Our Global Spiritual Master Teachers
When he was only 14 years old, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. apprenticed to his father don Miguel Sr. and his grandmother, Madre Sarita, to learn how to they manifested their intent to heal people, both physically and spiritually. When he reached his mid-20′s, after 10 years of apprenticeship, his father intensified his training. This training culminated one day when don Miguel Ruiz Sr. sent his eldest son out in the world, saying, “Find your way out. Go home and master Death by becoming alive.”
For the past six years, don Miguel Jr. has applied the lessons learned from his father and grandmother to define and enjoy his own personal freedom while achieving peace with all of creation. As a Nagual, Miguel Jr. is finally ready to pass along the wisdom and the tools of his family’s traditions.
Along with his father, don Miguel Ruiz Sr., and brother, don Jose Ruiz, don Miguel Jr. leads workshops, retreats and power journeys to help others to achieve their own personal freedom and optimal physical and spiritual health. He also hosts a successful weekly internet radio show, “The Way of the Desert”.
don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
Willow Brown L.Ac. has been practicing Taoist Sexual Cultivation since 2001, has been teaching for over a decade. In her acupuncture practice she treats women for low libido, infertility, menstrual disorders, mood swings and other hormonal imbalances. She is now offering Sacred Sexology courses around the world, teaching women the tools they need to bring their own bodies and emotions into balance. When practiced regularly women from all stages in life see fantastic and welcome changes. They report feeling lighter, sexier and more magnetic. Willow’s students learn how to step into their sexual power in a way that is authentic and fun!
Lee Holden first discovered the healing power of QiGong and tai chi after experiencing injuries that nearly sidelined his Varsity Soccer career at the University of California, Berkeley. Impressed at how these ancient practices healed his body and allowed him to return to playing, he made their study a priority. Today, he is an internationally known instructor in meditation, tai chi, and Qi Gong, as well as a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and author (7 Minutes of Magic, Penguin 2007). His popular library of Qi Gong DVDs have made him a regular fixture on American Public Television and over 105 PBS stations throughout the U.S.and Canada. Lee's unique QiGong programs have been seen in over 50 million households.
Lee’s expertise and down-to-earth teaching style have made him a popular speaker and workshop facilitator. He’s worked with world-famous healer Deepak Chopra as well as Mantak Chia, a widely revered QiGong expert. Holden is also a stress management consultant to top Silicon Valley corporations like Apple, 3Com and Cisco, and has been the on-set wellness consultant for several Hollywood film productions.
Lee is a graduate of U.C., Berkeley, with a BA in Psychology. Lee , a "Doctor of Chinese Medicine," is a graduate of Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, a leading acupuncture college in the U.S.
Charanpal Kaur is a devoted KRI-Certified Kundalini yoga teacher, Khalsa Way prenatal consultant, Yin Yoga instructor, and recording artist. After studying Hatha yoga for over a decade, her curiosity led her to try something new. She was completely struck by how positively different she felt after her first Kundalini class, and developed a loving relationship with this ancient science and technology. Teaching Kundalini Yoga has been a great honor for Charanpal. She witnesses profound transformations in her students as they empower themselves with the awareness that who they truly are is a pure, radiant, and healthy Being.
In 2012, she studied with Gurmukh, Tej, and Harijiwan at Golden Bridge in Los Angeles, and went on the following year to further her Level 2 studies in Rishikesh, India. She believes that becoming a great teacher requires becoming a great student, and studies Odissi, classical Indian dance, with Revital Carroll, as well as Gurbani kirtan, with Bhai Sahib ManMohan Singh.
Charanpal is presently in graduate school at the University of Santa Monica for Spiritual Psychology, where she is learning ground-breaking ways to improve mental and emotional health. Her intention is in offering guidance and support to clients looking to restore inner peace, balance, and lasting happiness. She finds tremendous joy in helping others maintain a healthy weight and body image, and feels it her calling to share with others the wisdom to increase energy, vitality, creativity and prosperity.
Sally Kempton is a powerful teacher of applied spiritual wisdom, known for her capacity to kindle meditative states in others, and to help students work with meditative experience as a framework for practical life-change. She teaches teleclasses, retreats, and workshops, and is on the faculty at Esalen and Kripalu. Sally is the author of the best-selling book, Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Yoga Goddesses, and of Meditation for the Love of It,” which Spirituality and Health magazine called “the meditation book your heart wants you to read”. Her audio program, Doorways to the Infinite: The Art and Practice of Tantric Meditation, was recently released by Sounds True. A former swami in a Vedic tradition, Sally has been practicing and teaching for over four decades. Her teachings combine profound knowledge of the texts of yoga and tantra with practical wisdom from contemporary psychology and integral thought. Her website is www.sallykempton.com, and her books and CDs are available through
As a result of overcoming extreme childhood abuse, Lania Desmond embarked on a quest to heal not only her body and emotions, but to understand the secrets of her true purpose and reason for living. During her first near-death experience, Lania began receiving what is now her life’s work, two uniquely potent modalities that focus on emotional healing from a spiritual perspective, the SoulPoint™ and EssenceWork™ processes.
Through these innovative approaches, Lania has her clients laughing as they effortlessly resolve past fears, negative emotions, and useless attitudes and beliefs that no longer serve them. Most importantly, her approaches unlock a wealth of precious resources that open and change people’s lives forever – boosting their joy, confidence, and heartfelt sense of self-acceptance.
Now, Lania dedicates her life to helping others create breakthroughs where they can move beyond their human limitations while stepping gracefully into their deeper spiritual nature. In addition to her monthly Group Events, she shares her profound teachings through her transformational work, radio interviews, and articles. Most notably, her work is featured in the chapter, “Overcoming Spiritual Amnesia,” in the book Cosmic Cradle and in the revised 2013 edition as, “Forgiving My Mother’s Abuse.”
As a presenter & leader of Ceremony, Alaya often opens events by unifying the energetic field. She is all about “getting ‘high’ naturally thru frequency & vibration of Love). Many artists, musicians & participants have commented on how amazing the energy she creates is.
Alaya’s spiritual tradition is wedded in the Hawaiian Huna tradition, whose ancestry is from the Sirius and Pleiades star systems. Alaya is a vision holder, teacher and healer specializing in assisting others in awakening their gifts, talents and true soul purpose. Alaya is internationally recognized and trained in Toltec and Huna traditions using very effective, time-tested tools of transformation for the empowerment, awakening and activation of the individual.
Alaya has 30 years experience facilitating processes using energy work, forgiveness, prayer, and most powerfully, ancient secrets of connecting to the power of Source within. Alaya had a profound awakening with a master in 1975 and had great rememberings of her traditions of other times and places. In this lifetime, Alaya worked with Don Miguel Ruiz from the Toltec tradition, and Makua, one of the truly great Kahunas from the Big Island of Hawaii. Alaya is available for classes, including “Introduction to Ancient Hawaiian Huna Healing: Connecting to the Source Within” and “Introduction to the Power of True Forgiveness using Ho’o’pono pono.” She also offers private sessions in Ho’o’pono pono, Spiritual Counseling, DNA Activation & Chakra Alignment, and also offers individual meditation instruction and personal empowerment coaching.
Gina Salá has been chanting and singing since her early childhood ashram years. Her singing repertoire spans 23 languages and performance credits include Cirque du Soleil, the United Nations, and more. With warmth, humor and devotion, she offers empowering, transformative, heart opening workshops, private sessions and retreats where people experience the power and pleasure of their voice in their body and the world to experience our inherent freedom, illumination and the Love within. She studies and teaches tantra, mantra, sanskrit, voice and other healing modalities through sound.
Rose Cole is a much-loved visionary leader and world-renowned speaker, co-author alongside Deepak Chopra and Dr. Andrew Weil, popular featured guest on TV networks such as E! and MSNBC, and preeminent mentor and spiritual guide who has helped thousands create thriving and awakened lives. After a spiritual awakening in her twenties, Rose left behind a successful modeling career to be in service to others through hosting a series of inspirational programs and retreats, writing books and sharing a powerful way of living she calls ‘Rituality’.
Integral Enlightenment founder Craig Hamilton is a pioneer in the emerging field of evolutionary spirituality. In his inspired writings, talks, and teachings, he calls us to awaken beyond the confines of the separate ego and dedicate our lives to the further evolution of consciousness itself. As the guiding force behind Integral Enlightenment, Craig offers spiritual guidance and teachings to a growing international community of thousands of students in 30 countries around the world. Through his online Academy for Evolutionaries , he teaches a series of experiential telecourses guiding participants through a process of spiritual awakening into an “evolutionary" relationship to life.
Born in Jerusalem, Israel, and descended from a long line of spiritual teachers. Exploring the essence of spirit and dance from the age of four, Parashakti moved to the United States, where she spent two years studying yoga and living at the ashrams of Integral Yoga. While at the ashram she began her studies of Trance Dance™with Shaman Wilbert Alix, this drew her to the wisdom circles of Native American ceremonies. Both of these profound in depth teachings and inspiration led her to develop the powerful, life-changing process known as Dance of Liberation™. Dance of Liberation integrates shamanic journeying, hands-on healing, drumming, global music and the use of a blindfold to dissolve participants’ physical, mental, emotional and spiritual blockages.
Parashakti has worked with over 10,000 dancers from around the world and led workshops and retreats at some of the world’s leading holistic centers including: The Tree of Life (Arizona), Esalen Institute (California), Jivamukti Yoga School and the Omega Institute (New York), Alexis Zorbas Retreat Center (Greece), Zorba Festival (Israel) Ubud (Bali).
Parashakti has co - produced a full feature documentary: Dance of Liberation. And had the World premier at the Albuquerque film festival in 2011. The film is now in the hands of the Wolper Organization and is being reedited.
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Rev. Deborah L. Johnson is the founding minister of Inner Light Ministries,an interfaith spiritual community of approximately 3,000 in Santa Cruz, CA. She is also the president of The Motivational Institute, an organizational development consulting firm specializing in cultural diversity. A dynamic trainer, facilitator, and public speaker, she is known for her ability to bring clarity to complex and emotionally charged issues. A staunch civil rights activist, Rev Deborah Johnson is the successful co-plaintiff in a landmark case setting precedence for the inclusion of sexual orientation in California's Civil Rights Bill. Wherever she goes, her message is always one of possibility, inclusion, empowerment and transformation. Rev. Deborah is a founding member of Agape International Spiritual Center. She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Agape University. She is on the Advisory Council of the Association of Global New Thought and a member of the Board of Directors for the Pachamama Alliance. In 2009, Rev Deborah received the National Black Justice Coalition’s first Pioneer of Faith Award. Much of her work centers around the intersection of race, religion, sexuality, and public policy. She was inducted into the Board of Preachers of the Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel at Morehouse College, which honors clergy for their lifetime work in social justice. Rev. Deborah is an instructor at Agape University, the Holmes Institute, Pacific School of Religion, and UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Business Executive Leadership Diversity Training Institute. She holds a BA from USC, an MBA from UCLA, and a ministerial degree from the Holmes Institute. Author of The Sacred Yes and Your Deepest Intent, she was featured in NPR’s Tell Me More/Faith Matters, Showtime’s Jumpin’ the Broom, and the film God and Gays: Bridging the Gap.
Rev Deborah Johnson
Patricia is the founder of the Evolutionary Collective, a rapidly expanding movement devoted to creating a new paradigm for a higher order of human relatedness. She is a pioneer and visionary in the movement from “me” to a “higher We”. The new paradigm is the transformation of consciousness from the illusion of separation and individualism to the true uniqueness that arises inside of unity and awakened inter-relatedness.
Jyoti is an internationally renowned spiritual advisor with a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology including postgraduate study at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. She is one of the founders of Kayumari, a spiritual healing community, located in locations in North America, Europe and Brazil. She is the Spiritual Director of the Center for Sacred Studies, a 501(c)3 dedicated to sustaining ways of life based on collaboration and reciprocity with the Earth and all Her beings.(www.sacredstudies.org) She has devoted her life to a prayer of unity on the planet, developing alliances through collaborative relationships with those dedicated to the Earth and Her sustainability.
For the last 20 years, Narayani Gaia has been initiated into both traditional and modern forms of meditation, movement and healing work while sharing these gifts with others all along the way.
As a student of spirituality. Narayani has sat in many native american ceremonies, received mantra from 5000 year old lineage, swam with whales, went to herbal medicine school and met many spiritual leaders. She has studied folkloric dance and music from central and west Africa since 1993. Narayani has studied 100s of hours of eastern philosophy and healing practices including Qi Gong and Ayurveda.
Narayani has worked as a birth and death doula and has helped people cross over with sharing healing light and prayer. She has also helped many break free of ancestor patterns that are unconsciously running their lives.
As a healer, she has worked with 1000’s of people, both hands on and remotely. She became a massage therapist in 1997, a yoga Instructor through Swami Satchidananda in 1999 and experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 2002 that lasted years to reveal its power.
As a teacher, Narayani created a 500 hour holistic healing curriculum, trained healers in making natural body products and traditional treatments and loves making home made concoctions out of yummy natural oils, flowers and plants for family and friends.
As a spiritual guide, Narayani has worked with hundreds of people to realize their potential. She has led community monthly ceremonies for women, taught spiritual massage workshops, lead yoga and meditation retreats and has been part of countless prayer rituals for world peace. She is the founder of The Spiritual Awakening Global Summit
Narayani Gaia is truly a rainbow child and is connected to Truth in all paths and rooted in LOVE as her guide. Narayani does healing, teaching and mentorship with individuals and groups supporting people to breathe, feel, awaken and thrive around the world.
Ryland Engelhart is a co- owner and CIO chief inspiration officer of Cafe
Gratitude, his is dedicated to culture love, community and sustainability in the work place. He also has founded a non-profit called Kiss The Ground that's mission is to educate and influence culture to rebuild our top soils to restore human and planetary health. His was a co-creator of an award winning transformational Documentary Film, called "May I Be Frank". He is an educator, motivational speaker and life coach. He lead workshops on sacred commerce, relationship and communication. Ryland resides in Venice CA with his beloved wife, he loves devotional music, cooking from his garden, surfing and compost.
NISCHALA JOY DEVI is a masterful teacher and healer. For many years she has been highly respected as an international advocate for her innovative way of expressing Yoga and its subtle uses for spiritual growth and complete healing. Her dynamic delivery and deep inner conviction empower each individual, allowing the teachings to expand beyond boundaries and limitations of any one tradition enabling her to touch people’s hearts.
She was graced to spend over 25 years as a monastic disciple with the world renowned Yogiraj Sri Swami Satchidanandaji, receiving his direct guidance and teachings. She also was blessed with teachings from great Yoga masters in US, India and worldwide.
Originally trained in Western medicine, she began to blend western medicine with Yoga, offered her expertise in developing the yoga portion of The Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, and co-founded the award-winning Commonweal Cancer Help Program. Her book “The Healing Path of Yoga,” and her Abundant WellBeing Audio Series expresses these teachings.
With her knowledge of yoga and her experience in assisting those with life-threatening diseases (particularly people with heart disease and cancer), she created Yoga of the Heart®, a training and certification program for Yoga teachers and health professionals designed to adapt Yoga practices to the special needs of that population.
She is now dedicated to bringing the Feminine back into spirituality and the scriptures, in her book, The Secret Power of Yoga, a woman’s guide to the heart and spirit of the Yoga Sutras and Secret Power of Yoga Audio book Nautilus Book Silver Award Winner 2009!
Nischala Joy Devi
Dada Nabhaniilananda, also known as The Monk Dude, is a yoga monk, a meditationinstructor, an author and an award winning song-writer. Born in New Zealand, Dada left his musical university studies when he was 20 and travelled to India in pursuit of spiritual knowledge. In 1979 Dada was ordained as a yoga monk after studying under Tantric Master Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. Dada has performed and spoken in forty countries including Brazil where he appeared on stage with the Dalai Lama and played for more than 10,000 people. He has produced eight musical albums and published a popular book on meditation, Close Your Eyes & Open Your Mind, now available in ten languages. He teaches a course in meditation and yoga philosophy at UC Berkeley and has recently started speaking in Silicon Valley companies such as Cisco and Google, to help corporate leaders develop personal leadership qualities and creativity through applying the principles of ancient wisdom. You can see his 2012 TEDx talk, The Revolution of Love here:http://www.themonkdude.com/the-revolution-of-love-video-of-tedx-talk-nyc-august-4-2013/ He currently lives in Los Altos Hills, California and is about to publish his first comic science fiction novel.