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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www.lissarankin.com

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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www.glendon.org

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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www.lesliecerier.com

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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www.mbsacademy.org

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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www.axelssonlena.com

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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www.leeholden.com

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

Laura Kunysz

Laura Kunysz is a senior CFR instructor and cranio-sacral therapist. She has a background in Esalen Massage, Somato-Emotional Release work, the Chickly Brain Curriculum, energy healing, and lymph drainage. She is in private practice in California.

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Laura Inserra

Laura Inserra is a multi-instrumentalist, sound therapist and teacher from Sicily. After more than 30 years of studies and practice of music and different wisdom lineages, she developed Resonant Healing Therapy using sound as a tool for personal transformation, healing and self-awareness.

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www.laurainserra.com

Laura Day

Laura Day has taught at Esalen Insitute for more than 2 decades. A New York Times best-selling author of 6 books on intuition in business, love, and healing, Laura travels the world creating communities of intuitives and healers.

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www.practicalintuition.com

Laura Davis

Laura Davis is author of seven best-selling books, including The Courage to Heal and I Thought We'd Never Speak Again. Founder of The Writer's Journey, she leads writing retreats and tours worldwide specializing in the use of writing as a transformational tool.

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www.lauradavis.net

Larry Payne

Larry Payne was named one of America's most respected yoga teachers by The Los Angeles Times. He is coauthor of Yoga for Dummies and Yoga Therapy & Integrative Medicine. He leads programs at Loyola Marymount University.

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www.samata.com

Lara Zilibowitz

Lara Zilibowitz is an internationally touring yoga teacher and artist with a passion for creative expression through the body. She offers a fluid and dynamic teaching style delivered with heartfelt poetic prose, as well as cosmic creativity and mandala art.


Lansing Barrett Gresham

Lansing Barrett Gresham, founder of Integrated Awareness, is a teacher, healer, philosopher, and visionary able to beautifully transmit the possibilities of human experience. His inspirations were Moshe Feldenkrais, John Upledger, Jean Pierre Barral, Fritz Smith, June D’Estelle, and Milton Erickson.

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www.inawareness.com

Lamara Heartwell

Lamara Heartwell is a body intelligence expert who inspires people to claim their bodies as an essential source of intelligence, power, and pleasure. She is the founder of Santa Barbara Dance Tribe, holds a coaching certification from the Hendricks Institute, and completed counseling training from the Interchange Institute.  

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www.lamaraheartwell.com

Lama Palden Drolma

Lama Palden Drolma was authorized as a Buddhist lama in 1985 after completing the traditional three-year-long retreat. She has been teaching ever since. She also is a licensed psychotherapist, and believes that the spiritual path is most effective when mind, body, and psyche are integrated. Email Me www.lamapalden.org

Lama Drimed

Lama Drimed offers awareness teachings from Great Perfection/Dzogchen and Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism. His Tibetan teacher, Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, recognized Lama Drimed as his lineage holder in 1995. His vision is to open dialogues that include current discoveries and the ancient tantric arts. Email Me

Kristin Neff

Kristin Neff, PhD, is an associate professor of human development at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneering researcher into the psychological health benefits of self-compassion. She is the author of Self-Compassion and Self-Compassion: Step-by-Step, and is featured in the book and documentary The Horse Boy.

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www.self-compassion.org

Kristin Hodson

Kristin Hodson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. She is founder and executive director of The Healing Group mental health clinic in Salt Lake City and co-author of Real Intimacy: A Couples Guide for Genuine, Healthy Sexuality.

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Kristi Panik

Kristi Panik, MD, is chief of psychiatric services of the University Student Health Services at UC Berkeley.

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Krista Bremer

Krista Bremer is the author of A Tender Struggle: Story of a Marriage and the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, and elsewhere.


Konda Mason

Konda Mason is co-founder and CEO of Hub Oakland, a co-working space connecting socially engaged changemakers and social entrepreneurs to bring their projects to life. A human equity advocate, certified Kripalu yoga instructor, and meditation teacher, Konda’s work is driven by the vision of realizing in her lifetime a genuinely just and sustainable world.

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Kirtaniyas

Kirtaniyas is a global collective of kirtan musicians, producers, and dancers. Since 2009 they have toured internationally, infusing the ancient tradition of kirtan with youthful spirit and energy. Kirtaniyas combines melodious electronic dance music and subsonic bass with the call and response singing of ancient Sanskrit mantras, accompanied by live acoustic instruments.

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Kim Mooney

Kim Mooney has worked for more than two decades in the field of dying, death, and grief, with hospices, families, and spiritual, medical, caregiver, and mental health communities, providing practical and emotional guidance on navigating grief and loss personally and professionally.


www.practically-dying.com

Kim Krans

Kim Krans is an artist, author, and the creator of the New York Times bestseller, The Wild Unknown Tarot. She teaches events and workshops that activate the forces of creativity and radical transformation through creative practices, meditation, and movement. Email Me www.kimkrans.com