Practice & Teaching
Foremost, I am a student. I continue to practice, always. Out of this, comes teaching & sharing.
My Meditation & Mindfulness teachings incorporate techniques & philosophies from multiple traditions, including Vedic, Yoga, Buddhist, Taoist, and Self-Inquiry. I also frequently incorporate elements of asana yoga, pranayama (yoga breathing), chanting, kirtan, and sound meditation. Most important is the experience of practicing a technique, so all of my teachings focus on creating opportunities to experience & cultivate states of awareness, stillness, compassion, kindness, etc…
In my almost 15 years of practice, I’ve attended many trainings, read many books, and listened to many teachings. I’ve studied mindfulness at the Blue Cliff Monastery, meditation & Vedic/Yoga philosophy at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, completed Dr. Patricia Broadrick’s “Learning To Breathe” mindfulness training, meditated on a holy mountain, practiced with Gary Weber PhD, studied mindfulness research with Mark Greenberg PhD and about 10 years of other great stuff. All of that has been very useful, and I’m truly grateful for opportunities to study and the open hearts of so many teachers.
I’m also very grateful for the most fabulous teacher of all: Life. Every glorious, confounding, lovely, and funky moment of it is a perfect opportunity to Practice. Nothing has been as transformative for me as simply showing up in my own life every single day and living the practice. Breathing, observing, practicing, feeling and doing the best that I can. What ever that means, and however imperfect it is. No stack of books or workshop series will ever substitute for actually starting to “live the practice”. Come! Let’s support eachother, learn from eachother, and live the practice together!