Leslie Booker found her calling to empower youth affected by incarceration through yoga and meditation in 2007. She currently teaches with several programs NYC that serves LGBTQI teens, women in recovery and is director of teacher trainings with the Lineage Project, an organization that brings awareness-based practices, like yoga and meditation, to incarcerated and court involved youth in New York City.
Booker has facilitated a mindfulness-based intervention on Riker’s Island and has taught with the Prison Yoga Project in San Quentin Prison in Northern California. She also is the founder of Urban Sangha Project, a collective that supports the sustainability of front line ChangeMakers through mindful yoga, meditation, and dialogue.
She has become a regular presenter at conferences around the country, and offered her services at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in North Carolina. She is committed to collaborations that support bridging the gap between yoga, mindfulness and grass roots activism.