Additional Background and Experience

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

  • 5-Week A Mindful Approach to Anxiety, Live Zoom, May 2021

  • 5-Week Mindfulness for Stress, Live Zoom, April 2021

  • 5-Week Mindfulness for Stress, Brighton School community (ZOOM), Mountlake Terrace, WA. March 2021

  • Loving-kindness, Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada. April 2020

  • Noting as a Mindfulness Practice, Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada. Jan 2020

  • Mindful Self-Compassion, Lehman Learning Solutions, Seattle, WA. September 2019​

  • Noting as a Mindfulness Practice, Camp Burton, Vashon Island, WA. June 2019

  • Mindfulness Workshop, Childhaven, Seattle, WA. May 2019​

  • Mindfulness in Life and at Work, Lehman Learning Solutions, Seattle, WA. March 2019​

  • Introduction to Mindfulness, Seattle Public Library - University Branch, Seattle, WA. Feb 2019

  • Holiday Stress! What role can mindfulness play?, The Grinning Yogi Yoga Studio, Seattle, WA. Dec 2018​

  • Mindfulness for Beginners, Brighton School, Mountlake Terrace, WA. May 2018

  • Wellness Week: Mindfulness for the New Year, CHEF Software INC, Seattle, WA. Jan 2017  

  • Stress Relief through Mindfulness Practices, Association of American Schools in South America, Emmastad, Curacao. March 2015

  • Mindfulness in the Elementary School Classroom, SUNY Buffalo State, Dec 2014

  • Mindfulness at Work, American School of Lima, Lima, Peru. Oct 2014

  • The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation, American School of Lima, Lima, Peru. March 2014

MEDITATION RETREAT EXPERIENCE (participant)

  • 7-day Mindfulness & Compassion, Mindfulness Northwest, at-home Zoom, Oct 2021

  • 5-day Solitary (self-guided), Windhorse Retreat Center, Whidbey Island, WA, June 2021

  • 14-day Solitary (self-guided), Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada. June 2020

  • 45-day Winter Retreat, Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada. Jan - Feb 2020

  • 7-day , Bow, WA, Oct 2018Samish Island Campground, Roots of Mindfulness Retreat

  • 4-day, Bow, WA, Sept 2018Samish Island Campground, Mindfulness Teacher Training Discernment Retreat

  • 9-day, Austin, TX, Aug 2018Shambhala Meditation Center, Creating Enlightened Society

  • 4-day, Whidbey Island, WA, Aug 2017Windhorse Retreat Center(self guided), Solitary

  • 5-day, Whidbey Island, WA, Feb 2017Windhorse Retreat Center(self guided), Solitary

  • 28-day Cultivating our Inherent Confidence, Karme Chӧling Meditation Center, Barnet, VT, June-July 2016

  • 8-day (self-guided), Lima, Peru. Feb 2015Urban at-home Retreat

  • 9-day, Castle Rock, WA, Feb 2014Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, Mindfulness of Breathing

  • 7-day, Woodacre, CA, Jan 2013Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Lovingkindess Meditation

  • 10-day Vipassana Insight, Dhamma Kuta Meditation Center, Kandy, Sri Lanka, Dec 2011

 

CONTEMPLATIVE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • 6-Week Working with Mental Afflictions, Gampo Abbey, Nova Scotia, Canada. Jan-Feb 2020. 

  • 350-hour Mindfulness Teacher Training (certification) Program, Mindfulness Northwest, Bellingham, WA. 2018-2019

  • 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Seattle Mindfulness Center, Seattle, WA. May-June 2018

  • Foundations of Life Coaching, Seattle Life Coach Training, Seattle, WA. May-Aug 2018

  • “In Everyday Life” Series - FIVE, 5-WEEK CLASSES: Joy, Contentment, Meditation, Fearlessness, and Wisdom. Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center, Seattle, WA. 2016-2018

  • Shambhala Buddhism Training Levels - SIX WEEKEND RETREATS: Basic Goodness, Birth of the Warrior, Warrior in the World, Awakened Heart, and Open Sky. Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center, Seattle, WA. 2016-2018

  • Cultivating Lovingkindness: Pema Chodron on Lojong/Tonglen, Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center, Seattle, WA. Nov 2016.

  • Buddhist Geeks, Open Awareness Life Retreat, , Sept - Oct 2013                    

  • Mind Hacking Life Retreat Buddhist Geeks, June - July 2013   

                
FORMAL EDUCATION

  • Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies, State University of New York - Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY. Dec 2014

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. Dec 2008

  • Washington State Teacher Certification January 2009

  • Endorsements: Elementary Education (K-8), Reading (K-12)