Guest Teachers

Eve Hogan

Eve possesses a rare and deep understanding of human behavior and is a true example of the principles she shares. As an inspirational speaker whose charismatic style captivates listeners, Eve ignites people’s enthusiasm and joy for life. Her special interest is in helping people to discover their own inner resources, thus expanding their strengths and life skills. She leaves her audiences empowered with the skills and the tools to effect positive change in their lives.

Tree the filmStewart Blackburn

Stewart has studied Tantra for many years with a number of teachers, including Dr. Jonn Mumford and his Om Kara Kriya courses. He has also worked with the erotic extensively, much of that through the work and teachings of Dr. Joseph Kramer and The Body Electric School. He has studied shamanism for over twenty years, most recently with Serge Kahili King for the last eight years. In 2006 he was ordained as an Alaka’i in Dr. King’s Aloha International, making him a minister and teacher of Huna, the remarkable Hawaiian healing philosophy based on Aloha.

Stewart now lives on the Big Island of Hawaii where he daily enjoys the delights and wonders of his gardens and the excitement of living close to Pele’s nearly-constant lava flows into the ocean. He teaches Huna, the Blackburn Method of Manifestation, Chocolate Meditation, and various pleasure-related classes.  He also counsels and mentors people looking to increase the level of pleasure and joy in their lives from the perspective of self-empowerment and personal responsibility.

Tree the filmJacob Liberman, OD, Ph.D., D. Sc

Jacob is president of the The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM).  He is is the author of Light: Medicine of the Future, Take Off Your Glasses and See, and Wisdom From an Empty Mind. He holds a Doctorate of Optometry, Ph.D. in Vision Science, and Honorary Doctorate of Science, and has been endorsed by leaders in the fields of health, science, and spirituality. Currently, he is Founder and President of Exercise Your Eyes, Inc. and EYELIGHT.

Tree the filmMichael Dunning          

Michael Dunning was born in Glasgow Scotland. He was led to an incalculably ancient female yew tree after a near death encounter with a powerful Elemental Spirit in the far north near Thurso, (Thor’s River.) Eya, the oldest existing word for the yew tree implies ‘Eternity’, and it is now known that the World Tree Yggdrasil was a yew. Eventually, after more than nine years beneath the tree Michael was restored to health. The tree also transmitted a form of initiation knowledge to Michael that he has named Yewshamanism – The Essence of the Five Trees. In
2009 Michael founded the Sacred Yew Institute as an educational body to further this knowledge. A brief account of his experiences at the yew can be read in the book “Soul Companions” and in “Sacred Hoop Journal” issue #63.

Tree the filmDoctor W. Malik Cotter

A skilled health care practitioner of natural medicine’s, a lecturer, teacher, author, businessman and administrator, has earned a Doctor of Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine degree, is a Diplomate of Chinese Medicine, holds an Honorary Professorship at the Chengdu Medical University, Sichuan, China for his extensive hospital work and academic achievements.

Dr. Malik is a Nationally Certified Herbalist, teaches courses in health, nutrition and herbal medicine, as well as ta’i qi and qi gong.  He lectures nationally and locally on health related subjects and the principles and practices of internal energy development. He is also trained and certified in Neuro-Associative Conditioning/Neuro-Lingustic Programming.

His past body of work includes consultation for major herbal manufacturing companies on product development, authoring an Herbal Manual, and a contributing editor for health and medical journals. He has numerous appearances on television and radio. Currently maintaining a successful medical clinic practice which began 1982, and is the herbal director and co-owner of the Dragon’s Den Herb Shop, Makawao Hawaii.

Having lived, worked and studied throughout Asia with masters of medicine, meditation and the martial arts, Malik is well versed in eastern based esoteric study and practice. He lives with a working knowledge and understanding of a wide variety beneficial life skills. With nature as his primary teacher, he continually updates traditional medical teachings and practices bringing valuable insights into contemporary life. He has mentored many young people into professional careers, teaches in a lively and easy to understand style, focuses on daily life applications and is truly a life long learner.

Tree the FilmJeremy Safron

In 1996, on the Isle of Maui, Jeremy opened the doors of his Raw Experience Restaurant. It was one of the first of its kind and pioneered many of the concepts and dishes that are common in all raw eateries today. Jeremy began teaching classes and published his first book “The Raw Truth” as the world livened up to raw foods. Traveling the globe, spreading the message Jeremy continued to teach living foods lifestyle and consulted for many raw food eateries and businesses. The huge response brought forth the creation of a newsletter “The Living Planet” and 2 more books “Raw Resources” and “The Fasting Handbook”. In 1998 Jeremy gathered the top living food educators around for a raw food educational workshop in Maui and helped inspire and influence many of the key people in today’s raw food movement. Jeremy has continually teamed up with like-minded individuals for the purpose of elevating consciousness and promoting a sustainable way of healthy living.  Jeremy’s contributions and inventions, such as: Monkeynut a non violent video game, Powerwraps, Rawmesean and Buckybars living food products, his revolutionary Dragon Yoga DVD which unifies yoga and martial arts, and his fabulous music continue to uplift and influence the world. Currently Jeremy offers custom designed private educational workshops and classes on his farm in Hawaii and consults with corporations and individuals regarding sustainability and eco friendly options for improving health and fitness while maximizing brainpower and productivity.

Tree the FilmShelley St. John

Shelley A. St. John is gifted with the healing hands of angels with innocence, love, and simplicity that reflects the essence of her being. Through her healing arts she supports each being she meets in the unfolding of their personal empowerment and a stress-free lifestyle. Shelley draws on over twenty seven years of training as a holistic practitioner of teachings and techniques that she learned from both eastern and western traditions. Shelley is a certified colon hydrotherapist, alchemical hypnotherapist, aromatherapist, Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner, and Reiki master. Shelley weaves a combination of mind, body, and spirit to serve each of your needs. She is available for private sessions

Tree the filmRev. Kedar St. John

Rev. Kedar St John is the minister of the Temple of Peace Spiritual Center and Healing Sanctuary, an inter-faith spiritual community whose doors are open to all who aspire to seek genuine spirituality, personal change, and loving service to humanity. As we achieve a new level of awareness about our bodies and health, we can restore our personal power and integrity. New information creates opportunities to start making changes resulting in wise decisions.

Tree the filmRichard Joseph Bloomer, PhD.

Richard J. Bloomer earned a Bachelors Degree in Health Promotion and Nutritional Science from Buffalo State College and a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from IthacaCollege, after which time he began his role as a member of a clinical research team within the Department of Behavioral Medicine at Duke University Medical Center.  Following the completion of his PhD training at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the area of Exercise Physiology, with supportive training in Nutritional Biochemistry, he served a one year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor within the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Wake Forest University, where he worked within the cardiac rehabilitation program.  He is currently an Associate Professor of Health and Sport Sciences at The University of Memphis where he directs the Cardiorespiratory/Metabolic Laboratory.

He has been involved in personal exercise and nutritional consulting for close to 15 years and has trained and consulted with several hundred clients.  He holds certifications from both the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Health Fitness Specialist and the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  He has written more than 60 health and fitness related articles for various on-line and print media targeting non-scientific audiences.

His research is focused on nutrient and exercise interventions aimed at attenuating oxidative stress—ultimately leading to improved metabolic and cardiovascular health.  Much of this research involves the use of selected nutraceuticals and dietary supplements in an attempt to improve various biomarkers of human health and performance.  Specific to this area of investigation, he has received several industry grants/contracts to support his work.  He has authored or co-authored over 70 peer reviewed scientific presentations at meetings of the American College of Sports Medicine, the International Society of Sports Nutrition, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  He has also been the invited guest on several radio programs nationwide to discuss his research.  He is lead or co-author on more than 75 peer reviewed scientific articles, and his research findings have been published in such peer reviewed journals as Nutrition and Metabolism, Lipids in Health and Disease, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Sports Medicine, Nutrition Journal, Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Current Diabetes Reviews, The International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity,  and British Journal of Nutrition

Tree the FilmRachel Gonzalez

Rachel Gonzalez is the founder & owner of Body Alive located in Wailuku, Hawaii on the island of Maui. She has been a certified yoga teacher since 2003 when she completed her teacher training at Kalani Honua on the Big Island.  Rachel’s training continued abroad to India, New Zealand and Bali where she deepened her practice through continued education in Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa styles. Rachel’s teaching incorporates the 8 limbs of yoga, and the learning and understanding that the collaboration that the breath, body and mind all create.  Additionally, Rachel has background in dance, figure skating, and fire dancing, which she has performed around the world.  She is also trained as a Pilates instructor and certified tattoo artist.

Because Rachel recognizes the physical, psychological, and, spiritual toll that taking oneself too seriously has on the self, she constantly strives to incorporate laughter and excitement in her classes, discussions, and interactions, bringing levity to all her endeavors and social encounters.

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Douglas DeBoer

Douglas DeBoer is a certified FACILITATOR of Max Christensen’s KUNLUN NEI GUNG SYSTEM, Maoshan tradition, as well as SOUL PROGRESSION HYPNOSIS. He has actively studied a wide variety of spiritual practices for over 20 years, including 1st and 2nd degree Reiki, Shamanism, Tai Chi, Kriya Yoga, Egyptian Alchemy and Biological Ascension/ DNA work. Above all, Doug seeks to invoke the Sacred in all his Creations and help people REMEMBER their true spirit nature, the essence of who they really are. Doug is also an accomplished Painter, Graphic Designer, Cinematographer and Video Artist. You can go to to view samples of his work


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