April 7, 2015
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Brenda Salgado

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I believe that people and communities have tremendous amounts of untapped beauty and wisdom. The best part of my work is creating space for that beauty and wisdom to unfold in their lives and be unleashed in the world.

Brenda Salgado is founder of Nepantla Consulting and Moons Rising Circle. She holds degrees in Biology (BA), Developmental Psychology (BA), and Animal Behavior (MS). Brenda has over 17 years of experience in leadership development, nonprofit management, spiritual teaching, social justice movement building, women’s health, and environmental and social justice. She is a curandera (traditional healer) and has received training from Purepecha, Xochimilco and Toltec indigenous elders in traditional medicine, limpias and healing ceremony. She draws on the powers of the natural world to guide her work as a spiritual leader and healer. She serves on the boards of Movement Strategy Center and the Lion’s Roar Foundation 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. She is author of Real World Mindfulness for Beginners: Navigate Daily Life One Practice at a Time. In July 2018, she will be joining Wisdom & Money as Associate Director for Administration and Communication.

Her current projects are focused on mindfulness, transformational leadership, sacred economics, land trusts for social good, ceremony for collective healing, and the weaving of mindfulness and indigenous teachings for our times. She is committed to co-creating a society filled with wholeness and beauty. She is grateful to her ancestors for the values that have led her to spirituality, healing, leadership development, and social justice work.

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