Margot Anand

Margot Anand is a leading authority on integrating spirituality and sexuality. She is a best-selling author, much-beloved teacher, and founder of SkyDancing Tantra®. She has taught with Deepak Chopra and Tony Robbins, and has appeared on national and international TV and radio.

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www.margotanand.com

Marci Graham

Marci Graham is a facilitator for the Human Awareness Institute (HAI) and has been teaching to its mission for nearly 20 years. She has a 30-year history of soul searching and personal transformation through movement, painting, writing, sculpting and bodywork. Her journey in Continuum Movement has illuminated the power of inquiry and embodiment as essential to personal growth. waterwisdom.us

Marc Lesser

Marc Lesser is CEO of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. He was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center and former director of Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center. He is the author of Know Yourself, Forget Yourself and Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader.


www.knowyourselfforgetyourself.com

Marc Bregman

Marc Bregman is the founder of Archetypal Dreamwork, cofounder of North of Eden, and a master teacher at the Center for Archetypal Dreamwork. His books include Flesh Off the Bone: Dream Descent through Past Life Trauma, and Sex, Trauma and Conjunctio.


MaMuse

MaMuse is a decade-long musical collaboration between Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker that stirs an ancient remembering of kinship within the family of all beings. With five albums and total commitment to kindness, MaMuse is magical, whimsical and sublime. www.mamuse.org

Maggie Wheeler

Maggie Wheeler is internationally known for her acting work, most notably as Janice on “Friends.” Co-director of the Golden Bridge Community Choir, Maggie is a singer-songwriter, speaker and teaches her vocal workshop, Singing In The Stream, in the U.S. and abroad. www.maggiewheeler.net

Maggie Gill

Margaret Gill, CST-D, MCSS,is certified with the Upledger Institute as a CranioSacral Diplomate therapist and as a teacher for CranioSacral Therapy 1 and 2 and SomatoEmotional Release 1 and 2. Her main practice is in Brighton (UK), and she travels regularly to Cyprus where she treats clients. She is on the board of directors of the CranioSacral Society.

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Lynell George

Lynell George is a reporter/writer based in Los Angeles, who tells the city's story one sentence at a time. Her latest book, After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame is a collection of essays and photographs exploring Los Angeles' ever-shifting terrain.

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Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr

Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD, is an integrative clinical psychologist and associate clinical director at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine.

Lucia Horan

Lucia Horan was born and raised in the Esalen community. She has been teaching since 1998. Lucia received life-long direct training with Gabrielle Roth in the 5Rhythms® method. She is formally empowered to teach Buddha dharma in all capacities. Her unique perspectives on insight have been published in the book Dancing with Dharma: Essays on Movement And Dance in Western Buddhism.

www.luciahoran.com

Louise Mazanti

Louise Mazanti, PhD, co-developed Psychosexual Somatics® with her husband and fellow psychotherapist, Mike Lousada. She is an international teacher, Hay House author, and works in private practice as a psychotherapist specializing in sex, relationship, and intimacy issues and female empowerment.

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www.mazanitlousada.com

Lorin Roche

Lorin Roche, PhD, has practiced and taught meditation since 1968. He earned his degree for research in the language of meditation. He is the author of The Radiance Sutras, and with his wife, Camille Maurine, Meditation Secrets for Women. www.lorinroche.com

Lorie Eve Dechar

Lorie Eve Dechar is the author of Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing. Her work as an alchemical healer is supported by 30 years of Chinese medical practice and extensive training in Jungian and Gestalt psychotherapy and Focusing-oriented psychotherapy.

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www.anewpossibility.com

Lori Schwanbeck

Lori Schwanbeck is a mindfulness-based somatic psychotherapist. Lori developed Sense and Sensibility, a sensory-focused mindfulness treatment for emotional regulation, which she teaches internationally. She is co-founder of Mindfulness Therapy Associates, located in San Francisco.

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Lorenzo Cohen

Lorenzo Cohen is professor and director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Cohen conducts research examining the biobehavioral effects of programs aimed at reducing the negative aspects of cancer treatment and improving quality of life and clinical outcomes.

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Loch Kelly

Loch Kelly, MDiv, LCSW, is author of the best-selling book, The Way of Effortless Mindfulness. He is a psychotherapist and leader in the field of embodied awakening. Loch is the founder of the nonprofit Open-Hearted Awareness Institute. He collaborates with neuroscientists at Yale, UPenn and NYU to study how awareness training enhances compassion and wellbeing. www.effortlessmindfulness.org

Llyn Cedar Roberts

Llyn Cedar Roberts, MA, is an acclaimed teacher of shamanism. She wrote the Nautilus Gold award-winning book Speaking with Nature, co-authored with Sandra Ingerman, Shapeshifting into Higher Consciousness, and Shamanic Reiki. She has studied with diverse indigenous shamanic groups in remote locations.


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Liz Rog

Liz Roglives to twine her voice with those of others. She leads a variety of community singing groups in Decorah, Iowa, and is the founder of the Village Fire community singing festival. She loves Village Fire because of the cross-pollination of voices and ideas among so many grassroots movers and shakers.


www.villagefiresinging.org

Lissa Rankin

Lissa Rankin, MD, was featured on the public television special, “Heal Yourself: Mind Over Medicine.” Dr. Rankin founded the Whole Health Medicine Institute. She is on a grass roots mission to heal health care.

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Lisa G. Littlebird

Lisa G. Littlebird facilitates group singing opportunities as a transformational personal practice, healing art and to foster community building in groups. She leads workshops internationally and has been on the faculty at Esalen since 2007. www.thebirdsings.com

Lisa Firestone

Lisa Firestone is a clinical psychologist, director of research and education at the Glendon Association, and the senior editor of Psychalive.org. Dr. Firestone is the coauthor of The Self Under Siege, Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships, and Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice.

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Lisa Desrochers

Lisa Desrochers, DPT, MS, ATC, CST-D, is director of rehabilitation at a sub-acute hospital, specializing in gerontology and health preservation through application of CranioSacral techniques. She served as assistant professor at Lasell College, director of physical therapy services at SportsMedicine Boston, and athletic Trainer for the professional men's tennis tour (ATP).


Lioness Parizek

Laurie Lioness Parizek graduated from the Montreal General Hospital School of Nursing, McGill University. She studied and teaches hands-on interactive and energy healing, and is a longtime teacher of Esalen bodywork.

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Linda Nicholls

Linda Nicholls, DipC, PhD, is a dynamic facilitator with an extensive background in group process. Her direct yet compassionate approach establishes a respectful foundation for discovering genuine whole-person health and harmony. She has developed and taught energetically engaging workshops on five continents. 

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Linda Graham

Linda Graham, MFT, integrates modern neuroscience, mindfulness practices and relational psychology in her international trainings. She is the author of the award-winning Bouncing Back and posts weekly resources for recovering resilience on her website. Email Me www.lindagraham-mft.net

Linda Bloom

Linda Bloom is a licensed clinical social worker and educator. She and her husband Charlie are co-founders of Bloomwork and co-authors of Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Truth from Real Couples about Lasting Love and 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married. They have facilitated workshops internationally since 1986. www.bloomwork.com

Ligia Giese

Ligia Giese is an obstetrician/gynecologist with Kaiser in Northern California. She lives with her husband and two sons in Berkeley. She practices yoga and meditation, is a serious student of flamenco dance, and is committed to helping her fellow health care professionals explore new paths for personal and career growth.

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Lidia Yuknavitch

Lidia Yuknavitch is the author of national best-selling novels The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children, the widely acclaimed memoir, as well as the novel Dora: A Headcase and books Allegories Of Violence and The Misfit's Manifesto. www.lidiayuknavitch.net

Licia Sky

Licia Sky, LMT, has more than 25 years of experience as a therapist and singer-songwriter who leads therapeutic attunement-dynamic experiential exercises that integrate music, movement, vocalizing, and touch to foster safe, transformative, interpersonal connection. She has taught at Kripalu and other national and international venues. Email Me www.liciasky.com

Liam McDermott

Liam McDermott is a permaculture activist, massage therapist, and professionally trained chef with a degree in literature from Stanford University. He leads workshops and caters at several hot springs in central California: Esalen Institute, Tassajara Zen Monastery, and Wilbur Hot Springs.

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Leslie Waters

Leslie Waters is a family physician who divides her professional time between practicing full-spectrum family medicine and serving as residency director in rural Northeast Washington. She spends her personal time hiking, skiing, singing, reading, playing guitar, volunteering, and cooking gourmet meals.

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Leslie Howard

Leslie Howard is a yoga educator who pioneered the growing field of yoga for pelvic health. Sonima Health named her one of the top 50 yoga instructors in the U.S. Leslie leads Pelvic Floor Yoga™ certification trainings and other workshops internationally. Her most recent book is Pelvic Liberation. Email Me www.lesliehowardyoga.com

Leslie Cerier

Leslie Cerier is an international chef, educator, recipe developer, farm-to-table caterer, health coach, TV guest chef/presenter, and author of 6 cookbooks specializing in local, seasonal, organic vegetarian, and gluten-free cooking for health, vitality, and pleasure.

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Leora Gaster

Leora Gaster has been teaching Mind Body Studies internationally for more than 40 years, expanding practical applications and collaborating with her mother, Mia Segal, in developing the curriculum and methodology of Mind Body Studies for MBS Academy.

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Lena Axelsson

Lena Axelsson, PsyD, is a psychotherapist, trainer, and supervisor specializing in the treatment of trauma in private practice and public health/social service settings. Focusing on the relational dynamics of healing and empowerment, she draws on the neuroscientific and somatic basis of contemporary Gestalt-based trauma and recovery work. She coauthored (with Gordon Wheeler) the book Gestalt Therapy.

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Lee Lesser

Lee Klinger Lesser has led Sensory Awareness workshops for more than 40 years. She studied and taught with Charlotte Selver, the founder of Sensory Awareness in the United States, and an original Esalen pioneer. She is the co-founder of the nonprofit Veteran’s PATH, which shares mindfulness and meditation practice with returning veterans. Email Me www.returntooursenses.com

Lee Holden

Lee Holden is a senior teacher for Mantak Chia, the Taoist master, and has edited several best-selling books on Taoist sexuality. He is a leading qi gong instructor whose DVD series has been featured on PBS and is the author of 7 Minutes of Magic: Recharge Your Body Each Day with Qi Gong.

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Leanne O'Shea

Leanne O'Shea, DPsych is a psychotherapist based in Melbourne, Australia. She teaches internationally and is a senior faculty Member of Gestalt Therapy Australia.

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Leah Weiss

Leah Weiss, PhD, MSW, is a founding faculty member of the Dalai Lama’s Compassion and Cultivation Program at Stanford University and a lecturer at Stanford Business School. She has dedicated her life to teaching people how to leverage research-based mindfulness and compassion insights to create outstanding leaders and thriving work environments.


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Leah Alchin Piper

Leah Alchin began her Tantric education in 1997. She is an advanced certified Tantra Educator with the Source School of Tantra Yoga and has her own private practice. A survivor of childhood sexual abuse, she is a powerful advocate of Tantric sexual awakening and healing.

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www.tantraloveguide.com

Laurie Cahoon

Laurie Cahoon is a licensed acupuncturist, Zero Balancer, and advanced Process Acupressure practitioner in private practice in Petaluma, Calif. She is a certified teacher of Process Acupressure 1 Gateway To Soul and Inner Child Healing.

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Laurence Cole

Laurence Cole has led song circles at gatherings and festivals across North America. He is an advocate for reclaiming our natural right to sing together as a most basic and primal technology of belonging and connection. Through singing we regain the enlivening power of group singing using our hearts, souls, voices, and love. www.laurencecole.com

Laurel Parnell, PhD

Laurel Parnell, PhD, is the director of the Parnell Institute and developer of attachment-focused EMDR. She is a clinical psychologist and author. Since 1995 she has trained thousands of clinicians in EMDR both nationally and internationally. Email Me www.drlaurelparnell.com