Janis Newman

Janis Cooke Newman is the author of the memoir The Russian Word for Snow, and the novels Mary; Mrs. A. Lincoln, and A Master Plan for Rescue. She is a member of the San Francisco Zen Center. Email Me www.janiscookenewman.com

Janet Stone

Janet Stone traveled to India in 1996, where she dedicated herself to a conscious evolution through yoga. Janet blends a wealth of knowledge and yoga experience to create a unique, vigorous-yet-sumptuous approach to Vinyasa yoga. She teaches in San Francisco and leads retreats internationally.

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Janet Fitch

Janet Fitch is the author of the novels White Oleander, Paint it Black, and most recently The Revolution of Marina M., an epic novel a young woman’s coming of age during the Russian Revolution.

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Jane Mayer

Jane Mayer, WisdomWomen steward, is a teacher, poet, and educational visionary who believes that honoring the wisdom of our youngest citizens will transform the world. A former middle/high school English and drama teacher, she currently co-directs The Teaching Well, a non-profit organization devoted to teacher sustainability. She believes systemic change begins in speaking our authentic voices in everyday conversation.

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Jane Malek

Jane Malek met Michele Cassou in 1996 and started painting with her. She is passionate about her own painting process and her teaching. She currently assists and teaches in Point Zero painting workshops. She is on the board of the Cassou Institute for Creative Freedom. Email Me

Jane Baraz

Jane Baraz has been practicing meditation since 1976 and leads Awakening Joy workshops internationally. She served on the board of directors at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and helped start the Spirit Rock Family Program. Jane is a life coach who helps women live with more purpose, balance, and fulfillment.

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Jan Hanson

Jan Hanson, MS, is an acupuncturist and nutritionist whose private practice focuses on women's health and on temperament problems in children. In addition to developing protocols for preventing and reversing maternal depletion, she has written articles and presented workshops on family health and on holistic approaches to childhood illnesses.

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Jamie Wheal

Jamie Wheal, executive director of Flow Genome Project, is a leading expert on the neuro-somatics of ultimate human performance. His work ranges from Fortune 500 companies, leading business schools, Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), to Red Bull and its stable of world-class athletes.


Jamie Forsyth

Jamie R. Forsyth, PhD, is a clinician, clinical supervisor, and trainer with expertise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Her clinical work offers unique insights into the subtle nuances of ACT as it unfolds in clinical practice. Email Me

James Hanusa

James Hanusa is co-founder of Digital Raign and Venture Catalyst. A lifelong technologist and advocate for sustainability, James speaks on innovation and creativity. He is technology advisor to the Emerging Future Institute, impact advisor to UIX Global, futurist at Virtual World Society, and initiative-leader at Burning Man. His current research is at the intersection of art, technology, and immersive experience.

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James Guay

James Guay, LMFT, is a psychotherapist in West Hollywood, Calif., who guides his clients using mindfulness and compassion to break free from unhealthy limitations and learn to enjoy their lives more authentically.

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James Gordon

James S. Gordon, MD, is the founder and executive director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, a clinical professor at Georgetown University’s School of Medicine, past chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and author of The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma.

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James Baraz

James Baraz is a co-founding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, Calif. He is co-author of Awakening Joy and leads the popular Awakening Joy course across the U.S. and abroad. He also co-authored Awakening Joy for Kids with Michele Lilyanna. James lives in Berkeley, Calif. www.awakeningjoy.info

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, a trained Buddhist monk, helped introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. Jack co-founded the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Center. His 16 books have sold more than a million copies. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology, and is a father, husband, and activist.

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Ivy Mayer Lavie

Ivy Lavie is a psychotherapist in the Bay Area.  She has taught mindfulness for the Spirit Rock teen program and at events such as Wisdom 2.0. Ivy draws from Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing, as well as her experiences in co-creating meaningful events as a mother in her community.

Isabelle Benarous

Isabelle Benarous is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming trainer and author of Break the Code of Your Illness. She founded the Bioreprogramming® Institute, which is dedicated to teaching practical technologies for the resolution of conflicts related to health disorders and other life challenges.

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Ira Israel

Ira Israel is a licensed psychotherapist and author of How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You're an Adult: The Path to Authenticity, as well as A Beginner’s Guide to Happiness, A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness Meditation, Mindfulness for Anxiety, and Yoga for Depression and Anxiety.

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Ingrid May

Ingrid May is a German-trained physical therapist and since 1986 has been an Esalen Bodywork practitioner and massage teacher. The founder/co-director of Oasis School of Massage and Healing Arts in Buenos Aires, she teaches trainings and workshops internationally.

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Ian-Michael Hebert

Ian-Michael Hebert serves Esalen Institute in many capacities, including as the primary director of the historic Campus Renewal. Much of his life’s work has focused on community development, integral psychology, and the embodiment of sustainable living principles.

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Honza Lafond

Honza Lafond discovered yoga through his love for meditation and philosophy. He teaches and inspires with raw yet playful and compassionate honesty and humor to help bring your practice off the mat and into daily life. Honza co-created YogaBeyond.


Henry Shukman

Henry Shukman, associate Zen master of Sanbo Zen, teaches at Mountain Cloud Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM, and Sonnenhof in Schwarzwald, Germany. He is also a prize-winning poet and novelist, and frequent contributor to Tricycle and the New York Times. www.mountaincloud.org

Helmut Hillenkamp

Helmut Hillenkamp specializes in the sculptural design of functional forms. A former Esalen staff member, he built Esalen's forge and pottery kiln. He now lives in Santa Fe, NM, and makes his living forging gates and railings.

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Helen Palmer

Helen Palmer has for the past twenty-five years directed CITI, a training center that unites psychological work with the agendas of sacred tradition. She has authored The Enneagram and The Enneagram in Love and Work.

Helen LaKelly Hunt

Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, co-created Imago Relationship Theory and Therapy with her husband, Harville Hendrix. Their partnership has produced 10 books. Helen also is the author of Faith and Feminism and And the Spirit Moved Them. She was accepted into the Women’s Hall of Fame and enshrined in the Smithsonian Institute for her leadership in the global women’s movement.

www.HarvilleandHelen.com

Hedy Kober

Hedy Kober, PhD, is an associate professor of psychiatry and psychology at Yale University and director of Yale’s Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory. She has been practicing mindfulness and non-dual meditation since 2004, is an expert on the neuroscience of meditation, and speaks all over the world about these topics.

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Heather White

Heather White is managing director of Burning Man Project and has oversight of infrastructure, program development, operations, and affiliations. She’s been a citizen of Burning Man since 2004 and throughout her life and career, has partnered with people on projects and practices that actualize human potential.

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Heather Sellers

Heather Sellers taught creative writing for nearly twenty years at Hope College in Michigan, and in 2013 joined the faculty at the University of South Florida. She is the author of the memoir You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know.

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Heather McLeod Grant

Heather McLeod Grant is a consultant, social entrepreneur, and co-founder of Open Impact, a strategic advisory firm that partners with social change leaders. She is the author of Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Non-Profits, among other books.

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Heather LaFace

Heather LaFace, PhD, is in private practice in Los Angeles, Calif., and works within a self-organizational framework of attachment and intersubjectivity theory, extended and updated by embodied-process models of healing and transformation. Her writing explores paradigm-shifting connections between philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, and social theory.

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Heather Houston

Heather Houston has devoted her life to revealing the essence of love through singing. She is a spirited song circle leader, renowned vocal coach and acclaimed recording artist known for her soulful voice and passion for community building. Email Me www.heatherhoustonmusic.com

Harville Hendrix

Harville Hendrix, PhD, co-created Imago Relationship Theory and Therapy with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt. Their partnership has produced 10 books. Harville is a couple’s therapist with over 40 years of experience as an educator, clinical trainer, and lecturer whose work has been on Oprah 18 times.

www.HarvilleandHelen.com

Harvey Deutch

Harvey Deutch P.T. teaches yoga with a unique blend of precise technical expertise and signature humor. He has been a physical therapist and yogi since 1982. He is well-known for making two-dimensional anatomy come to life, off the page and onto the mat.

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Harriet Goslins

Harriet Goslins developed Cortical Field Reeducation®. A Feldenkrais practitioner since 1985 and Integrated Awareness teacher, her background is in psychosynthesis, applied kinesiology, muscle energy, craniosacral work, and social anthropology. She has been teaching at Esalen for 32 consecutive years.

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Harley Dubois

Harley K. Dubois is co-founder of the modern-day Burning Man Project and has been involved with Burning Man for 30 years. She developed the infrastructure that keeps people happy and safe at Burning Man, and was the City Manager for over 10 years. Today she helps guide the movement forward, mentors key staff, and speaks globally about the power of the Burning Man culture to effect personal and cultural change.

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Hannah Shulman

Hannah Shulman leads programs to connect people via gardens and education. She studied at Haverford College and the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz. Previously, she managed San Francisco’s first Urban Agriculture Program.


Gregg Levoy

Gregg Levoy, author of Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life and Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion, is a former behavioral specialist at USA Today, regular blogger at Psychology Today, and has presented at the Smithsonian Institute, Microsoft, National Conference on Positive Aging, and American Counseling Association.

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Gordon Wheeler

Gordon Wheeler, PhD, is a relational psychologist applying the Gestalt model to a range of contemporary clinical and social issues. Author or editor of many books and articles, he teaches and trains widely around the world. Together with Nancy Lunney Wheeler, he has developed and articulated Gestalt Relational Constellations for exploring the systemic contexts of “individual” issues. Gordon has long been President of Esalen Institute in Big Sur Calif., where he also served as CEO.

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Gopi Kallayil

Gopi Kallayil is chief brand evangelist, brand marketing, at Google, the founder of the yoga program for Googlers called Yoglers, and the self-proclaimed “Happy Human,” a title his business card bears above his name. Having become a yoga teacher by studying at the Sivananda Ashram Neyyar Dam, Kerala, India, Gopi is an avid yoga practitioner. Email Me

Gonan Premfors

Gonan Premfors is the originator of the Parentology relationship philosophy and co-founder of Gozamm, an organization whose workshops focus on family, change from within, and leadership and have been offered on five continents. Gonan is a leading coach trainer whose work was recently featured in a TEDx talk.

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Glen Phillips

Glen Phillips is the lead singer/songwriter for Toad the Wet Sprocket and has released numerous solo and collaborative records. He continues to actively tour and leads community singing circles in Santa Barbara.

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Gina Ogden

Gina Ogden, PhD, LMFT, is a sex therapist, researcher, and shamanic practitioner who leads workshops internationally. She conducted the only nationwide survey on sexuality and spirituality. Her latest books are Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy and The Return of Desire.

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Gigi Coyle

Gigi Coyle is a communications artist and a trainer of leaders, sitting in council since she was a child. Coauthor of The Box: Remembering the Gift and The Way of Council, she has introduced council in places as diverse as Zen centers, hospitals, prisons, corporations, and schools.

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Gerald Smith

Gerald Smith is a licensed psychologist in private practice in San Mateo, Calif. He has led workshops for couples at Esalen for many decades. He wrote 2 books concerning enhancing a love relationship: Couple therapy and Hidden Meanings.


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George Protos

George Protos integrates the experiences of his careers in financial services, health care, and as a teacher of the “pointing-out” way of Tibetan Buddhist meditation since 1995. He leads retreats and an ongoing meditation study group in Marin County, Calif.

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