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50 Innovators Shaping the Future of Wellness

By Amanda Jedeikin.

To say that someone is innovative does not fully express the depth of her nature. Innovation requires us to introduce something new to the world or challenge the status quo, and doing so necessitates a host of other compelling characteristics. In many cases, to be innovative is to be inspired, brilliant, insightful, purpose-driven, and pioneering. It also demands thorough mastery of a particular subject matter and the audacity to believe things could be done differently. The following wellness trailblazers demonstrate all of these qualities and more.

Each person featured on this list is doing deeply impactful work in his or her individual realm—from yoga and fitness to meditation, neuroscience, technology, and nutrition—and their contributions are shaping the future of these spheres. More importantly, their work is saving lives, changing lives, and helping us be healthier, happier, better. Taken as a sum, you’ll likely get the sense that the following 50 people might just change the world—and the truth is, you’re probably right.

Tiffany Cruikshank: Founder of Yoga Medicine

Tiffany Cruikshank is a yoga instructor of international renown. Over the last 20 years she has crafted a methodology for teaching and practicing yoga. She teaches a practice that melds the Eastern and Western notions of medicine. Cruikshank’s teaching is held up by her work as a holistic health practitioner, acupuncturist, and sports medicine expert. Based in Seattle, Cruikshank teaches regularly for YogaGlo, and travels extensively around the world. She is also the author of the books Meditate Your Weight and Optimal Health for a Vibrant Life. Her approach has helped thousands of yogis around the world see their practice in a new light.

Read about all 50 of the wellness innovators here.

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