Leslie Booker – Embodied Resilience 2018-10-21T18:00:14-06:00

Embodied Resilience

Leslie Booker

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What You’ll Learn

  • Hear firsthand experiences of how Booker works with the challenges and obstacles of bringing mindfulness to system-involved youth

  • Explore how to integrate embodiment practices into work with at-risk youth

  • Dive into several embodiment practices and tips to help you and those you teach to prepare for mindfulness practice

About Leslie Booker

Leslie is a co-founder of the Yoga Service Council at Omega Institute, and the Meditation Working Group of Occupy Wall Street. She has spoken at Mind&Life Institute’s International Symposium, Contemplative Minds in Higher Education, and Mindfulness in Education conferences, as well as at universities across the country. Booker is a co-author of Best Practices for Yoga in a Criminal Justice Setting, a contributor to Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality’s report on Gender & Trauma, YOGA: The Secret of Life, and Sharon Salzberg's book Happiness at Work. Booker is on faculty with the Engaged Mindfulness Institute and Off the Mat Into the World. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Mindful Yoga and Meditation training (2012), Community Dharma Leaders’ Training (2017), and will complete Spirit Rock’s Teacher Training in 2020.

You can learn more about Leslie on her website.

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  1. Cristina Anton October 23, 2018 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Very interesting exercises. Thank you!
    Very interesting speech about us not being all the same. It makes me think a lot about how an educational or cultural context could help us or not.

  2. Amy October 21, 2018 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    Loved it! Hands on tools that are good for all. I knew a couple but added many more. Thanks!

  3. Debra Berke October 21, 2018 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Loved this presentation!!

  4. Vivian October 20, 2018 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Thanks ever so much Leslie for your wisdom, tools, and authentic sharing. Grateful for tools and for your work, particularly naming generational and historic racism, structural, institutional, and the trauma experiences.

  5. Michelle October 20, 2018 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    God material but I wish during the times Leslie is talking that the camera would be on her, not the interviewer.

    • D October 21, 2018 at 2:45 pm - Reply


  6. Armando Weiss October 20, 2018 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Thank you so much Leslie! I’m excited to have some new tools in my toolbox!! Especially some movement tools! Namaste.

  7. Katie October 20, 2018 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Thank you so much Leslie for the tangible mindful activities I could use with students right away. I really appreciate the variety of ideas.

  8. Marianne Pedretti October 20, 2018 at 9:27 am - Reply

    thank you for sharing your experiences and learning. I enjoyed doing the exercises and feel that these practices will benefit my students.

  9. Gloria Sanford-Breton October 20, 2018 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Thanks so much Leslie! I really loved your presentation and have taken a lot away to use with my students.

  10. Ba October 20, 2018 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Thank you Leslie for the awesome modeling of grounding through authentic expression. My tool kit just expanded from within and without! I hope to invite an exploration of some of this with my incarcerated grandson, for his empowerment.

    • AG October 20, 2018 at 5:01 pm - Reply


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