Danny Goldberg

Danny Goldberg

Danny Goldberg is the author of the books Dispatches from the Culture Wars, Bumping Into Geniuses, and his latest, In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea. He also co-edited and wrote the introduction to the anthology…

Shinzen Young

Shinzen Young

Shinzen Young is an American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant with an extensive background in Buddhism and other traditions. As he puts it, “I’m a Jewish-American Buddhist teacher who got turned on to comparative mysticism by an Irish-Catholic priest…

Mirabai Starr 2

Mirabai Starr 2

Mirabai Starr writes creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature, especially the Spanish mystics. Her books include Dark Night of the Soul (about John of the Cross), The Interior Castle (about Teresa of Avila), God of Love: A Guide…

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been featured in prestigious publications, television networks, museums and festivals worldwide. The many projects produced by his Go Project Films include Marie’s Dictionary, Isle de Jean Charles, Path of Freedom and…

Purusha Hickson

Purusha Hickson

Purusha Hickson is the Founder and Director of Stretch for Success Seminars. He has been teaching hatha yoga for over 40 years and has studied in depth the Sivananda, Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga systems. His views on yoga and health…

Larry Payne

Larry Payne

Larry Payne, PhD, is an internationally respected yoga teacher and author. A founding father of Yoga Therapy in the U.S., he is coauthor of Yoga Rx and the bestselling Yoga for Dummies. He is based in Los Angeles, where he…

Mariana Caplan

Mariana Caplan

Mariana Caplan is a psychotherapist, a yoga teacher, and the author of numerous magazine articles and six books in the fields of psychology and spirituality, including Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path, Halfway Up the Mountain: the…

Steve Bhaerman aka Swami Beyondananda

Steve Bhaerman aka Swami Beyondananda

Steve Bhaerman is an internationally known author, humorist, and workshop leader. For nearly 30 years, he has written and performed as Swami Beyondananda, the “Cosmic Comic.” Swami’s comedy has been described both as “comedy disguised as wisdom” and “wisdom disguised…

Naveed Hameed

Naveed Hameed

Naveed Hameed is a documentary filmmaker, an interfaith activist and a facilitator in the media and development sectors. Growing up in an impoverished Christian family in predominately Muslim Pakistan, he became a peace activist as a student and now uses…

Sandra McLanahan MD

Sandra McLanahan MD

Sandra McLanahan, MD, is a holistic physician with a private practice in rural Buckingham, Virginia. She was Director of Stress Management for the pioneering research team led by Dr. Dean Ornish, which proved that heart disease can be reversed by…

Ed Sarath

Ed Sarath

Ed Sarath is Professor of music in the Department of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan. He is also director of the U-M Program in Creativity and Consciousness Studies and designed the BFA in Jazz and Contemplative…

Arun Deva

Arun Deva

Arun Deva is an Ayurvedic practitioner, an Ayur*yoga Therapist and a Vinyasa Krama certified yoga teacher. Arun teaches internationally, lectures at conferences, writes articles for various publications and offers consultations and treatments, including panchakarma and yoga therapy, at his Los…

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra, M.D is the author of more than 80 books translated in over 43 languages, including 22 New York Times bestsellers. His latest book, coauthored with Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, is Super Genes. Trained in internal medicine and endocrinology,…

Dr. John Andrews

Dr. John Andrews

Dr. John Andrews is a physician, trained in the US and UK, who specialized in internal medicine before studying meeting the spiritual teacher Osho and exploring meditation as a basis for holistic approaches to well-being. He was Osho’s personal physician, taking care of…

Larry Dossey

Larry Dossey

Larry Dossey, M.D., is a former physician of internal medicine and former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital. Dr. Dossey is the author of 12 books dealing with consciousness, spirituality, and healing, including the New York Times bestseller…

Mirabai Starr

Mirabai Starr

Mirabai writes, speaks and leads retreats on the interspiritual teach­ings of the mystics. She is known for her rev­o­lu­tion­ary trans­la­tions of John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, and Julian of Nor­wich. We spoke about her work, her life and…

Carin Gorrell

Carin Gorrell

Carin Gorrell has been Editor in Chief of Yoga Journal since December, 2013. Prior to that she was the features director of Self magazine, the health editor at Redbook and a senior editor at First for Women and Psychology Today.…

Adam Bucko

Adam Bucko

Adam Bucko is a spiritual activist and co-author of Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation and The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living. He grew up in Poland during the totalitarian regime and emigrated to…

Nahid Angha

Nahid Angha

Nahid Angha, Ph. D., is the co-director and co-founder of the International Association of Sufism (IAS), founder of the International Sufi Women Organization and the executive editor of Sufism: An Inquiry. An internationally published scholar with over fifteen books, she…

Jennifer Hollis

Jennifer Hollis

Jennifer Hollis is a music-thanatologist and the author of Music at the End of Life: Easing the Pain and Preparing the Passage. The former president of the Music-Thanatology Association International, she has a masters degree from Harvard Divinity School and…

Dr. Richard Miller

Dr. Richard Miller

Richard Miller, Ph.D., is the Founder, Executive Director and President of the Board of Directors of the Integrative Restoration Institute. A clinical psychologist, researcher, scholar and spiritual teacher, he is devoted to integrating the nondual teachings of Yoga, Tantra, Advaita,…

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Dr. Joe Dispenza is a scientist, teacher and lecturer who draws on findings from neuroscience and quantum physics to help people heal illness and enjoy more fulfilled and happy lives. He has been invited to speak in more than 27…

Loch Kelly

Loch Kelly

Loch is an educator, a licensed psychotherapist and a nondual meditation teacher based in New York. The author of Shift into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness, which was chosen one of the 10 Best Books of 2015…

Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson

Marianne is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher, electrifying speaker and author, whose eleven books include six N.Y. Times bestsellers, most famously A Return to Love. As she has been interviewed by Oprah, Charlie Rose and other media luminaries, we are…

Dr. Stuart Sovatsky

Dr. Stuart Sovatsky

Dr. Sovatsky is a long-time psychotherapist and expert on kundalini yogi, who codirected the Ram Dass Prison Ashram Project in 1977 and received the first federal grants to use yoga with incarcerated youth and the homeless mentally ill in 1978.…

Mallika Chopra

Mallika Chopra

Mallika is the founder of Intent.com, a website and app focused on personal, social and global wellness. A media entrepreneur, public speaker and published author, her most recent book is Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and…

Dr. Paul Mills

Dr. Paul Mills

Dr. Mills is a clinical researcher with a focus on integrative medicine and spiritual practice. A former president of the American Psychosomatic Medicine Society and editor of several professional journals, he has published more than 300 manuscripts and book chapters.…

Dana Sawyer

Dana Sawyer

Dr. Sawyer is professor of religion and philosophy at the Maine College of Art and a popular lecturer at such venues as the Esalen Institute and Kripalu. The author of critically acclaimed biographies of Aldous Huxley and Huston Smith, he…

Yogacharya Ellen O’Brian

Yogacharya Ellen O’Brian

Yogacharya is the Spiritual Director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in San Jose CA. Ordained to teach by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, she is the author of several books, a frequent speaker at conferences…

Rick Archer

Rick Archer

Rick was trained as a Transcendental Meditation teacher by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1970, and served in that capacity for 25 years, teaching TM to hundreds of people, lecturing around the world, helping to train teachers, and serving in other…

Dr. Christopher Chapple

Dr. Christopher Chapple

Dr. Chapple is a professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The author of numerous academic articles and books, he has taught Sanskrit, Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism, and in 2013 established the Master of…

Roger Walsh

Roger Walsh

Dr. Walsh is a professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology at the University of California at Irvine. Since the 1970s, his research and writings have spanned a myriad of subjects related to psychological wellbeing, religion and spirituality. He is deeply…

Prudence Farrow Bruns

Prudence Farrow Bruns

Prudence,  the inspiration for the Beatles’ “Dear Prudence,” was raised Catholic and privileged, with parents and a sister (Mia) who were Hollywood royalty.  Like many in the generation that came of age in the uproarious Sixties, she transitioned from drugs to spirituality,…