Debashish Banerjee is Haridas Chaudhuri Professor of Indian Philosophy and Culture at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Banerji leads workshops on the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and is the author of Seven Quartets of Becoming: A Transformational Yoga Psychology, based on the diaries of Sri Aurobindo.
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Deborah Davis, LAc, is an acupuncturist, qigong instructor, and medical intuitive who has practiced alternative medicine for more than 30 years. A specialist in women’s medical qigong, Deborah is author of Women’s Qigong for Health and Longevity along with the companion DVD series. Deborah teaches women’s qigong internationally.
Deborah Eden Tull, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist, and sustainability consultant who teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. Her latest book is Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Ourselves, Each Other, and the Planet.
Debra Moffitt is the award-winning author of Awake in the World: 108 Practices to Live a Divinely Inspired Life and Garden of Bliss: Cultivating the Inner Landscape for Self-Discovery. Her workshops use spiritual practices to inspire creativity and encourage people to follow their heartfelt calling.
Dee Dettman Ahern, RPT, has been a manual physical therapist since 1978 and has studied with The Upledger Institute since 1984. A practitioner of Visceral Manipulation since 1987 and a teacher since 1994, she teaches and speaks internationally for the Barral Institute.
Deepak Chopra is the author of 70 books translated into more than 35 languages, including 21 New York Times best sellers. A pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, he is founder of The Chopra Foundation, and cofounder and chairman of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing.
Devarshi Steven Hartman, ERYT-500, founded Pranotthan Yoga School and was former dean of Kripalu Schools. He is the creator of best-selling audio series' The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita and Satori. He has taught yoga and yoga teachers around the world for 40 years.
Diane Greenberg, a senior instructor at Charles and Caroline Muir's Source School of Tantra, is a certified tantric educator with more than 15 years' experience. She leads women's empowerment groups and has been a professional bodyworker more than 20 years.
Diane Haug, MA, LPCC, is a licensed therapist with a background in terminal illness, and is senior trainer for Grof Transpersonal Training, for which she developed several training modules. She is adjunct faculty with the California Institute of Integral Studies and Southwestern College.
Diane Haug, MA, LPCC, is a licensed therapist with a background in terminal illness and a senior trainer for Grof Transpersonal Training, for which she developed several training modules. She is adjunct faculty with the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and Southwestern College.
Diane Waye, director of San Francisco’s Active Isolated Stretching clinic, is the leading West Coast AIS instructor. Her private practice includes Olympic athletes, 49ers, and others seeking performance and mobility optimization. Diane has specialized in AIS since 1997 and works closely with AIS founder Aaron Mattes.
Dixie Cox, cofounder of the Fun Institute in Santa Cruz, Calif., has been teaching people to re-create themselves through improvisational acting classes since 1993. She performs regularly with the improv troupes Loose Cannon Theater and Crash Test.
DJ Drez is a sound pioneer. With an ear for cutting-edge sonic ambiance, a finger on the pulse of music that makes bodies move, and the vision and skill to obliterate genre and boundary with his own trademark sound and production, Drez has skyrocketed to international acclaim from the dancehall to the yoga shala.
Dohee Lee is a performance artist and educator born in Korea and now living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She performs and teaches workshops and trainings internationally. Lee founded the Puri Project in 2004 to present interdisciplinary works that embrace the ritualistic and healing aspects of performance.
Don Hanlon Johnson is a professor at CIIS in San Francisco and the founder of the first graduate degree program in Somatics. He is the author of a body of literature on the intersections among bodily experience, the natural world, spirituality, social justice, and health.
Don Jose Ruiz is the international best-selling author of The Wisdom of the Shaman and The Fifth Agreement. As a Toltec master of transformation and modern-day shaman, he has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec through his books, lectures, and journeys to sacred sites around the world.
Donald Rothberg, PhD, the author of The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World, is a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council in Northern California, and teaches meditation, daily life practice, and engaged spirituality.
Donna Eden is a renowned, joyous, and authoritative spokespersons for Energy Medicine. Her best-selling, award-winning book, Energy Medicine, available in 18 languages, is the classic in its field.
Donna Spitzer Rengel has been facilitating Love, Intimacy and Sexuality workshops since 1994. Her background includes somatics, movement arts, and work as a holistic Lomi Body/Mind practitioner. She developed and leads a workshop for women on expression, movement, and connection.
Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz, PhD, RSMT, RSME, is executive director of Continuum Movement® founded by Emilie Conrad, and chair of Continuum Movement Research Initiative, exploring how movement heals.
Dorothy Charles has been a student and teacher at Esalen since 1982. A student of Esalen co-founder Richard Price, she combines Esalen body-centered Gestalt with relational Gestalt theory, and leads workshops in Asia, Europe, and the U.S.
Dorothy Hunt is spiritual director of Moon Mountain Sangha and teaching in the spiritual lineage of Adyashanti. She is the founder of the San Francisco Center for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and is a licensed psychotherapist, practicing since 1967. Dorothy is the author of Only This!
Dorothy Kaufmann, PhD, is presently a marriage and family therapy Intern after a long career teaching and writing in the humanities. She works with couples and individuals in agencies and has a private practice in Berkeley, Calif.
Doug "Dirt" Greenfield is a co-founding artist of the Banana Slug String Band and plays bass guitar, vocals, harmonica, and percussion. He served as program director for Venture West School of Outdoor Living and Exploring New Horizons, and has designed and led outdoors science camps in Northern California.
Douglas R.W. Drummond teaches movement classes at the Moving Center School in New York City and leads workshops in the US and abroad. A nomad of motion, Douglas's offerings embrace the divine individuality that exists within all.
Dustin DiPerna is a Harvard-trained scholar of world religions. He studies in the Tibetan meditation lineages of Mahamudra and Dzogchen with Daniel P. Brown. Through writing, teaching, coaching, and entrepreneurship, Dustin helps people find happier and more fulfilling ways of being in the world. His books include Streams of Wisdom, Evolution's Ally, and Earth is Eden.
Dyrian Benz-Chartrand, PsyD, is a mindfulness and somatic psychology educator. A cofounder of Hakomi, he conducts trainings in Relational Constellations at the Constellation Institute of California. He is a longtime Diamond Approach student and co-author of Love and Belonging: Making Love Successful.
Edward Maupin, a psychologist who was an Esalen scholar-in-residence from 1966 to 1970, has practiced Rolfing since 1968, when he was trained by Dr. Ida Rolf. His early research in Zen Buddhism strongly influenced his approach to the Rolf Method.
Eileen Barker is a forgiveness teacher and author of The Forgiveness Workbook and Forgiveness Meditaton CD. In addition to leading retreats and workshops, she is a forgiveness coach and lawyer/mediator with a private practice in San Rafael, Calif.
Elana Meta is a dancer, teacher, and creative who explores self-expression and human connection through movement technique and META Method. Elana is the founder and CEO of Wild Vessel, which builds experiences and spaces for the expanding Feminine movement.
Eleanor Criswell Hanna, director of the Novato Institute for Somatic Research and Training and an emeritus professor of psychology at Sonoma State University, is editor of Somatics, and author of How Yoga Works and Biofeedback and Somatics.
Elena Brower teaches yoga and meditation, and is the author of Art of Attention, a yoga workbook. She created the audio meditation coursework, Cultivating Spiritual Intelligence, and founded Teach.yoga, a global website for teachers. Her second book, Practice You, will be published in 2018 by Sounds True.
Elissa Epel, PhD, is a professor at UCSF, author of New York Times bestseller, The Telomere Effect, and president-elect of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. She is an expert on stress and contemplative practices, including mindful eating for optimal metabolic balance.
Eliza Reynolds, now 25 years old, has co-led workshops with her mother, Sil Reynolds, since she was 15. A graduate of Brown University, she coauthored Mothering & Daughtering and is a certified teen mediator and SOS-trained counselor with Planned Parenthood.
Elizabeth Esalen, PhD, is a psychologist who has a passion for healing, empowerment, bliss and dance. She is the founder and CEO of The Lotus Collaborative, eating disorder treatment centers that celebrate the feminine and offer mind-body-soul transformation in Santa Cruz and San Francisco, Calif.
Ellen Bass is a poet whose work frequently appears in The New Yorker and The Sun. Among her many books are Like a Beggar (poetry) and the best-selling The Courage to Heal. A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, she teaches in Pacific University’s MFA program.
Ellen Emmet is a practicing psychotherapist and facilitator of authentic movement. Her dance-movement therapy and transpersonal psychology background has been deeply influenced by a non-dual understanding. Ellen also offers meetings in the Essence of Yoga, an exploration of the body sourced in the tradition of Kashmir Shivaism.
Ellen Ressler Hoffman, MA, PCC, is a Gestalt Body Process and Maudsley (FBT) trained psychotherapist in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a faculty member of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and a dancer with more than 25 years of professional experience. Ellen integrates her body wisdom with an evidence-based, embodied relational approach.
Ellen Kindl began Harriet Goslins' Cortical Field Reeducation® as an attempt to control chronic pain after a 21-hour surgery to fuse 14 vertebra. It worked, she was certified as a teacher in 2000, and has taught at Esalen and other locations nationally since then.
Elsbeth Meuth, EdD, is the author of Sexual Enlightenment: How to Create Lasting Fulfillment in Life, Love and Intimacy. She is an internationally renowned workshop leader, intimacy expert, certified Tantra Yoga teacher, and the co-founder of the TantraNova Institute in Chicago, Ill.
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, PhD, is the science director of the Greater Good Science Center, where she oversees its Expanding Gratitude project. A former senior scientist for the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, her work examines the science that connects health and happiness to social affiliation, caregiving, and collaborative relationships.
Emily Cohen is the COO of Bregman Partners, Inc. where she co-runs the coaching business and manages the Bregman Leadership Coaching and Consulting team. Emily received her BA from Brown University and her Master’s Degree from the University of Georgia.
Emily Nagoski, PhD, is the author of Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that will Transform Your Sex Life. Her degrees are in Health Behavior and Counseling, with concentrations in human sexuality and women's well-being.
Emma Seppälä is associate director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University and a popular science writer/speaker. Her research on happiness and yoga/meditation is featured in television, news outlets and a documentary film.
Emmett Miller, MD, is widely recognized as a founder of mind/body medicine and as the inventor of the guided-imagery audiocassette/CD. He is the author of Deep Healing and has recorded more than 50 deep-relaxation meditations and talks.
Eric Goodman, DC, is the creator of Foundation Training and author of Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence. Foundation Training has helped thousands of people control chronic pain and experience a new way of life.
Eric Maisel, PhD, is a leading creativity coach and author of more than 40 books, including Fearless Creating, Coaching the Artist Within, The Van Gogh Blues, The Creativity Book, A Writer’s Space, Life Purpose Boot Camp and The Future of Mental Health.
Erika Rosenberg, Ph.D., is Founding Faculty and Director of Research at The Compassion Institute, Senior Teacher at Stanford’s CCARE, and co-author of the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Program. A scientist and meditation teacher, Erika brings multiple perspectives to the understanding of emotions and the growth of compassion.
Erin Gafill is an award-winning painter, writer, and teacher with deep roots in California's art history. She is cofounder of the nonprofit Big Sur Arts Initiative, founding member of the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association, and author of Drinking from a Cold Spring, A Little Book of Hope.
Ernest Rossi has received lifetime achievement awards from the Erickson Foundation, 1980; American Association of Psychotherapy, 2003; and American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, 2008. He has published 38 books and 180 papers on therapeutic hypnosis, psychotherapy, dreams, art, beauty, truth, and creativity.
Esther Gokhale, LAc, author of 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back, was educated at Harvard, Princeton, SFCAOM (in Chinese medicine), and by people in non-industrial cultures worldwide. She and other certified Gokhale Method instructors offer instruction online and around the world.
Eva Selhub, MD, is board certified in internal medicine and trained in Eastern medical practices. A clinical associate of the Benson Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, she has a private practice and is an instructor at Harvard Medical School, and is the author of Your Health Destiny.
Faith Adiele is the author of two memoirs, including Meeting Faith, which won the PEN Award. She’s the writer/narrator/subject of a PBS documentary and co-editor of an international multicultural anthology. She teaches at California College of the Arts, VONA/Voices, and The San Francisco Writers Grotto.
Fanna Fi Allah is a traditional Sufi qawwali ensemble that has been touring internationally since 2001. Their 10 albums, in-depth studies with Sufi masters in Pakistan and India, peace tours, and other projects make them cultural ambassadors in the West, not only sharing music but also creating understanding of Sufism and Islam.
Felicia Matto-Shepard dances at the intersection of art, the body, and archetype psychology. A student of the unknowable, inquirer of the dreamworld, she practices as a Jungian psychotherapist in Petaluma, Calif., and facilitates experiences in creativity, embodied sexuality, and meaning.
Felicia Williams Cosey, PhD, is a workshop facilitator, corporate trainer, and individual and couples counselor. For more than 20 years, Felicia has helped people discover the missing ingredient in self-love as well as the key to loving, effective, and lasting partnerships.
Fletcher Tucker is co-founder of Wildtender. A devoted student and teacher of California natural history, awareness traditions, ancestral skills and wisdom, and trail-craft/ backpacking practice, Fletcher is committed to re-connecting human beings in body, mind, and spirit with wild nature and our non-human relations.
Flip Brown is the founder and owner of Business Culture Consultants, a Certified B Corp in Burlington, Vermont. He is the author of Balanced Effectiveness at Work: How to Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labor Without Driving Yourself Nuts.
Frances Verrinder is a marriage and family therapist in San Francisco, Calif., with 35 years of psychotherapy experience with couples, families, groups, and individual adults. She is passionate about cultivating loving relationships of all kinds.
Francie White, MS, RD, specializes in the psychology of relationships to eating, exercise, and body image. She developed Tending the Feminine Psyche workshops, and she co-owns Central Coast Treatment Center for eating, exercise, and body image disorders in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Francis G. Lu, MD, is the Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, at UC Davis. Since 1987 he has led 34 seminars at Esalen exploring film and the transpersonal, 28 of them with Brother David Steindl-Rast.
Francis Lucille is a spiritual teacher of the tradition of Advaita Vedanta (non-duality). He became a disciple of Jean Klein, a French Advaita teacher whom he met in 1975. This was the beginning of a close association that lasted until the death of his friend and spiritual master in 1998. Jean Klein’s own guru, “Panditji” Rao, whom he met in India in the nineteen-fifties, was a college professor in Bengalore who taught Sanskrit and belonged to a lineage of traditional Advaita Vedanta teachers
Francis Weller, MFT, is a community builder, teacher, and psychotherapist in Northern California. His work embodies his love of soul, the arts, ritual, and his devotion to bringing these into vibrant community. He is author of Entering the Healing Ground.
Frank Evarts, PhD, practices privately as a psychologist in Reno, Nevada, and Panama. He founded Mountain Employee Assistance Program and co-directs the Couples Institute International. He is a certified practitioner-teacher of Integrative Body Psychotherapy, Central Institute, Los Angeles, Calif.
Fred Luskin, PhD, is a senior consultant in wellness at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Forgiveness Projects. He is the author of Forgive for Good, Forgive for Love, and Stress Free for Good. He teaches on the importance, health benefits, and training of forgiveness, stress management, and emotional competence.
Freddy Zental Weaver is the author of Sexual Enlightenment: How to Create Lasting Fulfillment in Life, Love and Intimacy. He is an internationally renowned workshop leader, intimacy expert, certified Tantra Yoga teacher, and the co-founder of the TantraNova Institute in Chicago, Ill.
Fredric E. Rabinowitz, PhD, is professor of psychology and associate dean at the University of Redlands. He has co-authored numerous books, including Man Alive: A Primer of Men’s Issues. He was president of the APA's Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity and maintains a private clinical practice.
Fritjof Capra, PhD, is the author of several international bestsellers, including Uncommon Wisdom, which features his extensive conversations with R. D. Laing. His latest work, co-authored by Pier Luigi Luisi, is The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision.
Fritz Smith is a physician, osteopath, cranial osteopath, certified acupuncturist, and founder of Zero Balancing. He is the author of Inner Bridges: A Guide to Energy Movement and Body Structure and Alchemy of Touch.
Gabor Maté is a leading expert on addiction, stress, and childhood development. Dr. Gabor co-founded the non-profit organization Compassion for Addiction, and advises for Drugs over Dinner. His best-selling books include In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, When the Body Says No, and others. He teaches in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University.
Gabriela Bozic, MA, is a yoga teacher and cofounder of the Jivamukti Yoga Centers in Munich, Germany. She holds a master's degree in linguistics and advanced certification in Jivamukti Yoga. Gabriela leads workshops internationally and is an established presenter at yoga conferences worldwide.
Gahl Sasson has been teaching workshops on mythology, Kabbalah, and mysticism for more than a decade. His books have been translated into multiple languages and are endorsed by HH the Dalai Lama, Laura Day, and John Edward.
Gary Malkin is a seven-time Emmy® award-winning composer/producer, performer, public speaker, and consultant whose work inspires the mind, awakens the heart, and catalyzes healing. He co-created Graceful Passages to help people face life transitions with greater mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion.
Gay Hendricks, PhD, is a leader in the fields of relationship transformation and bodymind therapies. He has written and co-authored 35 books, and co-founded The Spiritual Cinema Circle and the Hendricks Institute. Gay has offered seminars worldwide and his work has appeared on Oprah!, CNN, CNBC, 48 HOURS, and elsewhere.
Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD, is a wilderness wanderer, writer prone to nature mysticism, and guide to the intertwined mysteries of Earth and psyche. Her writing appears in Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth; Ecopsychology; Parabola; and Thomas Berry: Dreamer of the Earth.
George Kohlrieser, clinical psychologist and hostage negotiator, is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the International Institute for Management Development, in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is creator and director of the High Performance Leadership Program (HPL) and of the Advanced High Performance Leadership Program (AHPL). He is also an award-winning author.
George Protos integrates the experiences of his careers in financial services, health care, and as a teacher of the “pointing-out” way of Tibetan Buddhist meditation since 1995. He leads retreats and an ongoing meditation study group in Marin County, Calif.
Gerald Smith is a licensed psychologist in private practice in San Mateo, Calif. He has led workshops for couples at Esalen for many decades. He wrote 2 books concerning enhancing a love relationship: Couple therapy and Hidden Meanings.
Gina Ogden, PhD, LMFT, is a sex therapist, researcher, and shamanic practitioner who leads workshops internationally. She conducted the only nationwide survey on sexuality and spirituality. Her latest books are Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy and The Return of Desire.
Gogo Ekhaya is a certified peer recovery specialist in the mental health field, a trauma survivor, a spiritual coach and initiated healer in the South African Sangoma tradition. She is trained in Trauma Informed Practices and blends these techniques with shamanic healing for a holistic approach to mental wellness.
Gopi Kallayil is chief brand evangelist, brand marketing, at Google, the founder of the yoga program for Googlers called Yoglers, and the self-proclaimed “Happy Human,” a title his business card bears above his name. Having become a yoga teacher by studying at the Sivananda Ashram Neyyar Dam, Kerala, India, Gopi is an avid yoga practitioner.
Govind Das is a California-based kirtan singer, yoga teacher, and servant of the divine. Together with his wife Radha, he is director/owner of Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica, Calif. Their commitment to love, service, and devotion is the essence which is reflected and transmitted through their music and teachings. www.bhaktiyogashala.com
Grace Gamboa is an entrepreneur, thought leader, consultant, advisor and mentor. Her training includes Enneagram personality styles, somatic psychology, movement therapy and relational and body intelligence. As a credentialed coach, Grace empowers people and organizations to fulfill their dreams and desires.
Greg Steltenpohl, founder and former CEO of Odwalla, Inc., values environmental sustainability, employee empowerment, creative corporate culture, and community-based marketing. Greg currently spearheads projects that bring value-added products from farm producers to the consumer.
Gregg Chadwick is a painter based in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif. His work has appeared in galleries all over the world, as well as in the book collection, The Speed of Light.
Gregg Levoy, author of Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life and Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion, is a former behavioral specialist at USA Today, regular blogger at Psychology Today, and has presented at the Smithsonian Institute, Microsoft, National Conference on Positive Aging, and American Counseling Association.
Gustavo Rabin is a psychologist and an organizational consultant based in Silicon Valley, Calif. He specializes in improving leadership skills of individuals and the effectiveness of teams and organizations. Gustavo is also a cofounder of Skyline Group.
Gwyneth Moss is a founding EFT Master. Gwyneth's teaching, known as The Moss Method of EFT, is clear, simple, and direct with an abundance of intelligence and humor. She is also certified in neuro linguistic programming and the Human Givens approach to psychotherapy.
Harley K. Dubois is co-founder of the modern-day Burning Man Project and has been involved with Burning Man for 30 years. She developed the infrastructure that keeps people happy and safe at Burning Man, and was the City Manager for over 10 years. Today she helps guide the movement forward, mentors key staff, and speaks globally about the power of the Burning Man culture to effect personal and cultural change.
Harriet Goslins developed Cortical Field Reeducation®. A Feldenkrais practitioner since 1985 and Integrated Awareness teacher, her background is in psychosynthesis, applied kinesiology, muscle energy, craniosacral work, and social anthropology. She has been teaching at Esalen for 32 consecutive years.
Harvey Deutch teaches yoga with a unique blend of precise technical expertise and signature humor. He has been a physical therapist and yogi since 1982. He is well-known for making two-dimensional anatomy come to life, off the page and onto the mat.
Harville Hendrix, PhD, co-created Imago Relationship Theory and Therapy with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt. Their partnership has produced 10 books. Harville is a couple’s therapist with over 40 years of experience as an educator, clinical trainer, and lecturer whose work has been on Oprah 18 times.
Heather Houston has devoted her life to revealing the essence of love through singing. She is a spirited song circle leader, renowned vocal coach, and acclaimed recording artist known for her soulful voice and passion for community building.
Heather LaFace, PhD, is in private practice in Los Angeles, Calif., and works within a self-organizational framework of attachment and intersubjectivity theory, extended and updated by embodied-process models of healing and transformation. Her writing explores paradigm-shifting connections between philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, and social theory.
Heather McLeod Grant is a consultant, social entrepreneur, and co-founder of Open Impact, a strategic advisory firm that partners with social change leaders. She is the author of Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Non-Profits, among other books.
Heather Munro Pierce founded TransDance® and has led inspirational, transformative, and healing movement for more than 20 years nationally and internationally. She is the creative force behind the dance meditation audio CD Embodied Awakening Through the Elements.
Heather Sellers taught creative writing for nearly twenty years at Hope College in Michigan, and in 2013 joined the faculty at the University of South Florida. She is the author of the memoir You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know.
Heather White is managing director of Burning Man Project and has oversight of infrastructure, program development, operations, and affiliations. She’s been a citizen of Burning Man since 2004 and throughout her life and career, has partnered with people on projects and practices that actualize human potential.
Hedy Kober, PhD, is an associate professor of psychiatry and psychology at Yale University and director of Yale’s Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory. She has been practicing mindfulness and non-dual meditation since 2004, is an expert on the neuroscience of meditation, and speaks all over the world about these topics.