Diego Perez was born in Ecuador and immigrated to the United States as a child. He grew up in Boston and attended Wesleyan University. During a silent Vipassana meditation course in 2012, he saw that real healing and liberation were possible. He became more committed to his meditation practice while living in New York City. The results he witnessed firsthand moved him to describe his experiences in writing. The penname Yung Pueblo means “young people” and is meant to convey that humanity is entering an era of remarkable growth and healing, when many will expand their self-awareness and release old burdens. Diego’s online presence as Yung Pueblo, as well as his books, are meant to serve those undertaking their own journey of personal transformation. Today, Diego resides in Western Massachusetts with his wife, where they live quietly and meditate daily.
Adriene Mishler is an international yoga teacher, actor, writer, activist and entrepreneur. On a mission to make tools for mental, emotional, and physical health accessible for all, Adriene began hosting YouTube channel Yoga With Adriene, an online community of over 12 million subscribers. Yoga With Adriene provides high quality practices on yoga and mindfulness at no cost to support and inspire people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds across the globe. YWA was recognized by Google as the most searched workout of 2015, and is practiced in homes, offices, and schools worldwide. Adriene is also the co- founder of Find What Feels Good, a low cost subscription app dubbed the first “Netflix For Yoga” providing creative yoga, meditation and connected lifestyle content across all devices. With a deep reverence and respect for yoga philosophy, Adriene combines studies of traditional yoga with developmental movement, storytelling, and mindfulness application for the modern day. Her approach to guiding regular self care embodies a playfulness, wisdom, inclusivity and humor that breaks barriers amidst wellness culture and encourages all shapes and personalities to the mat. She was certified in Austin, TX and has gained extended training from master teachers across the United States for over 18 years. With a professional theater background, Adriene has worked in television, voiceover, film and dance. She is co-owner of Practice Yoga Austin studio, and a regular contributor for magazines and blogs on topics of wellness and the arts. She has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in Health and Fitness two years in a row and has traveled to host live community events in yoga, meditation and self care all across the globe. Adriene lives in Austin, TX with her dog Benji.