These UM Teachers/Trainers have successfully completed 420 hours of teacher training from UM: (Foundations - 30 hours, Pathways - 90 hours, & Compass - 300 hours)
I found my way to meditation through suffering, as many people do, in addition to an interest about the workings
Annette’s passion for bringing mindfulness into others’ lives is inspired by deeply transformative experiences that have unfolded with meditation practice.
Hi! I’m Arun, a Lead Trainer with Unified Mindfulness, and I’d love to help you with your practice.
I began exploring meditation before I was formally introduced to any specific form of practice. I was raised Christian, but
I am a physician who, in the course of her life, also trained to become a yoga teacher and, finally,
I have maintained a regular meditation practice for over ten years and have been coaching individuals and groups in Mindful
Bill Tullock Pittsburgh, PA, USACertified UM Trainer/Teacher I am a …
Bob Chiang is a UK-based Unified Mindfulness Lead Trainer. Being born and raised in Singapore, he experienced a rich and
I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I enjoy supporting, nourishing and inspiring others to be all they can
Brent Oliver is a mindfulness lead trainer and writer from Lexington, KY. He’s known for his bold, straightforward approach spiced
Dr. Brian Dower has been living mindfully since 2014 when he took his own advice. A wrist injury that year
Hi, my name is Brigitte. I have been part of the Unified Mindfulness (UM) community since 2019. My journey into
I help people come home to their bodies and enjoy more freedom and flow in their lives. As an Embodied
Candice is a mindfulness teacher who incorporates nature, breathwork and touch into her practice. She offers zoom one-on-one guidance, mindfulness-based
HI! My name is Chad. It’s nice to meet you. I first got interested in mindfulness when I was living
People who work with Chris describe him as patient, calm, and genuinely caring. They report feeling more ease, openness, peace,
Rediscover productivity with purpose—using mindfulness to cut through distractions and refocus. My journey has been nothing short of a transformative
Bringing practice to life figuratively and literally. This describes Chris Trani's primary motivation for and outcome of her mindfulness practice.
Christian is a mindfulness teacher and facilitator based in Los Angeles. He practices mindfulness since many years, is a Unified
Deepak is a mindfulness practitioner and coach from Bangalore in the South of India, with over 25 years experience in
Figuring out how one can live a happy, healthy life has been Dr. Zhang’s lifelong passion. Having journeyed back from
Joe has a PHD in Mythological Studies with and emphasis in Depth Psychology. He has written a book on comparative
It’s been 13 years since I started my meditation journey. I initially sought it as a way of managing anxiety
Hi I’m Erica from Brisbane, Australia. I love including the body in mindfulness coaching and teaching. Spurred by my early
Erika is passionate and humble to support others in discovering their own capacity for healing, wisdom and well-being. She is
Become the calmest, most confident, most capable version of yourself through a unique combination of mindfulness and somatic coaching with
Fred Pitt is a Mindfulness Lead Trainer, Teacher, and Public Speaker with over 25 years of business experience including over
I was an anxious, intense, insomniac when I was 11. I looked around the world, observing people push and pull
Happy Soul, a believer in a gift called life, avid traveler and explorer, respects relationships, and believes in goodness all
I started meditating on the conjuncture of a Divorce, Post Concussion Syndrome and Lyme disease. Migraines and fatigue took over
Jane Spencer first learned how to meditate over 30 years ago with instruction in Transcendental Meditation, using a mantra. She
I'm passionate about helping people thrive in their career or business venture so I've put free mindfulness practices on my
Aloha, from Maui HI, my name is Jeremy Toole and I am a Unified Mindfulness (UM) Coach/Trainer. Mindfulness has been
She is an Unified Mindfulness Certified Trainer and Coach and a Mindful Business Coach for heart-centered entrepreneurs who value a
Jill Abilock is a mindfulness meditation teacher based in Charlotte, Vermont. She became a student of Shinzen Young in the
John started using meditation and mindfulness techniques to help him perform better professionally. After several years of exploring, he settled
An economist and a mindfulness teacher, Josh Wright’s perspective is grounded in the working world as much as the meditation
Research in psychology and neuroscience reveals that our brains are wired for survival, often overshadowing happiness. Coupled with the influence
My passion is to connect with people exactly where they are, and experience insights, relief and fulfillment together in a
I began practicing mindfulness meditation more than 20 years ago while working as a deadline-oriented, stressed-out journalist. Early on, I
Kerri Twigg is an international career transition coach who helps people use their stories to mindfully land ideal work. Kerri
The opportunity to learn how to meditate presented itself right around the time I realized that I had become really
Kristen Connolly, CMT-P, is dedicated to introducing the numerous benefits of mindfulness to those who are new to meditation and
I first came to meditation 10 years ago as a college student, looking for a way to cope with chronic
Liz Munns is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and UM Lead Coach in private practice located in Topeka,
I have 22 years of experience in facilitation and coaching both as a consultant and in the corporate sector. I
I am a baby doctor (neonatologist), a university associate professor at the faculty of medicine at the University of Alberta,
Marcy Crawford is Senior Teacher and Director of Coach Development at Unified Mindfulness, Founder of Embodied Teaching, and Co-Founder of
Maureen Whatley, a dedicated Unified Mindfulness Teacher and Trainer, discovered this transformative path during a critical period of her life
Meg Salter is a global Executive Coach and Mindfulness Lead Trainer who supports individuals and groups develop a self-aware, resilient
Meghan is a certified Lead Trainer through Unified Mindfulness, located in Ottawa, Canada on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Anishinaabe territory.
Nick is a trainee psychotherapist and meditation coach living in London, England. He currently studies Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute,
Nicholas has more than 11 years of meditation experience. He specializes in addiction, DPDR with difficult experiences and integration following
Patrick is a meditation teacher and yoga instructor based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. His passion lies with making the path to
Born in 1949 and raised in Minnesota, I became a sociology professor, partly to understand societal things that cause suffering.
Pez Owen is a long-time student of mindfulness teacher and scholar Shinzen Young, who encouraged her to start teaching in
I have a Masters in Psychology, PGCHR from XLRI management institute and have worked for over 14 years including being
I joined my first mindfulness class at work right as my career in health care shifted from caring for patients
Ralph’s very first introduction to meditation came at the age of seven through his involvement with martial arts, which planted
Robert McClure is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator and instructor at UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. He is also a Certified
Mindful awareness skills became my refuge during a time of profound desperation. I yearned for restful sleep and sought relief
Having taught literature, communication studies, and women’s studies at UCLA for decades, I am now teaching mindful awareness to undergraduates.
I’ve spent my entire career immersed in everyone else’s careers – working on all sides of the hiring equation. My
Hi, I’m Shannon. I’m a Lead Coach with Unified Mindfulness and I am driven by the desire to help people
Sharon Barb OConnor Kansas City, Missouri, USACertified UM Trainer/Teacher I …
Hi! I am a retired yoga teacher and psychotherapist who came back to meditation a couple of years ago while
I began practicing meditation earnestly in 2019, at a time when I was searching for a way out of depression
Sunday Coté is an experienced spiritual director specializing in the Enneagram, Unified Mindfulness, and Internal Family Systems. She facilitates spiritual
Tanya's meditation journey began in 1998, and her dedicated practice continues to support her interest in improving and transcending the
Tom Roberts lives and works in Pleasantville, New York. He’s an attorney in the process of retiring from law practice
Uday Khedkar is a Leadership Transformation Facilitator & Executive Coach based in Mumbai, India. He is a Director with Life
Vivian M. Hermiz is a UCLA-trained Certified Mindfulness Facilitator with experience in Buddhist, Christian, and secular mindfulness techniques. She is
Hi, I’m Wystan. I’m a Lead Coach at Unified Mindfulness, and am currently in training to become a fully certified
Julianna received her BA in psychology from Duke University. As founder, president, and head trainer of Unified Mindfulness, she is dedicated to disseminating Shinzen Young’s comprehensive mindfulness meditation system through the creation and presentation of educational programs and teacher-training certification programs.
Dr. Hunter serves as associate professor of practice and is the founding director of the Executive Mind Leadership Institute at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University. He also serves as visiting professor at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, where he developed and co-teaches the Leading Mindfully executive education program..
Dr. Eisendrath serves as chief psychologist and president of the Institute for Dialogue Therapy, P.C., where, as a Jungian analyst, she offers psychotherapy with individuals and couples, psychoanalysis, supervision, and training.
Dr. Vago serves as the research director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and the director of the Contemplative Neuroscience and Integrative Medicine (CNIM) Laboratory at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Department of Psychiatry.
Stella is a psychologist, professor, and Zen practitioner. She became a formal student in 2008 in the Soto Zen tradition. She teaches courses in mindfulness based psychotherapies and the psychology of compassion at the Union Institute & University. She also co-facilitates a family program and young adult program at Shao Shan Temple, in Woodbury Vermont.
Dr. Creswell serves as a tenured associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the director of the Health & Human Performance Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. McCormick currently serves as director of education at Unified Mindfulness. In 1975, he received a B.A. in psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz, where he was part of Dr. Elliot Aronson’s research team that examined cooperative approaches to reducing interracial conflict and academic performance problems in newly integrated school, and made Honors in Psychology, College Honors, and Thesis Honors.
UnifiedMindfulness.com is the official teacher training platform for Shinzen and the Unified Mindfulness System.
Created over 50 years of research and testing by Shinzen Young, Unified Mindfulness is a system of meditation that’s easily researchable by science, with clear terminology and rigorous precision around concepts and procedures.
The Unified Mindfulness system is a comprehensive, robust and refined support structure that any individual at any stage of meditation practice can rely on to go deeper in their insight and their ability to share it with others. It is also a secular form of meditation, which means it’s not religious in any way so anyone, of any faith, can do it.