It’s been 13 years since I started my meditation journey. I initially sought it as a way of managing anxiety and depression as a manager at a big tech firm, and in the years since, my life has been changed in innumerable positive ways due to my practice. Chronic problems such as insomnia, anxiety, and depression have resolved to a surprising degree. My life is fuller and happier now that it’s ever been.
I don’t think meditation is the cure for everything, and also am a big believer in exercise, therapy, eating right and getting enough sleep. There are some times when we must attend to these other aspects of our health and well being first. But for me at least, meditation has made the most significant and lasting positive improvements to my life. And I’m seeing that effect in others that I teach when they start to take up the practice.
Now my passion is finding ways to share the benefits with as many people as possible. I teach introduction to meditation courses, coach private clients, and offer a nurturing, positive approach to mindfulness. Particular areas of focus include working with chronic pain, meditation in daily life, and techniques for working with emotional challenges. These areas have been honed by years of retreat practice with teachers including Shinzen Young, U Tejaniya, Loch Kelly, and Adyashanti, and most recently by becoming certified as a Unified Mindfulness Teacher.
My meditation style combines Unified Mindfulness techniques with awareness-based non-dual practices. Which is all to say that there is a great variety. I have found that different meditation practices work best for different people, and we work together find the combination that clicks for you. The left-brain / right-brain experiences I’ve had in the tech world and as an award-winning documentary filmmaker have led to a flexible style that meets students where they are at. Please reach out if you are interested in learning more.