Yuval Ron

Yuval Ron is a musician, educator, and composer for film, television, dance and theater. He worked with the Dalai Lama, Sufi leader Pir Zia Iniyat Khan, Sufi master Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Zen Buddhist priest Hirokazu Kosaka, neuroscientists Mark Waldman, Andrew Goodman, and others. In 2006, he won an Oscar® for West Bank Story.

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Ysaye Barnwell

Ysaye Barnwell, a former member of the African-American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in The Rock, is a composer, arranger, author and actress. A vocalist with a range of more than three octaves, she appears on more than 30 recordings with Sweet Honey and other artists. She is the curator and composer for The Fortune's Bones Project®.

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Yang Yang

Yang Yang, PhD, is the author of Taijiquan: The Art of Nurturing, The Science of Power. A traditionally trained taiji/qigong master, he is director of the Center for Taiji Studies in New York, and a researcher and taiji/qigong instructor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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Ya'Acov Darling Khan

Ya’Acov Darling Khan has been recognized by elder shamans from the Sami, Achuar, and Sappara peoples of the Amazon. He is the co-founder of Movement Medicine and has led workshops around the world since 1989. He co-wrote Movement Medicine: How to Awaken, Dance and Live Your Dreams and wrote Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart (Hay House, 2017).

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Xoli Redmond

Xoli Redmond, PsyD, serves as clinical faculty at Yale University’s psychiatry department. He is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in Truth-Oriented Therapy, which incorporates mindfulness-based, cognitive, existential, contemplative, and spiritual approaches. He has practiced and taught insight-based, non-dual, and contemplative practices since 2004.

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Wu De

Wu De is a writer and teacher of the ancient practice of serving tea. His monthly magazine, Global Tea Hut, connects thousands of tea lovers in more than 66 countries. He has authored four books, including The Way of Tea and Tea Medicine.

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WisdomWomen

WisdomWomen is a place where we are beginning to bring a new vision – a society co-existing in harmony as people and planet – into form. In our membership community, we support one another in birthing our visions and practice embodying our wisdom through radical co-creation. Our convening team encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and expertise, but most importantly holds devotion to our collective vision of a thriving world.

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Wisdom Women

WisdomWomen is an international community that meets in person and virtually in devotion to our collective vision of a thriving world.


Wilma Wyss

Wilma Wyss is an award-winning mosaic artist whose work features unusual materials and nuanced colors and textures. Wilma designed Esalen’s mosaic mural in the Lodge’s restroom foyer, which was created in a workshop.

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William Keepin

William Keepin, 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. He is a physicist and transpersonal psychologist, and author most recently of Belonging to God: Spirituality, Science, and a Universal Path of Divine Love.

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William Donius

William Donius was a left brainer for most of his life. Twenty years ago, however, he discovered how to tap into his right brain and it revolutionized his life. New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, ideation facilitator and speaker, Bill assists both individuals and organizations in getting "unstuck."

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Will Kabat-Zinn

Will Kabat-Zinn brings mindfulness and meditation to diverse populations, from neuroscientists to incarcerated youth. He co-developed a mindfulness curriculum for parents at UCSF. He leads retreats at Spirit Rock and at meditation centers around the country. He is a member of the Spirit Rock Teacher's Council.


Wes "Scoop" Nisker

Wes Nisker is a Buddhist meditation teacher, radio commentator and performer. His books include Essential Crazy Wisdom, Buddha’s Nature, and Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again! Wes teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, Calif. He founded and co-edits the journal Inquiring Mind.

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Wendy Palmer

Wendy Palmer holds a sixth-degree black belt in aikido and has practiced mindfulness for more than 40 years. She is the founder of Leadership Embodiment and works with organizations and leads groups in Africa, Europe, Canada, and the US.

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Warren Farrell

Warren Farrell, PhD, is co-author of The Boy Crisis (with Dr. John Gray) and books published in 19 languages. He has been chosen by The Financial Times as one of the world’s top 100 thought leaders. Warren has been a pioneer in both the women’s and men’s movements, and conducts couples’ communication workshops at Esalen.

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Wallace J. Nichols

Wallace J. Nichols, MEM, PhD, is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renowned marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild water advocate, best-selling author of Blue Mind, sought after lecturer, and fun-loving dad. He also likes turtles (a lot).

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Vipin Thekk

Vipin Thekk founded Parenting Changemakers and co-founded Wellbeing Project, an initiative to support social entrepreneurs to create well-being in their personal and professional lives. He is also a director at Ashoka, where he leads Changemaker School Districts in working to integrate empathy and changemaking skills in the district’s mindset, curriculum, systems, and culture.

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Vinny Ferraro

Vinny Ferraro is a leader in the field of mindfulness specifically working with educators and incarcerated populations. He’s been empowered and teaches in the Buddhist insight tradition, leading a weekly sangha in San Francisco since 2004. His open hearted teachings have touched many. And he doesn’t like talking about himself in the third person.

Vinn Arjuna Martí

Vinn Arjuna Martí melds philosophy, deep body awareness and unique dance to create a conscious awareness of body and soul. A master of movement ritual, he supports his students in listening to their bodies as a pathway to understanding their inner critics and inhibitions. Arjuna created Soul Motion Conscious Dance Practice. Email Me www.soulmotion.com

Vignesh Swaminathan

Vignesh Swaminathan, LAc, is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a meditation teacher, with intensive training in the Zen, vipassana, and Christian mystical traditions. He practices acupuncture in Berkeley, Calif., and teaches mindfulness at New York University.

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Victoria Chase

Victoria Chase, RN, has been a clinical nurse and health educator for more than 35 years. She teaches in medical and community-based settings, and she integrates alternative healing methods into traditional venues. She has practiced and taught tai chi and stress management with her husband Kenn Chase since 1981.

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Vicki Topp

Vicki Topp is a senior practitioner and instructor of Esalen Massage and somatic bodywork. She teaches workshops and training groups internationally, and is a registered Movement Therapist and practitioner of Body-Mind Centering. Email Me www.vickitopp.com

Vernon Bush

Vernon Bush is a singer/songwriter, recording artist, musical director, and educator who has taught the power of reclaiming your voice through singing for more than 20 years to many individuals around the world. He also is a featured vocalist at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, Calif.

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Vanessa Stone

Vanessa Stone is a teacher, mentor, and founder of the Amala Foundation, which unites youth from all walks of life and inspires them to grow as individuals and as leaders in service to humanity. Her deepest inspiration is to cultivate visionaries and mentor heart-centered global leaders.


Ulrika Engman

Ulrika Engman, E-RYT 500, is an Anusara-certified yoga teacher and Halprin Life-Art practitioner. Ulrika’s unique style blends the transformative power of yoga with movement and the expressive arts. She leads yoga workshops and retreats worldwide.

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Ty Powers

Ty Powers cofounded The Insight Yoga Institute and has practiced yoga since 1987. Ty practices Buddhism under the guidance of Dzogchen teacher Tsoknyi Rinpoche, as well as Ajahn Amaro. Ty has taught at Spirit Rock and the Mountain Cloud Zen Center in Santa Fe.

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Trudy Goodman

Trudy Goodman, PhD, is one of the pioneers in Eastern and Western psychology, holding a graduate degree in developmental psychology from Harvard. Founding teacher at InsightLA and the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy in Boston, she has taught Zen and vipassana/mindfulness internationally for 40 years.

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Tracey Noseworthy

Tracey Noseworthy is passionately dedicated to the teaching of yoga. She was named “Most Distinguished Teacher” at the 2017 Victoria Yoga Conference, and has over 25 years of experience in health and fitness. Tracey lives in Victoria, British Columbia, and inspires students around the world with workshops, retreats, and online classes.

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Tracey Boldemann Tatkin

Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin, PhD, has served as the director of various philanthropic family foundations over three decades. In addition to her leadership roles, she has been involved at the ground level of humanitarian efforts worldwide. Tracey is co-founder of the PACT Institute. Email Me

Tracee Stanley

Tracee Stanley shares a sacred alchemy of practices that include Yoga Nidra, self-inquiry, meditation and asana that are sourced from the traditions of the Himalayan Masters. Her offerings are designed to empower, activate creativity and clarity and to connect students to their innate radiance and power.

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Tosha Silver

Tosha Silver is the author of Outrageous Openness: Letting the Divine Take the Lead and Change Me Prayers: The Hidden Power of Spiritual Surrender. She founded the online school Living Outrageous Openness: Think Like a Goddess. She teaches internationally and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Tony Khalife

Tony Khalife is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, percussionist, yogi, teacher, Vedic scholar and priest, and messenger of love and peace. He has been performing and teaching for more than 30 years, blending a lifelong search for musical truth into all forms of world music. Email Me www.tonykhalife.com

Tommy Rosen

Tommy Rosen is a Vinyasa and Kundalini yoga teacher who focuses on yoga for addiction recovery. His blogs and articles have appeared in LA Yoga, Huffington Post, MindBody Online, and The Daily Love. Tommy’s first book is Recovery 2.0.


Tom Myers

Tom Myers directs Anatomy Trains, which runs continuing education classes for manual therapists and movement educators worldwide. He is the author of Anatomy Trains and co-author of Fascial Release for Structural Balance. Tom studied with Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller, and has practiced integrative bodywork since 1975.

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Todd Williams

Todd Williams has practiced and taught Zero Balancing for nearly two decades under the guidance of Dr. Fritz Smith. He is also a dance artist and movement educator, as well as a lifelong yoga and meditation practitioner.

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Todd Norian

Todd Norian, E-RYT 500, is the founder of Ashaya Yoga®. Todd combines precise, therapeutic alignment with heart while holding the intention to awaken others to their true nature – unlimited joy.

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Tino Plank

Tino Plank, MA, MSN, RN, is a nurse educator working in end-of-life care with a background in grief counseling. Tino has degrees in nursing and multicultural spirituality, has taught postgraduate nursing courses, and is the co-developer of the Healthy Empathy® program.

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Timothy Beyer

Timothy J. Beyer, PhD, is a psychologist and co-founder of the Center for Courageous Living in Beverly Hills, Calif. In practice for more than 16 years, his passion lies in helping others clarify and achieve their personal goals and realize their best life. Email Me www.cfcliving.com

Tias Little

Tias Little synthesizes classical yoga, Sanskrit, Buddhist studies, anatomy, massage and trauma healing. He has studied B.K.S Iyengar and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga systems, and is a long-time student of the meditative arts and Buddhism. He is the author of The Thread of Breath, Meditations on a Dewdrop, and Yoga of the Subtle Body. Email Me www.prajnayoga.com

Thrity Umrigar

Thrity Umrigar is the bestselling author of a memoir, seven novels, including The Space Between Us and Everybody's Son, and a children's book, When I Carried You in my Belly. A recipient of the Nieman fellowship to Harvard, she is the Armington Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University.

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Thomas Michael Fortel

Thomas Michael Fortel is a long-time yoga practitioner/teacher, influenced by the Iyengar, Ashtanga and Anusara styles of Hatha yoga, and drawing from his devotional experience in Bhakti yoga. He travels widely, sharing his love for yoga.

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Thomas Matus

Thomas Matus, PhD, has been a monk at New Camaldoli Hermitage since 1962. As a teacher of comparative mysticism, he is the co-author of Yoga and the Jesus Prayer and Belonging to the Universe with Fritjof Capra and Brother David Steindl-Rast.

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Terry Patten

Terry Patten is the co-author, with Ken Wilber, of Integral Life Practice. He is a pioneering innovator, advancing the evolutionary edge of spirituality, as well as a facilitator of intimate collective awakening. He has a lifelong commitment to social activism.

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Terry Hunt

Terry Hunt is a licensed psychologist, bioenergetic therapist, and longtime Esalen instructor. Specializing in body-centered psychotherapy, he works with individuals, couples, and people struggling with trauma and addictive behaviors. He also consults nationally with families in intergenerational transitions.

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www.marketstreethealth.com