Wim Hof is known internationally as "the Iceman." His daring feats to withstand extreme temperatures with no fluctuation in his core body temperature have garnered him international attention. They've included hiking Everest in nothing but shorts, running a marathon in the desert without water, and proving in a laboratory setting that he can withstand illness with the power of his mind. Residing in a houseboat in Amsterdam, Wim chalks up his superhuman capabilities to the power of meditation. Although not the first to credit meditation with having incredible mind-over-body power, Wim is the first to let science test how the power of his mind is indeed stronger than his body. His life work is to teach others these same techniques so they may live as fully as he has.
Author & Spiritual Teacher
Acknowledged as one of the most insightful and provocative spiritual teachers of our time, bestselling author David Deida continues to revolutionize the way men and women grow spiritually and sexually. Known internationally for his unique workshops on spiritual growth and sacred intimacy, David has designed and developed a remarkably effective program of transformative practices that addresses spiritual awakening in mind, body, and heart. He is a founding associate of Integral Institute and the author of the bestselling underground classic The Way of the Superior Man, as well as Finding God Through Sex and Blue Truth. Watkins Mind Body Spirit magazine has included David in its annual Spiritual 100 List for four straight years.
Founder & Creative Director, Bounce Fitness
A native of New Iberia, Louisiana, Marissa “MoeJoe” Joseph specializes in folk dance, labeling her dance style, as well as herself, Afro-Creole. MoeJoe is a performer, teacher, dance fitness leader, and entrepreneur who showcases the Southern and Creole dance experience through her dance workout, Bounce Fitness, for which she is the founder and creative director.
Relationship Therapist, Author, and Speaker
Relationship therapist, speaker, and author Esther Perel is recognized as one of the most insightful and provocative voices on personal and professional relationships and the complex science behind human interaction. Fluent in nine languages, the Belgian native brings a rich multicultural perspective to her clinical practice and workshops. In addition to Esther’s 30-year therapy practice in New York City, she is also the bestselling author of Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence, translated into 25 languages and the topic of her first TED Talk. Esther is currently at work on her new book, The State of Affairs: Cheating in the Age of Transparency, the topic of her second and most recent TED Talk.
Clinical Psychologist and NYT Bestselling Author
The Awakened Family
Dr. Shefali Tsabary is a world-renowned clinical psychologist and author of the New York Times bestseller The Conscious Parent. Heralded by Oprah as “the best parenting expert,” Dr. Shefali is creating a revolution in the parenting paradigm. Integrating Eastern philosophy and Western psychology, Dr. Shefali teaches us how to infuse our lives with mindfulness and present-moment awareness. Her conscious parenting movement is shifting the ways in which families treat their children. In 2016, she released The Awakened Family.
Dara Torres is considered one of the greatest female competitive swimmers of all time. She entered her first international swimming competition at age 14 and competed in her first Olympic Games a few years later, in 1984. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Dara became the oldest swimmer to compete in the Olympics and took home three silver medals. In addition to her five Olympic Games and 12 Olympic medals, Dara was the first female athlete ever to be featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, won the 2009 ESPY Award for Best Comeback Athlete, and was named one of the Top Female Athletes of the Decade by Sports Illustrated. She is the author of two bestselling books and recently released a fitness training app.
Creator of Prana Flow Yoga, Teacher, & Activist
Shiva Rea is a yogini fire keeper, sacred activist, global adventurer, and leading innovator in the evolution of Prana Flow Yoga--a transformational vinyasa flow integrating the Tantric bhakti roots of yoga, Krishnamacharya's teachings, and a universal, quantum approach to the body. Shiva is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic, and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of Prana Flow out in the world. Shiva is the creator of Prana Flow Yoga, Samudra Global School for Living Yoga, Yogadventure Retreats, Yoga Trance Dance for Life, Moving Activism for 1,008,000 Trees, the worldwide Global Mala Project, and award-winning CDs and DVDs for home practice.
Miles Chamley-Watson is an American Olympic fencer and model. He competed in the 2012 and 2016 Summer Games and in 2013 became the individual foil world champion—the first American to do so. At the Rio Olympic Games, Miles and his team took home bronze for Men’s Team Foil. The Red Bull athlete is a transplant from London and attended Penn State, where he competed on the fencing team. His unique look and drive have garnered international attention and revived national interest in fencing.
Chief Executive Officer of the David Lynch Foundation
Bob Roth is one of the most experienced and sought-after meditation teachers in America. Over the past 40 years, he has taught Transcendental Meditation to thousands and authored a book on the subject. Currently serving as the executive director of the David Lynch Foundation, Bob has brought meditation to more than 500,000 inner-city youth in 35 countries, veterans and their families who suffer from post-traumatic stress, and women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Bob also directs the Center for Leadership Performance, which brings meditation to Fortune 100 companies, government organizations, and nonprofit charities. He's the host of the radio show Success Without Stress and has spoken about meditation to industry leaders at such gatherings as Google Zeitgeist, Aspen Ideas Festival, and Wisdom 2.0.
Breathwork Meditation Teacher
Lisa De Narvaez has been immersed in studying, teaching, and facilitating the healing arts for over two decades. She is an NYU certified life coach, breathwork facilitator, and human design specialist. Her primary work is to help her clients realize their full potential and heal their deepest fears, blocks, and negative beliefs by helping them tap into and remember who they truly are with compassion and grace. She specializes in working with individuals who are seeking to deepen their own awareness and find true life balance and fulfillment and has worked with clients in the US, Europe, Africa, and South America. Her vision, commitment, and driving force is to facilitate a true and sustainable shift from a paradigm of fear, limitation, and separation to a paradigm of love and connection.
For the past ten years, Ally Bogard has led yoga classes, retreats, alignment immersions, and teacher trainings for dedicated students and teachers throughout the world. Co-owner of Canada-based school Gaiatri Yoga, she teaches with an emphasis on thoughtful alignment and sequencing to allow the physical and energetic body to hold and emit higher frequencies of light and power. Asana, meditation, self-observation, shamanic and prayer-based practices, and time spent in deep nature inform her practice and teaching. To Ally, there is no greater act of creativity than the re-creation of the self as love.
Kate Shela is a dynamic shapeshifter and healer who is known for her enormous passion and for skillfully and naturally bringing transformational medicine to every dance floor. Known as a catalyst with heart, Kate drops deep into the belly of listening and draws out the powerful healer in each of us. She has been teaching the 5Rhythms, a cathartic form of dance for body, mind, and heart, for 20 years. Kate is shamanic teacher with the Path of Pollen, and a Londoner who lives in California and teaches internationally.
Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Jess Bielski ditched the snow and earned her degree in communication from the University of Miami. She found her passion for teaching indoor cycling at an early age and knew she had to create a career around it. Jess loves that she can motivate others to reach their goals, crush them, and set new ones. When she’s not teaching, she can be found boxing at the World Famous 5th St. Gym in Miami Beach, lounging on the beach at Soho House, or out with friends indulging in all Miami has to offer.
Neuroscience Professor, Stanford University
Andrew Huberman is a tenured professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California. His laboratory studies neural plasticity, regeneration of the healthy and diseased brain, and the question of how emotional value is assigned to sensory experiences. Andrew lives with one foot planted in elite experimental neuroscience and the other foot in the future of applied neuroscience. This makes him uniquely positioned to act as a bridge between where the field is now and where it’s going. Above all, Andrew is passionate about bringing awareness to the world about how the brain works, and is developing state-of-the-art tools to rewire the brain in order to enhance cognitive and physical performance and to alleviate suffering and positively shape the human experience.
CEO/Founder, Performance Freediving International
Kirk Krack is one of the world’s leading authorities on freediving, a sport that relies on holding one’s breath underwater instead of using scuba gear. He coached seven people to 23 world records and teaches a breath-hold special operations program to three countries’ special operation forces. Kirk has trained many celebrities, including Tom Cruise for an underwater scene in the latest Mission Impossible movie, Margot Robbie for Suicide Squad, and David Blaine for his 2008 world record oxygen breath-hold of 17 minutes, 4 seconds. Kirk played Batman in the underwater scene in Suicide Squad and worked as an underwater videographer on the Oscar-winning movie The Cove and the Emmy-winning documentary Racing Extinction. Kirk is a safety adviser for Divewise.org and was a founder of the Canadian Association of Freediving and Apnea and the United States Apnea Association. His company, Performance Freediving International, is the longest-running freedive certification agency in North America, having trained more than 10,000 people since its formation in 2000.
Breaking seven world records and thirteen national records has made Mandy-Rae an inspiration to many. She is frequently seen at places like Red Bull camps, sharing insights with well-known athletes, speaking to corporate groups about breaking through personal boundaries, and working with the best of the business world, where she shows them that even the best of the best can do the seemingly impossible and become even better. When Mandy-Rae is not at special events, she teaches freediving as a PFI instructor and runs the operational side of the family business. Performance Freediving has been around since 2000, teaching PFI freediving programs to people all over the world. Its offerings range from snorkeling to courses for aspiring competitive freedivers or spearfishermen to programs for those wanting a career in freediving as a PFI instructor.
Los Angeles native Kassia Meador grew up surfing in the Pacific, refining her skills on the plentiful point breaks. She turned pro at 17 and started traveling the world. Being exposed to a variety of people and cultures inspired her to document her experiences through photography. She also designed wetsuits for Roxy, igniting a women’s wetsuit revolution. In 2011, her explorative nature led her to play crystal singing bowls with UFO 2012. They toured for two years, playing sound baths and experiential performance art shows. Kassia has since played ambient music shows, private sound baths, and explorative sound healing sessions individually and in collaboration with other musicians, energy workers, and sound healers. She left sponsored surfing in 2012, and in 2015 launched Kassia + Surf, a line of visually dynamic, superior-quality space tie-dyed women’s wetsuits, neoprene swimsuits and tote bags, and palo santo–infused surf wax. She creates her pieces in the same conscious, sustainable way she lives.
Professor of Dance and Cultural Storyteller
Chris Walker is an associate professor of dance at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, including the Thayer Fellowship and the Romnes Faculty Fellowship from UW-Madison. He is a choreographer with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica and program director for the New Waves Dance and Performance Institute, which is based in Trinidad and Tobago and has programs throughout the African Diaspora. Walker is known for his unique blend of traditional and popular dance that creates critical conversations in contemporary dance language. His works investigate performance in the Diaspora, with a focus on how rhythm and movement language is generated, shared, stored, and passed down, and the spaces that make this possible. He has collaborated and presented work with artists throughout the Caribbean, North and South America, Asia, and Europe. His collaboration with Kashedance, Facing Home: Love & Redemption, is touring in North America and features philosophical and theatrical elements from Jamaican dancehall as central movement and space expression.
Officially recognized by the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Rod Owens received his teaching authorization after spending more than three years in silent group retreat at Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery, in New York. Lama Owens served as the resident lama and program director for Kagyu Drupgyu Chödzong, in Washington, D.C. One of the emerging leaders of the next generation of dharma teachers, Lama Owens encourages conversations about subjects that affect everyone but that we’re scared to talk about, like sex, race, identity, gender, class, power, and depression, through his platform, Unmasked. He is a core teacher with the Natural Dharma Fellowship and is pursuing a master’s at Harvard Divinity School, where he focuses on the intersection of social change, identity, and spiritual practice. He has written for and been featured in several publications, including Buddhadharma, Lion’s Roar, and the Harvard Divinity Bulletin. As part of his commitment to inspiring social change, he recently co-wrote Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation.
Co-Founders, Sky Ting Yoga
Krissy Jones and Chloe Kernaghan founded Sky Ting Yoga in July 2015. By leading programs to train yoga teachers and yoga retreats together and studying with their mentor, Nevine Michaan of Katonah Yoga, Krissy and Chloe developed a unified vision for Sky Ting. Since the studio opened, their team has built a prominent brand, a devoted student body, a vibrant community, and an inspired group of teachers.
Creator and CEO, GROOV3
Benjamin Allen is an entertainment industry insider and the mastermind behind the fitness movement GROOV3. Named the Best New Fitness DVD of 2015 by American Fitness magazine and the “coolest all-levels dance class” by Elle, GROOV3 engages hundreds of people weekly as they sweat to the beat of a live DJ in a unique music video environment. The motto is instructive and simple: dance, sweat, live. The mission of GROOV3 is to inspire change and build communities through the power of dance. The movement has caught the attention of Ellen, Extra, and ABC News.
Jason Nemer is the co-founder of Acroyoga, which combines acrobatics, yoga, and healing arts. As an adolescent, Jason discovered acrobatics and was hooked. During his teenage years he trained with some of the top Russian and Bulgarian acrobatic masters and competed internationally. When Jason was 16, he represented the United States at the 1991 World Championships of Sports Acrobatics in Beijing. In 1996, he performed acrobatics in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Yoga came into his life during his last semester of college, and after that first class in 2001 there was no looking back. Connection to the breath and the lifestyle philosophy of yoga captured him, and Acroyoga was born shortly after. Jason believes this practice can be used as a tool to heal and connect people in a playful dance that can promote global peace.
Founder, Ziva Meditation
Emily Fletcher is one of the world’s leading experts in meditation. She has been invited to teach at Google, Harvard Business School, Viacom, and Relativity Media. Emily began her ten years of training in meditation in Rishikesh, India, under world-renowned instructors. She was inspired to share this practice with others after experiencing the profound physical and mental benefits it provided her during her career on Broadway, which included roles in Chicago, The Producers, and A Chorus Line. With her high-performance background and her eight years of meditation experience, Emily is perfectly suited to teach busy people how to incorporate meditation, a simple and hugely effective practice, into their lives. She was a speaker at the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment with Jim Carrey and Eckhart Tolle, and at the Omega Institute with Jon Gabriel. Emily was chosen as one of Mindbodygreen’s 100 Women to Watch in Wellness and has appeared on Huffpost Live
Breathwork Meditation Teachers
Goldish was founded in New York City by mother-daughter duo Yafit and Tyler Goldfarb. It is a shop, temple space, and photo and recording studio, encompassing all elements that activate the body and mind. The shop, which consists of handmade jewelry, designed and produced in-house, local goods, and instruments such as crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, kong drums, and flutes, serves as a place to educate and inspire. The temple space hosts sound experiences, yoga, meditation, dinners, and other gatherings. The photo and recording studio offers a space for artists to collaborate or rent. Together, Yafit and Tyler have cultivated a shared sound experience that includes a water ceremony, sound bath, and energy work. The focus is on activating the stagnant water and energy inside your body to move and awaken your potential.
Percussionist, Educator, and Performing Artist
Nakeiltha “Nikki” Campbell is a percussionist, educator, and performing artist who travels worldwide promoting empowerment through celebration of African cultural heritage. Nikki founded Bridges of Power (Puentes de Poder), a movement highlighting the transcendence of art across boundaries. Born in Colón, Panamá, she’s committed to women’s exploration of drumming. Her recording credits include collaborations with Kahlil Cummings, Aloe Blacc (on “Let the Games Begin,” the theme song from the film Race), and Kendrick Lamar (for the African drums on “Alright” at the 2016 Grammy Awards). She’s toured with Les Amazones de Guinée, Viver Brasil, Adaawe, and the Rebirth. Nikki has performed with Stevie Wonder, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble, Rihanna, and Candi Sosa, at the NAACP Awards with will.i.am, on American Idol with Janelle Monáe, and in Shakira’s music video “Waka Waka.” Nikki participates in jazz festivals as a performer and teacher, locally and internationally.
“E” came to Father and the Source Family in 1974. Father named him Electricity the Aquarian. All family members’ last names were “Aquarian” to help them prepare for the Aquarian Age. He goes by “E” because Electricity is a bit shocking even for him. E managed Father & Sons United Labor Force in the Family; co-authored Father Yod; YaHoWha 13; The Source Family: No More Secrets; and The Path of the Pearl. He co-edited Father’s book Liberation and the Mystic Road, a 22-week series of meditations, and shares powerful keys with people under that name. He was founder and president of the Source Foundation, SoulGrowth.org, and the Muse List. Once in awhile, E goes into a phone booth and comes out the mild-mannered real estate broker Jim Edmonds, on Kauai. E is blessed to have been married to Harvest Moon Aquarian for 39 years, and they have three extraordinary young adult sons.