Dr. Chris Ryan is the writer of the best-selling book 'Sex at Dawn' and the soon to be best-seller 'Civilized to Death'. He is one of my absolute favorite thinkers on all things anthropology, sexuality and the this strange human experience. Visit him at https://chrisryanphd.com/ Enjoy!
Daniele Bolelli is an Italian-American writer, university professor, martial artist, and podcaster based in Southern California. He is the author of several books on philosophy, and martial arts, including On the Warrior's Path.
I'm grateful to call him a friend and honored to bring this expansive conversation to you! Visit him at http://www.danielebolelli.com/
Kelli Tennant has had a fascinating journey through elite athletics and superficial validation on national tv to being bed-ridden with what was a mysterious illness. She's been through countless doctors and diets and has come to understand chronic illness in a way few do and shares some tools she's learned along the way. I greatly enjoyed having this conversation with Kelli, enjoy!
Check out the Ceremony Wellness Podcast and learn more about Kelli at kellitennant.com/
JP Sears is a best-selling author, podcast host and YouTube celebrity for his hilarious Ultra-Spiritual parody videos. I truly value JP's contribution to the world and am grateful to share his insights here!
This conversation was recorded in JP's back-yard under the influence of far too many Topo Chicos. Enjoy!
Then we have Luke Storey, also know as the Life Stylist and one of the most personable, intelligent podcast hosts and bio-hackers you'll come across.
Dr. Joseph Mercola a multiple time New York Times best-selling author and one of the most important disruptors in the health-care space. He has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO), he treated thousands of patients for over 20 years.
This conversation gets into the myths we've heard since we were kids about the dangers of the sun and the value of cold exposure.
Dr Berman is the world’s leading expert in sex, love and relationships. She earned two Masters and a PhD degree from New York University and has spent the last several decades helping individuals and couples around the globe love and be loved better. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr Berman is the award winning host of the nationally syndicated show, Uncovered Radio with Dr Laura Berman. She’s been honored with a Gracie Award for Best Talk Radio Show Host and recently was named one of Radio Ink’s Most Influential Women in Radio. Dr Berman is also a best-selling NY Times author of eight books, and hosted and starred in several television shows, including OWN’s In the Bedroom with Dr Laura Berman, The Dr Laura Berman Show, and Sexual Healing on Showtime. Dr Berman is a well loved and regular expert on love and relationships on television, radio and written media and is on the advisory board of the Dr Oz show.
Ben Greenfield is a biohacker, human body and brain performance coach, ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, professional Spartan athlete, anti-aging consultant, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and Life” (www.BeyondTrainingBook.com). Ben is a Spartan SGX certified coach, was voted as NSCA’s Personal Trainer of the year in 2008, and was named by Greatest as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness in 2013 and 2014. Ben's articles, podcast and videos reach over a million unique views each month.
This conversation was recorded after a Movnat and Align Band workshop at Movnat Denver in front of a live audience of movers.
Erwan Le Corre is the founder of “MovNat”, a synthesis of his long-term passion for real-world physical competency, his love of movement in nature, his extensive knowledge of Physical Education history, and his personal philosophy of life. He believes it is everyone’s universal and biological birthright to be strong, healthy, happy and free. He calls this state of being our “True Nature”.
Kaj was an award winning correspondent and producer for CNN. His on-camera career began in 2005 when he covered the war in Afghanistan for Current TV. At Current TV Kaj helped develop the Emmy Award winning Vanguard Journalism series. He was the first journalist to bring the issue of waterboarding to the public by having himself waterboarded on TV. He broke the media silence on Somalia by being the first western TV journalist in Mogadishu in over a decade. He has since gone on to report from war zones and conflict spots around the world, in places such as Yemen, Cambodia, Colombia, and Haiti. In 2010 Kaj joined CNN as a correspondent for the Special Investigations and Documentary unit. At CNN his feature documentaries have covered topics ranging from the drug war in Mexico to the devastating floods in Pakistan to Wikileaks. His reporting at CNN is distinguished by his in-field and in-depth examination of difficult and dangerous topics around conflict zones, national security, and criminal justice.
Prior to his work in television journalism, Kaj spent five years on active duty serving as a US Navy SEAL. As a Lieutenant he led a team of special warfare personnel in covert operations overseas deploying as a detachment Commander in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He continues his service as a SEAL reserve officer assigned to US Special Operations Command.
Gil Hedley, PhD, is the founder of Somanautics Workshops, Inc., providing professional continuing education to both physicians and allied health professionals for the past 16 years and is one of the most world's foremost experts on human dissection. He is the author of Reconceiving My Body, which explores how transformed perspectives can alter our embodied experience. He has also written numerous feature articles for Spirituality and Health magazine.
Alan Christianson is a New York Times Bestselling Author and a Phoenix, Arizona-based Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) who specializes in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disorders. He is the author of the Adrenal Reset Diet, the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease, and Healing Hashimoto’s – a Savvy Patient’s Guide.
Carl Paoli is the author of the best-selling book, Free-Style, which breaks down the fundamentals of what it means to move well. Carl is an entrepreneur, speaker, world-renowned movement coach and one of the leading voices in the fitness industry. We get into the power of breath, the meaning of movement and a lot more. This was recored at his home in San Francisco, enjoy!
Amy Baldwin is a Somatic Sex and Relationship Coach (trained in the Somatica® Method), Certified Sex Educator, sales trainer and educator for Uberlube, as well as co-owner of a mother-daughter owned pleasure boutique called Pure Pleasure Shop. Amy has a passion for promoting shame-free, pleasure-focused sexuality education while emphasizing the deep emotional and energetic forces behind great sex and intimate connection, offering everything from how-to workshops to erotic empowerment retreats.
Brian Mackenzie is a world-renowned breath coach, professional tinkerer, writer and founder of Power Speed Endurance. I'm grateful to call him a friend and am excited share this deep dive on all things mind, body and breath.
“Breathing is the physiological intercept to our mental state. So, if things are going haywire, I can turn back to my breathing and control the physiological reactions that are happening in my mind. If I can take a step back and do that, I'm actually fixing the entire system.” – Brian Mackenzie
A biomechanist by training and a problem-solver at heart, Katy Bowman, M.S. is one of my favorite thinkers in the world of 'movement ecology'. She is the best-selling author of Move Your DNA and several other perspective-altering books.
This conversation is a deep-dive into the subtleties of daily movement, how your environment forms your structure and how you can take control of your own body. Enjoy!
Dr. Pompa is a walking testimony of the body’s amazing aptitude for healing itself. Following the debilitating effects of a three-year battle against chronic fatigue syndrome, his deteriorating health manifested in anxiety, insomnia, brain fog, panic attacks, nervousness, auditory and chemical sensitivities, mood swings, irritability, irrational anger, severe gastro-intestinal disturbances, blisters, dizziness, unusual sounds and ringing in his ears, and twitching facial muscles.
We dig into his journey toward self-repair and recorded a follow up conversation on his podcast, Cellular Healing T.V.
Jill Miller is a pioneer in the world of self-care and physical embodiment. She's the writer of the best-selling book, The Roll Model, and co-founder of Yoga Tune Up.
This conversation starts very light and then gets into the deep dorky bits about a 10 minutes in. Enjoy!
Tony Blauer is a pioneer in the world of self-defense and combat. He's been educating and studying the topic for over 40 years and has worked with the world's elite on cultivating a relationship with fear.
The conversation was recorded in Tony's living room in southern California.
This conversation was recorded at Wim's Air BnB in Venice, CA. It was one of the more special conversations I've had with any podcast guest, excited to share it with you!
Wim will be featured in the upcoming Align Method book coming in February of 2020 and parts of this conversation will be incorporated.
Dr. Robin Berzin, MD is the founder and CEO of Parsley Health. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Robin completed medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and trained in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She has also trained in functional medicine with the Institute for Functional medicine, where she is an advisor on digital technology. In 2011 she co-founded the physician communication app Cureatr and subsequently has advised numerous startups in the health IT space. Dr. Berzin is a certified yoga instructor and meditation teacher, writes for a number of leading health and wellness sites, and speaks regularly for organizations including Stanford Medicine X, Health 2.0, Rock Health, Summit Series, and Further Future, on how we can reinvent health care. Robin believes that we all deserve a functional, whole-body approach to our health and started Parsley Health in order to make this transformative medicine accessible to everyone through better services and smart technology.
This conversation was recorded in Bryan's studio in Santa Monica, CA.
Bryan Kest is an American yoga teacher. Recognized as a creator of Power Yoga, he is the founder of Santa Monica Power Yoga, based in Santa Monica, California. Kest has led yoga classes, retreats and workshops worldwide He is credited with pioneering the practice of donation-based yoga in the United States.
Ari is the best-selling author of "The Art of Less Doing", and "The Replaceable Founder." He is a self-described Overwhelmologist whose insights into personal and professional productivity have earned him the title, "The Guru's Guru." He can be heard on the award-winning Less Doing Podcast, on international stages speaking to thought leaders and influencers, and for those who prefer the written word, Ari's blog posts on Medium offer immediate and actionable advice for entrepreneurs seeking replaceability.
Emily is the CEO of the internationally acclaimed Institute for the Psychology of Eating – the ideal outlet for her passion for helping others heal and empower themselves around food, body and health. Her efforts and guidance have propelled the Institute into a global leader in online education. Emily oversees business development, marketing and public relations, social media strategies, student affairs, and operations. She’s also a popular senior teacher in Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition at the Institute.
This was recorded at her home in Colorado, enjoy!
Neil Strauss is a seven-time New York Times best-selling author. His books, The Game and Rules Of The Game, for which he went undercover in a secret society of pickup artists for two years, made him an international celebrity and an accidental hero to men around the world. Both books topped The New York Times best-seller list and were #1 on Amazon, and the former has the dubious distinction of being the most stolen book at Barnes & Noble besides The Bible.
In his follow-up book, The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships, Strauss dives deep into the worlds of sex addiction, non-monogamy, infidelity, and intimacy, and explores the hidden forces that cause people to choose each other, stay together, and break up.
This conversation was recorded in Neil's home in Malibu, enjoy!