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.

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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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George Kohlrieser

George Kohlrieser, clinical psychologist and hostage negotiator, is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the International Institute for Management Development, in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is creator and director of the High Performance Leadership Program (HPL) and of the Advanced High Performance Leadership Program (AHPL). He is also an award-winning author. www.georgekohlrieser.com

Geneen Marie Haugen

Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD, is a wilderness wanderer, writer prone to nature mysticism and guide to the intertwined mysteries of earth and psyche. Her writing appears in Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth; Ecopsychology; Parabola; and Thomas Berry: Dreamer of the Earth. Email Me www.animas.org

Gay Hendricks

Gay Hendricks, PhD, is a leader in the fields of relationship transformation and bodymind therapies. He has written and co-authored 35 books, and co-founded The Spiritual Cinema Circle and the Hendricks Institute. Gay has offered seminars worldwide and his work has appeared on Oprah!, CNN, CNBC, 48 HOURS, and elsewhere.

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Gary Marcoccia

Gary Marcoccia is tenured professor of Natural & Applied Sciences from Santa Cruz, California. He leads semester-long courses in hiking, wilderness first-aid and wilderness survival. His work focuses on teaching people how they can nourish their mind, body and spirit through time spent in the wilds.Email: hikingintospirit@gmail.com

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Gahl Sasson

Gahl Sasson has been teaching workshops on mythology, Kabbalah, and mysticism for more than a decade. His books have been translated into multiple languages and are endorsed by HH the Dalai Lama, Laura Day, and John Edward.

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Gabriela Bozic

Gabriela Bozic, MA, is a yoga teacher and cofounder of the Jivamukti Yoga Centers in Munich, Germany. She holds a master's degree in linguistics and advanced certification in Jivamukti Yoga. Gabriela leads workshops internationally and is an established presenter at yoga conferences worldwide. Email Me www.gabrielabozic.com

Gabor Maté

Gabor Maté is a leading expert on addiction, stress, and childhood development. Dr. Gabor co-founded the non-profit organization Compassion for Addiction, and advises for Drugs over Dinner. His best-selling books include In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, When the Body Says No, and others. He teaches in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University.


Fritz Smith

Fritz Smith is a physician, osteopath, cranial osteopath, certified acupuncturist and founder of Zero Balancing. He is the author of Inner Bridges: A Guide to Energy Movement and Body Structure and Alchemy of Touch. www.zerobalancing.com

Fritjof Capra

Fritjof Capra, PhD, is the author of several international bestsellers, including Uncommon Wisdom, which features his extensive conversations with R. D. Laing. His latest work, co-authored by Pier Luigi Luisi, is The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision. www.fritjofcapra.net

Francis Lu

Francis G. Lu, MD, is the Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, at UC Davis. Since 1987 he has led 35 seminars at Esalen exploring film and the transpersonal, 28 of them with Brother David Steindl-Rast. Email Me www.francislumd.com

Frances Lefkowitz

Frances Lefkowitz is an award-winning writer, editor, and reviewer. Her fiction, personal essays, and articles have appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, Poets & Writers, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Health. Her parents met in Big Sur in 1959.


Fletcher Tucker

A devoted student and teacher of California natural history, awareness traditions, ancestral skills and wisdom and trail-craft, Wildtender co-founder Fletcher Tucker is committed to re-connecting human beings in body, mind and spirit with wild nature and our more-than-human relations.

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Felicia Matto-Shepard

Felicia Matto-Shepard dances at the intersection of art, the body, and archetype psychology. A student of the unknowable, inquirer of the dreamworld, she practices as a Jungian psychotherapist in Petaluma, Calif., and facilitates experiences in creativity, embodied sexuality, and meaning.

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Fanna Fi Allah

Fanna Fi Allahis a traditional Sufi qawwali ensemble that has been touring internationally since 2001. Their 10 albums, in-depth studies with Sufi masters in Pakistan and India, peace tours, and other projects make them cultural ambassadors in the West, not only sharing music but also creating understanding of Sufism and Islam.

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Faith Adiele

Faith Adiele is the author of two memoirs, including Meeting Faith, which won the PEN Award. She’s the writer/narrator/subject of a PBS documentary and co-editor of an international multicultural anthology. She teaches at California College of the Arts, VONA/Voices, and The San Francisco Writers Grotto.

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Esther Gokhale

Esther Gokhale (GO-clay), L.Ac., author of 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back, was educated at Harvard, Princeton and SFCAOM (in Chinese medicine), and by people in non-industrial cultures worldwide. She and other qualified Gokhale Method instructors offer instruction online and around the world.

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Erin Gafill

Erin Gafill is an award-winning painter, writer, and teacher with deep roots in California's art history. She is cofounder of the nonprofit Big Sur Arts Initiative, founding member of the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association, and author of Drinking from a Cold Spring, A Little Book of Hope.

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Eric Moya

Eric Moya, CST-D, MS/MFCT, is a career manual therapist, instructor for the Upledger Institute, and international lecturer/speaker specializing in mind/body awareness and growth. He maintains practices in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Carmel, Calif.

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Eric Maisel

Eric Maisel, PhD, is a leading creativity coach and author of more than 40 books, including Fearless Creating, Coaching the Artist Within, The Van Gogh Blues, The Creativity Book, A Writer’s Space, Life Purpose Boot Camp and The Future of Mental Health.

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Eric Goodman

Eric Goodman, DC, is the creator of Foundation Training and author of Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence. Foundation Training has helped thousands of people control chronic pain and experience a new way of life.

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Emily Nagoski

Emily Nagoski, PhD, is the author of Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that will Transform Your Sex Life and coauthor with Amelia Nagoski of Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle. Her degrees are in Health Behavior and Counseling, with concentrations in human sexuality and women's well-being.

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Emily Cohen

Emily Cohen is the COO of Bregman Partners, Inc. where she co-runs the coaching business and manages the Bregman Leadership Coaching and Consulting team. Emily received her BA from Brown University and her Master’s Degree from the University of Georgia.

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Emile Dyer

Emile Hassan Dyer is a choir director, vocalist, improvisational performer, percussionist and storyteller. He brings a multicultural perspective to music while using vocal and body percussion, drums and vocal styles of many cultures. He uses extensive chanting and vocalese in his musical creations. www.voicedance.org

Ellen Watson

Ellen Watson travels extensively, sharing the essence of her 26 years at Esalen. Ellen founded MovingVentures, whose mission is vocational education in the fields of breathwork, and somatic and movement arts. Since 1998, she has focused on supporting the people of Bali, Indonesia.

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Ellen Kindl

Ellen Kindlbegan Harriet Goslins' Cortical Field Reeducation® as an attempt to control chronic pain after a 21-hour surgery to fuse 14 vertebra. It worked, she was certified as a teacher in 2000, and has taught at Esalen and other locations nationally since then.

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Ellen Emmet

Ellen Emmet is a practicing psychotherapist and facilitator of authentic movement. Her dance-movement therapy and transpersonal psychology background has been deeply influenced by a non-dual understanding. Ellen also offers meetings in the Essence of Yoga, an exploration of the body sourced in the tradition of Kashmir Shivaism.


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Ellen Bass

Ellen Bass is a poet whose work frequently appears in The New Yorker and The Sun. Among her many books are Indigo (poetry) and the best-selling The Courage to Heal. A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, she teaches in Pacific University’s MFA program.

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Elizabeth Esalen

Elizabeth Esalen, PhD, is a psychologist who has a passion for healing, empowerment, bliss and dance. She is the founder and CEO of The Lotus Collaborative, eating disorder treatment centers that celebrate the feminine and offer mind-body-soul transformation in Santa Cruz and San Francisco, Calif.

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