Madeline Lam

Maddie Lam is a body-based practitioner and somatic activist who focuses on using practices of embodiment as liberation to answer the question: how do we all get free? Using movement, authentic expression, and creativity as pathways to a more beautiful world, Maddie creates spaces and opportunities to touch the center of the earth, and diveratively, our own hearts. 

Interested in processes that evolve us toward an existence past domination, oppression, and disconnection, Maddie became a facilitator of a liberatory praxis. [praxis: reflection and action upon the world to transform it]. She applies and teaches a liberatory praxis in a myriad of roles.

As a co-founder of Breathe for Justice, Maddie offers an educational and experiential program for youth and adults from all walks of life to explore embodiment as a method for social change. As a racial equity consultant, she has worked with various non-profit organizations, school districts, and city governments to implement systems of equity. Maddie has also integrated racial healing frameworks and practices into women-based youth adventure programs as a long-term thought partner and more recently as Director of Equity at Deva SoulJourneys.

In 2021, Maddie was a Teacher in Residence at Esalen where she offered participatory experiences for students to experience their gifts, embodied liberation, and ancestral healing. She is excited to return to Esalen to co-create rituals of true freedom.



Maddie Lam is a body-based practitioner and somatic activist who focuses on using practices of embodiment as liberation to answer the question: how do we all get free? Using yoga and meditation as pathways to deeper self-exploration, Maddie creates spaces for joy, self-intimacy, and connection to the greater collective.

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