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Faculty

Esalen faculty represent a spectrum of disciplines, experiences, and perspectives — our faculty members have included Premal Shah, founder of Kiva.org; Robert Walter, Joseph Campbell’s longtime editor; mindfulness researcher Shauna Shapiro; and Wisdom 2.0 creator Soren Gordhamer.

Featured Faculty
Current Faculty
Ann BradneyA small white oval over a larger white oval, meant to represent a person.
Ann Bradney

Ann Bradney, founder and director of the Radical Aliveness Institute, works with groups and individuals using the Radical Aliveness model to address healing on the personal, interpersonal and systemic levels.

Christine ChenA small white oval over a larger white oval, meant to represent a person.
Christine Chen

Christine Chen is the co-founder of Spellbound Yoga, best-selling author of Happy-Go-Yoga, and a long-time student of Ayurveda.

Rob GarzaA small white oval over a larger white oval, meant to represent a person.
Rob Garza

Rob is co-founder of Thievery Corporation, known for their electronic-infused modifications of dub, trip hop, reggae, and bossa nova.

Ben GeilhufeA small white oval over a larger white oval, meant to represent a person.
Ben Geilhufe

Ben Geilhufe is the director of community-based clinical programs for the UCSF Child and Adolescent Gender Center and co-facilitator of the Gender Therapist Team of the Central Coast.

Catherine Ann JonesA small white oval over a larger white oval, meant to represent a person.
Catherine Ann Jones

Catherine Ann Jones is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter, author, and writing consultant.

Janet StoneA small white oval over a larger white oval, meant to represent a person.
Janet Stone

Janet Stone teaches in San Francisco and leads retreats internationally, blending a wealth of knowledge and yoga experience to create a unique, vigorous yet sumptuous approach to Vinyasa yoga.


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