Jacob Towery, MD, is an adolescent and adult psychiatrist in private practice in Palo Alto, California. He attended Duke University for undergrad, University of Virginia for medical school, and Stanford for his residency in adult psychiatry and fellowship in adolescent psychiatry. He currently serves on the Adjunct Faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the Author of "The Anti-Depressant Book." He loves teaching people to communicate more effectively and how to be happy.
Adventurer, Facilitator & Humanist
Peter has been leading groups and coaching / guiding people for over 25years. He’s been a Facilitator for the Human Awareness Institute (HAI) & at universities, & has supported people through his private practice & other environments. He is deeply kind & caring, wise, understanding, direct & playful.
Writing her memoir about leaving a traditional monogamous marriage to practice open relationship, Karyn discovered her deepest mastery is in resolving 33 years of anxiety (she's now 48) about "looking right" to finally feel good in her own skin exactly as she is. She is currently focussed on helping women free themselves of the depleting voice that says “you’re not right,” eating disorders and compulsive exercise. Let’s become allies in changing cultural paradigms of beauty through body love!
Leslie Grace & Matt Sturm
Co-lead Ritual Tantra, a Bay Area community for sacred sexuality
Matt and Leslie co-lead Ritual Tantra, a Bay Area community of spiritual practitioners exploring Tantra, sexualitiy, love, intimacy and the sacred. Drawing on Tantra, Yoga, Somatica, and Hakomi, Matt and Leslie are creating a new paradigm for conscious connection.
Shauna & Timothy
Helping people find connection, love and intimacy in themselves and their lives.
Shauna is an inspirational leader, love and intimacy coach, motivational speaker and mother of three precious beings. Timothy has spent the last 20 years as a coach and consultant focused on helping people meet their goals and reach their full potential. They work together to help others expand their capacity to embody love and experience greater intimacy in relationships. working with them to develop the habits and skills to effectively deal with the challenges and emotional moments encountered in relating.
A native San Franciscan, Jenny has taught improv classes in the Bay Area for over 10 years, including the Berkeley Rep Theater in conjunction with SF corporate performance specialists BATS. A graduate of the Waterfront Theatre Conservatory and The Intimacy Forum, her passion for authentic connection and theater arts is what inspires her to teach Improv with Intention.
Kailani Shakti is a life-long practitioner of somatic arts such as yoga, embodied meditation, dance, Tantra and hands-on healing work. She feels deeply passionate about bringing embodied awareness into the world through her workshops and individual work. She is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Life Coach, and Certified Tantra Teacher.
Love, intimacy, relationships, sensuality and sexuality educator
Philippe Lewis is a Love Coach, Teacher, and Event Producer. For the last 20 years, he has been exploring connection, touch, intimacy, consent, and emotional intelligence with individuals and communities through gatherings, classes, and conversations with the goal of supporting people in making better choices for themselves and each other. He is also the happy father of a 7 year old boy who teaches him how to surrender to love a little bit more each day.
Steve is a lover of movement and finding ease and flow in often high intensity activity. After breaking his knee snowboarding he found a new interest in the healing arts and has been studying and practicing bodywork, music, meditation and yoga ever since. This lead him to the Afro-Brazilian art of Capoeira which opened up his movement potential and ignited his love for dance. In his classes he infuses a rich blend of fun, self nourishment, breath and connection to expand and inspire.
Misha Bonaventura is the founder of Clearing Conversations (www.clearingconversations.com) a non-violent communication based conflict resolution practice. She leads the Safety and Consent team for Soul Play Festivals (www.soulplay.co) and just joined the new Burning Man mediation team offered to the Burning Man volunteers onsite and throughout the year. She also teaches Communication & Conflict for Navigating Consent with Dossie Easton and her team. And runs Trustable Sluts (www.trustablesluts.com), a group for sexually free, socially responsible women. She coaches through the lens of nervous system awareness, trauma healing, and non-violent communication to build self awareness and trust between people.
Summer’s soul mission is to create a vibrant world inhabited by joyful, peaceful & loving beings. She is a Seraphim of Serpent Sanctum, trained in Shamanic Fusion technique and shamanic practice to offer embodied soul healing, and is also a certified Yoga Teacher. Summer blends 15+ years of training in dance, asana, and tantra to support a potent container for releasing shakti to cultivate deeper joy. She performs and teaches at private events and festivals throughout the West Coast.
Lauren Arrow & Robbie Ryan (two of the three members of "The Songs") will be sharing joyously heart-opening tunes to drop you in and get your soul groovin'. From Lauren's upbeat love-anthems to Robbie's universal encantos, they'll be sure to bear their soul through masterfully crafted tunes mixed with a lil' (ok, a lotta) improv here and there.
Crystallin is a Life & Leadership Coach and also the founder and lead trainer of the Bay Area T-Group Community. She holds both BA and MA degrees in Buddhist Psychology from Naropa University and has been a dedicated student of the Buddhist teachings for 13 years. She completed comprehensive training in group dynamics, systems theory, and facilitation at the Matrix Leadership Institute and is certified by NLP Marin as a Master NLP Practitioner.