Los Angeles

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Light Watkins has been operating in the meditation space for over 15 years. He is based in Santa Monica, and travels the world showing people from all walks of life how to meditate in a self-sufficient way. Light is also author of The Inner Gym book series. He's a regular blogger, a TEDx speaker, and he founded The Shine in June 2014 in Los Angeles. >> More about Light

Megan Monahan studied meditation, yoga and ayurveda at The Chopra Center of Wellbeing, and later became an instructor of Primordial Sound Meditation. Megan regularly teaches meditation to private clients and corporate groups. She is also the Director of Meditation at Wanderlust Hollywood and is a lead instructor at Unplug Meditation.  >> More about Megan

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Kaya Purohit has a huge passion for books, movies, health, and social justice issues. By day, Kaya works with a prominent Functional Medicine doctor, and by night, she writes fiction. She tries her very best to live a minimal waste lifestyle and loves her family with all of her heart. >> More about Kaya

Alison Burger is a CPA and financial consultant, Pilates instructor, meditator and recipe writer. She is a fitness fanatic, passionate about clean eating and is a firm believer that food is medicine. She strives to create positive change and inspire progress through conscious community events. Alison was born and raised in Napa Valley and lives in Santa Monica. >> More about Alison

Anthony DiCarlo is a jack of all trades in work and in life. During the day, Anthony helps folks who have physical or mental disabilities. After work, he creates street art pieces and pop culture pins. A perfect day for Anthony is mediating, drinking coffee, taking his dogs to the park with his wife, chatting it up with strangers, and going to bed early.  >> More about Anthony

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Olympia Auset started GOYS, which is a culture movement & thought revolution to establish awareness, consciousness, and self- reliance as the dominant culture, and provide answers & solutions to the numerous new and startling questions surfacing as we move into an age of increased info availability. >> More about Olympia


New York

Andrea Praet is co-founder of The Uplift Project. She curates and produces events and experiences that are transformative for the mind, body, and spirit.  Being creative, and collaborating with amazing people to build community, is her biggest passion. She maintains a vision for what’s next through her role as trend strategist for creative agency Range. For over a decade Andrea has worked with Fortune 500 companies to inspire and inform their creative endeavors. She loves karaoke and is always down to try the latest fitness craze. >> More about Andrea

Light Watkins has been operating in the meditation space for over 15 years. He is based in Santa Monica, and travels the world showing people from all walks of life how to meditate in a self-sufficient way. Light is also author of The Inner Gym book series. He's a regular blogger, a TEDx speaker, and he founded The Shine in June 2014 in Los Angeles. >> More about Light

Dave Sutton is a writer and curator based in Brooklyn. He runs the music site and radio show, Stadiums & Shrines, which explores sound through imagery, language, and collaboration. He also works at Hype Machine, a music discovery platform and mobile app, where he specializes in artist relations, editorial, and event production. >> More about Dave