Meet our Experts

TV host
Ismael Cala is a radio and TV personality, motivational author, lecturer, and columnist. He has more than 25 years of media experience in Cuba, Canada, the United States, and México. He anchors the show Cala on CNN en Español, where he has interviewed... Read More
Iva was born and raised in Zagreb, Croatia. The paternal side of her family comes from the island of Korcula, on Croatia’s Adriatic coast where Iva spent many summers as a child. This is where she developed a deep love for arts, the sea, purity and nature... Read More
Dr. Jaime Rabin has an aptitude for leadership and is skilled at project and people management. As the Vice President of Client Services and Operations at the Chopra Center, she is afforded the opportunity to combine the two as she adheres to the tenets of... Read More
James R. Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Qualcomm Life as a result of their April 2013 acquisition of HealthyCircles, a Care Orchestration and Remote Patient Monitoring Software Platform Company founded and led by Dr... Read More
James Van Praagh is the internationally renowned author of several books including the #1 New York Times best seller Talking to Heaven, Reaching to Heaven, Healing Grief, Heaven and Earth, Looking Beyond, Meditations, Ghosts Among Us, Unfinished Business, and... Read More
Chopra Center Certified Instructor
Jamie Coleman is a Chopra Certified Instructor, certified in Primordial Sound Meditation and set to complete Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle in July of 2017. He has served as a dedicated staff member at the Chopra Center since 2013. For the first 3 years... Read More
Jamie brings her 20 years of Business Development and Executive Coaching, 15 year yoga practice and Perfect Health teaching to the Chopra Center to deliver to the guests an extremely creative approach into meditation and healing. In the Fall of 2009 Jamie was... Read More
Janine Shepherd's story reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie. A champion cross-country skier in training for the Winter Olympics, her life was irrevocably altered when she was hit by a truck on a bike ride. Doctors warned her parents that she was not... Read More
Vancouver-based Julie Peters owns and operates a yoga studio with her mother and has a master's degree in Canadian poetry. Learn more at
Jean Houston is a renowned visionary, scholar, and one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement. Recognized as one of the world’s leading scholars in mythic and spiritual studies, Dr. Houston is the founder and principal teacher of the... Read More