Our esteemed group of regular guest lecturers and group leaders

Kara Pepper, MD

Kara Pepper, MD, is a board-certified internist and executive coach in Atlanta, Ga. Dr. Pepper cares for adults 18 and older, especially those with eating disorders. Her hybrid in-person and telemedicine practice is centered around patient autonomy, clinical excellence, compassion and connection. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Pepper provides executive coaching to organizations and individuals; leads retreats; and speaks nationally on topics surrounding clinician wellness. Dr. Pepper is the podcast host of "It's Not Just You," stories of survival, humanism and heroics in medicine.


Carrie Poline D.O., FAPA, CEDS

Dr. Carrie Poline is a double board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist specializing in eating, anxiety, mood and child behavioral disorders, where she sees patients ages 5-65 in her private practice in Sandy Springs, Ga. Dr. Poline delivers lectures on eating disorder prevention, early intervention, diagnosis and treatment. A certified eating disorder specialist, she is the supervising psychiatrist at The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders in Atlanta. She is an adjunct faculty member of Emory University’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, where she has taught and supervised residents. She is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and a member of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association (GPPA), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), Academy of Eating Disorders (AED), and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). Dr. Poline also serves on the medical advisory boards for EDIN and Skyland Trail in Atlanta.


Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams started his career as a professional musician recording albums for classical guitar with albums for Pamplin, Intersound Records and his own label. He later co-founded the classical fusion group, "Montana Skies," and toured with the group nationally as performing artist for over a decade. He is known on Insight Timer and elsewhere as the Sonic Yogi.

Jonathan discovered sound as therapy after his experiences and recovery from anxiety. As a touring musician, he knew the power of music to move our emotions; but following this experience, he understood its potential as a healing force. Since then, he has used his intuition, experiences and studies to explore the role of sound and music in the healing arts and create new ways for people to relax, enhance self-healing and expand their self-awareness.

Jonathan frequently gives talks and facilitates workshops on sound therapy and meditation, which include appearances at TedX, National Spiritual Living Conference, GA State Social Workers Conference, Emory Wellness Center and Wigwam Wellness Festival. His sound therapy tracks have been used by millions of people, and can be streamed on YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud and Insight Timer. They are also used by the Centergy yoga classes offered at Gold's Gym nationwide. He continues to explore ways in which sound, as therapy, can help people to relax, de-stress, enjoy deeper meditations and feel great.