Daniel Bowling is a staff attorney, mediator, and trainer for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, US District Court for Northern California. He practiced law and was Public Defender in Charleston, SC following his graduation from Harvard Law School. He has been a mediator since 1987 and co-edited/co-authored Bringing Peace into the Room (Jossey-Bass, 2003). He has practiced yoga and meditation since 1976, was the first yoga teacher in Charleston, SC, and started an educational center there in the 1980s. He was also a teacher and General Counsel for Kripalu Yoga Center, in Lenox, MA and developed the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association. He completed Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leaders Training and currently teaches mindfulness meditation. He is President of the Board of Directors of Spirit Rock and serves on its Diversity, Governance, and Ethics and Reconciliation Committees.