As an applied social researcher, long-time peace practitioner, and yoga and meditation teacher, I offer classes for individuals and teams who are engaged on the front lines of social action. Practice options include online and in-person yoga sessions and mindfulness meditation training. Creating space to slow down, to reconnect with breath and mindful movement, I share embodied practices from beginner to advanced levels that help to recharge, reinforce and then respond more effectively in our everyday work in the world. 



For more than 25 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, and offer trainings and talks on international political economies of violence, humanitarian action and ‘doing less harm’, and methods and practices for transforming structural and political violence.


Join our global community of engaged scholars and activists working together to transform violence. Our #actionsofoureveryday blog series showcases reflections on ethical social action and the infinite, everyday ways  that individuals can engage in meaningful positive change in our world.  You can also link to my 2019 University of California Press book:  The Myth of International Protection: War and Survival in Congo and join the conversation on how to make international humanitarian action more ethical and accountable.