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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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.

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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.


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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.

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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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www.hendricks.com

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.

www.kathieswift.com