Shelly Tygielski

Shelly Tygielski

By Garrison Institute

Mindfulness teacher, Community organizer, Author, Activist Shelly Tygielski is a self-care activist and community organizer. Her work has been featured on CNN Heroes, in Forbes Magazine, CBS, ABC, NBC, The New York Times, Washington Post, and numerous other publications and media outlets.  After spending almost 20 years immersed in Fortune 1000 organizations in corporate America, and the past decade as…

Selma Quist-Moller

Selma Quist-Møller

By Garrison Institute

Copenhagen, Denmark | Researcher (post-traumatic growth and mindfulness). Cand.Psych, Psychologist, Writer, Meditation and Mindfulness Practitioner Selma Quist-Møller is a psychologist educated at UC Berkeley, UCLA, Copenhagen University, and Lund University. She specializes in research within positive health psychology, post-traumatic growth, compassion, and mindfulness, and works through the interdisciplinary approach of Interpersonal Neurobiology. She focuses on bridging science and mindfulness practices…

Sará King

Sará King

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Portland, OR & Long Beach, CA | Neuroscientist, Medical Anthropologist, Political and Learning Scientist, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Social Justice Innovator, Artist Dr. Sará Yafah King a UCLA-trained neuroscientist, political and learning scientist, education philosopher, critical theorist, social-entrepreneur, author, and public speaker. She is an internationally recognized thought-leader and co-creator of the scientific disciplinary field which merges our understanding of the…

Orlando Villarraga

Orlando Villarraga

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Puerto Nuevo, Baja California/San Diego, California | Poet, Music, Film, Indigenous Wisdom, Community Builder Meditation  Orlando is a poet, musician, and visual artist. As an ally to the Teyuna indigenous tribes of Colombia, Orlando contributes as an interpreter and organizer to help bridge communication of ancient earth-based philosophy to the western world, as well as supporting the tribal communities in…

Nico Cary

Nico Cary

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Venice, CA | Dharma and Medicine Path Practitioner, Poet, Interdisciplinary Artist, Mindfulness Teacher Nico Cary is a writer, interdisciplinary artist, and mindfulness teacher. He received his BA from UC Berkeley’s Interdisciplinary Studies Field School, specializing in decolonial art practices. From writing and performing in a theater piece on water politics that featured at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans to…

Nichol Chase

Nichol Chase

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Alameda, California, United States | Yoga Teacher, Mindfulness Teacher, Musician, Performer Nichol Chase is a teacher, musician, and yogi for whom singing and movement is integral to life. Nichol’s yoga practice is informed by a vast and eclectic set of influences that blend invigorating flow with precise and insightful instruction and extensive study with a variety of innovative teachers. She…

Kasey Crown

Kasey Crown

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Ojai, CA| Psychotherapist, Spiritualist, Activist, Wellness educator, Writer Kasey Hendriks Crown, MA, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, spiritualist, activist, wellness educator,  and writer. Her work challenges old mental health paradigms and suggests instead that true well-being lies in our ability to balance scientific and spiritual perspectives. For more than a decade, she has served as a facilitator of the healing process…

Justin Michael Williams

Justin Michael Williams

By Garrison Institute

Los Angeles, CA | Author, Speaker, Teacher, Musician From growing up with gunshot holes outside of his bedroom window, to sharing the stage with Marianne Williamson and Deepak Chopra, Justin Michael Williams knows well the power of healing to overcome. He is an author, transformational speaker, and top 20 recording artist who has been featured by The Wall Street Journal,…