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Dan SiegelDan Siegel, MD, is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute. He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, and the Dalai Lama. His books include Mindsight and The Developing Minddrdansiegel.com

Linda LantieriLinda Lantieri, PhD, author of Building Emotional Intelligence, has 40 years of experience in education as a former teacher, administrator, and faculty member at Hunter College in New York City. innerresilience-tidescenter.org

Daniel RechtschaffenDaniel Rechtschaffen, MA, LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is author of The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students. The originator and organizer of the annual Mindfulness in Education Conference at Omega, he also has helped create curriculum for organizations such as Mindfulness Without Borders, Mindful Schools, and the Mindful Mothering Project. mindfuleducation.com

Meena SrinivasanMeena Srinivasan, MA, National Board Certified Teacher, is an international educator who has taught middle and high school in Brazil, India, and California, and is currently a program manager for the Oakland Unified School District’s Social Emotional Learning & Leadership Development Team. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Mindfulness in Education Network. teachbreathelearn.com

JG LarochetteJG Larochette is founder and executive director of the Mindful Life Project, a nonprofit organization that teaches mindfulness, yoga, therapeutic art, and hip-hop/performing arts to elementary students in underserved schools and communities. He creates curriculum and programs that specifically reach students who need guidance into building resiliency, self-esteem, and empowerment. mindfullifeproject.org

Elizabeth LesserElizabeth Lesser is cofounder of the Omega Institute and the Omega Women's Leadership Center. Author of The Seeker’s Guide and the New York Times best seller, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow, she has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the TED Women conference, and is a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide. elizabethlesser.org

JusTmeJusTme spent a great deal of his youth perfecting his craft as a lyricist and pursuing a career as a rap/hip-hop artist. He now serves as a mindfulness and hip-hop instructor with Mindful Life Project, helping kids use mindfulness and lyrical composition as a form of positive release and expression. mindfullifeproject.org

Nimrod SheinmanNimrod Sheinman, BSc, ND, is an integrative naturopathic physician and one of Israel's most experienced and well-respected mind-body authorities. He is the founder of Israel's Center for Mindfulness in Education, and cofounder of Israel's Center for Mind-Body Medicine. He is known for his integration of mind-body perspectives, imagery, and mindfulness-based principles. talispiritualeducation.org

Daniela LabraDaniela Labra is director of AtentaMente Consultores, a Mexican nonprofit organization that teaches children and adults secularized contemplative techniques. She has studied and practiced meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition since 1998 under the guidance of many teachers, including Mingyur Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and Alan Wallace.

Jessica MoreyJessica Morey, MA, executive director of Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme), is a founding board member and lead teacher for iBme teen retreats. She has written articles for Shambala Sun and Mindful magazine, where she describes her experience learning and benefiting from mindfulness throughout her young adult years. ibme.info

Bidyut “B.K.” BoseBidyut “B.K.” Bose, PhD, is founder and executive director of Niroga Institute, which brings Transformative Life Skills (TLS)—yoga, breathing techniques, and meditation—to students, vulnerable youth, cancer survivors, seniors, and people battling addiction. Bose holds a doctorate degree in computer science and centers his research on the scientific application of TLS. niroga.org