Steve Bhaerman is a writer, educator and comedian, and a pioneer in alternative education. As a second-year teacher in Washington, D.C. he started an alternative high school and co-authored a book about his experiences, No Particular Place To Go: Making of a Free High School.
In 1980, he launched one of the first holistic publications in the country, Pathways Magazine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. More recently, he the author of a highly-acclaimed book with cellular biologist Bruce Lipton, Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here, a book both Deepak Chopra and political commentator Thom Hartmann have called “world-changing.” On the lighter side, Steve has spent the past 33 years writing and performing in the guise of Swami Beyondananda, the cosmic comic. Noted author Marianne Williamson has called him “the Mark Twain of our times” because his comedy is pertinent, socially conscious and transformational.
Steve is currently active in transpartisan politics, and has a weekly radio show, Wiki Politiki, dedicated to “bringing left and right front and center to face the music and dance together.” This fall, in the new guise of Yogi Bhaerman, Steve and his wife Trudy are on tour to move forward the “Great Upwising.” He can be found online at www.wakeuplaughing.com.