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Lorin Roche

Lorin Roche

Lorin Roche, PhD, has practiced and taught meditation since 1968. He earned his degree for research in the language of meditation. He is the author of The Radiance Sutras, and with his wife Camille Maurine, Meditation Secrets for Women.

Louise Mazanti

Louise Mazanti

Louise Mazanti, PhD, co-developed Psychosexual Somatics® with her husband and fellow psychotherapist, Mike Lousada. She is an international teacher, Hay House author, and works in private practice as a psychotherapist specializing in sex, relationship, and intimacy issues and female empowerment.

Lucia Horan Drummond

Lucia Horan Drummond

Lucia Horan  was born and raised in the Esalen community.  She has been teaching since 1998. Lucia received life-long direct training with Gabrielle Roth in the 5Rhythms® method. She is formally empowered to teach Buddha dharma in all capacities.  Her unique perspectives on insight have been published in the book “Dancing with Dharma: Essays on Movement And Dance in Western Buddhism”.

Lucy Caldwell

Lucy Caldwell

Lucy Caldwell is a social psychologist, venture philanthropist and creator of the Life Revealed podcast. She has devoted herself to the science and practice of how people change, and inspiring them to live with greater authenticity, purpose and fulfillment.

LuviaJane Swanson

LuviaJane Swanson D.C., CST-D is a certified CranioSacral Therapy 1 and 2 instructor and mentor for the Upledger Institute International. Her background in massage and chiropractic has shaped her approach to manual therapy, which is deeply rooted in body mechanics and structure.

Lydia Kan

Lydia Kan

Lydia Kan is a creative changemaker and somatic coach who helps entrepreneurs and leaders develop gravitas, stand in their values, and achieve aspirations. She has supported Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, IMD Business School, UBS, Deloitte, the Mowgli Foundation, and numerous others on five continents.

Lynda Greenberg

Lynda Greenberg

Lynda Greenberg has been practicing art for 30 years and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree. She teaches at Antelope Valley and Harbor colleges, among others. She was trained by Dr. Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.

Lynda Richtmeier Cyr

Lynda Richtmeier Cyr, PhD, is an integrative clinical psychologist, consultant, clinical instructor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, associate clinical director at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, and part-time faculty at Saybrook University’s College of Mind-Body Medicine.

Lynell George

Lynell George

Lynell George is a reporter/writer based in Los Angeles, who tells the city's story one sentence at a time. Her latest book, After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame is a collection of essays and photographs exploring Los Angeles' ever-shifting terrain.

Lynne McTaggart

Lynne McTaggart

Lynne McTaggart is the the award-winning author of six books, including the worldwide bestsellers The Field, The Intention Experiment, and The Bond; the architect of the global laboratory The Intention Experiment; and editor of the magazine What Doctors Don’t Tell You.

Lynne Twist

Lynne Twist

Lynne Twist a global activist, consultant, speaker, and award-winning author of The Soul of Money, has dedicated her life to global initiatives that create a sustainable future for all. Lynne is a co-founder of The Pachamama Alliance and the founder and president of the Soul of Money Institute.

M.J. Ryan

M.J. Ryan

MJ Ryan is a change expert who coaches executives and entrepreneurs around the world. The creator of a Microsoft women’s leadership pilot program, her clients include Shell, Facebook, Cisco, and Aon-Hewitt. She is the author of This Year I Will…and other titles.

Maggie Gill

Margaret Gill, CST-D, MCSS, is certified with the Upledger Institute as a CranioSacral Diplomate therapist and as a teacher for CranioSacral Therapy 1 and 2 and SomatoEmotional Release 1 and 2. Her main practice is in Brighton (UK), and she travels regularly to Cyprus where she treats clients. She is on the board of directors of the CranioSacral Society.

Maggie Wheeler

Maggie Wheeler

Maggie Wheeler is internationally known for her acting work, most notably as Janice on “Friends.” Co-director of the Golden Bridge Community Choir, Maggie is a singer-songwriter, speaker and teaches her vocal workshop, Singing In The Stream, in the U.S. and abroad.

MaMuse

MaMuse

MaMuse is a decade-long musical collaboration between Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker that stirs an ancient remembering of kinship within the family of all beings. With five albums and total commitment to kindness, MaMuse is magical, whimsical, and sublime.

Marc Andrus

Marc Andrus

Marc Andrus, Rt. Rev., is the Episcopal Bishop of California. His leadership has focused on key issues related to peace and justice, including immigration reform, climate change, civil rights for LBGT persons, and health care.

Marc Bregman

Marc Bregman

Marc Bregman is the founder of Archetypal Dreamwork, cofounder of North of Eden, and a master teacher at the Center for Archetypal Dreamwork. His books include Flesh Off the Bone: Dream Descent through Past Life Trauma, and Sex, Trauma and Conjunctio.

Marc Lesser

Marc Lesser

Marc Lesser is a CEO and Zen teacher. He has led mindfulness trainings for leaders worldwide. He served as CEO and co-founder of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and is author of Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons From Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen.

Marcela Lobos

Marcela Lobos

Marcela Lobos, MA, has been initiated in the healing traditions of the Amazon and the Andes. She was born and raised in Chile, where she worked with shamans that belong to a matriarchal society that holds the wisdom of the feminine and the passion of Mother Earth.

Marci Graham

Marci Graham

Marci Graham is a facilitator for the Human Awareness Institute (HAI). She has a 30-year history of soul searching and personal transformation through movement, painting, writing, sculpting and bodywork. Her personal journey in Continuum Movement has illuminated the power of inquiry and body knowledge as essential to personal growth.

Margaret Cullen

Margaret Cullen

Margaret Cullen, MFT, was a co-developer of Compassion Cultivation Training and is currently a senior teacher at the Center for Compassion, Research and Education at Stanford University and founding faculty at the Compassion Institute. She has been a meditation practitioner for almost 40 years, was one of the first ten people to be certified as an Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor and has taught worldwide.

Margaret Wakeley

Margaret Wakeley

Margaret Wakeley strives to change the world one grateful person at a time as the community development coordinator for A Network for Grateful Living (ANG*L). She is also a cabaret singer, recording artist, and voice-over actor based in Ithaca, New York.

Margot Anand

Margot Anand

Margot Anand is a leading authority on integrating spirituality and sexuality. She is a best-selling author, much-beloved teacher, and founder of SkyDancing Tantra®. She has taught with Deepak Chopra and Tony Robbins, and has appeared on national and international TV and radio.

Mariabruna Sirabella

Mariabruna Sirabella

Mariabruna Sirabella, LMFT, MS, is a mentor, artist, and holistic clinician who facilitates programs and rituals internationally as a trainer in SoulCollage® and BodYnvocations™ (Imagination in Motion based on the Orixas). She blends indigenous wisdom and Jungian humanistic psychology to open mind and heart, and free personality and soul.

Mariah Fenton Gladis

Mariah Fenton Gladis

Mariah Fenton Gladis, founder/director of the Pennsylvania Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training for more than three decades, led workshops and trainings around the U.S. and in Europe. Mariah was recognized for the sensitive and creative way she practiced the art of Gestalt.

Mariam Gates

Mariam Gates

Mariam Gates is a teacher with more than 20 years of experience nurturing young people. Through Kid Power Yoga, she combines her dedication to teaching yoga with her skills as an educator to guide children in accessing their own inner source of strength, confidence, problem solving, and creativity.

Marian Goodell

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.

Mariana Caplan

Mariana Caplan

Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, RYT-500, is a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and the author of seven books in the fields of psychology and spirituality, including Yoga & Psyche (2016), Eyes Wide Open, and Halfway Up the Mountain. She is the founder and CEO of Yoga & Psyche International and the Yoga & Psyche International Conference.

Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose. Six of her eleven published books have been New York Times best sellers.

Marilyn Tam

Marilyn Tam

Marilyn Tam is an author, speaker, consultant, certified coach, business leader (former CEO Of Aveda, president of Reebok and vice president of Nike), and humanitarian. She is the author of The Happiness Choice, and presenter of the radio show, The Happiness Choice on FMG Network. She writes for Huffington Post.

Marion VanNamen

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.

Marisa Weppner

Marisa Weppner

Marisa 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, while she travels the world leading retreats and DJ-ing.

Mark Coleman

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.

Mark Fairfield

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.

Mark Hyman

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.

Mark Matousek

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.

Mark Nicolson

Mark Nicolson

Mark Nicolson is an organizational consultant based in Silicon Valley, Calif. He specializes in leadership and team development for visionary entrepreneurs and catalysts for social change. He is also the co-founder of T12N, a transformative leadership training.

Mark Stevens

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.

Mark Watts

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.

Mark Whitwell

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.

Marla Apt

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.

Marsha Rosenbaum

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.

Martin Fisher

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.

Martin Lee

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.

Martine Amita Algier

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.

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.

Mary Elizabeth Murphy

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.  

Mary Ellen Bluntzer

Mary Ellen Bluntzer

Mary Ellen Bluntzer, MD, is an internist in private practice in Dallas, Texas. Her background includes treatment of chronic pain, compassion fatigue, and torture survivors from around the world. She is active in wildlife rehabilitation and writes poetry.

Mary Goldenson

Mary Goldenson

Mary Goldenson, PhD, is the author of It’s Time: No One's Coming to Save You. She is a clinical psychologist currently specializing in the resilience we need to live life. She has a private practice in Los Angeles focusing on relationships, transitions, and mediation. Mary has been working with Esalen for almost 40 years.

Matt Englar-Carlson

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.

Mehrad Nazari

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.

Meir Schneider

Meir Schneider

Meir Schneider, PhD, LMT, healed himself of congenital blindness and developed an original holistic approach to health. A globally respected therapist and educator, Meir is also a bestselling author. His latest book, Vision for Life, was published by North Atlantic Books.

Melanie DeMore

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.

Melinda Naye

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.

Melissa Krikorian

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.

Melody Fairchild

Melody Fairchild

Melody Fairchild was the first high-school girl in US history to run 2 miles in under 10 minutes. At 38, in 2012, she won a gold medal for the US at the World Mountain Running Championships. As a CFR practitioner, she works with athletes and others to heal injuries, upgrade performance, and reduce risk of further injury in Boulder, Co.

Melody Moore

Melody Moore

Melody Moore, PhD, RYT, is an expert in eating disorder prevention and recovery. She 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.

Menas Kafatos

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.

Mestre Beiçola

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.

Mia Segal

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.

Michael Ableman

Michael Ableman

Michael Ableman has been farming for 40 years. His books, lectures, and workshops have inspired people throughout North America. Ableman currently farms at Foxglove Farm on Salt Spring Island, and is the founder and co-director of SOLEfood, one of North America’s premier urban agriculture social enterprises.

Michael Clemmens

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 and numerous articles on Gestalt therapy, body process and addiction.

Michael Gelb

Michael Gelb

Michael J. Gelb has been an Alexander Technique teacher since 1978. He is the author of Body Learning: An Introduction to the Alexander Technique and the originator of the Super Qi Summit and the Super Qi Form. A 5th dan in aikido and a tai chi teacher, he is also a professional juggler who has performed with the Rolling Stones.

Michael Gelbart

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.

Michael Griffith

Michael Griffith

Michael Griffith is a marriage and family therapist in San Francisco, Calif., who specializes in working with teenagers, men, couples, and families. He is also a dentist who specializes in treating traumatized patients, as well as a figurative painter.

Michael Guy Thompson

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.

Michael Hopkins

Michael Hopkins, aka Flash, is a legendary Burning Man figure. He is an artist, actor, instigator and storyteller. He has worked with Dana Albany on many projects. A unique character with his own creative flair, he both inspires and entertains in an unforgettable way.

Michael Kramer

Michael Kramer

Michael Kramer made a lifelong commitment to personal and global sustainability. He has co-developed permaculture teacher training curricula, is an accredited investment fiduciary, and managing partner at Natural Investments LLC. He won a B-Corp award and started a chapter of BALLE Network in Hawaii.

Michael Lerner

Michael Lerner

Rabbi Michael Lerner is editor of Tikkun Magazine, chair of the Network of Spiritual Progressives and rabbi of Beyt Tikkun synagogue in Berkeley, Calif. He is the author of 11 books including best sellers Jewish Renewal and The Left Hand of God: Taking Back our Country from the Religious Right.

Michael Newman

Michael Newman

Michael Newman is an attorney-mediator, surfer, and lifelong resident of the Big Sur coast. He has an MA in psychology and promotes the integration of wilderness into contemporary life.

Michael Pollan

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 Sapiro

Michael Sapiro

Michael Sapiro, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, meditation teacher, and former Buddhist monk. He is the founder of Maitri House Yoga and a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. His work integrates psychology, noetic sciences, nondual and Buddhist meditation, and social justice in the service of awakening.

Michaela Boehm

Michaela Boehm

Michaela Boehm teaches and counsels internationally in intimacy and sexuality. Born and raised in Austria, Michaela combines her background in psychology with in-depth training in the yogic arts as a classical Kashmiri Tantric lineage holder. Michaela teaches internationally and traveled and co-taught with David Deida for 13 years.

Michele Cassou

Michele Cassou

Michele Cassou, artist and teacher, developed the Point Zero Painting Method, using painting for self-discovery and for exploring the spiritual dimensions of the creative process. She teaches across the U.S. and Europe, at Zen centers and other venues.

Michele Hébert

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.

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.

Micheline Berry

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.

Michelle Becker

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.

Michelle Gannon

Michelle Gannon

Michelle Gannon, PhD,  is a San Francisco-based clinical psychologist, relationship expert, and Hold Me Tight Workshop and Rising Strong Workshop™ leader. She is a certified supervisor and therapist in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Michelle teaches internationally.

Michelle Stransky

Michelle Stransky

Michelle Stransky, founder of WisdomWomen, was previously the conference director at Wisdom 2.0. A former management consultant and executive coach, she is now committed to co-creating community and new models of living and working through the journey of embodied wisdom.

Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. is a direct descendant of the Toltecs of the Eagle Knight lineage, and son of don Miguel Ruiz. By combining the wisdom of his family’s traditions with the knowledge gained from his own personal journey, he now helps others realize their own path to personal freedom.

Mike Lousada

Mike Lousada

Mike Lousada is the founder of pioneering Psychosexual Somatics® Therapy based on psychotherapy, neuroscience, trauma therapy, and bodywork. He is a Hay House author, psychotherapist, clinical sexologist, and international teacher. He teaches alongside his wife and fellow psychotherapist, Louise Mazanti.

Mike Robbins

Mike Robbins

Mike Robbins is the author of Focus on the Good Stuff, Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken, and Nothing Changes Until You Do. He delivers seminars around the world, his books are translated into 14 different languages, and he writes for The Huffington Post.

Mikey Siegel

Mikey Siegel

Mikey Siegel is excited by science and technology supporting human flourishing and collective awakening. He teaches at Stanford University, is founder of Consciousness Hacking, BioFluent Technologies, and the Transformative Technology Conference. He received an MS from the MIT Media Lab.

Miki Kashtan

Miki Kashtan

Miki Kashtan, PhD, co-founded Bay Area Nonviolent Communication. She shares the principles and practices of Nonviolent Communication through mediation, meeting facilitation, coaching, consulting, and trainings. She writes a weekly blog (www.baynvc.blogspot.com), and her articles have appeared in Tikkun magazine and elsewhere.

Mingtong Gu

Mingtong Gu

Mingtong Gu is an internationally recognized teacher and healer who received his training from a variety of Grandmasters in China and at the world's largest qigong hospital.

Mirabai Bush

Mirabai Bush

Mirabai Bush teaches contemplative practices and develops programs through the application of contemplative principles and values to organizational life. A key contributor to Google’s Search Inside Yourself curriculum, Mirabai has taught mindfulness in many organizations and co-authored Compassion in Action with Ram Dass.

Miranda Macpherson

Miranda Macpherson

Miranda Macpherson teaches an integrated and feminine approach to non-dual realization within a tangible atmosphere of unconditional love. Inspired by Ramana Maharshi, A Course in Miracles, and the Diamond Approach, Miranda has been teaching internationally for three decades. Author of numerous books, she also founded the OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation in London.

Misha Rauchwerger

Misha Rauchwerger

Misha Rauchwerger began his career studying engineering and physics at Cal Poly, SLO. In addition to years of public school teaching, Misha has taught numerous classes in sustainable design, permaculture, natural building, and fermentation over the last 20 years. He has spent much of his adult life in the building trades, and has studied biodynamic agriculture, permaculture, and environmental studies.

Mollie McNeil

Mollie McNeil

Mollie McNeil is a published writer who studied English and American literature in the doctoral program of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She taught writing there, at Mills College in Oakland, and at De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif.

Monica Hanson

Monica Hanson is an educator and trainer specializing in the Compassion Program developed at Stanford University. She is also a founding faculty of the Compassion Institute, a global advocate for compassion training in health care, education, law enforcement and corporations.

Morris Ervin

Morris Ervin

Morris H. Ervin, Jr. is an educator, motivational speaker, and wellness coach committed to helping youth, families, schools, communities, and institutions turn fear into strength, and pain into passion. Morris is a mindfulness instructor at University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and he was a public school teacher for ten years.

Nadine McNeil

Nadine McNeil

Nadine McNeil is a Jamaican-born yogini, humanitarian, and passionate storyteller. She is an evolutionary catalyst committed to global transformation. Intricately, she weaves yoga wisdom into a tapestry of former U.N. service, primarily in emergency response and crisis management. In 2010 Nadine founded Universal Empress to amplify her mission.

Nancee Sobonya

Nancee Sobonya

Nancee Sobonya is a grief counselor, educator, and filmmaker who produced and directed The Gifts of Grief. She was the bereavement coordinator at Pathways Hospice in Oakland, Calif., teaches at Starr King School of Ministry, and is a minister of the Ridhwan Foundation. Nancee has been a member of the Glide Ensemble choir in San Francisco since 2000.

Nancy Mortifee

Nancy Mortifee

Nancy Mortifee is an educator, author, vocalist, and intimacy coach in Vancouver, BC, who focuses on women and couples. Her eclectic practice includes elements of emotional body work, cognitive-based therapies and Gestalt, which she shares with humor, creativity, and sensitivity.

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