and a deep celebration and reverence for Life.
Linda Francis has been in the healing profession for three decades, first as a registered nurse and then as a chiropractor. In spiritual partnership with Gary, they co-authored the New York Times bestsellers The Heart of the Soul: Emotional Awareness and The Mind of the Soul: Responsible Choice.
In 1999 Gary and Linda co-founder of the Seat of the Soul Institute, the premier organization dedicated to assisting individuals in the alignment of the personality with the soul—the creation of authentic power. The Institute's media-rich website is filled with videos, free tools, articles, interviews, answers to your questions, and a SoulBlog www.seatofthesoul.com
Gloria Latham worked as a licensed pharmacist for almost ten years before discovering true health through the practice of yoga and meditation. She is one of the most influential forces of Yoga Teacher Training globally – and is best known for her transformational programs that help students powerfully break through barriers, as well as her highvibing Yoga Raves. As the Director of Yoga Teacher Training at Semperviva International College of Yoga she has trained thousands of students worldwide. Gloria is a Lululemon Global Ambassador, a frequent presenter at yoga conferences and festivals worldwide, as well as Yoga International & Gaia TV. She is the founder of Semperviva Yoga Studios – with four locations in Vancouver, Canada and the Self Mastery Series Online Immersions.
Bevin Niemann is a Life Purpose Coach for intuitive empaths, lightworkers, and conscious leaders. If you’ve been asking, why am I here, how am I meant to serve? You’re on the right track. It’s time to discover your purpose, master your gifts, and create a life that lights you up. She specializes in helping holistic, wellness, and spiritual practitioners launch and expand through soul mission discovery and intuitive business development.
She’s the 2-time host of The Shift Network’s Evolved Empath Summit, which has reached over 60,000 empaths from 105 countries. Her writing’s been featured in the Shift Catalyst, Mind Body Spirit Network, Conscious Reminder, and Spiritual Biz magazine.
Bevin is the founder of 1 Million Empaths, a global community for those who care deeply about our world. She’s bringing together a planetary grid of empaths, lightworkers, and conscious leaders to meet their tribe, master their gifts, and make a difference.
Tom Condon has worked with the Enneagram since 1980 and with Ericksonian hypnosis and NLP since 1977. The Director of the Changeworks in Bend, Oregon, he has been an adjunct faculty member of Antioch University and the University of California at Berkeley.
Tom has taught over 800 workshops in the US, Europe and Asia and is the author of 50 books, CD’s and DVD’s on the Enneagram, NLP and Ericksonian methods. He is a certified coach and Practitioner of NLP and director of The Changeworks in Bend, Oregon. He is Accredited With Honor by the International Enneagram Association (IEA).
Lion Goodman, PCC, is a transformational coach, author, and teacher of the Clear Beliefs Method, a process to transform beliefs at the core of the psyche. Hundreds of coaches, therapists and healers around the world have graduated from his ICF-accredited training program, The Clear Beliefs Coach Training. He is co-founder and CEO of Luminary Leadership Institute. With his partner, Carista Luminare, Ph.D., they offer couples counseling and training to heal relationships and develop deeply secure partnerships.
Lion has studied and practiced psychology, neurology, spirituality, philosophy, and the principles of success for more than 40 years. Hehas taught workshops and trainings across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and China. He is the author of 4 books: Creating On Purpose; Clear Your Beliefs; The Narcissism Primer; and Menlightenment, as well as dozens of articles on consciousness, beliefs, psychology, and inner development. He has blogged for both The Good Men Project and Your Tango, with hundreds of thousands of views.
He has also been active in the men's movement for more than 30 years. He served as Director of Men's Programs for The Shift Network, where he created programs with more than 20,000 participants. He is co-founder of The Tribe of Men, an initiatory men’s program in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Uma Girish is a Grief Guide, award-winning author, and co-founder of the International Grief Council. She supports spiritually-oriented women who are grieving a loss, whether it is the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, the loss of a dream or watching a parent die. She helps them make peace with their pain so they can finally feel a sense of control over their lives. Healing, Uma believes, is the first step in opening up to one's divine potential and purpose.
Uma is also an award-winning author whose writing has been published in seven countries. Her first book Understanding Death: 10 Ways to Inner Peace for the Grieving was an attempt to seek answers to the top questions she had when her mother died in 2009. Her transformational memoir Losing Amma, Finding Home: A Memoir About Love, Loss and Life's Detours was published by Hay House. Her third book Lessons from Grace: What A Baby Taught Me About Living and Loving will be published in 2019.
As co-founder of the International Grief Council, Uma's mission is to create safe spaces for the difficult conversations we need to have around death and dying.
Lisa Nichols is one of the world’s most-requested motivational speakers, as well as a media personality and corporate CEO whose global platform has served nearly 30 million people. From a struggling single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur, Lisa’s courage and determination has inspired fans worldwide and helped countless audiences break through to discover their own untapped talents and infinite potential.
As founder and CEO of Motivating the Masses, Inc. — one of the country’s only publicly traded personal and business development training companies — Lisa has helped develop workshops and programs that have transformed the lives of thousands and altered the trajectory of businesses.
Lisa is also a bestselling author of seven books, including her latest, Abundance Now!, which provides a clear and practical blueprint for personal success. Abundance Now! is the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to Lisa’s New York Times bestseller, No Matter What. Lisa has appeared on Dr Phil, Oprah, The Today Show, and the Steve Harvey Show. Through Lisa’s nonprofit foundation, Motivating the Teen Spirit, she has touched the lives of 211,650 teens, supported 2,500 dropouts in returning to school, and has helped thousands reunite with families.
Among the prestigious awards and honors bestowed upon Lisa for her extensive work are the Humanitarian Award from the country of South Africa, The Ambassador Award, and the LEGO Foundation‘s Heart of Learning Award. Lisa lives, plays and works in the greater San Diego, California area and on stages around the world, working alongside her world-class team committed to Motivating the Masses.
Rick Tarnas, Ph.D., is the founding director of the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He teaches courses in archetypal studies, depth psychology, philosophy, cultural history, and religious evolution. Formerly the director of programs and education at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, he is a graduate of Harvard University (A.B. 1972) and Saybrook Institute (Ph.D., 1976).
He is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind, a history of the Western world view from the ancient Greek to the postmodern widely used in universities. His second book, Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, received the Book of the Year Prize from the Scientific and Medical Network and is the basis for the upcoming documentary film Changing of the Gods. He is a past president of the International Transpersonal Association and served for many years on the Board of Governors for the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.
Heralded as "The Queen of Sales Conversion," Lisa Sasevich has x-ray vision for seeingsales conversion opportunites and the creativity to convert them into gold! Lisa delivers hihg-impact, low-cost, customized sales-closing strategies for turbo-charging entrepreneurs and small business oweners to great profits.
After 25 years of winning Top Sales Awards at Fortune 500 companies like Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and training top executives at companies liek Hewlett Packard, she left corporate America and put her skills to the test as an entrepreneur.
In just 3 short year, Lisa created a multi-million dollar home-based business with two toddlers in tow and her husband in medical school. Lisa is the undisputed expert on how to make BIG money doing what you love!
Lisa is the author of The Invisible Close, teaching experts who ar making a difference how to get their message out and enjoy massive results, without being "sales-y."
Renee Baribeau, the Practical Shaman, is a Hay House author, Wind Whistler, inspirational mentor, respected business coach, dynamic spiritual teacher, and keynote speaker. Renee is well known for her no-nonsense, “tell it like it is” approach in helping others to achieve successful lifestyle practices by aligning to their sacred Magnetic North. Her clients include everyday folks, entrepreneurs, CEOs, movie producers, and celebrities.
Renee launched the Finding Freedom LGBTQ Symposium, an annual event which brings together new “Thought Leaders” in Gender Expansion, LGBTQ Awareness, and Addiction-Mental Health Treatment. Possessing her own entrepreneurial spirit, Renee has owned successful Farm-to-Table restaurants and a holistic network of love-based healing and service providers. After spending 10 years as a corporate executive, Renee currently does community outreach and marketing for Michael’s House Treatment Centers.
In 2013, the Winds began to speak to Renee, insisting she turn her attention to their ancient wisdom teaching, resulting in a book which quickly became an Amazon bestseller, Winds of Spirit: Ancient Wisdom Tools for Navigating Relationships, Health, and the Divine which explores the rich mythology and cultural significance of Wind and reveals a powerful system to utilize these subtle, life-healing energies.
Katy Bray is a professional clairvoyant, energy worker, and gifted empath whose direct and loving approach has been transformational for her clients — by guiding them to achieve the next level of success with greater confidence and authenticity.
In her years of experience and her work with thousands of people, she’s become exceptionally well versed in numerous transformative techniques — and in knowing exactly which ones to use for each specific client. She’s adept at accessing higher information and healing that accelerates their growth. Her clients often say that working with Katy is the single most powerful partnership they’ve ever experienced.
Katy is a Vedic Master, herbalist, student of Tantra, and a nondenominational ordained minister. Her body of work is based in multidimensional living. She’s led more than 100 groups, teaching participants how to become more intuitive and energy literate. She’s an author, speaker, and a catalyst for all who seek her counsel.
Anand Mehrotra is a visionary master teacher, community and thought leader, and conscious entrepreneur. Born and raised in Rishikesh, India — the birthplace of yoga — Anand combines the ancient wisdom of his upbringing with a lighthearted rebelliousness committed to supporting the transcendence of the individual and the collective.
Anand is the founder and master teacher of Sattva Yoga, a radically holistic, ever-evolving, transformational practice. He teaches around the world, giving wisdom talks, offering satsangs and meditations, providing Vedic astrology readings, leading Sattva Yoga journeys, and guiding students through profound transformations in wisdom immersions, retreats and trainings.
Anand is the founder of the Sattva Yoga Academy for holistic learning, and the Sattva Retreat, a premier wellness destination situated in the Himalayas of Rishikesh, India.
Anand leads two nonprofits: The Khushi Charitable Society and the Sattva Foundation. He has launched several businesses based on sustainable practices and supporting the communities in which they participate. Anand is featured in the award-winning documentary, The Highest Pass, which is based on his teachings. He has also been featured in many international publications.
Trupti Gokani, MD, is an award-winning, board-certified neurologist who has dedicated her life to developing a unique blend of modern medicine and ancient philosophy. By melding these approaches, she’s become a highly sought-after speaker and health coach, sharing holistic wellness strategies with larger-than-life media personalities like Dr. Oz, global pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer, and individuals presenting a wide range of symptoms, from debilitating migraines to chronic fatigue.
She’s best known by those on Chicago’s North Shore for her revolutionary integrative approach to treating headache pain. The Zira Mind & Body Clinic’s patients swear by her unique methodology, which focuses on healing the head by identifying the disconnect between the mind and the body. Through her speaking and media engagements, Dr. Gokani helps people understand the “purpose” of their pain and how to heal themselves through a deeper appreciation of the mind-body-spirit connection.
Dr. Gokani earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she also completed her training in neurology, was Chief Resident, and pursued additional post-doctoral training and certification as a Master Clinical Psychopharmacologist. She has continued to educate herself for the benefit of her patients, gaining experience and credentials in Ayurvedic medicine, clinical psychopharmacology, and transcendental meditation. She has also pursued training in Functional Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Neurology & Psychiatry, and is licensed to practice in Illinois and California.
She has also lectured extensively in the fields of neurology and psychiatry, specifically regarding headaches, mood disorders, insomnia, adrenal fatigue, hormonal issues, and adult attention deficit disorder (ADD). She has spoken at the American Headache Society, the Midwest Pain Society, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American Psychiatric Society.
Her work — on topics ranging from Botox efficacy and safety, to the prevalence of bipolar disorder in cluster headache patients — has been published in esteemed journals such as the American Journal of Pain Management. She has also published abstracts pertaining to food allergies and headaches, along with the Ayurvedic approach to migraine, in the well-regarded Journal of Headache. She studied the prevalence of adrenal fatigue in her practice and presented her work at the Academy of Pain Annual Symposium.
Dr. Gokani recently published her first book, The Mysterious Mind, and is currently contributing to a health documentary on Ayurveda.
Dr. Shamini Jain is a psychologist, scientist, and social entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), a collaborative accelerator that connects scientists, health practitioners, educators, and artists to help lead humanity to heal ourselves. CHI was formed through Shamini's deep desire to bring key stakeholders together to create a coherent and effective movement to move us beyond models of “disease thinking” and the “decade of the brain,” into the study of systems-based healing processes, and personal and societal empowerment.
She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego, and a member of UC San Diego’s Center for Integrative Medicine.
Shamini integrates her background in clinical psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, Jain spiritual wisdom, and the healing arts — teaching people how they can best heal themselves and live life with joy and spiritual alignment “on purpose.” She teaches fundamental principles and practices from Jainism, an ancient East Indian philosophy that is thousands of years old, and which influenced social change leaders and freedom fighters such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mohandas K. Gandhi.
She teaches regularly at Kripalu, 1440 Multiversity, and Sivananda Ashram. Her research has been featured in TIME, US News and World Report, CNN, and other news media. She also shares research on the science of healing in diverse venues, including NATO, TEDx, major universities and medical centers, health-related conferences, and corporations. She has blogged for HuffPost and the Times of India. Her first book on the biofield and healing will be published by Sounds True in early 2021.
Shamini serves on the Board of Directors for Greenheart International, is a Steering Committee Member for Invest in Yourself at NEXUS, and on the scientific advisory board for several social benefit companies including Wacuri, Modern Spirit, and Leap Forward.
At 10 years old, SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) announced to her mother that she was supposed to be a beacon of hope and write books for the world. She wrote her first book in her playhouse that summer and SARK has been living, doing and being transformation ever since.
She is the best selling author and artist of seventeen books (and writing her most succulent now) selling over three million copies. Her art, programs, products and services have sold around the world. She is an acclaimed teacher and mentor, and her wisdom has touched and transformed the lives of millions. SARK has been praised by people like Dr. Wayne Dyer, Julia Cameron, Louise Hay and so many more.
Dr. Maya Angelou wrote about SARK "We, in this world, and this weary old world itself, have a great gaping need for SARK. Let's call for more and more SARK to fill every child's book bag and each attaché case."
Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading experts on Integral Theory and its application. Building on the vision of American philosopher Ken Wilber, he has played a significant role in creating the academic field of Integral Theory.
Before founding MetaIntegral, Sean served as chair of the Department of Integral Theory and director of the Integral Research Center at John F. Kennedy University. He is founder and executive editor of The Journal of Integral Theory and Practice (JITP), co-founder/co-organizer of the biennial Integral Theory Conference, and editor of the SUNY Press book series in Integral Theory. A leading scholar-practitioner in integral studies, Sean and has published extensively in numerous academic journals, applying the integral model to a wide range of topics, including research, education, ecology, sustainable development, the science and religion debate, and consciousness studies.
He is co-author of Integral Ecology (Integral Books, 2009) and editor of Integral Theory in Action (SUNY, 2010) and Integral Education (SUNY, 2010). Sean lives with his wife and two daughters on five acres of Redwoods in Sebastopol, California.
Arden Reece is an internationally-recognized color practitioner & oracle that has guided thousands of conscious individuals from all over the world to embrace their authentic beauty and transform their lives & businesses with the art, science and SOUL of color.
Her 3 decades of study and research on personal coloring led to the development of the Arden Color Framework which holistically harnesses your personal coloring, soul colors and essence in an authentic and meaningful way. She works with conscious individuals, soulepreneurs and organizations to get clarity on their purpose and guide them to transform their lives meaningfully with color.
As the creator of professional personal color systems and a professional member of ISCC (Inter-Society Color Council) and IACC (Int'l Association of Color Consultants}, Arden’s color credentials have been shared on stage with organizations such as Genentech, Jhirmack, Tri Delta, San Jose State University and many more. She’s also been featured on national morning shows, the San Diego Times, Well & Good, and Bustle.
Ervin Laszlo is Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, Chancellor of the Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University, Founder and Director of the General Evolution Research Group, Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member of the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, Senator of the International Medici Academy, Founding Father of WorldShift, and Editor of the international periodical World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution.
He is the author or co-author of fifty-four books translated into as many as twenty-two languages, and the editor of another thirty volumes including a four-volume encyclopedia. Laszlo has a PhD from the Sorbonne and is the recipient of four honorary PhD’s (from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary). He received the Peace Prize of Japan, the Goi Award in Tokyo in 2002, and the International Mandir of Peace Prize in Assisi in 2005. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and was re-nominated in 2005. Formerly Professor of Philosophy, Systems Science, and Futures Studies in various universities in the US, Europe, and the Far East, Laszlo lectures worldwide. He presently lives in a three hundred year-old converted farmhouse in Tuscany.
Rodger Kamenetz is the author of The History of Last Night's Dream (Harper One, 2007) which Oprah Winfrey "loved," adding, "What’s so exciting about this book is that it talks about how there’s a whole other life that we are living when we sleep, and that our dreams are there as offerings and gifts to us if we only recognize what the dreams are there to teach us, what they’re there to tell us about our waking lives." He is the founder of Natural Dreamwork, an approach that treats every dream as having the potential of a sacred encounter that can heal. Natural Dreamwork builds on the dreamer's actual experience of space, time, and feeling in the dream. He has been working with dreamers one on one since 2003.
Rodger is well-known as the author of the international best-seller, The Jew in the Lotus, an account of a delegation of rabbis who pilgrimage to meet with the Dalai Lama in Buddhist India. He won the National Jewish Book Award for Stalking Elijah: Adventures With Today's Jewish Mystical Masters. Burnt Books, his dual biography of Franz Kafka and Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav, was featured in Schocken's Jewish Encounters Series. He is an awarding-winning poet and a literary essayist whose work is widely anthologized. A Professor Emeritus at Louisiana State University, where he held the Sternberg Honors Chair, he lives and works in his beloved New Orleans where he sees clients seeking spiritual growth through dreams. He currently teaches spiritual writing in the Kenyon Review Summer Workshops, and is on faculty at the C.G. Jung Center in Evanston, Illinois.
Gemma B. Benton is a traditional Native American singer, spiritual activist, mixed media artist, storyteller, and the coordinator for the Healing Story Alliance. Through her transformational art workshops, Gemma shares stories and wisdom gathered during her 27 years of working in Native American and Indigenous communities. Gemma is the creator of the Ancestors Journey online creative course that uses storytelling, sacred song, art, and ritual to empower people to heal the wounds passed down through the generations by our ancestors.
She and her husband live in the Sacramento, California area where they spend their free time participating in cultural projects, restorative justice and interfaith community programs, and spiritual activism.
Gabriel Nossovitch the Chairman of ChileWorks and Director of Training of WorldWorks ChileWorks and Mexico. These organizations offer courses in personal development and transformational seminars; and sponsor service projects to the community scale, which aim to raise awareness among underprivileged populations of America. His lifelong interest in ontology and their studies in technology transformation of consciousness come together to create a unique blend of knowledge and experience.
Gabriel is one of the founding members of the International Coaching Consulting and Training Group (ICCTG) an association that provides certification training to ensure proper knowledge and behavior (as well as a high level of quality skills coaching) international coaches and transformational leaders seminar. Gabriel is a member of "Transformational Leadership Council", an International Council brings together world leaders in the field of personal and organizational transformation. Council members are world renowned thinkers and writers who formed this group to promote mutually supportive in their contributions worldwide.
PhD(c), LLM, is a published author, storyteller, visionary, legal strategist, and catalyst for transformational change, conscious leadership, collective thrivability, and wisdom-based education and innovation. Her unique training programs, teachings, and wisdom-based methodologies have empowered people and organizations from around the world to develop, optimize, and actualize their true potential by accessing more directly our collective intelligence and wisdom.
She is the author of the bestseller, Love Letters from Mother Earth: The Promise of a New Beginning, a collection of 13 letters in the voice of our Earth Mother for the actualization of our collective wisdom potentials. She was recently awarded the “Africa’s Women Leaders Citation 2018,” by CMO Asia & World Women Leadership Congress.
Anneloes played a key role in various social change movements, providing legal and transformational strategies for how to leverage and unite local efforts with international frameworks through a shared vision. Organizations she’s worked with include Standing Rock and Dakota Access Pipeline, and the We Stand With Africa campaign to catalyze collective support for the famine crisis.
Anneloes was born and raised in the Netherlands and lived there until 1996. She then went to live in South Africa, Australia, and Mauritius.
Edward Mills has produced several successful summits on his own including the Awakened Man Summit, Mystic Business and the Abundant Mystic. He is the co-author of two bestselling anthologies, Healing the Heart of the World: Harnessing the Power of Intention to Change Your Life and Your Planet and Align, Expand & Succeed: Shifting the paradigm of entrepreneurial success.
Edward Mills is a successful life and business coach, seminar leader and telesummit producer. Since 1999 he has coached, taught and touched the lives of thousands of individuals and small business owners, led virtual and in-person courses and retreats and interviewed many of the world’s top transformational leaders-including Marianne Williamson, Joe Vitale, Marci Shimoff, Bob Doyle, Rickie Byars Beckwith, John Gray and Bruce Lipton.
Sabrina Chaw, CEO of A Feminine Feast, helps women discover their unique path and power through the awakening of their feminine core and spirit. After suffering severe health challenges in her 40’s and 50’s, Sabrina left a 34 year successful career in the corporate world, dove into the science of holistic health and feminine psychology, and transformed her health, life, and work into vibrancy, empowerment, and fulfillment. She has since supported thousands of women in coming back home to their embodied truth and core. Her wisdom was hard-earned and profound, which ultimately filled her with a greater sense of ease, surrender, ecstasy, joy — and even youth. She now dedicates her work to women over 50 in empowering them to light their true path to happiness.
The host of The Shift Network’s popular summit, Resilience and Renewal in Your Third Act, Sabrina guides women in all the aspects of life that ignite us. She created the Five Gateways to Taking Flight in Your Third Act that heals old beliefs, identifies your deepest longing and gifts, creates the Avatar of your life, and empowers you in cultivating your authentic relationship with your closest allies (your ancestors, your body/energy, your divine connection, your relationship to the masculine, and your relationship to death, surrender, and timelessness).
At the age of 62, Sabrina is devoted to being a possibilitarian of her own life, and that of all women over 50.
Rachel Carlton Abrams graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, received her MD from UC San Francisco and a Masters Degree in Holistic Health from UC Berkeley. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine. In 2008 she opened the award-winning Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine Clinic. Dr. Abrams treats many of the world’s most influential people, from CEOs to billionaire entrepreneurs to Nobel Peace laureates. She has been voted “Best Doctor” in Santa Cruz County every year, from 2009-2018.
She has published 5 books, most recently Eight Dates: The Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love with her husband, Doug Abrams, and John and Julie Gottman in February 2019. In 2017 she published Bodywise: Discovering Your Body’s Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing. Dr. Rachel’s other publications include: The Man’s Guide to Women, The Multi-Orgasmic Woman, The Multi-Orgasmic Couple, and the audiobook Taoist Sexual Secrets.
Dr. Rachel has taught innumerable classes and workshops and has been an expert consultant on holistic health for national magazines, radio and television for the last 20 years. You can see a sample of these at DoctorRachel.com. Rachel loves the ocean and the redwoods and is addicted to beach volleyball. She is happily married and the mother of three fabulous young adults, now living on their own, but returning to play with her and her beloved husband Doug, in Santa Cruz, California.
Joey Klein teaches people to consciously transform their lives using the practices he developed and has used during years of study with gifted teachers from around the world. His practical approach marries the wisdom traditions of East and West with the latest scientific studies in genetics and psychology – grounding them for the modern world.
Joey has been teaching internationally since 2001, leading classes and retreats that focus on changing core mental, emotional and physical patterns to enrich and enhance daily life, deepening the connection to Spirit. His writings, teachings and interviews are published in 14 countries.
Camille Maurine is the author of Meditation Secrets for Women: Discovering Your Passion, Pleasure, and Inner Peace, published by HarperOne. Devoted to women’s spiritual empowerment and embodiment, Camille teaches the Secrets worldwide and is a mentor to women in many countries around the globe.
Camille is on the faculty of Esalen Institute, 1440 Multiversity, SAND Science and Nonduality as well as Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. A dancer with a strong background in the performing and healing arts, her work is a vibrant fusion of meditation, movement, and expression.
Camille Maurine and her co-author husband, Dr. Lorin Roche, lead a dynamic meditation teacher training and travel widely to give presentations, workshops and retreats. Renowned for her scintillating embodiments of feminine energy, Camille loves performing excerpts from The Radiance Sutras, Lorin Roche’s sensuous version of the Bhairava Tantra, an ancient meditation text. Sharing her journey of over four decades of teaching and 35 years of intimate relationship, Camille invites us into the mystery of being alive.
Saniel Bonder and Linda Groves-Bonder are among today's foremost pioneers in the field of embodied, mutual awakening of consciousness – or, as one of Saniel's dozen book titles puts it, "Healing the Spirit/Matter Split." They and their colleagues in the Waking Down in Mutuality work that Saniel founded in the early '90s have helped hundreds of everyday people enter into permanent Self-realization and ongoing evolutionary unfoldment. As a married couple who teach together, Saniel and Linda transmit a process of direct awakening. It opens into a spontaneously sacred way of being alive. Their approach helps you learn to access what Linda calls "conscious skillful will.” With it you can steadily live from the recognition that even dark and difficult times are as real, divine, and important as sublime, radiant moments. Harvard grad Saniel is also a flute player, and a golfer with a book on golf’s ‘mental game’ appearing soon. Linda has been a professional singer and songwriter, and has a CD, I’m Here. See www.heartgazing.com and www.sanielandlinda.com. They live in Sonoma, California, and travel throughout the U.S. and internationally to offer their “WholeHEART Way” teachings and trainings (www.TakeHeartTour.com). Saniel and Linda are founding members of Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute and charter members of the Integral Spiritual Center.
Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo, the founder of the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology, is passionately committed to transforming our current broken disease-management system into a true health care system where each and every practitioner is skilled at finding the root cause of health challenges. She trains health and nutrition professionals, including health coaches, physicians, nutritionists, nurses and others to use functional assessments and natural therapeutics to unravel the mystery of their clients’ complex health challenges, and specializes in guiding exhausted high achievers all over the globe into high energy people who love their lives and live to their full potential.
Dr. Ritamarie guides her clients and patients to use the wisdom of nature married with modern scientific research to restore balance to hormones with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal, and insulin imbalances.
Dr. Ritamarie is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with certification in Acupuncture and is a Diplomat of the American Clinical Nutrition Board. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Computer Science, and she has completed a 500-hour Herbal Medicine Certification Program.
Dr. Ritamarie is also certified as living foods chef, instructor, and coach, and she has trained and certified hundreds of others in the art of using palate-pleasing, whole fresh food as medicine. As a certified HeartMath® provider, Dr. Ritamarie is passionate about using HeartMath® stress transformation techniques to guide clients to reduce the negative impact of stress on their health.
Jan is an artist/activist and author of ten award-winning books. She has taught in over 25 countries and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Ms., Newsday, People, Christian Science Monitor, New Age Journal, National Catholic Reporter, Sun Magazine, and Utne Reader. Jan’s quest has led her into and out of a religious community, across the U.S. on a Honda motorcycle, and around the world on a one-woman peace pilgrimage. She has three CDs of original music, a YouTube channel, and several DVDs to inspire creativity. Jan is co- founder and executive director of the Livingkindness Foundation, a grassroots activist organization supporting women in leadership and art in activism. The Livingkindness Foundation built the Livingkindness Centre for Learning in Ikuzeh, Nigeria. It houses twenty solar-powered computers and has apartments for two full time teachers.
Dr. Elliott S. Dacher, M.D. practiced full time internal medicine from 1975 to 1996. In 1996 he left his medical practice to begin an in-depth study of the principles and practices of consciousness and health—an ongoing study of the subtlest mind/body medicine which he pursued for many years amongst the wisdom traditions of Asia. He is the author of Aware, Awake, Alive (Paragon, 2011,) and Integral Health: The Path to Human Flourishing (Basic Books, 2006.) He is a past fellow of the Institute of Noectic Sciences.
Dr. Dacher currently studies, practices, and teaches the principles and practices of health and healing with a special focus on inner development and human flourishing. His work emphasizes the traditional goals of medicine: the end of distress and suffering and the promotion of each individual’s fullest potential, the innate capacity for human flourishing.
Bob Stahl, Ph.D. has founded seven Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in medical centers in the SF Bay Area and is currently offering programs at Dominican Hospital and El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos and Mt. View.
Dr. Stahl serves as a Senior Teacher for Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Bob is coauthor of 5 books: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living With Your Heart Wide Open, Calming the Rush of Panic, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, and MBSR Everyday. Bob is the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock.
Bob is a long time teacher in the Insight Meditation tradition, he has lived more than 8 years in a monastery with Forest Monks. Today, he is the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock. He also teaches retreat every year in all continents.
Emily Hine has more than 25 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, public speaking, volunteer management and social change. Over the course of her career, she has designed and implemented large-scale campaigns that have raised over $150 million for nonprofit organizations. After 9/11, Emily quit her job at Microsoft in order to commit her life to expanding peace and compassion in the world. In 2008, she served on the Executive Team for Seeds of Compassion, a global event with the Dalai Lama that gathered 150,000 people and contributed to the worldwide compassion movement. While moderating a panel discussion, Emily made a commitment to the Dalai Lama to expand compassion education. As such, she designed and hosted The Shift Network’s 2015 & 2016 Global Compassion Summits. Emily is a Certified Compassion Cultivation Training™ (CCT) Teacher from the Center for Compassion Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University and she teaches the 8-week CCT protocol in the community and in businesses.
Emily also served as the Chief of Peace for and co-designed their first which has over 1100 graduates. Emily now serves on faculty for The Shift Network Peace Education Programs.
As CEO of HineSight Consulting, Emily partners with businesses, nonprofits and social enterprises that share the goal of increasing mindfulness, compassion and peace on the planet. She currently serves as Vice President of , an online medical clinic that offers a mindful and scalable solution for depression. Emily is also an inspirational writer and public speaker who shares practical strategies for doing our inner work, in order to become an expression of peace in the outer world.
Sarah Marshank is a personal development specialist. She loves to serve people who in some area of their lives feel uncertain or lost. She guides them to discover for themselves who they truly are and what they really want. To facilitate this journey Sarah founded Selfistry, a company devoted to educating, inspiring, and investigating human development. Selfistry refers to the artistry of the self, where authentic selfhood is treated as the foundation of a healthy community and being wisely selfish is the cornerstone of a whole and integrated self.
Sarah's embodied teaching and presence come from spending 10 years in spiritual retreat. It was there that she discovered for herself the truth of what it means to be human and how to live a satisfying and meaningful life. She shares her story in the award winning memoir Being Selfish: My Journey from Escort to Monk to Grandmother.
The Selfistry teachings weave together spirituality, psychology, and neuroscience in a new and innovative way, integrating Eastern and Western philosophy with meditative and somatic practices. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sarah teaches and speaks internationally.
For 27 years, Robyn Benson, Dr. of Oriental medicine has applied her knowledge of acupuncture, herbs, IV therapies, regenerative therapies and leading-edge energy medicine to help patients get out of pain and solve their most pressing health challenges. Dr. Robyn founded and built Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health and pioneered the Self-Care Revolution and is the creator of Amplified Regenerative Therapies (ART). Dr. Robyn is the author of the best seller, Travel With Vitality: 7 Simple Solutions to Sleeping Well, Staying Fit and Avoiding Illness. A mother, adventure enthusiast, world traveler, and speaker, Robyn brings an innovative and game-changing approach to today's health care.
Duane Elgin, Wharton MBA and MA is an internationally recognized author, speaker and trans-partisan media activist. His books include: “Voluntary Simplicity,” “The Living Universe,” “Promise Ahead,” and “Awakening Earth.” He has done studies on the long-range future since the early 1970s while working as a social scientist on a Presidential Commission on the American Future. That was followed by diverse studies of the long-range future at the think-tank, SRI International. In the 1980s, he was a media activist and community organizer, focusing primarily on the San Francisco Bay Area. Duane is the co-founder of three trans-partisan organizations working to use the new social media to give citizens a greater voice in the future. He received the Peace Prize of Japan, the Goi Award in Tokyo in 2006, in recognition of his contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.” His current work involves bringing together more than a dozen "Great Transition Stories" that offer new ways of understanding our time of profound global change. See: www.GreatTransitionStories.org His personal website is: www.DuaneElgin.com
Heidi Harmon is the Mayor of San Luis Obispo, California. She won her election on November 8, 2016. Her run for public office came after being elected a delegate to the Democratic National Convention representing Bernie Sanders.
Heidi is an experienced community organizer, climate change activist, and public speaker with a track record of success impacting positive change through coalition building, policy advocacy, and public education.
She was also an early childhood educator in San Luis Obispo for many years and continues to teach a music program for young children.
Black belt, entrepreneur, author, trainer, iconoclast, visionary, and life-architect are just a few of the words that describe Satyen Raja. With 30 years as a teacher in multiple disciplines from around the globe, Satyen gleans the essence of the wisdom and distills it down to its very workable essence.
His presentation style, whether in a one-to-one radio interview, or to an auditorium of thousands, is provocative, inspiring, and above all, full of practical wisdom. He has a unique gift for hearing what lies beneath his listeners’ questions, and giving answers that convey deep truths with incredible heart. Never shy of controversy, he is willing to take conventional wisdom to task where it falls short in order to give his students the most comprehensive teachings.
Satyen Raja circles the globe, offering experiential trainings; from martial arts training - to the art of generating money and from creating passionate love - to obtaining a deeper satisfaction in life. He is known as a visionary and provocateur, while also being infinitely practical, giving people powerful tools to improve and transform their lives.
In interviews and thousand person presentations, Satyen is energetic, provocative and engaging. He is a sought-after speaker and radio hosts rave about how the phones light up when Satyen is their guest. Ferocious and warm by turns, he will challenge and encourage his students in order to bring out the best in them. A true teacher, he is flexible and adapts easily to every question and situation.
Prior to founding his current venture, The Get A Life Company, Satyen created and ran a variety of highly successful businesses, including several martial arts schools, as well as a multi-million dollar, personal growth global enterprise known as WarriorSage. He is a lifelong learner, gaining wisdom from a variety of sources; distilling and combining them into cohesive lessons to be shared with the global community.
In his personal life, he is a devoted husband and father of two exceptional children.
John and Ocean Robbins are co-founders and co-hosts of the 100,000+ member Food Revolution Network – an online education and advocacy community dedicated to healthy, sustainable, humane and delicious food for all. John Robbins is author of Diet for a New America, The Food Revolution, and many other bestsellers, founder of EarthSave, and winner of numerous awards for his decades of leadership and humanitarian service. Ocean Robbins is an adjunct professor in Chapman University’s Peace Studies Department, co-author with his dad and colleague John Robbins of Voices of the Food Revolution, and founder of Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!), which he launched at age 16, and directed for 20 years.
Since 2009, George Kao has been a trusted conscious marketing advisor to thousands of coaches, counselors, consultants, speakers, and authors. His mission is to raise the marketing effectiveness of those who prioritize integrity, compassion, and generosity in their business. George's specialty is helping people grow their ideal audience through authentic online marketing, including social media, webinars, launches, and business productivity and simplicity.
George has conducted thousands of one-on-one business coaching sessions with clients. He has taught hundreds of audiences through webinars, teleclasses, in-person workshops and telesummits. For many wisdom-based solopreneurs around the world, George Kao is the go-to expert and advisor on the topics of heart-based marketing, and how to create a business that is truly ethical and fulfilling. You can access all of his content & trainings for free at his website.
Intoxicating and energetic, Bernadette Pleasant is a fiery and sensual speaker, somatic healer, and creator of The Emotional Institute LLC... 400 Years: Unlearning Racism... and Femme!, a mind-body wellness program. She has spent a lifetime exploring creative visualizations and celebrations of the human form, from sensual dance to somatic healing. A gifted healer, dancer, and entrepreneur, she channels her personal journeys and her radical empathy into transformative, immersive experiences that empower and celebrate people of all genders, ages, sizes, and fitness levels. Bernadette travels globally empowering all through classes, private workshops, retreats, and conferences.
With certifications in Emotions-Centered Coaching, Nia Technique, Nia 5 Stages, Ageless Grace, Pole Dance, Somatic Healing, Reiki, and Integrated Energy Therapy — and studies in African, Tribal, and Free Dance — Bernadette promotes emotional freedom through movement and empowerment.
As an experienced entrepreneur and the founder of Femme! & The Emotional Institute, Bernadette regularly leads discussions on emotional healing, grief rituals, inclusive movement, and empowerment for all. Her authenticity, charisma, and warmth allow her to empathize with and inspire those ready for a journey of emotional exploration and affirmation. Intuitive and engaging, Bernadette Pleasant is a vibrant, sensual speaker who connects with those who have been silenced and shut down to support their physical, emotional, and healing journeys — whether in a classroom, from a podium, or one-on-one.
Bernadette, a woman of color, comes from a long line of natural healers who have used touch and movement to help others find peace, empowerment, and wellness. Her classrooms welcome participants without judgment, and support their paths to finding comfort in their own skin. In the Femme! experience, Bernadette creates a safe space for all ages, backgrounds, body types, and dance skills to explore their sensual selves. Everyone is empowered to fully embrace and embody all of their emotions and fully express them through movement; joy, sorrow, rage, ecstasy, and more are all welcome at Femme!. In Femme! everyone is infused with the affirmation, “It’s your body; you can do whatever you want with it — including love it unapologetically!”
Kerry Tepedino is recognized as a leading expert in natural weight loss and her client’s successes are celebrated worldwide. Her mission is to help you understand that self-love is one of the most vital components to successful weight loss, and that you’re ability to transform your relationship with yourself is crucial to long-term weight loss success.
Kerry taps into the wisdom from her own recovery of an eating addiction, body image disorder, and low self esteem to inspire others to take charge of their own health and happiness by letting go of self-sabotage, understanding exactly how to fuel their body to naturally shed weight, and completely transform their lives. She leads private and group coaching programs, as well as offers online home study courses. She maps out the exact strategies needed for people to come into balance physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Michael A. Singer is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller The Untethered Soul. He had a deep inner awakening in 1971 while working on his doctorate in economics and went into seclusion to focus on yoga and meditation. In 1975, he founded Temple of the Universe, a now long-established yoga and meditation center where people of any religion or set of beliefs can come together to experience inner peace.
He is also the creator of a leading-edge software package that transformed the medical practice management industry, and founding CEO of a billion dollar public company whose achievements are archived in the Smithsonian Institution. Along with his more than four decades of spiritual teaching, Michael has made major contributions in the areas of business, education, healthcare, and environmental protection.
Rabbi Michael Lerner, author of 11 books including the national best-seller The Left Hand of God: Taking Back our Country From the Religious Right, and with Cornel West the book Jews and Blacks: A Dialogue on Culture, Race, and Society, and Spirit Matters: Global Healing and the Wisdom of the Soul, is the editor of TIKKUN magazine, co-chair of the interfaith and secular-humanist-welcoming Network of Spiritual Progressives www.spiritualprogressives.org, rabbi of Beyt Tikkun synagogue-without-walls in Berkeley and San Francisco www.beyttikkun.org, and, with Cat Zavis, the joyous caregiver to two cats and two dogs!
As a modern renaissance man, Tom Oliver lives life with the passion, purpose and vision that Nothing is Impossible. He is a singer, a songwriter, an artist. His iconic tracks are played in the most famous clubs from Tokyo to New York. He is a philanthropist and global visionary. As a member of the Global Philanthropists Circle (named the “most elite club in the world” by Bloomberg Business Week), Tom is dedicated to the concept that business is a catalyst for social change.
His life-long seat with the Club of Budapest, Committee of the 100 for Tibet, and his visionary leadership allows him to collaborate and receive accolades from some of the most renowned thinkers, leaders, and artists of our time including Sir Richard Branson, Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Bono, and leaders of Fortune 500 companies around the world. Tom is a teacher, an entrepreneur, a leader. As the Founder and CEO of the World Peace Foundation (which Desmond Tutu referred to as, “The most influential peace gathering in history), Tom’s brings together the most diverse groups of people in the world for a shared vision.
As the Founder and Chair of the Global Leadership Circle at the Manchester School of Business, Tom instills entrepreneurial practices of an ethical and visionary approach to leadership and teaches a multidisciplinary approach to solving global and business problems. And now, after decades of living his passion and vision every day, Tom is an author. More than a book title or mantra, Tom’s new book, Nothing is Impossible (October 25, 2013), is a mindset—a conscious choice. It is a commitment you make to yourself to maximize your potential. And it is the culmination of Tom Oliver’s lifelong inherent belief that humanity is limited solely by the artificial impediments we place before ourselves and that every person has the ability to achieve great potential.
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