Derek Beres is a multi-faceted author, music producer, and yoga/fitness instructor based in Los Angeles. He is the creator of Flow Play, an innovative program that fuses yoga, music, and neuroscience, offered nationally at Equinox Fitness. He has published eight books, including The Warrior’s Path: Living Yoga’s Ten Codes and Global Beat Fusion: The History of the Future of Music. His next book, Whole Motion: Training Your Brain and Body for Optimal Health, will be published by Carrel/Skyhorse Publishing in Spring 2017. Derek is ACE, AFAA, and Schwinn certified, and is currently earning his Masters Degree in Exercise Science and Human Performance. He has written for 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. Derek is currently a columnist for Big Think and 24 Life, 24 Hour Fitness’s magazine.
Derek is one half of global music producers EarthRise SoundSystem. He has served on the teacher training faculty at Yogis Anonymous in Santa Monica, Strala Yoga in New York City, and Buddhi Yoga in La Jolla, where he teaches modules on yoga philosophy and music and neuroscience. He also served as the Creative Director of the Tadasana Festival of Yoga & Music. He 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.
“Derek Beres brings his whole self along with loads of education, research, and contagious passion to mind-body wellness. He shows us with Whole Motion how we can regenerate ourselves and live a full and radiant life with regular training of our mind and body.” —Tara Stiles, founder of Strala Yoga
Two groundbreaking developments in fitness are the effects of exercise on the brain and the importance of regeneration. Harvard clinical Professor John J Ratey believes exercise benefits the brain more than any muscle or organ, and that we need to include neurochemistry when discussing fitness. Meanwhile, with a deepening awareness about the role of recovery changing the way elite athletes and fitness fanatics approach their workouts, creating new neural pathways is the future of fitness. These two interrelated topics have been established, but have never been implemented completely in a practical book, and are at the heart of Whole Motion: Training Your Brain and Body for Optimal Health.
The science is simple: treat your brain properly and your health thrives. In Whole Motion, Derek Beres uncovers the latest research in how your brain is affected by a number of different exercise formats, offering sample workouts designed to give your brain the greatest stimulation (and regeneration) possible. He then applies that science to life beyond exercise, creating a holistic and integrated approach to fitness. Whole Motion will be published in Spring 2017 on Carrel/Skyhorse Publishing.
The EarthRise SoundSystem Remix Project is a series of four-track EPs featuring some of the best international and indie electronica producers today, with tracks ranging from ambient and downtempo to middle-of-the-night house cruisers. The series features remixes of original EarthRise tracks by Nickodemus, The Spy From Cairo, Desert Dwellers, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Maga Bo, DJ Drez, Eccodek, Sonomad, Ramin Sakurai, Srikalogy, Kuzma, Duke Mushroom, Mark Basta, Fr33dom People, and deejaysoul & don_cerati.
EarthRise SoundSystem is the production and live team of David ‘Duke Mushroom’ Schommer and Derek Beres.