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Hala Khouri

Hala Khouri, M.A., SEP, E-RYT, has been teaching the movement arts for over 20 years. Her roots are in Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, dance, Somatic Psychology, and the juicy mystery of Life itself. Creative movement and honest self-exploration have always been sources of tremendous healing for Hala. Her calling to share this with others has been clear to her since she began teaching at the age of 16.

Hala holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Religion from Columbia University and holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute (where she is also currently working on her Ph.D. in Community, Liberation, and Ecopsychology). She wrote her Master's thesis on using yoga and other complementary disciplines, such as eco-psychology and somatics, for self-empowerment to inspire a global shift towards peaceful and sustainable living. She is also trained in Somatic Experiencing (SE), a technique which focuses on trauma’s impact on the body-mind and ways to resolve it.

Hala is one of the creators and co-founders of Off the Mat, Into the World, alongside Seane Corn and Suzanne Sterling. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to utilizing the tools of yoga and somatic practices within a justice framework to inspire people to be conscious leaders of change.

Through the non-profit A Thousand Joys, Hala works with social workers and direct service providers, educating them on the effects of vicarious trauma and offering them somatic tools to discharge and manage stress and create a culture of wellness. She teaches the Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Julian Walker and Jay Fields.

Hala lives in Venice, California with her husband Paul and their two precocious sons.