Serenity Tedesco, MA, is a writer, social justice activist, yoga therapist, and scholar-practitioner of the yoga traditions. She specializes in practical wisdom that engages with society, embodied practices, and emotion as a compass for self-study. She is a graduate of the Yoga Studies M.A. program at Loyola Marymount University where she completed her thesis titled, “The Art of Suffering: Liberation through Anger & Radical Honesty.” Her research focuses on the inter- section of race, philosophy, psychology, and its effects on modern transnational yoga culture. She has written on topics of identity, spiritual bypass, capitalism, colonialism, and racial inclusion/equity. She is also the co-host of the inaugural LMU Graduate Yoga Studies Podcast and Creative Director for “Good Death, Auspicious Rebirth” film project with True Dharma Inter- national Buddhist Mission. In her free time, she plays violin and volunteers for Prison Yoga + Meditation, a non-profit dedicated to providing meditation and yoga to inmates in Los Angeles county.