America Meditates 2019 Lineup

Music, Meditation, Yoga, Speakers & More


MILCK – the LA-based singer/songwriter and creator of the #icantkeepquiet movement – creates music for the modern day gentle rebel. 

Her song “Quiet” – which in 2017 became widely known as the unofficial anthem of the Women’s March movement – continues to turn heads and hearts. The track landed at #2 on NPR’s Year in Music list, and was featured as part of NPR’s American Anthemseries. In 2017, Billboard called “Quiet” the #1 protest song of the year.

She didn’t do it alone either. For the Women’s March, MILCK teamed up with two dozen female singers to perform “Quiet” a cappella as flash mobs on the streets of Washington, DC. A video was captured by award-winning director and Free The Bid founder Alma Har’el and posted online, collecting more than 14 million views in two days. 

“Quiet” has proved to be MILCK’s global breakthrough – a cathartic pop anthem for people of all races, creeds, and colors who have suffered and survived in the face of trauma, trial, and tribulation. MILCK has performed on The Today Show, and went on to headline the 2018 Women’s March on New York, with Yoko Ono sharing the stage.

In 2019, MILCK partnered with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Malay, and will be releasing new music this fall. 

In addition to her musical endeavors, MILCK has created the #icantkeepquiet fund, which raises awareness and money for non-profits RISE, Equality Now, and Tuesday Night Project. 

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From living in a group home for at-risk youth to becoming one of the most beloved yoga teachers in the world, hiphop artist MC YOGI is on a mission to introduce yoga to large, mainstream audiences. His latest album, RITUAL MYSTICAL (feat East Forest), made history by going #1 on the Electronic charts — Aug. 2016. In 2015, his ONLY LOVE IS REAL album debuted #12 Billboard Heatseekers + #24 iTunes Hiphop — featuring guest performances from Matisyahu, Trevor Hall, and Dominic Balli. 

In September 2017, MC YOGI released his first book “Spiritual Graffiti” with HarperOne. In 2011, MC YOGI and his wife Amanda were named ambassadors by Michelle Obama for her “Lets Move” initiative and have taught yoga at the White House five times since.

Additionally, they have performed and taught yoga at Stanford University, The Smithsonian, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, and Dallas Asian Art Museum.


For nearly two decades, Amani Friend of Desert Dwellers has also been at the helm of the global-electronic project Liquid Bloom. Feeling equally at home on the international festival dance circuit, in the yoga studio, and in the more subtle sonic spaces reserved for intentional ceremonies guided by ancient allies, the wide-ranging artist collective under the umbrella of the Liquid Bloom project spans distance, time, and dimensions of mind.

As one half of Desert Dwellers, Amani brings his dance floor guidance and experience to harness a deeper, transportive journey, giving as much weight to calm and the serene as to the ecstatic groove. As founder of Liquid Bloom, he has guided the project through its many lives, and its many rebirths at the hands of remixers AtYyA, Hedflux, Numatik, and Mose to name a few. 

The Liquid Bloom experience unfolds in a multitude of incarnations. Amani is able to craft deep, entrancing journeys during his solo DJ sets. As a duo, Amani and Poranguí are able to balance and weave the organic and the electronic within their performances. With multi-instrumentalists, singers, and performers like Kaminanda, Deya DovaShamans Dream, and Ixchel Prisma, the Liquid Bloom live band springs to life, bringing the catalog into view through an entirely different lens, and bursting with a vibrancy and depth of artistic harmony.

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Emerged with the objective to expands the purifying & the high energetic level potential of mantras nurturing with their sounds and colors. Yoga Rave is a unique party, free from alcohol and drugs where the body only responds to the stimuli from the music, yoga and meditation.

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B-Still raps to express gratitude, promote nonviolence, and celebrate the beauty in all beings. He has performed at youth leadership conferences, world peace summits and for 1.2 Million people at the Art of Living World Culture Festival in 2016, as well the Bonnaroo and Arise Music Festivals. He also teaches workshops combining creativity and meditation such as “D.E.P.T.H. – Discover Emotional Power Through Hip-Hop”. His new album "Breathe Between the Lines" is produced by Srikala and launches this summer.

SriKala weaves together journeys of sound through his own original production and lyrical compositions. Presenting a combination of organic and electronic beats as a DJ and percussionist, SriKala moves the dance floor through the sounds of hip hop, reggae, dub, world beats, and sacred mantras.


Last Year, Majeste made both her TV and Broadway debut. She was most recently seen on Season 2 of “The Four on Fox: Battle for Stardom”. Prior to her appearance on the show, she received a 2-year talent scholarship to the New York Film Academy, as part of the musical theatre conservatory. While finishing her first year at the conservatory, she was selected to be apart of the New York Contemporary Choir in their production of Rocktopia. Her various passions include child development and the educational impacts that the arts have in the Majeste is currently traveling the world using her platform to inspire, connect, and spread love.


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Humanitarian, Spiritual Leader, Ambassador of Peace

Sri Sri Ravi Shankaris a humanitarian, teacher and peacemaker. He founded global non-profits the Art of Livingand the International Association for Human Values- two of the largest volunteer-run non-profits in the world - to help relieve stress and trauma, teach human values, and increase happiness. He has created trauma-relief and meditation programs for at-risk youthwar veteransprisonersand survivors of disaster. He is also engaged in peace-making efforts internationally and in war-torn areas like Colombia and Iraq. 16 universities have awardedhim with honorary doctorates for his peace-keeping efforts. In addition he has also received 37 governmental awards. 

In the United States, he has received the International Humanitarian Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the award for Inspiring Humanity from the Foundation for California. He has been an invited speaker at institutions like the United Nationsthe European Parliament, the World Economic Forum, and the Israeli Presidential Conference, as well as top universities like Stanford UniversityThe Wharton School, and the University of Southern California. In addition, he has spoken at conferences like TED. He has been featured on CNNand The New York Times, has written over 40 booksand contributes to The Huffington Post.Scientific researchon his programs has shown that they significantly decrease anxiety, stress and depression while making people feel happier and more optimistic.


Founder and Spiritual Director, Agape International Spiritual Center

Author, Life Visioning, Spiritual Liberation, The Answer Is You, and Transcendance Expanded

Michael Bernard Beckwith is the founder and spiritual director of the Agape International Spiritual Center. Based in Los Angeles, California, Agape is a trans-denominational, multicultural community of thousands of local, national and international members and live streamers.  Highly regarded for his teachings on the science of inner transformation, Dr. Beckwith embraces a practical approach to spirituality that acknowledges the accelerated pace of our contemporary times. His unique transmission of spiritual practices including meditation, affirmative prayer, and life visioning enable the practitioner to take the experience of inner peace coupled with awakened awareness into the activities of everyday life.

Agape’s local community outreach programs feed the homeless, serve incarcerated individuals, partner with community service organizations active in children’s schools and homes for youth at risk, support the arts, and advocate for the preservation of our planet’s environmental resources.  Its global humanitarian programs provide food distribution, retraining programs, schools, libraries, orphanages, clinics, homes for unwed mothers, financial support during natural disasters, and human advocacy. Locations range from eight African countries to Afghanistan, Bosnia, Columbia, Ecuador, India, Iraq, Kosovo, and Sri Lanka.

An eminent representative within diverse religious traditions and harbingers of world peace, in February 2012 Dr. Beckwith addressed the United Nations General Assembly as part of its annual World Interfaith Harmony Week. As co-founder and president of the Association for Global New Thought, he had the distinguished honor of presenting to Nelson Mandela the Gandhi King Award. Along with Arun Gandhi, the grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Beckwith is international co-chair of the Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence, which was launched at the United Nations in 1998 and is active in 900 cities across 67 countries. About its mission, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has said: “Both Gandhi and Martin Luther King are inspiring examples of the power and truth of nonviolence and the actions that arise from them. The Season for Nonviolence is a very good tool to remind us of their witness, and also the large unfinished work we have together in transforming awareness on our planet.”

Dr. Beckwith is a sought after meditation teacher, conference speaker, and facilitator of the Life Visioning ProcessTM, which he originated.  In 2014 Beckwith addressed the prestigious TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) conference. Three of his most recent books—Life Visioning, Spiritual Liberation, and TranscenDance Expanded—are recipients of the prestigious Nautilus Award. He has appeared on SuperSoul Sunday, Dr. Oz, The Oprah Winfrey Show, OWN Help Desk, OWN’s SuperSoul Sessions, Tavis Smiley, Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and in his own PBS Special, The Answer Is You and is a member of Oprah’s prestigious inaugural SuperSoul 100. has named his book, Life Visioning, in the top 15 Books to Solve a Problem. Every Friday at 1 pm PT, thousands tune into his weekly KPFK radio show, Wake Up! The Sound of Transformation.

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Spiritual Leader
#1 NYTimes Bestselling Author

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, activist and author of four #1 New York times bestselling books. She has been one of America’s most well known public voices for more than three decades. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times best sellers and Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Good Morning America, and Bill Maher. A quote from the mega best seller A Return to Love, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

Marianne’s other books include The Law of Divine CompensationThe Age of MiraclesEveryday GraceA Woman’s WorthIlluminataHealing the Soul of AmericaA Course in Weight LossThe Gift of ChangeEnchanted LoveA Year of Miracles, and Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment. Her newest book, A Politics of Love: Handbook for a New American Revolution, will be published in 2019.

Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. To date, Project Angel Food has served over 11 million meals. Marianne also co-founded the Peace Alliance.


Bishop Dr. Barbara Lewis King, affectionately called & quot; Dr. Barbara," is the Founder Minister/World Spiritual Leader of Hillside International Truth Center, Inc., a New Thought, inclusive, healing ministry open to all people, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.


In 1977, Pearson founded Higher Dimensions, Inc. and in 1981 Higher Dimensions Church in Tulsa, which grew to a membership of 5,000 that met weekly. A Stellar Award winning vocalist, Pearson has sold into the millions of CDs and videos with his recording contracts with Warner Brothers, Atlantic Records, and Tommy Boy and has also been nominated for a Dove Award. He serves and has served on the boards of several charitable and humanitarian organizations, including the Interfaith Alliance, an organization which celebrates religious freedom by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism; the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) of Washington DC, an organization promoting the civil rights of America's GLBTQ community; The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries (TFAM). He has authored a variety of books and booklets, two published by Simon and Schuster.

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Sister Dr. Jenna is a spiritual mentor, author, renowned speaker and founder and director of the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Museum in Maryland and Virginia and host of the America Meditating Radio Show. She serves as one of the Evolutionary Leaders in service to conscious evolution and was selected by Empower a Billion Women 2020 as one of 100 Most Influential Leaders of 2015. She is an Advisory Team Member of the Million Mamas Movement, Conscious Good Media and Global Women's Network.


Beginning her career in 2002 at nine years old, Alyson was featured as a dynamic dancer in music videos for various Billboard chart toppers, including Missy Elliott’s "Work It." She went on to star in numerous Disney Channel projects including "Camp Rock" & "Phineas & Ferb" and films including "Step Up" & "Cheaper by the Dozen." Alyson continued to build her YouTube channel and today has over 44MM channel views, she was a member of Fullscreen Lives 2016 "Girls Night In Tour" and took home a Streamy Award in 2018 for Best Dance Channel.

To finish 2018, Alyson released "FOOL" which dives into her vulnerable and intimate side, and also features her first on-screen female love interest. In April of 2018, she released her single, "When It's Right," which discusses her sexuality publicly for the first time and shares her journey of falling in love with a woman for the first time - Alyson shared this story in a personal essay released with TeenVogue. Additionally, she remains active in the voiceover world and can be heard on the Amazon prime series "Pete the Cat" and Disney's "Milo Murphy's Law" and recently reprised her role on Emmy-Award winning series "Phineas & Ferb.



The Rev. Dr. Gerald L. Durley is the former Pastor of the historic Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta. At Providence, Rev. Durley ensured that people with disabilities in the congregation are able to share their skills and abilities, resulting in a new system of supports for persons with autism and their families. Rev. Durley was inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame for his contributions during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Rev. Durley is an outspoken advocate on many social justice issues and works diligently to understand the differences and similarities among people, cultures and beliefs.


Rabbi Abraham Cooper the Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights organization and its renowned Museum of Tolerance. A longtime activist for Jewish and human rights’ causes on six continents, he came to Los Angeles in 1977 with Rabbi Marvin Hier to found the Wiesenthal Center.

Rabbi Cooper oversees the Wiesenthal Center’s international social action agenda and worldwide promotion of tolerance education. He is widely recognized as a pioneer and international authority on issues related to Digital Terrorism and Hate and Social Media. Rabbi Cooper meets regularly with political and religious leaders, from the Vatican to Paris and Berlin, from Argentina to Azerbaijan, and from Bahrain to India, China and Japan. He has coordinated international conferences at UNESCO, Berlin, Geneva and multi-faith conferences on religion and terrorism in Bali and Mumbai. He has testified before the UN, US Senate, Japanese Diet, the French Parliament, Argentina’s Congress, and the OSCE.

Rabbi Cooper served as project manager of the Center’s historical exhibition, People, Book, Land: The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People with The Holy Land, co-organized with UNESCO, that has already been presented at UN headquarters, the U.S. Congress, UNESCO, Israel’s Knesset, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Chile, India, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, The Vatican.

Rabbi Cooper’s op-eds appear across the media spectrum in the US and abroad. Newsweek/Daily Beastlists Rabbi Cooper together with Rabbi Hier as #8 among the “50 Most Influential Rabbis in the United States”. 

Cooper is a founding member of Israel’s Global Forum on Anti-Semitism.  


MA in Religious Studies, the University of Denver, CO, U.S. B.A in translation studies and linguistics with minor in Islamic Studies. Post-graduate diploma in Education with years of work experiences in educational institutions focusing in Muslim communities in the US and in Egypt. Community leader and activist in education, charity, peace building, interfaith partnerships, community development, and spirituality. Participant and speaker in several educational and spiritual conferences and camps in the U.S., India, Egypt, and Lebanon. Senior intercultural and inter-religious facilitator for Soliya and Sharing Perspectives Foundation focusing on building a sustainable and peaceful intercultural and inter-religious communication skills for students from all over the world through virtual meetings. The current religious and spiritual leader at Downtown Denver Islamic Center, U.S.

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WolfWalker is a Native American spiritual teacher. Through traditional stories and music, he weaves ancient wisdom for the Modern Age. These lessons are presented in a timeless way that keep them relevant to today's life. WolfWalker has had the honor of learning from many different Elders and Medicine People and previously lived on the Hopi Reservation. WolfWalker was recently highlighted in the Emmy nominated film "Almost Sunrise". A film about 2 veterans who trek across the United States in search of inner peace.


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Yoga has been a part of Devon’s life since she was nine years old, and continues to be her agent of healing and health. Devon obtained her yoga teacher certification through in the summer of 2012, and has been teaching ever since.

Out of a passionate desire to take yoga into untraditional places, Devon founded Omni Yoga Project in August 2015, a company that focused on corporate yoga and Workplace Wellness, as well as other on-site yoga opportunities. In March 2016 she moved to Tel Aviv, Israel: an adventure that lent her much insight on the broad and accepting nature of yoga. She continues to expand her yoga education around the world.

Though she will always love the creative and strength-based applications of the Vinyasa yoga practice, her focus in the last two years has shifted toward restorative, gentle yoga formats and meditation. She is devoted to helping her students overcome stress and the ailments of a fast-paced, overstimulated culture, simply by slowing down. Such devotion inspired the co-founding of Oasis Yoga in January 2019 — an Urban Retreat in Denver which offers Supportive Yoga + Meditation.— @oasisyogadenver

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With consistent and intense daily practice Naga Devi made her life her yoga. She is a yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner and sound healer who offers a variety of workshops, retreats and classes with the purpose of helping others cultivate sustainable health and provide tools for self transformation. She teaches throughout the U.S and holds retreats internationally.  

Naga Devi discovered yoga in 2006 and has been a devotee ever since. She has completed many trainings and workshops including: A 200hr YTT with Sarah Trelease & Renee Sills, 100Hr YTT with Allison Alstrom, a weekend intensive with Master in Naad & Swara Yoga Sri Shyamji Batanaghar, a weekend workshop with Dr. RamKumar from South India’s Ayurvedic clinic Vaidyagrama, as well as her ongoing studies with Dr. Vasant Lad from the Ayurvedic Institute and Archarya Skanda Nichols from the Babaji Kriya Yoga Lineage.

She emphasizes that what is cultivated and discovered on the yoga mat are life tools to be carried out into daily life and put into practice for greater peace, prosperity and grace off the mat.

Instagram @nagalakshmi.devi


Samadhi Yoga is a sanctuary of support in Denver, Colorado, that offers depth, excellence and love in service to the community's collective awakening. Among 3 studios in Uptown, Golden Triangle and Englewood, it offers daily public classes for all levels, workshops, and yoga teacher training. Samadhi Yoga strives to be an altar for yoga in the city; we incorporate devotion, energy, and history into our classes each day.

Explore and expand the boundaries of your body, breath and consciousness. Across space and time in a star system not far from our own, a young man burst forth into illumination; born from the dance of Hopi Kachinas and Shiva’s Crescent Moon, he emerged into Truth’s light as Yogi Santosh. A powerful transcendent awakening nearly two decades ago created the momentum for Santosh to relinquish a normal life existence and explore the illuminated teachings of conscious evolution. Yoga and its spiritual vastness was the perfect arena for this encounter to unfold. Now, 20 years of yoga practice and deep devotion have culminated in cosmic awareness and subtle energetic understanding that is unique to our time. Santosh wishes to share this wisdom and support others’ self-transformation, individual mindfulness, and karmic alignment.


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Sri Sri will guide the audience through a unique and powerful meditation, where they can experience the depths of calmness, and discover a whole new level of peace and wellbeing. They will carry this sense of deep inner peace with them, making positive impact on their community and environment.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of The Art of Living Foundation, is a world-renowned humanitarian, spiritual leader and meditation teacher, as well as a peace ambassador. Sri Sri's vision of a violence-free, stress-free society has expressed itself in numerous service initiatives that have inspired volunteers worldwide to carry out great humanitarian projects with his guidance

He has pioneered innovative approaches to provide trauma and stress relief for affected populations in challenging geographies and varying conflict contexts. His organizations, the Art of Living Foundation and the International Association for Human Values are present in over 155 countries. Sri Sri has played a vital role in bringing together opposing parties in Colombia, Iraq, Sri Lanka and India, among others. Sri Sri has worked with youth groups in conflict-affected states from Kashmir, India and Panama to mitigate their risks of violent action. In the US, his documented methods have brought relief to US veterans, prisoners and students. In a world torn apart by religious, social, national and cultural divides, Sri Sri’s overarching message is that the world is one family, and that diverse religions, cultures and traditions are rooted in the same human values of love, compassion, peace, and non-violence. His words and vision inspire all to come together and create a violence-free stress-free society.


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There will also be activities for the whole family: face painting, henna, hair braiding, etc.


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Aerose (Julia Morgan) is a local street artist whose public art practice is built around empowerment, self-actualization and emancipation of the viewer through creative enhancement of their communities. Her art reveals the wildness that simmers beneath the civilized exteriors of today’s humanity, emphasizing our connectedness to each other and environment through internal landscapes that blend imagination and waking reality. By merging nature and impalpable psychic territories through paint, intention and manifestation of our deepest dreams and most secret thoughts can be brought to visual fruition and given space to breathe and grow. Aerose utilizes spray paint on many large-scale projects, as it is an optimal medium to explore the themes of ephemera and permanency demonstrated in her work, while being efficient, archival and weather resilient. Aerose’s murals interrupt and add to passerby's daily experience by providing colorful windows into alternate realities, encouraging contemplation and inspiration. Aerose’s work seeks to envelope the mind and gaze of the viewer in the same way that we are held by feeling, each other and the cradling universe within which we dwell, allowing the viewer to exist in the spaces between mind and matter, dreams and reality. Art unites, empowers and transcends all illusions of separation, and has the capacity to truly alter minds and societies-- this is the main impetus behind Aerose's creations!