Founders & Facilitators

 
 
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Christopher “Doc” Kelley PhD

Christopher “Doc” Kelley is a founder and co-facilitator of Psychedelic Sangha NYC. He received a Ph. D. in Religion from Columbia University where he studied Into-Tibetan Buddhism with Robert A. F. Thurman. He holds part-time associate professorships in Religion at Princeton University and Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School University.

 

Erik Davis PhD

Erik Davis is the founder and lead facilitator of Psychedelic Sangha San Francisco. He is an author, podcaster, and award-winning journalist. His forthcoming book is High Weirdness: Drugs, Visions, and Esoterica in the seventies (MIT Press 2019).

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Ethan Covey

Ethan Covey is a co-facilitator of Psychedelic Sangha NYC. He is a Vermont-born, New York City-based artists focused on ecstatic analog photography. Ethan is also a music critic and journalist. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two dogs.

 

Kilian Ganly

Ethan Covey is a co-facilitator of Psychedelic Sangha NYC. He is a Vermont-born, New York City-based artists focused on ecstatic analog photography. Ethan is also a music critic and journalist. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two dogs.

 

Spiros Antonopoulos

Spiros Antonopoulos is the founder and facilitator of Psychedelic Sangha LA. He began studying yoga with Eddie Stern in 2001, and with Ashtanga yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois during that same year (until his passing in 2009). Together with Erica Morton Magill, he runs Los Angeles Yoga Club (the west coast sister school to Eddie Stern’s’s Brooklyn Yoga Club.

 

Brian James

Brian James is the founder and facilitator of Psychedelic Sangha Montréal. He is also a yoga teacher, musician, shamanic practitioner and host of The Medicine Path Podcast. He studied with Krishnamacharya/Desikachar Yoga lineage and continues to study with shamanism with teacher sin north and South America. His current work is focused on restoring the shamanic roots of yoga and exploring way in which yoga, music and plant medicines complement each other. Brian lives with his wife, an astrologer and herbalist, and their Boston Terrier in Montréal.

Troy Omafray

Troy Omafray is the founder and facilitator of Psychedelic Sangha Boulder, CO. He received an M.A. in Religious Studies from Naropa University where he studied Into-Tibetan Buddhism with Sarah harding. And a second M.A. in Philosophy from Hamline University where he’s studied with Roger R. Jackson. Troy also studied with B. Alan Wallace at the Santra Barbara Instiute for Consciousness Studies for 10 years. Troy lives in Boulder with his wife Della and daughter Uma.