As an applied social researcher, long-time peace practitioner, and yoga and meditation teacher, I offer group classes, individualised programmes, training packages and retreats. I provide support to individuals and teams who are engaged on the front lines of life. Bodhisattva Yoga with Claudia Seymour is a global community of thought leaders, activists, care workers, and everyday heroes who connect on their yoga mats– in person and online– to recharge and reinforce as we go on with our everyday work.
For more than 20 years I have worked on issues relating to conflict and peace, human capacities for resilience, and engaged social action. I have served with the United Nations, international think tanks and NGOs. With a PhD in Development Studies, I am a researcher, university lecturer, and speaker on issues relating to ethical international engagement, protection and human rights. I offer training on topics relating to the international political economies of violence, humanitarian action and ‘doing less harm’.
I write about ethical social action and the ways that individuals can engage in their world. The Myth of International Protection: War and Survival in Congo (published in 2019 by the University of California Press) is based on a decade of work as aprotection actor and researcher in the DRC, and critiques international aid interventions. My blog #actionsofoureveryday considers everyday ways to transform violence and showcases guest blogs by scholars and activists from across the world.