Authorized Bio

Edward Vilga is a Wellness Authority, Writer, and Visual Artist.

 

He is the author of 18 bestselling books, DVDs, and courses.

 

Over 50,000 students are enrolled in his online programs. 

 

His work has been featured in PEOPLE and Oprah’s Magazine, along with TV shows such as Live! with Kelly Ripa, CBS’ Early Show, and over 100 other media outlets.

 

His mission is to empower other people to find their own spirits.

 

Edward Vilga is a Yale graduate.

Wellness

Edward Vilga has taught mindfulness practices to countless thousands in NYC and around the world.

 

His DVDs have been downloaded and viewed over 1 million times.

 

Edward is the Co-Founder and Chief Wellness Officer for VWELL, where he designs innovative online programs for progressive corporations.

 

He has created workshops, spoken at, and lead events for companies including NBC-TV / Bravo, Disney, AOL, the law firm of Mayer | Brown, Exhale Hyatt Mind Body Spa, e.l.f. cosmetic, W Hotels, and dozens more.

Writer

Books

Edward Vilga has had 8 books published, both fiction and non-fiction.

 

They have have been translated into over a dozen languages.

 

Fashion Legend and Barney’s Creative Ambassador Simon Doonan said of Edward’s novel Downward Dog (Diversion Books):

“What Karl Lagerfeld is to fashion, Edward Vilga is to yoga.

He has poured his years of experience

into this sexy, charming and well-written escapade.”

As an academic writer, Edward wrote Acting Now: Conversations on Craft and Career (Rutgers University Press).

Plays

Most recently, Edward Vilga directed and co-wrote the play Miracle in Rwanda with writer/performer Leslie Lewis.

Miracle in Rwanda has toured the world with more than 150 performances over 6 continents.

In 2019, Miracle In Rwanda had a six week Off-Broadway run.

The play was selected as the official artistic representation at the United Nations for the 25th Commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

Previously, Edward’s play Blue was nominated for the National Short Play Award, and (in a past life), he produced Obie-winning theater.

Films

Edward wrote and directed the feature film Dead Broke (Warner Brothers DVD, 2006).

 

In a joint venture with the TriBeCa Film Center, Microsoft and iFilm, Dead Broke became the first film to debut simultaneously on the Internet and the big screen.

Visual Art

Inspired by his writing projects, Edward Vilga also creates visual art.

 

He has had gallery shows in NYC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

 

His work has been featured in the New York Times’ Great Home section and in an 8-page magazine profile in The Modern Estate.

 

Edward was nominated by GLAAD as Best Emerging Artist.

 

He is currently at work on a new series related to Radical Abundance.

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