Carol Horton, Ph.D., is the author of Yoga Ph.D.: Integrating the Life of the Mind and the Wisdom of the Body (2012), co-editor of 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics, and Practice (2012), and author of Race and the Making of American Liberalism (2005). She is also the editor of two forthcoming books in the Yoga Service Council (YSC) and Omega Institute’s annual “Best Practices” series, Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans (forthcoming Fall 2016) and Best Practices for Yoga with Incarcerated and Court Involved People (forthcoming Fall 2017).
Carol serves as YSC Vice President, and was a co-founder of Chicago’s Socially Engaged Yoga Network (SEYN). She completed her foundational yoga teacher training with Ana Forrest, and studied trauma-informed yoga with James Fox (Prison Yoga Project) and Mark Lilly (Street Yoga). Carol has taught yoga in Cook County Jail, a drop-in center for homeless women, a residential foster care facility, and Chaturanga Holistic Fitness in Chicago. A former college professor, she holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Chicago, and has written numerous professional reports for nationally recognized foundations, nonprofits, and government agencies. For more information, visit her website, carolhortonphd.com.