Amanda Blake (California)
Amanda Blake is a Master Somatic Leadership Coach and author of the forthcoming book Your Body Is Your Brain: Get Smarter About What Matters By Harnessing Your Full Intelligence. For the last decade she has been working with leaders both nationally and internationally to support the growth of their leadership capacity in a holistic, body-oriented way. She is viewed as a thought-leader in her field, and colleagues regularly seek her out of her expertise in the neuroscience of embodied learning. Amanda holds a degree in Human Biology from Stanford University. Amanda will be joining us for the full conference.
Saniel Bonder (California)
Saniel Bonder founded the international Waking Down in Mutuality teaching and community. He’s the author of Healing the Spirit/Matter Split, Waking Down, and other spiritual books and a new fantasy novel, Ultimaya 1.0, that Michael Schwartz featured on “Integral Life” as “a refined work of art” and truly integral fiction. Saniel is a pioneer in today’s democratization of embodied awakening and accelerated personal and mutual evolution. Saniel will be presenting during the practice intensive week only.
www.whyWDMworks.com and www.heartgazing.com
Anouk Brack (Netherlands)
Anouk Brack, MSc, is a human potential developer fascinated by evolution and sustainability. She is a EMCC certified coach in leadership development. She is founding director of the Experience Integral Foundation for sustainable leadership and a coach at AnoukA Training. She works at Wageningen University of Life Sciences in the Netherlands at the Chair Group Education and Competence Studies where she has been a senior professional skills trainer since 2000. She developed and offers the master courses: “Integral Leadership for Sustainability” and “Intuitive Intelligence.”
Willow Dea (Texas)
Willow Dea MS OTR plays with integral program development for all ages. As Director for the Integral Education Center at META Integral, she provides consulting and coaching for those committed to individual and organizational evolution. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in occupational therapy, the science of human performance.
Brooke Gessay (Colorado)
Brooke is a dancing artist, yoga teacher, and ordained zen monk. She is a lover of adventure, especially in the territories of creative process, collaborative performance, and meditation. She works with kids and adults in the Boulder community in elementary schools, with The Wellness Initiative, and on faculty at The Integral Center. Brooke is currently an MFA candidate in Dance at CU Boulder, focusing on soma tics and community engagement, as well as a teacher's assistant in yoga at Naropa University. Brooke has danced professionally with LEVYdance, Malashock Dance, and Weird Al Yankovic, and toured in the U.S., China, Vietnam, Mexico, Italy and Lithuania.
Don Hanlon Johnson (California)
Don Hanlon Johnson, PhD, a professor at The California Institute of Integral Studies, is the founder of the first graduate degree program in Somatics and the first program whose graduates are recognized by the California licensing board as authorized to use touch in the context of psychotherapy. He is also one of the directors of Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory and Research. He is the author of several books and articles on the role of the body in consciousness and culture. Don will be presenting during the weekend.
Adrian Harris (United Kingdom)
Adrian is a researcher, counsellor and workshop facilitator who conspires with the wisdom of the body to catalyse powerful change.
For many years he’s been exploring the relationship between spirituality, embodiment and ecology. That practice led to powerful personal experiences which inspired his PhD thesis on Embodied Knowing in Ecopaganism (2008).
Jaci Hull (Colorado)
Jaci Hull, M.A., L.M.F.T., Certified Hakomi Trainer, leads Hakomi trainings and workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada. She has served as as faculty for the Somatic Psychology M.A. program at Naropa University and for the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.
Huy Lam (Colorado)
Huy Lam served as the CFO of Integral Institute from 2003-2006. He was also a part of the core team that developed the Integral Life Practice program, and a teacher at the integral practice seminars. He is a long time practitioner of the martial and yogic arts, and specializes in the physical and energetic components of integral practice.
Paul Linden (Ohio)
Paul Linden, PhD. is a body awareness educator, a martial artist, and an author. He is the developer of Being In Movement® mindbody education and co-founder of the Columbus Center for Movement Studies / Aikido of Columbus. He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Education, a sixth degree black belt in Aikido, a first degree black belt in Karate, and a certificate in the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education. He has extensive experience teaching people such as musicians, athletes, pregnant women, adult survivors of child abuse, and children with attention disorders. Paul will be joining us for the full conference.
Veronica Love (Colorado)
Veronica Love, Dipl. Ac., M. Ac, NCC is a transformational leader who assists others to dive heart first into the inherent magic of life. Love is co-founder of the Enjoy Vibrant Living clinic in Boulder and is a somatic facilitator for the Newfield Network. She received her master’s degree in Acupuncture at Tai Sophia in Maryland and her coaching certification through the internationally renowned Newfield Network. She is the daughter of Julio Olalla, one of the founding fathers of ontological coaching and has grown up with his masterful influence within the ontological domain. Love was born in Argentina to Chilean parents, grew up in California and currently resides in Boulder, Co with her three year old daughter, Sophia, and her husband Alexander. Her own practices include daily meditation, sculpting, aerial dance, salsa dancing and vocal cultivation.
Robert Lundin McNamara (Colorado) – Event Co-organiser
Rob McNamara is author of The Elegant Self and Strength To Awaken. He is a developmental psychology professor at Naropa University, performance coach, consultant and psychotherapist. Rob specializes helping people find resolution to their persistent challenges as he helps them to become more powerful, proficient and aligned with what matters most in life. Rob is widely regarded as a pioneer in leveraging embodiment and integral practice for personal and professional development.
Dylan Newcomb (New York)
Dylan Newcomb is a personal coach, embodiment teacher, and founder/director of the UZAZU Mind-Body Method. He empowers leaders, teachers, conscious entrepreneurs, and cultural creatives of all kinds to access a fuller range of internal states and external behaviors – radically improving their ability to turn ideas into reality, and co-create the kind of relationships they most want and need. Dylan will be joining us for the full conference.
A professor of Dance and the John C. Elder Professor in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College in Vermont. Author of Body and Earth, An experiential Guide, she is a regular contributor to Contact Quarterly, A Journal for Moving Ideas. Andrea performs and teaches internationally and is on the faculty of the teacher-training program for Yoga Center Amherst in Massachusetts. Her third book, The Place of Dance, in collaboration with McHose, is being released by Wesleyan University Press this fall.
Wendy Palmer (California)
Wendy is Founder of Leadership Embodiment and has been teaching classes and workshops in Conscious Embodiment for over twenty-eight years. She is a sixth-degree Black Belt in Aikido and she teaches at Aikido of Tamalpais in Corte Madera, California. Wendy is author of two books: The Intuitive Body and The Practice of Freedom, a DVD: Conscious Embodiment, and an audio CD: Recovering Your Center. She offers coaching in Somatic Intelligence for individuals, groups and teams. Her clients include Twitter, Salesforce, Gap, Genentech, DaimlerChrysler, Oracle, McKinsey, NASA, Pfizer and The US Forest Service. Wendy will be joining for the weekend.
Terry Patten (California)
Terry Patten is a leading voice in the emerging fields of integral evolutionary leadership and spirituality and is co-author of Integral Life Practice with Ken Wilber. He is a member of Deepak Chopra’s Evolutionary Leaders group, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, and serves on the board of the Wellsprings Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan and John F. Kennedy. Terry will be presenting during the main weekend.
Mark Walsh (United Kingdom) – Event Co-organiser
Mark Walsh loves and lives for embodied work and play. He leads European specialists in embodied business training – Integration Training – based in Brighton, London and Birmingham UK. Specialising in working with emotions, the body and spirituality at work they help organisations get more done without going insane (time and stress management), coordinate action more effectively (team building and communication training) and help leaders build impact, influence and presence (leadership training).
Curtis Watkins (New York)
Curtis is a coaching and training professional with over 25 years of experience in developing leaders and teams. He has designed and implemented innumerable leadership programs for corporations both within the United States and internationally. He has trained coaches globally for over 10 years.
Dr. Ginny Whitelaw
Dr. Ginny Whitelaw is the President of Focus Leadership as well as a master teacher (roshi) in the Chozen-ji line of Rinzai Zen. A biophysicist by training, she combines a rich scientific background with senior leadership experience at NASA, and 20 years developing the leaders of Global 1000 companies. Together with Mark Kiefaber, she developed the FEBI® to measure 4 mind-body patterns of personality, and trains practitioners worldwide in how to apply the FEBI in their work.
Ginny Whitelaw is the author of The Zen Leader (Career Press, 2012), and co- author of Move to Greatness (Nicholas Brealey, 2008). She is the founder and President of the Institute for Zen Leadership, whose purpose is to bring more awakened leadership to a turbulent world. Formerly, Deputy Manager for integrating NASA’s International Space Station Program, she has a Ph.D. in biophysics, as well as a 5th degree black belt in Aikido.
www.focusleadership.com & www.institutezenleadership.org
Cynthia Winton-Henry (California)
Cynthia Winton-Henry, MDiv, ED and Cofounder with Phil Porter of InterPlay, an international creative practice designed to help people unlock and nurture the wisdom of the body. A lifelong passion to integrate body and soul led her to a BA in Dance, a Master of Divinity, around high altars, down academic back alleys, and through unconventional initiations. She supports others in a similar mess at Mystic Tech: her online, embodied teaching venue. As a teacher and community artist she enjoys all venues: stages, seminaries, transpersonal psychology schools, boardrooms, and classrooms from Africa, Australia, India, Europe to the US. Her community includes a fleet of InterPlay artists and leaders. She is the author of What the Body Wants, Dance: A Sacred Art: Discovering the Joy of Movement as Spiritual Practice, Chasing the Dance of Life: A Faith Journey, and Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart and Spirit Together Again At Last.