Kathryn Budig

Kathryn Budig (she/her) is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher, author, and co-host of the Webby Award nominated podcast, Free Cookies. Kathryn is known for her accessibility, humor, creative instruction, ...

Professor Phoenix: Elise Loehnen


Haus welcomes our new Professor: Elise Loehnen!

Elise is a writer, editor, environmental activist, social justice advocate, and the host of the podcast, Pulling the Thread. She’s co-written 12 books, was the chief content officer of Goop, and the editorial projects director of Conde Nast Traveler. She has interviewed hundreds of thought leaders, doctors, and experts, including: Ibram X Kendi, Bryan Stevenson, Nicholas Kristof, Ambassador Samantha Power, and more!

Elise's first novel under her own name, On Our Best Behavior, is a groundbreaking exploration of the Seven Deadly Sins — ancient ideas of morality that still control and distort women’s lives today. Elise's probing analysis of contemporary culture and thoroughly researched history explains how women have internalized the patriarchy, and how they unwittingly reinforce it. By sharing her own story and the spiritual wisdom of other traditions, Loehnen shows how trust in our natural instincts can return us to a more balanced, peaceful, and spiritually complete way of being.

Join Kathryn, Elise, and fellow Haus members in a live discussion surrounding Elise's novel, On Our Best Behavior: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Price Women Pay to Be Good. Attendees are invited to interact and bring questions!

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