Carol Horton, Ph.D., is the author of Yoga Ph.D.: Integrating the Life of the Mind and the Wisdom of the Body, and Race and the Making of American Liberalism. A popular writer and public speaker, Carol offers lectures, workshops, and yoga teacher trainings on modern yoga history, contemporary yoga culture, and yoga service and outreach worldwide. She serves as a teacher with Yoga for Recovery, which works with women in Chicago’s Cook County Jail, and as a research, writing, and program consultant for yoga service organizations. www.carolhortonphd.com
Roseanne Harvey is a writer, editor, and yoga teacher in Victoria, BC. As the former editor of Ascent magazine, she has been situated at the intersection of yoga and media for more than six years. Her blog, It’s All Yoga, Baby is known for questioning, provoking thought and shining a critical light on yoga culture ~ while celebrating community, service, creativity, the independent spirit and good ol’ fun. She is a co-founder of Yoga Festival Montreal and a passionate community organizer.
Poep Sa Frank Jude Boccio is a certified yoga teacher, interfaith minister, member of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing, and Zen Buddhist Dharma teacher ordained by Korean Zen master, Samu Sunim. His book, Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind is the first to apply the Buddha’s mindfulness meditation teachings to yogasana practice. Besides his writing appearing in Tricycle, Shambhala Sun, Namaskar and Yoga Journal, he maintains two blogs: Mindfulness Yoga and Zen Naturalism. Based in Tucson, where he lives with his wife, Monica, their daughter Giovanna and their two cats and two chickens, he travels worldwide, leading workshops and retreats.
Angela Jamison is the owner and founder of Ashtanga Yoga: Ann Arbor, a traditional yoga school. A former sociologist, she now teaches yoga at the University of Michigan. She has practiced ashtanga yoga since 2001, daily since April 2003. She travels annually to Mysore, India, to study with her ashtanga teacher, R. Sharath Jois. She served two apprentices with senior ashtanga teachers Dominic Corigliano and Jorgen Christiansson, and is Level 2 Authorized by the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. She meditates daily, and takes annual silent retreats with secular meditation teacher Shinzen Young. Her husband Rob Jansen, their cats Zelda and Lynxx, and Angela live together in Ann Arbor.
Melanie Klein is co-editor (with Anna Guest-Jelley) of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Stories About Beauty, Bravery, and Loving Your Body. A writer, speaker, and professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Santa Monica College, she is the adviser of the Santa Monica College Leadership Alliance, and founder and co-coordinator of Women, Action + Media! Los Angeles. Melanie attributes feminism and yoga as the two primary influences in her work, and is committed to consciousness-raising, promoting media literacy, healing distorted body images and cultivating healthy body relationships. Founder of the blog FeministFatale, her work may also be found at Adios Barbie, Elephant Journal, Ms. Magazine’s blog and WIMN’s Voices.
Matthew Remski is author of threads of yoga: a remix of patanjali’s yoga sutras, with commentary and reverie, and Studying Ayurveda: A Manual in Progress, and co-author of yoga 2.0: shamanic echoes and Family Wakes Us Up: Letters Between Expectant Fathers. Currently, he is researching a new book, what are we actually doing in asana? reports and meditations on desire, pain, injury, and healing in yoga (aka, the WAWADIA project). www.matthewremski.com.
Chelsea Roff is is the Founder and Director of Eat Breathe Thrive, a non-profit organization that prevents and helps individuals fully recover from eating disorders through yoga. She is a nationally-recognized author and speaker, and last year she crowdfunded $51,000 to kickstart EBT and conduct an evidence-based study on yoga’s effectiveness in eating disorder treatment. Chelsea’s own story of recovering from anorexia and a subsequent stroke, which first appeared in 21st Century Yoga, was showcased by Sanjay Gupta on CNN and on the front page of AOL.com. www.chelsearoff.com
Tommy Rosen is a certified Vinyasa Flow and Kundalini yoga teacher, and a leading authority on addiction and recovery. Tommy teaches yoga at Naam Yoga LA and Bhakti Yoga Shala, and runs workshops and retreats internationally. He is the co-founder of Tadasana International Festival of Yoga & Music in Santa Monica, CA, and teaches and speaks regularly at yoga conferences and festivals including Tadasana, Wanderlust, Hanuman, and Bhaktifest. His writing has been featured in the L.A. Yoga, Yogi Times, Aquarian Times, Huffington Post, Daily Love, and Yoga Mint. Tommy lives with his wife, noted yoga instructor Kia Miller, in Venice, CA.
Be Scofield is a transgender writer and founder of the popular activist blog, Decolonizing Yoga. A San Francisco-based activist working to combine spirituality with anti-racism and social justice, Be holds a B.A. in Psychology/Philosophy from Warren Wilson College, has done graduate coursework in Postcolonial Anthropology, and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Divinity at Starr King School for the Ministry in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, with an emphasis in women’s studies and counter oppression.
Michael Stone is a yoga teacher, Buddhist teacher, author, and psychotherapist. He is the Founder of Centre of Gravity, a community in downtown Toronto integrating everyday formal practice and social action. He is a voice for a new generation of young people synthesizing spiritual practice with environmental and social issues. He is the author or co-author of numerous books, including Family Wakes Us Up: Letters Between Expectant Fathers and Awake in the World: Teachings from Yoga & Buddhism for Living an Engaged Life. michaelstoneteaching.com
Nathan Thompson has been practicing yoga, primarily Iyengar-based, for more than a decade. He is a long-time member of Clouds in Water Zen Center, where he received the Dharma name Tokugo (Devotion to Enlightenment) in 2008. He is the author of the spiritual and social justice blog, Dangerous Harvests, as well as the conscious relationship blog, 21st Century Relationships. Nathan has also written articles for a variety of online and print publications, and has a regular column at the webzine, Life as a Human. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Julian Walker is the author of Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind and Devil in the Details: 3 Keys to Thinking More Clearly About Spirituality. He has been teaching yoga since 1994, maintains a busy bodywork practice, and leads retreats, workshops and teacher trainings. Julian is passionate about mythology, poetry, psychology, music, free-form dance and authentic communication. More information about Julian’s classes, workshops, teacher training, books, articles, and CDs can be found on his website, www.julianwalkeryoga.com.