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.

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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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.

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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.tamalpa.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, six-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.

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.

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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.

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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. She has been awarded many grants and produced several large-scale sculptures for the Burning Man event.

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.

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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www.grworld.org

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.

www.criswilliamson.com

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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Corey Barker

Corey Barker is a member of Burning Man’s People and Operations team and a co-creator of its emergent leadership curriculum. Corey has over a decade of experience facilitating organizational effectiveness, managed change, and personal growth for people-first organizations including Zappos.

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Coral Brown

Coral Brown is a licensed mental health counselor with 20 years of experience in yoga, philosophy, and holistic counseling. Coral is trained in Iyengar and Jivamukti yoga methods, and is a senior teacher of Prana Flow. Her teachings cultivate space for transformational exploration.

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Coby Kozlowski

Coby Kozlowski, M.A., is a speaker, life coach trainer, contemporary yoga and meditation educator, and a faculty member of Kripalu. She is the author of One Degree Revolution: How the Wisdom of Yoga Inspires Small Shifts That Lead to Big Changes.

Clifford Saron

Clifford Saron, PhD, is a research neuroscientist at the Center for Mind and Brain and MIND Institute at UC Davis, investigates meditation, well-being and cognition from multidisciplinary perspectives. He also studies sensory and multisensory processing in children with autism spectrum disorder.

mindbrain.ucdavis.edu

Clifford Henderson

Clifford Henderson is co-founder of the Fun Institute in Santa Cruz, Calif., a school of improv and solo performance. She’s had numerous plays and sketch comedies produced in the SF Bay Area. Her published works include The Middle of Somewhere, Spanking New, and Maye’s Request.

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www.cliffordhenderson.net

Claudine Lafond

Claudine Lafond found yoga, and it was love at first breath. The feeling of coming home was familiar, yet mysterious. She has been clear about the impact this path has had on her life, and endeavors to shine this same light of awareness for all who are interested to listen. Claudine co-created YogaBeyond.


Claude Stein

Claude Stein has 36 years of experience blending psychology and voice training. His clients include RCA, Warner Bros., Sony, Atlantic, Island Records, Juilliard, the New York Actors Institute, Sprint, Siemens, JPMorgan, NASA and the U.S. House of Representatives.

www.naturalsinger.com

Cindy Geyer

Cynthia Geyer, MD, is Medical Director at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Mass., and has been a thought leader in Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine and Food As Medicine core faculty member since 2001.

Cida Vieira

Cida Vieira offers a safe space where her Brazilian Soul ignites everyone to express their joy and freedom. Born at the heart of the dance circles of Brazil, Cida has choreographed and performed in the US and abroad with musicians including Xuxa, Ray Charles, Daniela Mercury, and Airto Moreira.

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Chungliang Al Huang

Chungliang "Al" Huang teaches Tai Ji philosophy, East/West synthesis, and the art of movement meditation. He is the founder and president of the Living Tao Foundation and director of Lan Ting Institute in the Sacred Mountains of China. He is the best-selling author of numerous books including Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain and Tao: The Watercourse Way, co-authored with Alan Watts.

www.livingtao.org

Christy Muir

Christy Muir is an advanced-level teacher at the Source School of Tantra. She has practiced Tantra for 10 years and is a certified massage and yoga instructor. She has a BA in sociology with a strong background in psychology and NLP.

Christy Hengst

Christy Hengst’s artwork involves sense of place, and the potential of heightening perceptions. Site-specific projects include bus stops, a sculpture project in Ecuador, and the international traveling public installation “birds in the park.”

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Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith is a musician, teacher, engineer, and entrepreneur. His relationship with the piano is a microcosm for everything in his life, from creativity to science. Christopher's music invites listeners to open to their own creativity and let go of self-limiting ideas.

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Christopher Germer

Christopher Germer, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice, a lecturer on psychiatry (part-time), and a founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He leads workshops internationally on mindfulness and self-compassion, and is author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.

www.MindfulSelfCompassion.org

Christine Leuthold

Christine Eisner Leuthold, founder of C Insight Group, is a brand strategy expert and author of Comfort Living: A Back-to-Basics Guide to a More Balanced Lifestyle. She is on the advisory board of SCAD and is involved in the Savannah Film Festival and aTVFest.

www.cinsightgroup.com

Christine Arylo

Christine Arylo, MBA, is a yogini, transformational leadership advisor, and best-selling author/speaker who combines 20 years of business experience with divine feminine, yogic, and indigenous wisdom to guide women to access, strengthen, and lead from their core feminine power.

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www.christinearylo.com

Christina Dauenhauer

Christina Dauenhauer is a landscape designer and artist living off the grid near Hood River, Ore. She has a degree in sculpture, and founded her own design/build landscape company in Seattle. Between 2009 and 2016 she was Esalen's Grounds Manager. At Esalen she specialized in succulent design.

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www.growartcycle.com

Christiane Wolf

Christiane Wolf, MD, PhD, is a physician turned mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, author and speaker. She has been practicing insight meditation for more than 25 years. She co-authored A Clinician’s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness.

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www.christianewolf.com

Christian de la Huerta

Christian de la Huerta has been a retreat facilitator for 30 years. Author of Coming out Spiritually, he has presented at conferences, corporations, universities, and the TedX stage. His book Calling All Heroes: Soulful Power, is being released in 2020.

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www.soulfulpower.com

Christa Lancaster

Christa Lancaster is co-founder of North of Eden Archetypal Dreamwork, a master dream analyst, and a master teacher at the Center for Archetypal Dreamwork. Her books include Flesh Off the Bone: Dream Descent through Past Life Trauma and Sex, Trauma and Conjunctio.

www.northofeden.com

Chris Krzyzkowski

Chris Krzyzkowski teaches the Anat Baniel Method with a focus on children with special needs as well as adult stroke survivors. His background includes physical therapy, neurologic recovery, and work as an international instructor in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation.

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