Vanessa Kelly, JD, LLM is a graduate of the Nalanda Institute Contemplative Psychotherapy Program and is a member of Nalanda Institute’s equity leadership team and the meditation faculty. Vanessa is a Buddhist meditation teacher trained in the Insight tradition. She completed her meditation teacher training with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Vanessa is also an Awake in the Wild contemplative nature practices teacher, a Level 1 and 2 Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide, and is certified in wilderness first-aid and as a Leave No Trace trainer. She frequently offers meditation in corporate settings and at Nalanda Institute. Deaf from birth, Vanessa is a disability rights speaker and advocate working to ensure meditation and outdoor spaces are accessible for all abilities.