2017 Conference Speakers & Workshops

Mirabai Starr

Mona Haydar

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Chris Grosso

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Todd Glacy

Chris Grosso | “Healing Through Adversity”

Chris Grosso is an “Indie Spiritualist”. In other words, he practices a dogma-free spirituality. His is born of hard times and difficult life experiences. He is passionate about his work with people who are in the process of healing or struggling with an addiction of any kind. A former addict himself, his public speaking engagements regularly draw standing-room-only audiences at gatherings across the nation, including the Wanderlust Festival, Celebrate Your Life, Yoga Journal Conference, Sedona World Wisdom Days, Kripalu, Sun Valley Wellness Festival, and more.

Chris is the author of Indie Spiritualist (2014), Everything Mind (2015) and Dead Set On Living (Spring 2018). He is the spiritual director of Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited and writes for ORIGIN Magazine, Huffington Post and Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine. He sits on the advisory board of Drugs over Dinner and hosts the Indie Spiritualist Podcast on the Be Here Now Network.

Chris’s work has been endorsed by an eclectic mix of celebrated individuals including Jeff Bridges, Ram Dass, Tony Hawk, Ken Wilber, MC Yogi, Andrew Harvey, Alex Grey, Lama Surya Das and Jack Kornfield, to mention just a few.

Learn even more about Chris at

Workshop 4
with Chris

What does it mean to accept yourself fully in all of your perfect imperfections; to take an honest, fearless look at your naked self and stay there, acknowledging both the frailty and the glory in the same glance?

In this workshop, Chris will address this question, guiding participants to use their difficult life experiences as catalysts towards a spiritual awakening through various meditations, compassion practices, dialogue and more.

Participants will learn to:

  • Make friends with their past.
  • Create an open space for healing.
  • Learn to love themselves, and others, without holding back.