Alicia Stammer is an organization development consultant, energy healer, and artist with over fifteen years of experience guiding people and organizations through change. She previously managed an independent consultancy and is currently the Director of Organization Development for a large healthcare organization. As a parallel path of personal and professional development, she is exploring how alternative ways of knowing and nonlinear techniques may inform and support the health and growth of human systems. Her interest in We-Space or intersubjective practice as an important way of knowing and creating together has led her to pursue a PhD on the topic through the California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS) Transformative Studies program. Alicia has participated in and led We-Space practice groups in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Andrew discovered We Space as a Master’s student for an Integral Theory program and fell in love, conducting a two-year Integral Research Project on the question “What is We Space?” In the years since he has taken what he has learned from different inter-subjective modalities and various other wisdom and contemplative lineages and woven them into a practice that he calls “Dreaming.” The animating view of Dreaming is that what you are and the generativity that brings the world about are identical. Andrew has been using this approach in individual, coaching, group, and organizational contexts. He is a co-founder of Felicity Consulting, which brings states of joyful action into teams and businesses, and is particularly interested in facilitating group and organizational awareness and self-reflexivity. Andrew lives in Ghent, Belgium.
Anne Paré’s journey has gone from fine arts to healing arts to collective exploration, in a trajectory through various cultures and places in the world. Inviting body wisdom is a main component of her offerings. Anne has studied massage- and craniosacral therapy, yoga, Qi gong, and 5Rhythms movement meditation. Currently based in Montréal, she is regularly invited to teach mindfulness and meditation at McGill University.  Anne co-founded a women’s group in Montréal five years ago which is now in the hands of the community. She facilitates gatherings to explore collective consciousness with an emphasis on embodiment and creativity. Through sensitizing, refining awareness to what emerges from togetherness, the group’s generative qualities unravel naturally. Anne cherishes also the aloneness part of her mystical journey, in which image-creating and poetry play a precious role. She is developing the vision of a school inviting into an exploration of the edges of perception through individual and collective practices.
Christina Tonan is a graduate of the Circling Institute’s Art of Circling training and a current participant in Circling Europe’s SAS. She participates on the support staff for the Art of Circling and the Authentic Women Experience. She founded an Authentic Relating community in the suburbs of east Texas where she holds weekly Circling events. She has two MAs in English and Education and is certified in a range of somatic practices. Before she discovered Circling, she had a career as an elementary and college educator. During that time, she was a fellow in the National Writing Project. She wrote grants for the preservation of land, language, and culture for the Canoncito Band of Navajo, which led to her first we-space experience through the SEED dialogues. She is committed to authentic expression in her life, with her family, and bringing this way of relating into mainstream culture.
Dustin DiPerna is a visionary leader, entrepreneur, and recognized expert in world religions. He has committed his life to making timeless spiritual wisdom relevant and accessible for a rapidly changing global society. He is author of three books -Streams of Wisdom,  Evolution’s Ally, and Earth is Eden – and co-editor of  The Coming Waves. Dustin is a senior student of American philosopher Ken Wilber, who has publically declared that Dustin’s work “fundamentally alters the way in which religion or spirituality can (and should) be taught and practiced.” For the past 10 years, Dustin has been practicing and studying under the direction of pioneering meditation teacher Dr. Daniel P. Brown. Dustin earned his BA from Cornell University and a MA in Religion from Harvard University. An avid lover of art, design and nature, he lives in California with his wife, Amanda, and daughter, Jaya.
Ferananda leads in the fields of Collective Intelligence and Regenerative Economies. She expresses her vocational passions through her organization ‘VillageLab’ where she focuses on the creation of Wisdom Driven Organizations, Whole systems design, Social Ecosystems and Economic Design for Communities of Intent. She is part of The Metacurrency Project which is creating a platform for distributed applications such as Cryptocurrencies and new patterns for organizing, collaborating and creation of the Global commons.
Gayle Karen Young is a culture-builder and a catalyst for human and organizational development. She comes from a rich organizational consulting background with both corporate and nonprofit clients. She was in process of becoming a monk when she became an executive instead, taking on the role of Chief Culture and Talent Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation (Wikipedia and its sister free-knowledge projects) until early 2015, when she decided to return to private practice as a rogue provocateur. Born in the Philippines to Chinese parents and raised in the United States, she has a multicultural perspective, an adventurous spirit, and a deep commitment to expanding human freedom.
Kan Yan is an entrepreneur working to bring greater awareness to leaders at organizations. He has worked as an international humanitarian for the United Nations, a lawyer for the US government, and a management consultant for global companies. Kan now designs and facilitates contemplative practice retreats for senior executives at the largest organizations in the world. In his spare time, he can be found making beautiful gifts and dancing in Austin, TX.
Marysia leads Circling workshops and sessions in the UK and Europe. Her intention is to create spaces where people are invited to explore the richness, beauty and challenge of real meeting and true intimacy as well as opportunities to explore what is possible when we invite the intelligence and possibilities arising in a collective. She also worked for 7 years as an English teacher in challenging inner London schools. For her, teaching literature and language has been a platform to create space for young people to explore their ideas and responses to current issues and some of life’s big questions. While being continually uplifted by the human impulse to connect, she is particularly interested in unconscious patterns of disconnection. This has led her to study bodywork, various trauma therapies and Essence. She works closely with Circling Europe as an assistant leader on SAS leadership training and leading their Online Circling training.
Max Warren is a Podcaster, Writer and Coach who works with men to help them navigate personal change and to develop resilience and spiritual depth. Max believes that creating an open dialogue and vibrant Communities can serve to end the isolation and fear that so many men suffer from. Max created the Emergent Masculinity Podcast and wrote the E-Book Discover Your Edge to help men experience rich relationships and greater freedom. Max has been involved with Men’s work since 2010 serving in The Mankind Project and The Reclaim Your Inner Throne Community as a Co-Facilitator. Max is currently working on a Handbook for men entitled “The Exile Prince” which offers men insights, practices and tools to experience mature masculine consciousness. Max lives in Arizona with his wife and two children where he enjoys exploring the canyons, monuments and trails.
I’m a busy guy here in Austin, TX.  I lead two circling labs a week, do personal coaching, lead corporate group immersions, assist at multiple circling trainings, am the area manager of South Texas for a publicly traded company, and am finishing up my Masters in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial/Organizational psychology.  I love to circle.  It’s the only practice I’ve found that repeatedly asks me to go deeper, reassess, and look at the world with awe and wonder.  I’ve studied and trained in circling quite a bit.  I spent a year with Alexis Shepperd and Guy Sengstock.  In the Art of Circling training they led I got a deeper understanding that my personal work would never end and that each step I took into me would have me more able to be with others on their own journey.  I have also spent a lot of time with the Circling Europe guys (Jordan, John, and Sean) learning to count on some strange sense that we’re all always already connected.  Besides working with people one-on-one and couples, my biggest desire is to bring deeper relating into businesses.  I contend that authentically galvanized people will outperform mechanistic competitors every time.
Michael Brabant, PhD is trained in both academic and clinical psychology settings as well as studied with meditation masters, shamans, mystics, and healers. He integrates the most potent approaches towards healing and awakening to support embodied transformation on an individual and collective level through a teaching and practice called Divine Humanity ( He also works with top 1% salespeople and socially conscious entrepreneurs and CEOs to help them align their business ambitions with their soul purpose in service of using business as a leverage for social change and global awakening through Epic Impact ( The foundation of all his work is listening and aligning with collective intelligence and looking for the sacred purpose of every seemingly positive or negative experience and facilitating dynamic, coherent, and emergent transformative containers to support this.
Michael Stern is the Founder of Integral Alignment, where his work as a coach, facilitator, speaker, and event producer is dedicated to the evolution of consciousness and culture. He is also a Co-Founder of Bright Alliance, an education, media, and community platform that supports the emergence of a global trans-lineage spirituality. Formerly, as  Engagement Manager for 1 change, Michael designed and delivered holistic leadership development training programs to senior executives and key talents in global corporations. His mission is to create a global system of influence based on the integration of timeless wisdom, cutting-edge science, and social innovation. Born and raised in NYC, Michael currently lives in Maine with his partner, Erin, and their magical daughter, Isla.
Mike Abravanel is a certified personal and professional coach, a published author, and a lecturer/facilitator. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in coaching at Concordia University, focusing on coaching presence. Teaching university courses on interpersonal communication and relationships, as well as intervention in small groups, allowed him to share and deepen his understanding of healthy relationships. As a clinical team member, he facilitates inner growth and healing at an addiction rehabilitation centre. As a past Infantry Officer in the Canadian Forces he developed his leadership skills, goal-oriented approach, and discipline. He also offers coaching, training, and workshops.
After coming into contact with Integral towards the end of my studies, about 5 years ago I went to my first Circling workshop. Never had I been so sure I wanted more of something in my life! I continue to be touched by its powerful simplicity every time, and I am passionate about the potential that this practice holds for us personally and collectively. Adding the even more explicitly collective practice of We-Dreaming to this repertoire is what’s blowing me away these days: integrating mind, body, heart, spirit and weaving it into the collective. Since burning out last year, I left my job at university, but renewed my committed to bringing more well-being into the places we spend so much of our lives: the office. The potential and proven benefits of We-Skills in the area of work are manifold. My mission is to tend to that possibility.

Riina Raudne, PhD., is a social entrepreneur, researcher and activist from Estonia. She studied sociology and comparative social policy at Durham and Oxford universities in the UK and completed her doctorate in public health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2012. Her public health work in Estonia has focused on communicating and reframing stigmatized health topics such as HIV and alcohol, leading to changes at the levels of public discourse, organizational and national policies and funding. She served as a coordinator of Estonian government’s drug policy committee, was the lead author of Drug Policy White Paper 2014-2017 and has conceptualized several award-winning awareness and advocacy campaigns tackling various aspects of addiction in Estonia. Dr. Raudne’s curiosity about adult development led her to intern with Lectica since 2015, looking for ways to design social change initiatives that take into account and facilitate development.
Rob has been practicing for over 25 years in various eastern traditions.  Most notably during this time, he spent 8 years in the winter and summer in a zen monastery practicing complete silence and sitting meditation for 18 hours a day following the traditional 90 day korean zen training called kyol che.  He taught for 15 years guiding people in meditation, yoga, qigong, and spiritual direction.  In the last 5 years, he decided to take a sabbatical, to strip all inner constructs and identities of a “teacher” and began to explore/create alternative power structures for transmitting dharma…such as dynamic power hierarchy and surrendered leadership.  He currently is developing a relational practice model called Dynamic Presence that embodies these new structures and insights. Rob lives in New York City balancing his time between his love for “urban cave” yogi practice and working part-time in the modern bustling world of the city.
Robert Best of Toronto, Ontario Canada is a curious connector and catalyst in the field of Collective Intelligence & Wisdom. He is a contributor and community organizer within multiple commons-based projects which are developing tools and practices that augment the capacities of individuals and their collectives. One such project is, a web app for collaborative concept-mapping and conversation.  Another priority of his is the Metacurrency project, which is developing tools and infrastructure for open-sourcing the next economy (See Ceptr and Holochain) Currently, Robert is employed in mechanical engineering, but is actively seeking a means to devoting himself full-time to these other projects which are more core to his passions and purpose.
Sara Ness is founder and CEO of Authentic Revolution, a consulting and training company for Authentic Relating and Circling skills ( In the past five years she’s worked with 300 leaders from 32 different cities, in sectors ranging from education to the Coast Guard, teaching the art of authentic leadership. Sara’s passion lies in understanding how people work together to create fulfilling, creative teams. After founding a thousands-strong learning community in Austin, Texas, she began working with groups and individuals across the world to explore what is possible when we lead from wholeness, practice good communication, and create a space for honesty in service of greater goals. In her time off (and on), she is involved in Austin’s acroyoga, dance, and staying-indoors-to-read scenes.
Sheri Herndon is a thought leader, social innovator, healer and embodied mystic.  Her passion is to awaken, engage and unite humanity to create a world that reflects our highest destiny.  Her life has been an ongoing journey to a deeper and more intimate relationship with the Divine and being of greater service to humanity’s awakening.  For the last 20 years, she has worked in the field of evolving consciousness toward creating new forms for culture to be fully actualized. Her work has included organizational consulting, coaching, writing, convening, and designing.  She has been pioneering for these two decades as an evolutionary social architect at the nexus of deep social networks, conscious evolution, communications, and co-creation. Engaging at the edge of cultural innovation as a researcher and futurist, she sees the trim tabs and elegant interventions for how to take cutting edge wisdom-knowledge and put it into ‘living labs.’  This is what she calls new “social DNA,” through which we can nurture the seeds of a new paradigm and midwife a wiser planetary civilization.
Stéphane’s background as a Business Intelligence consultant set him up to realize how group synergy and diverse perspectives are key components for the emergence of formidable insights. In 2010 he began experimental work on gifted adult development using developmental theory and personality psychology. This led him to the discovery that peak and creative flow-states can be triggered naturally by a simple sequence of 4 activities, different for each (MBTI) personality type. Integral theory brought him to We-spaces in the form of Mondo Zen, Circling, We-Dreaming, practices for which he leads workshops in the US and Europe. A new practice emerged in 2016: Gifting Mind. This powerful experience of intersubjective dynamics reveals and unlocks unique gifts in a very precise and palpable way. Stéphane is a member of Integrating Zen as an ordained lay monk in the rinzai Zen tradition. He is co-founder Felicity Consulting and lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Sylvie van den Meerendonk believes that everyone has a place in the world where they fit best. Where they are most happy and most valuable. As an author, career and business coach, and as the owner of a small coaching and outplacement company, she helps people to discover what that place is for them and how to get there. Sylvie is a seeker for all things that help people discover and step into their life purpose and has found Dreaming and other Integral practices the most inspiring and effective tools for doing so. Sylvie lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and travels the world working, writing, coaching, and managing her business.
Thomas McConkie was raised in an intensely religious family growing up and subsequently developed a passion for the world’s wisdom traditions. At 18 years old he discovered Buddhism, which remains a wellspring of inspiration almost 20 years later.
Influenced profoundly in his twenties by world travel and the study of adult development, over time he began to ask the question of what real spiritual health and deep integration will look like in the 21st century. He is trained as a developmental researcher, facilitator, and mindfulness teacher. He hosts the Lower Light Sangha in Salt Lake City, Utah with the intention of providing a supportive environment where seekers of any kind can discover new depths and heights in their evolving faith journey. In addition to his role as Founder of Lower Lights, he has served as lead faculty at Pacific Integral since 2015 and Director of the IPP Institute since 2013.
When Tina discovered Circling she had an immediate feeling of being in the right place. Se went on a deep journey to discover herself and the essence of her leadership, especially touching themes of feminine and masculine, source, mysticism and all levels of human experience. It has led to her creating a community that leads events in Oslo, Norway and she also is co-leading across Europe. She is inspired by the deeper spaces we can access in Circling and a vision of a world where we can meet each other in truth. Tina is a Qigong practitioner and in training to be a Rosen method bodyworker. Tina also has a Phd in Molecular Biology and is on a Christian Contemplative path.
Vinzenz Lüps from Bavaria/Germany teaches transformational communication based on the study of sacred dialogue and intersubjektive meditation. He holds a Master Degree in “Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation“ with the title: “Relational Embodiment/Aesthetic integration of immanent being and transcendent self”. He is inspired by the second person spirituality of the Jewish philosopher Martin Buber and found in Buber’s participatory teaching a universal way of relating that equally integrates human and divine being. Vinzenz currently works on a Book-Project with the Title “German Heart”. From 2000-2007 he was a professional snowboarder and international champion in halfpipe. Since 2012 he has been organizing the peace-festival “Impulsee“. Since 2015 he runs the “Surf and Meditate Retreat“ in Portugal. Contact:
Will Walker Biggs is the founder of the Way of Apprenticeship. The company was inspired by Will’s passion of exploring the depths of human wisdom amidst the pragmatic realities of everyday life. For much of his life Will has been driven by a desire to actualize his potential in multiple domains of life and to overcome outdated barriers to self-actualization in work and relationships. A practical philosopher at heart, he has not only studied several different philosophical systems informally and academically but has attempted to apply them in many different ways in his personal life, career, and relationships. His quests for functional philosophical understanding have lead him on ancestral walking pilgrimages, extended solo wilderness journeys, urban homelessness and deep study of the mechanics of practical mastery in carpentry. His work is devoted to supporting people to clarify and live into their own deepest and evolving philosophies of life in all they do.