Keith Mitchell is a former NFL All-Pro linebacker whose career came to an abrupt end with a tackle that left him paralyzed. While bed-ridden, Keith became a master of conscious breath and mindfulness. After regaining movement, he used yoga to rebuild his body. Thanks in part to overwhelming national media attention, Mitchell is making huge strides in changing the way we approach health and healing. He is a co-creator of the Congressional Yoga Association. His partnership with the University of Rochester birthed a care plan that provides holistic practices for healing PTSD in veterans. His passion project, the Light It Up Foundation, brings together a national community to re-educate our approach to health, nutrition, physical and emotional well-being.
Charlie Knoles is a Vedic Meditation teacher, the director of The Veda Center, and cofounder of The Path. After learning to meditate at age 4, Charlie devoted his life to teaching meditation. He is the lead teacher for MindBodyGreen's online meditation program and has been a featured speaker and workshop leader on meditation at Cannes Lions, MBG Revitalize, Wanderlust festivals, Art Basel, and the Las Vegas Downtown Project. Charlie has taught over 7,000 people to meditate from all walks of life including convicts, CEOs, celebrities, monks, and stay-at-home-dads. He has yet to find a person who is incapable of meditating.
James Gimian is the publisher of Mindful.org, and one of its founders. He’s been active as a writer, teacher, and community builder in the mindfulness world for over 25 years.
Ariel Garten is the co-founder of InteraXon, makers of Muse: the brain sensing headband.She studied neuroscience at the University of Toronto and worked in labs at Toronto’s esteemed Krembil Neuroscience Centre researching Parkinson’s disease and hippocampal neurogenesis. Ariel was also trained as a psychotherapist and had her own private practice.Ariel and Muse: the brain sensing headband are regularly lauded in global media, including CNN, Forbes, Popular Science, CNET, CNBC, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal Tech and many more, for creating what VentureBeat calls “the most important wearable of 2014”
Mallika Chopra is a mom, media entrepreneur, public speaker and published author of her recent book, Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy. Mallika is the founder of Intent.com, a website and app focused on personal, social and global wellness. Her intent is to harness the power of social media to connect people from around the world to improve their own lives, their communities and the planet.
davidji is a globally recognized mindbody health & wellness expert, mindful performance trainer, meditation teacher & author of Amazon’s Best Seller: destressifying: The Real-World Guide to Personal Empowerment, Lasting Fulfillment, and Peace of Mind; and Secrets of Meditation: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace & Personal Transformation, winner of the Nautilus Book Award. He is credited with creating the 21-day meditation process, which spawned hundreds of 21-day meditation experiences & challenges around the world. Often referred to as the Velvet Voice of Stillness, he can be heard on more than 500 guided meditations, available on iTunes, Amazon.com, HayHouse.com, GooglePlay, Spotify, Pandora and SoundCloud. Learn more at davidji.com.
Light Watkins has been operating in the meditation space for over 15 years. He's based in Santa Monica, CA, but he travels the world teaching everyone from bankers, artists, and politicians, to CEOs, care takers, and comedians how to meditate in a self-sufficient way. To date, he's personally taught meditation to close to 2,000 people. Light is also author of The Inner Gym book series, a regular contributor to MindBodyGreen, a TEDx speaker, and founder of The Shine Movement.
Meditation Whisperer, Evolutionary Coach, and Spontaneous Hooray-Shouter. Scott Schwenk's classes are a blend of stillness, unexpected expansion, laughter, discovery and potent actionable insights for an awakening inner journey and a thriving outer life.
Benjamin W. Decker got his start as one of the powerhouses of the Los Angeles PR scene producing celebrity-driven red carpet movie premieres, concerts, gifting suites, fashion shows, galas and other special events. With a passion for igniting consciousness and connection, he now uses his PR super powers to support that intention. He is the founder of The Providence Project, a nongovernmental organization providing Mindfulness Meditation training and other clinically sound alternative treatment services as social service enhancement programs. A lifelong meditator, he teaches Mindfulness Meditation to private clients and executive teams, including the corporate staff at wholesome wholesaler Thrive Market. He also leads weekly Mindfulness Meditation classes at Wanderlust Hollywood, The Den, and Unplug Meditation.
Read on and find out how meditation can transform your life.
A regular meditation practice can bring distracted teens back to the present moment, reduce stress, and even improve test scores.
Eastern meditation says, “Let’s go home to the void.” Western meditation says, “Let’s hail a cab and see the nightlife while we’re here.”
A guide to meditation styles.
Meditating can help reduce stress—and healthcare costs.
It’s not just about closing your eyes and breathing. It’s about connecting to your most private self.
Research by some of the world’s best scientists suggests that positive physiological changes in the brain and bodily systems occur as a result of meditation