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Hedy Kober

Hedy Kober

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.

Heidi Sormaz

Heidi Sormaz

Heidi Sormaz, PhD, is the founder, owner, and director of Fresh Yoga. A senior Forrest Yoga Mentor, she has been practicing and teaching since 1996. As a yogi, she teaches embodied self-care as a response to the uncertainty of life.

Heike Liss

Heike Liss is an artist who works in a variety of media, including photography, video, drawing, sculpture, site-specific installation, and public intervention. She studied ethnology and social anthropology as well as visual art. Her award-winning work has been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries, and at film festivals.

Helen Lakelly Hunt

Helen Lakelly Hunt

Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, co-created Imago Relationship Theory and Therapy with her husband, Harville Hendrix. Their partnership has produced 10 books. Helen also is the author of Faith and Feminism and And the Spirit Moved Them. She was accepted into the Women’s Hall of Fame for her leadership in the global women’s movement.

Helena Kallner

Helena Kallner, MA, MSc is a UKCP reg. Gestalt Psychotherapist and trainer, and she lives in Sweden. She has trained in Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy and she is a faculty member at the Centre for Somatic Studies, NY. She is part of Relational Change’s leadership team and a board member at the Gestalt Academy of Scandinavia. Helena is a devoted practitioner of dance and movement meditation, especially through the 5 Rhythms practice.

Henry Shukman

Henry Shukman

Henry Shukman, associate Zen master of Sanbo Zen, teaches at Mountain Cloud Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM, and Sonnenhof in Schwarzwald, Germany. He is also a prize-winning poet and novelist, and frequent contributor to Tricycle and the New York Times.

Honza Lafond

Honza Lafond

Honza Lafond discovered yoga through his love for meditation and philosophy. He teaches and inspires with raw yet playful and compassionate honesty and humor to help bring your practice off the mat and into daily life. Honza co-created YogaBeyond.

Ira Israel

Ira Israel

Ira Israel is a licensed psychotherapist and author of How to Survive Your Childhood Now That You're an Adult: The Path to Authenticity, as well as A Beginner’s Guide to Happiness, A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness Meditation, Mindfulness for Anxiety, and Yoga for Depression and Anxiety.

Isabel Behncke

Isabel Behncke, UCL, MSc, Phil, PhD, grew up in the Chilean mountains and has an integrated science training in behavior, ecology, complexity, and evolution. After more than three years and 3,000 km following wild bonobos in Congo, she turned to human primates. Her science quest is a voyage of exploration that takes us from the origin of all species, to the future of our own species. Isabel is a TED speaker and fellow, and communicator-at-large.

Isabelle Benarous

Isabelle Benarous

Isabelle Benarous is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming trainer and author of Break the Code of Your Illness. She founded the Bioreprogramming® Institute, which is dedicated to teaching practical technologies for the resolution of conflicts related to health disorders and other life challenges.

Ivy Mayer Lavie

Ivy Mayer Lavie

Ivy Mayer Lavie, MFT, is influenced by Somatic Experiencing, the Hakomi Method, and her teaching experience, including for The Marin School, The Moving Center School, Spirit Rock Family Program, and Yes!. She offers family programs, nervous system balancing trainings, and private psychotherapy.

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, a trained Buddhist monk, helped introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. Jack co-founded the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Center. His 16 books have sold more than a million copies. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology, and is a father, husband, and activist.

Jack Rosenberg

Jack Rosenberg

Jack Rosenberg is in private practice in Venice, Calif. Founder and clinical director of the Rosenberg-Kitaen Integrative Body Psychotherapy Central Institute and the 12 IBP International Institutes, he authored Total Orgasm and coauthored Body, Self, and Soul and The Intimate Couple.

Jacqueline Kabat

Jacqueline Kabat

Jacqueline Kabat is a Manhattan-based comedian who performs stand-up at popular comedy clubs like Gotham and Caroline’s on Broadway. She has studied with Amy Poehler, warmed up audiences at ABC Studios with Mario Cantone, and teaches comedy improvisation. She is working on a documentary called Comedy Improv Can Save The World. 

Jacqueline Radha

Jacqueline Radha

Radha is a California-based kirtan singer, yoga teacher, and servant of the divine. Together with her husband Govind Das, she 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

Jai Uttal

Jai Uttal

Jai Uttal, a sacred music composer, recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and ecstatic vocalist, combines influences from India with influences from American rock and jazz, creating a stimulating and exotic multicultural fusion that is truly world spirit music. Jai has been leading kirtans for more than 30 years.

James Baraz

James Baraz

James Baraz is a co-founding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, Calif. He is coauthor of Awakening Joy and leads the popular Awakening Joy course across the U.S. and abroad. He also coauthored Awakening Joy for Kids with Michele Lilyanna. James lives in Berkeley, Calif.

James Gordon

James Gordon

James S. Gordon, MD, founder and executive director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), is a psychiatrist and recognized expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma.

James Guay

James Guay

James Guay, LMFT, is a psychotherapist in West Hollywood, Calif., who guides his clients using mindfulness and compassion to break free from unhealthy limitations and learn to enjoy their lives more authentically.

James Hanusa

James Hanusa is co-founder of Digital Raign and Venture Catalyst. A lifelong technologist and advocate for sustainability, James speaks on innovation and creativity. He is technology advisor to the Emerging Future Institute, impact advisor to UIX Global, futurist at Virtual World Society, and initiative-leader at Burning Man. His current research is at the intersection of art, technology, and immersive experience.

Jamie Forsyth

Jamie Forsyth

Jamie R. Forsyth, PhD, is a clinician, clinical supervisor, and trainer with expertise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Her clinical work offers unique insights into the subtle nuances of ACT as it unfolds in clinical practice.

Jamie Marich

Jamie Marich

Jamie Marich, PhD, author of Trauma and The Twelve Steps and EMDR Made Simple, is the founder of Dancing Mindfulness. A passionate educator on innovative, holistic methods for the treatment of trauma and addiction, Marich travels the country offering continuing education workshops and retreats.

Jamie Wheal

Jamie Wheal

Jamie Wheal, executive director of Flow Genome Project, is a leading expert on the neuro-somatics of ultimate human performance. His work ranges from Fortune 500 companies, leading business schools, Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), to Red Bull and its stable of world-class athletes.

Jan Ingram

Jan Ingram

Jan Ingram RN, MA, is head of Parish Nursing, Cottage Health Systems, and certified coach and hypnotherapist. Jan assists people in transforming personal and medical challenges, and manages a team of RNs to support the underserved. She’s an experienced teacher of integrative medicine including yoga and qi gong. A singer/vocal coach, music is part of her healing practice.

Jane Baraz

Jane Baraz

Jane Baraz has been practicing meditation since 1976 and leads Awakening Joy workshops internationally. She served on the board of directors at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and helped start the Spirit Rock Family Program. Jane is a life coach who helps women live with more purpose, balance, and fulfillment.

Jane Mayer

Jane Mayer

Jane Mayer, WisdomWomen steward, is a teacher, poet, and educational visionary who believes that honoring the wisdom of our youngest citizens will transform the world. A former middle/high school English and drama teacher, she currently co-directs The Teaching Well, a non-profit organization devoted to teacher sustainability. She believes systemic change begins in speaking our authentic voices in everyday conversation.

Janet Bray Attwood

Janet Attwood is the New York Times best-selling author of The Passion Test: The Effortless Path To Discovering Your Life Purpose. Janet’s program, The Passion Test, now has more than 1,000 Passion Test-Certified Facilitators internationally. She has presented alongside the Dalai Lama, Richard Branson, Jack Canfield, and others.

Janet Stone

Janet Stone

Janet Stone traveled to India in 1996, where she dedicated herself to a conscious evolution through yoga. Janet blends a wealth of knowledge and yoga experience to create a unique, vigorous-yet-sumptuous approach to Vinyasa yoga. She teaches in San Francisco and leads retreats internationally.

Jason Nemer

Jason Nemer

Jason Nemer is the founder of acro yoga and has been blessed with many great teachers on his path. During his teenage years he trained with some of the top Russian and Bulgarian acrobatic masters. Currently he travels to teach, study, and bring communities together.

Jason Weston

Jason Weston

Jason Weston has been a part of the Human Awareness Institute (HAI) for nearly 40 years. As a facilitator, Jason assists individuals and couples in creating the lives they really want. Jason was trained at the Process Therapy Institute and served for many years as the executive director of HAI Global.

Jaya Lakshmi

Jaya Lakshmi

Jaya Lakshmi has been attending Native American tipi ceremonies since 1996. From this she developed a deep understanding of holding sacred space. Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Yogiji are also well-known recording artists and performers in the genres of mantra and medicine songs.

Jean Couch

Jean Couch

Jean Couch, originally known for her classic Runner's Yoga Book, has shown thousands of people of all ages how to improve their health. She most recently taught 50 physicians and their spouses, one of whom wrote, "I now have hope for me and my patients."

Jean Houston

Jean Houston

Jean Houston is a philosopher mentored by Margaret Mead. One of the principal founders of the human potential movement, she has written 26 books and is known for her worldwide human potential workshops.

Jean Kristeller

Jean Kristeller

Jean Kristeller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, has used mindfulness-based interventions for eating-related issues for over 25 years. She receives NIH-funding, co-founded The Center for Mindful Eating, and has held faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School, U. Mass. Medical School, and Indiana State University.

Jean Morrison

Jean Morrison

Jean Morrison, MA, has been a certified NVC trainer since 1989. She also is an author and materials designer with a background in psychology and counseling. In all of her work, she emphasizes whole-brain learning and thinking, and holistic health.

Jean Shinoda Bolen

Jean Shinoda Bolen

Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and author of thirteen influential books. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and was clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF. The Millionth Circle Initiative was inspired by her book and led to her advocacy for a UN 5th World Conference on Women (www.5wcw.org). She has a private practice in Mill Valley, Calif.

Jeanine Becker

Jeanine Becker

Jeanine Becker teaches negotiation at Stanford Law School and provides strategy and collaboration consulting. Her work empowers students and clients to access all of their wisdom and integrate their analytical strengths, embodied knowing, and authentic relational capacities. 

Jeena Cho

Jeena Cho

Jeena Cho Is a lawyer, author, and mindfulness instructor. She is a partner at JC Law Group PC, and she leads workshops for lawyers, and works with lawyers and law firms on stress management, work-life balance, career transition, and overall wellness. Her book is The Anxious Lawyer.

Jeff Foster

Jeff Foster

Jeff Foster writes and speaks about the journey of healing and spiritual awakening, and invites exhausted seekers around the world to come to rest. He was voted #59 on Watkins Review's 2014 list of the world's Most Spiritually Influential Living People. He has published 4 books in over 6 languages.

Jeff Mendelsohn

Jeff Mendelsohn

Jeff Mendelsohn founded New York Recycled Paper in 1991, and New Leaf Paper in 1998. He has focused his career on building a highly successful green business and driving a fundamental shift toward sustainability in the paper industry.

Jeffrey Kripal

Jeffrey Kripal

Jeffrey Kripal is chairman of the Department of Religious Studies at Rice University and chairman of the Board of Trustees at Esalen. He has written four books focusing on the comparative erotics and ethics of mystical literature, American countercultural translations of Asian religious traditions and the history of Western esotericism.

Jenn Sander

Jenn Sander

Jenn Sander is the Founder of Play Atélier, a business innovation consultancy that surveys, fosters, and designs space for creativity and ideation with brands and partners. Additionally, she has been leading Global Innovation and New Initiatives for Burning Man Project for the last 5 years, developing collaborations with their extended networks.

Jennie Oppenheimer

Jennie Oppenheimer

Jennie Oppenheimer is an artist, educator, and leader of mixed media and SoulCollage® workshops. Founder of SOULIO, a venture that offers artful programs that help clarify personal and professional goals, Jennie uses arts-based practices with individuals and organizations to empower innovative problem solving, self-navigation, and creative expression.

Jennifer Berezan

Jennifer Berezan

Jennifer Berezan is a singer/songwriter, teacher, and activist. Her groundbreaking work as a recording artist and teacher has established her as a leading voice in the field of music, ritual, and healing. She has released 8 albums and produces large-scale multicultural, ecstatic ritual events.

Jennifer Hastings

Jennifer Hastings is a family practice physician who started the Transgender Health Care Program at Planned Parenthood, Mar Monte, Santa Cruz. Jennifer is assistant clinical professor, UCSF, Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Jennifer McChristian

Jennifer McChristian

Jennifer McChristian is an award-winning artist who was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. In 1986, she moved to California, where she was an animation artist for Disney and Nickelodeon, among other studios. She has studied under Robert Blue, Karl Dempwolf, and Steve Huston, and leads painting and drawing workshops internationally.

Jennifer Ward

Jennifer Ward

Jennifer Ward is a change and transition strategist at Life Balance Institute. She works with individuals and leads workshops focusing on how to skillfully navigate life changes and maintain well-being in times of challenge. She has trained with Phillip Moffitt since 2010 and is a long-time meditation practitioner.

Jenny Rooke

Dr. Jenny Rooke is the founder and Managing Director of Genoa Ventures, which invests in early-stage companies innovating at the intersection of biology and technology. She previously served as a Senior Program Officer of the Global Health Discovery group at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Jenny holds a PhD in genetics from Yale University.

Jerome Front

Jerome Front

Jerome Front, LMFT, teaches at Pepperdine University and across the US, and has written about mindfulness, contemplative living, and mindful approaches to relationships. He leads retreats and clinical and corporate trainings, and has a private psychotherapy practice.

Jeronimo Calderon

Jerónimo Calderón is an explorer of how to blend wellbeing with welldoing (Wellbeing Project), how to learn from nature to redefine sustainability (Amanitas) and how to build regenerative, living laboratories (Tierra Valiente). He is an author, speaker and lecturer working with unlikely allies from the United Nations to the World Economic Forum and Burning Man.

Jerry Kermode

Jerry Kermode

Jerry Kermode is a woodturning artist and teacher in Sebastopol, Calif. He is known as much for his sense of humor and friendly manner as for his ability with the chisel. He helps people understand the subtle nuances of cutting wood without fear or trepidation.

Jessica Gelson

Jessica Gelson

Jessica Gelson, MFT, is a therapist in private practice who helps people transform by engaging body, mind and emotions. She promotes learning and growth by creating a safe and steady space that welcomes everything that clients may want to explore.

Jessica Kolbe

Jessica Kolbe

Jessica Kolbe is a senior teacher trainer for The Institute of Qigong and Tai Chi. Jessica leads classes, workshops, corporate wellness programs, certification trainings, and private healing sessions. She also produces an award-winning TV show, Qigong with Jessica Kolbe, which airs/streams on TVSB, and on demand.

Jessica Wolk Benson

Jessica Wolk Benson

Jessica Wolk Benson is a psychotherapist with extensive training and practice in experiential, attachment-based therapy. Her investigation into the reclamation of the Divine Feminine has brought about her unwavering commitment to restoring balance to the minds and hearts of humanity.

Jessie Spain

Jessie Spain

Jessica Spain has a passion for teaching others to grow food. She has 14 years of diverse agricultural experiences, from raising milk goats in California to working on a barley farm in Iceland. She is the former Esalen Farm Supervisor.

Jett Psaris

Jett Psaris

Jett Psaris, PhD, author of Undefended Love, Hidden Blessings: Midlife Crisis as a Spiritual Awakening, and Taking the Midlife Leap, teaches others to use intimate relationship and the midlife journey as catalysts for psycho/spiritual transformation. She has been teaching workshops about how to inhabit the full spectrum of one’s humanity since 1992.

Jill Purce

Jill Purce

Jill Purce, international pioneer of the sound-healing movement, rediscovered ancient vocal techniques, the power of group chant, and spiritual potential of the voice as a magical instrument for healing and meditation. She is the author of The Mystic Spiral and Overtone Chanting Meditations.

Jim Benson

Jim Benson

Jim Benson is a certified SkyDancing Tantra teacher who has supported students and teachers-in-training internationally since 2003. A sex and intimacy coach for men, his programs include the Awakened Masculine Training and MultiOrgasmic Lover.

Jim Duffy

Jim Duffy

Jim Duffy is a clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF and is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, medical acupuncture and integrative medicine. He is an elected Fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Jim Gallas

Jim Gallas

Jim Gallas, a Shiatsu teacher for more than 15 years, has led workshops in California and internationally. Creator of the DVD Zen Thai Table Shiatsu: Deep and Effective Body Work with Ease, he also teaches reiki, anatomy, yoga and chi kung.

Jim Kepner

Jim Kepner

Jim Kepner is a psychologist and the author of Body Process and Healing Tasks. He teaches internationally on the application of Gestalt Body Process Psychotherapy to healing in trauma, stress, and illness. Jim is the co-originator of Nervous System Energy Work.

Jim Tamm

Jim Tamm

Jim Tamm, a former judge who has mediated more than 1,500 disputes, is the author of Radical Collaboration: Five Essential Skills to Reduce Defensiveness and Build Successful Relationships. He is on the faculty of the International Management Program at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Jnana Gowan

Jnana Gowan

Jnana Gowan, a yoga instructor since 1999 and an “urban ceremonialist,” is the director of Powerhouse Education, a company dedicated to health and well-being. She integrates ceremony and ritual from the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition (from Peru) into her teachings.

Joanna Claassen Ferraro

Joanna Claassen Ferraro

Joanna Claassen Ferraro has been an outdoor and early childhood educator since 2000. She runs Early Ecology, an outdoor educational program for children and families in the Bay Area, and is a former director of Esalen Institute’s Gazebo School Park. Joanna is inspired by the natural world, human kindness, and the power of play.

Joanna Cowan

Joanna Cowan

Joanna Cowan is a Thai massage therapist, yoga instructor, and the first Gokhale Method teacher in Portland, Ore. She has been personally trained by Esther Gokhale and has helped hundreds of students regain their primal posture and a pain-free life. 

JoAnna Hardy

JoAnna Hardy

JoAnna Hardy teaches retreats, online courses, and one-on-one sessions in the Theravada insight tradition. Her greatest passion is to teach meditation in communities that are dedicated to addressing racism, gender inequality, and oppression, and to show that current social issues go hand in hand with the compassionate action teachings in Buddhism.

JoAnne Chartrand-Benz

JoAnne Chartrand-Benz

JoAnne Chartrand-Benz has been a European-trained somatic psychology educator since 1979. Her specialty is in somatic, transpersonal, relational psychology, and trauma work. She teaches Family Constellation trainings. She is a Somatic Experience practitioner, a student of the Diamond Approach, and co-author of Love and Belonging.

Jody Greene

Jody Greene

Jody Greene has been practicing Zen Buddhism and Yoga since 2001, and has taught yoga and meditation both privately and at Yoga Tree in San Francisco, Esalen Institute, and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.

Joe Cavanaugh

Joe Cavanaugh

Joseph Cavanaugh is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in the Sierra foothills and a psychology instructor at a local community college. He has facilitated personal-growth workshops throughout California for the past 45 years.

Joe Wilkins

Joe Wilkins is the author of the memoir The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing up on the Big Dry and two books of poetry. His third full-length collection, When We Were Birds, was recently named a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. He directs the creative-writing program at Linfield College.

Johann Berlin

Johann Berlin

Johann Berlin is the CEO of Transformational Leadership for Excellence, an innovative leadership and wellness training program that fosters happiness and social connectedness in the corporate, NGO, and government sectors. Johann has led experiential sessions that facilitate an exploration of wellbeing, equanimity, and happiness, at leading institutions like the Stanford Center for Compassion, Harvard University, Dartmouth On Purpose, and TedEx London. 

Johanna Holloman

Johanna Holloman

Johanna Holloman is a German-born clinical psychologist, Diamond Approach® teacher, and certified Esalen® Massage and Deep Bodywork instructor. She teaches internationally. She is a yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and created the Esalen in-house yoga training program.

John Brehm

John Brehm is the author of two award-winning books of poems, Help Is on the Way and Sea of Faith. He is also the associate editor of The Oxford Book of American Poetry and the editor of the anthology The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches for the Literary Arts and Mountain Writers Series in Portland and for the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, Colorado.

John Gray

John Gray, PhD, is the author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the number one bestselling hardcover nonfiction book of the nineties. He is co-author (with Dr. Warren Farrell) of The Boy Crisis, in which he focuses on non-prescription-drug methods of preventing and reversing ADHD.

John Marks

John Marks

John Marks founded Search for Common Ground, a peace-building NGO with offices in 35 countries. He was a best-selling, award-winning author, a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, a U.S. Senate aide, a Skoll Awardee for Social Entrepreneurship, and an Ashoka Senior Fellow.  

John Perkins

John Perkins

John Perkins, is a leading authority on shamanism and transformation, advisor to the UN, World Bank, CEOs, and many governments, and New York Times best-selling author of 9 books including Shapeshifting and The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. He teaches internationally, co-founded The Pachamama Alliance, and founded DreamChange.

John Prendergast

John Prendergast

John J. Prendergast, PhD, is the author of In Touch, a nondual spiritual teacher, practicing psychotherapist, and retired adjunct professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is also the senior editor of The Sacred Mirror and Listening from the Heart of Silence.

John Robbins

John Robbins

John Robbins is author of Diet for a New America and many other bestsellers, founder of EarthSave International, and one of the most popular bloggers on the Huffington Post. He is a recipient of the Rachel Carson Award, the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, and dozens of other honors.

John Smith

John Smith

Johnsmith has been writing heartfelt songs for more than 30 years. He's won national awards and contests, was a staff songwriter in Nashville, and has recorded eight CDs. He's taught songwriting workshops nationwide, and has been featured on NPR's “New Dimensions.”

John Thompson

John Thompson

John Thompson co-founded Circling Europe and has helped define and evolve both Circling and Surrendered Leadership. He trains Circling leaders worldwide. He formerly was an elite tennis coach specializing in psychology and founded a program to help street children in India.

John Vosler

John Vosler

John Vosler is a senior teacher at the Amrit Yoga Institute who leads yoga nidra certification programs, and an iRest teacher certified by the Integrative Restoration Institute. He teaches internationally, leading trainings and retreats on the profound healing benefits of the ancient meditation practice of yoga nidra.

Jon Schreiber

Jon Schreiber

Jon Schreiber, DC, is the director of the Breema Center and the Breema Clinic. He has been teaching Breema worldwide since 1980, and is the author of numerous books and articles on the philosophy, principles, and practice of Breema.

Jonathan Goldman

Jonathan Goldman

Jonathan Goldman is an acupuncture, energy medicine, and spiritual healing practitioner. He is principle director at the Essential Light Institute, developer of Transformational Energy Healing, and the originator of the Chakra Map method of observing and helping the Human Energy Vehicle.

Jonathan Horan

Jonathan Horan

Jonathan Horan is Gabrielle Roth's son and closest collaborator. He is on the core faculty of her international institute, The Moving Center. Jonathan has been immersed in the 5Rhythms® practice throughout his life and continues to be a key catalyst in its evolution.

Jonathan Prescott

Jonathan Prescott

Jonathan Prescott is the founder of Wise Caregiving, a non-profit dedicated to helping people become effective, sustainable, and empathetic caregivers. Jonathan’s background includes hospice, cancer-care, and hospital Chaplain, and a spiritual practice as an ordained student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Jordan Allen

Jordan Allen

Jordan Allen leads Circling Europe in America. Jordan created CirclingAnywhere.com, which makes Circling accessible daily around the world, and he's the author of A Beautiful Apocalypse, a zombie adventure inspired by integral theory.

Joseph Millar

Joseph Millar

Joseph Millar’s three collections are Overtime, Fortune, and Blue Rust. His work has won fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and a Pushcart Prize, and has appeared in DoubleTake, Tin House, TriQuarterly, The Southern Review, American Poetry Review, and Ploughshares. Millar is core faculty at Pacific University’s Low Residency MFA.

Josh Volk

Josh Volk

Josh Volk has studied and practiced vegetable farming in the Northeastern US, desert Southwest, California, and the Pacific Northwest for more than 20 years. He helped develop and manage Sauvie Island Organics CSA, a 20-acre vegetable farm in Portland, Oregon. Josh also works as a consultant, writer, and teacher.

Josie Weaver

Josie Weaver

Josie Weaver teaches qigong, yoga, and tai chi. She is a senior trainer at the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi, and through her own energy healing practice she helps clients manage conditions such as Parkinson’s, Ehlers Dahnlos Syndrome, and chronic pain.

Jovinna Chan

Jovinna Chan

Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500, is a life mentor and co-founder of Shakti Initiation. She is a faculty member of Pranotthan School of Yoga, served as the assistant dean, 200- and 500-hour teacher trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga, and is certified in LetYourYogaDance and Soul Motion™. Jovinna leads transformational programs around the world.

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