Jeffrey Peacock (he / him)
Jeff practices Buddhist inspired approaches to healing from trauma and addiction, formerly in Refuge Recovery and now in Recovery Dharma. He also practices Nonviolent Communication as a tool to help uncover and identify feelings, needs and the underlying causes of addiction. He endeavors to make these same practices available, understandable, and effective to all seeking freedom from destructive behaviors.
PMFF is a new grassroots organization whose mission is to uplift Muslims oppressed by the carceral state. Rooted in an Islamic ethos of social justice, PMFF operates in solidarity with bail funds and is informed by living experiences of Muslim prisoners and stakeholders. PMFF is uniquely positioned to serve diasporic Philadelphia Muslim and Muslim American communities. Our long-term vision is to abolish solitary confinement and cash bail, cultivate an ecosystem of support for rehabilitation, and dismantle the prison-industrial complex. We aim to do this through community fundraising for posting bail and supporting reentry for Philadelphia Muslims. We also recognize the importance of political education and fostering cross-class, cross-racial, and intergenerational dialogues within and outside of our communities. Our project is a collaborative effort to combat a carceral state and criminal injustice system built on racism, classism, and Islamophobia.
Alec is a long time mindfulness practitioner.
A longtime West Philly mom, Alexandra is returning to Ahimsa House to share embodied movement.
For Over 10 years, Neha worked in women’s trauma centers, health clinics, and global nonprofits while also earning a Master’s of Social Work. For many years, she struggled with her own health and with the help of a Naturopathic Physician, she was able to resolve many root issues in body, mind, and spirit. She has much appreciation for holistic and natural health and is studying to be an Ayurvedic Practitioner.
Shakera is a reiki practitioner and birth worker. Her desire is to support herself and others in unlocking personal healing, growth and embodiment.
When tasked with writing a bio, I am unsure if I will ever know how to define myself. In a form that does not deviate from the traditional template, I am the Executive Director of Collective Climb, a 501c3 organization dedicated to ensuring young people have a space to realize the community they wish to see. I was born in so-called Virginia and moved to sc West Philadelphia 5 years ago. I fell in love with 52nd street first--its cracked side walks, the roar of the el train, the taste of water ice, and the various tempos of "yerrpppppp" in the background. Philly did for me what I hope Collective Climb does for the young people who have always called this place home.
Emily Mary Booth
Emily (she/they) completed their YTT-200 with Susanna Barkataki in the hatha yoga tradition, and studied trauma-informed yoga with with Ashley Tryba. Her goal is to honor the roots of yoga and to help students (herself included!) experience a greater sense of self-agency, on and off the mat.
Hanna has worked as a professional nanny for the last 4 years & has completed over 330 hours of continuing education. She received training as a birth & postpartum doula as well as extensive training with RIE--& is generally fascinated by small humans & supporting the people who nurture them.
Nomi (she/her) grew up in Philly. She believes in the power of community and that listening together reveals a deeper intelligence. She also believes that we teach what we need to know.
Natasha & meg
Co-teaching Please see bios below