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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

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.

Daniel RechtschaffenDaniel Rechtschaffen, MA, LMFT, is author of The Way of Mindful Education and founding director of the Mindful Education Institute, a yearlong Mindfulness in Education Teacher Training program. He also organizes the annual Mindfulness in Education conference at Omega and has helped create curriculum for organizations such as Mindfulness Without Borders, Mindful Schools, and the Mindful Mothering Project.

Meena SrinivasanMeena Srinivasan, MA, NBCT, is an international educator who has organized numerous mindfulness programs for children and trained teachers as a key member of Ahimsa Trust, the leading nongovernmental organization bringing mindfulness into education in India. Srinivasan has taught humanities, health, and special needs at some of the world’s leading international and independent schools.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.