Mindfulness teacher, author, artist, and consultant Ananda Leeke's #ThrivingMindfully Podcast inspires people and organizations to reclaim mindfulness, self-care, creativity, and abundance as their birthrights. The podcast also encourages people to practice meditation and create more mindful moments in their lives, careers, and businesses. Ananda is passionate about mindful living, creativity, and technology.
She discovered mindfulness when her career as a lawyer and investment banker did not produce the level of success she expected. During her healing journey, Ananda studied and practiced meditation, reiki, yoga, art, and creative writing. As a result, she became a certified yoga and mindfulness teacher, reiki master practitioner, and artist-in-residence for the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts.
Today, she listens to her heart and follows her intuition to help high achievers and organizations outsmart stress, tap into creativity, and have a healthy relationship with technology as the Chief Mindfulness Officer of Ananda Leeke Consulting, a personal and professional development firm. In addition, she hosts and produces the Thriving Mindfully Show on Eaton Radio and teaches weekly meditation classes at Eaton Wellness DC and Qi Kratom CBD Tea in Washington, DC.
In 2018, she received Acquisition International’s Influential Businesswoman Award for the Most Caring Woman in Mindfulness Training and WeUpWomen’s Adelaide Smith Award for her work in self-care and wellness. lululemon selected her to serve as a lululemon luminary in 2019.
Her books, Love’s Troubadours, a yoga-inspired novel; That Which Awakens Me, a mindful creativity memoir; and Digital Sisterhood, a mindful technology memoir, are available on Amazon. She is currently writing Thriving Mindfully, a memoir about her mindfulness and wellness journey. She speaks at conferences and events sponsored by AT&T, Automattic, BlogHer, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Executive Women International, Howard University, Institute for Medicaid Innovation, Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media, lululemon, Marisla Foundation, Meetup/WeWork, Nonprofit Technology Network, Sisterhued, Spelman College, Unity of Washington, DC, Washington National Cathedral, Web of Change, and Wonder Women Tech Summit. In addition, she regularly shares her meditation, mindfulness, and social media expertise as a commentator on WHUR 96.3 FM.
She is a proud alumna of Georgetown University Law Center, Howard University School of Law, Morgan State University, and Elizabeth Seton High School. She is a member of Unity of Washington, DC (meditation and reiki ministries), Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC’s People of Color Sangha, and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She lives in Washington, DC.
Learn more about her at https://anandaleeke.com/about.
Be inspired to practice mindfulness, meditation, and self-care with her Thriving Mindfully newsletter: http://eepurl.com/dFtWGb.
Check out her mindfulness books on Amazon: http://amazon.com/author/anandaleeke.
Listen to her #ThrivingMindfully podcast: http://soundcloud.com/ananda-leeke.
Join her Mindful Cup of Tea community: www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulcupoftea.
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