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Prentis Hemphill

Prentis Hemphill is movement facilitator, writer, embodiment teacher and practitioner who is committed to the kind of healing capable of transforming each of us and the world. Prentis has spent the last 15 years bridging the work of wellbeing with the work of building community as a part of organizations committed to justice. They have taught with Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity, generative somatics and was the Healing Justice Director at Black Lives Matter from 2016-2018.  In 2016, Prentis was awarded the Buddhist Peace Fellowship Soma Award for community work inspired by Buddhist thought. At present, Prentis is the Founding Director of The Embodiment Institute and The Black Embodiment Initiative as well as host of the Finding Our Way Podcast. Their work has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, and Shondaland. They are a contributor to The Politics of Trauma by Staci K. Haines as well as the upcoming You are Your Best Thing edited by Brene Brown and Tarana Burke and Holding Change by adrienne maree brown.