Loretta Pyles


Globalized economic disparity, community violence, racial injustice, social welfare retrenchment, and chronic stress are just a few of the interlocking issues facing our communities and the practitioners and activists who work there. When we ignore internalized oppression, trauma, and burnout, we can perpetuate disconnected and disembodied lives, cultures and organizations. My work is to help people to become more intimate with their inner and outer worlds, bring radical compassion to their own truths, and to awaken to the basic equanimity and joy that is always available. I believe that true justice can only emerge when everyone feels whole. East-West practices, such as meditation and yoga, along with individual and collective inquiry, can help people to understand the sources and impacts of these problems, as well as to enhance their capacities to be in compassionate relationship with themselves and others. ...