Kamini Desai

Kamini Desai is the author of Yoga Nidra: The Art of Transformational Sleep, and creator and education director of the Amrit Method Yoga Nidra curriculum. Kamini lectures and trains internationally, uniquely combining Eastern philosophy with Western psychology and science.

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Kamara McAndrews

Kamara McAndrews, LMFT, DAACS, is a psychotherapist with an expertise in sex, marriage, and intimacy issues. She also is an AASECT licensed sex therapist.

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www.kamaratherapy.com

Kai Harper

Kai Harper is a native Big Sur local, a graduate of Esalen’s Gazebo School and UC, Santa Barbara, with a degree in psychology. A past resident director at UCSB, he currently works at Esalen as a grounds and garden land steward, practicing relational agriculture cultivating the inner and outer landscapes of life.

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June Gruber

June Gruber, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology at Yale University and director of the Positive Emotion and Psychopathology Laboratory. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who has authored more than 60 journals and articles and received several early career awards from the APA, SRP, and NARSAD.

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Julieanna Hever

Julieanna Hever, RD, CPT, is a registered dietitian and the host of the talk show series What Would Julieanna Do? Author of The Vegiterranean Diet and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition, her work has appeared widely on television and other media. She has a private practice in Los Angeles, Calif.

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Julie Murphy

Julie Murphy, MA, LMFT, is a professor, author, international Hakomi trainer, and somatic psychotherapist. With a background in anthropology, contemplative psychology, attachment theory, Buddhism, and poetry, Julie has developed numerous programs that integrate cutting-edge research with humanistic and contemplative approaches.

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Julie Holland

Julie Holland, MD, is a psychiatrist and author of Weekends at Bellevue and Moody Bitches, editor of The Pot Book, and Ecstasy: The Complete Guide, and medical monitor for clinical studies of cannabis or MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of PTSD in veterans.

Julie Baker Chouteau

Julie Baker Chouteau is a psychotherapist specializing in empowerment of the individual’s authentic voice, recovery from substance abuse, and navigation of life transitions. She works with creative process as an expression of one’s inner landscape. She has a private practice in Marin County, Calif.

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Juergen Bamberger

Juergen Bamberger is a Gyrotonic® master trainer who has been educating and certifying instructors worldwide for more than 25 years. Originally a professional dancer with a degree in dance education, Juergen has studied many modalities of movement arts, bodywork, and human anatomy.

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www.juergenbamberger.com

Judith Orloff

Judith Orloff, MD, is the New York Times best-selling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide and Thriving as an Empath. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath and is on the UCLA psychiatric clinical faculty. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, O, the Oprah Magazine and the New York Times. Email Me www.drjudithorloff.com

Judith Hemming

Judith Hemming practices and teaches Constellations worldwide. She has developed and taught applications of the systemic approach in family, educational, and organizational contexts. She is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and the director of Moving Constellations in the United Kingdom.

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Joyce Vissell

Joyce Vissell is a nurse/psychotherapist who, with her husband Barry, founded the Shared Heart Foundation in 1982 dedicated to changing the world one heart at a time. Together they write a syndicated column for 80 periodicals worldwide. www.sharedheart.org

Joyce Thompson

Joyce Thompson is the author of six novels, two collections of stories and a memoir, Sailing My Shoe to Timbuktu. She has taught writing in public schools, extension, and MFA programs, had a play produced, and owns a tech marketing business.

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Joyce Catlett

Joyce Catlett, MA, has collaborated with Dr. Robert Firestone in writing 13 books including Fear of Intimacy; Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion; The Ethics of Interpersonal Relationships, and The Self Under Siege. She is co-producer of Glendon Associations 45 training video programs.

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Jovinna Chan

Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500, YACEP, in recent years co-founded Shakti Initiation Yoga Leadership School and A Wild Life Sanctuary™.  She served as the assistant dean, 200-and 500-hour teacher trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga and is a certified Soul Motion™ and LetYourYogaDance Teacher. Jovinna is a co-founder of Pranotthan School of Yoga and leads transformational programs around the world. Email Me www.jovinna.com

Josie Weaver

Josie Weaver teaches qigong, yoga, and tai chi. She is a senior trainer at the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, and through her own energy healing practice she helps clients manage conditions such as Parkinson’s, Ehlers Dahnlos Syndrome, and chronic pain.

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Jordan Allen

Jordan Allen leads Circling Europe in America. Jordan created CirclingAnywhere.com, which makes Circling accessible daily around the world, and he's the author of A Beautiful Apocalypse, a zombie adventure inspired by integral theory. Email Me www.circlingeurope.com

Jonathan Horan

Jonathan Horan is Gabrielle Roth's son and closest collaborator. He is on the core faculty of her international institute, The Moving Center. Jonathan has been immersed in the 5Rhythms® practice throughout his life and continues to be a key catalyst in its evolution.

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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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www.essentiallight.org

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.

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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.

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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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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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www.jettpsaris.com

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