2015 Featured Speakers

Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Deepak Chopra is the featured speaker at our signature live events including Spiritual Solutions, Seduction of Spirit, Seduction of Silence, Journey into Healing, Weekend Within, and Silent Awakenings.

As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Deepak continues to transform the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellbeing. He is a sought-after speaker and the prolific author of more than seventy-five books, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. Join us for a rare opportunity to personally experience Deepak—and gain insights that will change your life.

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Bhava Ram

Bhava Ram is the author of the highly acclaimed memoir on the healing powers of Yoga: Warrior Pose, How Yoga Literally Saved My Life. A former NBC network news war correspondent, Bhava self-healed from stage four cancer and a broken back through Yoga. Bhava Ram will be sharing the stage with Deepak Chopra at Weekend Within January 16-18, 2015.

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Dr. Andrew Weil

Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit. Dr. Andrew Weil will be sharing the stage with Deepak Chopra at Journey into Healing February 26-March 1, 2015.

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Esther Hicks

Esther Hicks is the multiple #1 New York Times best-selling author of Ask and It Is Given; Money, and The Law of Attraction; and The Vortex, as well as the fictional Sara series for children. Esther Hicks will be sharing the stage with Deepak Chopra at Seduction of Spirit April 26-May 2, 2015.

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Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir Eat, Pray, Love has been called “a generation’s instruction manual” (Toronto Sun). Exploding onto the scene in 2006, the bestseller famously chronicled the year Gilbert spent traveling the world after a shattering divorce. Elizabeth Gilbert will be sharing the stage with Deepak Chopra at Spiritual Solutions for Women May 28-31, 2015.

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Joan Borysenko

This distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine is a world-renowned expert in the mind/body connection. Her work has been foundational in an international health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning, and the spiritual dimensions of life, as an integral part of health and healing. Join Joan and Deepak Chopra at Spiritual Solutions for Women May 28-31, 2015.

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Panache Desai

Panache Desai is a highly sought-after speaker featured regularly in print, broadcast media, and has appeared with Oprah Winfrey on the Emmy® Award-winning OWN series, Super Soul Sunday. He is a featured speaker OMEGA Institute for Holistic Studies and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health; he has also addressed the United Nations Enlightenment Society. Join Deepak Chopra and Panache Desai June 19-21, 2015 as they share the stage at Weekend Within.

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Ismael Cala

Ismael Cala is a radio and TV personality, motivational author, lecturer and columnist. He has more than 25 years of media experience in Cuba, Canada, the United States and México. He anchors the show Cala on CNN en Español, where he has interviewed numerous Heads of State, artist and celebrities. His book El Poder de Escuchar has become a best seller in the U.S. and Latin America. See Ismael Cala and Deepak Chopra this July 12-18, 2015 at Seduction of Spirit. *Spanish translation available.

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Don Miguel Ruiz

Don Miguel Ruiz is the international bestselling author of The Four Agreements which has spent over 7 years on the New York Times bestseller list and is the 36th bestselling book of the decade. 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. See Don Miguel Ruiz and Deepak Chopra at Seduction of Spirit July 12-18, 2015. *Spanish translation available.

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Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. is a Nagual, a Toltec Master of Transformation. He is a direct descendant of the Toltecs of the Eagle Knight lineage and is the son of Don Miguel Ruiz. By combining the wisdom of his family’s traditions with the knowledge gained from his own personal journey, he now helps others realize their own path to personal freedom. See Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and Deepak Chopra at Seduction of Spirit July 12-18, 2015. *Spanish translation available.

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Dr. Mark Hyman

Mark is the founder of The UltraWellness Center and director of The Cleveland Clinic Functional Medicine & Wellness Institute; and he is dedicated to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking whole-systems medicine approach called Functional Medicine. Dr. Mark Hyman will be sharing the stage with Deepak Chopra at Journey into Healing August 6-9, 2015.

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Kris Carr

Kris Carr is a best-selling author, filmmaker and health advocate. She is the subject of the uplifting documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer. The film, which she wrote and directed for TLC and the Oprah Winfrey Network, chronicles her adventure of living and thriving with stage-four cancer. Kris Carr will be sharing the stage with Deepak Chopra at Journey into Healing August 6-9, 2015.

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Jean Houston

Jean Houston is a renowned visionary, scholar, and one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement. Recognized as one of the world’s leading scholars in mythic and spiritual studies, Dr. Houston is the founder and principal teacher of the Mystery School, dedicated to teaching history, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, myth, archetypes, and the many dimensions of human potential. See Jean and Deepak Chopra at our signature meditation and yoga retreat, Seduction of Spirit this November.

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Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. With an early interest in religion and a deeply felt connection to spirituality, Neale spent the majority of his life thriving professionally, yet searching for spiritual meaning before experiencing his now famous conversation with God. See Neale Donald Walsch, Jean Houston, and Deepak Chopra at our signature meditation and yoga retreat, Seduction of Spirit

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Maya Tiwari

A spiritual pioneer, Maya Tiwari serves humanity by awakening the spirit of Ahimsa, or harmony, in every person whose life she touches. For 30 years, she has put this ability to inspire and create change in human behavior to work, through education, outreach, and service. Join Maya and Deepak Chopra this fall at our signature meditation and yoga retreat, Seduction of Spirit

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Gregg Braden

New York Times bestselling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, ancient wisdom and the real world! Following a successful career as a Computer Geologist for Phillips Petroleum during the 1970’s energy crisis, he worked as a Senior Computer Systems Designer with Martin Marietta Defense Systems during the last years of the Cold War. Join Gregg and Deepak Chopra this December at our very last Spiritual Solutions

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Jeffrey Wium

Jeffrey Wium is a western-born lineage holder in the Andean Holy Mountain Tradition who draws on certification and life experience with Qigong, Usui-Tibetan-Sai Baba Reiki, Hawaiian lomilomi, the Avaloketesvara initiation, nondenominational ministry, psychosomatic bodywork, energy medicine, yoga, meditation, sound therapy, indigenous lifeways, healing and vision quest protocols. See Jeffrey this December at Spiritual Solutions

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Sarah McLean

Sarah McLean is a go-to teacher for contemporary meditation and mindfulness practices. She's the best-selling author of Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks with Meditation (Hay House) and the upcoming book, Love and the Power of Attention, and a thought leader whose mission is to help people to see their true nature and the interconnectedness of all life.

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Vamadeva Shastri

Pandit Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley ) is a Vedic teacher or Acharya and has worked internationally to promote Vedic knowledge. He is known for his ability to integrate Ayurveda, yoga, and Vedic astrology in one system to raise awareness that can be easily understood and applied today. His work has been recognized both in India and in the West.

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Suhas Kshirsagar

Suhas Kshirsagar, B.A.M.S., M.D. (Ayurveda) is a world-renowned Ayurvedic physician from a family of traditional Vedic healers in India. He holds a B.A. in Ayurvedic medicine and completed a three-year residency as an M.D. (doctorate in Ayurvedic internal medicine) at the prestigious Pune University.

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Shambhavi

Shambhavi is one of the most important and dynamic women teachers of the deeper aspects of yoga coming out of India today. Her teachings are rooted in the ancient teachings and traditions of Bhakti Yoga, Shakti Sadhana, Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology), Mantra Yoga and Ayurveda. Shambhavi has been honored with the Jyotisha Visharada by CVA for her insightful contributions and teachings in Vedic Astrology.

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Roger Gabriel

Roger first learned meditation in the early '70s, which instantly became his passion and he soon trained to be a meditation teacher with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. In the early 1980s, Roger began studying Ayurveda the ancient Indian system of healthcare. While helping to establish centers for Ayurveda and meditation in the U.S. he met and become friends with Deepak Chopra.

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