Don Miguel Ruiz is the international bestselling author of The Four Agreements, The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, and co-author of The Fifth Agreement. He has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec through his books, lectures, and journeys to sacred sites around the world. He lives in San Diego, California.
Barbara Emrys is a spiritual teacher and the author of The Red Clay of Burundi: Finding God, the Music, and Me.
Andrea Beaman is a Natural Foods Chef, author, and television host dedicated to alternative healing and sustainable living. Successfully healing her incurable thyroid disease with health-promoting foods, exercise and other natural therapies was the catalyst that transformed her life, health and profession. Andrea is passionate about sharing this information with others so they can heal, too.
Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D., is a world-renowned expert on depth psychology and transformational leadership and is the author of such classic works as The Hero Within, Awakening the Heroes Within, and The Hero and the Outlaw. She served most recently as president of Pacifica Graduate Institute and speaks and consults with many groups, universities, and businesses. She lives with her husband in Santa Barbara, California.
Dr. Murray is one of the world's leading authorities on natural medicine. He has published over 30 books featuring natural approaches to health. His research into the health benefits of proper nutrition is the foundation for a best-selling line of dietary supplements from Natural Factors, where he is Director of Product Science and Innovation. He is a graduate, former faculty member, and serves on the Board of Regents of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.
Brendan is a former professional Ironman triathlete, a two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion, the creator of the award-winning line of whole food nutritional products called VEGA, and the bestselling author of the Thrive book series. He is also the founder of a national, organic, plant-based, whole food delivery service called Thrive Foods Direct.
Recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on plant- based nutrition, Brendan is a guest lecturer at Cornell University and presents an eCornell module entitled "The Plant-Based Diet and Elite Athleticism."
As an experienced speaker, Heidi has been featured at many national and global conferences, including the Fortune Magazine Most Powerful Women in Business Summit, ESPN Women's Leadership Summit, and the Million Dollar Round Table. Heidi is CEO and founder of SYNERGY, an integrative neuroscience partnership that provides brain-based training for individuals and organizations. She is also a frequent lecturer Canyon Ranch Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona. Heidi's publications include the NY Times best selling book The Sharp Solution, Stressaholic, Recharge and Relax Your Fat Off.
Arielle Ford is a nationally recognized publicity and marketing expert, producer, and author. As the former president and founder of The Ford Group, she helped launch the careers of Deepak Chopra and Jack Canfield, and has worked with bestselling authors including Wayne Dyer, Dean Ornish, Debbie Ford, Gary Zukav, Marianne Williamson, Louise Hay, don Miguel Ruiz, and Kenny Loggins. She lives in La Jolla, California, with her husband and soulmate Brian Hilliard.
Dr. Mike Dow is the cohost of VH1's Couples Therapy (Season 1: 2012), host of TLC's My 600 Pound Life Special (Season 1: 2012), host of TLC's Freaky Eaters (Seasons 1-2 : 2010-2011), and author of Diet Rehab. Dr. Mike makes regular appearances on Dr. Oz, Anderson, Rachael Ray, Nancy Grace, Nightline, and the Today show. Currently, Dr. Mike is the clinical director of therapeutic & behavioral services at The Body Well integrative medical center in Los Angeles. Dr. Mike's book "Diet Rehab: 28 Days to Stop Craving the Foods That Make You Fat" is now available internationally and will be published in three languages.
As a respected expert in the fields of relationships, food, and behavior, Dr. Mike has also been featured on Good Morning America, The Early Show, Extra, The Joy Behar Show, The Father Albert Show, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Fox News, ABC News, and CBS News. He is a contributor for the The Huffington Post and has been featured in LA Times, NY Post, US Weekly, People, and Emmy Magazine.
Dr. Mike is a member of the California Psychological Association and its neuropsychology & clinical psychopharmacology divisions, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and The Society of the Advancement for Sexual Health. Dr. Mike is a graduate of California State University, Northridge, Southern California University for Professional Studies, and USC where he was a Presidential Scholar. Currently, Dr. Mike is pursuing his second doctorate at the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists and is a Ph.D. candidate in clinical sexology. He has received post-doctoral education at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, completed training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and completed the Betty Ford Center professionals in residence program. Dr. Mike has worked for the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, Vista Del Mar Child & Family Services in its outpatient services division, and in several Los Angeles public schools.
He holds a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in counseling, marriage and family therapy and a Doctorate (Psy.D.) in psychology and is registered with the California Board of Psychology and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and maintains a full-time license to practice psychotherapy. He is very involved in charitable causes and volunteers for the Camp Comfort Zone, the nation's largest bereavement camp, and resides in Los Angeles.
Hemalayaa teaches a unique combination of yoga and Indian dance in Los Angeles and travels the globe transforming lives through these practices. As a yogini, dancer and fitness educator, Hemalayaa has a natural gift for bringing out the joy and the dancer in everyone.
The daughter of Indian parents, Hemas upbringing taught her that dance was important to health and well-being, and her yoga training began at home at an early age. Her first teacher was her father. She went on to study yoga, philosophy, and meditation.
A life devoted to yoga and dance animates Hemalayaas playful spirit. Laughter, her own and that of her students, is the trademark sound of her classes. Hema loves turning her students on to the vibrant styles of Indian dance, which is revolutionizing conscious movement.
She is the creator and author of numerous health and fitness DVDs and has been featured in publications such as Yoga Journal, Body & Soul, Fit Yoga, The New York Times and LA Yoga Magazine among others.
When shes not shimmying with Ellen Degeneres on her talk show, strutting her stuff with the ladies of the Today show or leading workshops and retreats around the world, Hemalayaa is most likely to be found in her kitchen whipping up some healthy, organic food, riding her bike around Los Angeles, spending time with friends and just generally enjoying life.
Tony Samara, world-renowned spiritual teacher & author of 16 books, has been sharing deep spiritual work & energy transmission for the evolution of consciousness for over 25 years. Combining meditation, detoxing the body, a plant-based diet & a simple lifestyle, he is best known for how his work touches more deeply than words. http://www.TonySamara.com
John Perkins's classic exposé, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, spent over 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists and is published in more than 30 languages. His two follow-up books New York Times bestseller, The Secret History of the American Empire, and Hoodwinked provide a plan for creating a better world. He is the author of Shapeshifting, The World Is As You Dream It, and other books on indigenous cultures; founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofit organizations devoted to establishing a sustainable, just, and peaceful world; and has lectured at universities on four continents.
Founder of the Clean Program, was born in Uruguay. He graduated from medical school there in 1990 and moved to New York City for his postgraduate training. He completed three years of training in Internal Medicine at NYU Downtown Hospital and three more years of fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at Lenox Hill Hospital.
The drastic change in lifestyle and diet resulting from his move to New York City soon showed up as irritable bowel syndrome and depression. Becoming a patient of the system he was practicing was such a shock, that it started his journey in search of an alternative solution to his health problems.
His findings are the subject of his first book, Clean: The Revolutionary Program To Restore the Bodys Natural Ability to Heal Itself, where Dr. Junger describes how he became aware of the toxicity of our planet. He also explains how detoxification and cleansing have been around for thousands of years, but the knowledge has been lost, and right now its more important than ever to reclaim this information. Most importantly, Clean is a manual for readers to learn how to turn on and work with their own detoxification systems to restore and maintain optimal health.