Anneke Lucas

Anneke Lucas

Anneke Lucas was born in Belgium where she was sold into a sex trafficking ring at the age of six. She was abused and tortured extensively before she escaped at age eleven. After living in London, Paris and New York…

Rachel Zinman

Rachel Zinman

Rachel Zinman has been a global yoga teacher and trainer of teachers for over 30 years. In 2008, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Following the shocking diagnosis, she spent nearly 6 years searching for answers through a variety of healing…

Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris, PhD is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD and Anxiety. She was in private practice as a psychotherapist for thirty-five years and worked as a research scientist for a decade. A recipient…

Yogi Amrit Desai

Yogi Amrit Desai

Yogi Amrit Desai has been a leading figure in the world of yoga since 1960, when he began teaching in Philadelphia. He founded some of the largest yoga and health centers in North America, including the Yoga Society of Pennsylvania,…

Mas Vidal

Mas Vidal

Mas Vidal is a teacher of Yoga and a practitioner of both Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology. He offers lectures, workshops and certification training programs throughout the USA and Asia, including India. His work is primarily influenced by the lineage-based traditions…

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…

MC Yogi

MC Yogi

MC Yogi has become known as a modern day ambassador of yoga to the West and a leading voice in the emerging genre of conscious music. From headlining international music festivals and teaching some of the largest yoga classes in…

Andrew Harvey

Andrew Harvey

Andrew Harvey is an internationally known translator, scholar of mysticism, and spiritual teacher. He has written and edited more than 30 books, including best-sellers such as The Hope, and The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. He has won the…

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,…

Bentinho Massaro

Bentinho Massaro

Bentinho Massaro is an internationally recognized spiritual teacher and empowerment speaker. Only 28-years-old, he is the founder of Trinfinity Academy, an online school that combines the ancient wisdom of self-realization and enlightenment with the modern teachings of the Law of…

Marianne Williamson (interview 2)

Marianne Williamson (interview 2)

Marianne Williamson is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher, an electrifying speaker and a prolific author whose books include six N.Y. Times bestsellers-four of which, notably A Return to Love, reached the #1 spot. Her other books include The Law of…

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…

Debashish Banerji

Debashish Banerji

Debashish Banerji is the Haridas Chaudhuri Professor of South Asian Philosophy and Culture and the Doshi Professor of Asian Art at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Prior to this, he taught at the University of Philosophical Research, Pasadena City…

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.…

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati was raised in Hollywood, California, graduated from Stanford University, and was completing her PhD in 1996 when she went to live permanently at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India. She was ordained into the order of Sanyas…

Dr. David Frawley

Dr. David Frawley

Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri), D.Litt is a Vedic teacher and translator, trained in the fields of Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda and Vedic astrology. He is the author of more than forty books published in twenty languages worldwide and serves…

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,…

Saniel Bonder

Saniel Bonder

Saniel Bonder is the founder of the Waking Down in Mutuality teachings and recently launched Human Sun Institute and The White-Hot Yoga of the Heart with his wife and teaching partner Linda Groves-Bonder.  He has helped hundreds achieve unshakable spiritual…

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…

Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons co-founded Def Jam Recordings in 1984, creating the foundation for the musical and cultural revolution known as hip hop. He went on to form the Rush Communications empire, which included a clothing company, film and television production, a…

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…

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Sadhguru is a mystic, philanthropist, author and spiritual teacher. His non-profit Isha Foundation has large centers in India and the US and offers yoga teachings and various social and community development programs throughout the world. We spoke about the spiritual…

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.…

Chogyal Rinpoche

Chogyal Rinpoche

Chogyal Rinpoche was born in Nepal in 1985. At the age of five, he entered into monastic life at Rumtek Monastery, founded by the 16th Karmapa. He earned a Khenpo degree in Buddhist Philosophy and spent many years studying meditation…

Kurt Johnson

Kurt Johnson

Kurt has been a Christian monastic; a highly regarded scientist with a Ph.D. in evolution, ecology and comparative biology; and now an eco-spiritual activist and leader of the interspiritual movement. The coauthor of The Coming Interspiritual Age, he teaches at…

Sally Kempton

Sally Kempton

Sally was a well-known journalist in the early 1970s when she met Swami Muktananda and began working closely with him. She was initiated into the Saraswati order of monks and taught in the Siddha Yoga lineage as Swami Durgananda for…

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.…