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Marianne Elliott is a writer, human rights advocate, and international yoga instructor. Trained as a lawyer, she helped develop human rights strategies for the governments of New Zealand and Timor-Leste, worked as Policy Advisor for Oxfam, and spent two years working in human rights in the Gaza Strip prior to her time in Afghanistan, where she served in the United Nations mission (2005-2007). Her memoir, Zen Under Fire, tells the story of her life and work in Afghanistan. Marianne writes and teaches on creating, developing and sustaining real change in personal life, work and the world. She lives in a converted church above the zoo in Wellington, where she is woken by the roar of the lions.