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Ysaye M. Barnwell, PhD, performed with the internationally renowned African-American female quintet Sweet Honey In The Rock for over 20 years. She has spent much of her time off stage working as a master teacher and choral clinician in African American cultural performance.
Christopher Eickmann, MFA, is an award-winning composer, producer, engineer, and sound designer.
Pauline Oliveros is one of the most influential figures in experimental music over the past 50 years.
A graduate of Santa Clara University and the Bedside Harp Program, Portia Diwa started playing harp at age 9 and has been actively performing ever since.
Anam Thubten Rinpoche grew up in Tibet and at an early age, received traditional Buddhist training from various teachers. In the 1990s, Anam Thubten came to America, and people began requesting Dharma teachings from him.
Native San Franciscan Linda Tillery, is a Grammy nominated vocalist, percussionist, producer and cultural historian.
Master Mingtong Gu is the founder of the Chi Healing Center and the Wisdom Healing Foundation.
David Darling is a world-renowned, classically trained cellist and composer who has dedicated himself to teaching music and improvisation.
Melinda Gardiner is a Registered Nurse and Certified Music Practitioner, with an extensive background in integrative healing modalities since 1969.
John Beaulieu, ND, PhD, is a naturopathic doctor, composer, and sound therapist. He is the founder of BioSonic Repatterning and the author of Music and Sound in the Healing Arts.
Glen Velez, a four-time Grammy Award recipient, has played a seminal role in the history of world music during the last 25 years in introducing modern audiences to the frame drum.
Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, is the coordinator of CIIS Public Programs’ Sound, Voice, and Music Healing Certificate program.
Pat Moffitt Cook, PhD, FAMI, CCMHP, is the founder and director of the Open Ear Center in Washington.
Professor Barbara J. Crowe has been Director of the music therapy degree program at Arizona State University since 1981.
Stephen Kent first connected with Australian Aboriginal culture and the Didjeridu in Australia in 1981, and since then has pioneered his own unique style.
Five-time Grammy nominee and USA Fontanals Fellow, John Santos, is one of the foremost bandleaders, composers, producers, percussionists, and educators in Afro-Latin music.
Marsea Marquis is a vibrant instructor with 25 years of experience in dance and music, studying and performing with native masters from Brazil, Haiti, Cuba, Trinidad, West and South Africa.
A gifted speaker and teacher of yoga and meditation, Swami Sitaramananda has been serving for more than 30 years worldwide in the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams & Centers (SYVC).
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is founder and director of the Ligmincha Institute and several centers named Chamma Ling, organizations dedicated to the study and practice of the teachings of the Bon tradition.
Baird Hersey is a National Endowment for the Arts Composition Fellow. He is best known for his vocal ensemble Prana.
Snatam Kaur is a musician and peace activist who has taught and shared Naad Yoga through her recorded CDs, concerts and workshops for the past fifteen years.