Kelvin Cooper is an Associate Professor in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department at Bronx Community College. He is certified in both fitness and yoga. He adjuncts at NYU teaching Afro-Caribbean dance, and he is a teaching artist for the Alvin Ailey Arts Education Program. He has taught, directed intercultural dance and wellness workshops, conferences and performances on the continent of Africa, South America, Asia, North America and Europe. These are all opportunities that have allowed him to explore much of his healing and creative work on Restorative Practice with diverse communities. He uses this practice to address two fundamental needs of human beings; the need to be connected to your authentic self and the need to be connected to others for mutual support and resources.