Airrion Copeland aka “Air” is a modern-day renaissance man with a passion for health, wellness, film, surfing and environmentalism. He is the Executive Director of a cultural and creative complex called Compound fostering the intersection of contemporary art, wellness and community impact based in Long Beach, CA. MBA and MFA educated, Air discovered his passion for the ocean back in 2004 when he first started surfing. Air is also the producer for the award-winning documentary film called “White Wash”, exploring the history of African-American surfers and the complexity of race through the eyes of the ocean.
Air has been practicing yoga and mindfulness for over 20 years and has created several yoga video series with Inner Dimension Media including the critically acclaimed “Yoga 30 for 30”. Air also implemented “Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease” into UCLA Health, a wellness lifestyle medicine program to reverse chronic heart disease.
Air enjoys spending family time with his wife, Maureen, his son Miles and his two dogs, Bliss and Charlie. He loves to surf, hike, read and spend time in nature.