CLAUDIA HORWITZ has 25 years of experience in building team capacity in nonprofit, for profit, and philanthropic settings, and she is an expert facilitator and group leader. She has also been a leader in national efforts to integrate the power of spiritual practice and the work of social justice. In 1995 she founded stone circles, an organization that piloted the work to sustain activists and the work for justice through spiritual practice. In 2007, the organization created a retreat and training center on 70 acres of land in North Carolina that welcomed leaders, practitioners and activists of all traditions. Her book The Spiritual Activist: Practices to Transform Your Life, Your Work, and Your World (Penguin Compass 2002) is a practical guide to individual and social transformation through spirit and faith. Claudia has a master’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University. Trained as a yoga teacher in the Kripalu tradition, she follows a yogic path on and off the mat. Claudia is mostly based on an island off the North Carolina coast and serves as a writer, facilitator and trainer supporting work for individual and collection liberation. She is working on a book of essays about that very topic.