Martha Hare, DMin (Jewish Spirituality), PhD (anthropology), has been a long-time student of Mussar including completion of training as a Madricha (Leader) at the Center for Contemporary Mussar (CCM). She has been a member of the Adat Shalom Reconstructionist community in Bethesda MD for over 25 years, and is also involved with Tifereth Israel, a Conservative congregation in Washington DC. As a Spiritual Director, and a Registered Yoga Teacher, Martha’s current focus is on healing our relationship with divinity through embodiment as a springboard for activism. This focus builds on a career in nursing, research and research administration in areas such as pediatrics, oncology, HIV/AIDS, health disparities and palliative care. A constant throughout the phases of Martha’s career is her concern with building community as well as meditation and spiritual study as an individual and in group settings.