Brad Wetzler is a journalist, writer, speaker, teacher, and coach. His articles and essays have appeared in some of the finest American publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, Newsweek, GQ, Wired, National Geographic, Travel + Leisure, Outside, where he was a senior editor and longtime contributing editor. He is a former monthly columnist for both Outside magazine and Universal Press Syndicate. The latter syndicated his Adventuring column to over 200 newspapers. His book, Real Mosquitoes Don’t Eat Meat, was published by W.W. Norton. He is passionate about telling stories and helping other people tell the stories of their lives. Both his writing and coaching is informed and inspired by his extensive experience as a widely published journalist who has traveled on assignment to more than thirty countries.
Brad began his career as an editor at Outside magazine. After seven years there, during which he edited such luminous American writers as Jon Krakauer, Peter Matthiessen, and others, he left the editing desk to become a freelance writer. He spent fifteen years writing for top publications.
A dedicated yogi and a certified yoga instructor, he writes and speaks about the power of yoga, habit, and spiritual practice to change us. He is currently writing two books, The Yoga of Writing, a writer’s manual that draws on the philosophy and practice of yoga, and The Big Awake, a memoir. Brad lives in Boulder, Colorado, where he teaches writing and yoga and a course called The Yoga of Writing. When he’s not writing, teaching, or practicing yoga, he explores the Rocky Mountains with friends and his dog, Blue.