Today on KPFA’s Women’s Magazine we talk to two feminist spiritual teachers.
Brenda Salgado is a first-generation Nicaraguan-American, a spiritual teacher, speaker, healer, organizer, movement leader, a founding member of Moons Rising Circle and WisdomWomen. Her work reflects a strong commitment to reclaiming our stories of wholeness, healing our connection with land, healing personally and across our many ancestral lines, and building regenerative cultures of gift and reciprocity. Brenda has received training from various teachers in the U.S. and in Central America. . Her recent book Real World Mindfulness for Beginners: Navigate Daily Life One Practice at a Time, features a wide range of diverse and next generation mindfulness leaders. Brenda recently founded Nepantla Consulting, offering healing, restorative circle work, training and workshops, and strategic support for individuals and changemakers driven to build systems and models which are regenerative in nature.
Monica Mody, is a poet, writer, theorist, and educator.
Monica comes to her writing and scholarship as a border-crossing and cross-genre practitioner. Monica’s poems have appeared in numerous literary journals including the Indian Quarterly, Almost Island, Boston Review, Poetry International, and Dusie. Monica’s critical work advances earth-based and decolonial feminist worldviews. Monica teaches as an adjunct professor at the California Institute of IntegralStudies. She has studied and circled with elders, wisdom-keepers, and medicine holders from many earth-based and indigenous traditions, developing an interconnected worldview rooted in ancestral healing practices. A regular movement practice has helped her foster a resilient knowing ofthe body as a site for connection with vaster, more fluid energies. She has facilitated and been a part of women’s healing, griefwork, and community healing sessions, spaces, and circles