Leslie Booker brings her heart and wisdom to the intersection of Dharma, Embodied Wisdom, and Social Justice; an integration of ancient wisdom practices that support us in navigating our modern world. She has presented at Mind and Life Institute’s International Symposium, Fetzer Institute, Contemplative Minds in Higher Education, and Mindfulness in America conferences, and as a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia, Columbia University Teacher’s College, Pitzer, and Vassar Colleges, and CUNY Law. She often speaks on the need to expand our vision around culturally responsive teachings, and changing the paradigm of self and community care. Booker is a co-author of Best Practices for Yoga in a Criminal Justice Setting, a contributor to Georgetown Law’s report on Gender and Trauma, and YOGA: The Secret of Life. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation training (2012) and Community Dharma Leaders’ Training (2017), and Spirit Rock’s four year Retreat Teacher Training (2020).