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.

On April 24th the “Life in Balance” series, “Being Present: How Mindfulness is Shaping Modern Society,” which took place at the New York Hilton in New York City brought together panelists includeing

  • 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.  For more information and tour dates go to for more information.

Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs and 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.