Zarna Joshi is a writer and storyteller and has published books about Hindu spirituality, self-examination, and cross-cultural understanding. She leads the Seattle Bhakti Yoga group with an aim to focus on the core values of yoga. She is also a community organizer and world traveler and has often appeared in the media as an activist for climate justice and social justice issues. Much of her activism stems from her cultural upbringing as an Indian daughter. She says: "I have a heritage of non-violent direct action. We changed the world for the better and we can do so again if we come together as a community."