We are the authors of sixteen books on personal development, meditation and social action, many published in over seventeen languages; and we have led meditation retreats and personal development programs worldwide for over 25 years. We are corporate consultants and personal coaches, working with CEO’s and senior management. We have hosted our own TV series, CHILL OUT, which was rated the most popular show on Channel Health TV in London.
We began teaching together in 1988 after being empowered and encouraged by our teachers. Together we have been deeply inspired by HH The Dalai Lama, who has writte.n a personal foreword for our new book.
With HH The Dalai Lama at his residence in Dharmsala, India
Sri Swami Satchidananda at Yogaville, Virginia,
With Tai Situ Rinpoche at Sherab Ling Monastery, Baijnath, India
Ed (Swami Brahmananda) 1969 in Southern India
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.
Deb was born in England and grew up in the 1970’s in London. 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 in 1983 for Tai Situ Rinpoche, and was initiated as Swami Dharmavati by Paramahamsa Swami Satyananda in 1987. She has also 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.
Ed and Deb have been featured on Oprah.com, in The Sunday Times, The Evening Standard, The Daily Mail, Variety, OK Magazine, Hello Magazine Celebrity Health Special, and on New Dimensions radio.