Camille Maurine

Camille Maurine is the author of Meditation Secrets for Women and Meditation 24/7. Camille's work synthesizes meditation, movement and expression, with a keen passion for women’s spiritual empowerment and embodiment. www.camillemaurine.com

Camille Dungy

Camille T. Dungy is an author whose recent books include Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood and History and her fourth poetry collection, Trophic Cascade. She has also edited anthologies including Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry.

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C. Alexander Simpkins

C. Alexander Simpkins, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice who, with his wife Annellen Simpkins, specializes in research and practice of hypnosis, neuroscience, and meditation. Together they teach widely and have written 28 books, including Neuro-Hypnosis, Neuroscience for Clinicians, Meditation and Yoga in Psychotherapy, and Self-Hypnosis for Women, with CD.

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Byron Katie

Byron Katie created The Work, which has been bringing freedom to millions of people for more than 20 years. Her books include the best-selling Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True? and A Thousand Names for Joy.

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Bryan Reeves

Bryan Reeves is a former US Air Force Captain who has survived multiple dark nights of the soul and now coaches individuals and couples. He's written two books, including Tell The Truth, Let The Peace Fall Where It May.

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Brother David Steindl-Rast

Brother David Steindl-Rast, Benedictine monk, psychologist, and author, has lectured on five continents. He was Spiritual Teacher in Residence at Esalen, and is concerned with the unique challenges and opportunities of our time.

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Brooke Dean

Brooke Dean is the founder of Digital Detox, leader of Camp Grounded, and their director of hospitality, sustainability and nutrition. She is dedicated to slowing down the speed of life and encouraging us to take care of ourselves.

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Brita Ostrom

Brita Ostrom has led massage and somatic workshops at Esalen and internationally for more than 40 years. She is a founding member of the Esalen Massage School, practices Gestalt awareness work and participated in Esalen’s two-year somatic education program. She is also a licensed psychotherapist. Email Me

Brigitte Grof

Brigitte Grof is a psychologist, licensed psychotherapist and artist with 30 years of experience in Holotropic Breathwork. She leads HB workshops and teaches training modules worldwide. She also maintains a private practice in Wiesbaden, Germany. Email Me Www.holotropes-atmen.de

Branan Freeman

Branan Freeman is an artist and art educator with over 15 years of experience. She was an art and museum educator at the San Diego Museum of Art and the Children’s’ Museum San Diego. Currently she is the residential education manager at Esalen.

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Brad Lewis

Bradley Lewis, MD, PhD, is an associate professor at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and a practicing psychiatrist. He has interdisciplinary training in humanities and psychiatry, and his recent books are Narrative Psychiatry: How Stories Can Shape Clinical Practice and Depression: Integrating Science, Culture, and Humanities.

Bill Plotkin

Bill Plotkin, founder of Colorado’s Animas Valley Institute, is a depth psychologist, wilderness-based soul guide, and agent of cultural evolution. Author of Soulcraft, Nature and the Human Soul, and Wild Mind, he has guided thousands of people through initiatory passages in the underworld of soul. Email Me www.animas.org

Bill Morgan

Bill Morgan, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in couples psychotherapy. He has practiced mindfulness meditation throughout his adulthood, including more than six years of silent retreats. He is a founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.

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Beth Sternlieb

Beth Sternlieb is a senior teacher at InsightLA in Santa Monica and co-director of mindfulness and yoga programs at the UCLA Pediatric Pain Program. She has co-authored several research studies on Iyengar yoga and chronic health issues. Beth graduated from the Spirit Rock and IMS teacher training programs and is a certified mindful self-compassion teacher.

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Beth Jaeger-Skigen

Beth Jaeger-Skigen, LCSW, is a San Francisco-based therapist, relationship expert and Rising Strong Workshop leader. She is a certified supervisor and therapist in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). She has led hundreds of groups on relationships, parenting, life transitions, grief and fertility-related issues. Email Me www.RisingStrongWorkshop.com

Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, has taught yearly at Esalen for the past 20 years. He is medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston, professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and author of the New York Times best-seller The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma. Email Me www.besselvanderkolk.com

Benny Holloway

Benny Holloway is a soulful sound-o-phile travelling the world sharing healing vibrations. Through live looping of his voice and guitar he creates deep atmospheric ambient soundbaths that encourage the listener to take a compelling introspective journey.

Benjamin von Mendelssohn

Benjamin von Mendelssohn started exploring holistic approaches to bringing about change after a radical but frustrating period of political engagement in his youth. Although trained as a healer, dancer, and choreographer, Benjamin retained a focus on new models for living and a passion for complex synergies and systems theory. Ben has lived in Tamera since 1998 where he now serves as a next-generation leader, co-leading The Global Love School and currently directing the Grace Foundation for Humanizing Money.

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Benjamin Fox

Benjamin Fox is the founding director of A New Possibility, a community of individuals dedicated to healing and education rooted in the ancient wisdom of alchemy. He is a licensed massage therapist, certified Zero Balancer, and Evolutionary astrologer.

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Ben Sessa

Ben Sessa, MD, is curator and founder of Breaking Convention, a biennial conference in the UK that explores the many facets of psychedelics. Ben has been a consultant and addictions psychiatrist, and now runs the world’s first MDMA study for alcoholism. He’s authored textbooks including The Psychedelic Renaissance and a novel about psychedelics.

Bella DePaulo

Bella DePaulo, PhD, is the author of Singled Out and How We Live Now and has written the “Living Single” blog at Psychology Today since 2008. Atlantic magazine described her as “America’s foremost thinker and writer on the single experience.”

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Barry Vissell

Barry Vissell is a psychiatrist who, with his wife of 54 years, practices the medicine of unconditional love worldwide. He has co-authored many books, including The Shared Heart, Models of Love, Meant To Be, and To Really Love a Man and a Woman, among others. www.sharedheart.org

Barry Robbins

Barry Robbins, is a long-term Esalen teacher and former nationally ranked athlete who has used affirmations for peak performance. A student of Michael Murphy and George Leonard, Barry continues their groundbreaking work in Integral Transformative Practice (ITP), created from decades of collective experience at Esalen. He is the vice president of ITP International.

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Barnet Bain

Barnet Bain's films include Milton’s Secret (director), Oscar®-winner What Dreams May Come (producer), Emmy® nominee, Homeless to Harvard (executive producer), and The Celestine Prophecy (writer, producer). Barnet’s most recent book is The Book of Doing and Being: Rediscovering Creativity in Life, Love and Work.

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Barbara Mcafee

Barbara McAfee is a voice coach, oral tradition community song leader and author of Full Voice, The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence. A singer/songwriter with seven albums, Barbara founded the Morning Star Singers and gave a TedX Talk on the power of singing in community. www.barbaramcafee.com

Barbara Bogatin

Barbara Bogatin has been a cellist with the San Francisco Symphony since 1994. She studied at the Juilliard School and has performed with the New York Philharmonic, New York Chamber Soloists, Connecticut Early Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest and Tahoe Summerfest. Email Me www.barbarabogatin.com

Banafsheh Sayyad

Banafsheh Sayyad, MFA, LAc, is a Persian sacred dance artist, transformational teacher, and licensed acupuncturist. She is the founder of the pioneering synthesis of embodied spirituality known as Dance of Oneness® which beckons ALL to exalt. She teaches and performs worldwide. Email Me www.banafsheh.org

Aviva Romm

Aviva Romm, MD, is a Yale-trained physician, midwife, herbalist, speaker, and author dedicated to optimal health for women and children.


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Aviva Gold

Aviva Gold, has taught art and trained teachers for more than 30 years. Her background includes psychoanalytic, Jungian, and Gestalt psychotherapy. She is author of Painting From The Source: Awakening The Artists Soul In Everyone and Source Art in the World: How Your Authentic Creativity Heals the Planet.

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Athena Katsaros

Athena Katsaros is an executive coach and leadership trainer who works with leaders to become catalysts for positive change in their organizations and in the world. She cofounded Open A Door Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing young women leaders in post-conflict countries. 

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www.stepupleadership.com

Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner is a yoga-meditation instructor, licensed psychotherapist, and writer. She is the founder of Yoga Psychology, co-founder of Urban Priestess, a modern-day mystery school for women, creator of nine best-selling yoga DVDs, and co-author of Aroma Yoga.

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Ashanti Branch

Ashanti Branch, MEd., is an inner city teacher who invited underachieving African-American and Latino males into a support group called The Ever Forward Club. Members achieved a 100% high school graduation rate, with 93% attending college, military or a trade school. He has now formed 10 The Ever Forward Clubs.

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Arielle Ford

Arielle Ford is a leading personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. Since 1990, she has been living, teaching, and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. She is the author of nine books, including the international bestseller The Soulmate Secret.

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Anushka Fernandopulle

Anushka Fernandopulle, MBA, studied at Harvard and Yale, and is on the Teacher's Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She teaches retreats globally, bringing Eastern practices to Western modern life and making them accessible to individuals and organizations.

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Annellen Simpkins

Annellen Simpkins, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice who, with her husband C. Alexander Simpkins, specializes in research and practice of hypnosis, neuroscience, and meditation. Together they teach widely and have written 28 books, including Neuroscience for Clinicians, Tao of Bipolar, and Neuro-Hypnosis.

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Anne Watts

Anne Watts was deeply influenced by her father, the pioneering philosopher Alan Watts. She leads workshops on four continents, teaching adults to have more loving, fulfilling relationships. Anne has been leading workshops since 1985. Email Me www.annewatts.com

Anna-Lisa Adelberg

Anna-Lisa Adelberg is a recognized healer, spiritual teacher and co-founder of the Luminous Awareness Institute that offers students an awakening and healing path synthesized from Tibetan Buddhism, developmental psychology, neurophysiology and subtle energy. www.luminousawareness.com

Anna Pierce-Slive

Anna Pierce-Slive has gotten her hands dirty as the garden supervisor for Esalen’s Farm & Garden and at the University of California at Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. Her teaching blends a passion for plants with the urgency for social change to work towards more equitable and healing relationships between people and the land.

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Anna Halprin

Anna Halprin was named one of “America’s 100 Irreplaceable Dance Treasures” by the Dance Heritage Coalition. She has created revolutionary directions for the art form and inspired fellow choreographers to take modern dance to new dimensions. She founded the San Francisco Dancer's Workshop in 1955 and the Tamalpa Institute in 1978 with her daughter Daria.

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www.annahalprin.org

Ann Weiser Cornell

Ann Weiser Cornell is the best-selling author of The Power of Focusing and The Radical Acceptance of Everything. She teaches her popular workshops in Inner Relationship Focusing and Getting Unblocked internationally, both in person and by telephone bridge line.

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www.focusingresources.com

Ann Randolph

Ann Randolph is an award-winning writer, performer, and educator. Her off-Broadway hit, Squeezebox, was produced by Mel Brooks. Her current show is Inappropriate in All the Right Ways. Her personal essays have aired on NPR, BBC and The Moth. www.annrandolph.com