Derek Beres has devoted his life to exposing people to international music, movement, and mythology as a means of creating better individuals and a more informed society. A multi-faceted journalist, music producer, and yoga instructor, he is the creator of Mosaic Method and Flow Play, an innovative Vinyasa-based class that fuses yoga, music and neuroscience, offered nationally at Equinox Fitness. He has published seven books, including The Warrior’s Path: Living Yoga’s Ten Codes and Global Beat Fusion: The History of the Future of Music, and has contributed to dozens of magazines and websites, including Women’s Health, Yoga Journal, National Geographic, Rolling Stone Middle East, Departures, AOL and MTV. He worked as the Managing Editor of Global Rhythm magazine, and writes the 21st Century Spirituality column at Big Think.
Derek is one half of global music producers EarthRise SoundSystem, which creates innovative contexts for 21st century music and cultures to be explored.Based in Los Angeles, he is on the teacher training faculty at Yogis Anonymous in Santa Monica and Strala Yoga in New York City. He also served as the Creative Director of the Tadasana Festival of Yoga & Music, and is ACE and AFAA certified. Derek has been featured in the NY Times, LA Times, People, Self, Shape, Fitness, Glamour, Yoga Journal, Boston Globe, Newsday, NBC Weekend Today, ABC Eyewitness News, Fox Business, BBC, KTLA, NY1, MTV, NPR, and PRI.