Publications

Purc0692714138_mainhase my newly released book: “A Year in Yoga: Science and Practice of Trauma-Informed Mindfulness” (2016) here. (Despite Amazon disclaimer, shipping time is generally within one week)

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Can you actually seek out peace of mind?”
Headspace Blog – The Orange Dot
October 17, 2016

“Why we should teach meditation in prison”
Headspace Blog – The Orange Dot
March 31, 2016

  • “Yoga and meditation are continuously proven among the most effective therapies for those living with complex residual trauma, and prisons are home to what may be the most concentrated population of individuals plagued by trauma. Given the country’s widespread prison overpopulation and its associated costliness, promoting the rehabilitation and transformation of incarcerated persons with an emphasis on healing trauma may be a valuable strategy to ensure prisoners’ safe and healthful reentry into society. Meditation and yoga can positively impact those who are suffering from complex trauma, as they begin to confront how it is they got where they are…”
August 2013, Vol. 14, Issue 3.18
  • Research manuscript compiled by way of personal interviews, field research, Harvard University archival studies and comparative studies, aimed at evaluating the reality of women’s economic autonomy in Costa Rica and other democratic Latin American nations.Abstract: “…To better understand women’s economic detachment, special attention must be paid to those institutional practices that perpetuate cultural norms and discriminatory tendencies. Costa Rica’s education system has a historic proclivity toward social conditioning, having undergone substantial reform to embed democratic allegiance into its national discourse. Socialized norms, imbedded in the education system, have discouraged women’s economic aspirations and fostered gender disparity. This essay integrates observational fieldwork and research to analyze trends in Costa Rican women’s socio-economic engagement.

Following Ferguson – The Yogi’s Role in Social Justice

Elephant Journal
November 25, 2014
  • An editorial piece reflecting on the potential role of those who prescribe by a lifestyle of yoga in confronting social injustice, particularly in light of the timely shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, MO.
The ‘We Stand Strong’ Generation
The Cambridge Chronicle & Tab
April 27, 2013
  •  Column discussing the “post-9/11 generation” and social media’s impact in the days following the Boston Marathon bombings.
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