Yoga Journal and Naropa University Announce the Life in Balance Series

Leading Visionaries Discuss How Yoga and Mindfulness are Transforming the World

BOULDER, Colo.April 20, 2015 -- Yoga Journal ( and Naropa University( announce the launch of "Life in Balance," a traveling symposium with leading visionaries on how yoga and mindfulness are transforming the world. The "Life in Balance" series is a continuation of Naropa University's Radical Compassion Symposium, and will take place at Yoga Journal LIVE! Events across the country.

Following its debut in San Francisco, the next "Life in Balance" series, "Being Present: How Mindfulness is Shaping Modern Society," will take place on Friday, April 24 at the New York Hilton in New York City as part of the Yoga Journal LIVE! Event ( Panelists include:

  • Gopi Kallayil, Chief Evangelist for Brand Marketing at Google
  • George Mumford, sports psychologist and meditation teacher
  • Sharon Salzberg, celebrated meditation teacher, New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA
  • Jeff Walker, vice chair in the United National's Envoy Office for Health, Finance and Malaria, philanthropist and author

The "Life in Balance" series will cover a number of diverse topics including mindful performance in business, sports and public service, treatment and therapy for our nation's soldiers, veterans and First Responders, and resilience in our personal lives.

All "Life in Balance" events will donate a portion of the proceeds to charities. The New York LIVE! Event will benefit Insight Meditation Society and Cambridge Insight Meditation Center.  Go to Yoga Journal Live! for more information.

Both Yoga Journal and Naropa University are based in Boulder, CO, and each is celebrating 40 years of service to communities of scholars and practitioners. These like-minded organizations have joined forces to bring to a wide audience the power of mindfulness to transform not only individuals, but also entire sectors of society.

"We're thrilled to be collaborating with Naropa University, and excited for what will be important and necessary conversations between smart and inspiring thought leaders," says Carin Gorrell, Editor in Chief of Yoga Journal.

"For forty years, Naropa University has served at the forefront of exploring the intersection of mindfulness, compassion, and education," said Charles G. Lief, President of Naropa University. "Naropa is pleased to partner with Yoga Journal in fostering a much-needed dialogue on emergent topics around the United States."

About Yoga Journal: For 40 years, Yoga Journal has been the #1 authority on yoga and the yoga lifestyle. Founded in 1975 by members of the California Yoga Teachers Association, Yoga Journal offers all practitioners—from beginners to masters—expert information on how to live a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life both on and off the mat. Every day, Yoga Journal engages its print, online and live audience with top teacher insights and in-depth reporting on poses, breathing, meditation, nutrition, health, trends and more. Always informative and inspiring, the magazine's welcoming, inclusive point of view puts every reader in front of the world's best teachers. With 12 international editions spanning 28 countries, and 5 national live events annually, Yoga Journal is the world's largest and most influential yoga brand.

About Naropa University ( Located in Boulder, ColoradoNaropa University is a private liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Naropa University is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2014-15. Naropa University is a recognized leader in contemplative education, an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom studies with traditional Western scholarship. Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is the only program in the United States offering an undergraduate degree in Yoga Studies.

For more information contact:

Yoga Journal: Dayna Macy, 415-591-0729 or

Naropa UniversityBill Rigler, 303-546-3533,