Bahman A.K. Shirazi is former director of graduate studies at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). He has been actively affiliated with that organisation since 1983.
His doctoral dissertation, "Self in Integral Psychology" was the first of its kind in the field of integral psychology. His work draws from the approach of Haridas Chaudhuri, focusing on an integrative approach to psychology, with the goal of developing insights into the nature of human psychospiritual development and integral self-realization.
Dr. Shirazi has taught at several San Francisco Bay Area universities: California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology), and previously at John F. Kennedy University (JFKU), and Dominican University of California.
He served as Associate Producer for the documentary film, Integral Consciousness (Director, Mark Kitchell; Producer, Alan Baiss ©2008.) and as a panel member of OHI's first Winter Webinar, Facing North, in 2016. His publications include many articles in peer-reviewed journals, some of which are listed here.
Jan Edl Stein, MFT is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco and Marin County. She is the Director of Holos Institute, (www.holosinstitute.net), an educational and counseling center grounded in ecopsychology, and currently serves as Adjunct Faculty in East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).
Jan leads workshops and retreats that interweave meditation, active imagining, shamanic journeying and earth based contemplations. She has taught and given presentations at Sonoma State University, Grof Transpersonal Training Program, The Bioneers Conference, Esalen Institute, IONs, and numerous private venues.
All of her work draws upon a lifelong study of spiritual traditions and healing practices of earth-based cultures and a deep love of the natural world. More information may be found at www.janedl.com.
Jaqui Duvall, MA
Jaqui Duvall is an author, trainer, life and health coach, and spiritual counselor helping people live authentically and genuinely through defining and connecting with their inner spirit.
She has provided health coaching to veterans through the VA since 2013 and has been coaching in the private sector since 2002. She has extensive experience teaching and developing Behavioral Health Education classes in a healthcare setting, including management of stress, anxiety and depression, insomnia, communication skills and more.
Jaqui holds an MA in Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research and a BA in Drama from San Jose State University, as well as certificates in Health (2014) and Life Coaching (2002), Training (1989), Interactive Guided Imagery (2015). She is currently pursuing certification as an aromatherapist.
Judy Grahn is internationally known as a poet, writer, and cultural theorist.
Her writings helped fuel, globally, second wave feminist, gay, and lesbian activism, as well as women’s and queer spirituality. She has received two American Book Awards, two Lambda literature awards, a Foremothers of Women’s Spirituality Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Triangle Publishers, who also established the Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award in 1996. In 2014 she was Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal of the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade.
Grahn has published thirteen books with several more in process; publications include two book length poems, several poetry collections, The Judy Grahn Reader from Aunt Lute Press, an ecotopian novel, and five non-fiction books. Among them are Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds; Blood, Bread, and Roses: How Menstruation Created the World; and her memoir, A Simple Revolution: the Making of an Activist Poet. A collection of nine-part poems, Hanging On Our Own Bones, is her latest, from Red Hen Press.
She lives in California with her wife.
Katrina Rahn is a librarian, consultant, and artist. In her role as librarian at City College of San Francisco, she finds inspiration every day by helping students make the change they want to see in the world. As a consultant, she uses design thinking, effective problem solving, and collaboration to help libraries and other organizations increase their value and capacity, and inspire strategic support and growth.
Katrina earned her undergraduate degree in Creative Studies, with an emphasis in art, at UC Santa Barbara and holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from UCLA.
She currently serves as a member of OHI’s Board of Directors and Editor of OHI’s Four Winds Journal.
SInjab is the pen name of Poet and Peacemaker Mark C. Johnson, Ph.D. Former director of The Fellowship of Reconciliation, and a career YMCA director. He now lives at Pilgrim Place in Claremont, California, an intentional community or irrepressible peacemakers.
He is married to Mary Bell Johnson and together they have five grandchildren to date.
Starhawk is an author, activist, permaculture designer and teacher, and a prominent voice in modern earth-based spirituality and ecofeminism. She is the author or co-author of thirteen books, including The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess and the ecotopian novel The Fifth Sacred Thing, and its sequel City of Refuge.
Her most recent non-fiction book is The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups, on group dynamics, power, conflict and communications.
Starhawk founded Earth Activist Training, teaching permaculture design grounded in spirituality and with a focus on activism. She travels internationally, lecturing and teaching on earth-based spirituality, the tools of ritual, and the skills of activism.