Arisika Razak, CNM, MPH
Arisika Razak, MPH, Professor Emerita and former chair of the Women’s Spirituality Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, is a core teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland California and a graduate of Spirit Rock’s DPP program. Her teachings incorporate diverse spiritual traditions, multicultural feminisms, and contemporary diversity theory. For over twenty years, Arisika served as an inner-city midwife, providing birthing care to women from over 70 countries. She has facilitated spiritual, healing and empowerment workshops for over 30 years, and performed nationally and internationally as a spiritual dancer. Arisika is a regular contributor to books and journals, and presents at numerous conferences on the subjects of womanism, diversity, women’s health and healing and embodied spiritual traditions. Her film credits include Fire Eyes (the first full length feature film by an African woman on female genital cutting), and Who Lives, Who Dies (on health care for the indigent).