Brooke Medicine Eagle

Brooke Medicine Eagle, is a legendary Earthkeeper, wisdom teacher, healer, visionary, singer/songwriter, catalyst for wholeness, and ceremonial leader. She is the best selling author of the Native American literary classic, Buffalo Woman Comes Singing, and of The Last Ghost Dance. Over the last 35 years, her many music recordings, teachings, writings, conference appearances, and wilderness spiritual retreats have touched the hearts and minds of people all over the world. In January of 2000, in recognition of her remarkable contributions in bridging cultural gaps in our world, Medicine Eagle was one of 30 people to receive the special Magical Blend Millennium Award, along with the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jean Houston, Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra and others.

Michael Meade

Michael Meade, D.H.L., is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. He has an unusual ability to distill and synthesize these disciplines, tapping into ancestral sources of wisdom and connecting them to the stories we are living today.

Michael is the author of The Genius Myth, Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul, Why the World Doesn’t End, The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul; editor, with James Hillman and Robert Bly, of Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart; and editor of Crossroads: A Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage. Meade is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a nonprofit network of artist, activists, and community builders that encourages greater understanding between diverse peoples.

David Katz

David Katz has recently launched The Plastic Bank. The Plastic Bank is the world’s only organization to globally monetize plastic waste, providing an opportunity for the worlds ultra-poor to collect and trade plastic waste as a currency. The Plastic Bank has created a global network of micro recycling entrepreneurs that transcend poverty by cleaning the environment. David inspires entrepreneurs, and proves that it can be “A business solution to the worlds greatest needs”, and that the entrepreneur is uniquely wired to change the world.

Recently named one of the world’s most compassionate entrepreneurs by Salt magazine, David Katz is the Past President of the Vancouver Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and winner of the EO Global Citizen award. Selected from over 12,000 entrepreneurs, the award signifies the one person who uses his entrepreneurial skills to make a mark on the world. David has consulted and spoken globally with 100′s of businesses about the use and implementation of Values Based Leadership, Business Process, Workforce Management and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Randy McNamara

Randy Mc Namara has led transformational programs for 300,000 people over a 45-year long career. He also trained 800 leaders who coached citizens to carry out over 100,000 community projects. After retiring a year ago he discovered that we human beings are in a trance about global warming and climate change. He has created a unique presentation designed to wake all of us up from the trance!!

Johathan Horan

Jonathan Horan is Gabrielle Roth’s son and closest collaborator. He is the Executive Director of her international institute, 5Rhythms Global as well as the Director of The Moving Center School NYC. Jonathan has been immersed in the 5Rhythms practice throughout his life and continues to be a key catalyst in its evolution. He is a member of the core teaching faculty of both training and advanced work and teaches workshops of all levels around the world. He has taught at Vassar College and currently teaches for a variety of institutes such as Esalen, Omega, Kripalu and Naropa Institute and Blue Spirit in Costa Rica. His weekly NYC High Vibrations class has been featured in New York Magazine, Breathe, and the Daily News, and was chosen as the hottest movement class in New York by the Village Voice.

Homer Nottingham

Homer Nottingham is a Holistic Qigong Practitioner and has been teaching Qigong and Tai Chi in the local area for over 16 years and practicing since the early 80s. Homer owns and studies at his Vital Energy Arts center in Nevada City, which helps clients set-up personal Qigong programs for their health and wellness. For a complete schedule of classes and programs visit

Hank Wesselman

Hank Wesselman, PhD, is a respected research paleoanthropologist and shamanic teacher with more than 30 years of experience. In addition to his scientific publications, his nine books including Spiritwalker, The Bowl of Light, and Awakening to the Spirit World (with Sandra Ingerman).

Thomas M. Sterner: The Practicing Mind

Thomas M. Sterner is the author of Fully Engaged and The Practicing Mind. He is accomplished as a musician, composer, and technician in various fields of music; as a recording and audio engineer; and in athletic pursuits from archery to golf. He speaks around the world on developing focus and discipline and lives in Wilmington, Delaware. Visit him online at

Evelyn Rysdyk – Divine Feminine Part #2

Evelyn C. Rysdyk is a shaman teacher/healer, speaker, and author of The Norse Shaman, Spirit Walking: Course in Shamanic Power, A Spirit Walker’s Guide to Shamanic Tools, Modern Shamanic Living: New Explorations of an Ancient Path, and a contributor to Spirited Medicine: Shamanism in Contemporary Healthcare. Evelyn delights in supporting people to remember their sacred place in All That Is. Whether through face-to-face contact with individual patients, workshop groups and conference participants, or through the printed word, Evelyn uses her loving humor and passion to open people’s hearts and inspire them to live more joyful, fulfilling and purposeful lives.

Evelyn Rysdyk – Divine Feminine

Evelyn C. Rysdyk is a shaman teacher/healer, speaker, and author of The Norse Shaman, Spirit Walking: Course in Shamanic Power, A Spirit Walker’s Guide to Shamanic Tools, Modern Shamanic Living: New Explorations of an Ancient Path, and a contributor to Spirited Medicine: Shamanism in Contemporary Healthcare. Evelyn delights in supporting people to remember their sacred place in All That Is. Whether through face-to-face contact with individual patients, workshop groups and conference participants, or through the printed word, Evelyn uses her loving humor and passion to open people’s hearts and inspire them to live more joyful, fulfilling and purposeful lives.

Luz Marie and Martin – Music Healing in Pisaq Peru

Luz María Ampuero

Luz Maria Ampuero is a Founding Directors of Nuna Ayni. She has been learning and working in the field of Peruvian ancestral medicines since 2001. Luzma has participated in numerous events promoting global peace and ecological sustainability. Since 2003, she has traveled internationally conducting various workshops and therapies, including Andean ceremonies and rituals, medicinal plants and herbs, women’s workshops, reiki, reflexotherapy, and massage. Luzma dedicates her life to share the Nuna Ayni vision of how to live in harmony with oneself as well as one’s surroundings.


Martin Del Carpio

Martin Del Carpio has worked in volunteering with children in numerous different projects. In 2005 he specialized in different meditation techniques. Since 2006 he has been working and providing Reiki, Chi Kung, Tai Chi and Coaching. He also works with ancestral instruments from Peru and other parts of the world for sound healing. Martin is a composer of medicine music with songs and guitar. He devotes his life to generating awareness and consciousness with people in living a different way of life based on love and connection with the Earth.


Conversations in Saryacu, Ecuador – Rain Forest

Itzhak Beery is a leading shamanic teacher, healer, speaker, community activist and author. For over 21 years Itzhak bridges the spiritual and practical wisdom his indigenous teachers entrusted in him with a powerful contemporary approach relevant to our stressful and unbalanced modern times. Itzhak teaches internationally and lead groups on healing expeditions to the Andes and the Amazon of Ecuador. He was initiated into the Circle of 24 Yachaks by his Quechua teacher in Ecuador and by Amazonian Kanamari Pagè. He has also trained intensively with other elders from South and North America.

The founder of and cofounder of the New York Shamanic Circle, he is on the faculty of Kripalu Center, New York Open Center, and staff teacher at Omega Institute. He received ‘Ambassador for Peace Award’ from The Universal Peace Federation and the UN. His work has been featured in the New York Times, films, TV, and numerous

Juan Carlos Calvachi is a licensed Nature and National tour guide by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism. He lives near Quito and is widely regarded as the finest Ecuadorian bird guide. He graduated from Cenestur University, Quito with a degree in Technology and Tourism. Juan Carlos speaks several languages and gained broad knowledge of indigenous and general populations of his country throughout is extensive travels.

Itzhak Berry

Daniel Koupermann

Daniel Koupermann, one of Ecuador’s eco-tourism pioneers, has dedicated his whole life to developing alternative tourism programs. Being fascinated by the Amazon and the indigenous cultures, he has worked extensively with the Achuar people who live in the remote rainforest of southeast Ecuador. Daniel has spent the last 30 years establishing close relationships with this indigenous group – designing and building the world-renown Kapawi Eco-Lodge & Reserve in the Lower Pastaza River and assisting the Achuar in building their own aviation service – Aerotsentsak.

In addition he has close ties with most of the well-known Ecuadorian shamans and has been leading shamanic-learning trips for many years in both the Andes and Amazonian regions of Ecuador. In the last few years Daniel has expanded his itineraries to include the indigenous cultures of Guatemala (Mayan) and Peru (Inca). Through his contacts in both these countries he has developed close relationships with local Tatas (Guatemalan shamans) and Taitas (Peruvian shamans).

Joanna Macy

Eco philosopher Joanna Macy Ph.D., is a scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking and deep ecology. A respected voice in movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with learning from five decades of activism. As the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, she has created a ground-breaking theoretical framework for personal and social change, as well as a powerful workshop methodology for its application. Joanna has authored 13 books including the recently re-published and updated Guide to the Work that Reconnects.

Roberta Pughe

Roberta Pughe, is a Gestalt Psychotherapist and contemporary Shamanic practitioner with over 30 years experience in private practice. Her work draws from Gestalt Theory/Therapy, Shamanism, Platonic Philosophy, Yoga and Elemental Breath Work. It is practical, powerful and easily accessible. Roberta gives one the tools to access and experience the soul’s intelligence in informing the daily activities of your life. Her latest book is Body as Sanctuary for Soul: An Embodied Enlightenment Practice.

Malika Bishop

Malaika Bishop has been working to create sustainable and just food systems for over 20 years. She joined Sierra Harvest in 2012 and has been co-directing since 2013. After college, she worked for and directed an organization dedicated to connecting, inspiring and collaborating with young change makers from around the world.

Dr. Elaine Ingham is currently Founder and President and Director of Research for Soil Foodweb Inc., a business that grew out of her Oregon State University research program and her research is on: What organisms are present in the soil and on the foliage of your plants? Which organisms benefit which types of plants? Which organisms harm plants? How can these organisms be managed to grow plants with the least expensive inputs into the system while maintaining soil fertility?

Behind her user-friendly approach lies a wealth of knowledge gained from years of research into the organisms which make up the soil food web. Her goal is to translate this knowledge into actions that ensure a healthy food web that promotes plant growth and reduces reliance on inorganic chemicals. Elaine also offers a pioneering vision for sustainable farming, improving our current soils to a healthier state, without damaging any other ecosystem.

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David Abram – Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology

David Abram is an American philosopher, cultural ecologist, and performance artist, best known for his work bridging the philosophical tradition of phenomenology with environmental and ecological issues. He is the author of Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology and of The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World. Abram is founder and creative director of the Alliance for Wild Ethics (AWE); his essays on the cultural causes and consequences of ecological disarray have appeared often in such journals as Orion, Environmental Ethics, Parabola, Tikkun, and The Ecologist, as well as in numerous anthologies.

Ed Tick: Veteran’s Day Special

Edward Tick, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized transformational healer, psychotherapist, writer and educator. Co-Founder and Director of Soldier’s Heart (, he has been working with veterans for over 38 years. Dr. Tick works internationally on the psychospiritual and cross-cultural healing of military and war trauma and on holistic and psycho-spiritual healing. He serves as the military chaplain corps’ expert trainer in the holistic healing of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Moral Injury for the U.S. Army, Air National Guard, Special Operations forces. Dr. Tick is the author of five books including the groundbreaking and award-winning War and the Soul, published on Veterans Day one decade ago. His newest book is Warrior’s Return: Restoring the Soul After War.

Jan Gale

Janet Gale is a Doctor of Metaphysical Science, Shamanic Practitioner and teacher, Reiki Master, and yoga instructor. She recently published a book called the Rush Hour Shaman: Shamanic practices for urban living…

Alida Birch

Alida Birch is a teacher of shamanism and spiritual healing in Eugene Oregon, offering introductory and advanced trainings in the shamanic journey, shamanic healing, and soul retrieval. Trained in soul retrieval by Sandra Ingerman and certified in shamanic counseling by Michael Harner, Alida assists her clients to heal the past and to create a life of joy. She received her shamanic initiation in the 1980’s, has facilitated thousands of soul retrievals, and has been training others for three decades.

HeatherAsh Amara: The Warrior Goddess Way

HeatherAsh Amara is the author of Warrior Goddess Training, The Toltec Path of Transformation, and the recently released Warrior Goddess Way. She is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions. HeatherAsh studied and taught extensively with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, and continues to teach with the Ruiz family.

Karla McLaren – The Art of Empathy

Karla McLaren is an award-winning author and empath whose ground-breaking approach to the emotions has taken her through the healing of her own childhood trauma into an empathic healing career, and now into the study of sociology, neurology, and cognitive and social psychology. Karla has taught thousands of people through her four books and five audio learning sets, and at such venues as the Omega Institute, Naropa University, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Imelda Almquist

Imelda Almqvist is an international teacher of shamanism and sacred art. She pioneered a shamanic program for young people called The Time Travellers which offers safe sacred space for young people to, develop a viable spiritual toolkit. Imelda’s book “Natural Born Shamans: A Spiritual Toolkit For Life”, is a book about using shamanism creatively with young people of all ages has just been released.

Roger Housden

Roger Housden is the author of Dropping the Struggle and numerous other books, including the best-selling Ten Poems series, which began in 2001 with Ten Poems to Change Your Life and ended with Ten Poems to Say Goodbye in 2012. He offers writing workshops, both live and online, with an emphasis on self-discovery and exploration. Visit him online at

Sonika Tinker & Christen Pederson

Sonika Tinker and Christian Pedersen, loving husband-wife team are relationship experts, Certified Mediators, and the founders of LoveWorks, a relationship training company offering cutting-edge relationship solutions.
Sonika has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is co-author of The Good Divorce and Seize Your Opportunities. Christian is a Certified Life Coach and Amazon Best-Selling Author of When You Love Your Woman.
They have over 35 years combined experience empowering singles and couples to create passionate, intimate, inspiring lives and relationships through live trainings, online programs, free videos and customized coaching sessions.

Robert Waggoner – Lucid Dreaming

Robert Waggoner is author of the acclaimed book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, and co-author of the recently released, Lucid Dreaming Plain and Simple. A lucid dreamer since 1975, he has logged more than a 1,000 lucid dreams, and co-edits the on-line magazine, Lucid Dreaming Experience. Robert has on-line workshops with and speaks on lucid dreaming at universities, conferences and workshops around the world.

Zen Cyrar DeBrucke

Zen is an intuitive business and personal consultant who has successfully assisted hundreds of business leaders to achieve their goals. Her research in how humans receive extrasensory information led her to uncover a powerful internal guidance system that every person was born with. Zen believes we’re rediscovering our ability to access divine wisdom that we set aside in order to focus on development of the conscious mind. Her new best selling book, Your Inner GPS, shows you how to activate your own intuitive guidance.

Matthew Fox

Phillip Moffitt: From Chaos to Clarity

Former Esquire magazine CEO and editor in chief, Phillip Moffitt left his successful publishing career at the age of forty to embark on a path that led him to become a Buddhist meditation teacher and found the Life Balance Institute, where he trains executives and individuals in skillful living. He is co-guiding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California and the author of Dancing with Life: Buddhist Insights for Finding Meaning and Joy in Everyday Life. His latest book is Emotional Chaos to Clarity:How to Live More Skillfully, Make Better Decisions, and Find Purpose in Life.

HeatherAsh Amara: Awakening Your Inner Fire

HeatherAsh Amara is the author of Warrior Goddess Training, The Toltec Path of Transformation, and the upcoming book Warrior Goddess Way. She is dedicated to inspiring depth, creativity, and joy by sharing the most potent tools from a variety of world traditions. HeatherAsh studied and taught extensively with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, and continues to teach with the Ruiz family. Raised in Southeast Asia, HeatherAsh has traveled the world from childhood and is continually inspired by the diversity and beauty of human expression and experience. She brings this openhearted, inclusive worldview to her writings and teachings, which are a rich blend of Toltec wisdom, European shamanism, Buddhism, and Native American ceremony.

Stephen Jenkinson: Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer. He has a master’s degree in theology from Harvard University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Formerly a program director at a major Canadian hospital and medical-school assistant professor, Stephen is now a sought-after workshop leader, speaker, and consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations. He is the founder of The Orphan Wisdom School in Canada and the subject of the documentary film Griefwalker.

Bruce Lipton & Nicki Scully: The Grand Convergence – Science Meets Shamanism

Nicki Scully, author, healer and teacher of Alchemical Healing and the shamanic mysteries of ancient Egypt, will be discussing with you the power of modern shamanic initiations. Although sourced from ancient Egypt, these rites have the capacity to awaken and access inherent latent powers and abilities, and develop heightened modes of perception for every human.

Marianne Williamson: TEARS TO TRIUMPH The Spiritual Journey From Suffering To Enlightenment

Marianne Williamson is an American spiritual teacher, author and lecturer. She has published eleven books, including four New York Times number one bestsellers. She is the founder of Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area, and the co-founder of The Peace Alliance, a grassroots campaign supporting legislation to establish a United States Department of Peace. She serves on the Board of Directors of the RESULTS organization, which works to end poverty in the United States and around the world. Williamson is also behind Sister Giant, a series of seminars and teaching sessions that provides women with the information and tools needed to be political candidates. Through these seminars,[3] she encourages women to run for office and align their politics with their spiritual values.

Stephen Dinan: Sacred America: Fulfilling Our Country’s Promise

Stephen Dinan is the CEO of The Shift Network and a member of the prestigious Transformational Leadership Council and Evolutionary Leaders group. As the former Director of Membership and Marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program. He is also the author of Radical Spirit (New World Library), and a forthcoming book Sacred America, Sacred World. Stephen directed and helped to create the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential frontiers.

Jan Engels-Smith

Jan Engels-Smith a Hypnotherapist, Shamanic Practitioner and Reiki Master.
She has performed over 3500 soul retrievals and considered an expert in her field. Jan is the founder of The Light Song Healing Center and Light Song School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine. Jan has authored two books. Becoming Yourself: The Journey from Head to Heart, which won the Reader’s Choice Award. And Through the Rabbit Hole: Explore and Experience the Shamanic Journey and Energy Medicine which is both a book and a video series featuring the shamanic journey. Jan has also authored several shamanic journey CDs. She is currently involved with medical research teams conducting a case series: Shamanic Healing for Veterans with PTSD. You can find out more about her work at

Dave Room

Dave’s most important identifier is Melia’s Papa. His tween-age daughter Melia is his motivation and inspiration. Dave had leadership roles in several tech startups and a non profit he co-founded called Bay Localize. With the intention to uplift tens of millions of children worldwide, Room co-founded BALANCE Edutainment, co-authored Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature and executive produced the nine-award winning companion album. Dave is a SoulCollage® Facilitaor and a Green For All fellow.

Larie Bosner: Author, Teacher, & Financial Coach

Laurie Bonser combines her professional technical expertise and knowledge as a CPA, Certified Financial Planner®, and holder of Masters degrees in Business Administration and Taxation with her personal experiences and studies as a musician, intuitive medium, and Shamanic practitioner to offer unique teachings on financial abundance and universal attraction principles with this book and workshop series. She is the founder of Changing Times Planning and Shaman Connector to assist those individuals ready to embrace personal empowerment, purpose-filled living, and conscious choices.

Lynn Andrews

Lynn Andrews is the is the author of 20 books in 12 languages including the New York Times internationally best-selling Medicine Woman Series, which chronicles her three decades of study and work with shaman healers on four continents. She is recognized worldwide as a leader in the fields of spiritual healing and personal empowerment. A shaman healer and mystic, Ms. Andrews is widely acknowledged as a major link between the ancient world of shamanism and modern societies thirst for profound personal healing and a deeper understanding of the pathway to enlightenment.

Conversations is broadcast every Tue at 1pm on KVMR FM Nevada City