Michelle Becker

Michelle Becker, LMFT,developed the Cultivating Compassion for Couples program. She is a certified teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion, Compassion Cultivation Training, and The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ programs. She teaches and speaks on the topics of compassion for self and others nationally and internationally.

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Micheline Berry

Micheline Berry infuses world art and culture into her synthesis of Vinyasa yoga, Buddhist meditation/psychology and creative process. Known for catalyzing personal transformation and liberating creative expression, she leads Liquid Asana™ Yoga+Creativity programs, teacher trainings and retreats worldwide.

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Michele Lilyanna

Michele Lilyanna has taught in the Canadian public education system for over thirty years, focusing on social and emotional learning. She has trained extensively in Nonviolent Communication and has had a mindfulness meditation practice for many years. She lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia with her partner and two sons.


Michele Hébert

Michele Hébert, E RYT-500, co-founder of the Raja Yoga Institute, has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1977 in private practice, yoga teacher trainings, and group retreats. She is the author of The Tenth Door: An Adventure through the Jungles of Enlightenment.

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Michele Cassou

Michele Cassou, painter and teacher, developed the Point Zero Painting Method, using painting for self-discovery, self-expression and exploring the spiritual dimensions of the creative process. She is the founder of the Cassou Institute for Creative Freedom and teaches around the world. www.michelecassou.com

Michaela Boehm

Michaela Boehm teaches and counsels internationally on the intersection of intimacy and embodiment. She combines her extensive counseling experience (30,000 hours) with in-depth training in the yogic arts to offer experiential embodied learning.

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Michael Sapiro

Michael Sapiro, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, Dharma and meditation teacher, former Buddhist monk and a fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He teaches nationally on the art and science of transformation, expanded human capabilities, self-care and meditation for personal awakening and collective transformation.

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Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is a writer, teacher, and activist. His most recent book is, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence. All seven of his previous books were New York Times bestsellers.

Michael Molin-Skelton

Michael Molin-Skelton holds many things sacred, including the love of his life anneli, the miracle they named jaylan, friends that cherish and challenge him, dancing alone, and dancing with you. Michael is a senior faculty member of the Soul Motion™ school.

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Michael Guy Thompson

Michael Guy Thompson, PhD, is a psychoanalyst who worked with R.D. Laing for many years. He continues to work with extreme states, and has been training therapists for more than 30 years. His books include The Death of Desire: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness.

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Michael Gelbart

Michael Gelbart, LCSW, is an integrative psychotherapist offering mindfulness-based, somatic, pragmatic, and depth work, and relational coaching in Berkeley and San Leandro, Calif. He facilitates intimacy work by deepening capacities to regulate physiology and communicate with compassion and integrity.

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Michael Gelb

Michael J. Gelb works with visionary leaders around the world to support them in nurturing more innovative and human-centered cultures. He inspires and equips these leaders with the creative thinking tools and conscious communication strategies that help translate ideals into reality. Michael has numerous corporate clients and has authored 16 books, which have been translated into 25 languages and have sold more than one million copies. www.michaelgelb.com

Michael Cornwall

Michael Cornwall, PhD, MFT, has done therapy with people in extreme states since 1980 in medication-free sanctuaries and community settings. He completed doctoral research on the Jungian sanctuary, Diabasis House, and leads Esalen workshops and conferences on extreme states. He blogs on www.madinamerica.com.

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Michael Clemmens

Michael Craig Clemmens, PhD, is a psychologist and trainer in Pittsburgh. He is a faculty member of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and teaches at the Metanoia Institute in London and at Esalen. He is the author of Getting Beyond Sobriety (1997), Embodied Relational Gestalt :Theory and Applications (2019) and numerous articles on Gestalt therapy, body process and addiction.

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Mia Segal

Mia Segal was Moshé Feldenkrais’ first assistant, collaborator, and associate. She has been acclaimed worldwide as the standard bearer for the applications and philosophy of Dr. Feldenkrais' Mind Body Studies. Mia has devoted her life to training practitioners worldwide.

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Mestre Beiçola

Mestre Beiçola is a native of Brazil and 30-year master of capoeira, an African-Brazilian martial art and dance form. Now based in East Palo Alto, Calif., Mestre has taught capoeira, Brazilian dance, percussion and stringed instruments at Stanford, UC Berkeley and elsewhere. Email Me www.brazivedas.com

Meredith Haberfeld

Meredith Haberfeld is acclaimed for her work with individuals, couples, and families. She participated in the creation of the life coaching program at MIT, and her advice has been included in Forbes, Woman’s Day, and Yoga Journal magazines.

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Menas Kafatos

Menas Kafatos is professor of Computational Physics and Director of Excellence at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. He has worked at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and authored numerous books, including The Conscious Universe: Parts and Wholes in Physical Reality.

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Melody Moore

Melody Moore, PhD, RYT, is the founder of Embody Love Movement, a clinical psychologist, international yoga teacher, author, social entrepreneur and faculty member for Off the Mat, Into the World. She is also an expert in eating disorder prevention and recovery.

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Melissa Krikorian

Melissa Krikorian, MPT, is a licensed physical therapist using Cortical Field Re-Education (CFR) mindfulness training to address orthopedic issues. Providing continuing education units for physical therapists in neuroplasticity, she teaches internationally and has a private practice in Westlake Village, Calif.

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Melinda Naye

Melinda Naye is an instructor with the Upledger Institute who teaches CranioSacral Therapy (CST) worldwide. She is passionate about the CST paradigm that asserts the body can heal itself. She lives and practices in Auburn, Calif. Email Me http://www.iahp.com/MelindaCST/

Melanie DeMore

Melanie DeMore is a preeminent vocal artist helping to preserve the African American folk tradition through song and Gullah stick pounding. She is a singer/songwriter, composer, conductor and vocal activist who believes in the power of voices raised together. www.melaniedemore.com

Mehrad Nazari

Mehrad Nazari, PhD, E-RYT 500, co-founded Raja Yoga Institute. He received initiation from Yogi Raj Walt Baptiste, Swami Veda Bharati of India, and the Zen Master Kyozan Joshu Roshi of Japan and H.H. the Dalai Lama. Dr. Nazari also is the founder of Enlightened Negotiation, where he promotes the application of yoga principles in our daily life.

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Maurizio Benazzo

Maurizio Benazzo co-founded Science and Nonduality, a community that honors and nurtures the exploration and experience of nonduality as a pathway to greater wisdom and well-being in the context of the unique challenges of the 21st century.

Matthew Engelhart

Matthew Engelhart is co-owner of Café Gratitude. He has coauthored 3 books with Terces Engelhart, and when they are not on the road speaking or teaching, he and Terces live on “Be Love” Organic Farm where they grow food for their 7 restaurants.

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Matt Englar-Carlson

Matt Englar-Carlson is a professor of counseling and co-director and founder of the Center for Boys and Men at California State University, Fullerton. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, he specializes in educating helping professionals about the mental-health needs of men.

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Mary Elizabeth Murphy

Mary Elizabeth Murphy is an expert at creating innovative grassroots campaigns for independent films that target niche markets.  She has worked on the Academy Award®-winning film The Cove, and other indie hits such as Pina, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Buck, and The Way.  

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Mary Ann Kraus

Mary Ann Kraus, PsyD, is a clinical/community psychologist and faculty member at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. She has co-created and co-chaired training programs in Working with Individuals, Working with Couples, Working with Groups, and the introductory Gestalt Training Program.

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Martine Amita Algier

Martine Amita Algier is a certified trainer with The Center for Nonviolent Communication and a founding member of the West Marin Community Mediation Board, teaching and consulting with families, business groups, schools, and other organizations in California and Europe since the 1960s.

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Martin Lee

Martin A. Lee is the director of Project CBD and the author of several books including Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD - the CIA, the Sixties and Beyond, and Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific.

Martin Fisher

Martin Fisher, BSc, co-founder of 9 Energies, teaches and guides, while utilizing his extensive technical expertise for research and continued understanding of the 9 Physiologies. He is a trained pilot with 40 years in the high-tech industry. Email Me www.9energies.com

Marsha Rosenbaum

Marsha Rosenbaum is director emerita of the Drug Policy Alliance in San Francisco where she founded the Safety First drug education project. She was principal investigator on several NIDA-funded studies and author of numerous books and articles about drug policy.

Marla Apt

Marla Apt is a senior-level Iyengar yoga teacher who leads workshops and teacher trainings throughout the U.S. and abroad. Marla has studied with BKS Iyengar and his family in India for more than 20 years and has been involved with medical research on yoga at UCLA.

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Mark Whitwell

Mark Whitwell has enjoyed a lifelong relationship with the teachings of Krishnamacharya through his students T.K.V. Desikachar and Srivatsa Ramaswami. He travels the world teaching yoga and is the author of Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection and The Promise of Love, Sex and Intimacy.


Mark Watts

Mark Watts is the son of philosopher Alan Watts. He is a filmmaker and archivist, and currently is growing the Alan Watts Mountain Center in Pt. Reyes, north of San Francisco, Calif.

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Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens is a professor and psychologist at California State University, Northridge. He is a featured therapist in the APA video series of counseling and psychotherapy with men. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and past President of Division 51, the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity.

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Mark Nicolson

Mark Nicolson is an executive coach based in Silicon Valley. He specializes in leadership and team development for visionary entrepreneurs and catalysts for social change. He is also co-founder of T12N, an innovative program for (re)aligning self and career. Email Me www.nicolsongroup.com

Mark Matousek

Mark Matousek is a best-selling author, teacher and speaker. His work focuses on personal awakening and creative excellence through transformational writing and self-inquiry. His workshops, classes and mentoring have inspired thousands of people around the world to reach their artistic and personal goals.

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Mark Hyman

Mark Hyman, MD, is a family physician, ten-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate. He is director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and founder of The UltraWellness Center.

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Mark Fairfield

Mark Fairfield, LCSW, BCD, is executive director of The Relational Center. Formerly the clinical director for Common Ground in Santa Monica, Calif., he has a private practice coaching and consulting for a wide range of clients. Mark has presented and trained internationally and has published in journals and books.

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Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman is a Buddhist meditation teacher and has been teaching insight meditation for 20 years. He is author of Awake in the Wild and Make Peace with Your Mind and leads nature-based meditation retreats and mindfulness teacher trainings in the U.S. and Europe.

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Mark Abramson

Mark Abramson is part of the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine and heads Stanford’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program. He teaches at Stanford's School of Medicine and is on staff at Stanford Hospital.


Marisa Radha Weppner

Marisa Radha Weppner, MA, ERYT500, has dedicated her life to sharing the art and science of yoga through her studio Sage Yoga & Wellness, yoga teacher trainings and her book Vinyasa Yoga Made Simple.  She also travels the world leading retreats and DJ-ing.


Marion VanNamen

Marion VanNamen became a songleader after careers in music therapy, education and marketing. She's a pioneer, entrepreneur, instrument maker, African drummer, cellist and pianist. Marion leads Sing Portland! (200 members) and teaches vocal improv. She studied with Rhiannon & Bobby McFerrin.

Marian Goodell

Marian Goodell is CEO of the Burning Man Project and leads the nonprofit’s efforts to extend the Burning Man ethos globally. She provides strategic direction and leadership to Burning Man’s global network, including 100+ year-round employees, 270+ representatives in 39 countries, and an annual operating budget of $40M.

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