Rosa Harper

Rosa HarperRosa Harper was born in 1985 in Asheville, NC and was raised in Charleston, SC. After graduating from the College of Charleston in 2007 with a degree in English, Rosa moved to Austin Texas and began working with victims of violence at the SAFE Alliance (2009-2018) and at NDVH (2009-2012). Working with families, mostly women and children, who sought refuge at SAFE, allowed her to see first hand the systemic problems which enable generational violence and trauma. It also led her to learn about natural healing, both physical and spiritual. With the help of community allies, Rosa was able to develop alternative healing programs for clients of the SAFE Alliance, including an acupuncture for PTSD program which is still meeting weekly, thanks to the dedicated volunteer Barbara Biro.

In 2016, four years after taking initiation into the Kriya Yoga meditation practice, Rosa attended a four month training program at the Hariharananda Gurukulam in Balighai, India where she was able to deepen her practice and learn from her primary teacher about Vedic literature, science, and theory.

Rosa is committed to making the most of the life she has been given by being of service to Nature and Humanity. She has worked with youth through the Amala Foundation, taking part in the Global Youth Peace Summit in Austin, TX, and studying with the founder of Amala, Vanessa Stone, during a six month apprenticeship program (2014). She believes strongly that supporting the youth of this planet in creating a bright future for generations to come is the most important work we can be doing, as Millenials, and as future Elders. She is currently living in Albuquerque, NM studying Ayurveda, herbalism, assisting remotely with NLP Austin, and tending to a little garden in her spare time.