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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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.


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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

Kim Gilbey

Kimberly Gilbey, PhD, is an executive coach, strategy consultant, and organizational anthropologist working with individuals and organizations to realize their fullest potential. She has previously served as a business professor and supported executives within Fortune 100 companies, private universities, and global non-profit organizations.

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Kia Miller

Kia Miller is a Kundalini yoga teacher who has an ability to translate the subtle teachings of Kundalini in a highly accessible way. Kia’s study of yoga began when she was 15. She is also certified in Hatha yoga and teaches workshops, retreats and teacher trainings throughout the world.

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Kes Harper

Kes Harper is a native Big Sur local, a graduate of Esalen’s Gazebo School, and recent graduate of UC, Santa Cruz. He studied technology management at university and is passionate to learn and explore his interests in technology, entrepreneurship, team building, and everything beyond.


Kerry D'Ambrogio

Kerry D’Ambrogio is a lecturer, author, physical therapist, osteopath and board-certified acupuncture physician. He is the president and director of Therapeutic Systems, Inc. (TSI). TSI is an internationally known seminar company as well as a treatment center.

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Kerri Kelly

Kerri Kelly is the founder of CTZNWELL, a movement to mobilize the well-being community into a powerful force for change. Her work was sparked on 9/11, when she lost her fireman step-dad in the towers. She discovered the power of mindfulness, not just as a tool for personal healing, but as a catalyst for collective change. She has been teaching yoga since 2004.

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www.ctznwell.org

Kerena Saltzman

Kerena Saltzman, LCSW, is a presenter, trainer, coach and Gestalt therapist. She specializes in authentic leadership. She has clients who work for Google, LinkedIn and NASA Space Center. Kerena has presented at Wisdom 2.0, Emerging Women and Omega Institute.

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www.kerenasaltzman.com

Kenneth Cohen

Kenneth Cohen, MA, a qigong master-level teacher, is the author of The Way of Qigong and best-selling Sounds True audio/video programs. Dynamic and inspiring, with more than 50 years of experience, he is winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Medicine. Email Me www.kennethcohen.com

Kenn Chase

Kenn Chase, founder of Integral Way Tai Chi™, has taught Yang-style tai chi since 1969. He is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and integrates Awareness through Movement® into his unique teaching approach. Teaching locally and internationally, he consults with corporations, hospitals, and privately.

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www.integralwaytaichi.com

Ken Koles

Ken Koles is an acupuncturist who developed the use of CranioSacral Therapy (CST) and Oriental medicine in private practice and as an instructor with The Cleveland Healing Arts Institute. He studied Oriental medicine in Japan, China, and Taiwan, and has studied CST since 1979.

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Ken Dychtwald

Ken Dychtwald is a long-time Esalen lover, a gerontologist, psychologist, educator, author, lecturer, consultant and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Age Wave and has been a leading thinker on aging-related issues since 1974.

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Kelly Boys

Kelly Boys is a mindfulness trainer and author of The Blind Spot Effect. She has created mindfulness programs for UN humanitarians, veterans with PTSD, and directed a teacher training for Google. She has worked with the United Nations Foundation, Search Inside Yourself Institute, and Integrative Restoration Institute, and is the founding advisor for the Simple Habit meditation app.

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Kay Trimberger

E. Kay Trimberger, PhD, is professor emerita of Women’s & Gender Studies at Sonoma State University and author of The New Single Woman. She is an ever single woman and single mother, who has taught classes on single women and written articles and blogs on singleness.

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www.ekaytrimberger.com

Katy Butler

Katy Butler is the author of Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death , a New York Times Notable Book of 2013. Her award-winning personal essays have appeared in the New Yorker, the NY Times Magazine, Best American Essays, and Best Buddhist Writing.

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www.katybutler.com

Katie Hafner

Katie Hafner is the author of the memoir, Mother Daughter Me, which was featured by the New York Times and Oprah. Hafner was on staff at the New York Times for more than a decade, and she is the author of five previous books. Email Me www.katiehafner.com

Kathlyn Hendricks

Kathlyn (Katie) Hendricks, PhD, BC-DMT, is an evolutionary catalyst and contextual disruptor who creates transformational collaboration around the world. A pioneer in the field of body intelligence and conscious loving, she has coauthored 12 books with Gay Hendricks, including Conscious Loving, At the Speed of Life, and Ever After.

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Kathie Swift

Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, is an inspiring educator, innovator, and practitioner in the field of integrative and holistic nutrition, and education director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s nutrition trainings.


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Katherine Woodward Thomas

Katherine Woodward Thomas is author of the New York Times bestseller, Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After and the national bestseller, Calling in “The One:” 7 Weeks to Attract the Love Of Your Life. She is a licensed psychotherapist and has taught hundreds of thousands to find greater happiness in love.

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www.KatherineWoodwardThomas.com

Kate Munger

Kate Munger has devoted herself to creating non-hierarchical, collaborative models for singing, community building and fellowship since 1973. She founded the first of 160 Threshold Choirs, an organization for those who sing in service at the bedsides of people who are dying. www.thresholdchoir.org

Kate MacKinnon

Kate Mackinnon is a diplomat-certified CranioSacral Therapist through the Upledger Institute, and a licensed physical therapist in California and the United Kingdom. She is a passionate advocate of CranioSacral therapy and of the importance of healthy touch.

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www.kmackinnon.com

Katchie Ananda

Katchie Ananda is an internationally recognized yoga and dharma teacher whose leadership in yoga and social change prompted Yoga Journal to name her one of five top yoga teachers making change in the world. Email Me www.katchieananda.com

Katalin Kálmán

Kata Kálmán is a mindfulness trainer and coach with multinational clients including Audi, Wendy's, Coca Cola, and GE. Her work has led her to the most prevalent disorders of our times: depression and anxiety. Kata practices Thich Nhat Hanh’s Buddhist mindfulness-based tradition.

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Karla McLaren

Karla McLaren, MEd, is an award-winning author, researcher and pioneering educator whose empathic approach to emotions revalues even the most “negative” emotions and opens new pathways into self-awareness and healthy empathy. She is the author of The Art of Empathy. Email Me KarlaMcLaren.com

Karishma Darby

Karishma Darby is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in the Sierra Foothills, Calif. Her passion is awakening consciousness within and in relationship with others. She facilitates workshops, active and silent mediation, and relationally centered psychotherapy groups.

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www.relationalsomatics.com

Karen Ely

Karen Ely is the founding director of A Woman’s Way, one of the country’s premiere women’s retreat programs, and the author of Daring to Dream: Reflections on the Year I Found Myself, A Retreat of My Own, Breathing Space, and A Safe Place to Stand (forthcoming).

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www.sedonawomensinstitute.com

Karen Cook

Karen Cook is an acupuncturist with more than 25 years of experience in the movement arts. She has been teaching Yoga since 1997, influenced by Thomas Fortel Yoga and SpectorDance. Her love of movement is her joy and invites all to open to their divine light.

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www.cookswellness.com

Karen Axelrod

Karen Axelrod, MA, CST-D, CMT, is a certified somatic therapist specializing in CranioSacral Therapy. She teaches CST internationally for the Upledger Institute and maintains a private practice in Redondo Beach, Calif. Her passion is helping clients connect to inner resources necessary for healing body, mind and spirit.

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