Charlie Cascio

Charlie Cascio is founder of Sweetwater Farm in Carmel, Calif., a self-sustaining organic farm specializing in goat and poultry husbandry, cheese making, beekeeping, olive and fruit orchards, and vegetable gardening. A chef since 1968, Charlie has taught internationally and was the head chef and kitchen manager at Esalen from 1998 to 2004.

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Charlie Bloom

Charlie Bloom is an educator, therapist and seminar leader. He and his wife Linda are co-founders of Bloomwork and co-authors of Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Truth from Real Couples about Lasting Love and 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married. He has facilitated workshops internationally since 1986. www.bloomwork.com

Charles Muir

Charles Muirhas been a professional yoga teacher since 1967. Director of the Source School of Tantra Yoga, he is quoted in 125 books in print on Tantra, relationship, sex, and yoga. He is coauthor of Tantra: the Art of Conscious Loving, which is printed in nine languages.

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Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein is a speaker and writer focusing on themes of human culture and identity. He is the author of several books, most recently Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible. He lives in Rhode Island with his family.

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Charlea Massion

Charlea Massion, a family physician, is the medical director of Hospice of Santa Cruz County and a hospital inpatient palliative care consultant in Santa Cruz, Calif. She has taught Esalen workshops on self-care and work-life balance for health care professionals since 1997.

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Char Pias

Char Pias, a member of the Esalen massage staff since 1980, teaches internationally, focusing on bodywork's energetic, emotional and spiritual aspect. She is a Reiki teacher, a Circle of Life facilitator/coach and a licensed graduate of The Center for Spiritual Healing. Email Me www.piasoma.com

Chandra Easton

Chandra Easton studied Buddhist philosophy, meditation and Tibetan language at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala, India, and translated Tibetan Buddhist texts on meditation with B. Alan Wallace. Chandra has taught meditation and yoga since 2001. Email Me www.shunyatayoga.com

Chad Morse

Chad Morse is an educator and farmer. He managed the Esalen Farm for 4 years, co-led the Farm & Garden apprenticeship program, and has a background in cross-cultural and service-based education.

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Caverly Morgan

Caverly Morgan is the founder and guiding teacher of Presence Collective, a contemplative community, and Peace in Schools, a nonprofit organization that created the nation's first for-credit mindfulness class in public high schools. She has been teaching contemplative practice since 2001 and trained for eight years in a silent Zen monastery.

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Catherine McConkie

Catherine McConkie, NC, is the executive chef for CMBM’s nutrition programs, founder of the Caregivers Table, co-creator of Diabetes in Motion at San Francisco General Hospital, core faculty for Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal, and lead chef instructor at San Francisco General Hospital’s Wellness Center.

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Catherine Ann Jones

Catherine Ann Jones, MA, is an award-winning playwright (Calamity Jane, On the Edge, The Women of Cedar Creek ) and screenwriter (The Christmas Wife, Unlikely Angel, Touched by an Angel series). She also is a writing consultant and author of fiction and nonfiction, including The Way of Story and Nautilus Book Award winner Heal Your Self with Writing.

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Cassandra Vieten

Cassandra Vieten, PhD, is a senior fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a scholar in residence at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UC San Diego and founder of Campaign Science. She is an international thought leader, and co-wrote Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life. Campaignscience.com

Caroline Muir

Caroline Muir, is a leader in the work of the Divine Feminine Awakening, and creator of www.divine-feminine.com. She has led many Esalen weekends for women in past years, as well as teaching couples and singles the transformative work of Tantra Yoga since 1990.

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Caroline Harvey

Caroline Harvey, MA, LMT, is a published author, a writing professor at Berklee College of Music, and an internationally renowned speaker. She believes in poetry and performance as a powerful path for overcoming adversity, discovering vibrant health, and affecting real social change.

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Carol Greenhouse

Carol Greenhouse is a creative catalyst who has served on the staff of The Intelligent Optimist for almost a decade. She is the founder and director of the Center for a New Mainstream, which has brought transformative psychology, transformative medicine, and the work of Ruediger Dahlke to the US. She is Dr. Dahlke's lead apprentice.

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Carol Bevilacqua

Carol Bevilacqua is an accomplished tile maker, sculptor, and mosaic artist. She is an inspiring instructor at the Institute of Mosaic Art in Berkeley and teaches community-based mosaic through the Richmond Artists in Schools/Community program.

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Carl Swanson

Carl Swanson is an Esalen Massage practitioner/instructor and a yoga instructor. He has been teaching weekly yoga classes in the Esalen movement program since 2004. He teaches massage and yoga workshops at Esalen and abroad.

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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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www.billandsusan.org

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.

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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