Mindfulness is the simply the awareness of what is now.  It allows us to touch the present moment and stay with what is True. When we touch this Truth, we can free ourselves from worry, stress, and self-limitations.



my approach

There’s no shortage of ways to cultivate mindfulness in everyday life. I use "simple but not easy" practices such as sitting and walking meditation. Like yoga, I see meditation as another tool to make the "cognitive shift" from the lower self to the True Self. I also use meditation to work with challenges and strong emotions that catch and keep us from accessing our highest self.  We are all of the nature to suffer, but if we can sit with these challenges, we are more likely to find a new path that helps us break an old habit or way of thinking and opens us up to new possibilities and growth.

Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles, and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving until the right action arises by itself?

— Lao-Tzu

Current Courses

Advanced Meditation: A course for advanced students and those looking to deepen their practice at the Yoga Center of Carmel. 

  • Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 2:30-7pm

Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness: TS Mindfulness builds capacity to contact difficult, uncomfortable, and potentially overwhelming internal experiences in a way that enhances security and stability and reduces the potential for retraumatization. Accepting new members for this group held at the Center for Trauma Sensitive Psychotherapy in Oakland, CA.

  • Fridays, 10:00-11:20am, starting in April 2019

Group courses, workshops, and retreats can be tailored to suit your goals. Contact me to inquire. Let's collaborate!