REGGIE HUBBARD – BIOGRAPHY
Teacher, Activist, Strategist, and Organizer
Reggie is the founder/chief serving officer of Active Peace LLC. His yogic and meditative practices have served as a sanctuary of peace and perspective while navigating the stresses of being a black man in the world and serving in pressure-filled jobs at the height of US politics. His practices have also helped him navigate complicated emotions (anger, grief, disappointment) to find and nurture peace of mind and ease of spirit, which is why he now seeks to share them widely for the wellbeing of all. Reggie has taught Members of Congress, Congressional Staff, leading progressive organizations, and individuals from all walks of life – simple tools for managing stress and bringing peace to mind body, and spirit.
In addition to his yoga teaching practice, Reggie has held many senior strategic and logistical roles across a variety of fields, ranging from global marketing, digital and community organizing, government relations, and international education to Presidential campaigning. He is a featured speaker on political strategy, new consciousness, wellbeing and social justice, and civic engagement for leading publications, podcasts, and platforms including Be Here Now Network, The Hill, Mind and Life Institute, SoundsTrue Foundation, Upaya Zen Center, Wanderlust, the Wellbeing Project, Summit, Yoga Alliance, and Yoga Journal.
Reggie’s life work sits at the intersection of bringing more peace and balance to activists; guiding the wellness community toward being more engaged, concerned citizens; enhancing the well-being of all walks of life; and, shifting the world toward more justice for all. Through Active Peace LLC, he teaches and advises all walks of life to enhance well-being as a foundation rather than an afterthought, shifting culture and improving personal and professional outcomes.
In addition to advanced training in yoga and meditation, Reggie received a B.A. in philosophy from Yale University and an MBA in international strategy from the Vlerick Business School in Belgium.
What does inner wellbeing mean to you?
Inner wellbeing is the wellspring from which creativity, passion, purpose, clarity, health and justice flow from. If we hope for peace, love, grace, joy and justice in the world and do not nourish our inner-wellbeing to flourish, it will never happen. Conversely, the more we provide for and fortify our inner wellbeing, the deeper our impact in the world.
In my personal life, as I have made inner wellbeing sacrosanct and foundational, it has transformed my impact as an activist and in service to the healing and wellbeing of others.
How would you define wellbeing in one word?
Are there any rituals or practices you use to enhance your wellbeing?
Every evening and morning I play a sound bowl to make soothe my mind in preparation for sleep and to set the tone for the remainder of the day.
Why is it important that we prioritize individual, organizational and societal wellbeing?
As mentioned above, if we hope for peace, love, grace, joy and justice in the world and do not nourish our inner-wellbeing to flourish, it will never happen. Conversely, the more we provide for and fortify our inner wellbeing, the deeper our impact in the world.
Remembering that our organizations and society are made up of individuals, prioritizing inner-wellbeing in community has the compound effect of making organizations and society more structurally compassionate and human, and less bureaucratic.