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Leaders at Esalen

Learn more about Esalen workshop leaders from past and present.

Adyashanti

Adyashanti

Adyashanti is a spiritual teacher who experienced deep realization during 15 years of Zen practice. Founder of the Open Gate Sangha in 1996, his expression of truth springs spontaneously from emptiness, as he guides people into an intimate investigation of their true nature.

Eden Jamila Clearbrook

Eden Jamila Clearbrook

Eden Clearbrook is the founder-owner of an herbal apothecary and creatrix of a well-loved line of organic botanical skin and body care products since 1997. A seasoned teacher with a private healing practice in the Sufi Way, she particularly enjoys connecting heart-to-heart with her students and sharing the joy of creating with intention.

Girish

Girish

Girish is an accomplished musician of many genres, and former monk infused in spiritual practice, who sings traditional Sanskrit mantras with a modern, funky, yet deeply devotional twist. He has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine.

Sparrow Sparrow

Sparrow Sparrow

Sparrow’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times, and he’s the author of America: A Prophecy — The Sparrow Reader. He lives with his wife, Violet, in a doublewide trailer in Phoenicia, New York.

Starhawk

Starhawk

Starhawk is an author, activist, permaculture designer, and one of the foremost voices in earth-based spirituality. Her books include The Spiral Dance, The Fifth Sacred Thing, and The Earth Path, and most recently, The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups.

Web of Change Board of Directo

Web of Change Board of Directors uses a highly participative model to produce a conference that supports participants in evolving. Board members are leaders in some of the nation’s most progressive organizations: technology and engagements experts at ACLU, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Greenpeace, and digital campaigners at organizations like Digital Democracy and 18MillionRising.org.

Adam Baraz

Adam Baraz

Adam Baraz has chosen the path of the healer. He is a body worker trained at Esalen and numerous other certification programs. He is training as a life coach, counselor, and Somatic Experiencing practitioner. A dedicated practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, he is a student in Reggie Ray's training program.

Adam Smiley Poswolsky

Adam Smiley Poswolsky

Adam Smiley Poswolsky is the author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough. He has inspired professionals to find meaningful work through speaking internationally at Fortune 500 companies and conferences, and leading workshops at Hive, The Bold Academy, The Passion Co., CIIS, and General Assembly.

Alan Heathcock

Alan Heathcock

Alan Heathcock is the author of VOLT, which was named as a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and was a Barnes and Noble Discover Prize finalist. Heathcock received a fellowship from the NEA and he is a literary fellow for the state of Idaho.

Alan Kishbaugh

Alan Kishbaugh

Alan Kishbaugh is a writer with many years of experience in book publishing and in urban planning, parkland, and open space preservation. He and Stella Resnick have been married for 26 years and have led couples' seminars together for even longer.

Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette is most well known for her autobiographical songwriting and passionate performances, as well as her evocative and engaging articles, interviews, and public speaking events. Her music has won seven Grammys. She is also a charitable activist who has supported causes that focus on empowerment, art, recovery, psychological and spiritual healing, feminism, relationships, and environmental causes, earning her a Global Tolerance Award from the United Nations.

Alanna Kaivalya

Alanna Kaivalya

Alanna Kaivalya, author of Myths of the Asanas and Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth and Meaning Behind Mantra and Kirtan (forthcoming April 2014), teaches and speaks internationally. She is a current PhD candidate in mythology at Pacifica University.

Albert Flynn DeSilver

Albert Flynn DeSilver

Albert Flynn DeSilver is a poet, author, teacher, and speaker. His latest book is Beamish Boy (I Am Not My Story): A Memoir of Recovery & Awakening. Albert teaches at The Omega Institute, Spirit Rock, and at numerous writing conferences. He has been meditating, writing, and teaching for almost 20 years.

Alberto Villoldo

Alberto Villoldo

Alberto Villoldo, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and psychologist who studied the spiritual practices of the Amazon and the Andes for more than 30 years. While at San Francisco State University, he founded the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory. He is a best-selling author and founder of the The Four Winds Society.

Alejandro Chaoul

Alejandro Chaoul

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, has studied with eminent teachers of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon for more than 20 years, including Lopon Tenzin Namdak and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. He teaches internationally through the Ligmincha Institute and is faculty in the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Alexandra Katehakis

Alexandra Katehakis

Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, is founder/clinical director of the Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, Calif., co-author of Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence, and author of Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot Healthy Sex While in Recovery From Sex Addiction.

Alison Luterman

Alison Luterman

Alison Luterman is the author of three poetry books — The Largest Possible Life, See How We Almost Fly, and Desire Zoo — and one e-book of essays. She teaches creative writing at the Writing Salon and at workshops around the country.

Alison Raby

Alison Raby

Alison Raby founded and runs Mariposa Search, a retained executive search firm dedicated to diversity, inclusion, and socially-conscious business. She is the co-founder, CTO, and chief alchemist of Wisdompreneurs, and former volunteer coordinator for Wisdom 2.0.

Amanda Owen

Amanda Owen

Amanda Owen has a background in social work and a 25-year practice as a counselor and consultant. Amanda has been presenting lectures and workshops since the mid-1980s. She is the author of The Power of Receiving.

Aminah Raheem

Aminah Raheem

Aminah Raheem, PhD, is a transpersonal psychologist, diplomat of process work, and originator of Soul Lightening International, a non-profit organization dedicated to soul realization and wholistic health of the individual, family, and society. She is the author of Soul Lightning, Soul Return, and The Way of Soul Lightening.

Amory Lovins

Amory Lovins

Amory Lovins is cofounder and chief scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute. Published in 31 books and more than 470 papers, his innovations linking energy, design, security, environment, and development have received many global awards. He has advised major firms and governments in 65+ countries for 40+ years on advanced energy and resource efficiency.

Amy Hartzler

Amy Hartzler

Amy Hartzler is cofounder of Do Good Better and an active B Corp community member. Former head of Free Range, she facilitates workshops to identify, live and tell the best future story - from onboarding guidelines to collateral and videos.

Amy Weintraub

Amy Weintraub

Amy Weintraub, MFA, ERYT-500, is the author of Yoga for Depression, offers professional trainings internationally, and is involved in ongoing research. Her evidence-based protocol is featured on the award-winning LifeForce Yoga® DVDs and CDs.

Anat Baniel

Anat Baniel

Anat Baniel best-selling author of Move Into Life and Kids Beyond Limits, is the creator of the Anat Baniel Method™, a powerful practice that takes advantage of the brain’s ability to change itself at any age to heal both body and mind.

Andrea Juhan

Andrea Juhan

Andrea Juhan, PhD MFT, is a therapist and dancer, and for three decades a student/teacher of Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms, Gestalt Awareness Practice, and Integrative Body Psychotherapy. She has created her own form of movement practice called Open Floor, and together with other gifted teachers she cofounded Open Floor International.

Andrea Lieberstein

Andrea Lieberstein

Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RD, RYT Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and mindful eating instructor and coach, leads mindfulness meditation retreats and mindful eating trainings internationally. Andrea was a leader in developing and implementing mindfulness and mind-body programs at Kaiser Permanente Northern California for over 20 years.

Angela Sherman

Angela Sherman

Angela Sherman is a licensed clinical psychologist with a longstanding interest in human-animal interactions and the benefits of incorporating animals in therapeutic work. Her practice, Change Your Lead, offers equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning in the San Francisco area.

Ann Bradney

Ann Bradney

Ann Bradney is director of the Radical Aliveness/Core Energetics Institute of Southern California. She studied under Core Energetics founder John Pierrakos and teaches internationally. Ann’s Radical Aliveness model expands Core beyond the individual, to address community healing and world issues.

Ann Randolph

Ann Randolph

Ann Randolph is an award-winning writer, performer, and educator. Her Off-Broadway hit, Squeezebox, was produced by Mel Brooks, and her current show, Loveland, just received Best Solo Show awards in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Her personal essays have aired on NPR, BBC, and the Moth.

Anna Halprin

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.

Anna Pierce-Slive

Anna Pierce-Slive

Anna Pierce-Slive has gotten her hands dirty as the garden supervisor for Esalen’s Farm and 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.

Anne Watts

Anne Watts

Anne Watts was deeply influenced by her father, the pioneering philosopher Alan Watts. She leads workshops on 4 continents, teaching adults to have more loving, fulfilling relationships. Anne has been leading Love, Intimacy and Sexuality workshops since 1985.

Annellen Simpkins

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.

Anushka Fernandopulle

Anushka Fernandopulle

Anushka Fernandopulle has trained in Buddhist meditation for more than 20 years and is on the Teacher’s Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, Calif. She also works as a leadership coach and organizational consultant, informed by a BA from Harvard and an MBA from Yale.  

Arielle Ford

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 9 books, including the international bestseller, The Soulmate Secret.

Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner is a yoga-meditation instructor, registered marriage and family therapist intern, and writer. She has several best-selling yoga DVDs, is the co-author of Aroma Yoga, and creator of popular digital programs that fuse yoga and psychology.

Athena Katsaros

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. 

Aviva Gold

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.

Banafsheh Sayyad

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.

Banana Slug String Band

The Banana Slug String Band is a group of lovable musicians and educators from the coastal redwoods of Northern California. Since 1987 the Slugs have dedicated themselves to making great music for kids that teaches science and a love of this green earth.

Barbara Bogatin

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.

Barbara Braunstein

Barbara Braunstein taught hydrotherapy for many years at the Ashland Institute of Massage, and now practices in a country doctor's office in southern Oregon. She is a certified deep tissue practitioner, Bach Flower Remedy practitioner, Reiki master, and meditator.

Barbara Kess Evarts

Barbara Kess Evarts

Barbara Kess Evarts, EdS, practices privately as a marriage and family therapist in Reno, Nevada, and Panama. She co-directs the Couples Institute International and is a certified practitioner-teacher of Integrative Body Psychotherapy, Central Institute, Los Angeles, Calif.

Barnet Bain

Barnet Bain

Barnet Bain is an author, filmmaker, and educator whose film credits include the forthcoming Milton's Secret (director, writer); Oscar-winner What Dreams May Come (producer); Emmy-award nominee Homeless to Harvard (executive producer); and Jesus (aka The Jesus Film, screenwriter). Barnet is the author of The Book of Doing and Being.

Barrett Brown

Barrett Brown

Barrett C. Brown, PhD, helps individuals navigate complexity and unlock deep capacities, specializing in leader development for a flourishing world. He has served on the leadership team of 16 companies, NGOs, and foundations, and presented to thousands worldwide.

Barry Robbins

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 ground-breaking work in Integral Transformative Practice (ITP), created from decades of collective experience at Esalen. He is the vice-president of ITP International.

Barry Vissell

Barry Vissell

Barry Vissell is a psychiatrist who, with his wife Joyce, practices the medicine of unconditional love worldwide. He and Joyce have coauthored many books, including The Shared Heart, Models of Love, Meant To Be, and A Mother’s Final Gift, among others.

Benjamin Fox

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.

Benjamin Jackson

Benjamin Jackson

Benjamin Jackson teaches creative writing to both kids and adults. He teaches at the University of San Francisco and The Writing Salon in Berkeley. His poems have appeared in New England Review, Hudson Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere.

Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel van der Kolk, MD, is a clinical psychiatrist who has studied the impact and resolution of trauma on children and adults since 1982. He is professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston. He is author of The Body Keeps the Score.

Beverly Morse

Beverly Morse

Beverly Morse is a marriage and family therapist in private practice in Santa Monica, Calif., and executive director of the Rosenberg-Kitaen Integrative Body Psychotherapy Central Institute and the 12 IBP International Institutes. She is coauthor of The Intimate Couple.

Bill Morgan

Bill Morgan

Bill Morgan, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in couples psychotherapy. He has practiced mindfulness meditation throughout his adulthood, including more than 6 years of silent retreats. He is a founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.

Bill Plotkin

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.

Bill Wade

Bill Wade

Bill Wade, PhD, is a licensed professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, and codirector of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston. He is coauthor of Brain Change Therapy (2012, WW Norton). He has taught meditation and given Dharma lectures at various Buddhist temples.

Bob Doppelt

Bob Doppelt

Bob Doppelt is a counseling psychologist and ecologist grounded in socially engaged Buddhism. He integrates these fields into his work as a climate and sustainability consultant, educator, researcher, and writer. His most recent book is From Me to We.

Brad Lewis

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.

Brenda Hillman

Brenda Hillman

Brenda Hillman is the author of 9 prize-winning collections of poetry, most recently Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire. Named by Poets and Writers as one of the 50 most inspiring writers in the world, Hillman lives in the Bay Area where she is the Olivia C. Filippi Professor of Poetry at Saint Mary's College in Moraga.

Bryan Hubbard

Bryan Hubbard

Bryan Hubbard is the author of The Untrue Story of You: How to Let Go of the Past that Creates You, and Become Fully Alive in the Present. He has an extensive and versatile background as a journalist and publisher, and is the co-editor of the magazine What Doctors Don’t Tell You.

Byron Katie

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.

C. Alexander Simpkins

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.

Camille Maurine

Camille Maurine

Camille Maurine is the author of Meditation Secrets for Women and Meditation 24/7, both written with her husband, Lorin Roche. Camille's work synthesizes meditation, movement, and expression, with a keen passion for women’s spiritual empowerment and embodiment.

Cari Hernandez

Cari Hernandez

Cari Hernandez is an artist and photographer who was born and raised in northern California. Cari teaches, lectures, and shows her work nationally, is a founding board member of International Encaustic Artists (IEA), and was the creator and director of IEA’s annual retreat and conference.

Carley Hauck

Carley Hauck

Carley Hauck, MA, is the president of Intuitive Wellness and works as an integrative life coach and wellness consultant. Her background includes yoga, meditation, coaching, nutrition, and research. She teaches on the subjects of happiness, positive psychology, and mindful eating at Stanford University.  

Carol Bevilacqua

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.

Carol DeSanto

Carol DeSanto

Carol DeSanto is the cofounder of Nervous System Energy Work and a psychotherapist in private practice. She has been a longtime student of Rev. Rosalyn Bruyere. Her special interests in energy work encompass addiction-recovery, health and healing, and work with cancer and chronic illness.

Carol Kershaw

Carol Kershaw

Carol Kershaw, EdD, is a psychologist, codirector of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston, and coauthor of Brain Change Therapy. She is an international trainer and has produced several programs on personal growth and creating lasting solutions.

Carol Studer

Carol Studer

Carol Studer is a lifelong horsewoman who teaches horsemanship methods specializing in Centered Riding. These techniques promote body awareness, confidence, and harmony in the relationship with horses. She brings this knowledge to her equine specialist role at Change Your Lead.

Caroline Harvey

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.

Cassandra Vieten

Cassandra Vieten

Cassandra Vieten, PhD, is president and CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a scientist at California Pacific Medical Center, and a licensed clinical psychologist. She is an international speaker and workshop leader, and co-wrote Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life.

Cat Zavis

Cat Zavis

Cat J. Zavis, is executive director of the Network of Spiritual Progressives, and has led dozens of trainings in the area of empathic communication for parents, spiritual leaders and centers, teachers, students, lawyers, mediators, and couples. Most recently she co-led a 3-day training for transformative activists.

Catherine Ann Jones

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.

Catherine Pepin

Catherine Pepin

Catherine Pepin is a senior research scientist at the Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA-Saclay, France. She is a quantum field theorist in the field of condensed matter physics. She belongs to the tradition pioneered by Schrödinger and Pauli for whom the notion of separation between science and mystical experience is an illusion.

Chandra Easton

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.

Charlea Massion

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.

Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein is a speaker, writer, and social philosopher who focuses on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. He is the author of Sacred Economics, Ascent of Humanity, and The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know Is Possible.

Charles Muir

Charles Muir

Charles Muir has 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 co-author of Tantra: the Art of Conscious Loving, which is printed in 9 languages.

Charlie Bloom

Charlie Bloom

Charlie Bloom is an educator, therapist, and seminar leader. He and his wife Linda are cofounders of Bloomwork and coauthors 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.

Charlie Cascio

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.

Charu Rachlis

Charu Rachlis

Charu Rachlis, born and raised in Brazil, has been teaching yoga in San Francisco since 1997. She teaches in a Bhakti lineage. She has a 20-year history of Tibetan Buddhist meditation, and is strongly influenced by Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga.

Chas Perry

Chas Perry

Chas Perry, PhD, joined the Upledger Institute International teaching team in 1994 and also teaches Advanced CranioSacral Therapy and BioAquatic Explorations. 

Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is the bestselling author of four books, including the memoir Wild, which was made into a film starring Reese Witherspoon. Her books have been translated into forty languages around the world. She lives in Portland, Ore.

Chris Dombrowski

Chris Dombrowski

Chris Dombrowski lives in Missoula, Montana, where he directs the Beargrass Writing Retreat and the 406 Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of two full-length collections of poems and his debut nonfiction book, Body of Water, is forthcoming in 2016.

Christa Lancaster

Christa Lancaster

Christa Lancaster is cofounder 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.

Christian Pedersen

Christian Pedersen

Christian Pedersen is a relationship specialist and certified life coach, and has led relationship trainings for hundreds of singles and couples. He has a private coaching practice for men and has studied with The Option Institute, The Relationship Skills Center, and Abraham-Hicks.

Christiane Wolf

Christiane Wolf

Christiane Wolf, MD, PhD, is a physician turned mindfulness and Mindulness 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.

Christopher Germer

Christopher Germer

Christopher Germer, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice, a clinical instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School, 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.

Christopher Hareesh Wallis

Christopher Hareesh Wallis

Christopher (Hareesh) Wallis Wallis’ teaching balances accuracy with accessibility, profundity with clarity, and intellectual integrity with heart-expanding inspiration. As a gifted scholar, Hareesh holds a Ph.D. in Sanskrit from U.C. Berkeley and an M.Phil. in Classical Indian Religions from Oxford. He is an expert in Tantra and mantra-science, and currently serves as Head Faculty at The Mattamayura Institute and is the author of Tantra Illuminated.

Christopher La Rose

Christopher La Rose

Christopher LaRose combines a background in counseling and Gestalt practice with a love of horticulture and farming in his role as teacher and land steward. He is the former Esalen Garden supervisor, and has taught at the UCSC Center for Agroecology.

Christy Hengst

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.”

Chungliang Al Huang

Chungliang Al Huang

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

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