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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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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.

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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. A facilitator of workshops for couples at Esalen for many decades, he has also written Couple Therapy and Hidden Meanings on the subject of enhancing relationships.

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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 is Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the Institute of Management Development (IMD) Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is the creator and director of IMD’s High Performance Leadership Program and of the Advanced High Performance Leadership Program. George is a best-selling, award-winning author, a veteran hostage negotiator, organizational and clinical psychologist, media spokesperson, consultant and international keynote speaker.

Geneen Marie Haugen

Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD, grew up a little wild, with a free-range imagination. She is a guide to the mysteries of nature and psyche with animas. Her writing has appeared in Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth; Thomas Berry: Dreamer of the Earth; Parabola; Kosmos and other publications.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

Wildtender co-founder Fletcher Tucker is a devoted student and teacher of California natural history, awareness traditions, ancestral skills and wisdom and trail-craft. Fletcher 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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