Episode 59: Jeff Krasno

On whiteness in wellness, our responsibility, our clumsiness and our commitments.

  • Creating Wanderlust [4:41]
  • Spirituality and Civic engagement [16:30]
  • Acknowledging complicity. The role of the wellness teacher [20:39]
  • Black Lives Matter protests. Witnessing glimpses of Oneness [29:21]
  • Grace for clumsiness. Taking moral inventory [36:33]
  • Reframing the notion of separation [43:39]
  • Shaping the world in small moments [47:59]

Jeff attended The Hotchkiss School and received his BA in 1993 from Columbia University. In 2008, Jeff created the concept for Wanderlust, a series of large-scale events combining yoga & wellness with the arts.

In 2018, Jeff founded Commune Media, an online learning platform for personal and societal well-being. As CEO, Jeff focuses on talent relationships, business development and building a stellar team. He also hosts the Commune podcast, interviewing a wide variety of guests from Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson to Brendon Burchard and Russell Brand.

Jeff serves on the board of Pure Edge, a non-profit organization dedicated to integrating yoga and mindfulness curriculum into the public school system. Jeff is a contributor to the Huffington Post and Fast Company. Jeff has written two books, Wanderlust & Find Your True Fork and pens a weekly newsletter called Commusings.

In 2016, he was selected by Oprah Winfrey to be part of the SuperSoul100 as one of the nation’s leading entrepreneurs.

In 1995, Jeff married Schuyler Grant, his college sweetheart. Schuyler, a yoga teacher and director of Kula Yoga Project, served as the inspiration for Wanderlust. Jeff & Schuyler have three beautiful daughters, Phoebe, Lolli and Micah. They currently live in Los Angeles, California.



Pure Edge
Kula Yoga
Heavy – Kiese Laymon
White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo

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