Born in London, England, Dr. John Churchill’s interest in psychospiritual development, integral theory, contemplative studies, and Mahayana Buddhism began in his adolescence. At this time, John also received the esoteric Planetary Dharma transmissions that would in time unfold as his contribution to a planetary fourth turning teaching. For 15 years he trained to teach Great Seal meditation in an authentic Indo-Tibetan Mahayana lineage practice with a senior Western teacher. For the last 25 years, John has developed a somatically based contemplative practice path; Embodying the Open Ground, that integrates psychodynamic healing, adult development and meditation. John holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from William James College, and is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Nicole Churchill, MA, MT-BC is a board certified Music Therapist, Transpersonal Counselor, Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, and Expressive Movement facilitator. She earned her BA from Boston’s world renowned Berklee College of Music, and her Masters from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. In addition to her work as Co-Founder and Executive Director at Samadhi Integral, Nicole consults in leadership education with expertise in human development. She has advised and led clients through the design of human change initiatives and transformational educational experiences since 1995. She is a seasoned facilitator who loves to help her students dive deep into all phases of the human learning experience.