Daniel Bowling is a mediator and mediation trainer for the US District Court for Northern California. He co-edited and authored "Bringing Peace into the Room" -- the first book on mediation to focus on the importance for resolving conflict of the mediator's personal qualities. He helped start mediation in South Carolina, where he practiced law after graduating from Harvard Law School.
He was the first yoga teacher in Charleston, SC and started a spiritual educational center there in the 1980's. He was also a teacher and General Counsel for Kripalu Yoga Center, in Lenox, Massachusetts and founded the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association. He has practiced yoga and meditation since 1976 and participated in Spirit Rock's Community Dharma Leaders Training. He currently is President of the Spirit Rock Board of Directors and serves on its Executive, Governance, Diversity, and Ethics and Reconciliation Committees.