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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www.MotheringandDaughtering.com

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.

www.amecenter.ucsf.edu

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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www.somaticsed.com

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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www.elanameta.com

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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www.ThePathofForgiveness.com

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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www.edmaupin.com

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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www.relationalconstellations.com

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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www.continuummovement.com

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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www.learnenergymedicine.com

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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miguelruiz.com

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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www.donhanlonjohnson.com

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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www.funinstitute.com

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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www.stevenhartman.com

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.

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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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www.debashishbanerji.com

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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www.eftuniverse.com

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.

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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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davidnewmanmusic.com

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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www.spiritualcompetency.com

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.

www.grief.com

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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www.davidahernandez.com

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.


www.EnergyPsychEd.com

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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www.floracopeia.com

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.


www.davidallenmd.com

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