We are the authors of 18 books on personal development, meditation and social action, published in over 20 languages; we lead meditation retreats and personal development programs worldwide; we are corporate consultants and personal coaches, working with CEO's and senior management; and we have hosted our own TV series, CHILL OUT, which was rated the most popular show on Channel Health TV in London. We also wrote daily Chill Outs for Sprint Telephones in the U.S. and Orange/French Telecom in England.
We are bloggers for Awaken.com, Oprah.com, HuffPost.com, Care2.com and others.
We began teaching together in 1988 after being inspired, empowered and encouraged by our teachers.
Ed grew up in the Bronx, New York; as a teenager he won the New York City dance championships. In 1966 he met Sri Swami Satchidananda who had just arrived in the US from Sri Lanka. He was initiated as Swami Brahmananda in India. He later returned to the US to teach, and spent time with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Crazy Wisdom teacher. He has been teaching meditation and Inner Conscious Relaxation (ICR) since 1976. He is a respected meditation teacher who is sought after for his compassionate understanding of the human condition. And he loves skydiving!
Deb was born in England and grew up in London in the 1970s. She became a meditator at the age of 15, training with Buddhist and Zen meditation teachers, including Jiyu Kennett Roshi and Chime Rinpoche. She founded the Maitreya Institute in Hawaii for Tai Situ Rinpoche, and was initiated as Swami Dharmavati in 1987 by Paramahamsa Swami Satyananda. She trained in numerous forms of bodywork and bodymind therapy, becoming a leading authority and highly respected for her intuitive understanding of the bodymind relationship. Her book, Your Body Speaks Your Mind, won the 2007 Visionary Book Award and was a Finalist for the 2007 Nautilus Book Award.