Our Faculty


Sukhdev and Akahdahmah passionately share a joint vision to express freedom, unity, peace, and love through their work with sacred music, quantum healing and Kundalini Yoga. Their love for one another, as well as our mother earth is infectious, and spreads through their music and teachings. Joined together they are the dynamic musical duo called Aykanna.

Upcoming Courses & Programs: Conscious Relationships

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A former criminal lawyer and psychotherapist, Jeff Brown is the author of 4 previous books: Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation, Ascending with Both Feet on the Ground, Love it Forward, and An Uncommon Bond. He is also the author of the viral blog Apologies to the Divine Feminine (from a warrior in transition) and the producer, and key journeyer in the award-winning spiritual documentary Karmageddon, which also stars Ram Dass, Seane Corn, David Life, Deva Premal and Miten. He has written a series of inspirations for ABC’s Good Morning America and appeared on over 200 radio shows. His first book of quotes, Ascending with Both Feet on the Ground, was published in the autumn of 2012. Endorsed by best-selling authors Elizabeth Lesser, Oriah Mountain Dreamer and Katherine Woodward Thomas, ‘Ascending’ is a collection of some of Jeff’s most popular spiritual graffiti—quotes, soul-bytes and aphorisms—frequently shared in social media. His second book of quotes, Love it Forward, was published on Valentine’s day, 2014. Endorsed by best-selling authors Caroline Myss and Andrew Harvey,‘Love’ contains many of Jeff’s most popular love and relationship quotes. His higher consciousness love story ‘An Uncommon Bond’, was published in May, 2015 to sparkling reviews. ‘Bond’ is also available as an audio book, through Blackstone Audio. Spiritual Graffiti is the third in his series of quotes books. Jeff is also the founder of Enrealment Press and the creator of a new online school, Soulshaping Institute,which launched in January, 2015. He is presently in Toronto, working on a book that reflects his lens on spirituality.

Upcoming Courses & Programs: Winter of Love

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Kristin is a star-child. She is convinced that she has control over the space time continuum, but she has a hard time remembering to eat breakfast. A unicorn/monkey hybrid, she spends her days hopscotching dreams and moonbeams. After graduating magna cum laude with a BA in History and an MS in Nutrition, she delighted her parents and the student loan companies by deciding to follow her heart and do absolutely nothing related to any of her degrees. Currently pursuing a 500 hour certification, she was a yogini before yoga was cool. She invented the low back tattoo, as well as second lunch. She is deeply flawed and terribly whimsical. During her downtime, she enjoys slow and juicy yoga, discovering new worlds in the words, traveling to wild places on whims, and stirring the world awake. Dream big. Be bigger. Find her on Facebook , and come play with her at Some Talk of You and Me.

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Tracee Dunblazier, GC-C, CCDC, spiritual empath, shaman, educator, author and speaker is based in Los Angeles, California. Tracee specializes in grief counseling, energy dynamics, Shamanic healing, past life and soul recovery, transition strategy, addiction transformation, and space clearings. In 2015, Tracee founded GoTracee Publishing LLC and BeASlayer.com to publish a new hybrid of self-help, memoir, and spiritual book to access a wider audience of spiritual seekers.

As a multi-sensitive, Tracee blends information that she receives intuitively with different modalities to create a unique healing plan for every client. Every session is focused on freeing the client from their presenting issue to release, empower, and heal – no matter what the condition. Tracee’s compassionate, humorous, down-to-earth style supports and empowers clients as tender topics are addressed during the session. 

An accomplished author, Tracee has written two books on the topic of personal soul excavation and deep healing from soul to body. Book one: The Demon Slayer’s handbook: A Practical Guide to Mastering Your Inner World addresses inner mental, emotional, and spiritual mastery through self-awareness and spirit guide communication. Book two: The Demon Slayer’s handbook: A Practical Guide to Self- Healing and Unconditional Love empowers cultural awareness and understanding through looking at the concept of past lives and soul imprints.

Tracee’s published articles cover many subjects related to spirituality and relationships while her blog breaks down current events and daily energy dynamics that everyone experiences. Tracee’s been a guest on many prominent television and radio programs informing others about spirituality and sacred ritual practices.  Tracee teaches workshops, webinars, and offers two online courses on the DailyOm.com. As well as speaking engagements touching on subjects like grief, death & dying, unconditional love, self- acceptance, and healing.

Upcoming Courses: The Mindful Dating Experience





Jessica Durivage is the founder of Where is My Guru, an intimate in- person and virtual learning center for spiritual, personal and professional development. Her passion for inclusive experiences while seeking to find, speak and live her own truth have led her into countless of amazing collaborations, opportunities and adventures. She is known through her interview style, yoga teaching and writing for her mindful, practical and humorous approach to life and practice.Her writing has been published in Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine, Origin Magazine, Rebelle Society and Elephant Journal. Her greatest accomplishments are her amazing children, Ellis Roy and LeeAnn Michelle. You can find her heart in whole bits and pieces strewn around this site.

Upcoming Courses & Programs: Art of Slowness, Winter of Love

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Angel is Executive Director of “Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death” and Co-founder of Drugs Over Dinner.

She has been traveling the globe teaching meditation practices and sharing talks on how to reduce the many ways we suffer for more than a decade. She guides meditations on dying, healing addictive patterns and waking up from the cycle of suffering that is hard-wired into all human brains.

Recent meditations have been held at The NY Academy of Medicine, Peak Mind’s event with the Dalai Lama for his 80th birthday, The Conscious Dying Summit, Newport Academy and Summit Series.

Angel leads workshops, retreats, teacher trainings and works one-on-one with people who deeply commit to awakening from habits of the mind that limit their lives and relationships.

She founded a project called The Yoga Bus, and traveled the country with her two dogs living in a tiny RV she helped build from the ground up. The project’s focus was on trauma-healing for populations that likely wouldn’t make it into a healing setting. She furthered this work in South Africa though TRIAD Trust, an organization centered on HIV education, in a region believed to have a 40% infection rate.

Upcoming Courses & Programs: How do YOU do Conflict (April 2016)





John Gray is the leading relationship expert in the world. His relationship and health books have sold over 50 million copies in 50 different languages. His groundbreaking book, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, is the best-selling non-fiction book of all time. It launched his Mars Venus book series that forever changed the way men and women view their relationships.

John helps men and women better understand and respect their differences in both personal and professional relationships. His approach combines specific communication techniques with healthy, nutritional choices that create the brain and body chemistry for lasting health, happiness and romance. His many books, videos, workshops and seminars provide practical insights to effectively manage stress and improve relationships at all stages of life and love.

John has devoted the past 20 years to researching mental health and its effect on our relationships. He has reviewed thousands of medical studies and traveled the world to find ancient remedies for improving one’s mind, mood and focus. Staying Focused In A Hyper World shares these findings and offers practical strategies for increasing focus, clarity, memory, motivation and sustaining positive moods.

John continues to travel the world teaching communities and companies the best ways to improve their relationships and communication. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show many times as well as The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The View, and many others. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today and People.

John Gray lives in Northern California with his wife of 30 years, Bonnie. They have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. He is an avid follower of his own health and relationship advice.

Upcoming Courses: The Mindful Dating Experience





Chris Grosso is a public speaker, writer, recovering addict, spiritual director, and author of Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality (Beyond Words/Simon & Schuster) and Everything Mind: What I’ve Learned About Hard Knocks, Spiritual Awakening and the Mind-Blowing Truth of it All (Sounds True, Oct. 2015). He writes for ORIGINMagazine, Huffington Post, and Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine, and has spoken and performed at Wanderlust Festival, Celebrate Your Life, Yoga Journal Conference, Sedona World Wisdom Days, Kripalu, and more. A self-taught musician, Chris has been writing, recording, and touring since the mid-90s.
He is passionate about his work with people who are in the process of healing or struggling with addictions of all kinds. He speaks and leads groups in detoxes, yoga studios, rehabs, youth centers, 12-step meetings, hospitals, conferences, and festivals worldwide. He is a member of the advisory board for Drugs over Dinner and hosts The Indie Spiritualist Podcast on The Mindpod Network.

Upcoming Courses & Programs: Healing the Human Heart (March 2016)

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Jenn Grosso hails from a far and distant land impervious to the mundane and the conventional. Her eclectic interests always begin with an overwhelming curiosity, which catapults her into fanatical investigations and explorations. A lover of all creative mediums, she focuses most of her time on writing, painting/mixed media, yoga, meditation and picture taking. Jenn holds BAs in Psychology and Comparative Religion. She continuously thrives on furthering her understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection, and has extensively studied holistic medicine, specifically in the fields of Yoga, Herbalism and Aromatology.

With a penchant for all things beautifully extraordinary, Jenn recognizes the importance of honoring her shadow self and the medicine of everything around her. Embracing her inner sacred creative, Jenn plays host to the dance of shadow and light, while smiling at the fleeting nature of it all. 

Shamelessly wearing her heart on her sleeve, Jenn can typically be found with a book in hand, mala around her neck, and skipping to the beat of her own drum.

Upcoming Courses & Programs: Art of Slowness, Everyday Sacred (May 2016)

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Luring the magic of what is natural back into our daily lives, Tanya Markul is a freer of creativity, of inner beauty + power, and an enthusiastic igniter of the wild spirit! She is an artist of life, a faery of trees, a wanderer of the dark, a writer of heart, a rebellious yogini, and an Urban Priestess apprentice. She believes that every single thing that you put into your body can either unveil or hide your inner medicine, magic + life purpose.

Tanya is the Co-Founder of RebelleSociety.com and the owner + creator of  and 

Upcoming Courses & Programs: The Art of Slowness




Moira is owner, head bottle washer and chief of deliciousness at feelgoodguru, a super-healthy plant-powered takeout in toronto founded on the principals of wellness and optimism. Her matcha almond latte jar is not always hot but it is always half full.

Upcoming Courses & Programs: Art of Slowness, 21 Day Feel Good Fast (April 2016)

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KEN PAGE, LCSW, is a renowned psychotherapist and the author of the bestselling book Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy. Ken’s teachings are a message of hope, backed by solid research, for single people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations. He is the author of Psychology Today’s extremely popular blog Finding Love. He has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan and more. Ken has led online and in-person workshops on intimacy and spirituality for thousands of participants worldwide.

He has taught at Columbia University, the Omega Institute, and the Garrison Institute and for The Shift Network. He is also the founder of Deeper Dating, an inspired and inspiring event in which single people get to meet in fun and enriching ways while learning the deeper lessons of intimacy. Ken resides in New York with his partner, children and cats.





JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, international teacher, world traveler, and curious student of life.  His work empowers people to live more meaningful lives.  JP presents classes, workshops, online seminars, and leads retreats at numerous locations around the world on inner healing and growth.  He is also very active on his , AwakenWithJP, where he encourages healing and growth through his entertainingly informative and inspiring videos.  

Upcoming Courses & Programs: Healing the Human Heart (March 2016)

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Livia is a pioneer in the intersection of yoga and psychology with a dedication to embodiment. She is known for weaving together yogic teachings, disciplined asana and somatic psychology in clear and meaningful ways inspiring teachers and students alike towards greater safety, trust and the discovery of their own truth. She is known for her wit, humor and fierce-love as well as her ability to actually “teach” yoga so you make it your own. A scholar-practioner, her passion for learning and irreverent reverence is infectious. Her methods of teaching straddle old school lectures and new school unconventional experiential models.

Upcoming Courses & Programs: Bridging the Gap – Foundations in Applied Psychology for Yogis

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Katie Silcox is the New York Times Best-Selling author of the book, Healthy, Happy, Sexy – Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women. She is also a nationally-recognized yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, writer for Yoga Journal, and a senior teacher within the Sri-Vidya ParaYoga lineage under Yogarupa Rod Stryker. Katie was named one of San Francisco’s Best Yoga Teachers by Common Ground Magazine in 2009, and one of “70 Yogis Changing the World” in Origin Magazine in 2014. Her signature teaching style blends classical yoga, vinyasa-based asana and life-changing Tantric/Ayurvedic philosophy.

Upcoming Courses & Programs: Lineage of Love, Winter of Love

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Katherine Woodward Thomas, M.A., MFT is the author of the New York Times Bestseller Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After and the national bestseller, Calling in “The One:” 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and teacher to hundreds of thousands of people from all corners of the globe in her virtual learning communities.

She is the co-creator of the Calling in “The One” and Feminine Power online courses, as well as certified coaches trainings, the originator of the Conscious Uncoupling process and creator of the Conscious Uncoupling online course and certified coaches training. To date, Katherine has trained and certified hundreds of coaches in her highly transformative work.

Katherine has appeared on The Today Show, the Mike & Juliet Show and Good Day L.A., and her work has been featured in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The London Times, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, People magazine, Women’s Health and many other media outlets throughout the world.





Jai Uttal is a Grammy nominated pioneer in the world music community. His eclectic east meets-west sound has put his music at the forefront of the world fusion movement. As a child in New York City, Jai’s home was filled with music. He began studying classical piano at the age of seven, and later learned to play old time banjo, harmonica, and guitar. His musical interests encompassed a wide variety of styles, and over the years he experimented with many forms of musical expression. During his visits to India, Jai met his Guru, Neem Karoli Baba, and spent time with many great beings of both the Hindu and Buddhist traditions. He became deeply absorbed in the practice of kirtan, the ancient yoga of chanting, or singing to God. This form of prayer became the core of his musical and spiritual life. Jai adds, “World music is music from everywhere. Music that creates bridges. Music that unites hearts and cultures. Music that brings peace.”

Upcoming Courses & Programs: Jai Uttal’s House of  Bhakti (March 2016)

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