Brenda Salgado is founder of Nepantla Consulting, and is currently in the process of establishing the Nepantla Center for Healing and Renewal. She holds degrees in Biology (BA), Developmental Psychology (BA), and Animal Behavior (MS). Brenda has over 16 years of experience in leadership development, nonprofit management, spiritual teaching, movement building, women’s health, and environmental and social justice. She has received training from indigenous elders in traditional medicine, limpias and healing ceremony. She serves on the boards of Movement Strategy Center and the Lion’s Roar Foundation (Lions Roar and Buddhadharma magazines), and is a Founding Member of WisdomWomen. In the past, she has served as the Director of the East Bay Meditation Center, and as a Senior Fellow at the Movement Strategy Center where she contributed to transformative movement building in the social justice field and was co-author of Out of the Spiritual Closet: Organizers Transforming the Practice of Social Justice. In November 2016 she released her first book, Real World Mindfulness for Beginners: Navigate Daily Life One Practice at a Time.
Trained by Purepecha, Xochimilco and Toltec elders in traditional medicine, Brenda draws on the healing powers of the natural world to guide her work as a spiritual leader. Her current projects are focused on mindfulness, transformational leadership, sacred economics, land trusts for social good, ceremony for collective healing and consciousness transformation, and the weaving of mindfulness and indigenous teachings for our times. She is committed to co-creating a society filled with wholeness and beauty, and is grateful to her ancestors for the values that have led her to spirituality, healing, leadership development, and social justice work.
A sought after speaker, teacher, and movement builder, Brenda has presented, facilitated, led workshops, and offered ceremony at numerous venues across the country.
Nepantla Consulting: www.nepantlaconsulting.com
Real World Mindfulness for Beginners: Navigate Daily Life One Practice at a Time: bit.ly/realworldmindfulness