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Christina Brown

Internationally renowned teacher and bestselling author Christina Brown has been practising yoga since 1989 and teaching for two decades. She has run in-depth teacher training programmes for the last ten years and her yoga retreats have been voted "top in Australia". She has been a regular contributor to the Ask the Expert column in Australian Yoga Journal magazine and also blogs on how yoga philosophy intersects with everyday family life. Christina is the author of several books on yoga and natural health including the bestselling The Yoga Bible (Godsfield, 2003), Quick & Easy Yoga (Duncan Baird, 2008), The Book of Yoga (Parragon, 2002), Ten Minute Yoga (Sterling, 2003), The Ayurvedic Year (Storey Books, 2002) and Yoga (Parragon, 2001).Christina's practice is inspired by many Hatha Yoga traditions. Over the decades she has enjoyed learning from esteemed yoga lineages like those of Vanda Scaravalli, BKS Iynegar, Synergy Yoga, Astanga Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin Yoga and she has received teachings by renowned yoga teachers from around the world.
Wynnie Chan

Dr. Wynnie Chan is a Public Health Nutritionist, she is also the editor of four books in the McCance and Widdowson's The Composition of Foods series. She has written numerous articles for consumer magazines and newspapers, as well as scientific journals. She appears frequently on TV and radio programmes.
Amanda Cross

Amanda Cross, a trained nutritionalist, has had a varied career including TV presenter for UK Living and Channel Health, health and beauty journalist and author. She is the author of Food Boosters for Kids, Miracle Soups and Curb the Carb, all published by Hamlyn.Location: Southampton, UK.
Dan Docherty

Dan Docherty is an international Tai Chi and Qijong consultant who has taught, and continues to teach, thousands of students at seminars throughout the world. Since 1989, Dan has been the organiser of the British Open Tai Chi Championships. He is Chairman of the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain. He regularly contributes to martial arts publications and is the author of the recently published Tai Chi Bible (Godsfield, Feb 2014), Tai Chi Chuan and Complete Tai Chi Chuan. Dan learned Tai Chi Chuan while serving as an Inspector in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force between 1975 and 1984. In 1980 he won the Open Weight Division at the fifth South-east Asian Chinese Pugilistic Championships in Malaysia. He is an LLB graduate from Glasgow University and holds a postgraduate CNAA diploma in Chinese. He regularly travels to the Far East, especially to China, for research.
Helen Foster

Helen Foster is a writer who has specialized in health, beauty and fitness for over 20 years. She writes for a number of magazines, including Red, Stylist and Top Sante in the UK and Good Health in Australia. Helen is the author of Eat All Day Diet, Eat 5, Detox Solutions and Cellulite Solutions, all published by Hamlyn. She also runs the successful blog healthehelen.wordpress.com which recently received the Highly Commended award for Best Individual Health Blog at the UK National Blog Awards 2014.
Alan Herdman

Alan Herdman is a world-renowned Pilates expert. He has established Pilates exercise studios in several countries, including opening the first Pilates studio in London in 1970. Three of his books, Pilates: Creating the Body You Want, The Busy Person's Guide to Pilates and Pilates Plus are published by Gaia Books.
Ellen Kunes

Ellen Kunes is the Editor in Chief of Health magazine and the Editorial Director of Health.com, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, with more than 14 million readers. She was the founding editor of O, The Oprah Magazine, and is the author of Live Well - Or Even Better - on Less.
Vimla Lalvani

Vimla Lalvani studied yoga as the personal student of B.K.S. Iyengar and is now an acknowledged authority and acclaimed yoga teacher in her own right.
Frances Largeman-Roth

Frances Largeman-Roth, RD is the Senior Food and Nutrition Editor at Health magazine. She has helped women across America lose weight and feel incredible with her healthy recipes and smart diet advice. Frances is also the author of Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom's Healthy Eating Guide, and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.
Susannah Marriott

Susannah Marriott is a freelance writer who specialises in issues of parenting, complementary health and folklore. She is an established author with 19 illustrated books to her name, including The Art of Motherhood and Total Meditation for Spruce. Her articles have also appeared in Weekend Guardian, You, Marie Claire, Zest, She and Junior, and she has broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She currently lectures on Professional Writing at University College, Falmouth.
Darryl O'Keeffe

Darryl O'Keeffe qualified as a teacher while attending the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and he has taught continually in some capacity since 1978. Early employment took him from fringe theatre via community theatre to director of a youth and community centre in Hackney, London. In the early 1980s he began to 'catch' other people's headaches and discovered that he could physically remove pain from other people. His spiritual reawakening began consciously when he took a migraine away from a girlfriend in the street. The energetic discharge knocked him over and rendered him unconscious for a moment and, as he lay there contemplating the stars, he mused that what had just happened was impossible by any science that he had ever been taught and, at that moment, resolved to find out what was really going on in the world. His enquiries led him to the NFSH (now the Healing Trust) and, by the late 1980s, he had become a practising spiritual healer and was helping others to realise their own latent abilities. After attending a Kundalini healing course with Lilla Bek he began intuitively to adopt yoga postures during meditation practice. He began to practise yoga, joining local classes in Hatha, Iyengar, and Kundalini. Although he maintained his Hatha yoga practice for several years it was the "spiritual technology" of the Kundalini Yoga classes taught by Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa that really resonated with him.Darryl is a much-travelled and practically minded spiritual teacher and healer. He has taught holistic healing in a variety of organisations and settings around the world and conducted Sacred Tours to a variety of countries with Judy Fraser. He is a Mentoring Lead Trainer with the KRI Aquarian Trainer Academy; a founder member of the IKYTA Global Teachers Council; and a Director of i-SKY Training Ltd. www.i-sky.net "helping each to BE the best s/he can be." Darryl continues to teach regularly and maintains a consultative yoga and healing practice in the UK where he lives with his Russian wife Elena and their two boys Yuri and Nikolai.
Kara Rosen

PLENISH founder Kara Rosen spent a decade flying between New York and LA - jetlagged, overindulged and exhausted from a hectic travel and event schedule, whilst working for Condé Nast in New York on magazines such as Condé Nast Traveler and Men's VOGUE. After battling a recurring throat infection with antibiotics for two years, she turned to a holistic nutritionist who suggested a five-day juice cleanse. That cleanse, which began as a temporary solution for an exhausted body, finally helped her win the battle and developed into a love for a new lifestyle. Inspired by the power that intelligent nutrition (mostly plants) had on regaining her health, Kara became inspired by the power of the right foods to not only heal a damaged body, but her own power to proactively fill up on the good stuff to have the health, energy and drive to live a full and active life. Ultimately this lead her to create a portfolio of Plenish products that act as health-hacks for the way we live. She's a champion of proactive health that easily integrates into life and tastes delicious, keeping people running on plenty, never empty. Her books are your tool guide to live a Plenished life.Plenish was orignally published in 2015 and Kara's second book, Plenish: Fuel Your Ambition, published in 2016.Find out more about Plenish at instagram.com/plenishcleanse, on Twitter at @PlenishCleanse and at www.plenishcleanse.com.
John Scott

John Scott studied with yogi Shri K Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in India, where he qualified to teach Ashtanga Yoga around the world. He has instructed many people in Ashtanga Yoga, including high-profile celebrities Madonna and Sting. John now spends much of his time teaching international workshops and undertaking teacher trainings.
Dharam Singh Khalsa

Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa was born in London in 1956. He encountered Kundalini Yoga one day in 1979 and began a daily practice the next. He met his teacher, Yogi Bhajan, in 1981 and started teaching Kundalini Yoga. His interest in Kundalini and its healing applications inspired him to learn Oriental energetic medicine. Formal study resulted in qualifications as an acupuncturist in 1989 and as a herbalist in 1991; he then completed his clinical study in Ho Chi Min City. He founded the Lotus Healing Centre in 1989 and served as the Vice Principal of the London Academy of Oriental Medicine until 1996 when Guru Dharam established I-SKY, the International School of Kundalini Yoga in 1996 with Darryl O'Keeffe. The school presents trainings in several countries.Post graduate interdisciplinary studies in Kabbalah, Dream Yoga, Oriental energetics and the shamanic tradition have provided continued professional development alongside his primary practice of Kundalini Yoga, which he teaches extensively. Guru Dharam is registered as a Teacher Trainer with the Kundalini Research Institute. He is the director of the Kundalini Medicine project which offers Kundalini Yoga Therapy Training in several locations. This teaches the therapeutic applications of Kundalini Yoga as a one-to-one healing modality within the wider context of the holistic paradigm.Guru Dharam is married and has two sons.
Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa

Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa was born in London in 1956. He encountered Kundalini Yoga one day in 1979 and began a daily practice the next. He met his teacher, Yogi Bhajan, in 1981 and started teaching Kundalini Yoga. His interest in Kundalini and its healing applications inspired him to learn Oriental energetic medicine. Formal study resulted in qualifications as an acupuncturist in 1989 and as a herbalist in 1991; he then completed his clinical study in Ho Chi Min City. He founded the Lotus Healing Centre in 1989 and served as the Vice Principal of the London Academy of Oriental Medicine until 1996 when Guru Dharam established I-SKY, the International School of Kundalini Yoga in 1996 with Darryl O'Keeffe. The school presents trainings in several countries.Post graduate interdisciplinary studies in Kabbalah, Dream Yoga, Oriental energetics and the shamanic tradition have provided continued professional development alongside his primary practice of Kundalini Yoga, which he teaches extensively. Guru Dharam is registered as a Teacher Trainer with the Kundalini Research Institute. He is the director of the Kundalini Medicine project which offers Kundalini Yoga Therapy Training in several locations. This teaches the therapeutic applications of Kundalini Yoga as a one-to-one healing modality within the wider context of the holistic paradigm.Guru Dharam is married and has two sons.
Joy Skipper

Joy Skipper is a qualified nutritional therapist specialising in Sports Nutrition. She has a BSc (Hons) in Nutritional Therapy from The Centre of Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management, following her graduation from the world-renowned Institute of Optimum Nutrition in 2009. She writes extensively on healthy food for a number of magazines, including Waitrose Kitchen, Delicious Magazine, Weight Watchers Magazine and BBC Good Food and has authored several books.
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