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Linda Graham, MFT, author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience, is an experienced psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area, and an expert in trauma therapy and the neuroscience of human relationships. lindagraham-mft.net

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, conducts basic and clinical research on the effectiveness of yoga and meditation practices. A certified Kundalini Yoga instructor and director of research for the Kundalini Research Institute, he is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. yoga-research.info/SatBirKhalsa

Gail Parker, PhD, E-RYT 500, a psychologist, educator, author, thought leader, and media personality, is a lifelong practitioner of yoga. She serves as a faculty member in the department of Integrative Medicine at Beaumont Hospital’s School for Yoga Therapy in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Leslie Booker, a cofounder of the Yoga Service Council and director of trainings for Lineage Project, brings her heart, wisdom, and compassion to the intersection of social justice, yoga, and mindfulness. lesliebooker.com

Teo Drake, an educator, practicing Buddhist and yogi, and spiritual activist. When he isn’t helping spiritual spaces become more welcoming and inclusive of queer and transgender people, he teaches martial arts, yoga, and woodworking to children.

Nikki Myers, E-RYT 500, is a yoga teacher, yoga therapist, somatic experiencing practitioner, and certified addictions recovery specialist. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Yoga Journal, Black Enterprise, the Huffington Post, and more. y12sr.com

Santiba Campbell, PhD, is an assistant professor of Psychology at Bennett College who studies identity development in regards to academic self, race, and ethnicity among African American college students and the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion within the academy and society.

Tamara Y. Jeffries, RYT 200, a professor, journalist, health editor, and yoga teacher who specializes in teaching yoga classes for people who are “not twenty, not skinny, and not bendy.”

Jasmine Chehrazi, founder of Yoga Activist, teaches yoga studies as faculty at the George Washington University School of Public Health. She also is founder of five community-based yoga studios where she leads trauma-sensitive 200-hour teacher training programs. yogaactivist.org

Argos Gonzalez, PhD, is a teacher in the Bronx, a lecturer, and a mindfulness and yoga instructor certified through both Mindful Schools and Little Flower Yoga. With a deep passion for empowering children and adolescents, he supports other education professionals to do the same. mindfulschools.org

Molly Lannon Kenny is founder of the Samarya Center, a nonprofit service and training organization dedicated to individual transformation and social change. Creator of Integrated Movement Therapy®, she has been featured in Yoga Journal and the New York Times. samaryacenter.org

Pam Lozoff, a trained social worker and yoga instructor, is founder/director of Spirit of Youth Yoga, an organization that aims to build social-emotional skills, community, and leadership with youth and the change-makers who work with youth. spiritofyouthyoga.com

Alison Murphy (details to come)

Kyla Pearce, MPH, is director of program design and evaluation for the LoveYourBrain (LYB) yoga program. Using  her knowledge and skills as a yoga teacher and researcher, she has developed a traumatic brain injury (TBI) focused yoga curriculum for the LYB Foundation. loveyourbrain.com

Kim Baker, MPA, RYT-200, is director of implementation for the LoveYourBrain yoga program. Prior to LoveYourBrain (LYB), Baker spent several years working for the United Nations and various nonprofit organizations both in the United States and abroad. loveyourbrain.com

Rosa Vissers is executive director of Yoga Behind Bars (YBB), a Seattle-based nonprofit offering trauma-informed yoga to incarcerated youth and adults. She has taught yoga to hundreds of incarcerated people and trained more than 300 teachers to instruct yoga and meditation behind bars. yogabehindbars.org

Brett Cobb, author of Toward Spirit and the Christ Within, is a Yoga Service Council board member, fundraising consultant, and former director of development at Omega Institute with 25 years experience raising lead gifts and grants.

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT, author of Little Flower Yoga for Kids and coeditor of Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, is board president and a founding member of the Yoga Service Council. She is a leading voice in the children’s yoga and mindfulness community.  littlefloweryoga.com

Teachers are subject to change.