Certified Mindfulness Teacher
Finding that balance of wisdom, love, and kindness to ourselves and others is what it’s all about!
I have been formally practicing mindfulness meditation since 2010 and love the mind-body connection. This journey has included taking many different classes, daylongs, guidance from various teachers, being a leader and part of a meditation community since 2014 and participating in over a dozen silent retreats, most 7-10 days in length.
Along the way, I have become a trained Mindfulness Facilitator from the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, as well as a Certified Mindfulness Teacher - Professional Level (CMT-P) through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA).
In March 2020, I began teaching classes and working individually with students on Zoom. I love the diversity in students and convenience for everyone that this new mode of teaching offers.
For those who are curious, I studied at The University of California, Berkeley and then Boston University where I received my degree in physical therapy specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine. I have been a volunteer educator, including with Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, working at various middle and high schools in the LA area, focusing on sex education. My husband and I have 3 kids and live in Los Angeles, CA.
And yet none of these things define me, just like no one thing defines you.
It is my mindfulness practice that enables me to have a more balanced relationship with what arises in my daily life. I am more resilient and less reactive with challenging situations. I can also more easily and often notice what I like to call “small pleasants” or joys, such as good coffee, the beauty of a tree, the sound of laughter...
I don’t like to regard the practice as something that is work. Instead I like to think of “playing” with it. Although mindfulness practice needs to be taken seriously, with me there’s always an underlying sense of lightness and humor. This is what makes it easier to continue practicing on and off the cushion! And I love sharing this wisdom and approach with others in my teachings.