Ed and Deb Shapiro
Ed and Deb Shapiro's new book is, BE THE CHANGE - How Meditation Can Transform You and The World, winner of the 2010 Gold Nautilus Book Award. With personal forewords by the Dalai Lama and Robert Thurman. Contributors include: Marianne Williamson, Michael Beckwith, Byron Katie, Jack Kornfield, Jane Fonda, Ellen Burstyn, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dean Ornish, astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Ram Dass, and others, published 2009 by Sterling Ethos.
They are Feature Bloggers for Oprah.com/spirit and Care2.com.
They are the bestselling authors of fifteen books on personal development, meditation and social action, some of which are in over fourteen languages; Deb’s award winning book, YOUR BODY SPEAKS YOUR MIND, Decoding the Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Messages that Underlie Illness won the 2007 Visionary Book Award and was a finalist for the 2007 Nautilus Book Award.
They have recorded three meditation CDs: YOGA NIDRA, Deep Relaxation; SAMADHI, Breath Awareness meditation; and METTA, Loving Kindness meditation.
Together their books include VOICES FROM THE HEART with contributions from the Dalai Lama, President Gorbachev, Bishop Tutu, and President Vaclav Havel. They are also the authors of UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, and THE MEDITATION PACK.
Ed and Deb are respected workshop leaders who have been teaching meditation, bodymind awareness, yoga, and personal development programs for over 30 years in the US, UK, Europe, Australia and India.They are the creators and writers of the CHILLOUT ALERTS, inspirational text messages for SPRINT cell phones. They are Corporate Consultants and personal coaches, having worked with CEO's and senior management of major corporations.
Ed and Deb hosted their own TV series, Chill Out, which was rated the most popular show on Channel Health TV in England. They have been featured in The Sunday Times, The Evening Standard, The Daily Mail, Variety, OK Magazine, Hello Magazine Celebrity Health Special, and on New Dimensions radio.
Ed, from New York, and Deb from London, have been on the spiritual path for over 30 years. They say that the greatest lessons they have learned are never to take themselves too seriously nor lose their sense of humor! They live, laugh and ski in the Rocky Mountains.
Ed Shapiro won the New York City dance championships and on NYC T.V.in his late teens. Later he trained in India and became Swami Brahmananda (Yoga Master) with Paramahamsa Satyananda at the Bihar School of Yoga. He also trained with Sri Swami Satchidananda (the Woodstock Guru), and Buddhist Crazy Wisdom Master, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He is a respected meditation teacher who is sought after for his compassionate understanding of the human condition. Ed is the author of INNER CONSCIOUS RELAXATION: A Renaissance in Consciousness.
Deb Shapiro, from London, has trained extensively in various schools of bodywork, Buddhist meditation, and Jungian psychology, in both the UK and the US. She has been teaching both body-mind therapy and meditation internationally for the past 30 years.
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