Carol Horton, Ph.D., is a writer, educator, and activist working at the intersection of mindful yoga, social science, and social justice.

Carol serves as Vice President of the Yoga Service Council and was a co-founder of Chicago’s Socially Engaged Yoga Network. She has taught yoga in Chicago’s Cook County Jail, a drop-in center for homeless women, a residential foster care facility, a community health center, and several independent studios.

Carol is an Associate Editor of the scholarly journal Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity. Currently, she is facilitating and editing its first-ever Practitioners’s Forum, “Reinscribing ‘Tradition’ and ‘Modernity’: Paradigm Shifts in 21st Century Practice,” which will include considerations of contemporary yoga, mediation, and Chinese medicine.

An ex-political science professor, Carol holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago.