Don Jose Ruiz

Don Jose Ruiz is the international best-selling author of The Wisdom of the Shamans and The Fifth Agreement. As a Toltec master of transformation and modern-day shaman, he has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec through his books, lectures and journeys to sacred sites around the world.

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Don Hanlon Johnson

Don Hanlon Johnson is a professor at CIIS in San Francisco and the founder of the first graduate degree program in Somatics. He is the author of a body of literature on the intersections among bodily experience, the natural world, spirituality, social justice, and health.

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DJ Drez

DJ Drez is a sound pioneer. With an ear for cutting-edge sonic ambiance, a finger on the pulse of music that makes bodies move, and the vision and skill to obliterate genre and boundary with his own trademark sound and production, Drez has skyrocketed to international acclaim from the dance hall to the yoga shala.

Dixie Cox

Dixie Cox, cofounder of the Fun Institute in Santa Cruz, Calif., has been teaching people to re-create themselves through improvisational acting classes since 1993. She performs regularly with the improv troupes Loose Cannon Theater and Crash Test.

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Diane Haug

Diane Haug, MA, LPCC, is a licensed therapist with a background in terminal illness, and is senior trainer for Grof Transpersonal Training, for which she developed several training modules. She is adjunct faculty with the California Institute of Integral Studies and Southwestern College.

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Diane Greenberg

Diane Greenberg, a senior instructor at Charles and Caroline Muir's Source School of Tantra, is a certified tantric educator with more than 15 years' experience. She leads women's empowerment groups and has been a professional bodyworker more than 20 years.

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Devarshi Steven Hartman

Devarshi Steven Hartman, ERYT-500, founded Pranotthan Yoga School and was former dean of Kripalu Schools. He is the creator of best-selling audio series' The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita and Satori. He has taught yoga and yoga teachers around the world for 40 years.

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Demetri Velisarius

Demetri Velisarius is the co-creator of Prana Danda Yoga and transmits an embodied ritual movement system called Meditation in FlowMotion. His teachings are heart-mind opening and drawn from a colorful life and an extraordinary lineage of Himalayan tantra and Dzogchen meditation masters.

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Dee Dettmann Ahern

Dee Dettman Ahern, RPT, has been a manual physical therapist since 1978 and has studied with The Upledger Institute since 1984. A practitioner of Visceral Manipulation since 1987 and a teacher since 1994, she teaches and speaks internationally for the Barral Institute.


Deborah Eden Tull

Deborah Eden Tull, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist and sustainability consultant. Her latest book is Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Ourselves, One Another, and Our Planet. Email Me www.deborahedentull.com

Deborah Anne Medow

Deborah Anne Medow, long-time Esalen workshop leader, yoga instructor and bodywork practitioner, teaches yoga, massage, creative movement, awareness practices and related healing disciplines throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan. She is also a certified nutrition educator. Email Me

Debashish Banerji

Debashish Banerjee is Haridas Chaudhuri Professor of Indian Philosophy and Culture at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Banerji leads workshops on the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and is the author of Seven Quartets of Becoming: A Transformational Yoga Psychology, based on the diaries of Sri Aurobindo.

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Dean Marson

Dean Marson teaches Esalen Massage® and Ocean Yoga. He integrates meditation, movement and bodywork practices to assist people in enlivening their bodies and their lives. He has led workshops at Esalen and internationally for more than 20 years. Email Me www.beEnlivened.com

Dawson Church

Dawson Church, PhD, is the award-winning author of The Genie in Your Genes. He founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare to study promising new healing techniques. He shares how to apply these new practices to health and athletic performance through EFT Universe.

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Davida Taurek

Davida Taurek, MS, LPCC has a diverse background in counseling psychology, the creative arts, and body-centered therapies. She is a psychotherapist and serves as associate faculty for the Master of Science Counseling Program at Prescott College, directing the Somatic Emphasis. Email Me www.davidataurek.com

David Richo

David Richo, PhD, MFT, is psychotherapist, author and workshop leader. He shares his time between Santa Barbara and San Francisco. Dave has taught at Esalen annually since 1994. He combines psychological and spiritual perspectives in his work, especially from Jung and Buddhism. Email Me www.davericho.com

David Presti

David Presti teaches neurobiology, psychology, and cognitive science at the University of California in Berkeley, and worked for many years in the clinical treatment of addiction at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

David Newman

David Newman is a chant artist, sacred singer-songwriter, author, and inspirational teacher. He founded the Stay Strong Project and Yoga On Main, and his work has been featured on NPR, in the Washington Post, Yoga Journal, and elsewhere.

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David Lukoff

David Lukoff, PhD,is professor of psychology at Sofia University in Palo Alto, Calif., a licensed psychologist, author of 80 articles, and co-author of the DSM-4 and DSM-5 category Religious or Spiritual Problem. He has been actively involved with the mental health consumer movement since 1994.

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David Kessler

David Kessler has spent decades as a grief expert and has received praise from Maria Shriver, Dr. Oz and Mother Teresa. Now as a bereaved parent, he shares his journey of healing in his new book Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief. Email Me www.davidkessler.org

David Hernandez

David Hernandez is the author of four poetry collections and two Young Adult novels. His awards include an NEA Literature Fellowship in Poetry, the Kathryn A. Morton Prize, and two Pushcart Prizes. He teaches at CSU Long Beach.

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David Feinstein

David Feinstein, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has served on the Johns Hopkins Medical School faculty. A pioneer in developing innovative therapeutic approaches, his groundbreaking book, Personal Mythology, received the U.S.A. Book News Best Psychology/Mental Health Book Award of 2007.


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David Crow

David Crow, LAc, is an acupuncturist and herbalist with more than thirty years of experience. An author and lecturer in the field of natural medicine, David’s work is focused on the synthesis of botanical medicine, ecology, and spirituality.

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David Allen

David Allen, a graduate of UCLA School of Medicine, has 25 years of experience in anti-aging and preventative medicine, as well as in alternative treatment of acute and chronic diseases. He is board-certified in emergency medicine, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, and body-mind medicine.


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Dave Stringer

Dave Stringer is an innovative artist of the new kirtan movement. His sound marries the transcendent mysticism of traditional Indian instruments with the exuberant, groove-oriented sensibility of American gospel. An articulate and engaging public speaker, Stringer probes the dilemmas of science and spirit with a wry and unorthodox sense of humor.

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www.davestringer.com

Darren Huckle

Darren Huckle, LAc, DAOM, has a private practice as an herbalist and acupuncturist in Santa Cruz, Calif. He teaches holistic health modalities including herbal medicine, nutrition, acupuncture and qi gong at Five Branches University and UC Santa Cruz.  www.rootsofwellness.net

Darin McFadyen

Darin Mcfadyen (aka DJ "FreQ Nasty") is an internationally recognized electronic music composer and technology pioneer who has spent two decades training in yogic and Buddhist meditation, practice and philosophy. His multi-sensory experiences harness the power of music for personal and collective transformation. Email Me

Daria Halprin

Daria Halprin is a dancer, teacher, therapist and author. Co-founder and director of Tamalpa Institute, she leads workshops and training programs internationally. Her books include The Expressive Body in Life, Art and Therapy; Body Ensouled, Enacted and Entranced; and Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy. www.dariahalprin.org

Daphne Rose Kingma

Daphne Rose Kingma is the author of 12 best-selling books about love and relationships, including Coming Apart, The Future of Love, and The Ten Things to Do when Your Life Falls Apart. She has been a psychotherapist, 6-time guest on Oprah, partner in a publishing house, studio painter, and poet.

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Danusha Lameris

Danusha Laméris has work published or forthcoming in The Sun, Best American Poetry, The New York Times, The American Poetry Review, and others. Her first book, The Moons of August, was the winner of the Autumn House Press poetry prize. She lives in Santa Cruz, Calif.

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Daniela Urbassek

Daniela Urbassek is a long-time member of the Esalen massage staff. Her work is strongly influenced by her studies in craniosacral work, movement, yoga and dance.

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Daniel Stewart

Daniel Stewart, LMFT, ERYT 500, is an acclaimed yoga-meditation teacher, mind-body psychotherapist, kirtan leader, and the co-owner of Rising Lotus Yoga in Los Angeles, Calif. Daniel leads innovative yoga and psychology trainings.

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www.danielstewart.com

Daniel Siegel

Daniel Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. His psychotherapy practice includes children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

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www.drdansiegel.com

Daniel Rechtschaffen

Daniel Rechtschaffen, MFT,is a marriage and family therapist and author of The Way of Mindful Education and The Mindful Education Workbook. He is the founding director of Mindful Education, a mindfulness and social emotional learning platform for educators. He organizes the annual Mindfulness in Education Conference and Teacher Training at the Omega Institute. Email Me www.mindfuleducation.com

Daniel Ellenberg

Daniel Ellenberg, PhD, is founder/director of Strength with Heart men’s groups and workshops, co-founder of Relationships That Work, and a principle in the Rewire Leadership Institute. A leadership coach, organizational trainer, and psychotherapist, Daniel is co-author of Lovers for Life and is in private practice in the Bay Area. Email Me www.rewireleadership.com

Daniel Cordaro

Daniel Cordaro, PhD, directed the Universal Expression Project, the most extensive research program to date that decoded the nonverbal language of human emotion in 11 radically different cultures. Daniel now leads the Contentment Lab at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, a group dedicated to the science of sustainable wellness around the world.

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Dana Albany

Dana Albany is an artist who has exhibited for the San Francisco Arts Commission, SOMAR Gallery, the de Young Museum of Art, San Francisco Airport, Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Dana has been awarded many grants and produced several large-scale sculptures for the Burning Man event. Email Me

Dan Phelps

Dan Phelps has spent the past decade growing food, from organic vegetable farms to his own backyard garden. He educates and inspires others to connect to their food source and green their thumbs. Dan is the former Garden Supervisor at Esalen and currently resides in Lawrence, Kansas.


Dan Clurman

Dan Clurman is a Feldenkrais Practitioner and personal coach who integrates somatic work with his coaching. He has led Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes for more than 10 years. His books include Floating Upstream and You’ve Got To Draw The Line Somewhere.

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Dacher Keltner

Dacher Keltner, PhD, is a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, a founder and director of the Greater Good Science Center, and author of Born to Be Good and The Compassionate Instinct, among other books. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The London Times, Utne Reader, and elsewhere. Email Me www.greatergood.berkeley.edu

Cynthia Brix

Cynthia Brix, PhD, is a founding director of Gender Equity and Reconciliation International, which has organized over 100 trainings for transformational healing between women and men on six continents. She is an ordained interfaith minister and coauthor of Divine Duality and Women Healing Women.

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Cris Williamson

Cris Williamson's body of work includes more than 30 albums. Recognized by Performing Songwriter Magazine as one of the decade’s most influential songwriters, her groundbreaking record, The Changer and the Changed, remains a best-selling independent record.


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Cornelia Gerken

Cornelia Gerken, CMP, ECP, integrates a spectrum of somatic and psycho-spiritual approaches in her work of CoreSoma. Cornelia and husband Siegmar are pioneers in humanistic, somatic, and transpersonal psychology.

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Corinne Bourdeau

Corinne Bourdeau is president and founder of 360 Degree Communications, a boutique entertainment marketing firm specializing in films that celebrate and enrich the human spirit through social change. Corinne’s portfolio includes Academy Award®-winning films: Free Solo, The Cove, The Way and Boyhood.

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