Our intention with this gathering is to inspire participants to find what lights them up and to share that more effectively with the world. We will be exploring Mind, Body and Spirit during these 4-days together including time in nature, lunch and dinner conversation, and workshops with global thought leaders. The base will be two heart-opening yoga classes per day as well as thoughtful, curated conversations and workshops.

This transformational event supports Aspen City of Wellbeing, a non-profit organization dedicated to shifting culture towards an optimal state of wellbeing for all.

Lead With Love, October 26th-29th 2017. 

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Friday, October 27 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
A-Track: Panel: Deepak Chopra, Erica Ford, Urban Yogis and Gina Murdock: Be The Change

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In this inspiring panel you will hear from several change makers who overcame incredible odds to be of service to humanity. The Urban Yogis transformed their lives with the healing power of yoga in one of the most violent areas of the nation and now they inspire others with their stories of redemption and devotion to the practice. Erica Ford is one of the most inspirational change-makers in the country, a woman who has dedicated her life to reducing violence. Dr. Deepak Chopra is a visionary and conscious leader who lifts people up throughout the world to inspire them to find their “true self” and to operate from a place of love. Join Aspen City of Wellbeing and Lead with Love Founder Gina Murdock in a discussion about Yoga, Peace, Forgiveness, Redemption, Inspired Action and Love Ninjas.

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Gina Murdock

Writer and Yoga teacher Gina Murdock is a writer, yoga teacher, and community organizer. She is founder of the Aspen Yoga Society, The Aspen City of Wellbeing, Lead with Love Retreats, The Love Ninjas and the Mind, Body, Spirit Rx content brand. Gina and her husband Jerry created and support the... Read More →

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Dr. Deepak Chopra

Founder, The Chopra Center
Deepak Chopra is one of the leading mind-body spirit Gurus. He seeks to teach the benefits of incorporating meditation and a healthy lifestyle for increasing inner happiness. | Deepak was born in New Delhi, India in 1947. He attended the All India Institute of Medical sciences studying western medicine. In 1968 he came to America and began working in a New Jersey hospital. This led to a successful career in medicine in which he became chief of staff at the New England Memorial Hospital. He also established a growing private medical practice. During this time Deepak Chopra says that he used to smoke a packet of cigarettes a day and also he used to drink heavily to calm his nerves. Increasingly he became uneasy at his approach to life and also he became aware of the limitations of Western medicine. He felt there was something missing in his approach to medical care. Therefore he increasingly became interested in Ayurvedic medicine, which stresses a more holistic approach to medical care. | After studying the ancient Indian system of ayurveda and yoga in 1995 He founded the The Chopra Center for Well Being in California. This serves as a vehicle for spreading his message of alternative medicine and holistic well being. He sees his mission... Read More →
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Erica Ford

CEO and Founder of LIFE, Camp Inc. | “This is not a job, this is my LIFE; my undying love keeps me committed to my people until my glory day takes me away.” Erica Ford | Erica Ford remembers what it was like growing up in Jamaica, Queens back in the 1980s, where crack use and gun violence was an everyday occurrence. A resident in the high crime neighborhood since the age of five, Erica grew up attending countless funerals for friends and seeing mothers left alone to raise their children after losing their husbands to death or prison. | With a burning desire to help effect positive changes in her community, Erica attended a rally for the December 12th Movement, an international human... Read More →
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Juquille Johnston

Juquille Johnston, a native of south-side Jamaica, Queens, grew up in the Baisley park housing project. He is a leader and role model in his neighborhood. He lives by example, demonstrating the value of everyday life. He strives to open the minds of those around him by helping th... Read More →
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Raheem Lewis

Raheem Lewis grew up in the Baisley housing project in south-side Jamaica, Queens, a rough neighborhood riddled with gang and drug violence. his love for basketball and sports kept him from succumbing to a life as a "gangster", but in his neighborhood there were little economic a... Read More →
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Jaytaun Mcmillan

Jaytaun Mcmillan is 20 years old and grew up in south-side Jamaica, Queens, in the Baisley housing project. Even though growing up he was surrounded by lots of violence and drug abuse, his love for sports and basketball kept him out of trouble. As he got older, he was in search of a better life. Being introduced to the practice of yoga has helped him elevate his consciousness, learn to "take the good with the bad," and find happiness within. Now, using his leadership skills, he wants to inspire people to be happy and do what they love to do. He is inspired by the quote: "if you are not doing what you love or what your heart desires, you are literally committing spiritual... Read More →

Friday October 27, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
McNulty Room: Doerr-Hosier Center 845 Meadows Road Aspen, CO 81611