Camila is committed to creating spaces for people to discover their inner resources and heal. She has over ten years of experience working with peace education strategies for communities living in conflict situations in her country, Colombia, and more than five years of experience teaching trauma-sensitive mindfulness there and to youth in New York City. In her work, she is passionate about connecting self-care practices, peace education and social justice. She strongly believes that when people are reminded of their self-worth and are given a space to be curious about it, building peace from the inside out can be possible and real transformation can take place.
Outside of her work with Lineage, Camila is the Director of Breathe International in the U.S, an international NGO that seeks to establish mindfulness as a peacebuilding strategy for diverse groups worldwide. She is also a Lead Teacher at exalt youth, an organization that works with court-involved youth in New York City. Additionally, she teaches private mindfulness and yoga classes. She is a certified mindfulness teacher from Mindful Schools and a certified yoga teacher through Abhaya Yoga. She holds a Master’s Degree in Peace Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.