Ed Shapiro and his wife Deb, are the creators and writers of the CHILLOUT ALERTS, inspirational text messages for SPRINT cell phones. They are Corporate Consultants and personal coaches, having worked with CEO's and senior management of major corporations; and they are respected workshop leaders who have been teaching meditation, bodymind awareness, yoga, and personal development programs for over 30 years in the US, UK, Europe, Australia and India.
Together, they are the authors of fifteen books on personal development, meditation and social action, some of which are in over twelve languages; and three meditation CDs. Their books include VOICES FROM THE HEART with contributions from the Dalai Lama, President Gorbachev, Bishop Tutu, and President Vaclav Havel. They are also the authors of UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, and THE MEDITATION PACK. Ed and Deb hosted their own TV series, Chill Out, which was rated the most popular show on Channel Health TV in England.
The Shapiro’s are currently writing HOW MEDITATION CAN CHANGE THE WORLD, With Voices of Remarkable Spiritual Beings, with contributions from: Marianne Williamson Jack Kornfield, Robert Thurman, Michael Beckwith, Ellen Burstyn, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Eckhart Tolle, and others. It will be published in Fall 2009 by Sterling Publishers.
Ed, from New York, and Deb from London, have been on the spiritual path for over 30 years. They say that the greatest lessons they have learnt in this time are never to take themselves too seriously nor lose their sense of humor! They live and laugh in Boulder, Colorado.
Ed Shapiro won the New York City dance championships in his late teens. Later he trained in India and became a Swami (Yoga Master) with Paramahamsa Satyananda at the Bihar School of Yoga. He also trained with Sri Swami Satchidananda (the Woodstock Guru), and Buddhist Crazy Wisdom Master, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He is a respected meditation teacher who is sought after for his compassionate understanding of the human condition. Ed is the author of INNER CONSCIOUS RELAXATION: A Renaissance in Consciousness.
For further information see: www.EdandDebShapiro.com