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 am a physician, executive coach, and a university professor of medical education at West Virginia University. My professional interests
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
Unified Mindfulness Teacher/TRainer Dr. Brian Dower has been living mindfully since 2014 when he took his own advice. A wrist
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
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,
I’m a mindfulness teacher/trainer with a primary interest in helping people develop an independent practice for insight and self-awareness. I
Bringing practice to life 2013 figuratively and literally. This describes Chris Traniu 2019s primary motivation for and outcome of her
Christian is a mindfulness teacher and facilitator based in Los Angeles. He practices mindfulness since many years, is a Unified
It’s been 13 years since I started my meditation journey. I initially sought it as a way of managing anxiety
Erika is passionate and humble to support others in discovering their own capacity for healing, wisdom and well-being. She is
Erin McCarthy is a compassionate, experienced mindfulness and meditation coach, practitioner and consultant with over 20 years experience as an
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
Dr. Zhang is a Unified Mindfulness Lead Trainer and a meditator of over 15 years. She holds a Ph.D. degree
Hi! I’m Jade. Nice to meet you! My Training: Unified Mindfulness Lead Trainer; Lead Coach; In training to become a
Jane Spencer first learned how to meditate over 30 years ago with instruction in Transcendental Meditation, using a mantra. She
Hi! I started using mindfulness techniques over a decade ago. Benefits from my own mindfulness practice allowed me to step
Jess Lipman is a mindfulness lead trainer at The Mindful Nest, marketing consultant, writer and Editor-in-Chief of PersonalBrand.com. Innovators, impact-obsessors,
Jill Abilock is a mindfulness meditation teacher based in Charlotte, Vermont. She became a student of Shinzen Young in the
An economist and a mindfulness teacher, Josh Wright’s perspective is grounded in the working world as much as the meditation
My life’s most beautiful journey is parenthood; my two daughters have been and continue to be very insightful personal development
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 focuses on coaching busy professionals and teams – to be the most productive in life and at work. Maureen
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
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
Sam is a certified L2 Unified Mindfulness Lead Trainer serving the Tampa Bay Metro Area. With a background in Organizational
Having taught literature, communication studies, and women’s studies at UCLA for decades, I am now teaching mindful awareness to undergraduates.
Hi! I am a retired yoga teacher and psychotherapist who came back to meditation a couple of years ago while
Sunday Coté is an experienced and passionate speaker and facilitator of spiritual growth practices based on Universal Principles. A graduate
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.