Mariana Caplan, PhD, MFT, RYT 500, is a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and the author of six books in the fields of psychology and spirituality, including the award-winning Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path (Sounds True, 2010), the seminal Halfway Up the Mountain: the Error of Premature Claims to Enlightenment (Hohm Press, 1999), and The Guru Question: The Perils and Rewards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher (Sounds True, 2011). Her psychological training spans over 20 years and incorporates traditional and alternative approaches to healing. She is founder of The Yoga & Psyche Method™ and The Yoga & Psyche Conference™. She has been teaching workshops and trainings at major retreat centers, yoga studios, and universities throughout the world since 1997.Gabriel Axel, MSc, E-RYT 500, is a neuroscientist, yoga teacher, and educator at the intersection of neuroscience and yoga philosophy and practice. He has trained extensively in various yogic methods, and has created theoretical and experimental links between these and neuroscience research. He has been featured in the Huffington Post and U.S. News, and is the author of a forthcoming book on the fusion of neuroscience and yoga.