Jonathan Goldman

Jonathan Goldman is an acupuncture, energy medicine, and spiritual healing practitioner. He is principle director at the Essential Light Institute, developer of Transformational Energy Healing, and the originator of the Chakra Map method of observing and helping the Human Energy Vehicle.

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John Vosler

John Vosler is a senior teacher at the Amrit Yoga Institute who leads Yoga Nidra certification programs, and an iRest teacher certified by the Integrative Restoration Institute. He teaches internationally, leading trainings and retreats on the profound healing benefits of the ancient meditation practice of Yoga Nidra.

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www.johnvosler.com

John Thompson

John Thompson co-founded Circling Europe and has helped define and evolve both Circling and Surrendered Leadership. He trains Circling leaders worldwide. He formerly was an elite tennis coach specializing in psychology and founded a program to help street children in India.

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www.circlingeurope.com

Johnsmith

Johnsmith has been writing heartfelt songs for more than 30 years. He's won national awards and contests, was a staff songwriter in Nashville, and has recorded eight CDs. He's taught songwriting workshops nationwide, and has been featured on NPR's “New Dimensions.” Email Me www.johnsmithmusic.com

John Robbins

John Robbins is author of Diet for a New America and many other bestsellers, founder of EarthSave International, and one of the most popular bloggers on the Huffington Post. He is a recipient of the Rachel Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, and dozens of other honors.


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John Prendergast

John J. Prendergast, PhD, is the author of In Touch, a nondual spiritual teacher, practicing psychotherapist, and retired adjunct professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is also the senior editor of The Sacred Mirror and Listening from the Heart of Silence.

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www.listeningfromsilence.com

John Perkins

John Perkins, is a leading authority on shamanism and transformation, advisor to the UN, World Bank, CEOs, and many governments, and New York Times best-selling author of 9 books including Shapeshifting and The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. He teaches internationally, co-founded The Pachamama Alliance, and founded DreamChange.


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John Marks

John Marks founded Search for Common Ground, a peace-building NGO with offices in 35 countries. He was a best-selling, award-winning author, a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, a U.S. Senate aide, a Skoll Awardee for Social Entrepreneurship and an Ashoka Senior Fellow. Email Me www.sfcg.org

John Forsyth

John P. Forsyth, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, professor, and director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Program at SUNY Albany. He is an author, speaker, and trainer, and leads workshops worldwide. Email Me www.drjohnforsyth.com

John Brehm

John Brehm is the author of two award-winning books of poems, Help Is on the Way and Sea of Faith. He is also the associate editor of The Oxford Book of American Poetry and the editor of the anthology The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches for the Literary Arts and Mountain Writers Series in Portland and for the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, Colorado.


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Johanna Holloman

Johanna Holloman is a German-born clinical psychologist, Diamond Approach® teacher and certified Esalen® Massage and Deep Bodywork instructor. She teaches internationally. She is a yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and created the Esalen in-house yoga training program. Email Me

Joe Wilkins

Joe Wilkins is the author of the memoir The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing up on the Big Dry and two books of poetry. His third full-length collection, When We Were Birds, was recently named a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. He directs the creative-writing program at Linfield College.

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Joe Cavanaugh

Joseph Cavanaugh is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in the Sierra foothills and a psychology instructor at a local community college. He has facilitated personal-growth workshops throughout California for the past 45 years.

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Jody Greene

Jody Greene has been practicing Zen Buddhism and yoga since 2001, and has taught yoga and meditation both privately and at Yoga Tree in San Francisco, Esalen Institute and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.

JoAnne Chartrand-Benz

JoAnne Chartrand-Benz has been a European-trained somatic psychology educator since 1979. Her specialty is in somatic, transpersonal, relational psychology, and trauma work. She teaches Family Constellation trainings. She is a Somatic Experience practitioner, a student of the Diamond Approach, and co-author of Love and Belonging.

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www.relationalconstellations.com

Joanna Claassen Ferraro

Joanna Claassen Ferraro has been an outdoor and early childhood educator since 2000. She runs Early Ecology, an outdoor educational program for children and families in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is a former director of Esalen Institute’s Gazebo School Park. Joanna is inspired by the natural world, human kindness and the power of play.

Jnana Gowan

Jnana Gowan, a yoga instructor since 1999 and an “urban ceremonialist,” is the director of Powerhouse Education, a company dedicated to health and well-being. She integrates ceremony and ritual from the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (from Peru) into her teachings.

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www.powerhed.com

Jim Gallas

Jim Gallas was mentored by Dr. Chui Nan Lai to teach Wai Dan Gong (aka “Easy Tao” qi gong). He has taught this form since 1993, including the last fifteen years at Esalen. He also teaches yoga, shiatsu, reiki and anatomy.

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Jim Duffy

Jim Duffy is a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF and is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, medical acupuncture and integrative medicine. He is an elected Fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.


Jim Benson

Jim Benson is a certified SkyDancing Tantra teacher who has supported students and teachers-in-training internationally since 2003. A sex and intimacy coach for men, his programs include the Awakened Masculine Training and MultiOrgasmic Lover. www.awakenedmasculine.com

Jett Psaris

Jett Psaris, PhD, author of Undefended Love, Hidden Blessings: Midlife Crisis as a Spiritual Awakening, and Taking the Midlife Leap, teaches others to use intimate relationship and the midlife journey as catalysts for psycho/spiritual transformation. She has been teaching workshops about how to inhabit the full spectrum of one’s humanity since 1992.

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Jessica Wolk Benson

Jessica Wolk Benson is a psychotherapist with extensive training and practice in experiential, attachment-based therapy. Her investigation into the reclamation of the Divine Feminine has brought about her unwavering commitment to restoring balance to the minds and hearts of humanity. www.experientialpsychotherapy.com

Jessica Kolbe

Jessica Kolbe is a senior teacher trainer for The Institute of Qigong and Tai Chi. Jessica leads classes, workshops, corporate wellness programs, certification trainings, and private healing sessions. She also produces an award-winning TV show, Qigong with Jessica Kolbe, which airs/streams on TVSB, and on demand.

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www.QigongSB.com

Jessica Fagan

Jessica Fagan, a member of the Esalen Massage staff, is a dancer and performer who is deeply immersed in the practice and teaching of Eastern and Western somatic therapies as well as vinyasa yoga. Email Me www.jessicasomatics.com

Jerry Kermode

Jerry Kermode is a woodturning artist and teacher in Sebastopol, Calif. He is known as much for his sense of humor and friendly manner as for his ability with the chisel. He helps people understand the subtle nuances of cutting wood without fear or trepidation.

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www.jerrykermode.com

Jeronimo Calderon

Jerónimo Calderón is an explorer of how to blend wellbeing with welldoing (Wellbeing Project), how to learn from nature to redefine sustainability (Amanitas) and how to build regenerative, living laboratories (Tierra Valiente). He is an author, speaker and lecturer working with unlikely allies from the United Nations to the World Economic Forum and Burning Man. Email Me

Jerome Front

Jerome Front, LMFT, teaches at Pepperdine University and across the U.S., and has written about mindfulness, contemplative living and mindful approaches to relationships. He leads retreats, clinical workshops and corporate trainings, and has a private psychotherapy practice.

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www.jeromefront.com

Jennifer Ward

Jennifer Ward is a change and transition strategist at Life Balance Institute. She works with individuals and leads workshops focusing on how to skillfully navigate life changes and maintain well-being in times of challenge. She has trained with Phillip Moffitt since 2010 and is a long-time meditation practitioner.

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www.lifebalance.org

Jennifer McChristian

Jennifer McChristian is an award-winning artist who was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. In 1986, she moved to California, where she was an animation artist for Disney and Nickelodeon, among other studios. She has studied under Robert Blue, Karl Dempwolf, and Steve Huston, and leads painting and drawing workshops internationally.

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www.jennifermcchristian.com

Jennifer Berezan

Jennifer Berezan is a singer/songwriter, teacher, and activist. Her groundbreaking work as a recording artist and teacher has established her as a leading voice in the field of music, ritual, and healing. She has released 8 albums and produces large-scale multicultural, ecstatic ritual events.

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www.edgeofwonder.com

Jennie Oppenheimer

Jennie Oppenheimer is an artist, educator and leader of mixed media and SoulCollage® workshops. Founder of SOULIO, a venture that offers artful programs that help clarify personal and professional goals, Jennie uses arts-based practices with individuals and organizations to empower innovative problem solving, self-navigation and creative expression.

Jenn Sherer

Jenn Sherer teaches Spinefulness in Palo Alto, CA, New York, New Jersey, Washington DC and Hawaii. Recently featured for Spinefulness on NPR, Good Morning America, CNN and Real Simple magazine, Jenn holds a BS in Product Design Engineering from Stanford University. Email Me www.Spinefulness.com

Jenn Sander

Jenn Sander is the Founder of Play Atélier, a business innovation consultancy that surveys, fosters, and designs space for creativity and ideation with brands and partners. Additionally, she has been leading Global Innovation and New Initiatives for Burning Man Project for the last 5 years, developing collaborations with their extended networks.

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Jeff Foster

Jeff Foster writes and speaks about the journey of healing and spiritual awakening, and invites exhausted seekers around the world to come to rest. He was voted #59 on Watkins Review's 2014 list of the world's Most Spiritually Influential Living People. He has published 4 books in over 6 languages.

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www.lifewithoutacentre.com

Jeena Cho

Jeena Cho is a lawyer, author and mindfulness instructor. She is a partner at JC Law Group PC and leads workshops for lawyers and works with lawyers and law firms on stress management, work-life balance, career transition and overall wellness. She is the author of The Anxious Lawyer.

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Jean Shinoda Bolen

Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and author of thirteen influential books. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and was clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF. The Millionth Circle Initiative was inspired by her book and led to her advocacy for a UN 5th World Conference on Women (www.5wcw.org). She has a private practice in Mill Valley, Calif.

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www.jeanbolen.com

Jean Morrison

Jean Morrison, MA, has been a certified NVC trainer since 1989. She also is an author and materials designer with a background in psychology and counseling. In all of her work, she emphasizes whole-brain learning and thinking, and holistic health. www.groktheworld.com

Jean Kristeller

Jean Kristeller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, has used mindfulness-based interventions for eating-related issues for over 25 years. She receives NIH-funding, co-founded The Center for Mindful Eating, and has held faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School, U. Mass. Medical School, and Indiana State University.


Jean Houston

Jean Houston, PhD, is a philosopher mentored by Margaret Mead. One of the principal founders of the human potential movement, she has written 26 books and is known for her worldwide human potential workshops. www.jeanhouston.com

Jean Couch

Jean Couch, originally known for her classic Runner's Yoga Book, has shown thousands of people of all ages how to improve their health. She most recently taught 50 physicians and their spouses, one of whom wrote, "I now have hope for me and my patients."

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www.balancecenter.com

Jaya Lakshmi

Jaya Lakshmi has been attending Native American tipi ceremonies since 1996. From this she developed a deep understanding of holding sacred space. Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Yogiji are also well-known recording artists and performers in the genres of mantra and medicine songs.

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Jason Weston

Jason Weston has been practicing the principles of the Human Awareness Institute (HAI) for nearly 40 years. As a facilitator, Jason assists individuals and couples in creating  the lives they really want. Trained at the Process Therapy Institute, Jason served for many years as the executive director of HAI Global. Email me

Jason Nemer

Jason Nemer is the founder of acro yoga and has been blessed with many great teachers on his path. During his teenage years he trained with some of the top Russian and Bulgarian acrobatic masters. Currently he travels to teach, study, and bring communities together.

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www.acroyoga.org