November 2021 Private Group Coaching Schedule

Theme of the Month for October: Feel Rest

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✨ No more one size fits all.

Build your mindfulness meditation and daily life practice led by Unified Mindfulness Lead Coaches in a research-backed, secular system

Let’s go beyond the basics, together. Deepen your mindfulness practice, accelerate your growth, tap into an inspiring community of fellow practitioners, and 10x your happiness —all by practicing mindfulness systematically.

When it comes to your mindfulness practice, have you ever wondered…

Are you the type of person who appreciates a clear practice roadmap (so that you can integrate your insights into all areas of your life while moving forward with strong intention in your mindfulness practice)? 
Do you have a "busy mind" when you try to meditate and has that left you feeling like mindfulness is just not for you?
Could I be making more progress with my mindfulness practice? 
Have you been meditating alone using apps or videos, but have now stalled out? Or is your practice in a good place, but you’re looking to go deeper and build intention?
Do you have practice questions that you'd like to discuss with an experienced mindfulness trainer (so you can understand what's happening and accelerate your growth)?
If you can relate to any of the above, you’re in the right place. This program aims to address these core experiences (and more).

Introducing...

The Unified Mindfulness Private Group Coaching Program

This is your opportunity to build a deep, enduring and consistent mindfulness practice (both on and off the cushion) in support of your most fulfilling, impactful life. Tap into live learning, real-time guided mindfulness meditation practice, integration, and connection with a global community of practitioners.
In this program, you’ll receive training and support from Unified Mindfulness coaches across a range of specialties and backgrounds, such as peak performance, creativity amplifiers, and stress reduction, to name a few.   And so you're aware, Unified Mindfulness is a trauma-informed approach, ensuring best-practices for trauma sensitivity.  

You’ll have the opportunity to practice with fellow practitioners who are building a deep, consistent practice together. We bring to you precision, clear terminology, and an adaptive, secular framework designed to turn the mundane and challenging into a path of extraordinary growth and momentum. We meet you wherever you are in your practice, empowering you to strategically move forward with clarity, motivation, and momentum. Join us, and watch your practice (and whole life) bloom.

How It Works

Go deep and achieve your unique goals.

Learn science-informed techniques

In this program, you’ll learn Unified Mindfulness techniques in a manageable, sequential way to support your consistency and momentum. Not only that, but you’ll learn HOW to practice these techniques — as both seated practice as well as daily life practices. This is what makes Unified Mindfulness truly distinct — we provide you with a science-inspired, systematic and truly accessible way to practice mindfulness whenever you want (to meet you where you are today!) Whether you’re a busy professional, a parent wearing multiple hats, or have more space and time for formal meditation, the Unified Mindfulness system provides you with options that allow you to go deep and achieve your unique goals.
Strong wellspring of motivation

Integrate, Access Insight and Grow Exponentially 

In a time of fragmented connection and isolation, we are collectively craving a sense of unity, belonging and peer-to-peer support. That’s why this program prioritizes live mindfulness practice in a community setting, comprised of dedicated, curious practitioners from all around the world, led by our highly experienced UM Trainers.

Tap into this strong wellspring of motivation, encouragement, as well as the example of each other as you move forward collectively on this path of skill-development. This program uniquely provides you with space to develop a deep practice, while integrating your insights, practice experiences and learnings on your path of growth and clarity-development. Sharing in this collective integration process is a practice accelerator, giving you access to all that’s possible when we commit to our mindfulness practice as both individuals and a community.

Practice Consistently

Figuring out when to practice…
Deciding what techniques to practice…
Knowing how to choose the right techniques...
Knowing WHEN to pivot vs. stay the course….
All of this can feel so overwhelming (and we risk stalling out when we get bogged down by these options!)
In this program, there’s at least one live coaching session every week (and soon to be DAILY), so all you have to do is click the link at the time of the call, and be held in a supportive, clear meditation session. 

Throughout the program, you’ll learn about the range of techniques offered within the Unified Mindfulness system (AND you’ll try them out to see how they support you with your goals, challenges and needs). We’ll also help you make your meditation practice portable, so you can do it any time, anywhere, and you'll learn how to choose techniques for your personal practice, when to know it’s time to pivot, how to understand your meditative experiences and the impact on your daily life, and so much more. Get ready for a WHOLE new level of intentionality, direction, empowerment and depth.

What is mindfulness? 

Here at Unified Mindfulness, we define mindfulness as a combination of three attention skills working together:
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Mindfulness can be developed through seated meditation, but that's just the beginning.

Mindfulness is…

The Path

A process of applying mindful awareness to achieve specific aspects of human happiness (including relieving suffering, increasing fulfillment, understanding yourself fully, acting skillfully out in the world, improving your relationships, and making your greatest, most aligned impact in this lifetime).

The Set of Skills

Attention​ skills of concentration, sensory clarity and equanimity, all working ​​together​​.

The Awareness & Rewards

The ability to be in the present moment. The ability to access rewarding states like tranquility, pleasant energy flow, or emotional positivity. 

The Practice

A set of techniques to cultivate concentration, sensory clarity, and equanimity.

Our Approach

Unified Mindfulness is comprised of 40 standard techniques inspired by the classification grid called ULTRA (Universal Library for Training Attention). This grid organizes and unifies meditation practices from around the world and across the ages. Designed to give an intuitive, balanced and comprehensive overview of meditative practice and experience, this system culminates in a complete picture of practice that enhances all aspects of human happiness.

Meet Just a Few of Your Trainers 

Julianna Raye is devoted to deepening people’s ability to practice and understand research-supported mindfulness. She aims to empower anyone to guide others in the practice of mindfulness. She has been training individuals and groups in the Unified Mindfulness system for over two decades.

She received her BA in psychology from Duke University. As CEO, lead content developer, and head trainer at Unified Mindfulness, she is dedicated to disseminating Shinzen Young’s comprehensive mindfulness meditation system through the creation and presentation of educational as well as teacher-training certification programs.
Julianna also consults and offers private coaching, as well as onsite and online mindfulness training. Some clients include: Vigor, Case Western Reserve University, Lumosity, Vector Marketing, Fathom Digital Marketing, Hal Elrod’s BYEB, Avanoo, XChange, CSL Behring, UltraHuman, and others. She delivers keynotes; privately coaches executives, celebrities, and entrepreneurs; and leads group training for company leaders aiming to support preventative health care and improve the work environment through mindfulness meditation. 
With over 150 weeks of silent retreat training in both the mindfulness and Zen traditions, Julianna has completed more than 20,000 hours of formal training. Her brain has been studied in neuroscience labs at Vanderbilt, the University of New Mexico, the University of Arizona, and in a published University of California, Los Angeles study comparing long-term meditators’ brains with those of non-meditators.

Julianna Raye

CEO and Head Trainer of Unified Mindfulness 

Marcy Crawford

Unified Mindfulness Senior Teacher & Director of Coach Development
Marcy Crawford is Senior Teacher and Director of Coach Development at Unified Mindfulness, Founder of Embodied Teaching, and Co-Founder of the Center for Contemplative Enrichment (CCE). She is Resident Teacher at the CCE, a non-profit that supports earnest mindfulness practitioners and the communities they serve through one-on-one coaching, group events, and consulting to organizations.

As Senior Teacher and Director of Coach Development at Unified Mindfulness, Marcy refines and supervises training programs, teaches Compass, the UM advanced certification course for mindfulness teachers, supports the broader UM Coach and Teacher community, and oversees special events and projects.

Marcy’s approach to mindfulness implementation, Embodied Teaching TM, is offered through the Unified Mindfulness website as a home study course. Marcy creates customized training programs for organizations that have or want to have a mindfulness component. She also directly trains and places mindfulness coaches and teachers who have studied Embodied Teaching TM through the home study course.

Marcy strives to nurture truth by supporting others while continuing to deepen her own practice. Her approach to coaching is classically individualized and strongly informed by Unified Mindfulness, Rinzai Zen, and Advaita Vedanta. Her teachers have included Shinzen Young, Gary Weber, Shunan Noritake Roshi, and Jeff Shore. Marcy’s primary teacher is Ursula Jarand.
I help people come home to their bodies and enjoy more freedom and flow in their lives.

As an Embodied Mindfulness coach, my approach is inspired by Unified Mindfulness, Trauma-Informed Yoga, and 20 years of teaching dance. I emphasize the connection between your body, mind, behavioral conditioning, and stress patterns.
Specializing in relief from anxiety and perfectionism, resilience for TBI survivors, and redesigning habits for health and happiness, I collaborate with each client to design meditation, movement, and self-care practices personalized to you.
Having studied both Computer Science and Dance at Stanford University, I bring an analytical mind and awareness of the body to my practice. I love to experiment with infusing mindfulness into the movement of my day. Some of my favorite practice times are hiking with my golden retriever and dancing Argentine Tango!
With Unified Mindfulness, I’ve had the honor of co-teaching the Pathways teacher training program, leading group coaching calls, and mentoring new coaches and other practitioners.
I’d be delighted to chat with you in a free strategy session to explore how mindfulness can empower you to thrive!

Campbell Miller

UM Lead Trainer

Kristen Connolly

UM Lead Trainer
After previous careers in the music business and the corporate executive suite, Kristen embarked on a journey that would bring clarity, calm, and mindfulness to her own life. 

 Kristen has completed the UCLA Semel Institute Training in Mindfulness Facilitation, having previously completed the Intensive Practice Program at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), led by Diana Winston and Dr. Marvin Belzer, and has earned an IMTA CMT-P certification. She is a Teacher/Trainer in Shinzen Young’s Unified Mindfulness system, having participated in the inaugural cohort of Compass; Unified Mindfulness’ advanced teacher training. Kristen has also completed a training with Diana Winston on the Spectrum of Awareness, cosponsored by UCLA MARC and the Instituto Mexicano de Mindfulness. She participated in Spirit Rock’s Living Dharma Program with Marc Coleman and JoAnna Hardy, and continues to deepen her practice through ongoing programs with Michael Taft and Ethan Nichtern.
People who work with Chris describe him as patient, calm, and genuinely caring. They report feeling more ease, openness, peace, and confidence as a result of his guidance. Chris focuses on truly listening, discovering what can be learned from challenges, and making sure that self-understanding is balanced by self-compassion. He is especially passionate about regularly applying mindfulness principles to everyday situations, so that the results of practice (including joy!) are tangible and empowering.

Chris is a certified Unified Mindfulness Teacher. He has also trained as a meditation teacher with the Interdependence Project and Journey Meditation. Over the course of many short and long intensive practice periods, he has cumulatively spent nearly two years on meditation retreat, including a yearlong program at Blue Cliff Monastery, a mindfulness practice center in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village tradition.

Chris has taught over 1500 classes in community groups and in the workplace. He has had the honor of co-teaching a weeklong meditation retreat alongside Shinzen Young; and he has been a co-teacher for the Unified Mindfulness Pathways training program, helping to train others to teach mindfulness. Chris is also Lead Moderator for the Unified Mindfulness Group Coaching page. His main teachers have been Shinzen Young, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thanissara, Kittisaro, Byron Katie, and Rupert Spira.

In addition to teaching meditation, Chris is a professional musician. Some of his other favorite things are spending time with loved ones, building community, going to parks and coffee shops, art, political engagement, plant-based eating, and imagining a more wise and compassionate world.

Chris DiMeglio

UM Lead Trainer

Ralph B. Andradez

UM Lead Trainer
Ralph’s very first introduction to meditation came at the age of seven through his involvement with martial arts, which planted a seed that would lead to a life-long journey of practice. Many years later as a philosophy major Ralph became intrigued by Buddhist teachings particularly around the concept of anatta, or no-self, and was advised by his mentor to explore the experiential side of these teachings through a more sustained, insight -based approach to meditation. In the summer of 2003 Ralph went on his first formal retreat in Kyoto, Japan where his understanding of meditation was pulled out of the clouds of the intellect and into direct experience opening him up to the true transformative power of practice.
Ralph went on many retreats and explored various approaches to practice before coming across an audio copy of Shinzen Young’s Science of Enlightenment, which wove together so much of what he found valuable from the various contemplative traditions he had practiced within including techniques that pointed towards deeper transcendent phases of experience as well as methods to become a more kind, compassionate, and skillful person. He also found in Shinzen’s teachings a clarity, and precision that left no room for doubt or confusion about how to practice effectively both on and off the cushion.
After working closely with one of Shinzen’s co-teachers for many years Ralph had the honor of joining the first Pathways cohort beginning his journey towards becoming a Unified Mindfulness coach. Through the techniques taught in the UM system Ralph has had insights that have led to a sense of fulfillment and ease of being that were once unimaginable, and has since felt a calling to help others reduce their suffering and work towards an unshakable sense of well-being through the application of mindfulness. Ralph is known for his warmth, sense of humor, gentleness, and approachability and is happy to work with meditators at all levels of experience, and having been timid to approach teachers in the past invites those that are curious, but a bit apprehensive to request a free 20-minute consultation with him. Ralph continues to enjoy exploring traditions outside of UM including, but not limited to Dzogchen, Advaita Vedanta, and Zen, and has completed David Trealeven’s course on Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness. Ralph is also a musician, avid surfer, and 20-year veteran in the service industry in New York City.

Here’s what clients are reporting

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Testimonials

Love, love, love this course.

I've been meditating for years, including a 10-day Vipassana with SN Guenka. This is the clearest translation of terms and techniques that support an ongoing and sustainable practice. Thank you for this important work. I can't wait to share it with my coaching clients and students.
- Lila Levy

Practicality and pragmatism.

Well-organized, step-wise introduction to mindfulness that both inspires, and is down to earth, making a health promoting practice do-able for all people.
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The Unified Mindfulness program is an essential orientation no matter how much previous practice in other traditions one may have had. 

So very much is familiar and comforting to hear, feel and try anew. But, like in any discipline, knowledge of the discipline involves knowledge of the language of that discipline. There is a 'work language' or 'practice language' to UM. I find it well grounded and beautifully explained as one listens and practices the different techniques. Reading and hearing Shinzen Young's "The Science of Enlightenment: How meditation Works" has been especially helpful in understanding the sources of familiar and new terms and approaches to practice. But, for me, the beautiful, clear and skillful explanation of the "unification" In Unified Mindfulness has deeply enriched the core program. I am forever grateful to having been pointed to this program and the virtual retreat and gathering options.
- Duane Truex

I only wish I had heard this training years ago. 

Thoughtful, helpful and insightful. I have been meditating for years, learning from a wide variety of teachers. What I particularly like about Unified Mindfulness is the deep listening and focus approach to help ease me into being fully present in my body. I had discovered taste as a point of focus, so I leaned into smell as well. Previously I had leaned into feel and hear, only. I really like the progression in UM -- Feel, Feel Rest, Gone. UM is a wonderful tool that will now be a part of practice going forward. I only wish I had heard this training years ago.
- Linda Crayton

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Private Group
Coaching 
$47 /mo

Includes:

Live Weekly Group Coaching with UM Trainers. (60 minutes/session)
Multiple Weekly Community Silent Sits: Connect with like-minded practitioners from around the world in silent practice.
 ​​”The Daily 10’s”: Live-streamed (by video) daily guided meditations (Monday - Friday).
36 Learning Guides: Each guide covers a unique, UM technique or strategy, with exercises and specialized instruction.
Online Portal: Access the session replays and guided meditations, anytime, anywhere. Access to replays for 30 days from the live date. Also included is guided meditation audio archive, with OVER 600 guided meditations available on-demand or by download.
Community Hub: Receive 24/7 private group coaching support and connection with over 200 UM coaches as well as fellow practitioners from all around the world. Share your insights, results, practice reports and challenges. Tap into this wellspring of knowledge, experience and support! A true practice accelerator, powered by a global community unlike any other.
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Group Coaching + 
Monthly Virtual Weekend Retreats 
$97 /mo

Includes:

Live Weekly Group Coaching with UM Trainers. (60 minutes/session)
Multiple Weekly Community Silent Sits: Connect with like-minded practitioners from around the world in silent practice.
 ​​”The Daily 10’s”: Live-streamed (by video) daily guided meditations (Monday - Friday).
36 Learning Guides: Each guide covers a unique, UM technique or strategy, with exercises and specialized instruction.
Online Portal: Access the session replays and guided meditations, anytime, anywhere. Access to replays for 30 days from the live date. Also included is guided meditation audio archive, with OVER 600 guided meditations available on-demand or by download.
Community Hub: Receive 24/7 private group coaching support and connection with over 200 UM coaches as well as fellow practitioners from all around the world. Share your insights, results, practice reports and challenges. Tap into this wellspring of knowledge, experience and support! A true practice accelerator, powered by a global community unlike any other.
[NEW] Access to Live Monthly Virtual Meditation Retreat (Shinzen Young’s premiere Home Practice Program, aka “HPP”): Retreat is a CORE part of a strong mindfulness practice. That’s why, for the first time EVER, we are including full access to Shinzen’s premiere at-home retreat program for an entire YEAR. Drop-in or stay for the entire weekend, it's up to you.  HPP alone is valued at $1080 (or $90/mo).
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Annual Package
$597 /save over 60%

Includes:

Live Weekly Group Coaching with UM Trainers. (60 minutes/session)
Multiple Weekly Community Silent Sits: Connect with like-minded practitioners from around the world in silent practice.
 ​​”The Daily 10’s”: Live-streamed (by video) daily guided meditations (Monday - Friday).
36 Learning Guides: Each guide covers a unique, UM technique or strategy, with exercises and specialized instruction.
Online Portal: Access the session replays and guided meditations, anytime, anywhere. Access to replays for 30 days from the live date. Also included is guided meditation audio archive, with OVER 600 guided meditations available on-demand or by download.
Community Hub: Receive 24/7 private group coaching support and connection with over 200 UM coaches as well as fellow practitioners from all around the world. Share your insights, results, practice reports and challenges. Tap into this wellspring of knowledge, experience and support! A true practice accelerator, powered by a global community unlike any other.
[NEW] Access to Live Monthly Virtual Meditation Retreat (Shinzen Young’s premiere Home Practice Program, aka “HPP”): Retreat is a CORE part of a strong mindfulness practice. That’s why, for the first time EVER, we are including full access to Shinzen’s premiere at-home retreat program for an entire YEAR. Drop-in or stay for the entire weekend, it's up to you.  HPP alone is valued at $1080 (or $90/mo).
Cancel Anytime.

Testomonials

I can literally feel the difference in just a short period of 10 days.

I am so grateful to have come across this training. The thing about it that is so impressive is its simplicity. This technique can be applied to an established practice or can be the portal for a complete beginner. Personally I have been using the see, hear, feel technique as a background practice throughout the day. It's really amazing. This has the potential to help so many people. Thank you for this important work. It is a gift to the world. I have already signed up for the foundations program because I want to share this with everyone I love and everyone that would like to learn it.
- Jennifer Sharpe, Unified Mindfulness client

My life has completely transformed after embarking on the path of Unified Mindfulness back in 2010. Never looked back.

 I discovered the Unified Mindfulness system when I was in the thick of grad school (and at the worst of my addiction). The techniques Feel In and Note Gone markedly shifted the way I perceived and processed my emotions, and served as the important stepping stone for me to begin addiction recovery.

At the age of 27, this program helped me not just get back my life, but to altogether DISCOVER who I am at a fundamental level (for the first time in my life). Mindfulness meditation (and this particular system) has helped me grow my career, serve as an equanimous and compassionate leader, tap into potent levels of creativity, loosen the sticky suffering of craving, aversion and ego, and come to appreciate life in a way I never knew was possible.

Life is practice, today. As a result of my mindfulness practice (on the cushion and in daily life), I feel an enduring ease, inner trust, compassion, and can dance gracefully with life’s twists and turns. I’ve come to love and embrace my authentic self more and more with each passing day, and cultivate my life’s work and service with flowing empowerment. 

As a Unified Mindfulness Lead Coach, I am committed to supporting other curious beings who are interested in the power of mindfulness to relieve suffering, increase fulfillment, and live a truly vibrant, meaningful life. Thank you to UM and all beings who bring forth this unprecedented set of programs. In these challenging earthly times, UM offers a beacon of hope. A lighthouse guiding us forward with courage, heart and skill.”
- Jess Lipman, Unified Mindfulness client and Lead Coach

Meet the Designer of Unified Mindfulness

Shinzen Young

An American mindfulness teacher, neuroscience research consultant, and author of Science of Enlightenment
Shinzen Young developed Unified Mindfulness with an eye toward building a bridge between contemplative practice and hard science.

His systematic approach to categorizing, adapting and teaching meditation has resulted in collaborations with Harvard Medical School, Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Vermont in the burgeoning field of contemplative neuroscience.

Shinzen’s interest in Asia began at the age of 14 when he decided to attend Japanese ethnic school in his native city of Los Angeles.

After majoring in Asian languages at UCLA, he entered a PhD program in Buddhist Studies at the University of Wisconsin. As a part of his thesis research, he lived as a Shingon (Japanese Vajrayana) monk for three years at Mount Koya, Japan. It was then that he received the name Shinzen (真善).

Also during that time, he became friends with Father William Johnston (author of Christian Zen). Fr. Johnston helped broaden Shinzen’s interests to include comparative world mysticism and the scientific study of meditative states.

Upon returning to the United States, his academic interests shifted to the dialogue between Eastern meditation and Western science. Shinzen is known for his interactive, algorithmic approach to mindfulness, and often uses mathematical metaphors to illustrate meditative 

Get an entire team of mindfulness Coaches & Trainers supporting your practice every single day, just $49/month.

A single private session with an expert mindfulness trainer can cost $300 - $500 (or more!) You get a team AND an amazing community to support you in your mediation practice with this exclusive coaching program.