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. Email Me www.emilynagoski.com

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’s work frequently appears in The New Yorker and The Sun. Among her books are Indigo and Like a Beggar (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. www.ellenbass.com

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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Eliza Reynolds

Eliza Reynolds, now 25 years old, has co-led workshops with her mother, Sil Reynolds, since she was 15. A graduate of Brown University, she coauthored Mothering & Daughtering and is a certified teen mediator and SOS-trained counselor with Planned Parenthood.

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Elissa Epel

Elissa Epel, PhD, is a professor at UC San Francisco, author of New York Times bestseller, The Telomere Effect, and president of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. She is an expert on stress and contemplative practices, including mindful eating for optimal metabolic balance.

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Elena Brower

Elena Brower teaches yoga and meditation, and is the author of Art of Attention, a yoga workbook. She created the audio meditation coursework, Cultivating Spiritual Intelligence, and founded Teach.yoga, a global website for teachers. Her second book, Practice You, will be published in 2018 by Sounds True.


Eleanor Criswell Hanna

Eleanor Criswell Hanna, director of the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training and an emeritus professor of psychology at Sonoma State University, is editor of Somatics, and author of How Yoga Works and Biofeedback and Somatics.

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Elana Meta

Elana Meta is a dancer, teacher, and creative who explores self-expression and human connection through movement technique and META Method. Elana is the founder and CEO of Wild Vessel, which builds experiences and spaces for the expanding Feminine movement.

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Eileen Barker

Eileen Barker is a forgiveness teacher and author of The Forgiveness Workbook and Forgiveness Meditaton CD. In addition to leading retreats and workshops, she is a forgiveness coach and lawyer/mediator with a private practice in San Rafael, Calif.

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Edward Maupin

Edward Maupin, a psychologist who was an Esalen scholar-in-residence from 1966 to 1970, has practiced Rolfing since 1968, when he was trained by Dr. Ida Rolf. His early research in Zen Buddhism strongly influenced his approach to the Rolf Method.

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East Forest

East Forest combines modern sound healing techniques with ancient indigenous wisdom to create a form of "musical technology" that NPR calls “just blissful.” He performs widely from TED to Grace Cathedral, and his collaborations include Ram Dass, MC YOGI and Trevor Hall. Email Me www.eastforest.org

Dyrian Benz

Dyrian Benz-Chartrand, PsyD, is a mindfulness and somatic psychology educator. A cofounder of Hakomi, he conducts trainings in Relational Constellations at the Constellation Institute of California. He is a longtime Diamond Approach student and co-author of Love and Belonging: Making Love Successful.

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Dustin DiPerna

Dustin DiPerna is a Harvard-trained scholar of world religions. He studies in the Tibetan meditation lineages of Mahamudra and Dzogchen with Daniel P. Brown. Through writing, teaching, coaching and entrepreneurship, Dustin helps people find happier and more fulfilling ways of being in the world. His books include Streams of Wisdom, Evolution's Ally and Earth is Eden. Email Me www.dustindiperna.com

Doug Dirt Greenfield

Doug "Dirt" Greenfield is a co-founding artist of the Banana Slug String Band and plays bass guitar, vocals, harmonica and percussion. He served as program director for Venture West School of Outdoor Living and Exploring New Horizons, and has designed and led outdoors science camps in Northern California. Email Me

Doug Crandell

Doug Crandell works at the Institute on Human Development and Disability at the University of Georgia. He recently received a Pushcart Prize for his essay “Winter Wheat,” published in the January 2015 issue of The Sun.


Dorothy Hunt

Dorothy Hunt is spiritual director of Moon Mountain Sangha and teaching in the spiritual lineage of Adyashanti. She is the founder of the San Francisco Center for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and is a licensed psychotherapist, practicing since 1967. Dorothy is the author of Only This!


Dorothy Charles

Dorothy Charles has been a student and teacher at Esalen since 1982. A student of Esalen co-founder Richard Price, she combines Esalen body-centered Gestalt with relational Gestalt theory, and leads workshops in Asia, Europe and the U.S. Email Me www.dorothycharles.com

Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz

Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz, PhD, RSMT, RSME, is executive director of Continuum Movement® founded by Emilie Conrad, and chair of Continuum Movement Research Initiative, exploring how movement heals.

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Donna Spitzer Rengel

Donna Spitzer Rengel has been facilitating Love, Intimacy and Sexuality workshops since 1994. Her background includes somatics, movement arts, and work as a holistic Lomi Body/Mind practitioner. She developed and leads a workshop for women on expression, movement, and connection.

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Donna Eden

Donna Eden is a renowned, joyous, and authoritative spokespersons for Energy Medicine. Her best-selling, award-winning book, Energy Medicine, available in 18 languages, is the classic in its field.

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